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# 1: Which year was Napoleon defeated at the battle of Waterloo?

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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.

# 2: 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.

# 3: What does the Latin word ultimus mean?

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The Latin word Ultimus means last.

# 4: 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.

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

Country flag

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

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

# 7: 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.

# 8: Where in the body is the hypothalamus?

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

# 9: 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.

# 10: 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.

# 11: 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.

# 12: An octagon has how many sides?

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In geometry, an octagon is a polygon that has eight sides.

# 13: When was the first time the Winter Olympics was held in a different year from the Summer Olympics?

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The 1994 Winter Olympics were held from 12 to 27 February 1994 in and around Lillehammer, Norway. The 1994 games were the first to be held in a different year from the Summer Olympics, the first and only one to be held two years after the previous winter games.

# 14: 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.

# 15: A barometer measures what?

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

# 16: 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.

# 17: 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.

# 18: Which novel is set in Airstrip One, a province of the super state Oceania?

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Airstrip One, a province of Oceania, acts as the primary setting in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (also published as 1984).

# 19: 100.0 degrees Celsius is the same as:

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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.

# 20: Nadine Gordimer was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature. In which country was she born?

Quiz - Nadine Gordimer is from which country?
Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer and political activist, born in Springs, Transvaal, Union of South Africa. She was awarded the 1991 Nobel Prize in Literature and recognized as a woman who through her magnificent epic writing has- in the words of Alfred Nobel - been of very great benefit to humanity.

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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! 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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