General Knowledge Quiz #5 by shambolic

Champion(s):

colleenw
I came, I ate, I left


Runner(s)-Up:

Robfs


Quiz Description

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

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Questions:

What is the type of geologic rock formation, similar to a pinnacle or spire and commonly found in Bryce Canyon National Park, which has a name originating from a tradition in African-American folk magic? (edited at 11:48 pm, July 7, 2020 (PDT))

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HOODOO

For historical reasons, almost half of the population of South Korea has one of three surnames, the most popular of which is Kim. Name either the second or third most popular surname in South Korea, according to the 2015 Census.

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LEE, PARK

A subgenre of horror film first popularized (though not originated) by The Blair Witch Project and which includes films such as Paranormal Activity, REC, and As Above So Below, is commonly known by what two word alliterative name?

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FOUND FOOTAGE

Which 1940 novel takes its title from a 1624 poem written by John Donne?

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

A hex key is a tool often known in America by what other name, a registered trademark of a company headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut?

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ALLEN WRENCH

Oleg Cassini is perhaps best remembered today as a fashion designer for which American born with the surname Bouvier?

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JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS

Which pioneer of early hip-hop is today best remembered for his songs "The Breaks" and "Basketball?"

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KURTIS BLOW

Which Italian Renaissance sculptor, who worked in Florence, Rome, Siena, and Padua, sculpted such works as Zuccone (which may depict Habakkuk) and an equestrian statue of Gattamelata?

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DONATELLO

In a 1968 game, the Oakland Raiders had an impressive comeback against the New York Jets, scoring two touchdowns in the last minute of play. This feat, however, was famously unseen by television viewers due to NBC cutting away from the game to which made-for-TV movie?

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HEIDI

Which avian nickname is most commonly used to describe devoted fans of Jimmy Buffett?

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PARROTHEAD

Which pepper, which often measures roughly 1.6 million Scoville units and is often claimed to be the spiciest in the world, is partially named for the U.S. state in which it was first bred by "Smokin'" Ed Currie?

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CAROLINA REAPER

Which business-oriented computer language, known by a five-letter acronym and designed in the late 1950s, was heavily based on the FLOW-MATIC system written by Grace Hopper?

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COBOL