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  • 1. 
    How much of the moon's area can be seen from earth's surface?
    • A. 

      35%.

    • B. 

      50%.

    • C. 

      59%.

    • D. 

      74%.

  • 2. 
    What is the southernmost U.S. state?
    • A. 

      Florida.

    • B. 

      Hawaii.

    • C. 

      Puerto Rico.

    • D. 

      Texas.

  • 3. 
    Around 480 B.C., a Greek philosopher advanced scientific knowledge by working out the true cause of astronomical eclipses. His name was:
    • A. 

      Anaxagoras.

    • B. 

      Anaximander.

    • C. 

      Anaximenes of Lampsacus.

    • D. 

      Anaxmenes of Mitelus.

  • 4. 
    What was the name of the first motion picture to win the Oscar for “Best Picture”?
    • A. 

      Cimarron.

    • B. 

      Mutiny on the Bounty.

    • C. 

      Wings.

    • D. 

      The Wizard of oz.

  • 5. 
    How many bytes are there in a kilobyte?
    • A. 

      1,000.

    • B. 

      1,024.

    • C. 

      1,080.

    • D. 

      It depends on your computer,s operating system.

  • 6. 
    What is the meaning of the adjective otiose?
    • A. 

      Disgusting.

    • B. 

      Having large ears.

    • C. 

      Serving no purpose.

    • D. 

      Unmarried.

  • 7. 
    The Etruscans were a people of ancient Europe whose civilization was influential for much of the millennium preceding the Christian era. Their homeland of Etruria lay within the borders of which modern country?
    • A. 

      Franc.

    • B. 

      Germany.

    • C. 

      Italy.

    • D. 

      Spain.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following famous children’s books was illustrated by its author?
    • A. 

      Alice in Wonderland by lLewis Carreol.

    • B. 

      The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

    • C. 

      The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

    • D. 

      Winnie-The-Pooh by A.A. Milne.

  • 9. 
    A bathyscaphe is:
    • A. 

      A map of the ocean bottom.

    • B. 

      A small bathtub used on sailingships.

    • C. 

      A submersible craft.

    • D. 

      What early explorers call the baleen whale.

  • 10. 
    A zoologist studies animal life in general, but a cryptozoologist focuses on:
    • A. 

      Animals that have been extinct for at least one million years .

    • B. 

      Animals that inhabit graveyards.

    • C. 

      Animals whose behaviour is exceptionally puzzling.

    • D. 

      Animals whose existance has not been scientifically verified.

  • 11. 
    Which one of the following writer died on his birthday?
    • A. 

      William Shakespeare.

    • B. 

      John Cairghhead George.

    • C. 

      Lemoney Snicket.

    • D. 

      Mark Twain.

  • 12. 
    To whom was the first patent for a technical invention awarded?
    • A. 

      Christiaan Huygens, mathematician and engineer .

    • B. 

      Filippo Brunelleschi, architect and engineer.

    • C. 

      Leonardo da Vinci, artist and inventor .

    • D. 

      Sir Christopher Wren, architect and scientist .

  • 13. 
    When was plywood invented?
    • A. 

      3500 B.C.

    • B. 

      200 B.C.

    • C. 

      675 B.C.

    • D. 

      1835 B.C.

  • 14. 
    The first coin-operated vending machine dates from at least the first century BC. What product did the machine dispense?
    • A. 

      Healing crystals.

    • B. 

      Holy water.

    • C. 

      Honey wine.

    • D. 

      Horoscopes.

  • 15. 
    In 1856, English chemist William Perkin, hoping to improve the treatment of malaria, set himself the task of producing artificial quinine in his home laboratory. Although the effort failed, Perkin succeeded in creating quite a different product instead. What was it?
    • A. 

      The first commercial bug reppelant.

    • B. 

      The first food preserative.

    • C. 

      The first synthetic dye.

    • D. 

      The first transparent plastic.

  • 16. 
    Alexander Graham Bell is best known for inventing the telephone, but he was a man of many interests. Another product for which he received patents was:
    • A. 

      A cement-burning kiln.

    • B. 

      A hydrofoil boat.

    • C. 

      A "magic lantern" projector.

    • D. 

      A vaccum cleaner.

  • 17. 
    Hyraxes are small furry mammals of Africa and South Asia, whose diet consists of plants and fruit. Oddly enough, the nearest relatives of the hyrax among other mammals are the:
    • A. 

      Bear.

    • B. 

      Elephants.

    • C. 

      Giraffes.

    • D. 

      Lions and Tigers.

  • 18. 
    In the famous Warner Brothers cartoons, a fast-moving bird called a “road runner” makes life difficult for a not-so-wily coyote. The real road runner is actually a type of:
    • A. 

      Cuckoo.

    • B. 

      Pheasant.

    • C. 

      Stork.

    • D. 

      Turkey.

  • 19. 
    According to legend, St. Brendan and a group of monks sailed from Ireland to the Bahamas in the sixth century. The boat they used would have been of the type called a:
    • A. 

      Knorr.

    • B. 

      Canoe.

    • C. 

      Galley.

    • D. 

      Coracle.

  • 20. 
    The galaxy we live in is called the Milky Way. It is shaped approximately like:
    • A. 

      A round ball.

    • B. 

      A doughnut.

    • C. 

      A flat spiral.

    • D. 

      A pretzel.

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