Choose the correct answer
President of the United States of America resides in a building called the:
D. White House
Q2. A person who is running for a political office has thrown his hat into the
Q3. You won $60,000 in the lottery. You keep 1/3 and divide the rest
equally among your 5 brothers and your 3 favorite teachers. Each of their
shares amounts to how much?
Q4. What is the Capitol of the United States?
A. New York
C. Los Angeles
Q5. If you pair each of the numbers from 1 through 8 so that the sum of each pair is identical, what would that sum be?
How many continents exist?
Q7. Which state has the lowest population density?
D. West Virginia
Q8. The seed of which plant contains a kind of milk?
Q9. In 1996, President Clinton cast his vote for U. S. president in which city?
A. Washington, D.
B. Columbus, Georgia
C. Jackson, Tennessee
D. Little Rock, Arkansas
Q10. A superfluity of gold is associated with
A. King Tut
B. King Kong
C. King Midas
D. King Arthur
Where is the Statue of Liberty
A. Paris France
B. Washington DC
New York, US
D. London England
Q12. Which is an example of matter?
Q13. Which creature hibernates?
A. mule deer
B. ground hog
C. bighorn sheep
D. mountain goat
If you set aside $250.00 for
food, but only spent $198.00 how much extra do you have?
Q15. In the United States, 5 million farmers provide food for 260 million
people. Therefore, farmers comprise what percent of the population?
Q16. Which state is not east of the Mississippi?
If you have paid $2,360 on
your car which originally cost $6,582, how much is left to pay?
Q18. Which is NOT a reptile?
Q19. A state of rivalry or tension between two nations that stops short of
violent confrontation is called a
A. cold war
B. civil war
C. holy war
D. tug of war
Q20. A fracture in which a broken bone protrudes through an open wound in the
skin is described as being
Q21. A common expression indicating that a person lacks strength or vigor is "weak as a
Q22. Complete this Poor Richard proverb. A man is known by the company he
Q23. Which is correct?
The earth revolves around the sun.
B. The sun
revolves around the earth.
C. The sun
revolves around the moon.
D. The moon
rotates as it revolves around the earth.
24. Which state is not bordered by the Atlantic Ocean?
Q25. In 1996, who earned the distinctions of enduring the longest stay
in space by any American and the longest stay in space by any woman?
A. Janet Reno
B. Shannon Lucid
C. Faye Resnick
D. Elizabeth Dole
Q26. What is the chemical formula for water?
Q27. In the song from the musical, "Oklahoma," the corn is as high as
A. the sky
an elephant's eye
C. a giraffe's
D. it can be
Q28. Which fraction is not correctly expressed as a percentage?
A. 3/5 = 60%
B. 7/10 = 70%
C. 12/36 = 30%
D. 10/40 = 25%
Q29. Which line contains a word misspelled due to a dropped vowel?
Q30. Standard usage is illustrated in which line?
A. Elvis sings
B. I will set on
C. Karen can play
D. The sun will raise at 5:15 a.
Q31. Which is the geographically largest country?
Q32. Which cheese is made in Italy?
Q33. Which is the largest European sea?
A. Mediterranean Sea
B. Baltic Sea
C. Caspian Sea
D. Adriatic Sea
Q34. Which planet is closest to the sun?
Q35. Which is not a noun?
Q36. What would happen if Earth's atmosphere vanished?
A. ice caps would expand
B. oceans would boil away
C. UV radiation would decrease
D. continental drift would cease
Q37. Ransom is practically always linked with
Q38. Had it been possible to buy life insurance in ancient Rome, whose premiums would have been highest?
Q39. The ratio of the energy a machine delivers to the energy supplied to it
Q40. Which is the highest mountain peak in the world?
B. Mt. Rainier
C. Mt. Fuji
Q41. The torrid zone is in the region of
A. the Equator
B. the Arctic Circle
C. the Prime Meridian
D. the Tropic of Cancer
Q42. Which is the largest ocean on this planet?
Q43. The longest river on earth is
A. The Mississippi
B. The Amazon
D. The Columbia
Q44. The greatest daily temperature ranges would occur in July in which city?
A. Honolulu, Hawaii
B. Galveston, Texas
C. Anchorage, Alaska
D. Carson City, Nevada
Q45. For which word are there several common rhyming words?
Q46. To make fire you must have
A. air and heat
B. rotary, heat
C. fuel, air and heat
D. water, fuel,
Q47. Impalas are
Q48. Twenty is the number of
A. heads on the Hydra
B. dwarfs in "Snow White"
C. years Rip van Winkle slept
D. thieves confronted by Ali Baba
Q49. Which is NOT a mineral
What letter is silent in the word
End this common idiom: "Too
many cooks spoil the...
What do you call your sister's
What does UFO stand for?
unseen flying object
unauthorized foreign object
unidentified flying object
united foreign organization
Q55. Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins
Q56. Which is not an abstract noun?
Q57. At sea level the boiling point of water is
A. 100 Fahrenheit
or 212 degrees Celsius
212 Fahrenheit or 100 degrees Celsius
C. 200 Fahrenheit
or 110 degrees Celsius
D. 112 Fahrenheit
or 200 degrees Celsius
Q58. The slogan "Fifty-four forty or fight" referred to a
A. certain line of latitude
B. price for an ounce of gold
C. date to end slavery in the U.
D. cap on the number of immigrants
Q59. In which state is there a national park encompassing a deep-blue lake in the heart of a dormant volcano?
Q60. The speed of light is
A. 186 miles per
B. 186,000 miles
186,000 miles per second
D. 186 miles per
Where did the first atomic bomb
used in war explode?
Who painted the Sistine Chapel?
A. Van Gough
D. Da Vince
Q63. Which is the largest continent?
A. North America
C. South America
Q64. What ending makes this quote by Oscar Wilde a paradox? The amount of women
who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly
Q65. Which two oceans does the Panama Canal link?
Q66. What natural phenomena are measured by the 'Richter scale'?
Q67. The term "aborigine" is commonly used in reference to natives of what
Q68. Which musical instrument has keys, pedals and strings?
Q69. Libel is associated with
Q70. Which vitamin is abundant in citrus fruits?
Q71. Which is a shape with eight sides?
Q72. Who developed the theory of evolution by natural selection?
Q73. Which US capital city is not correctly paired with the correct state?
A. New York City -
B. Olympia -
C. Trenton New
D. Tallahassee -
Q74. What is illustrated in this passage? The last time I saw him he was walking
down Lover's Lane holding his own hand.
Q75. The study of plants is
Q76. Which is not a possible abbreviation for one of the president's cabinet officers?
Q77. What instrument is used for measuring temperature?
Q78. Bordering on US is the
A. Gulf of Mexico
B. Gulf of Aden
C. Gulf of Suez
D. Gulf of Cadiz
Q79. Blood is filtered by the
Q80. Which Greek suffix indicates "blood"?
Q81. Which travel fastest?
Q82. The National Defense Education Act of 1958 was directly inspired by the
A. launch of Sputnik
B. loss of atmospheric ozone
C. construction of the Berlin Wall
D. invasion of South Korea by China
Q83. A slang term for an inept performance or a poor theater production is
Q84. A body of citizens sworn to weigh the evidence and decide the facts of a
legal case is called a
Q85. Which country has the most people?
C. United States
Q86. How many legs does an insect have?
Q87. Which of the United States is the biggest in area?
D. New York
Q88. Of the following elements, which is heaviest?
Q89. The Aztec Empire was in the central part of what modern country?
Q90. Name the type of clock invented by the ancient Egyptians that was of
absolutely no use at night.
Q91. Which statement is self-contradictory?
A. No old men are
B. All writers are
C. All rules have
D. No apples have
Q92. What is the name of the category of literature works published at regular intervals,
usually weekly, monthly, or quarterly?
A. public notice
B. press release
Q93. What is the name for a facility that separates oil into a variety of
petrochemicals such as gasoline, kerosene, and propane?
Q94. Which is a conditional statement?
A. I'll go if you come with me.
B. I'll go or I'll
C. I'll go and
I'll bring you something.
D. I'll go but I
won't bring you anything.
Q95. The flag of what Asian nation includes a red circle on a white background?
Q96. The official population count and collection of demographic information on
the inhabitants of a country is called a
Q97. A gasoline tank has a capacity of 18 gallons. The tank is 1/4 full.
The additional number of gallons needed to completely fill it is
A. 14. 5
B. 11. 5
C. 13. 5
D. 12. 5
Q98. Consider a taxi which charges $1. 20 for the first 1/3 of a mile and $.50
for each additional third of a mile. How much would a 5 mile trip cost?
Q99. A model rocket was launched to an altitude of 54,925 feet. How many feet above 10 miles did it travel?
Q100. A factory wants to put a dozen jars of chocolate sauce in boxes
for shipping. They have 420 jars of sauce. How many boxes will they need?