General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
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The oldest republic
Which country is the oldest surviving republic in the world?
More by Bell
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:
Far from shore, but not at sea
A “doubly-landlocked” country is one whose inhabitants would need to pass through at least two other countries in order to reach the shore of an ocean or sea. How many such countries exist?
Who made the shoes?
Of these traditional craftsmen, which one was the shoemaker?
Who were they?
Who were Gregg, Groote and Pitman?
B) Inventors of “shorthand” writing systems
C) Producer, director and writer of the zany “Road” movies
D) Unlucky drivers in a rare triple head-on collision
In 1593, a well-known scholar named Carolus Clusius, took up a new post in Holland, and brought with him a treasure that would profoundly influence his country’s economy for decades to come. What was it?
Everyone wants to know…
What is antimony?
B) Ill-feeling or quarrelsomeness
C) The belief that all wealth should be eliminated
D) A brittle silvery-white metal
Morph fun for all
Of the following four words, one applies to flowers, one to rabbits and one to spiders. Then there’s the fourth word. Which is it?
Who were they?
Who were Gargantua and Pantagruel?
B) Greyhounds belonging to Queen Elizabeth I
C) Characters in a classic French novel
D) A husband and wife team of circus performers
First in his field
Italian scientist Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694) is generally regarded as the first “histologist”? What does a histologist study?
B) Biographies of great scientists
C) Microscopic anatomical features
D) Military applications of science
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