Which town in Spain is world famous for its running-of-the-bulls festival?

Pamplona. The city is famous worldwide for the San Fermín festival, from July 6 to 14, in which the running of the bulls is one of the main attractions. This festival was brought to literary renown with the 1926 publication of Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Sun Also Rises.

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Where was this painting made?

In Rouen. Beginning in the 1880s through the end of his life in 1926, Claude Monet worked on series paintings, in which a subject was depicted in varying light and weather conditions. The first and best known of these is a series of over 30 paintings of Cathedral of Rouen. The estimated value of one painting is over $40 million.

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With whom is this building associated?

William Shakespeare. The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company. A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named “Shakespeare’s Globe” (pictured), opened in 1997 approximately 750 feet (230 m) from the site of the original theatre.


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When and where was the idea of gold, silver and bronze medals for sport event competitors introduced?

1904 Summer Olympics, St. Louis. The choice of metals comes from the first three Ages of Man in Greek mythology: the Golden Age, when men lived among the gods; the Silver age, where youth lasted a hundred years; and the Bronze Age, the era of heroes.

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What were frankincense and myrrh that were made an offering to the infant Jesus?

Resins. Both resins are harvested from trees that grow in Southern Arabian Peninsula (Yemen) and have been traded for more than 5000 years. Both are tapped from trees by slashing the bark and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden.


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Which language is known as Spanish?

Castilian. The Spanish Constitution of 1978 uses the term castellano to define the official language of the whole Spanish State. There are also four regional languages in Spain: Galician, Basque, and Catalan.

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Which country has never been a part of the British Empire?

Philippines had been under Spanish rule for more than 300 years. The islands were ceded by Spain to the United States for US$20 million in the 1898.

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