Which One Doesn't Belong #2

You are given four items. Choose the one that does not belong with the others.
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Last updated: January 16, 2019
First submittedJanuary 13, 2019
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1. Historical people
Cervantes
Tolstoy
Michelangelo
Dickens
Michelangelo wasn't a writer
2. U.S. cities
Raleigh
Austin
Minneapolis
Sacramento
Minneapolis is not a state capital
3. Historical leaders
Rameses
Hadrian
Augustus
Nero
Rameses was an Egyptian pharaoh, not a Roman emperor
4. Rock musicians
Eric Clapton
Keith Moon
Eddie Van Halen
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Keith Moon played drums, not guitar
5. Languages
Hungarian
Russian
Ukrainian
Polish
Hungarian is not a Slavic language
6. Islands
Sulawesi
Java
Sumatra
Mindanao
Mindanao is part of the Philippines, not Indonesia
7. Cities
Melbourne
Sydney
Brisbane
Auckland
Auckland is in New Zealand, not Australia
8. Music instruments
Trombone
Tuba
Clarinet
French Horn
Clarinets are woodwinds, not brass instruments
9. Painters
Renoir
Monet
Botticelli
Degas
Botticelli was not an impressionist
10. Singers
Niall Horan
Ed Sheeran
Zayn Malik
Harry Styles
Ed Sheeran was not part of One Direction
11. Movies
The Shining
The Hunt For Red October
Cujo
Carrie
"The Hunt for Red October" was written by Tom Clancy, not Stephen King
12. Japanese movies
Princess Mononoke
Ponyo
Akira
Spirited Away
"Akira" is not by Studio Ghibli
13. Living creatures
Seagrass
Fern
Coral
Tree
Coral is an animal, not a plant
14. Letters
Omicron
Psi
Mu
Aleph
Aleph is a Hebrew letter, not a Greek one
15. British leaders
William Wilberforce
William Gladstone
Earl Grey
Sir Robert Peel
William Wilberforce was never Prime Minister
16. Anatomy
Pupil
Iris
Retina
Cochlea
The cochlea is part of the ear, not part of the eye
17. Words
Benign
Kayak
Civic
Radar
Benign is not a palindrome
18. Plays
Twelfth Night
Hamlet
Pygmalion
King Lear
"Pygmalion" was written by George Shaw, not William Shakespeare
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Level 70
Jan 14, 2019
Great idea!
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Level 80
Jan 14, 2019
Hasn't Celebes been known as Sulawesi for a while now?
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Level ∞
Jan 15, 2019
Changed to Sulawesi.
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
wow I have never heard of that. When was it called that, been trying to find it for 15 minutes now, but all that I can find is that it is the former name and never when it was dropped, no matter how I phrase it.
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Level 81
Jan 15, 2019
Oh! I have an idea. How about showing also what people have answered? At the end, not just 59% got it right, but also that 12% answered A, 28% answered B and 1% answered C ? Just so you can see if others tripped up the same way you did.
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Level ∞
Jan 15, 2019
Not going to happen anytime soon. It's complicated, sorry.
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Level 81
Jan 15, 2019
Awww. A shame it can't be easier.
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Level 90
Jan 15, 2019
These are great. And this one of the best. Because I score low the first time. I love a challenge that beats me!
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Level 70
Jan 15, 2019
Kelp is not a plant. It is a protist.
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Level ∞
Jan 15, 2019
Insane. I almost always look things up, but when it's something that feels super basic sometimes I don't. Kelp has been removed and replaced with grass.
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Level 81
Jan 15, 2019
Now coral is the only one that grows in the sea. It got much easier.
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Level ∞
Jan 16, 2019
D'oh. Changed to seagrass. Can't use seaweed because that is also not a plant. (It's algae).
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Level 79
May 4, 2019
"Living creatures" also seems an odd category title for tree, fern and seagrass. It points to the answer being coral. I'd say "Nature" or "Natural world" would be better.
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Level 83
May 4, 2019
I've always thought of critters as being animals, not ferns.
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
Well rocks are part of nature and so is dirt, so nature/natural world would definitely not be a good category.

I see what you mean about the word "creatures" though, you dont consider trees to be critters (which is the same as creatures) maybe living beings, or even less official; living things. I dont think anyone could argue with living things (hmm.. I allways forget I am on jetpunk though haha, so they probably will..)

Though personally it didnt bother me. Well to be honest I didnt even realize they had titles haha, not untill this comment..

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Level 73
Jan 15, 2019
I ruled Botticelli out because he wasn’t French, not because of his painting style!
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Level 46
Jan 17, 2019
Same.
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Level 71
May 4, 2019
I was thinking French too. Three were also contemporary.
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Level 59
May 5, 2019
Agree - by far the right answer for Realidts like me 🎨.
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Level 64
Oct 16, 2019
Same criteria I used.
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Level 72
Jan 16, 2019
In question 18, the author of Pygmalion is generally always written as "George Bernard Shaw", not "George Shaw".
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Level 50
Jan 16, 2019
So many of these, I worked out what the question was but couldn't work out which one it was - I worked out that the musicians one was looking for the one that wasn't a guitarist, but only recognised 2 names - 50/50 odds weren't on my side! And I guessed that they were looking for which island wasn't in Indonesia, but I got that one with a lucky guess! Fantastic quiz!
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2019
I feel that Polish can be a correct answer for Question 5 because it does not end in "ian"
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Level 16
Jan 16, 2019
Although it's about the languages, not how it's spelt in English. These questions could be answered in any language. (The only exception is the word part)

But it could be changed so Polish is Serbian, so all ends with -ian, or replace Ukrainian with Montenegrin to have two without -ian.

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Level 70
Jan 18, 2019
You would need to be careful which one to replace. It could end up with only one Cyrillic or one Latin alphabet and the confusion would continue.
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Level 67
Jun 5, 2019
Question #17 can't be answered in any language though.
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Level 82
May 5, 2019
Fascinating how people see the same problem yet have different interpretations. I immediately thought Slavic languages. Ending -Ian didn’t occur to me until seeing the comments.
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Level 15
May 5, 2019
it still is a language though. a lot of languages dont end in ian.
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
I you go down that route you can make up things for every question. The amount of syllables, letters, vowels, which letters do or do not appear etc.. Or like for music instruments, "french horn"is the only one that consist of two words.

It is rather silly to look at things like that because the possibilities are endless.

I could ask you, why didn't you say ukranian is the one that doesnt belong, because it is the only one that starts with a vowel..(and obviously the right answer is hungarian, because it has a "g" in it)

I rest my case, I could go on forever :)

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Level 46
Jan 17, 2019
Michaelangelo also wrote poetry.
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Level 59
May 4, 2019
Yes, over 300 sonnets and madrigals. But you could say that of the 4 writers he is the only one known more for poetry than prose, so it still works.
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Level 15
May 5, 2019
yeah, he still was a writer though, either way...
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Level 57
Jan 19, 2019
A trickier odd one out for the wind instruments question would be the English horn (it’s actually a woodwind)
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Level 76
Jan 20, 2019
Loving this series, thank you! I suggest the followup info for Aleph be expanded since it is not only a Hebrew letter; it appears in other Semitic abjads (e.g. Arabic, Aramaic, and Ge'ez). You could call it a Semitic letter and be safe from the wrath of linguists ;)

Fun fact: the aleph glyph in Phoenician was inspired by an ox head, possibly ripped off from hieroglyphics. Through the highways and byways of history it became our letter 'A'. (Look at capital letter 'A' upside down and you will see the moo-face-and-horns appear!)

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Level 72
Jan 21, 2019
I think Niall Horan is the only Irishman in the singers question. I don't think he belongs here either
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Level 66
May 4, 2019
To people who recognize all the names in that question, it is very obvious that three people are from the same group and one isn't. You could probably come up with alternative "odd man out" scenarios for each of these questions, but the most obvious and generally recognized one should reign.
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Level 70
Jan 22, 2019
Great idea for a series of quizzes.

This one is damn sight harder than the previous one. I managed to get all but two, but a couple where guesses. That Japanese movies one might as well have been in Japanese lol.

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Level 65
May 6, 2019
I got all but the Japanese one.
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Level 37
Feb 28, 2019
Didn't do very well on this one. Excellent quiz nonetheless
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Level 81
May 4, 2019
Thanks to Rucka Rucka Ali for teaching me (sort of) the names of the members of One Direction. Otherwise I would have had no idea. "Niall Eleven" heh
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Level 75
Jul 30, 2019
Nobody ever taught them to me, so I didn't know any of them. That made Ed Sheeran the only one I knew, which I used as my criterium. And it worked :)
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Level 53
May 4, 2019
Benign is also the only six letter word, which is how I got the answer. You may want to change that to make it less obvious (and force people to solve the question in the intended way).
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
really..? It is quite obvious... besides, kayak is the only word with a Y in it, so why didnt you choose that one? All the others have in common that they dont have y's

Did you base your answers for all the other question on the amount of letters they have? That would ve been hard, since for most question it differs quite a lot, or did you just choose the longest answer each time?

Number of letters isnt a great criterium and not logical at all.

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Level 82
May 5, 2019
What I find quite interesting is that I missed 2 and I scored a 96%. Interesting given no single question was missed by more than 30% which means there was at least a couple of topics that everyone found difficult. However, there was no single topic that everyone found difficult. A very well balanced quiz. My favorite of the multiple choice ones thus far.
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Level 15
May 5, 2019
The thing says U.S. cities, and then says that Minneapolis is the correct answer, because it's not a state capital....... :0 :0 :0
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Level 83
May 8, 2019
What's your point?
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
not all cities are capitals, I curious where your confusion lies. That you think all cities are capitals, or that just because it isnt a capital it cant be a city either, or something completely different I cant come up with atm.
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Level 78
May 5, 2019
I thought radar was the correct answer because it's not a word, it is an acronym for radio detection and ranging. Maybe it's use has become so common it's now considered a word, but it's origin set it apart from the others for me.
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Level 77
May 6, 2019
RAdio Detection And Ranging. I agree that a different word should be used that is not an acronym. I say that mainly because I missed that one and it was pretty obvious what quiz master was going for. Face palm on my part. I answered quickly and just assumed it was Radar because it was an acronym.
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
Finally an argument that actually makes sense! You are right, though I didnt even look at radar like that, though officially an acronym it has allways been used as a word, and when people say it they dont think of each individal letter and the meaning behind it in their head like with most other acronyms.

Laser is another one of those words people dont see as an acronym, though in that case it is even deeper, because if you say it for radar (or sonar) people say ow yeah, if you say the abreviation for laser, people say, (ow) really?? and might not even believe you. (since in many cases people make acronyms for things that never originally were acronyms)

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Level 49
May 6, 2019
I thought the cities question was east vs west of the Mississippi. Which would lend the answer to being Raleigh. Probably overthought it. Great quiz though
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Level 25
May 7, 2019
all your categories are wrong like u.s. cities, theyre all cities and then it says state capital in the explanation and historical leaders. you need to fix this
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Level 83
May 8, 2019
None of the categories are wrong. Maybe you don't understand how to take the quiz. You have to choose the one option in the category that does not belong based on an unstated criterion. All of the cities listed in question 2 are US cities, yes, but three of them are also capitals of US states. The one that is not a state capital is the correct answer.
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
He doesnt "need to fix" anything...you need to read and look at the quiz again... They are all cities and one of them doesnt belong. your task is to figure out which (after spotting why).

If I showed you, (in real life) 4 animals and asked which was the odd one out, let's say 3 mammals and 1 bird, you would chose the bird right? and not say there is something wrong they are áll animals.

Please think about what you are saying before you are using such strong language like WRONG and FIX IT Even if you did have a comment that was true and made sense and there was an error, no need to be so harsh and attacking/demanding. you are not the king and he is not your subject or slave.

(this last part is directed at more people, the YOU NEED TO FIX THIS, sort of gets on my nerves, I guess it is by people used to getting what they want and getting it instantly. He doesnt need to do anything, you can inform him of errors, but he owes you nothing)

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Level 67
Jun 5, 2019
Aww, I was thinking that kayak was the right answer because it doesn't come form Latin.
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
and radar does?!?..