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1.

What is the capital of Puerto Rico?

Answer: San Juan
Explanation:
San Juan is the correct answer because it is the capital of Puerto Rico. Santo Domingo is the capital of the Dominican Republic, La Ciudad de Mexico is the capital of Mexico, and Agua is not a capital city.
2.

How do you spell David's last name, the person who won American Idol?

Answer: Archuleta
Explanation:
David Archuleta is a singer who gained fame as the runner-up in the seventh season of American Idol in 2008. The correct spelling of his last name is "Archuleta." It's always a good practice to verify specific spellings from reliable sources, but based on my knowledge up to January 2022, "Archuleta" is the accurate spelling.
3.

In which year did Hurricane Katrina occur?

Answer: 2005
Explanation:
Hurricane Katrina occurred in 2005. This powerful hurricane made landfall in the United States, particularly affecting the Gulf Coast region, including Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. It caused widespread devastation, resulting in the loss of thousands of lives and causing immense damage to infrastructure and property. The impacts of Hurricane Katrina were long-lasting and highlighted the importance of disaster preparedness and response in the face of extreme weather events.
4.

Which was on the air first?

Answer: NBC
Explanation:
NBC (National Broadcasting Company) was indeed on the air first among the options provided. NBC began its radio operations in 1926 and made its official television debut on June 27, 1939.
5.

The song I'll Fly Away is a _________.

Answer: Cannot be classified
Explanation:
The song "I'll Fly Away" defies classification due to its unique blend of musical elements and influences. It incorporates elements from various genres such as country, bluegrass, gospel, and folk, making it difficult to categorize it under a single genre. The song's diverse musical composition and universal appeal make it a timeless piece that transcends traditional genre boundaries.
6.

The highest temperature ever recorded on the earth is ________.

Answer: 136 F
Explanation:
The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth is approximately 136°F (58°C). This record was set on July 10, 1913, in Furnace Creek Ranch (formerly Greenland Ranch), Death Valley, California, USA. This temperature measurement has been a topic of discussion and verification, but it remains one of the widely recognized extremes in temperature recorded on Earth.
7.

Who hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932?

Answer: Los Angeles
Explanation:
The Summer Olympics in 1932 were hosted by the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. This marked the 10th edition of the modern Olympic Games. The event took place during the challenging times of the Great Depression, and Los Angeles was the only city bidding to host the Games. The organizing committee faced financial difficulties, but through innovative solutions and community support, they managed to host a successful Olympic Games. The Los Angeles Olympics of 1932 featured various sports and brought together athletes from around the world to compete in the spirit of international sportsmanship. The Games included memorable performances and achievements, contributing to the history of the Olympic movement.
8.

Earth is closest to the size of ____________.

Answer: Venus
Explanation:
Earth is closest to the size of Venus. Both Earth and Venus are terrestrial planets, meaning they have a solid surface, and they are similar in size and composition. Venus has a diameter that is only slightly smaller than Earth's, making it the closest in size to our planet among the options provided. Mercury and Mars are smaller than Earth, while Neptune is a gas giant and significantly larger than both Earth and Venus.
9.

What is the most used letter in the English language?

Answer: E
Explanation:
The letter "e" is the most used letter in the English language. It appears frequently in many common words and is essential for constructing sentences. Its high frequency is due to its presence in common functional words like "the," "and," and "is," as well as in various verb forms and pronouns. Additionally, "e" is often used in prefixes and suffixes, further contributing to its prevalence in the English language.
10.

Where is Russia? (you must choose one)

Answer: Europe
Explanation:
Russia is a transcontinental country that spans Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. While a significant portion of Russia is located in the Asian part of the continent, the majority of its population and major cities are situated in the European part. Therefore, the most accurate choice among the given options is "Europe."
11.

Brachypodium distachyon is the scientific name for a type of ___________.

Answer: Grass
Explanation:
Brachypodium distachyon is the scientific name for a type of grass. It is commonly known as purple false brome or simply Brachypodium. This plant species is often used as a model organism in scientific research, particularly in the study of grass genetics and genomics.
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