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Difficult Pot Luck Quiz

Quite a difficult Pot Luck general knowledge type quiz 10 Questions.

 
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1

What name is given to a country house or cottage in Russia, typically used as a second or vacation home?

  • Dom
  • Dacha
  • Zamok

2

Which John Updike novel from 1963 is about a teacher interwoven with the myth of Chiron?

  • The Centaur
  • Of the Farm
  • The Poorhouse Fair

3

Which substance (the end product of 'glycolysis') was first isolated in 1780 by Swedish chemist 'Carl Wilhelm Scheele'?

  • Lactic acid
  • Epinephrine
  • Gastrin

4

Who was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (in 1909)?

  • Selma Lagerlof
  • Grazia Deledda
  • Sigrid Undset

5

Chapter 1 of which 1932 novel begins at the Central London Hatching & Conditioning Centre?

  • Cold Comfort Farm
  • Last Men in London
  • Brave New World

6

Which tiny & extremely venomous jellyfish has two known species the 'Carukia barnesi' & the recently discovered 'Malo kingi'?

  • Box Jellyfish
  • Portuguese Man o' War Jellyfish
  • Irukandji Jellyfish

7

Which Italian city was destroyed by the Lombards in A.D. 601?

  • Verona
  • Padua
  • Milan

8

What name is given to the body of water which lies between Australia & the Melanesian island of New Guinea?

  • Kattegat Strait
  • Torres Strait
  • Bass Strait

9

Which 'Nude Descending a Staircase' artist also painted 'The King and Queen Surrounded by Swift Nudes'?

  • Tristan Tzara
  • Tom Wesselmann
  • Marcel Duchamp

10

Russia has international borders with 14 countries - But which country has the longest border with Russia?

  • Mongolia
  • Kazakhstan
  • China

 

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