General Knowledge Quiz #6 by shambolic

Champion(s):

ClouseBrian
Confusion to my enemies


Runner(s)-Up:

emilyaviva
attention horseys and gentlecorns: trivia


Quiz Description

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

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Questions:

An event in 1986 in which approximately 6 million people attempted to form a (highly discontinuous) "human chain" throughout the United States is known by what three word name?

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HANDS ACROSS AMERICA

What brand of cigars, most famously produced by the Habanos company in Cuba and a personal favorite of Fidel Castro, takes it's name from a Taino word meaning "tobacco"?

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COHIBA

What surname is shared by a film director known for The Warriors and 48 Hrs, and another director known for The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?

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HILL

With a name meaning "The Cube" in English, what is the holy structure in Islam within the Masjid al-Haram which Muslims face while praying, and which is circumambulated during the Hajj?

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KAABA

Which girl group, active mostly throughout the 1950s and 1960s, recorded what are today the most famous versions of the songs "Mr. Sandman" and "Lollipop"?

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THE CHORDETTES

Which four word term, credited to economist William Forster Lloyd, refers to a situation in which users of a public resource act against the common good by overusing the resource to the detriment of the public?

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TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS

What city, the second largest in San Diego county, has a name meaning "Beautiful View" in Spanish?

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CHULA VISTA

A famous example of which type of poem, generally a reflective and sorrowful lament for the dead, was written by Thomas Grey in a country churchyard?

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ELEGY

Which Detroit-based soft drink company, beloved by juggalos everywhere, produces such flavors as Moon Mist, Cotton Candy, and Red Pop?

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FAYGO

A school of Marxist philosophy and critical theory whose members included Thomas Adorno, Max Horkheimer, and Herbert Marcuse was founded in the Weimar Republic in which city, after which the group is named?

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FRANKFURT

What is the term in curling, roughly analogous to an inning in baseball, in which each team shoots a total of eight stones and after which the score is tallied? Most professional competitions consist of ten of these units.

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END

While aboard the Voskhod 2 in 1965, which cosmonaut became the first human to perform a spacewalk?

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ALEXEI LEONOV