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Which Arabic term is used to describe a popular uprising, associated with 2 events in Palestinian history?
Literally meaning “uprising” or “shaking off”, an intifada is a resistance movement or popular rebellion, often referring to an uprising against oppression. It is most commonly associated with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, under which two violent intifada‘s have already taken place (1987-1993 and 2000-2005), with Palestinians fighting against or “shaking off” Israeli occupation.
What is the main and base ingredient in the traditional dish moussaka?
This dish is common in the Balkans and Middle East, and its Greek variant is one of the most famous ones. Moussaka is a baked casserole dish made with layers of eggplant, meat (usually lamb or beef), and topped with a milk-based sauce, usually béchamel .
Which pilot currently holds the record for most Formula One Grand Prix wins?
Hamilton is a British racing driver, at the moment competing in Formula One for Mercedes. He currently holds the record for most Grand Prix wins with 103, pole positions (103) and top-3 finishes (194). The second place for most wins belongs to Michael Schumacher with 91.
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What is the name of the famous Lebanese Shiite Muslim political party and terrorist group?
Hezbollah was created in 1985 following the Lebanon War, with the goal of fighting foreign and occupying forces, although its range and purpose extended beyond this, even participating in international affairs, like the Bosnian War (1992-1995). This party has actively participated in Lebanese politics since the 90s, and its military strength has grown so much that it has been described as a “state within a state”. It has been designated a terrorist group by most countries worldwide, including the USA and European Union, due to its participation in and carrying out of terrorist attacks and alleged links with and support of terrorist organizations, like Al-Qaeda.
What is the commonly accepted expansion of the abbreviation 'Wi-Fi'?
Wi-Fi is a wireless connection standard, a technology that allows devices to connect to the internet or communicate with each other wirelessly using radio waves with frequencies between 2 and 5 gigahertz.
The term “Wi-Fi” has been said to mean “Wireless Fidelity” as a play on the term “Hi-Fi” (high fidelity) used in audio equipment, and the company that invented it even had a campaign with the slogan “The Standard for Wireless Fidelity”. However, one of its founding members has dismissed these allegations, stating that “Wi-Fi doesn’t stand for anything. It is not an acronym. There is no meaning.”.
Who is the author of the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a novel published in 1960 by Harper Lee (1926-2016). It is set in the 1930s in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, and it addresses issues like racial inequality and gender roles through the eyes of a young girl.
The novel was also adapted to cinema in 1962, in a movie with the same name.
Which artist (1869-1954) is famous for his cut-out paper collages?
The famous French artist Henri Matisse is well-known for his revolutionary developments in the visual arts, also due to his cut-out paper collages, which he created during the latter part of his career when he was unable to paint due to health issues.
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Can you identify these 2 Turkish monuments?
1. Hagia Sophia ; 2. Blue Mosque.
The Hagia Sophia was completed in 537 A.D. in the Byzantine Empire. Originally built as an orthodox church, the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque in 1453 when Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) fell to the Ottomans. It persisted as a mosque until 1935, when the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk,, among his wave of reforms, transformed the Hagia Sophia into a museum. Very recently, in 2020, the Turkish president Erdoğan converted the building into a mosque once again.
The Blue Mosque, officially Sultan Ahmed Mosque, was built between 1609 and 1616 and it is an Imperial Mosque, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
Both buildings are massively famous worldwide, attracting millions of visitors every year.
To which organization does this logo belong?
World Wildlife Fund or World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
WWF is a Swiss NGO created in 1961 and the largest environmental organization. It is aimed at wildlife conservation and preservation and reducing human impact on the environment, working towards “a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.”
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