General Knowledge Quiz #81

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: July 5, 2019
First submittedAugust 5, 2013
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What is the westernmost Canadian province?
British Columbia
What is the word for a baby goat?
Kid
In what movie would you hear the line "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse"?
The Godfather
What city would you arrive in if you drove south over the Golden Gate Bridge?
San Francisco
If someone is in the Land of Nod, what are they doing?
Sleeping
Who was the lead singer of Queen?
Freddie Mercury
According to legend, who rode naked through the city of Coventry to protest high taxes?
Lady Godiva
... and who spied on her while she did so?
Peeping Tom
Which U.S. state has the highest proportion of senior citizens?
Florida
What was Princess Diana's maiden name?
Spencer
Who wrote "War and Peace"?
Leo Tolstoy
What part of the body does the Greek root "derma" refer to?
the Skin
What is the name for the second full moon in a calendar month?
Blue Moon
What is Indiana Jones's real first name?
Henry
What is called the "national pastime" of the United States?
Baseball
What is the capital of Poland?
Warsaw
What actress once had "Billy Bob" tattooed on her arm?
Angelina Jolie
What does "Le Monde" mean in English?
The World
What country has land on both sides of the Dardanelles?
Turkey
What creatures were employees at Willy Wonka's chocolate factory?
Oompa-Loompas
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Level 62
Oct 1, 2013
Only 22% know Indy's real first name is Henry? Aww, that makes me sad.

"Henry Jones... Jr!"

"I like 'Indiana.'"

"We named the DOG Indiana!"

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Level 72
Mar 27, 2016
Why are you sad that I chose not to watch a movie?
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Level 84
Mar 27, 2016
Because it's a great movie?
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Level 74
Sep 27, 2019
I could only remember that he was called Junior! Great movie though.
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2019
I’m pretty sure they mentioned Sean Connery’s character’s name a couple times, so the fact that Indy’s called “Junior” should be an indication that they have the same name.
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Level 74
Nov 16, 2019
That’s true, but I always have trouble remembering Henry’s name because to me he’s just Sean Connery.
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Level 67
Jan 8, 2019
Well indiana would be happy since he didnt want to be called henry. And i can relate I have allways wanted a different name myself aswell (and named my previous cat indy after indiana jones :) )
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Level 67
Sep 27, 2019
in desperation, I tried "Harrison"
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Level 48
Sep 25, 2014
A blue moon is more properly the third full moon in a season in which there will be four full moons. [See http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/what-is-a-blue-moon/]. It has recently been misinterpreted to be the second full moon in a calendar month, so if you want to conform to the popular misconception, that would be consistent, but it's technically incorrect.
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Level 78
Mar 31, 2016
I was just reading about this yesterday since we will have a blue moon in May of this year. I don't think the newer definition is actually a misconception, since so many people have adopted the usage. I think it's a newer and additional usage for the name. Your definition is the older one, but most of the sites I checked said both ways are common and many are now calling the older type a "seasonal blue moon" to differentiate. Incidentally, there is actually a third use for the name. It is also called a blue moon when large dust particles in the air, such as those occurring after a large volcanic eruption, actually make the moon appear to be blue in color. Those are truly rare.
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Level 42
Aug 17, 2017
Additionally, in today's more urbanized and especially less agrarian society it makes sense that we think of things in terms of months instead of seasons as was more applicable in the past.
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Level 62
Apr 19, 2018
Blue moon makes me think Kratatoa
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Level ∞
Jul 5, 2019
It seems that the original misconception has now become the predominant usage.
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Level 58
Jul 6, 2015
I got Indiana Jones right name by looking it up ... but in the right way. Stuck for what Sean Connery called him, I suddenly remembered him slurring "Zhunyer". So I looked up what Sean's character's name was.
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Level 58
Mar 27, 2016
Typed in oompa loompa and it wasn't right. Should be a type-in I think
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Level 70
Mar 27, 2016
I know the exact meaning for "Le Monde" is "The World", but I think it would be fair to accept just "world". I'm so used to not typing the articles on these quizzes that it didn't even occur to me.
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Level ∞
Mar 27, 2016
World will work now
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Level 64
Mar 31, 2016
How about 'people'? Technically it also translates to 'the people'.
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2017
True.
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Level 78
Sep 27, 2019
I also thought it was people, too. When I looked it up, some dictionaries included people as one of the translations - but not all. Some also listed society as another acceptable translation.
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Level 79
Mar 27, 2016
Wouldn't it be great if Indiana Jones's real first name was.....Kentucky?
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Level 82
Jun 6, 2017
Wisconsin.
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Level 78
Aug 20, 2017
I vote for Saskatchewan
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Level 88
Jul 5, 2019
And now we search for the other clues that he's hiding his northern heritage...
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Level 82
Jul 6, 2019
"... and who spied on her while she did so?"

. . . everyone?

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Level 72
Jul 6, 2019
I think the point was that they were so grateful she was going to bat for them on the whole crippling tax issue, they gave her the respect of staying inside and closing their windows and doing whatever it took to *not* see her. Only Tom was a lech. Well, and you, apparently ;-)
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Level 78
Sep 27, 2019
I'd heard of Lady Godiva many times and I'd heard of people being called peeping toms, but I never realized they belong together until I saw a Midsome Murder episode where a lecherous doctor encouraged a woman to go to a party as Lady Godiva and he would be Peeping Tom. I finally made the connection.
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Level 70
Jul 8, 2019
I think I managed to get the most undeserved correct answer on a quiz.

For the Indiana Jones question, I wasn't completely sure what was asked. For fun I tried "Henry", because of the actor who plays the role, Henry Ford... Only afterwards I realized that it's Harrison Ford...

But hey, a correct answer is a correct answer, right?

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Level 62
Jul 17, 2019
I don't think oompa loompas were creatures but pygmy or dwarf humans. I certainly think Wonka & Dahl would be very upset if you referred to them as creatures.
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Level 64
Sep 27, 2019
For the Indy question, I just had to try "Junior" first.
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2019
Wouldn’t that mean his name was Junior Jones Jr?
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Level 74
Nov 16, 2019
Stop being such a knucklehead. Sean Connery derisively calls him that for much of the movie, so it’s much more memorable than his actual first name of Henry. It’s easy to imagine trying it to see if it somehow takes.
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Level 84
Jan 16, 2020
I'm just trying to make sure people aren't confusing Harrison Ford with this guy.
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Level 61
Dec 29, 2019
I'm pretty sure Willie Wonka also employed squirrels in the book version.
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Level 36
May 8, 2020
Your quiz did not accept "spencer" for Princess Diana's maiden name it only accepts "Spencer" with a capital "S". A bit rough I feel.
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Level 67
Feb 6, 2021
I'm willing to bet that this did not happen.
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Level 61
Oct 11, 2020
As a Frenchman, I thank you for including a question about Le Monde. It means The World to me!