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General Knowledge Quiz #83

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updatedJuly 8, 2019
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What activity do the terms "pointe" and "grand jeté" come from?
Ballet
What sport is commonly known as "ping pong"?
Table Tennis
Among major U.S. cities, which one has the warmest average temperature?
Honolulu
What is the only ancient wonder of the world that still exists?
The Great Pyramid
of Giza
What animal is the offspring of a donkey and a horse?
Mule or Hinny
What are Ganymede, Callisto, Europa, and Io?
Moons of Jupiter
What country is divided between Greek and Turkish factions?
Cyprus
What is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner's stage name?
Sting
What childhood disease is a softening of bones due to malnutrition?
Rickets
What famous actress is the mother of Kate Hudson?
Goldie Hawn
What type of Islamic dress covers a woman's entire body, including mesh over the eyes?
Burqa
Bactrians have two. Dromedaries only have one. What are they?
Humps
Who wrote "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples" during a gap in his
political career in the 1930s?
Winston Churchill
Whose "Decimal System" is used to organize libraries?
Melvil Dewey
In addition to sapphire, what gemstone is a variety of the mineral corundum?
Ruby
What gas makes up 96.5% of Venus's atmosphere?
Carbon Dioxide
What age came between the Stone Age and the Iron Age?
Bronze Age
What was the name of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the
Ottoman Empire during World War I?
The Central Powers
Who finally won an Oscar for his role in 2015's "The Revenant"?
Leonardo DiCaprio
According to Dante, what Biblical character lives in the center of hell?
(Not counting the devil)
Judas Iscariot
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level 32
Oct 29, 2013
Thank you Bee Movie!
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level 45
Jul 16, 2017
YASSSSSSS!!
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level 35
Oct 29, 2013
Could Ricketts be accepted for Rickets?
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level 67
Oct 29, 2013
I put Don Rickles for the disease, can you accept that?
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level 66
Dec 2, 2013
you should accept "jupiter's satellites", after all is more correct than "moons"
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level 68
Aug 30, 2019
"Moons" is precisely as correct as "Jupiter's satellites."
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level 57
Dec 30, 2014
I'm pretty sure Phoenix's average temperature is hotter than Honolulu's and it is a larger city.
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level 67
Mar 14, 2015
Trouble is the winter temperatures in Phoenix are much colder than Honolulu and that brings down the average overall temp.
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level ∞
Mar 2, 2016
Phoenix is 3rd after Honolulu and Miami.
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level 57
Apr 26, 2016
Miami was my first guess.
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level 72
Jul 7, 2019
Phoenix's average high is higher (87 to 84 F), but its average low is lower (63 to 71), giving a lower overall mean (75 to 78). Since the highs happen by day, and the lows at night, people will experience Phoenix as the warmer place overall, because that's when they're awake to feel it.
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level 45
Oct 11, 2019
My problem is that I wouldn't consider any city a "major city" if it did not have at least one major professional sports team. My two cents. I'll see myself out.
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level 60
Jun 21, 2015
I'm kicking myself for burqa. I tried hijab and niqab but blanked on burqa. At least I was moving in the right direction.
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level 77
Oct 11, 2019
hijab is an ambiguous term and can be used to describe any garment worn to "protect" a person's modesty, though most commonly it is the term used to describe the headscarf commonly worn by Muslim women to cover their hair. They are popular in virtually every Muslim country, though styles vary. Niqab is the veil sometimes worn by Muslim women in some countries. You see them commonly around Arabia and North Africa. An abaya is a full-body covering that covers and obfuscates the contours of a woman's body from neck to ankle, often worn in conjunction with hijab and sometimes niqab, legally mandated in Saudi Arabia. Abayas are almost always plain black though some have colored designs or patterns on them. The burqa is the bee-keeper-looking onesie that covers everything including the face, worn most commonly by women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran. Burqas in Iran are usually black, in Pakistan and Afghanistan they're often blue, brown, grey, orange or some other color.
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level 77
Oct 11, 2019
Actually I think the full-body garment worn by Iranian women might be called a chador, not a burqa. They are similar. Though a chador is more of a wrap and the burqa is more like a bag, and the chador exposes at least part of the face while the burqa conceals it behind an opening obscured by a mesh weave sewn in to the garment.
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level 14
Aug 2, 2015
"What is the only ancient wonder of the world that still exists?" What about Stonehenge?
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level 58
Aug 19, 2015
Stonehenge is not on the list of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It was not discovered by the civilised world (whether Roman or later) until well into the AD period, while the classic Seven Wonders were known in the 1st century BCE, or earlier.
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level 68
Jan 4, 2016
You should probably try this test: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/26847/7-wonders-of-the-ancient-world
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level 67
Apr 25, 2016
Rachitis should work for rickets.
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level ∞
Apr 25, 2016
Okay
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level 58
Apr 25, 2016
Can you please accept "satellites of Jupiters" (in addition to moon of...). It is actually more accurate.
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level 35
Apr 25, 2016
Ganymede, Callisto, Europa, and Io are also all people who were raped/abducted by Zeus...
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level 65
Oct 6, 2019
And now they’re forced to float around his alter ego for all time! Just goes to show that astronomers can be just as messed up as the mythmakers.
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level 46
Apr 26, 2016
Aw no, I put 'Honululu' :'(
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level 30
Nov 29, 2017
Can you accept dancing for the first one?
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level 65
Jul 8, 2019
Lovers of Zeus/Jupiter should be acceptable for the question about the moons.
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level ∞
Jul 8, 2019
Okay
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level 80
Jul 10, 2019
Why is it that I could only think of elemental gases and not compounds? I knew I should have gotten that one!
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level 27
Oct 11, 2019
Just accept Giza.
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level 78
Oct 11, 2019
Bactrians have two. Dromedaries only have one - I put camels but it could be the letter 'a' !
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level 68
Oct 11, 2019
Dante also places Brutus and Cassius with Judas in the center of the hell. All three are being chewed by Satan for eternity.
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level 63
Oct 11, 2019
Should also allow 'wiff waff' or 'whiff-whaff' as alternates for table tennis / ping pong. Thank you, Boris Johnson and the Beijing ping pong speech.
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level 37
Oct 11, 2019
CO2 and Judas weren't really that hard, I don't even know much about the Bible