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General Knowledge Quiz
Which oath of ethics inspired in Ancient Greece do physicians take?
The Hippocratic Oath.
This oath, one of the most famous medical texts of all time, is among the earliest records of medical ethics in the world, stipulating a series of principles and standards to guide medical practice, which physicians must agree to comply with before practicing medicine.
Its name is derived from the famous Greek doctor Hippocrates (c. 460 B.C. – c. 370 B.C.).
To which band does this Spotify top popular songs belong to?
This band, formed in 1976, was part of the first wave of the British punk rock movement, later contributing also to the new wave and post-punk movements, being one of the mosts successful British bands of all time. It ended in 1986 after internal disagreements between the members.
In 2004, the Rolling Stone magazine put The Clash on number 28 in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.
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Who is the author of the famous James Bond novels?
Ian Fleming was born in 1908 in London. After studying in England, Munich and Geneva, Fleming worked for the British Naval Intelligence Division (interestingly, during World War II, he worked on the Operation Goldeneye, which would later give name to one of the Bond episodes), an experience which would inspire him, together with his career as a journalsit, to create his famous spy novels.
The first novel, Casino Royale, was written in 1952. Due to its rapid success, eleven additional James Bond novels were published until 1966, all finding extreme success with the public. Fleming died in 1964 due to an heart disease (2 of his novels were published posthumously).
How is the dissolution of Czechoslovakia commonly known as?
In 1992, the Velvet Divorce officially created the independent countries of Czech Republic and Slovakia by splitting the Federal Republic of Czechoslovakia, the name taken by Czechoslovakia between 1990 and 1992 after the original Velvet Revolution. This revolution in 1989 put term to the socialist regime in Czechoslovakia, following the wave of dissent and revolutions against the communist regimes in Eastern Europe.
Which war is depicted in the Les Grandes Misères de la guerres?
Thirty Years War.
Les Grandes Misères de la guerre is a series of 18 paintings by Jacques Callot published in 1633 which depict episodes of the Thirty Years War, one of the bloodiest and most destructive European wars, claiming up to 8 million lives. The war ended in 1648 with the Peace of Wesphalia, a proeminent treaty which set the foundation for higher state sovereignity and European stability.
The image represents the La Pendaison, the 11th painting of the series.
Which movie won the 2021 Academy Award for Best Picture?
The movie tells us the story of Ruby (Emilia Jones, shown in the image), a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) and the only person with the ability to hear in her family, and the balance she must do between her family and the pursuit of her own career.
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How is the 1930s period of severe dust storms in the USA and Canada called?
Caused by severe droughts and agricultural mispractice, this series of harsh dust storms extensively harmed American and Canadian agriculture during the 1930s.
The very famous John Steinbeck book The Grapes of Wrath (1939), set during the Great Depression, also illustrated the impact of the Dust Bowl period.
What circle of latitude divides North from South Korea?
The Korean peninsula became a Japanese protectorate following the Russo-Japanese war in 1905, later being officially annexed by Japan in 1910. After World War II, Japan was forced to abdicate control over Korea in favour of the Allies, which decided to divide the Peninsula along the 38th Parallel, between the Soviets (to the North) and the Americans (to the South). Deep ideologic divergences between these 2 Cold War powers eventually culminated in the Korean War (1950-1953), a devastating clash envolving several foreign countries and claiming the lives of around 3 million people. At the end, the border stayed approximately the same and no formal peace treaty was signed, increasing the tensions in the regions that are still felt to this day.
Who said this iconic quote?
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"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."
Reagan was the 40th American President (between 1981 and 1989).
Internally, he implemented many initiatives, for instance the famous War on Drugs and the Reaganomics, reducing inflation and increasing GDP.
Externally, although he didn't see the fall of the Soviet Union while in charge, he was a prominent figure during the Cold War, precipitating the fall of the USSR.
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