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Which 17th century philosopher, mathematician, scientist, and writer invented the notation which uses superscripts to show powers or exponents (e.g. the 2 used in x² to indicate squaring)?

A
René Descartes
B
Isaac Newton
C
Johannes Kepler
D
Nicholas Mercator
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2

Which television series is named for the street address of the broadcasting institution in which it is set?

A
Twenty Twelve
B
21 Jump Street
C
221B Baker Street
D
W1A
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3

First imposed in England in 1696 what tax was repealed in 1851?

A
Mill tax
B
Chimney tax
C
Window tax
D
Tax on a second pair of shoes
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4

What was the Allegheny Time System designed for?

A
Community Service sentences available to the Allegheny County Courts
B
Timing of astronomical observations at the Allegheny Observatory
C
Standard time on the early Pennsylvania Central Railroad
D
Clockwork mechanisms in the Pennsylvania town clocks
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5

Which part of the chilli is the hottest?

A
Skin
B
Stalk
C
Seed
D
Root
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6

Where was the French open tennis championship held in 1928?

A
Stade Roland Garros
B
Stade Français
C
Racing Club de France
D
Île de Puteaux
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7

What is the dominant vegetation in Siberia?

A
Grasses
B
Snow forest
C
Dwarf shrubs, sedges, mosses, and lichens
D
Broadleaf tree and mixed coniferous forest
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