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General Knowledge Quiz #58

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: February 16, 2019
First submittedSeptember 11, 2012
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What story does the phrase "Bah Humbug" come from?
A Christmas Carol
What organ is responsible for filtering toxins such as alcohol?
The Liver
What pop group's first hit was "Wannabe"?
The Spice Girls
What type of animal is Winnie the Pooh's friend Eeyore?
Donkey
Which U.S. President was known as "Ike"?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Which of Santa's reindeer has a name that starts with V?
Vixen
What is the biggest chain of grocery stores in the UK?
Tesco
What style of embroidery uses a pattern of small X-shaped stitches?
Cross Stitch
What New York hotel gave its name to a salad with apples,
celery, walnuts, and mayo?
The Waldorf
If snakes are reptiles, what are frogs?
Amphibians
What are Assam and Ceylon?
Types of Tea
What was the name of the volleyball in the movie "Cast Away"?
Wilson
What country does Heineken beer come from?
Netherlands
What ethnic group controls an autonomous region of northeastern Iraq?
Kurds
In what activity were Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer world champions?
Chess
What hormone do diabetics suffer a deficiency of?
Insulin
Who originally wrote the song "All Along the Watchtower",
later covered by Jimi Hendrix?
Bob Dylan
What is 100 degrees Celsius in Fahrenheit?
212
In what country is Timbuktu located?
Mali
Who was the subject of the 2018 movie "Bohemian Rhapsody"?
Freddie Mercury / Queen
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level 63
Dec 6, 2012
I love Tesco!! I used to stop in there all the time for sandwich wraps when I lived in the UK.
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level 76
Feb 17, 2019
As a Brit, it's weird seeing someone get so excited about Tesco.
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level 77
Apr 19, 2019
I feel the same way when my foreigner friends go the US and tell me about the great time they had at WalMart
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level 76
Apr 20, 2019
I'm American but I live in the boonies and I get excited about going to Walmart - and McDonald's, and Sonic, and Walgreen's, and...
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level 84
Dec 6, 2012
Ouch. I finally know what it feels like to be on the other side of the "this quiz is too America-centric" argument. I had absolutely no chance of getting (or even taking a guess at) the UK grocery store. Oh well, 19/20 ain't bad.
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level 72
Dec 6, 2012
I remembered it was a short "t" word with an 'o' from just being in London for a couple days. Couldn't get Tesoro out of my mind, though. So close. Agree that it's not "general knowledge." Great trivia, though!
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level 29
Dec 7, 2012
I'm from the UK and Tesco wasn't my first answer, I thought it was Asda!
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level 29
Dec 7, 2012
It's not any less general knowledge than similar USA based questions that regularly appear in these quizzes though.
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level 29
Jun 13, 2016
Tesco is present in a bunch of countries, not only in the UK. What's funny is that I'm so used to the site being US-centric that I typed "walmart" twice before reading the question again. I wouldn't even know Walmart if it wasn't for this site :D
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level 62
Apr 1, 2017
Hey, I typed in Coles. Then I realise that's Australia...
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level 58
Apr 6, 2018
Asda is a WalMart company.
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level 55
Apr 10, 2019
but walmart is one of the most famous and rich retailers in the WORLD
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level 73
Feb 17, 2019
i got tesco right and have never been to uk apart from airports
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level 53
Dec 6, 2012
I have discovered that my geography isn't as good as I thought- I was trying to fit Timbuktu onto the wrong continent! Ooops. Other than that not to bad.
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level 49
Feb 8, 2015
i thought it was in India... LOL Fail on my part.. I had a brain fart
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level 71
Mar 5, 2016
I had Africa at least, but I was *sure* it was way further to the north, like in Libya or Morocco.
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level 54
Aug 13, 2018
Same here. I typed practically every nation north of Mali before getting to it.
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level 41
Dec 17, 2012
15/20.
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level 34
Mar 4, 2013
i would never of thought of TESCO?!?! maybe ASDA or Morrisons
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level 35
May 11, 2015
Tesco is by far the largest, followed by Sainsburys, then Morrisons and Asda...
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level 58
Apr 6, 2018
what happened to Lidl?
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level 58
Feb 9, 2015
Just one point brought up by my pernickety mind: "If snakes are reptiles, what are frogs?" Well, frogs are amphibians even if snakes aren't reptiles! Sorry, I'm a computer programmer, the logic of the question infuriates me in other contexts.
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level 73
Mar 5, 2015
So should the question have read "What are frogs?" Would have loved to see the answers to THAT question.
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level 54
May 12, 2015
We would accept amphibians, green, swamp-dwellers, delicious, not-toads, and possible princes cursed by witches.
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level 74
Feb 19, 2017
Well, what does it change? If snakes ARE reptilians, frogs are still amphibians, even if they are amphibians also in other contexts.
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level 67
Apr 19, 2019
Sure, but it was giving a reference point for what specific classification the answer is looking for. If the question were, say, "If an oak tree is a plant, what is a frog?" then the answer would be "animal." If it were "If an earthworm is an invertebrate, what is a frog?" the answer would be "vertebrate."
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level 64
Apr 19, 2019
Ah, but snakes are reptiles. It may no longer be a taxonomic clade, but it still functions as a traditional classification of animals that very definitely does include snakes (among lizards, turtles, and crocodiles).
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level 84
Feb 27, 2015
I was really, really hoping that 'stuffed' would work for Eeyore.
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level 77
May 11, 2015
I stayed at the Waldorf Astoria last time I was in New York but missed that question...
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level 46
May 11, 2015
I tried 'former provinces of British India' for Assam and Ceylon...my bad
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level 38
Feb 3, 2017
it's Bobby Fischer not Bobby FIsher
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level 74
Feb 19, 2017
true
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level ∞
Feb 16, 2019
Fixed
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level 75
Mar 10, 2017
Technically only type 1 diabetics have an insulin deficiency, type 2 diabetics have plenty of it but they're insensitive to it so it doesn't really help
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level 84
Feb 18, 2019
Prince, Queen, really all the same thing, right?
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level 75
Feb 25, 2019
Anyone else know Waldorf salad because of Fawlty Towers?
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level 55
Apr 10, 2019
me
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level 70
Apr 19, 2019
What is Waldorf, a gone off walnut._Basil Fawlty
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level 49
Apr 22, 2019
You should accept "magic", "nonsense", or "witchcraft" for the question about the boiling point in Fahrenheit. I couldn't even come close to guessing what the right answer was for that.
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level 45
Jun 4, 2019
struggle that Wilson is more known than the answers that scored less
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level 59
Jul 25, 2019
Maybe accept Farrokh Bulsara for Freddy Mercury. Just for the nerdiness...