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Groups of Eight Quiz #1

Name the members of these famous eightsomes.
Last updated: August 31, 2018
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Football World Cup Winners
Uruguay
Italy
Germany
Brazil
England
Argentina
France
Spain
 
Ivy League Colleges
Brown
Columbia
Cornell
Dartmouth
Harvard
Princeton
Pennsylvania
Yale
 
Parts of Speech
Adjective
Adverb
Conjunction
Interjection
Noun
Preposition
Pronoun
Verb
Australian States and Territories
Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria
Tasmania
Australian Capital Territory
 
Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
 
Great Lakes States
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Michigan
Indiana
Illinois
Ohio
New York
Pennsylvania
V8 Ingredients
Tomatoes
Beets
Celery
Carrots
Lettuce
Parsley
Watercress
Spinach
 
Countries between US and Colombia
Mexico
Guatemala
Belize
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Panama
 
Species of Bears
Polar Bear
Brown (Grizzly) Bear
American Black Bear
Asiatic Black Bear
Sloth Bear
Giant Panda
Spectacled Bear
Sun Bear
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level 82
Sep 21, 2010
Prepositions? What about postpositions or circumpositions?
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level 66
Nov 28, 2014
also, what about articles?
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level 39
May 9, 2015
Article are adjectives
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level 70
Sep 22, 2010
Great quiz! I have one minor issue - on every other quiz on this site, "England" was never a permitted answer... I get is, since Scotland fields a team, but I kept typing in "United Kingdom" and "Great Britain" until time ran out! Still 82/88 ain't bad.
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level 52
Jul 31, 2014
England won the world cup, not the UK. For football purposes, the union is disbanded. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have yet to win :)
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level 58
Jul 31, 2014
Scotland have to get out of their group first, and they've never done that in 8 appearances. Their appearances could have been another category here.
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level 52
Dec 14, 2015
I think we can all agree if the team was all of the UK, it would still be the same roster, with the exceptions of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.
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level 29
Aug 26, 2011
I had no idea what 'parts of speech' meant, I was trying things like tone, pitch etc. Had I known it was in regards to syntax I would have probably got most if not all of them! I think that category could be worded better.
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level 44
Jul 31, 2014
what do you call them if not parts of speech? In Spanish they're called that (partes de la oracion).
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level 69
Jul 31, 2014
Lexical categories? I also had no idea what "Parts of Speech" meant.
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level 27
Jul 31, 2014
"categorías gramaticales" actually
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level 80
Oct 16, 2014
In Finnish they are "word classes".
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level 71
Nov 27, 2015
So someone knows what "lexical categories" are but not parts of speech? I call pedantry on this one.
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level 65
Jul 26, 2016
I didn't know what "parts of speech" were either. I was thinking introduction, conclusion... When you didn't go to school in an English-speaking country, there's a good chance you never heard that phrase.
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level 61
Sep 1, 2014
yeah, I tried "Introduction","Conclusion" :DD
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level 58
Jan 20, 2015
In the United States at least, they are taught to school children as the 8 parts of speech. I'd be surprised if that's not the case in the UK as well.
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level 45
Apr 21, 2015
It is the same in the UK.
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level 70
Jun 1, 2016
Parts of speech is the formal, accepted term for them. If you don't know that, that's on you, not the question.
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level 43
Jun 27, 2018
Not everyone on jetpunk comes from a country where English is the main language. An extra hint in the question (like many other quizzes on jetpunk provide extra info, examples, ...) would help out the "foreigners" :)
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level 34
Jun 20, 2016
Parts of speech really threw me as well
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level 67
Jul 10, 2016
+1. I had no idea what the question was asking
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level 44
Nov 4, 2011
Yay for Australia! NSW should be accepted for New South Wales if ACT is accepted for Australian Capital Territory. That parts of speech thing threw me too, I randomly put in 'verb' cos I was running out of ideas and then i figured that that's what it was on about...
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level 47
Jul 26, 2016
Well in that case QLD, VIC, TAS, SA, WA, NT should also be accepted....Although an argument could be made for not accepting SA and WA as they could very easily be the start of other words...
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level 43
Feb 9, 2012
Kept on putting in U.K. I thought that was how they liked it called.
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level 56
Mar 29, 2012
I did UK.
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level 46
Apr 5, 2012
I think "UK" and "Britain" should work
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level 20
Apr 12, 2012
Got them all with 1 second remaining!!!
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level 77
Apr 25, 2012
Here we go again. UK and Britain are just plain wrong! The team that won the World Cup in 1966 was England - Scotland didn't win it, Wales didn't win it, Northern Ireland didn't win it, UK didn't win it, Britain didn't win it, Great Britain didn't win it - England won it. Read up on your football - sorry soccer.
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level 74
Dec 1, 2013
Though your point is well taken, why would anyone want to read up on football? or soccer, for that matter?
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level 22
Apr 16, 2014
Because it is far superior to handegg.
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level 74
Jul 31, 2014
That's like being proud to be taller than Danny DeVito.
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level 74
Jul 31, 2014
Also, it's not.
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level 27
Jul 31, 2014
(cough) Yes it is
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level 58
Jul 31, 2014
It's either Football or American Football, nobody calls it hand egg.
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level 74
Aug 5, 2014
0 - 0 ties are so exciting. Almost as interesting as watching a cricket test match that goes on for 3 days.
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level 65
Nov 17, 2014
Yes, they can be very exciting. It's a sport, not five seconds of action interrupted by five minutes of commercials. Also, complaining about "boring sports" from the country that brought us baseball? Really?
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level 70
Mar 10, 2016
Well since we're all attacking national sporting pastimes, I'd like to interject that I find curling about as exciting as watching paint dry – and it takes as long, too (*oil* paint!). Sorry, Canada. Otherwise, I love ya.
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level 52
May 15, 2017
I'm going to hedge my bets and say kalbahamut is an American - because the other hundred and ninety-six countries more or less unanimously agree that real football is awesome (that's why our World Cup is actually a World Cup).
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level 74
Jun 28, 2018
haha.. these comments are hilarious. People and their silly gaming obsessions... ALL sports are boring but some are exceptionally so.
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level 37
Jul 26, 2016
I think you'll find England didn't win it either. They were merely gifted the World Cup by an unscrupulous linesman. ;)
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level 51
Dec 21, 2016
tofiq bakhramov ;)
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level 36
May 20, 2012
63/88... Hey not bad for me. I nailed the parts of speech by the way!
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level 26
Jan 4, 2013
only 93% of people got "Earth" as a planet?? That's pretty sad.
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level 74
Dec 1, 2013
Most quizzes on this site are way too Earthling-centric.
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level 44
Jul 31, 2015
Yeah, tried and tried to remember all the planets, felt pretty dumb when I realized the one I missed was earth. lol
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level 33
Feb 10, 2014
what is V8?
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level 55
May 11, 2014
Vegetable drink...apparently it's popular among engineers.
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level 27
Jul 31, 2014
bad joke...
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level 35
Oct 9, 2017
haha...
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level 67
Jul 10, 2016
Another +1 NEVER HEARD OF IT. Not even a vague recollection of ever hearing mention of it. I assume it's an American thing so those of us from the rest of the world are left guessing from the picture.
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level 28
Dec 17, 2017
Not just American. We have it in Australia
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level 57
Jul 26, 2016
Never heard of it myself. At first I thought it was some type of cake(!) so put in eggs, flour etc. Then thought maybe it was a group of countries like G7, but that didn't work either! Now having looked it up I'm wiser. That's the great thing about this site; as well as in some cases being a speed typing or a memory test at least you get to broaden your knowledge on things you'd never heard about.
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level 74
Jul 26, 2016
I'm surprised someone didn't try spark plugs, carburetor, points, etc.
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level 71
Oct 9, 2017
I did, as I've never heard of the vegetable drink!
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level 35
Mar 23, 2014
The eighth part of speech is article! Not pronoun! Pronouns are a type of noun!
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level 73
Jul 28, 2014
I tried article as well. Almost didn't try pronoun for that reason.
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level 44
Jul 31, 2014
pronouns are NOT a type of noun. This book. "this" is not a noun. It's a definite pronoun. Some people. "some" is an indefinite pronoun.
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level 81
Jul 31, 2014
Yeah, there's some disagreement on the number of parts of speech, with determiners (including articles) often being broken out of adjectives, and other nitpicky issues that only grammarians really get (my wife is one of them). This group of 8 is the most commonly used grouping, though.
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level 53
Jul 31, 2014
Indefinite artcle (a, an) definite article (the) gerund (swimming, sunbathing etc, a verb used as a noun) and probably more.
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level 40
Sep 4, 2017
@nanook but a gerund is a verb conjugation
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level 50
Aug 1, 2014
Schoolhouse rock did not have a segment on articles, so therefore they are not a part of speech.
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level 71
Jul 26, 2016
According to the featured Parts of Speech quiz, there are 9 of them!
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level 69
Jul 26, 2016
Articles are adjectives. At least that is what I learned in grammar school. Also as pointed out, no schoolhouse rock cartoon so not a part of speech.
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level 39
Oct 9, 2017
You can omit an adjective from a sentence and it will remain grammatical; the same is not true of articles. They aren't the same thing, and old grammar textbooks are just wrong.
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level 58
Jul 26, 2016
An article is a type of adjective.
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level 46
Mar 5, 2017
From a syntax perspective, verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, tense, determiners, degree words, conjunctions, pronouns (behaves as a noun but is somewhat distinct) and complementizers (whether, if, that) should be the parts of speech.
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level 71
Jul 2, 2014
Australia has 6 states, plus another 8 (not 2) territories
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level 53
Jul 31, 2014
No it doesn't. We have six states and 2 territories.
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level 71
Jul 26, 2016
Actually, we have 6 states and 10 territories. The question could ask for the states and mainland territories. Or it could be left as it is and let the pedants duke it out. I vote for the latter.
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level 47
Jul 26, 2016
Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Australian Antarctic Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Oral Sea Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Jervis Bay Territory, New South Wales, Norfolk Island Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia If we are being pedantic Australia has 6 states and 10 Territories, hopefully we aren't being that pedantic and everyone can recognize that the quiz is referring to the generally accepted 6+2 mainland territories (plus Tasmania)
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level 81
Jul 24, 2014
Maybe it should just be called the Europe-South America Cup. The rest of the world (apparently) need not apply.
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level 65
Jul 31, 2014
Hey, if you can call events in which a maximum of two countries participate the "World Series" and the "World Championship", maybe we can call a cup in which every country is allowed to participate the "World cup". If you want to win it, get better at it.
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level ∞
Jul 31, 2014
Prediction: The US wins a men's football World Cup before England wins another one.
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level 65
Nov 17, 2014
England keeps inventing new sports so, for the brief time nobody else understands them, they may be the best in the world. They will never will a football world cup again. The US has a chance - but it's still far away.
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level 56
Aug 14, 2017
The Premier League is more of a world series than the World Series, given the extent of the diverse nationalities that participate in it. As for us not winning another World Cup, I would point out that our defeat in a match against Hungary in 1953 was marked as the end of our dominance of the sport...yet we still won the World Cup (for the first and thus far only time) in 1966. A lot of our problem is down to the fact that we (the great English public) take it far too seriously and put way too much pressure on our players to perform. Back in 1966 that wasn't the case so much.
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level 73
Jul 28, 2014
Where is the Kodiak bear?
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level 74
Jul 31, 2014
Kodiaks are a large subspecies of Grizzly Bear.
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level 76
Jul 31, 2014
Kodiaks and Grizzly are both subspecies of the Brown Bear.
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level 74
Aug 5, 2014
ok if you say so
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level 74
Jul 31, 2014
USA has been World Cup champions in 1991 and 1999.
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level 39
Jul 26, 2015
That was the Women's World Cup- but the clue could be more specific.
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level 40
Jul 31, 2014
I'm glad to see that "koala" wasn't accepted for the bear question. I'm tired of people calling it a "koala bear."
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level 75
Sep 20, 2015
I wish people would stop saying guinea pigs when they're not pigs and they're not from Guinea... but sadly the names have stuck and they're accepted despite being misleading.
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level 74
Jul 10, 2016
I've never heard them called anything else. What is the proper name for them?
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level 75
May 29, 2017
^ I was being semi-sarcastic, but they do have another name, if you want to be fancy. It's cavy.
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level 70
Jun 15, 2017
Koala's are a species of tree frog.
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level 57
Jul 31, 2014
Please accept Andean for Spectacled.
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level 21
Aug 1, 2014
You forgot drop bears. They're all over Australia.
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level 47
Jul 26, 2016
This is similar to confusing Koalas with bears. Drop Bears are actually marsupials closely related to koalas, however where koalas have lost their predatory nature Drop Bears have gone the other way entirely.
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level 41
Aug 1, 2014
I like the variety of this quiz. Very fun.
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level 40
Aug 1, 2014
Need more abbreviation for Aussie states and territories. Most territorians would gawk at you if you called it anything other than 'the NT' :P
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level 61
Aug 6, 2016
I know. I can't remember the last time I actually spelt them out - it's always just WA, SA or NT, even when speaking. But, we're too used to abbreviating everything down here, I guess.
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level 49
Aug 2, 2014
Wasted half my time on Parts of Speech. My strategy was to think of a couple of sentences and see what sorts of words were in them. Unfortunately, this didn't produce "Interjection". Also, the words "an" and "the" were in my sentences and didn't seem covered by any of the seven Parts of Speech I'd gotten. (They're definitely not adjectives. You can't say "I saw red car yesterday" nor "I saw seven the cars yesterday", but "I saw a car yesterday" and "I saw seven red cars yesterday" are fine.) So, there I was: "'Article'! Uh, I mean, 'Determiner'. No? Hmm ... golly, I thought for sure they were called Determiners ... um, 'Number'? 'Numerator'? This isn't working. Hmm ... 'Particle'? No? Coulda sworn there was a part of speech called a Particle.... Bah!"
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level 74
Aug 5, 2014
It really depends on which text book you're looking at.
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level 44
Feb 5, 2015
'An' and 'the' are part of a special branch of adjectives called articles. So yes, they are adjectives.
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level 46
Mar 5, 2017
They are most decidedly not adjectives. "An" and "the" are determiners that appear in the specifier position of noun phrase (NP). Adjectives are words that modify nouns and are placed in the specifier position of N'.
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level 52
Feb 15, 2018
They are adjectives. Article adjectives, to be precise. And the reason you can't say 'I saw seven red the cars yesterday' is because there is a natural order as to how adjectives go in a sentence. 'Red seven cars' also sounds wrong, but 'red' and 'seven' are both adjectives; they're just in the wrong order. 'A', 'an', and 'the' always go first among adjectives (for example, 'I saw the seven red cars yesterday').
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level 41
Aug 20, 2014
What about Kodiak bears?
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level 55
Apr 20, 2015
Kodiak bears are a kind of Grizzly.
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level 80
Oct 16, 2014
I wish I'd guessed "Brown bear" instead of Grizzly. I would've gotten that college!
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level 75
Sep 20, 2015
I was quite pleased when guessing "brown" for bear gave me the name of one college, and putting in "Pennsylvania" for the Great Lakes states gave me another. Otherwise I don't know anything about Ivy League universities. I know Harvard and Yale because they're the most famous, and Dartmouth because Bill Bryson mentions it in one of his books.
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level 58
Jan 20, 2015
Wow. I tried "Canberra" and "Capital" for "Australian Capital Territory." I feel like those should work. Well, maybe not "Capital" but definitely "Canberra."
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level 35
Oct 9, 2017
Canberra is the captal of the ACT, not a state or territory, and the question was asking australian states or territories. But i made the same mistake if it makes you feel better! :)
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level 44
Feb 5, 2015
I think you spelled Fútbol wrong. The only football teams I know of are in the United States, and they don't have a World Cup.
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level 70
Mar 25, 2015
This is the first quiz I've seen where you have to enter a common answer twice. I put in Pennsylvania for the Ivy League School, and it didn't auto-fill for the Great Lake State. Strange.
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level 55
Apr 20, 2015
That's probably because it entered it once you'd typed "Penn" for the university, but not for the state.
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level 67
Apr 15, 2017
No, I tried "Penn state" and it didn't auto fill for either.
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level 49
May 15, 2017
Penn, not Penn State.
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level 55
Apr 20, 2015
I got it anyway, but I'd always been taught that the Giant Panda was not a bear.
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level 72
Nov 11, 2015
thank you - giant pandas are not bears in any way otherwise, very enjoyable!
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level 82
May 5, 2015
What's with the Pennsylvania answer? it accepts a shortened version for the college but requires you to type full word for US state. Am i to assume that the college is known by a shortername?
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level 59
Oct 7, 2015
Wait.....Didn't we all agree that a panda isn't actually a bear?
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level 74
Jul 10, 2016
That was last week. They're back in the bear family this week. (Giant pandas, only. Not red pandas.) Some doctoral candidate will challenge the latest decision and they will be back with the raccoons at some point. But apparently at present they are bears again.
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level 55
Nov 27, 2015
So weird that so many people miss tomato, carrot and celery when they're all in the picture...
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level 58
Jan 28, 2016
knock a minute or two off the time for more of a challenge.
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level 74
Apr 5, 2016
For V8, the quiz should specify the vegetable ingredients. V8 also contains water, vitamin C, citric acid, "natural flavoring," and quite a bit of salt.
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level 56
Mar 31, 2017
I think they need to specify what V8 is in the first place! It's (pretty much) unheard of outside of the USA
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level 34
Jun 20, 2016
This is way to American. With the Ivy League, Great lake and central American quiz. Also you might want to specify which planets, since I'm pretty sure that there is more than eight in the entire Universe
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level 61
Jan 19, 2017
Haha
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level 74
Jul 10, 2016
No gummy bears???
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level 76
Jul 26, 2016
Darn it! I put "Spectacle" for a species of bear and then gave up when it wasn't accepted!
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level 67
Jul 26, 2016
Something's funky with the Pennsylvania answer in the Ivy League... I couldn't get it to go nohow—Pennsylvania, the University of Pennsylvania, Penn, UPenn... maybe fix the type-ins please Quizmaster?
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level 57
Jul 26, 2016
Not sure why "Penn" is not accepted for the Ivy League school. Having gone there and lived in West Philly for 13 years, I've never once heard anyone refer to it as Pennsylvania.
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level 35
Jul 26, 2016
Now that's surely a lie. It is called Pennsylvania sometimes but I agree that just 'Penn' should be accepted
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level 72
Jul 28, 2016
Pennsylvania and Princeton are out of order
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level 68
Jul 30, 2016
Dammit, I missed Pennsylvania TWICE because I didn't know how to spell it. Maybe it's time to learn.
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level 54
Mar 5, 2017
what is v8 ??
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level 47
Mar 9, 2017
V8 is a vegetable juice drink made by the Campbell Soup company in the USA.
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level 71
Mar 11, 2017
That would be the politically correct answer.
The real answer: An awful, disgusting, vegetable-based beverage created by a hellbound soul with an outrageous hate for humanity.
Really, it tastes that bad.
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level 44
Mar 9, 2017
Got Columbia, Brown, and Pennsylvania Universities while guessing in other categories. How does that happen!?;)
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level 49
May 15, 2017
Considering how low 'conjunction' is on the stats obviously many people have never seen the most famous Grammar Rock song video.
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level 24
Oct 9, 2017
I had no idea what Parts of Speech meant... That's not very clear. Parts of Language or Parts of Grammar would make more sense
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level 44
Oct 15, 2017
The panda is a marsupial, not a bear.
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level 71
Feb 15, 2018
What?...
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level 57
Apr 30, 2018
Seriously?
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level 74
Jun 28, 2018
Where's its pouch then?
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level 56
Feb 7, 2018
Hmmm. Methinks V8 "ingredients" would include things like water and salt ("low sodium visible in picture). Perhaps V8 "vegetables" or "vegetable ingredients" would be more accurate?
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level 70
Feb 15, 2018
Andean Bear should be added as an acceptable answer for Spectacled Bear.
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level ∞
Feb 15, 2018
Okay
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level 49
Mar 19, 2018
does anyone actually drink V8? I hate tomato juice , and all the rest sounds gross .. EWWW
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level 22
May 1, 2018
YUCK times 8. On top of that some people say its refreshing. ?????? blech!!
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level 7
May 1, 2018
88/88! I live in Australia so states and territories was a no-brainer, that left some time for the others!
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level 22
May 1, 2018
Poor Pluto, you will always be a planet to me...
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level 47
Jun 11, 2018
You should accept "University of Pennsylvania."
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level 65
Aug 13, 2018
Can you accept "UPenn", "Penn", and "University of Pennsylvania"? I only got it because I put just "Pennsylvania" for the great lake states. Thanks!
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level 31
Oct 11, 2018
V8........so I tried pistons, valves, etc etc.....never heard of V8 in that context and doubt I am alone. Learn something 'new' (and useless) every day I guess.