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General Knowledge Quiz #70

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: May 1, 2019
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What city was the first to be run as a democracy?
Athens
Who is the villain in "Avengers: Infinity War"?
Thanos
What is the slowest of the four Olympic swimming strokes?
Breaststroke
What company's logo is described as a "swoosh"?
Nike
What Christmas character said "God bless us, every one!"
Tiny Tim
Who is often considered to be the archetype of a Renaissance Man?
Leonardo Da Vinci
What is either a racket sport or a vegetable?
Squash
What animal's milk is mozzarella cheese traditionally made from?
Water Buffalo
What Dr. Seuss character hears a Who?
Horton
What mythological figure inspires romantic love with his bow and arrow?
Cupid
What is the name of the fictional doctor who talks to animals?
Dr. Dolittle
What actor based his character in "Magic Mike" off of his own experience as a stripper?
Channing Tatum
Who was the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom?
Margaret Thatcher
What is another name for an abattoir?
Slaughterhouse
What country is the island of Zanzibar a part of?
Tanzania
What singer died in 2012 whose last name is also the name of a major American city?
Whitney Houston
What dictator was portrayed by Forest Whitaker in "The Last King of Scotland"?
Idi Amin
In what city would you find St Paul's Cathedral?
London
In what part of the Atlantic Ocean are ships and aircraft said to have
mysteriously disappeared?
Bermuda Triangle
What angle is neither obtuse nor acute?
a Right Angle
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level 37
Apr 25, 2013
I kept putting Hispaniola for Cuba. I feel dumb.
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level 57
Apr 25, 2013
i miss breaststroke because i put a space between breast and stroke. ugh
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level 33
Apr 25, 2013
I put breast and it was accepted.
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level ∞
Apr 27, 2013
Yeah, spaces and punctuation never matter on JetPunk so you must have been spelling something incorrectly.
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level 59
Oct 25, 2015
I thought "swoosh" sounded like water or waves and tried "Pepsi".
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level 65
Oct 25, 2015
I just put tim, and when that didn't work i put "little timothy" hahaha
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level 68
Oct 25, 2015
Meatworks or freezerworks should work. I have never heard one actually called a slaughterhouse, must be an American thing.
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level 72
Oct 26, 2015
Just because you don't know it or haven't heard it does not automatically make it an American thing. Sheesh!
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level 66
Mar 16, 2016
Ya that one is WAY more than just an american thing
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level 62
Dec 30, 2018
I have never heard of meatworks or freezerworks (sounds more like a machine) though I had heard of slaughterhouse and abattoir. Either way, horrid places
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level 61
Jul 12, 2019
I only know "abattoir" because there is an episode of the Simpsons where Homer tries to buy tapes to encourage weight loss and they send him vocabulary builder tapes instead. "Abattoir" is the first word on the tapes..."The cow was slaughtered in the abattoir." I am realizing that like 60% of my knowledge of higher learning and culture comes from Simpsons references.
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level 66
Jul 15, 2019
Most of the writers went to Harvard or some other ivy league university, so at least you're learning from educated people
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level 60
Jul 13, 2019
Kept typing in variations of 'Meatworks' as that is the only alternative commonly used for abbatoir around here. (Aus).
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level 32
Dec 10, 2015
I couldn't work out what an abattoir is also known as? Must be an American English term 'slaughterhouse'
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level 76
Feb 25, 2017
I'm American and never heard of it, but apparently it was a comic book series made into a movie.
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level 62
Dec 30, 2018
It is the place where animals get slaughtered. Nothing to do with comics or movies.
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level 76
Jul 12, 2019
In addition to another word for slaughterhouse it was also a movie and comic book. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abattoir_(film)
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level 86
Jul 24, 2016
There's a new female prime minister in the UK
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level ∞
Jul 25, 2016
Changed only to first
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level ∞
Jul 25, 2016
p.s. Wow, level 76!
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level ∞
May 1, 2019
Three years later. Wow, level 84!
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level 58
Jun 25, 2019
Level 85 now!
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level 48
Jul 6, 2017
"What Christmas character said "God bless us, every one!"", Jesus should be accepted as an answer as well (jk)
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level 55
Oct 5, 2017
Accept meatworks for abattoir to make it a bit more international
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level 56
Apr 6, 2018
I have never heard an abattoir or slaughterhouse referred to as meatworks. Lived in US & UK. Where are they called meatworks? I shall have to google that one. Learning new things.
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level 72
May 1, 2019
In New Zealand we only use "meatworks".
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level 74
May 2, 2019
I camped at Meatworks near Kaikoura :)
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level 62
Dec 30, 2018
How is it international? What countries use that term? I have never heard of it. (And have heard of abattoir and slaughterhouse)
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level 70
Jan 28, 2019
They're sometimes called that in New Zealand and Australia. Also known as meat processing plants, used to be called freezing works in NZ due to how meat used to be frozen before export. But slaughterhouse and abattoir are also used here. I'm not sure how global the term meatworks is used but since NZ and Oz are big in the meat industry globally it should be accepted.
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level 70
May 1, 2019
Knackery is another term used in Australia, for an abattoir for horse meat.
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level 70
May 1, 2019
Please accept Melbourne as well as London or change the question. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Paul%27s_Cathedral,_Melbourne
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level 57
Jul 12, 2019
And also Bendigo... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Paul%27s_Cathedral,_Bendigo
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level 80
May 1, 2019
I couldn't figure out how I was misspelling "John Denver"...
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level 71
May 1, 2019
John Denver is dead? ~~ • ~~ Edited to add: Since 1997, apparently! Boy am I out of the loop.
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level 80
May 1, 2019
Yes, but don't worry, Tony Orlando is still alive.
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level 66
May 13, 2019
My first thought was Michael Jackson (yes, I know he died in 2009) and afterwards I couldn't think of any other option.
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level 66
Jul 15, 2019
Same here, after trying Jackson I couldn't think of another one. I also didn't feel like it had been 10 years since he died.
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level 73
Jul 12, 2019
I tried Buffalo Springfield, not knowing they were a band... But Wikipedia says they've been inactive since 2012, so maybe half a point?
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level 72
May 2, 2019
"Reflex angle" is also a correct answer to the question about angles.
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level 73
May 10, 2019
That's what I thought of before right angles.

Well, I actually thought scalene... and then realised I was having a moment
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level 72
May 11, 2019
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level 43
Jul 12, 2019
A "straight angle" also works, too. Probably should re-word the question so that right angle is the only possibility. Angle opposite the hypotenuse?
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level 68
Jun 25, 2019
There are cathedrals called St Paul's in lots of cities. It must be one of the most common cathedral names in the world
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level 47
Jun 25, 2019
Please add Carol after Christmas in the Tiny Tim question
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level 77
Jun 25, 2019
Had no idea about the mozzarella. I was trying all sorts of strange animals including some that I was sure didn't have mammary glands.
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level 73
Jul 12, 2019
Mozzarella di buffala should be a good clue about where it's from...
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level 77
Jul 15, 2019
also something I've never heard before ever
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level 41
Jul 12, 2019
Please allow 90 degrees or reflex angle, since this is beyond the obtuse spectrum.
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level 66
Jul 12, 2019
I got "slaughterhouse" but was a bit surprised that "butchery" didn't work.
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level 53
Jul 12, 2019
shouldn't reflex angle be accepted or am i missing something obvious??
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level 45
Jul 12, 2019
I know it's a bit of a stretch but there's also a St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh, so could that be accepted for that question too?
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level 62
Jul 13, 2019
There's a St Paul's Cathedral in 3 cities in New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin) but I don't suppose they will work either :-)
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level 68
Jul 15, 2019
Reflex angle.
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