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Genius Level General Knowledge #3

All these questions were guessed less than 20% of the time in our general knowledge quizzes.
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 27, 2017
First submittedSeptember 26, 2017
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Question
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Who was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England?
Harold II
In what game can you get 50 extra points for a "bingo"?
Scrabble
What is the only 6 letter word that ends in mt?
Dreamt
What is the only country outside of Africa where cheetahs can still be found in the wild?
Iran
What is the number 17 in binary?
10001
What element comes between Uranium and Plutonium in the periodic table?
Neptunium
What type of creature is the closest relative to squids and octopuses?
Cuttlefish
What group of people were freed by Queen Elizabeth in 1574?
The Serfs
What was the last year that was divisible by four that wasn't a leap year?
1900
What is the name for a group of rats whose tails have been tangled together?
a Rat King
Who is the patron saint of lost causes?
St. Jude
What language does the word "yogurt" come from?
Turkish
What French fashion company sells its Birkin Bag over $10,000, but makes it nearly
impossible to purchase in order to create the illusion of scarcity?
Hermès
What is the term for a story or drawing made by several people, where each person adds
to it without seeing the work of the others?
Exquisite Corpse
What city in Oceania was devastated by an earthquake in 2011?
Christchurch
What is Zeno known for creating?
Paradoxes
What major Asian inland sea has almost entirely dried up?
Aral Sea
Who sculpted "The Burghers of Calais"?
Auguste Rodin
What is a drupe?
A Type of Fruit
What is the world’s longest system of caves?
Mammoth Cave
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level 82
Sep 26, 2017
Ugh. Three there that I thought about but didn't bother guessing because I didn't think I was right. Love these genius quizzes, there's a challenge here.
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level 71
Sep 26, 2017
Agreed. Most of these are very hard, but in a good way. The variety too makes it a more interesting challenge. I only got 2 right the first time around. Need to step up my game and memorize!
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level 70
Sep 26, 2017
I knew about rat king from a Grimm episode. Then I wished I never learned what a rat king was.
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level 80
Sep 26, 2017
OK, I didn't do too well on this one, but I DO know it's a Birkin Bag, not Birken.
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level ∞
Sep 26, 2017
Fixed
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level 70
Sep 26, 2017
Rat king is scary thing.
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level 69
Sep 27, 2017
Piece o' cake! I only got 3 correct, and didn't get any points, but that piece o' cake I just had made up for it. Mmm....
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level 61
Sep 30, 2017
nice, lol
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level 49
Jan 20, 2018
A minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
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level 61
Jul 15, 2019
so talking about cake makes you fat?
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level 78
Sep 27, 2017
It's strange, but I don't find those Genius quizzes more (nor less) difficult than the normal ones.
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level 44
Feb 8, 2018
They're all questions from previous General Knowledge quizzes but they have been selected as the hardest ones so technically there's no difference in types of questions, standard of knowledge required etc. and the only thing that makes the questions outstanding is that the JetPunk population found them harder on average
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level 61
Jul 15, 2019
Maybe because you have allready seen these question in the regular ones? (And perhaps have forgotten, but your subconscious stored the info. So you sort of retain the answers and the questions seem less hard)
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level 74
Sep 27, 2017
18/20, still easy compared to a good pub quiz but nice to finally have a bit of challenge - keep em coming!
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level 63
Sep 28, 2017
Got all......................................after seeing the answers.
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level 82
Oct 1, 2017
You have a bunch of high level players commenting on this quiz. But that one infinite throws off the average!
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level 79
Oct 2, 2017
I couldn't believe it when "nautilus" wasn't accepted for the octopus/squid relative question. When I saw the answer, I realized I had been picturing the right animal but mixing up the names. :(
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level 79
Oct 2, 2017
After further research, I have found that nautiluses ARE cephalopods in the same class as the other four, and probably SHOULD be accepted. Quizmaster?
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level ∞
Oct 3, 2017
Nautiluses are in a different subclass than the other three cephalopods.
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level 61
Jul 15, 2019
Nautili? nautilusi? (jk I have no clue, though nautulses feel so off I feel it physically haha, again no indication of truth whatsover..)
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level 65
Jan 25, 2018
This was the hardest of all the Genius Level quizzes. I really struggled, only got 3 right. Kind of embarrassing.
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level 61
Feb 8, 2018
I was in Christchurch last year, and I totally forgot about it. The city still looks pretty beat down.
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level 62
Feb 8, 2018
One tough quiz! But it doesn't equate to genius; you just gotta know the right answers!
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level 58
Feb 8, 2018
For lost causes, you have Saint-Rita too (very well known in Belgium, in France and in Italy) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_of_Cascia
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level 62
Feb 8, 2018
Seconded
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level 47
Feb 8, 2018
Way too hard for me haha. Fun fact: In one of the Dungeons & Dragons book there is a monstrosity that is essentially a swarm of rats formed into an ogre-like creature called the rat king.
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level 65
Feb 8, 2018
A drupe is also a kind of seashell
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level 65
Feb 8, 2018
http://www.gastropods.com/Taxon_pages/Group_Drupe.shtml
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level 34
Feb 9, 2018
Squids and octopuses? Try squids and octopi.
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level ∞
Feb 9, 2018
Wrong!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopus#Etymology_and_pluralisation

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level 61
Jul 15, 2019
Still looks weird, octopusses or octopussies allready looks alot beter. but well... I have no say in it..
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level 20
Feb 22, 2018
Pretty sure 17 in binary is 00001001 but okay
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level 53
Feb 24, 2019
That's 9 and the leading 0's are meaningless
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level 67
Aug 30, 2018
Challenging and fun. Don't think that I've seen a quiz before where no question has been answered correctly by more than half of the quiz-takers.
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level 53
Oct 23, 2019
Some people list Edgar the Aetheling as the last Saxon king. He never "ruled" as such, but he was proclaimed.
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level 73
Oct 30, 2019
Accept Kalbahamut for the patron saint of lost causes?