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"25 easy general knowledge questions which progressively increase in difficulty. Good luck and have fun."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which is the next colour in the order of colours in a spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue ... ?
The South American country of Colombia was named after which explorer?
Captain James Cook
Which of the following chemical elements was named after a country?
Which book features the house 'Toad Hall' and the characters 'Toad', 'Mole', 'Water Rat' and 'Badger'?
Tarka the Otter
The Wind in the Willows
The Water Babies
Which of the following is the INCORRECT statement about komodo dragons?
They inhabit the island of Madagascar
They are the world's heaviest living lizards
They are good climbers and can climb trees
Like all monitor lizards they are good swimmers
How many legs has a lobster got?
Which of the following statements is INCORRECT about the 'elephant bird'?
It grew up to 4.5metres tall and weighed as much as an ox
It was a flightless bird
It laid eggs the size of soccer balls
It lived on the Galapagos islands
Name the acid in the human stomach?
Which French scientist was the first to realize that air is a mixture of oxygen and nitrogen and water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen?
Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas Lumiere
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Alfred Butts of New England devised this game, originally called 'Criss-Cross', to amuse himself and it became one of the most successful board-games ever?
Which of the following creatures does NOT live on the sea bed?
Which of the following is the INCORRECT statement about the koala bear?
They need to drink only about a pint of water a day
They are a threatened species and are fully protected
Koalas can sleep for 20 hours and eat the remaining 4 hours of the day
The male koala has a bellowing call, heard several kilometres away
Who was the artist of the monumental (26 foot) mural of 'Guernica' who worked prolifically until his death at the age of 92.
The 'Model T Ford' car earned its nickname 'Tin Lizzie' because of ... ?
Its hammered by hand body-panels
Its fragile-looking chassis
Its 'coach built' appearance meaning individually built by hand
Its manufacture using an alloy of tin
The 'Empire State Building' was completed in 1931, reaching a height of 1250 feet, but how many storeys did it have?
What is the biggest living reptile?
Which of the following statements is INCORRECT about the 'roadrunner'?
It is a member of the weaverbird family
Its so named because of its habit of racing along roads in front of cars
It can be found in desert scrub in Mexico and southwestern USA
It chooses the road as its a source of injured animals
Which of the following is NOT a description of the word 'sidewinder'?
Laughing very hearty and producing great mirth
A term used in boxing for a heavy swinging blow from the side
A rattlesnake that moves forwards by a sideways looping motion
An air-to-air missile using infrared homing aids in seeking its target
The word 'dodo' for a tame flightless bird, was derived from the word 'doudo' meaning 'simpleton' in which language?
Which of the following is the INCORRECT statement about the duck-billed platypus?
It catches frogs, fish, worms and insect grubs
The male platypus has a poison spur hidden in its fur on each hind leg
Each of its dives can last up to 10 minutes
The female lays eggs, like a bird or reptile
Which famous scientist started work as an apprentice bookbinder but became an assistant to Humphrey Davy after taking brilliant notes at one of Davy's lectures
Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
How many of the following statements are CORRECT about the word garibaldi: (1) type of damselfish, (2) Italian patriot, (3) type of biscuit (4) a woman's loose blouse?
Which of the following facts is INCORRECT about Sir Isaac Newton?
He married twice, both times to sisters
He discovered that sunlight was a mixture of all colours via a spectrum
He wrote the book 'The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy'
He invented a new branch of mathematics called calculus
Which country was a former Belgian colony and exports copper, cobalt, coffee, petroleum and is one of the world's leading industrial diamond producers?
Here is the stinker! (well it is about paint) Who in 1508 was summoned to Rome by the pope to decorate the private Papal rooms of the Sistine Chapel while Michelangelo worked on the chapel ceiling?
Leonardo da Vinci
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