DugglebyB's General Knowledge Quiz #5 by DugglebyB

Champion(s):

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!


Runner(s)-Up:

VenguswamyK
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi


Quiz Description

I'm back with more questions, which are intended to promote head-scratching. Hopefully you will find this batch of questions enjoyable and (within reason) accessible.

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Questions:

What Scottish polymath coined the term "dismal science" for economics and described Napoleon crushing his Royalist opponents with a "whiff of grapeshot"?

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THOMAS CARLYLE

Dante's Divine Comedy is divided into three canticas: Inferno, Purgatorio, and what third and final part?

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PARADISO

What airline is the flag carrier of Hong Kong?

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CATHAY PACIFIC

Elia Kazan won the Academy Award for Best Director for what 1954 crime drama starring Marlon Brando, who "coulda been a contender"?

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ON THE WATERFRONT

Who was sworn in as President of Zimbabwe on November 24, 2017, replacing the ousted Robert Mugabe?

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EMMERSON MNANGAGWA

Described as the "conducting equivalent of Glenn Gould morphed with Kurt Cobain," what idiosyncratic conductor claimed he would "save classical music" in 2005 after founding the musicAeterna Orchestra in Perm, Russia?

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TEODOR CURRENTZIS

Rochelle, Rochelle and Sack Lunch are two entirely fictional films that feature in what TV series?

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SEINFELD

In the largest attack ever leveled against Australia, Japan bombed what city's harbor on February 19, 1942? This city is now the capital of Australia's Northern Territory.

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DARWIN

Sufferers of what autoimmune disease (which included Rodney Dangerfield) often develop characteristic bulging eyes as well as severe hyperthyroidism?

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GRAVES' DISEASE

Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, a Louvre museum on Saadiyat Island opened on November 8, 2017 in what city?

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ABU DHABI

What American physicist, the namesake of a national research facility in Livermore, California, won a Nobel Prize for his development of the cyclotron?

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ERNEST LAWRENCE

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a 1956 novel which culminates in the rebellious Mizoguchi burning down the title structure, was written by whom?

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YUKIO MISHIMA