General Knowledge Quiz #28

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: June 30, 2019
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What common food product do vampires dislike?
Garlic
A spoonful of sugar helps the what go down?
Medicine
What is the national animal of the United States?
Bald Eagle
What did Sir Edmund Hillary become the first person to do?
Climb Mount Everest
What Norse god is Wednesday named after?
Odin
What type of flag signals the end of an auto race?
Checkered
What does the Spanish word "playa" mean?
Beach
What is the common term for halitosis?
Bad Breath
What child actress of the 1930s later became a U.S. ambassador to
Ghana and Czechoslovakia?
Shirley Temple
What political party did Tony Blair lead?
Labour
What is the unimaginative name of the literary and artistic movement
that followed modernism?
Postmodernism
What Italian city was once led by a doge?
Venice
Who made Pinocchio?
Geppetto
Veins return blood to the heart. What vessels transport blood away from the heart?
Arteries
In what country did the Romani ethnic group originate?
India
Which English king was "mad"?
George III
What type of animal brays?
Donkey
Name a tuber that people commonly eat
Potato, Yam, etc...
Who invented dynamite?
Alfred Nobel
What gave Samson his strength?
His Hair
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Level 72
Feb 14, 2014
Crap! I read "what is the nation ANTHEM of the United States" and of course, I didn't know it had a name. Then I thought, Bald Eagle is a really stupid name for a national anthem. I get the feeling i made this same mistake before.
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Level 64
Feb 18, 2014
The name of the national anthem is "The Star-Spangled Banner"...
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Level 60
Apr 3, 2014
I read anthem initially too. Tried Star-Spangled Banner several times before rereading the question.
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Level 76
Dec 21, 2015
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Level 62
Mar 15, 2017
I tried typing in the word 'eagle', because I was too lazy to write bald in. I wish eagle would be accepted as an answer.
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Level 55
Oct 31, 2017
I did the same thing... sort of. Some countries have national animals AND national birds, so when "eagle" didn't work, I started trying to name other animals, thinking the eagle must be the national bird! XD
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Level 36
Apr 10, 2017
Same!
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Level 64
Feb 14, 2014
Doge of Venice. much rule. WOW. so power. such water.
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Level 52
Feb 18, 2014
I can't help but laugh, even after all this time.
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Level 36
Feb 19, 2014
this is my favorite :)
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Level 46
Feb 21, 2014
I lol'd.
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Level 85
Mar 3, 2014
Please explain, for any of us who don't know what messed-up translation you're quoting?
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Level 67
Oct 9, 2018
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Level 43
Aug 10, 2014
This gives me side pains from laughing so much.
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2014
You beat me to it... :(
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Level 53
Feb 18, 2014
Eagle should also be acceptable.
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Level 64
Feb 18, 2014
I disagree. There are many kinds of eagle.
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Level 65
Jun 1, 2014
Maybe it would help for the question to indicate something like "What specific species is the national animal …",
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Level 77
Sep 30, 2015
Eagle is accepted in other quizzes, even though it isn't technically correct.
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Level 45
Feb 18, 2014
Agree. I guessed "eagle" too.....
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Level 69
May 10, 2014
I agree mostly because these puzzles are inconsistent. Sometimes you have to be exact and other times you don't. The author should decide which way it will be and stick with it.
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Level 83
May 16, 2014
But it's not just one author is it? There are probably hundreds of different quiz authors, so that makes no sense.
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Level 88
Feb 18, 2014
Disney made Pinocchio, if we're talking about the movie, and not the eponymous character...
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Level 35
Feb 18, 2014
That's what I thought. Maybe they should've been more specific.
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Level 30
Feb 18, 2014
I thought about Carlo Collodi
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2018
So did I. Just read it again, it is great.
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Level 77
Feb 20, 2014
Disney did not make Pinocchio, it was a book from the 1800s. Disney made a movie about it.
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Level 80
Feb 22, 2014
oh yeah, that's right. What was the name of that movie again? Slipped my mind.
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Level 67
Oct 9, 2018
But Disney didn't make Pinocchio, Disney made Pinocchio. The italics make a crucial difference.
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Level 49
Feb 20, 2014
Surprised only 10 percent of people got the Romani question
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Level 50
Aug 17, 2018
As an Indian myself, I would've hardly known without stumbling upon a random article somewhere that they speak a language similar to Hindi.
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Level 14
Feb 23, 2014
Eagle should be accepted for 2.
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Level 16
Mar 31, 2014
Wow, many Venice So Italy Many Doge wow
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Level 78
Oct 9, 2018
You're a little late. Someone already posted this, but I still have no idea what it refers to
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Level 34
Apr 21, 2014
Anyone else play "Pointless" when they don't play a perfect game and see if they can get the one the least people knew?
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Level 35
Sep 5, 2014
Hey guys! I am new to JetPunk. Please check out my quizzes and let me know what you think! :-)
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Level 58
Oct 26, 2014
Gah! STOP ACCEPTING FIRST NAMES FOR ENGLISH KINGS! The number is part of the answer! There were six Georges but only one of them was "mad".
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Level 78
Feb 10, 2015
Why not accept it and save time? If we know the name it won't take long to quickly type in a series of numbers. It's not much different from accepting last names only.
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Level 39
Jun 15, 2020
The point is that people may not know the name. If you're just guessing, you type in Edward Henry George and you've already guessed 11+8+6 kings. I agree that makes it far too easy.
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Level 76
Oct 9, 2018
au contraire - most English kings were mad. Mainly on the account of them all being inbred
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Level 77
Sep 30, 2015
George III wasn't the only mad king. Henry VI also went mad, and it probably affected England more than George III's madness.
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Level 67
May 2, 2017
Wrote black, and got Shirley Temple...??
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Level 89
Sep 15, 2017
Her married name was Shirley Temple Black
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Level 61
Jun 27, 2018
Tried Genoa first... which did have a Doge. Not sure why you're locked into only Venice having one.
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Level 66
Jul 22, 2018
seconded
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Level 87
Jun 28, 2018
17/20 Great quiz.
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Level 69
Jun 28, 2018
Is parsnip a tuber?
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Level 72
Jul 1, 2018
Nope. http://bfy.tw/IqWb
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Level 78
Oct 9, 2018
Potatoes and true yams are basically underground swellings of the stem, and are called stem tubers. Parsnips, carrots, turnips, etc. are enlarged taproots. Sweet potatoes grow on lateral roots and are considered to be root tubers (or tuberous roots).
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2018
Sounds like diseases described like that..
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Level 72
Jul 1, 2018
I would have to argue for taro being accepted for commonly-eaten tubers. It may not be big in the US & Europe, but it is a staple in a large part of the world.
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Level 20
Sep 5, 2018
Henry VI would meet most standards of "mad" and he was the king of England.
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Level 77
Oct 9, 2018
Having typed chequered, black and white checker...limiting the flag question to just "checkered" ignored British spelling and just a bit...stingy.
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Level 63
May 3, 2019
Agreed. It should also accepted "checked".
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2018
I totally random guessed the Everest one! (After the other random guess of hot air ballooning) temple was an total guess but an educated guess, the only child star that I came up with.
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Level 72
Dec 23, 2018
Shouldn’t the North American bison also count now that it’s the national mammal?
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Level 72
Jun 30, 2019
Genoa was also ruled by a Doge, and is also a city in Italy, so it should be an accepted answer for that question.
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Level ∞
Jun 30, 2019
Okay
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Level 38
Jul 8, 2019
Could also accept "checkerboard" for the racing flag?
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Level 74
Oct 5, 2019
Bald HEAD eagle should be accepted
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Level 55
Nov 9, 2019
Can we accept checked and checker for the flag?
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Level 71
Jul 24, 2020
Samson's hair did not give him his strength. God gave him strength as long as he kept his Nazarite vow, which, among other things, included not cutting his hair.
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Level 68
Aug 28, 2020
Tenzing and Hillary always considered the ascent of Everest a joint achievement and agreed not to talk about which of them actually set foot on the summit first. They were, after all, roped together. I think the answer to first on Everest should always be "Tenzing and Hillary" together.
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Level 51
Oct 7, 2020
I was going to write exactly that! Completely agree!
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Level 51
Oct 7, 2020
Would you consider accepting Jerusalem artichoke as an answer for the tuber? I don't know if it's eaten much in the US, but you can definitely find it in any French supermarket when it's in season, and it's a great autumn food (in soups, mashes, as a gratin, or even as chips...) - I just made some today, that's why it was first on my mind!