Tuesday, 19 December 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 31

General Knowledge Quiz 31

1. "The Sleeping Gypsy" is a famous 1897 oil painting depicting a lion watching over a sleeping woman on a moonlit night. Do you know the artist?
Paul Gauguin
Leonardo da Vinci
Vincent van Gogh
Henri Rousseau

2. The Winter War was a military conflict which began on 30 November 1939, during the World War II. Name the two countries that fought the Winter War
Germany and France
Austria and USA
Russia and Finland
Russia and Germany

3. Formerly known as Edo, this Japanese city was renamed to become the capital of Emperor Meiji in 1868. What was the new name give to Edo?

4. This battle in 1743 marked the last time a British monarch personally led his troops on the field. Which battle we are referring to?
Battle of Waterloo
Battel of Culloden
Battle of Dettingen
Battle of Cowpens

5. Who proposed the three laws of planetary motion, the scientific laws describing the motion of planets around the Sun?
Galileo Galilei
Johannes Kepler
Nicolaus Copernicus

6. Who discovered animal electricity and is recognized as the pioneer of bioelectromagnetics?
Luigi Galvani
Jagdish Chandra Bose
Alessandro Volta
Julius Bernstein

7. Gelignite, also known as blasting gelatin or simply jelly, is an explosive material. Who invented it?
Alfred Nobel
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Mikhail Kalashnikov
Albert Einstein

8. "De humani corporis fabrica libri septem" ("on the fabric of the human body in seven books") is a set of human anatomy books published in 1543. Name the author who is referred so as the founder of modern anatomy
Andreas Vesalius
Pedanius Dioscorides

9. Often called "the first art historian" this Italian painter is famous for his "The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects". Who is he?
Francesco Guardi
Giorgio Vasari

10. "Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men' commonly known as the "Second Discourse" is a work by a famous philosopher. Who is he?
Jean-Paul Sartre
Albert Camus
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Rene Descartes

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