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GERMAN OPEN 2013

5th and 6th of October 2013

Authors:

Rules:

Manuel Hobiger
Sebastian Jacoby
Sebastian Klussmann

The quiz consists of 6 written rounds, each a different category


of 40 questions. Players aggregate their correct answers from
all categories to find their overall score. Players have 100
minutes to answer as many questions as possible. Where asked
for a persons name, unless told otherwise, a surname will
suffice. A correct surname combined with a wrong forename is
an incorrect answer!

Player:

Category:

Contents:

Art & Culture

History, Philosophy, Mythology, Religion, Fine Art, etc.

Civilisation

Human Geography, Cultures, Technology, Current Affairs, etc.

Entertainment

Music, Literature, TV, Radio, Films, Stage, Dance, etc.

Lifestyle

Health & Fitness, Celebrities, Food & Drink, Fashion, etc.

Physical World

Physical Geography, Science, Nature, Flora & Fauna, etc.

Sport & Games

All Kinds of Sport, Hobbies & Pastimes

Total Score

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Art&Culture
1.

WhatlinksRomein64A.D.,Londonin1666andChicagoin1871?

2.

WhatrelationwasGenghisKhantoKublaiKhan?

3.

WhichSpanishconquistador conqueredtheAztecempirein1521anddiscoveredtheCalifornian

peninsulain1536?
InGreekmythology,whichsingerwassoskilledthathecouldevencharmstoneswithhis

singing?

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InancientRome,whatweretheMurmillo,theRetiarus,theSecutorandtheThraex?

6.

TheeightleggedSleipnirinNorsemythologyandthesevenheadedUchchaihshravas inHindu
mythologywerewhatkindofanimals?
Whichsurnameissharedbya19thcenturyFrenchpresidentwhowasassassinatedbyan
anarchistandascientistwhogavehisnametoatheoreticalthermodynamicprocesswith
optimalefficiency?
WhichwordprecedesofPureReason,ofPracticalReasonandofJudgmentinmajorworks
of18thcenturyphilosophy?
WhattitularactivitydofivepeoplepracticeinafamouspaintingbyHenriMatissefrom1909
andtwopeopleintheCityandintheCountryinpaintingsbyPierreAugusteRenoirfrom
1883?
Thepainter,ElGreco,wasborninCrete,butlivedandworkedforthelargestpartofhislifein
whichSpanishcity,whichisdepictedinoneofhismostfamouspaintings?
WhichletterdoyouneedtoputinfrontofthenameofanartsmovementpioneeredbyVictor
VasarelyandBridgetRileytogetthenameofanartmovementwhoseprotagonistsincluded,
amongmanyothers,TomWesselmann,WayneThiebaudandJamesRosenquist?
Thefirstknownpeacetreatyinhistorywasconcludedaround1259BC.Itwassignedbetween
twosuperpowersofthetime.OnewasRamsestheGreatsEgypt.Whichwastheother
superpower?
Knownfortheirlandscapepaintings,whichschoolofpainting wasnamedafteraGermanstate
capitalandincludedAlbertBierstadt,AnselmFeuerbachandAndreasAschenbach?
TheIncasusedasophisticatedwritingsystemtoencodestatisticalvaluesandhelpadminister
theircountry.ThissystemisusuallyknownbytheQuechuawordQuipu,whichliterallystands
forthelettersofthesystem.Howweretheselettersformed,i.e.whatisthemeaningofthe
wordquipu?
Christianityhaslonghadapresencethere;achurchinAxuminwhichAfricancountry claimsto
possesstheArkoftheCovenant?
TheShogunateoftheEdoera,thetimebetween1603and1867inJapan,isalsoknownunder
thenameofitsfounder,whoestablishedhisdynastyafterthevictoryinthebattleofSekigahara.
Whatwashisname?

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Inthe19thandearly20thcenturies,whichcountrywasruledbythe"Khedives"?

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ThetermMobilewascoinedin1931,whenMarcelDuchampusedittodescribethekinetic
sculpturesofwhichUSAmericanartist?
WhichHindupilgrimagerotatesbetweenthefourtownsofHaridwar,Allahabad,Nashikand
Ujjain,andisregardedasthelargestpeacefulgatheringintheworld?
Thecatholicarchbishop,scarRomeroyGaldmez,afighterforsocialjusticeandaleading
representativeofLiberationTheologywasassassinatedduringasermonin1980inwhich
country?
Havingpatentedoneshadeofitandhavinguseditthroughouthiswork,withwhichcolouristhe
FrenchartistYvesKleinmostlyassociated?

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22.

Amnon,AbsalomandAdonijahwerethreeofthenumeroussonsofwhichBiblicalruler?

23.

Truetotheoldproverb"Theenemyofmyenemyismyfriend",withwhichnation didtheScots
formthe"AuldAlliance"intheyear1295orevenearlier?

24.

InNorsemythology,theworldtreeiscalled"Yggdrasil".Whattypeoftreeisit?

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GongbiandshuimoarethemaintechniquesemployedintheChineseexpressionofwhatart
form?
Whichcommonfirstname inRussiacanalsostandforarectangularhallor space,usually
vaulted,walledonthreesides,withoneendentirelyopenthatismostlyassociatedwithIslamic
andPersianarchitecture(albeitdevelopedinMesopotamia)?

27.

Whichtwocountrieswereinvolvedinthesocalled"WinterWar"of1939/1940?

28.

[Image]WhichfamousGermanisseeninthisdetailfromapainting?

29.

[Image]Between1935and1938inTrguJiu,Romania,anensembleofsculptureswaserected
comprisingLaTabledusilence,LaColonnesansfinandLaPortedubaiser.Buriedin
MontparnasseCemetery,Paris,whichsculptorcreatedtheensemble?

[Image]WhichartistwascrucifiedonaVWBeetle(Transfixed),spent22dayslyingona
triangularplatforminagallery(WhiteLight/WhiteHeat)andlethimselfbeshotinthearmin
1971?

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TheGirlChewingGum,avideoshowingpeopleandcarsatacrossroadsinLondonanda
narratorobviouslyinstructingthepeople,isthemostnotableworkofwhichavantgardeEnglish
filmmaker?
AlthoughadecreecondemnedhimtoDamnatiomemoriae,thehistorianTheopompusofChios
wrotehishistory.WhosetfiretotheTempleofArtemisinEphesusin356BC,destroyingoneof
thesevenwondersoftheancientworld,inavaingloriousattempttogainimmortalitybyhis
deed?
Heservedarecord35yearsastheU.S.ChiefJusticeoftheUSAandmadetheSupremeCourta
coequalbranchofgovernmentintheUS.WhoshapedAmericanconstitutionallawsignificantly
incaseslikeMarburyv.Madison,McCullochv.Maryland,Cohensv.VirginiaandGibbonsv.
Ogden?
Hermostfamousworksdepictmythologicalandbiblicalwomen,notablyJudith.Orazio
Gentileschisdaughter,consideredamongthebestItalianbaroquepainters,hadwhatfirst
name?
ShewastheconcubineoftheemperorXianfeng,motherofemperorTongzhiandauntofemperor
Guangxu.WhichManchuriancharacterisedthefaceoftheQingdynastyinthelatterhalfofthe19thand
theearly20thcenturies,reignedherselfforabout30yearsinChina,playedaconflictingroleintheBoxer
RebellionandwasimmortalisedinthePearlS.BucknovelImperialWoman?

WhatdothesculpturesBerlinbyEduardChillidaandTwoLargeFormsbyHenryMoorehave
incommonintermsoftheirlocation?
WhichBraziliansocialdocumentaryphotographerandphotojournalisthaspublishedthe
followingbookswithinthelastdecade:Sahel:TheEndoftheRoad,AfricaandGenesis?
BeingofmajorimportanceinthemythoforiginoftheTurkicpeoples,which legendaryvalleyin
theAltayMountainsgaveitsnametoanallegednationalistundergroundorganisationinTurkey
whosemembersweretriedforreputedlyconspiringagainstthegovernmentofPrimeMinister
Erdoan?

39.

WhatisthenameoftheworshippedspiritsorphenomenainthereligionofShinto?

40.

CoinedbyPuertoRicanartistFranciscoRiveraRose,Arfeisatermnotingtheuseofwhat
foodstuffinthecreationofartworks?

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Civilisation
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Whichfourwordsprecedetheselines(andothers)inaspeechthatcelebratedits50th
anniversaryin2013:thatmyfourlittlechildrenwillonedayliveinanationwheretheywill
notbejudgedbythecolouroftheirskinbutbythecontentoftheircharacter.?

WhichcitywasthecapitaloftheFederalRepublicofGermanyfrom1949till1990?

The4thcenturyRomanhistorianAmmianusMarcellinuscalleditsinhabitantsSerandives;the
oldArabic,PersianandUrdunameforwhichAsiancountrywasSerendib?
WhichDutchnavigatorwasthefirstEuropeantodiscoverNewZealandandgavehisnameto
theseabetweenAustraliaandNewZealandandAustraliaslargestisland?

5.

Whichcountrycallsfororderandprogressonitsflag?

6.

MartinWinterkorn,DanielAkersonandSergioMarchionneareCEOsofcompaniesthatprimarily
sellwhatproduct?

7.

TheheadquartersofOPEC,IAEAundCTBTOarealllocatedinwhichEuropeancity?

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Whichcountrysbanks,Kaupthing,GlitnirandLandsbanki,gotintotroubleduringthe2008

financialcrisis?
Inthe1983novelTheDiscoveryofSlowness,Germanauthor,StenNadolny,describesthe
strengthsandweaknessesofhisheroduetohisextremeslownessofmovementandperception.

Whowasthishero,areallifeperson,whosailedfromEnglandin1845tocharttheNorthwest
Passage?

10.

WhichKoreanAmericanphysicianisthecurrentPresidentoftheWorldBank?

11.

TheMercuryCityToweristhetallestbuildingoutsidetheUSandAsia.Inwhichcityisitlocated?

12.

Intimesofinflation,whatisusuallyhigher:thenominalinterestrateortherealinterestrate?

13.

Besides"Dari",whichisthesecondofficiallanguageofAfghanistan?("Afghani"isnotaccepted)

14.

WhichformerChinesePolitburomemberandgovernoroftheprovinceLiaoninghasrecently
beensentencedtolifeimprisonment?
"FRETILIN",theresistancemovementandlaterpoliticalparty,foughtfordecadesforthe
independenceofwhichcountry,thenameofwhichliterallytranslatestoTheEastoftheEast?
TheonlysovereignstatewithanonrectangularflagisNepal.WhichUSstate,nicknamed
BuckeyeState,alsohasaflagthatisnotrectangular?

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InDecember2011,ElioDiRupobecametheprimeministerofwhichEuropeancountry?

18.

ThelargesturbanagglomerationofGermanyhasover5millioninhabitantsandconsistsofa
largenumberofcities,includingDortmund,EssenandDuisburg.Afterwhichriver,thatcrosses
thesouthofthearea,isitnamed?
BeforetheadventofIslam,whichcitywasknownas"Yathrib"butwaslater renamedbythe
ProphetMuhammad?
In1985,theflagshipoftheGreenpeacefleet,theRainbowWarrior,wassunkintheportof
Auckland,NewZealand,bymembersoftheDGSEanexternalintelligenceagencyofwhich
country?
Thesmallestrepublicintheworld,formerlycalledPleasantIslandhadthehighestworldwide
percapitaincomeduringthelate1960sandearly1970sfromphosphateminingandexport.
WiththeAustralianDollarasitscurrency,whichstatewitha5letternameisthis?
OneofthewealthiestmenonEarth,theCEOofBerkshireHathaway,issometimes knownasthe
OracleofOmaha.Whatishisrealname?

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Namedforariverandtraditionallyverydependentoncopperandcobaltmining,whichAfrican
countrycontainstheCopperbeltProvince?

24.

WhichuniversityislocatedinthecityofAnnArbor,andaccommodatesmorethan40,000
students?Itboastsamongstitsalumni19NobelPrizewinnersandDr.GregoryHouse:Its

footballstadiumisamongthelargestintheworldandcanholdmorethanthepopulationofthe
cityofAnnArboritself.
WhichFrenchmanofItalianoriginexploredlargepartsofGabonandtheCongo basin,leadingto
FrenchcoloniesinCentralAfrica?HealsofoundedacityonthebanksoftheCongoRiver,which
isnamedinhishonourandisthecapitalofamodernAfricanstate.

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Todaybetterknownasthenameofarockbandaroundleadvocalist,flautistandguitaristIan

Anderson,whichEnglishagriculturalpioneerismostfamousforinventingtheseeddrillin1701?

27.

LiterallymeaningProvince,whichwordispartofthenameoffiveofIndia's28provincesand
followsAndhra,Arunachl,Himachal,MadhyaandUttar?

28.

[Image]VeryimportantduringtheRussianconquestofSiberia,theybecamethenucleusofcities
suchasKrasnoyarsk,Tomsk,andYakutsk;equippedwithstockadesupto6m,whatnamewas

giventothesewoodenfortresses,servingasdefenceagainsttheindigenouspopulation?

29.

[Image]Whicharchitectbetween1935and1937designedandhadconstructedFallingwater
(alsocalledKaufmannResidence)whichisconsideredtobeoneofthemostimportantworksof
modernresidentialarchitecture?

30.

[Image]WhichMesoamericanceremonyisdepictedhere?

31.

WhatisthenameoftheglyphsorprotowritingsystemofEasterIslandthatappearunrelatedto
anyotherwritingsystemandwhichhaveyettobeproperlydeciphered?
Probablyfirstusedinthe4th centuryBC,whichmilitarytactic,inwhichanarmycommander
intentionallyweakensonewinginordertostrengthentheother,thusachievingalocal
superiorityinnumbers,wassuccessfullyusedbymilitaryleaderssuchasAlexandertheGreat
andFrederickIIofPrussia,mostfamouslyattheBattleofLeuthenin1757?

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WhosucceededHugoChvezaspresidentofVenezuela?

34.

Whatnameiscommonlygivenbylegalpractitionerstothefollowingexampleofaclauseina
contract:Ifanytermorotherprovisionofthisagreementisdeterminedtobeinvalid,illegalor
incapableofbeingenforcedbyanyruleorlaw,orpublicpolicy,allotherconditionsand
provisionsofthisagreementshallneverthelessremaininfullforceandeffect."?

35.

BywhatnamewasIndonesia'scapitalcityofJakartaknownfrom1619until1942?

36.

Seekingitsindependence,whichprovinceoftheAfricanstateofAngolaisseparatedfromthe
restofthecountrybyanarrowstripofterritorybelongingtotheDemocraticRepublicofthe
Congo?

Whatnameisgiventothe47administrativezonesthatmakeupJapan?

Reigningfrom1954to1989,whichFirstSecretaryoftheBulgarianCommunistPartywasthe
longestservingheadofstateofanEasternblocknation?

Between1965and1993,TeddyKollekwasthemayorofwhichcity?

Stalingrad=Volgograd;Stalin=Varna;Stalinabad=Dushanbe;Stalinstadt=Eisenhttenstadt;
Stalino=what?

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Entertainment
1.

TheTVseriesNewGirlandBoneseachstaronesiblingofwhichpairofsisters?

2.

ScroogeMcDuckgothisnamefromamiserlycharactercreatedbywhichwriter?

3.

Whichworddoesthe"X"replace"NorfolkXNo.1","WelshX","XinBlue","BohemianX"?

4.

WhichtitlecharacterofaUSTVseriesdetestedfirearmsandreliedonhisSwissarmyknife,
adhesivetapeandalotofcreativitytoescapeeventhemostdangeroussituations?

5.

RockMeAmadeuswastheonlyGermanlanguagesongthateverreachednumberoneinthe
Billboardcharts.WhichAustriansinger,whodiedinacaraccidentinthe90s,sangthissong?
WritersMikhalBulgakov,JosephConrad,NikolaiVasilievichGogolandVasilySemyonovich
Grossmanwereallborninwhichmoderndaycountry?

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FranzSchubertandCarlCzernywerein1827thepallbearersofwhichothereminentcomposer?

8.

TaketheATrainisajazzstandardcomposedbyBillyStrayhornin1939thatlaterbecamethe
signaturetuneforwhichfamousjazzmusicianandhisband?

9.

InwhichcountrywastheTVseries"TheFlyingDoctors"set?

10.

CharlieHunnam,alreadyknownforhisrolesasNicholasNickleby,PeteDunhaminGreen
StreetandJaxTellerintheTVseriesSonsofAnarchy,wasannouncedinSeptember2013as
whichleadcharacterintheupcomingfilmadaptionofaworldwidebestseller?

11.

WhichtwosingersfromNewYorkreunitedin1981togiveTheConcertinCentralPark?

12.

His16nominationsfortheCsarAward,theFrenchnationalfilmaward,arearecord.Hewonit
twiceforTheLastMetro,andforhisroleasCyranodeBergerac,whichbroughthimanOscar
nomination.Who?
Whichband,whosesongIfYouTolerateThisYourChildrenWillBeNextisnotedinthe
GuinnessWorldRecordsasthelongesttitleofanumberonesingle(withoutbrackets),isatrio
sincetheirguitaristRicheyEdwardsdisappearedin1995?
Whichdirector(realnameJohnMartinFeeney),wasawardedoneofhisOscarsforthe
documentaryfilmTheBattleofMidwayandwas,incidentally,alsowoundedbyenemyfire
whilefilmingthebattle?

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ThemusiciansBoubacarTraorandRokiaTraorhailfromwhichcountry?

16.

WhichclassicFrenchpoetofthe17thcenturyisespeciallyfamousforhisFables?

17.

Mockedforsinginghisownnameatthebeginningofmostofhissongs,whichartist's hits
includeWhatchaSay,InMyHeadandRidin'Solo?

18.

ThefilmTheRosestarringBetteMidlerisbasedonthelifeofwhichfamoussinger?

19.

Whichgirlsnameismissingfromtheopeningparagraphofthispopularbookbyanauthorwho
isknownforhissynaesthesia:..,lightofmylife,fireofmyloins.Mysin,mysoul...:thetipof
thetonguetakingatripofthreestepsdownthepalatetotap,atthree,ontheteeth.."?
Celebratedon16Juneeveryyear,Bloomsdayseespeoplegatherandretracetherouteofthe
fictionalcharacterLeopoldBloomaroundDublin.Heistheprotagonistofwhichnovel?
HeractinginLarsvonTriersAntichristgainedhertheprizeforBestActressattheCannesFilm
Festivalin2009.ShealsostarredinMelancholia,anotheroneofvonTriersfilms.Sheisalso
famousasasingerwhoseparentscreatedascandalwhentheysangasongtogethertwoyears
beforeherbirth.Who?

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WhichAmericanmusicianismarriedtoBridgetFonda,frontedthebandOingoBoingoand
wroteTheSimpsonsmaintitlethemeaswellasthescoresformultiplemoviesdirectedbyTim
Burton?
WhichAmericantelevisionwriter,directorandproducer hascreatedmanypopularand
successfulsitcomsincludingTwoandaHalfMen,TheBigBangTheoryandDharma&Greg?
WhichsurnameissharedbyasingersongwriterandtwotimeAcademyAwardwinnerforBest
OriginalSong,andthecomposerknownforthetitlethemeofSixFeetUnderandthefilm
AmericanBeauty?

25.

WhatisthemostimportanteducationalinstitutionofTerryPratchett's"Discworld"?

26.

Theofficialsoundtrackfortherecentlypublished fifthinstalmentofthepopularGTAvideogame
seriessawtherappersTheAlchemistandOhNocollaboratewithwhichinfluentialGerman
electronicmusicgroupfoundedin1967byEdgarFroese?
HewonarecordfourPulitzerPrizesforPoetryandwasthefirstpoetinvitedtopresenthiswork
attheinaugurationofaUSPresident.WhopublishedthepopularpoemTheRoadnottakenin
1916?

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[Image]KnownforhishitsSplishSplash,DreamLover,MacktheKnifeandBeyondthe
SeaandhismarriagetoSandraDee,whichsingerhasbeenportrayedbyKevinSpaceyina
biopicandwasbornWaldenRobertCassotto?

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[Image]WhichrecentlydeceasedfilmcriticwasthefirstandonlywritertowinaPulitzerPrize
forhiscommentariesonmovies?

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[Image]WhichlegendaryJapaneseactorisbestknownforhiscollaborationwithdirectorAkira
KurosawainworkssuchasRashomon,SevenSamurai,ThroneofBloodandYojimbo?

31.

InwhichkeyareBeethoven'sNinthSymphonyandJohannSebastianBach'sTheArtofFugueas
wellasmanymajorcompositionsbyfilmmusicianHansZimmerwritten?
HeleneAlving,GeorgeTesman,NoraHelmerandDoctorThomasStockmannaremajor
charactersintheworksofwhichauthor?
ThebandsleadsingerLesClaypooldescribestheirmusicstyleaspsychedelicpolka.However,
becausethestyleisdifficulttodefine,theyarethefirstbandtohavetheirownID3tagin
winamp.WhatisthenameofthisCalifornianbandfoundedin1984?
AlongrunningGermanTVseriesproducedbetween1974and1998showingaDetectiveChief
InspectorsolvingcrimesinMunichisnolongerbeingshowninsomecountriesafterthe
revelationthatthemainactorwasamemberoftheWaffenSSduringtheSecondWorldWar.
WhichTVseries?
ThedirectorEmirKusturicaiscurrentlyhavingaplannedcitybuiltwhichisdevotedtothis
author.Theauthorwasbornin1892inBosniaandbecamefamousforhisnovelTheBridgeon
theDrina.Whoisthis1961NobelPrizewinner?
TheirmostfamousalbumiscalledMkankDstruktKmmandh.WhichFrenchprogressive
rockbandinventeditsownlanguage,Kobaan,inwhichmostoftheirsongsaresung?
ForhiscinematicadaptionoftheGoethe'sFausthewontheGoldenLionin2011.Thatfilmis
partofatetralogywhichincludesthreemoviesaboutprominent20thcenturyrulersMoloch
(Hitler),Taurus(Lenin)andTheSun(Hirohito).WhichRussianfilmmaker'sdramasinclude
RussianArk,a96minuteSteadicamsequenceshotentirelyintheWinterPalaceoftheRussian
StateHermitageMuseum?

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WhichFrenchactordepictedthecharacterAntoineDoinelinfourmoviesbyFrancoisTruffaut?

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ThestarsofthisentertainmentincludeElSanto,CienCaras,ElHijoderSantoand PerroAguayo.
WhatnameisgiventoprofessionalwrestlinginMexicoandotherLatinAmericancountries?

40.

Successorsto"TheCoalbiters",whatwasthenameoftheinformalliterarydiscussiongroupformedinthe
1930satOxfordUniversitybyC.S.Lewis,J.R.R.Tolkien,CharlesWilliamsandothers,whichincludedatits
meetingsasyetunpublishedworksinprogresssuchasTheLordoftheRings?

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Lifestyle
1.

TheBlackForestmountainrangeinsouthwesternGermanyisfamousforclocks,whereabird
appearsinadoortoannouncethehours.Afterwhatspeciesofbirdsaretheseclocksnamed?

2.

WithwhichinternetsitewouldyouassociatethenameJimmyWales?

3.

WhichfranchisefromMilford,Connecticut,employssocalled"SandwichArtists"?

4.

WhichGermanmodel,whohasadaughterwithFlavioBriatoreandthreemorechildrenwithher

formerhusbandSeal,servedasajudgeinthisyearsseasonofAmericasGotTalent?
WhichwordfollowstheIndonesianwordsNasiandBamiintwopopularSouthEastAsian

dishes,indicatingthatthemealisfried?
Leadingwebusabilityexpert,JakobNielsen,wrotescathingreviewsofthemostrecentWindows

operatingsystemforpersonalcomputersandlaptops.Whichoperatingsystem?

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Clutch,Kiondo,PouchandTotearetypesofwhichfashionaccessory?

8.

Americanactress,LeahRemini,recentlyleftwhichcontroversialorganization thatapparently
promptedKirstieAlleytoTweet:WhenfacedwmaliciousgossipItakeamomenttoexperience
thelossofthepersonIthoughtwasmyfriend...ThenIsayfuckem.#RISE?
TheinternationaltradeofwhichfruitwasoncedominatedbythevarietyGrosMichelandis
todaydominatedbytheCavendishvariety?

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IfyouorderaFrankfurter,NrnbergerorThringerinGermany,whattypeoffoodwillyouget?

11.

Prominentexamplesincludetrom,oufandmeuf,whatisthename oftheargotinthe
Frenchlanguagewhichfeaturesinversionofsyllablesinawordandiscommoninslangand
youthlanguage?

12.

Switzerland'sbiggestinsurancecompanyisnamedafterwhichcity?

13.

FeijoisthePortuguesewordforwhichfoodstuff thatisthemainingredientofBrazil'snational
dishfeijoada?
WhatisthenameoftheChineseinternetsearchenginewhichisoneofthefivemostvisited
websites,butisalsooftenaccusedofhelpingtheChinesegovernmenttocensortheinternet?
In1977,theSomaliAliMaowMaalinwasthelastpersononearthtobeinfectedbywhich
disease?
Thefirstnameofwhichinfluential20thcenturyfashiondesigner isonlyoneletterdifferentfrom
hissurname?

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WhichDanishcompanyisthelargestcontainershipoperatorintheworld?

18.

Whichformofalternativemedicineisbasedontheprinciple"Similiasimilibuscurentur",theso
calledlawofthesimilar?
In1860,ProfessorJerryThomaspublishedoneofthefirstmanuals.Eventothisdayitisa
standardtexttolearnwhat?ThebookbeingtitledHowtoXX,ortheBonVivantsCompanion?
BauhausarchitectLudwigMiesvanderRohedesignedtheGermanPavilionforthe1929
InternationalExposition.Healsodesignedaspecialchairforthepavilionthatbecameadesign
iconandisstillinproduction.Afterwhichcity,wheretheExpositiontookplace,isthechair
named?
Whatare"TacticalNuclearPenguin","SinktheBismarck",and"TheEndofHistory",thelasttwo
ofwhichhavecontroversiallybeenservedinsidestuffedgreysquirrels?
ArtSpiegelmanwasthefirsttowinaPulitzerPrizeforagraphicnovel.Hedescribeshisfathers
HolocaustexperiencesusinganimalstodepictdifferentnationalitiestheFrenchasfrogsand
Polesaspigs.WhatisthetitleofthebookalsotheGermanwordfortheanimalusedtodepict
theJews?

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23.

WhoistheheiressofthethroneoftheKingdomoftheNetherlandssincethecoronationofher
fatherkingWillemAlexanderon30April2013?

24.

Whichorganisationwiththeinitials"CCC"advocatesglobalfreedomofinformation?

25.

Therearetwoportalveinsinthehumanbody.Onecanbefoundinthebrain.Whichlargeorgan
issuppliedbythesecondmorewidelyknownportalvein?
WhichtraditionalJapanesedishusuallyconsistsofthinslicesofmeatcookedtogetherwith
vegetablesinahotpot?AJapanesesongbecamefamousunderthedishsnameinEuropeand
theUSbecausetheoriginalnameofthesong(Ueomuitearuk)seemedtoocomplicated.
Whichcompany,foundedin1931,isoneofthelargestinitsindustryandwasforsometimethe
solesupplierinacertainsport?Itsnameisatranslationofthesurnameofitsfounder,Mr.
Ishibashi.ThenameofthechallengerofAngelaMerkelintheGermanfederalelectionin2013
couldalsobeseenasadirecttranslationofthecompanysname.

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[Image]Whatisthenameofthisnewdevice?

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[Image]Whatistraditionallydrunkfromacalabashwithabombilla?

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[Image]Whatisthenameofthissmartphoneapplication?

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Withafloorareaof509,810m(5,487,500sqft),inwhichportcity isthelargestdepartment
storelocated,theShinsegeaCentumCity?
HenriettaLacksdiedofcancerin1951.Someofhercancercellswerethefirsthumancellstobe
successfullygrowninvitro.Thetotalmassofhercellsgrowninthiswayuntiltodayweighsmore
than100timesthemassofHenriettaLacks.Some60,000scientificpaperswerepublishedbased
onworkswiththesecells.Underwhatnamearetheseimmortalcellscommonlyknown?
AftertheEnglishversionofWikipedia,theGermanWikipediawasthesecondlargestbynumber
ofarticlesuntilitwassurpassedinJune2013byanotherWikipedia,whichalsohasthelargest
ratioofWikipediaarticlespernativespeakerofthetenlargestWikipediasintheworld.Manyof
thenewarticlesweregeneratedbybots.WhatisthelanguageofthisWikipedia?
CreatedbyHarryLevinandJimParatoreandownedbyTimeWarner,whichcelebritynews
websitehasbeenharshlycriticizedforitsheavyuseofpaparazzimaterialandportrayalof
celebrities?Itsthreeletternamederivesfromahistoric"studiozone"centeredatthe
intersectionofWestBeverlyBoulevardandNorthLaCienegaBoulevardinLosAngeles.
WhichplanetliesatthecentreoftheDCComicsuniverse,isinhabitedbytheGuardiansofthe
UniverseandhousestheheadquartersoftheGreenLanternCorps?
FoundedintheItalianAostaValley,whichclothingcompany tookitsnamefromtheFinnish
wordforArcticCircleandusesasmallflagofNorwayasalogoonitsproducts?
Accordingtothemostrecentrankingoftheworld'stopnightclubsbytheDJMagazine,fiveof
thetenbestclubs,includingtheBCM,FabrikandAmnesia,arelocatedinwhichcountry?
ViewfromtheWindowatLeGrasistheoldestsurvivingphotographintheworld.Itwastaken
around1826inasmallFrenchtown.Whowasthephotographer?
WhenworkinginVienna,whichHungariandoctor discoveredthatpuerperalfeverwas
retransmittedbydoctorsduetopoorhygiene?Afterthisdiscovery,themortalityratefell,
earninghimthehonorifictitleofsaviourofmothers.Asmostofhiscolleaguesdidnotaccept
hisfindings,hisnameissynonymouswiththeeffectthatnewevidenceisoftenrejectedbecause
itcontradictsestablishedparadigms.
DuringtheprotestsinTurkeyinJune2013,primeministerErdogancalledtheprotestorsX,a
Turkishwordthatcanbetranslatedaslootersorvandals.However,theprotestorsadopted
thewordandthesloganEverydayImXingbecamethesloganoftheprotests.Whatisthe
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Whichplant,alsoknownasPapaversomniferum,iscultivatedtoproduceopium?

2.

Whattechnicaltermisusedforsoundthatislowerinfrequencythanthelimitofhuman
hearing?

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InwhichdesertcanyoufindtheAr,AhaggarandTibestiMountains?

4.

Whichmajorriverrunsthrougharecord10differentcountries,includingfourcapitals?

5.

TheAfricanbigfivegameanimalsincludetwobigcatspecies.Oneofthemisthelions,butwhat
istheotherone?
InwhichconstellationcanyoufindRigelandBetelgeuseasthebrighteststarsandafamous
nebulastructurewhichisamassivestarformationregion?
WhichtypeofcreaturesarethesubjectandtitleofaPulitzerPrizewinningnonfictionbookby
thesociobiologistE.O.Wilson?
Whichchemicalelementisconsideredtobetheleastreactivesubstanceandistheonlyelement
toremaininliquidstagedowntoabsolutezeroatnormalpressures?

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In1960,inwhichcountrydidthelargesteverrecordedearthquake(magnitude9.5)occur?

10.

TheEuropeanUnionannouncedinJanuaryitisinvestingonebillioneurosto createtheworld's
largestexperimentalfacilitytodevelopthemostdetailedmodelofwhichbodypart?
The27knownmoonsofwhichplanetinoursolarsystem arenamedaftercharactersfrom
worksbyWilliamShakespeareandAlexanderPope?
WhichGermantheoreticalphysicistprovedthatitisimpossibletomeasurethepositionand
momentumwithanyprecisionatthesametime?

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Howmanyhydrogenatomsdoesanoctanemoleculeinclude?

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NamedafteravillageinSouthernFrance,whichmineral mainlyconsistsofgibbsite,boehmite
anddiaspore?ThelargestproducerisAustralia.Someotherimportantproducersinclude
Guinea,JamaicaandSuriname.
InFebruaryoftheyear1958,abouthalfayearaftertheSovietSputnik,theAmericanslaunched
theirfirstsatellite.Whatwasitcalled?
InwhichcountryisYasunNationalPark,oneofthemostbiodiverseareasintheworld?The
Parkisendangeredbecauseitisalsohometolargeoilreservesandaninitiativetoleavethepark
undisturbedinexchangeforcompensationbytheinternationalcommunityfailed.
Whichfundamentalparticleshavebeenobservedexperimentallyin1956,althoughtheyhad
alreadybeenpredictedbyWolfgangPauliin1930?
Whichphysicalconstant,usuallydenotedbyk orkB,isapproximatelygivenbythevalue1.3806.
1023J/Kandrelatesenergyandtemperature?
InancientRome,whichanimalwasbelievedtobeanunnaturalhybridofacamelandaleopard
andthuscalled"Camelopardalis"?
SociologistMaxWeberdefinedthetermas:theprobabilitythatoneactorinasocial
relationshipwillbeinapositiontocarryouthiswilldespiteresistance,regardlessofthebasison
whichthisprobabilityrests.Ofwhichimportantterminsociologyandpoliticalsciencedid
JosephNyerecentlyintroduceasoftform?
TherearetwoordersofDinosaurs:OrnitischiaandSaurischia.Whichbodypart isthebasisof
differentiation?
OnitsorbitaroundSun,Jupiterisfollowedandprecededbytwogroupsofasteroids.The
asteroidsofthesetwogroupswerenamedafterthemembersoftwoopposinggroupsinGreek
mythology.Similarasteroidgroupscanalsobefoundforotherplanets.Whatisthegeneral
nameforsuchgroupsofprecedingorfollowingasteroids?

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InGermanybytheyear1910,PaulEhrlichandSahachiroHatahaddevelopedadrug(Compound606)that
wassoldunderthetradenameofSalvarsan.Theorganicarsenicalcompoundwasconsideredsovaluable
that,inordertosellitintheUSAatthebeginningofWorldWarI,thedeploymentofblockaderunnerswas
seenasaviablewaytobreakthroughanavalblockadeenforcedbytheRoyalNavy.Whichdiseasewas
Salvarsanprimarilyusedtotreat?
GeneralShermanisthemostvoluminouslivingtreeintheworld.TheCalifornianNationalParkwhereit
standswasnamedafterthespeciesofthistree.Whatisthenameofthistreespecieswhichwasnamedfor

theonlypersonofanonliteratepeopleinrecordedhistorytoindependentlycreateaneffectivewriting
system?
AfemaleEnglishmathematicianwroteanalgorithmforthecalculationoftheBernoullinumbersfor
BabbagesprojectedAnalyticalMachine,makinghertheworldsfirstcomputerprogrammer.Herfirstname

isalsothenameofaprogramminglanguageprincipallyusedbytheUSDepartmentofDefense.Whatwas
herfamilyname?

26.

Whatkindofnumbersincludetherationalandtheirrationalnumbers?

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Whichislandvolcanoisthelargestmountainintheworldintermsofheightfrombasetothe
top?

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[Image]WhattypeofdisastercanbemeasuredusingtheTorinoscale,i.e.whatisthetermXin
thefigure?

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[Image]Theworldcanbeseparatedintowater&landhemispheres.Thefirstoneisthehemisphere
withthelargestwaterratioandhasitscentersoutheastofNewZealand.InwhichcapitalofaFrench
regionwouldyoufindthecenterofthelandhemisphere?

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[Image]Whatnameiscommonlyusedforthefruitoftheblackthorn(Prunusspinosa)?

31.

Whichcountryistheonlyoneintheworldlyingentirelyaboveanaltitudeof1,000m?

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Which1813bornPrussianexplorerisfamousforhisthreeexpeditionsinAustralia?Thefirstwas
fromQueenslandseastcoasttothenorthernendoftheNorthernTerritory,thesecondwasan

attempttocrossAustralia,andhedisappearedonthethirdinthecenterofAustralia.

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Whichorganelleofcellsofeukaryoticorganismsisclassifiedintoaroughandasmoothtype?

34.

AlsocalledNewEconomicHistory,whichquantativeapproachtoeconomichistory was
pioneeredbyNobelPrizewinningeconomistRobertFogelandgetsitsnamefromtheGreek

museofhistory?
ChosenbythejournalNatureMethodsastheMethodoftheYearin2010,which
neuromodulationtechniquewasdevelopedamongothersbyGeroMiesenbckandKarl

Deisserothanduseslighttocontroltheactivityofcells?
HeistheonlyFieldsMedalistwhoisnotamathematician.Whichtheoreticalphysicist suggested
in1995thatthedifferentstringtheorieswereinfactnotdistincttheories,butdifferentlimitsof
onetheorywhichhecalledMTheory?

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ProposedbyaDutchphysicistin1948andnamedafterhim,in1956,itwasexperimentallyconfirmedby
Sovietscientists.Probablyinducedbyquantumfluctuations,whicheffectofquantumphysicsleadstoa
forceofattractionbetween2parallelconductiveplatesthathavebeenplacedinavacuum?

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In1986,JohannesGeorgBednorzandKarlAlexanderMllerworkedfortheIBMresearchcenter
inZurichwhentheymadeaspectaculardiscoveryonlanthanumbariumcopperoxide

(La1,85Ba0,15CuO4),whichearnedthemtheNobelPrizeinPhysicsjustayearlater.Whatexactly
didtheydiscover?
WhichwordofJavaneseorigindescribesvolcanicmudordebrisflowsthatcanreachvelocities
ofupto100km/h?Oneofthesecaused22000deathsatthe1985NevadodelRuizeruptionin

Colombia.
From1957to1965theUSAsoughttodevelopanewpropulsionsystemforspacecraftunderthe
auspicesofProjectOrion.Thepropulsionunitprovidedhighthrustandhighspecificimpulseat
thesametime,uniqueinspacetravel.Whatpreciselywoulddrivethespacecraft?

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HisthreegoldmedalsattheWorldChampionshipsinAthleticsinMoscowthisyearmadewhich
sprinterthemostsuccessfulparticipantatWorldChampionshipsever?
WhichmajorannualsportseventseestheNFCandAFCChampionscompeteforatrophywhich
wasnamedafterthecoachofthefirstwinningteam?
Eventingalsoknownashorsetrialsisanequestriantriathlonwhichcustomarilystartswith
whichdiscipline?

4.

WhichOlympicwintersportemergedfromadisciplinecalledMilitaryPatrol?

5.

Whattechnicaltermisusedforthesashworninjudoorkarate?

6.

Withwhichtwolettersdotheabbreviatednamesoftheinternationalorganizationsand
associationsofthefollowingsportsallstart:Wrestling,Volleyball,BasketballandHockey?
ThetennisplayerVictoriaAzarenkaandthebiathleteDaryaDomrachevabothrepresentwhich
country?
FoundedbyanexpatriategroupofSwissandEnglishpluslocalbornfootballers,allledbyHans
MaxGamper,whichfootballclubisnicknamedthe"Blaugrana"?
InwhichtrackandfieldeventdidtheChineseLiuXiangwinthegoldmedalatthe2004Olympic
GamesinAthensbutwasunabletorepeathissuccessin2008and2012becauseofinjury?

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OverseenbytheinternationalfederationFINA,thissportwasoneofthefirstteamsportsintroducedatthe
OlympicGamesinthemodernera.TheOlympicmen'stournamentsaredominatedbyHungary.AnOlympic
women'scompetitionwasfirstintroducedintheyear2000.Whichballgame?

11.

Whatisthenameoftheinternationalcontinentalfootball(soccer)championshipofNorthand
CentralAmericaandtheCaribbean,organisedbyCONCACAF,heldevery2years?

12.

WhatisthelasteventofanOlympicdecathlon?

13.

AccordingtoFIFA'sTransferMatchingSystemfrom1Januaryto2September10,451
internationaltransferswererecorded.Whichtwonationsexchangedthemostplayersperhaps
largelyduetotheircommonlanguageandhistoricalconnection?
Oftendescribedbyexpertsasthebestvideogameofalltime,thetitleofthefiftheditionofthe
videogameseriesTheLegendofZeldareferstoamusicalinstrument.Whichone?
"CalcioStorico"(HistoricFootball)allowsheadbuttingandelbowing.Eachyear,teamsfrom
differentquartersofwhichItaliancitymeetonthePiazzaSantaCrocetocompeteinthegame.
Since1983,theWorldAthleticsChampionshipshasbeenheld14times.Inwhichclassic
throwingdisciplinedidfemaleathletesfromGermanysucceed5timesandmaleGerman
athletes9times?

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IchiroSuzuki,DaisukeMatsuzakaandHirokiKurodaareallactiveinwhichsport?

18.

WhichGermantownistheonlyonetohavehostedOlympicWinterGamessofar,justbefore
the12yeargapcausedbytheSecondWorldWar?(Twowordanswer)
The"Elfstedentocht",whichisheldinverycoldwinters,isacompetitioninwhichparticular
sport?
Intennis,theWorldMixedTeamChampionshipsareusuallyplayedinearlyJanuaryinPerth,
Australia.Bywhatnamearetheybetterknown?
WhatisthegeneraltermforthesixtraditionalSumotournamentsheldeachyearthat
determinethepromotionandrelegationofthesumotori?
InwhichsportdoteamslikeStadeFranaisParis,StadeToulousain,AvironBayonnaisorCastres
OlympiquecompetefortheBrennusShieldinthehighestFrenchleague?
WhichmaletennisplayerandmultipleWimbledonwinneralsoachievedthetabletennisworld
championtitlein1929?

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Inwhichcitydothefootballteams,theKaizerChiefs,theOrlandoPiratesandtheMoroka
Swallowsplaytheirhomegames?
Whichworddoestheumpireshoutininternationaltenniscompetitionswhenaservicetouches
thenetbutneverthelesshitstheserviceboxcorrectly?
Takingplaceannuallysincetheyear1973,whatisthe"Iditarod" thatisstartedinthetownof
WillowandendsinthecityofNome?
ForwhichsportdidEdwardS.Stimpsondevelopthesocalled"Stimpmeter"tomeasurethe
qualityoftheplayingsurface?

[Image]Fornearlyadecadeundefeated,hehasbeencalledthegreatestmixedmartialartistof
alltime.WhichretiredRussianheavyweightfighterfoughtmainlyinJapanfornowdefunct
PRIDEFCandhadmemorablewinsoverMirkoFilipovic,AntonioNogueiraandMarkHunt?

[Image]F1racerFernandoAlonsoisafollowerofroadbicycleracingandintendstocreatea
teamforthe2015seasonafterhewasn'tabletorescuetheinsolventEuskaltelEuskaditeam.
WhichSpanishprofessionalcyclistandgoodfriendofhis,oneofonlyfivepeopletohavewon
allthreeGrandToursofroadcycling,hasheannouncedheisinterestedinrecruiting?

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[Image]Curlingstonesaremadefromwhichtypeofrock?

31.

InwhichsportisaChampionsTrophyheldthatAustraliahaswonmostoftenbothinthemens
andthewomenstournament,thelatterrecordsharedwiththeDutchwomensteam?

32.

ThePanhellenicGamestookplaceatGreekreligioussites.Threeofthefourwellknowneventswerethe
OlympicGames,thePythianGamesandtheIsthmianGames.Thefourthevent,wherewinnerswere
awardedacrownofwildcelery,tookplaceeverytwoyearsinhonourofZeus.Thenameoftheeventis
connectedwiththefirstofHeracles12laboursinwhichhewassetthetaskofslayinganinvulnerable
monsteronthePeloponnese.Whatarethesegamescalled?

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TheBelarusiancompanyWargaming.netdevelopedwhichmultiplayeronlinegame where
participantscontroltanksandplayasateamagainstanotherteamofplayers.Thegameholds
therecordforMostplayersonlinesimultaneouslyononemultiplayeronlinegameserver?
PlayingfortheVancouverCanucksintheNHLsincetheyear2000,whatisthelastnameofthe
Swedishidenticaltwinbrotherswhoachievedmajorsuccessinicehockey,winninggoldmedals
attheOlympicGamesandataworldchampionshipwiththeirnationalteam?
ThesportofHeadisisahybridoftheheaderfromfootball(soccer)andwhichothersportfrom
whichitborrowsitsplayingsurface?
DubbedtheRussianLion,hewasoneofthefirstglobalstarsofthestrongmanand
(professional)wrestlingsceneintheearly20thcentury.Whohasaliftandasquatnamedafter
him?
SouthAmericasCopaLibertadoresclubfootballcompetitionisdominatedbyteamsofthree
nationsthathavealreadywontheFIFAWorldCup.However,itiswhichteamfromanother
countrythathasreachedthefinalsatleastonceeachdecadesincethebeginningofthe
tournamentin1960?
WhichcarmanufacturersuppliestheenginesforfourdifferentteamsinthecurrentFormula1
series?
Inthe199596NBAseason,theChicagoBullsdominatedtheleaguewitharecordof7210.
WhichwastheonlyteamthatbeattheBullstwicethatseason,ledbytheirshootingguard
ReggieMiller?
WhichnowretiredfemaleUSbeachvolleyduoisoneofthemostdecoratedpairsinhistory
withthreeconsecutivegoldmedalsatthemostrecentOlympicGames?

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