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2801. post - 2011.05.20. 17:44:56 (Reply to post #2788 of eukar.)
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Quote: Ciphas - 2010.03.19. 18:08:44
I think this is a mistake :

How high is the highest peak in Europe?
Mount Blanc - 4810
Mount Everest - 8848
Mount Everest - 4810
Mount Blanc -8848

The answer I found :
Mount Elbrus, 5642m. in Caucasus :

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_highest_peak_in_Europe


You are correct, sir. People tend to forget just because Elbrus is in Russia, that it is not in Asia.

Perhaps the author of the query should either change the answer...or to keep the answer; amend the question to:
"How high is the highest peak in the European Union?"


It is still in the base FOR MORE THAN A YEAR!
I once complained about editors not accepting a correct question without explanation - but at least they should correct their obvious mistakes!


I am with you on that one. All too often a carefully researched question gets rejected as being ambiguous or because only a select few would know the answer. So much so, that I have drawn away from writing questions to posting the obvious errors in this forum. However, so far, it seems either nobody reads this forum, or they discount it.
This post was modified by Younglord at 2011.05.20. 17:45:30
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2802. post - 2011.05.20. 19:02:02
Who is considered to be the first Pope of the Catholic Church?

Saint Peter <<correct answer
Saint Pius I
Saint Clement I
Saint Sixtus I

My question is this: according to whom?
Not only was Peter not the first Pope,there was no Catholic Church for him to be the Pope. Historically, the Catholic Church began around the time of Constantine and Eusebius. The term Pope did not come about until Gregory the Great in the late 6th century; however, the rock to which Christ is referring in Matthew 16: 18 is the foundation of the Church, not Peter. The Papacy was conceived in the late 3rd through 6th centuries after Constantine began giving certain powers and advantages to Christian "clergy"
Therefore, Peter is the first pope, only to Catholics. I think that falls under the "select" catagory that has resulted in refusal of so many of my own question submissions.
A better phraseology of the question would be:
"Who is considered to be the first Pope according to the Catholic Church?"
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2803. post - 2011.05.20. 22:16:17
"The first humans created by God were named..." this question could be fixed by specifying the source tradition.
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2804. post - 2011.05.21. 05:12:28
I hate these "fear of" questions. They are completely useless information and a way to laugh about the RARE people with honest phobias. There are tons of them in the database already and now we are starting to repeat.

What is Taphephobia?
and now. . .
Taphephobia is the fear of being ?
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2805. post - 2011.05.21. 19:11:59 (Reply to post #2804 of Gemini.)
Phobophobia?
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2806. post - 2011.05.21. 21:16:40
I have been talking to the quiz admin for finding a way for evaluators to go through the questions and fix things like that. Will see what the coder says
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2807. post - 2011.05.23. 18:54:22
What happened to the Three Blind Mice?
They ate all the cheese.
They lived happily ever after.
They ran up the clock.
Their tails we cut off. <--- correct answer, however, it should read Their tails WERE cut off.
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2808. post - 2011.05.23. 21:07:46
Who is the founder of psychohistory?
Hari Seldon *
Vincent Price
George Washington
Carl Marx

No Hari Seldon is a fictional character created by Isaac Asimov, for his fictional disiplin of psychohistory, which is not the same thing as psychohistory. So the "answers are ambiguous or wrong to this question."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychohistory
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2809. post - 2011.05.23. 21:38:44
What is a bustard?
A statue of a person from the waist up, usually with no arms
A man of unknown parentage
An Australian bird <- marked as correct
A North American carrion bird

Well the Australian Bustard is an Australian bird, but there 4 species of bustards 3 of which does not live in Australia, and even the Australian Bustard can be found outside of Australia.
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2810. post - 2011.05.24. 20:17:03
which animal is not a rodent? bat is marked as correct, but rabbit is also a correct answer (lagomorph).
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2811. post - 2011.05.25. 15:32:52
What is a skate blade gliding on that generates so much speed?

The friction creates water vapour, which lifts the skate up
A microscopic layer of air
Ice, the thicker, the better
A microscopic layer of water

who says so? what if you are skating in Death Valley? Do skates fail there?
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2812. post - 2011.05.25. 15:38:45
The king cobra is the deadliest snake and can kill a human in 2 minutes. What makes it so deadly?

It is mainly fear that kills its victim
It bites again and again till its victim is dead
Its bite contains a greater quantity of venom <------ given as correct
Its venom contains the most toxic substance in the world

Please sort this one out.
There are questions about the deadliest snake and King Cobra is not the answer.
The answer given is not a sentence. Greater than what?
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2813. post - 2011.05.25. 19:44:05 (Reply to post #2812 of FriendlyCheese.)
Besides what makes it deadly is both a large amount of injected venom per bite and the fact that it will frequently deliver multiple bites. So even if the "correct answer" is corrected there will be two correct answers.
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2814. post - 2011.05.25. 21:07:39 (Reply to post #2811 of FriendlyCheese.)
Quote: FriendlyCheese - 2011.05.25. 15:32:52
What is a skate blade gliding on that generates so much speed?

The friction creates water vapour, which lifts the skate up
A microscopic layer of air
Ice, the thicker, the better
A microscopic layer of water

who says so? what if you are skating in Death Valley? Do skates fail there?


Is there any idefields in Death Valley to skate on? if not, then yes they will fail. But it's not the microscopic layer of water that generates the speed, the layer of water reduces the friction.
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2815. post - 2011.05.26. 05:39:06 (Reply to post #2814 of MartinBV.)
Quite right Martin. And that reduction of friction in what enables the skater to move at such speed. Therefore it can be considered correct answer.
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2816. post - 2011.05.26. 11:32:32 (Reply to post #2815 of stekkos.)
Quote: stekkos - 2011.05.26. 05:39:06
Quite right Martin. And that reduction of friction in what enables the skater to move at such speed. Therefore it can be considered correct answer.


No. As the question is stated it implies that the layer of water generates the speed. If that was the case, you wouldn't have to generate any forward force when skating. Or put in an other way; If you put the skate on ice it would take of on its own, since the layer of water below it generates speed.
This might be a question of semantics (or rather, it is), but when writing these kind of questions you have to be a bit careful.

Better wording would maybe be:
What is a skate blade gliding on that enables the skater to have such a high speed?
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2817. post - 2011.05.26. 12:22:07
The Magna Carta was published by the King of which country?

England
Italy
France
Germany

The Magna Carta was not 'published'. King John was forced to sign it. It was written by the Barons of England.



What was the nationality of the 1st King in Greece?

English
Greek
Russian
German

Please add the word 'modern' into the question. Besides this, the first king was Bavarian rather than German. Picky, I know, but more accurate.
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2818. post - 2011.05.27. 14:32:16
Which one of these is a font?

Vernanda
Arial
Typo
German

The only one that is NOT a font is Vernanda. Please remove this ill researched question.
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2819. post - 2011.05.27. 17:25:43
Which animal is not included in the Zodiac?

Ram
Lion
Pig
Bull

The answer listed as correct is pig. But which zodiac?
This is an invalid question. The Chinese Zodiac runs on a 12 year cycle and "does" include the pig.
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2820. post - 2011.05.27. 19:56:24
What is the name of the trophy given to the winners of the Super Bowl?
George S. Halas Trophy
Vince Lombardi Trophy
Lamar Hunt Trophy
Heisman Trophy

In National Football League's championship game, the Super Bowl, What award is given to the winning team?
The Stanley Cup
The Vince Lombardi Trophy
The Golden Glove Trophy
The Grey Cup

See any similarity?

And this is just the lates double I have spotted.

A bit frustrating when I get 3-4 already in the database evaluations for each successfull question I submit. And I keep a record of all questions I have recieved while playing, presisely to avoid posting doubles.
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