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General Knowledge Quiz

09/03/2023

Idris Elba picture

In what TV Series did Idris Elba play a character named Stringer Bell?

The Wire.

This TV Series premiered in 2002 was broadcast in HBO and set in Baltimore, Maryland. The city’s underground scene is depicted, with a strong emphasis in crime, drug traffic and law enforcement.

spotify top songs you really got me lola

To what band does this Spotify top belong to?

The Kinks.

The Kinks were a British Rock band formed in London in 1964. Led by brothers Ray and Dave Davies, this band became known for their innovative sound, catchy melodies, and ironic social commentary in their lyrics.

Solvay Conference

In what scientific Conference was this picture taken?

The Solvay Conference.

By getting in the same picture names like Einstein, Planck, Curie, Bohr, Heisenberg or Schrödinger, the fifth edition of the Solvay Conference (1927) became one of the best known events in the world of Physics and Chemistry of all time.

This Conference is named after its founder (Ernest Solvay), and had its first edition in 1911.

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painting by Amedeo Modigliani quiz

What artist painted this picture?

Modigliani.

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was a painter and sculptor born in Livorno, Italy.

Paintings by this artist can be easily identified through their peculiar elongation of necks and faces (below is another example of a painting by this author.

modigliani painting quiz example

 

Haight Ashbury district

In what Californian city can you visit the Aight-Ashbury district?

San Francisco.

This district is frequently associated with initiatives of counter-culture, and was particularly relevant during the human rights movement in the 1960’s.

buddha statue hong kong

What was the real name of The Buddha?

Siddhartha Gautama.

Gautama was an ascetic who lived in South Asia and became known for founding Buddhism. 

The title Buddha (meaning Enlightened/Awakened One) would only be attributed to this personality some years after his death.

  • Galen

  • al-Zahrawi

  • John Snow

  • Sushruta

With what area can you associate these names?

Medicine

Galen was one of the most relevant medical researchers of antiquity due to his studies and reports in Anatomy.

al-Zahrawi is often considered as one of the best surgeons of medieval times.

John Snow was an English physician, pioneer in the domain of anesthesia and medical hygiene.

Sushruta was a pioneer in plastic surgery and is widely regarded with the creation of various surgical procedures.

 

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the war room quiz

In what movie by Stanley Kubrick can you see this war room?

Dr. Strangelove.

This movie directed by Stanley Kubrick serves as an essay about the Cold War where the nuclear apocalypse is imminent, counting with an impressive performance by Peter Sellers playing the roles of 3 different characters.

klm logo quiz

What company is known as Royal Dutch Airlines?

KLM.

KLM stands for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, the literal translation of “Royal Dutch Airlines”. Founded in 1919, it is the oldest airline still in operation.

Bonus fact: KLM is also associated with the most tragic disaster in the aviation history, after the collision with a Pan Am plane in Tenerife, in 1977. This tragedy resulted in 583 fatalities.

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

Mirror.

Mirror’s Edge – Action video-game released in 2008.

Black Mirror – Dystopia TV Series (2011-2019) created by Charlie Brooker.

Daily Mirror – British newspaper created in 1903.

Mirror Ball – A common element of nightclubs

Edge

Common word?

Black

Common word?

Daily

Common word?

Ball

Common word?

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