Chain Quiz #1 by Egantx7

Champion(s):

Jjfjjf
"Grade me! Look at me! Evaluate and rank me! I’m good, good, good and oh so smart! GRADE ME!”


Runner(s)-Up:

Longford
May the road rise up to meet you


Quiz Description

12 completely totally unrelated questions ... which are slightly related.

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1 Jjfjjf 1748 99 125
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2 Longford 1626 97 125
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Questions:

This conflict was a series of sometimes armed-sometimes not shipping confrontations in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the UK in the early 1970s. Iceland "won" when they threatened to withdraw from NATO, and the UK was forced to concede a 200 mile commercial exclusivity zone for Iceland. By what ichthyan name do these conflicts go by?

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Cod Wars

One of the results of the conflict in question 1 was the all-but-demise of this chain of restaurants in the United States which relied on product from Iceland. This chain of restaurants, named for a British actor, now only has a small number of restaurants left in the New York-Ohio area, some cross-branded with Nathan's Famous. Identify this formerly much larger seafood chain with a British sounding name.

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Arthur Treacher's (Fish and Chips)

The actor who was the namesake of the answer to #2 had a long career that ended with playing Constable Jones in Disney's Mary Poppins, though that actor is better known for playing this character which he played twice in 1936 and 1937. Identify this servant created by author P.G. Woodhouse.

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Reginald Jeeves

This man composed the music to a musical, based on the character in #3, in 1975 (with lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn). Identify this highly decorated composer which saw this musical as a rare misstep in his otherwise hugely successful 1970s and 1980s output.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

In 2013, the composer in question #4 saw the release of the musical Stephen Ward, which dealt largely with the Profumo Affair, a political scandal that revolved around John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War under this Prime Minister, who led the UK from 1957-1963 (the third longest tenure for a British PM during Elizabeth II's reign (behind Thatcher and Blair).

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Harold Macmillan

The answer to #5 became chancellor of this university from 1960 through his 1987. Identify this university which dates to at least 1096, located about 90 kilometers northwest of London. Identify this school at which Stephen Hawking earned a first in physics as an undergrad, allegedly only after threatening his oral committee that he would stay here for his graduate degree, if they declined to award him a first.

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University of Oxford

One man who graduated from the university in #6, in 1964, was this man. This man played John the Baptist in the star-studded 1977 Franco Zeffirelli miniseries, Jesus of Nazareth, a follow up to playing Tybalt in Zeffirelli's 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet. Identify this actor who played Brian Roberts in Cabaret, Logan 5 in Logan's Run, and Basil Exposition in the Austin Powers franchise.

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Michael York

In 1968, the answer to #7 married his current wife, and thus became stepfather to the then 18 year old Rick McCallum. McCallum is known today as one of the producers of the special editions of the original Star Wars trilogy, and the Star Wars prequel trilogy. McCallum first started working with George Lucas on this TV series which ran from 1992-93, with several stand alone video films released from 1995-2003. Identify this TV series which featured Sean Patrick Flanery playing the young adult version of the title character in episodes that saw titles like "Curse of the Jackal", "British East Africa, September 1909", and "the Mystery of the Blues" (which featured the sole cameo of the most famous actor to play this series' title character).

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The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

One of the writers for the TV series that was the answer to question #8 was this man who also wrote screenplays for A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors, and the 1988 version of The Blob. Identify this filmmaker who also directed The Green Mile, The Mist, and The Shawshank Redemption, in addition to the pilot episode for the TV series The Walking Dead.

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Frank Darabont

The answer to #9 also wrote the screenplay for a 1994 film (starring Kenneth Branagh and Robert DeNiro) based on a novel by this author. This author wrote the novella Mathilda which was first published in 1959, well over a century after it was written. This author also wrote The Last Man, one of the earliest examples of a post-apocalypse story set in the distant future. Identify this English author who also wrote extensively about travels through Europe.

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Identify the person whose death was commemorated by the poem that opens with the following lines (written by the spouse of the answer to #10):

I weep for Adonais—he is dead!

Oh, weep for Adonais! though our tears

Thaw not the frost which binds so dear a head!

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John Keats

Two word answer needed

The answer to #11 was writing about what kind of object (specifically named in the title of the poem) in the poem that opens with the following two lines:

Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness!

Thou foster-child of silence and slow time

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Grecian Urn