General Knowledge Quiz #85

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: July 9, 2019
First submittedSeptember 21, 2013
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What South American city has the best-known Carnival celebration?
Rio de Janeiro
What type of factory do Oompa Loompas work in?
Chocolate
What is the strongest bone in the human body?
Femur
What would you find in a menagerie?
Animals
What Japanese food is slices of raw fish, without rice?
Sashimi
What is another name for Ireland's Great Famine?
Irish Potato Famine
What sport can you practice at a driving range?
Golf
What symbolized God's covenant with Noah?
Rainbow
What medical board game features body parts such as "Charley Horse" and "Spare Ribs"?
Operation
In the original Nintendo Entertainment System, what game often came on the
same cartridge as Super Mario Bros?
Duck Hunt or
Track & Field
What is the term for a set of three movies or novels?
Trilogy
What TV chef co-authored "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"?
Julia Child
In terms of sleep, what does REM stand for?
Rapid Eye Movement
What military skill were men between the ages of seventeen and sixty required by law
to practice in England in the 1500s?
Archery
What is the name for a room where military personnel eat?
Mess Hall
Anemia can be caused by a deficiency of what dietary mineral?
Iron
What brass instrument uses a slide instead of valves?
Trombone
In what country was papyrus invented?
Egypt
What did the titan Saturn do to his children?
He devoured them
Advanced question warning! Writing out numbers using Roman numerals,
which number is alphabetically last?
XXXVIII
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Level 84
Dec 10, 2013
Typically sailors eat in a mess, but ships do not have rooms, they have spaces. Soldiers have rooms in their buildings, but they eat in chow halls. Considering how bad civilians usually butcher military terminology, this is pretty good!
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Level 71
Dec 10, 2013
Soldiers eat in mess halls - at least in Britain.
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Level 48
Mar 28, 2014
And Australia
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Level 55
Oct 25, 2019
And USA
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Level 60
Dec 26, 2013
It wasn't just chocolate at Wonka's, candy factory should be accepted.
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Level 16
Jul 28, 2014
It's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory not Charlie and the Candy Factory
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Level 53
Oct 25, 2019
It's still a chocolate factory
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Level 74
Oct 25, 2019
Fun fact: everything that comes after a question mark in a URL can be removed without compromising its validity. And it is far more enjoyable to the eye. :)
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Level 67
Oct 25, 2019
That depends on what the info after the question mark is, in many cases it may not matter, but it's often used for things like anchoring to a specific point on the webpage or sending querying information so it's very possible to get some undesired behaviour if your just removing all of the url params without knowing what they are.
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Level 67
Apr 4, 2020
Or just make it a link like this, just use basic html code. This link goes to the same site

it is not hard, never used it before this site (usually there are buttons that do it for you ;)) but in a couples of minutes you ve learned how to link, underline, make italic, or bold or small and makes paragraphs (so you don't have massive blocks of texts which are unpleasant to read) and other stuff.

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Level 67
Apr 4, 2020
For those not wanting to look it up, what I did is <.a href = here I put the long link I copied from the original comment> here you type what you want to call the link, and you end with <./a> Without the . points/dots/periods

so in short <.a href=link>name you want<./a> again without the dots.

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Level 55
Jul 10, 2015
It's also referred to as a Chow Hall (US Army Vet)
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Level 67
May 23, 2016
I thought the woman in the carnival picture was Beyoncé lol..
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Level 59
May 23, 2016
And then there's me telling numbers and numerals apart which caused me to wonder why "X" and "V" do not work.
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Level 60
May 23, 2016
Some of the comments here are just hilarious. Great quiz btw
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Level 58
May 23, 2016
I know. I almost always look over the comments after I finish the quiz because they're usually either informative, amusing, or confusing.
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Level 36
May 23, 2016
It took me a little while to figure out the roman numerals question. Great question. Kudos to those who got it correct.
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Level 78
May 26, 2016
I love any question which makes me think - especially when I finally get the answer before time's up.
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Level 41
Dec 12, 2016
Wtf is with the menagerie answer though. I tried birds, exotic birds, rare birds... i think i did exotic animals, but i didn't think to just go animals. I think that's the second time that's got me!
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Level 53
Oct 25, 2019
you'll be thinking of an aviary
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Level 14
Feb 5, 2017
I actually really enjoyed the advanced question! It made sense when you think about it... 100% 1:15 left
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Level 48
Jul 6, 2017
Thirty-eight should be accepted as write-in for XXXVIII imo
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Level 43
Feb 27, 2019
agree 38 should be accepted, or at least make it plainer that the answer is required to be given in roman numerals
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Level ∞
Jul 9, 2019
Okay, 38 will work
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Level 74
Jul 10, 2019
Despite the "advanced question" warning, cool to see that 60% are getting the roman numeral question.
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Level 39
May 6, 2018
The question was excellent. It made me think a lot.
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Level 39
Jul 25, 2018
...still don't understand why it isn't xxxix...
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Level 46
Aug 17, 2018
We all hope you're joking. For your sake, not ours.
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Level 45
May 16, 2019
typed in Australia, thought I'd spelt it wrong, so typed it in again a couple of different ways. Looks at question again and see that it wants to know where papyrus originally come from and not the platypus.
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Level 57
Oct 29, 2019
hahaha especially since it asked where it was invented
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Level 72
Jul 9, 2019
Technically men in England are still required to practice archery. The law was never repealed. The law stipulates that the practice must be for at least two hours and under the supervision of the local curate
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Level 73
Jul 10, 2019
Huh. I do not know my local curate (if there is one), and now I feel I'd better avoid him. I have a lot of catching up to do.
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Level 85
Jul 9, 2019
Iron is a metallic element, not a mineral.
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2019
Metals can be minerals - the typical classification of a mineral is that it should be possible to find it naturally in native form. Native (Telluric) iron can be found on earth, almost exclusively in Greenland.
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Level 78
Jul 11, 2019
If it's not animal or vegetable...
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Level 75
Jul 25, 2019
This has come up in other quizzes before - for a long while in ancient Rome, writing 40 as XXXX and 9 as VIIII was perfectly acceptable so XXXXVIIII should be accepted, if not the only answer. I have a photo or two of architectural engravings on buildings in Rome showing these longer forms
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Level 75
Oct 25, 2019
I know it was originally IIII and VIIII, but I've never heard of the XXXX. By the time I realized the answer to the question I ran out of time, but I wouldn't have used the long form. Great question though. (Edit) The wonders of the internet, and wasting most of my morning instead of doing work, I see IIII, XXXX, CCCC, XXIIII, LXXIIII, CCCCLXXXX, VIIII, LXXXX, and DCCCC were also used. Okay, no more rabbit holes today. Seriously.
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Level 61
Aug 30, 2019
Accept thigh bone for femur?
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Level 65
Oct 28, 2019
Agreed!
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Level 67
Oct 25, 2019
AAAAARRRGGGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGH got the last Roman numeral on the last second but did not have time to type it in!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 80
Oct 25, 2019
Hmm... looks like Mario Brothers was actually the advanced question!
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Level 67
Oct 25, 2019
I thought you could practise motor racing at a DRIVING range because motor racing involves DRIVING.
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Level 67
Oct 25, 2019
That would be a racetrack, but it's a fair mistake, english can be pretty dumb. like how we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway. The term driving range comes from a golfer driving the ball (taking a long shot with a club that has a large head)
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Level 74
Oct 25, 2019
Surprised by the low percentage of the NES question. Everybody had one in the late 80s! And that orange gun was pretty iconic. I remember the springy sound it made when you pulled the trigger...
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Level 75
Oct 25, 2019
Mine was not orange, it was gray and white. I forget when they changed it to orange.
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Level 67
Apr 4, 2020
I was around in the late 80s, but never had one. I did have a commodore 64 in the early 90s though. With games on cassete ;)
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Level 63
Nov 25, 2019
Oh wow, I would've never gotten that. Operation is called Dr. Bibber (something like Dr. Shiver) where I live.
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Level 67
Apr 4, 2020
Yup could not think of the english version, I assumed it was also dr something (to do with shaking)
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Level 60
Mar 20, 2020
I finally got more than just 14 on my first try this time. I got 18!
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Level 39
May 2, 2020
I think the Roman numerals question needs some clarification. Maybe you could specify that you mean 'which one-word number'? Personally I was thinking surely it's just an infinite stream of Xs - but maybe that was just me being stupid so I apologise if so!
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Level 52
Oct 11, 2020
Sashimi is actually not necessarily fish. I've had some delicious horse sashimi in Tokyo!