Universal Stumpers Vol. IV by Sijnaanik

Champion(s):

KroegerJ
Strength and Honor


Runner(s)-Up:

WengerAS


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 few rounds of this quiz, my suspicions are confirmed that these are often 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).]

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1 KroegerJ 532 99 00
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Questions:

In 2006, John Hall was elected Congressional Representative from NY’s 19th district. He previously made a name for himself as lead singer of what 1970s rock band?

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Orleans

The syndrome characterized by being overcome with minor physical maladies such as dizziness and fainting when exposed to large amount of art is named for what 19th century author?

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Stendhal

Only Fools and Horses was popular British comedy in the 80s, and is also the beginning of a popular axiom. How does this phrase end?

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Work (for a living)

What substantial change did the New York Stock Exchange make on January 29, 2001?

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Went from fractional to decimal

Where is the play Our Town set?

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Grover's Corners

Who was assassinated when his airplane was shot down by American P-38 Lightning aircraft on April 18, 1943?

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Isoroku Yamamoto

Harold Russell, who lost both his hands, won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for what film?

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The Best Years of Our Lives

In Parchessi, what number must be rolled for one’s pieces to leave the “nest"?

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5

Covering events of the previous year, 2002 saw the release of a book titled “Long Bomb: How _____ Became TV’s Biggest Fiasco”?

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The XFL

In the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair, Crown steals “San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk," a painting by what artist?

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Monet

What decisive battle was the first major engagement on the Eastern Front in WWI, effectively quashing Russia’s hopes of a quick victory over Germany?

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The Battle of Tannenberg

What British band’s four studio album covers never featured images of the band or original artwork, but instead were monochromatic stills from the films “The Flesh”, “The Year of the Pig”, “The Unvanquished”, and “East of Eden”?

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The Smiths