KW Mystery #17 (general knowledge) by WilliamsK

Champion(s):

LujanP
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!


Runner(s)-Up:

SusannahBrooks
It's such a fine line between stupid and clever. --David St. Hubbins


Quiz Description

As usual, some of these questions will be much easier once you know the theme. A couple of hints:

1. Each answer is a single word.
2. The theme is a loop – i.e., I could have started with any question and kept the same order.

Full Results:

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Questions:

"Love it or hate it" is the slogan of what British food product?

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MARMITE

In aviation, it's the place (also called the tarmac) where commercial aircraft are loaded and unloaded; in golf, it's the fringe separating the green from the fairway. You probably know it best as an article of clothing often worn by a particular person at a barbecue.

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APRON

The Bon Appétit recipe for what "thick, creamy dressing" begins with the following?

"Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl."

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MAYONNAISE

The "berries" (actually cones) of what plant are most often used in the flavoring of gin?

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JUNIPER

What John Lennon solo work closes the first half of The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album)? DJ Danger Mouse remixed it with Jay-Z's "Dirt Off Ya Shoulder" on his 2004 masterpiece, The Grey Album.

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JULIA

In ancient Rome, special priests would divine the will of the gods by observing the behavior of birds. By what name is this practice known?

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AUGURY

According to the Mayo Clinic, this medical condition "occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight [an] infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body." Left untreated, it can lead to a certain type of shock, often fatal.

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SEPSIS / SEPTICEMIA (edited at 2:22 pm, August 10, 2016 (EDT))

Seen here is the "net" of what Platonic solid?

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OCTAHEDRON

Now used to describe any neophyte, what word originally referred to a new member of a religious order who had yet to be confirmed?

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NOVICE

The Declaration on the Granting of Independence, adopted by the United Nations in 1960, was aimed at speeding up what process, particularly in Africa and Asia?

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DECOLONIZATION

"She got hooked into a feeling and she played to corpses."

Nina Simone said this after viewing what 1974 biopic?

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JANIS

What classic Sean Connery response from SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy! completes the theme?

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FEBTOBER