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Solve the Secret Question by Answering Questions

First, answer the general knowledge questions on the left. The first letter from each answer will then spell out the secret question; answer it to finish the quiz.
All answers are a single word
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Last updated: March 15, 2024
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Question
Answer
W
Which question word in the English language means "for what reason"?
Why
H
What subject deals with events in the past?
History
A
What is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland?
Annapolis
T
What is the primary reason for the gradual slowing of Earth's rotation?
Tidal friction
I
New Delhi is the capital of which country?
India
S
What is the British term for "daylight saving time"?
Summer Time
T
What physical quantity measures how hot or cold something is?
Temperature
H
Which word is often erroneously used as another name for the Netherlands,
while it really only refers to parts of the country?
Holland
E
What is the tallest mountain in the world, at 8848.86 meters?
Mount Everest
C
What does Willy Wonka make in his factory?
Chocolate
A
Who is either the Roman goddess of dawn or the name of the princess
in "Sleeping Beauty"
Aurora
P
What was demoted to "dwarf planet" in 2006?
Pluto
I
What is the largest city in Turkey?
Istanbul
T
What social media platform was renamed "X" in 2023?
Twitter
A
Which company produces iPhones?
Apple
L
What is the third element in the Periodic Table?
Lithium
O
What is the German name of Austria?
Österreich
F
What might a forensic scientist "lift" from a crime scene?
Fingerprint
C
Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be transformed.
What is this law commonly known as?
Conservation
of energy
H
What is another word for "fifty percent"?
Half
I
On what peninsula are Spain and Portugal located?
Iberia
L
When people say "120 degrees east" or "30 degrees west",
what are they referring to?
Longitude
E
What holiday is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon
after the vernal equinox?
Easter
 
ANSWER TO THE SECRET QUESTION:
Santiago
+8
Level 36
Feb 5, 2024
Never heard the term "summer time" for the clocks changing.
+8
Level 50
Feb 5, 2024
In the UK it's called "British Summer Time"

"Daylight saving time" is more common in North America

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Level 64
Mar 19, 2024
Exactly. It's called British Summer Time. Never, ever, just summertime.
+8
Level 67
Feb 5, 2024
It's called summer time in Germany as well :)
+1
Level 55
Apr 2, 2024
but that's a different time, one hour earlier
+4
Level 84
Mar 15, 2024
Here in Mexico, back when we had it, we called it Horario de Verano (Summer Time), too.

Conversely, the non-daylight saving time was called Horario de Invierno (Winter Time).

+2
Level 67
Mar 20, 2024
yea in the netherlands it is also zomertijd/winterijd; summer time/winter time
+3
Level 81
Mar 16, 2024
You may not have heard of it, but it is absolutely the standard (and official) term in Britain.
+4
Level 55
Apr 2, 2024
No. In Britain "the summertime" or "summertime" means the 3-month period when it is summer, or a rather vague period of a few months when the weather is not quite as rubbish.

British summertime means the days after "the clocks go forward" until the the the day when "the clocks go back".

Why we don't stay with BST all year is a bit of a mystery. It would be much more pleasant and the excuses trotted out about Scottish farmers, and there being less accidents, just don't make sense. I imagine that there would be a furore from the Daily Mail reading Brexit types if we abandoned "Greenwich Mean Time" altogether because they think that time is "British" (and they mean, of course, "English").

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Level 43
Feb 5, 2024
very cool idea
+8
Level 60
Mar 15, 2024
I uncovered most of the letters and assumed the question was "What is the capital of China?", typed Beijing and I was like "W8, is there a typo? They didn't mean the capital? Or is it not China? Chile also starts with CHI, so let's try Santiago... IT WORKED!!!"
+8
Level 78
Mar 16, 2024
lol I kept writing "what is the capital of Chile" and was so stumped that it wasn't being accepted
+3
Level 67
Mar 20, 2024
At first I thought the question would be "who is the captain of ....."
+1
Level 57
Mar 22, 2024
ME TOO
+1
Level 75
Mar 15, 2024
I like this type of quiz :) I think the secret question could be trickier to get though. Thanks aljskdfgasd!
+4
Level 77
Mar 18, 2024
Everest is the highest, not the tallest.
+2
Level 40
Apr 2, 2024
The tallest (from the base of the ocean) is Mauna Kea.
+5
Level 85
Mar 19, 2024
Nice quiz.

Now, I have to look up tidal friction..

+1
Level 59
Mar 19, 2024
Super cool quiz, akjlddkjslfsd—thank you! And I second the need to learn more about tidal friction.
+1
Level 67
Mar 20, 2024
could not think of the required english word for the energy question, I tried preservation and retainment ( and variations like retaining)
+3
Level 83
Mar 20, 2024
Oh hum... I always thought 'daylight savings' referred to putting the clocks back not forwards, because making the most of daylight seems much more important when the days are shorter. Or maybe I just live too far north. And not in the USA.

Also, this is picky, but in pre-19th century versions, Aurora is the name of Sleeping Beauty's daughter. Tchaikovsky was the first to use it for the princess, and Disney took it from him.

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Level 74
Apr 2, 2024
Definitely British Summer Time (often abbreviated to BST as opposed to GMT).
+1
Level 46
Apr 2, 2024
Bro i just looked at the awnser stats…

Conservation - 55%

Tidal - 27%

now thats a big drop

+1
Level 66
Apr 2, 2024
How does tidal friction compare with the layers of the Earth?

Is it the gravity of the Moon, which slows down the Earth's rotation so much? Or the literal friction of water against the seabed? (seems to be the latter)

I would've thought that the liquid/semi-liquid layers of the core would be hugely more voluminous & dense, and therefore have a greater effect on something like a gyroscope effect or something.

+1
Level 48
Apr 2, 2024
Hey! Cool quiz. Could you make it so if you solve the secret question it gives you 100% and finishes the quiz?
+1
Level 22
Apr 2, 2024
I LOVED this quiz! I love the secret question element. That's super fun. But also, these I think are "proper" general knowledge. Some of the general knowledge quizzes on this site are too difficult for me, so I was excited to see that I only didn't know 4, and I was still able to solve the secret question.
+1
Level 90
Apr 2, 2024
Not to be pedantic but in the book and first 2 movies Wonka made a lot more than chocolate. Even in the new one they offer non chocolate candy in the store that they opened halfway through. I know the title of the book says chocolate but I think the better answer is candy. I wouldn't argue if candy was just accepted and chocolate was displayed but 60 years of history suggests that chocolate is not the best answer.
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Level 67
Apr 2, 2024
The book is "Charlie and Chocolate Factory" and the first movie is "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." It's more obvious answer. Even if you try "candy" and it doesn't work, it should take about a half-second to figure out what the right answer is.
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Level 83
Apr 7, 2024
Also, as it's a British book, 'candy' seems a pretty out of place word to use for the products. We'd say 'sweets' or 'confectionary'.
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Level 49
Apr 19, 2024
How is Ö suddenly O?