KW Mystery #5 (general knowledge) by WilliamsK

Champion(s):

UllspergerA


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
God help America.


Quiz Description

This mystery quiz is slightly different from my previous four: this time around, I am not asking you to identify the thread that binds everything together. Figuring it out, however, will likely come in handy – plus, as usual, all of your answers must fit the theme.

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Questions:

He won his first NBA title in 1957; ten years later, the league's "Coach of the Year" award was renamed in his honor. Identify this man, whose signature is emblazoned on his team's parquet floor.

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RED AUERBACH

"Only you can prevent a forest" was the motto of Operation Ranch Hand, which reached its peak in the late 1960s. Name the herbicidal mixture most frequently used in the Operation's sorties.

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AGENT ORANGE

This is a still from what 1968 film? (Edited to fix typo on year) (edited at 12:10 pm, April 18, 2016 (EDT))

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YELLOW SUBMARINE

The only authentic type of what liqueur is produced by Carthusian monks at a distillery in Voiron, France? Before writing this quiz, I had thought it was made in a town southwest of Paris known for its cathedral.

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CHARTREUSE

Rosa Clemente, Cheri Honkala, Winona LaDuke, and Pat LaMarche are most closely associated with what political organization?

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GREEN PARTY

The item pictured here, from 2008, was billed as the largest glass ever constructed for what specific beverage?

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MINT JULEP

When bonded with hydrogen, this compound can be called prussic acid – ironic, because the Third Reich preferred it as a method for inflicting death, as both a gas (in concentration camps) and a solid (for suicide). What is the name of this diatomic anion?

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CYANIDE

Also known as the French Riviera, France's southeastern coastline on the Mediterranean is most often called what in the local tongue? (I'll also accept the direct English translation.)

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CÔTE D'AZUR (AZURE COAST)

Off we go! It's the more popular name of "The U.S. Air Force", the official song of that military branch.

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WILD BLUE YONDER

Tomato soup
Roast beef with baked potato
Blueberry pie with ice cream


That's the three-course "dinner" ingested in an unusual manner by what fictional character, who has an unfortunate reaction to her "meal"? (First and last name, please.)

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VIOLET BEAUREGARDE

On June 4, 1859, French and Sardinian forces routed Austrian troops outside of what Italian town? French chemist François-Emmanuel Verguin named the product of rosaniline hydrochloride in the battle's honor.

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MAGENTA

As you might know, I was in an a cappella group in college. Here, we're singing the final chord of what film's theme?

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