Trivia

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
December 27, 2010 13:56

Who were the Contras and what is Umami? Test yourself with JPost's weekend trivia.

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1. In the American Film Industry’s list of 100 Heroes and Villains, who is the only character present in both lists, morphing from a villain in a 1984 film to a hero in a 1991 film?

2. The rebel group The Contras, who were controversially supported by the US in the 1980s, operated in which country?

3. Umami is a Japanese word that translates as “good flavor” and is used as a fifth category of what by those who think that the existing four basic categories are insufficient?

4. Which 1853 narrative poem of Matthew Arnold set in the Orient tells the story of two feuding warrior-generals who, unknown to both, are father and son?

5. If you have to name one Russian city for its association with Tatar culture, what would it be?

6. France’s high-speed rail service is known by which three-letter name?

7. Which American tycoon and publisher of a magazine was known for his lavish lifestyle that included a collection of special shape hot-air balloons?

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