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quiz 1171 – hard quiz (QA)

1 In humans, what is the medical term for night blindness, the inability to see in dim light or at night? Nyctalopia
2 ‘My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains, My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk’ are the opening lines of which poem? Ode to a Nightingale
3 Rosaria, Mendoza and Salta are all cities in which South American country? Argentina
4 Who became US President in March 1801? Thomas Jefferson
5 Which three actors played ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ in the 1966 film? Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
6 In humans, Vrolik disease affects which part of the body? Bones
7 The ‘Fashoda Incident’ of 1898 was the climax of imperial territorial disputes between the Britain and France in which country? Africa (Eastern)
8 Which American author’s last two words on his deathbed were ‘Moose’ and ‘Indian’? Henry David Thoreau
9 In which year did Barbados join The Commonwealth? 1966
10 The Pasig and Marikina Rivers are in which Asian country? The Philippines
11 In religion, what are the Zoroastrian books of Sacred Texts called? The Avesta
12 The Duke of Monmouth, who was executed in 1685 after leading a rebellion against King James II, was the illegitimate son of which monarch? King Charles II
13 Who was the host of the first two series of the UK television panel game show ‘Odd One In’? Bradley Walsh
14 ‘Ocimum citriodorum’ is the Latin name for which herb? Lemon Basil
15 Slivovitz is a type of brandy made from which fruit? Plums
16 Which football team did Gordon Banks play for prior to Leicester City? Chesterfield FC
17 What is the common single-celled green algae which is responsible for turning stagnant water an opaque green? Chlorella
18 St Wenceslas Day is celebrated in the Czech Republic during which month of the year? September – 28th
19 How many countries border Turkey? Eight
20 Amychophobia is the abnormal fear of being what? Scratched or clawed