Mystery Theme! by FrankensteinP

Champion(s):

HealyT
What the heck is that?


Runner(s)-Up:

MCMikeNamara


Quiz Description

This should be pretty easy.

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2 MCMikeNamara 375 96 15
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3 LuskT 354 93 15
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Questions:

This man played baseball at the major league level for 12 years for five different teams, all of them in the National League. After retiring as a player, he worked as a pitching coach and a manager; most people today know him as a long-time manager of the San Francisco Giants, taking the Giants to the World Series in 1989. (First and last name, please)

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Roger Craig

Something of a trivia legend, this man currently holds the record for most money won on a single day in Jeopardy! (First and last name, please)

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Roger Craig

This Davenport, Iowa native starred at the University of Nebraska as a running back; after turning pro, he became the first player in NFL history to record 1,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving in the same season. (First and last name, please)

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Roger Craig

Although he is today far better known for his exploits later in life, this man first attracted the attention of the public as a young officer in the British Army immediately before and during the French and Indian War. Some of the battles he was involved in were the Battle of Jumonville Glen, the Battle of the Monongahela, and the Battle of Fort Necessity (where he was captured by the French). (First and last name, please)

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George Washington

This American botanist and inventor was born into slavery circa 1860. He devoted much of his adult life to finding alternative crops to cotton for the American South, including soybeans and sweet potatoes; however, most of his fame come from his work with the legume pod of Arachis hypogaea, from which he derived over 100 products, including dyes, plastics, and nitroglycerin. (First, middle, and last name, please)

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George Washington Carver

This small city (population under 1,000) in the Pacific Northwest, was incorporated on Julyh 4, 1957, and annually bakes what (they claim) to be the world's largest cherry pie. It is also known for annually hosting the Sasquatch! Music Festival. (City and State, please)

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George, Washington

This Genoese explorer never actually got to the lands he was aiming for, despite four expeditions. Still, he did establish a permanent European colony in the lands that he did "discover," though in the process he started a genocide and participated in the slave trade. (First and last name, please)

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Christopher Columbus

This filmmaker is mostly known for family films; among the few non-family films he has directed are Bicentennial Man, Rent, and Only the Lonely. (First and last name, please)

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Chris Columbus

This British biologist and geneticist was one of the founders of the University of Sussex; a public intellectual, he was best known, professionally, for applying game theory to evolution and the evolution of sex. (First, middle, and last name, please)

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John Maynard Smith

A early leader of the Virginia colony, he also explored and and named New England. While it seems certain that he did know Pocahontas, most experts maintain that any romance between the two of them was purely the invention of the Walt Disney Animation Studios. (First and last name, please)

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John Smith

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, this composer, influenced by Philip Glass and John Cage, is best known for his operas, including Nixon in China, Doctor Atomic, and The Death of Klinghoffer. (First and last name, please)

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John Adams

This Massachusetts lawyer controversially, but successfully, defended the soldiers accused in the Boston Massacre. Cousin of a man who might be best known today as a brewer, he, somewhat usually for the time, relied heavily on the advice of his wife Abigail. He spent much of the 1780s in Europe as a diplomat before returning to the United States to assume the positions for which he is most well-remembered today. (First and last name, please)

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John Adams