General Knowledge #1 by Astral

Champion(s):

emilyaviva
attention horseys and gentlecorns: trivia


Runner(s)-Up:

NathanL
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Questions:

Name this small crepuscular fox native to northern Africa and Sinai, whose unusually large ears serve to dissipate the heat. (edited at 9:46 am, August 7, 2020 (CST))

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Fennec fox

Which term, a stylistic device, best describes Georges Perec's 1969 novel "La disparition", a form of constrained writing consisting of writing paragraphs or longer works without using a particular letter or group of letters?

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Lipogram

To date, who is the only deaf performer to have won an Academy Award? Having won at the age of 21, she is also the youngest winner in her category. (edited at 10:08 am, August 7, 2020 (CST))

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Marlee Matlin

Since around 2009, which US state has been witnessing a worrying increase in the frequency and magnitude of its earthquakes? Scientific studies have blamed the underground disposal of wastewater produced during oil extraction, most notably following a 5.8 M earthquake near the town of Pawnee in 2016.

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Oklahoma

Knowing that 東京 means Tokyo and 京都 stands for Kyoto, what is the meaning of the Kanji "京"?

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Capital city

In quantum mechanics, what function can be used to calculate the probability of finding any electron of an atom in any specific region around the atom's nucleus?

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Atomic orbital (accept Schrödinger equation/wave function) (edited at 10:15 am, August 7, 2020 (CST))

Born Quentin Leo Cook, which English DJ and musician was originally the bassist for the British indie rock band The Housemartins? After the band split, he went on to form the electronic band Beats International and produced a number-one single with "Dub Be Good to Me".

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Fatboy Slim

Which animated series, a Netflix exclusive which debuted in 2018 to overwhelming critical acclaim, follows the adventures of the eponymous character who, with her dog, travels to the city of Trolberg and befriends the local creatures that live in and around the city?

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Hilda

Give the term of Greek origin that best describes the following: "purification and purgation of emotions — particularly pity and fear — through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration" (edited at 9:45 am, August 7, 2020 (CST))

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Catharsis

Kalah in North America, Bao in eastern Africa, Ali Guli Mane in India, and Toguz korgol in central Asia, are variants of which two-player turned-base strategy game usually played with small beads or stones?

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Mancala

Which 1967 film directed by Norman Jewison tells the story of a black detective from Philadelphia who is arrested by the racist police chief of a small Mississippi town on suspicion of murder? After proving his and another man's innocence, he partners with the same police chief to track down the real killer. (edited at 9:46 am, August 7, 2020 (CST))

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In the Heat of the Night

Which Australian brand of chocolate biscuit consists of two malted biscuits separated by a light chocolate cream filling and coated in a thin layer of textured chocolate?

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Tim Tam

Of which multinational banking corporation is this lion the logo, the color of which alludes to the company's country of origin?

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ING Group

Along with the parietal, the temporal and the frontal lobe, which fourth lobe of the cerebral cortex consists of the visual processing center of the mammalian brain?

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Occipital lobe

The Maronite Church, a self-governing Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the pope and the worldwide Catholic Church, is seated in Bkerké in which country? Maronites still constitute today one of the main ethno-religious groups of this nation.

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Lebanon