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General Knowledge Quiz #43

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Last updated: September 10, 2018
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What country hosted the Summer Olympics in 2016?
Brazil
What is the capital of Australia?
Canberra
What is the term for an angle that is greater than 90 degrees?
Obtuse
What is the last word in the Lord's Prayer?
(according to the Anglican Book of Common Prayer)
Amen
What is either a sport or a popular shopping street in Beverly Hills?
Rodeo
What breakfast cereal is associated with leprechauns?
Lucky Charms
What is the first name of Ozzy Osbourne's wife?
Sharon
What does the V stand for in ROYGBIV?
Violet
Who is the most famous traitor of the American Revolution?
Benedict Arnold
What is an underwater missile called?
Torpedo
What country administered Macau until 1999?
Portugal
What does a geiger counter measure?
Ionizing Radiation
What is the address of the White House?
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
What is the profession of deadmau5, Kaskade, and David Guetta?
DJ's
What instrument does Yo Yo Ma play?
Cello
What annual counterculture festival is held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert?
Burning Man
What chemical makes hot peppers hot?
Capsaicin
What does a predator hunt?
Prey
What was the middle name of playwright George Shaw?
Bernard
What sign of the zodiac is depicted by a lion?
Leo
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level 57
Aug 9, 2012
I really should read the questions. I kept putting Rio de Janeiro and couldn't figure out why it would take it.
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level 59
Aug 9, 2012
I did the same thing!
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level 60
Aug 9, 2012
Here too :/
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level 43
Aug 10, 2012
Me too.
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level 11
Jun 17, 2013
same :P
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level 32
Jun 18, 2013
me too!
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level 53
Jan 6, 2014
me too.
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level 20
Oct 1, 2014
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level 68
Oct 4, 2014
And me.
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level 58
Feb 27, 2016
Also me
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level 71
May 5, 2014
Lol, I also did the same. It does help to know I far from wasn't the only one. It,s probably because nobody ever asks about the hosting country, the games are always known by the hosting CITY.
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level 44
Oct 1, 2014
True the Games are awarded to the city not the country. Unlike the World Cup.
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level 15
Oct 1, 2014
ditto
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level 43
Oct 1, 2014
me Also
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level 2
Oct 1, 2014
Me too!
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level 11
Oct 3, 2014
I did the exact same thing.
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level 69
Feb 19, 2016
Me too!
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level 29
Jun 13, 2016
me too
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level 65
Nov 24, 2016
'hosted'
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level 20
Feb 17, 2018
same
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level 44
Jan 9, 2019
I read the question right and decided Rio de Janeiro was a country.
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level 69
Aug 9, 2012
Would you accept 'terrible musicians' for the deadmau5 question? Thanks.
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level 29
Aug 31, 2012
'Musician' is probably too strong a term to be honest...
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level 75
Jan 8, 2019
Yes. Please accept just "terrible"
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level 36
Mar 1, 2013
I tried annoying first and foremost. Then techno, music, musicians... nada. Poor question.
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level 82
Mar 21, 2013
Agreed, finished the rest of the quiz in about a minute, and took the rest of the time to get DJ.
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level 73
Aug 13, 2013
I dunno...58% of people get that one right, but only 16% knew that AOL purchased Time Warner.
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level 28
Sep 15, 2015
Maybe it's just a generation gap? I got it without any trouble. Although you certainly have a different taste in music, most dj's have talent and creativity. It's stupid to label them as non musicians. Though I'm not a big dubstep fan, EDM is my favorite genre. I have a vast listening range, from pop to classic rock and even symphony pieces; however, I think any music (whether you want to label it that or not) deserves to be recognized.
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level 53
Jan 10, 2019
No its not a poor question....just deal with the fact you didn't know the answer and leave it at that
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level 44
Oct 1, 2014
Every time there's a question about music recorded after 1989 there's INVARIABLY some musical luddite asserting his own stagnation. I honestly can't imagine how stifling it must be to listen to the same Pink Floyd records over and over again for 40 years. Oh, wait, you're here to illustrate that.
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level 76
Oct 2, 2014
Maybe because Pink Floyd actually played instruments and sang. Seems more musical than standing behind a couple turntables and dials and jumping around. I always think of this when these DJs come up.
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level 45
Jan 2, 2019
@joeythelemur that was funny haha
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level 58
Feb 2, 2019
Pink Floyd will go on and on. DJs well...
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level 75
Oct 1, 2014
seriously why do DJs become famous? All their crappy music sounds exactly the same. Even fans can't distinguish a van buren track from one by a similar "artist." I got the answer right with "musician" but I agree with jadekelly. and that's not to say that everything recorded after 1989 sucks. Most music from any decade sucks, this one is no exception. Though contemporary pop music has sunk to lows not seen since the first half of the 1950s.
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level 56
Oct 1, 2014
I thought you were a big Miley fan kalbahamut?
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level 82
Oct 1, 2014
@ozzdome, there's no need to be insulting...
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level 75
Oct 10, 2014
@plats, he's either being sarcastic (I posted once about the obnoxious Navy guys who used to live downstairs from me loudly singing Miley Cyrus songs in the morning, maybe?), or is confused.

at any rate, no I'm not a big Miley fan, but that said she's more of an artist than any DJ out there.
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level 71
Jan 8, 2019
People who are unfamiliar with a genre often think that all the music thus classified sounds "the same". DJs become famous because large numbers of people enjoy the music they produce. If you don't like something, you are entitled to your opinion, but there's no need to be nasty about it.
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level 71
Jan 8, 2019
You haters are ridiculous. Just because you don't enjoy a certain type of music doesn't mean it's terrible or not music. Get a life.
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level 37
Aug 9, 2012
time warner bought aol!
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level 73
Aug 13, 2013
Incorrect. "In 2000, AOL purchased Time Warner for US $164 billion." ~ Time Warner's Wikipedia Page.
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level 75
Oct 1, 2014
once upon a time AOL was a huge company.
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level 28
Aug 9, 2012
ugh! I spelled cello chello! I deserve to loose! lol
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level 43
Aug 10, 2012
You also spelled lose 'loose.'
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level 56
Oct 1, 2014
BOOM!!
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level 47
Jan 18, 2016
He did that on purpose.
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level 55
Aug 9, 2012
lol I also kept trying Rio de Janeiro.
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level 82
Mar 21, 2013
The clue might be better as 'held in the Black Rock Desert,' since Black Rock City doesn't exist outside the festival.
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level 7
May 22, 2013
\m/ >.< \m/
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level 44
Aug 12, 2013
should accept benedict for benedict arnold
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level 56
Oct 1, 2014
No. That's stupid. It always accepts last names, not just first names.
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level 68
Jan 8, 2019
First names only are accepted for Elvis, Cher, Prince,and probably more that don't come to mind immediately. Feel free to point out some more, (but spare me biblical characters and monarchs).
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level 64
Sep 13, 2018
Were not talking about eggs though.
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level 71
May 5, 2014
Lol. I don't even eat Ben & Jerry's (although I've heard the name and seen stores when on vacation in the US), yet I remembered Vermont immediately - but I had to try Google, Yahoo and a bunch of cinema studios before AOL popped in my mind. And I couldn't remember how to say "torpille" in English until I remembered Star Trek's photon torpedoes :-DD
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level 43
May 28, 2014
I thought it meant predator like the movie "Predator" I wrote humans, man, Arnold schwartzenegger etc. lol
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level 67
Sep 13, 2018
I first tried aliens! You weren't alone on immediately thinking of the movie.
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level 67
Aug 22, 2014
There's no Starbucks in my country and I kinda like it that way.
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level 75
Oct 1, 2014
Only missed violet but now the answer seems obvious.
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level 49
Oct 1, 2014
Arnold wasn't a traitor, he stayed loyal to his country, the rest of the so called 'founders' were traitors to the British Empire.
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level 82
Oct 1, 2014
It's an interesting argument, but I think it would only be valid if he had never joined the revolution. Since he was a general in the Continental army for a significant portion of the war, he can't be considered as having 'stayed loyal' to the empire.
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level 68
Nov 3, 2017
Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? Why, if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
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level 73
Sep 11, 2018
Haha god save the queen, old chap!
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level 64
Sep 13, 2018
George III was gay?
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level 67
Oct 1, 2014
Rodeo is a sport?
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level 64
Sep 13, 2018
Do it and find out very quickly.
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level 68
Jan 8, 2019
I don't think Islandcarver was demeaning rodeo but rather that it consists of a group of individual sports. I don't think most people would consider "track and field", for example, a sport. That would be running, jumping, and throwing, at least two of which have their own subsets of individual sports.
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level 20
Jan 8, 2019
I would say "track and field" is one sport, while running, throwing etc are events within the sport - like how the Olympics categorizes it
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level 68
Jan 10, 2019
Research indicates we could each make a case. Some sources define t&f as a "sport", but others say "a group of sports".
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level 27
Nov 26, 2015
hmmm.....tried writing capsaicin several times and it wouldn't accept it!?
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level 45
Jan 2, 2019
I thought it was capsicum... but apparently that refers to the plants. Im not sure the correct answer will stay in my head (I think it ll something like,: ah, it wasnt capsicum, but another word that looks like it.. capsomething)
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level 33
Sep 30, 2016
First time I've heard a torpedo described as a missile. Technically correct, just... strange.
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level 48
Mar 25, 2017
Q: "What does a predator hunt?" A: Arnold Schwarzenegger
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level 80
Sep 10, 2018
The Predator perhaps. Or was it the other way around?
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level 71
Sep 11, 2018
The angle clue should read something like The term for an angle between 90° and 180°. Between 180° and 360° an angle is reflex.
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level 73
Sep 17, 2018
Ugh...84% got it right. And I'm guessing you did too. Give it a rest.
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level 63
Jan 8, 2019
But Jerry928 is correct. Reflex is also a correct answer to that question as it's greater than 180 deg (and therefore 90 deg). What difference does it matter that 84% got it right (79% today), presumably they just guessed what the question was meant to say.
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level 45
Jan 2, 2019
I dont think the breakfast cereal should be on a general knowledge quiz. Just because one country has a certain product with a certain image, how is the rest of the world supposed to know. Unless it is a popculture thing, a famous comment or something that allways comes up in movies. A question can be country specefic, but there should be a reasonable chance that people from other countries would have heard about it aswell. ( like the eiffel tower is well known because it is often referenced, but a question about a unimportant little monument in a small town with 300 people in a random country would not be fair because other than the locals, there is no way others could have heard about it.)
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level 58
Jan 8, 2019
Burning Man does for the counterculture what Adolf Hitler did for the box mustache.
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level 71
Jan 8, 2019
What's that supposed to mean?
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level 52
Jan 8, 2019
Benedict Arnold turned traitor because he wasn't shown any sense of gratitude or importance. He captured Fort Ticonderoga with Ethan Allen and Green Mountain Boys, but only the latter were congratulated. He led the second expedition of the conquest of Quebec City but was also shown negligence. #JusticeforBenedictArnoldbecauseeveryonethinkshebetrayedwhenactuallyhewasjustthrowasideandheretaliated toasidewherehistalentswerebetterappreciated.
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level 78
Jan 8, 2019
Well, I mean they did name that breakfast dish after him. :)
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