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General Knowledge Quiz #53

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Last updated: October 23, 2018
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What nautical word refers to the right side of a ship?
Starboard
Who was the legendary enemy of the Sheriff of Nottingham?
Robin Hood
From what city do Neapolitans hail?
Naples
What was the name of Peter, Paul, and Mary's "magic" dragon?
Puff
What does the H stand for in H2O?
Hydrogen
What is the traditional gift for a one year wedding anniversary?
Paper
What type of cloud produces thunderstorms?
Cumulonimbus
What instrument is used to measure the intensity of an earthquake?
Seismometer
What does AWD stand for in the auto industry?
All-Wheel Drive
What did the dish run away with?
The Spoon
What body part does one use to give someone a butterfly kiss?
Eyelashes
What movie's theme song was "My Heart Will Go On"?
Titanic
What French region did William the Conqueror come from?
Normandy
What were the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement meant to help prevent?
Climate Change
In what sport would you hear the terms hooker, scrum, and ruck?
Rugby
What band was led by singer Roger Daltrey?
The Who
What country did Tunisia gain its independence from in 1956?
France
What is the largest island in the English Channel?
Isle of Wight
In what country did Gandhi fight for civil rights before moving back to India?
South Africa
If someone is a "man of the cloth", what is their job?
Clergyman
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level 81
Oct 25, 2012
Funny, I've known about the Isle of Wight forever (probably got it from a Beatles song), but I never knew it was spelled that way - I thought it was spelled like the color white. I guess you learn something new every day (on Jetpunk).
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level 71
Oct 25, 2012
I thought it was Whight, but there you go. Live and learn..
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level 47
Mar 3, 2015
It's in When I'm Sixty Four. we could spend a summer in the isle of wight, if it's not to dear
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level 58
Sep 29, 2015
Always thought "...In the isle of white, if it's not too dim". "We shall scrim and save"
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level 61
Apr 17, 2018
Scrimp.
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level 70
Oct 28, 2018
"Dear" in British means "expensive, thus the need to scrimp and save.
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level 58
Feb 2, 2019
Like Like
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level 68
Mar 15, 2019
It's "rent a cottage" not "spend a summer".
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level 49
Mar 15, 2019
Love that song
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level 75
Mar 15, 2019
My husband loved that song until he woke up one day and realized he had turned 64. He was losing his hair, doing the garden, fixing the fuses, and putting the grandchildren on his knee. I still feed him, I still need him, but he hasn't taken me to the Isle of Wight. Oh, well, he puts up with me so he gets a pass on that one.
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level 22
Oct 28, 2012
For some reason I was thinking 'the crusaders' were characters from a tv show or something ... it didn't even occur to me to associate it with the crusades lol
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level 35
Jan 4, 2013
lol
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level 40
Jan 8, 2013
Rugby is actually two different sports. Rugby league and rugby union. Those terms are definitely used in union. I don't think all of them are in league.
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level 48
Feb 18, 2013
True but am pretty sure all these terms are used in both.
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level 76
May 19, 2014
Hooker and Scrum are definitely used in both. Not sure that ruck is used as a term for League since they don't have the same contest for the ball after the tackle. I don't watch league though, so not sure.
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level 71
Jun 21, 2014
They are definitely terms used in both sports. They evolved from the same sport, originally based on professional/amateur lines. League tends to be a blue-collar game, while rugby has more players from private school backgrounds
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level 77
Feb 24, 2015
Depends where you lived. League was played by most schools where I lived, northern England, although Union was played by the Grammar - well they would wouldn't they! The expression Ruck is used in League as the area of the play-the-ball although it's used rarely. And league is played by amateurs as well as professionals - just like Union.
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level 65
Mar 12, 2014
I never heard of a butterfly kiss before - so I tried a wide range of body parts, some of which would, quite frankly, make for very interesting kisses.
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level 43
Aug 20, 2014
Exactly.
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level 80
Sep 3, 2014
I always thought it was a very light kiss with the lips. I got it though.
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level 68
Oct 13, 2018
A Glasgow kiss is rather different
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level 67
Nov 4, 2018
Never heard of it either. Must be an American phrase.
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level 45
Mar 15, 2019
American, I never heard of it.
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level 45
Dec 15, 2018
I thought it was when you blow a kiss in the air and it "flies/floats" to the other..
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level 65
Mar 3, 2015
Why is seismograph not accepted? It should be...Quizmaster uses wikipedia to cite alot of answers and seismograph is another form of seismometer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seismometer
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level ∞
Mar 4, 2015
Seismograph IS accepted!
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level 46
Mar 12, 2015
I also question why richter scale is not accepted for earthquake measurement
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level 45
May 5, 2015
Because the richter scale is the scale applied to the seismometer's measurement, not the actual device that measures the magnitude.
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level 67
Dec 20, 2016
The hardest part about measuring an earthquakes intensity is getting them to stand on the richter scale.
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level 33
Mar 4, 2018
First wedding anniversary, traditional gifts differ, it's paper in America, and cotton in Britain, can you accept either or say America in the question?
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level 39
Jun 16, 2018
...it's paper in britain, too...
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level 72
Oct 23, 2018
according to pear's cyclopedia (via the wiki page) traditionally jock is right, although i'm pretty sure everyone just uses the paper 1st list now if they look it up - cotton is clearly better than paper and having wine as the 85th celebration seems like someone is just having a laugh. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_anniversary
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level 84
Oct 23, 2018
Technically the largest island in the English channel is Great Britain
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level 76
Oct 24, 2018
That's the first thing that I thought of too, but then I thought that the coastlines of Great Britain and Continental Europe form the English Channel so Great Britain is on the English Channel but not in the English Channel. For Great Britain to be in the Channel it would have to wrap all the way around the island, but it doesn't - if that makes any sense.
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level 56
Mar 15, 2019
That would make the island of Great Britain in the North Sea and Irish Sea as well.
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level 71
Oct 23, 2018
31% have gotten 20/20, that must be a record for General Knowledge quizzes. (I got 19)
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level 72
Oct 23, 2018
Maybe reword the daltry question "Who was led by the singer Roger Daltry?" :D
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level 67
Nov 4, 2018
Never heard the abbreviation AWD in Britain, I think we call it something else.
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level 45
Dec 15, 2018
4wheel drive I guess? Most cars have 4 wheels, so it would effectively be all wheel drive
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level 58
Feb 2, 2019
There is a difference between 4 wheel and all wheel drive.
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level 56
Mar 15, 2019
Most cars are either front or rear wheel drives (thus two-wheeled drive), but they still have four wheels!
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level 75
Mar 15, 2019
Technically there's only a small difference if any, these days, but in my area of the US one usually says all-wheel drive for a car that uses all-wheel drive all the time, and four-wheel drive for a pickup or SUV that one switches back and forth from two-wheel drive for the street or towing to four-wheel drive for off-road or muddy or snowy road conditions. When we owned our first 4x4 pickup we had to get out and manually change the setting on the hubs to switch into four-wheel drive. It's nice not having to do that anymore.
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level 49
Mar 15, 2019
Yes - outside of North America it's called 'four-wheel drive' (according to the Oxford Dictionary of English).
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level 45
Dec 15, 2018
I typed many things for the paris agreement, carbondioxide, smog, environment (though obviously that isnt the thing to prevent)
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level 49
Mar 15, 2019
Haha :)
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level 66
Jan 17, 2019
I call the man of the cloth a "preacher" but minister worked so I'm good.
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level 68
Mar 15, 2019
Less than 50% for the "Who". You kids better stay off my lawn!
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level 58
Mar 15, 2019
How about accepting climate warming?
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level 49
Mar 15, 2019
Or global change :)
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level 49
Mar 15, 2019
Never heard of 'hooker', 'scrum' or 'ruck' before, although I played a bit of rugby in school a few years ago. Also never heard of a clergyman being referred to as a 'man of the cloth'.
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level 49
Mar 15, 2019
JetPunk does teach me a lot of things
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level 49
Mar 15, 2019
Is it too much to ask for "white" to be accepted for "wight"?
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level 56
Mar 15, 2019
Yes :-)
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