Best of Mal's General Knowledge #2

Can you answer these random trivia questions from JetPunk user Malbaby?
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Last updated: January 19, 2020
First submittedMarch 7, 2016
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What is fossilized tree resin called?
Amber
What Asian city hosted the Olympic Games in 1988?
Seoul
What is the opposite of concave?
Convex
What collective name is given to the islands at the southern tip of Florida?
The Florida Keys
What city does Sugarloaf Mountain overlook?
Rio de Janeiro
How many centimeters are in a kilometer?
100,000
What is the capital of Romania?
Bucharest
What disease is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria?
Bubonic Plague
What type of creature is a cygnet?
Young Swan
What Japanese beverage is made by fermenting rice?
Sake
What country has 11 official languages including Zulu, Xhosa, and English?
South Africa
During which sea battle was Horatio Nelson killed?
Battle of Trafalgar
What substance is formed through ossification?
Bone
What wading bird was sacred to the ancient Egyptians?
Sacred Ibis
Who wrote "Robinson Crusoe"?
Daniel Defoe
What Scotsman invented a rubberized, waterproof raincoat in the 1820s?
Charles Macintosh
Which one of North America's Great Lakes is furthest east?
Lake Ontario
What is the nationality of boxer Manny Pacquiao?
Filipino
What city did Hitler, Stalin, Trotsky, Tito, Freud, and Jung all live in during 1913?
Vienna
What mountain range stretches 7,000 kilometers from North to South?
The Andes
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Level 50
Jun 6, 2016
Not gonna lie, for the last question I typed '1' and then just kept mashing '0' until it registered.
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Level 59
Jun 6, 2016
Damn you're clever! I actually calculated it.
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Level 60
Jun 6, 2016
Same here.
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Level 80
Jun 6, 2016
I was just about to say that this question is trivial for that reason...
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Level 73
Jun 6, 2016
Likewise.
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Level 54
Jun 7, 2016
And here I am, thinking I was clever...
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Level 46
Jun 24, 2016
Same here, because I only had 2 or 3 seconds to answer it before the time ran out.
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Level 62
Feb 19, 2017
Ditto, was just lazy.
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Level 72
Jun 6, 2016
A surprisingly large number of people didn't just type 1 and keeping hitting 0 until the right answer came up. You'd think that question was kinda hard to get wrong.
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Level 19
Jun 8, 2016
Lmfao i wrote Senegal for the Olympic question i knew it was something beginning with an s and to add to the embarrassment Senegal isn't even in Asia lol
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2016
More spellings for saki? soki? sockey? sachi? sache?
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Level 54
May 18, 2017
The last one is a bit of a poke in the eye for imperial system users. Imagine 'how many inches in a mile?'
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Level 64
Mar 12, 2020
duh, the imperial system is stupid
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Level 87
Apr 16, 2018
Great quiz, thank you.
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Level 70
Nov 30, 2019
Shouldn't it be a waterproof raincoat instead of waterfroof raincoat ?
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Level ∞
Nov 30, 2019
No, waterfroof is the correct spelling.
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Level 70
Nov 30, 2019
Would you like another blanket?
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Level 74
Nov 30, 2019
Also accept gum for the first question? That's what it's called in New Zealand, anyway.
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Level 63
Dec 2, 2019
I coudln't remember the English word so I tried Bernstein hoping that would also be a thing in English.
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Level 70
Dec 2, 2019
I don't believe that Amber is called 'Gum' in New Zealand...... So called New Zealand Amber is 'Kauri Gum'. and nothing to do with the Jewellery Amber such as Baltic Amber.
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Level 32
Jan 19, 2020
"swan" should be accepted for cygnet. The question is "what type of creature is it", and it is a swan that just happens to be young/small/baby/etc. there's plenty of adjectives you could use to describe the full meaning of the word.
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Level 70
Jan 19, 2020
I'll go along with that, although I have made allowances for all varieties of 'Young'.
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Level 59
Mar 12, 2020
there is also a very well known ski resort/mountain in Maine called Sugarloaf, so that question is a bit unfair. we're not talking about a small mountain, either. it's the second largest ski resort east of the Mississippi.
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Level 70
Mar 12, 2020
If you took the question 'What city does Sugarloaf Mountain overlook' to be referring to the mountain in Maine US. ...... what City did you try as being overlooked by the mountain?
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2020
Good quiz, except for the Sugarloaf Mountain question. Even if the "correct" answer is the most popular Sugarloaf Mountain, according to Wikipedia, there are at least 22 separate Sugarloaf Mountains in the United States alone (more if you count variations, like "Sugar Loaf Mountain" or "Mount Sugarloaf"), plus numerous others in other countries.
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Level 70
Mar 12, 2020
Just for my own interest, which city did you try that is overlooked by Sugarloaf Mountain when you attempted the quiz?