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General Knowledge Quiz #9

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: September 03, 2018
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What island do lemurs come from?
Madagascar
Who founded Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg
When Jack fell down, what did he break?
His Crown
What singer is the subject of the movie "Walk the Line"?
Johnny Cash
What was the Soviet equivalent of the CIA?
KGB
What is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea?
Cuba
Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize?
Marie Curie
What is the largest species of lizard?
Komodo Dragon
What did the Normans conquer in 1066?
England
What is the 2nd book of Bible?
Exodus
What, according to a supposed African proverb, does it take a village to do?
Raise a Child
What instrument did Ravi Shankar play?
Sitar
What is the Japanese word for freshwater eel?
Unagi
Who killed Achilles?
Paris
In what country would you be most likely to find a polder?
Netherlands
What river borders Louisville, Kentucky?
Ohio River
Who is He-Man's nemesis?
Skeletor
What city-state did Hannibal fight for?
Carthage
What movie coined the phrase "there can be only one"?
Highlander
In what language is the motto of the English monarch written?
French
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level 81
Apr 9, 2013
Can you add some alternate spellings for sitar? I tried scitar and scytar and gave up.
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level 70
May 2, 2013
I can see why a person whose name is tschutzer would be sensitive to spelling.
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level 48
Dec 14, 2013
Like
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level 81
Apr 30, 2014
Me too. :)
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level 68
May 15, 2018
Someone (I'm NOT volunteering!) might want to create a cruelly difficult spelling quiz. Perhaps they could start with the Duke basketball coach and the Kwik-e-Mart proprietor.
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level 45
Dec 6, 2018
I wrote citar.. that s what it is called here
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level 13
May 2, 2013
Possibly accept oonagi and ounagi for unagi. Transliteration is tricky.
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level 65
Feb 22, 2019
There's only one way to transribe ウナギ no matter which transcription system you use.
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level 64
May 2, 2013
Anyone else get "unagi" because of the Friends episode? :)
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level 36
May 2, 2013
yes, I did.
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level 50
Jun 7, 2013
Yep. Oneness is bliss.
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level 20
Aug 5, 2013
YES
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level 67
Sep 12, 2013
Could it BE any more obvious?
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level 20
Oct 26, 2013
Yes!!!
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level 29
Feb 9, 2015
I got it because of Farmville...
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level 41
Apr 27, 2018
I got it because of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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level 45
May 15, 2018
I got it from the fine print of my neighbour’s lemonade stand. No, I am being serious. I know you think I’m joking, but I am 100% serious.
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level 65
Sep 3, 2013
The Tibet question was also in GKQ... 23, I think.
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level 21
Mar 24, 2014
Carthage should be changed to Carthago/Karthago (as it is know to the Romans).
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level 67
Nov 25, 2015
The whole quiz should be in Latin.
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level 75
Jun 9, 2014
Kept spelling it Kimodo instead of Komodo - I think I was confusing the word with Kimono.
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level 47
Oct 3, 2014
That's what I did! That will teach me to turn on closed captioning during National Geographic specials.
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level 70
Mar 5, 2016
A "kimono dragon" gives me a chuckle-worthy me mental image, to be sure! http://www.rhcomix.com/toons/KimonoDragon3.jpg
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level 66
Jun 11, 2014
As a fellow New Zealander, I completely agree with Zenica
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level 26
Aug 8, 2014
3/22
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level 57
Nov 18, 2014
good quiz....nice and varied!
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level 15
Mar 24, 2015
I only got 5
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level 28
Apr 14, 2015
Can you accept "to raise a baby"?
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level 70
Mar 5, 2016
It's a quote. The whole point of quotes is that you, ya know, *quote* them. "A marigold by any other name would still smell as nifty," ~ Shakespeare, more or less, from "Romeo & Juliet"
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level 69
Aug 9, 2018
It's not an exact quote but a proverb that exists in different versions, in different languages.
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level 57
Jun 29, 2015
From the comments, it's sad that most people got unagi from Friends. Funny, but sad. Avatar: The Last Airbender automatically sprang to my mind.
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level 58
May 15, 2018
I mean, is the Japanese word for "eel" something someone really needs to know? Friends is a very popular show, so a lot of people would recognize from that. It's not like "unagi" is some term of colossal historical importance.
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level 42
May 16, 2018
Explain how it's sad that some people got it because of a TV show, but it's not sad when you get it from what I assume is a TV show?
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level 70
Nov 12, 2015
Please accept "raise children" for "it takes a village"
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level 70
Mar 5, 2016
It's a quote. The point of quotes is that you, ya know, *quote* them, not paraphrase them. "Ask not what your condo association can do for you, ask what you can do for your condo association!" ~ John F. Kennedy, sorta-kinda
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level 41
Nov 15, 2015
Tansui unagi is not an acceptable answer? :)
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level 29
Apr 1, 2016
done with 4:20 left first time lol blaze it were from russia
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level 8
Apr 10, 2016
Hey, can you check out my quiz? It's called "What do you know" Thanks
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level 27
Jun 27, 2016
I almost had the eel one, I tried umami, unami, umani, and ugami.
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level 54
Jul 26, 2016
KGG...I'm an idiot.
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level 39
Apr 18, 2017
The picture at the top is so cute!
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level 34
Jun 8, 2017
13/22
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level 34
Jun 8, 2017
surprised that only 15% of people know what a polder is
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level 68
Mar 29, 2018
I'm not sure I know exactly what it is, I just know where it's from - so a bit like Donald Trump.
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level 71
May 15, 2018
I only got it right because I play Civilization V and it is a type of tile improvement specific to the Dutch. Prior to playing the game I wasn't familiar with the term.
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level 53
Dec 26, 2018
Civ games have taught me some history also. In particular, ancient city names of different empires and as you mentioned bonuses or improvements that are specific to a particular dynasty or empire.
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level 53
May 15, 2018
Pretty sure Jack broke his neck when he fell. That should also be an acceptable answer.
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level 75
May 15, 2018
He also broke his crayon.
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level 58
May 16, 2018
Jack fell down and broke his crown. Neck doesn't rhyme.
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level 75
May 17, 2018
Did you hear about the guy who fell off his deck?
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level 62
May 15, 2018
Saw the Palme d'Or winning movie "Unagi" ("The Eel"), didn't ring a bell.
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level 57
May 15, 2018
Bit tougher than usual? Cheers, nice one.
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level 49
May 15, 2018
None of these are actual generals.
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level 49
May 16, 2018
'Polder' is what I learned today.
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level 75
May 17, 2018
I think this is yet another word I learned from playing Civilization.
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level 31
May 16, 2018
"Bring up a child"
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level 62
May 24, 2018
I only got the Ravi Shankar because my jazz professor did a whole unit on raga...
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level 5
Jul 2, 2018
I kept writing comodo dragon and then gave up
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level 45
Dec 6, 2018
Komodo dragon is how I remember Comoros, (must be carefull not to type comodos.. alleays tempted to..) because I had never ever heard of it before taking the world map quiz. (There were a few others that a few years ago wouldnt have known, but I regularly watch the quiz pointless, on the bbc, that's where I first heard of Tuvalu)
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level 49
Mar 13, 2019
careful* and always* :)
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level 45
Feb 23, 2019
Very surprised Highlander is so low. Everybody should go watch it, great movie. Also, surprised Ohio River is so low, you have 2 choices of big rivers by Kentucky...
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level 28
Mar 18, 2019
Yeah, unless you don't know US geography. Which I don't. Especially for that region. (Haven't seen Highlander either. Heard it's not that great :P)
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level 28
Mar 18, 2019
Why is Louisville general knowledge ? Who's Jack and why did he fall ? And I'm not sure why "unagi" is supposed to be general knowledge either. I mean there's always the Friends episode but I'm not sure they gave the actual translation...
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