General Knowledge Quiz

Several wise people have said "Knowledge is power." This quiz is intended to examine areas of knowledge that are considered to be important and are taught in public high schools.

The quiz consists of 35 questions, with 5 questions from each of the following areas: Physics, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Literature, History, and Music. I chose many of the questions based on high school level subject matter.

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  1. The equation F=ma describes
  2. Which of the following persons formulated equations describing the laws of planetary motion?
  3. One of the properties of light is the following duality:
  4. Which of the following is/are true about gravity?
  5. Who is considered the father of Quantum theory?
  6. A2 + B2 = C2 describes the relationships of the sides of which polygon?
  7. Expand the binomial: (x+3)(x+5)=?
  8. Select the correct sequence of prime numbers.
  9. If one increases the radius of a circle by 100%, by what percentage does the area change?
  10. How many degrees are in a circle?
  11. Generally, how many types of particles make up the nucleus of an atom?
  12. A solution with a pH of 12 is which:
  13. The elements of the periodic table are arranged in order of increasing
  14. Which of the following gases is inert?
  15. What is Avogadro's number? Note: The carat (^) signifies an exponent
  16. Which of the following is not a nucleotide in DNA?
  17. Cell division does not include which of the following stages?
  18. Oxidative phosphorylation occurs in which organelle and results in what?
  19. Gluconeogenesis refers to which metabolic process and occurs in what organs?
  20. Which of the following molecules is involved in long term regulation of blood pressure?
  21. Name the story from which this line is taken: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
  22. What is the most commonly used line of verse in English poetry?
  23. A simple sentence in English has how many parts?
  24. Geoffrey Chaucer wrote which of the following:
  25. What is the book The Jungle about?
  26. Writing first originated in:
  27. Who is known as the Father of Geometry?
  28. Which Empire was the largest?
  29. Who first sailed around the globe?
  30. Latin is not the root language for which of the following modern languages?
  31. How many strings does a viola have?
  32. Which tempo is fastest?
  33. Which note is not part of the musical scale:
  34. Which of the following is not a string instrument?
  35. Which was written by Johannes Bach?

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