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General Knowledge Quiz
With what European territory can you associate this flag?
Madeira is both an island and an autonomous region of Portugal. It is best known for its unique fireworks during the New Year celebration, being the birthplace of Cristiano Ronaldo and also a famous destination for various cruise routes.
In which city was John F. Kennedy assassinated?
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, by the former US Marine Lee Harvey Oswald.
JFK had been elected President of the USA on January 20, 1961, and was succeeded by his vice president Lyndon B. Johnson.
What is the name given to the 4 Holy Books of Hinduism?
There are 4 Vedas – the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda, and together they constitute a collection of religious texts written throughout the second millenium B.C.. They praise multiple gods and offer a series of texts regarding rituals, ceremonies, meditation and philosophy. Their teachings are still extensively present in the lives of Hindus across the world.
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What was the name of Michael Jackson's ranch?
The Neverland Ranch, currently known as the Sycamore Valley Ranch, was Michael Jackson’s home but also his personal amusement park. Originally called Zaca Laderas Ranch, this ranch in California was renamed by Jackson at the time of purchase in 1988, drawing inspiration from the fictional island in the famous story of Peter Pan.
The ranch was the center of plenty of investigations and mediatic coverage following the criminal trials in which Michael Jackson was accused of child molestation.
What other animal gives name to this fish?
Lionfish is the common name used to refer to the multiple species of Pterois, this majestic looking (yet poisonous!) fish.
Although this fish is endemic in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, some of the species can also be found in the Caribbean region and Atlantic Ocean.
Who invented the Visible Speech system?
Alexander Melville Bell (1819-1905).
Bell (father of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone), was a British linguist who expanded the field of phonetics, speech and elocution enormously. He developed the Visible Speech, a system of phonetic symbols showing how to articulate the speech organs (like the tongue or the throat) to produce speech. It was used to help deaf people in learning how to speak.
Which sports are included in a Biathlon?
Cross country skiing and rifle shooting.
A Biathlon is a winter sport and it is said to have its roots in Scandinavion history, where people used to hunt and shoot while skiing.
It first appeared in the Olympic Games in Chamonix, in 1924 (as a sport called military patrol) and would only assume in current form in 1960.
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The constitution of Thailand requires its President to align with which religion?
A country where approximately 93% of the population identifies as Buddhist, Thailand focuses significant attention in its ruling monarch, requiring the King to be Buddhist but also the patron of all faiths.
Before its cession to the USA, what country held Florida as a colony?
This cession happened in 1819 as a term of the Adams-Onís Treaty, defining the boundaries between the U.S. and New Spain (present day Mexico). It would still take some years to organize the region as a U.S. territory, eventually joining the Union as a state in 1845.
Bonus fact: Florida means “flowery” in Spanish, due to its natural beauty.
In which TV show can you find this iconic quote?
Click on it to find out the answer!
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