ShoelessTrivia: Episodes 1-5 (WWI, Hockey, Africa, 2017 Video Games & News) by gaufqwi

Champion(s):

RautY
The machines are winning


Runner(s)-Up:

DAttilioB


Quiz Description

In an effort to make myself a better all around Llama I have started writing five questions a day, mostly on topics from my weaker categories. I thought I'd share some of the better questions from the first week of this project here.

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Questions:

A 1967 song by The Royal Guardsmen describing the second confrontation between two combatants was loosely inspired by the 1914 Christmas Truce. Very loosely – one of the combatants was a fictional character. Name both combatants.

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Snoopy, The Red Baron (Manfred von Richthofen)

“If we aim deliberately at the impoverishment of Central Europe, vengeance, I dare predict, will not limp.” These words were taken from The Economic Consequences of the Peace, a 1919 book by what British economist whose predictions of the dire consequences of the high reparations imposed by the Versailles peace treaty unfortunately proved correct.

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John Maynard Keynes

Maréchal and Rosenthal are the two French prisoners of war who escape from the mountain prison of Wintersborn in which 1937 film directed by Jean Renoir? The film is based on a similarly named nonfiction book by British journalist Norman Angell.

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La Grande Illusion (Grand Illusion)

Over the course of a long career Wayne Gretzky played for four different NHL teams. Sadly, one of those teams only got to enjoy the talents of The Great One for a single season. Which team?

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St. Louis Blues

MVP was the working title of the 1997 film Air Bud, about a basketball playing golden retriever. In that film the P was to stand for “pooch”. The same producers recycled the abandoned title for a 2000 film about a different animal that played hockey. What does the P stand for in the later film (as well as its two sequels)?

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Primate

Despite being much too young to play in the NHL, Brecken Archibald was given what hockey related honor on August 30, 2017?

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He was baptized in the Stanley cup

Name the first president of Kenya, whose self chosen baptismal name was a portmanteau referencing two Apostles, Peter and John.

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Jomo (Johnstone) Kenyatta

Which major tributary of the Nile originates from Lake Tama in Ethiopia? A photogenic waterfall on the river is one of Ethiopia’s biggest tourist attractions.

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Blue Nile

This is the largest landlocked country in Africa, edging out Niger by about 6500 square miles.

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Chad

What indie video game with an animation style based on 1930s cartoons features such memorable bosses as King Dice, Beppi the Clown, and the Devil?

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Cuphead

A promotional image tweeted on September 13th for what game caused something of a stir because it showed the main character’s nipples?

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Super Mario Odyssey

Yooka-Laylee is considered a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. Banjo was a bear and Kazooie was a bird. What are the species of Yooka and Laylee?

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chameleon (lizard), bat

What deputy attorney general appointed by Barack Obama served as acting AG in the early days of the Trump administration? She was fired for ordering the Justice Department not to enforce the Muslim travel ban.

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Sally Yates

“Baily’s beads”, “diamond ring”, and “cookie bite” are all terms associated with what 2017 event?

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(total solar) eclipse

What product, produced by Wisconsin-based company Lamplight Farms, played a tangential role in a major August 2017 news story?

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tiki torches