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Name a Valid Answer - General Knowledge #1

Guess any valid answer which fits each selected category.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: July 13, 2021
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First submittedOctober 4, 2020
Times taken58,211
Average score64.7%
Rating4.30
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Weapon in the board game "Clue", aka "Cluedo"
candlestick | knife | lead pipe | revolver |
rope | wrench
Event in Olympic women's gymnastics
balance beam | floor exercise | uneven bars | vault
Number spelled in English with exactly five letters
(spell it out in letters)
three | seven | eight | forty | fifty | sixty
Synthetic fiber developed by DuPont
nylon | acrylic | spandex | Kevlar | Teflon
Country on the Arabian peninsula other
than Saudi Arabia
Kuwait | Oman | Qatar | United Arab Emirates | Yemen
Language that uses this letter: ø
Danish | Norwegian | Faroese | Southern Sami
Food that appears in the title of a song by the Beatles
honey | onion | mustard | truffle | pepper |
strawberry | pie | octopus
One of the five LEAST similar languages to English
that is an official language of a European country
Hungarian | Finnish | Estonian | Maltese | Latvian
Method of execution mentioned in the Bible
beheading | burning | crucifixion | stoning
Sign of the Zodiac that starts with A
Aries | Aquarius
Disney movie based on a
Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale
The Little Mermaid | Frozen
Titan from Greek mythology
Atlas | Cronus | Oceanus | Rhea | Prometheus | others...
Canadian province that doesn't border the ocean
Alberta | Saskatchewan
Day of the week in Spanish
lunes | martes | miércoles | jueves |
viernes | sábado | domingo
Vegetable, other than broccoli, which is a
variety of Brassica oleracea
cabbage | cauliflower | kale | Brussels sprouts | others ...
Book of the Catholic Bible starting with E
Exodus | Ezra | Esther | Ecclesiastes |
Ecclesiasticus | Ezekiel | Ephesians
One of the Three Musketeers
Athos | Porthos | Aramis
86 Comments
+21
Level 95
Oct 6, 2020
Walrus is a food
+6
Level 77
Oct 6, 2020
Octopus for octopus's garden should be included
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Level 75
Oct 6, 2020
By that logic, blackbird and octopus should also be included
+20
Level ∞
Oct 6, 2020
No
+30
Level 89
Oct 6, 2020
Octopus should definitely be included. It's eaten in many parts of the world.
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Level 75
Oct 6, 2020
It's referring to the animal, not the food
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Level 81
Oct 6, 2020
I agree that octopus should be allowed, it's commonly eaten. The fact that the song title isn't referring to it in a culinary context is irrelevant - that's also true of many of the other answers permitted.
+15
Level 83
Oct 6, 2020
Is sergeant pepper food?
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Level 69
Oct 12, 2020
Octopus is delicious - even with pepper!
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Level 73
Jul 9, 2024
I once lost a bet that required that I eat octopus covered in chocolate--a waste of both octopus and chocolate, as it turns out.

I am no longer able to eat octopus, however, knowing what I do about their conscious life. But that's an individual decision--I leave it to others to make up their own minds.

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Level 78
Jan 21, 2022
PLEASE include polythene. I regularly eat it and it should be included.
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Level 61
Dec 12, 2023
at least Pam. I use it to cook
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2020
they probably eat them in Norway and club them in Canada.
+6
Level 93
Oct 6, 2020
Curious what is meant by least similar to English. What would disqualify languages that use a different alphabet - Russian, Greek, for example? Thanks.
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Level ∞
Oct 6, 2020
It's based on lexical similarity from this calculator.
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Level 91
Oct 6, 2020
Latvian seems out of place since it is still Indo-European and probably isn't that different from Lithuanian.
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Level 83
Oct 6, 2020
Yeah it's likely a small margin. Four are obvious but then one of the remaining Indo-European languages has to be chosen.
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2020
According to the calculator, German and French are more similar to English than Hungarian.
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Level ∞
Jul 13, 2021
Exactly. We are asking for the least similar.
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Level 33
Oct 20, 2022
How is it that Gaelic is more similar to English than Hungarian???
+1
Level ∞
Jun 22, 2024
English and Gaelic are both Indo-European languages. Hungarian is not!
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Level 48
Jul 9, 2024
As others have mentioned, Irish (and the other Gaelic languages) is a Celtic language, along with Welsh, Cornish, and Breton (and Gaulish). All of these languages are Indo-European languages, as are French, English, Russian, Farsi and Hindi. Anyone who studies the verb 'to be' in any of these languages will quickly see similarities (as with so many other words, especially family member names, numbers).
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Level 88
Nov 2, 2022
@Js006, probably because Gaelic is part of the Indo-European language family, while Hungarian is not.
+30
Level 83
Oct 6, 2020
Please accept submarine as food
+7
Level 71
Oct 8, 2020
Seconded. While walrus and blackbird might be niche dishes, submarines are definitely more common as food than octopus (even if some of the heathen refer to them as 'hoagies')
+2
Level 81
Oct 9, 2020
as in Subway.
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2020
They all live in a yellow submarine sandwich?
+1
Level 57
Jul 9, 2024
Agree! I thought its punniness would make it the #1 answer!
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Level 87
Oct 7, 2020
Why isn't "The Ugly Duckling" in there for Andersen / Disney films?
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Level 90
Oct 15, 2020
There's no film in the Disney Animated Canon that's based on The Ugly Duckling.
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2020
There actually is, unless by animated canon you mean the "Disney Animated Classics" collection which officially only includes feature-length animated movies and then only some of them.
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Level 90
Oct 15, 2020
Yes that’s what I meant. None of the movies from this list are directly based on the Ugly Duckling.
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Level 90
Oct 17, 2022
Whoops. The link didn't work. This one should.
+2
Level 88
Oct 7, 2020
This seems like a good opportunity to plug my quiz about cultivars of Brassica oleracea.
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Level 74
Oct 15, 2020
These quizzes are great, I'm sure it took a while to put something like this together but I would love to see more like this in the future!
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Level 48
Oct 15, 2020
Weapon in the board game* Left me confused for longer than it should
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Level 64
Oct 15, 2020
Does Basque not count? It's a co-official language in Spain, and is certainly the furthest from English.
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Level 90
Oct 15, 2020
It's not co-official nationally. It's co-official only within certain areas
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Level 44
Sep 4, 2021
I'm with you. Basque is official on some parts so it is "an official language of Spain". It does not say "official language of the Federal Government"
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Level 66
Oct 15, 2020
Very good. Thank you. More like this please QM
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Level 71
Oct 15, 2020
How did I not know that Frozen was based off Hans Christian Anderson?
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Level 77
Oct 15, 2020
Well, it's less "based off of" and more "vaguely inspired by." The similarities between The Snow Queen and Frozen are limited to "woman/supernatural being with cold powers" and "a person getting a shard of magic glass/ice in their eye and heart." If you didn't see the "inspired by" credit, you'd be forgiven for not realizing the stories have anything to do with each other.
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Level 76
Oct 15, 2020
accept lead piping? pretty sure it’s called that in UK cluedo
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Level 80
Oct 15, 2020
It certainly is
+1
Level 58
Feb 5, 2021
second this
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Level 65
Oct 15, 2020
A submarine is food!
+2
Level 75
Oct 15, 2020
I misread the clue as "languages that are at least similar to English". I thought the wording was unusual but I figured you were trying to head off complaints that some of the answers weren't close enough to English to be included. I reread the clue several times and every time my silly brain added "at" to the clue. Needless to say, none of my answers worked and I was totally confused when the answers appeared. Sigh.
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Level 66
Oct 18, 2020
Exact same for me :D
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Level 68
Oct 18, 2022
Same ander. Exact same. And then I wondered why I wasn't seeing dutch and flemish when the answers appeared.

I thought to myself, "Finnish IS close to English...???? What's going on?"

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Level 78
Oct 15, 2020
Fun grammar lesson: The "vegetable other than broccoli question" (#15) is written incorrectly. By using "which", you are implying that there is one vegetable and it is Brassica oleracea. You need to use "that". It would be best written as "Vegetable other than broccoli that..." or "Vegetable belonging to Brassica oleracea other than broccoli".
+2
Level 80
Oct 15, 2020
Shout out to Pulp Fiction for helping with Ezekiel 25:17
+2
Level 67
Oct 15, 2020
Never gave much thought to what it meant. I just thought it was a cold-blooded thing to say to a guy before I put a cap in him.
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Level 65
Oct 15, 2020
What's concerning about this quiz is that 98% of the English quiz takers don't know an English number with five letters...
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Level 67
Oct 15, 2020
98% of them *do* know a five-letter number. You're misreading the stats. Only 2% didn't get that question right, which is almost certainly a representation of people who gave up or something. You only need to get to "three" to find an answer.
+7
Level 64
Oct 17, 2020
But if you count backward from four trillion, six hundred billion, four million two hundred thousand, nine hundred twenty it will take a long time. I did for me at least.
+1
Level 25
Jul 9, 2024
damn thats exactly what i did and it took me too long
+2
Level 50
Oct 16, 2020
Decapitation should also work as beheading
+1
Level ∞
Jul 13, 2021
That will work now.
+4
Level 27
Oct 16, 2020
Just learned that Chronos and Cronus are different mythological entities... Dammit
+1
Level 56
Oct 16, 2020
Can we maybe have "sprout" instead of having to write out "Brussels sprout"?

I concede that I should have just chosen "cabbage" or something...

And also, while I'm at it, "Cronos" as well as Cronus, as the -us ending is the Latinised version?

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Level 75
Oct 17, 2020
I got it with 'Kronos'.
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Level 71
Jul 9, 2024
Sprout is too general; for lots of English speakers, a sprout or sprouts would never imply Brussels sprouts (rather bean or alfalfa sprouts).
+2
Level 56
Dec 16, 2020
For q. 1, may we have "lead piping"? That's what it is in Cluedo.
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Level 59
Feb 11, 2021
I missed the execution method question. I facepalmed so hard when I saw crucifixion.
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Level 68
Jun 7, 2021
Is Esdras not from the Catholic Bible? All the books mentioned are not unique to the Catholic Bible, but Esdras is.
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Level 91
Oct 21, 2021
Part of it is in the Catholic Bible but it is divided up. We refer to them as Ezra (1 Esdras) and Nehemiah (2 Esdras).

3 and 4 Esdras are sometimes included in the Apocrypha.

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Level 73
Oct 24, 2021
The inuit eat walrus, and it is edible, ergo walrus should be allowed. Just because it sounds disgusting does not mean it is not food.
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Level 55
Jan 24, 2022
No Bahrain on the Arabian Peninsula?
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Level 78
Oct 17, 2022
Bahrain is an island nation, not a peninsular one
+1
Level 68
Feb 11, 2022
Is broccolini too similar to broccoli? I feel like that should count.
+1
Level 70
Oct 17, 2022
Mustard as in Mean Mr. Mustard
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Level 65
Oct 17, 2022
I somehow misread the underline on one of the questions...though I do believe it could use better wording
+1
Level 76
Oct 17, 2022
Armis and Parthos. That's what I came up with. It's been a long time.
+1
Level 62
Oct 17, 2022
Ray Harryhausen lied to me! I Thought for sure the Kraken would be on the titan list. Typhon didn't work either.
+2
Level 67
Oct 18, 2022
Thank you for accepting D'Artagnan. Despite the actual Musketeers having simpler names, D'Artagnan is the only one my brain has latched onto so far.
+1
Level 76
Oct 19, 2022
this might be my favorite format, make more!
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Level 30
Jan 10, 2023
i know you mentioned the lexical similarity calculator above; albanian is more similar to english than latvian, at least
+2
Level 83
Jun 25, 2024
Genesis 40:19 "Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee."

Hanging should be included as a execution method

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Level 86
Jul 9, 2024
Isn't Haman also hanged in the book of Esther?
+1
Level 37
Jul 9, 2024
Agreed. And Judas hanged himself. When that failed, just went for crucifixion, but still....
+1
Level 52
Jul 9, 2024
D'Artagnan is accepted as one of the "Three Musketeers", but he's not one of them.
+1
Level 68
Jul 9, 2024
submarine should be accepted for the beatles song (yellow submarine/sub sandwich)
+1
Level 44
Jul 9, 2024
Isn't Asparagus a sign of the zodiac?
+1
Level 65
Jul 11, 2024
What ocean does Manitoba and Ontario border? The Hudson Ocean? Maybe go with landlocked istead.
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Level 76
Jul 11, 2024
It says "the ocean," so it's referring to that single world ocean that lies at sea level and includes "oceans," bays, gulfs, and straits. "The ocean" bordering Manitoba and Ontario is salt water at sea level and provides access to the rest of the world's ocean.
+1
Level 68
Jul 12, 2024
2:49 used, fun