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1501. post - 2010.07.07. 13:43:27
What was the largest dinosaur?
Brotosaurus
Tyrannosaurus
Triceratops
Supersaurus

Brontosaurus and add the (discovered until 2010) in the question
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1502. post - 2010.07.07. 13:45:46
Typical in nature what gender of Bird spicies is more colorful?

Species

Also change the Neither answer
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1503. post - 2010.07.07. 13:47:33
What is a quarter pound cheeseburger from Mcdonalds called in France?
le pounde quatre
royale with cheese
it is not sold in France
regular cheeseburger

Just not a valid question, is not something that will add anything to the person learning it
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1504. post - 2010.07.07. 14:44:13
Hmmm, i guess i mixed up the topics
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1505. post - 2010.07.07. 20:42:03
I just saw a question that read, "What is the biggest country in the world?" The answer to this question, "Russia," is wrong. Russia is not a very big country at all. Please take this question out of the quiz.
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1506. post - 2010.07.07. 23:08:39
Quote: vajenka - 2010.07.07. 12:08:25
Who was Mathias Rex? I search all over the google, but I found only hotels named after him (Mathias Rex Szentendre), some dogs champions (dogs - CHAMPION CLASS ex1, cac, r.cacib DOBER KOPP MATHIAS REX), komisar REX... Is this really "general knowledge" question?


Quote: stekkos - 2010.07.07. 12:53:12
I believe the player meant Matthias Corvinus, but since i do not know the answer he marked as correct i cannot be sure. Did he say it was a king?

Yes he did mean Matthias Corvinus, and Rex simply means King, so the question translated to English is "Who was King Matthias?" and only one of the possible answers is a king, so I guess this questions should have been what does the Latin word Rex mean?
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1507. post - 2010.07.07. 23:18:25 (Reply to post #1505 of Ryescott.)
Quote: Ryescott - 2010.07.07. 20:42:03
I just saw a question that read, "What is the biggest country in the world?" The answer to this question, "Russia," is wrong. Russia is not a very big country at all. Please take this question out of the quiz.


Ummm... Fail.
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1508. post - 2010.07.08. 00:24:29 (Reply to post #1497 of s5jst.)
Quote: s5jst - 2010.07.07. 11:24:42
How many different chess pieces are there in a standard game of chess?

As the right answer is marked 6. Can you explain how do you mean that?
Because:
There are the following pieces on one team in a standard game of chess:


Count these lines:

Quote: s5jst - 2010.07.07. 11:24:42
King
Queen
Bishop (x2)
Knight(x2)
Castle/Rook (x2)
Pawn (x8)
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1509. post - 2010.07.08. 20:18:23
What is a pig ?
Car
Dance
Animal
Food


a) This question is completely retarded
b) There are two potential correct answers
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1510. post - 2010.07.09. 01:06:29
Which of the following names of fruit is not a foreign word for "plum"?
Damaskino
Pomme
Pflaume
Pruim


How the hell is this not considered Lexical & Uninteresting?
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1511. post - 2010.07.09. 06:29:23 (Reply to post #1506 of MartinBV.)
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.07.07. 23:08:39
Quote: vajenka - 2010.07.07. 12:08:25
Who was Mathias Rex? I search all over the google, but I found only hotels named after him (Mathias Rex Szentendre), some dogs champions (dogs - CHAMPION CLASS ex1, cac, r.cacib DOBER KOPP MATHIAS REX), komisar REX... Is this really "general knowledge" question?


Quote: stekkos - 2010.07.07. 12:53:12
I believe the player meant Matthias Corvinus, but since i do not know the answer he marked as correct i cannot be sure. Did he say it was a king?

Yes he did mean Matthias Corvinus, and Rex simply means King, so the question translated to English is "Who was King Matthias?" and only one of the possible answers is a king, so I guess this questions should have been what does the Latin word Rex mean?


Or just ask the proper name of the king without the rex.
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1512. post - 2010.07.09. 06:32:33 (Reply to post #1509 of Viridel.)
Quote: Viridel - 2010.07.08. 20:18:23
What is a pig ?
Car
Dance
Animal
Food


a) This question is completely retarded
b) There are two potential correct answers


Couldnt agree more. I blocked a similar one few weeks ago:

which is a food ?
hawk
chicken
eagle
lion


I guess he manages to slip another through again now the admin is on holidays
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1513. post - 2010.07.09. 06:36:07 (Reply to post #1510 of Viridel.)
Quote: Viridel - 2010.07.09. 01:06:29
Which of the following names of fruit is not a foreign word for "plum"?
Damaskino
Pomme
Pflaume
Pruim


How the hell is this not considered Lexical & Uninteresting?


Not that i fully disagree with you, i understand how this can be considered lexical. But i passed it as it gives a nice addition to languages section of the quiz, which is a bit under used. Maybe i got carried away though, i would like other opinions on that one
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1514. post - 2010.07.09. 17:38:30 (Reply to post #1503 of stekkos.)
Its a refference to pulp fiction movie, it definately is not a general knowledge question
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1515. post - 2010.07.09. 18:29:56 (Reply to post #1465 of MartinBV.)
Where are Panama hats made?
Panama
Bolivia
Ecuador
Peru

Most likely some are made in all of those countries, but they originate in Ecuador, and Ecuador is the main producer.


My question from some time ago:

From which country does "panama hat" originate?

Ecuador
Peru
Brasil
Panama

(15 good and 22 bad answers have arrived for this question. )

Should be deleted.

(Sorry for double post)
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1516. post - 2010.07.09. 18:40:44
In what year did the British Colonies of Canada set the White House ablaze?
1812
1813
1815
1814

I think that the answers are too close.
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1517. post - 2010.07.10. 04:39:39
Which of these is a vehicle?
a Tiger <--
a Culverin
a Serpentine
a Big Bertha


It is vague what the question is asking, so more than one could be correct.


Where was Jesus crucified?
Egypt
Jerusalem <---
Nazareth
Rome


Technically, none of the above. It is believed it was on a hill outside of Jerusalem


In modern Māori usage, the name for New Zealand is Aotearoa. What does it mean?
Home of 100.000 sheep
Land of the long white cloud <--
Rocky Heavens
Endless waters


I know google is not always the most accurate, but it says, "The original derivation of Aotearoa is not known for certain. The word can be broken up as: ao = cloud, tea = white and roa = long, and it is therefore usually glossed as "the land of the long white cloud". In some traditional stories, Aotearoa was the name of the canoe of the explorer Kupe, and he named the land after it. Kupe's wife (in some versions, his daughter) was watching the horizon and called "He ao! He ao!" ("a cloud! a cloud!"). Other versions say the canoe was guided by a long white cloud in the course of the day and by a long bright cloud at night. On arrival, the sign of land to Kupe’s crew was the long cloud hanging over it. The cloud caught Kupe’s attention and he said “Surely is a point of land”. Because of the cloud which greeted them, Kupe named the land Aotearoa.[2] Aotearoa can also be broken up as: aotea-roa. Aotea is the name of one of the Māori migration canoes. The first land sighted was accordingly named Aotea (Cloud), now Great Barrier Island. When a much larger landmass was found beyond Aotea, it was called Aotea-roa (Long Aotea).[3]"


What food type does Kellogs produce?
Meat
Vegetables
Cereal <--
Soup


The company name is actually "Kellogg" and they make a lot more than just cereal


What Is the highest grossing film of all time?
Avatar <--
Gone with the wind
Titanic
The Dark Knight


no date

What's a second full moon in a month called ?

listed as correct: Blue Moon
The suggestion that the second full moon in a month is called a "blue moon" comes from an error made in "Sky and Telescope" magazine in 1946, and repeated several times in print and on radio until it people believed it was true.


Illusionist David Blaine held his breath for a world record for how long?
17 minutes 4 seconds <---
17 minutes 15 seconds
17 minutes 10 seconds
17 minutes 20 seconds


Very trivial times and he only held the record for 3 or 4 months.
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1518. post - 2010.07.10. 14:02:14
While the protestant bible contains 66 books, how many books does the Catholic bible contain?
76
53
73
66

This is nonsense! There is no 'Protestant Bible' and 'Catholic bible'. This is wrong in so many ways. There are 66 books of the bible. There is also a collection of books (and additions to some of the 66) called 'The Apocrypha'. These are writings that were not included in the bible but are considered to contain good teaching. ALL Christian bibles may or may not contain these, depending on the publisher, not the denomination.

Apart from that, the question is wrong because ALL Protestant are Catholic. We affirm this in the words of the Creed: "We believe in one holy catholic church". If you need to make a distinction then you must refer to ROMAN Catholics.

Please remove this question!
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1519. post - 2010.07.10. 14:07:42 (Reply to post #1495 of Htwogtwo.)
Sorry, Htwortwo, but NI is not part of Great Britain. This is why my passport says: "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"
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1520. post - 2010.07.10. 18:03:43
What color does Gandalf have as his name in The Lord of the Rings?
Blue
Grey (marked as correct)
Green
Red

While the answer is tru, Gandalf is known as Gandalf the Grey in Fellowship of the ring, but also known as Gandlaf the White in The two Towers and onwards. I belive that "The Lord of the rings" should be changed to "The Fellowship of the ring" for the question to be more precise.
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