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General Knowledge Quiz #84

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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In what modern-day country was Christopher Columbus born?
Italy
What 2013 Pixar movie is a prequel to Monsters Inc.?
Monsters University
What sea borders Turkey to the north?
Black Sea
What does a mnemonic device help you do?
Remember
What nautical unit of measurement is equal to six feet?
Fathom
What does IQ stand for?
Intelligence Quotient
In what city would you find the world's largest indoor ski slope?
Dubai
What is the name for a box or room that keeps cigars at a constant humidity?
Humidor
What New York street is considered to be the center of the U.S. financial industry?
Wall Street
What was the Greek name for the god Pluto?
Hades
In common depictions of the devil, what animal's lower body does he have?
Goat
What does the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah celebrate?
Jewish New Year
What can be purchased at a zapateria?
Shoes
If someone commits matricide, who did they kill?
Their Mother
What kind of bean is used to make tofu?
Soybean
Who was the most successful women's tennis player of the 1990s?
Steffi Graf
What is a female peacock called?
Peahen
What is the approximate gestational period in humans?
9 months
What conveyance do the Otis and ThyssenKrupp companies produce?
Elevators
What can be either a burrowing animal or approximately 6.02 x 1023 molecules?
Mole
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Level 77
Nov 26, 2013
Hmm...for Zapateria i tried both 'Laser Guns' and 'Bug Zappers'...both to no avail.
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Level 67
Oct 22, 2019
I tried microwaved food. Sounds like a cafeteria that microwaves your food.
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Level 49
Apr 4, 2024
i tried every single mexican food known to mankind
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Level 48
Jun 10, 2014
I typed every damn sea I know, of which there are a surprisingly large number.
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Level 78
Nov 24, 2014
how about memorize for mnemonic devices!!!!
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Level 29
Dec 3, 2014
i agree... it helps improve your memory
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Level 32
Oct 9, 2015
Intellectual Quotient should be accepted....its more widely know as that
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Level 55
Oct 19, 2015
Never heard it as that.
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Level 32
May 9, 2016
It is definitely more widely known as Intelligence Quotient, although intellectual Quotient should probably also be allowed
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Level 84
Aug 4, 2021
Only by people who fare badly on the test.
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Level 77
Jan 6, 2022
According to Google Ngram viewer, Intelligence Quotient appears in print about 1000 times more often than Intellectual Quotient. I believe you are mistaken.
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Level 68
Oct 31, 2023
Even if it was more widely known as that, which I'm not sure about - it's still wrong.
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Level 75
May 9, 2016
Good one!
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Level 67
May 9, 2016
I can picture the popular image of the devil so clearly, but I never thought about what animal his lower half is supposed to be. I guessed every animal with hooves I could think of...except goat. Well now I know.
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2023
The Simpsons depicts him as Ned Flanders with goat legs, very funny.
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Level 22
May 10, 2016
I couldn't fathom being 182.88cm tall.
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Level 95
Jul 8, 2019
Ahahahaha. I am almost exactly 183cm. FATHOM!!
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Level 69
Jul 9, 2019
I’m definitely not in your league.
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Level 76
Oct 30, 2023
i'm enjoying this comment chain
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Level 11
Jun 2, 2018
I really don't like general knowledge quizzes
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Level 48
Sep 24, 2018
then don't do them
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Level 66
Oct 18, 2019
I don't like general stores cause you can't buy anything specific.
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Level 29
Oct 28, 2018
Peavagina should be accepted
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Level 78
Jul 8, 2019
Entered Dubai as a joke as I had no idea. Do they have a toboggan run and an ice rink as well?
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Level 82
Jul 12, 2019
yeah, at least three ice rinks.
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Level 65
Oct 20, 2019
and penguins
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2019
6/20 :( - I didn't cheat
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Level 82
Jul 12, 2019
Monster University isn't close enough?
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2019
Lol we just learned about moles in chem today
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2019
I guessed parents for matricide
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Level 47
Nov 3, 2019
Technically, matricide can be ANY mother, not just the murderers own mother.
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Level 88
Nov 13, 2019
Absolutely not. Matricide is killing ones own mother, and I just checked three dictionaries that all agree. If you kill a woman that just so happens to have children, that is properly defined as homicide
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Level 83
Oct 30, 2023
Honest question: does this apply for all the -cides? If you kill the king of a nation to which you don't belong, is it still regicide?
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Level 55
Feb 16, 2024
I looked up definitions for a bunch of different kinds of -cides, and it looks like this rule only applies if the murder victim is a member of the murder's family. However there are some terms that specify one's killing of their own family vs. someone else killing a member of a family. E.g. pedicide is the killing of a child in general, but there's also filicide and prolicide which specifically define someone killing their own children. Researching this it's actually kind of sickening that there's at least six different terms that describe the killing of children :(

So anyway, no, you don't have to be a citizen of the nation of the king you stabbed for it to be considered regicide.

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Level 84
Aug 4, 2021
How foolish of me: I hear people saying "Let's go to the zapateria and buy some shoes" all the time!
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Level 32
Apr 4, 2024
lol
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Level 89
Dec 8, 2022
Rosh Hashanah is actually celebrating the creation of man. The new year is based around that.
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Level 80
Oct 31, 2023
Seconded. I tried creation before new year.
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Level 80
Oct 30, 2023
You might want to accept 'lift's as well as 'elevators' as that's what they're called in the UK and some other places.
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Level ∞
Oct 30, 2023
Done. Thank you.
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Level 75
Oct 30, 2023
'mum' for mother too pls :)
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Level 68
Oct 31, 2023
And mommy, too?
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Level 72
Oct 30, 2023
Thyssenkrupp sold their Lift buisiness back in 2020.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThyssenKrupp#ThyssenKrupp_Elevator

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Level 88
Oct 30, 2023
There is no female peacock, a peahen is a female peafowl. ;)
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Level 68
Oct 31, 2023
You're being peadantic.
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Level 88
Oct 31, 2023
We can't all be pearfect like you! ;)
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Level 84
Oct 30, 2023
I guess I need a mnemonic device for what a "mnemonic device" does.
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Level 89
Oct 31, 2023
Pluto comes from Πλούτων (Plouton) and is a Greek word, Ploutos which means wealth and which was an alternative Greek name for Hades. The Latin name "Pluto" is a direct borrowing from Greek and the native Latin equivalent to Hades is Dis Pater.
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Level 56
Nov 4, 2023
Shouldn't "boots" be acceptable for zapateria?
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Level 63
Nov 17, 2023
Peafowl is another name for peahen BTW

maybe you should accept that as an answer

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Level 75
Nov 20, 2023
Nah peafowl is species name and not gender specific
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Level 64
Dec 15, 2023
'Mum' should be acceptable for matricide, if 'mom' is.
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Level 75
Mar 31, 2024
I've seen this "x borders y to the north/south/east/west" error on a few different quizzes. Turkey borders the Black Sea to the north, the Black Sea doesn't border Turkey to the north.

The Black Sea borders Ukraine to the north, Russia and Georgia to the east, Turkey to the south and Romania and Bulgaria to the west.

There was one of the early GK quizzes that had a similar question about France and Switzerland which had them the wrong way round as well.

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Level 73
Mar 31, 2024
For human gestation, there are additional answers. The gestational period is actually 280 days. Which is also 10 lunar cycles. It's also 40 weeks. OB-Gyns refer to 40 weeks and/or 10 months, not the calendar 9 months. These al should be acceptable answers