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  • 1. 
    What is the longest word that starts with Z in the English dictionary?
    • A. 

      Zany

    • B. 

      Zirconium

    • C. 

      Zoroastrianism

    • D. 

      Zlbpmxqctrllrtmth

  • 2. 
    Seneca was a Roman philosopher who wrote "Letters from a Stoic." What form of philosophy is Seneca most associated with?
    • A. 

      Epicureanism

    • B. 

      Platonism

    • C. 

      Monism

    • D. 

      Stoicism

  • 3. 
    To remember the influential figures of ancient Greece in chronological order, I use the acronym SPAA. Socrates taught Plato. Plato taught Aristotle. Whom did Aristotle teach?
    • A. 

      Sophocles

    • B. 

      Herodotus

    • C. 

      Alexander the Great

    • D. 

      Both B and C are correct

  • 4. 
    Who wrote the first part of the classic Chinese novel "Dream of the Red Chamber?"
    • A. 

      Douglas Adams

    • B. 

      Fyodor Dostoevsky

    • C. 

      Tsao Hsueh-Chin

    • D. 

      Thomas Henry Huxley

  • 5. 
    'Cutaneous' means 'pertaining to the skin.' 'Appendage' means 'external organ.' Which of the following is not a cutaneous appendage?
    • A. 

      Feathers

    • B. 

      Scales

    • C. 

      Kidney

    • D. 

      Both A and B are correct

  • 6. 
    A small dinosaur discovered in the region of Lesotho in Southern Africa is considered the ancestor of many later bird-footed dinosaurs. What is the name of this creature?
    • A. 

      Lesithosaurus

    • B. 

      Lesothosaurus

    • C. 

      T-Rex

    • D. 

      Triceratop

  • 7. 
    Celebrated Greek poet Sappho asks Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, to make a woman fall in love with her. The word 'lesbian' takes root from the island from which she hailed. What is the name of this island?
    • A. 

      Lebanon

    • B. 

      Hawaii

    • C. 

      Corsica

    • D. 

      Lesbos

  • 8. 
    The Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the States of America, was ratified in 1781. When was the second Constitution of the United States completely ratified by all 13 states?
    • A. 

      1756

    • B. 

      1779

    • C. 

      1780

    • D. 

      1790

  • 9. 
    Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a notorious ingredient in oriental cuisine. After consuming products with high MSG, some people report nausea, migraine, dizziness, and muscle fatigue...which is collectively known as...
    • A. 

      Chinese restaurant syndrome

    • B. 

      Angelman syndrome

    • C. 

      Cockayne syndrome

    • D. 

      Trisomy 21 syndrome

  • 10. 
    In the 2001 French movie "Amelie," the title character goes in search of a man she believes is named 'Monsieur Bredoteau.' Later, she learns that she had misheard the name, and the man's actual name is...
    • A. 

      Wallace

    • B. 

      Bretodeau

    • C. 

      Quincampoix

    • D. 

      Gorgette

  • 11. 
    In Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic "The Little Prince," the title character visited six different planets before arriving at the last planet where he met a pilot who crash-landed in the Sahara desert. What is the seventh planet that the Little Prince visited?
    • A. 

      Venus

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Earth

    • D. 

      Africa

  • 12. 
    In chemistry, oxidation means the addition of an O or O2 to a substance. A good oxidizing agent readily donates its available oxygen atom. Which of the following is a good oxidizing agent?
    • A. 

      Methane (CH4)

    • B. 

      Ethane (C2H6)

    • C. 

      Pentane (C5H12)

    • D. 

      Potassium permanganate (KMnO4)