Famous Franklins by BarkerC

Champion(s):

PerryS


Runner(s)-Up:

VaccaD
Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?


Quiz Description

Given clues, name these people, places, things, and concepts related to the word "Franklin".

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Questions:

First and last name required: Who is this uncertified educator from the early 1970s?

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Roosevelt Franklin

What 1967 cover of an Otis Redding song by Aretha Franklin is said to have contributed widely to hip-hop's affinity for the use of "props" or "propers" when discussing due deference to be granted to another?

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Respect

Three men served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president. One is Harry S Truman. Please name the other two.

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John Nance Garner IV and Henry Agard Wallace

In a 2011-14 basic cable procedural show, Jared Franklin was paired with Peter Bash as a titular duo of lawyers. What actor played Jared Franklin on the series?

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Breckin Meyer

The most famous person born in the "State of Franklin" during its "existence" from 1784-1788 was this Tennessee congressman, born in Greene County, who inspired the 1831 play The Lion of the West. (Steve Spurrier was born in Miami, Florida, even though he went to high school in Johnson City, Tennessee.)

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Davy Crockett

The theme music for Franklin, the animated adaptation of the series of Canadian children's books, was written by this Canadian musician, best known for "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" and "Lovers in a Dangerous Time".

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Bruce Cockburn

What Indiana basketball legend hails from Franklin, Indiana and has had head coaching stops at Iowa, New Mexico, and currently UCLA?

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Steve Alford

In what 1997 song would you find the lines: "I've got this great idea / Why don't we pitch it to the Franklin F*cking Mint / Fine pewter portraits of General Apathy and Major Boredom singing... / Whatever and ever Amen."

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The Battle of Who Could Care Less

A secret message encoded in the "Silence Dogood" letters housed at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia is a critical plot point in what 2004 film?

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National Treasure

In 1845, Captain Sir John Franklin's ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, departed Greenhithe, England in search of the last unnavigated section of what waterway. They would not return.

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Northwest Passage

First and last name required: Name the scientist seen in the image below.

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Rosalind Franklin

What American had the nicknames "The Young Hickory of the Granite Hills", "Handsome Frank", and "Fainting Frank" among others?

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Franklin Pierce