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    The easiest quiz ever!

    1. What is Boris Johnson's first name?
    2. Most of Kansas City is in which American state?
    3. When John XXIII died, how many popes named John had reigned?
    4. In what country is Benin City?
    5. The bolivar is the currency of which South American country?
    6. European yellow wagtails are mostly what colour?
    7. Panama hats are made in which country?
    8. Pennsylvania Dutch is (was?) a dialect of which language?
    9. What was Nelson Mandela's birth name?
    10. Who was Indira Gandhi's father?
    Last edited by Diable Rouge; 12-06-2019, 18:07.

    #2
    Stop it.

    (Is that the African Yellow Wagtail, or the European Yellow Wagtail?)
    Last edited by Guy Profumo; 12-06-2019, 15:53.

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      #3
      Eh?

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        #4
        1. Alexander

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          #5
          But if you must...



          ​​​​​
          Originally posted by Diable Rouge View Post
          1. What is Boris Johnson's first name? Alex
          2. Most of Kansas City is in which American state? Missouri
          3. When John XXIII died, how many popes named John had reigned? Probably something stupid like eleven
          4. In what country is Benin City? Nigeria
          5. The bolivar is the currency of which South American country? Venezuela
          6. Yellow wagtails are mostly what colour? Brown
          7. Panama hats are made in which country? Ecuador
          8. Pennsylvania Dutch is (was?) a dialect of which language? German
          9. What was Nelson Mandela's birth name? Madiba?
          10. Who was Indira Gandhi's father? Nehru

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            #6
            There are two US municipalities named Kansas City.

            One is entirely in Missouri. The other is entirely in Kansas.

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              #7
              Are they not both in the "Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area" though?

              Which I assume was the point of the quiz.

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                #8
                1) That isn't what the question says

                2) There are multiple "metropolitan areas" that include Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.

                3) The distribution of population between the two states differs depending on which metropolitan area one looks at, but is generally quite close to being equal.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
                  1) That isn't what the question says

                  2) There are multiple "metropolitan areas" that include Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.

                  3) The distribution of population between the two states differs depending on which metropolitan area one looks at, but is generally quite close to being equal.
                  That's right, UA, bully the new boy trying to make a contribution.



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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
                    1) That isn't what the question says

                    2) There are multiple "metropolitan areas" that include Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.

                    3) The distribution of population between the two states differs depending on which metropolitan area one looks at, but is generally quite close to being equal.
                    Given they border one another, I thought the Kansas City in Kansas was just an overspill of the Missouri one, but point taken.

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                      #11
                      3,6 and 9 still outstanding.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Diable Rouge View Post
                        3,6 and 9 still outstanding.
                        They weren't that good.


                        And what's wrong with brown?

                        Are they technically dun, or some other ridiculous made up name for a colour?

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                          #13
                          3) I'm going to guess that you are looking for 21, because of there not having been Pope John XX, but there are also Antipopes who would claim the figure should be higher.

                          6) Dunno

                          9) I thought he was born Nelson Mandela. He had a Xhosa middle name that I don't recall.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Guy Profumo View Post

                            They weren't that good.


                            And what's wrong with brown?

                            Are they technically dun, or some other ridiculous made up name for a colour?
                            The yellow wagtail is mostly grey, and the grey one mostly yellow.

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                              #15
                              DR, the history of that part of the country is quite complicated.

                              At the time of the City of Kansas's incorporation, Missouri was still a slave state. However, the population was deeply divided over the issue of slavery. In 1854, the United States Congress passed the Kansas–Nebraska Act, which rejected the 1820 Missouri Compromise and allowed new territories to choose whether they wished to allow slavery, whereas the Missouri Compromise had prohibited slavery in any new states to be created north of latitude 36°30'. Thus, according to the Missouri Compromise, Kansas Territory (located immediately to the west of the City of Kansas, Missouri) had been a free territory but now could choose to permit slavery.

                              As a result of the new potential for slavery in Kansas, pro-slavery activists infiltrated Kansas Territory from the neighboring slave state of Missouri. To abolitionists and other Free-Staters, who desired Kansas to be admitted to the Union as a free state, they were collectively known as Border Ruffians. Pro-slavery Missourians flocked to Kansas in force, electing a pro-slavery Kansas Territorial Legislature. In response, abolitionists began arriving in the area, and in 1855 they declared the Kansas Territorial Legislature "bogus" and elected their own representatives to form a new territorial government in Lawrence, Kansas (approximately 35 miles (56 km) west of the City of Kansas). The newly established City of Kansas soon found itself in the middle of a dispute known as Bleeding Kansas.

                              Despite the ongoing conflict, the City of Kansas continued to grow rapidly. It gained a courthouse, city market, and chamber of commerce in 1857. In 1858, however, the local violence had grown so fierce that the Kansas Territorial Governor and the State of Missouri both asked U.S. President James Buchanan to send in federal troops. The president agreed, and with the troops' presence the violence seemed quelled.

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                                #16
                                Surely Panama has are made in China, like everything else?

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                                  #17
                                  Thought they were called somrthimg else in the Asian market?

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                                    #18
                                    Anyway, ursus was right on the last two, in that there was no John XX, so 21 official Johns, and the Xhosa name (Rolihlahla) was his first name, as he was given the name Nelson by a primary school teacher.

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                                      #19
                                      6 - Mustard
                                      7 - Many countries, I'd imagine

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Diable Rouge View Post
                                        Anyway, ursus was right on the last two, in that there was no John XX, so 21 official Johns, and the Xhosa name (Rolihlahla) was his first name, as he was given the name Nelson by a primary school teacher.
                                        No John XX implies 22 Johns after XXIII, surely? Or arguably 23 if you include the antipope John XXIII, or at a stretch 24 or 25 if you include the John Pauls
                                        Last edited by seand; 13-06-2019, 10:07.

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