General Knowledge Quiz #31

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: October 30, 2018
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What is the name of both a Native American tribe and a modern hairstyle?
Mohawk
What silent film star wore the same style mustache as Adolf Hitler?
Charlie Chaplin
What will a pescetarian eat that a vegetarian will not?
Fish
What "religion" was founded by a science fiction writer?
Scientology
Who will do anything for love (but not that)?
Meat Loaf
What city is Kowloon a part of?
Hong Kong
What is the term for three consecutive strikes in bowling?
Turkey
What major Japanese city is an anagram of Tokyo?
Kyoto
What fictional character was a photographer for the Daily Bugle?
Spider-Man
What type of animal appeared on the coat of arms of King Richard I?
Lion
Golda Meir was the Prime Minister of what country?
Israel
What country did the Taliban rule from 1996-2001?
Afghanistan
What country has slums known as favelas?
Brazil
What director refers to his films as "joints"?
Spike Lee
What 1980s action movie featured two future U.S. state governors?
Predator
Where would a Viking warrior hope to go if he died in battle?
Valhalla
What is the most common phobia in the United States, according to the NIMH?
Fear of Public Speaking
What taxonomic rank comes above phylum?
Kingdom
What Bible character killed one quarter of the world's population?
Cain
What nation's capital has the highest elevation?
Bolivia
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Level 71
Feb 14, 2014
I LOVE the tricky Bible question. But it would imply that Cain killed Abel before Eve gave birth to any of her other children. I don't remember if that is known.
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Level 87
Feb 21, 2014
Yeah, extremely unlikely, considering he had someone to marry. Also assumes that Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve, which isn't explicitly stated.
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Level 54
May 30, 2017
highlandersun, he might just be Hindu or Buddhist ;)
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2018
So he married his sister?
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Level 57
Oct 30, 2018
It's pretty clear in Genesis that Cain and Abel were their first two children.
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Level 79
Apr 1, 2014
I got the right answer, but what about God/Yahweh/Elohim? He killed one quarter of the world's population on His way to killing significantly more than that during the great flood, didn't He?
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Level 68
Aug 16, 2017
You beat me to it. When I saw that question I thought god was a plausible (if not entirely serious) answer.
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Level 69
Aug 19, 2018
Yes, but nearly everyone on the planet does not equal a quarter.
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Level 79
Oct 30, 2018
Clive: "on his way to killing significantly more." The entire world didn't drown simultaneously.
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Level 58
Nov 6, 2018
I also tried typing in god, then Noah. The actual answer was disheartening.
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Level 75
Jul 31, 2020
I tried God, Noah, and then Cain. I guess Noah didn't kill anyone unless he excluded humans from the ark, but just thinking about the flood.
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Level 80
Apr 1, 2014
Tricky ? It seemed very obvious to me ;).
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Level 74
Oct 3, 2014
By the time Cain killed Abel, Eve was post-menopausal, so how come the human race didn't die out then and there?
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Level 87
Feb 25, 2015
[citation needed] Wasn't Seth born after Abel died?
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Level 68
Jul 2, 2017
Just because the Bible didn't say that Adam and Eve had daughters didn't mean they couldn't have ;)
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Level 79
May 25, 2018
because it's nonsense
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Level ∞
Jul 14, 2018
Post-menopausal? I don't think those words appear in the Bible. In fact, people lived past 900 years of age so I'd have to say the chronology is inexact.
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2018
So if Adam and Eve had daughters, Cain could have procreated with his sister? That takes the story from just unrealistic to unrealistic and ewwwww.
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Level 78
Oct 30, 2018
After Cain killed Abel he settled in the land of Nod and, "Cain knew his wife and she conceived and bore Enoch," Gen. 4:17.This is a problem for those who believe the Bible is a complete chronicle of history and if it doesn't specifically say it, it didn't happen, because they have no answer for how Cain found a wife. Those who believe it is a written compilation of many oral histories or allegory have lots of possibilities for filling in the blanks. Some early Jewish writings even give names for the daughters of Adam, including Awan, Azura, and Noaba. One history states that Eve had 56 children. Some say there was no problem marrying siblings because there weren't mutant genes to cause problems. I wasn't there, so I can't say what exactly happened. I believe there are truths and teachings in the Bible which are a good path for me to follow in my life. Others can argue whether it is literal history or allegory. I think it's probably a mix of both, and for me is still the Word of God.
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Level 69
Oct 30, 2018
because the whole thing is fake
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Level 63
Oct 30, 2018
Cain was also marked by God after the murder so others would know not to kill him. It's true that the Bible doesn't specifically mention other humans, but it's strongly implied that there were more than 4 people.
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Level 68
Oct 30, 2018
Genesis 4:25 - [Eve] bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. - So yes, the only other child mentioned in the Bible was born after the murder of Abel. Though of course, there must've been daughters too, and we read almost nothing about when they were born.
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Level 69
Oct 30, 2018
it's also a made-up fable at the beginning of a very long fictional tale that is often xenophobic, radical, sexist, and savage.
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Level 46
Oct 30, 2018
Usually when someone has such a visceral, emotional response to the Bible, it's because someone in the church, calling themselves Christian but clearly not representing Christ well, did or said something to them that turned them off to the church. Either that or the person experienced a personal tragedy and then blamed God for it, asking why he didn't prevent the tragedy. Is this what happened in your case? What turned you off to the Bible?
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Level 70
Oct 31, 2018
@MasterKenobi Lol no. A lot of us were forced to go to church throughout our entire childhood and figured out it was nonsense at a young age. Being continually exposed to swaths of people who still believe the Bible's claims and forced to interact with them certainly leaves one jaded. Don't dismiss criticisms of religion as some sort of contrived PTSD when the criticism is perfectly valid. And I don't think Milksteak's comment was at all "visceral" or "emotional", don't be so sensitive.
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Level 21
Oct 25, 2019
@MasterKenobi Saying "You must be angry at God" is a very cheap and intellectually dishonest way to respond to the factual and moral objections atheists have to Christianity. And Milksteak83 was not being emotional or visceral in any way.
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Level 81
Apr 1, 2014
The Running Man should also be accepted for the 80s action movie starring two future governors. Also, it features Richard Dawson, which means it is superior to the "correct" answer.
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Level ∞
Apr 1, 2014
You think I don't know The Running Man? You should have typed it - it would have worked!
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Level 63
Apr 1, 2014
yeah i typed Running Man and it worked
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Level 59
Apr 5, 2014
I love this conversation.
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Level 78
Oct 30, 2018
I love when QM gets feisty.
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Level 68
Apr 1, 2014
But Hong Kong isn't a country! And then I realised you asked what city...
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Level 32
Jun 29, 2017
Hong Kong is a country lol
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Level 68
Aug 16, 2017
Ehhh, no. It's not.
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Level 21
May 10, 2020
Hong Kong has been a part of China since the 90s.
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Level 49
Apr 1, 2014
Apparently Vikings don't go to Asgaard.
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Level 58
Apr 1, 2014
I typed Rio for the country with favelas and it worked! I read as asking for a country, but for some reason I typed Rio.
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Level 74
Jul 25, 2018
Yep, I just tried it and "Rio" works as a "country"!
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Level 73
May 19, 2015
Is La Paz actually higher in elevation than Kathmandu?
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Level 71
Sep 28, 2015
Much more. Kathmandu is "only" at 1,400 m, while La Paz's elevation is about 3,200 m.
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Level 59
Sep 28, 2015
Can stage-fright be acceptable for public speaking? Not sure if there is any difference between the two?
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Level 81
Jul 14, 2018
I believe stage fright typically only refers to acting in front of an audience, not public speaking in general. But the concepts are overall very similar.
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Level 59
Jun 19, 2016
"What Bible character killed one quarter of the world's population?" Didn't get it. Clever!
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Level 32
May 30, 2017
Didn't God kill one quarter of the world's population (and then more)?
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Level 62
Jul 14, 2018
The Bible question seems to be quite inaccurate/unsupported by evidence. We don't know how many people were alive then (according to the Bible of course). There are speculations about Adam and Eve having daughters etc. Also why would God give Cain the "mark of Cain" had there not been any other people? It just all seems quite obscure..
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Level 65
Oct 30, 2018
Trying to find sense and coherence in the Bible, not something I'd recommend.
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Level 69
Oct 30, 2018
inaccurate...bible...sky people...talking bushes...a man made boat that carried all the animals...
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Level 78
Jul 14, 2018
Okay folks. Cain and Abel were born in Genesis 4:1. Cain killed Abel in 4:8. In 4:14, Cain says "whoever finds me will kill me." This could mean that there were already other people, or perhaps he anticipated Adam and Eve having more children. In 4:17, Cain made love to his wife, who gave birth to Enoch. Maybe he was already married when he was cast out, or maybe he had to wait for Adam and Eve to have a daughter and for her to grow up and marry him.

At best, we can say that it's unclear how many people there were when Cain killed Abel. The Bible certainly doesn't say that Cain had no siblings at the time that he killed Abel, so the clue is pure speculation by Quizmaster.

There's also the issue that all of Adam and Eve's children would have either had to marry their siblings, or one of their parents, which we know God frowned upon based on Leviticus 18:7 and 9. It could be that God created wives for Cain and his brothers, as he did for Adam, to prevent incest.
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Level 69
Oct 23, 2018
It's almost as if the bible doesn't have all the answers
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Level 79
Oct 30, 2018
It's almost as if it's just a bunch of made-up fairy tales.
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Level 75
Jul 31, 2020
Forget the bible story for a minute, who did the first hominins mate with? Saw this interesting article about the first humans mating habits. https://www.history.com/news/denisovans-interbreeding-discovery. Then I saw another study saying Early humans seem to have recognized the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to avoid it, new research has found. And now I am officially down the rabbit hole, see you in 2-3 weeks.
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Level 67
Oct 30, 2018
Kingdom comes AFTER Phylum, not above. sorry to break the biblical thread, fascinating though it isn't.
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Level 60
Oct 31, 2018
kingdom-phylum-class-order-family-genus-species. Is that what you consider "after"?
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Level 30
Oct 30, 2018
Wow! I love the comments, especially the level of obscurity and thought some of you went to. Sheesh! I just try to get the answer, all the thoughtful pondering is amazing to me. As for tricky, those are the best, compliments & kudos to QM.
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Level 54
Nov 1, 2018
Awww, could you please accept some variations of Cain? I tried Kane, Kain, and Kayne, but didn't think of a C. I've never actually seen the name written, as I've never read the Bible, but I think some credit should go to figuring out the little riddle in the question, yeah?
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2018
Kyōto and Tōkyō aren't actually anagrams (note the spelling). It's the difference of a macron in English but a whole syllable in Japanese.
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Level 47
Sep 26, 2019
Same letters, different arrangement. Sounds like an anagram to me.
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Level 48
Mar 19, 2019
No one else got hung up on Hall and Oates instead of Meat Loaf?
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Level 54
Nov 3, 2019
"What city is Kowloon a part of?" It's part of the special administrative region of Hong Kong, not part of the city.
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Level 54
Jan 28, 2020
Ugh I thought it asked for the specific name of the phobia for fear of public speaking for which I had no idea
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Level 50
May 10, 2020
Same here. I knew public speaking was the correct answer, but I didn't try typing it.
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Level 75
May 30, 2020
Weird, I expected the biggest fear of Americans to be Xenophobia. (Yes this comment is supposed to provoke)
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Level 75
Jul 31, 2020
I don't think you needed the disclaimer.