N Answers Quiz #1

Based on the clues, guess these random things that start with the letter N.
All answers are a single word
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Last updated: September 7, 2018
First submittedJanuary 21, 2013
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Clue
Answer
City near Sherwood Forest
Nottingham
World's longest river, maybe
Nile
City destroyed by an atomic bomb
Nagasaki
Most populous country in Africa
Nigeria
City where pizza was born
Naples
Center of the country music industry
Nashville
Southwestern Native American tribe
Navajo
Drink of the gods
Nectar
Eighth planet from the sun
Neptune
Massachusetts island once known
for whaling
Nantucket
California county and wine region
Napa
Makers of Oreos and Fig Newtons
Nabisco
Clue
Answer
Biblical ark builder
Noah
State of enlightenment or grunge band
Nirvana
Spanish word for new
Nuevo
French emperor defeated at Waterloo
Napoleon
Most abundant element in the atmosphere
Nitrogen
Finnish cell phone maker
Nokia
Set of three waterfalls between the
U.S. and Canada
Niagara
Country of windmills and wooden shoes
Netherlands
Spice used to garnish eggnog
Nutmeg
Himalayan country
Nepal
Major Japanese car company
Nissan
Opposite of zenith
Nadir
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Level 55
Jul 29, 2013
You should accept "nueva" as an acceptable answer for "Spanish word for new". The "o" changes to an "a" when describing a feminine noun.
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Level 81
Aug 26, 2015
The masculine form is the default you find in the dictionary though.
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Level 65
Sep 18, 2018
I'm a daily crossword solver who hates having to leave the last letter blank when the answer is a Spanish word because its gender is up in the air. That and the lack of diacritical marks in crosswords makes a HUGE difference in the word's meaning: "año" and "ano" are not interchangeable.
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Level 66
Jan 17, 2021
Compare the two sentences:

1. My father is 74 years old.

2. My potato has 74 anuses.

In Spanish, the only differences are the diacritics in año/ano and papá/papa.

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Level 50
Jul 29, 2013
23/24...never heard of Nadir...
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Level 79
Oct 17, 2015
To be fair, nobody uses it except crossword compilers.
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2018
I think I heard it in an astronomy context iirc
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Level 72
Jun 12, 2020
It's used for 'lowest point' figuratively, e.g. 'this defeat was the nadir of his career'. But true, it's not a common word
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Level 47
Apr 25, 2014
Huh...I thought Nantucket was a made-up place for a limerick you never hear the end of!
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Level 59
Sep 2, 2015
lol me too
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Level 80
Dec 5, 2016
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Level 74
Mar 28, 2017
There's more than one limerick for it. And some endings you hear, some you don't. ;-)
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2015
100% with 2:39 left.
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Level 79
Aug 26, 2015
100% with 3:40 left, pretty easy quiz imho
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Level 55
Aug 26, 2015
Unless you are from the US, you are not gonna know the makers of Oreo cookies!
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Level 63
Aug 27, 2015
Those products are sold outside the US by the same company...
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Level 65
Sep 18, 2018
Not entirely sure, but I think it is sold under Kraft in many countries.
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2018
thought it was nestle, one of the few brands I know that makes candy/cookie stuff
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Level 58
Dec 5, 2016
Been a long time since I got 100%.
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2018
Can't believe the 'American Biscuit' question in a General Knowledge quiz ...... I'm sure these silly questions are only put in to give dopes an easy point.
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2018
It's actually "National Biscuit" as in the National Biscuit Company - Nabisco. Yes, we American dopes sometimes called them biscuits here, also, but the word cookie (which some say came from the Dutch word koekje) eventually replaced biscuit to describe small, sweet, crispy cakes. What we now call biscuits are round, quick bread rolls, usually leavened with baking powder. (I think the only real dopes on this site are those who don't want to learn new things, no matter how trivial.)
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Level 81
Sep 18, 2018
New York should be accepted for the place where pizza was born. It's where the popular, world-famous variety was invented, and it starts with an "N". Food called pizza (pita) was being eaten long before the Greek colonists in Neapolis started mispronouncing it. But the stuff that everyone thinks of when they say the word now was invented in Little Italy in New York City.
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Level 77
Sep 18, 2018
No.
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Level 81
Sep 18, 2018
yes
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Level 77
Sep 18, 2018
No.
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Level 56
Sep 18, 2018
No, according to history it is from Naples.

According to the world, some US citizens may fantasize of, maybe pizza was born in New York, sushi in California, and Paella in San Francisco… but in reality no ;)

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Level 81
Sep 19, 2018
In reality, no, definitely not. Try reading what I wrote. I know it's probably difficult for you. But just give it a try. Maybe then try sampling "pizza" from Naples, and from New York, and then try pizza in Seoul, in Tokyo, in Manila, in New Delhi, in Riyadh, in Dubai, in San Francisco, in Miami, in Toronto, in Zagreb, in Athens, in Moscow, in Jerusalem, in Paris, in London, in Addis Ababa... as I have... and compare this to the "pizza" from Naples and pizza from New York. Then do some actual reading about the history of it, confirming every single thing I said above as 100% factual. Then you might actually know what you are talking about. I know it's probably satisfying to just spout off as if you do know, without having any information or experience to back up your claims, but I do recommend this other method. Humble suggestion.
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Level 81
Sep 19, 2018
I wish that pizza had been invented in Brussels or Prague or Barcelona so I could just say that without all the inevitable comments from the insecure bigots whenever you mention the United States... but it wasn't.

Incidentally sushi is Japanese, though California rolls are American and maki sushi (sushi rolls) was popularized first in the United States by Japanese immigrants. However... if you eat sushi around the world you could get Japanese-style sushi or you could get American-style sushi or you might end up with some mix of the two. (my personal favorite might be Korean-style sushi) The same cannot be said for Neapolitan-style pizza which is not popular anywhere outside of southern Italy.

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Level 66
Sep 19, 2018
This is why I come to the comments sections of quizzes -- to see this level of bitter, petty debate. How do I subscribe for e-mail updates when people get around to debating whether pan pizza or Hawaiian pizza will count? ALSO -- is Hawaii considered an overseas territory for the purposes of this quiz????
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Level 66
Oct 11, 2018
'Popular, world famous variety' is the bit I take issue with. When I think of pizza, I think of proper Neapolitan-style pizza which, contrary to your statement, is extremely popular in the UK and Europe. Stonebaked/woodfired pizzerias springing up all over the place and I'd argue it's much more popular than the over-cheesed greasy American version. Also bears much more of a resemblance to the pita.
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Level 67
Dec 17, 2018
definately not
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Level 68
Aug 20, 2020
I'm not willing to debate what kind of pizza is best but I do think that "kalbahamut" has a point, sort of. Of course the basic idea of pizza comes from the Mediterranean, whether from Naples of somewhere else doesn't really matter. But is also true that while the original pizza was just bread, tomato and maybe cheese, probably most pizzaeaters in the world consider other stuffings as a basic element, too. Thus it is somewhat justified to say that when we speak about pizza we're actually speaking of two totally different things, one of which certainly was NOT invented in Naples.

To take the debate to next level: pineapple does NOT belong to pizza! Ugh, I've spoken.

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Level 50
Aug 20, 2020
Wow, it's not often I would disagree with kalbahamut, but two points:

1. Pizza as Americans know it evolved in New York but was born in Italy.

2. The instructions say every answer is one word. NYawk doesn't count.

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Level 44
Sep 18, 2018
Pizza originated in Naples.

By the way, if you have been in Naples and eaten pizza there, you know what real pizza is supposed to taste like!!

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Level 81
Sep 19, 2018
or... you know that the foodstuff sold there and called pizza is not really pizza as it bears no resemblance to pizza from anywhere else, and you will also know what a greasy mushy glob of undercooked dough with a few drops of mozzarella and a spring of basil on it tastes like, and then you'll go have real pizza in Thessaloniki or Amsterdam or Bangkok or Washington or Berlin or literally anywhere else in the world where it is made with a semi-rigid golden brown crust, cut in to triangles that you can hold in one hand without it falling apart, with tomato sauce and cheese evenly distributed across the entire pie and savory toppings piled on top, exactly as it was originally made by Italian immigrants in New York City before becoming popular the world over.

And "pita" (pizza).. flatbread with toppings on it such as olive oil, cheese, zatar, sesame and so on.. originated in the Balkans, Anatolia and the Levant before being brought to Neapolis (Naples) by Greek colonists.

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Level 77
Sep 21, 2018
No.
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Level 81
Sep 22, 2018
^ or you could choose to make comments the length of which correlate directly to your capacity for abstract thought or reading comprehension and continue to be wrong.
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Level 77
Sep 24, 2018
No.
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Level 81
Sep 24, 2018
Splendid, then. Proceed.
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Level 77
Sep 26, 2018
No.
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Level 22
Sep 19, 2018
One of the easiest quizzes I've ever taken! Wow! :)
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Level 50
Aug 20, 2020
I'm just so proud that no one asked why you won't accept Hiroshima instead of Nagasaki.
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Level 69
Oct 5, 2020
Nokia hasn't been making cell phones in 10 years.
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