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written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A collection, group, melange of questions on various topics.

Question 1:


The Five Positions, which are the basis of ballet, as well as the starting and ending points for ballet movements, were finally established by Pierre Rameau in what year?
1725
1589
1800
1900

Question 2:


This tragedy, written by Shakespeare, is often referred to as "The Scottish Play" by actors, as it was believed that using its actual name in theatre would bring bad luck.
Macbeth
Hamlet
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Othello

Question 3:


An early version of this instrument was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori of Florence, who was employed by the Medici family.
The crane
The steam drill
The plow
The piano

Question 4:


The Potemkin Villages were fake settlements, erected at the direction of Russian minister Grigori Potemkin, to impress which monarch?
Louis XVI
Peter the Great
Catherine the Great
Louis XIV

Question 5:


In 1952, this Republican Senator was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, for his service as an aerial photographer and tail gunner during World War II.
Robert Taft
James Watson
Joseph McCarthy
Lyndon Johnson

Question 6:


This ritual is part of the traditions and culture of the Minoan civilization, discovered by archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans.
Bull-leaping
Cockfighting
Fire-dancing
None of these

Question 7:


The term "Jomon" refers to a historical period in the development of which country?
Egypt
Brazil
Greece
Japan

Question 8:


Which of these statements about Albert Einstein is not true?
He formulated the theory of relativity
He took Swiss citizenship in 1901
He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics
He wrote the Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

Question 9:


The word "algorism", which comes from the name of Persian mathematician al-Khwarizmi, refers to which of these?
A numeral system that uses the digits 0 to 7
None of these
The rules of performing arithmetic using the decimal system for representing numbers
A binary numeral system where two successive values differ in only one digit

Question 10:


The Hebrew word "kosher ", often translated as "clean", refers to what kind of food?
That contains no pork products
That is fit for consumption according to the Books of Leviticus
That contains no red meat
That has been blessed before processing

 


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