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# 1: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 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: 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.

# 5: 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.

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

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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.

# 7: 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.

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

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# 9: 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.

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

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Melanin is responsible for determining skin and hair color and is present in the skin to varying degrees, depending on how much a population has been exposed to the sun historically.

# 11: The unit ohm measures:

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Ohm is the SI unit of electrical resistance.

# 12: Which sport is associated with Stanley Cup?

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The Stanley Cup is awarded the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner.

# 13: 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.

# 14: 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.

# 15: What does the Latin word ultimus mean?

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The Latin word Ultimus means last.

# 16: 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.

# 17: A barometer measures what?

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

# 18: 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.

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

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In 1750, Benjamin Franklin published a proposal for an experiment to prove that lightning is electricity by flying a kite in a storm.

# 20: 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).

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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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