General Knowledge Quiz – 20 Questions

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# 1: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: 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.

# 10: What does the Latin word ultimus mean?

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The Latin word Ultimus means last.

# 11: Which sport is associated with Stanley Cup?

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

# 12: 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.

# 13: 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.

# 14: 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.

# 15: 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.

# 16: 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.

# 17: A dominant language of the Roman Empire was

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

# 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: 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.

# 20: 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.

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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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