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General Knowledge Quiz #94

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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What geologic period came after the Triassic?
Jurassic
If you land at John Lennon airport, what city are you in?
Liverpool
If you have insomnia, what can't you do?
Sleep
What war's last casualty was Henry Gunther, who died at 10:59 a.m, November 11, 1918 –
just one minute before the official armistice?
WWI
What industry has four "capitals" – New York, London, Paris, and Milan?
Fashion
What type of creature are Smaug and Puff?
Dragon
Whose quotations are collected into the most-printed book in Chinese history?
Mao Zedong
Which book of the Bible is about the Jews leaving Egypt and coming to the Holy Land?
Exodus
What dessert's ingredients include lady fingers, coffee, mascarpone, and cocoa?
Tiramisu
What giant beast was kidnapped from Skull Island?
King Kong
In what country is Papadopoulos the most common family name?
Greece
What type of cancer kills more women than any other?
Lung cancer
What chemical is often added to tap water in order to reduce tooth decay?
Fluoride
What disease did Tom Hanks's character have in the 1993 movie "Philadelphia"?
AIDS
What musical artist was known as "The Purple One"?
Prince
Among the countries in Asia, which one has the most Christians?
Philippines
What country has won 3 of the 5 Olympic gold medals awarded in baseball?
Cuba
Who supposedly died at age 42 in 1977 – although some people aren't so sure?
Elvis Presley
What sport has "Marquess of Queensberry" rules?
Boxing
What product once featured a much-loathed "assistant" named Clippy?
Microsoft Office
53 Comments
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2014
Only got 8, wasn't really paying attention. First comment, though!
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Level 44
Apr 22, 2014
Woo hoo. First reply to the first comment!

Yeah!

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Level 76
Oct 17, 2016
First to reply to the first to reply to the first..,. oh, never mind
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Level 55
Oct 17, 2016
Jerry928, lol! xD
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Level 40
Oct 20, 2020
second reply to the first reply to the first reply to the first comment :/
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Level 26
Oct 14, 2021
100% easyyyyy wheyyyyyy
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Level 57
May 22, 2024
Third reply to the first comment. Keeping it simple
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Level 20
Apr 22, 2014
Love the clippy reference. Could never stand that thing
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Level 77
May 21, 2014
It's actually only recently that I realised there's no Clippy anymore and wondered where it'd gone. Not that I miss it .. not at all.. just always turned it off, so I guess it took a while to notice it was totally gone.
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Level 77
Jun 2, 2016
Speaking of which .. it doesn't accept MSWord or MSOffice? You need to type "Microsoft", which *IS* accepted as such even though it isn't a product really.
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Level ∞
Jun 3, 2016
MS Word / Office will work now.
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Level 81
Oct 17, 2016
I tried MS Bob to no success
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Level 75
Jan 26, 2021
I actually liked it, but I always used the robot or cat myself.
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Level 84
Dec 11, 2014
I'm surprised that Russia isn't the home to the most Christians in Asia.
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Level 92
Jun 2, 2016
Look at the wording of the question: "Among the countries in Asia," and Russia on this site is grouped with the European countries.
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Level ∞
Jun 3, 2016
Russia still wouldn't quality. The Asian population of Russia is very small compared to the population of the Philippines.
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Level 50
Sep 20, 2016
You misspelled "much-loathed". It should read "much-loved".
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Level 89
Oct 17, 2016
Bill Gates...Is that you?
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Level 25
Apr 10, 2021
i agree :-)
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Level 29
Oct 17, 2016
I thought all of Asia was Buddhist or Hindu or Islam!
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Level 66
Oct 18, 2016
Wow...
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Level 82
Oct 18, 2016
I would assume you were joking; except that Islam is not an adjective. Israel is predominantly Jewish. Russia (a large portion of which is in Asia) is predominantly Orthodox Christian. Other Orthodox countries in Asia include Georgia, Armenia, and Cyprus. The Philippines are predominantly Catholic though there are evangelical and other Christian minorities, and Mindanao and other southern islands are mostly Muslim. There are sizable Christian minorities in China, India, Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Iran, Syria, Jordan, and Israel among other places.
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Level 64
Feb 3, 2021
I would also assume that the number of Christians is actually much higher than reported. Conversely the amount of people that genuinely follow Islam is probably much lower.
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Level 82
Oct 18, 2016
oh and East Timor is also Catholic. Which is likely the main reason they declared independence from Muslim Indonesia. Singapore is a very diverse place with lots of different religions.
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Level 64
Oct 18, 2016
Confucius says: you are wrong.
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Level ∞
Aug 23, 2019
Confucius also said don't get into arguments with people on the internet and yet here we are.
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Level ∞
Aug 23, 2019
Snark aside, the quiz is correct:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_books

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Level 60
Sep 14, 2017
you might want to reread on Fluoride. It seems to not help at all against tooth decay, on the contrary, and it is very poisonous and can cause all kinds of health problems.
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Level 59
Apr 19, 2018
And you don't vaccinate your children either? Same sort of incorrect reading.
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Level 66
Feb 21, 2019
Fluoride in the water to help teeth is a giant scam. Glad most of the world (including OECD countries no longer partake). I have a tertiary science degree, so you, QuizWol, take your smug attitude where the sun don't shine (and no that's not a flat earth reference).
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Level 68
Apr 24, 2023
amgine - You are wrong. Keep looking for Elvis
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Level 38
Apr 19, 2024
You may have a tertiary science degree, but I don't know what use that is to anyone. I am just a simple dentist with 30+ years experience and have lived & worked in areas that have both fluoridated water supplies and non-fluoridated water supplies. The difference in incidence of tooth decay amongst children is stark. There are far less children with tooth decay in the fluoridated water areas. Anyone who suggests water fluoridation is a scam is, quite simply, wrong.
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Level ∞
Aug 23, 2019
I suggest people read this article before commenting further:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_controversy

According to the article, the scientific consensus is that flouridation is both safe and effective. However, there are a minority within the scientific community who dispute this. There are also a lot of conspiracy theories. My favorite is that flouridation was a communist plot to sap the brainpower of Americans.

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Level 75
Dec 29, 2019
So THAT's what happened to me!
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Level 77
Jun 11, 2023
It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works. Have you never wondered why I drink only distilled water or rainwater? And only pure grain alcohol?
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2024
The communist plot conspiracy theory is definitely a case of post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

Given the context maybe I should explain further. This is the logical fallacy of mistaking the succession of two events to mean that the earlier event caused the latter.

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Level 82
Dec 27, 2019
I've seen the teeth of a lot of people in countries without fluoridation and I'm going to side with the scientific consensus on this.
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Level 82
Nov 14, 2021
I, for one, would appreciate keeping the conspiracy theories off this site.
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2024
Who's paying you to say that?
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Level 89
Jun 22, 2019
I've always wondered why the English changed the word marquis to marquess with a female suffix.

What gives?

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Level 57
May 22, 2024
Because there always has to be an exception in English
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Level 60
Jun 10, 2024
Thanks for pointing that out. I learned something!

I had always assumed the Marquess was a woman. It turns out it's an alternate spelling of marquis, the male form. It's an unusual -ess ending masculine.

Wikitionary tells me that the female form is marchioness or simply marquise like the original French.

I guess you already know all that but it's a cool piece of lexicology that could easily come up in a quiz. ("Name a masculine word that ends in -ess") So worth pointing out here! Thanks!

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Level 71
Aug 30, 2019
It's dessert, not desert.
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Level ∞
Aug 30, 2019
D'oh! Classic blunder, now fixed.
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Level 68
Dec 27, 2019
While I always turned Clippy off almost immediately, I liked him and miss that little guy. And Clip from AMC, too.
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Level 79
Aug 24, 2020
I remember Clippy. I didn't dislike him at all!
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Level 59
Jan 25, 2021
I only got clippy because of the office lol
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Level 83
Jul 25, 2021
next time will be better
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Level 49
Jun 8, 2023
"the purple one"

me: WILLIAM AFTON!

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Level 67
Jun 16, 2023
I imagine there are lots things insomniacs can't do, because they're just too tired!
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Level 67
Jan 30, 2024
Please accept 'drive' for the insomnia question.
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Level 47
Jun 11, 2024
accept swim for insomnia question
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Level 95
Jun 9, 2024
They do not reach the Holy Land in Exodus