KW Mystery #14 (general knowledge) by WilliamsK

Champion(s):

SorensonG


Runner(s)-Up:

GordonT


Quiz Description

This was a tricky quiz to write, so I'm particularly interested to see how it plays. Maybe it'll be one of those quizzes you chew on for a day or two; maybe you'll get the idea right away.

As usual, a few of these are intended to be opaque until you figure out the theme, but please note that not all of the correct answers take the theme literally!

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1 SorensonG 361 99 15
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2 GordonT 358 97 15
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3 DoyleE 343 95 15
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For all integers n > 0, what mathematical operation is equal to the product of all integers from 1 to n, inclusive?

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What is the subtitle of the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise?

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AT WORLD'S END [ @ ]

This is the cover of what fictional quartet's second album?

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The logo here is for what discount chain, which has approximately 13,600 stores in the United States?

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Complete this financial conversion:

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Ce chapeau-ci était inspiré par celui de quel caractère ancien, crée en 1959?

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