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What was the dominant economic policy in Europe from the 16th to the 19th centuries?


Mercantilism is a protectionist economic policy which, seeing wealth as a finite resource, posits that the nations who hold the most of it are in a better position to achieve supremacy and prosperity. Thus, it aims at self-sufficiency, minizing imports and maximizing exports. It was frequently associated with imperialism, colonialism and war.

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Which boxers fought in the Thrilla in Manila?

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

The fight took place in 1975 in Manila, Philippines and it got its name after Ali claimed the fight would be “a killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila.”.
Muhammad Ali won the fight.


The best kind of caviar comes from the eggs of which sturgeon?


The caviar coming from the eggs of the Beluga is usually regarded as the best and most flavourful kind caviar in the world. It is thought that this is because the Beluga often swims in pollution-free waters.

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How is this famous American trail called?

Oregon Trail.

This trail, spanning from Missouri to Oregon, was vastly used in the 19th century by emigrants, missionaries and fur traders who adventured into the fairly unknown west.
Initially, this trail could only be traversed by foot or on horseback – it was converted into a wagon route later in the century, which further boosted westward expansion.

It also served as an inspiration to the famous The Oregon Trail Game.

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What is the nationality of the current Director-General of the World Health Organization?


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the first African to become Director-General of the WHO.
Elected in 2017, he leads and has led the organization through major crysis such as the Ebola outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic or the most recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

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To which band does this Spotify Top 5 Songs belong to?

Def Leppard.

This British band was formed in 1976 and their genre is often described as aligned with the British Heavy Metal movement of the 80s.

This band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and their biggest hits include Pour Some Sugar On Me (1987) and Hysteria (1987)

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Who is the latest member of the exclusive EGOT club?

Viola Davis.

Davis won a Grammy Award in the latest edition of the Grammy’s for the narration of the audiobook Finding Me – this means that she he is the 18th member of the EGOT club (people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award).

She won her first Tony Award in 2001 for her role in King Hedley II.
In 2015, she was the first African-American to win an Emmy due to her role in How To Get Away With Murder.
In 2016, she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her part in Fences.

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In which country's national flag can you read "Ordem e Progresso"?


Literally meaning “Order and Progress”, this quote serves as the national motto for Brazil. The flag was adopted in 1889.

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What is the name of this Catholic Saint?

Saint Jerome.

This Catholic Saint can be easily identified in artistic depictions given the references that are usually represented alongside him – Saint Jerome is frequently depicted writing and in the presence of a lion, a human skull and sometimes an owl.

If you would like to learn more about this and other religious figures and how to quickly identify them, make sure to take a look at our article here.

Word Play: What word can be related to these other four?


Enema of the State – Album by Blink 182 released in 1999

State of War – Term used for the status following a declaration of war.

Garden State – Movie released in 2004 featuring Zach Braff and Natalie Portman

State Trooper – Song by Bruce Springsteen released in 1982 as the 6th track of his album Nebraska


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