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Q1. The name of which animal means "man of the forest"?

A
Capuchin
B
Orangutan
C
Chimpanzee
D
Gorilla
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Q2. The first successful public operation under which anaesthetic was carried out at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1846 by William Morton?

A
Xenon
B
Ether
C
Chloroform
D
Propanol
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Q3. Which of these is a variety of daisy?

A
Calfnose
B
Bull's foot
C
Cowslip
D
Oxeye
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Q4. What is the meaning of the name Jezero, chosen for a crater on Mars?

A
Hole
B
Dip
C
Sea
D
Lake
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Q5. Which of these is a common bird which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe?

A
Yellowcap
B
Whitecap
C
Redcap
D
Blackcap
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Q6. Among its functions to promote and safeguard astronomy (e.g. research, communication, education and development) through international cooperation, the International Astronomical Union does what in relation to features in the solar system?

A
Names them
B
Creates video and VCR games using them
C
Builds topographical models of them to use in designing playgrounds
D
Nothing, it is not involved in anything to do with them
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Q7. The Perestroika Movement which began in October 2000 was in what field?

A
Agriculture
B
Political science
C
Russian politics
D
Sociology
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