AcrostiQuiz #1 by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

Kloefkorn


Runner(s)-Up:

PolinskyL
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Quiz Description

The first letter to every correct answer will spell out a word that relates to the theme. (I left it in order for this one. If that proves to be too easy, maybe I'll scramble on the next one. Also, this week's theme is not particularly esoteric.)

Full Results:

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1 Kloefkorn 506 98 00
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3 AdamKing 372 90 00
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4 NathanL 365 86 15
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5 VenguswamyK 340 82 00
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7 HessJa 323 75 00
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8 Steve 261 71 00
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9 KonkelT 256 67 00
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11 MyrowitzJ 252 59 00
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12 ChloeDenmark 249 55 00
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17 Snuffleupagus 185 32 00
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Questions:

Biologists often shorten the binomial term for a species by abbreviating the genus (H. sapiens, E. coli, C. lupus). What large bird with a prominent place in American culture is widely referred to by the general public in this manner?

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T. REX

The flagship location of Macy's department store is situated at Broadway and 34th Street in New York City, adjacent to what plaza, named for the now-defunct rival of a renowned corporation whose own namesake plaza is 8 blocks uptown?

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HERALD SQUARE (named for the New York Herald, rival of the Times)

The need to nap after a big meal is popularly misattributed to an excess of C11-H12-N2-O2, better known as tryptophan, an *essential* example of what type of biological compound?

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AMINO ACID

Inspired by the linguistics of modern text-based communication, some Native Americans have adopted what three-letter moniker as a 21st-century term of self-identification?

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NDN

The thematically appropriate song heard here was a dazzling dance number from the 1968 musical 'Promises, Promises,' revived (less dazzlingly) on Broadway in 2010 starring what Tony winner and West Wing alumna? (First letter of first name.)

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KRISTIN CHENOWETH

A November 2011 episode of what long-running animated program, inspired by History Channel's 'Ancient Aliens,' reimagines Captain Myles Standish as the protagonist of the the Marvel film 'Thor'?

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SOUTH PARK

Retired Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith still holds the cumulative record for a particular informal one-game MVP award. Its name and visage have changed throughout the years, but what has it been called since 2002, when Smith commemorated his final win by leaving the trophy for garbage collection?

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GALLOPING GOBBLER

The flags of New Jersey, North Carolina, and Wisconsin each depict a cornucopia in their state seal, but what U.S. state outdoes them all with TWO cornucopias under the motto "Esto Perpetua"?

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IDAHO

The album shown here, opening with the track "Pilgrims," depicts on its cover the electrical discharge of what device for which this English prog band is named? (Spelling will be considered leniently, since the band didn't even get it right.)

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VAN DE GRAAFF GENERATOR

A traditional holiday episode of the public radio show 'Science Friday' broadcasts the presentation of what punningly named awards, which seek to highlight bizarre or amusing achievements in scientific research?

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IG NOBEL PRIZES

A self-declared state recognized only by Turkey purports to govern from the northern division of what world capital?

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NICOSIA

In October 2012, the website Mashable announced the launch of a (largely online) movement aimed at dispelling consumerism and greed, which quickly gained widespread recognition. What is this movement (and its central event) called?

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GIVING TUESDAY