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General Knowledge Quiz – 20 Questions

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# 1: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 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: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: Dhaka is the capital in which country?

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Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh

# 7: A dominant language of the Roman Empire was

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

# 8: 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.

# 9: 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.

# 10: What does the Latin word ultimus mean?

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The Latin word Ultimus means last.

# 11: 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.

# 12: 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.

# 13: 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.

# 14: 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.

# 15: 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.

# 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: An octagon has how many sides?

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

# 19: 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.

# 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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