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  • 1. 

    What is the longest river in the world?

    • A.

      Nile

    • B.

      Mississippi

    • C.

      Amazon

    • D.

      Zambezi

    Correct Answer
    A. Nile
    Explanation
    The Nile is considered the longest river in the world. It stretches over 6,650 kilometers and flows through eleven countries in northeastern Africa. The river has played a significant role in the development of ancient civilizations, such as the Ancient Egyptians, and continues to be a vital water source for millions of people living along its banks. The Nile's length and its historical and cultural importance make it the correct answer to this question.

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  • 2. 

    Which chess piece is of the lowest theoretical value?

    • A.

      Knight

    • B.

      Castle

    • C.

      Pawn

    • D.

      Bishop

    Correct Answer
    C. Pawn
    Explanation
    The pawn is considered to be the chess piece of the lowest theoretical value. This is because pawns have limited mobility and can only move forward one square at a time, except for their initial move where they have the option to move two squares. Pawns are also the only chess piece that cannot move backward. Additionally, pawns have the lowest point value compared to other chess pieces, with each pawn being worth only one point.

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  • 3. 

    What is the capital of Canada?

    • A.

      Montreal

    • B.

      Ottawa

    • C.

      Vancouver

    • D.

      Toronto

    Correct Answer
    B. Ottawa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ottawa. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It is located in the province of Ontario, on the Ottawa River. Ottawa is the political and administrative center of the country, housing the Parliament of Canada and many government offices. Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto are all major cities in Canada, but they are not the capital.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first man on the moon?

    • A.

      John Glenn

    • B.

      Yuri Gagarin

    • C.

      Neil Armstrong

    • D.

      Buzz Aldrin

    Correct Answer
    C. Neil Armstrong
    Explanation
    Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon. He made history on July 20, 1969, when he became the first person to set foot on the lunar surface as part of NASA's Apollo 11 mission. Armstrong's famous words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," are forever etched in history. His achievement marked a significant milestone in space exploration and inspired generations to reach for the stars.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of the town which was the birthplace of Jesus Christ?  

    • A.

      Bethlehem

    • B.

      Jerusalem

    • C.

      Nazareth

    • D.

      Gethsemane

    Correct Answer
    A. Bethlehem
    Explanation
    Bethlehem is the correct answer because according to the Bible, Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem. It is a significant town in the Christian faith and is often referred to as the birthplace of Jesus. The town is located in the West Bank, near Jerusalem, and is a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists.

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  • 6. 

    What number is represented by the letters XIX in Roman numerals?

    • A.

      16

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      19

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. 15
    D. 19
    Explanation
    The letters XIX in Roman numerals represent the number 19. The letter X represents 10, the letter I represents 1, and when a smaller numeral (I) is placed before a larger numeral (X), it is subtracted from the larger numeral. So, in this case, 10 (X) minus 1 (I) equals 9. Therefore, XIX represents the number 19.

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  • 7. 

    Cirrus or cumulus are examples of ______?

    • A.

      Asteroids

    • B.

      Roman Gods

    • C.

      Bones in the human body

    • D.

      Clouds

    Correct Answer
    D. Clouds
    Explanation
    Cirrus and cumulus are both types of clouds. Cirrus clouds are thin and wispy, often appearing high in the sky, while cumulus clouds are large and fluffy with a flat base. Therefore, "Clouds" is the correct answer as it accurately identifies the category to which both cirrus and cumulus belong.

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  • 8. 

    What is the biggest living fish in the ocean?

    • A.

      Tuna

    • B.

      Great White Shark

    • C.

      Whale Shark

    • D.

      Barracuda

    Correct Answer
    C. Whale Shark
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Whale Shark. The whale shark is the largest living fish in the ocean, reaching lengths of up to 40 feet or more. It is a filter feeder, meaning it feeds on plankton and small fish by filtering them through its gills. Despite its massive size, the whale shark is known for its gentle and docile nature, making it a popular attraction for divers and snorkelers.

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  • 9. 

    Name the character in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' who is the uncle of Olivia. Sir Toby ______?

    • A.

      Belch

    • B.

      Sneeze

    • C.

      Cough

    • D.

      Burp

    Correct Answer
    A. Belch
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', Sir Toby is the uncle of Olivia. His last name is Belch.

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  • 10. 

    Name the dog in the Punch and Judy show.

    • A.

      Toby

    • B.

      Patch

    • C.

      Fido

    • D.

      Bullseye

    Correct Answer
    A. Toby
    Explanation
    In the Punch and Judy show, the dog is named Toby.

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