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Groups of Three Quiz #1

Name the members of these famous threesomes.
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First submittedJanuary 16, 2011
Last updatedMay 14, 2018
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Triathlon Events
Swimming
Cycling
Running
 
WWII Allied Leaders
Joseph Stalin
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Winston Churchill
 
Holy Trinity of
Christianity
Father
Son
Holy Spirit
 
Main Protagonists of
"Harry Potter"
Ron Weasley
Hermione Granger
Harry Potter
 
Parts of Dante's
"Divine Comedy"
Inferno
Purgatorio
Paradiso
 
Columbus's Ships
Niña
Pinta
Santa Maria
 
Powerpuff Girls
Blossom
Bubbles
Buttercup
 
Parts of the
Freudian Psyche
Id
Ego
Superego
 
Gifts of the Three
Wisemen
Gold
Myrrh
Frankincense
 
Most Populous Cities
in the Netherlands
Amsterdam
Rotterdam
The Hague
Three Musketeers
Athos
Porthos
Aramis
 
Roshambo Moves
Rock
Paper
Scissors
 
What to do
(if You're On Fire)
Stop
Drop
Roll
 
The Three Rs of
Education
Reading
Writing
Arithmetic
 
1990s Rom-Coms with
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan
Joe Versus the Volcano
Sleepless in Seattle
You've Got Mail
Three Chipmunks
Alvin
Simon
Theodore
 
The Three Tenors
Luciano Pavarotti
Placido Domingo
Jose Carreras
 
The Three Rs of the
Environment
Reduce
Reuse
Recycle
 
Non-Mammals in the
Chinese Zodiac
Dragon
Rooster
Snake
 
European Capitals
Starting with R
Reykjavík
Riga
Rome
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level ∞
May 14, 2018
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level 81
May 14, 2018
Isn't Ljubljana also an European capital?
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level ∞
May 14, 2018
Sorry about that. Changed it to capitals that start with R.
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level 71
May 14, 2018
I read "Roshambo Moves" as "Roshambo Movies", decided I didn't know any, and moved on. That's a facepalm if ever there was one.
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level 72
May 15, 2018
Yeah, I only know it as Rock-Paper-Scissors, but that would have been a kinda easy clue.
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level 78
May 15, 2018
I did the same thing and figured they were manga or anime movies. Then I read more closely.
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level 67
Aug 27, 2018
Not anime movies, but there is that Japanese one called Rashomon, so it's an easy mistake to make.
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level 57
May 17, 2018
same.
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level 71
May 19, 2018
I thought Roshambo must be some sort of martial art!
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level 66
May 22, 2018
I've only ever known it as Paper Scissors Stone. Maybe that third answer could be accepted?
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level 48
Jul 8, 2018
Likewise. It's paper, scissors, stone in the UK, but rock, paper, scissors in the USA.
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level 21
Jul 25, 2018
I know it as rock, paper, scissors and I'm from the UK.
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level 75
Aug 27, 2018
Shouldn't this be in the Groups of Five quiz? Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock. ;)
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level 45
Aug 27, 2018
Did the exact same thing. Presumed it was some director I had never heard of.
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level 37
Aug 31, 2018
i always thought roshambo was a kick to the groin. Cartman lied to me
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level 54
Dec 21, 2018
I read it the same way, and was thinking of Rambo movies lol Never heard of that, always called it Rock-Paper-Scissors
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level 16
Dec 29, 2018
Same. Caught the mistake later, but still.
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level 70
Apr 14, 2019
I tried Yojimbo, Rashomon, 7 Samurai and gave up.
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level 81
May 15, 2018
That's obviously the three Rs of education gone wrong.
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level 66
May 16, 2018
Yeah, an honest question: are the 3 R's a common joke? I honestly tried to come up with 3 words that start with an R.
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level 76
May 16, 2018
Probably an Americanism, it's a tongue-in-cheek way of referring to the basics of education: reading, "riting," and "rithmetic."
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level 61
Jun 15, 2018
Freestatebear may well be correct but I have heard this phrase in England a lot too and it works in an English accent too. Especially if you turn the 'rithmatic into riffmatic. "Readin' 'ri'in" "riffmatic"
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level 75
Aug 27, 2018
I thought it came from a line in the old song, "School Days," - "reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic, taught to the tune of a hickory stick," - but after looking it up I see that Wikipedia gives credit to a speech given by Sir William Curtis, Member of Parliament in 1795. So don't blame Americans for this one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_three_Rs
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level 49
Aug 28, 2018
That's how we say those words in Merica.
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level 66
Mar 1, 2019
Huh. When I saw the answer I thought that it must be that ARithmetic is one of the three AARRRs.
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level 76
Aug 27, 2018
Spelling obviously isn't one of the three things they're focusing on.
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level 76
May 15, 2018
I'm going to remind you every time that the Bible doesn't say that there were three wisemen. It should be "Gifts of the Wisemen" or "Three Gifts of the Wisemen".
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level 78
Jun 12, 2018
It's just logical that if there are three gifts, there were three wisemen - otherwise someone was a cheapskate - he could have at least brought a box of Pampers.
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level 61
Jun 15, 2018
...and I got you this lemon and lime drink, a keyring and a "greetings from bethlehem" post card. I'm wise, but I was in a hurry and we only stopped at the station down the road. And due to this ludicrous census they'd even sold out of prosecco, lambrini and wine coolers.
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level 61
Aug 27, 2018
The Bible never states that there were 3 wise men. That tradition is extra-biblical, and probably based on there being 3 gifts mentioned.
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level 75
Aug 27, 2018
Maybe two of them had to chip in together on the gold, and another one was carrying spices but he accidentally dropped his container so they made him stay with the camels. Seriously, the number doesn't matter. Some traditions have the number at twelve wise men. Matthew is the only gospel where they are mentioned and no number is given, only the number of their gifts. They also didn't visit the baby in the manger but saw Jesus and Mary in a house at an unspecified time later. It was the shepherds who visited on the night of his birth, but nativity scenes just combine them all together. The Three Wise Men have become part of the traditions surrounding Christmas, so as long as people realize no actual number or date is given in the Bible, three is as good a number as any to represent them since no one really knows. What is important is that they came to worship the child and they didn't return to Herod to tell him the location of the Christ child.
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level 76
Aug 28, 2018
Traditions about the identity of the Magi (Gaspar, Melchior, Balthazar) go back pretty far. Not as far back as the gospels, but the gospels were not contemporary accounts themselves and pretty obviously myth so ... I don't know. Seems like quibbling. As Ander points out there are different competing and contradictory traditions, just like there are contradictory stories within the Bible, but many Christians for at least 1600 years have believed there to have been 3 wise men, and this is probably what the majority of people learn in Sunday School today.
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level 66
Sep 12, 2018
Really, Kal? The gospels are "pretty obviously myth?"
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level 70
Apr 14, 2019
Yes, seeing as they were written long after the fact and thoroughly contradict each other. They wouldn't hold up as eyewitnesses to a littering.
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level 79
May 15, 2018
Like on the Seinfeld episode, I couldn't come up with the name of the third tenor.
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level 76
May 19, 2018
"The Other Guy" should count.
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level 46
Aug 27, 2018
That's what I've always known him as. I thought he was in Wham! as well, George Michael and The Other Guy. Turns out to be a different other guy.
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level 60
Aug 27, 2018
I only know the third one because I made a point of looking it up after watching that episode.
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level 58
May 16, 2018
is there anything wrong with rotterdam? I'm pretty sure I typed it and when it wasnt accepted I spent time thinking of another big dutch city
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level 58
May 16, 2018
it also happened to me with placido domingo btw, but maybe I wrote the accent in plácido
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level 67
May 17, 2018
Never heard it called "Roshambo" before. I spent a few minutes trying to work out what the hell Roshambo was. I thought it was some weird martial art. Is that what (the answer) is called in America? In Britain it's known by it's more obvious name.
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level 65
May 18, 2018
That name certainly isn't common in any area of the US where I have lived, but I got the answer right because I have a friend in Oregon that says that people call it roshambo up there. It may be a West Coast or Pacific Northwest peculiarity.
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level 76
May 25, 2018
Midwesterner, can confirm it is used here as well.
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level 66
Jun 10, 2018
Think I got my first Harry Potter answer when I typed "Harry" for the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan question
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level 67
Aug 27, 2018
Let me guess - you tried "When Harry met Sally", right? I was thinking of that too, at first, but then realized it wasn't a Tom Hanks movie and wouldn't have worked anyway.
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level 45
Aug 27, 2018
I tried that as well. Turns out Tom Hanks wasn't in it and it came out in 1989.
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level 68
Aug 27, 2018
Couldn't you also accept "Joe vs. the volcano"?
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level 45
Aug 27, 2018
Article on the origins of Roshambo http://mentalfloss.com/article/80201/why-do-people-call-rock-paper-scissors-roshambo
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level 76
Aug 27, 2018
Man.. I only missed one tenor and still didn't get 5 points. That's rough.

I just recently saw a recycling sign where it seems they've abandoned "reduce" and replaced it with "repurpose"- not sure if that was a one-off or if they're going to start using that from now on.
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level 38
Aug 27, 2018
God the father and God the son should count
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level 76
Aug 27, 2018
Just type in "father" and "son" and save yourself some keystrokes
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level 78
Aug 27, 2018
I would have bet a million bucks that the first Hanks/Ryan movie was from the late 80s.
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level 49
Aug 27, 2018
What to do (if You're On Fire) Burn ? :D
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level 57
Aug 27, 2018
Not if you STOP DROP & ROLL.
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level 63
Aug 27, 2018
Only 82% got Harry Potter as one of the main protagonists of Harry Potter?
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level 49
Aug 28, 2018
There are a ton of threes in the HP universe, and "protagonist" might be a hard word for some? e.g. some probably tried deathly hallows, illegal spells, and then moved on.
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level 59
Dec 17, 2018
I have to admit, I first tried his adversaries/nemesis when neither draco/malfoy nor voldemort worked, the penny dropped. Not that I really dont know what protagonist means, if the question was to give the definition I would think about it and get it right. Ut now I was just too fast and assumed the wrong thing
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level 57
Aug 29, 2018
Can you accept swim, bike, and run for triathlons because that's what most people who does them refers to the events as.
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level 53
Oct 15, 2018
It was between "Roll" and "Shut em down, open up shop" for what to do when you are on fire. Luckily, I got it right.
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level 59
Dec 17, 2018
the % results in order are: holy spirit, alvin, father, son. Hahah that's funny!
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level 43
Jul 12, 2019
Wasn't one of the presents of the three wise men a Nintendo DS
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level 77
Aug 6, 2019
Speaking of roshambo, check this factoid out: The common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana) exhibits a rock–paper–scissors pattern in its mating strategies. Of its three color types of males, "orange beats blue, blue beats yellow, and yellow beats orange" in competition for females, which is similar to the rules of rock-paper-scissors.