Quiz // 17
To what religion is this symbol related?
Druze is a monotheistic religion with a significant presence in Lebanon and Syria, named after Muhammad ad-Darazi, a 11th Century preacher.
The colored 5 pointed star stands for the values of this religion – truth, soul, word, will and matter.
After the ISIS declared the Druze to be “infidels”, the later became recently targets for violence caused by religious extremists.
How was the official security service of the German Democratic Republic called?
Created in 1950, this intelligence agency was regarded as one of the most effective and repressive secret police agents of the Cold War.
Closely linked with the Soviet Union, the Stasi was mainly responsible foreign and internal espionage as well as suppresion of dissident movements.
Who is the current CEO of Amazon?
Which river is divided into its White and Blue counterparts?
The longest river in Africa and one of the longest in the world, the Nile has 2 major contributaries – the White Nile, beginning in Lake Victoria (which is divided among 3 countries – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) and the Blue Nile, beginning in Ethiopia. The two contributaries meet in Karthoum, the capital of Sudan.
The Blue Nile is the source of about 85% of the water of the Nile river, a fact that carries a significant geopolitical impact – in 2011, Ethiopia began the construction of the Grand Renaissane Dam on the Nile, the largest dam in Africa once completed and among the 20 largest in the world. Its purpose will mainly be the production of electricity but such a control over the Nile’s flow gives Ethiopia significant leverage, something that downstream countries (Sudan and Egypt) are not very keen on.
With what movies was Tom Hanks awarded with the Oscar for Best Actor?
With the Oscar Award distinction for Hanks’ remarkable interpretation in Forrest Gump, the actor would become one of the few to receive the award for best actor in two consecutive years. To date, only Spencer Tracy was able to achieve so in 1937 and 1938.
What vitamin is produced by the human body after sun exposure?
How many different nationals teams have won the FIFA World Cup?
The trophy was raised by Uruguay, Italy, Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina, Spain and France.
Given the increase on the number of female players and clubs on the sport, FIFA created the Women’s World Cup in 1991. This competition was already won by the USA, Japan and Norway.
In what European country can you find this landmark?
Lake Bled is one of the most famous landmarks in the country, attracting tourists not only by its picturesque beauty but also by the small church built in the center of the lake in the 17th Century.
According to the legend, after desiring for a wish and ringing the church bell three times, the wish becomes true.
Which country is associated with the Chartism movement?
Alive from 1838 to 1857, Chartism was a working-class movement that fought for political, social and economic reforms in Britain.
Most reforms demanded by the movement regarded suffrage and Parliament reforms. The movement was not successful, but many of the reforms defended would eventually be adopted in Britain.
For what sport is Conor McGregor mostly recognized?
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
Conor McGregor is a Mixed Martial Arts professional born in Dublin, Ireland in 1988. McGregor is best known for his record holding pay-per-view MMA matches, and for becoming the first MMA athlete to win the UFC Championship title in two different classes at the same time (featherweight and lightweight).
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