Curved Yellow Fruit by VaccaD

Champion(s):

AlexanderD
Say hi to your mum for me. :)


Runner(s)-Up:

LairdM
omnia vincit amor


Quiz Description

Answer the following about curved yellow fruits.

(Note for those who may not get the joke: when I was playing quiz bowl, there was an infamous question which asked the players to identify a certain "curved yellow fruit". No, it was not a plantain. It became a stock gag for a giveaway clue that gave away too much, and some of my peers may still find the paper-thin disguise of referring to a banana as a "curved yellow fruit" to be amusing. If the questions confuse you, try making that substitution when you read them.)

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Questions:

The Curved Yellow Fruit Slugs are the mascot of WHAT SPECIFIC UNIVERSITY, an NCAA Division III school which has won six championships in men's tennis (most recently in 2007) and were runners-up in men's soccer in 2004?

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

"Curved Yellow Fruit Phone" is the title track to a 1994 album with a CRIA-certified gold status. WHAT SINGLE-NAMED MUSICIAN, whose real last name is Kavoukian, recorded this ode to a "cellular, modular, interactivodular" communications device?

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RAFFI

CurvedYellowFruitadine is a fictional psychoactive substance created as a hoax by an underground newspaper in 1967. The hoax obtained much wider exposure in 1970, when the "recipe" for producing it was printed in WHAT COUNTERCULTURE BOOK authored by William Powell and published by Lyle Stuart?

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THE ANARCHIST'S COOKBOOK

Mafia don Joseph "Joe Curved Yellow Fruits" Bonanno is noteworthy for having completely dropped out of sight (even to his fellow mafiosi) for two years. At the time of his disappearance, he was being investigated because of claims made by WHAT MAFIA FIGURE, who broke the code of omerta and admitted the Mafia existed, and who popularized the term La Cosa Nostra for it?

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JOSEPH VALACHI

Curved Yellow Fruit Republic is one of the five major operating arms of WHAT SAN FRANCISCO-BASED RETAILER founded by the Fisher family? The other major operating arms are Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix, and their flagship chain.

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GAP, INC.

Speaking of Curved Yellow Fruit Republics, the term "Curved Yellow Fruit Republic" was coined in 1904 by WHAT AUTHOR? It first appeared in Cabbages and Kings, a collection of stories inspired by the time the author spent in Honduras hiding out from bank embezzlement charges.

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O. HENRY (William Sydney Porter)

The Woody Allen 1971 hit Curved Yellow Fruits paired Allen with WHAT ACTRESS, who played his romantic interest in the movie and had previously played his romantic interest from 1966 until their divorce in 1970? Outside of movies she may be best known for playing the title role (roles?) on the television comedy Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

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LOUISE LASSER

CurvedYellowFruitMan, an animated superhero given powers by eating curved yellow fruits, was sometimes shown as a companion piece to WHAT TELEVISION SHOW when it ran on Nickelodeon in the 1980s? Starring the voices of David Jason as the title character and Terry Scott as Ernest Penfold, the show inspired both a 2015 revival and the musician, songwriter and producer responsible for The Grey Album.

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DANGER MOUSE

"The Curved Yellow Fruit Boat Song" is a common alternate title for WHAT TRADITIONAL JAMAICAN SONG? Versions have been recorded by Shaggy, Shirley Bassey, Stan Freberg, and the cast of Thomas the Tank Engine, but Harry Belafonte's 1956 version is probably the most famous.

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DAY-O

The Curved Yellow Fruit Massacre, a 1928 massacre in which as many as 2000 strikers were killed by the army in the town of Ciénaga, was one of the inspirations for WHAT NOVEL? In the novel, José Arcadio Segundo is the only survivor of a massacre of plantation workers ordered by Mr. Brown.

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ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE (by Gabriel García Márquez)

In the world of property development, the term "BANANA" (pronounced "Curved Yellow Fruit") is an acronym for WHAT PHRASE? It often appears in similar contexts to the related acronym NIMBY, though the two have no words in common.

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BUILD ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ANYWHERE NEAR ANYTHING

This shit is curved yellow fruit / B-A-N-A-N-A-S / A few times I've been around that track / So it's not just gonna happen like that

WHAT SONG are these lyrics taken from?

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HOLLABACK GIRL (by Gwen Stefani)