General Knowledge Quiz #3 by shambolic

Champion(s):

MattK
Ready. Fire. Aim.


Runner(s)-Up:

MilesTeg
Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.


Quiz Description

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

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Questions:

Which fictional character, who first appeared in print in 1993 and has appeared in several dozen novels since, was portrayed onscreen by Tyler Perry in a critically panned 2012 film?

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ALEX CROSS

A punk rock band fronted by Kat Bjelland shares what three-word name with a 1903 operetta with music by Victor Herbert?

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BABES IN TOYLAND

The colony of French Somaliland gained independence in 1977 and is today known as what nation?

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DJIBOUTI

Iliza Shlesinger was the first female winner of which reality show, which was judged by, at various times, Drew Carey, Roseanne Barr, and Russell Peters, among many others?

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LAST COMIC STANDING

Which scheduling system, whose name means "billboard" in Japanese, was first implemented at Toyota in order to improve factory efficiency?

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KANBAN

What electrical devices, which consist of multiple coils wrapped around a metallic core, are used to "step-up" or "step-down" current in electrical grids and distribution systems?

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TRANSFORMERS

Riot Games, an American video game developing company based in Southern California, is almost certainly best known for producing what multiplayer online battle arena game, which is recognized globally as a prominent eSport and which has had a world championship held annually since 2011?

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LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

Which Irish playwright wrote darkly comedic plays such as The Pillowman and A Beheading in Spokane, but is perhaps better known for his work in film, directing such works as In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri?

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MARTIN MCDONAGH (edited at 5:08 pm, April 17, 2020 (EDT))

Which gun, invented by its namesake in the 1880s and used in the Russo-Japanese War and World War I, was the first automatic machine gun? Note that the Gatling gun, although earlier, required continuous cranking and is therefore not a truly automatic weapon

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MAXIM GUN

What is the rhyming two-word English name for the dish in Chinese cuisine with a vessel of simmering stew in the center of the table?

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HOT POT

What toy company, merged with Hasbro in 2006, is today probably best remembered for producing Star Wars action figures in the 1980s?

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KENNER

What Spanish Baroque painter depicted his patron Philip IV in his painting Las Meninas?

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DIEGO VELAZQUEZ