Multiple Choice General Knowledge #2

Can you answer these multiple-choice general knowledge questions?
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Last updated: June 12, 2019
First submittedMarch 28, 2019
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1. Are women required by law to wear headscarves in Iran?
Yes
No
2. What is taxidermy?
Classification of species into categories
The artistic trimming of hedges
Another word for tax evasion
The art of stuffing animal remains for display
3. Where would you be most likely to see an epitaph?
On a tombstone
At the bottom of a page
At a zoo
On a boat
4. What famous book did Marie Kondo write?
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
The Amazing Art of Going to the Bathroom
Eating Cheese: Why You Should Never Do It
The Simple Act of Making Breakfast
5. What is the title of the rock song that starts "Jeremiah was a bullfrog"?
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
Whole Lotta Love
Sympathy for the Devil
Joy to the World
6. Is the original Shangri-La a real place or a fictional one?
Real
Fictional
Shangri-La was invented by author James Hilton in his 1933 novel "Lost Horizon"
7. Who is Jamie Oliver?
A celebrity chef
A Shakespearean actor
An underwear model
A former member of the boy band "One Direction"
8. What is Times New Roman?
A mathematical function
A newspaper
A font
A religious movement
9. Which of the following is a portmanteau?
Brunch
A man, a plan, a canal. Panama!
Flamingo dancing
Jumbo shrimp
10. Which of these islands is furthest south?
Jamaica
Trinidad
Cuba
11. Which of these is furthest from the sun?
Asteroid belt
Mercury
Earth
Saturn
12. Which of these words is spelled incorrectly?
Prerogative
Mayhem
Cemetary
Judgment
13. Does a piano have more white keys or black keys?
White keys
The same number
Black keys
14. Where would you find the Spanish Steps?
New York City
Madrid
Mars
Rome
15. Which of the following is NOT a type of cheese?
Gouda
Havarti
Kalamata
Roquefort
16. Which of these colors is closest to chartreuse?
Pink
Orange
Gray
Yellow green
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2019
Actually, Times New Roman is a typeface. (14 point Times New Roman, e.g., is a font.) See: wikipedia (typeface -- terminology)
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Level ∞
Mar 28, 2019
This distinction seems outdated. According to Wiktionary, one definition of font is: "In digital typesetting, a set of glyphs in a single style, representing one or more alphabets or writing systems, or the computer code representing it."
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Level 80
Mar 28, 2019
Shangri-La is a city in Yunnan province. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shangri-La_City
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2019
Just to be clear, they named the city after the fictional place. There are probably some nightclubs named Shangri-La too, haha. I changed the question a little so it's more clear which answer is best.
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Level 80
Jun 11, 2019
I stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai. It was nice. But not as nice as the Atlantis and overpriced comparatively speaking.
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2019
Kudos for the wrong clues in the Marie Kondo question. My summer plans now include writing the upcoming bestseller "Eating Cheese: Why You Should Never Do It", followed up in 2020 by "Eating Cheese: Kalamata Is Not One".
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Level 81
Mar 29, 2019
I was not aware of the US/UK difference for judg(e)ment.
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Level 81
Mar 29, 2019
Judgment or judgement is used in UK, the former preferred in legal circles.
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Level 73
Mar 29, 2019
Likewise. Even in legal documents I've never seen it without an e.
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Level 76
Jun 11, 2019
I've only seen it as Judgment in legal documents in the the U.S. It's considered a faux pas to spell it with an "e" in court filings in the U.S. Ditto what @plattitude said below.
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2019
Judgement is correct: poor choice for a spelling question.
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Level 88
Mar 29, 2019
I actually think it is a superb choice. Just because judgement is correct, doesn't mean that judgment is not, and vice versa.
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2019
Thanks, @plattitude. Exactly what I was going for.
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Level 72
Jun 12, 2019
I think that we should have more questions with words that have two accepted spellings just to torment people! Those that don’t know ax, gray, or travelling are acceptable will all be out for the count. Let’s rub it in their faces that the perseverance of the American and British empires has foisted this crazy language with arbitrary spellings upon the rest of the world!
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Level 73
Mar 29, 2019
OK, but on the other hand: is there a place where "cemetary" is a correct spelling?
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2019
Sometimes spelling and vocabulary are humbling. People think they know more than they do. I remember when I was in my 20s telling a friend that I had a "huge" vocabulary. Then he said "what's a zephyr"? I was pretty embarrassed that I didn't know it. Nowadays I am a lot less sure of myself.
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Level 80
Jun 11, 2019
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing
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Level 46
Jun 11, 2019
We start off knowing very little, then we learn a bit and know something, then we learn some more and think we know a lot maybe even everything, then we learn some more and realise we know very little at all.
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Level 81
Aug 26, 2020
You can't know you know nothing, because you would know something, namely that you know nothing. There lies a paradox.
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2019
It's not really a US/UK thing. Its spelled with or without an e in both places:

https://www.dictionary.com/e/judgement-vs-judgment/

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Level 83
Apr 2, 2019
Is the headscarf thing new in Iran?
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Level 75
Apr 2, 2019
Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has been unusual amongst Islamic countries in that it requires women of any religion to wear headscarves. Before that, the shah outlawed the headscarf. Sadly, there are many places in the world where people try to control other people's clothing choices. E.g. France outlaws burqinis (modest bathing attire); Quebec just prohibited public servants from wearing headscarves along with many other religious garments/symbols; last week security personnel at the British Columbia Legislature censured female politicians for having bare arms. However, this quiz question is not entirely correct -- in Iran a woman who shaves her head completely is not required to wear a headscarf.
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Level 80
Jun 11, 2019
We shouldn't conflate a government trying to control someone's clothing or body with a government trying to prevent others from controlling someone's clothing or body.
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Level 65
Jun 12, 2019
Good comment.
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Level 72
Jun 12, 2019
While not as bad as forcing all women to wear Hijabs, laws not allowing women to are violations of their freedom of religion. I think of women wearing Hijabs as being in an abusive relationship with them; it’s not the government’s job to intervene and break them up, rather it’s the job of her friends and (supportive) family members to convince her to let go of that loser.
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Level 80
Jun 14, 2019
Wan, do you feel the same way about laws against slavery? If someone is keeping a slave that they beat, mistreat, and force to do as they wish, is it just an abusive relationship and between the slave and his master to resolve? Because I've lived in countries where hijab was mandatory and women in some of those countries are essentially slaves. Transporting people from those countries to another place with different laws or traditions doesn't usually change the mentality or the nature of the relationship between owner (mahram) and property. If a slave is faced with a choice of obeying their master or being beaten or killed it's not a true choice. It's a complex and fraught issue but I feel like people from places that are little exposed to the culture that produces these things, like in the USA for instance, don't really understand it.
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2020
There is a big difference between forcing someone to wear something and not being allowed to wear certain things, more so when you are only not allowed to wear it at work.
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Level 56
Oct 29, 2020
Freedom of religion is always freedom of religion within the boundaries set by the law. It doesn't mean you can do whatever you want because it's your religion, it means that the law shouldn't target any behaviours on purely religious grounds. If your religion calls for burning women at the stake, you are most emphatically NOT free to do that - not in any civilised country, that is.
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Level 59
Jun 11, 2019
Judgement is incorrect as well as Shangri La
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Level 30
Jun 11, 2019
https://www.dictionary.com/e/judgement-vs-judgment/

British English accepts both but judgment with no e is preferred.

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Level 80
Jun 11, 2019
I missed the Shangri-La one, too. I thought that I recalled it being a place recounted by Marco Polo that in reality was Chang'an (similar to Xanadu/Shangdu), but after finishing the quiz and looking it up I couldn't find anything to back this up. Seems it is entirely fictional. Did you find anything different?
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Level 36
Nov 5, 2019
Judgement being a correct spelling does not make judgment incorrect.
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Level 30
Jun 11, 2019
https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/science/what-color-is-chartreuse

Chartreuse is a yellow/green but it would be very easy for people to put pink as some remember the crayola crayon that was chartreuse put a red/pink. Mandela effect...

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Level 81
Jun 11, 2019
Just because judgement is also a correct spelling, it does not mean that judgment is incorrect.
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Level 46
Jun 11, 2019
I'm surprised only 36% knew how cemetery is spelled.
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Level 37
Jun 11, 2019
Helps when you sell headstones for an occupation as I do.
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2019
Are you the epitaph guy / gal too then?
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Level 67
Jun 12, 2019
Very surprised that so few people knew the correct spelling of 'cemetery'.
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Level 65
Jun 13, 2019
Yeah, cemetary just looks wrong.
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2020
That was my thought, English is not my language, but it immediately stood out and looked wrong. But reading the comments apparently the cause of the low score is mainly to be attributed to judgment/judgement, if there was another word instead of judgement the score might not be so extremely low. Still, having another word in there that apparently causes confusion is no excuse for not recognizing cemetery is spelled wrong.

but I guess people's eyes first saw the other one and didnt look any further to double check

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Level 60
Jun 15, 2019
Marie Kondo? wrote a famous? book?
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Level 56
Jun 25, 2020
Never in my life have I seen judgement written as judgment. In fact when I type in judgment to Google it corrects to judgement. Daft clue.
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Level 64
Jul 3, 2020
I suspect you have but you don't question it.

In any case it's in the dictionary.