Fictional Michigan Alumni by BarkerC

Champion(s):

Howard


Runner(s)-Up:

PerryS


Quiz Description

Given clues, name these things related to fictional characters who are believed to be alumni of the University of Michigan. (Note, this is designed to be a very general knowledge quiz on a very specific theme.)

Full Results:

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1 Howard 400 98 15
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2 PerryS 354 94 00
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3 GrossB 331 91 15
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4 UllspergerA 307 87 15
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5 GoodmanDL 297 84 15
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6 quarterrican 283 81 15
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7 MarcotteM 282 77 15
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8 PlotkinD 279 74 15
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9 ChrisRosenberg 275 70 15
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10 RobinJRichards 267 67 15
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11 PalmiterA 257 62 15
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11 BanksL 257 62 15
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13 RussB 255 56 15
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14 randalleng 254 51 00
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14 Neil 254 51 15
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18 FlaxmanR 231 39 15
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19 Adam 228 36 00
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20 ConnorA 219 32 15
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21 AdelmanM 217 29 15
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22 BoyerA 198 25 00
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23 HessJa 194 22 15
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24 WoodJ 191 17 00
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24 WhitlockS 191 17 00
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26 HoH 182 12 15
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27 MeyerS 138 8 15
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28 DBrick 131 5 00
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Questions:

We tend to believe that this White House Chief of Staff attended Michigan based on his friendly, but serious jabs back and forth with his Notre Dame alumnus best friend Josiah Bartlett during Michigan/Notre Dame week in the Season 2 episode "The Portland Trip".

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Leo McGarry

Harold, Sarah, Sam, Meg, Michael, Nick, Karen, and Richard are among the Michigan alums who gather in a South Carolina winter house for a reunion after the funeral of their friend Alex in this 1983 film written by Michigan alum Lawrence Kasdan.

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The Big Chill

Francie, a Williamsburg native, is accepted to the University of Michigan's Class of 1922 in the fifth section of this novel by Betty Smith, who used her personal experiences to inform the story.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

This Dean of Medicine of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital first met Dr. Gregory House when she was a pre-med undergraduate at Michigan.

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Dr. Lisa Cuddy

In this 1999 high school comedy, Kevin Myers, played by Thomas Ian Nicholas, initiates the pact that is the centerpiece of the film, in part because he's worried about his girlfriend Vicky, played by Tara Reid, will be attending Cornell and that they will drift apart.

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American Pie

In this author's recent political thrillers The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin, the president of the United States is a Michigan alum. because according to him "Why let Gerald Ford have all the fun?"

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Brad Metzler

After completing tense negotiations with the Russians, this President just wanted to relax and watch the Michigan/Notre Dame game his staff taped for him while flying home on Air Force One. A staffer spoiling the score is the least of his worries, as it will turn out.

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James Marshall

This co-founder and former senior partner & co-CEO of MGA pulled the rare double of a JD/MBA from Michigan before becoming a Hollywood super agent. (Note: Michigan men are notorious for wanting to hug it out.)

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Ari Gold

Not a person, but this fictional scientific experiment trying to harness a Pacific island's electromagnetic energy had its origins at the University of Michigan in the early 1970s. 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

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DHARMA Initiative

Tia Landry wanted to attend Harvard, but was rejected and chose her home state Michigan instead. Tamera Campbell thought she could only attend a community college, but got into Michigan. Thus begins the sixth season of what 1990s sitcom from The WB.

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Sister, Sister

This Green Lantern, who was created by John Broome and Gil Kane in 1968, earned education and psychology degrees from Michigan while suffering a career ending football injury. His debut issue shows him taking over the role of Green Lantern on Earth for Hal Jordan.

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Guy Gardner

In this 1993 film, Tim Waymen as Michigan's Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback is one of the most unrealistic aspects of a college football movie filled with plot holes and terrible characterizations.

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