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Extremely Hard General Knowledge #61

Answer these DIFFICULT random trivia questions.
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What L-word is given to the term meaning Portuguese-speaking, applying to countries such as Angola, Brazil and São Tomé and Príncipe?
Lusophone
Which American author wrote The Bell Jar and was also married to Ted Hughes until her death in 1963?
Sylvia Plath
What is the medical term for a nosebleed?
Epistaxis
Which explorer, born in 1651, became the first Englishman to explore what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate three times?
William Dampier
What were the two first names of the 19th-century journalist known as Mrs Beeton, who was known for Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management?
Isabella Mary
The year 2016 had the fewest UK Number Ones, but how many were there?
10
In October 2022, who became the first woman to be the Prime Minister of Italy, with the Brothers of Italy party?
Giorgia Meloni
What does the abbreviation BS stand for on an Ordnance Survey map?
Boundary stone
Which American artist, whose painting Untitled sold for $111m in 2017, died of a heroin overdose in 1988?
Jean-Michel Basquiat
What year did the United Kingdom join the predecessor to the European Union, the European Communities?
1973
Who starred as Amélie Poulain in the 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet film Amélie?
Audrey Tautou
What Russian island found north of the Japanese archipelago is the largest island of Russia?
Sakhalin
In December 2022, who replaced Eddie Jones as the coach of the England Men's Rugby Union team?
Steve Borthwick
What is the SI unit of electric conductance?
Siemens
In Arthurian legend, what was the name of the battle where King Arthur was either killed or mortally wounded fighting Mordred?
Battle of Camlann
What S-word is used to describe somebody who is lying facing upwards?
Supine
What road originally known as the London-South Wales Motorway connects London and Cardiff?
M4
Who was nominated for 6 Lead Actress Oscars, including nominations for Edward, My Son (1949), From Here to Eternity (1953) and The King and I (1956)?
Deborah Kerr
In Roman Mythology, who was the goddess of youth?
Juventas
Derived from the Italian for "nothing", what name is given to a selection of small plates commonly eaten in Venice?
Cicchetti
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Level 56
Apr 27, 2024
Not sure about the clue for cicchetti - the Italian for "nothing" is "niente" or "nulla". Being a total anorak I've looked it up in an Italian etymological dictionary which seems to think it comes either from the French "chiquer" (which has to do with shoving stuff in your mouth) or the Spanish "chico", which has the sense of something little.