10 most difficult culture riddlesCulture quiz
Among which historic people, given names were mostly ending with "ix" sufix? (like Asterix and Obelix)
There were no such people
The "ix" ending alludes to the "rix" suffix present in the names of Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix or Ambiorix. However, the meaning of "rix" was "king", so no such suffix was ever present among the names of common folk.
What was the kingdom of Ashanti famous for?
sacrifice of virgins
The Ashanti Empire was an Akan empire and kingdom in what is now modern-day Ghana from 1670 to 1957.The wealthy gold-rich Asante people developed the large and influential Ashanti Empire, along the Lake Volta and Gulf of Guinea. The empire was founded in 1670.
After whom was the Canadian province of Alberta named?
Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria
Princess Luisa Carolina Alberta Windsor
The princess was the wife of the Marquis John Campbell, the governor of Canada.They lived in 1878-1883 in Louiseville, in a province named in her honor.
According to tradition, how many people were killed in the great fire of London in 1666?
The death toll is traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded.
What is the name of the black-haired girl from The Peanuts?
Lucy van Pelt
Christopher Caldwell, American journalist, called Lucy the most terrifying character in the history of comics, a combination of zero brains, infinite appetites and infinite self-esteem, who is (for that reason) able to run roughshod over all her playmates.
Which federal state of Germany has the largest population?
The country is only fourth in terms of area, but has a high population density (especially in the Ruhr area). Cologne is the largest city.
How many projects designed by Le Corbusier were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list?
Le Corbusier was one of the most influential and controversial artists of the 20th century, and the pioneer of what is now called modern architecture. His five-decade career reshaped cities from South America to India. In 2016, seventeen of Le Corbusier's buildings, spanning over seven countries, were inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.
How did the tradition of Oktoberfest start?
with the royal wedding
with the celebration of German unification
with a folk celebration of harvest
celebration of the first beer of a season
Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Since then, Otoberfest is held at the same place every year (except for epidemics and wars).
Foo Fighters is a well known rock band. What does "Foo Fighters" mean?
The group took its name from the unidentified aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters (the term "UFO" was not used yet). Witnesses often assumed that the foo fighters were secret weapons employed by the enemy.