Test Your Knowledge

Guidelines
  • The participant must be a current Beaconhouse (including TNS, Newlands, LMA) student
  • The competition is for students in Pakistan only
  • Entries will ALL correct answers will qualify for the lucky draw
  • Winners will be announced on the TBT website
  • Prizes will be sent to the relevant branch; the branch will send TBT a picture of the prize distribution ceremony as proof
  • One entry per person

1. Which country borders Senegal to the north?
  Mali
  Guinea-Bissau
  The Gambia
  Mauritania
2. What is a white dwarf star?
  A small, relatively cool and long-lived star
  The collapsed core of a large (10–29 solar masses) star
  A medium to small size star which has burnt all its fuel and collapsed
  A body somewhere between a gas giant planet and a very small star
3. The English agronomist, agriculturist, barrister and writer, Jethro Tull, was known for what inventions in the early 18th century?
  Telephone
  Movable lead type printing press
  Horse-drawn seed-drill and hoe
  A rock music flute
4. Which of these is the fear of fire?
  Xenophobia
  Claustrophobia
  Agoraphobia
  Pyrophobia
5. What was the immediate cause for the May 1980 Kwangju (or Gwangju) Uprising in South Korea?
  A young street trader was killed by police for stealing an apple
  Steep rises in the price of rice
  Use of methamphetamine was criminalised
  Martial law imposed following student union demonstrations for civil reform
6. What is represented by the peace symbol, which looks like a 3 legged inverted "Y" inside a circle?
  A pitchfork stuck in the ground
  An inverted "Victory" sign on a stick
  A combination of the semaphore letters N and D, standing for "nuclear disarmament"
  The alternative paths that humankind can decide to take
7. Where is Daintree National Park, a rainforest which is described as possibly the oldest existing tropical forest?
  North east coast of Queensland, Australia
  Eastern Madagascar
  Sumatra
  Borneo
8. As at 2017 the men's high jump record, set in 1993, is 2.45 m (8 ft 0 1⁄4 in). What is the current women's high jump record?
  2.09 m (6 ft 10 1⁄4 in)
  2.03 m (6 ft 7 3⁄4 in)
  1.59 m (5.2 ft)
  1.81 m (5 ft 11 1/4 in)
9. In total, how many moons do the 4 planets closest to the sun have?
  10
  12
  1
  3
10. In which 1994 Walt Disney animated film did the phrase "Hakuna matata" become famous?
  Mulan
  Toy Story
  Aladdin
  The Lion King
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