General Knowledge Quiz #3

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: December 27, 2019
First submittedJanuary 14, 2013
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What is the tallest mountain in Africa?
Kilimanjaro
What city celebrates the original Oktoberfest?
Munich
What is the largest species of animal?
The Blue Whale
What is the most well-known movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola?
The Godfather
What is Eminem's real name?
Marshall Mathers
What is the counterpart of the Tropic of Capricorn?
Tropic of Cancer
To what "secret" society did fourteen U.S. Presidents belong?
Freemasons
Where is Queen Elizabeth I buried?
Westminster Abbey
Who was the second person to walk on the Moon?
Buzz Aldrin
What shape are SpongeBob's pants?
Square
What city were the Beatles from?
Liverpool
What conquistador conquered the Aztecs?
Hernán Cortés
Sushi often comes wrapped in nori. What is nori a type of?
Seaweed
Who are the parents of Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir?
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
What is the capital of Saudi Arabia?
Riyadh
What city is still commonly known by its former name, Saigon?
Ho Chi Minh City
Who crossed the Rubicon?
Julius Caesar
Who was ruled to be "infallible" at the First Vatican Council of 1869-70?
The Pope
In the Old Testament, which two cities were destroyed by fire and brimstone as
punishment for their wickedness?
Sodom
Gomorrah
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Level 87
Feb 7, 2013
Though I hate to be one of those who begs for other answers.... please accept Munchen for Munich. Couldn't remember how the name was anglicized.
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Level 43
Nov 10, 2016
Yeah fair call. I'll second that
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Level 28
Feb 7, 2013
I said whale... booooo :/
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Level 51
Mar 11, 2014
Blue whales are the biggest animal ever. The smallest whale, a Dwarf Sperm Whale, at minimum is about 9 feet long and 400-500 pounds. Blue whales can grow to 100 feet long and weigh many tons. Whale is a VERY broad term, and you really do have to be specific.
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Level 57
Mar 22, 2018
You shouldn't have to be specific because 1) Much of the quiz is not (for instance "Beyonce" sufficed for "Beyonce & Jay Z") & 2) the quiz did not ask for a specific animal, just the species.
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Level 67
Mar 22, 2018
In response to 2) Blue Whale IS the species... Whale would be the Order (Infraorder, technically) or in a vaguer sense the animal type
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Level 77
Aug 9, 2017
It says "species".
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Level 59
Feb 9, 2013
but isn't his pants really rectangular?
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Level 64
Nov 12, 2017
Grammar police!...........
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Level 52
Mar 22, 2018
No they are a Cuboid
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2018
well, considering his NAME is "Squarepants", I would think not, regardless of shape...lol
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Level 58
Mar 26, 2018
I was so confused why they weren't accepting rectangle because that is the shape of his pants.
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Level 52
Nov 7, 2019
Does determining which side of the toilet paper to use confuse you as well?
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2015
So Eminem's real name isn't Slim Shady? I feel deceived
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Level 77
Nov 20, 2017
I tried Vinnie Boombatz.
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Level 76
Oct 8, 2015
OH!! I have literally just this minute realised that SPONGEBOB IS AMERICAN and therefore he doesn't go round wearing just his underwear!!! Darn you, pants/trousers/things!
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Level 58
Mar 22, 2018
If it makes you feel better, I found your sudden epiphany quite entertaining to think about! Haha :)
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2018
Really? the name Spongebob "Squarepants" didn't clue you in? LOL
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Level 53
Jul 20, 2018
In British English "pants" refers only to underpants.
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Level 72
Aug 11, 2016
Whilst I have a general philosophy that - except in certain legal situations - it is always better to have knowledge that not have it, whatever it may be, I am kinda happy I have managed to live my life up until this point not knowing the name of Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Kinda concerning that considerably more people got that than Caesar or Cortes, though.
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2018
I didn't know the names of their kids either but I took an educated guess the parents were super celebrities. This attitude of "I can't believe more people are more aware of global pop star celebrities on the cover of magazines they see at the grocery every week than 500 year old South American colonial history" has got to stop.
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Level 52
Jun 28, 2018
It's an odd feeling when you know something for 60 years (Cortez) and two famously insignificant people suddenly have more significant status.
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Level 70
Dec 15, 2016
The time is coming when any event that happened more than 2 years ago will not be known generally. People will look at their latest 'gizmo' for any answer to anything without having to remember anything. Rubbish trivia such as Beyoncé's daughters name will be seen as the ultimate in general knowledge, and all quizzes will be about music, film or sport.
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Level 64
Nov 13, 2017
Algae should probably be accepted for seaweed.
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Level 52
Mar 20, 2018
Or not
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Level 52
Mar 22, 2018
I second that, was kinda baffled when it didnt work
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Level 80
Mar 22, 2018
My English being what it is, that's all I could try, and I was pretty disappointed when I saw the answer seaweed. So yeah, please accept alga(e).
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2018
And at Arp2600, no it should not be accepted. Seaweed is a type of seaweed. At no point does any Sushi chef wrap his "sushi" in any other type of Algae. It is too broad of a category to be accepted. Same answer applies to Blue Whale rather than just "whale", it is a specific specifies that is the largest in the world
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Level 44
Sep 28, 2018
Algae should be accepted.
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Level 34
Jul 31, 2019
True, considering that nori is in fact 'red algae'.
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Level 35
Mar 20, 2018
Technically queen elizabeth is buried in king henry VII chapel inside westminster abbey pls accept this too!
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Level 64
Mar 22, 2018
The question should definitely be worded a little more clearly to indicate what level of specificity the quizmaster wants. I typed "London" and I was sure I was right (which I was), but it wouldn't take it. It should at least say "in what building" or something along those lines. "Where is she buried?" is too general.
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Level 44
Mar 22, 2018
agreed. I wrote England, UK, London and no joy. Bummer
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2018
I don't think it's too general. Whenever you read about English monarchs and where they are buried, you will generally hear "they are buried in Westminster Abbey" or some other specific location. Time to use common sense and realize that the quizmaster isn't looking for a general answer that anyone can spout. If that was the case, you could just say, Europe or, for that matter, "the world".
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Level 67
Mar 20, 2018
I started listing out every Pope I could think of...didn't dawn on me to actually just type "The Pope" DOH!
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Level 66
Mar 22, 2018
haha same!!
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Level 41
Mar 22, 2018
Really? Who crossed the Rubicon?
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Level 81
Mar 22, 2018
A lot of people, but only one person is famous for it.
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Level 58
Mar 22, 2018
"Thousands of people", "lots of folks", "men, women and children" should all be acceptable answers to that question as written.
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Level 60
Mar 22, 2018
I suppose friends, Romans, countrymen
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Level 74
Mar 22, 2018
Their ears, however, stayed with Marc Antony
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2018
they didn't stay there, they were only lent.
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Level 52
Jun 28, 2018
Ruby was the first. Then tried to con others to do it.
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Level 44
Mar 22, 2018
I kept trying versions of England for Elizabeth. ho hum
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Level 33
Mar 22, 2018
"Eminem's real name" ... I put in "Marshall" and it didn't take. I also tried "dickhead" and that didn't take. Lastly I tried "little bitch", and that didn't take either. Hope the admin can give some help on this one.
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2018
the site typically only accepts last names if you are only going to list one name. His last name is Mathers so if you had typed that, as I did, it would have accepted it.
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Level 60
Mar 22, 2018
At first I typed in Illuminati for the secret society.
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Level 52
Jun 28, 2018
I tried CIA and Skull and Bones.
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Level 47
Mar 24, 2018
I would contest that Apocalypse Now is equally as well known as The Godfather.
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Level 73
Mar 25, 2018
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Level 67
Mar 25, 2018
I disagree. Name a line from Apocolypse Now that just about every person can identify what movie it's from. I'll wait. However, if you said the line " i'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse", everyone immediately knows it's from The Godfather.
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Level 72
Jun 13, 2018
Never heard of the Godfather. I tried Apocalypse Now and then gave up
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Level 79
Oct 23, 2018
The answer is obviously The Godfather, but: "I love the smell of napalm in the morning", "The horror...the horror...", "Charlie don't surf", "How come all you guys sit on your helmets? - So we don't get our balls blown off." and undoubtedly many more.
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Level 60
Mar 24, 2018
Define "most well known". What's your source? I also tried Apocalypse Now. Personally, I've never heard of the Godfather; who's in it? Joking of course, but I'm sure you see my (and @Danvan 's) point.
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Level 21
Dec 21, 2018
Subscribe to Pewdiepie
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Level 45
May 10, 2019
Shouldn't it be "which conquistador" rather than "what conquistador"
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Level 27
Nov 7, 2019
maybe I'm totally wrong, but couldn't "algae" be accepted instead of "seaweed"??
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Level 32
Jan 23, 2020
You're asking for the parentS but when I entered just "Beyonce" it already accepted my answer.
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Level 39
Apr 26, 2020
Same here
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Level 45
Mar 5, 2020
17. Shoul've gotten GF love that movie
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Level 75
May 10, 2020
After 95 general knowledge quizzes this is finally the first I finish with 100%!