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General knowledge quiz. {please note, "civilisation" is spelt with an `s` as opposed to a `z` because I am writing from Australia, where we use the English grammatical system)
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1What is the chemical formula for water? (forgive the lack of subscript)
 
NaOH
HCl
H2O
H3O
 
2What fluid does your HEART pump?
 
water
blood
saliva
urine
 
3Which is bigger: a LAKE or an OCEAN?
 
lake
ocean
they are equal in size
they vary: some lakes are bigger than oceans, and vice versa
 
4How many legs does a BUTTERFLY have?
 
2
4
6
8
 
5What is the biggest state of the UNITED STATES?
 
Texas
Arkansas
Nebraska
Alaska
 
6Which sport is famously played at WIMBLEDON, in England?
 
Tennis
Cricket
Soccer
Water Polo
 
7How many strings does a VIOLIN have?
 
1
2
4
6
 
8Which planet is FIFTH from the Sun?
 
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Mercury
 
9In which country is MOUNT EVEREST?
 
Tibet
Mongolia
China
Nepal
 
10Which well-known vitamin is found in abundance in CITRUS FRUITS?
 
vitamin A
vitamin B12
vitamin C
vitamin D
 
11On which continent is SIERRA LEONE?
 
Asia
Africa
South America
Europe
 
12TRITON is a moon of which planet?
 
Neptune
Saturn
Pluto
Uranus
 
13What is the study of BIRDS called?
 
Ornithology
Aviarology
Omnithology
Horology
 
14Which two oceans does the PANAMA CANAL link?
 
Pacific/Atlantic
Indian/Pacific
South China Sea/Bay of Bengal
Atlantic/Baltic Sea
 
15What does the TORINO SCALE measure?
 
The severity of tornados
The speed of tidal waves
The speed with which the world population grows
The chances of an object colliding with Earth
 
16Which two branches of mathematics does DeMOIVRE`S THEOREM connect?
 
Trigonometry/Complex Numbers
Differential/Integral Calculus
Mensuration/Three-Dimensional Vector Geometry
Logarithmic/Exponential Functions
 
17During the biochemical process of photosynthesis, which green pigmentation do leaves use as a catalyst?
 
naphthaleneacetic acid
deoxyribonucleic acid
chlorophyll
fructose sugar
 
18What is the SI equivalent of one PLANCK LENGTH?
 
1.61624 x 10^-35 m
6.022 x 10^23 m
Trick question: it varies. A Planck Length describes the length of a single person`s nose.
8.19492 x 10^16 light years
 
19Which isotope of FRANCIUM has a half-life of 22 minutes?
 
Radon
Fr - 223
Fr - 22
Astatine
 
20Catholic Pope `INNOCENT III` studied canon law at Bologna under whose tutelage?
 
Peter of Corbeil
Huguccio
Michaelangelo
Trick question: Pope Innocent III only studied language, in Versailles, under Francois XVII.
 
21Nikephoros Ouranos was the STRATEGOS for which ancient civilisation?
 
Bulgars
Spartans
Persians
Byzantines
 



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