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# 1: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 3: 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

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 7: Dhaka is the capital in which country?

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Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh

# 8: 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.

# 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: 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.

# 11: 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.

# 12: 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.

# 13: 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.

# 14: 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.

# 15: 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.

# 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: 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.

# 18: 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.

# 19: 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.

# 20: 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.

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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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