Sparky Mystery No. 3 by jsparkyp

Champion(s):

Ryno23


Runner(s)-Up:

KreitzerJ


Quiz Description

It's another mystery quiz. If you catch on to the pattern of some of the answers, then the other answers might then come to you and the mystery them will unlock. (Some answers will be homophonic to the intended answer.)

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Questions:

Retail – What Chicago based department store, which filed for bankruptcy in 2000, issued its first catalog in 1872?

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Montgomery WARD [Monte Ward, June 17, 1880]

British TV – What was the name of the 1982 British programme that consisted of four flatmates named Vyvyan, Rick, Neil and Mike, which shared its name with a Cliff Richard song?

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The YOUNG Ones [Cy Young, May 5, 1904]

College Basketball – The trophy that is given out to best Division I Basketball Player by the United States Basketball Writers Association is named for what player, who was the first recipient in 1959 and 1960 while at the University of Cincinnati? He would also play professionally there and is in the Basketball Hall of Fame. (Note: I will not accept his nickname.)

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Oscar ROBERTSON [Charlie Robertson, April 30, 1922]

Literature - What author, who died in 2004, was best known for three posthumously published crime novels known as the Millennium Series?

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Stieg LARSSON [Don Larsen, October 8, 1956]

Movies – Meryl Streep earned her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for what film?

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The Deer HUNTER [Catfish Hunter, May 8, 1968]

Game show hosts - Besides his two most familiar shows, what game show host also mc’d the shows The End of the Rainbow (1957-58), The Family Game (1967), Simon Says (1971), and That’s My Line (1980-1981)?

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Bob BARKER [Len Barker, May 15, 1981]

Olympics – Who won two gold medals in women’s figure skating in the 1980’s?

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Katarina WITT [Mike Witt, September 30, 1984]

Television – What was Rose Marie’s character name (first and last) on The Dick Van Dyke Show?

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Sally ROGERS [Kenny Rogers, July 28, 1994]

Music - Who was the first solo female Motown artist to have a Billboard #1 hit?

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Mary WELLS [David Wells, May 17, 1998]

Mathematics - The formula "V=1/3 Area of base times height" is used to determine the volume of what?

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A CONE [David Cone, July 18, 1999]

Movies – What 1941 movie was the first film score for Bernard Herrmann?

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Citizen KANE [Matt Cain, June 13, 2012 (and as a side note, my wife and I attended that game, in San Francisco!)]

And now, the punchline – Homophonically (in some cases), the answers (or portions thereof) to these eleven questions are part of a list of twenty-three people who have done what achievement?

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Pitch a perfect game in the Majors