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(1) The republic of Turkey is located in west Asia and in south east Europe. What is the Asian part of Turkey called ?
Marmara
Bosporus
Asia Minor
Dardanellas
(2) Which animal represents the emblem of the World Wide Web ?
Tiger
Elephant
Giant Panda
Dog
(3) On which dramatist's tomb would one find the inscription "Blest be the man that spares these stones and curst be he who moves my bones" ?
Charles Dickens
William Shakespeare
John Milton
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
(4) In the year 1800, the capital city of USA was shifted to Washington DC. What was its capital from 1790 to 1800 ?
New York
Boston
New Jersey
Philadelphia
(5) What is the parasitic insect pulex irritans commonly known as ?
Mosquito
House Fly
Human flea
Grasshopper
(6) According to Greek mythology, which creature has the arms, shoulders and head of a man and the body and legs of a horse ?
Centaur
Juventus
Sirens
Pandora
(7) What is the art of making small paintings called ?
Iconography
Lithography
Miniature painting
Microscopic painting
(8) What do you call a clever but false argument which is used either to deceive or to display intellectual verbosity ?
Deontology
Sophism
Pantisocracy
Theism
(9) In sailors language, what is the term used for the bottom of the sea as the grave of drowned sailors ?
Davy Jones Locker
Bermuda Triangle
Titanic way
Mariana Trenched
(10) In which year was the first historical mention of the Olympic games made ?
1896 BC
1896 AD
776 BC
395 AD
(11) Which east European capital city is twin cities on either side of the river Danube ?
Warsaw
Vienna
Belgrade
Budapest
(12) Which is the second fastest land mammal ?
Cheetah
Horse
Pronghorn
Dog
(13) Who is the famous Persian writer and astronomer who is famous for his writings called Rubaiyat ?
Ali Rafsanjani
Omar Khayyam
Mir Moussavi
Qurratul ain Haider
(14) Which south African black leader is the son of the chief of the Temba tribe ?
Oliver Tambo
Desmond Tutu
Nelson Mandela
Sam Nujoma
(15) What is the hardened alloy of Silver and Copper called ?
Brass
Bronze
Sterling Silver
German Silver
(16) Who is the goddess of youth in Roman mythology ?
Juventus
Frigga
Helen
Athena
(17) What is the Japanese art of cultivating small trees called ?
Topiary
Bonsai
Hydroponics
Minitiaturegraphy
(18) What is the Jewish festival of dedication called ?
Hanukkah
Passover
Yom Kippur
Sabbath
(19) What is another name for a geographical dictionary ?
Atlas
Map
Gazetter
Survey
(20) Which musical instrument was invented by Friedrich Buschmann of Germany ?
Trumpet
Flute
Mouth Organ
Oboe

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