General Knowledge Quiz #93

Answer these random trivia questions.
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Last updated: December 10, 2019
First submittedFebruary 13, 2014
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What country's flag featured a hammer and a sickle?
The Soviet Union
Which English King fought in the Third Crusade?
Richard I
Where would you find Capitoline and Palatine hills?
Rome
What type of animal makes royal jelly?
Bees
What element are computer chips typically made from?
Silicon
What was Felix Baumgartner doing when he broke the sound barrier in 2012?
Skydiving
What is the largest ethnic group in Germany (besides Germans)?
Turks
In what country is Nguyen the most common family name?
Vietnam
What did Mark Anthony ask the audience to lend him, in his famous soliloquoy
in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"?
Their Ears
What word, starting with G, refers to a person who is not Jewish?
Gentile
What does the O stand for in HHLBBCNO?
Oxygen
Which country would you be in if you were while climbing the North Face of Everest?
China
What is the only Grand Slam tennis tournament to be played on clay courts?
French Open
What program's 9th step is "making amends"?
Alcoholics Anonymous
What is the word for a pile of rocks that marks a hiking trail?
Cairn
What amusement ride was first ridden in 1893 at the World's Columbian Exposition
in Chicago?
Ferris Wheel
Other than Jesus's mother, which prominent Bible character was named Mary?
Mary Magdalene
Who was shot and killed by a partisan soldier near Lake Como in northern Italy in 1945?
Benito Mussolini
What two words come before "Lonely Hearts Club Band"?
Sgt. Pepper's
When are nocturnal creatures most active?
At night
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Level 59
Apr 8, 2014
How about "goy" or "goyim" for a person that is not Jewish? That is what I always learned from my Jewish friends.
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Level ∞
Apr 8, 2014
Goy will work now.
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Level 72
Aug 6, 2016
I had to laugh at myself that I never even thought of "gentile", only goy (and I am one)!
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Level 49
Apr 8, 2014
You should take inuksuk for the pile of rocks, especially since cairns can also be graves and inuksuk just has the one meaning.
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Level ∞
Apr 27, 2016
Sure, why not?
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Level 75
May 9, 2016
Awesome, thank you for adding this. I knew cairn but still :D Could you also add the more common English spelling "inukshuk"?
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Level 70
Oct 3, 2016
So can I ask for the Finnish term rajapyykki to be added? (Kidding.)
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Level 72
Aug 17, 2019
I enjoy the Finnish term. I wish I knew how to pronounce it.
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Level 77
Aug 19, 2019
"Možic" in Slovene, 'little man' :)
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Level 60
May 29, 2015
I know this might be picking nits, but I think it's kind of odd that you take 'Roland Garros' for the French Open, but not simply 'French'. Maybe consider adding it as a possibility?
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Level 60
May 29, 2015
Also, I should say that I am quite glad that you do accept 'Roland Garros' or I probably would never have gotten that one right.
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Level ∞
Apr 27, 2016
"French" will work now
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Level 65
Oct 3, 2016
I got that one guessing the German ethnicity one. I tried every country in Europe but did not think of Turkey
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Level 74
May 6, 2016
Maybe add pile of rocks for pile of rocks? That was my only guess.
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Level 80
Oct 3, 2016
Or Blair Witch poo.
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Level 78
Oct 3, 2016
Good mix of easy and hard questions.
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Level 77
Sep 26, 2017
Baumgartner's skydive was in 2012?! Time flies... and so, it seems, do people.
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Level 72
Aug 18, 2019
I knew exactly who the guy was, but I kept thinking a jump from freakin’ space could not possibly just be called plain ol’ skydiving, so I kept trying variants of “space jumping”. A quick Google shows that both “space jumping” and “space diving” were common terms in the media for Baumgartner’s accomplishment. Consider accepting them?
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2019
I tried a few things that didn't work then went literal. "Falling" is an acceptable answer and it makes me happy.
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2019
^^ that's how I got it, I couldn't think of what else to call it.
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Level 59
Aug 17, 2019
Please accept "Your ears" for what Mark Antony said.
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Level ∞
Aug 17, 2019
Yes, of course. Fixed!
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Level 68
Dec 20, 2019
Maybe even just "ear"? I tried all kinds of sentences ("Lend me your ear" etc.) but couldn't nail the right one.
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Level 74
Dec 21, 2019
Maybe also just "ear"? I tried it, then moved on when it wasn't accepted. I know it's not the exact quote, but "lend an ear" is fairly common and I think it's close enough to be an alternate answer.
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Level 72
Aug 17, 2019
An enjoyable quiz as always. Would it be possible to have a little more leeway on the spelling of Magdalene, though?
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Level ∞
Aug 17, 2019
We do allow a few misspellings. Suggestions for other variations to allow?
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Level 72
Aug 31, 2019
Thank you. I can't remember which I tried, but I think they were mostly using 'e's where there should be 'a's, missing the e from the end, or using 'ai' for the last syllable. Sorry that's not more helpful!
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Level 22
Sep 8, 2019
Please accept Magdalena, that's how it's spelled in my language
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Level 51
Oct 12, 2020
Magdalen did not seem to work for me. Could you add that one?
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Level 70
Aug 17, 2019
Just a small error, but nocturnal is misspelled as noctural.
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Level ∞
Aug 17, 2019
Fixed
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Level 81
Aug 19, 2019
Good quiz, please help what does HHLBBCNO stand for. I tried googling it and just got some dodgy chinese sites
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Level 77
Aug 19, 2019
After you see the answer it should be pretty obvious no?
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Level 58
Dec 20, 2019
no
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2020
No?
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Level 66
Aug 20, 2019
Periodic Table
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2019
Hydrogen
Helium
Lithium
Beryllium
Boron
Carbon
Nitrogen
Oxygen
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Level 45
Dec 21, 2019
Yes, with the answer it's easy. But seriously, can you guess this? I've never seen it referred to as HHLBBCNO
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Level 66
Apr 21, 2020
If you can complete the periodic table quiz, you will have spent quite some time looking at one. In that case those letters suddenly jump out at you and you realise.
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Level 78
Nov 12, 2019
"What was Felix Baumgartner doing when he broke the sound barrier in 2012?"

First guess: swimming :-)
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Level 44
Dec 20, 2019
I said “Italy” not “Rome”. Please accept it. If you don’t accept it, I do understand. There has to be a point when an answer is simply too broad. “Europe” and “Earth” are true too, but obviously not acceptable. Still I think Italy 🇮🇹 is reasonable.
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Level 60
Dec 21, 2019
Could you accept Maria Magdalena too ?
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Level 52
Apr 12, 2020
I kept trying Mary Lazarus before I remembered Mary Magdalene. LOL
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Level 46
May 10, 2020
Sorry to be a pedant, but the correct spelling is Mark Antony.
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Level 60
Jul 2, 2020
Interesting fact about AA: it's a scam with zero scientific basis and likely causes more harm than it prevents. :)
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Level 51
Oct 12, 2020
Also: it's a religious group that has very little chance of working for non-religious people who don't recognise a "higher power". Because AA is so widely known and going there is expected form recovering alcoholics, non-religious people can find themselves compelled to fake belief in order for people (including employers and judges!) to accept that they are indeed recovering.
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