Universal Stumpers VIII by Sijnaanik

Champion(s):

KreitzerJ


Runner(s)-Up:

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Quiz Description

For a more detailed description of this see the currently running Universal Stumpers VII. Basically, this is just a collection of various questions that stumped all teams at the trivia night I've hosted.

Full Results:

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1 KreitzerJ 486 98 00
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2 GoodmanDL 460 96 00
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3 CoenM 423 94 00
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4 hypotactic 399 91 00
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5 HortonR 389 89 00
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6 mbmason 387 86 00
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7 BillPennington 347 84 00
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8 GoldfarbDavidJ 341 80 00
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8 AnthonyBianca 341 80 15
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10 LevineW 333 76 00
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10 SizemoreM 333 76 15
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12 NathanL 329 72 00
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13 Atomiccoffey 315 70 00
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19 RalliP 258 54 00
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21 colleenw 255 51 00
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22 GordonT 242 48 00
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24 SaraNorcott 223 44 00
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25 DouglasLovesVixey 221 41 00
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34 KlionskyG 153 20 00
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35 Vintsanity 148 17 00
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39 JonesRW 61 5 00
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Questions:

What singer and former frontman released the album Ukulele Songs in 2011?

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Eddie Vedder

What former one hit wonder served 28 days in prison for voluntary manslaughter of a country music writer in 1978, and died of an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1989? The wound was inflicted the previous year in a taxicab in Guatemala City, where unsubstantiated rumors circulated that he was selling arms to the Contras.

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Barry Sadler

Mystery writer Ellis Peters wrote a series of novels centering on a 12th century monk in the town of Shrewsbury who has a talent for solving murders. Name this monk, who has been played by Derek Jacobi in a television adaptation.

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Brother Cadfael

What clothing brand once advertised that all its products had to pass 11 quality tests, as well as the approval of an elderly woman known as Inspector 12?

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Hanes

For most of the 13th through 17th centuries, The King of Bohemia, The Count Palatine of the Rhine, The Duke of Saxony, The Margrave of Brandenburg, and the Archbishops of Mainz, Trier, and Cologne, were the seven people who comprised what group?

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Prince-electors of the Holy Roman Empire (or anything reasonably close to this)

S1W, or Security of the First World, were a group known for backing what band?

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Public Enemy

What do Steve Urkel, Arthur Fonzerelli, and Ben Linus have in common?

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All were small parts expanded into major roles after they were popular with audiences

When the Modern Library published their list of 100 best English language novels of the 20th Century, what Arthur Koestler novel about a political prisoner was included at #8, despite having been translated from German? (This was allowed because the original German version had been lost at the time.)

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Darkness at Noon

The fictitious land of Xanth, setting of fantasy novels by Piers Anthony, bears an uncanny resemblance to what US state?

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Florida

What 1942 event did Churchill call the “worst disaster” and “largest capitulation” in British military history?

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The Fall of Singapore

In the Menotti opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, who are the night visitors?

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The Magi (wise men, Three kings, etc.)

What is Fiddler’s Green?

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Sailor's/fishermen's heaven