Mystery Theme V by KlionskyG

Champion(s):

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Runner(s)-Up:

TWright17
There are sewers aplenty yet to dig


Quiz Description

Here we go again. No, not election results but I guess there's that too.

No. Back to the standard Mystery Theme format: Eleven questions on a certain theme and the twelfth asks you to locate the theme.

Previous Mystery Theme quizzes here: [ I ] [ II ] [ III ] [ IV ]


Recap here

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 46 15 75 49 23 66 80 66 38 66 60 80
1 KonkelT 499 98 15
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2 TWright17 471 95 15
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3 NathanL 461 92 15
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4 MattK 460 90 15
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5 helene 405 87 15
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6 imogen 348 84 00
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7 MarxG 314 81 15
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8 groug 307 78 00
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9 UncleTed 292 75 00
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10 HortonR 287 72 15
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11 SokolM 266 70 00
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12 AnthonyBianca 255 67 15
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13 WeikleB 249 64 15
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14 szeb 243 61 15
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15 Susan 242 58 00
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16 VenguswamyK 241 55 15
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17 DarthPace 237 52 00
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18 McGeeDean 204 50 15
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19 JME1 202 47 15
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20 LakeMA 190 44 00
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21 DouglasLovesVixey 189 41 15
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22 randalleng 182 37 15
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22 LynchT 182 37 15
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24 BlomE 178 32 00
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25 ColeB 157 30 15
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26 DreyfusB 151 27 00
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27 WeinbergD 149 24 00
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28 SaraNorcott 144 21 15
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29 RauscherM 129 18 15
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30 ecpekkle 120 15 00
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31 JoeM 102 12 00
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32 KPope 83 10 00
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33 DrSteveC 38 7 00
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34 Zippy 30 4 00
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Questions:

What word can refer both to a dike and to the act of abandoning something?

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DITCH (🇳🇱 Dutch) (clue: dike ~ Netherlands)

Fill in the blank:

English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, describing the life of man, says that it is "solitary, poor, nasty, _____, and short."

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BRUTISH (🇬🇧 British) (clue: English ~ British)

Tokyo is the capital city of a country with 430 inhabited islands. Manila is the capital of a country with an estimated 2000 inhabited islands.

What is by far the largest ethnic group in the country that has the most inhabited islands?

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JAVANESE (🇯🇵 Japanese) (clue: Tokyo ~ Japanese)

What word can either describe a possible outcome of a shot taken by, e.g. Clint Capela, or can refer to an action sometimes performed as part of one's oral hygiene regimen (though in theory you could also do it with Lindt chocolate)?

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SWISH (🇨🇭 Swiss) (clue: Capela, Lindt ~ Swiss)

In New York City in the late 1920s, baseball fans had two "Babes" to root for, and, oddly, both also had the same other name as part of their given name.

Babe 1 is the Yankees' well-known Babe Ruth, who homered three times off Tony Welzer in 1927 among his 714 career home runs.

Babe 2, playing for the Dodgers, is still tied for the MLB record by having hit three career cycles. Many of his 1930 numbers (.393 batting average, .678 slugging percentage, 241 hits, 416 total bases) remain Dodgers franchise records.

What is Babe 1's middle name, which is also Babe 2's last name?

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HERMAN (🇩🇪 German) (clue: Tony Welzer was born in Germany)

Give the last name of the person who wrote this, excerpted by your Smith. The writer surely would have had much to say about tax havens and online gambling, as well.

This productiveness is determined ... by the average amount of skill of the workmen, the state of science, and the degree of its practical application, the social organisation of production... and by physical conditions. For example, the same amount of labour in favourable seasons is embodied in 8 bushels of corn, and in unfavourable, only in four.

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MARX (🇮🇲 Manx) (clue: the Isle of Man is a known tax haven)

Camellia sinensis is called laphet and miang in two southeast Asian languages, but in almost every other language, its name derives from, broadly, one of three similar etymologies. (All three etymological lineages have resulted in a related English word.)

Which of the three pan-linguistic names for the species comes to English likely via Hindi and Persian? This was the same name (same spelling, at least) that Giovanni Battista Ramusio used in 1559, publishing the first reference to this species in Europe.

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CHAI (🇹🇭 Thai) (clue: miang, southeast Asia ~ Thai)

A certain company, named after its founder, started in Vineland, New Jersey in 1869, and is currently based in Concord, Massachusetts. It is the manufacturing and marketing arm of an organization named the National [redacted] Cooperative Association.

If you possess the knowledge to give this company's founder's last name, type it in the box below.

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WELCH (🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Welsh) (clues: Vine, Concord, possess and apostrophes and then the right company, but no clue toward Wales)

Neither of the next two questions is an endorsement of the sentiments expressed within the images, nor of the subjects or speakers.

As seen in this (unverified) quote, what two words, referring to the nationality of the speaker, fill in the blue space?

Click for additional information

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A MEXICAN (🇺🇸 American) (clue: "a U.S. businessman" ~ American)

This is a meme your Smith first saw during the 2016 United States primary elections. What two words, referring to a relevant familial nationality, fill in the orange space?

Click for additional information

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A CUBAN (🇦🇼 Aruban) (clue: orange ~ Oranjestad ~ Aruba)

Provide either answer:

What national demonym refers to a person from Banjul?

What national demonym refers to a person from Lusaka?

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GAMBIAN, ZAMBIAN (🇿🇲 Zambian, 🇬🇲 Gambian) (clues: Banjul ~ Gambia; Lusaka ~ Zambia) (yes, this one is extremely redundant)

What is the theme of this quiz?

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Changing one letter in each ANSWER yields a (demonym). In most cases, a clue towards the demonym can be found in the question. Also, sorry, you can't see the flag emojis on Windows 10 :(