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General Knowledge Quiz #75

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: June 30, 2019
First submittedApril 16, 2013
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What country produces the most olive oil?
What trilogy can be described as a quest to return unwanted jewelry?
The Lord of the Rings
The capital of I is ND. What does I stand for?
What company is responsible for 17% of South Korea's GDP?
In what sport might you see a "triple axel"?
Figure Skating
What is a teeter-totter more commonly called?
Who is Tarzan's girlfriend?
What city-state defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War?
What Disney film features a red-haired princess named Merida?
On what holiday would one have a Seder?
What musician was known as "The Man in Black"?
Johnny Cash
Who composed "The Marriage of Figaro"?
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
What is "flu" short for?
What poet wrote "Leaves of Grass"?
Walt Whitman
What major African city has a name that means "lakes" in Portuguese?
What space telescope has been in orbit since 1990?
Hubble Space Telescope
What company makes fragrance No. 5?
In English, Wednesday is named for the Norse god Odin. But, in French, that day
is named Mercredi. Who is Mercredi named for?
What is a common synonym for the word "smörgåsbord"?
What city is home to the Van Gogh Museum - the world's largest collection
of Vincent Van Gogh artwork?
level 71
Jul 4, 2013
Nice to get 20/20, hasn't happen in a while.
level 63
Jul 6, 2013
Lol I suck at this. I'm surprised that the country producing the most olive oil is Spain rather than Italy or Greece.
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Jun 27, 2019
level 58
Jan 12, 2015
You should accept "Pesach" for "Passover", as that is the actual name of the holiday.
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Jul 28, 2015
level 77
Jan 3, 2016
I thought of Mozart and then thought to self, "No, I think it was an Italian composer." Note to self, "If you think it, type it!"
level 58
Jan 3, 2016
Yes! I was thinking of the Barber of Seville because of Figaro (even though I definitely know "The Marriage of Figaro" is completely different...apparently haven't had enough coffee yet), and was like, "Darn, I don't know that one. Well, might as well try random composers. Mozart? No way was that him, that's dumb. Oh well. Oh wait, it worked??!" TL;DR: If you think it, type it!
level 72
Jun 27, 2019
Mozart was Austrian, but he wrote operas in German and Italian depending on who his patron was. Also, Barber of Seville/Marriage of Figaro are based on the same story and were written about 30 years apart so they're not totally different.
level 81
Jun 27, 2019
Mozart was a musician so he wrote operas in music. The librettist wrote the lyrics in German or Italian, in this case Lorenzo Da Ponte who was Italian presumably as you say suggest for an Italian patron.
level 71
Jun 28, 2019
I kept reading teetotaler and I couldn't think of a synonym for someone who doesn't drink alcohol.
level 60
Aug 16, 2019
Me too! I was thinking of a synonym for one who doesn't drink alcohol as I confused 'teeter-totter' with the other word which I couldn't remember (teetotaler), so I wrote 'non-drinker'
level 83
Jun 30, 2019
What about accepting 'variety' for 'smörgåsbord'?
level ∞
Jun 30, 2019
Okay, I guess
level 76
Jul 1, 2019
Fun fact: in Japanese, an all-you-can-eat feast is called a "Vikingu". I was never sure if this implied that the lavishness of food is Viking-inspired, or that we should eat quantities of food like we were Vikings.
level 65
Aug 16, 2019
I think Smorgasbord translates, literally, as "sandwich table", but I may be wrong.
level 67
Aug 17, 2019
I wish that I had thought of variety! I was stuck on plethora or myriad.
level 43
Aug 16, 2019
I thought - "what is lake in Portuguese?...Probably Lago..." and then went back to trying to guess the capital of Mozambique.
level 78
Aug 16, 2019
I was saying aloud all of the African capitals hoping something would click. The very first word out of my mouth was Lagos, followed by Cairo and about 12 other capitals before time ran out.
level 73
Aug 16, 2019
Got the answer for ND in I while guessing at the olive oil producer.
level 10
Aug 17, 2019
The one about Mercury ? Pffft to easy ... The one with Influenza ? argh to hard.... Maybe it's because i'm french speaking :D
level 45
Jan 11, 2020
I was struggling with this quiz until I looked up and realised that my Samsung tv just so happened to be showing ice skating
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