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In which country is the city Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina, and the country's capital. It was founded in the 16th Century, and has been one of the most impressive cities in South America ever since.
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Which of these words is spelled correctly?

Disappearance is spelled correctly. Correctly, Consistency, and Definitely are the correct spellings of the other options.
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Which of these parts of the human body are NOT parts of the circulatory system?

The heart, veins, and arteries are all crucial elements of the circulatory system, also sometimes called the cardiovascular system or the vascular system. That's the group of organs responsible for blood flow in the body. The lungs, meanwhile, are part of the respitory system.
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How is a moon different than a planet?

The definition of a moon is a celestial body that orbits around a planet. The other attributes may apply to SOME moons, but they aren't crucial elements of what makes a moon a moon.
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Which literary term means a story illustrating a moral lesson?

A Parable is a short, usually fairly simple, story that is meant to illustrate a moral point. The stories of Jesus in the Bible are almost always parables.
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How many chromosomes does a typical human being have?

Although there is some variance when it comes to conditions like Down's or Turner's Syndromes, the vast majority of people on Earth are born with 46 chromosomes: 23 pairs of 2.
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In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson bought a large amount of land from the French. This was called:

President Jefferson was responsible for the Louisiana Purchase, in which he bought a slice of land which today makes up much of the middle United States from France (led at the time by Napoleon Bonaparte).
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Which of the following is not an example of onomatopoeia?

The dictionary definition of onomatopoeia is: "the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named". Basically, a word that sounds like what it means. Boom, Sizzle, and Buzz are all examples. Cent is not.
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True or False: Mozart was deaf.

There WAS a famous composer who was deaf... but it was Ludwig van Beethoven, not Mozart.
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What was Picasso's first name?

Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous and influential artists of all-time. Born in Spain in 1881, his unique style of abstract painting revolutionized what was considered acceptable, credible art, and frequently criticized the wars, politics, and injustices of his time.
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Who was the dictator of Italy during World War II?

Benito Mussolini led the National Fascist Party in Italy from 1922 to 1943. Along with Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler (and other nations) Mussolini's Italy was one of the primary "Axis Powers" who fought the Allies (America, Britain, Canada, etc..) in World War 2.
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Which of these options describes the plot of a Shakespeare play?

Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's most famous and influential plays. It follows Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, as he struggles to avenge the murder of his father, the previous King of Denmark, who was murdered by his brother (who is Hamlet's uncle).
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A man bought a farm for $2,400 and sold it for $2,700. What percent did he gain?

The answer is 12.5%. Here's how you figure it out: Divide 2700 by 2400, which equals 1.125. Then take 1.125 and multiply it by 100, to get the percentage. That gives you 112.5%. The difference between 100% and 112.5% is 12.5%. There is your answer. (2700*100):2400 = 270000:2400 = 112.5
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Who invented the Cotton Gin?

Eli Whitney invented the Cotton Gin in 1794. The Cotton Gin is a device which helps to separate the useful parts of the cotton plant from the non-useful parts. This is historically important as it made cotton production a much more profitable business, allowing many farms and plantations in the pre-Civil War United States to make more money.
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Which of these words does NOT belong?

The Hippocampus, Amygdala, and Hypothalamus are all important parts of the human brian. The Tibia, meanwhile, is a bone in your leg.
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Which of these novels would be considered “dystopian”?

A dystopian novel is one that takes place in a future world in which society has become deeply undesirable, evil, or terrifying. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, is a dystopian novel. It takes place in a creepy World State, where conformity is deeply discouraged.
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Which of these is formula for finding the area of a triangle?

Length times Base, divided by 2, gives you the measurement of the area of any triangle.
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About how big is a healthy adult heart?

A healthy adult human will have a heart about the same size as their clenched fist.
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When did the Reconstruction Era occur?

The Reconstruction Era refers to the portion of American history immediately after the Civil War, when the country struggled to reconcile and heal after the bloody conflict. America was "Reconstructing" what it meant to be America.
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If 3X = 6, then what does X equal?

X must equal a number which, when multiplied by 3, equals 6. In this case, because 3 times 2 equals 6, X must equal 2.
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Who wrote the poems “Annabel Lee” and “The Raven”?

Both poems were written by the incredibly famous American author Edgar Allan Poe. He is mostly known for his dark, mysterious stories, which helped to pioneer the horror genre.
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What happens to a species when its environment changes and it does not adapt?

When a species fails to adapt to environmental changes, it means that species will begin to die out. When a species has died out entirely, we call it "Extinction".
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What does the term "Photosynthesis" refer to?

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert light from the Sun into energy they can use to grow and survive.
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