General Knowledge Quiz #40

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: February 9, 2020
First submittedJuly 22, 2012
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On which street would you find the New York Stock Exchange?
Wall Street
What company's logo is known as the Golden Arches?
McDonalds
What five-letter word means "to secretly add alcohol to a punch bowl"?
Spike
Who wrote "Dracula"?
Bram Stoker
Where does the rain stay mainly on the plain?
Spain
What is an ounce of prevention worth?
a Pound of Cure
Where was the Fresh Prince born and raised?
West Philadelphia
Who has left the building?
Elvis
In which U.S. state is Cape Canaveral located?
Florida
What British board game was renamed "Clue" when it was brought to the U.S.?
Cluedo
What country is Sumatra a part of?
Indonesia
Who preceded Queen Elizabeth II as monarch?
George VI
What is the most points one can score with a single dart throw?
60
In which country would you find Omaha, Juno, and Utah beaches?
France
What American city is supposedly the brightest when seen from space?
Las Vegas
What is the national animal of Canada?
Beaver
What is the oldest English-language encyclopedia still being produced?
Encyclopædia
Britannica
Beijing means "northern capital" in Chinese. What city's name means "southern capital"?
Nanjing
What was the name of the rabbit in the movie "Bambi"?
Thumper
The world record in this Olympic event is 6.17 meters - about 20 feet.
What is the event?
Pole Vault
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Level 71
Jul 19, 2012
Why would the prince of France be born and raised in West Philadelphia? (This season, in an all new series, Will Smith is...The French Prince of Versailles!)
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Level ∞
Jul 19, 2012
The Quizmaster was obviously drunk when he wrote that one! Fixed.
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Level 43
Jan 3, 2013
hahahaha
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Level 71
Aug 1, 2013
Oh my God i would have loved to have been the first to read that with that clue.
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Level 71
Aug 14, 2016
I only got the question about rain on the plain because they sang about it in Glee
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Level 78
Dec 24, 2018
Here's some trivia for you. According to Wikipedia the phrase was created by Gabriel Pascal for his 1939 film Pygmalion based on the George Bernard Shaw play of that name which first appeared on stage in 1913. The movie's screenplay was later adapted for the stage as My Fair Lady in 1956 with Lerner and Loewe turning the phrase into a song. That play was turned into the Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison movie, My Fair Lady, in 1964 (which is when I first heard it.) So, for you to see it in Glee, the idea had to travel from a play to a film to a play to a film to a television show, but regardless of the route I'm glad you heard it. (Actually, the rain in Spain stays mainly in the mountains.) :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmalion_(1938_film)
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Level 28
Nov 11, 2016
Queen Elizabeth II is still alive and she will be preceded by Prince Charles
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Level 60
Nov 13, 2016
Wrong. Precede is go before. If Charles ever gets to sit on the throne he will succeed Eizabeth.
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Level 45
Nov 9, 2017
precede means to come before
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Level 70
Oct 2, 2017
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Level 64
Dec 24, 2018
Damn. I could picture the Olympic sport exactly, but I kept trying "high jump" and then just gave up. What a dummy.
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Level 53
Jan 26, 2019
Same here.
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Level 37
Dec 24, 2018
Can you accept just vault for the last one?
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Level 81
Dec 26, 2018
Vault is the name of an event in gymnastics, so I don't think it should be accepted on its own.
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Level 59
Dec 31, 2018
Add "men's" before world record.
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Level 70
May 1, 2019
A little surprised that more people don’t guess Nanjing. Even if you don’t know if it’s the Bei or Jing that means capital, Nanjing is the only famous Chinese city to share either syllable.
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Level 64
May 23, 2020
What about Tianjing?
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Level 59
Aug 26, 2019
Doesn't it say that the rain in Spain stays mainly "in" the plane (not on)?
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Level 63
Dec 4, 2019
You should be able to write it exactly like the song answer - 'In Spain'!
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2020
Randomly played this quiz a few hours after Armand Duplantis took the world record in a certain olympic event up to 6,17 m
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Level ∞
Feb 9, 2020
Wow, and he's only 20. Updated the quiz.
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Level ∞
Feb 9, 2020
Interestingly, we're reaching an era where track records are more and more difficult to break. Many records were set in the 1980s when doping regulations were less stringent. Records that are broken today are often aided by better equipment. I wonder if poles are different today than they were 30 years ago?
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Level 60
May 23, 2020
Not just better equipment, but better training methods, advancements in sports health and physiotherapy, and investment in sports science, with all kinds of machines to measure an athletes performance and output, special cameras to film an athletes technique over 100s of frames. All kinds of investment as sport has become more professional, more money invested as more can be gained. It wasn't long ago that the Olympics actually excluded professional athletes.
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Level 60
May 23, 2020
Saw this kind of infotainment documentary recently about Japan winning the 1940 Olympics(which eventually never happened, much like 2020 it seems). It showed the two Korean's (competing for Japan because they had occupied Korea) coming first and second in the men's marathon in Berlin in '36. The shoes they wore were little more than a kind of sandal with a canvas cloth covering the top of the foot.
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Level 60
May 23, 2020
I think you should specify Mens Pole Vault, given that there is also a Womens Pole Vault in the Olympics and the world record is obviously different.