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General Knowledge Quiz #5

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedJanuary 14, 2013
Last updatedNovember 20, 2017
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What city hosted the first Modern Olympics in 1896?
Athens
Throughout most of the Harry Potter books, who was the headmaster at Hogwarts?
Albus Dumbledore
If you are born on August 1st, what is your sign?
Leo
What was Mumbai formerly called?
Bombay
Not including external territories, what is the world's southernmost country?
Chile
In Super Mario Brothers, who is Mario's enemy?
Bowser
What international song contest was won by ABBA and Celine Dion?
Eurovision
What's another name for D sharp?
E Flat
Who wrote "Les Miserables"?
Victor Hugo
What musician died in a plane crash along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper?
Buddy Holly
What landmark is also known as Ayer's Rock?
Uluru
What architect designed the Guggenheim museum in New York?
Frank Lloyd Wright
Besides the sun, which star appears brightest from Earth?
Sirius
If something is "prêt-à-porter" then what can you do with it right away?
Wear It
Many cities in Germany have a U-Bahn. What is a U-Bahn?
a Subway
What major city has initials HCMC?
Ho Chi Minh City
What are the two "observer states" of the UN that are not full members?
Palestine
Vatican City
What does a mixologist make?
Cocktails
In what sport was Nadia Comăneci "perfect"?
Gymnastics
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level 73
Mar 7, 2013
Good quiz. I'm surprised more people knew Uluru than the Dog Star Sirius.
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level 54
Aug 12, 2014
Part of it might have been that it didn't accept "The North Star" or "Polaris."
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level 76
Oct 10, 2015
Polaris and Sirius aren't the same star. Are they?
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level 73
Dec 31, 2015
Those are most certainly two different stars. Polaris is at the end of the handle of the little dipper and is always at the same point in the sky, day and night all year. And it is elevated from the nearest horizon by the number of degrees north latitude of the observer. Sirius is near the horizon for most north latitude observers. The 3 stars of the sword in the belt of Orion point toward it.
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level 35
Jan 18, 2017
Maybe I'm uneducated, but Sirius Black transforms into a dog and Sirius is the dog star, and I just realized that
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level 58
Apr 5, 2018
And Lupin means wolf... And Remus’ code name on the Potterwatch broadcast was Romulus...the names of Rome’s founding brothers. The names in HP all mean something!
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level 75
Apr 6, 2018
Yes. Dumbledore means bumblebee and he hums all the time. Mundungus is a foul-smelling tobacco which easily reminds me of Fletcher. Granger means bailiff, and Hermione is definitely the one who maintains order among the three. Rowling made many interesting name choices.
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level 60
Apr 8, 2018
Voldemort is French for "flight from death."
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level 40
Mar 7, 2013
I really enjoyed this one. Missed a couple, but there you go. I learned something.
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level 20
Jul 3, 2013
Could you allow french spellings for the D sharp?
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level 70
Jun 26, 2019
I think your user name is a great summary.
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level 14
Jun 13, 2015
Apparently, only 48% of people who took this quiz have heard of the Eurovision Song Contest.
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level 64
Nov 22, 2016
I only have heard of it on Jetpunk as a justification or counterargument (Australia) for a country's' inclusion in Europe.
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level 61
Jan 8, 2017
I've heard of it thru Monty Python skits, just couldn't bring it to mind.
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level 60
May 11, 2017
You make it sound like that's a bad thing.
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level 44
Dec 6, 2016
Yay eurovision <3
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level 77
Nov 14, 2017
Got Vatican City in a last second Hail Mary pass. Rather appropriate, I think.
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level 72
Nov 18, 2017
Another name for D sharp is also F-double-flat. Same note as E-flat.
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level 77
Apr 5, 2018
These three notes all differ by a comma, though...
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level 70
Nov 20, 2017
Might want to touch-up this question:

"If something is "prêt-à-porter", than what can you do with it right away?"
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level ∞
Nov 20, 2017
Fixed
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level 65
Apr 5, 2018
You should allow "Holy See" as another answer for Vatican City
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level 38
Apr 5, 2018
Agree
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level 77
Apr 5, 2018
It accepted it for me.
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level 65
Apr 5, 2018
As it has already been pointed out on many many occasions on this site, it is still called Ayers Rock, not Ayer’s.
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level 70
Apr 5, 2018
I thought it was George Costanza that did the Guggenheim??
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level 79
Apr 5, 2018
Art Vandelay
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level 70
Apr 5, 2018
My mistake! Thanks for the correction.
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level 78
Apr 6, 2018
Nope, that one was George pretending to be an architect under his own name, but it was only the new addition. "It really didn't take that long..." ;)
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level 76
Apr 5, 2018
A mixologist makes mixed drinks. Should be given credit. (In fact, it's technically more accurate than "cocktail".)
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level 46
Apr 12, 2018
For the sixth question, I typed "International Screechy Singers Contest" but it wasn't accepted...
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level 72
Jun 12, 2018
Ayers Rock. No apostrophe