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  • 1. 

    What is another name for the Prime Meridian?

    Explanation
    The International Date Line is not another name for the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian is the line of longitude that divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, passing through Greenwich, London. On the other hand, the International Date Line is an imaginary line that roughly follows the 180° line of longitude, and it marks the place where each new day begins. It is located on the opposite side of the Earth from the Prime Meridian. Therefore, the given answer is incorrect.

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  • 2. 

    On what continent will you find the cities of Munich Marseilles and Warsaw?

    Explanation
    The cities of Munich, Marseille, and Warsaw are all located on the continent of Europe. Europe is home to a diverse range of countries and cities, and these three cities are just a few examples of the many cultural and historical centers found on this continent. Munich is the capital of Bavaria in Germany, Marseille is a major port city in France, and Warsaw is the capital of Poland. All three cities have their own unique characteristics and attractions, making Europe a popular destination for travelers.

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  • 3. 

    What is the legendary Argentinean Football player Maradona's last name?

    • A.

      Wayne

    • B.

      Diego

    • C.

      Carlos

    • D.

      Pablo

    • E.

      Chicken

    Correct Answer
    B. Diego
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Diego" because Maradona's full name is Diego Armando Maradona. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time and is known for his skill, agility, and iconic goals, such as the "Hand of God" goal and the "Goal of the Century" in the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

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  • 4. 

    Which English king signed the Magna Carta?

    • A.

      King Henry VIII

    • B.

      King Richard the first

    • C.

      King Knut

    • D.

      King John

    • E.

      Queen Elizabeth

    Correct Answer
    D. King John
    Explanation
    King John is the correct answer because he was the English king who signed the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta was a historic document signed in 1215 that limited the power of the monarchy and established certain rights for the English nobility. King John's signing of the Magna Carta was a significant event in English history and marked a shift towards greater rights and liberties for the people.

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  • 5. 

    Who wrote Pride and Prejudice?

    • A.

      Jane Austen

    • B.

      Mr Darcy

    • C.

      Queen Victoria

    • D.

      Charles Dickens

    • E.

      Anne Bronte

    Correct Answer
    A. Jane Austen
    Explanation
    Jane Austen is the correct answer because she is the renowned author who wrote the novel Pride and Prejudice. Her works are widely celebrated for their portrayal of social class, marriage, and the role of women in the 19th century. Pride and Prejudice, published in 1813, is one of Austen's most famous and beloved novels, known for its witty social commentary and the complex relationship between the main characters, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, and Anne Bronte are not associated with the writing of Pride and Prejudice.

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  • 6. 

    Who is this ?   

    • A.

      President John.F.Kennedy

    • B.

      President Herbert Hoover

    • C.

      Vice President Al Gore

    • D.

      President Ronald Reagen

    • E.

      President George.W.Bush

    Correct Answer
    D. President Ronald Reagen
    Explanation
    President Ronald Reagan is the correct answer because he is the only one among the options who served as the President of the United States. John F. Kennedy, Herbert Hoover, Al Gore, and George W. Bush all held different positions in the government but never served as the President.

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  • 7. 

    The acronymn LASER stands for..

    • A.

      Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radio Waves.

    • B.

      Light Amplification by Spontaneous Emission of Radio Waves.

    • C.

      Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

    • D.

      Light Amplilfication by Spontaeous Emission of Radiation

    Correct Answer
    C. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation." This is because the acronym LASER refers to a device that produces a narrow and intense beam of coherent light through the process of stimulated emission. The term "radiation" is used to describe the emission of electromagnetic waves, specifically in the form of light in this case. The other options, which mention "spontaneous emission" and "radio waves," are incorrect and do not accurately describe the functioning of a laser.

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  • 8. 

    Name the city from where Le Monde is published?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Paris

    • C.

      Madrid

    • D.

      Rome

    Correct Answer
    B. Paris
    Explanation
    Le Monde is a French daily newspaper, widely regarded as one of the most influential and respected newspapers in the world. It covers a wide range of topics including politics, culture, and international news. Since Le Monde is a French newspaper, it is published in Paris, the capital city of France. Therefore, the correct answer is Paris.

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  • 9. 

    What is the collective noun for a lion?

    • A.

      Herd

    • B.

      Pride

    • C.

      Pack

    Correct Answer
    B. Pride
    Explanation
    A pride is the correct collective noun for a group of lions. This term is used because lions are social animals that live in family groups called prides. In a pride, there are typically multiple adult females, their offspring, and a few adult males. The females work together to hunt and care for the young, while the males protect the pride's territory. Therefore, "pride" accurately describes the social structure and behavior of lions in the wild.

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  • 10. 

    What type of meat is used in moussaka?

    • A.

      Lamb

    • B.

      Pig

    • C.

      Elephant

    Correct Answer
    A. Lamb
    Explanation
    Moussaka is a traditional Greek dish, and the most common type of meat used in it is lamb. Lamb is a popular choice for moussaka because it adds a rich and savory flavor to the dish. The meat is typically cooked with onions, garlic, and various spices before being layered with eggplant, potatoes, and a creamy béchamel sauce. The combination of the tender lamb meat and the other ingredients creates a delicious and hearty meal.

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  • 11. 

    Which country is bordered by France, Belgium and Germany?

    • A.

      Austria

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Luxemborg

    Correct Answer
    C. Luxemborg
    Explanation
    Luxemborg is the correct answer because it is the only country that is bordered by France, Belgium, and Germany. Austria is not bordered by France, and Spain is not bordered by Belgium or Germany. Therefore, Luxemborg is the only country that fits the given criteria.

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  • 12. 

    Who had a hit with Rock Around The Clock?

    • A.

      Bill Haley and the Comets

    • B.

      Buddy Holly

    • C.

      Elvis Presley

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Haley and the Comets
    Explanation
    Bill Haley and the Comets had a hit with Rock Around The Clock. This song, released in 1954, is widely regarded as one of the first rock and roll hits and helped popularize the genre. Bill Haley and the Comets' energetic performance and catchy melody made it a chart-topping success and a landmark in the history of rock music. Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley were also influential figures in the early days of rock and roll, but they did not have a hit with Rock Around The Clock.

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  • 13. 

    Which famous part of New York City is usually the centre of New Year's Eve celebrations?

    • A.

      Broadway

    • B.

      Manahattan

    • C.

      Times Square

    Correct Answer
    C. Times Square
    Explanation
    Times Square is famous for being the center of New Year's Eve celebrations in New York City. Every year, thousands of people gather in Times Square to watch the iconic ball drop at midnight, marking the start of the new year. The event is televised and watched by millions around the world. Times Square is known for its bright lights, billboards, and bustling atmosphere, making it the perfect location to ring in the new year with excitement and festivities.

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  • 14. 

    Which metal do you get from Hematite?

    • A.

      Tin

    • B.

      Iron

    • C.

      Aluminum

    Correct Answer
    B. Iron
    Explanation
    Hematite is an iron ore mineral, so the correct answer is Iron.

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  • 15. 

    What kind of an animal is a wireworm?

    • A.

      Beetle

    • B.

      Moth

    • C.

      Snake

    Correct Answer
    A. Beetle
    Explanation
    A wireworm is a type of beetle. Wireworms are the larvae of click beetles and are known for their long, slender, wire-like appearance. They are typically brown or yellowish in color and have a hard exoskeleton. Wireworms are agricultural pests that feed on the roots and underground parts of plants, causing damage to crops. They are commonly found in soil and can be a nuisance to farmers and gardeners.

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  • 16. 

    How many millimetres in 10 centimetres?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    B. 100
    Explanation
    There are 10 millimeters in 1 centimeter. Therefore, to find the number of millimeters in 10 centimeters, we multiply 10 by 10, which equals 100. So, the correct answer is 100.

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  • 17. 

    The strongest building shape is a:

    • A.

      Square

    • B.

      Triangle

    • C.

      Rectangle

    Correct Answer
    B. Triangle
    Explanation
    Triangles are the strongest building shape because they distribute weight evenly across all sides, allowing for better stability and load-bearing capacity. The triangular shape prevents any side from bending or collapsing under pressure, making it ideal for constructing sturdy structures. Additionally, triangles have a strong internal support system, with each side reinforcing the others. This inherent strength makes triangles a popular choice in architecture and engineering for creating durable and resilient buildings.

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  • 18. 

    The Olympic games are held every:

    • A.

      4 years

    • B.

      8 years

    • C.

      10 years

    Correct Answer
    A. 4 years
    Explanation
    The Olympic games are held every 4 years. This is known as the Olympic cycle or Olympiad. The four-year interval allows for proper planning and preparation of the games, including the selection of host cities, construction of venues, and qualification of athletes. It also gives athletes enough time to train and compete in various qualifying events. This regular interval ensures that the Olympic games remain a highly anticipated and prestigious event on the global sports calendar.

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  • 19. 

    Gold is heavier than silver.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Gold is heavier than silver because gold has a higher density than silver. Density is a measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume, and gold has a higher mass per unit volume compared to silver. Therefore, if we compare equal volumes of gold and silver, the gold will have a greater mass and thus be heavier.

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  • 20. 

    A lake is bigger than the ocean.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is not true. The ocean is significantly larger than any lake. Oceans cover about 71% of the Earth's surface, while lakes are much smaller bodies of water. The largest lake in the world, the Caspian Sea, is still much smaller than any ocean. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 21. 

    Mariah Carey is a singer who usually sings rap music.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Mariah Carey is not a singer who usually sings rap music. Mariah Carey is known for her vocal range and singing style, which is primarily pop and R&B. While she has experimented with different genres throughout her career, rap music is not her usual style.

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  • 22. 

    Albert Einstein developed the Theory of Relativity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Albert Einstein is widely recognized as the scientist who developed the Theory of Relativity. His groundbreaking work in the early 20th century revolutionized our understanding of space, time, and gravity. The theory has been extensively tested and has been confirmed by numerous experiments and observations. Therefore, it is accurate to say that Albert Einstein developed the Theory of Relativity.

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  • 23. 

    A butterfly has five legs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 24. 

    What Carbon Alkali Is Shown In The Picture?

    • A.

      Methane

    • B.

      Polyethyl Acrylate

    • C.

      Lithium

    • D.

      Sulfur

    • E.

      Propane

    Correct Answer
    E. Propane
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Propane. Propane is a carbon alkali and is shown in the picture. Methane, Polyethyl Acrylate, Lithium, and sulfur are not carbon alkalis and are therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 25. 

    What Is The Official National Anthem Of The USA.?

    • A.

      Star Spangled Banner

    • B.

      God Save Our Queen

    • C.

      The Soldier's Song

    • D.

      O' Say Can You See

    • E.

      The Dawn Of Early Light

    Correct Answer
    A. Star Spangled Banner
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Star Spangled Banner" because it is the official national anthem of the USA. This song was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 and was adopted as the national anthem by Congress in 1931. It is a patriotic song that celebrates the resilience and bravery of the American people, particularly during the War of 1812. The song's lyrics and melody have become synonymous with American patriotism and are often performed at national events and sporting competitions.

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  • 26. 

    How Many Pieces Are on A Chess Board?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      38

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      26

    • E.

      32

    Correct Answer
    E. 32
    Explanation
    A standard chess board consists of 64 squares, with 32 of them being occupied by pieces at the start of the game. Each player starts with 16 pieces, including 8 pawns, 2 rooks, 2 knights, 2 bishops, 1 queen, and 1 king. Therefore, the correct answer is 32, as there are 32 pieces on a chess board at the beginning of a game.

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  • 27. 

    What Are Baby Eels Called?

    • A.

      Eelids

    • B.

      Eels

    • C.

      Elver

    • D.

      Castroeylets

    Correct Answer
    C. Elver
    Explanation
    Elver is the correct answer because it refers to the stage of development of baby eels. Elvers are young eels that have just hatched from their eggs and are transparent and leaf-like in appearance. They are also known as glass eels.

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  • 28. 

    Which COUNTRY Is The Largest In The World?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Argentina

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Australia

    • E.

      USA

    Correct Answer
    C. Russia
    Explanation
    Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of land area. It covers a vast territory spanning two continents, Europe and Asia. With a land area of over 17 million square kilometers, it is significantly larger than any other country on the list. Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and the USA are all large countries, but they are smaller than Russia in terms of land area.

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  • 29. 

    Who Was The Youngest President Of The USA?

    • A.

      Theodore Roosevelt

    • B.

      Teddy Jenkins

    • C.

      Richard Nickson

    • D.

      George Bush

    Correct Answer
    A. Theodore Roosevelt
    Explanation
    Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president of the USA. He became president at the age of 42, after the assassination of President William McKinley. Roosevelt's youth and energy brought a new vigor to the presidency, and he implemented several progressive reforms during his time in office. He was known for his strong leadership and advocacy for conservation and trust-busting. His presidency marked a significant period of change and reform in the United States.

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  • 30. 

    In Which Year Did Hitler Become Chancellor Of Germany?

    • A.

      1943

    • B.

      1923

    • C.

      1933

    • D.

      1922

    • E.

      1935

    Correct Answer
    C. 1933
    Explanation
    In 1933, Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany. This marked a significant turning point in history as it allowed Hitler and the Nazi Party to gain control of the German government. Hitler's appointment as Chancellor paved the way for the establishment of a totalitarian regime and the subsequent atrocities committed during World War II. This event had far-reaching consequences and shaped the course of history in the 20th century.

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  • 31. 

    What Was Don Diego De La Vega's Secret Identity?

    • A.

      Danger Mouse

    • B.

      Austin Powers

    • C.

      Bat Man

    • D.

      Zorro

    • E.

      Spider Man

    Correct Answer
    D. Zorro
    Explanation
    Zorro is the correct answer because Don Diego De La Vega's secret identity is indeed Zorro. Zorro is a fictional character created in 1919 by Johnston McCulley. He is a masked vigilante who defends the commoners and indigenous peoples against corrupt officials and tyrannical nobles in Spanish California. Don Diego De La Vega assumes the identity of Zorro to fight for justice and protect the oppressed. Zorro is known for his black costume, mask, and his skilled swordsmanship.

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  • 32. 

    On the SkillsUSA emblem the orbital circles represent...

    Correct Answer
    challenge of modern technology and training
    Explanation
    The orbital circles on the SkillsUSA emblem represent the challenge of modern technology and training. This implies that SkillsUSA is focused on preparing individuals to face the ever-evolving advancements in technology and providing them with the necessary training to overcome these challenges. The emblem symbolizes the organization's commitment to equipping its members with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a rapidly changing world.

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  • 33. 

    Which color represents the common union of the states and of the chapters?

    Correct Answer
    blue
    Explanation
    The color blue represents the common union of the states and of the chapters. This could be because blue is often associated with unity, trust, and loyalty. Additionally, blue is a commonly used color in flags and symbols of many countries and organizations, representing a sense of togetherness and solidarity. Therefore, it is likely that blue was chosen as the color to represent the common union in this context.

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  • 34. 

    The first national organization for students in trade and labor in the 1920's was called

    Correct Answer
    Future Craftsman of America
    Explanation
    The first national organization for students in trade and labor in the 1920s was called the Future Craftsman of America.

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  • 35. 

    Which officer is "key to the whole SkillsUSA Chapter"?

    Correct Answer
    President
    Explanation
    The president is considered the key officer in the SkillsUSA Chapter because they hold the highest position of leadership and have overall responsibility for the chapter's activities and success. As the president, they are responsible for guiding and coordinating the efforts of other officers and members, setting goals and objectives, representing the chapter at official events, and ensuring that the chapter operates effectively and efficiently. Their role is crucial in maintaining the chapter's unity, promoting its mission, and achieving its goals.

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  • 36. 

    Who painted the walls of the Sistine Chapel?

    • A.

      Leonardo da Vinci

    • B.

      Raphael

    • C.

      Donatello

    • D.

      Michelangelo

    Correct Answer
    D. Michelangelo
    Explanation
    Michelangelo painted the iconic frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. His masterpiece, showcasing scenes from Genesis and The Last Judgment, is renowned for its artistic brilliance and remains one of the most celebrated works in the history of Western art. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known mononymously as Michelangelo, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance. 

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  • 37. 

    What is the largest object in our Solar system?

    • A.

      Sun

    • B.

      Saturn

    • C.

      Jupiter

    Correct Answer
    A. Sun
    Explanation
    The largest object in our Solar System is the Sun. It accounts for about 99.86% of the Solar System's total mass, with the majority of the remaining mass contained within the eight planets, among which Jupiter is the largest. The Sun's immense size and mass are central to its gravitational dominance, holding the Solar System together and governing the orbits of planets, asteroids, comets, and other bodies.

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  • 38. 

    What is the longest river?

    • A.

      Colorado

    • B.

      Nile

    • C.

      Amazon

    Correct Answer
    B. Nile
    Explanation
    The Nile River is traditionally considered the longest river in the world. However, some studies and measurements suggest that the Amazon River might be longer. The lengths reported for these rivers have varied with new measurements and techniques, leading to debate over which is truly the longest. Most commonly, the Nile is cited as the longest at about 6,650 kilometers (4,130 miles), with the Amazon being a close second.

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  • 39. 

    Augusta is the state capital of which US state?

    • A.

      Arizona

    • B.

      Georgia

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      Maine

    Correct Answer
    D. Maine
    Explanation
    Augusta, located along the Kennebec River, serves as the capital of Maine, one of the United States' 50 states. Established as the state capital in 1827, it is distinguished by its small-town charm blended with its role as a governmental center. Augusta hosts Maine's state legislature and is a hub for the state's administrative activities.

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  • 40. 

    How many regions are there nationwide

    Correct Answer
    5, five

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