One Hit Wonders by LuskT

Champion(s):

BahnamanS
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Runner(s)-Up:

DuffyM


Quiz Description

While the term One Hit Wonder most commonly applies to pop music, there are plenty of singular feats in other areas as well. Here's a list of questions about those (with a few pop music questions thrown in as well).

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Questions:

Peter Ostrum has only one acting credit to his career, as one of the stars of what 1971 film? He later became a veterinarian and had a brief surge of popularity when a 2005 remake was released.

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Comprised primarily of former Whigs who were hoping to avoid secessionism, which U.S. political party put forth its one and only presidential candidate - John C. Bell - in the election of 1860?

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Constitutional Union

Which university's men's basketball team took full advantage of its first (and so far, only) bid in the NCAA tournament, becoming the first #15 seed to reach the Sweet Sixteen?

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Florida Gulf Coast University

Although his style could be considered one of the greatest influences on rock music, Jimi Hendrix scored only one Top 20 single on the US Billboard charts, with which song, included on Electric Ladyland and itself a cover of a Bob Dylan tune?

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All Along the Watchtower

Which actor, known primarily for a single role spanning TV and movies across four decades, hosted the VH1 special "100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders" in 2002?

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William Shatner

Only one example of the Treskilling Yellow is known to exist, and it last sold at auction in 2010 for approximately $2.3 million. What type of object is it?

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Postage Stamp

This baseball player could better be described as a "no-hit wonder," given that he made only one plate appearance in 1951 and was walked on four straight pitches - not surprising, given that he stood at only 3 feet, 7 inches. Who was this dwarf that proudly wore uniform number "1/8" for the St. Louis Browns?

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Eddie Gaedel

Which baroque composer's one "hit" was featured during the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles to Diana Spencer?

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Jeremiah Clarke

Also known as a "palm pistol," what name is given to the 19th-century single-shot firearm used by John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln?

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Derringer

Which songstress, who scored her only hit with a 1977 cover of a Kasey Cisyk song, quipped the following: "I'm in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall. I'm still very troubled by the fact that I'm in the hall and my dad isn't."

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Debby Boone

Several film adaptations have been attempted for what "one hit" novel by John Kennedy Toole? Such actors as John Belushi, John Candy, and Chris Farley have been touted for the lead role, and their premature deaths have led some to claim the role is cursed.

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A Confederacy of Dunces

This image represents the flag of what nation that enjoyed its "one hit" of independence from September 1938 until June 1939, when it became a province of Turkey? This brief period of independence incidentally narrows the timeframe for the events in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

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(Republic of) Hatay