Mystery Theme by KlionskyG

Champion(s):

Tortoise
Slow and Steady


Runner(s)-Up:

Bishop56


Quiz Description

Some questions on a certain theme. Many of the words on this page are taken straight from wikipedia, some from other sites, and a few I wrote myself.










๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ Not telling you what the theme is because it's a mystery theme.






Ready? Write-up is here

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Questions:

Within 1 percentage point, fill in the blank:

"Blood accounts for ____% of the human body weight, with an average density around 1060 kg/m3."

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7

What country fills in the blank?

"________is the world's largest exporter of frog meat, exporting more than 5,000 tonnes of frog meat each year, mostly to France, Belgium and Luxembourg. Originally, they were supplied from local wild populations, but overexploitation led to a diminution in the supply. This resulted in the development of frog farming and a global trade in frogs."

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Indonesia

Name the TV show:

In "Lice", an episode in season 9 of ___________, CeCe's mother spreads her lice to several acquaintances, as CeCe's father meets with Philadelphia 76ers great Dr. J.

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The Office

DG: Do you suppose we'll meet any wild animals?
TM: Hmm, we might!
S: Animals that eat straw?
TM: Some, but mostly _______________."

What American city has two professional sports franchises mentioned in the rest of this quote?

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Detroit

Whose name fills in the blank?

"Future President ____________'s cattle ranch near Medora, Dakota Territory was among those hit hard by that winter. In a letter to his friend, Henry Cabot Lodge, [he] remarked:
Well, we have had a perfect smashup all through the cattle country of the northwest. The losses are crippling. For the first time I have been utterly unable to enjoy a visit to my ranch. I shall be glad to get home.'"

He wrote his sister in a similar vein:
I am bluer than indigo about the cattle; it is even worse than I feared; I wish I was sure I would lose no more than half the money ($80,000) I invested out here. I am planning to get out of it.

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Theodore Roosevelt

What nine-letter word fills in the blank?

"A _________ is a cluster of boils caused by bacterial infection, most commonly with Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes."

The term does not also refer to your mother's brother who mostly eats pasta.

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carbuncle

I desire that you tell me what two nouns appear in the titles of:

  • a 1920 poem by Robert Frost
  • an unfinished series of novels first published in 1996
  • a 2015 BBC documentary about the country with the oldest surviving parliament in the world
Either order would suffice.

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fire, ice

Fill in the blank from the Book of Matthew.

"In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea... Now John wore clothing of camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was ________ and wild honey."

I think it would be fair to assume he had no access to creme de menthe in the desert.

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locusts (or grasshoppers)

The name of what novella fills in the blank?

" Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film ... loosely based on the 1899 novella ____________ ... The setting was changed from late 19th-century Congo to the Vietnam War."

"In 1998, the Modern Library ranked [it] 67th on their list of the 100 best novels in English of the twentieth century," even though it came out in the 19th century.

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Heart of Darkness

Who wrote the poem described here, which is perhaps most best known as a song composed by Franz Schubert?

"An anxious young boy is being carried at night by his father on horseback... As the poem unfolds, the son claims to see and hear the "Erlkรถnig" (Elf King). His father claims to not see or hear the creature, and he attempts to comfort his son, asserting natural explanations for what the child sees โ€“ a wisp of fog, rustling leaves, shimmering willows. The Elf King attempts to lure the child into joining him, promising amusement, rich clothes and attentions of his daughters. Finally the Elf King declares that he will take the child by force. The boy shrieks that he has been attacked... Upon reaching the destination, the child is already dead."

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What Israeli singer died in 2000, less than three years after singing part of Stephen Schwartz and Hans Zimmer's Deliver Us in at least eighteen languages?

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Ofra Haza

What is the theme of this quiz?

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