Mystery Theme by FryedBetaKappa

Champion(s):

JordanG
I have always enjoyed eating cheese


Runner(s)-Up:

Vicun-YAH


Quiz Description

The first 11 questions all have a common bond. You will be asked in question 12 to identify that link.

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Questions:

According to legend, Emperor Nero played the lyre and watched Rome burn from his residence on WHICH HILL?

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Palatine

At the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, the 54th Volunteer Infantry from WHICH STATE became the first all African-American military unit to fight for the United States?

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Massachusetts

WHAT BOOK, published in two volumes in 1925 and 1926, contains chapters with the titles like "Years of Study and Suffering in Vienna", "Nation and Race", and "The Strong Man Is Mightiest Alone"

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Main Kampf

WHAT SENATOR'S presidential ambitions in 1980 were squashed because of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne eleven year prior?

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Edward "Ted" Kennedy

Nadia Comaneci became the first person to score a Perfect 10 in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics in WHICH CITY?

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Montreal

WHICH ENGLISH SATIRIST is best known for his novels The Luck of Barry Lyndon and Vanity Fair?

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William Makepeace Thackeray

Danny Glover (1987), Sidney Poitier (1997), Morgan Freeman (2009), Terrence Howard (2011), and Idris Elba (2013) have all portrayed WHAT MAN on film?

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Nelson Mandela

Which astronaut, turned politician, turned astronaut is the last surviving member of the original Mercury Seven?

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John Glenn

WHICH ACTOR's on-screen roles include Xander Cage, Dominic Toretto, Private Adrian Caparzo, and The Iron Giant?

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Vin Diesel

The painting linked below allowed WHICH ARTIST to gain admission to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture?

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Jean-Antoine Watteau

WHICH TECHNOLOGY COMPANY'S fourth (and current) generation of core product is known by the codename "Haswell"?

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Intel

What is the common bond that unites all these questions?

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The smith's birthday - July 18 | The Great Fire of Rome started on July 18, 64AD | The Second Battle of Fort Wagner was July 18, 1863 | Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was puiblished on July 18, 1925 | Mary Jo Kopchne and Jean-Antoine Watteau both died in July 18 | Nadia Comaneci's first perfect 10 was on July 18, 1976 | Thackeray, Mandel, Glenn, and Diesel were all born on July 18 | Intel was founded July 18, 1968