Not So Famous Seconds by goroshnik

Champion(s):

PatschakB


Runner(s)-Up:

GrahamJ
The real world is complex, so remember your origin.


Quiz Description

In putting together my very first Alpaca Farm quiz, let's see how you do, not with famous firsts, but those people, places and things that were the second in something. For all of the questions, think of the most famous "first to accomplish" or "first listed" for each one, and give me the second to do the same. Note - there may possibly be an alternative answer for something here, but don't overthink it - just go with the most obvious reason why someone or something here is first for something.

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Questions:

Kelly Clarkson in 2002

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Ruben Studdard (second winner of American Idol)

Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953 (of course, he might actually have been second, but we'll never really know, will we?)

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Tensing Norgay (second person to scale Mt. Everest)

Delaware in 1787

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Pennsylvania (second state to enter the Union)

Roger Bannister in 1954

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John Landy (second man to run a sub 4-minute mile)

"Wings" in 1927-28

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"The Broadway Melody" (second Oscar winner for Best Picture)

Hydrogen

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Helium (second element listed in the Periodic Table)

"A Study In Scarlet", from 1884

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"The Sign Of The Four" (Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes)

Yuri Gagarin in 1961

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Alan Shepard (second person to travel into space)

John Jay in 1789

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John Rutledge (second Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court)

Horton Smith in 1934

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Gene Sarazen (second winner of the Masters golf tournament)

"It Happened One Night", from 1934

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"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (second film to win the "Big Five" Oscars - Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Screenplay)

William Henry Harrison in 1841

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Zachary Taylor (second US President to die in office)