Universal Stumpers Vol. II by Sijnaanik

Champion(s):

MyrowitzJ
The smartest part of me will always be my ass.


Runner(s)-Up:

MatthewsP
Quiz Free or Die


Quiz Description

For the better part of a decade, I've been a part time trivia host at a few local bars, and have written a couple thousand trivia questions for these events. Our regulars are in general above average trivia players, but nevertheless, every now and then a question stumps everyone. Whether it's because the question was particularly difficult, the crowd was particularly small, or everyone that night was particularly dim, I can't say. But I thought this would be a good place to give them another go, as we have a lot of fiendishly smart people, as well as a wider audience. Beyond having a 0% get rate when I initially asked them, there is no category or theme to any of these. See if you can outsmart my regulars. [Note: After the first round of this quiz, my suspicions are confirmed that these are particularly difficult questions. In general they are meant to be; we work on a progressive difficulty level system in each round, and these are almost always late-round questions for a particularly smart crowd. Nevertheless, if I were to rewrite some of these old quizzes today, I would probably alter many of these questions to give more of a clue (an opinion I held on many before posting them here, but a bit more so now).]

Full Results:

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1 MyrowitzJ 510 99 15
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2 MatthewsP 489 97 15
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6 KroegerJ 436 91 15
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8 Neil 420 87 00
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Questions:

On what island was the Book of Revelation allegedly written?

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Patmos

The largest concentration of distilleries in Scotland lie in the general vicinity of what river?

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Spey

On the Dukes of Hazzard, what were the names of the two other Duke cousins who temporarily replaced Bo and Luke when their portrayers left over a contract dispute?

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Coy and Vance

In the film Double Indemnity, the insurance clause paying double applied if the policy holder’s death happens in what circumstance?

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Involving a train

In 1852, what senator became the first person to lie in state at the US Capitol rotunda?

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Henry Clay

What London train station does the Hogwart’s Express leave from?

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King's Cross

An alleged “Corrupt Bargain” resulted in the election of whom to the Presidency in 1824?

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John Quincy Adams

How did the so-called Baedeker Raids in WWII get their name?

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From Baedaker guidebooks (they targeted highly ranked cities)

Who was dictator of the Roman Republic for a brief period in 81 BC, perhaps paving the way for the dictatorship of Julius Caesar more than 30 years later?

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Sulla (Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix)

Before decimalization, how many pence were there to the pound?

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240

What is the name of the land created by the title characters in Aristophanes' The Birds to intercept sacrificial offerings on their way to the Gods? (Give its most common translation.)

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Cloud Cuckoo Land

What Assyrian demon possesses Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist?

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Pazuzu