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much likedTheLion

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3341. post - 2012.04.09. 15:23:45
how many days in a year?

Maybe change this to "How many days in a non-leap year?" After all, this year (2012) there are 366 days.
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very popularJohannes Buckbeak

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3342. post - 2012.04.16. 10:23:44
Which componist wrote the St Matthew Passion?

"composer"
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very popularJohannes Buckbeak

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3343. post - 2012.04.16. 18:13:25
Who had the male leading roll in the movie "Pretty Woman" ?

"male leading role" - or even better, "leading male role"
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3344. post - 2012.04.18. 22:04:18
What is the name of the singer Robert Cummings?

I dunno, perhaps his name is "Robert Cummings"?
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3345. post - 2012.04.20. 15:28:11
What is the occupation Steve Jobs?
CEO of Apple Inc.
writer
3-D animator
manager of Microsoft

This question is a bit outdated.
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very popularJohannes Buckbeak

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3346. post - 2012.04.21. 13:29:51
How long would an ounce of gold, stretched into a wire be?

The answer given as correct is 50 miles - other choices range from 20 miles to 60 miles. The length of the wire depends entirely on how thin it is stretched - any of the answers could be correct, and the question is hopelessly ambiguous. I don't think this question can sensibly be rescued, I suggest you retire it.
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3347. post - 2012.04.22. 04:29:43
Fixed 'em up. Thanks for taking the time to post.
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3348. post - 2012.04.26. 03:20:07
Can someone please tell me where the spelling mistakes are in this question??

What is the total number of children had by one woman in a lifetime?

14
69
55
37


The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!

Spelling mistakes in question or answers.
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much likedChaoticGeminiFemale

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3349. post - 2012.04.26. 07:47:12 (Reply to post #3348 of adog.)
Not a spelling error, but it needs a date.
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3350. post - 2012.04.27. 06:23:11
Just had the question, Where are the canary islands situated?
The answer was given as Africa,
Butthis is wrong!
www.turismodecanarias.com,
the official canaryislands web site, states that they are in europe and classed as an autonomus region of Spain, and counted as a an outermost regionof Europe.
Their currency is also the Euro.
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3351. post - 2012.04.27. 10:11:42 (Reply to post #3350 of Dancer.)
Are you sure the question was "Where are the Canary Islands situated?"?
I am pretty sure there is a question in the database that is "Off which continent are the Canary Islands?", and although the difference might look small, the second one actually asks about the physical location, not which continent or country they administratively belong to.

And no, I didn't write the question, but I remember it because it was a tricky one. Although in my opinion not wrong.
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3352. post - 2012.04.27. 19:43:42
^ i think Sbart is right.
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much likedChaoticGeminiFemale

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3353. post - 2012.04.28. 06:49:59
You guys are proving your quizzical knowledge of the quiz

I just doubled checked and the only question left in the database about the Canary Islands does, indeed, say, "Off which continent are the Canary Islands?"
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3354. post - 2012.04.29. 01:06:06
In the game Monopoly, when you pass "Go" you get how much?

200 dollars
250 dollars
225 dollars
300 dollars

and how would i know this? diferent countries have different currency, every game gets local translations and is adjusted to that country
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much likedTheLion

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3355. post - 2012.04.30. 16:05:33
What is a plethora?

A Greek tragedy.
Too much of something, an over-abundance.
A single-celled organism.
A lot of something

Two of the answers are very similar - "A lot of something" and "Too much of something, an over-abundance" can arguably be ambiguous. After all, if you have a lot of something then you probably have too much of something (of course it depends on what "something" actually is).
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much likedChaoticGeminiFemale

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3356. post - 2012.05.04. 01:49:19
I don't see the monopoly question in the database.
Good point about plethora; added a new choice.
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3357. post - 2012.05.04. 12:17:36
How many members UN have? (I dont remember the exact sentence and the exact 4 options)

This is obviously bad question, since yesterday, they could have had xxx members, and tomorrow, a new member can join them. State in what year, or just delete it.
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3358. post - 2012.05.09. 11:47:26
just had a question
which of the following colours is a pop artist
i think the colours where

white?
green
blue
pink

the answer given was pink but there is a group called blue so therefore the question is wrong
oh and since im from the uk we over in the uk spell colour with a u the americans dont have a u in the word and i think this is supposed 2 be a uk server is it not ?
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3359. post - 2012.05.14. 06:30:37
There is question:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star. How I wonder...

The correct answer (according to Wikipedia) is "what you are", so I marked it. But answer given was "where you are".
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3360. post - 2012.05.14. 07:59:28
"Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder...?
Where you are?
Who you are?
Why you are?
What you are?

Wrong answer! The correct answer is: Where you are?.

i want my correction back!!!
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