Degree Quiz Question and Answer

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Degree Quiz Question and Answer

 

Degree Quiz Question and Answer

 

1) What is the term for the attraction between any two objects that have mass?
Answer: Gravity.

 

2) Which Australian desert is farthest north?
Answer: Great Sandy.

 

3) What name is given to the change of state from liquid to gas?
Answer: Evaporation.

 

4) Crystals are neatly arranged and regularly packed atoms. True or False?
Answer: True.

 

5) Which country is the most densely populated in Africa?
Answer: Rwanda.

 

6) What is the Latin word for ‘elsewhere’ which we use to mean that the person under suspicion was somewhere else when the crime was committed?
Answer: Alibi.

 

7) The ancients knew a dozen elements: carbon, sulfur, iron, copper, arsenic, silver, tin, antimony, gold, mercury, lead, and bismuth. What was the next element discovered?
Answer: Phosphorus.

 

8) Which countries lies between Finland and Norway?
Answer: Sweden.

 

9) Cohesive forces cause:
Answer: The round shape of water droplets.

 

10) The U.S. Department of Defense’s headquarters are located in which Arlington, Virginia building?
Answer: The Pentagon.

 

11) Iwo Jima is part of which island group?
Answer: Volcano Islands.

 

12) Sedimentary rocks are formed by the:
Answer: Deposition, compaction and cementing of sediments.

 

13) In 1922, Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered and excavated the tomb of what teenage king?
Answer: King Tut.

 

14) This term describes the unswerving and unquenchable will to possess all knowledge:
Answer: Faustian.

 

15) The negatively charged particle in an atom is the:
Answer: Electron.

 

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Degree Quiz Question and Answer Part 2

 

16) In the original game of Yahtzee, how many dice are used?
Answer: 5.

 

17) “… A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is said by which character?
Answer: Juliet.

 

18) The system of scientifically naming organisms based on their characteristics is:
Answer: Taxonomy.

 

19) Which creature tricked Eve into eating of the forbidden fruit?
Answer: Serpent (Gen 3:1-6).

 

20) Because of its large size, this breed of dog is called “king of the terriers”:
Answer: Airedale.

 

21) The nearest star to the earth is:
Answer: The Sun.

 

22) How high is the obelisk of the Washington Monument: 111, 333 or 555 feet?
Answer: 555 ft.

 

23) The first successful collaboration between George and Ira Gershwin was the musical:
Answer: Lady Be Good.

 

24) How many voting members are there in the United States House of Representatives? How many Senators are there in the U.S. Congress?
Answer: There are 435 voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives; in addition, there are non-voting delegates from the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, as well as a resident commissioner from Puerto Rico. The U.S. Senate has one hundred Senators.

 

25) Who was the King of the Titans?
Answer: Cronos.

 

26) What was known as Seward’s Folly?
Answer: Seward’s purchase of Alaska.

 

27) Which female singing voice lies between soprano and contralto?
Answer: Mezzo-soprano.

 

28) “An ancient stone or marble coffin, often decorated with sculpture and inscriptions.” (National Spelling Bee winning word from 1981)
Answer: Sarcophagus.

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29) Which Sydney cathedral was designed by William Wardell?
Answer: St. Mary’s Cathedral.

 

30) The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom is known as what?
Answer: Atomic Number.

 

Degree Quiz Question and Answer Part 3

 

31) What is the female equivalent of an atlas figure?
Answer: Caryatid.

 

32) … is the density of a substance relative to the density of water.
Answer: Specific gravity.

 

33) Astronauts go into space, cosmonauts go to the moon. True or False
Answer: False.

 

34) We often talk about “quantum leaps” as being large and purposeful. What’s wrong with this definition?
Answer: In quantum theory a “quantum leap” has the opposite meaning. It’s the smallest change a system can make, and it’s made entirely at random.

 

35) How many US states hog the entire US western coastline?
Answer: 3.

 

36) Who painted “The Creation of Adam” on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
Answer: Michelangelo.

 

37) Which country is the second largest in the world, in area?
Answer: Canada.

 

38) Which large, flightless bird, native to Mauritius, became extinct in the late seventeenth century?
Answer: The dodo bird.

 

39) On which day of creation did God make the sun and moon?
Answer: The fourth day.

 

40) In food, what mollusk is featured in the dish called calamari?
Answer: Squid.

 

41) Which inventor is known for the creation of air conditioning?
Answer: W. H. Carrier.

 

42) At Christ’s crucifixion what did the soldiers place on his head?
Answer: Crown of Thorns (Matt 27:29).

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43) In which year did Tony Blair become leader of the British Labour Party?
Answer: 1994.

 

44) Which architectural style dominated the period from 1600 to 1740?
Answer: Baroque.

 

45) Which wars took place in England starting in 1455 and ending in 1471?
Answer: The Wars of the Roses.

 

46) Who was the Titan who helped Zeus overthrow the Titans and create man?
Answer: Prometheus.

 

47) Who were the only two presidents to win every state in their election?
Answer: George Washington & James Monroe.

 

48) Which famous navigator and explorer served under William Bligh in 1791?
Answer: Matthew Flinders.

 

49) What do you call a grouping of caterpillars?
Answer: An army of caterpillars.

 

50) The Titus-Bode Law predicts the distance between the Earth and the Moon. True or False?
Answer: False.

 

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