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Johnny's General Knowledge Quiz #2

Answer these random trivia questions.
Last updated: March 28, 2015
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What is said when a game of chess is won?
Checkmate
What is the largest city in the world that starts with the letter "N"
New York City
Who starred alongside Jim Carrey in the movie "Dumb & Dumber"?
Jeff Daniels
Which country uses the country code DE?
Germany
Who performed the song "Livin' on a Prayer"?
Bon Jovi
Who wrote "The Grapes of Wrath"?
John Steinbeck
What is the best-selling band whose name is a city?
Chicago
What meat is used to make tacos de lengua?
Tongue
What is the name for a distinct point in the hairline, that occurs in the center of the forehead?
Widow's Peak
SBUX is the stock ticker symbol for which company?
Starbucks
Whose law says that the number of transistors on a chip will double
approximately every two years?
Moore's
What company makes the Passat, Golf, and Touareg?
Volkswagen
Who is Prince William's brother?
Harry
What animal spreads malaria?
Mosquitos
Which country's capital is Tegucigalpa?
Honduras
What sushi roll is made with cucumber, imitation crab, and avocado?
California Roll
What Olympic event combines shooting and skiing?
The Biathlon
In what present-day country was Joseph Stalin born?
Georgia
"The Girl From Ipanema" was written about a girl in which city?
Rio de Janeiro
Fill in the blank: "It's a small world _____ ___"
after all
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level 31
Dec 20, 2014
no matter what, I can never remember Jeff Daniels' name.
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level 73
Mar 30, 2015
I understand that...there are quite a few actors that no matter how many quizzes I take, I cannot remember their names. The two that come to mind for me are Anthony Hopkins and Gene Hackman. Don't know why, but in a pinch, I never remember their names.
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level 61
Nov 13, 2016
There are two actors whose names I can't remember, too, and they are
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level 60
Jan 8, 2017
the two actors that come mind that I can't remember ..... WHAT !?!? this post is so illogical
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level 75
Jun 8, 2015
Same. I know his face but I immediately think Jeff Bridges, then I can't get that out of my head.
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level 51
Jul 2, 2016
I also couldn't help but think "Jeff Bridges."
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level 45
Jun 8, 2015
Lol I remembered the character's name Harry Dunn, but not the actor's
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level 64
Oct 9, 2018
He turned the battle around for the Union in "Gettysburg" as Joshua Chamberlain. I can't get that big mustache out of my head every time I see him....except if I see him as Chamberlain then I expect him to wave a fart at a soldier.
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level 75
Jun 8, 2015
This might be a bit pedantic, but speaking as a competitive chess player, very few games end with the word "checkmate". Most end with the word "resigns" (or "I resign" if spoken). Checkmate is relatively rare in competition.
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level 38
Feb 2, 2017
The question was: "What is said when a game of chess is won." Quiz Master didn't ask for alternate ways of ending a chess match! READ THE QUESTION.
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level 35
Feb 14, 2017
True, QM didn't ask for it, Johnny did
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level 53
Jun 8, 2015
I don't know if they were technically "bestselling," like number one in sales, but Boston was also a pretty well known band named after a city. They did "More Than a Feeling."
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level 59
Jun 8, 2015
I thought that was an odd one. I didn't think of Boston, but I thought "I bet there's more than one!" Also, the question could narrow it down a bit and say it's an American city.
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level 70
Jun 8, 2015
I thought Boston as well, but I think they only put out two albums and I'm pretty sure Chicago has more than that. Also, can't believe I spaced on NYC.
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level 58
Jun 8, 2015
The question says "THE" best-selling band. Chicago has sold more albums than Boston, Berlin, and any other band named after a city. Unless possibly "Eagles" is the name of a city somewhere, which, quite honestly, it might be.
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level 75
Aug 14, 2018
According to Wikipedia, Chicago had 23 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums, and sold over 40 million units, a few of which are in my record cabinet now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_discography
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level 23
Jun 8, 2015
Boston is also a best selling band with the name of a city...
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level 61
Jun 8, 2015
Yeah I put them at first as well. But the question asked for THE best-selling band whose name is a city. Chicago sold many more records than Boston. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_music_artists
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level 4
Oct 6, 2015
me and my mates loved this one
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level 26
Jun 24, 2016
Shouldn't Boston be the most famous band named after a city?
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level 59
Aug 9, 2016
Best-selling is not the same as most famous. Most famous is hard to determine but best-selling is based on numbers and numbers don't lie.
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level 70
Sep 14, 2016
Didn't Boston only have a couple albums? Chicago had like 3,972.
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level 56
Nov 21, 2017
They had at least four or five
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level 66
Apr 25, 2018
Boston has a total of six studio albums to date. Chicago, meanwhile, has thirty-six.
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level 70
May 20, 2017
All of Boston's songs sounded the same.
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level 66
Apr 25, 2018
It's not most famous, it's best-selling, and Chicago has sold way more albums than Boston has.
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level 68
Dec 1, 2016
Its a small world but I wouldn't like to paint it.
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level 67
Feb 14, 2017
Good quiz, just my type........ If you like this quiz try my 'Mal's General Knowledge' quizzes.
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level 32
Apr 18, 2017
i think boston could be another reasonable answer for the band question
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level 70
May 20, 2017
As soon as their album sales eclipse Chicago's, you'll be right.
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level 39
Aug 21, 2017
never heard of chicago (band) but definitely heard of boston. More than a feeling was a great song
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level 66
Aug 21, 2017
Why does it have to be "The" Biathlon? When do you ever put a sport with an article together? If you do that with any ball-sports, this would be misleading too (the football, the handball etc).
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level 70
Dec 21, 2017
It works just fine if you only type in "biathlon".
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level 52
Nov 13, 2017
Accept 'Harold'?
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level 70
Dec 21, 2017
For Prince Harry? That really wouldn't make a lot of sense, since his name is Henry.
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level 32
Nov 12, 2018
I managed Moore's law, but forgot widow's peak and felt a bit ripped off by New York City ahah. I always feel ripped off by questions like the one answered 'Chicago' here, I know it's a general knowledge quiz and so the point is to be specific to catch people out, but that band was never big outside of the US AND was releasing songs a good 30+ years before I was born, literally impossible for it to have entered my pool of general knowledge :(
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level 79
Nov 12, 2018
Gonna be super pedantic and say that it should be "what *cut of* meat".
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level 61
Nov 12, 2018
I didn't get the answer that was the name of my own city...
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level 53
Jan 13, 2019
For the last one ("It's a small world ____ ___), tried everything from "mister bond" to "doctor jones". Not much of a clue. :(