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General Knowledge Quiz
What Swiss town holds the annual World Economic Forum?
This Swiss municipality became popular in the 19th century when it started to host the yearly World Economic Forum, a meeting of world leaders aiming at “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas”.
What is the name of this Russian republic?
Dagestan is the southernmost Russian republic. It is situated in the North Caucasus between the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Russian republics of Chechnya, Kalmykia and Stavropol Krai.
Dagestan saw the War of Dagestan in 1999 following the outbreak of the Second Chechen War, a separatist insurgency.
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What are these names examples of?
Parliaments – more specifically, Unicameral Parliaments.
The names represent the Unicameral Parliaments or Legislatures of Israel, Germany, Norway, Mongolia and the Vatican, respectively.
Unicameral Legislatures, as opposed to Bicameral (which contains an Upper and a Lower House, which is the case, for instance, of the USA), concentrate the legislative powers in one house. Unicameralism is currently the legislature type used in nearly 60% of all national legislatures.
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What is the name of this sport?
This sport, a variation of the Basque Pelota, consists of throwing a ball against a wall using a cesta, the handheld device shown in the image which can accelerate the ball to extremely high speeds.
Where can you find THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a lipid and the main psychoactive component of cannabis. It is responsible for the plants growth and adaptation to the environment.
Its use, both recreationally and medically, deeply divides opinions, being banned in several countries and welcomed in others.
What is the name of this feminist writer, author of "A Vindication of the Rights of Women"?
This British author became a symbol of the struggle for the women rights after publishing the above-mentioned title in 1792. In that literary work, Wollstonecraft affirmed that women are inherently equal to men, but just lack the same access to education.
Bonus fact: Mary Wollstonecraft is the mother of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.
With what band can you associate these songs?
Dream Theater is an American Progressive Rock band created in 1985 in Boston.
For its first years of existence, this group created by Mike Portnoy (drums), John Petrucci (guitar), and John Myung (bass) would use the name Majesty, until finally being renamed as Dream Theater, in 1988.
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What planet is orbited by Phobos and Deimos?
Both moons were discovered by the American astronomer Asaph Hall in 1877.
Phobos and Deimos largest diameter is 27 km and 12.4 km respectively, revealing a size comparable to the Manhattan Island.
In what Olympic Games was the electronic timer introduced?
Serving as a more accurate alternative to the stopwatch, this electronic timing device developed by Ragnar Carlstedt would be started by the race starter’s pistol and stopped manually in the finish line.
This edition of the Olympic Games would also be marked by the astonishing performances of Jim Thorpe in multiple disciplines – gold medals in pentathlon and decathlon, 4th place in high jump and 7th place in the long jump. During the medal ceremony, the Swedish king Gustav V would direct him the famous words: “Sir, you are the greatest athlete”.
In which movie can you find this iconic quote?
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