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A collection of questions spanning the globe and the past two millennia!


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  • 1. 

    What was the born name of Augustus Caesar,he first Emperor of the Roman Empire?

    • A.

      Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

    • B.

      Atia Balba Caesonia

    • C.

      Gaius Octavius Thurinus

    • D.

      Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus

    • E.

      Postumus Agrippa

    Correct Answer
    C. Gaius Octavius Thurinus
    Explanation
    Gaius Octavius Thurinus was the born name of Augustus Caesar, the first Emperor of the Roman Empire. He later took on the name Augustus after becoming emperor.

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  • 2. 

    Livingstone Falls is located along which African river?

    • A.

      The Zambezi

    • B.

      The Nile

    • C.

      The Limpopo

    • D.

      The Okavango

    • E.

      The Congo

    Correct Answer
    E. The Congo
    Explanation
    Livingstone Falls is located along the Congo River. This river is the second longest river in Africa and flows through several countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Zambia, and Republic of Congo. Livingstone Falls is a series of rapids and waterfalls that stretch over 220 miles along the Congo River. The falls are named after the famous Scottish explorer, David Livingstone, who was the first European to navigate this section of the river in the 19th century.

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  • 3. 

    Which country was NOT part of the Central powers during World War 1?

    • A.

      Ottoman Empire

    • B.

      Italy

    • C.

      Bulgaria

    • D.

      Austria-Hungary,

    • E.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    B. Italy
    Explanation
    Italy was not part of the Central powers during World War 1. Italy initially joined the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary, but it did not enter the war on their side. Instead, Italy declared neutrality at the outbreak of the war and eventually joined the Allied powers in 1915. Italy's decision to switch sides was influenced by territorial promises made by the Allies, particularly the promise of gaining territories inhabited by ethnic Italians in Austria-Hungary.

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  • 4. 

    The Battle of Lake Trasimene, in which Hannibal led a Carthaginian army in the defeat of the Romans under Gaius Flaminius, took place during what war?

    • A.

      Second Punic War

    • B.

      Corinthian War

    • C.

      Trojan War

    • D.

      Third Sicilian War

    • E.

      Samnite War

    Correct Answer
    A. Second Punic War
    Explanation
    The Battle of Lake Trasimene was a significant event in the Second Punic War. Hannibal, leading the Carthaginian army, defeated the Romans under Gaius Flaminius. This battle was part of Hannibal's strategy to weaken Rome's power in Italy. The Second Punic War was fought between Carthage and Rome from 218 to 201 BC, and it was one of the most important conflicts in ancient history. Hannibal's victories during this war, including the Battle of Lake Trasimene, showcased his military genius and threatened Rome's dominance in the Mediterranean region.

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  • 5. 

    Voyager 1, the farthest man-made object away from Earth, gets it's electrical power from what source?

    • A.

      Solar cells

    • B.

      Iridium cislunar space converters

    • C.

      Radioisotope thermoelectric generators

    • D.

      Multiple fission reactors

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Radioisotope thermoelectric generators
    Explanation
    Voyager 1, being located far away from Earth, cannot rely on solar cells for electrical power as sunlight is too weak at that distance. Instead, it uses radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) to generate power. RTGs use the heat produced from the natural decay of radioactive isotopes to generate electricity. This allows Voyager 1 to continue functioning and sending data back to Earth even in the dark and cold outer regions of our solar system.

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  • 6. 

    The first underwater detonation of a nuclear device by the U.S., used to study the damage dealt to nearby naval vessels, was known as?

    • A.

      Trinity Test

    • B.

      Crossroads Baker

    • C.

      Bikini UWT One

    • D.

      Triton Alpha

    • E.

      Manhattan Seven

    Correct Answer
    B. Crossroads Baker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Crossroads Baker. Crossroads Baker was the name given to the first underwater detonation of a nuclear device by the U.S. This test was conducted to study the damage caused to nearby naval vessels. The other options listed are not relevant to this specific event.

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  • 7. 

    The Australian Aborigines refer to "Ayers Rock" as __________.

    Correct Answer
    uluru
    Uluru
    Explanation
    The Australian Aborigines use the term "Uluru" to refer to "Ayers Rock". This is the correct answer because Uluru is the indigenous name for the iconic sandstone rock formation located in the Northern Territory of Australia. It holds great cultural significance for the Aboriginal people and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The use of both lowercase and uppercase letters in the answer options is due to the fact that the Aboriginal language does not distinguish between uppercase and lowercase letters.

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