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2721. post - 2011.04.21. 17:22:38
what is the earths moon crust made of?

CHEESE!!!!
oxygen, silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium, and aluminum
compacted Dust
metamorphic rock



Does anyone else feel like its asking you about earth's own crust?? FIX GRAMMAR
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2722. post - 2011.04.21. 17:47:20
What is the color of royalty?
Purple <- marked as correct
Blue
Red
Yellow

This question is highly cultural: In many European countries it's Purple, in Denmark it's Blue, and unless my memory fails me in some Asian countries it's Yellow.

Edit: just checked, yes in imperial China only the imperial family was allowed to yellow in buildings and garments.
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2723. post - 2011.04.21. 18:41:30
There is a house that faces South out of EVERY window. A bear walks by...What color is the bear?
Black
Brown
White
Grey


I understand that there is a house. But how am I supposed to know what colour your bear is? Now that I ask this, I think you mean the house is build exactly on the north pole, but there is another possibility that matches your description of the house. Imagine a house that only has windows on the side that faces south. The other sides have no windows. This house matches the description, too and could be placed anywhere on earth. I hope I've made myself clear on this one. It's a good question, but it requires a bit more information on the "EVERY window" or how the house has been built.
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2724. post - 2011.04.21. 20:16:57
In which century lived Jonathan Wild, one of the most famous criminals of London?

1683 – 1725 crosses two centuries, both of which are offered as possible answers to this question. if the intent of the question is to ask about his criminal activity, then it should say so.
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2725. post - 2011.04.21. 20:19:12
who fought in the "Thriller in Manilla"

should be "Thrilla in Manila"
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2726. post - 2011.04.21. 20:40:27
Except for diseases, what is the most common reason of human deaths?

traffic accidents is listed as correct. time and geographic limits would be helpful as it hasn't always been true, it won't always be true, and it isn't true everywhere. further, wikipedia lists unintentional injuries generally as more common than traffic accidents specifically. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_causes_of_death_by_rate#Causes_ranked_by_frequency>
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2727. post - 2011.04.21. 20:58:55
i don't care about capitalizing the first letter of the first word in the question (obviously ), but it's disrespectful to not capitalize proper nouns.

which current african nation was once called the gold coast?

senegal
south africa
nigeria
ghana
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2728. post - 2011.04.21. 21:07:47 (Reply to post #2723 of Wtfakkeltje.)
Quote: Wtfakkeltje - 2011.04.21. 18:41:30
There is a house that faces South out of EVERY window. A bear walks by...What color is the bear?
Black
Brown
White
Grey


I understand that there is a house. But how am I supposed to know what colour your bear is? Now that I ask this, I think you mean the house is build exactly on the north pole, but there is another possibility that matches your description of the house. Imagine a house that only has windows on the side that faces south. The other sides have no windows. This house matches the description, too and could be placed anywhere on earth. I hope I've made myself clear on this one. It's a good question, but it requires a bit more information on the "EVERY window" or how the house has been built.

Just remove that one, it's a double anywhey, the better version of it which is also in the database is:
A man built a rectangular house with all four sides facing south. A bear walked past the house. What color is the bear?
Black
White *
Brown
Grey
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2729. post - 2011.04.22. 11:58:10
Port wine originally came from which country?
Portugal
South Africa
USA
Australia

Port wine only comes from Portugal. Please change the question to remove the 'originally' element as this could lead people to think Port wine can come from other places. Wine made in the Port style is made all over the world but Port is only from Portugal.
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inaccurate
2730. post - 2011.04.23. 05:05:17
What does otaku mean?
A goddess
An ocean name
People with interests of anime or manga
A very smart person

In modern Japanese slang, the term otaku is most often equivalent to "geek", especially referring to computers. It can, however, relate to a fan of just about anything.
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2731. post - 2011.04.23. 11:51:05
What city is the board game Monopoly based on?
Atlantic City
Los Angeles
Boston
New York City

Given that there is a question that asks which city made Monopoly famous and the answer there is 'London', perhaps the word 'originally' could be put into this question?
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2732. post - 2011.04.23. 14:19:36
What National team was second on the World Cup 2010 ?
France
Uruguay
Spain
Holand


First: what world cup are you talking about? (It's probably football/soccer, don't forget to add the sport!)
Second: It's Holland, with two l's. Or "The Netherlands". (I prefer the latter, but it doesn't really matter, since they are the same.)
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Why are we still accepting these type of questions?!!
2733. post - 2011.04.23. 19:42:06
How many books Terry Goodkind's "Sword of Truth" series consists of?
9
7
11 <---
13

WRONG!!! 12 published and one more set for this fall.
Debt of Bones
Wizard's First Rule
Stone of Tears
Blood of the Fold
Temple of the Winds
Soul of the Fire
Faith of the Fallen
The Pillars of Creation
Naked Empire
Chainfire
Phantom
Confessor
The Omen Machine

There is also this question floating around the quiz too:
Terry Goodkind wrote an 11 book saga called the Sword of...
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Another date question with the wrong answer
2734. post - 2011.04.25. 15:17:37
The gold rush in California started in what year?
1894
1849 <--
1749
1794

WRONG! None of the above: 1848
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Re: Another date question with the wrong answer
2735. post - 2011.04.25. 17:28:13 (Reply to post #2734 of Gemini.)
Quote: Gemini - 2011.04.25. 15:17:37
The gold rush in California started in what year?
1894
1849 <--
1749
1794

WRONG! None of the above: 1848


Depends on what is meant by "started". Gold was discovered in 48, but by the time the news traveled east and the miners traveled west, it was 49 before most of them arrived in California. Certainly, if you ask people here in California when the gold rush started, 9 out of 10 would say 1849. And the tenth one would probably say 1949... Given that there's good spacing between the answers, I don't see a problem with this one.
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2736. post - 2011.04.25. 20:50:57
Who is the founder of Microsoft?
Paul Allen <- he was there as well
Sergey Brin
Steve Jobs
Bill Gates <- marked as correct

Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, so this question still has two possible correct answers.
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2737. post - 2011.04.25. 21:32:59 (Reply to post #2735 of ImLittleJon.)
there's a reason the american football team is called the san fransisco 49ers.
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2738. post - 2011.04.26. 10:47:55
What isn't Claymore ?
a band
a manga
a car
an anime

ridiculous question. Specialist information needed. Not a quiz question when the question asks what things are NOT!
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2739. post - 2011.04.28. 23:24:29
What number did J.R.R. Tolkien NOT use in his Middle Earth stories?
1
5 * erm I do believe he did, at some point there were five in the party?
9
3

It is not difficult to find the numbers 1, 3, and 9, in the LOTR, but finding proof that the number 5 is not used?? well, I think it is. When Frodo set out from the Shire he was accompanied by Merry, Pippin and Sam, at Bree they are accompanied by Aragorn (Strider) so now the party consists of ... uhm ... yes 5!! ok ther's the pony also, but occasionally Aragorn leaves the party, so however you count it, five does figure in the books.
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2740. post - 2011.04.29. 20:09:48
Country that had the longest serving dictator?
China
Cuba
Maldives
Libya <- marked as correct

Let's see,
Muammar Gaddafi has been the ruler of Libya from 1 Sep 1969 till today, that's 41 years, 238 days.
Fidel Castro was the ruler of cuba from 16 Feb 1959 to 24 Feb 2008, that's 49 years, 8 days

Muammar Gaddafi is at present the 4th longest serving dictator.

Besides the question should have been "Which country had the longest serving dictator?"
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