KW Mystery #1 (general knowledge) by WilliamsK

Champion(s):

Tortoise
Slow and Steady


Runner(s)-Up:

LuskT
Giggity.


Quiz Description

I hadn't considered doing a mystery quiz, but last night I was at a bar and had an idea for a theme, so I whipped out a notepad and jotted down the answers. Good luck!

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1 Tortoise 446 99 15
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4 SrikrishnanV 371 95 15
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Questions:

Surname of the fictional Miss Jane, an elderly resident of St. Mary Mead who first appears in the novel The Murder at the Vicarage.

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MARPLE

This image describes what process?

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FOSSILIZATION

This period of Byzantine history began around 730, when Emperor Leo III ordered an image of Christ be removed and replaced with a cross.

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ICONOCLASM

This kingdom, once known as Basutoland, is the largest country to be completely surrounded by one other country.

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LESOTHO

A 1935 English description of this dish calls it "an Annamese soup… made with beef, a veal bone, onions, a bayleaf, salt, and pepper, and a small teaspoon of nuoc-mam."

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PHO

Donald Gibb (as "Ogre") almost certainly hates what candy, whose mascot is seen here?

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NERDS

This city is divided into four parts, often called the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Quarters.

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JERUSALEM

Named for its resemblance to an aquatic creature, this human brain component plays a major role in the transfer of information from short-term memory to long-term memory.

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HIPPOCAMPUS

Approximately 1.34 horsepower, this unit is often used to describe the electromagnetic power output of radio and television transmitters.

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KILOWATT

When this city hosted the 6th Olympic Winter Games in 1952, it became the first national capital to do so.

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OSLO

The firehouse of Hook & Ladder Company 8, a Beaux Arts-style building in lower Manhattan, is perhaps best known from what 1984 film?

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GHOSTBUSTERS

Logically, what is the only word in the Scrabble dictionary that fits the theme?

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