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General Awareness -Miscellaneous

1-Who would use a Syllabary ?- Arabs – their alphabet

2-The oldest written plan of government in effect is in what country ?- United States of America.

3-In ancient Japan what was used to clean teeth ?- Stale Urine.

4-John Quincy Adams was the only US president to do what ?- Marry a non American woman.

5-Who was the first woman to win an Oscar best actress 1928 ?- Janet Gaynor.

6-What Sanskrit word means great king ?- Maharaja.

7-Which US state gets the most overseas visitors ?- California – Florida second

8-What is the state tree of Idaho ?- White Pine.

9-What was the name of the first presidential aircraft ?- Sacred Cow.

10-What flower is the symbol of culture ?- The Lotus.

11-What country consumes the most coke per capita ?- Iceland.

12-LOT is the national airline of what country ?- Poland

13-Phalacrophobia is the fear of what ?- Going Bald.

14-Who would use a brannock or what for ?- Measure foot shoes.

15-Burning potassium has what colour flame?- Purple.

16-Name first animated film to be nominated for best picture Oscar ?- Disney Beauty and the Beast.

17-Jacinth or Hyacinth are alternative names of what mineral ?- Zircon.

18-Nanook is a Canadian word for what animal ?- Polar Bear.

19-In what prison did Nelson Mandela spend 19 of 27 years in jail ?- Robben Island.

20-The Punjab is an area of India meaning what ?- Five Rivers.

21-In Morse code one dash four dots what number ?- Six.

22-What country has the worlds largest merchant navy ?- Liberia.

23-What does AMSTRAD stand for ?- Alan Michael Sugar Trading

24-Pitcairn Airlines were the first to provide what in 1922 ?- Air Sick Bags.

25-What is Virga ?- Rain the don’t reach ground.

26-A Pullicologist is an expert in what ?- Fleas.

27-Annually 2500 left handed people die doing what ?- Using right handed products.

28-All windmills turn counter clockwise except where ?- Ireland.

29-The word melee comes from what sport ?- Football village play.

30-On the PH scale what does PH stand for ?- Potential Hydrogen

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