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Last updated: April 19, 2019
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1. What is Quetzalcoatlus?
A Chameleon found in Venezuela
An extinct flying Reptile
A volcano in the Andes
A Mexican Pyramid
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?
Malabo
Bangui
Bamako
Gaborone
Gaborone is Botswana / Bangui is CAR / Bamako is Mali
3. What is the average flow of the Amazon River per second?
5,000 cubic metres per second
80,000 cubic metres per second
175,000 cubic metres per second
20,000 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 Cheese originating in Cyprus
A decorated Turkish Knife
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
Mark Twain
Charles Dickens
Robert Louis Stevenson
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?
Chopin
Bruckner
Brahms
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
Oxygen
Calcium
Carbon
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) ?
Polare Exploration
Steam Locomotive Engineering
City Architecture
Aviation Engineering and Navigation
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
Paris
Hercules
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 ?
De havilland Comet. (UK)
Tupolev Tu-104 (USSR)
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?
Jerusalem
Kuwait City
Delhi
Tripoli
Tripoli 32.9N / Jerusalem 31.78N / Kuwait City 29.37N / Delhi 28.6N
12. Which of these locations is the 'Odd Man Out'?
Chateau D'If
The Kabul Arg
Robben Island
Alcatraz
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?
European Badger
Hedgehog
Red Deer
Skunk
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?
Scapular
Sternum
Radius
Femur
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?
Jamaica
Belize
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:?
Switzerland
Austria
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?
3 minutes 5 seconds
1 hour 14 seconds
43 minutes
7 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?
1345
1241
1530
1163
Started in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed in 1345.
19. Which composer wrote the well know work 'Bolero'?
Claude Debussy
Maurice Ravel
Hector Berlioz
Frederic Chopin
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?
Iraq
Iran
Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Crossing the Gulf of Oman at the mouth of the Persian Gulf you arrive at Iran:
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