Genius Level General Knowledge #2

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Do you have what it takes to be a trivia genius and get more than 1/3rd correct?
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Last updated: September 26, 2017
First submittedSeptember 26, 2017
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Question
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What is the most common phobia in the United States, according to the NIMH?
Fear of Public Speaking
What country permanently abolished its military in 1948?
Costa Rica
What is Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle better known as?
Taser
What type of wine is celebrated in France on the third Thursday of November?
Beaujolais Nouveau
Besides coffee, what goes into an affogato?
Ice Cream
What country was ruled by a junta from 1988-2011?
Myanmar
Who said "I came not to bring peace, but a sword"?
Jesus
What plant do pepitas come from?
Pumpkins
What Bible character killed one quarter of the world's population?
Cain
What metro area's largest city is Quezon City?
Manila
What are the Hugo and Nebula awards given for?
Science Fiction Writing
What is the largest country that was uninhabited by humans in the year 1000 A.D.?
New Zealand
What is a common word that means "sobriquet"?
Nickname
What is the capital of Tibet?
Lhasa
British musicians call it a semiquaver. What do American musicians call it?
16th Note
What type of animal is an abalone?
Sea Snail
What is the word for a pile of rocks that marks a hiking trail?
Cairn
Hawaiians call it Pahoehoe and Aa. What do most people call it?
Lava
What is New Zealand's most valuable export?
Milk
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Level 72
Sep 26, 2017
Woohoo, one point!
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Level 79
Sep 27, 2017
Rats. 6/19 = 1 point. Not a genius. :-(
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Level 63
Sep 27, 2017
Damn. That bible character was too obvious.
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Level 71
Sep 28, 2017
Yeah, I facepalmed when I realised the answer
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Level 54
Jan 20, 2018
Though of all the bad guys, Nimrod, the Herods, then went back to the beginning and when I thought of it , it was an "Oh, yead." two seconds left.

But I only got nine of the others

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Level 70
Jan 25, 2018
Of course, when Cain was banished, he was worried about being killed by others (perhaps in cities) during his exile.
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Level 60
Jan 25, 2018
My first guess was God. He's a proper serial killer in that book.
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Level 57
Jan 25, 2018
yeah me too, that flood alone must have done in more than a quarter
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Level 67
Jan 25, 2018
I was stumped when God didn't work as the answer, then felt dumb when I read who it was. I guess killing way more than one quarter of the world's population doesn't count!
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Level 80
Jan 25, 2018
I got the answer, but I also tried God first. He drowned a quarter of the world's population right before drowning most of the remaining 75%.
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Level 69
Sep 27, 2017
I got the answer to the last question by guessing the one of the fifth question. :D It's something.
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Level 63
Oct 10, 2017
Ditto
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Level 82
Jan 25, 2018
Same here
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Level 89
May 5, 2018
Me too
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Level 71
Sep 28, 2017
Pahoehoe and aa are particular types of lava - not just any lava

...but the question is still correct, I guess

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Level 46
Jan 25, 2018
My guess is that they're Hawaiian words for lava that have then been adapted as scientific jargon.
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Level 76
Jan 9, 2018
Please consider "alias" for sobriquet.
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Level 63
Jan 11, 2018
The question about Cain is really clever!
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2018
I knew a semiquaver was a note. Tried half note, quarter note, eighth note, 32nd note, quarter rest, half rest, dotted eighth....skipped right over 16th note and didn't even notice.

Also, people should read up on how milk surpassed wool as New Zealand's primary export. Really interesting stuff.

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Level 65
Jan 25, 2018
Funny how milk is so expensive here in New Zealand :-(
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Level 82
Oct 30, 2019
Who on Earth wants milk that's been transported any distance? Why not just get it more local and fresh?
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Level 70
Jan 25, 2018
Like mixed questions? try Mal's General Knowledge 31 ......here it is
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Level 74
Jan 25, 2018
A whopping 10. its great to suck at a quiz, rather than breeze through fairly well known questions you know all the answers to. More of these please
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2018
For the Cain answer I couldn't think of anyone besides God. Wouldn't have most of the population died in the flood?
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Level 60
Jan 25, 2018
My thoughts exactly
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2018
Yes, but not exactly one quarter!
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Level 73
Jan 25, 2018
Tried only "16th" for the note thing. Shouldn't that be accepted? (Maybe not... I'm a musician, but a French one so I have no clue if the "note" part is essential.)
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2018
As a Brit in France, I must inform you that "note" is essential, otherwise it could be a sixteenth anything!
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Level 82
Jan 25, 2018
I got 15/19! Fun stuff.
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Level 67
Jan 25, 2018
Anyone else try "Peter Jackson" for New Zealand's most valuable export?
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Level 82
Oct 30, 2019
I'll sell him back for a buck.
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Level 56
Nov 3, 2020
I tried Dan Carter, but I guess since he's back in Auckland he doesn't count anymore.
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Level 32
Jan 25, 2018
i tried "stun gun" and it didn't work
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Level 64
Jan 25, 2018
Wow I've got no right answers in this one, shame on me. Tibet's i know because of the dog lhasa apso, very common here in brazil, but i always forget that. I hope for more like this jaja. cool.
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Level 65
Jan 25, 2018
Accept gelato for affogato? That's more traditionally used than ice cream.
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Level 68
Jan 25, 2018
Wow, this was hard! 12/19.
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Level 41
Jan 25, 2018
Clearly, I am not smarter than a fifth grader.
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Level 46
Jan 25, 2018
Love it! I got 53%, but did did really badly in the first one, so I'm still leveling out at not-genius.
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Level 68
Jan 26, 2018
The Hugo and Nebula Awards are also given to fantasy works, so I think fantasy should also be accepted without the science fiction requirement.
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2019
I tried books, writing, author....
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Level 54
Jan 27, 2018
I got six out of nineteen and still managed 3/5, which shows how challenging this quiz was. It was fun though, and it is always nice to be challenged and to learn some interesting new things. Thank you.
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Level 73
Jan 27, 2018
12/16. Really 11, I thought milk was in the coffee, and that gave me New Zealand's answer. Good quiz!
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Level 45
Jan 28, 2018
I guess it was challenging. Only got 6 /19 but got 3/5 points
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Level 29
Jan 31, 2018
Accept Sea Shell with sea Snail.
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Level 38
Feb 1, 2018
Woo, 4! Would have got more but it wouldn't accept foreigners for America's biggest phobia...
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Level 44
May 28, 2019
That should be worth an extra point
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Level 55
Feb 8, 2018
Could the answer for affogato include gelato?
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Level 67
Sep 30, 2018
D'oh, I spelled it tazer.
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Level 44
May 28, 2019
The only quiz I've seen where every answer is below 50% correct by users
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Level 65
Sep 6, 2019
Ken Jennings would have got 100%
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Level 45
Oct 17, 2019
Got milk when I guessed "cream" for affogato lol.
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Level 54
Feb 9, 2020
Same lol
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Level 81
Jul 21, 2020
Can you add "1/16 note" as a viable answer?
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Level 58
Aug 31, 2020
Can you accept sixteenth note for 16th note?
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Level 32
Sep 15, 2020
Surely God killed 1/4 of the worlds population (if you want to be pedantic he kills everyone). If you mean exactly 1/4 it should say exactly 1/4 of the population.