General Knowledge Quiz #22

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: June 19, 2018
First submittedDecember 24, 2011
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What well-known animal eats mostly Eucalyptus leaves?
Koala
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the other side
Who is Snoopy's owner?
Charlie Brown
What type of bullets kill werewolves?
Silver Bullets
According to legend, what city was founded by Romulus and Remus?
Rome
What is the opposite of starboard?
Port
What's the first name of Kate Middleton's sister?
Pippa
What country's rugby union team is called the All Blacks?
New Zealand
What country lies directly south of Panama?
Colombia
What Canadian province is due north of Washington state?
British Columbia
What comes in like a lion and out like a lamb?
March
What is the sum of all the numbers between 1 and 100?
5050
What country occupied Ethiopia between 1936 and 1941?
Italy
What sea lies between Britain and Norway?
North Sea
Who flies the Jolly Roger flag?
Pirates
What does the A stand for in A-Bomb?
Atomic
What Toyota model is the world's all-time best-selling car?
Corolla
What M word refers to a decorative tower adjacent to a mosque?
Minaret
What herb, common in Mexican food, tastes like soap to people who have a certain gene?
Cilantro
What word often comes after baby, bridal, and meteor?
Shower
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Level 65
Nov 12, 2013
Fun trick I learned for adding consecutive numbers (1 to 100, in this case). You find the average of the largest and smallest numbers added together, then just multiply the average by the numbers of terms in the sequence. So, in this case, add the smallest and largest (1+100=101), and find their average (50.5). Multiply that by the total number of terms (100, in this case). So 50.5 x 100 = 5050.
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Level 40
Nov 12, 2013
That's awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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Level 74
Nov 13, 2013
I just did 101 x 50
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Level 55
Jun 5, 2014
Square One, right?
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Level 50
Jul 7, 2014
Gauss! Go listen to the Gauss Christmas Special by Vi Hart. It explains everything and is very very awesome.
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Level 50
Jul 7, 2014
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... The multiplicative identity! On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... The only even prime, and the absolute value of e to the i pi! etc. etc. etc.
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Level 27
Dec 14, 2015
thanks you thats really helpful
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Level 37
Jun 5, 2016
According to legend, Gauss figured this out for himself when he was age 10 or so, when his teacher gave him the assignment as a punishment for talking in class.
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Level 81
Aug 29, 2018
I figured that out as a kid, as I'm sure countless others have. It's barely algebra.
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Level 62
Nov 21, 2016
Sometimes I learn more from the comments than from the quiz! Thanks!
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Level 37
Mar 14, 2017
Ah, that's another way to do it. I just knew that 0+100=100, 1+99=100, ..., 49+51=100, so that's 50 terms that equal 100, so that's 5000 plus the 50 that was left over.
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Level 57
Jun 20, 2018
That's what I did, too.
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Level 73
Aug 29, 2018
i knew this, but forgot the 50 that's left.
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Level 73
May 18, 2020
I learned it as adding the first and last number then multiply by half of the highest number. (1+100)* (100/2) = 5050 | (25+1)×25÷2 = 325
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Level 45
Nov 8, 2017
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
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Level 57
Aug 28, 2018
I did this by the AP formula : n/2[2a+(n–1)d], where 'a' is the first number of the AP, 'd' is the difference between the numbers, and 'n' is the amount of numbers in the AP
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Level 31
Aug 29, 2018
I hope you know where the formula comes from! It comes from the description given above, only with the first term (a) and the last term (a + (n-1)d) re-written.
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Level 50
Aug 30, 2018
The question stated between 1 and 100 it is 49 x 101 as 1 and 100 are not included
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Level 75
Nov 5, 2018
Well if you want to get pedantic then it is infinite as the question doesn't specify integers...
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Level 71
Nov 11, 2018
Fee, that is exactly how I read it as well. I took the 100 and 1 out of my answer and couldn't figure out why it wasn't correct.
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Level 67
Dec 15, 2018
@roleybob why, if someone reads the question correctly, there is allways someone that feels the need to put them down and called them pedantic. (In SOME cases people are being too difficult, but sometimes the question is really asking for something else, where it isnt obvious that a generalisation is used for instant. Like weight and mass, obviously not the same, but you know what is meant)
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Level 75
Dec 27, 2018
What? How was I putting someone down?!
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Level 67
Dec 15, 2018
I never learned this, but figured it out myself, years ago. But the "between" 1 and 101 threw me
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Level 44
May 28, 2020
Gauss's method
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Level 81
Nov 12, 2013
The Jolly Roger is also flown by British submarines when returning from successful combat missions.
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Level 60
Nov 12, 2013
you should accept more answers for the chicken question...
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Level 80
May 7, 2014
Yeah, there are so many possible answers ;).
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Level 50
Aug 7, 2014
Why did the chicken cross the road? ... Scre-ee-eech! THUMP!... We shall never know.
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Level 70
Nov 20, 2014
It was being chased by Colonel Sanders ............
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Level 65
Jun 20, 2018
To show the possum that it could be done.
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Level 71
May 11, 2020
Because it was suicidal.
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Level 78
Apr 29, 2015
I long for a world in which chickens are free to do their own thing without being constantly questioned about their motives.
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Level 77
Jun 19, 2018
I think it's only one chicken whose motive is questioned.
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Level 57
Jun 20, 2018
After all this time, still the best comment in the thread...
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Level 75
Jul 2, 2018
Why did the chicken kill itself?

To get to the other side..
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2019
Eh, "because it could" didn't work.
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Level 44
Sep 29, 2020
I would like to live in a world where nobody questions a chicken's motives.
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Level 78
Nov 13, 2013
For the first question about Eucalyptus leaves, would you mind accepting: "The thing in the picture"?
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Level 66
Nov 15, 2013
Like!
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Level 37
Mar 19, 2014
Easy quiz, I'm surprised so little people knew that British Columbia was North of Washington.
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Level 70
Nov 20, 2014
Which Australian State is West of Victoria?
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Level 49
Feb 8, 2015
south australia.. duh
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Level 56
Nov 10, 2018
South Australia, m8.
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Level 78
Nov 2, 2019
Big people knew it too.
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Level 58
Jan 24, 2015
I just retook this quiz, only this time I noticed the link between the country south of Panama and the province north of Washington. In fact this time I spelt the latter the same way as I spelt the other one, which was fortunately accepted!
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Level 78
Feb 2, 2017
I'm glad you accepted Philippa for Pippa Middleton. Pippa is her nickname.
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Level 81
Jun 19, 2018
Ah, cilantro. My arch nemesis.
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Level 72
Jun 30, 2018
Different strokes for different folks! I LOVE the stuff.
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2018
Does that gene also make cumin taste like sweat? I don't like either of them.
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Level 67
Dec 15, 2018
I think it is rosemary for me that tastes like soap. Or thyme... a herb used in italian cuisine anyway.
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2019
Someone said I should try the spice because it tastes different but the herb is so disgusting to me that I won't.
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Level 87
Jun 20, 2018
20/20
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Level 40
Aug 6, 2018
There's an infinite amount of numbers between 1 and 100. Shouldn't the answer be infinity?
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Level 77
Aug 15, 2018
Isn't the answer 4949 since it says the numbers BETWEEN 1 and 100. That means that 1 and 100 are excluded otherwise the question should be What is the sum of the numbers between 0 and 101.
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Level 69
Aug 28, 2018
t-sql disagrees
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Level 67
Dec 15, 2018
Agreed
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Level 40
Mar 28, 2019
Had to scroll too far to find this comment. It should say from 1 - 100 not between.
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Level 63
Aug 24, 2018
The Lion and the lamb thing. Northern hemisphere? Missed that one.
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Level 26
Sep 1, 2018
yep
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Level 64
Aug 28, 2018
John Winger: Why'd the chicken cross the road? Soldiers: To get from the left to the right John Winger: He stepped out of rank, got hit by a tank Soldiers: He ain't no chicken no more
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Level 81
Aug 28, 2018
Two featured quizzes today both have the same question, the sum of 1 through 100, interesting.
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Level 83
Aug 28, 2018
No love for Lila, Snoopy's true owner? After watching Snoopy, Come Home this weekend, to quote Lucy "I demand satisfaction"
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Level 81
Aug 29, 2018
His real owner was Woodstock. Snoopy was his b***h.
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Level 45
Aug 29, 2018
allow coriander for cilantro as that is whats its called here in UK
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Level 52
Sep 15, 2018
agree, same in koala country
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Level 58
Dec 14, 2018
huh, i only got the cilantro one because i've always thought it tasted like soap, never knew it was genetic
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Level 67
Dec 15, 2018
Thought annihilate for a-bomb knew the sum was near 5000, but didnt get it exactly. And I dont get march
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Level 78
Nov 2, 2019
In the Northern Hemisphere, the month of March comes in like a lion, in that the weather is cold & harsh...but goes out like a lamb, because by then, spring has arrived and the weather is much milder.
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Level 36
Oct 30, 2019
Ecuador should probably also be accepted for the South of Panama question. Dropping down on a map, you'd reach Ecuador.
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Level 44
May 28, 2020
Agreed
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Level 54
Jan 6, 2020
Brooooo I got 18 and missed silver bullet and Charlie Brown some wack pop culture questions. Hate all those
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Level 44
May 28, 2020
Charlie Brown is one of the most iconic characters of all time, not just in the US either. It always makes me kind of mad when people on here complain about "pop culture" questions to show that they're intellectuals who only get the scholarly answers. The answers on here are mostly all useless knowledge, so why are the pop culture ones any worse than any others?
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2020
Actually I think March 2020 came in like a lamb and out like a lion.
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Level 54
Sep 3, 2020
If you look on the map, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru are all directly south of Panama, so I feel like that question should accept more answers.