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General Knowledge Quiz
What classical arcade game can you find on the picture?
The arcade game created by Tomohiro Nishikado in 1978 was one of the first shooter games and became a pioneer to the “shoot ’em up” genre, and one of the most influential games of all time.
While originally developed for Atari, Space Invaders would be later adapted to multiple platforms including MSX, NES, and some years later, to mobile devices.
According to the myth, why was Prometheus punished?
For giving fire to the humanity.
Prometheus is best known for his attitude of defiance towards the Gods, by having stolen fire from them and delivering it to the humanity, ultimately allowing human prosperity.
Seen as an act of treason, and feeling diminished, Zeus condemned Prometheus to be an endless torture, by binding him to a cliff so that an eagle (symbolizing Zeus) could eat his liver every single day. To make it worse, the organ would be regenerated everyday so that the bird could continue causing Prometheus’ infinite cycle of agony.
Who assassinated Franz Ferdinand in 1914?
On the picture we can observe Gabrilo Princip, the Bosnian Serb student who assassinated the Achduke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during his visit in Sarajevo, ultimately triggering the World War I in 1914.
Princip was a member of a Serbian political Secret Society (The Black Hand) that defended the creation of Yugoslavia, which could only be possible after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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According to the religion, what does "INRI" stand for?
Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum.
Since the original words are expressed in Latin, one should note that this language uses “I” instead of the English “J”.
After translating to English, one can read “Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews”.
From what country are these states part of?
The former Portuguese colony would become independent in 1822 and later passed through some different forms of political and geographical organization.
Currently Brazil counts with 26 States plus a Federal District.
To what band is the project Dream Widow associated?
What is the name of this TV Series?
Although the TV series was only comprised by 18 episodes published in 1999-2000, it achieved relative success and also served a ramp for the careers of the young actors.
The series cast comprised by Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, James Franco, John Francis Daley, Busy Philipps, Samm Levine, Linda Cardellini, and Martin Starr would indeed later be later recognized in multiple and TV series and movies.
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What is the name of this author?
The writer born in Bombay, India in 1947 is best known for his particular style frequently mixing historical fiction with magical realism.
The author became a target for threats and multiple assassination attempts after releasing his best known work Satanic Verses (1988), mostly conducted by religious-motivated extremists. The situation got even more serious when the Supreme Leader of Iran at the date Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa offering 3 million dollars to whoever killed Rushdie.
Who was the German priest and central figure of Protestantism in the XVI century?
A former Augustinian friar, Martin Luther deeply criticized several aspects of the Roman Catholic Church, mainly claiming that salvation could be achieved by faith in God alone (as opposed to the sacerdotalism accepted at the time), undermining the role of the church. He also published the famous 95 thesis which focused on a practice that Luther saw as a clear abuse of the clerical power – indulgences (a certification which supposedly improved the after-life).
His views on the Church eventually lead to his excommunicatin by Pope Leo X after he refused to renounce all his previous claims in the Diet of Worms in 1521. Luther, however, had already triggered a wave of religious suspicion and questioning, leading to the rise of Protestantism and many branches within (such Lutheranism (his own followers), Calvinism or Anglicanism).
What sport is disputed in the Stanley Cup?
The Stanley Cup is awarded since 1893 on a yearly base to the winner of the playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL).
With the current competition format (since 1915), the most awarded team are the Montreal Canadiens, by having raised the trophy for 24 times so far.
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