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General Knowledge Quiz #87

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: July 16, 2019
First submittedOctober 19, 2013
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Historically, what type of wood was used to make black piano keys?
Ebony
What is the last U.S. state, alphabetically?
Wyoming
Who is Dick Grayson's alter ego?
Robin or Nightwing
What is Gaius Octavius better known as?
Augustus
What rock band released the albums "Sticky Fingers" and "Beggar's Banquet"?
The Rolling Stones
What was founded in 1933 with the intention of lasting 1,000 years, but in
actuality only lasted 12?
Third Reich
What is the square root of 400,000,000?
20,000
"First, do no harm" is often (incorrectly) thought to come from what oath?
Hippocratic Oath
What character was portrayed by Robin Williams in 1992 and Will Smith in 2019?
Genie
What lives in an aerie?
Bird of Prey
Who commissioned the Domesday Book in 1086 to survey his conquests?
William the Conqueror
What was the name of the Nazi secret police?
Gestapo
What does the Latin term "Annus Horribilis" mean in English?
Horrible Year
What river does the Hoover Dam dam?
Colorado River
What river is spanned by the Tower Bridge?
Thames
What religious movement started in Jamaica in the 1930s?
Rastafari
What is the common term for alopecia?
Baldness
What part of speech are the words "and", "or", and "but"?
Conjunction
What type of animal is a water moccasin?
Snake
What Germanic language was once the most commonly-spoken
language among European Jews?
Yiddish
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level 43
Nov 19, 2013
please accept "nightwing" for dick grayson
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level 48
Jan 7, 2014
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level 62
Jan 14, 2014
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level 63
Jan 14, 2014
+everyone
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level ∞
Mar 10, 2016
Okay, if everyone things so. :)
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level 73
Nov 8, 2019
I don't thing so.
But I'm not everyone.
And I know very little about superheroes.
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level 52
Nov 8, 2019
nerds
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level 66
Jul 4, 2016
Heh... tough to imagine anyone who knows "Nightwing" doesn't also know "Robin"!
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level 72
Jul 5, 2016
Super hero people. Sheesh!
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level 67
Jan 22, 2019
I mean, considering he's been Nightwing in the comics for about 35 years now, or about 44% of his total history, it's not an unreasonable request.
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level 61
Jan 7, 2014
Any chance you could accept "Caesar Augustus"? I tried that, and it didn't work. I know "caesar" is a title, but that's how I usually hear him referenced, much like Genghis Khan or Julius Caesar.
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level 62
Jan 7, 2014
I agree. I tried this as well.
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level ∞
Jan 8, 2014
This seems to be a common thing. I don't know if it's incorrect, or simply a variation. For simplicity's sake "Augustus" seems preferable. But I suppose I'll allow "Caesar Augustus" too.
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level 78
May 5, 2014
Surely you mean IMPERATOR•CAESAR•DIVI•FILIVS•AVGVSTVS, PONTIFEX•MAXIMVS, TRIBVNICIAE•POTESTATE•XXXVII, IMPERATOR•XXI, CONSVL•XIII, PATER•PATRIAE.
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level 66
Mar 2, 2016
well obviously that's what he meant
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level 67
Mar 2, 2016
That's what I tried and it didn't give it to me.
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level 58
Mar 9, 2016
^ I know; scared me for a second into thinking that I wasn't fluent in Latin after all!
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level 83
Jul 17, 2019
All these people arguing about the right form... I was still trying to figure out why Dr. Octopus wasn't accepted.
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level 77
Nov 8, 2019
@platitude I tried Doctor Octopus at first too before I realized what the question was actually asking for. Maybe I need another cup of coffee.
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level 35
Jul 4, 2016
Augustus is also a title...
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level 43
Jul 4, 2016
How come when i typed 'conjunctions' it knocked me back? As a grammar nazi i was pretty disappointed in myself until i discovered i was right anyway. Please accept pluralised answers when you give multiple examples.
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level 58
Jul 5, 2016
Since the correct/accepted answer was "conjunction", you should have gotten it if you entered "conjunctions." It would have taken it before you even typed the "s".
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level 20
Nov 19, 2016
I wrote conjections. What was I thinking?
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level 28
May 18, 2014
You should accept: william I
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level 76
Apr 26, 2015
As soon as I typed William it was accepted.
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level 52
Nov 8, 2019
You could have typed William Shakespeare & you still would have gotten credit.
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level 82
May 18, 2014
Hippocrates oath? Just couldn't think of the right form of "hippocrate". Duh.
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level 73
Nov 8, 2019
Same here. My first language is French, and we call it "Serment d'Hippocrate", so I tried "Hippocrates Oath". Should that be accepted or is it really never used that way in English?
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level 37
Jun 16, 2015
We SuperFans need Dick Grayson to be accepted as Nightwing/Robin!!!
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level 69
Feb 18, 2016
Why is "Robin" the answer for Dick Grayson? He hasn't been Robin since the 70s at least!!!! He's now been Nightwing for longer than he has been Robin.
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level 67
Mar 2, 2016
Should accept Erithacus rubecula for 'Robin'
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level 58
Mar 9, 2016
Um, surely you mean "Turdus migratorius".
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level 75
Jul 16, 2019
Speaking of which, please accept Nightus turdus.
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level 67
Jan 22, 2019
Not quite. He was Robin for 44 years (1940-1984) and is currently at 35 years as Nightwing. And while Nightwing should (and now is) absolutely an acceptable answer to the question, Robin should be as well. His time as Robin is still a major part of the character's history, both in-universe and out.
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level 73
Nov 8, 2019
Wow, he's been a superhero for 79 years? So he must be getting on for 100 at least.
That's a bit old to be fighting criminals isn't it?

I'm starting to find this whole superhero thing a little unrealistic
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level 66
Nov 12, 2019
In the movies from the 90s dick Grayson was robin, so he's definitely been robin more recently than the 70s, and far more people know the movies than the ridiculously extended universe of the comics. In the comic books theres been a whole bunch of incarnations of robin that nobody would know except the hardcore fans, for anybody that doesn't read the comics. Robin = Dick Grayson
makes sense to have a type in for the hardcore ppl, but not accepting Robin would be terrible.
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level 60
Jul 4, 2016
A very "Independence Day" related quiz.
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level 54
Jul 19, 2016
Accept Hippocrates for Hippocratic please
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level 20
Nov 19, 2016
cant believe I got the latin one correct. I thought it sounded like horrible and annus sounded like annual, and annual had to do something about year
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level 58
Dec 24, 2017
I request that the answer "bad year" also be accepted re:annus horribilis.
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level 71
Jul 16, 2019
It's just Tower Bridge, not the Tower Bridge.
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level 67
Aug 31, 2019
Please accept "Horrid Year".
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level 78
Nov 8, 2019
Please get "Conjunction Junction" out of my head. Thanks so much.
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level 52
Nov 8, 2019
I tried "bad year" because I thought "horrible" was too obvious. Then I tried "unattractive buttocks".
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level 58
Nov 8, 2019
I tried prohibition instead of the Third Reich. I knew the date was off, but found the answer amusing.
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level 46
Nov 8, 2019
Please accept 'German reich'
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level 43
Nov 10, 2019
Thank you, Schoolhouse Rock!