General Knowledge Quiz #212

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: January 8, 2021
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What country is led by an ayatollah?
What medieval torture device was used to stretch its victims?
The Rack
Who said "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs"?
Karl Marx
This font has been called the most hated of all time. What is it?
Comic Sans
What type of animal was subject of the book "Black Beauty"?
What does the German word "Wunderbar" mean?
What billionaire has stated his intention to colonize Mars?
Elon Musk
What country was the subject of Lee Kuan Yew's book "From Third World to First"?
What island chain off the coast of Africa did Columbus stop in on his way
to the New World in 1492?
Canary Islands
What was the first name of the mother of Queen Elizabeth II,
who died in 2002 at the age of 101?
What is either a punctuation mark or a part of the digestive system?
What language is also known as Castilian?
What oath was definitely NOT followed by Dr. Joseph Mengele?
Hippocratic Oath
What timeless tale of romance is about two 13-year olds who knew each other for
four days when they committed suicide due to not being allowed to be together?
Romeo and Juliet
How many women competed in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896?
What Disney animated movie, filmed in 1967, is set in India?
The Jungle Book
Somalia is east. Senegal is west. Tunisia is north. What is south?
South Africa
What plant is sauerkraut made from?
Which one of the Spice Girls often has red hair?
Geri Halliwell,
aka Ginger Spice
What city's name is French for "strait", as it was founded along a river which connects
Lake Erie to three of the other Great Lakes?
Level 62
Jan 9, 2021
I was first told that that city's name was a French word very recently and I can't stop thinking about it. Totally changed my world view.
Level 81
Jan 9, 2021
I just don't understand the antipathy to Comic Sans, and I take my fonts very seriously! :-)
Level 78
Jan 10, 2021
I think the issue is really that Comic Sans, although fine for what it's designed for, is frequently used in contexts where it is not appropriate.
Level 81
Jan 10, 2021
Your point is well taken, but the same is true of many other fonts.
Level 80
Jan 9, 2021
I swore to myself that when I reached Level 80, I would stop spending SO much time on Jetpunk! Now that I'm here, I'm not so sure... ;-)
Level 79
Jan 9, 2021
Romeo's age was never mentioned. He would have been between 13 and 21.

As for Juliet, we know her age because her father stated that, "She hath not seen the change of fourteen years." Paris replied, "Younger than she are happy mothers made."

Level 75
Jan 10, 2021
I’m not sure why but the text in the comic sans question is shown to me as Times New Roman. I use a browser on mobile, is this my phone’s problem?
Level 74
Jan 10, 2021
I, also, lack the proper font on computer.
Level 74
Jan 10, 2021
I wonder where the R&J story (=concept) originates. It seems to be present in a handful of cultures, one of which is acknowledged near the Tomba di Giulietta in the city of Verona, Italy.

Does anyone know?