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General Knowledge Quiz #78

Answer these random trivia questions.
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First submittedJune 4, 2013
Last updatedJune 29, 2019
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What "unsinkable" ship sank in April 1912?
RMS Titanic
A group of what animal is known as a "gaggle"?
Geese
What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
Which U.S. state is made up entirely of islands?
Hawaii
What is suffrage?
the Right to Vote
What spotted animal is known for laughing?
Hyena
What 1937 fantasy book is subtitled "There and Back Again"?
The Hobbit
What is the name of the colored part of the eye?
the Iris
What was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens?
Mark Twain
What element comes between Uranium and Plutonium in the periodic table?
Neptunium
What is the name for the outer layer of the Earth?
the Crust
What food made Popeye strong?
Spinach
In what museum would you find the Mona Lisa?
the Louvre
What "religion" did Germany consider banning in 2007?
Scientology
What adventure tale, written by Daniel Defoe in 1719, is considered
to be one of the first English-language novels?
Robinson Crusoe
The lowest spot on land is 433 meters below sea level. Where is it located?
On the shores of the
Dead Sea
Who did Art Garfunkel most famously sing with?
Paul Simon
In what country would you find the city of Thessaloniki?
Greece
Who was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England?
Harold II
What 1962 novelty song was a "graveyard smash"?
Monster Mash
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level 44
Aug 10, 2013
Should've got Neptunium. The answer is hiding in plain sight :)
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level 49
Aug 11, 2013
Whoa... mind blown.
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level 44
Jul 29, 2014
i got neptunium and i dont know how you guys dont get it ;)
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level 59
Jan 2, 2019
Yea I came here to type; only 15% got neptunium? Shame on you jetpunkers! (With any other audience it would be a pretty good result, though common sense can get you a long way...)
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level 56
Nov 3, 2015
I typed it on a whim and was pleasantly surprised that it was accepted.
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level 56
Sep 6, 2019
I felt so stupid and now you’re rubbing it in :P
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level 43
Aug 11, 2013
Good quiz. Scored average. 13 / 20.
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level 72
Aug 13, 2013
http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/KingsandQueensofEngland/TheAnglo-Saxonkings/EdgarAtheling.aspx I didn't know Harold II, but according to the official website of the British Monarchy, he wasn't quite the last...
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level ∞
Aug 13, 2013
Sounds like he was never really in control of England.
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level 48
Apr 19, 2018
William Conqueror and the arrow in the eye at Hastings - last of the Saxons. Easy. 1066 and all that.
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level 45
Sep 6, 2019
Jetpunk's own quiz on English monarchs from Alfred the Great onwards lists Edgar the Aetheling. For sure he was a desperate last ditch figure head for the Saxon resistance who never really "ruled" - but he should be available as an alternative answer at least.
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level 58
Feb 14, 2016
scientology is not a religion
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level 44
Feb 14, 2016
It is in many places counted as one.
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level 58
Feb 15, 2016
I know haha. Had "religion" been in quotes, I might have gotten it. As it was, I was kind of concerned for Germany's legislature...then I saw the answer at the end and thought, "Oh, that's valid."
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level ∞
Jun 29, 2019
In quotes now since most people don't consider it a religion.
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level 67
Feb 14, 2017
Luxint, what is a religion?
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level 55
Mar 14, 2017
define religion
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level 30
Jan 14, 2018
They have churches. They 'worship'. Makes it a religion in my book. I didn't get it but a fair question.
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level 48
Apr 19, 2018
was my thought too. And possibly Germany's government for a while.
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level 60
Jul 1, 2019
I think putting it in quotes works. On Wikipedia it's part of a group called new religious movements which also includes parody or fiction-based "religions" like Pastafarianism or Jediism. Doesn't make any more sense than those. :D But I guess you could say that for most.
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level 60
Sep 6, 2019
Why not? What separates it from any other religion, other than that it is newer? People in mainstream religions have all kinds of beliefs that defy reason and the laws of science, but we accept them because they have been around so long that we take them for granted. What exactly does Scientology do that other religions don't?
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level 76
Sep 6, 2019
Sue you for making fun of Tom Cruise.
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level 32
Sep 8, 2019
At least they don't try to blow you up for it.
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level 34
Nov 23, 2018
Auggghhh! I tried "Neptonium".... and that little U is all that stood between me and 20/20! Augggghhh! Naturally, I like all these questions.
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level 66
Sep 6, 2019
I thought the last Anglo-Saxon king might be that one defeated by William the Conqueror, I seemed to remember his name was Harald, no luck, then I gave up and went on... so close, yet so far.
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level 34
Sep 6, 2019
Got 16. Neptunium is easy to remember cuz it corresponds with a planet/Roman god, just like the other 2.