Saturday, November 28, 2009


The American punk rock band from Albany, California and formed in 1991 is:



The cracker-like flat bread made of white plain flour and water is called:

Matzo (also Matzah, Matzoh or Matsah)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


The world's largest furniture retailer is:


Mineral Acid

An acid derived from one or more inorganic compounds is called:

Mineral Acid
Commonly used mineral acids are nitric acid, sulfuric acid and hydrochloric.


A form of jet engine that cannot produce thrust at zero airspeed and thus cannot move an aircraft from a standstill is:


A ramjet, also called a stovepipe jet, is a form of jet engine using the engine's forward motion to compress incoming air, without a rotary compressor.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Review Items No. 1-100

Review Items No. 1-100

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1. The sculptor of the statue of Liberty was:

Frederic Auguste Bartholdi

2. Brightest star as seen from the Earth:

Sirius (also known as Dog Star)

3. Inventor of dynamite:

Alfred B. Nobel

4. The god of love in Greek myth:

Aphrodite (Aphrodite is the goddess of love, known as Venus to the Romans.)

5. The largest sea in the world:

South China Sea

6. The world's oldest known city:


7. The lowest point on earth is:

The coastal area of Dead sea

8. The first explorer to reach the South Pole was:

Ronald Amundson

9. The country known as the land of the midnight sun is:


10. The youngest President of the USA:

Theodore Roosevelt

11. A form of government in which the head of state is not a monarch and the people have an contribution to its government:


12. Nearest star to the Earth (other than the Sun):

Proxima Centauri

13. The author of Alice in Wonderland:

Lewis Carroll

14. It is now believed that dinosaurs became extinct because of:

A Meteorite (A large meteorite is thought to have collided with the earth.)

15. Charles Darwin began developing his theory of evolution while voyaging on a ship named:

The Beagle

16. A robot that is designed to look and act like a human is called:


17. The largest museum in the world is:

The American Museum of Natural History

18. The country known as the Land of Cakes is:


19. The actor who is considered as the biggest cowboy star of silent movies is:

Tom Mix

20. Coal is known as:

Black Diamond

21. The tallest statue in the world is:

The Spring Temple Buddha

The Spring Temple Buddha is a statue depicting Vairocana Buddha located in Henan, China (height: 128m / 420ft).

22. Because of its abundance of orchards and hop gardens, Kent is widely known as:

The Garden of England
(Kent is a county in southeast England.)

23. What was the name of the first computer game?

Tennis for Two

24. The Roman name for Portugal was:

(Lusitania was an ancient Roman province including approximately all of modern Portugal south of the Douro river, and part of modern Spain.)

25. The first official telephone call to the moon was made by:

Richard Nixon
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States (1969–1974).

26. The Scottish city, Aberdeen, is known as:

The Granite City
Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city. Nicknames include the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands.

27. The largest island in Canada is:

Baffin Island
It is the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world.

28. The person who first succeeded in transmitting a radio signala cross the Atlantic Ocean was:

Marchese Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) was an Italian inventor.

29. Burkina Faso was formerly called:

The Republic of Upper Volta
Burkina Faso, formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta, it was renamed on August 4, 1984, by President Thomas Sankara to mean "the land of upright people" in Moré and Dioula, the major native languages of the country. Literally, "Burkina" may be translated, "men of integrity," from the Moré language, and "Faso" means "father's house" in Dioula.

Flag of Burkina Faso

30. In the Old Testament, the elder brother of Moses is:


31. The longest river in Europe is:

The Volga
The Volga is the largest river in Europe in terms of length, discharge, and watershed. It flows through the western part of Russia and is widely viewed as the national river of Russia.

32. The instrument in an aircraft that measures height above sea level is:

An altimeter is an instrument used to measure the altitude of an object above a fixed level. The measurement of altitude is called altimetry, which is related to the term bathymetry, the measurement of depth underwater.


33. A stellar explosion is called:

It is the end time situation of a star which is going to be exploded. Supernovae are extremely luminous and cause a burst of radiation that often briefly outshines an entire galaxy, before fading from view over several weeks or months. During this short interval, a supernova can radiate as much energy as the Sun could emit over its life span.

34. Stocks or a financial market of a group of securities in which prices are rising or are expected to rise are called:

Bull Market

35. The abnormal fear of spiders and other arachnids is called:


36. The bird that is used as the sign of peace is:


37. The fastest animal on earth is:

Peregrine Falcon

It can reach speeds over 322 km/h (200 mph) in a dive, making it the fastest animal in the world.

Peregrine Falcon

38. The basic form of transport; a frame for restraining horses, used by Native Americans is:


39. The other word for an alligator pear is:


Avocado/Alligator pear

40. The world’s deepest ocean is:

Pacific Ocean

41. All Saints' Day, often shortened to All Saints, is a feast celebrated on:

November 1

42. The fictional character in the novel Don Quixote written by Spanish author Cervantes, who was Don Quixote’s squire is:

Sancho Panza

43. The Canadian city hosted the 1976 Olympics is:


44. The substance released by body tissues in allergic reactions is:


45. Golf was originated in:


46. The smallest ocean in the world is:

The Arctic Ocean

47. A full moon that is not timed to the regular monthly pattern is called:

Blue Moon
A blue moon is a full moon that is not timed to the regular monthly pattern; most years have twelve full moons which occur approximately monthly, but in addition to those twelve full lunar cycles, each calendar year contains an excess of roughly eleven days. The extra days accumulate, so that every two or three years (on average about every 2.7154 years) there is an extra full moon. The extra moon is called a "blue moon."

48. Chess was invented in:


49. The Iliad and the Odyssey was written by:


50. The first complete word in the dictionary is:


51. The author of Tarzan is:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 – 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan although he produced works in many genres.

52. The world's largest lake is:

The Caspian Sea

53. The most common element on the Earth is:


54. The region of West Africa which is now the nation of Ghana was:

The Gold Coast

55. The longest river in the world is:

The Nile

56. Land of the Rising Sun is:


57. The longest highway in the world is:

The Trans-Canada Highway

58. Australia and New Zealand are seperated by:

The Tasman Sea

59. The train is a vehicle of transportation, which was invented in 1822 by an English inventor named:

George Stephenson

60. Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is:


61. The device in which a moving fluid drives a wheel or motor is:


62. The strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand is:

Cook Strait
Cook Strait is the strait between the North and South Islands of New Zealand. It connects the Tasman Sea on the west with the South Pacific Ocean on the east.

63. Theoretical temperature corresponds to minus 273.15 degrees on the Celsius scale is:

Absolute Zero

64. A kind of small, flat-baked bread product that is named from Latin via Middle French meaning "cooked twice" is:


65. The language that has more native speakers than any other language is:


66. The smallpox vaccine was discovered by:

Edward Jenner

67. The romantic drama and the only novel written by Margaret Mitchell is:

Gone with the Wind

68. The largest planet within the Solar System is:


69. The Godfather films were directed by:

Francis Ford Coppola

70. The largest continent in area is:


71. The name of Roman god meaning "Shining Father", in Latin is:


72. The seven-a-side ball game that is played in a swimming pool is:

Water polo

73. The most populous city of the world is:


74. The animal that is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia and its name means "doesn't drink" is:


75. The smallest planet in the Solar System is:


76. The largest kind of shark is:

Whale Shark

77. The longest bone in human body is:

In human anatomy, the femur is the longest and largest bone.

78. The show Sex and the City is set in:

New York City

79. The pharaoh of Egypt who killed herself by inducing an asp to bite her was:


80. The author of David Copperfield is:

Charles Dickens

81. The largest eyes of any land mammal belong to:

Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal and as their eyes are positioned on the sides of their heads, they have a range of vision of more than 350°.

82. In Earth’s history, the period by its end, most dinosaurs become extinct was:

The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 to 199 million years ago. Both the start and end of the Triassic are marked by major extinction events.

83. A series of water waves that is caused when a large volume of a body of water, such as an ocean, is rapidly displaced is named:


84. The component added to some jet engines, primarily those on military supersonic aircraft, to provide a temporary increase in thrust, both for supersonic flight and for takeoff is:


85. The most common mammal in the world is:


86. The Spanish archipelago which forms one of the Spanish Autonomous Communities and an Outermost Region of the European Union is:

The Canary Islands

87. Any of several carnivorous mammals of the weasel family is called:


88. The most popular spice in the world is:


89. The name for a baby after eight weeks is:


90. The hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tigre is:



91. The song with music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin, originally written in 1973, in honor of Marilyn Monroe, is:

Candle in the Wind

92. The inferior maxillary bone which forms the lower jaw and holds the lower teeth in place is:


93. The collection of freshwater lakes located in eastern North America, on the Canada – United States border is named:

The Great Lakes

94. The generic German term for an air force, also the name of the German Airforce in World War II, is:


95. The longest novel ever written is:

Artamène, or Cyrus the Great

Artamène, or Cyrus the Great is a novel in ten volumes by siblings Madeleine and Georges de Scudéry. At over 2,100,000 words, it is considered the longest novel ever written, with the possible exception of Henry Darger's unpublished The Story of the Vivian Girls.

96. Charles Darwin's book, published 24 November 1859, a seminal work of scientific literature considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology, is:

On the Origin of Species

97. The abbreviation E.G. stands for:

Exempli Gratia or For Example

98. Robinson Crusoe is a novel by:

Daniel Defoe

99. The capital of Afghanistan is:


100. Africa's largest country is:


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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Blade Runner

The 1982 American science fiction film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young is:

Blade Runner

Blade Runner was voted the sixth best science fiction film ever made as part of the AFI's 10 Top 10.


Samuel Morse inaugurated his first telegraph line between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore in:



The first country to pursue Karl Marx's dream of a workers' state was:


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Chattahoochee River

The river that runs through Fort Benning (one of the largest military installations in the world) is:

Chattahoochee River

Baby Boom

Any period marked by a greatly increased birth rate is called:

Baby Boom

American Bison

The animal, commonly known as the American Buffalo (although "Buffalo" is somewhat of a misnomer for this animal), which were hunted almost to extinction in the 19th century is:

American Bison

Chernobyl Disaster

The nuclear reactor accident, occurred on 26 April 1986 in Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) was:

Chernobyl Disaster

Sunday, November 1, 2009


The only animals other than humans that have been shown to transmit identity information independent of the caller’s voice or location are:



Vienna (local name Österreich) is the capital and also one of the nine states of:


Flag of Austria

Leeward Antilles

The chain of islands in the Caribbean including ABC islands and Venezuelan archipelago is called:

Leeward Antilles