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1. What is Quetzalcoatlus?
A volcano in the Andes
A Chameleon found in Venezuela
A Mexican Pyramid
An extinct flying Reptile
The largest creature ever to fly, this flying reptile had a wingspan of 15 m (50 feet)
2. The Capital City of Equatorial Guinea is?
Bamako
Bangui
Malabo
Gaborone
Gaborone is Botswana / Bangui is CAR / Bamako is Mali
3. What is the average flow of the Amazon River per second?
80,000 cubic metres per second
175,000 cubic metres per second
20,000 cubic metres per second
5,000 cubic metres per second
This amounts to over 6 Million Olympic Swimming Pools per Day!
4. What is Halloumi?
An outer garment worn by the Taureg tribesmen of North Africa
A decorated Turkish Knife
A Cheese originating in Cyprus
A Desert on the Yemen - Saudi Arabian border
Cheese derived from a mixture of Sheep's / Goat's and sometimes Cow's milk:
5. Which author wrote the Pirate story 'Treasure Island'?
Bram Stoker
Charles Dickens
Robert Louis Stevenson
Mark Twain
Stevenson also wrote: Kidnapped (1886), Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
6. Which great Musical Composer was a Pallbearer at Beethoven's funeral 1827?
Bruckner
Brahms
Chopin
Schubert
Schubert was in awe of Beethoven and wanted desperately to meet him, though he never did.
7. Which Element makes up about 65% of the human bodies weight?
Hydrogen
Calcium
Carbon
Oxygen
Six elements account for 97 percent of your body's mass: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus.
8. For what is Sir George Cayley famous (born 1773, Yorkshire, d. 1854) ?
Aviation Engineering and Navigation
Steam Locomotive Engineering
City Architecture
Polare Exploration
Proposed the airplane as a fixed-wing flying machine with separate systems for lift, propulsion, and control culminating in the first manned glider flight on record.
9. In Greek Mythology, Who killed Achilles?
Hector
Zeus
Hercules
Paris
Paris killed Achilles with an arrow to the vulnerable heel of Achilles.
10. What Aircraft made the first Commercial Jet Flight on May 2nd 1952 ?
Tupolev Tu-104 (USSR)
De havilland Comet. (UK)
Sud Aviation Caravelle (France)
Boeing 707 (USA)
British Overseas Airways Corporation launched commercial air travel by jet, sending 36 passengers from London to Johannesburg on the de Havilland Comet,
11. Which of these Capital Cities is farthest North?
Delhi
Tripoli
Kuwait City
Jerusalem
Tripoli 32.9N / Jerusalem 31.78N / Kuwait City 29.37N / Delhi 28.6N
12. Which of these locations is the 'Odd Man Out'?
Alcatraz
Robben Island
The Kabul Arg
Chateau D'If
The Arg serves as the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, the others are famous Prisons:
13. What well known mammal is 'Meles meles' the scientific name?
Red Deer
Skunk
Hedgehog
European Badger
Meles is Latin for Badger - burrowing mammals that create a network of underground tunnels known as a sett:
14. The heaviest bone in the human skeleton is?
Femur
Scapular
Radius
Sternum
The femur, or thigh bone, is the longest, heaviest, and strongest bone in the entire human body.
15. Kingston is the capital city of which Country?
Belize
Jamaica
Guyana
Cuba
Kingston pop. of 670,000 out of Jamaicas pop. of 2.89 million
16. (Monte Rosa) Dufourspitze 4,634 m (15,203 Ft) is the Highest Mountain Peak in which European Country:?
Austria
Switzerland
Ukraine
Germany
Located a few miles east of the Matterhorn and rising just over 150 m / 500 feet higher.
17. Approximately how long does it take Light to travel from Earth to Mars?
7 seconds
43 minutes
1 hour 14 seconds
3 minutes 5 seconds
Light travels at 186,282 miles per second (299,792 km per second). Mars is 33.9 million miles (54.6 million kilometers).distant from Earth:
18. In what year was the building of Notre Dame Cathedral completed?
1163
1345
1530
1241
Started in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed in 1345.
19. Which composer wrote the well know work 'Bolero'?
Frederic Chopin
Claude Debussy
Maurice Ravel
Hector Berlioz
French composer Maurice Ravel was very influenced by his mother's Spanish heritage and love of Spanish folk song.
20. If you travel due North from Muscat, Oman, which Country do you reach first?
Bahrain
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Iran
Crossing the Gulf of Oman at the mouth of the Persian Gulf you arrive at Iran:
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