Hamilton: An American Musical by MassogliaB

Champion(s):

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


Runner(s)-Up:

gregariouschinchilla
Rufio! Rufio! Rufioooooooo!


Quiz Description

As a severe enthusiast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, I felt this quiz was long overdue. Aiming for a ModKos-PG on this, knowledge of the musical may help with some but shouldn't be required; I'm using Hamilton as more of a jumping-off point. Do not throw away your shot.

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Questions:

Hamilton was born on the Caribbean island of Nevis, most notable for... being the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton. What is the OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF NEVIS?

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English

In the musical, Hamilton meets his cohort band of brothers--Irish tailor Hercules Mulligan, high-bred abolitionist John Laurens, and America's favourite fighting Frenchman, the Marquis de Lafayette--all at the same time, during Aaron Burr, Sir. In reality, he met them over the course of several years after arriving in the colonies. WHICH OF THE GANG DID HE FIRST BEFRIEND?

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Hercules Mulligan

The act of mixing words from different languages or dialects within a single statement is known by WHAT LINGUISTIC TERM, derived by way of New Latin from the Italian for "paste"(or possibly "dumpling"? Reports vary)? This is practiced frequently within Hamilton, often rhyming words from different languages, such as "bank" and "cinq" or "however he wants" and "pièce de résistance" or "tailor's apprentice" and "in loco parentis" and yes Lin-Manuel Miranda really likes this gimmick.

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Macaronic

Hamilton made its off-broadway debut at the Public Theatre in 2015, before moving to the Richard Rodgers Theatre later that year. I won't ask you anything about Jujamcyn(you're welcome), but what was the FIRST NAME of Richard Rodgers's most famously paired collaborator? (edited at 3:43 am, November 17, 2016 (+08))

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Oscar (Hammerstein)

The original cast recording of Hamilton hit #1 on the Billboard Rap Charts on the week of 11/23/2015, ousting WHICH NEW JERSEY-BORN RAPPER's self-titled album from the top of the chart?

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Fetty Wap

Thomas Jefferson's claim to have arranged "the menu, the venue, the seating" is not an idle boast; Jefferson was a renowned foodie and responsible for the introduction of many culinary delights to the US. Among these, reputedly, is WHAT KIND OF CHEESE, European in origin and considered a staple in the cuisine of its native country?

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Parmesan

As befits his reputed Scottish heritage(though it is sung once, not screamed repeatedly), what is THE LAST WORD SUNG BY HAMILTON himself on the soundtrack?

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Freedom

Not the only musical about the founding fathers, Hamilton was preceded by 1776, which presented a more traditional view of the characters and settings. WHICH TWO FOUNDING FATHERS, primary characters in 1776, were mentioned by name in Hamilton but never actually shown?

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John Adams, Benjamin Franklin

Due to Lin-Manuel Miranda's deep and abiding love of both, Hamilton is chock-full of references to hip-hop and Broadway legends alike; WHAT FAMOUSLY ALINEAR MUSICAL, opening on Broadway in 2002 and made into a film adaptation in 2014, contained the ode to infidelity Nobody Needs To Know, which Hamilton referenced in the last line of Say No To This?

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The Last Five Years

FILL IN THE LITERARY BLANKS--in order, Irish and French--from this Aaron Burr quotation, which famously lent its name to the track containing the denouement of Hamilton's story.

"Had I read ________ more and ________ less, I should have known the world was wide enough for Hamilton and me"

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(Laurence) Sterne, Voltaire

In addition to its Broadway run at the Rodgers theatre and a planned national tour, Hamilton has opened a resident cast in one city as of September 2016 and there are solid plans for another production beginning in October 2017. NAME BOTH OF THESE CITIES.

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Chicago, London

The Federalist Papers were penned by John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton, who famously wrote the other fifty-one of the eighty-five papers. UNDER WHAT PSEUDONYM were these essays released?

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Publius