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General Knowledge Quiz #62

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: March 09, 2019
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What does an octopus spray when threatened?
Ink
What mineral are young women often deficient in - preventing them from giving blood?
Iron
What does the Spanish word cerveza mean?
Beer
Who killed Grendel and his mother?
Beowulf
What city is divided into 20 arrondissements?
Paris
What does Corey Hart wear at night, so he can see the visions in his head?
Sunglasses
In which U.S. state would you find Cape Cod?
Massachusetts
Who is elected by the College of Cardinals?
The Pope
What mountain chain runs through the majority of Switzerland?
Alps
What comes in French, Russian, and Thousand Island varieties?
Salad Dressing
Of what island do the Beach Boys sing, "We'll get there fast, and then we'll take it slow"?
Kokomo
What British Prime Minister is widely criticized for his policy of "appeasement"?
Neville Chamberlain
What did St. George slay?
The Dragon
What country did Alexis de Tocqueville famously write about?
United States
What city is "my kind of town", according to Frank Sinatra?
Chicago
What religion believes that Xenu brought aliens to Earth 75 million years ago
and killed them with atom bombs?
Scientology
What can be reduced by the drug Lipitor?
Cholesterol
What language is the song "Hava Nagila" written in?
Hebrew
What are LP records made out of?
Vinyl
What city did Pest merge with in 1873?
Buda
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level 74
Jan 3, 2013
I was surprised by the octopus one, I thought only the squid sprayed ink.
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level 76
Jul 6, 2015
No better place to put this today. I updated my All FIFA and Olympic Football Champions quiz.
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level 71
Jan 3, 2013
Kokomo is an island? I thought it was in deepest Indiana. I confess I never listened to the song.
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level 58
Jan 3, 2013
It is a city in Indiana. If you have ever been there you would quickly realize Brian Wilson was never there.
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level 68
Mar 9, 2019
It's across the river from Aruba, Kentucky.
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level 62
May 18, 2019
And Cairo, Illinois!
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level 59
May 17, 2019
The Kokomo mentioned in the Beach Boys song is made up. There is no island off the Florida keys with that name.
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level 21
Jan 3, 2013
Way too many people missed Sunglasses at Night.. shameful... =(
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level 76
Aug 14, 2013
I see that as a good thing. Faith in humanity restored. I, shamefully, knew the answer.
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level 67
May 8, 2017
I've never heard of Corey Hart (male or female)
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level 62
May 18, 2019
Male.
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level 50
Jan 3, 2013
19/20...not bad.
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level 61
Jan 3, 2013
18/20 - best I've ever done on a "General Knowledge" quiz. Usually quizzes under this category make me feel dumb-- or question what the definition of "general" knowledge is...
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level 76
Jul 6, 2015
Scientologists believe what??? You've got to be kidding; I thought I'd heard it all. That makes Adam and Eve & Noah's Ark sound downright plausible. Am I missing the joke?
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level 37
Jul 7, 2015
Don't forget that Scientology was founded by a science-fiction writer. This is not a joke.
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level 59
Jul 7, 2015
"A man would be a fool to write science fiction for a penny a word. If he wanted to get rich, he need only invent his own religion." - Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
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level 79
Feb 22, 2017
Only classified as a religion due to massive legal wrangling to avoid unresolved tax assessments. I read a couple of books on the history of Scientology and felt dirty whilst doing it. Creepy, manipulative, and horrible.
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level 67
May 8, 2017
As Elmer Gantry said "The Lord wouldn't have made them sheep if he didn't want them shorn'
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level 59
May 17, 2019
So...like every other religion. Scientology's real downfall is that it started too late. Other religions demand money from their followers, make them follow a bunch of arbitrary rules that don't make any sense, and otherwise encourage tribalism. Just like scientology. The main difference is that scientology was founded in the last century by a guy named Ron who drove a car, which for some reason cued everyone in to how stupid it is. But the other major religions don't exactly make sense themselves.
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level 62
May 18, 2019
Many Scientologists don’t believe in Xenu because you don’t learn about him until you reach the 3rd officer ranking, which is often outside the financial reach of poorer members. Of course, nearly every Scientologist knows about Tthetans, which is equally ridiculous to the soul concept, so the beliefs aren’t really that crazy for low-level Scientologists.
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level 74
Sep 25, 2016
LP records are actually made of PVC, so imho this should also be an accepted answer
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level 54
May 20, 2019
You're right, but you know what the V in PVC stands for, right?
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level 35
Nov 21, 2018
I've never heard of either Buda or Pest, but I love this little tidbit now that I know. And I equally love that I got it right!
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level 68
Mar 7, 2019
I don't know if you're a Discworld fan, but I've always assumed that Ankh Morpork was loosely based on Budapest because of that.
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level 67
Mar 8, 2019
Buda is on one side of the river, Pest on the other:
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level 55
Jan 8, 2019
Lipitor doesn't reduce the size of your lips then?
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level 68
Mar 7, 2019
I think you mean mineral, not vitamin.
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level 74
Mar 8, 2019
I guess the most obvious real vitamin to answer the question would be B9...
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level 71
Mar 9, 2019
Indeed. I immediately thought of iron but could not write it as an answer because the question asks for a vitamin. Very badly worded question.
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level ∞
Mar 9, 2019
Fixed the question, thanks
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level 59
May 17, 2019
I blanked so hard on Beowulf. I remember reading that in sophomore English. I even remembered Rothgar and that it was set in Denmark. But I could not for the life of me summon the name of the title character.
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level 34
May 17, 2019
Lol I feel proud for getting U.S.A.
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level 54
May 20, 2019
I don't feel proud, forgetting U.S.A.
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level 62
May 18, 2019
How does Lipitor not reduce Lipids? Shouldn’t it be named Cholestitor?
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level 75
May 19, 2019
I tried Church of Scientology and when it wasn't accepted I moved on.
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level 56
May 20, 2019
Obuda also merged with Buda and Pest.
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level 34
May 22, 2019
First quiz that hasn't accepted usa for united states I knew the state for cape cod but could not get the spelling right!
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level 47
May 24, 2019
If these are general knowledge things I am feeling super dumb. 12/20 and thanks.
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