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General Knowledge Quiz #86

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: September 15, 2019
First submittedSeptember 21, 2013
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What country is sometimes known as Cathay?
China
What is the animal with the longest gestation period - up to 22 months?
Elephant
What is the common name of the clavicle?
Collarbone
Whose "locker" can be found at the bottom of the sea?
Davy Jones's
What taxonomic rank comes between Family and Species?
Genus
What country inspired Starbucks - but had no Starbucks locations until 2018?
Italy
What did my true love give to me on twelfth day of Christmas?
Twelve Drummers Drumming
What hip hop group is named for traditional tabletop condiments?
Salt-n-Pepa
What is the world's largest coral reef system?
Great Barrier Reef
In addition to sine and cosine, what is the third main function of trigonometry?
Tangent
What word is repeated before "toil and trouble" in "Macbeth"?
Double
What could Jack Sprat's wife not eat?
Lean
What language is most commonly spoken in Flanders?
Dutch
What word means to pay 10% of your earnings to a church?
Tithe
What city is the "Gateway" to the American West?
St. Louis
Traditionally, when a man bows what will a woman do?
Curtsey
What is the word for a Jewish candelabra?
Menorah
What boy band was Harry Styles a member of?
One Direction
What is the name of this typographical symbol: †
Dagger
What was Arthur Doyle's middle name?
Conan
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level 64
Dec 24, 2013
I was very confused about the Starbucks question. I was thinking the name Starbucks comes from Moby Dick, which is American. I'm pretty sure there are more than a few Starbucks in the U.S.
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level 77
Dec 24, 2013
The first Starbucks was in Seattle but the high-end bar with high-quality coffee roasted in Italian fashion along with espresso (Italian) and cappuccino (Italian) served by "baristas" (Italian word) with European-sounding size names... this was inspired by similar coffee bars in Italy that existed before the first Starbucks.
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level 25
Jun 20, 2016
Sorry, but that's not correct. Starbucks was started by a couple of guys who journeyed down to Berkeley, California, where a Dutch immigrant named Alfred Peet had opened a store in the mid-Sixties. That was the first attempt to present high-quality regular coffee; there had obviously been Italian cafés in New York and San Francisco for decades, but they served espresso and the like (not regular coffee). The guys from Starbucks came down to work at Peet's (as the store was called), then returned north. The previous commenter was correct; the chain was named for the character in Melville. You should probably re-word the question to something general about Italian coffee styles, because as worded, it is incorrect.
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level 67
Jun 20, 2016
Nowhere does the question ask what the chain is named for.
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level 77
Jun 20, 2016
There had been Italian cafes in San Francisco for decades? Oh really? So... in what way were those Italian cafes not Italian?
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level 74
Aug 20, 2017
but they served espresso and the like (not regular coffee).

Espresso is not regular coffee? So American :)
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level 62
Sep 18, 2018
"Starbucks" and "high-quality coffee" don't belong in the same sentence, unless there's the verb in the middle that's something along the lines of "isn't".
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level 64
May 27, 2019
I have to say that Peet's remains far superior to Starbucks.
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level 62
Nov 1, 2019
I agree with the original commenter. The whole lore of Starbucks is that the two original owners were inspired to start their own coffee shop after they worked for Peet's in SF, and the name was inspired by the coffee loving first mate in Mobey Dick. Yes, it is true that Howard Schultz was inspired to buy a coffee shop that he could turn into an espresso bar chain after visiting Italy, but it should be clearer about which part was "inspired."
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level 65
Nov 1, 2019
I would agree with Starbucks not being high quality coffee, but when compared to the Folgers and what-not that most Americans drank before Starbucks, it was definitely a step up.
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level 66
Nov 1, 2019
it's not just American, I hate espresso. Real coffee is made with a french press
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level 76
Sep 8, 2014
Genus...I typed genes, genre, genesis, genas...brain not working this morning. Time for coffee.
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level 47
Dec 11, 2015
King Phillip Came Of Fairly Good Stock. Bio 101.
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level 59
Jun 20, 2016
How does domain fit that mnemonic?
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level 67
Jun 20, 2016
Drunken King Phillip...
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level 59
Jun 21, 2016
I was told Keep Practising Constantly Or F Grade Surely for my GCSEs
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level 67
Jun 21, 2016
King Philip Came Over For Good Spaghetti...or King Philip Came Over For Girl Scouts.
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level 46
Jul 3, 2016
I was always told that King Philip came over for grape soda, or gumbo soup, or gazpacho soup. Haha all these are very interesting! And it's even more interesting that it's almost always King Philip coming over for something, but the something's always different.
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level 74
Aug 20, 2017
King Peter? King Paul? Katy Perry?
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level 46
Feb 18, 2018
Well, Philip works better because it sounds more like "phylum," the word that it represents. Probably also why it's nearly always "king" for kingdom.
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level 57
Mar 24, 2018
Did King Phillip Cross the Ocean in a Fast-Going Ship?
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level 83
Jul 17, 2019
Don't Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Sand anymore? I thought that was the most common when I grew up.
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level 24
Nov 2, 2019
Make sure it's a Starbucks!!!
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level 65
Nov 22, 2014
the only one i got is the harry styles questions I LOVE HIm
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level 68
May 11, 2015
That's the only one I missed. I've never heard of him or of One Direction.
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level 72
Aug 3, 2015
God I envy you...
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level 79
Jul 16, 2019
I see a lot here about them but honestly i could not even give you one line of their songs. Literally no one has ever referenced a song of theirs to me either, so presumably I'm not missing out.
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level 76
Nov 5, 2019
Also the only one I missed.
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level 71
Jul 18, 2019
Hasn’t One Direction finally bitten the bullet and declared themselves broken up yet?
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level 76
Sep 14, 2015
I very nearly put "tangerine" instead of "tangent". As in, sine, cosine, tangerine.
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level 58
Jun 20, 2016
Oh my God. I nearly spit out my cookie. That's hilarious. I would have enjoyed math more if tangerine had been an answer.
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level 58
Sep 16, 2015
You should accept 'Barrier Reef'.
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2019
Okay
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level 67
Dec 11, 2015
I know most of us think of an animal as a land animal and therefore the Elephant is correct at 22 months. But for interest sake the 'Frilled Shark' is pregnant for 42 months before birth.
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level ∞
Mar 8, 2016
Good to know. Changed the quiz.
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level 66
Nov 1, 2019
QM, it still doesn’t specify land animal...
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level 58
Jun 20, 2016
Holy crap! Dear God that is such a long time. Wow.
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level 70
Apr 27, 2016
On the 12th day of Christmas, the gifts included drummers, lords, maids, rings, etc and one more partridge in a tree.
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level 67
Jun 20, 2016
If that is correct, you would finish with 12 partridges in 12 pear trees, 22 turtle doves, 30 French hens, 36 calling birds, 40 Golden rings ............ etc :o)
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level 77
Jul 16, 2019
Wikipedia: "Assuming the gifts are repeated in full in each round of the song, then a total of 364 items are delivered by the twelfth day."
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level 46
Jul 3, 2016
I grew up with 12 lords a leaping, 11 ladies dancing, 10 pipers piping, and 9 drummers drumming. But I guess I've heard it other ways too, so whatever.
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level 39
Jul 17, 2016
You must have had an interesting childhood with all that going on around you.
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level 46
Feb 18, 2018
Never a dull moment, let me tell you
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level 58
Jun 20, 2016
Are there really no Starbucks in Italy? I mean, I'm not saying there should be, but I'm just surprised they haven't gotten there yet.
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level 64
Jun 21, 2016
There have been rumors about a Starbucks opening in Milan. But Italians just love their espressos too much. :)
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level 71
Jan 5, 2017
Also, their pride and self-respect.
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level 33
Jun 23, 2016
I knew trigonometry in school would one day come in handy....
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level 63
Dec 11, 2016
magasine?
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level 82
May 14, 2018
'Candelabrum', surely?
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level 40
Sep 18, 2018
Well, Italy has a Starbucks now. (Also this question is so confusing : the brand is inspired by a dutch guy, the name from an American book and the logo from a nordic drawing...)
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level 66
May 28, 2019
But the names of the sizes are all Italian words (although they don't make much sense). And the people working there are called baristas.
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level ∞
Jul 15, 2019
The question has been amended to reflect the new Starbucks location.
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level 54
Jun 9, 2019
when a man bows, a woman arrows. come on everybody knows that
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level 86
Jul 16, 2019
Isn't Arthur his first name?
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level 70
Jul 16, 2019
This one lost me, too.
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level 83
Jul 16, 2019
His birth name appears to be Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. I think maybe the clue is mis-worded?
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level ∞
Jul 16, 2019
Yes, clearly. Now fixed.
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level 63
Jul 17, 2019
Dutch is the mother language of Flanders but Flemish is the dialect. I think that should be counted as well.
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level 76
Jul 18, 2019
No. The dialects spoken in Flanders differ as much from each other as they do from the standard language. There is only one common language, which is Dutch.
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level 37
Jul 17, 2019
Are you sure the question "What hip hop group's is named for traditional tabletop condiments?" is spelled entirely correctly? Are you sure there's not an erroneous 's in there?
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level ∞
Jul 18, 2019
This has been corrected
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level 66
Sep 15, 2019
QM, not really that important, but One Direction has sadly broken up.
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level ∞
Sep 15, 2019
Updated
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level 80
Nov 1, 2019
I thought they already broke up a long time ago. Or did they just go on hiatus and never reunite?
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level 66
Nov 1, 2019
Yes, they broke up several years ago, but I just recently found this quiz and commented on it.
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level 62
Nov 1, 2019
Can you please accept tithing for tithe?
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level 57
Nov 1, 2019
I did not get the One Direction question correct, and hence believe I am entitled to bonus points.
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level 26
Nov 1, 2019
Salt is a mineral and pepper is a spice. Condiments are sauces and the like.
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level 76
Nov 5, 2019
According to the Google definition, a condiment is anything such as salt or ketchup that adds flavor to food.
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level 70
Nov 1, 2019
Couple minor things: Davy Jones' locker (To form the possessive, add apostrophe + s to the noun. If the noun is plural, or already ends in s, just add an apostrophe after the s.) And "land" is still missing from the animal (elephant) question. Enjoyed it!
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level 61
Nov 1, 2019
Both AP and Chicago-style editing prefer adding apostrophe+S to singular nouns ending in S. Some authorities prefer omitting the possessive S, but that's not the norm. "Davy Jones's locker" is correct.
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level 52
Nov 1, 2019
Dagger? I hardly know her!