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(1) Which is the third largest of the great lakes in North America which is the only one lying completely in the United States ?
Lake Michigan
Lake Superior
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
 
(2) Which animal builds burrows that includes a 'listening post' room to listen for enemies above the ground ?
Alpine mammoth
Marsupial Mole
Spadefoot toad
Prairie dog
 
(3) The night of the Iguana is a famous novel which was made into a film. Who if the author of the book ?
Thomas Eliot
William Goldberg
Tennessee Williams
Rudyard Kipling
 
(4) Which American president was known as the 'man of the people' ?
Andrew Jackson
John Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln
Harry Truman
 
(5) What does heated gypsum form when converted into powder ?
Alum
Plaster of Paris
Corrosive sublimate
Epsom Salt
 
(6) What is the art of arranging dance movements and teaching them to the dancers called  ?
Aesthetics
Pedagogy
Choreography
Gymnastics
 
(7) The dictionary defines the word Utopia as an ideal place or perfect state of affairs. What does Utopia literally mean ?
Somewhere
Everywhere
No Where
Anywhere
 
(8) What does the word Eskimo mean ?
Eater of raw flesh
Eater of frozen flesh
Eater of dried flesh
Eater of no flesh
 
(9) Which country in Europe is often called the 'Emerald Isle' because of it's extensive pastures ?
Ireland
Iceland
Great Britain
Cyprus
 
(10) The people of which Asian country were responsible for the invention of gunpowder and the magnetic compass ?
Japan
Persia
China
Iraq ( Sumeria )
(11) Into which sea does the river Dneiper flow  ?
Ural Sea
Black Sea
Caspian Sea
Azou Sea
 
(12) What does the opossum do to discourage predators ?
It sprays a foul mist
It camouflages itself
It undergoes hibernation
It plays dead
 
(13) What is a poem of fourteen lines called ?
Ottawa Rima
Terza Rima
Sonnet
Heroic Couplet
 
(14) Which king of Babylonia who promulgated one of the earliest known comprehensive codes of law ?
Hammurabi
Midas
Cyrus
Darius
 
(15) What  is the term used for plants that grow in water called ?
Aquaphytes
Waterphytes
Hydrophytes
Moistuphytes
 
(16) In Greek mythology, which woman was sent to earth by Zeus with a box of misfortunes and hope ?
Nemesis
Tyche
Psyche
Pandora
 
(17) Which three architectural and artistic styles were used by the ancient Greeks for building their columns ?
Milonic, Thironic, Patrian
Paronic, Aegeanic, Thessalonian
Kithroic, Gretian, Rhodic
Doric, Ionic, Corinthian
 
(18) At which place did Gautam Buddha receive enlightenment ?
Ayodhya
Lumbini
Goya
Banaras
 
(19) What is a faux pas ?
False step
Current scandal
Without care
Without delay
 
(20) In which field was a sixth Nobel prize established in 1968 ?
Medicine
Peace
Literature
Economics
 

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