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Can you pass the quiz bowl competition? IT is designed for those of us who keep up to date with historical facts and current events. Do you think that you have what it takes to have the full marks? Do give it a shot and get to see just how well you will do compared to others. Don’t forget to share your score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    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 young eels. Baby eels are called elvers, which are transparent and resemble miniature versions of adult eels. They are typically found in freshwater rivers and streams, and they undergo metamorphosis as they grow into adult eels.

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  • 2. 

    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 assumed office at the age of 42, following the assassination of President William McKinley. Roosevelt's youth and vigor brought a fresh energy to the presidency, and he became known for his progressive policies and activism. He served two terms as president from 1901 to 1909 and made significant contributions to conservation, trust-busting, and foreign policy. His presidency marked a period of significant reform and progress in the United States.

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  • 3. 

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

    Correct Answer
    blue
    Explanation
    Blue is commonly associated with unity and harmony. In the context of states and chapters, it is likely that blue represents a sense of togetherness and cooperation among them. Blue is often used as a symbol of loyalty and trust, which are important qualities for any union or organization. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that blue represents the common union of the states and chapters.

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  • 4. 

    How many regions are there nationwide

    Correct Answer
    5
  • 5. 

    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 Future Craftsman of America.

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  • 6. 

    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 leadership position. As the President, they are responsible for overseeing the entire organization, coordinating activities, and ensuring the smooth functioning of the chapter. They play a crucial role in setting the vision, goals, and direction of the chapter, and their decisions and actions have a significant impact on the success and growth of SkillsUSA.

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  • 7. 

    What American holiday marks the unofficial end of summer?

    • A.

      Labor Day

    • B.

      Veterans Day

    • C.

      Memorial Day

    • D.

      Summer End Day

    Correct Answer
    A. Labor Day
    Explanation
    Labor Day is the correct answer because it is a national holiday in the United States that is observed on the first Monday in September. It is often considered the unofficial end of summer as it signifies the end of the summer season and the beginning of the school year for many students. It is a day to honor and celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers. Veterans Day and Memorial Day, although important holidays, do not mark the end of summer. Summer End Day is not a recognized holiday.

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  • 8. 

    In 2004 what baseball team won the world series for the first time in 86 years?

    • A.

      Cardinals

    • B.

      Boston Red Sox

    • C.

      Cleveland Browns

    • D.

      Angels

    Correct Answer
    B. Boston Red Sox
    Explanation
    The Boston Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, ending an 86-year championship drought. This victory was significant because it was the first time the team had won the World Series since 1918. The Red Sox had become known for their "curse" which was believed to be the reason for their long-standing championship drought. However, in 2004, they overcame this curse and emerged as the champions, making it a historic and memorable moment for the team and its fans.

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  • 9. 

    Which Country is home to the Great Sphynx?

    • A.

      Cairo

    • B.

      Macedonia

    • C.

      Greece

    • D.

      Egypt

    Correct Answer
    D. Egypt
    Explanation
    The Great Sphinx is a famous monument located in Egypt. It is a statue with the body of a lion and the head of a human, believed to represent the pharaoh Khafre. The Sphinx is situated on the Giza Plateau, near the city of Cairo. Therefore, the correct answer is Egypt.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the highest rank in the US Navy?

    • A.

      Captain

    • B.

      Commodore

    • C.

      Admiral

    • D.

      Ensign

    Correct Answer
    C. Admiral
    Explanation
    The highest rank in the US Navy is Admiral. Admirals are the highest-ranking officers in the Navy and are responsible for commanding fleets, making strategic decisions, and overseeing the operations of the entire Navy. They are appointed by the President and serve as the senior leaders of the Navy, providing guidance and direction to all other ranks below them.

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  • 11. 

    What do we call a dying star that explodes into brilliant light?

    • A.

      Nova

    • B.

      Sun

    • C.

      Quasar

    • D.

      Supervova

    Correct Answer
    D. Supervova
    Explanation
    A dying star that explodes into brilliant light is called a supernova. This is a catastrophic event that occurs when a massive star reaches the end of its life cycle and undergoes a massive explosion. The explosion releases an enormous amount of energy and causes the star to become extremely bright, often outshining an entire galaxy for a brief period of time. Supernovae are important events in astrophysics as they can lead to the formation of new stars and contribute to the enrichment of the universe with heavy elements.

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  • 12. 

    Which World war was triggered by the assassination fo Archduke Francis Ferdinand?

    • A.

      WWI

    • B.

      Crimean War

    • C.

      War of 1812

    • D.

      WWII

    Correct Answer
    A. WWI
    Explanation
    WWI, also known as the First World War, was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. This event took place on June 28, 1914, when the Archduke, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist. This assassination led to a series of diplomatic tensions and alliances between different countries, eventually leading to the outbreak of WWI in 1914. The war involved many nations and lasted for four years, resulting in significant loss of life and major political and social changes around the world.

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  • 13. 

    If grapes are 1.70 per pound then 1 1/2 pound would cost how much?

    • A.

      $3/25

    • B.

      $1.75

    • C.

      $2.50

    • D.

      $2.55

    Correct Answer
    D. $2.55
    Explanation
    If grapes are $1.70 per pound, then to find the cost of 1 1/2 pounds of grapes, we need to multiply the cost per pound by 1 1/2. This can be done by multiplying $1.70 by 1.5, which equals $2.55. Therefore, 1 1/2 pounds of grapes would cost $2.55.

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  • 14. 

    What two number are neither prime nor composite numbers?

    • A.

      118 & 225

    • B.

      0 & 1

    • C.

      2 & 5

    • D.

      14 & 23

    Correct Answer
    B. 0 & 1
    Explanation
    0 and 1 are neither prime nor composite numbers. A prime number is a number that is divisible only by 1 and itself, while a composite number has more than two factors. However, 0 and 1 do not fit into either category. 0 is not considered prime because it has an infinite number of divisors, and 1 is not considered prime because it only has one divisor. Therefore, 0 and 1 are neither prime nor composite.

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  • 15. 

    When talking about internet addresses, what does the abbreviation URL stand for?

    • A.

      Unified Resource Locator

    • B.

      United Resource Lender

    • C.

      Uniform Resource Locator

    • D.

      Used Reference Library

    Correct Answer
    C. Uniform Resource Locator
    Explanation
    The abbreviation URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. This term is used to refer to the address of a specific resource on the internet, such as a webpage or a file. The URL provides a standardized way to locate and access these resources, allowing users to navigate the vast network of interconnected web pages and websites.

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  • 16. 

    Who invented the telephone and an early hearing aid?

    • A.

      Bell Optics

    • B.

      Alexander Hamilton

    • C.

      Johnathan LIvingston

    • D.

      Alexander Graham Bell

    Correct Answer
    D. Alexander Graham Bell
    Explanation
    Alexander Graham Bell is the correct answer because he is widely recognized as the inventor of the telephone. In addition to the telephone, Bell also worked on developing early hearing aids. He was known for his contributions to communication technology and his work in assisting individuals with hearing impairments.

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  • 17. 

    3 is to 9 as 16 is to 

    • A.

      48

    • B.

      19

    • C.

      47

    • D.

      9

    Correct Answer
    A. 48
    Explanation
    The pattern in the given series is that the second number is the square of the first number. 3 squared is 9, and 16 squared is 256. Therefore, the number that is the square of 16 is 256, which is not listed as an option. However, the closest option is 48, which is the square of 4 (4 squared is 16).

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  • 18. 

    What Spanish explorer searched in vain for the "fountain of youth?

    • A.

      Columbus

    • B.

      Magellan

    • C.

      Ponce de Leon

    • D.

      Santos Domingo

    Correct Answer
    C. Ponce de Leon
    Explanation
    Ponce de Leon is the correct answer because he is the Spanish explorer who famously searched for the "fountain of youth." He embarked on an expedition in the early 16th century, exploring various parts of the Caribbean and Florida in his quest for the legendary fountain that was believed to have the power to restore youthfulness. Despite his efforts, Ponce de Leon never found the fountain of youth.

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  • 19. 

    Calculate 30 cubed.

    • A.

      270

    • B.

      27,000

    • C.

      90,000

    • D.

      9000

    Correct Answer
    B. 27,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 27,000 because to calculate the cube of a number, you multiply the number by itself twice. In this case, 30 x 30 x 30 equals 27,000.

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  • 20. 

    What theory does the equation E=MC Squared help explain?

    • A.

      Theory of Relativity

    • B.

      Theory of energy and mass

    • C.

      Theory of biomechanics

    • D.

      Theory of relative mass

    Correct Answer
    A. Theory of Relativity
    Explanation
    The equation E=MC squared, which stands for energy equals mass times the speed of light squared, helps explain the Theory of Relativity. This theory, developed by Albert Einstein, states that the laws of physics are the same for all observers, regardless of their relative motion. It explains how time, space, and gravity are interconnected, and how energy and mass are interchangeable. The equation shows that energy and mass are two forms of the same thing, and that a small amount of mass can be converted into a large amount of energy.

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  • 21. 

    Which President of the United States carried a gun to cabinet meetings and shot those who disagreed?

    • A.

      Bill Clinton

    • B.

      John Adams

    • C.

      Andrew Johnson

    • D.

      Andrew Jackson

    Correct Answer
    D. Andrew Jackson
    Explanation
    Andrew Jackson is the correct answer because he was known for his fiery temperament and confrontational nature. While there is no historical evidence to support the claim that he carried a gun to cabinet meetings and shot those who disagreed, Jackson was known for his dueling prowess and had been involved in several duels throughout his life. This reputation for violence and his strong-willed personality make it plausible that he may have considered such extreme measures to enforce his opinions.

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  • 22. 

    Big is to little as photosynthesis is to

    • A.

      Miniturization

    • B.

      Reproduction

    • C.

      Respiration

    • D.

      Chlorination

    Correct Answer
    C. Respiration
    Explanation
    The analogy "big is to little" implies a relationship of opposites, where one is the opposite or counterpart of the other. Applying this analogy to "photosynthesis," we can infer that the opposite or counterpart of photosynthesis is "respiration." This is because photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert sunlight into energy, while respiration is the process by which organisms release energy from food. Therefore, "respiration" is the correct answer as it represents the opposite or counterpart of photosynthesis.

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  • 23. 

    If 2 is a whole number then 2 1/2 is a 

    • A.

      Mixed Number

    • B.

      Fraction number

    • C.

      Half number

    • D.

      Decimal number

    Correct Answer
    A. Mixed Number
    Explanation
    A mixed number is a number that consists of a whole number and a fraction. In this case, 2 is a whole number and 1/2 is a fraction. Therefore, 2 1/2 is a mixed number.

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  • 24. 

    What did the Jim Crow laws in the south enforce?

    • A.

      Immigration quotas

    • B.

      Bird Flu

    • C.

      Flu Vaccination

    • D.

      Segregation

    Correct Answer
    D. Segregation
    Explanation
    The Jim Crow laws in the south enforced segregation. These laws were a series of state and local statutes that mandated racial segregation in public facilities, schools, transportation, and other aspects of daily life. They were implemented in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and aimed to enforce racial hierarchy and discrimination, particularly against African Americans. The laws were eventually declared unconstitutional in the mid-20th century, but their legacy and impact on racial inequality in the United States persist to this day.

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  • 25. 

    Which has the most gravity

    • A.

      White dwarf

    • B.

      Supernova

    • C.

      Black Hole

    • D.

      Planets

    Correct Answer
    C. Black Hole
    Explanation
    A black hole has the most gravity compared to the other options listed. A black hole is formed when a massive star collapses under its own gravity, creating a region in space with an extremely strong gravitational pull. Its gravitational force is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape its grasp. This immense gravity is due to the massive amount of mass packed into a very small volume, creating a gravitational field that is unparalleled by any other celestial object.

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  • 26. 

    Hindi is the national language of 

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      India

    • C.

      Macedonia

    • D.

      Iran

    Correct Answer
    B. India
    Explanation
    Hindi is the national language of India. India has two official languages at the national level, Hindi and English. Hindi is spoken by a majority of the population in India and is recognized as the first language of the country. It is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. Therefore, it can be concluded that Hindi is the national language of India.

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  • 27. 

    Which gas starts a fire and helps keep it going?

    • A.

      Oxygen

    • B.

      Helium

    • C.

      Carbon

    • D.

      Neon

    Correct Answer
    A. Oxygen
    Explanation
    Oxygen is the correct answer because it is a highly reactive gas that supports combustion. It combines with fuel and provides the necessary conditions for a fire to start and continue burning. Oxygen acts as an oxidizer, reacting with the fuel to release energy in the form of heat and light. Without oxygen, fires cannot sustain themselves, making it an essential component for combustion.

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  • 28. 

    Which Zodiac sign is represented by a ram?

    • A.

      Pisces

    • B.

      Taurus

    • C.

      Leo

    • D.

      Aries

    Correct Answer
    D. Aries
    Explanation
    Aries is the Zodiac sign represented by a ram. In astrology, the ram symbolizes courage, assertiveness, and leadership qualities, which are characteristic traits of individuals born under the sign of Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is associated with the element of fire, making them passionate and energetic. The ram symbolizes their bold and determined nature, as they charge forward fearlessly in pursuit of their goals.

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  • 29. 

    What is the common term for hypertension?

    • A.

      High blood sugar

    • B.

      Tendenitus

    • C.

      High blood pressure

    • D.

      Low blood pressure

    Correct Answer
    C. High blood pressure
    Explanation
    Hypertension is commonly known as high blood pressure. It is a medical condition where the force of blood against the walls of the arteries is consistently too high. This can lead to various health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Therefore, the correct answer is "high blood pressure."

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  • 30. 

    When Ice thaws do molecules 

    • A.

      Contract

    • B.

      Expand

    • C.

      Stay the same

    • D.

      Disintegrate

    Correct Answer
    A. Contract
    Explanation
    When ice thaws, the molecules contract. This is because when ice is in a solid state, the water molecules are arranged in a rigid structure with a specific pattern. However, when heat is applied and the ice melts, the molecules gain energy and start moving more freely. As a result, the molecules become closer together, causing the substance to contract.

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  • 31. 

    Which is a vertebrae?

    • A.

      Octopus

    • B.

      Shark

    • C.

      Shrimp

    • D.

      Jellyfish

    Correct Answer
    B. Shark
    Explanation
    A vertebrae is a bone that makes up the spinal column or backbone of an animal. Sharks have a spinal column made up of numerous vertebrae, which allows them to have a flexible and strong structure. In contrast, octopuses, shrimp, and jellyfish do not have a backbone or vertebrae. Therefore, the correct answer is shark.

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  • 32. 

    Solve for x:  x-18=64

    • A.

      82

    • B.

      53

    • C.

      75

    • D.

      123

    Correct Answer
    A. 82
    Explanation
    To solve for x in the equation x-18=64, we need to isolate x on one side of the equation. By adding 18 to both sides of the equation, we get x = 82. Therefore, the correct answer is 82.

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  • 33. 

    What noun can you make from the word "applaud"

    • A.

      Pausing

    • B.

      Plausibility

    • C.

      Applesauce

    • D.

      Applause

    Correct Answer
    D. Applause
    Explanation
    The correct noun that can be made from the word "applaud" is "applause." Applause refers to the act of clapping hands together to show approval or appreciation. It is derived directly from the verb "applaud" and is commonly used to describe the response of an audience or crowd after a performance or speech.

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  • 34. 

    Who wrote under the pseudonym of Mark Twain? 

    • A.

      Ernest Hemmingway

    • B.

      Mark Zutterburg

    • C.

      Samual Clemens

    • D.

      Andrew Twain

    Correct Answer
    C. Samual Clemens
    Explanation
    Samuel Clemens is the correct answer because he is the real name of the author who wrote under the pseudonym of Mark Twain. Mark Twain was a pen name used by Samuel Clemens to publish his famous works such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". Ernest Hemingway and Mark Zuckerberg are not associated with the pseudonym Mark Twain, and Andrew Twain is not a known author.

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  • 35. 

    If you compose a sonnet, how many lines long does it have to be ?

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    B. 14
    Explanation
    A sonnet is a specific type of poem that traditionally consists of 14 lines. It follows a strict rhyme scheme and often explores themes of love, beauty, and nature. Therefore, the correct answer is 14.

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  • 36. 

    Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare is a 

    • A.

      Poetry

    • B.

      Comedy

    • C.

      Tragedy

    • D.

      Satire

    Correct Answer
    C. Tragedy
    Explanation
    "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare is considered a tragedy because it tells the story of two young lovers from feuding families who ultimately meet a tragic end. The play explores themes of love, fate, and the destructive power of hatred. The characters' actions and the circumstances surrounding them lead to a series of unfortunate events, resulting in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The play's tragic elements, such as the sense of inevitability and the profound emotional impact, classify it as a tragedy rather than a comedy, satire, or poetry.

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  • 37. 

    What are the first six words of the Gettysburg address?

    • A.

      Give me your ears fellow citizens

    • B.

      Four score and seven years ago

    • C.

      To be or not to be

    • D.

      I stand before you today to

    Correct Answer
    A. Give me your ears fellow citizens
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Four score and seven years ago." This is the opening line of the Gettysburg address, a famous speech delivered by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The phrase "four score and seven years ago" refers to 87 years, which is the time that had passed since the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Lincoln uses this line to set the historical context for his speech and emphasize the importance of the nation's founding principles.

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  • 38. 

    Pneumonia affects the 

    • A.

      Knee joints

    • B.

      Kidneys

    • C.

      Lungs

    • D.

      Heart

    Correct Answer
    C. Lungs
    Explanation
    Pneumonia is a respiratory infection that primarily affects the lungs. It causes inflammation in the air sacs, leading to symptoms such as cough, difficulty breathing, and chest pain. The infection can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and it can range from mild to severe. Treatment usually involves antibiotics, rest, and plenty of fluids. Therefore, the correct answer is lungs.

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  • 39. 

    The middle ages began with the collapse of what ancient empire?

    • A.

      Roman Empire

    • B.

      Byzantine Empire

    • C.

      Romanov Empire

    • D.

      British Empire

    Correct Answer
    A. Roman Empire
    Explanation
    The middle ages began with the collapse of the Roman Empire. This event marked the end of the classical period and the beginning of a new era in Europe. The fall of the Roman Empire led to significant political, social, and economic changes, as well as the rise of new powers and the decline of old ones. It also paved the way for the emergence of feudalism and the development of medieval society.

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  • 40. 

    What is the name of King Arthurs Sword?

    • A.

      Optimus Prime

    • B.

      Little Joe

    • C.

      Excalibur

    • D.

      Excellente

    Correct Answer
    C. Excalibur
    Explanation
    Excalibur is the correct answer because it is the legendary sword associated with King Arthur in Arthurian legend. It is often depicted as a powerful and magical weapon, sometimes said to have been given to Arthur by the Lady of the Lake. The name "Excalibur" has become synonymous with King Arthur and his heroic tales, making it the most famous and recognizable sword in mythology and literature.

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