Mystery Theme 2! by DreyfusB

Champion(s):

VenguswamyK
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi


Runner(s)-Up:

HessJa
Nah, son.


Quiz Description

Inspired by recent events (see #1). All the answers fit the theme (except #12).

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 36 75 57 24 62 49 44 11 31 83 70 52
1 VenguswamyK 476 98 15
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2 HessJa 465 96 15
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3 BillPennington 455 93 15
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4 RautY 431 91 15
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5 LuskT 417 88 15
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6 AdamKing 399 85 15
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7 srs 394 83 15
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8 LujanP 376 80 15
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9 akambour 375 78 15
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10 KonkelT 365 75 00
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11 rouquinne 352 73 15
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12 davedean 349 70 15
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13 KleinJ 338 67 15
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14 StahlhutJ 335 65 15
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15 Abhi 333 62 15
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16 WeikleB 330 60 15
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17 MatthewsP 315 57 15
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18 JonesRW 295 55 00
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19 KPope 283 52 00
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20 LiptonM 282 50 15
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21 GoodmanDL 280 47 15
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22 EggCzar 262 44 15
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23 garrybl 246 42 15
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24 RichmondJ 226 39 15
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25 Bup 218 37 15
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26 DouglasLovesVixey 216 34 15
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27 RabinK 203 32 00
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28 Troydozzy 188 29 00
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29 ZhangM 175 26 00
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30 Matto 170 24 00
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31 SaferMR 144 21 00
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32 Michalle 116 19 15
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33 McClellanS 100 15 00
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33 BringMoreLegos 100 15 00
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35 Tarn 92 11 15
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36 Crow-T-Robot 72 7 00
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36 LashleyM 72 7 00
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38 BednarczukJ 69 3 00
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39 mellyjo 65 1 00
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Questions:

During James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017, he said that President's Trump's "hope" that Comey would drop the Flynn investigation "rings in my ears as kind of ‘Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?’" What king was Comey quoting, who reportedly said this in 1170 about Thomas Becket? (Name and regnal number required.)

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Henry the Second

The accent that we now associate with pirates (ARRRR!!!) has been attributed to what actor, who played Long John Silver in the movie Treasure Island (1950), then went on to star in Blackbeard the Pirate (1952) and Long John Silver (1954)?

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(Robert) Newton

The Advanced Placement Computer Science exam has used Java as the programming language since 2004. From 1999-2003, C++ was used. What language was used before that?

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Pascal

What Florida-based rental car company acquired the Dollar and Thrifty brands in 2012?

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Hertz

In this xkcd comic, what word is hidden by the red box?

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gray

What Secretary of Interior stirred controversy by banning the Beach Boys from performing on the National Mall in 1983, out of concern that they attracted "the wrong element"?

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(James) Watt

What syllable is represented by this symbol in Devangari?

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ohm

What Mexican sauce, with many regional variations, can include chili peppers and chocolate among its ingredients?

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mole

The Nissan Leaf is the top-selling plug-in electric car in history. What company makes the car that is in second place?

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Tesla

What river flows past the University of Glasgow and a namesake art gallery before emptying into the River Clyde?

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Kelvin

In his essay "Politics as a Vocation", what sociologist defined the state as the entity that has a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force in a particular geographical area?

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(Max) Weber

What is the mystery theme?

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