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General Knowledge Quiz
What is the common name given to hematoma auris?
This condition develops after continuous trauma and injury in the ear – this causes blood and other fluids to clot, ultimately creating fibrous tissue which gives the ear a characteristic irregular appearance, resembling a cauliflower. This condition is irreversible.
Due to its association with trauma, it is often associated with athletes of combat sports such as MMA or Jiu-Jitsu.
Interestingly, this condition has been recorded since Ancient Greece – below is the sculpture Boxer at Rest, depicting a resting boxer with cauliflower ears. It is currently in display in the National Museum of Rome.
The Gaza Strip is an exclave of which country?
The Oslo Accords (1993-1995) guaranteed Palestine with self-governance over the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The Gaza Strip has been the target of multiple Israeli bombings and sieges throughout the last century, stemming from the larger conflict between Israel and the Arab countries, which started and grew throughout the 20th century.
Pol Pot was the leader of what Cambodian party?
Khmer Rouge (or Communist Party of Kampuchea).
Pol Pot was the leader of the Khmer Rouge, a communist party which, aided by Vietnamese communist forces, was able to take control of Cambodia in 1975 and implement the totalitarian state of Democratic Kampuchea.
Between 1975 and 1978, the Khmer Rouge was responsible for the death of millions of Cambodians through forced labour, malnutrition, persecution of opposition and poor working and medical conditions. Approximately a quarter of all Cambodians were killed (between 1.5 and 2 million), a massacre which would later be titled Cambodian Genocide.
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The name Australia derives from Terra Australis. What does Terra Australis mean?
Initially known as New Holland, the term Terra Australis was originally used to denominate new territories found in the southern hemisphere. The term gained popularity throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, and Australia was eventually adopted as the country’s name.
What is the name given to food that conform to Jewish dietary laws?
Jewish law only allows the consumption of food that complies with kashrut – the dietary law. These foods are considered kosher since they follow all specific regulations which ultimately derive from the Torah.
Who sang the single Ebony and Ivory?
Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
Released in 1982, this single promoted racial inclusion and integration. It was one the highest selling singles of the year and reached number 1 on the US and the UK charts.
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What was Princess Diana's maiden name?
Diana, Princess of Wales, became famous for her irreverence and activism. She was married to King Charles III and the mother of Princes William and Harry.
She tragically passed away in 1997 at the age of 36 after a car accident in Paris.
Besides the Ionic and the Corinthian, what is the third Order of Ancient Greek Architecture?
All 3 Greek Orders of architecture display distinct features, most notably in their columns.
The image shows a Doric column on the left, a Ionic in the middle and a Corinthian on the right. Doric-styled columns feature, for instance, in the Parthenon in Greece.
In which movie can you find this iconic quote?
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