Mystery Theme IV: Back To School by KlionskyG

Champion(s):

emilyaviva
attention horseys and gentlecorns: trivia


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
Even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked. —Bob Dylan


Quiz Description

It's nearly, or already, time for a new school year, but it's also a pandemic! So instead of making you figure out the theme in the 12th question as I've done in previous Mystery Theme quizzes [ I ] [ II ] [ III ], I'll spell it out for you: the theme is Back To School. The mystery here is: Will Jackie budget for the most expensive zoology equipment?

SPOILER: Recap available here.

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Questions:

www.[productname].com is a highly-sought URL for a business to have. Angelina's of Maryland, founded in 1952 and using the slogan "From The Chesapeake Bay To Your Door", has one such URL. According to the site, Baltimore Magazine rated Angelina's chief product as the "best" in town 16 times; the City Paper did so 10 times.

Since 1997, what straightforward, no-spaces, singular "productname" has served as part of Angelina's URL? Customers nationwide can use it to get a pinch of the action.

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Crabcake (ABC)

What League was founded in 1913, partially as a parochial response to the conviction of Leo Frank in a Marietta, GA murder trial? Its ultimate purpose is broader, though: "To secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens."

The organization's sixth and current director, Jonathan Greenblatt, has held the position since 2015.

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Anti-Defamation League (DEF)

"Because the act [...] often puts the quarterback [...] in a position where he is particularly vulnerable to injury, special rules against ______________ apply."

What phrase fills in the blank in the above sentence, excerpted (and slightly redacted) from Rule 12, Section 2, Article 11 of the NFL rulebook?

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Roughing the passer (GHI)

In western music theory, the scale linked below is called the Phrygian dominant -- it's the fifth mode of the harmonic minor scale. In some other musical descriptions, this scale might be called Flamenco, Spanish Gypsy, Ahavo Rabo, Freygish, or Vakulabharanam.

What is its name in the system of maqams that make up Arabic music? The name derives from the region of Saudi Arabia, independent for a few years during and after WWI, that contains Jeddah, Mecca, and Medina, and whose name comes from a root meaning "to separate" -- appropriate given the leap in the scale.

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Maqam Hijaz (HIJ)

This image, taken from FlightRadar24.com, shows all scheduled flights for one specific airline departing Schiphol Airport from August 14-20. What all-caps name is typically painted on the tails and along the fuselage of this airline's planes?

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KLM (KLM)

The three works of art included in the montage linked below share what word in their titles (redacted in yellow)? Clockwise from bottom left, they are:

(1) from the Joseon Dynasty (craftsman and year unknown), in the National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul

(2) by Margarite Deneva (1975), in the Varna City Art Gallery, Bulgaria

(3) by Yun Soo Kim (2003), at the Korean Art Museum Association, Seoul

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Calmness (LMN)

As I learned from my 10th grade chem/phys teacher Mr. Cipolla*, the study of inland aquatic ecosystems (including reservoirs, ponds, rivers, etc.) is called what? (As it turns out, my mnemonic for remembering the word conflated the Greek root in the answer with a Latin root related to his name.)

* to whom I have sent the link to this quiz. Hi, Mr. Cipolla!

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Limnology (MNO)

What goes here? (To be clear, I'd like you to provide either word that is covered up by the blue rectangles in the attached screenshots.)

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Canopy (NOP), Misunderstood (RST)

Writer, editor, and activist Robin Morgan coined a certain portmanteau "half jokingly in 1968 and endured the consequential slings and arrows from semanticists. Now that the United Nations and NASA have adopted the use of [the term] in official documents, it's probably time to reclaim it (smiling)."

NASA's aforementioned use of the term includes a website with oral interviews with Carolyn Huntoon, former director of the Johnson Space center, and Eilene Galloway, co-author of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.

What is this word?

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Herstory (RST)

These six diagrams represent a collection of five foundational statements. What alliterative phrase, naming likely the best-known of these statements, do the images marked V and V' represent?

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(Euclid's) Parallel Postulate (STU)

What independent nation, whose capital is 666 miles from Fiji's, has one of the two lowest populations among all UN member states and generates about 10% ($2.2M/year) of its government's total revenue based on sales of its top-level domain?

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Tuvalu (TUV)

What fills in all three of these blue boxes?

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ABC-DEF-GHI-JKL-MNOP-QRSTUV-WXYZ - All of the other answers have three alphabetically-consecutive letters. The "mystery" question in the Description above is an innocuous-looking pangram (meaning that it contains all 26 letters at least once). "I'll spell it out for you" is the primary clue up there. And yes, I considered both "Xamine Your Zipper" and "hydroxyzine" questions for XYZ.