Mystery Theme LP#10 by PolinskyL

Champion(s):

WeikleB
I say what it occurs to me to say when I think I hear people say things. More, I cannot say.


Runner(s)-Up:

SchroederS
Windmills do not work that way! Good night!


Quiz Description

Please read each question carefully as our options may have changed.

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1 WeikleB 482 99 00
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Questions:

The seven-letter name for a media and gaming franchise that took the world by storm since its introduction in 1995 is a contraction of what two-word name?

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POCKET Monsters

Herbert Spencer introduced what four-word phrase in 1868 to represent the mechanism of natural selection?

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SURVIVAL of the fittest

Film director Duncan Jones (who directed Source Code and next year's Warcraft movie) was, for the first few years of his life, known by what rhyming name, courtesy of his famous father? (First and last name required.)

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Zowie BOWIE

An international organization of producers of the written word, which advocates for free speech and other issues important to writers, is known by what fitting (and acronymic) name? Past presidents have included Mario Vargas Llosa and Arthur Miller.

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PEN International

When the water is frozen, it's a popular goalkeeping style. When the water melts, it's one of the more difficult strokes. What is it?

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BUTTERFLY

In Boston, it's known as the CharlieCard. What is the equivalent in London?

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OYSTER card

Mantequilla, maslo, and smor are all words for what foodstuff?

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BUTTER

Each point on an indifference curve delivers the same amount of what? Homo economicus is generally assumed to be trying to maximize it.

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UTILITY

What toy, which today is primarily sold (by the Crayola company) in egg-shaped containers, was invented sometime during WWII due to restrictions on the civilian use of rubber?

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Silly PUTTY

Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donnelly were the long-time lead singers of what band, whose hits, if you can call them that, have included "Sinkhole", "Dizzy", and "Bright Yellow Gun"?

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THROWING Muses

What German film received 6 Oscar nominations in 1982, though it won none? The Wolfgang Petersen-directed picture also did not win over the author of the novel upon which it was based, who called it a cross between a "cheap, shallow American action flick" and a "contemporary German propaganda newsreel".

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Das BOOT

The sharper among you have surely been able to figure out the secret theme by now. What is it?

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KNIVES