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In what competition is the Ryder Cup disputed?


The Ryder Cup was firstly hosted in 1927, opposing UK and USA but eventually evolved into a competition between Europe and USA, played by 12-a-side teams every 2 years.

On the side, one can observe a picture of the Belgian golfer Nicolas Colsaerts, after his European team won the Ryder Cup 2012.

Who is the author of this painting?

Piet Mondrian.

Mondrian was best known for his contributions to the De Stijl art movement (also known as neoplasticism), having created multiple paintings following strict rules. Indeed, in terms of format, the Dutch painter preferred to use only vertical and horizontal lines, while his palette comprised the 3 primary colors (red, blue, yellow) and also gray and black, following rectangular formats.

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Who was the only USA President to serve non-consecutive terms?

Grover Cleveland.

The Democrat served two terms as the 22nd (1885-1889) and 24th (1893-1897) president of the USA.

Both of Cleveland’s terms were marked by his struggle against subsidies and special interests, hence being the president that made the most use of the veto function, only being surpassed later by Franklin Roosevelt.

What African country flag has this bird?


The crested crane is the national bird of Uganda and is currently an endangered species. Below one can observe the national country flag.

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What Canadian activist does this statue serves homage to?

Terry Fox.

After having his right leg amputated while fighting against cancer, the Canadian activist enrolled into cross-Canada run to raise social awareness and funds for cancer research.

Unfortunately, Fox was not able to complete his run since his health condition made him stop after 5373 km completed, resulting later in his death. On that same year, the Terry Fox Run was created with the same purpose and is, nowadays, the largest one-day fundraiser in the name of cancer research.

In the image is the statue in Terry Fox’s honor, located in St. Johns, Canada.

Who was the first Hip Hop artist to receive a Pulitzer Prize?

Kendrick Lamar.

The rapper was awarded the Pulitzer Prize award in 2018 for his work on the album DAMN., released in the previous year. The album was widely recognized given its relevance in terms of strong lyrical content, documenting the racism in America and other social sorrows.

On the side we can observe Kendrick Lamar on Tour at the TD Garden in Boston, 22nd July 2017.

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What empire is associated with the construction of Machu Picchu?

Inca Empire.

Located in the northwest of Cusco, Peru, this landmark is believed to have been constructed in the XV Century as a citadel for the Incan Emperor Pachacuti, but was later abandoned in 1572, as a result of the Spanish Conquest.

Unlike most civilizations, the Incas did not have a written language. This made it harder for the archaeologists to document their findings and a lot of what we know today is made from assumptions, instead of written sources.

By what international naming is Turkey now referred to?


According to the Turkish president Recep Erdoğan, changing the international naming was needed in order to better represent the values and culture of the Turkish people.

This change of naming was already accepted by the United Nations.


What is the name of this arcade game created by Atari?


This 2D table tennis based game was released in 1972 and was one of the pioneers of multiplayer gaming, serving as a reference for many other games created in the following years.

Word Play: What word can be related to these other four?


Back to Black (2006) – Album by Amy Winehouse

All Blacks – Nickname for the New Zealand national rugby team

Black Panther (2018) – Marvel movie featuring Chadwick Boseman

Orange is the New Black (2013-2019) – TV series awarded with 4 Primetime Emmy Awards featuring Taylor Schilling


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