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What is the name of this desert in the USA?

Mojave Desert.

This desert, located in the Southwestern United States (mainly in California and Nevada but also in parts of Arizona and Utah) and named after the indigenous Mojave people, is also known as the “high desert”, since it sits between 610 and 1,220 m of altitude.

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Who is the author of this painting?

Piet Mondrian.

Mondrian (1872-1944) was a Dutch painter, know as one of the pioneers of the abstract art movement. His painting style became increasingly more abstract throughout his carrer, reaching a point where his works were based solely on geometric forms and simple colours (the image shown, Composition with Red Blue and Yellow (1930), is a perfect example of this). He is regarded by many as one of the most influential painters of the 20th century and the Modernist era.

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At what height does a basketball hoop stand in official games?

305cm (or 10 feet).

The hoop has a diameter of 46cm (18 inches).

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Who is the real name of Bono, the lead vocalist for the band U2?

Paul David Hewson.

The Irish singer and songwriter, born in 1960 in Dublin, Ireland, is also known for his activism outside his music career, dedicating himself to various humanitarian causes.

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What is the name of this green powder, obtained from processed green tea leaves?


Matcha is a finely ground powder originating from China. Mostly produced in Japan nowadays, it is widely consumed in Asia and increasingly more in the rest of the world, as hot tea or used to flavour foods such as mochi or ice cream.

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What was the name of the ship on which Charles Darwin sailed during his voyage of scientific discovery?

HMS Beagle.

It was aboard this ship that Darwin sailed during his famous voyage (it was the second trip of the HMS Beagle, from 1831 to 1836), where he conducted a research which led to his theory of evolution. During this voyage, Darwin wrote the famous The Voyage of the Beagle, which would be published in 1839.


Which French artistic term denotes an illusion of three-dimensionality on two-dimensional surfaces?


This technique (French for “deceive the eye”), which arose during the Renaissance, tricks the viewer into perceiving painted objects as real, due to their apparent three-dimensionality.

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What is the closest star to our solar system (besides the Sun)?

Proxima Centauri.

Part of the Alpha Centauri star system, Proxima Centauri is the closest known star to our solar system, located about 4.25 light-years away.


What is the name of the widely-used version control system originally developed by Linus Torvalds?


Created in 2005, Git is a distributed version control system used for tracking changes in computer files during software development. It is extensively used, for instance, in fields related to Information Technology (IT).

Which civil rights leader said this quote?

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"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

Martin Luther King Jr.

This quote highlights the significance of standing up for justice, as well as the importance of being accountable and reliable to others fighting the same cause as us, especially in the face of injustice.

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