Hard Knowledge Quiz
Question 1 of 10
Abbreviated as Hg, what element was called hydrargyrum, meaning "liquid silver"?
Question 2 of 10
Which country invented fireworks?
Question 3 of 10
Counting these up, there are nine of them in the Beatles' She Loves You, and three of them in Karen O's band, sometimes four. What?
Question 4 of 10
Why is French the national language of Africa's Ivory Coast?
Question 5 of 10
What is the gold rush called that started in Yukon, Canada on 16 August 1896?
Question 6 of 10
Who seemed to have lifted the melody and many of the lyrics from Gordon Jenkins's 1953 song Crescent City Blues for Folsom Prison Blues?
Question 7 of 10
A #1 smudges and is used in bowling. A #2 is demanded in tests. And a #3 is used in drafting. What is it?
Question 8 of 10
The essential subject of military history study are the causes of what?
Question 9 of 10
What East Asian nation is the world's second-largest landlocked country after Kazakhstan?
Question 10 of 10
Which of these places in Europe would you visit if you wanted to go for a holiday at the seaside?

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