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General Knowledge Quiz – 20 Questions

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# 1: 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.

# 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: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: What does the Latin word ultimus mean?

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The Latin word Ultimus means last.

# 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: 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.

# 9: 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.

# 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: 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.

# 12: 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

# 13: 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.

# 14: 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.

# 15: 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.

# 16: 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.

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

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

# 18: The unit ohm measures:

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Ohm is the SI unit of electrical resistance.

# 19: 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.

# 20: Dhaka is the capital in which country?

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Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh

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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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