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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Tropical rainforests are composed of four layers, including all but which of the following?
A: The forest floor B: The understory
C: The canopy D: The cheesy topping

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
D: The cheesy topping


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Kaplan Test Prep offers study guides for all but which of these tests?
A: SAT B: ACT
C: Personality test D: MCAT

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C: Personality test


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Narrated by Jason Bateman, the 2014 Danish-American film “Beyond the Brick” was a so-called “Brickumentary” about the global reach of what toy?
A: LEGO B: Frisbee
C: Slinky D: Teddy bear

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A: LEGO


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Hurling them off the tallest building in Cambridge, every October students at what MA college partake in the annual Pumpkin Drop?
A: Stanford B: Yale
C: MIT D: Duke

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C: MIT


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Given that IHOP serves about 700 million pancakes per year, for something to be truly selling like hotcakes, approximately how many must be sold per day?
A: 1.3 million B: 1.9 million
C: 2.4 million D: 2.8 million

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B: 1.9 million


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Able to reach a top speed of 93.01 petaflops, Sunway TaihuLight is the name of the world’s fastest what?
A: Yacht B: Computer
C: Racehorse D: Jet plane

Hayley cuts the question.

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B: Computer


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Since they were often used to study insects and other tiny creatures, early versions of what device were also known as “flea glasses”?
A: Gyroscope B: Periscope
C: Stethoscope D: Microscope

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D: Microscope


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$5k: No clue what a petaflop is, but peta is either trillion or quadrillion. I don't think the other three could go 93 trillion anythings.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:06 am 
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$5k: No clue what a petaflop is, but peta is either trillion or quadrillion. I don't think the other three could go 93 trillion anythings.
That, and their speed is measured in knots, MPH (or KPH) and MPH (or KPH), respectively.

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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Hayley Minter
14-year-old
Wake Forest, N.C.


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Able to reach a top speed of 93.01 petaflops, Sunway TaihuLight is the name of the world’s fastest what?
A: Yacht B: Computer
C: Racehorse D: Jet plane

Hayley cuts the question.
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
B: Computer

She commented that she didn't know what a petaflop was. I figured kids these days would know all about computer lingo.

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