General Knowledge Quiz – 20 Questions

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# 1: 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.

# 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: 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.

# 4: What does the Latin word ultimus mean?

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The Latin word Ultimus means last.

# 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: A dominant language of the Roman Empire was

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

# 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: 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.

# 9: 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.

# 10: 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.

# 11: A barometer measures what?

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

# 12: 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.

# 13: Dhaka is the capital in which country?

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Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh

# 14: 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.

# 15: 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.

# 16: 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.

# 17: Which sport is associated with Stanley Cup?

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

# 18: 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.

# 19: 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

# 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!

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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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