# Quiz Bowl Trivia: MCQ!

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• 1.

### Which word does not involve a prefix that means "before"?

• A.

Prenatal

• B.

Presidium

• C.

Premonition

• D.

Preparedness

• E.

Preoccupation

B. Presidium
Explanation
The word "presidium" does not involve a prefix that means "before." "Presidium" refers to a council or governing body, and the prefix "pre-" does not indicate anything related to "before." The other words, "prenatal," "premonition," "preparedness," and "preoccupation," all contain the prefix "pre-" which means "before."

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• 2.

### If the ice covering a lake is at 0 degrees C, the liquid water below it is at a temperature of ____ degrees C.

• A.

2

• B.

4

• C.

6

• D.

8

• E.

10

B. 4
Explanation
When the ice covering a lake is at 0 degrees C, the liquid water below it is also at 0 degrees C. Water freezes at 0 degrees C, so if the ice is at this temperature, it means that the water has reached its freezing point and has turned into ice. Therefore, the temperature of the liquid water below the ice is also 0 degrees C.

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• 3.

### What American general was recalled in 1917 from his pursuit of the Mexican bandit Pancho Villa to command the American Expeditionary Force?

John Pershing
Pershing
General Pershing
Explanation
John Pershing was the American general who was recalled in 1917 from his pursuit of the Mexican bandit Pancho Villa to command the American Expeditionary Force.

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• 4.

### Tree branches and leaves growing some distance above the ground form the uppermost layer in a forest called the _____.

canopy
Explanation
The uppermost layer in a forest, formed by tree branches and leaves growing some distance above the ground, is called the canopy. The canopy provides shade and shelter for the plants and animals living in the forest, and it also helps regulate temperature and humidity levels. It is often dense and lush, creating a habitat for a variety of species.

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• 5.

### A synonym for volcanic is "extrusive". What is a corresponding synonym for plutonic?

• A.

Effusive

• B.

Intrusive

• C.

Occlusive

• D.

Reclusive

• E.

Seclusive

B. Intrusive
Explanation
The corresponding synonym for "plutonic" is "intrusive". Plutonic and intrusive are both terms used to describe igneous rocks that form beneath the Earth's surface. They are formed from the solidification of magma deep within the Earth. Therefore, "intrusive" is the correct synonym for "plutonic".

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• 6.

### These agencies were all established under what federal program or economic reform? FDIC, TVA, WPA, FHA, CCC, NLR

New Deal
The New Deal
Explanation
The correct answer is "New Deal" or "The New Deal." These agencies were all established under the federal program known as the New Deal. The New Deal was a series of economic reforms and relief programs implemented by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression. The FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) was created to insure bank deposits, the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) aimed to provide electricity and economic development to the Tennessee Valley region, the WPA (Works Progress Administration) provided employment through public works projects, the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) facilitated home loans, the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) provided employment for young men in conservation projects, and the NLR (National Labor Relations) Board was established to protect workers' rights to organize and bargain collectively. All of these agencies were part of the New Deal's efforts to stimulate the economy and provide relief to those affected by the Great Depression.

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• 7.

### Which is most similar to a swallowtail?

• A.

Earwig

• B.

• C.

Monarch

• D.

Dung beetle

• E.

Potter wasp

C. Monarch
Explanation
A swallowtail is a type of butterfly known for its distinctive long, pointed tails on its hindwings. The monarch butterfly is the most similar to a swallowtail because it also has long, pointed tails on its hindwings. The other options, such as the earwig, ladybird, dung beetle, and potter wasp, do not have this characteristic feature and are not closely related to swallowtails.

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• 8.

### A person who handles stock transactions for individual clients is called a _____.

broker
stock broker
Explanation
A person who handles stock transactions for individual clients is called a stock broker. The term "broker" refers to an individual or a firm that acts as an intermediary between buyers and sellers in financial transactions. In the context of stock transactions, a stock broker specifically deals with buying and selling stocks on behalf of individual clients. Therefore, both "broker" and "stock broker" are correct terms to describe a person who handles stock transactions for individual clients.

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• 9.

### What law states that when the elements are listed in order of increasing atomic number, elements with similar chemical and physical properties recur at regular intervals?

periodic law
Explanation
The periodic law states that when the elements are arranged in order of increasing atomic number, elements with similar chemical and physical properties recur at regular intervals. This means that elements with similar properties are grouped together in the periodic table, allowing for a systematic organization of elements based on their properties. The periodic law is a fundamental concept in chemistry and provides a basis for understanding the behavior and relationships of elements.

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• 10.

### Someone with a broken patella has a broken ____.

• A.

Jaw

• B.

Knee

• C.

Pelvis

• D.

Wrist

• E.

Shoulder

B. Knee
Explanation
Someone with a broken patella has a broken knee. The patella, also known as the kneecap, is a small bone located in front of the knee joint. It plays a crucial role in protecting the knee joint and assisting with movements such as walking, running, and jumping. Therefore, if the patella is broken, it means that the knee is injured or fractured.

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