General Knowledge Quiz #56

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: December 7, 2019
First submittedSeptember 11, 2012
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What is a group of lions called?
a Pride
What traditional Chinese medical procedure involves sticking small needles into the body?
Acupuncture
What country is Siberia a part of?
Russia
What sport has a position called shortstop?
Baseball
What phone game, released in 2009, has you destroy pigs with a slingshot?
Angry Birds
What prison did Sirius Black escape from?
Azkaban
What did the Montgolfier brothers invent in 1782?
Hot Air Balloon
What is the largest country with no rivers?
Saudi Arabia
What animals were thought to be peaceful vegetarians until Jane Goodall observed them
hunting monkeys and engaging in violent warfare?
Chimpanzees
In everyday English, what is your patella?
Kneecap
What popular variety of orange is named after a city in Spain?
Valencia or Seville
What city was built based on the 1791 plans of Pierre Charles L'Enfant?
Washington D.C.
What voice range is lower than baritone?
Bass
What hobby uses the terms "purl" and "casting on"?
Knitting
What phylum of animals includes squids, snails, and clams?
Molluscs
What lip-syncing duo had the hit "Blame it on the Rain"?
Milli Vanilli
Who would do anything for love (but not that)?
Meat Loaf
What Olympic event is sometimes called "horse ballet"?
Dressage
According to Greek mythology, who is the god of war?
Ares
What comic book character was portrayed by bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno?
The Incredible Hulk
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Level 29
Nov 22, 2012
I only know about the Montgolfier Brothers because of Monty Python.
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Level 57
Apr 14, 2015
One of the weirder episodes, IMO
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Level 44
Nov 28, 2012
Who else optimistically tried 'golf' for those brothers?
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Level 44
Jan 18, 2013
Yup - me too.
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Level 58
Jan 17, 2014
It's pretty easy. A hot air balloon in french is called - get this- un montgolfiere.
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Level 82
May 16, 2014
Because everyone knows the French word for hot air balloon?
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
If you are french I would like to think so yes. Not everybody is (speaks) english you know... there is a huge world out there with all sorts of languages. Might be a shock, but you ll get used to the fact, ... or not..
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Level 58
Apr 14, 2015
lol yep
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Level 69
Jan 5, 2016
lol no some of us took an interest in other languages
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Level 65
Nov 8, 2019
@Samprasion Jackey52 just said he did; doesn't mean everybody else did
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Level 22
Apr 15, 2015
yep lol
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Level 76
Oct 30, 2015
Golf was invented by Bullroarer Took.
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Level 72
Oct 4, 2018
Which, interestingly enough, is the Scottish word for chasing a tiny little ball over acres of ground with a crooked stick. Weird
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Level 59
Feb 3, 2019
There is further evidence of the African equivalent is Coombeshasime (sp?) The ritual of banging a stick on the ground while shouting obscenities.
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
@blacklab, sounds about right... all that is missing is some balls..
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Level 67
Feb 22, 2016
haha... maybe. I also think that technically the hot air baloon was invented in china hundreds of years before this, but I suppose those guys sort of REinvented them as it's not like they had heard of the ones made in china.
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2017
Cite source.
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Level 52
May 22, 2018
China people invented all kinds of stuff.
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Level 58
Aug 26, 2016
Caught me
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2019
I tried mountain golfing.
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Level 47
Jun 9, 2014
Hhaha how could I forget Milli Vanilli
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Level 78
Apr 14, 2015
The dressage clue is an insult to ballet dancers.
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Level 78
Apr 14, 2015
And I suppose calling a western movie a "horse opera" is an insult to opera singers and soap opera actors, too? I fear for the future of all literary devices.
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
Soap opera is an insult. To opera, and maybe to soap aswell.
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Level 47
Apr 14, 2015
Both are equally pointless displays in which the participants flit from point to point with no apparent emotion or reason.
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Level 63
Apr 5, 2019
Yes, far too much flitting. Much more furtive movement is needed. Perhaps tackling and scoring would further ameliorate its many deficiencies.
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Level 44
Apr 14, 2015
Can you accept knee for patella?
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Level 28
Nov 26, 2015
I think knee should be acceptable!
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Level 65
Sep 1, 2017
As a physician, I strongly disagree. The knee is a joint composed of the junction of the femur, tibia, and patella. The patella is a specific bone (not a joint), commonly referred to as the kneecap. "Kneecap" and "knee" are no more synonymous than are "humerus" and "shoulder", for example.
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
Yea that would be like accepting hand for pinky.
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Level 77
Nov 8, 2019
As a house painter, I strongly disagree as well.
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Level 46
May 8, 2016
also softball
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Level 70
Mar 7, 2017
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Level 75
Apr 8, 2019
Don't do it, you'll get Rick Rolled.
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Level 33
Mar 7, 2017
appreciate the dressage question :) and the fact that it has at least 30 %
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Level 56
May 27, 2017
Welp that's my worst ever GNQ...10/20
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Level 65
Nov 8, 2019
Mine too... 9/20.
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Level 65
Sep 1, 2017
Well, to my dismay, apparently "bass" in this context isn't pronounced like the fish. I thought the music term was "base". Ridiculous English language!!
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2017
If you have an obvious lack of General Knowledge ........... Blame the language.
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Level 38
Nov 2, 2018
ARES not ARIES?
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Level 76
Dec 29, 2018
Yes.
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Level 69
Jan 10, 2019
I also distinctly remember being taught it was "Aries" in school when we studied the Greeks. Mandela effect perhaps?
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Level 67
Jun 16, 2019
Aries is a zodiac sign. They have nothing to do with eachother. But maybe your mind assumed it was written the same and you werent really paying attention to how it was written.
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Level 69
Dec 29, 2018
Could "Seville orange" be allowed?
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Level 66
Nov 29, 2019
Seville is accepted so I see no need.
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Level 77
Dec 29, 2018
Seville is also a type of orange named after a city in Spain.
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Level 83
Jan 4, 2019
Agreed. Seville oranges are very popular and also a city in Spain.
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2019
Okay
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Level 73
Dec 30, 2018
Meat Loaf is two words, no?
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Level 77
Dec 31, 2018
Yes
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2019
Fixed
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Level 86
Jan 1, 2019
How about molluSks? Sort of over picky?
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Level 60
Jan 2, 2019
please, accept mollusk with k, I used a dictionary and it was written with k. Also in the britanicca it is spelled like that
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2019
Mollusk will work now sorry
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2019
I knew "mollusc"... couldn't figure out how to spell it. Gave up, saw that this denied me a fifth point. Restarted the quiz. Even after looking at the word still couldn't figure out how to spell it. And I don't think the type-ins QM added work. I got it on the 3rd try, though.
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2019
I think I used to have a comment here that had gotten a bunch of likes, where I mentioned that every time it rained (3 or 4 times per year, usually), the road that ran in front of the school where I taught in Riyadh would turn in to a river. I would sit upstairs in the kabsa restaurant next door, which suddenly became waterfront property, and eat my dinner while watching the Saudis trying to swim or wade across the street. I had attached a photo, I'm guessing that's probably both why it had so many likes and why it got taken down. here are some similar ones.
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Level 50
Apr 5, 2019
Vegetarians = Humans who don't consume meat and reject most animal products. Herbivores = Other animals, same definition otherwise. Note the difference.
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Level 81
Apr 5, 2019
Seems like a pointless quibble to me.
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Level 45
May 10, 2019
who else feels compelled to look up songs on YouTube after being reminded of their existence by theses quizzes? The MilliVanilli song isn't actually all that bad.