Incredible And Unknown Facts You Didn't Know About! Knowledge Trivia Test

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This knowledge trivia test has some Incredible and Unknown Facts You Didn’t Know About! The world is so big that you can’t know what is happening in different continents at the same time but if you have a hunger for knowledge you may find yourself learning a lot by just taking a quiz. Why don’t you start with this one for starters?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A Symbol of the ancient competition, the Olympic flame burns ________ throughout the games.

    • A.

      In a continuous was

    • B.

       continuous

    • C.

      Continuously

    • D.

      Continual

    Correct Answer
    C. Continuously
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Continuously". The word "continuously" means without interruption or stopping. In the context of the sentence, it implies that the Olympic flame burns without any breaks or pauses throughout the games. This emphasizes the ongoing nature of the flame and its symbolic representation of the ancient competition.

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  • 2. 

    The painting ________ to the art museum last week. 

    • A.

      Donated

    • B.

      Donates

    • C.

      Was donated

    • D.

      Donating

    Correct Answer
    C. Was donated
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Was donated." This is because the sentence is in the past tense and requires a past tense verb to match the subject "The painting." "Was donated" is the correct past tense form of the verb "to donate" in this context.

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  • 3. 

    There is evidence that prehistoric humans used fire ___ 400,000 B. C.

    • A.

      So early

    • B.

      The earliest

    • C.

      As early as

    • D.

      So early that

    Correct Answer
    C. As early as
    Explanation
    The phrase "as early as" is used to indicate a time that is earlier than expected or anticipated. In this context, the sentence is stating that there is evidence of prehistoric humans using fire at a time as early as 400,000 B.C. This suggests that the use of fire by prehistoric humans dates back to a very early period in history.

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  • 4. 

    Staying in a hotel costs ________ renting a room in a dormitory for a week.

    • A.

      Twice more than

    • B.

      Twice as much as

    • C.

      As much twice as

    • D.

      As much as twice

    Correct Answer
    B. Twice as much as
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Twice as much as." This means that staying in a hotel costs double the amount of renting a room in a dormitory for a week.

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  • 5. 

    Even though John F. Kennedy failed to receive the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential nomination in 1956, _____ won their nomination for President in 1960.

    • A.

      He

    • B.

      Who

    • C.

      And

    • D.

      But

    Correct Answer
    A. He
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the pronoun "He" is the correct answer. The context suggests that the sentence is referring to John F. Kennedy, who failed to receive the Democratic Party's vice-presidential nomination in 1956. However, despite this failure, "he" (referring to John F. Kennedy) went on to win their nomination for President in 1960.

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  • 6. 

    The University of Georgia, __________ in 1785, was the first state-supported university in the United States.

    • A.

      Chartered

    • B.

      Was chartered

    • C.

      It was chartered

    • D.

      To be chartered

    Correct Answer
    A. Chartered
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Chartered." This is because the sentence is referring to the University of Georgia being established or founded in 1785, and the word "chartered" means to grant a charter or official authorization to an institution. Therefore, "chartered" is the most appropriate word to complete the sentence and convey the intended meaning.

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  • 7. 

    The position of the larynx, or voice box, in the neck determines ___, swallows, and vocalizes.

    • A.

      A. an animal, how does one breathe 

    • B.

       B. how an animal breathes 

    • C.

      C. an anima breathes, how one

    • D.

      D. how does an anima breathe 

    Correct Answer
    B.  B. how an animal breathes 
    Explanation
    The position of the larynx, or voice box, in the neck determines how an animal breathes, swallows, and vocalizes.

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  • 8. 

     ________ a bridge builder, Gustav Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower for the Paris Exposition of 1889.

    • A.

      While

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      It was when

    • D.

      It while was

    Correct Answer
    A. While
    Explanation
    The word "while" is used to indicate a contrast or contradiction between two ideas or actions. In this case, it suggests that despite being a bridge builder, Gustav Eiffel designed the Eiffel Tower. The use of "while" implies that bridge building and designing the Eiffel Tower are different activities or roles, but Gustav Eiffel was able to excel in both.

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  • 9. 

    Gorillas are quiet animals, __________ they are able to make about twenty different sounds.

    • A.

      How

    • B.

      In spite of 

    • C.

      Because of

    • D.

      Even though

    Correct Answer
    B. In spite of 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "In spite of". This is because it indicates a contrast or contradiction between the two parts of the sentence. It suggests that although gorillas are generally quiet animals, they are still able to make about twenty different sounds.

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  • 10. 

    The cyclist ________ he crossed the main street.

    • A.

      A. looked with caution after 

    • B.

      B. had looked cautiously before 

    • C.

      C. was looked cautious when 

    • D.

      D. looks cautious when 

    Correct Answer
    B. B. had looked cautiously before 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. "had looked cautiously before". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and requires a past perfect verb form to indicate an action that occurred before another past action. The cyclist had already looked cautiously before crossing the main street.

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  • 11. 

     ________ categorized as lipids.

    • A.

      Fats and also oils

    • B.

      While fats and oils

    • C.

      Fats and oils are 

    • D.

      Fats and oils

    Correct Answer
    C. Fats and oils are 
  • 12. 

    The sport of hang gliding ________ by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

    • A.

      Regulated it

    • B.

      Is regulated

    • C.

      That was regulated

    • D.

      That it regulated

    Correct Answer
    B. Is regulated
    Explanation
    Hang gliding is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The use of the verb "is" suggests that hang gliding is currently regulated by the FAA. This implies that there are rules and regulations in place that govern the practice of hang gliding, ensuring safety and adherence to certain standards.

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  • 13. 

    The theory of Continental Drift assumes that there ________ long-term climatic changes in many areas during the past.

    • A.

      Must have ben

    • B.

      Must be

    • C.

      Must have

    • D.

      Must

    Correct Answer
    A. Must have ben
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Must have been." This is because the sentence is referring to past long-term climatic changes, indicating that they have already occurred. The phrase "must have been" is used to express certainty about a past event or situation.

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  • 14. 

    George ________ he could improve his test scores, but he did not have enough time to study.

    • A.

      Knew to

    • B.

      Knew how

    • C.

      Knew how that

    • D.

      Knew how to

    Correct Answer
    B. Knew how
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Knew how to". In the sentence, George knew how to improve his test scores, but he did not have enough time to study. This means that George was aware of the method or techniques that could help him improve his test scores, but he was unable to implement them due to a lack of time for studying.

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  • 15. 

    The U.S. postal service policy for check approval includes a requirement that two pieces of identification ________.

    • A.

      Must present

    • B.

      Presented

    • C.

      Be presented

    • D.

      For presentation

    Correct Answer
    C. Be presented
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Be presented". This is because the sentence is discussing a requirement that two pieces of identification must fulfill, and "be presented" is the correct verb phrase to describe this action.

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  • 16. 

    ________ is an ancient source of energy.

    • A.

      The wind

    • B.

      Winds

    • C.

      Wind

    • D.

      A wind

    Correct Answer
    B. Winds
    Explanation
    Winds refers to the movement of air in the atmosphere, which is an ancient source of energy. Throughout history, humans have harnessed the power of wind to propel ships, grind grain, and generate electricity. The plural form "winds" is incorrect as it implies multiple sources of energy, while the singular form "wind" and the article "a" before it are grammatically incorrect.

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  • 17. 

    The cockroach ________ disease wherever it goes is regarded as a danger to public health even though it does not bite or sting.

    • A.

      Spreads

    • B.

      Spreading

    • C.

      Which spreading

    • D.

      To spread

    Correct Answer
    B. Spreading
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Spreading." The word "spreading" is the present participle form of the verb "spread," which means to extend or distribute over an area. In the given sentence, it is used to describe the action of the cockroach in spreading disease wherever it goes. This implies that the cockroach is actively involved in the process of disease transmission, making it a danger to public health.

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  • 18. 

    The spiral threads of a spider’s web have a sticky substance on them ___ insects.

    • A.

      Traps

    • B.

      Trap its

    • C.

      Which traps

    • D.

      Which it traps

    Correct Answer
    C. Which traps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Which traps." This answer is grammatically correct and makes sense in the context of the sentence. It implies that the sticky substance on the spiral threads of a spider's web is used to trap insects.

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  • 19. 

    One of the least effective ways of storing information is learning ________ it.  A. how to repeat   B. repeating   C. to repeat   D. repeat 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    Learning to repeat information is one of the least effective ways of storing it. This suggests that simply learning how to repeat information without actually repeating it is not an effective method. Instead, actively repeating the information helps to reinforce it in memory and improve retention. Therefore, option C, "to repeat," is the correct answer as it implies the action of actually repeating the information.

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  • 20. 

    General Grant had General Lee ________ him at Appomattox to sign the official surrender of the Confederate forces.

    • A.

      To meet 

    • B.

      Met

    • C.

      Meet

    • D.

      Meeting

    Correct Answer
    C. Meet
    Explanation
    General Grant had General Lee meet him at Appomattox to sign the official surrender of the Confederate forces.

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  • 21. 

    Plant cuttings who are placed in water will develop roots and can then be planted in soil.

    • A.

      Who 

    • B.

      Placed

    • C.

      Then be

    • D.

      In soil

    Correct Answer
    A. Who 
    Explanation
    The word "who" in this context refers to the plant cuttings. The sentence is stating that plant cuttings, when placed in water, will develop roots. Once the roots have developed, the plant cuttings can then be planted in soil.

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  • 22. 

    Neither the mathematics department nor the biology department at State University requires that the students must write a thesis in order to graduate with a master's degree.  A. nor   B. must write   C. to graduate   D. master's degree 

    • A.

      Nor

    • B.

      Must write

    • C.

      To graduate

    • D.

      Master's Degree

    Correct Answer
    B. Must write
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "must write". This answer is correct because it accurately identifies the verb phrase that is negated by the word "nor" in the sentence. The sentence states that neither the mathematics department nor the biology department requires that students must write a thesis. Therefore, the phrase "must write" is the correct answer as it represents the requirement of writing a thesis.

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  • 23. 

    The congressman, accompanied by secret service agents and aides, are preparing to enter the convention hall within the next few minutes.  A. by   B. are   C. to enter   D. within the next

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The subject in the sentence is "The congressman," which is singular. The verb "are" is plural and does not agree with the subject. Therefore, the correct answer is B, which is "is."

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  • 24. 

    Today was such a beautiful day that I couldn't bring myself to complete all my chores.  A. such a beautiful day   B. myself   C. to complete   D. my chores 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The phrase "such a beautiful day" is the correct answer because it correctly identifies the reason why the person couldn't bring themselves to complete their chores. The word "such" emphasizes the exceptional quality of the day, implying that it was so beautiful that it made it difficult for the person to focus on their tasks.

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  • 25. 

    A well-known large natural lake is Lake Tahoe, ________ straddles the California-Nevada border.  A. and   B. which   C. since   D. for 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    B. B
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B. "which". This is because "which" is a relative pronoun that is used to introduce a relative clause providing additional information about the noun "Lake Tahoe". In this case, the relative clause "which straddles the California-Nevada border" provides more information about Lake Tahoe.

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  • 26. 

    The amount of books in the Library of Congress is more than 58 million volumes.  A. The amount   B. in the Library of Congress   C. is    D. more than 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the correct answer among the options A, B, C, and D. The correct answer is A because it correctly identifies the subject of the sentence, which is "The amount." Options B, C, and D are incorrect because they do not accurately identify the subject of the sentence.

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  • 27. 

    Schizophrenia, a behavioral disorder typified by a fundamental break with reality, maybe triggered by genetic predisposition, stressful, drugs, or infections.  A. typified by   B. fundamental   C. may be triggered   D. stressful 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D because the word "stressful" is the only option that correctly describes a potential trigger for schizophrenia. The other options do not accurately describe triggers for the disorder.

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  • 28. 

    Many roads and railroads were built in the 1880s because of the industrial cities needed a network to link them with sources of supply.  A. were built   B. in the 1880s   C. because of   D. to link 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    C. C
    Explanation
    Many roads and railroads were built in the 1880s because the industrial cities needed a network to link them with sources of supply.

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  • 29. 

    As Ingrid Bergman lived a life of courage, she also approached die with courage.  A. As   B. a life   C. she   D. die 

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    The given sentence is incomplete and does not make grammatical sense. It seems to be a comparison between Ingrid Bergman's life and her approach towards death. The correct answer is "D" because it is the only option that completes the sentence and makes it grammatically correct.

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  • 30. 

    The value of precious gems is determined by their hardness, color, and brilliant.  A. precious   B. gems   C. their   D. brilliant

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    • D.

      D

    Correct Answer
    D. D
    Explanation
    The correct answer is D because "brilliant" is used as an adjective to describe the quality of the gems. It is one of the factors that determine their value, along with hardness and color.

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