Quiz // 18
What religious movement appeared after Haile Selassie?
Haile Selassie, also known as Tafari Makonnen, was the emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, and became a symbol of resistance against oppression, namely against the fascist Italian attempts to colonize the country.
Also, his claims to be a descendant from the King Solomon would later result in a religious movement originated in Jamaica, placing Selassie as the central figure. Indeed the word Rastafari serves as a title for this personality since the word Ras is an Ethiopian distinct title, equivalent to a duke.
What theme do these terms refer to?
Belly dance is a discipline originated in Egypt and it spread worldwide thanks to its representation in cinema. Kathak was originated in the region of Uttar Pradesh, India. As for Latin dance, well, you guessed it – this style comes from Latin America. Can-can appeared as a popular style in France, near mid 19th Century. As for Contra dance, mostly popular in Anglophone countries, its origin it not unanimous given its early and multiple inspirations.
What is an orphan drug?
A drug to treat rare conditions.
More specifically, these drugs, because they are developed to treat conditions with such a reduced prevalence, are not profitable to be produced by private companies and, thus, are only produced with governmental assistance.
In the US, a rare condition is defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a disease or condition which affects 6 in every 5000 people. In the EU, the European Medicines Agency defines it as a condition which affects 5 in every 10000 people.
What was Altavista?
Internet search engine.
After the official launch in 1995, Altavista grew in users to become one of the most popular search engines in the world.
With the appearance of other quick and reliable search engines, Altavista started to lose popularity until being acquired by Yahoo in 2003, becoming live for 10 more years until its final shut down.
In what country is Khabar Lahariya published, a women only newspaper?
Khabar Lahariya is an independent newspaper, fully led by women journalists, created in 2002 by Nirantar (an Indian NGO) and published in several dialects.
The newspaper initially distributed in the state of Uttar Pradesh (one of the less developed of the country) aims to raise awareness on the struggle against gender inequality and corruption.
One can learn more about the newspaper on the Academy Award nominated documentary Writing with Fire (2021).
In what American state can you attend to the Coachella Festival?
Coachella Music and Arts Festival was created in 1999 and organized in a yearly basis near the city of Indio, California.
The festival grew in importance and is nowadays one of the most relevant, including prestigious lineups covering a wide spectrum of music genres.
What mythical creature can you find in the flag of Bhutan?
Indeed, a dragon representation can be seen in superposition to the yellow and orange colors in the flag of Bhutan. The country name Druk Yul, in Bhutanese language, literally means Dragon Country.
On the image you can find the Thimphu Chorten, a memorial building honoring Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, one of the most relevant heads of state of Bhutan.
In which animated movie franchise can you find this iconic quote?
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