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Date: 2010.07.02. 17:26:20
Who was Matthias Rex?

This simply means "Who was King Matthias?" his name was Matthias Corvinus (Hungarian: Hunyadi Mátyás or Corvin Mátyás) sometimes called Matthias the Just. Rex was not his name and one of the options (the one marked as correct) was "a Hungarian king" the other 3 options were not kings.

What group did Rudy Martinez sing for?
Sha Na Na
Los Lobos
? and the Mysterians
The Sweet

There are quite a few Rudy Martinez' and google found a few singers/actors among them, only one of the four groups did list a Rudy Martinez among the vocalists though, so guessing which Rudy Martinez was not so hard (it was ?).


Who hold the NFL record for the most consecutive games lost?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Miami Dolphins
Detroit Lions
Dallas Cowboys

Not very likely but this record might be broken, so an "as of 2010" might be in order.

who was/is the longest reigning monarch in UK?
King Richard I
King Henry VIII
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Victoria

This one could conceivably change in a few years time, so an "as of 2010" might be in order.
Date: 2010.07.01. 19:37:45
Which band has sold the most records through the year 2010?
Led Zepplin
The Beatles
AC/DC
U2

I'm a little unsure what is being asked here, is it who sold the most records in 2010 (as the question states) or in history until 2010 (as it's the only answer we can know yet)
Date: 2010.06.30. 21:02:51
What power do the dementors have over people?
They drain them of all happiness
They can make them do their bidding
They make them go crazy
They cause them to harm one another


Am I missing something or should this have a reference, they are creatures of J. K. Rowling's fantasy after all, and not everyone has read the Harry Potter books. And yes I know they drain people of all happiness, and if they kiss you they suck out your soul.

What is the oldest commissioned warship in the world?
USS Constitution
HMS Leory
HMS Neversail
HMS Victory

This one needs a date, HMS Victoria might be taken out of commission.
Date: 2010.06.29. 23:08:24
Quote: stekkos - 2010.06.29. 22:20:52
Martin points:

1. Taipan has the strongest venom but almost no recorded kills. So good point

2. South of Iran lies the Persian Gulf. It does not need to be part of Iran to be correct. SInce the answers are all seas, what the author is looking for is obvious.

3. Perfect means THE best. Most perfect makes no sense. So the question obviously asks for the best of the volcanos, does not need to use the word most

4.Therefore the question should say.... longest national or longest point to point.... Please change it Admins


2. the question is not "What lays South of Iran", but "in the South of Iran" witch requires it to be part of Iran

3. Perfect does not mean the best, it means without flaw. And as there is no such volcano in the world, Japan should not be among the possible answers.
Date: 2010.06.29. 22:16:47
Quote: Viridel - 2010.06.29. 20:57:41
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.06.29. 17:16:52
You miss an important point here: this question is a mess. What does "food of these foods" mean? and how can a potato contain a source of carbohydrates?

If it was changed to "Which of these foods has the highest contents of carbohydrates? it would make sence given the possible answers.


Martin, you're getting bitchy again. There is nothing wrong with the question "Which food of these foods contains the highest source of carbohydrates?"

Would you have preferred "Which consumable object of the below consumable objects contains the highest source of carbohydrates?" And I have no idea why you're whining about the second half of the question.

Try reading it, it's bad English, making it possible to misunderstand the question, and the second half is plain nonsense. Besides I do clearly state what I would prefer, witch is not to exchange "food" for "consumable object", but remove "food"

Quote: Viridel - 2010.06.29. 20:57:41
Yet you're the same person who comes to the rescue of "A brick weighs 2kb and a half brick"... Just complaining to see yourself write, obviously.

Let's not get personal, I could say the same about you, (you do have quite a few more posts than I do), so let's keep to the questions. Besides I was right in defending that question, as it is a good question.

Quote: Viridel - 2010.06.29. 20:57:41
As for your next post, you bring up good points on 1, 2 & 4... But on #3 (Cone Volcano), you say the answer is right, but you want to complain about it anyways - Why exactly?

Try reading what I say and you'll discover that I'm saying it's not correct, as the answer marked as correct is not a perfect cone, merely the most perfect. At the very least Japan should be removed, as Mt. Fuji does qualify as a correct answer to the question.
Date: 2010.06.29. 19:34:31
What is the Worlds Deadliest Snake?
Blue Krait
Australian Brown Snake
Inland Taipan <- Marked as correct
Mohave Rattlesnake

This is debatable, deadliness of a snake is determined by aggressiveness coupled with how toxic the venom is, not only the venom.


What is in the South of Iran ?
Persian Gulf
Red Sea
Aral Sea
Adriatic Sea

The Persian Gulf does not lie in Iran, part of it is Iranian water, and that part can be said to be in the South of Iran, but the question should be "What sea lies to the South of Iran?"


Where can you find world's perfect cone volcano?
Philippines <- Marked as correct
Malaysia
Egypt
Japan

There are several, Mt Fuji, in Japan is one, the US has a few, but the most perfect volcano is the one in the Philippines. It's rated as an almost perfect cone volcano.


Where is the longest highway in the world located?
Sweden
China
Germany
Canada <- marked as correct.

As the question is worded it's ambiguous.

The longest highway in the world is the Pan-American Highway at 25 000 km (15 534 mi) as of 2005. This however is not a continuous highway as part of it is served by boats.

The longest National highway is Australia's Highway 1 at over 20 000 km (12 427 mi) This highway is however a circular highway and not point to point.

The longest national highway (Point to point): The Trans-Canada Highway (the T.C.H.) (known as TCH 1 in western Canada) is 7 821 km (4 857 mi) long as of 2006.

There are other ways of defining the longest highway that will yield different results.
Date: 2010.06.29. 18:05:13
Which of the following authors DIDN'T write any fable?
Aesop
Martial *
La Fontaine
Phaedrus

Is it just me, or does those names look a little naked? Searching the net I found those names to be names of old writers, but at least two of those have full names. And La Fontaine (or LaFontaine) might be a number of writers.
Date: 2010.06.29. 17:16:52
Quote: vajenka - 2010.06.29. 11:49:47
Which food of these foods contains the highest source of carbohydrates?

Potatoe
Cucumber
Lettuce
Tomatoe

High Carbohydrate Food Carbohydrate Content (in grams)
Jowar 72.6
Ragi 72.0
Rice (raw) 78.2
Whole Wheat Flour 69.4
Whole Bengal Gram 60.9
Green Gram 59.9
Kidney Beans 60.6
Arrow Root Flour 83.1
Apricot (dry) 73.4
Dry Dates 75.8
Honey 79.5
Jaggery 95


On this list is not any of the offered

and here is the other list:

Low Carbohydrate Food Carbohydrate Content (in grams)
Spinach 2.9
Bottle Gourd 2.5
Cucumber 2.5
Snake Gourd 3.3
Figs 7.6
Sweet Lime 9.3
Strawberry 9.8
Cow's Milk 4.4
Butter Milk 0.5
Cauliflower 4
Ladies Finger 6.4
Tomato (green) 3.6
Melon 3.5
Fish 2
Curd 3.0
Beet Root 8.8


You miss an important point here: this question is a mess. What does "food of these foods" mean? and how can a potato contain a source of carbohydrates?

If it was changed to "Which of these foods has the highest contents of carbohydrates? it would make sence given the possible answers.
Date: 2010.06.29. 05:56:07
Quote: s5jst - 2010.06.29. 04:12:55
OH MY GOD! WHAT KIND OF COMMON KNOWLEDGE QUESTION IS THIS?! ALL THOSE COULD BE KILLED IN BANK ROBBERIES!


The people killed more often in bank robberies are?
Civilians
Robbers
Police
Bankers

Well another problem is that most bankers and robbers are civilians, so "civilians" should be replaced by bystanders. What's more, in some countries almost no one are killed in bank robberies, and certainly not enough for statistics. In other countries I doubt there are any national statistics, so globally this question doesn't make much sense.
Date: 2010.06.28. 18:31:02
What is the most commonly used search engine in the world?
Dogpile
Google
Ask
Yahoo

This one needs a date, as google has not always been the most commonly used search engine, and most likely will cease to be at some point.

What is the current "Land Speed Record" for 1 mile?
Date! very few records are not broken at some point.
Date: 2010.06.26. 08:57:50
What discovery led to the exact absolute dating in geology?
Chemycal analysis of rocks.
The discovery of radioactivity.
The invention of deep boring.
Darwin's Theory

It's absolute dating, now exact absolute dating, the theory and numbers behind absolute dating has changed a number of times, and is constantly updated, so no scientist will claim that it's exact. It's regarded as the most correct dating method available in geology.

How tall is Tugela falls?
948 m
3000 feet
967 m
3400 feet

This one has been listed before, same unit of measure please.

What is lethal for werewolves?
Gold
Dirt
Stone
Silver

Frame of reference please, as werewolves are mythical creatures there are no absolute and universal truths available.

Which game is the world's most-subscribed massively multiplayer online role-playing game of all time?
RuneScape
World of Warcraft
Ultima Online
EverQuest

Needs a date, this might change, not saying it will just that it might, and thus invalidate the question.
Date: 2010.06.25. 19:32:04
Quote: Viridel - 2010.06.24. 19:23:26
Quote: Dolp13 - 2010.06.23. 22:29:51
How many calories is in a pound?

5000
3500
2000
1000


The question is valued as "Bad, incorrect question"!
According to evaluators only a special group of people might know the answer

I know I said I would not post again, but how is this different from any other question about measurement?



This is an EXCELLENT question. With global obesity on the rise, and people starting to become more aware of the direct correlation between that 900 calorie Big Mac and their waist line - for anybody who doesn't already know the answer, I would suggest it would be helpful for them to learn it.

After all, is this quiz not an educational tool as well?

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO on the Mod who declined this!


I sort of agree, but last I checked calories was a measure of energy while pound was a measure of weight, so as the question is stated it does not really make sense. I know it's a popular phrase, but you need to link it to some frame of reference. In that regard it's similar to the question that was rejected recently about what affects time. It would have been a good question if it had been put in a context where people without special knowledge could figure out what it was about.
Date: 2010.06.25. 19:15:28
Quote: Ravenastre - 2010.06.25. 13:16:58
Whats this for a dammit Quiz?
who wasnt a Dictaotor?
I answered Julius Cäsar and there stand thats wrong George Bush,no one of this 2mens was a dictaator,one tip when write a question first thinking then writing

Julius Ceasar, was a roman Dictator, yes that was his title for part of his reign. However a Roman dictator was not the same as the modern use of the word, it's more a keen to a US president during a nation wide state of emergency.
Date: 2010.06.25. 06:18:08
Which is the most recent Country to gain independence?

Palau
Slovakia
East Timor *
Kazakhstan

This one needs a date, as new states might be formed. and both Serbia and Montenegro has gained independence since East Timor did.


Who is Stephen King's ideal?

Howard Phillips Lovecraft *
Susan Salina
Edgar Allan Poe
Jannus Pannonius

Isn't this question a bit open? He is influenced a lot by H. P. Lovecraft, but he has called Richard Matheson "the author who influenced me most as a writer."
Date: 2010.06.23. 19:27:12
Quote: Viridel - 2010.06.23. 08:09:04
Quote: vajenka - 2010.06.21. 19:27:35
What country has the largest coastline in the world?


ON INTERNET I FOUND: Although Canada may seem the greatest, the answer is actually Russia. (Look at a large scale map).


No, it's Canada, by about triple. Russia only has Coastline to the North (Arctic Ocean), and a bit on the Pacific. Canada's northern islands create an assload of coastline - even it is almost entirely worthless.

Depending on the scale used for measurement, the length of the coastline will vary a lot, but Russia does not come close to Canada's coastline. If you use CIA fact book figures, as it is done in this wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_length_of_coastline, Russia comes in as 4th, this list however is inconsistent as United Kingdom is listed as one country while Greenland, Denmark and Faeroe Islands are listed separately. This however doesn't affect the fact that Canada has the longest coast line.
Date: 2010.06.23. 08:06:46
Hunt result:
.... The Doomlord lets you take some of his soul-energy without fight.

The Doomlord lets you take some of his soul-energy without a fight.

You are constantly long for soul-energy, you can never stop! You must hunt if you want to stay alive. This time your prey is a(n) orc raider. It is injured, so it doesn’t mean any challenge (+160 soul-energy). You are full now, but soon you will be hungry again...

"longing" not "long" and "offer" not "mean"
Date: 2010.06.23. 07:24:50
Quote: Banned - 2010.06.23. 00:44:00
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.06.22. 17:45:16
You have answered the question for this hunt correctly, so you get +10% soul-energy!


I won't complain, but I never got the chance to answer the quiz. Having 1 action point after completing a number of hunts, and just raising a level on one of the last hunts, I pressed hunt and was immediately sent to the "you have answered...." page.


Under Misc-Acceleration-Faster quiz
Did you enable this?
It might explain this.

For instance, normally you can start 10 hunts, answer all questions and then cancel the 10 hunts.
Then later, when you start 10 hunts again, you do not have to do the quizzes (because you have already done this)

SO...
If you enabled the "Faster Quiz" feature:
Could it have been possible, that you answered 5 quiz questions (giving you 10 answered questions total) and only hunted 9 times?
Leaving 1 question left to be used for a hunt?

(The above was just an example)
No the char just reached lvl 9, so acceleration options are not yet available.
Date: 2010.06.22. 23:09:54
Quote: Dakaan - 2010.06.22. 21:16:11
Quote: MartinBV - 2010.06.22. 20:31:59
Quote: stekkos - 2010.06.22. 08:28:52
What has an effect on time?
Weight
Mass
Nothing
Distance

Nothing is not good answer. Also how does mass affect time?????

It's called gravitational time dilation and is caused by different distance from a significant mass, there is also a special relativistic time dilation, caused by difference in relativistic speed. Please don't ask me to explain it, I can't, it's far to advanced physics for me.


You are correct in a way but that question will also enter in the restricted circle of people that actually know the answer (relativity theory and all that come with it).

They do actually teach theory of relativity in advanced physics course in Danish high schools, but yes the fact that mass through gravity affects time is what I call specialist knowledge (but then so is a lot of other questions). The time dilation due to speed is more widely known.

Edit: P.s. I didn't submit the original question.
Date: 2010.06.22. 21:42:05
Just had 6 battles in a row with the report: There is no such battle!

Edit: Make that 7!
Date: 2010.06.22. 20:31:59
Quote: stekkos - 2010.06.22. 08:28:52
What has an effect on time?
Weight
Mass
Nothing
Distance

Nothing is not good answer. Also how does mass affect time?????

It's called gravitational time dilation and is caused by different distance from a significant mass, there is also a special relativistic time dilation, caused by difference in relativistic speed. Please don't ask me to explain it, I can't, it's far to advanced physics for me.

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