Multiple Choice General Knowledge #6

Can you answer these multiple-choice general knowledge questions?
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Last updated: March 28, 2021
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1. Where did the term "soccer" originate?
Australia
Japan
United Kingdom
United States
2. Which of these is a paisley pattern?
3. According to the Iliad, which goddess sprang, fully formed, from the forehead of Zeus?
Athena
Aphrodite
Hera
4. Which of these words has the most similar pronunciation to the French city of Nice?
Nice
Niece
Knees
5. What is the "hair of the dog" treatment for a hangover?
Drinking a raw egg in a glass of milk
Drinking more alcohol
Eating dog hair
Throwing up
6. What is the holiest Jewish holiday?
Hanukkah
Purim
Rosh Hashanah
Yom Kippur
7. Why is Ecuador's highest mountain (named Chimborazo) remarkable?
It is further from the center of the Earth than any other point on Earth's surface
It is the world's highest unclimbed mountain
The Inca threw 10,000 virgins into it as human sacrifices
8. Who was Anton Chekhov?
Inventor of the helicopter
A playwright
A polar explorer
The top Soviet general of WWII
9. The radius of the yellow sphere is 100 times that of a blue sphere. How much larger is the yellow sphere by volume?
100 times
1,000 times
10,000 times
1,000,000 times
10. In the Middle Ages, who were friars?
Knights without a lord
Makers of barrels
Poor, traveling preachers
Royal chefs
Nitpickers will be sure to point out that friars still exist
11. What is the highest military decoration that can be earned by a British soldier?
Iron Cross
Medal of Honour
Order of the Garter
Victoria Cross
12. What is the "catalyst" in the following statement?
A man pushes a boulder over a cliff
The man
The boulder
The cliff
Gravity
13. Which number is at the very top of a dartboard?
1
17
20
50
14. What is a deluge?
A flood
An ice cream based dessert
An icy track for sleds
A "thawing" of geopolitical tensions
15. What was a Megalodon?
A 3 meter long centipede that went extinct 250 million years ago
A 5 meter tall sloth that went extinct 5,000 years ago
A 10 meter long shark that went extinct 3.6 million years ago
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2021
Centipede* not centimepede. Good quiz, very easy though
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2021
Fixed the typo.

I have to disagree with you about the quiz being easy, however.

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Level 85
Apr 4, 2021
I got 11/15 first try, could have gotten 12 if I didn't doubt myself and pick a different answer. It was pretty easy for me.
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Level 66
Apr 4, 2021
This was harder than most other general knowledge quizzes for me.
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2021
100 * 100 = 10,000, not 1,000,000
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Level 17
Mar 29, 2021
100*100*100=1,000,000.

Going from radius to volume is cubing the scale factor, not squaring

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Level 75
Mar 30, 2021
Well, I'm an idiot - did the same thing of squaring it for circlular area instead instead of cubing for spherical volume
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Level 64
Apr 5, 2021
I am the real idiot. I did 100*100 and got 1,000,000 so was somehow correct.
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Level 56
Apr 6, 2021
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Level 83
Apr 1, 2021
I'm shocked this was by far the least answered in the quiz.
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Level 65
Apr 4, 2021
Despite remembering the formula for a sphere's volume, and knowing to cube the radius, I still managed to do the math wrong.
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Level 72
Apr 4, 2021
someone2018, me too. It seems that the one question in this quiz that requires no knowledge, that can just be calculated by simple maths, is the one most badly answered. Sadly it suggests that jetpunkers are good at cramming their heads with facts but perhaps less able when it comes to other aspects of intelligence, do you think?
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Level 74
Apr 4, 2021
It's wrong to say the question requires no knowledge. You need to know the formula or you're guessing.
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2021
Incans isn't a word...
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Level 69
Mar 29, 2021
And yet you knew exactly what was meant....
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Level 65
Mar 29, 2021
Well that's a nice low editorial bar to clear.....
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2021
Well... it should be. This has been corrected.
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2021
I don't make the rules, I just enforce them online for some reason.

Whether it should be a word... Probably/possibly in English yes...

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Level 17
Mar 29, 2021
I love how the one about spheres is just knowing relatively simple math, yet that is (as of now) the worst answered question
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2021
True. I had the formula of a circle in my head, not of a sphere. I guess I wasn't the only one.
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2021
I thought we were doing circles too! Not that I would have got the spheres right anyways.
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Level 60
Mar 29, 2021
NIce is not pronounced like any of the 3. The i sound is short in French and not long like in the English words
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2021
Sounds the same to me. Go here and hit play.

That said, my French pronunciation isn't great so I changed the question to "most similar" to remove all possible doubt.

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Level 74
Mar 30, 2021
Google Translate does not have accurate pronouncation, here is a better link.

Although I shouldn't complain, I hear virtually no difference between knees and niece.

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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2021
Google Translate is accurate according to the link you provided. Three of four speakers say Nice almost exactly like the Google Translate, although the first says it like neice-uh. Not sure why. Could be a regional dialect.
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Level 83
Apr 1, 2021
Kind of like how many English speakers say More-EESS with a metric ton of stress on the 2nd syllable for Maurice when it actually sounds closer to the regular old English version Morris, as in the cat.
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Level 63
Apr 5, 2021
"...a metric ton". I am guessing you are really annoyed by how people stress the last syllable based on that portion of your comment. As annoying as it may be to you, that is the common pronunciation in the US.
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Level 53
Mar 29, 2021
Friars still exist. Though it doesn't change anything here.
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2021
Got ya!
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Level 53
Mar 30, 2021
Lol. I only said it because of the explanation in that question, I really didn't even know what they were until I saw the question.
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Level 83
Apr 1, 2021
They sure do. Remember their roasts with Dean Martin and the who's who in the '70s?
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Level 47
Mar 30, 2021
Nice quiz!

Didn't know the soccer question though:(

BTW, I've got some good Dutch quizzes.

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Level 67
Mar 30, 2021
Got them all except for the one related to excessive drinking. Not ashamed of that.
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Level 83
Apr 6, 2021
I'm curious which option you guessed for the drinking one.
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Level 42
Apr 4, 2021
how do you pronounce knees and niece differently? wtf such a dumb question, how did i choose wrong and 92% didn't ?
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Level 70
Apr 4, 2021
I'm wondering this as well! I kept repeating the words niece and knees out loud and I think they're 100 % the same. Managed to get it right by just randomly choosing the right one :/
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Level 65
Apr 4, 2021
You get more of a z sound with the 's' in knees.
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Level 66
Apr 4, 2021
"Knees" is pronounced "neeze," like "sneeze." "Niece" is pronounced "neace," like "peace."
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Level 44
Apr 4, 2021
Khu-Nees
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Level 59
Apr 6, 2021
Little known fact: From the scalp of Zeus sprang Afrodite