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General Knowledge Quiz #44

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Last updated: September 12, 2018
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In what year did the War of 1812 start?
1812
Which country's flag is a white rectangle, with a red circle in the center?
Japan's
What is a man allowed to have as many as four of, according to the Quran?
Wives
In popular culture, what type of animal brings newborn children?
Stork
What sport is Tony Hawk famous for?
Skateboarding
Who was the first democratically elected President of Russia?
Boris Yeltsin
What food is sometimes called a Spanish doughnut, despite having a different shape?
Churros
What city is famous for "deep-dish" pizza?
Chicago
What collection of stories were told by Scheherazade, one per night, as she hoped
to prevent the sultan from killing her?
One Thousand and
One Nights
What U.S. state borders four Great Lakes?
Michigan
Who is the Greek god of the sea?
Poseidon
What country is Greenland an autonomous part of?
Denmark
Fill in the blank: An eye for an eye makes the whole world _____
Blind
Who is most often credited with the above quote (despite not actually saying it)?
Mahatma Gandhi
What type of animal spreads Lyme disease?
Tick
What are Panzers, Abrams, and Shermans?
Tanks
What ethnic group is famous for helping people to climb Mt. Everest?
Sherpas
What was the computer's name in "2001: A Space Odyssey"?
Hal 9000
What candy was given to E.T.?
Reese's Pieces
What does a somnambulist do?
Sleepwalk
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level 23
Aug 28, 2012
11% of people taking this quiz could not answer "In what year did the War of 1812 start?" correctly. Oh dear.
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level 45
Dec 19, 2018
Some overthink or skip when they see it is a subject they dont know much about without really reading it.
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level 27
Oct 9, 2012
HMMM. I wonder what year the war of 1812 started... I can't believe 88 percent of people are that dumb, PEASANTS!
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level 50
Nov 27, 2012
I wonder if they thought it was a trick question, like how long was the 100 years war? (126 years) Where are Panama hats made? (Nicaragua)
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level 55
Jan 8, 2013
I thought it was a trick question, but I did end up getting it right after a few of my guesses were wrong...
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level 73
Sep 5, 2014
ha. me too. I tried 1811 thinking perhaps it ended in 1812.
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level 36
Oct 15, 2014
Aren't they from Ecuador? https://www.google.com/search?q=where+are+panama+hats+made&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS605US605&oq=whe&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i57j0l4.1438j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=2&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8
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level 65
Oct 15, 2014
Real Panama hats are from Ecuador.
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level 17
Jan 11, 2015
Exactly.. :(
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level 56
Dec 23, 2015
116 actually...
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level 64
Sep 13, 2018
I always remember The 100 Years War ended the same year as the Ottoman Empire succeeded the Byzantine Empire, 1453. It began in Leet Year, 1337. 116 years.
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level 65
Feb 25, 2016
Well 88% of people aren't that dumb... if 88% got it right... then 12% of people are that dumb. I can't believe that at least one person is dumb enough to get THAT wrong
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level 64
Sep 13, 2018
PEASANTS in ALL CAPS and exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 44
Sep 3, 2016
At least they know 100 minus 88 does not equal 88...
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level 47
Dec 20, 2012
I think we need a couple of acceptable spellings for Poseidon. I think I punched in about 4, tried Neptune too.
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level 44
Oct 15, 2014
ditto
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level 78
Nov 25, 2014
But then it would be incorrect. It is a proper name after all. And Neptune is the Roman name. That would be like saying the greatest Chicago Bulls player was Miguel Jordan.
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level 51
Jan 13, 2019
Come on, if you can't spell it right in four tries... : )
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level 46
Oct 12, 2014
Panzer is not a *type* of tank, it's merely the German *word* for tank. In http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzer you find a list of the types of tanks as distinguished in German.
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level 51
Oct 15, 2014
Panzer is definitely a type of tank used in WWII http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzer_II
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level 37
Oct 18, 2014
Panzer is the german word for "armor". Panzer was a type of tank. You have the Panzer class tanks, who are distinct from for example Panthers or Tigers.
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level ∞
Sep 11, 2018
Thank you @forgin
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level 69
Jan 13, 2019
I'm not a military expert at all but the German Wikipedia article mentions Tiger and Panther both as being a "Panzer". And there is no other translation for a military tank that I know of or that I found. (Panzer can also mean armor, but sometimes words have several meanings)
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level 66
Oct 15, 2014
In the book, E.T was given M & M's. They refused permission to use their sweets in the film.
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level 64
Oct 15, 2014
Worked out for Reese's Pieces, though. They were only a few years old when E.T. came out and the movie exploded their popularity!
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level 67
Dec 6, 2016
Should have been a 'Mars' bar.
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level 65
Sep 12, 2018
Galaxy? Milky way? I think they missed a trick.
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level 66
Sep 15, 2018
Yeah, but I feel the question is really about the film, not the novelization based on an early draft of the screenplay.
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level 33
Oct 15, 2014
How did 13% of people not get "In what year did the War of 1812 start?"
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level 61
Nov 9, 2016
Thought it was a trick question. I tried 1811 first, just to be sure.
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level 47
Oct 15, 2014
Yikes. Could we get some spelling leniency on "Yeltsin"?
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level 32
Oct 15, 2014
I'd thought it was with a Z
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level 71
Oct 15, 2014
Zeltsin?
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level 72
Sep 16, 2018
i was sure it was spelt gorbachev
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level 45
May 5, 2015
For the spectator sport in India i think crippling depression should be an acceptable answer.
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level 43
May 2, 2016
what?
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level 56
Dec 23, 2015
i read the word sherpas in the comic "tintin in tibet" and thought it was the nepali word for guide...
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level 45
Jan 11, 2016
I like how people still missed the 1812 question!
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level 34
Jan 24, 2016
Please accept "walk in sleep" :(
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level 20
Feb 9, 2016
can you accept skating for tony hawk?
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level 64
Sep 13, 2018
Ice or roller?
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level 45
Dec 19, 2018
you dont need a skateboard for that
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level 70
Jun 7, 2016
I feel like 'In what year did the War of 1812 end?' would be a better question. That said, it is pretty amusing that 14% of people don't even think to TRY 1812 even with the possibility of it being a trick question. That would surely only be a legitimate excuse if you only got one attempt at the answer.
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level 64
Sep 13, 2018
Ah, the flame war that would never end between the 1814 and 1815 camps...
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level 51
Jun 27, 2016
Please put "pizza" in quotation marks instead of "deep-dish". =)
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level 44
Jul 18, 2016
I believe Alexander Kerensky was elected to lead Russia in 1917 between revolutions.
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level 44
Jul 18, 2016
Although he was only minister-chairman so i guess it's not valid. Handsome dude though
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level 44
Dec 13, 2016
Not happy about a few of these: -reeces pieces didn't work without an apostrophe, and please accept churros with only one r.
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level 72
Jan 4, 2017
Punctuation doesn't matter on Jetpunk, you should replace C with S to get correct answer: Reese's Pieces
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level 59
Jan 10, 2017
When I read the pizza question I guessed every city in Italy. Then it finally dawned on me it is probably another American question. I guessed Chicago immediately!
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level 20
Mar 12, 2017
In what year did the War of 1812 start? 1812!
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level 32
Mar 2, 2018
20/20 with a minute left. This was probably the easiest general knowledge quiz i have taken on here.
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level 65
Jun 12, 2018
Isn't "tic" an acceptable spelling for the Lyme Disease carrier?
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level 76
Sep 12, 2018
A tic is an involuntary movement. A tick is an insect that might make you move involuntarily.
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level 77
Sep 12, 2018
Yes, I was one of the people who guessed something else (actually quite a few somethings else) before 1812, but I did get around to it eventually.
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level 80
Sep 12, 2018
A bit disappointing that 1001nights isn't an accepted answer.
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level ∞
Sep 12, 2018
Fixed
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level 58
Sep 12, 2018
should really accept "1001 nights" and also for the somnambulist one "walking asleep" or "walking during sleep" or "walk asleep" or "walk during sleep"
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level 74
Sep 13, 2018
You can use a regular expression so that it just has to have "walk" and "sleep" to cover every variation of walking and asleeping.
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level 45
Dec 19, 2018
the -ist in the word means that a person is required ( dont know the english term) not a verb or action. So imo sleepwalker is the only correct answer. Sleepwalking would be somnambulare ( i think)
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
It does accept 1001 nights now
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level 45
Dec 19, 2018
It helps to know a few words of latin. I didnt know somnambulist, but I figured it out :) First thought of dream, then sleep, but had no idea about the ending (thought what word is there that involves sleep and a induvidual, maybe some kind of sleep therapist.. :P) then I saw ambulare and thought ow yea walking. I didnt get sherpa though :( first typed sjepra then sheirpa then both in plural..
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level 45
Dec 27, 2018
Ugh redid the quiz..somehow I kept reading spinach instead of spanish... so didnt get that one this time..
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level 58
Jan 13, 2019
Somnambulate should be accepted.
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level 58
Jan 13, 2019
No it shouldn't.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
Done with 2 minutes left... but Sherpa is an ethnic group? Kept typing Nepalese...
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level 59
Jan 30, 2019
It is. What else would you call them?
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level 57
Jan 13, 2019
An eye for an eye leaves the world monocular!