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Test your General knowledge with this year 6 general knowledge quiz. Ideally, there are many things that people are expected to know off the top of their heads, but that is not always the case in real life. In the quiz below, you will get to test out just how well informed you are about your environment and some famous locations. Do you know enough to get a high score and get the smart award? Take the quiz and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

     What is the longest river?

    • A.

      Nile

    • B.

      Amazon

    • C.

      Congo

    Correct Answer
    A. Nile
    Explanation
    The Nile is considered the longest river in the world. It stretches over 6,650 kilometers, flowing through eleven countries in northeastern Africa. The river has played a significant role in the development of ancient civilizations, such as the Egyptian civilization, and continues to be a vital water source for millions of people today. Its length and historical importance make the Nile the longest river.

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  • 2. 

    What is the normal type of weather in England?

    • A.

      Sunny

    • B.

      Cloudy

    • C.

      Rainy

    Correct Answer
    B. Cloudy
    Explanation
    England's climate is generally mild and temperate, influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the presence of the Gulf Stream. While weather patterns can vary throughout the country and throughout the year, the sky is often overcast with clouds, and there is frequent precipitation. England is known for its changeable weather, but clouds and rain are common features of its climate.

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  • 3. 

    Which word comes first in the dictionary?

    • A.

      Bring

    • B.

      Brick

    • C.

      Bright

    Correct Answer
    B. Brick
    Explanation
    In alphabetical order, "B" comes before "R", so we compare the first letters of each word. "Bring" starts with "B", "Brick" starts with "B", and "Bright" starts with "B" as well. Since they all start with the same letter, we then look at the second letter. In this case, "r" comes before "r" comes before "r". So, "Brick" comes before "Bring" and "Bright" in the dictionary. Therefore, "Brick" is the word that comes first.

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  • 4. 

    Do you start a name or a place with a capital?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    In English grammar, it is customary to start both names and places with a capital letter. This capitalization rule helps to distinguish proper nouns from common nouns. Proper nouns refer to specific names of people, places, or things, while common nouns are general and do not require capitalization. By capitalizing the first letter of a name or place, we show that it is unique and specific. Hence, the correct answer is A) Yes.

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  • 5. 

    What do you call a word that describes "how you do something?"

    • A.

      Verb

    • B.

      Connective

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    Correct Answer
    D. Adverb
    Explanation
    A word that describes "how you do something" is called an adverb. Adverbs are a part of speech that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs to provide more information about the manner, frequency, time, place, or degree of an action or quality.

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  • 6. 

    Is there more sea than land on Earth?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, there is more sea than land on Earth. The Earth's surface is approximately 71% covered by oceans, while the remaining 29% is land. This is supported by the fact that the world's largest ocean, the Pacific Ocean, alone covers more area than all the continents combined.

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  • 7. 

    Does Earth orbit the sun?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Earth orbits the sun because of the gravitational force between the two. This force keeps Earth in a constant elliptical path around the sun. As a result, Earth completes one orbit around the sun in approximately 365.25 days, causing the change in seasons and the cycle of day and night. This phenomenon is known as heliocentrism, which was first proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus in the 16th century and later confirmed by scientific observations and experiments.

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  • 8. 

    Where is the appropriate placement for a comma in relation to connectives like 'and,' 'but,' 'or,' and 'however' when joining two clauses or sentences?

    • A.

      Before

    • B.

      After

    Correct Answer
    A. Before
    Explanation
    A comma is placed before a connective as it helps to separate two independent clauses in a sentence. By using a comma before a connective, it indicates a pause or a break in the flow of the sentence, allowing the reader to understand the two clauses as separate entities. This helps to improve clarity and readability in writing.

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  • 9. 

    What tense is this sentence in? I am writing on the whiteboard.

    • A.

      Past

    • B.

      Present

    Correct Answer
    B. Present
    Explanation
    The sentence "I am writing on the whiteboard" is in the present tense. This is indicated by the use of the present tense verb "am writing." The action is happening currently, at the time of speaking, which aligns with the present tense.

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  • 10. 

    Which mountain has the highest peak?

    • A.

      Mount Everest

    • B.

      Mount Whycheproof

    Correct Answer
    A. Mount Everest
    Explanation
    Mount Everest is the correct answer because it is the highest peak in the world, with an elevation of 29,032 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level. It is located in the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and China. Mount Whycheproof, on the other hand, is a small mountain located in Australia and does not have a peak that comes close to the height of Mount Everest.

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  • 11. 

    What is 40% of 66?

    • A.

      13.2

    • B.

      26.4

    • C.

      20.06

    Correct Answer
    B. 26.4
    Explanation
    To find 40% of 66, you multiply 66 by 0.40 (which represents 40%).

     

    40% of 66 = 66 * 0.40 = 26.4.

     

    So, the correct answer is 26.4

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  • 12. 

    What is 45/9?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above" because when we divide 45 by 9, we get the quotient of 5. Therefore, none of the options provided (8, 100, or 50) is equal to the correct answer.

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  • 13. 

    What is ratio?

    • A.

      The quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other.

    • B.

      1+1

    • C.

      DVD

    Correct Answer
    A. The quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A) The quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other. This definition accurately describes what a ratio is. It highlights the comparison between two quantities and how many times one value is present in or can be divided by the other value. This definition helps in understanding the concept of ratio and its application in various mathematical and real-life scenarios.

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  • 14. 

    40 + 6184 = 

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      400

    • C.

      6224

    Correct Answer
    C. 6224
    Explanation
    To find the sum of 40 and 6184, you simply add them together:

     

    40 + 6184 = 6224.

     

    Therefore, the correct answer is 6224.

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  • 15. 

    52 x 6 =

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      600

    • C.

      312

    Correct Answer
    C. 312
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C)312 because when you multiply 52 by 6, you are essentially adding 52 to itself 6 times. So, 52 + 52 + 52 + 52 + 52 + 52 equals 312.

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  • 16. 

    4 x 9 =

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      18

    • C.

      36

    Correct Answer
    C. 36
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C)36. This is because when you multiply 4 by 9, you are essentially adding 4 nine times. So, 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 equals 36.

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  • 17. 

    406.1 + 21.8 = 

    • A.

      427.9

    • B.

      408.88

    • C.

      2481.1

    Correct Answer
    A. 427.9
    Explanation
    The sum of 406.1 and 21.8 is 427.9.

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  • 18. 

    What is closer to Earth?

    • A.

      The sun

    • B.

      The moon

    Correct Answer
    B. The moon
    Explanation
    The Moon is closer to Earth than the Sun. While the Sun is much larger and more massive than the Moon, it is also much farther away. The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is about 238,855 miles, while the average distance between the Earth and the Sun is about 93 million miles. Therefore, even though the Moon appears smaller in the sky, it is actually much closer to us than the Sun.

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  • 19. 

    2242 + 268 =

    • A.

      6636

    • B.

      2510

    • C.

      1111

    Correct Answer
    B. 2510
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B) 2510. To find the sum of 2242 and 268, we add the digits in each place value. Starting from the rightmost place value, we add 2 and 8, which equals 10. We write down the 0 and carry over the 1 to the next place value. Moving to the next place value, we add 4, 6, and the carried over 1, which equals 11. We write down the 1 and carry over the other 1. Finally, in the leftmost place value, we add 2 and the carried over 1, which equals 3. Therefore, the sum of 2242 and 268 is 2510.

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  • 20. 

    50 x 10 =

    • A.

      500

    • B.

      1000

    • C.

      5000

    Correct Answer
    A. 500
    Explanation
    The given equation, 50 x 10, can be solved by multiplying 50 by 10. When we multiply 50 by 10, we get the product of 500. Therefore, the correct answer is A)500.

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