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General Knowledge

General knowledge requires crystalized intelligence. Crystalized intelligence is usually assessed via verbal and classification questions, as opposed to fluid intelligence which is primarily assesed by math and logic questions. General knowledge questions test retention of facts and figures, a skill which is usually attained by an effective conceptualization of the environment. General knowledge skills are an indication of your awareness of the connectivity between events and places, and your efficiency at retrieving information from long term memory.

There is always an issue of cultural bias in general knowledge questions, and the challenge is to prevent assessments that focus on arbitrary trivia.

People from all cultures and social strata should be equally represented, and difficulty levels should not favor any one group or culture.

1. Select the odd one out:

Sanskrit, Hindi, Pendjabi, Urdu, Sindhi, Farsi

  1. Sanskrit
  2. Hindi
  3. Pendjabi
  4. Urdu
  5. Sindhi
  6. Farsi

2. Find the answer that best completes the analogy:

Tenzing Norgay : Edmund Hillary :: Pierre Curie :

  1. Dave Hahn
  2. Peter Habeler
  3. Louis Pasteur
  4. Marie Curie
  5. Rosalind Franklin

3. Find the answer that best completes the analogy:

smith : face :: wash :

  1. bird
  2. theater
  3. garage
  4. tail
  5. nose

4. Which of the following is not a universal artistic theme?

sporting events, nature, portraiture, social commentary

5. Which of the following was best known for composing operettas?

Johann Strauss II, Richard Wagner, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Frideric Handel