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The trivia below is designed to test your general knowledge! If you are on a quest for the experience, you are in luck as the quiz below is full of some captivating facts that most people do not know, but maybe you might. Think you can get every question, right? Do give it a shot and see how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the capital of Eygpt?

    • A.

      Cairo

    • B.

      Abu Dhabi

    • C.

      Ottawa

    Correct Answer
    A. Cairo
    Explanation
    Cairo is the correct answer because it is the capital of Egypt. It is the largest city in the country and is located on the banks of the Nile River. Cairo is not only the political capital but also the cultural and economic center of Egypt. It is home to many historical landmarks, including the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum.

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  • 2. 

    The closest neighbour of earth is..

    • A.

      Sun

    • B.

      Moon

    • C.

      Venus

    Correct Answer
    B. Moon
    Explanation
    The closest neighbor of Earth is the Moon. While the Sun is much larger and plays a crucial role in sustaining life on Earth, it is located much farther away from us compared to the Moon. Venus, on the other hand, is a planet in our solar system and is not considered a neighbor of Earth in the same way the Moon is. The Moon is located at an average distance of about 384,400 kilometers from Earth, making it our closest celestial neighbor.

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  • 3. 

    What is the Largest Mammal?

    • A.

      Shark

    • B.

      Whale

    • C.

      Elephant

    • D.

      Mountain Lion

    Correct Answer
    B. Whale
    Explanation
    Whales are the largest mammals, making them the correct answer to the question. They can grow to be enormous in size, with the blue whale being the largest known animal on Earth. Sharks are not mammals, but rather fish, so they are not the correct answer. Elephants are large mammals, but they are not the largest. Mountain lions are also mammals, but they are much smaller in comparison to whales. Therefore, the correct answer is whale.

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  • 4. 

    What animal can go without water the longest?

    • A.

      Dessert rat

    • B.

      Hip

    • C.

      Camel

    • D.

      Hippopotamus

    Correct Answer
    C. Camel
    Explanation
    Camels are known for their ability to survive in extremely arid environments, making them the animal that can go without water the longest. They have adapted physiological features that allow them to conserve water, such as the ability to reabsorb moisture from their own waste and the ability to tolerate high body temperatures. These adaptations enable camels to go for extended periods of time without drinking water, making them well-suited for surviving in desert environments.

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  • 5. 

    What is the currency of India?

    • A.

      Dollar

    • B.

      Rupee

    • C.

      Sterling

    • D.

      Dinar

    Correct Answer
    B. Rupee
    Explanation
    The currency of India is the Rupee. The Rupee is the official currency of India and is widely used for all financial transactions within the country. It is denoted by the symbol "₹" and is subdivided into 100 paise. The Rupee has been the currency of India since 1947 when the country gained independence from British rule. It is issued and regulated by the Reserve Bank of India.

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  • 6. 

    What is the longest river in the world?

    • A.

      Nile river

    • B.

      Amazon river

    • C.

      Mississippi River

    Correct Answer
    A. Nile river
    Explanation
    The Nile river is considered the longest river in the world. It stretches approximately 4,135 miles in length, flowing through eleven countries in northeastern Africa. The river has played a significant role in the development of ancient civilizations, providing water for agriculture and transportation. Its length and the historical importance it holds make the Nile river the correct answer to this question.

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  • 7. 

    What is the flag called for the UK?

    • A.

      Premier Jack

    • B.

      Strong jack

    • C.

      Union Jack

    Correct Answer
    C. Union Jack
    Explanation
    The flag called for the UK is the Union Jack. The Union Jack is a combination of the flags of England, Scotland, and Ireland. It consists of a blue field with a white diagonal cross representing St. Andrew's Cross (Scotland), a red diagonal cross representing St. Patrick's Cross (Ireland), and a white diagonal cross representing St. George's Cross (England). The Union Jack is commonly associated with the United Kingdom and is used as the national flag.

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  • 8. 

    What ship has recentl just sank?

    • A.

      Titanic

    • B.

      Costa concordia

    • C.

      The Queen Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Costa concordia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "costa concordia." The Costa Concordia is a ship that recently sank. It was a cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy in 2012, resulting in the deaths of 32 people. The incident gained widespread media attention due to the scale of the disaster and the subsequent salvage operation to remove the ship from the water.

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  • 9. 

    Where is the Olympics being help this year?

    • A.

      Madrid

    • B.

      London

    • C.

      Edinburgh

    Correct Answer
    B. London
    Explanation
    The Olympics is being held in London this year.

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  • 10. 

    Who discovered penicillin?

    • A.

      Alexander Fleming

    • B.

      Ruth Turner

    • C.

      Edward Mayfair

    Correct Answer
    A. Alexander Fleming
    Explanation
    Alexander Fleming is credited with the discovery of penicillin. In 1928, he observed that a mold called Penicillium notatum inhibited the growth of bacteria. This accidental discovery led to the development of the first antibiotic, which revolutionized medicine by effectively treating bacterial infections. Fleming's work laid the foundation for the use of antibiotics in modern medicine, saving countless lives and significantly improving healthcare outcomes.

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