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General Knowledge Quiz #9

Can you answer these random trivia questions?
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Last updated: February 25, 2022
First submittedFebruary 3, 2011
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Question
Answer
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, and the first person
of any gender to win two?
Marie Curie
What is the largest species of lizard?
Komodo dragon
What did the Normans conquer in 1066?
England
What is the second 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 country, along with the US, UK, Canada, and Australia is part of the
"Five Eyes" intelligence community?
New Zealand
Who is He-Man's nemesis?
Skeletor
What city-state did Hannibal fight for?
Carthage
What word can be formed by adding three letters to the middle of PANIC?
Pandemic
In what language is the motto of the English monarch written?
French
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Level 89
Apr 9, 2013
Can you add some alternate spellings for sitar? I tried scitar and scytar and gave up.
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Level 72
May 2, 2013
I can see why a person whose name is tschutzer would be sensitive to spelling.
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Level 54
Dec 14, 2013
Like
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Level 89
Apr 30, 2014
Me too. :)
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Level 77
Feb 28, 2022
Still an awesome reply after the quiz got updated, but can't like again sadly.
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Level 67
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 67
Dec 6, 2018
I wrote citar.. that s what it is called here
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Level 58
Oct 22, 2019
Use this as an opportunity to learn to spell things correctly
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Level 39
Aug 1, 2022
I'm going to go smoke a sigar, and ponder this.
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Level 13
May 2, 2013
Possibly accept oonagi and ounagi for unagi. Transliteration is tricky.
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Level 69
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 60
May 2, 2013
Anyone else get "unagi" because of the Friends episode? :)
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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 71
Sep 12, 2013
Could it BE any more obvious?
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Level 28
Feb 9, 2015
I got it because of Farmville...
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Level 40
Apr 27, 2018
I got it because of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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Level 56
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 84
Oct 30, 2019
Never watched "Friends", but I loooove sushi!
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Level 43
Oct 30, 2019
I got it because I have a terrible game guide for Mario 64 (the eel is named Unagi in it)

I know it's terrible because multiple enemies are referred to by their Japanese names and ALL of the star names have a different name.

It's like it was directly translated from Japanese despite the game guide coming out after the international releases and it would probably be easier to use the names from the game.

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Level 43
Aug 13, 2021
I got it because of Shohei Imamura's Palme d'Or Winning film.
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Level 28
Mar 24, 2014
Carthage should be changed to Carthago/Karthago (as it is know to the Romans).
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Level 71
Nov 25, 2015
The whole quiz should be in Latin.
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Level 84
Oct 30, 2019
...and all answers should typed in semaphore.
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Level 77
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 77
Feb 27, 2022
Unagi and umami for me.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2014
As a fellow New Zealander, I completely agree with Zenica
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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 77
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 56
Feb 7, 2021
i tried a baby, a kid, a man, a woman, a person :)
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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 67
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 43
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 74
Aug 22, 2019
It's sad that you don't remember it from Friends cause that episode rocked!
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Level 82
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 76
Feb 26, 2022
Whose quote is it, exactly, if it's a quote?

It's a proverb or adage, not a quote.

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Level 41
Aug 30, 2022
How is proverb a quote, bro.
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Level 38
Nov 15, 2015
Tansui unagi is not an acceptable answer? :)
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Level 54
Jul 26, 2016
KGG...I'm an idiot.
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Level 44
Apr 18, 2017
The picture at the top is so cute!
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Level 68
May 15, 2018
Pretty sure Jack broke his neck when he fell. That should also be an acceptable answer.
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Level 84
May 15, 2018
He also broke his crayon.
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Level 70
Mar 21, 2021
His CRAN
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Level 71
May 16, 2018
Jack fell down and broke his crown. Neck doesn't rhyme.
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Level 84
May 17, 2018
Did you hear about the guy who fell off his deck?
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2022
Down fell Jack, broke his neck
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2019
Haha no.
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Level 66
May 15, 2018
Saw the Palme d'Or winning movie "Unagi" ("The Eel"), didn't ring a bell.
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Level 64
May 15, 2018
Bit tougher than usual? Cheers, nice one.
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Level 52
May 15, 2018
None of these are actual generals.
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Level 50
May 16, 2018
'Polder' is what I learned today.
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Level 84
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 70
May 24, 2018
I only got the Ravi Shankar because my jazz professor did a whole unit on raga...
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Level 57
Jul 24, 2019
There is a wrong answer - not Marie Curie but Marie Skłodowska Curie or Maria Skłodowska... She was from Poland...
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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2019
Cool story.
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Level 56
Jun 30, 2022
wdym? She was polish, only her husband was french
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Level 66
Jun 27, 2022
Because many people know her only as "Marie Curie", it's not an incorrect answer, but Skłodowska should certainly be accepted as a type-in.
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Level 67
Aug 3, 2022
Your performative small-minded nationalism has been duly noted, raidman. Now, move along.
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Level 74
Aug 22, 2019
lol it's only because i watch "Friends" that I got unagi. Thank you Ross.
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Level 61
Dec 7, 2019
Just curious if anyone knows why the motto is written in French? Google is not helpful.
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Level 81
Feb 25, 2022
The language of the English monarchy was traditionally (Norman) French, in the centuries after the Norman Conquest.
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Level 67
Dec 9, 2019
Please allow "Zucc" for "Mark Zuckerberg".
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Level 70
Mar 21, 2021
Accept the Z U C C
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Level 74
Feb 25, 2022
I prefer Zucky
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Level 36
Sep 26, 2022
Lizard Man, maybe?
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Level 38
Jun 23, 2020
I put adopt a child. I watched a series of unfortunate events
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Level 65
Dec 28, 2020
Why isn't Carthago a valid alternative for Carthage?
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2021
Because the quiz isnt in Latin and you're not an ancient roman!
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Level 43
Apr 10, 2021
Technically no one knows who killed Achilles so his death is giving to Apollo the god
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Level 59
Jun 1, 2021
14
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Level 59
Jun 13, 2021
For African proverb I was like "change a lightbulb?"
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Level 47
Aug 21, 2021
There is no monarch of England (specifically)... this should read 'Monarch of the UK' at the very least.
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Level 81
Feb 25, 2022
except that the motto genuinely is only used within England? I don't know how it works but Wikipedia says it's 'the motto outside Scotland'. And it was traditionally that of the English monarchy, before the union.
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Level 23
Dec 28, 2021
skeletor will return with more disturbing facts
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Level 25
Jan 8, 2022
I think there are two things wrong with question 5

first of al, there shoudn't be a timer because "the KGB waits for no one",

secondly, "we will ask the questions"

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Level 85
Feb 25, 2022
I accidently added 4 letters to PANIC and got to PANASONIC just slightly ahead of my time.
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Level 74
Feb 25, 2022
I added 4 and got panoramic...
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Level 76
Feb 25, 2022
So you didn't want to accept the Winklevoss twins for the Facebook question?
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Level 82
Feb 25, 2022
"What is the second book of the Bible?"
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Level 77
Feb 28, 2022
Loved the He-Man question
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Level 73
Mar 5, 2022
Panoptic
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2022
That one is already an accepted answer
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Level 53
May 2, 2022
Hispanic
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Level 83
May 12, 2022
"Unagi" is just the Japanese word for eel, freshwater or otherwise. The most common species used in Japanese cuisine is the appropriately named Japanese eel, which is a catadromous species, meaning it spawns in the ocean, before heading to freshwater later in life.
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Level 43
May 20, 2022
you could have platonic for second last question
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Level 65
Jun 25, 2022
yes please, platonic was my idea too.
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Level 43
May 20, 2022
you could have platonic for second last question
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Level 56
Jun 29, 2022
Will you alter the wording of the 'PANIC' question to specify that the three letters must be together? Otherwise, you should accept 'platonic' as a correct answer, too.
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Level 56
Jun 30, 2022
you should add Marie Sklodowska Curie, she was polish
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Level 67
Aug 3, 2022
What does having been born Polish to do with the fact that married women often take their husband's name?
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Level 56
Aug 29, 2022
Because she didn't renounce it. When they married in 1895, Curie changed her name to Marie Skłodowska-Curie, preferring to keep the Polish part of her name, rather than simply take her husband's.
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Level 65
Aug 23, 2022
Is pEDanTic not a possible answer for the second to last question? Perhaps the question should specify that the three letters are next to each other.
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Level 56
Aug 29, 2022
It would be interesting to see if pandemic has been guessed more often since we had to live through one.
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Level 63
Aug 30, 2022
Zuckerberg is the actor who fronts Facebook (aka LifeLog).
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Level 59
Aug 30, 2022
Elizabeth II is the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - not just England. I'm rather surprised that this hasn't been pointed out by many many people already.