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General Knowledge Quiz
What is the acid which causes muscular pain after intense physical exercise?
During physical exercise, our organism breaks down glucose and oxygen to produce energy. When this process by itself is not enough to sustain the physical activity, glucose is broken down by itself, producing lactic acid. The accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles causes tiredness and muscular pain.
Which dictator ruled Spain during the Restoration Era (1923-30)?
Miguel Primo de Rivera.
Primo de Rivera is seen by many as an inapt leader and lacking diplomatic acumen, alienating many of his supporters with his inadequate ideology. After he rose to power following a coup d’état, he set himself to end corruption in Spain – to achieve this, Rivera declared Martial Law, suspended the Constitution, and implemented a series of oppressive measures as well as censorship and austerity. This political stance worsened living conditions, increasing tensions felt in Spain, and it is among this instability that Francisco Franco (which would later become the famous Spanish dictator) is promoted to general. This political, economic and social turmoil would culminate in 1936 with the beginning of the Spain Civil War.
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What does the Kinsey scale measure?
This scale determines the sexual orientation of a person based on their experiences and responses in specific situations, at a given time. It goes from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual), also accounting for asexuality.
There is only one American city where the teams of 3 major leagues share the same main colors. Which one?
In which Spanish monument is this magic square located?
This magic square, present in the famous monument Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, was sculpted by Josep Maria Subirach. It is very iconic because there are 310 possible combinations of numbers (including all rows, columns and diagonals, as well as the numbers in the corners or the 4 inside numbers) which add up to 33, the age with which it is thought that Jesus Christ was crucified.
Who was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature?
After being awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature (1909), this Swedish writer would also become the first woman to be admitted in the Swedish Academy, the entity responsible for the selection of the Nobel Prize laureates, in 1914.
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The FIFA World Cup 2002 was co-hosted by what countries?
Where did Silicon Valley gets its name?
From the research and construction of silicon-based transistors in the region.
Before becoming a hub for tech companies, this region in the San Francisco Bay Area was known for the research and construction of silicon-based transistors and chips during the 1970s carried out by large companies like AMD and Intel.
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