Mystery Theme #2 by PolinskyL

Champion(s):

Rob

CunninghamJ


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Yet again, the theme could be anything - a world of danger and opportunity awaits!

Full Results:

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1 CunninghamJ 437 98 15
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1 Rob 437 98 15
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3 KonkelT 431 95 15
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3 RickEmpty 431 95 15
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5 CoenM 394 92 15
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6 MaddyE 387 90 15
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7 FryedBetaKappa 381 89 15
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8 MeyerS 365 87 15
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9 BittenbenderS 346 86 15
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10 GrahamJ 340 84 15
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11 KaufmanK 336 82 15
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12 WangS 335 81 15
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13 GrecoD 330 79 15
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18 LinB 319 70 15
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20 SorensonG 314 68 15
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22 LipinskiB 295 64 15
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23 BruceM 275 63 15
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25 HulkaE 265 59 15
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Questions:

Borrowing from the 'incomplete sets' theme, WHAT NAME IS MISSING from this list of 1996's "Magnificent Seven": Dominique, Dominique, Shannon, Amy, Amanda, Jaycie?

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Kerri

The Himalayan Trust was founded in 1960, seven years after its founder's crowning achievement. WHO WAS ITS FOUNDER?

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Edmund Hillary

Dolma, Nurungji, Kheer, Plov and Paella are all dishes which share WHAT INGREDIENT?

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Rice

Books about Supreme Court Justices and about Harlem political dynasties are among the millions of titles that may be bought from WHAT PORTLAND-BASED BOOKSTORE, a 'City of Books' which is also one of the web's largest independent booksellers?

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Powell's

One of Ronald Reagan's early jobs was remote baseball play-by-play - recreating the sound and story of a baseball game on the basis of telegraphed snippets. WHAT ANNOUNCER was considered a master of the craft, broadcasting over 1500 Dodgers games he didn't attend in the 50s and 60s, before the team moved West?

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Nat Allbright

J.R.R. Tolkien's youngest son helped edit his father's books; A.A. Milne's son had a more complicated relationship with the Pooh books. WHAT FIRST NAME did these two literary sons share?

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Christopher

The PTL Club (short for Praise the Lord) was a TV show hosted for much of its run (until the inevitable sex scandal) by what evangelical power couple?

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Bakker

What Minnesota native is reported to have earned over $1 billion - hardly peanuts - over his nearly 50-year-long media career, in addition to becoming an inductee of both the US Hockey and US Figure Skating Hall of Fames and a recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal?

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Charles Schulz

In 1899, a convention held in WHAT CITY instituted led the world's major powers to sign the Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes? It was a near-total success, as almost all international disputes in the next half-century would be settled pacifically. The treaty also instituted the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which remains domiciled in the city, as do later international bodies like the ICC.

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The Hague

Having nothing to do with its smell, what Midwestern US FRESHWATER FISH'S NAME is derived from an Ojibwa word meaning 'ugly pike', possibly (per Wikipedia, but lacking citation) by way of a French word meaning 'elongated face'?

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Muskie / Muskellonge

John Fogerty's long-running feud with Saul Zaentz, the head of Fantasy Records, eventually made it all the way to the Supreme Court (in 1993). In 1985, the original version of Fogerty's Centerfield album had a song called "Zanz Kant Danz" (...but he'll steal your money). In subsequent pressings, in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid a defamation suit, WHAT WAS THE FIRST WORD of the song's title was changed to?

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Vanz

If you've successfully managed to negotiate the previous 11 questions, you may be able to identify the theme which links them all.

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The last 11 US Secretaries of State (with terms of at least 6 months)