The World's My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum by ShapiroA

Champion(s):

Projectyl
Under no circumstances should I be permitted to engage in agriculture.


Runner(s)-Up:

AdamKing


Quiz Description

Each answer is one word. Consecutive answers form familiar phrases (as in "oyster soup kitchen floor wax museum", which incidentally is from a King Crimson song). Have fun!

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Questions:

What name is shared, right down to the exclamation point, by an insect repellent brand produced by S. C. Johnson & Son and a hardcore punk band from L. A.?

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OFF!

Basketball, cherries, beaches, and deer each have one -- typically in about that order.

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SEASON

In the story "Punch, Brothers, Punch!", Mark Twain tells of a jingle which transformed into a severe and persistent earworm. The jingle instructs the titular "brothers" to punch what type of item with care?

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TICKET

In Magic: the Gathering, this word has two meanings. As a noun, it refers to a coin or similar token which is placed on top of a card, e.g. to represent an increase to a creature's power. As a verb, it means to undo a spell.

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COUNTER

Charles Spearman proposed the (enduringly controversial) g factor to measure general what?

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INTELLIGENCE

"The Romans did not swear oaths on their private parts." Thus says the web site Wordorigins.org, debunking a folk explanation for an etymological link between two English words. With what four letters, themselves forming a complete word, do both words begin?

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TEST

Leonard Bernstein's Second Symphony and the W. H. Auden poem that inspired it are both titled The Age of ____. Fill in the blank.

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ANXIETY

In music theory, this term refers to how abruptly a note is hit. The opposite term (referring to how a note fades out) is decay.

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ATTACK

"Puttin' on the Ritz" is the title of an Irving Berlin song; "Puttin' on the ____" is the title of a Tom and Jerry short, but both titles mean the same thing as American idioms. What word goes in the blank?

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DOG

"Try to be just like a cheerful chickadee": this line is sung by a 1937 Disney princess, and is a less explicit echo of the song's titular advice. What is the verb in that song's title?

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WHISTLE

Although International Morse Code is able to represent a certain punctuation mark by .–.–.–, that didn't prevent telegraphers from often replacing that mark with this word.

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STOP

When teaching precalculus, I must take pains to disambiguate two homophones which have even been known to occur in the same sentence. One of them is defined early in the course as the ratio, in a right triangle, of the side opposite a given angle to the hypotenuse. Later on, the definition of this first word is extended to involve circles -- and that's when the second word becomes a lot more relevant. What is the second word?

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