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Guess the Mystery Categories #1

Guess these short answers. And then figure out what category each group of answers belongs to.
Quiz by HelveticaBold
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First submittedMarch 23, 2016
Last updatedJuly 16, 2019
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1
Another name for quicksilver
Mercury
Roman goddess of love
Venus
Soil, dirt etc.
Earth
Famous nougat chocolate bar
Mars
Category
Planets
 
 
2
Darwin's boat
Beagle
George Foreman's old job
Boxer
Peninsula near Newfoundland
Labrador
Mexico's largest state
Chihuahua
Category
Dog Breeds
 
 
3
South American country
Brazil
Greenish-brown eye colour
Hazel
Pauper's coffin material
Pine
Where a pirate keeps treasure
Chest
Category
Nuts
 
 
4
French for Peter
Pierre
16th U.S. president
Lincoln
Place to find white cliffs
Dover
Michael, Randy, Jermaine, etc...
Jackson
Category
State Capitals
 
 
5
American bird with a wattle
Turkey
Porcelain
China
Jimmy Carter's state
Georgia
Circle of paper formed by
a hole punch. Some can hang.
Chad
Category
Countries
6
University of Michigan athlete
Wolverine
One eyed beast from Greek mythology
Cyclops
Tempest
Storm
Fire-bird in mythology
Phoenix
Category
X-Men
 
 
7
Hospital worker
Nurse
Huge marine mammal
Whale
Big cat of Asia
Tiger
Where coral lives
Reef
Category
Sharks
 
 
8
Central American country
Panama
Child's toy that spins
Top
2nd largest city in Morocco
Fez
Most popular sport in Japan
Baseball
Category
Hats
 
 
9
Heart, liver, brain e.g.
Organ
Telephone inventor
Bell
Rhinos, bulls, and cars have one
Horn
Can be scalene or isosceles
Triangle
Category
Musical Instruments
 
 
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Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Baltic
Rouge, rojo, rosso
Red
"When _____ eyes are smiling"
Irish
Deceased, bereft of life, off the twig,
pushing up the daisies
Dead
Category
Seas
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level 76
Mar 23, 2016
Very interesting!
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level 74
Mar 23, 2016
Excellent quiz. Could just be me but I could have used a wee bit more time. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out the first category - because I thought you were looking for something like gods and goddesses, not planets!
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level 62
Jul 14, 2016
Earth gave it away for me
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level 42
Sep 22, 2016
One of the clues asked for a Roman Goddess which should have given away that wasn't going to be the category as well!
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level 61
Feb 8, 2017
More time? 50/50 with 3:03 left. (I know, I know...good for me.)
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level 59
Sep 12, 2019
a year later, áfter the time had allready be increased..., see the comment below yours..
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level 66
Mar 24, 2016
Thank you, your lovely words have inspired me to do another! I've increase the time too.
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level 71
Jul 14, 2016
Good job! Very creative!
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level 58
Jul 14, 2016
Awesome work! If there was an option I would nominate this quiz "Quiz of the Month" :)
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level 58
Jul 14, 2016
And congratulations on your first featured quiz!
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level 61
Sep 22, 2016
I'm surprised you haven't been featured before. I love your quizzes!
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level 66
Jul 14, 2016
!^_^!^_^!^_^!^_^! Happy Helvetica over here!!! All your very touching comments just make it even better! xxxxx
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level 72
Jul 15, 2016
You can add mine now - great quiz :)
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level 71
Jul 15, 2016
VERY cool quiz, HB. Thanks for making it.
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level 69
Jul 15, 2016
Love the format. Maybe a series???
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level 69
Jul 15, 2016
Fantastic!
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level 58
Jul 15, 2016
Good one, Helvetica! Your quizzes are always spectacular and this featured one should include more people taking quizzes from this well-deserving user!
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level 66
Jul 15, 2016
Wow, I just don't know what to say, this means even more to me than being featured. I've always said if my quizzes aren't educational then they should at least be enjoyable! I'm think I'm gon' cry ^-^
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level 66
Jul 21, 2016
Brilliant quiz!
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level 7
Aug 13, 2016
very good quiz!
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level 59
Sep 22, 2016
Wow! This must have taken a long time to put together. Well done, and Thank You.
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level 55
Sep 22, 2016
Awesome effort, this is one of the best quizzes on this site. Make more please!
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level 76
Sep 22, 2016
"Capital cities" didn't work. Apparently that wasn't specific enough, so I tried "state capital cities". Nope. Okay, I give up. What was the answer? "State capitals". Are you kidding me?
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level 66
Sep 22, 2016
capitals worked for me
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level 76
Sep 22, 2016
Not that it would have been hard to guess, but I got "seas" because after typing "planet" the answer registered and I kept typing "s"," and then the next answer I went to was "Earth".. so I had "sea"
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level 66
Sep 22, 2016
Seems like you may have increased the time TOO much; I'd guess 5-6 minutes would be doable, given that we get 12 minutes for countries of the world.
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level 56
Sep 22, 2016
Never HEARD of a chad (as in circle of paper).
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level 79
Sep 22, 2016
Well, then we know you aren't from Florida and didn't follow the 2000 US Presidential election. :)
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level 58
Sep 22, 2016
Me neither. I kept guessing countries near the other three, cause I figured there was some connection I just wasn't getting. Was pretty sure it was unlikely a piece of paper was called a pakistan or a russia, though.
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level 75
Sep 23, 2016
There was a huge controversy after the 2000 US presidential election over whether to count the "hanging chads", those circles that appeared to have been punched by the voting machines in Florida, but hadn't completely fallen out. The results were so close in Florida that the outcome of the election greatly depended on whether or not to count them, and how much of the chad had to be hanging to be counted. Considering all that happened during the next president's term - 9/11, the war in Iraq etc., - those silly hanging chads had an effect on much of the world.
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level 61
Feb 8, 2017
The infamous "hanging chad" debacle.
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level 65
Sep 22, 2016
Loved this quiz. More like it, please!
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level 25
Sep 22, 2016
If I was smart, I really would like this quiz more, but it was fun!
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level 59
Sep 12, 2019
knowing everything isnt allways fun, getting things with a lot of efforrt is the most rewarding
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level 66
Sep 12, 2019
I also enjoy learning things from the quizzes I do really bad on
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level 59
Sep 22, 2016
Canadian here. I've NEVER heard of Labrador referred to as a peninsula.
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level 67
Sep 22, 2016
Labrador is a region on the Labrador Peninsula, which also contains Quebec. It's right next to the Labrador Sea. Labrador labrador labrador.
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level 54
Sep 22, 2016
best quiz i've done in a long time!
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level 54
Sep 22, 2016
brilliant quiz! love it! more please! category: exclamations of praise
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level 36
Sep 22, 2016
Loved this quiz!
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level 49
Sep 22, 2016
I echo what a lot of other quizzers have said above - a really fun, interesting quiz, just challenging enough. It must have taken some planning - thank you for your efforts.
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level 43
Sep 22, 2016
Brilliant quiz
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level 72
Sep 22, 2016
WOW that was a great quiz!
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level 66
Sep 22, 2016
May I just say I don't know who's paying you all to say these really lovely things but they are making my day so please continue. I love making quizzes on this website, so if you really enjoy or learn something from just one of mine, then that makes me super happy. Merci beaucoup my darlings ^_^ xxxxx
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level 32
Sep 22, 2016
I gotta thank How I Met Your Mother for giving me the hanging chad answer haha.
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level 74
Sep 22, 2016
I think this is the best quiz I'v done on the site. And I'm level 60. Very original and fun to work out.
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level 58
Sep 23, 2016
Excellent and innovative quiz!
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level 53
Sep 23, 2016
Enjoyed this quiz. Never heard of the hole punch buts being called that- but knew the category, would have taken me a lot longer guessing to get the answer! Frustrating but fun.
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level 67
Sep 23, 2016
Best quiz for months! More please!
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level 75
Sep 23, 2016
Great quiz. You got me with pine nuts. Please make more like this.
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level 47
Sep 24, 2016
I actually made quiz like this a year ago. But I must admit yours is much better!
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level 66
Sep 24, 2016
Greenish-brown eye colour - Hazel? Nnggh, that's olive. Hazel is just light brown. And the nuts category could be trees as well.
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level 71
Nov 13, 2016
Light brown eyes are still brown. To be considered hazel, mostly-brown eyes must contain green or gold.
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level 66
Sep 12, 2019
there are brazil nut trees, chestnut trees, and hazel nut trees, but they aren't usually referred to as brazil trees, chest trees or hazel trees. So trees doesn't really fit the category
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level 21
Sep 26, 2016
Loved it, Very Interesting!
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level 71
Nov 13, 2016
Helv ~ this quiz (and its successor) are *awesome*! Keep up the good work! Or, just rest on your laurels; you've earned it! :-)
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level 66
Nov 13, 2016
Thank you very much x) Just to let you know there are more of these quizzes, just check my profile. Hopefully a 6th one will be completed soon!
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level 79
Jul 31, 2017
Excellent loved it found out that you have made a few, Thanks
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level 69
Nov 28, 2017
This was a great quiz!
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level 49
Mar 21, 2018
Great quiz
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level 54
Aug 19, 2018
Loved it!
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level 53
Apr 4, 2019
Please accept fedora *tips hat*
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level 64
Sep 12, 2019
Today I learned that the only bird that I can imagine wattling is penguins, which is unfortunately not yet the name of a country.
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level 59
Sep 12, 2019
So George Foreman wasn't a German Shepherd then...
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level 70
Sep 12, 2019
When Dead eyes are smiling?
When wide Sargasso eyes are smiling?
When South China eyes are smiling?
When eyes Bering down on you are smiling?
As you can see, I had no clue.
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level 42
Sep 12, 2019
Is that a Python reference
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level 83
Sep 12, 2019
E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!
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level 51
Sep 12, 2019
such a cool quiz! although I see turkeys all the time and i've never thought of them as wattling
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level 62
Sep 12, 2019
You want "waddle", not "wattle".
Also, WIkipedia lists that city as the third largest in Morocco (by population). Don't know whether it was metro or proper.
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level 46
Sep 12, 2019
Very interesting quiz, lost a few I reckon because it didn’t accept ‘spinning top’ but other than that a lot of fun
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level 77
Sep 12, 2019
3 years later, and I got the same one wrong! Never heard of Irish eyes! And I've got an Irish name...
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level 37
Sep 13, 2019
That whipped chocolatey sugary gunk is NOT nougat!
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level 59
Sep 13, 2019
Loved this quiz!
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level 58
Sep 13, 2019
Great quiz. Well done and thanks