Leagues by PenningtonJ

Champion(s):

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Runner(s)-Up:

SorensonG


Quiz Description

I wish I had a more profound explanation for this quiz, but last night, I took my nieces to see a stage adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. That gave me an idea to "go meta," so every question on this quiz will have something to do with leagues.

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Questions:

The character of Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea died in WHAT NOVEL published by Jules Verne in 1874 and later adapted as a film by Disney in 1961 (see photo at link below)?

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The Mysterious Island

"Half a league, half a league"/"Half a league onward" are the first two lines of WHAT POEM that commemorated an 1854 military defeat?

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

Also known as a member of Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, WHAT LITERARY CHARACTER was originally created for a series of adventure novels by H. Rider Haggard, most notably King Solomon's Mines?

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Allan Quatermain Jr.

The Human League originally started as an avant-garde postpunk synthesizer group, but leader Philip Oakey made the group more commercial by kicking out two original members and replacing them with two teenage girls as co-lead singers. WHAT ALBUM with a one-word title did this new incarnation of the Human League release in 1981, best known for the #1 hit "Don't You Want Me?"

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Dare

If we assume that a league is equal to three miles in the British imperial system of measurement, HOW MANY furlongs are equivalent to one league?

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24

Rod Smart, who played for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL American football league, was better known by WHAT NICKNAME that he wore on his jersey?

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He Hate Me

The South Philadelphia Hebrews (also known as the South Philly Sphas) was a predominantly Jewish team in the Eastern Baketball League that can be viewed as a precursor to WHAT NBA TEAM that began in Philadelphia and later moved to the West Coast?

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the Golden State Warriors

WHAT ACTOR, who spent several TV seasons playing a divorce lawyer (1986-1994) and a retired police detective (2006-2014), was the highest-billed performer to appear in all 3 Major League movies: Major League; Major League 2; and Major League 3: Back to the Minors?

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Corbin Bernsen

WHAT NAME was shared by both a 1990s-era group of computer hackers that declared a "war" against the rival Masters of Deception and the antagonists of the Justice League in the Justice series published by DC Comics in 2005?

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the Legion of Doom

Novgorod, Russia; Bruges, Belgium; and Bergen, Norway were among the non-German cities that WHAT TRADING LEAGUE that dominated Baltic maritime trade from the 15th to the 19th century?

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the Hanseatic League

The League of Gentlemen was a side project formed by guitarist Robert Fripp in 1980 while he was on hiatus as a member of WHAT PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND?

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King Crimson

The 2004 documentary, A League of Ordinary Gentleman, depicts four men competing to re-establish the popularity of a professional league in WHAT SPORT?

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bowling