Guest List by ShapiroA

Champion(s):

LackC
I just want my kids back


Runner(s)-Up:

PenningtonJ
The bird, bird, bird. The bird is the word.


Quiz Description

This quiz has a hidden theme. Unlike most Mystery Theme quizzes, this one doesn't include a question specifically asking what the theme is, but figuring it out may help you fill in the answers.

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Questions:

The 2007 British comedy film Death at a Funeral (with a mostly white cast) was remade in 2010 as an American film (with a mostly black cast). One actor reprised his role; name the actor.

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Peter Dinklage

As of 1919, almost half of the 3500 public libraries in the United States had been built using funds provided by what philanthropist?

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Andrew Carnegie

What first and middle name are shared by a U. S. President, a legendary actor with a career spanning seven decades, and an infamous assassin? An unfortunate mixup by a Florida city led to the creation of a plaque thanking the wrong one "for keeping the dream alive".

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James Earl (Carter, Jones, Ray)

Name the Hungarian-born giant of mid-20th century science whose contributions include an eponymous "minimax" theorem (the first major result in game theory), an axiomatized theory of quantum mechanics, a computer architecture, one of the first investigations of cellular automata, and work on nuclear weapons, including the H-bomb.

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John von Neumann

Horselover Fat is a character created by what sci-fi author, as well as a "translation" of the author's first and last name (from Greek and German, respectively)?

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Philip K. Dick

JoJo is the middle name of what enduring TV character? His immediate family members have the middle names Jay, Jacqueline, Marie, and Evelyn.

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Bart Simpson

Which author -- probably NOT also known as Wanda Tinasky -- wrote much of his first novel while employed as a technical writer at Boeing, a job that influenced his depiction (in that and a subsequent novel) of the fictional Yoyodyne Corporation?

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Thomas Pynchon

A 2009 act of Congress which extended hate-crime protections to cover crimes motivated by gender and sexual orientation was named after what University of Wyoming student who was brutally murdered in 1998?

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Matthew Shepard

In the Lou Reed song "Walk on the Wild Side", who did Jackie think she was for a day?

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James Dean

Name the passionate abolitionist and member of the U. S. House of Representatives portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones in the 2012 film Lincoln.

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Thaddeus Stevens

What musical duo recorded the most famous song to reference (albeit only in the title) the westernmost segment of New York State Route 25 -- specifically, the portion passing through Roosevelt Island?

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Simon and Garfunkel

Keith Butler, at the time a 20-year-old student, is remembered for delivering what one-word taunt from the audience at a 1966 concert in Manchester, England (which prompted a celebrated rejoinder from the singer on stage)?

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Judas!