General Knowledge Quiz #71

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: May 1, 2019
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What was the language of the Roman Empire?
Latin
What was the unflattering nickname of Queen Mary I of England?
Bloody Mary
What is the largest type of venomous snake?
King Cobra
Who killed Abel?
Cain
In the equation E = mc2 what does c represent?
Speed of Light
What part of the body is referred to by the prefix "gastro"?
Stomach
Who says "Bah, humbug"?
Ebenezer Scrooge
Harlem is a neighborhood of New York City. In what country would you find the city of
Haarlem after which it is named?
Netherlands
Who was Jennifer Aniston's first husband?
Brad Pitt
What band performed "Sympathy for the Devil"?
The Rolling Stones
Who was the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia?
Robert E. Lee
Besides champagne, what's in a mimosa?
Orange Juice
What was the nickname of Manfred von Richthofen, the top fighter ace in World War One?
The Red Baron
What disease killed approximately 40% of Europe's population in 1346-1353?
Black Death
What musical starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John?
Grease
What country is Andalusia a part of?
Spain
What is known as "The Scottish Play"?
Macbeth
What three letters complete this sequence: MVEMJ?
SUN
What name is missing from this group: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon?
Michael
What Irish airline made headlines in 2010 when it proposed charging passengers
to use the bathroom?
Ryan Air
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Level 52
Feb 24, 2014
"c" is also known as "celerity" and "velocity" of light. These should be accepted, too.
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Level 78
Jul 22, 2014
Velocity is what I was taught back in the Dark Ages.
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Level 45
Jul 19, 2019
In general, velocity has a direction, while speed is just the number. Think 20mph vs. 20mph North.
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Level 54
Nov 8, 2015
The language of the eastern part of the Roman Empire was Greek rather than Latin
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Level 62
Apr 6, 2018
All empire business conducted in Latin. Like English is the language of the USA. :)
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Level 76
Mar 23, 2021
From the time of the Emperor Heraclius onwards, the official language was Greek, so Greek really should be an acceptable answer.
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Level 41
Jan 4, 2017
So few people knew the speed of light? That's disconcerting. I bet if Chris Martin put it into a song peeps would remember it!
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Level 67
Jan 26, 2018
love these quizzes. Suggest mimosa 'bush' as an alternative. Just saying. :)
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Level 82
Aug 9, 2018
Mimosa is also a tree. Nice quiz!
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Level 72
May 1, 2019
People who have had only had high school physics should really stop trying to argue about Special Relativity. No offense, but seriously. (And "speed of light" is indeed the perfectly appropriate answer.)
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Level 84
May 1, 2019
The Jennifer Aniston question needs to be updated.
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Level ∞
May 1, 2019
Okay
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Level 54
Jul 19, 2019
Just a nitpick but Ryanair is one word
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Level 57
Jul 19, 2019
sympathy for the devil was also done by gnr, question needs to read "originally"
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Level 64
Jul 19, 2019
Why SUN?
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Level 61
Jul 19, 2019
First letter of the planets going away from the sun
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Level 55
Jul 22, 2019
SUNP, please ;-)
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Level 56
Jul 24, 2019
No P for you!! :P
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Level 73
Apr 12, 2020
I want P. I like P.
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Level 23
Jul 19, 2019
Ryanair is one word. Good quiz, though!
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Level 47
Jul 5, 2020
I don't understand the letter sequence near the end.
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Level 71
Nov 10, 2020
It's explained two comments above yours.
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Level 56
Apr 26, 2021
The planets
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Level 56
Nov 1, 2020
Had no idea mimosa was orange juice. Knew it was a plant, but sadly that didn't work.
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Level 56
Mar 17, 2021
It isn't orange juice. Besides the plant, it's a cocktail made of orange juice and champagne ^^