General Knowledge Quiz #1 by shambolic

Champion(s):

HortonR
Excelsior!


Runner(s)-Up:

LevineW

KreitzerJ


Quiz Description

Twelve general knowledge questions. No theme, no gimmicks, just pure trivia.

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Questions:

A Motown production team, who produced hits for the Four Tops and Supremes, among others, was composed of Lamont Dozier and two brothers with which surname?

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HOLLAND

What type of Northern Italian sausage, named for the vessel in which the meat was ground, and which contains cubes of fat from the pig's throat, is often seasoned with black pepper, pistachios, or olives?

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MORTADELLA (edited at 4:38 pm, March 27, 2020 (CDT))

The NCIS franchise (itself a sort of spinoff from JAG) includes two spinoffs titled by the cities in which they are set. One of these cities is Los Angeles; what is the other?

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NEW ORLEANS

Which U.S. President gave a famous speech on the campaign trail in response to Republican accusations that he had used taxpayer money to retrieve his dog from the Aleutian Islands?

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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

Which English river, which flows through Liverpool, gives its name to a type of "beat music" developed by bands from the region in the 1960s?

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MERSEY

Which New York Giants pitcher, one of the first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame, was known as "The Christian Gentleman?"

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CHRISTY MATHEWSON

Dr. Seuss wrote most of his books in a tetrameter which what type of poetic metrical foot, which consists of two short beats followed by a long one?

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ANAPEST

What is the term for the brief epoch beginning approximately 10^-36 seconds after the Big Bang in which the expansion of the universe rapidly accelerated? Its physics were theorized by Alan Guth, among others.

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INFLATION

Which word describes both a non-sinusoidal waveform in which a signal ramps upwards and then abruptly drops off, as well as a branch of the Rocky Mountains located in Idaho?

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SAWTOOTH

Which film about a group of middle-class Americans being killed for sport by wealthy elites was released in early 2020 after being delayed due to controversy surrounding its depiction of gun violence?

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THE HUNT

Which American playwright thrice won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for his plays A Delicate Balance, Seascape, and Three Tall Women?

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EDWARD ALBEE

Which board game, whose literal translation is "General's Board Game" is often known in the West as Japanese chess?

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SHOGI