General Knowledge Quiz #39

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedJuly 16, 2012
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What is the Scottish word for lake?
Loch
Better late than when?
Never
What major river flows through London?
River Thames
What is VIII plus XXIV?
XXXII
What German road system famously has no federal speed limit?
Autobahn
What motel was featured in the movie "Psycho"?
The Bates Motel
What is the southernmost city in the United States with a population over 100,000?
Honolulu
What does www stand for in www.jetpunk.com?
World Wide Web
If a U.S. army captain is promoted, what is their new rank?
Major
What Russian leader had a prominent birth mark on his forehead?
Mikhail Gorbachev
A modern round brilliant cut has 58 of these. What are they?
Facets
What is the name of an Amsterdam soccer team, two characters from the Iliad,
and a brand of cleaning powder?
Ajax
Who tries to hunt Bugs Bunny during wabbit season?
Elmer Fudd
What is the name of an African country or a former British coin worth 21 shillings?
Guinea
What TV show is set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough?
Neighbours
In what country would you find most of the Indus valley?
Pakistan
What does the G stand for in the economic term GDP?
Gross
What disease did Edward Jenner develop a vaccine against in the 1790s?
Smallpox
What two superheros have been portrayed by Ryan Reynolds?
Green Lantern
Deadpool
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Level 55
Jul 12, 2012
Never realised Neighbours wasn't shown in the US (well that's what I'm assuming from the percentage of people who know it)
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Level 44
Dec 25, 2012
It is - there are many non-American shows shown in the US, I'm a big fan of BBC America. Doctor Who, Torchwood, Faulty Towers, Graham Norton, Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares, Law and Order UK - and that's just a short list.
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Level 72
May 31, 2013
Interesting to note that the list is almost entirely British. I happen to love all those shows as well. I wonder how many non-british television shows are shown in the US? Also this quiz was very american centric.
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2014
Eliotbliss - It had some American questions but many that weren't. There are enough quizzes on this site to cater for all. I got them all and I'm not American.
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Level 78
Aug 7, 2014
Some TV shows in the US which originated from other countries besides the UK include Big Brother and Deal or No Deal (Netherlands), Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (Japan), Survivor (Expedition Robinson in Sweden), Ugly Betty (Colombia), and Wilfred (Australia).
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Level 77
Oct 22, 2018
But these all got American versions.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
@eliotbliss Only two of the question were "american" which is very low. And they are even things you could guess at (not like brands we dont have here) there are actually 3 Uk questions on here so you should rather call it UK-centric ;) (jk)
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Level 24
Jul 12, 2012
I spend 2 minutes confused as to why 32 was not the answer for 8 + 24.
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Level 72
Jul 12, 2012
If he'd wanted the answer to 8 + 24, he'd have asked for it.
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Level 52
Aug 13, 2014
I did the same...should get the point for knowing the answer!!
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Level 64
Aug 25, 2018
I typed 32 also instead of the roman numerals. Oh my
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Level 36
Apr 12, 2014
The roman numeral question should be more specific as to the answer that you want, or include 32/thirty-two as acceptable answers. It as really confusing.
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Level 53
May 27, 2014
Really? What was confusing about it? It was given in Roman numerals, therefore the answer should be in Roman numerals. It's the same as using the same part of speech in the answer as was used in the question.
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Level 70
Aug 6, 2014
It's not confusing at all. It's fairly obvious that you need to work out the Roman numerals and then give the answer in the same form.
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Level 44
Aug 6, 2014
What's confusing is that you DENY it's confusing in the face of a wealth of evidence that indicates that it is. I didn't find it confusing. But a whole host of people did.
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Level ∞
Aug 22, 2018
It's okay if they are confused. In this case, being confused will prevent you from arriving at the correct answer. Which is also okay. It's just a quiz.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
Wether it is confusing or not, as soon as it doesnt accept 32, things should become clear and you should realize what is meant ( an aha moment). I tried the roman numerals first cause I knew that was what was asked for and had to be accepted but was indeed curious as to what would have happened if I had tried 32
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Level 73
Apr 13, 2014
I think Blanche Devereaux on the Golden Girls actually got the correct answer to one of the questions: "Better late than pregnant".
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Level 55
Jun 4, 2014
I don't remember anything about Gorbachev besides the birthmark. And the wall. He had a wall.
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Level 55
Sep 4, 2016
Also, he's still alive, and the mark is still there.
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2016
What wall are you referring to? His main thing was breaking up the Soviet Union - so he opened up rather than closing off.
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Level 56
Aug 8, 2018
coro - "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Ronald Reagan, June 12, 1987, refering to the Berlin Wall
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Level 32
Aug 10, 2014
7/22
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Level 28
Feb 3, 2015
This quiz should accept Auto Barn or autobarn. Not knowing the correct spelling is actually Autobahn shouldn't matter.
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Level 63
Aug 23, 2018
Except that the autobahn is known as the autobahn in English.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
a barn hahah that made me laugh
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Level 64
Dec 20, 2018
Maybe you should learn how to spell the words. The dictionary doesn't conform. Why should JetPunk?
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Level 61
Apr 17, 2015
There are speed limits on german Autobahn. Believe me, I am from Germany. I wonder why people from USA thinking, that there are no speed limits. Sometimes you have limit of 80 km/h which is very annoying, when you had a speed of 180 or 200 km/h before. Its like standing. So please describe Autobahn somehow different, because its just not true, that there are no speedlimits.
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Level 77
Aug 13, 2017
There is no general speed limit would be correct description.
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Level ∞
Aug 22, 2018
The question is worded exactly as intended. There is no federal limit. It does not mean there is no limit over many sections of the road.
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Level 79
Aug 22, 2018
Is it famous that the U.S. Interstate system also has no federal speed limit?
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Level 39
Apr 13, 2019
Agree with the "no general speed limit" phrasing. I have no idea what a "federal speed limit" is supposed to be, and I don't think other Germans would understand this either. Administration of the Autobahn network is currently in the hands of the states, which act on behalf of the federal government; so it is true that there is no speed limit directly mandated by the federal government at the moment. But administration will go to the federal government in 2021; do the same speed limits (due to construction, noise reduction, ...) become federal speed limits then?
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Level 63
Sep 20, 2016
I agree that 32 should be accepted. I thought I was doing something wrong because there's a quiz with roman numerals that asks for the answers in arabic numerals.
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Level 30
Oct 26, 2016
i typed 32 over and over again in confusion
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Level 56
Aug 8, 2018
Second time I've taken this, still can't remember Neighbours.
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Level 81
Aug 22, 2018
Anyone else think of Dutch Cleanser for "the name of an Amsterdam soccer team...and a brand of cleaning powder"?
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Level 50
Dec 19, 2018
Any chance you could accept the real names of the superheroes as well for the Ryan Reynolds question?
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
If you know enough to guess Hal Jordan or Wade Wilson, you know enough to get Green Lantern and Deadpool.
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Level 36
Dec 20, 2018
Would have had 100% but my spelling is awful so I got three wrong :'(
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Level 32
Mar 22, 2020
Faces for the cut gem question?