Quiz! How well do you score in this cultural test?

Can you pass this test of general culture?
Question: What is the longest river in the world?
The longest river is...
Question: What is the best-selling album in history?
Answer: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'
Question: How many liters of blood does an adult have?
Answer: 4 liters
Question: In what year did the Berlin Wall fall?
Answer: 1989
Question: Which social media platform has the highest number of users?
Answer: Facebook
Question: What's Europe's biggest language?
Да это русский (Da eto russkiy)
Question: Who wrote 'Alice in Wonderland'?
Answer: Lewis Carroll
Question: Who got the most Oscar nominations?
Answer: Meryl Streep
Question: In what year did John Lennon die?
Answer: 1980
Question: Who was the first emperor of Rome?
Rome's first Emperor was...
Question: How much water is in the planet?
The percentage of water in the world
Question: How many degrees does a right angle have?
Answer: 90º
Do you know your atomic symbols?
Answer:
Question: How big is a handball team?
Answer: 7
Question: What is the capital of Romania?
Bucharest
Question: Where can you find this statue?
Answer: In Rio de Janeiro
Question: How many teeth does an adult person have?
Quiet a number
Question: How many are the wonders of the modern world?
There are 7 Wonders of the World
Question: How many meters is one mile?
One mile is the equivalent of...
Question: What is the capital of Ecuador?
It's Quito
Question: How many seconds are there in 12 minutes?
The answer is...
Question: What does 'DNA' stand for?
Did you know that one?
How many of the 22 did you answer correctly?
Can you pass this test of general culture?

22 questions about history, music, cinema, chemistry, geography... 22 opportunities to show what you know.

Are you ready?

 

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Question: What is the longest river in the world?

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The longest river is...

The Amazon River.

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Question: What is the best-selling album in history?

The answer comes from a time before Spotify and other streaming services.

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Answer: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

It sold approximately 65 million copies.

 

Question: How many liters of blood does an adult have?

You can take a guess if you don't know. And remember, 1 liter is about a quarter gallon.

 

Answer: 4 liters

It's approximately 1,06 gallons.

Question: In what year did the Berlin Wall fall?

A historical fact that many people will know.

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Answer: 1989

To be precise, on November 9, 1989, the government of East Germany announced that it would be possible for its citizens to travel freely across the East-West German border. Upon hearing the news, people crowded alongside the Berlin Wall. By the end of the evening, guards let them pass through. It was the start of the fall of the Iron Curtain.

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Question: Which social media platform has the highest number of users?

Hint: It was designed by, among others, Mark Zuckerberg.

 

Answer: Facebook

By 2022, the social media platform had accumulated more than 2.9 billion users.

 

Question: What's Europe's biggest language?

What is the most widely spoken language on the European continent?

Да это русский (Da eto russkiy)

It's Russian.

Question: Who wrote 'Alice in Wonderland'?

It's where Alice meets the (in)famous Mad Hatter.

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Answer: Lewis Carroll

The 2010 film adaptation by Tim Burton features Johnny Depp.

Question: Who got the most Oscar nominations?

Who is the actress with the most Oscar nominations in history?

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Answer: Meryl Streep

She got 21 Oscar nominations and 3 Oscars so far.

 

Question: In what year did John Lennon die?

This artwork was laid in New York's Central Park, near Lennon's old house, in a corner that's called 'Strawberry Fields.'

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Answer: 1980

Mark Chapman shot John Lennon in front of his New York home on December 8, 1980. The deranged Beatles fan would later declare that he did it for 'self-glory'.

Question: Who was the first emperor of Rome?

In the image, you see the famous Colosseum of Rome.

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Rome's first Emperor was...

Ceasar Augustus, also known as Octavian.

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Question: How much water is in the planet?

What approximate percentage of the planet consists of water?

The percentage of water in the world

Approximately 70%.

Question: How many degrees does a right angle have?

Right angles are everywhere, for example in a football field.

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Answer: 90º

It's a basic math question, but many among us would like to forget about our math classes in school!

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Do you know your atomic symbols?

Question: What is the atomic symbol for sulfur?

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Answer:

It's S.

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Question: How big is a handball team?

How many people do you think are playing in the game?

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Answer: 7

The rules of handball were codified in Denmark in the nineteenth century, and the small northern European country is still at the top of the international competitions.

Question: What is the capital of Romania?

Do you know this basic fact about the eastern European country?

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Bucharest

In Romanian it's called București.

Question: Where can you find this statue?

It's a huge version of Christ the Redeemer and it's world-famous.

Answer: In Rio de Janeiro

The Brazilian city is also known for its Ipanema neighborhood and beach, its Sugarloaf hill, and the Copacabana.

Question: How many teeth does an adult person have?

You're allowed some time to count your own teeth!

Quiet a number

An adult person has 32 teeth.

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Question: How many are the wonders of the modern world?

The Great Wall of China is among them.

There are 7 Wonders of the World

Besides China's Great Wall, there's also Chichén Itzá in Mexico; the Roman Coliseum in Italy; Christ the Redeemer in Brazil; Machu Picchu in Peru; the Taj Mahal in India; and Petra in Jordan (which you can see in this image).

Question: How many meters is one mile?

Good to know when you're traveling.

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One mile is the equivalent of...

1.609 meters.

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Question: What is the capital of Ecuador?

The city lies at an altitude of 2,820 meters (or 9,250 ft).

It's Quito

The city has a little over 2 million inhabitants.

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Question: How many seconds are there in 12 minutes?

Let's see how fast you can answer this without using a calculator.

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The answer is...

720 seconds.

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Question: What does 'DNA' stand for?

Last question... Last opportunity to score!

Did you know that one?

Deoxyribonucleic acid.

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How many of the 22 did you answer correctly?

A score of 12 or more correct answers is reasonable, and a score of 18 or more is excellent.

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