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General Knowledge Quiz #33

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Last updated: September 14, 2018
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What type of animal killed the Crocodile Hunter?
Sting Ray
Among the countries in Africa, which one has the largest economy?
Nigeria
How many problems does Jay-Z have?
99
If I have an eye-patch, a peg-leg, and a parrot on my shoulder, what am I?
a Pirate
What city is associated with gondolas?
Venice
What is the common translation of the phrase "Carpe Diem"?
Seize the Day
In the spy world, what is a "mechanic"?
an Assassin
What language does the word "yogurt" come from?
Turkish
What novel does Mr. Darcy famously appear in?
Pride and Prejudice
What country did the Soviet Union invade in 1979?
Afghanistan
What body of water connects the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean?
The Panama Canal
What body part do zombies crave?
BRAAAIINNNS
What country was formerly known as Formosa?
Taiwan
Who said "my what big teeth you have"?
Little Red Riding Hood
What does a horticulturist study?
Plants
What common first name is also a word that means "honest; blunt; candid"?
Frank
What are criminal judges in the United Kingdom required to wear on their heads?
a Wig
What chemical element is charcoal mostly made of?
Carbon
In what fictional kingdom was the "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" set?
Narnia
What is the meaning of the Portguese word São?
Saint
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level 68
May 18, 2012
nice quiz. keep 'em coming
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level 34
Sep 29, 2012
Could the "gondola" question be re-stated? I was thinking of a gondola ski lift when I saw it.
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level 59
Aug 29, 2018
"What city is associated with ski lifts" really makes no sense. If you don't know what a gondola is, you probably aren't getting the answer. Learn, instead of asking others to bend to your lack of knowledge.
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level 63
Nov 13, 2018
Hey man I don't agree with him either but you don't need to be so harsh
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level 57
Nov 13, 2018
A gondola *is* a type of ski lift, so maybe take your own advice. In the US, I think "Aspen" is a perfectly viable answer if you read the question the way mountainsong read it.
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level 23
Nov 13, 2018
Aspen’s population is less than 8000 - far too small to be called a city.
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level 24
Nov 14, 2018
I am from northern USA, so same here.
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level 50
Nov 25, 2012
More people know about Jay-Z than so many other things. Interesting.
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level 74
Jun 11, 2016
I had time left so I just started typing all the numbers, and made it to 99 before time was up.
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level 52
Jun 24, 2016
If you havin quiz problems I feel bad for you son...
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level 71
Jan 20, 2017
You got 99 problems, but that question ain't one.
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level 67
Aug 25, 2018
Not me. I hadn't a clue on that question. My guess of "a F***ing lot" wasn't accepted for some reason. Very harsh Quizmaster, surely that should be a type in? lol
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level 42
Feb 8, 2013
victim of spelling...
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level 55
Jul 19, 2013
If you have a eye-patch, a peg-leg, and a parrot on your shoulder, you are an escapee of an insane asylum.
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level 45
Jun 1, 2015
Not all pirates have a peg leg, eye patch and a parrot, only Long John Silver is described that way, so could he could be acceptable please?
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level 65
Nov 13, 2018
But Long John Silver didn't have an eyepatch.
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level 59
Jun 7, 2016
I tried "disabled" and "very ill". I too am against identification by cliché.
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level 64
Nov 10, 2016
I tried "Stupid," "Crazy," "Insane," and "Quizmaster on the weekends." Can these be acceptable type ins?
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level 35
Dec 5, 2016
Long john silver. Not just 'pirate'.
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level 23
Dec 16, 2013
I think you should add enjoy the day or pluck the day as it is ripe... Thanks
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level 49
Apr 29, 2014
The question asks for the most common translation, I don't see how adding two answers that are far more obscure than 'seize the day' would help.
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level 50
Jul 7, 2014
But that would desecrate Newsies! 'Now is the time to seize the day! Stare down the odds and don't delay! Proud and defiant, you'll slay the giant, go and seize the day! Neighbor to neighbor, father to son, one for all and all for one!'... Maybe I got a little carried away.
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level 49
Feb 8, 2015
in latin Carpe means you grab (seize) and diem the day Why do people argue with every answer, esp when they no nothing, like Jon Snow?
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level 42
Mar 18, 2015
(except "know" nothing)......LIKE
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level 68
Apr 29, 2014
what about bridget jones diary for mr. darcy?
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level 44
Nov 15, 2018
My first thought too!! I guess its a sign of the times
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level 33
Apr 30, 2014
Would have never guessed Turkish for "yogurt" ... only one I missed and we learn something new everyday :)
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level 43
May 29, 2014
I read religion as region >.
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level 15
May 16, 2015
Who else said Greek for the yogurt question?
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level 10
Jun 24, 2016
Lol no one remembers Taiwan but I do cuz I'm American born Taiwanese lelelelel
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level 58
Aug 20, 2017
I live in New Orleans and knew it instantly because of the huge swarms of Formosan termites that occur every May here lol
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level 69
Aug 16, 2018
You keep telling yourself that, Lumi.
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level 44
Oct 11, 2016
Nigeria has the largest economy, look it up
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level ∞
Oct 12, 2016
This has been updated
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level 25
May 3, 2017
Now South Africa has the largest economy
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level ∞
Jul 22, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)
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level 67
May 21, 2017
If I have an eye-patch, a peg-leg, and a parrot on my shoulder, what am I? A very stereotypical and culturally appropriated but historically (mostly) inaccurate pirate.
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level 53
Nov 13, 2018
Which culture is being appropriated?
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level 73
Aug 14, 2018
A horticulturalist might be more specifically and aptly described as someone who studies gardening and the cultivation of plants, whereas it is a botanist who just studies plants.
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level 56
Aug 20, 2018
I agree, plants is too generic I would change the answer to fruits or vegetables (or orchards, which is where the word comes from)
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level 39
Sep 12, 2018
I totally agree - the study of plants is botany. Horticulture refers to gardens or orchards.
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level 73
Aug 20, 2018
I thought of Ernest for the Frank one. I guess Ernest doesn't mean blunt.
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level 76
Nov 13, 2018
Ernest isn't really a common name, though. The only Ernests I know are Borgnine and Hemingway. And the Jim Varney character.
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level 58
Nov 14, 2018
to be fair, though, I don't personally know anyone named Frank either...
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level 65
Nov 13, 2018
Also, the name is Ernest, but the word you're thinking of is "earnest" (which means more like "sincere.")
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level 57
Nov 13, 2018
alternatives to "seize the day" should be accepted like "enjoy the day", shouldn't they? beside what's the difference between "panama canal" and "canal of panama"? both could also be accepted?
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level 28
Nov 16, 2018
i think it's cause panama canal is the standard name for it.
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level 60
Nov 13, 2018
Technically, the Atlantic Ocean also connects the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Should it be accepted? :)
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level 60
Nov 13, 2018
Piece of culture over the portuguese language. The word saint would immediatly translate to "Santo". "São" means the same thing but it is considered a variation of "santo". "São" is used exclusively when followed by the name of the saint, and only if the name starts with a consonant, like "São Paulo". For St. Anthony, for example, it would be "Santo Antônio".