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General Knowledge Quiz – 20 Questions

Quizagogo's General Knowledge Quiz No.1 - 20 Questions

# 1: Where in the body is the hypothalamus?

The hypothalamus is a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei with a variety of functions.

# 2: Who founded the technology company Apple together with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976?

Apple
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in 1976.

# 3: Who proposed the idea that lightning is electricity and that it could be proved by flying a kite in a storm?

General Knowledge Quiz - Who proposed the idea that lightning is electricity?
In 1750, Benjamin Franklin published a proposal for an experiment to prove that lightning is electricity by flying a kite in a storm.

# 4: The temperature at which a substance changes from liquid to solid is known as the:

The freezing point or crystallization point of a substance is the temperature at which a liquid changes to solid.

# 5: Who wrote the books and short stories about of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson?

General knowledge - Sherlock Holmes
A Study in Scarlet is an 1887 detective novel by British author Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1886, the story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

# 6: Botulism is a rare and potentially fatal illness caused by:

Botulism is a paralytic illness caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

# 7: Who was the first athlete to run an English Mile in less than 4 minutes?

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The mile run (1,760 yards) is a middle-distance foot race. The act of completing a sub-four-minute mile sparked interest in the distance in the 1950s. Englishman Roger Bannister became the first person to achieve the feat in May 1954 and his effort, conducted with the help of Chris Brasher and Chris Chataway, was a key moment in the rise of the use of pacemakers at the top level of the sport.

# 8: A dominant language of the Roman Empire was

Latin and Greek were the dominant languages of the Roman Empire.

# 9: Which is the capital of Turkey?

Ankara is the capital of Turkey since 1923 and the country's second largest city, Istanbul being the largest.

# 10: What does the Latin word ultimus mean?

The Latin word Ultimus means last.

# 11: Atmospheric science is also known as:

Atmospheric sciences is a term for the study of the Earth's atmosphere, its processes, the effects other systems have on the atmosphere, and the effects of the atmosphere on these other systems. The term aerology is sometimes used as an alternative term.

# 12: The unit ohm measures:

Ohm is the SI unit of electrical resistance.

# 13: What did United Kingdom hand over to the People’s Republic of China in 1997?

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United Kingdom hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China on 1 July 1997.

# 14: Dhaka is the capital in which country?

Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh

# 15: 100.0 degrees Celsius is the same as:

100 degrees Celsius equals 212 degrees Fahrenheit (water boils). How to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit:
  • Multiply degrees Celsius by 9.
  • Divide by 5.
  • Add 32.

# 16: What year was Napoleon defeated at the battle of Waterloo?

Quiz question about Napoleon
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in Belgium. (In 1815 it was part of Netherlands). Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, partly under the command of the Duke of Wellington.

# 17: Who was President of Cuba during the Cuban Revolution (1953-1959)?

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The Cuban Revolution (1953-1959) was an armed revolt conducted by Fidel Castro against the government of Cuba, led by President Fulgencio Batista. Castro gained power and replaced The Batista government with a revolutionary socialist state in January 1959.

# 18: Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of:

Rabies affect what?
Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute inflammation of the brain in humans and other warm-blooded animals.

# 19: In geological time, the Age of Reptiles or the Age of Conifers are also known as:

The Mesozoic Era is an interval of geological time from about 252 to 66 million years ago. It is also called the Age of Reptiles or the Age of Conifers.

# 20: Mount Rushmore has the heads of four Presidents of United States. Which president is NOT there?

Mount Rushmore National Memorial - Which President is NOT there?
Mount Rushmore features the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Dwight D. Eisenhower is not part of this group.

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20 Questions You Should Know the Answer to?

This general knowledge test has 20 questions about science, medicine, famous persons, geography, and more. How well can you do in this quiz? Start above and find out!

Level is medium to hard.

Be a Quiz Genius!

Can you learn how to be a quiz genius? The answer is yes! Think of your brain as a personal internet – where everything is connected through links. You access knowledge stored in your brain by following these links. The name John Lennon will probably have a link to the Beatles, which in turn have links to George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney.

You gain general knowledge by reflecting on new things you come across and linking them to things you already know. The more links one fact has – the more likely you are to retain it.

By working actively with new facts and relate them to facts you are already familiar with, your brain will quickly build up a private web of facts. The fact is, the broader your general knowledge base is, the easier it is to digest new pieces of information and to remember it.

The key is to be actively involved when your read, see or hear things. Is this familiar? Do these things remind you of something? Try to relate any new information to people, places, music, or feelings.

Another good idea is to look for quiz questions in everything you came across. Isolate small bits of facts and ask yourself: would this piece of information make a good quiz question?

Taking many online quizzes is, of course, also a good idea.

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