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1-The earlier name of Sri Lanka was
Ans-Ceylon

2-The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize was
Ans-Abdul Salam

3-New York is popularly known as the city of
Ans-Skyscrapers

4-The first black person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was
Ans-Ralph Johnson Bunche

5-John F Kennedy was assassinated by
Ans-Lee Harvey Oswald

6-The country known as the Land of White Elephant is
Ans-Thailand

7-The highest waterfalls in the world is the
Ans-Salto Angel Falls, Venezuela

8-The author of Harry Potter Books is
Ans-JK Rowling

9-In which sport do players take long and short corners?
Ans-Hockey

10-Madagascar is popularly known as the Island of
Ans-Cloves

11-The country known as the Land of Morning Calm is
Ans-Korea

12-The first British University to admit women for degree courses was
Ans-London University

13-The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts is
Ans-Bhutan

14-The largest library in the world is the
Ans-United States Library of Congress, Washington DC

15-The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is the
Ans-Amazon River

16-Mount Everest was named after
Ans-Sir George Everest

17-The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants of
Ans-Nepal

18-The world’s largest diamond producing country is
Ans-South Africa

19-The volcano Vesuvius is located in
Ans-Italy

20-The city which was once called the `Forbidden City’ was
Ans-Peking

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