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General Knowledge Quiz #51

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedOctober 6, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 28, 2018
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By weight, what is the most-consumed fruit in the United States?
Bananas
In what modern-day country was the Viking settlement of Vinland located?
Canada
Who is Donald Duck's rich uncle?
Scrooge McDuck
Who won't you like when he's angry?
The Incredible Hulk
Who is the world record holder for the men's 100m and 200m sprints?
Usain Bolt
What did Peter Piper pick a peck of?
Pickled Peppers
Who angered many people when he said "we're more popular than Jesus now"?
John Lennon
What comes in tapioca, figgy, and chocolate varieties?
Pudding
Who is the main character of "The Hunger Games" series?
Katniss Everdeen
What is the culinary word for the meat of a cow calf?
Veal
What make of car was used as a time machine in "Back to the Future"?
DeLorean
Which country hosted the World Cup in 2010?
South Africa
What disease is at the brink of eradication - with only 22 new cases reported in 2017?
Polio
What is the English translation of this Morse code: · · · – – – · · ·
SOS
What country gave the Statue of Liberty to the U.S.?
France
If two's company, what is three?
a Crowd
Who takes the Hippocratic Oath?
Doctors
What part of an automobile measures distance traveled?
Odometer
What type of animal is Speedy Gonzalez?
a Mouse
Who led the rats out of the town of Hamelin, and then led the children away
when the townspeople refused to pay him?
The Pied Piper
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level 59
Oct 4, 2012
The double world record holder could also be Florence Griffith-Joyner.
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level ∞
Oct 4, 2012
Added "men's" to the question.
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level 71
Oct 4, 2012
Who won't you like when he's angry...all i could think of was Mr. T
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level 22
Oct 5, 2012
Haha. Me too! lol
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level 82
Jan 20, 2015
I pity the fool(s).
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level 70
Sep 2, 2016
All I could think was...my mother-in-law. He can be downright nasty sometimes!
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level 43
Oct 4, 2012
Bruce banner should be acceptable for the Hulk. The Hulk already IS angry, it is Bruce Banner who says you won't like him when he's angry, as it will lead to him becoming the Hulk.
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level 50
Nov 26, 2012
Agreed, as I think would Sheldon. :)
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level ∞
Jan 6, 2015
Bruce Banner will work now.
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level 72
Oct 3, 2018
Well, what about David Banner?
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level 66
Oct 4, 2012
Hmm. Seems like they aren't counting individual grapes, because I can eat more of those in one sitting than I eat bananas in a year
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level 50
Nov 26, 2012
I don't think the question says in one sitting.
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level 51
Oct 4, 2012
lol grapes! Could include raisins too! Good quiz, I think you want Republican instead of Republic.
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level ∞
Oct 6, 2012
Fixed. Thanks.
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level 2
Oct 5, 2012
who you wouldnt like when angry needs clarification aswell becasue although the hulk is obvious, a quote from the game league of legends is dont make the yeti angry, you wont like him when hes angry refferring to the yeti that nunu rides
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level 67
Mar 1, 2019
Pretty sure that the League of Legends quote is a direct reference to the Incredible Hulk quote.
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level 27
May 29, 2014
Peter Piper only picked one peck of Pickled Pepper! Not Peppers!
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level 26
Feb 10, 2015
but there is more then 1 pickled pepper in a peck a peck is 2 gallons -US or a littler more in UK (I had to look that up as I originally guessed the singular, doubled checked my spelling, tried pepper without the pickled it, tried it twice more and then thought to add the S. I think it would be fair to give the singular as an alternate answer as you do clearly know and understand what is being asked of you.
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level 76
Jun 5, 2014
But there were many peppers in that one peck, not one huge pepper. Would you say he picked a peck of apple or orange?
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level 72
Jan 19, 2015
MI6 (Military Intelligence Section 6) is no longer - it is now called SIS, the Secret Intelligence Service.
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level 82
Jan 20, 2015
Why do I want to call it MIA (missing in action) 6 ?
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level 71
Dec 15, 2017
Yes but these things don't align exactly. MI5 is very roughly the equivalent of the FBI plus a bit of the CIA (but for FBI-matching purposes you might want to add SOCA); MI6 is roughly the equivalent of the rest of the CIA plus the NSA. So I think it's reasonable to allow MI5 as an answer. And yes MI6's official name is SIS, but even those who work there call it MI6.
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level 58
Feb 3, 2015
It's not so much that it is now called SIS, more that it's official name is (and has been for most of its history) SIS. It was never officially called MI6, but then it's existence wasn't even acknowledged officially until the 90's, but MI6 is the name that most (ordinary) people would know it by. So both should probably be accepted - but MI6 is not really wrong, just not the most accurate answer.
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level 76
Jan 4, 2016
Well, they need to change their name now. Jerry just outed them, so how can they be the Secret Intelligence Service?
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level 56
Mar 1, 2019
They're now so secret that they've disappeared from the quiz...
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level 65
Feb 3, 2015
"Who won't you like when he's angry?" definitely needs clarification. There are thousands of real and fictional persons I wouldn't like when they are angry
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level 77
Feb 3, 2015
How many of them have the cliche catch phrase: "don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."
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level 76
Jan 4, 2016
Probably most mothers of teenagers.
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level 83
Feb 3, 2015
It is interesting how ...---... has come to mean exclusively SOS. That same sequence can also be read as 3B, V7, VGI, VZE, IAGI, EIMNI, or a handful of other combinations.
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level 67
Mar 1, 2019
Not really. Morse code has a very specific timing, based around the length of sending a single dot. One dash is the length of three dots. Each dot or dash within a letter is separated by a space of one dot duration. Letters of a word are separated by a space of three dots' duration, and words are separated by seven dots' duration.

When typing or writing Morse code, you would have to use spaces to replicate those separations. Thus, writing ...---... (which, admittedly, the quiz above did as well, and it's wrong there too) is meaningless in Morse code, exactly because it could be parsed out any number of ways. SOS would more properly be written ... --- ..., while 3B would be ...-- -..., VGI would be ...- --. .., IAGI would be .. .- --. .., etc.

I mean, I know people won't really be confused with the clue as it is, because SOS is pretty much the only Morse the general public knows, but to be really accurate there should be more space between those Morse letters.
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level 83
Apr 15, 2019
@MarlowePI, what you said about spacing is absolutely true for sending letters. However, the distress sequence is always sent without the spacing. This is generally helpful, so if I message my brother in Uruguay "You owe me 350 pesos," he knows it isn't really an emergency.

This no-spacing is generally noted by overscoring, so my original post should have noted that SOS can be written as V7, etc.
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level 79
Feb 3, 2015
The cow question is incorrect. Cows are generally female cattle. Veal is from calves, not cows.
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level 67
Aug 17, 2015
When a cow has a baby it is a calf, the meat from a calf is Veal. By the way, a Cow is always a female.
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level 73
Oct 7, 2018
It's commonly used for any cattle. C.f. mad cow disease
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level 67
Mar 1, 2019
Okay but "cattle" is plural. What do you call a single, individual "cattle" if you don't know its sex?
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level 71
Mar 5, 2019
cattle beast
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level 53
Jan 11, 2017
I didn't get the World Cup one, and I'm fine with that. I've never understood the obsession folks have with soccer (football, whatever...either way, it's just not that entertaining).
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level 62
Jan 23, 2017
What!? Football is the beautiful game...
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level 56
Mar 1, 2019
Each to their own. But this is a general knowledge quiz, so expect questions about a wide range of subjects, including those that individuals have little interest in.
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level 67
Feb 11, 2017
Is there something that makes the 2010 World Cup in particular notable? Or is it just that that was the most recent one at the time the quiz was written?
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level 43
Feb 18, 2017
First one in Africa.
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level 68
Mar 1, 2019
And noisiest!
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level 36
Jun 19, 2017
Only knew the 7 stone weakling question thanks to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 'A weakling, weighing 98 pounds, got sand in face when kicked to the ground'.
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level 61
May 1, 2018
When I saw "cow calf" I was thinking the back of a cow leg. Couldn't figure out what that part was called, like a rump or rib roast.
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level 59
Feb 2, 2019
+1 me too. need to call it calve or something else.
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level 79
Sep 28, 2018
Too piper-centric.
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level 67
Sep 29, 2018
Why is 'Milometer' ingrained in my memory, I always try that before odometer?
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level 56
Mar 1, 2019
That's the term used in Britain mostly (certainly what it was called when I was growing up).
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level 70
Mar 1, 2019
Also from Britain and "odometer" isn't really a word in my vocabulary! I recognise it if I see it but I've never heard it used here.
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level 68
Mar 1, 2019
In most of the world is it a kilometermeter?
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level 60
Mar 1, 2019
mileage counter or kilometric counter could be accepted, no?
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level 58
Mar 1, 2019
Hey QM, that is unusually tight of you not accept pickled pepper??? Good quiz.
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level 31
Mar 2, 2019
I grew up with it being 'Pickled Peppercorns'
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level 42
Mar 5, 2019
Hmm, I’ve always called it a milometer - never heard of an odometer
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level 30
Mar 9, 2019
Took the quiz, failed miserably but was prompted to actually watch "The Hunger Games", didn't like it but vaguely remembered the hero's name, took the quiz again a couple of weeks later, typed in "Katliss Everdeen", failed, typed in "Everdeen", succeeded. Remain cueless about pudding, though...
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level 27
Apr 14, 2019
Doctors don't generally take the Hippocratic Oath anymore.
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