October- the final monthly quiz by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Quiz Description

Sip on your pumpkin spiced latte, eat the candy corn no one wants and enjoy the final monthly quiz.

Full Results:

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1 KelsoT 761 98 20
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3 KaufmanK 575 94 20
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5 GrahamJ 504 90 20
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Questions:

Name either Zodiac sign that falls within the month of October *before* NASA went and screwed things up this week.

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Libra or Scorpio

Oct 2-4 is Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Within three years either way, what will be the new Jewish year?

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5777 (5774-5780)

On Halloween 1864, THIS STATE, one of only two to enter during the Civil War, joined the Union.

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Nevada [W VA was the other state]

Reggie Jackson cemented the title of "Mr. October" after he hit 3 consecutive home runs against THIS TEAM in the 1977 World Series.

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LA Dodgers

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many people sport THIS COLOR (and not just on Wednesdays) in support of a cure.

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Pink

Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, and Joe Digaetano, all play a student, a teacher and Werner von Braun, respectively, in THIS FILM, the title of which is an anagram of a book written by Homer Hickam set in 1950s Appalachia.

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October Sky [Anagram of "Rocket Boys"]

The event that is the impetus for the plot in [the answer to Q6] was the launch of Sputnik, which is Russian for THIS WORD.

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"companion" or "spouse" (we'll accept "satellite" and "traveling companion" as those have been seen elsewhere]

"The Third Saturday in October" is the nickname of the football rivalry between THESE TWO SEC SCHOOLS. This year it actually does take place on the third Saturday of October (Oct 15th).

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Alabama and Tennessee

Begun around the 1930s, THIS NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN, also known as "Mischief Night," and most infamously associated with Detroit, has escalated from soaping windows to setting houses on fire. It has since died down due to community involvement to prevent it and has been replaced by a new more opposite sounding name (this new name will also be accepted as an answer).

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Devil's (or Angel's) Night

Oct 14, 1908: a date seared in the minds of Cubs fans. On this day, the Cubs last won the World Series by defeating THIS TEAM 2-0.

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Detroit Tigers

Oct 14, 2003: yet *another* date seared into the mind of Cubs fans. On this day, THIS MAN became public enemy #1 when he apparently interfered with a foul ball in Wrigley Field. Never mind the Cubs had already blown the inning by that point. (FIRST AND LAST NAME REQUIRED). (edited at 9:22 pm, September 30, 2016 (MDT))

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Steve Bartman

On Oct 23, 1958, The Smurfs, a fictional race of blue dwarfs drawn by THIS ARTIST, was serialized in the French weekly Spirou magazine for the first time.

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Peyo

Six US Presidents were born in October, the most of any month. NAME ANY TWO. Hint: Only one was born in the 20th Century.

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John Adams (October 30), Rutherford Hayes (October 4), Chester Arthur (October 5), Teddy Roosevelt (October 27), Dwight Eisenhower (October 14), and Jimmy Carter (October 1).

And just for good measure: Of all the months covered in these quizzes over the last year, THIS MONTH has never had any President, current or former at that time, move on to the great Oval Office in the sky.

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May