Where is the city of Ushuaia located?
In the Ivory Coast
What is the last word of all three parts of Dante's
Divine Comedy (Hell —
Purgatory — Paradise)?
Who discovered the planet Uranus?
Sir William Herschel (in 1781)
Urbain Le Verrier (in 1846)
Clyde Tombaugh (in 1930)
Percival Lowell (in 1894)
What was Lewis Carroll's real name?
In what century was Gengis Khan (Temüjin) born?
Xth (as St. Vladimir)
XIth (as William the Conqueror)
XIIth (as Emperor Frederic I)
XIIIth (as Marco Polo)
XIVth (as Rienzi)
XVth (as Ivan III)
XVIth (as Elizabeth Tudor)
Who was Elizabeth Bowes Lyon?
An Australian actress
An American writer
The mother of Queen Elizabeth II of England
A Canadian painter
Which of the following plays is not by Shakespeare:
Love's Labour's Lost
What is the international unit of electrical current?
What was Michelangelo's last name?
Which of the following sentences contains an anacoluthon?
Make haste slowly.
Cleopatra's nose, if it had been smaller, the whole face of the
earth would have been altered. (Blaise Pascal)
The dog lost its bone and its temper.
On scrolls of silver snowy sentences. (Hart Crane)
Which of the following composers was born in Ansfelden in 1824,
died in Vienna in 1896, and composed (among other things) nine (plus two)
symphonies, the fourth of which, in E flat major (probably the best known)
is called Romantic?
Ludwig van Beethoven
What does “UNESCO” stand for?
United Neutral Eastern and Southern Countries Organization
Unified New Electronic System for Communication and Observation
United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Unique New Extra Sensory Connecting Object
Unregistered Naval Environment Ship in Common Operation
What is the proper scientific name of aspirin?
Acetic (aka ethanoic) acid
Which of the following diseases is caused by the Koch bacillus?
What does the word “ichthus” (that is,
“ιχθυς”, or, more accurately,
“ἰχθύς”) mean in ancient
What is the meaning of the following verse by Vergil
(Æneid, II, 3):
Infandum regina iubes
A princess orders that their pain be repeated
The infant queen rejoices despite their sorrow
The queen's joy lessened his terrible misfortune
We wish to alleviate the queen's grief
You bid me renew, o queen, an unspeakable grief
Your queen laughs at my woe again
In which constellation lies the star commonly known as
Aquila (the Eagle: Vega is Alpha Aquilæ)
Auriga (the Charioteer: Vega is Alpha Aurigæ)
Bootes (the Herdsman: Vega is Alpha Bootis)
Canis major (the great Dog: Vega is Alpha Canis majoris)
Canis minor (the little Dog: Vega is Alpha Canis minoris)
Centaurus (the Centaur: Vega is Alpha Centauri)
Cygnus (the Swan: Vega is Alpha Cygni)
Gemini (the Twins: Vega is Alpha Geminorum)
Leo (the Lion: Vega is Alpha Leonis)
Lyra (the Lyre: Vega is Alpha Lyræ)
Orio (Orion: Vega is Alpha Orionis)
Taurus (the Bull: Vega is Alpha Tauri)
Ursa major (the great Bear: Vega is Alpha Ursæ majoris)
Ursa minor (the little Bear: Vega is Alpha Ursæ minoris)