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General Knowledge Quiz #47

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: August 28, 2019
First submittedSeptember 6, 2012
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In what year did Columbus sail the ocean blue?
1492
What is Brazil's most widely-spoken language?
Portuguese
What band's music is featured in the musical "Mamma Mia!"?
ABBA
What is the shortest word that starts with gn?
Gnu
What singer's hits include "Someone Like You" and "Rolling in the Deep"?
Adele
Which U.S. President is thought to have had polio?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What revolutionary was born in Argentina, came to prominence in Cuba,
and was executed in Bolivia?
Che Guevara
What are Rigel, Betelgeuse, and Polaris?
Stars
Who is the Incredible Hulk's alter ego?
Bruce Banner
Which country is connected to Singapore by bridges?
Malaysia
Who is (usually) pursued by Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde?
Pac-Man
What R&B artist first signed Justin Bieber?
Usher
What is the capital of El Salvador?
San Salvador
What language gave us the words "chutzpah" and "shtick"?
Yiddish
What is the name of the Japanese mafia?
Yakuza
What New York skyscraper is the tallest building in the United States at 1,776 feet?
One World Trade Center
What was the first name of Queen Elizabeth II's mother?
Elizabeth
What term, meaning "the boy", refers to weather conditions caused by warm
water off the Pacific coast of South America?
El Niño
What is another word for the abominable snowman?
Yeti
What country was Aesop from?
Greece
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level 29
Sep 6, 2012
Living in NYC helps.
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level 77
Dec 10, 2014
Helps what?
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level 75
Dec 10, 2014
Everything. It's the center of the world.
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level 75
Feb 1, 2019
You spelled London wrong :)
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level 60
Sep 6, 2012
Finally a general knowledge quiz I scored 100% on.
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level 34
May 15, 2019
Same here 😄.
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level 55
Jun 22, 2014
I was always indifferent toward Usher. Now I hate him.
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level 77
Nov 13, 2014
This
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level 76
Jul 17, 2014
From the 1776 clue I tried American, Liberty, and finally Freedom Tower. I was surprised it accepted it for One World Trade Center, but I'm not complaining.
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level 73
Nov 17, 2014
It was called Freedom Tower for a long time during the planning phase and the initial steel erection. it is still a colloquial term. I'm glad it was accepted because that's honestly the only name I knew it by.
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level 56
Dec 10, 2014
I always thought it was DAVID Banner who is the Hulk's alter ego.
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level 58
Dec 10, 2014
Only Bill Bixby in the TV show was David Banner. I actually have no idea why. Maybe Aaron Spelling (or Glen A Larson or whoever) thought Bruce was more a villainous name or something.
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level 67
Dec 10, 2014
They actually thought Bruce sounded too gay. True story.
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level 53
Aug 9, 2018
Sad but true. Bruce become his middle name for the show, if I'm remembering correctly.
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level 44
Dec 10, 2014
Gnu... total guess :)
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level 66
Apr 25, 2019
Really? I gnu it.
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level 62
Dec 10, 2014
I am aatonished that more people don't know Queen Elizabeth II's mother. It's just logic.
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level 53
Jan 27, 2019
Not really. It's not like she's Elizabeth I's daughter!
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level 61
Jan 31, 2019
British royals: Can't go wrong with at least trying Victoria and Elizabeth.
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level 50
Feb 1, 2019
Lol there’s have been like 60 monarchs in a thousand years but only 13 names, just guess Elizabeth Anne or Victoria 😂
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level 73
May 27, 2019
ala02...what does that really have to do with anything in this case? her mother wasn't a queen...she was a queen consort...and one doesn't usually think of a daughter having the same name as the mother...well from a usa perspective anyway...to me it seems rare and not really even a plausible guess
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level 65
Dec 10, 2014
What do you mean Roosevelt was "thought to have polio". He HAD polio.
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level 61
Dec 10, 2014
I was wondering that too. Maybe it's one of those bits of history that somehow gets distorted? I don't know. I've read a fair amount about FDR. Never heard of him "maybe" having polio.
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level ∞
Dec 11, 2014
It's actually not 100% certain that he had polio.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt%27s_paralytic_illness

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level 58
Sep 23, 2015
Whoo, 100% with 0:16 left, so close!
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level 43
Jul 5, 2016
Didn't take "pacman" :-(
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level 74
Mar 18, 2017
Impossible, punctuation and capital letters don't count on Jetpunk.
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level 54
Jul 31, 2018
I only learned the Colombus rhyme due to this quiz
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level 69
Sep 18, 2018
Presumably before 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean joyfully
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level 69
Sep 18, 2018
Please accept Yakusa. It's just as good a transliteration from the Japanese. As a Brit (and therefore frugal in my use of zeds, or zees as I believe they are called in some more ignorant offshoots of the empire) I couldn't figure out why Yakusa wasn't accepted
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level 76
Sep 18, 2018
I knew Yakuza because of the Simpsons. "They'll kill ya five times before ya hit the ground!"
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level 73
May 27, 2019
i know it because of hawaii 5'0
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level 62
Dec 28, 2018
Ugh, I tried hebrew, and then jewish and then my time was up, couldnt think of jiddisch fast enough
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level 61
Jan 31, 2019
I tried those as well and then Jiddish. But with a J so I didn't get it.
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level 56
Feb 1, 2019
I put One World Trade, wasn't accepted. Was perplexed.
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level 76
Feb 1, 2019
Saw "Someone Like You" and immediately thought of Rod Stewart's "Reason to Believe" and couldn't even think of a guess after that.
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level 73
May 27, 2019
wilson phillips' version of someone like you is better imo
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level 45
Feb 3, 2019
Perhaps accept "Elisabeth" for the mother's name because it is spelled with an "S" not a "Z"
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level 64
Nov 7, 2019
Per the classic movie 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' another name for the Abominable Snowman is a Bumble - hence the line: 'Bumbles bounce.'