Mystery Theme #4 by PolinskyL

Champion(s):

SorensonG


Runner(s)-Up:

MassogliaB


Quiz Description

The last one was probably a bit too easy. This one will not be child's play.

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1 SorensonG 439 98 15
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2 MassogliaB 434 96 15
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3 RickEmpty 428 94 15
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4 CooperJ 417 92 15
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5 HulkaE 387 90 15
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6 Falkor23 380 88 15
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7 GoodmanDL 367 85 15
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8 parenthetical-k 363 83 15
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9 LuskT 347 81 15
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10 CoenM 337 79 15
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11 shesinsane 335 77 15
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12 MarcotteM 326 75 15
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13 HessJa 322 72 15
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14 wrightk 318 70 15
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15 FryedBetaKappa 315 68 15
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16 Matto 308 66 15
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17 NathanL 307 64 15
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18 ShapiroA 298 61 15
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19 PerryS 293 59 15
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20 MatthewsP 292 57 15
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21 FischerB 272 55 15
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24 ChrisRosenberg 264 48 15
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25 BurgerM 260 46 15
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Questions:

WHAT NAME is missing from this otherwise complete set? Mike, Charlie, Augustus, Veruca, ____.

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Violet

There does not appear to be any truth to the rumor, which I just invented, that Taylor Swift's 2012 album was inspired by a recent play about Mark Rothko, which won the 2010 Tony for Best Play - even though they share WHAT TITLE?

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Red

Presumably not based on any resemblance with a common type of mollusc, WHAT IS THE NAME of the kitten on the children's television show Blue's Clues?

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Periwinkle

What is THE NAME OF THE LAST SHOWBOAT to operate on the Mississippi river - well into the Sixties, when it was declared a National Historic Landmark? It is also the name of the car which held the wheel-driven land speed record for several decades and now resides at the Henry Form Museum.

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Goldenrod

WHAT MAN, who spent his formative years in Springfield, MA (then a hotbed of abolitionism), would go on to lead multiple violent actions which resulted in his eventual capture? Although he was hanged a little over a year prior to the start of the Civil War, his soul is marching on.

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(John) Brown

WHAT IS THE NAME for a member of a group of African slaves who escaped Caribbean slavery, often going into hiding in less accessible territory? Their populations were large enough in some places (esp. Jamaica) to threaten the colonial powers and sign treaties with them, and small settlements exist to this day. In no way comparable would be the experience of a high school graduate who leaves home to go it alone (usually less permanently, and often with parental help on the tuition front) at an elite institution on the south side of the Windy City.

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Maroon

WHAT CHINESE-AMERICAN AUTHOR has written books such as "The Kitchen God's Wife" and "The Bonesetter's Daughter" since publishing her first, and (to date) most successful novel, about the lives of four pairs of Chinese-american mothers and daughters?

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(Amy) Tan

WHAT LAST NAME is shared by a one-time MLB Rookie of the Year who played his entire career for the Angels and a Scottish-born finance blogger who has been on the payroll of, among others, Portfolio, Reuters, and currently Fusion - though not, as would perhaps have been fitting - the Financial Times?

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Salmon

Diana Ross starred as the title character in WHAT MOVIE (alongside Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Perkins)? The movie's main contribution to pop culture may have been the #1 hit "Theme from [TITLE] (Do You Know Where You're Going?)", performed by Ross and since also covered by Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey.

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Mahogany

WHAT FRUIT is the source of a key ingredient in making Amaretto? Dried, it is a staple of Turkish cuisine.

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Apricot

WHAT WORD appeared, within a five-year stretch toward the end of the last century, in the name of an REM song, the name of a Phish tour film, and perhaps most famously (with a space) in the name of a song credited (after some legal proceedings) to Jagger/Richards/Ashcroft?

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Bittersweet

WHAT IS THE COMMON THEME LINKING THE ABOVE? Hopefully the 11 answers will help. But be careful - if the answer to the following question fits your theme, you may need to go back to the drawing board. !! DON'T PUT THE ANSWER TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION, which DOESN'T FIT THE THEME !!: two Northeastern institutions - a football team with a long-running rivalry against the Bulldogs and a newspaper with a long-running rivalry against the Lampoon - share what name?

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Crayola Colors (Crimson has never been a crayon color)