Tws Battle Of The Brains - Preliminary Round

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Tws Battle Of The Brains - Preliminary Round - Quiz

Welcome to preliminary round. Answer the 30 questions in the time given of 10 minutes. You will be given 20 seconds per question. ​Malpractice will result in disqualification. The types of question will be: match the following (choose from drop-down menu), text entry and multiple choices . Qualification will be based on this preliminary round. It's essential that you have fun and learn rather than just answering the questions and qualifying just for the purpose of getting selected. Regards,TWS Quiz team


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the most consumed beverage in the world?

    Explanation
    Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. It is a popular drink that is enjoyed by people of all ages and cultures. Tea has been consumed for centuries and is known for its various health benefits, including its antioxidant properties and potential to improve heart health. It is also a versatile beverage that can be enjoyed hot or cold, and can be flavored with various herbs and spices. The global popularity of tea can be attributed to its refreshing taste, wide availability, and cultural significance in many countries.

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  • 2. 

    Of the following countries, which country has only one time zone?

    • A.

      China

    • B.

      Russia

    • C.

      United Kingdom

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    A. China
    Explanation
    China is the correct answer because it is the only country listed that has a single time zone. Despite its large size, China operates on a single time zone known as China Standard Time (CST). This is because the Chinese government decided to unify the country under a single time zone in 1949 for political and practical reasons. This means that regardless of the geographical location within China, the entire country follows the same time. In contrast, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Australia have multiple time zones due to their vast territories.

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  • 3. 

    In numerals: how much is a baker's dozen?

    Correct Answer
    13
    Explanation
    A baker's dozen refers to a group of 13 items, specifically in the context of baked goods. It originated from a practice where bakers would add an extra item to a dozen to ensure that the customer received the correct amount, even if one was damaged or missing. This practice was meant to maintain customer satisfaction and avoid any potential disputes. Therefore, a baker's dozen is equal to 13.

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  • 4. 

    What is this famous skyscraper called?

    • A.

      CN Tower

    • B.

      Space needle

    • C.

      Auckland Sky Tower

    • D.

      Burj Khalifa

    Correct Answer
    B. Space needle
    Explanation
    The famous skyscraper referred to in the question is the Space Needle. The Space Needle is an iconic landmark located in Seattle, Washington. It is known for its unique design, featuring a saucer-shaped observation deck and a slender tower. The Space Needle offers panoramic views of the city and has become a symbol of Seattle's skyline.

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  • 5. 

    Which creatures do you keep in an apiary?

    Correct Answer
    Bees
    bee
    Explanation
    An apiary is a place where bees are kept. Bees are the primary creatures that are kept in an apiary. They are essential for honey production and pollination of plants. Therefore, it is logical to keep bees in an apiary. The answer "Bees, bee" accurately identifies the creatures that are kept in an apiary.

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  • 6. 

    The English law applies to which regions of the UK?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      Wales

    • C.

      Scotland and England

    • D.

      The entire UK

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. England
    B. Wales
    Explanation
    The English law applies to England and Wales. These two regions share a legal system, known as the English law, which is based on common law principles. Scotland, on the other hand, has its own separate legal system, known as the Scots law. Therefore, the correct answer is England and Wales.

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  • 7. 

    Which continent has larger land mass?

    • A.

      North America

    • B.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    B. Africa
    Explanation
    Africa has a larger land mass compared to North America. Africa is the second largest continent in the world, covering approximately 30.37 million square kilometers. It is home to diverse landscapes, including vast deserts, savannas, and rainforests. On the other hand, North America is the third largest continent, with a land area of approximately 24.71 million square kilometers. While North America is still sizable, it is smaller in comparison to Africa.

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  • 8. 

    In what year was Adolf Hitler nominated for the Nobel peace prize?

    Correct Answer
    1939
    Explanation
    In 1939, Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. This nomination came as a surprise to many, as Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany and was responsible for numerous acts of aggression and violence. However, it is important to note that nominations for the Nobel peace prize are made by various individuals and organizations, and being nominated does not imply that someone is deserving or will actually win the prize.

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  • 9. 

    What flavour is this Kit-Kat?

    Correct Answer
    Green tea
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Green tea. This is the flavor of the Kit-Kat being referred to in the question.

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  • 10. 

    On the Richter scale, how many times more powerful is a 6.0 earthquake than a 5.0?

    Correct Answer
    10
    10 times
    Explanation
    A 6.0 earthquake is 10 times more powerful than a 5.0 earthquake on the Richter scale. The Richter scale is logarithmic, meaning that each whole number increase on the scale represents a tenfold increase in the magnitude of the earthquake. Therefore, a 6.0 earthquake has ten times the amplitude and releases ten times more energy than a 5.0 earthquake.

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  • 11. 

    What is the significance of the bite taken out of the Apple logo?

    Correct Answer
    so people get that it was an apple not a cherry
    apple not cherry
    Explanation
    The bite taken out of the Apple logo is significant because it helps people recognize that the logo represents an apple and not a cherry. By removing a portion of the fruit, it distinguishes the logo and makes it clear that it represents the company Apple Inc. rather than any other fruit-related brand.

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  • 12. 

    What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane?

    Correct Answer
    Orange
    orange
    Explanation
    The black box in a commercial airplane is actually orange in color, not black. This is because the color orange is highly visible and can be easily spotted in case of an accident or crash. The black box, which is actually a flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, is designed to withstand extreme conditions and is crucial for investigating and understanding the cause of an accident.

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  • 13. 

    The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

    • A.

      Canaries

    • B.

      Dogs

    • C.

      Pelicans

    • D.

      Flamingos

    Correct Answer
    B. Dogs
    Explanation
    The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after dogs. The islands were originally inhabited by a large population of wild dogs, which were called "canarios" by the indigenous people. When the islands were discovered by Europeans, they named them after these dogs. The name "Canary Islands" has since stuck, even though the wild dog population has significantly decreased over time.

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  • 14. 

    In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

    Correct Answer
    November
    Explanation
    The October Revolution in Russia actually took place in October 1917, according to the Julian calendar that was used at the time. However, when the Gregorian calendar was adopted by Russia in 1918, there was a 13-day difference between the two calendars. As a result, the October Revolution is now celebrated in November according to the Gregorian calendar.

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  • 15. 

    Who is known as the father of geometry?

    Correct Answer
    Euclid
    Euclid of Alexandria
    Explanation
    Euclid is known as the father of geometry because he was a Greek mathematician who wrote the book "Elements," which is considered the most influential textbook on geometry. His work laid the foundation for the study of geometry and established many of the principles and theorems that are still used today. Euclid of Alexandria refers to the same person, as Alexandria was the city where Euclid lived and taught.

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  • 16. 

    How many hearts does an octopus have?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    An octopus has three hearts. Two of the hearts pump blood to the gills, while the third heart pumps blood to the rest of the body. This unique circulatory system allows for efficient oxygenation of the octopus's blood and ensures that all of its organs receive a sufficient supply of oxygen.

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  • 17. 

    Do most teens suffer from nomophobia?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The given answer "Yes" suggests that most teens suffer from nomophobia. Nomophobia is the fear or anxiety of being without a mobile phone or unable to use it. The answer implies that a significant number of teenagers experience this fear or anxiety, indicating that it is a common issue among this age group.

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  • 18. 

    Which theoretical temperature corresponds to -273.15 degrees on the Celsius scale?

    Correct Answer
    absolute zero
    0 Kelvin
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "absolute zero, 0 Kelvin." This is because -273.15 degrees Celsius is the temperature at which all molecular motion theoretically stops, known as absolute zero. This temperature is also equivalent to 0 Kelvin on the Kelvin scale, which is an absolute temperature scale where zero Kelvin represents absolute zero. Therefore, both "absolute zero" and "0 Kelvin" are correct explanations for the theoretical temperature corresponding to -273.15 degrees Celsius.

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  • 19. 

    What does a philatelist do?

    Correct Answer
    collect stamps
    study of stamps
    collects stamps
    stamps
    collecting stamps
    studies stamps
    Explanation
    A philatelist is someone who collects and studies stamps. They engage in the hobby of collecting stamps and also take the time to learn about the history, design, and significance of different stamps.

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  • 20. 

    How many rings are in the Olympic emblem?

    Correct Answer
    5
    five
    Explanation
    The Olympic emblem consists of five rings, each representing one of the five continents (Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and Oceania). These rings are interconnected, symbolizing unity and cooperation among nations participating in the Olympic Games. The number five is significant as it represents the global reach and inclusivity of the Olympic movement.

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  • 21. 

    If you had 3 litres of water and you drank a quarter of it, how many millilitres would you have left? answer in numerals

    Correct Answer
    2250
    2,250
    Explanation
    If you had 3 liters of water and you drank a quarter of it, you would have 2.25 liters left. To convert liters to milliliters, you multiply by 1000. Therefore, you would have 2,250 milliliters left.

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  • 22. 

    What word is spelled the same way in about 20 languages?

    • A.

      Okay

    • B.

      Tea

    • C.

      Taxi

    • D.

      Hello

    Correct Answer
    C. Taxi
    Explanation
    The word "Taxi" is spelled the same way in about 20 languages. This means that regardless of the language being spoken, the word "Taxi" is recognized and written in the same manner. This consistency in spelling across multiple languages suggests that the term "Taxi" has become a widely adopted and recognized word in various cultures and countries.

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  • 23. 

    Who is this person and which organisation is he associated with? 

    Correct Answer
    Sundar Pichai, Google
    Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google
    Explanation
    Sundar Pichai is the person mentioned in the question and he is associated with Google. He is specifically known as the CEO of Google.

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  • 24. 

    What is the HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIOpHOBIA fear of?

    Correct Answer
    Fear of Long words
    long words
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fear of Long words, long words." This phobia is known as Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. It is an ironic term coined to describe the fear or anxiety associated with long words. People with this phobia may experience distress, panic attacks, or avoid situations where they might encounter long words. The fear may stem from difficulties in pronouncing or understanding complex words, leading to a fear response.

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  • 25. 

    In which country is it illegal to own or sell chewing gum?

    Correct Answer
    Singapore
    singapore
    Explanation
    Singapore is the correct answer because it is the only country where it is illegal to own or sell chewing gum. The government imposed this ban in 1992 in order to maintain cleanliness and prevent gum from being stuck on public property. The ban includes both imported and locally produced chewing gum, except for those with therapeutic or dental purposes. Violators can face heavy fines or even imprisonment, making it clear that Singapore takes this law seriously.

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  • 26. 

    How many white squares are there on a chessboard? 

    Correct Answer
    32
    Explanation
    There are 64 squares on a chessboard, with half of them being white and the other half being black. Therefore, the number of white squares on a chessboard is equal to half of the total number of squares, which is 32.

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  • 27. 

    In which country did LEGO originate?

    Correct Answer
    Denmark
    Explanation
    LEGO originated in Denmark. The company was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Christiansen and has since become a globally recognized brand. Denmark is known for its rich history in design and innovation, making it a fitting birthplace for LEGO. The company's name is derived from the Danish words "leg godt," which mean "play well." LEGO's headquarters are still located in Denmark, and the country continues to be closely associated with the iconic toy brand.

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  • 28. 

    How old was Juliet when she dies in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

    Correct Answer
    13
    14
    Explanation
    Juliet was 13 years old when she died in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

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  • 29. 

    Google is a subsidiary of which company?

    • A.

      Google International Inc

    • B.

      Alphabet Inc

    • C.

      YouTube Inc

    • D.

      Google X

    Correct Answer
    B. Alphabet Inc
    Explanation
    Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Alphabet Inc is the parent company of Google, which means that Google operates under the ownership and control of Alphabet Inc. This arrangement allows Alphabet Inc to oversee and manage various businesses, including Google, as separate entities under its umbrella.

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