General Knowledge Quiz #77

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: June 29, 2019
First submittedMay 1, 2013
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Who is agent 007?
James Bond
What country celebrates the holiday Tết?
Vietnam
Who wrote "The Odyssey"?
Homer
Who is Winnie the Pooh's human friend?
Christopher Robin
Who invented bifocals?
Ben Franklin
What popular Spanish soup is tomato-based and served cold?
Gazpacho
Who was crowned as the British monarch in 1838?
Queen Victoria
What toxin was banned from household paints in the US in 1978?
Lead
What word refers to the neck hair of a lion or horse?
Mane
What 4-sided spinning top is marked with Hebrew letters on each side?
Dreidel
What do you call a piece of land that is surrounded on three sides by water?
Peninsula
What animal might you count if you can't sleep?
Sheep
In what city would you find the neighborhood of Gangnam, made famous by the song
"Gangnam Style"?
Seoul
What does the F stand for in TGIF?
Friday
In what Olympic sport do players slide stones across a sheet of ice?
Curling
On what holiday is the Chicago River dyed green?
St. Patrick's Day
What sea does the River Thames empty into?
The North Sea
What are members of the church of Latter-Day Saints commonly known as?
Mormons
Who suggested a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down?
Mary Poppins
For what rock band did Phil Collins sing and play drums?
Genesis
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Level 53
Jul 27, 2013
I know I'm gonna get hassled for saying this and "brevity is the soul of wit", but could you maybe clarify the animal counting question? In all honesty, I count platypi when I can't sleep (I know it's weird, but it's true).
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Level 82
May 16, 2014
A Phineas and Ferb fan?
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Level 70
Mar 1, 2015
I've seen Platypuses and Platypodes but never Platypi .........
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2016
it doesn't matter what you count. the point is that colloquially, people talk about counting sheep to sleep. it's a saying that has almost become an idiom of sorts. I feel like the question is fine. there is clearly one answer that they are looking for
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2019
i count... well, do random numbers or the other day I tried it with making a (complicated 3d) drawing in my head, a detailed one, But it got weirder and weirder because I indeed started to fall asleep,it was some weird monster, with goggles and a ancient diving helmet haha, and I remember "working" a long time on the eyesl
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Level 12
Jul 27, 2013
curling should not be a sport, let alone an Olympic sport
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Level 22
Jul 27, 2013
There are many "sports" that are less sporty than curling
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Level 11
Jul 27, 2013
such as...
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Level 71
Jul 27, 2013
Dressage...worst Olympic sport ever. If you haven't heard of it, look it up. You'll see.
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Level 45
Feb 9, 2014
Such as.....beach volleyball
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Level 82
May 16, 2014
Oooh, beach volleyball is plenty "sporty". Women's, at least. :-)
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Level 40
Feb 9, 2016
Absolutely dressage is a sport. It only looks easy because you're watching the world's best riders. Try it for yourself before you insult a sport you clearly don't know anything about.
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2016
All of the sports in the Olympics are difficult to compete in. The argument against these sports is that it's not physically demanding. but I find that argument a bit lacking too. Curling is as much a sport as many other things in the olympics.
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2019
Wow get off your high horse nyneve... (sorry couldnt resist) no need to get rude ! Nobody said anything about it being not difficult, but there are so many things in life that are dificult, that doesnt make it a sport. You have amazing painters/people that draw for instance, saying that that is not a sport is not insulting.

I wouldnt call it a sport either. They just sit... that way you could call any activity that takes time and effort (and talent) to become good in a sport. That you can compete with other in ofcourse.

How about a needle threading comptetion? most people find that impossible, so it would qualify apparently. (and don;t insult needle threading, you clearly don;t know anything about it)

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Level 52
Jul 30, 2013
100% 2:19 left!
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Level 15
Jul 31, 2013
How the heck do you dye a river?
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Level 44
Aug 1, 2013
Put dye in it
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Level 77
Dec 5, 2014
Lol
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Level 75
Jun 30, 2019
They used fluorescein for many years to "celebrate", after using it to catch illegal effluent dumpers. It's orange until it comes into contact with water and then turns green. Supposedly they've use "vegetable-based dye" since the 60s, but exactly what it consists of is a closely guarded secret -- and it's still orange until it comes into contact with the river. Doesn't seem fishy at all :/
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Level 48
Aug 6, 2013
100%, 2:50 left!!!
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Level 38
Aug 27, 2013
Would it be possible to use the whole name of "the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints"? That is the title. We're a Christian faith, and not everybody realizes that when we're so commonly referred to with "Mormon" or "LDS." It just hurts when I see my Church mentioned in quizzes and very rarely does it mention anywhere the "Jesus Christ" portion of the title, which is the most important part. Other than that, great quiz! Thank you. :)
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Level 82
May 16, 2014
Really? Why should it hurt? This is a quiz site, not an encyclopedia. Lutheranism is a Christian faith too, but you don't see Lutherans getting bent out of shape because it doesn't say "Christ" somewhere in their name. And not to get theological, but if your church teaches that there is no salvation for non-LDS followers of Christ (which is my understanding), then your view of Jesus is very different than mine.
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Level 56
Jan 31, 2016
To be fair, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" is the actual official name for his faith. All he's asking is that the quiz calls his church by it's official name. The Lutheran faith is simply named "Lutheranism". I'm not trying to argue for on denomination or the other, but I understand his point
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Level 52
Sep 21, 2018
this is a timed quiz.... anyone with my typing ability is challenged with one word answers
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Level 40
Feb 9, 2016
Wait, what?? People think Mormons aren't Christians? Not where I've ever lived, they don't.
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Level ∞
Jun 29, 2019
It's complicated. Mormons consider themselves to be Christians. Other Christian groups don't always them to be part of the same faith. For example, the Catholic church doesn't recognize Mormon baptisms (but does recognize baptisms of many Protestant churches).
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2019
I dont think people ever thought mormons were islamic, or buddhistic... etc. Besides different "parties" in the same umbrella faith hardly ever see eye to eye
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Level 72
May 21, 2016
I agree (and I'm not Mormon – I'm not even Christian). Their name is "the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints". For those who would argue that it doesn't matter, then why aren't "the Micronesia federation", "the Congo republic", or "the American states" acceptable as clues in quizzes on this site? Because they are imprecise, and WRONG. This is a no-brainier, people.
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Level 82
Dec 4, 2016
I don't think any of the JetPunk quizzes list Quakers as the Religious Society of Friends (which is their official title). Why? It's because everyone knows them as Quakers, just as everyone knows that the LDS church are called Mormons. Your feelings aside, there's no need to write out the whole thing in this case. Quizmaster makes all kinds of judgement calls to make this site work well and this is a simple and understandable position to refer to that faith as Latter Day Saints or Mormons.
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Level 82
Dec 4, 2016
And samiamco, you don't have to go far here to find plenty of examples where quiz creators accept all kinds of answers that are imprecise. You're suggesting that the Quizmaster got it wrong here, but that's clearly not the case.
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Level ∞
Jun 29, 2019
Should I also change every instance of United Kingdom to "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"?
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Level 87
Jul 1, 2019
@Quizmaster, no I certainly wouldn't expect that, but if you were to ask "What are people from the United Kingdom of Northern Ireland known as?" I think you'd get the same kind of complaint. The question as written makes it seem that you are giving the official name, and 'the church of Latter-day Saints' just isn't a thing.
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Level 79
Aug 30, 2019
It's perfectly fine to call Mormons Mormons. It's not wrong. It could even be argued that it's more accurate, though, Smithians would be better. I'm also in favor of going back to calling Muslims Mohametans, which is more accurate. and calling Christians Paulians.
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Level 66
Aug 30, 2019
I think the original complaint was a little ambiguous. Assuming the problem is with the clue instead of the answer, I agree. It's okay to refer to nickname of Mormons - even if Mormons don't like the nickname. Really silly to refer to "church of Latter-Day Saints", which isn't a thing (as plattitude said). The equivalent clue for Quakers would be "What are members of the 'Society of Friends' more commonly known as?" Bad clue.
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2019
noone is complaining about the term mormon
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Level 55
Jun 5, 2014
My daughter was born during the winter Olympics of 2010. I would watch them when I was up with her, which was all hours, and they always seemed to be curling. Now curling has a special place in my heart. True story.
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Level 74
Jul 3, 2014
Accept Julie Andrews as well?
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Level 79
Jan 20, 2015
Andrews is the actress, not the character. Using that logic, Quizmaster would have to accept Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, etc. etc. for the James Bond question!
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Level 83
Jan 31, 2016
Do you not remember Daniel Craig, Timothy Moore, or George Lazenby?
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Level 83
Jan 31, 2016
Sorry, Timothy Dalton, not Moore.
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Level 72
May 21, 2016
Also by this logic, Julie Andrews should be able to fly ☂
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Level 87
Jul 5, 2019
@Jack, I for one wish I could forget Lazenby...
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Level 83
Aug 30, 2019
@plattitude Judging by how his career turned out afterwards I think he was forgotten by most people anyway.
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Level 75
Jun 30, 2019
Aaaaand thank you for accepting Julie Andrews! High fives all around! One could say her rendition of the song is as iconic as the character, and as strong an association with the scene in question. And after all, Julie Andrews did utter the lines :)
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Level 44
Jan 31, 2016
Surrounded by water on 3 sides? Does this mean the piece of land is square? on octagon shaped piece of land with water on 3 sides is still a peninsula??
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Level 34
Jan 31, 2016
Please use your common sense.
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Level 40
Feb 9, 2016
I second that emotion. Come on, now.
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Level 78
Jun 29, 2019
if it was common, everyone would use it...
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Level 28
Jan 31, 2016
its peninsula. like italy. and the balkans. and scandinavia, and the iberian peninsula!!
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Level 77
Jan 31, 2016
my first general knowledge quiz at 100%. 2:20 leftover as it was pretty easy for me
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2019
Got stuck on the paint question. Or more to the point I didn't fully read the paint question and wasted a bunch of time trying to spell chlorofluorocarbons when cfc didn't work.
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Level 64
Aug 30, 2019
I read as "household plants," and I had no idea what the answer could possibly be.
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Level 64
Aug 30, 2019
One day I will learn to spell gazpacho ... not today, but one day.
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Level 64
Aug 30, 2019
Gazpacho? Go back to Russia.
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Level 83
Aug 30, 2019
Дерьмо. Мое прикрытие было взорвано.
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Level 70
Aug 30, 2019
For all of this complaining, Mormons are still guessed at an 80% rate, lack of the “true” name notwithstanding.
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Level 35
Aug 30, 2019
Sevivon should be permitted for the four sided spinning top
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Level 53
Aug 30, 2019
Lead is a chemical not a toxin per se. Toxicity is relative to its environment.
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Level 70
Aug 30, 2019
Technically "The Odyssey " was not written down until centuries later. It was transmitted orally. Perhaps a word like authored or composed would be better.
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Level 69
Aug 30, 2019
I could imagine some people in bed not sleeping who count bedbugs.
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Level 68
Aug 30, 2019
Genesis is my all-time favorite band. Collins was a fantastic drummer!