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General Knowledge Quiz #38

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedJune 28, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 20, 2018
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According to cliché, what is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration?
Genius
In teen lingo, what does BFF stand for?
Best Friends Forever
What are Holstein and Angus?
Types of Cattle
What disease is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin C?
Scurvy
Who performed "U Can't Touch This"?
MC Hammer
What country is Transylvania a part of?
Romania
What is the best-selling hybrid car in the United States?
Toyota Prius
What country was once led by F. W. de Klerk?
South Africa
In what book would you find a character known as the Artful Dodger?
Oliver Twist
What comic book character's alter ego is Diana Prince?
Wonder Woman
What Russian lake is the world's deepest, and also its oldest?
Lake Baikal
What blockbuster movie, released in 1997, told the story of something that
happened 85 years earlier?
Titanic
Who led Spain from 1939 to 1975?
Francisco Franco
What country lies directly south of the Strait of Gibraltar?
Morocco
What city had a "Great Smog" that killed over 4,000 people in 1952?
London
What drink, named for a golfer, is half iced tea / half lemonade?
Arnold Palmer
What is the common English translation of the Latin phrase "nolo contendere"?
No Contest
What is pulchritude?
Beauty
Hermes is 1. Aphrodite is 2. Zeus is 5. What is 4?
Ares
What method, used by bats to navigate, is also known as "bio sonar"?
Echolocation
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level 83
Jul 24, 2014
I've heard the "99% perspiration" quote repurposed so often that I could only actually remember the mangled versions of it. Creativity, success, innovation, and so on. But no, the actual quote from Edison was what you have as the answer - no alternatives should be acceptable.
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level 71
Aug 15, 2018
I agree. I tried success and talent and a few other things, but got there in the end. And now I've learned something, and wouldn't have done if there were type-ins.
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level 54
Jan 14, 2015
tough quiz - but very good. Learn something new every time I take one of these quizzes. :))
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level 60
May 29, 2015
I hate to be a pedant, but the first land you come to which is directly south of Gibraltar is a Spanish enclave, and therefore Spain.
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level 65
Jun 2, 2018
You're right. The answer could be either Morocco or Spain, depending on whether you are on the eastern or western portion of the strait.
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level 68
Oct 4, 2017
Could "no fight" be accepted for nolo contendere please?
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level 71
Aug 16, 2018
Only if you get video of a judge accepting "no fight" as a plea.
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level 75
Aug 15, 2018
Love the Greek gods clue, took me a little while but pleased when I got it.
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level 55
Dec 14, 2018
That specific question was brilliant.
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level 85
Aug 16, 2018
Can someone please explain the Greek gods clue? I've seen the answer but don't know what it means and, yes, I tried Googling it...
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level 75
Aug 16, 2018
If you replace each one with the Roman equivalent, they should make a familiar pattern.
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level 64
Aug 16, 2018
I still do not get it. Please explain. I feel silly..
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level 69
Aug 16, 2018
Hi zuzu. The Roman equivalents are the planets, counting out from the Sun. 1. Mercury 2. Venus 4. Mars 5. Jupiter
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level 79
Aug 16, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to explain that question. I know that I would have never been able to figure it out and I hate when that happens - as it does with ever-increasing regularity.
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level 75
Aug 16, 2018
Yea thanks for explaining chaps, couldn't work it out for the life of me. Awesome clue though for sure
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level 71
Aug 16, 2018
Oooohhhh! Cool!
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level 77
Dec 14, 2018
Thanks to jlf314 for the explanation. I only got the answer when I decided to try naming random Greek gods, and I still didn't understand why it was correct. Clever question.
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level 49
Dec 14, 2018
Could "I do not contest" be added as an acceptable answer (for those of us answering from our rusty Latin)?
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level 61
Dec 14, 2018
Toyota didnt work. Does toyota have other hybrid cars then?
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level 71
Dec 14, 2018
Probably in the works but not all Toyotas are Priuses
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level 61
Jan 31, 2019
Doesn't matter. The quiz asks for a car. Toyota is a Producer/brand - not a car.
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