The Hardest General Knowledge Quiz

One of the hardest general knowledge quizzes i could think of
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The Winter Palace in which city was totally destroyed by fire in 1837 - except for The Hermitage?
St Petersberg
What name is given to the tissue making-up the visible part of a healthy tooth and which covers its crown?
Enamel
According to a W.B. Yeats poem, of what wood should a magician’s wand be made? It is supposedly attuned to earth energies - hence shamans use it in dowsing and divining.
Hazel
Also called white asbestos, which mineral is the most commonly encountered form of asbestos and can be spun and woven into fabric?
Chrysotile
Which branch of mathematics deals with angles, triangles and functions such as sine, cosine and tangent?
Trigonometry
On stage collecting his Oscar for Best Director in 1998, which Canadian filmmaker and deep-sea explorer raised his statuette aloft and shouted "I’m the king of the world!"?
James Cameron
Invented in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1895, by YMCA phys-ed director William Morgan, which game was originally called Mintonette?
Volleyball
Which city's nicknames include 'Crossroads of the Pacific' and 'The Big Pineapple'?
Honolulu
When teenage model, Maggie Graham, didn't show up for work in 1871, who did James McNeill Whistler paint instead?
His Mother
Which Nobel Prize winner once wrote lyrics for French pop star Françoise Hardy, contributing to the songs ‘Etonnez moi, Benoit’ and ‘San Salvador’?
Patrick Modiano
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Level 55
Sep 8, 2016
St Petersberg?
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Level 9
Sep 9, 2016
yeah
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Level 69
Sep 10, 2016
It's misspelled. I tried St Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, even Petrograd and Leningrad, to no avail.
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Level 66
Dec 5, 2016
Incorrect spelling +1
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Level 57
May 19, 2020
St Petersburg is misspelled.