Trivia test August 26, 2011

The oche, a line that is 2.369 meters from the target, is a term from what sport?

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Nobel Prize winners for chemistry 2010

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1. The oche, a line that is 2.369 meters from the target, is a term from what sport?

2. In 2010, when the British scientist Robert Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine, a Vatican official called it “completely out of order” and said that the award ignored ethical questions. For what was Edwards recognized? (Hint: not cloning)

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3. The 1907 book The Man-eaters of Tsavo by John Patterson, which chronicles his attempts at hunting two man-eating lions in Africa, was adapted into which 1996 movie starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas?

4. At a party in 19th-century Britain, the poet Keats and the writer Charles Lamb chastised a painter for inserting this person into one of his paintings by claiming that this person “had destroyed all the poetry of the rainbow...”

5. Who is the 19th-century French police officer who gave his name to a system of identification based on measurements of parts of the human frame that was soon adopted by police forces around the world?

6. The plot of what genre-defining story has its genesis in the inspiration its author got from the public’s reaction to an orangutan display in Philadelphia in 1839?

7. What diplomatic crisis ended with the signing of the Algiers Accords in January 1981?

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