General Knowledge Quiz #8 by shambolic

Champion(s):

VenguswamyK
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi


Runner(s)-Up:

griffism


Quiz Description

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

Full Results:

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2 griffism 378 97 15
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Questions:

Which nonfiction book, which documents acts of bravery of eight U.S. Senators throughout history, was granted the Pulitzer in 1957, controversially omitting its ghostwriter from the prize?

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PROFILES IN COURAGE

A Florida university (the oldest private college in the state), had its name changed in 1889 to honor which benefactor and hatmaker?

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JOHN B. STETSON

Which trade union, founded in a Gdansk shipyard, was represented most prominently by Lech Walesa?

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SOLIDARITY

A sphygmomanometer is a device used to monitor what medical quality, which contain systolic and diastolic components?

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BLOOD PRESSURE

Which "King of Sitcoms" served as creator and executive producer of such shows as Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Dharma & Greg, and Grace Under Fire?

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CHUCK LORRE

In high level chess tournaments, ties are often broken by what type of ominously named game, in which the player with white pieces gets more time on the clock, but the player with black wins in the event of a draw?

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ARMAGEDDON

During strength training, some athletes may take BCAAs in order to aid in recovery and muscle growth. The "AA" in the acronym stands for "amino acids;" for what does "BC" stand?

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BRANCHED CHAIN

The setting of the forest moon Yavin IV in the original Star Wars film was filmed in the Tikal ruins in which Central American country?

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GUATEMALA

Which company, formed by Hans Riegel in Bonn, Germany, is best known for inventing and popularizing the first gummy bears?

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HARIBO

Which pop rock band of the 2010s is known for their songs "Everybody Talks," "Animal," and "Sleeping with a Friend?"

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NEON TREES

Which Australian city was named for the consort of King William IV of the United Kingdom?

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ADELAIDE

Which U.S. based service club takes its name from an Ojibwe word meaning "fool around?"

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KIWANIS