Universal Stumpers Vol. V by Sijnaanik

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

Egantx7


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 Kloefkorn 486 99 15
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Questions:

Who wrote The Chronicles of Barsetshire?

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Anthony Trollope

What 80's TV series featured the main characters Cody Allen, Nick Ryder, and Murray "Boz" Bozinsky operating a detective agency off a boat in LA?

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Riptide

What percentage of the mass of bone cells is made up by the cell wall?

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0% (only plant cells have cell walls)

JFK’s Profiles in Courage is a study of historic senators who made important, but unpopular, decisions. Robert Taft was included for his stance against what, considering it ex-post facto law?

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The Nuremberg Trials

What is the H-4 Hercules better known as?

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The Spruce Goose

The Merlion, with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is the national symbol of what small nation?

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Singapore

In 1938, the only wooden Oscar statuette was given when who received an honorary Academy Award? (Two answers are acceptable)

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Edgar Bergen (or Charlie McCarthy)

Who were James McCord, Frank Sturgis, Bernard Baker, Eugenio Martinez, and Virgilio Gonzalez?

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The Watergate burglars

What state is home to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, to which both its Senators belong?

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Minnesota

What animal, also known as the scaly anteater, is the only mammal with large keratin scales covering its skin?

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Pangolin

The band Living in a Box were a one hit wonder from the mid-80s. What was the name of their one hit?

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Living in a Box

4’10” weightlifter Naim Suleimanov, who won gold medals for Turkey in 1988, 1992, and 1996, was known by what nickname?

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Pocket Hercules