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A Challenging Quiz

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A Challenging Quiz game quiz
"For some perverse reason I have decided to write a quiz that is full of as many obscure facts as possible. Take it at your peril, and good luck!"

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1. What is the medical term 'singultus' used to describe?
    Sunburn
    Athlete's foot
    Hiccups
    Facial tic


2. Which country is the world's largest producer of potatoes?
    US
    Canada
    Australia
    China


3. Alan Rickman is one of my favourite actors, and has given many performances in mainstream 'hit' films. However, what is the name of the lesser-known 1991 film in which he plays an interrogator opposite Madeleine Stowe?
    'Day of Infamy'
    'Closet Land'
    'The Darkening Door'
    'Red Eye'


4. In Australia, what are the 'Olgas'?
    Television awards given out each year
    The national women's football team
    Outback rock formations
    Cluster of streets in Melbourne


5. Which philosophical principle states that we should never make assumptions beyond the minumum necessary?
    Schroedinger's cat
    Occam's razor
    Diogenes' hand
    Spinoza's mirror


6. Approximately how many babies are born into the world every minute?
    400
    200
    300
    100


7. Everyone knows about 'The Three Musketeers' by Alexandre Dumas, with its cast of dashing French characters. However, do you know the name of the man above whose shop D'Artagnan rented his first room in Paris?
    Monsieur Bonacieux
    Monsieur Richelieu
    Monsieur Chamoisin
    Monsieur Dutorte


8. In Prague, what are the names of the two famous churches on the Old Town Square?
    St Wenceslas Church and Jan Hus Church
    St Helen's Church and Kunovich Church
    St Nicholas Church and Tyn Church
    St Vitus Church and Dobryden Church


9. In Dante's 'Inferno', the location of a sinner in Hell is determind by the number of times a certain being wrapped his tail around him or her. What was this creature's name?
    Atropos
    Minos
    Ninus
    Sychaeus


10. Everyone knows that the capital of Laos is Vientiane, but how should this city's name correctly be pronounced?
    Ven-sian
    Vieng-chan
    Van-tan
    Van-siang


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Compiled Jun 28 12