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General Knowledge Quiz #37

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: September 17, 2018
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What book is about a girl from "District 12"?
The Hunger Games
What city hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics?
Rio de Janeiro
What is the last name of brothers Fidel and Raúl?
Castro
What war was the backdrop of the movie and TV show "M*A*S*H"?
The Korean War
What country is the island of Rhodes a part of?
Greece
What unit is used to measure the height of a horse?
Hands
In which U.S. state would you find the greater part of the Black Hills?
South Dakota
What is the Islamic equivalent to the Red Cross?
Red Crescent
Who wrote "Winnie-the-Pooh"?
A.A. Milne
What record label recorded The Supremes and The Jackson 5?
Motown
What chemical element is known in Latin as Argentum?
Silver
In "Back to the Future Part II", what future year did Marty McFly travel to?
2015
What vitamin precursor causes carrots to be orange?
Beta-Carotene
Who plays at Old Trafford?
Manchester United
In what country would you find the cities of Zaragoza and Valladolid?
Spain
What weapon is used for jousting?
Lance
What, according to singer Nancy Sinatra, are these boots made for?
Walkin'
What is the last name of the tennis player whose first name is a planet?
Williams
What mostly-dead language was used to write the Hindu Vedas?
Sanskrit
What bay lies between India and Indochina?
Bay of Bengal
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level 45
Nov 8, 2012
Only 31% know that Manchester United play at Old Trafford!? How weird!!!
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level 72
Aug 1, 2013
i'd say that's pretty good since this is an American website. I don't know if the Brits or Aussies would necessarily know who plays at Lambeau Field.
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level 74
Jul 7, 2014
I don't know either one.
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level 75
Jul 7, 2014
Well Old Trafford sounded British to me so I answered Shakespeare....he might have played there! So I'm guessing it's not a theater, then? Who knew?? Why don't you tell me who plays at Gillette Stadium!
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level 43
Aug 12, 2014
Patriots.
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level 58
May 9, 2018
Got'em.
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level 44
Dec 9, 2018
I was about to type something similar. Soccer/football didnt even occur to me. Or any sport btw. Was indeed thinking of plays/theater maybe music or even opera
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level 67
Aug 25, 2018
QM, didn't allow any of my answers as type ins so I had to hold my nose and type the correct answer.
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level 65
Dec 9, 2018
Cricketers. Sigh...
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level 24
Jan 30, 2013
Lancashire county cricket club also play at a ground called old trafford. It is about 1km south of the football ground.
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level 43
Aug 3, 2018
My thought exactly. Which is why I answered Lancashire first as a joke
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level 67
Aug 15, 2018
I tried Lancashire too - a perfectly correct answer - before giving in to the inevitable.
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level 68
Oct 9, 2018
Me too. Anything to avoid typing Man U..
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level 51
Jan 14, 2019
Anything to avoid it, yet you took the time to type it again in the comment section. I think you're secretly enjoying it!
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level 63
May 24, 2014
Allow "horse hands" for "hands" please.
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level 72
Jun 23, 2014
but...but...horses have hooves...
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level 58
Nov 13, 2016
No. The measurement went by human hands.
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level 62
Aug 16, 2018
Time waster.
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level 66
Jun 1, 2014
More people know Back to the Future than Winnie the Pooh. Seriously depressed face.
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level 74
Jul 7, 2014
Plenty of people know about Winnie the Pooh they just don't know the name of the author.
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level 76
Jul 27, 2014
Back to the future indeed deserves to be more well known than Winnie the pooh :p.
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level 74
Dec 9, 2018
I couldn't remember the year so I just started with 2000 and started quickly typing numbers until I got it. I remembered A.A. Milne from my old Children's Authors card game - it was my least favorite card game when I was young, (coming far behind Old Maid and War) but at least it helped me on this one.
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level 71
Oct 4, 2014
Please also accept Lancashire for Old Trafford - it is the Lancashire team's home ground in the County Championship, England's premier cricket competition.
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level 80
Oct 14, 2014
If it wasn't for Hunger Games, I'd have full points. Does that mean I'll have to read that?
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level 49
Jan 30, 2015
The Red Crescent is not Islamic. It operates in Islamic countries, but is neutral.
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level 25
Apr 22, 2015
Lancashire play cricket at Old Trafford. Manchester United play football (soccer if you must) at Old Trafford. Need to be more specific
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level 71
Jan 14, 2019
It also doesn't specify that it's a team they're after; therefore Haseeb Hameed is a perfectly correct and acceptable answer
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level 57
Jun 22, 2015
Lance. Never heard of it, so I had to look it up. Now I know the difference between a Lance, Spear, Javelin and Pike.
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level 51
Jul 1, 2016
"Korean" should be an acceptable answer for Korean War tbh.
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level 44
Dec 9, 2018
It accepts Korea. So when typing "Korean", it's accepted without completing the word.
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level 74
Dec 9, 2018
Which means when I typed the next answer it wasn't accepted and I realized it was because it was spelled with an n at the beginning - something we just have to live with on this site, but we shoulder on.
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level 27
Feb 8, 2017
There are 2 Old Trafford Grounds in Manchester, about 1km apart. One is where Manchester United Football (Soccer) team play their home games and one where Lancashire Cricket Club play. So the question should read "Which English Soccer Team Play their home games at Old Trafford"
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level 80
Aug 15, 2018
That's giving it away.
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level 49
Mar 2, 2018
Sometimes, it helps if you read the questions.
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level 58
May 9, 2018
Just sometimes, though.
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level 63
May 16, 2018
Lancashire County Cricket Club also play at Old Trafford. The question doesn't specify which sport you are referring to.
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level ∞
Aug 15, 2018
Going to leave it as so people have something to whine about.
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level 67
Aug 15, 2018
Thanks QM, a genuine service to us Brits.
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level 73
Aug 15, 2018
Is there anywhere we can queue whilst we whine?
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level 62
Aug 16, 2018
You could just wing it. Or whinge it. I wish the English had the internet during World War 2. We would've saved a lot of money when we couldn't stand all their whingeing about nothing.
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level 71
Aug 17, 2018
Dan' starring of football and cricket quizzes is running 53-to-1 in favour of the former, so his defence of blocking correct answers from his unfavorite sport is unsurprising.
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level 74
Dec 9, 2018
You could always have some Manchester cheese with your whine. (Since it's an American cheese it should pair well.)
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level 73
Dec 9, 2018
American cheese is rank with anything, definitely worth whining about ;)
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level 61
Dec 14, 2018
I think this is one of the best GK quizzes. Maybe I'm biased because I think it's the only one where I have gotten 100% on the first try...