General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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The oldest republic
Which country is the oldest surviving republic in the world?
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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:
Hark, hark, the quark
Physicists theorize the existence of unimaginably tiny and peculiar particles called quarks as the elementary constituent of matter. Quarks were described and named by physicist Murray Gell-Mann, who took the word “quark” from:
B) A combination of the words “quick” and “dark”
C) A phrase in James Joyce’s novel Finnegan’s Wake
D) Randomly combining letters from the household Scrabble set
In Polaroid photography, which was introduced in the early 1960s, a photograph is processed into a finished print immediately after the picture is taken. The inventor of Polaroid photography was:
The Greek hero Bellerophon was able to prevail over his enemies thanks to the help of a supernatural being. Which one?
B) Hera, wife of Zeus
C) Pegasus, the winged horse
D) The Chimera, part lion, part dragon, part goat
The village of Skara Brae is located on the west coast of The Mainland, the large central island of the Orkney Islands. What is unusual about Skara Brae?
B) Since 1650, it has been occupied only by women
C) Each spring, a town meeting hall is built, used once, and destroyed
D) On December 21, villagers perform the “Dance of the Ice King”
Girolamo Cardano, the great 16th-century mathematician, physician, astrologer and scholar who founded probability theory, led a colorful and controversial life that included time spent in prison for the crime of…
B) Employing the square roots of negative numbers
C) Murdering his daughter-in-law
D) Practising medicine without a license
Who was the first person to carry out sustained helicopter flight?
B) Gaetano Crocco of Italy
C) John Newton Williams of the USA
D) Boris Yuriev of Russia
What is a clepsydra?
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