Coups in the News! by KlionskyG

Champion(s):

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Runner(s)-Up:

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Quiz Description

Merci beaucoup for taking my quiz instead of storming the Capitol.

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Questions:

Not a coup!
In 1916, the Society of Automobile Engineers suggested using the word "coupe" for "an enclosed car operated from the inside with seats for two or three and sometimes a backward-facing fourth seat." Since the 1960s, the term has generally referred to a two-door car with a fixed roof.

What English word translates to the French verb that coupé comes from?

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to cut

A coup!
For his activities in what specific type of establishment was Hitler thrown in jail, giving him the time to write Mein Kampf?

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Beer hall

Kind of a coup?
In the card game Coup, players manipulate, bluff, and bribe their way to victory. Which card, which shares its name with a rank in Italian nobility (and, in part, a former gourmet store on Long Island), can a player use to block an assassination attempt?

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Contessa

A couple of coups!
Who was elected Prime Minister after the prior ruler (a decade-long dictator who took power in a coup) died in a plane crash? Years later, after putting down another coup while serving as PM and surviving one assassination attempt, this politician wasn't so lucky and was assassinated prior to the election that would end a different, seven-year-long dictatorship.

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Benazir Bhutto

Not a coup and also a coup!
In literature: What adjective is used to describe a couplet in rhyming iambic pentameter?

In the arts: a certain work of art was re-titled with that same adjective after the work's original subject himself engaged in a coup, disillusioning the artist.

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Heroic (Beethoven's 3rd Symphony, "Eroica")

A coup!
Able are you to name the original subject of the work of art in the previous question? Give it here:

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Napoleon Bonaparte

$COUP! (But not a coup!)
The stock ticker COUP belongs to Coupa Software, Inc., a California company founded in 2006 that "engages in the provision of ____________________ (BSM) solutions. Its products include invoice, expense, pay, [redacted], strategic sourcing, [etc.]"

Give any of the three words represented by "BSM".

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business, spend, management

A coup!
Who staged a coup against the eight Regent Ministers that her just-deceased Emperor husband had installed to guide their 5-year-old son and heir? She subsequently ruled China for nearly 50 years.

She is also -- this is true! -- my fifth cousin twice removed's wife's mother's husband's first cousin once removed's husband's great uncle's ex-wife's brother's wife's second great aunt. Thanks, Geni!

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Empress Dowager Cixi

Not a coup!
What French composer, who spanned the late 17th and early 18th centuries, was best known for his extensive keyboard music, including pieces with picturesque titles like "The Startled Bird", "The Frightened Linnet", and "The Mysterious Barricades" (heard below)?

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François Couperin

A coup!
Prior to the events of January 6, 2021, what North Carolina city was home to the only coup in the United States? A hundred or more black city officials were driven out and dozens of black residents were killed by mobs of their white neighbors, overturning by force the results of the recent election.

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Wilmington, 1898

Not a coup!
Before he was Commodore Norrington in Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack Davenport played Steve Taylor on what raunchy BBC comedy?

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Coupling

A coup? Sedition? Treason? Grounds for impeachment? Stay tuned!
After the events of January 6, 2021, Twitter banned @realDonaldTrump until 12 hours after he removed three tweets.

Counting retweets, name either of the two calendar months in which that account did not tweet the word "coup" in 2020.

Edit January 9: As of yesterday they banned the account permanently.

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July, November (27 times in 10/12 calendar months, including retweets)