Yet Another Mystery Theme VI: The Undiscovered Theme by VaccaD

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
God help America.


Runner(s)-Up:

mujason


Quiz Description

Mystery theme, yadda yadda. The "Star Trek" reference is because this is my sixth mystery theme quiz and not relevant to the quiz, unless it is.

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Questions:

WHAT WOMAN, who would serve for many years as the receptionist for Michigan Congressman John Conyers, is on the right-hand side of this picture?

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ROSA PARKS

Also known as the Law of Volumes, WHAT SCIENTIFIC LAW states that when the pressure on a sample of a gas is held constant, the temperature and the volume will be directly related?

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CHARLES'S LAW (Ideal Gas Law is acceptable) (edited at 8:11 am, May 10, 2016 (HST))

WHAT 2010 NON-FICTION BEST-SELLER by Michael Lewis has the subtitle Inside the Doomsday Machine? It follows the work of eccentric former neurologist Michael Burry, among others.

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THE BIG SHORT

Dr. Ian Duncan (played by John Oliver), Dr. June Bauer (played by Betty White), and "Magnitude" (played by Luke Youngblood) are all recurring characters on WHAT TELEVISION SHOW?

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COMMUNITY

WHAT ENGLISH KING was the first King of England (and Ireland) to also be King of Scotland? He was actually King of Scotland first, before acceding to the throne of England.

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JAMES I (James VI of Scotland)

WHAT POEM was written about the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge for the murder of his wife Laura Ellen? Written in 1897 by one of Woodridge's fellow prisoners, its best-known line is "Each man kills the thing he loves".

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THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL (by Oscar Wilde)

WHAT 1980 SCIENCE FICTION-HORROR MOVIE, based on a novel by Paddy Chayefsky, was the film debut of both William Hurt and Drew Barrymore? Hurt plays Dr. Eddie Jessup, a scientist who experiments on himself with sensory deprivation and hallucinogens while researching schizophrenia.

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ALTERED STATES

WHAT BOXER was the undisputed world middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987, the second-longest tenure of an undisputed 20th century middleweight champion? In 1982, disappointed that announcers weren't using his nickname often enough, he legally changed his first name to an adjective.

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MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER

Spoiler Alert: in WHAT WHODUNIT did the "who" turn out to be Hector McQueen, Edward Masterman, John Arbuthnot, Harriet Hubbard, Natalia Dragomiroff, Mary Debenham, Hildegarde Schmidt, Antonio Foscarelli, Greta Ohlsson, Pierre Michel, Cyrus Hardman, and Rudolph Andrenyi -- but not Rudolph's wife Helena?

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (by Agatha Christie)

WHAT COLLECTIVE NAME is commonly given to G.F. Handel's Suite in F Major (HWV 348), Suite in D Major (HWV 349), and Suite in G Major (HWV 350), all written for an outdoor concert requested by King George I of England? They are commonly associated with the composer's later Music for the Royal Fireworks, which is particularly appropriate given this quiz's theme.

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WATER MUSIC

WHAT DOUBLE ALBUM includes the tracks "Voodoo Chile", "Crosstown Traffic", and a cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower"? The "title" track, "Have You Ever Been", is not actually the album's title, but the album's title appears in the song (and the song's extended parenthetical title).

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ELECTRIC LADYLAND (by the Jimi Hendrix Experience)

The other 11 questions in this quiz all allude to WHAT COMMON THEME?

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SPACES IN THE US VERSION OF MONOPOLY (Park Place, St. Charles Place, Short Line, Community Chest, St. James Place, Reading Railroad, States Avenue, Marvin Gardens, Oriental Avenue, Water Works, Electric Company)