Universal Stumpers Vol. III by Sijnaanik

Champion(s):

Rhea428


Runner(s)-Up:

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


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 two rounds 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 Rhea428 499 99 15
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2 MyrowitzJ 492 97 15
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3 tara 469 96 15
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4 LuskT 449 94 15
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9 Sean 350 86 15
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Questions:

What is “The pause that refreshes”?

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Coca Cola

Eye of the Tiger was the theme to which Rocky movie?

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Rocky III

Felix V, who lived in the 15th century, was the last person officially recognized as holding what title?

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Antipope

Exactly six months prior to Halloween, another witch-themed holiday is celebrated in many parts of northern Europe. What is this day called?

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Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night)

To whom were the following words addressed: “Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin”?

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Belshazzar

What fictional character once appeared in a fictional film called “Sherlock Homie”?

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Tracy Jordan

The libretto from Handel’s Messiah is a cut and paste job of a bunch of different Bible verses. Although one might not expect it, what book was the Hallelujah chorus taken from?

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Revelation

Who was the last 3rd party candidate to receive votes in the electoral college? [Note: this is electoral votes earned by a third party candidate who carried at least one state, not those of faithless electors]

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George Wallace

In WWII, in exchange for Britain not bombing Heidelberg and Göttingen, what two British cities did Germany agree not to bomb?

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Oxford and Cambridge

The first ever televised New York Friar’s Club Roast aired on Comedy Central in 1998. What comedian was the roastee?

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Drew Carey

Which of the following is an actual astronomic entity: Balsinket’s Beard, Bope’s Trumpet, Gomez’s Hamburger, Tipperen’s Spoon, or Trouvell’s Cloverleaf?

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Gomez's Hamburger

Though common now, the first high profile use of the quasi-legal term “person of interest” was applied to whom, 20 years ago?

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Richard Jewell