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General Knowledge Quiz #25

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: September 7, 2018
First submittedFebruary 9, 2012
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What are a group of crows called?
a Murder
What country is called the "Land of the Rising Sun"?
Japan
What was the Democratic Republic of the Congo known as from 1971 to 1997?
Zaire
What major river delta is located in southern Vietnam?
Mekong
What position does Harry Potter play in quidditch?
Seeker
What country's national rugby union team are known as the Springboks?
South Africa
What type of poem has exactly 17 syllables?
Haiku
What is the first country in the world, alphabetically?
Afghanistan
What U.S. state are the Aleutian Islands a part of?
Alaska
What Canadian athlete is known as "The Great One"?
Wayne Gretzky
What will an octogenarian be in ten years?
a Nonagenarian
What is Captain Picard's first name?
Jean-Luc
What does NIMBY stand for?
Not in My Back Yard
Scarlett O'Hara was the main character of what movie?
Gone With the Wind
For what crime was Al Capone sent to prison?
Tax Evasion
What "ism" is often depicted by the letter A surrounded by a circle?
Anarchism
What band was Jim Morrison the lead singer of?
The Doors
Which ninja turtle uses nunchucks?
Michelangelo
Who was the main character of "The Odyssey"?
Odysseus
What American religious group bans the consumption of coffee?
Latter-Day Saints
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level 71
Feb 19, 2014
I just flat-out guessed Not In My Back Yard, and I have no idea why.
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level 25
Jan 8, 2017
Groan. There are so many I missed in this. I'm positive I somehow skipped reading half the questions! My brain must have had a temporary blackout.
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level 48
Jun 8, 2017
Picard is a legend
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level 76
Sep 18, 2018
I tried Jon-Luc, John Luc, etc. but didn't even think about the correct spelling. Duh.
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level 77
Jun 26, 2018
According to https://www.ssa.gov/oact/STATS/table4c6.html, octogenarians have a life expectancy of less than 10 years, so in 10 years they're more likely to be dead than to be nonagenarians.
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level 78
Jun 26, 2018
I kept putting in 90 for that question. Took me a bit to figure it out why it wasn't working.
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level 68
Jun 27, 2018
Yes, I tried "dead" first but that didn't get me a point.
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level 77
Jun 27, 2018
I also tried dead. That seems like a plausible answer. Then I typed in what I knew they were looking for.
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level 68
Jun 27, 2018
Taking it two decades ahead, of every (more or less) 1,000 people who reach the age of 100, one will live to 110.
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level 77
Jun 26, 2018
Seventh-day Adventists also avoid coffee. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh-day_Adventist_Church
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level ∞
Jun 26, 2018
Yes, but that's not how the question is written.
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level 83
Jun 27, 2018
17/20
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level 78
Jun 27, 2018
How timely - the quiz was updated on 6/26/18 - the day my mother became a nonagenarian!
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level 71
Jul 1, 2018
Happy birthday to your momma!!
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level 77
Jun 27, 2018
I know it's just a made-up sport in a silly fantasy book about witch boarding school... but... how dumb is the position of seeker? Can you imagine that in any real sport? You're sitting there watching a match unfold between Germany and Argentina... it's been going on great for 4 quarters, both sides have scored goals but it's currently tied, the crowd is going wild with anticipation as one team pulls ahead....aaaaaand.. then some guy standing off to one corner of the field who has nothing at all to do with the game completes some arbitrary and unrelated task and, that's it, the game is over. Nothing else is relevant. Just incredibly stupid. From a game design standpoint it's non-interactive and dull. People would riot. Like if they inserted a rule that during the Super Bowl if one random dude on the bench solved a Rubiks Cube puzzle... then the game was halted and scores reset and that dude's team automatically won. Nobody would think that was a good idea.
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level 49
Jul 2, 2018
Sounds a lot like soccer.
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level 63
Sep 14, 2018
Then you have no clue of what "soccer" is.
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level 76
Sep 18, 2018
In total agreement with you on this one, Kal, and I'm a Potter fan. I think it would be better if the game still ends when someone catches the snitch, but it isn't worth any points. That way, at least there would be a contest between the seeker who tries to get it while the team is ahead, and the other seeker who tries to prevent him/her from getting it without getting it themselves until the other team goes ahead. Then there's always the possibility that while those two are away in the clouds fighting over the snitch, someone scores down below changing the whole scenario without them knowing. Much as I like the idea of quidditch, the rules have never made sense to me.
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level 63
Dec 16, 2018
I totally agree. besides the dull part. No matter what people are excitable, so they would still scream for their team, like it is the only thing in the world...
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level 80
Apr 4, 2019
I had this exact thought the first time I saw the first movie. "Wait, that's it? None of the other stuff matters if that guy catches a little winged ball?" IMHO, Quidditch is easily the dumbest part of those stories.
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level 52
Jun 27, 2018
An "A" in a circle can also be atheism: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atheist_symbol.jpg
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level 49
Jun 27, 2018
Knowing only the names of the TMNT's and none of their unique characteristics it did take my four guesses.
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level 61
Jun 30, 2018
I tried Mormons and LDS and neither was accepted, altho Mormons belong to the Church of Latter Day Saints.
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level 62
Jan 30, 2019
Mormons worked fine for me.
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level 57
Sep 18, 2018
Not accepting Odyssius is rather harsh.
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level 68
Sep 18, 2018
The octagenarian one is a weird one. I kept typing "90" as the answer.
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level 65
Sep 18, 2018
I tried "dead" but it wouldn't take it
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level 59
Sep 18, 2018
Latter Day Saints are Christians. Perhaps the question would be clearer if you ask "What denomination" as opposed to "What religious group".
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level 73
Sep 18, 2018
Are they religious? Are they a group?
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level 67
Sep 18, 2018
Almost didn't get them all, could have sworn the first question said cows not crows...lol
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level 63
Dec 16, 2018
A murder of cows hahhaha, I allready see them fly :D
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level 77
Sep 18, 2018
I loved the inclusion of the dancing Starbucks coffee cups in the spooky Mormon Hell dream sequence in Book of Mormon.
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level 56
Jun 8, 2019
i tried "murder" for Al Capone's crime... and i got the crows right :D
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level 21
Sep 7, 2019
Same here :--D
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level 58
Nov 8, 2019
For the 'Al Capone' question I guessed 'murder', which gave me the answer to the crow question!
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level 58
Nov 8, 2019
I got the NIMBY answer because we learned it in Geography class.
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level 72
Nov 9, 2019
What will an octogenarian be in ten years?

* 90
* old
* dead

Ohhhh, I get it...

* nanogenarian
* nongenarian
* nangenarian

I give up. *sigh*