Bits and Bobs Knowledge

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1. Which of the following does NOT act as egg substitute in baking?
Yoghurt
Vinegar & baking soda
Ripe banana
Whipped cream & lemon juice
Vinegar (from the vinegar & baking soda combo) can be replaced with lemon juice. Whipped cream doesn't do anything though.
2. How long does it take traditional oil paint to completely dry on a canvas?
18 - 24 hours
longer than 3 months
2 weeks
2 days
It can become dry to the touch in a day or two, but the application of varnish has to take place when everything is completely dry, after 3 months to a year.
3. Which of the following was NOT involved in Yugoslavia in WWII?
Italy
Britain
Croatia
France
Albania
Britain was involved during 1943-45. Albania was involved until 1944. Italy was involved from 1941-43, then the Italian Social Republic was involved from 1943-45. Croatia was involved throughout.
4. Where did fortune cookies originate?
USA
Thailand
China
Japan
https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/fortune-cookies-2/ TLDR: American-Chinese restaurants took over selling them after WWII because Americans didn't like Japan very much for a while.
5. Which of the following knives is NOT made with 1095 steel?
ESEE Knives ESEE-4P Fixed Blade Knife
Ontario Knife Co.8679 Marine Combat SP-1 Survival Knife
Benchmade 375 Adamas Fixed Blade Knife
Ka-Bar Becker BKR7 Combat Utility Survival Fixed Blade Knife
The Benchmade is made with D2 steel.
6. Which of these games was released first?
EVE Online
Far Cry 1
Doom 3
Resident Evil 4
EVE Online (2003). Far Cry 1 (2004). Resident Evil 4 (2005). Doom 3 (2005).
7. Which of the following is NOT a popular cuisine in the Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region?
Egg rolls
Portuguese tarts
Pigs in a blanket
Pavlova
The region includes former British colony Hong Kong and former Portuguese colony Macau. Pavlova is associated with 1920's Oceania.
8. Who was the richest man in history OTHER than Mansa Musa?
William the Conqueror (1066-1087, France)
Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov (1868-1918, Russia)
Mir Osman Ali Khan (1886-1967, India)
Jakob Fugger (1459-1525, Germany)
Tsar Nicholas II ($300B), Khan ($230B), William ($209B-229B), Fugger ($221B)
9. Who has the LEAST followers on Instagram compared to each other (as of August 2020)?
Beyonce
Ariana Grande
Cristinado Ronaldo
Selena Gomez
10. Which colour cannot result from mixing yellow and black?
Olive
Brown
Green
Peach
cool yellow + black = green. neutral yellow + black = olive. warm yellow + black = brown. orange + black = peach (grey warm-brown).
11. Which is the largest animal compared to each other?
Cheetah
Leopard
Tiger
Lion
tiger (M): 2.5 - 3.9m, lion (M): 1.7 - 2.5m, leopard: 0.9 - 1.6m, cheetah: 1.1 - 1.5m
12. Who was the first person to survive a brain injury?
Jeanna Giese (1989-)
Phineas Gage (1823-1860)
Louise Brown (1978-)
Auguste Deter (1850-1906)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage Giese survived rabies, Brown was the first person to be born using IVF, and Deter was the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
13. Which of the following is NOT a leap year?
1800
2000
1600
2400
Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 are not leap years, but the years 1600 and 2000 are.
14. Which of the following is the least popular website compared to each other (as of August 2020)?
Reddit
Amazon
Netflix
Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_popular_websites
15. What are the real names of the superheros Hawkeye, Magneto, and Mister Fantastic?
Clint Barton, Max Eisenhardt, Reed Richards
Flint Lawson, Max Eisenhower, Ryder Reed
Clinton Ford, Max Menk, Rhys Rogers
Clinton Barron, Max Eberbach, Roy Robinson
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