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General Knowledge Quiz – 20 Questions

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# 1: 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.

# 2: 100.0 degrees Celsius is the same as:

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100 degrees Celsius equals 212 degrees Fahrenheit (water boils). How to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit:
  • Multiply degrees Celsius by 9.
  • Divide by 5.
  • Add 32.

# 3: The unit ohm measures:

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Ohm is the SI unit of electrical resistance.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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.

# 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: 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.

# 10: 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.

# 11: A dominant language of the Roman Empire was

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

# 12: A barometer measures what?

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

# 13: 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

# 14: What does the Latin word ultimus mean?

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The Latin word Ultimus means last.

# 15: 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.

# 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: 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).

# 18: 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.

# 19: 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.

# 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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