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General Knowledge Quiz #61

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Last updated: March 11, 2019
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What country attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941?
Japan
What was the name of Geppetto's puppet who came to life?
Pinocchio
Where does Peter Pan live?
Never Never Land
What type of animal would you find in an apiary?
a Bee
What Los Angeles street gang is rivals with the Crips?
the Bloods
In the Bible, what was Lot's wife turned into?
a Pillar of Salt
What country's first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, is often given as an example
of a benevolent dictator?
Singapore
What book by Alex Haley featured the character Kunta Kinte?
Roots
What kind of building was Abraham Lincoln born in?
a Log Cabin
Who sang "Redemption Song" and "Jamming"?
Bob Marley
What was abolished by the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
Slavery
What is the scientific name for the human species?
Homo Sapiens
What is the name of both a French dynasty and a street in New Orleans?
Bourbon
What is either a military rank or a type of punishment?
Corporal
What, in common English, is a gendarme?
Police Officer
In Britain they call it a rubber. What do Americans call it?
an Eraser
Who had a wife named Priscilla and a daughter named Lisa Marie?
Elvis Presley
What branch of mathematics was invented separately by
Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz?
Calculus
What is the last name of Australian actors Chris, Liam, and Luke?
Hemsworth
What is lox?
Brined salmon
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level 62
Dec 27, 2012
Can log house be an accepted term for log cabin? or even just log? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log_house
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level ∞
Mar 3, 2015
Log house will work now.
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level 16
Aug 29, 2016
I knew Lincoln was born in a log cabin but us Brits often just refer to this type of building as a cabin. I didn't think of adding 'log' so I assumed I'd learnt it wrong! :(
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level 41
Dec 27, 2012
you'd be hard pressed to find somebody living in a log, though some liberal nut job probably has
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level 54
Jun 22, 2015
Look up the One Log House! Somebody took on the challenge of building a small trailer-type house inside of a single redwood tree log. I'm pretty sure it tours the US now. I've been inside, and it is actually not too uncomfortable at all! :-P So, given the necessity for extreme power tools and an I-told-you-I-could-do-it attitude, I'm guessing the person who made it was more right-leaning than not.
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level 58
Oct 14, 2015
It's located at the Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum in St. Augustine, Florida.
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level 40
Dec 27, 2012
The first question is wrong! It's the Germans. JB said so in Animal House! ;)
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level 38
Dec 28, 2012
HAHA! Awesome!
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level 49
Dec 28, 2012
he was on a roll...
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level 44
Jun 22, 2015
Darn it, I wanted to comment that as soon as I saw the first question!
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level 49
Dec 27, 2012
i agree, log house is just as good as a log cabin. their almost the same thing!
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level 75
Jun 22, 2015
Cabin implies a smaller, more rustic dwelling which IMO better fits Lincoln's humble origins. Some log houses are very large and luxurious these days.
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level 77
Mar 8, 2019
Log house and log cabin may be almost the same thing, but "their" and "they're" are totally different things.
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level 49
Dec 28, 2012
Could you accept "The second star from the right" for where Peter Pan lives?
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level 73
Feb 17, 2013
That's the directions to get there. Second star to the right and straight on till morning. That's like saying you lived on the interstate that took you to your town.
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level 28
Dec 28, 2012
homosapien was not accepted :(
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level 38
Dec 28, 2012
I know. And I admit my ingorance, but neither was Morman vs Mormon. It is timed and I was in a rush, what can I say?
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level 44
Jan 4, 2013
Yeah, boo
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level 59
Mar 6, 2014
Because Homo Sapien is not correct. The "s" on the end of Sapiens does not make it plural, but rather it is needed for the latin word for "wise".
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level 28
Aug 18, 2014
I was wondering why it didn't accept Homo Sapien... now I know, thanks.
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level ∞
Mar 3, 2015
Homo sapien will work now even though its incorrect.
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level 70
Oct 11, 2017
You pushover, you ;-)
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level 48
Dec 28, 2018
Normally I don't care too much about leniency in spelling. But this goes too far imo. The s is important. You wouldnt accept huma or tige or moo, for human, moon or tiger would you? It just isnt the same without the s. People might go on thinking it is the correct term. It is not like a word with two r's where you only hear one, or an "e" that is pronounced as a "u" or something like that. It is not just a matter of spelling (I hope you get what I mean. If the answer is cancer, ancer is much more wrong than canser. Or hiladelphia and philidelphia.)
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level 48
Dec 28, 2018
Because it is not an existing word/term
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level 41
Dec 30, 2012
11.
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level 30
Mar 30, 2014
Dang! I typed just cabin instead of log cabin, and homosapien instead of homospiens.
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level 57
Mar 11, 2019
The Homospiens are a close relative of the Homo Sapien. They were believed to be a more gentle biped with slightly less developed thumbs and fingers. They became extinct with the invention of touch screen devices which they could not operated with the adroitness of their Homo Sapien cousins, and the popularity of online bullying in social co-dependency media which conflicted greatly with their gentle nature.
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level 45
Aug 25, 2014
Not gonna lie, I tried "hospital" just for the hell of it for the Abe Lincoln one. Lincoln logs...
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level 54
Jun 22, 2015
Did you know that Jimmy Carter was actually the first US president to be born in a hospital? And he's still alive! It really puts birthing history into perspective, doesn't it?
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level 57
Mar 11, 2019
Me too.
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level 82
Mar 4, 2015
Wow, 30 comments in and not one person has made a joke about rubbers.
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level ∞
Mar 5, 2015
That's because that question was just added this week. :)
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level 16
Aug 29, 2016
I definitely tried 'condoms' first. It took me more than a few confused seconds to work out my error!
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level 16
Jun 22, 2015
Anyone else see the "rubbers" question and instantly think of condoms? No? ...Ok then...
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level 73
Sep 17, 2018
Yes, actually
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level 47
Jun 22, 2015
ok, who else typed condom for the British rubber question?
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level 37
Jun 22, 2015
I did, and I don't understand why its not an acceptable answer. I've only ever heard the word rubber refer to condoms, or an elastic substance. Never to erasers.
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level ∞
Mar 7, 2019
Look at the question again. You need to understand the differences between American and British English.
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rubber
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level 78
May 3, 2019
Right, it's not what YOU think rubber means, it's what the Brits call a rubber.
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level 75
May 10, 2019
I'm an older American and when I was young they were sometimes called rubber erasers. It's not a stretch to see how the name could be shortened.
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level 57
May 10, 2019
Rubber is definitely understood to mean both an eraser and a condom in Britain. I don't know why that wiki only points to it being US/Canadian slang. Even if it originated there it's used here. I've heard "rubber" and "rubber Johnny" used for condom since a young age... and of course lots of puns because of the double meaning.
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level 16
May 13, 2019
I'm a Brit. So, 'rubber' usually means an eraser. If somebody asked you for a rubber without any context they would indeed be asking for an eraser. Using 'rubber' for condom is quite outdated now and requires a lot of context to work as conversation!
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level 81
Aug 26, 2015
I kept wondering why condom, propylactic and such wouldn't work and WHAT word Americans would use then?
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level 73
Sep 17, 2018
Me
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level 63
Jun 22, 2015
Anyone else get gendarme because of Archer?
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level 84
Mar 7, 2019
Me!
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level 60
Mar 14, 2019
I got it because of The Sims.
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level 78
May 3, 2019
Did you say your name was Benoit? :-)
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level 66
Jun 28, 2015
"Sapiens" should not have a capital letter, and "Homo sapiens" should be italicised.
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level 43
Apr 27, 2018
Italicization(?) shouldn't matter.
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level 67
Mar 8, 2019
'WelshWizard' wins the 'Golden Nitpick' award for Jan. 2015.....Congratulations.
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level 31
Oct 9, 2017
;( I knew corporal but I spelled it 'corpral' and knew it was spelled incorrectly but didn't know the correct spelling.
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level 68
Feb 6, 2018
For some reason I read that clue as what is either a military Tank or a type of punishment. Oops.
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level 84
Mar 7, 2019
Didn't Bob Marley sing "Jammin'?" I think "Jamming" was a song by Chief Clancy Wiggum at the end of a Simpsons episode.
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level 67
Mar 7, 2019
Is it possible to accept "Liquid Oxygen" for lox.
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level 52
Mar 11, 2019
Yes. The salmon sense is only used in North America. Liquid oxygen should also be accepted.
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level 57
May 10, 2019
Yeah, that's what I tried first. The question isn't specific and lox does mean liquid oxygen. There's a bit in You Only Live Twice where one of the bad guys is secretly importing liquid oxygen (for rocket fuel) along with butter and things, so that people assume it's just salmon :)
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level 52
Mar 11, 2019
Hard to believe the all the questions were correctly answered by over 50% of quiz takers. Wow.
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level 42
Mar 11, 2019
There is an extra "by" in the mathematics question. Should be "...invented separately by..."
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level ∞
Mar 11, 2019
Okay
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level 44
Mar 11, 2019
I tried so many things for "rubber"-- rain coat, slicker, rain boots, galoshes, rubber band, condom. Surely some of these could be accepted?
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level 78
May 3, 2019
This isn't that hard folks. "In Britain, they call it a rubber." It's not "what else does rubber mean to an American?"
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level 72
May 13, 2019
But in Britain we also say rubber to mean condom and I didn't know that Americans also use the term rubber to mean condom - it's not unreasonable that people are getting confused
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level 60
Mar 14, 2019
I tried just "cabin". I imagined a log cabin while thinking of it but I had no idea it was called that.
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level 75
May 10, 2019
Fish isn't specific enough for lox? I typed that in first and then started to doubt myself when it wasn't taken.
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level 65
May 10, 2019
I tried fish multiple times too then gave up.
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level 33
May 10, 2019
Lol for the Singapore one I just guessed every East Asian or Southeast Asian country I knew until I got it.
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level 57
May 10, 2019
Lox is also a term for liquid oxygen.
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level 44
May 10, 2019
That's what my first guess was too - liquefied oxygen
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level 16
May 13, 2019
A gendarme is basically a policeman but there is a bit of nuance to it. A Gendarmerie is a part of the military with responsibility for policing the civilian population, slightly distinct from normal civilian police/ sheriffs etc. Predominantly a Southern European phenomenon.
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