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General Knowledge Quiz #69

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: May 1, 2019
First submittedMarch 3, 2013
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Who slew Goliath?
David
Where would you find the "Great Red Spot"?
Jupiter
In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", what word does the raven say?
Nevermore
Who was nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans"?
Joan of Arc
What popular spread's ingredients include hazelnut, milk, and a hint of cocoa?
Nutella
Besides Ireland, what country is geographically closest to the United Kingdom?
France
Which European country did not join the United Nations until 2002?
Switzerland
Who discovered the element Radium?
Marie and Pierre Curie
What is the most populous city in Australia?
Sydney
What organ produces bile?
Liver
Which U.S. state has the most Cajuns?
Louisiana
To avoid bad luck, what should one throw over their left shoulder?
Salt
"A man a plan a canal Panama" is a famous example of what?
Palindrome
What does an oenophile love?
Wine
In what country would you find the city of Bruges?
Belgium
What were Calico Jack and Blackbeard?
Pirates
Where would you find a skipper and a bosun?
On a ship
What Disney movie features the song "When You Wish Upon a Star"?
Pinocchio
According to cliché, what is the best policy?
Honesty
What famous character was created by Bram Stoker?
Count Dracula
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level 20
Apr 11, 2013
For the question “A man a plan a canal Panama” is a famous example of what? I put bad grammar and it didn't work >.
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level 21
Apr 12, 2013
That's funny, for 'great red spot' I put my forehead. It didn't work either
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level 20
Apr 16, 2013
Hahaha. I didn't think of that one. I'm kinda a planets nerd :P
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level 76
Feb 2, 2015
Japanese flag didn't work, either. ;-)
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level 57
Aug 7, 2015
The palindrome of Bolton would be Notlob.
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level 60
Oct 11, 2015
In Lankie Twang it would be "Not Wob"!
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level 67
Nov 27, 2017
Thar's reet thar lad
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level 65
Jul 5, 2019
No. Bolton does not "have" a palindrome. Palindromes are words or phrases that read the same forwards and backwards. Notlob is just Bolton backwards. "Bolton notlob" would be a palindrome, though a pretty terrible one.
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level 61
Apr 11, 2013
Interesting that so many knew Bruges, but so few got Switzerland. I didn't know it was the answer, but given its history of never aligning itself with anything, it was my first guess.
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level 77
Apr 13, 2013
I didn't know either, and it was also my first guess.
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level 58
Feb 21, 2014
I'd guess that many people assume Switzerland is part of the UN because there are many international headquarters located in Geneva, including many UN agencies.
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level 45
May 6, 2015
I knew bruges because of the movie "monuments men". And i just fumbled through the un nations that weren't on the security council before i got switzerland.
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level 80
Oct 11, 2018
i knew it because of the film In Bruges and because it's general knowledge
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level 76
Oct 11, 2015
I misread it as EU instead of UN and so I would never have guessed Switzerland if I had bothered to go through all the EU countries...
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level 67
Jul 7, 2017
It makes me feel better that I'm not the only one who did that.
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level 76
Jul 6, 2019
I did that, too. I wonder why so many of us see it that way? I just started naming European countries and finally got it.
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level 21
Oct 16, 2015
I got Bruges because of Dr. Evil :-) (he's from there!)
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level 63
Nov 22, 2018
In Bruges is a great flick worth checking out:

| 7.9 on iMDb | Netflix |
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level 43
Apr 11, 2013
Uh...Switzerland isn't a member of the European Union. Please fix that.
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level 21
Apr 12, 2013
United Nations, not European Union
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level 57
Apr 6, 2018
but it IS European. A part of the continent of Europe.
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level 71
Jul 5, 2019
hesasmartone misread the clue as being about the European Union, and now you misread his comment as being about European countries?
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level 55
Jun 5, 2014
"Your honor, we caught this man committing oenology with a parking meter." "Lock him up."
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level 66
Jul 22, 2014
Totally blanked on Joan of Arc. Did try Drew Brees for that answer though (thought maybe the "New" was implied). :D
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level 51
Oct 11, 2015
palindrome: go hang a salami im a lasagna hog
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level 21
Oct 16, 2015
69.... LOLOLOL
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level 21
Oct 16, 2015
Alan Parsons helped me with the Edgar Allan Poe one....
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level 76
Aug 10, 2016
Not Poe himself? Go and read The Raven right now :D
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level 46
Feb 7, 2017
Some things in this quiz don't seem to be "general knowledge"
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level 67
Nov 27, 2017
GENERAL: widespread, common, extensive, universal, wide, popular, public, mainstream, prevalent, prevailing, rife, established, well established, conventional, traditional, traditionalist, orthodox, accepted; in circulation, in force, in vogue,comprehensive, overall, across the board, blanket, umbrella, mass, total, complete, wholesale, sweeping, panoramic, broad, broad-ranging, extended, inclusive, all-inclusive, all-round, generic, outright, encyclopaedic, indiscriminate, catholic,universal, global, worldwide, international, nationwide, countrywide, coast-to-coast, company-wide........... I Think that does it.
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level 74
May 1, 2019
He thought it was flag officer knowledge.
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level 20
Mar 13, 2017
I feel so proud when I complete a question without cheating :D
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level 67
Jul 7, 2017
Somehow I read the Switzerland question as what country didn't join the EU until 2002, and I was all prepared to chime in that the answer was wrong. Oops.
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level 54
Nov 27, 2017
Spain borders Gibraltar (an overseas territory of the UK), so wouldn't Spain be closer to the UK than France?
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level 77
May 1, 2019
According to Wikipedia, the main ingredients of Nutella are sugar and palm oil. And although the ingredients appear to vary somewhat from country to country, there seems to be about as much cocoa as milk. (In Italy, it's "fat-reduced cocoa powder (7.4%), skimmed milk powder (5%)".)
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level ∞
May 1, 2019
Changed the working slightly.
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level 62
May 8, 2019
I was going to say it's missing "a lot of sugar" as ingredient. I know not all are listed.
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level 74
May 1, 2019
Oenophile is ancient Greek for wino.
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level 45
Jul 5, 2019
Number 69. You know what that means? Nothing.
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level 28
Jul 6, 2019
I should keep quiet about the number-
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level 51
Jul 6, 2019
Nice.
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