General Knowledge Quiz – 20 Questions

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# 1: Which substance gives skin and hair its pigment?

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Melanin is the term for a group of natural pigments found in most organisms. Melanin is produced when you are exposed to UV radiation (melanogenesis) and it absorbs light, causing the skin to tan.

# 2: One of the world’s most famous playwrights was born on 23 April 1564 at Stratford-upon-Avon. What is his name?

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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor. He was born 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and an excellent dramatist.

# 3: The amount of space an object occupies is known as:

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Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by some closed boundary.

# 4: A dominant language of the Roman Empire was

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

# 5: Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition affecting:

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Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli.

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

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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.

# 7: This is the national flag of which country?

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

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

# 9: Which South American country won its independence from The Netherlands in 1975?

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In 1667 Suriname was captured by the Dutch, who governed Suriname as Dutch Guiana until 1954. On 25 November 1975, the country became independent.

# 10: What kind of animal is an albatross?

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The albatross is a very large, chiefly white oceanic bird with long, narrow wings, found mainly in the southern oceans.

# 11: During the Second World War, the invasion of Normandy was a significant turning point. Normandy is part of which country?

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As part of the Operation Overlord during the Second World War, the D Day invasion of Normandy started a lengthy Battle. It resulted in the Liberation of Paris and the restoration of the French Republic. The invasion was a significant turning point in the war.

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

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

# 13: Benazir Bhutto was Prime Minister of which country?

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Benazir Bhutto was Prime Minister of Pakistan. She became the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan and served this position twice.

# 14: Which year was Chernobyl evacuated due to a nuclear power plant disaster?

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On April 26, 1986, a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. The city of Chernobyl was evacuated soon after the disaster. Chernobyl is situated in northern Ukraine near the border with Belarus.

# 15: Which is the capital of Turkey?

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

# 16: The German militant group Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) was also known as:

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The Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) existed from 1970 to 1998. It was West Germany's most prominent left-wing militant group. It was founded by Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, Horst Mahler, and Ulrike Meinhof, it was therefore often referred to as the Baader-Meinhof Group

# 17: Dhaka is the capital in which country?

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Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh

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

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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.

# 19: A barometer measures what?

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A barometer is a scientific instrument used in meteorology to measure atmospheric pressure.

# 20: Atmospheric science is also known as:

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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.

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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!

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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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