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General Knowledge Quiz #74

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedApril 16, 2013
Last updatedJune 13, 2019
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What ended at 11am on November 11, 1918?
World War I
What is known as the "Lone Star State"?
Texas
What country dominated the East Indies spice trade in the 17th and 18th centuries?
Netherlands
What plant is commonly used for soothing a burn?
Aloe Vera
In what city did pizza originate?
Naples
In what year did the United States celebrate its bicentennial?
1976
In electrical terms, what does AC stand for?
Alternating Current
What American actress died on August 5, 1962, at age 36?
Marilyn Monroe
What show features the TARDIS?
Doctor Who
Who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver?
Judas Iscariot
What composer's "Ring Cycle" is comprised of four operas with a
total length of 17 hours?
Richard Wagner
What is Robin of Locksley better known as?
Robin Hood
What movie takes place at Shermer High School's detention?
The Breakfast Club
What bird, the largest by wingspan in North America, was on the brink
of extinction in the 1980s?
California Condor
What type of berries are used to flavor gin?
Juniper Berries
What recent book trilogy features a character named Christian Grey?
Fifty Shades of Grey
Who are Athos, Porthos, and Aramis?
The Three Musketeers
What comic book villain was also known as Oswald Cobblepot?
The Penguin
What is a Fender Stratocaster?
an Electric Guitar
What famous poet and libertine died of fever while fighting for Greek
independence in 1824?
Lord Byron
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level 64
Jun 20, 2013
good quiz. I guess I'm not geek enough because I've never seen Dr Who.
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level 54
Jun 20, 2013
That's a shame, you really should!
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level 42
Jun 20, 2013
Hanging my head in shame. I somehow forgot when WWI ended
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level 53
Jun 21, 2013
Did ok with this- missed a couple that I did know but never mind. Really had no clue about the HBO question- I thought that program was a historical drama, didn't realise it was fantasy, oops!
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level 45
Feb 8, 2014
Got 18/20. Missed Netherlands & Condor. Not bad...
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level 29
Nov 28, 2014
You should really allow Napoli for the pizza question...
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level ∞
Jul 28, 2015
Napoli will work now.
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level 72
Dec 20, 2015
Can you accept Alterego Currency for the AC question?
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level 72
Dec 22, 2015
How about alternizing, altar boy, alter my pants...None are correct but hey let's accept everything that might sound a bit like alternating.
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level 57
Jun 13, 2019
It is getting very bitter in here..
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level 71
Jun 15, 2019
I like “anti-Christ”.
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level 23
Dec 21, 2015
I typed in "air conditioning" for about a minute before I realized it was in electrical terms...cuss.
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level 43
Dec 26, 2016
That's crap....Oh wait i just realised i was typing in 40 shades of grey....damn it!
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level 79
Jun 13, 2019
Even 49 shades won't round up
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level 55
Apr 4, 2018
Should accept alternate current
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level ∞
Jun 12, 2019
Okay
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level 71
Jun 15, 2019
What? Nobody ever called it “alternate” current! Quizmaster, you’re getting too lenient!!
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level 61
Aug 9, 2019
No, alternate current is not correct! It is only alternating current. The word "alternating" describes the cyclical alternation of voltage from positive to negative and vice versa. It doesn't imply that it is an alternate form of current.
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level 76
Jun 22, 2018
Re: the pizza question, flatbread with various toppings on it has been consumed in Greece longer than anyone knows, but definitely since long before Greek colonists brought it to Neapolis (Naples). This is why pizza sounds so much like pita.
However, the version of this food that became popular and famous around the world was first made in Little Italy in New York City. New York should be an acceptable type-in if not the answer that populates in the quiz.

Also, maybe accept simply "musketeers?" The question is "who are Athos, Porthos, and Aramis?" They were all musketeers, so seems like a reasonable answer.
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level 73
Jun 26, 2019
Pizza popularity in Europe has little to do with NYC
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level 76
Aug 9, 2019
as the variety of pizza popular in Europe, and the world, is New York style pizza, it has everything to do with it.
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level 27
Apr 14, 2019
Tried "musketeers" - did not work. Did not think of spelling out that there were three...
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level ∞
Jun 12, 2019
Musketeers will work now
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level 76
Jun 13, 2019
Condors are the largest bird *by wingspan* in North America - by weight, turkeys and trumpeter swans are bigger.
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level ∞
Jun 13, 2019
Okay, added that to the question
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level 60
Jun 17, 2019
Are there no albatrosses in North America? I thought they had the largest wingspan. Of any living bird, not fossils.
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level 68
Jun 23, 2019
There are some albatrosses that live in the north Pacific (Hawaii) but their wingspan is about 2 m whilst the condor has a wingspan of about 3 m. The biggest albatrosses live in the southern hemisphere.
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level 57
Jun 13, 2019
Only missed the poet and bicentennial.
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