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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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.


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.


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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).


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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