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General Knowledge Quiz #45

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: September 17, 2018
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What type of cheese is most commonly used on pizza?
Mozzarella
What animated Disney movie featured an elephant with big ears?
Dumbo
What company bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012?
Facebook
What is the name of the starship in "Star Trek"?
USS Enterprise
Although not current, what is the most well-known scale for measuring
earthquake intensity?
Richter
Complete the analogy: Florida is to Disney World as California is to ________
Disneyland
What family was Juliet from in the play "Romeo and Juliet"?
Capulet
What type of beer does Homer Simpson drink?
Duff
Complete the lyrics: "Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the _____ ___ ___"
Levee was dry
What is the second element in the periodic table?
Helium
What modern-day animal did the extinct Mastodon most closely resemble?
Elephants
What was the first American mission to land a person on the moon?
Apollo 11
What Spanish island has 3 of the world's top 10 night clubs, according to DJ Mag?
Ibiza
What company could be described as the European version of Boeing?
Airbus
What flag has five rings on it?
The Olympic Flag
In what U.S. state is Pearl Harbor located?
Hawaii
What is the date of Bastille Day?`
July 14
What Z word is the antonym of nadir?
Zenith
What city was the primary capital of the Confederate States of America?
Richmond, Virginia
Who is the patron saint of lost causes?
Saint Jude
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level 28
Aug 25, 2012
I needed more time for my misspellings :(
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level 50
Oct 29, 2014
Is it weird that for the Spanish Island I tried Tortuga?
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level 56
Jan 18, 2019
Yes
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level 34
Oct 29, 2014
I hate to be this guy, but the Richter scale has not been used since the 70s; now it's the moment magnitude scale.
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level ∞
Oct 29, 2014
No need to apologize. I actually like corrections when they are accurate!
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level 40
Jan 18, 2019
Really? in the Netherlands we still use Richter
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level 56
Jan 18, 2019
Geologists use the MMR but for some reason the press change it to Richter (it happens in the UK too).
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level 51
Oct 29, 2014
Can you accept Apollo XI?
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level 65
Oct 29, 2014
Thanks to this site (but not this quiz) I "rediscovered" the song Miss American Pie (the original of course). That's why it was easy-peasy to finish the lyrics here. :)
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level 32
Nov 2, 2014
Just to add a comment the first american mission to the moon was surveyor 1. It was unmanned and it landed on the moon in 1966. Your question should be first manned landing on the moon.
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level 46
Sep 23, 2016
The Ranger 7 mission was the first successful moon landing by the Americans in 1964.
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level 43
Jan 6, 2016
i never knew Facebook bought instagram i would delete it if i knew because i don't have a particular liking to Facebook
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level 70
Sep 10, 2016
If you really want to stump people with the lyrics for "American Pie", use the next line. "And them good ol' boys were drinking..." 99.9% of people will incorrectly say, "whiskey and rye." The ACTUAL next line is, "whiskey in Rye." As in Rye, NY. Which is near where McLean grew up and where his favorite watering hold was located. Since rye IS whiskey, saying, "drinking whiskey and rye" would make about as much sense as saying, "drinking soda and Pepsi." Listen carefully. He doesn't say "and", he says, "in."
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level 60
Jan 10, 2017
Thanks for the info!
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level 78
Sep 18, 2018
I had always wondered about that. Had no idea Rye was a city in NY.
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level 72
Sep 19, 2018
The first (and only) 3 sites I just looked up disagree with you - they all say 'and rye'. But they were all written by someone other than Don Maclean so they could all be wrong.

Rye is not whiskey, but it is an ingredient in some whiskeys (among other drinks)
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level 51
Jan 18, 2019
If a whiskey is distilled from mostly rye then it is "rye whiskey" or, more commonly, "rye".
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level 72
Sep 20, 2018
Interesting story, but unfortunately not true! Look half way down this article and you will see McLean's original manuscript, complete with the words "whisky and rye".
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level 54
May 19, 2019
false.
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level 67
Feb 14, 2017
Good quiz, if you like General Knowledge quizzes try my GK quizzes just click on 'Malbaby'
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level 83
Sep 17, 2018
Guessed Aerobus, then moved on when it didn't work. I was close...
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level 25
Jan 13, 2019
I kept trying to type "parmesan", *sigh*
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level 51
Jan 18, 2019
Lol...that would be one crappy pizza!
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level 76
Jan 18, 2019
I've had some really good pizza with other types of cheeses or no cheese, including parmesan.
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level 53
Jan 18, 2019
Got everything except Boeing and Bastille. Don't know how I got the Saint, just guessed lucky.
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level 62
Apr 27, 2019
Maybe you saw a St. Jude commercial recently but forgot about it.
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level 72
Jan 19, 2019
isn't anthony (of padua) also a patron saint for lost causes? i clearly remember my nan saying some kind of prayer (rhyme) whenever she couldn't find things. and wikipedia seems to agree.
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level 40
Jun 8, 2019
and i tried Saint Rita. she is a patron saint for lost causes too. please accept that answer
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level 59
Jan 20, 2019
Literally I wrote "apollo" and then sat here typing roman numerals and when I got to ten I figured it must be something else because how could there have been that many apollos before they finally got to the moon? sigh.
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level 60
Jan 30, 2019
You make it sound like it's nothing to land on the moon - easy peasy. The prior missions included a lot of tests, most of them unmanned. Apollo 11 was the 12th mission btw. They only started calling them Apollo ... after the first manned mission failed due to the cabin fire.
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level 79
Feb 14, 2019
The Apollo 1 name was chosen by the crew themselves, so not entirely accurate that it was only adopted after the accident.
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level 60
Jan 30, 2019
Shouldn't it be "brand of beer" for the Homer Simpson question?