Mysterious Theme #5 by BoyerA

Champion(s):

DuffyM


Runner(s)-Up:

AdamKing

OlewnickB
Strictly speaking, I'm not a pedant.


Quiz Description

Try to figure out what the answers to the first 11 questions have in common. Note that there may be an extra or missing “The” in some cases.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 10 35 17 50 68 93 10 04 79 79 80 99
1 DuffyM 770 99 40
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2 OlewnickB 671 96 40
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2 AdamKing 671 96 40
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4 HallR 599 93 40
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5 Dynomutt 575 91 40
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6 MassogliaB 563 90 40
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7 StahlhutJ 535 88 40
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8 LackC 527 86 40
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9 creedofhubris 518 84 40
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10 WeikleB 494 82 40
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11 ElendilPickle 490 80 40
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12 GoldsteinB 489 79 40
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13 DoyleE 458 77 40
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14 BanksL 452 75 40
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15 LuskT 447 73 40
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16 LewandowskiMJ 443 71 40
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17 tdalesan 440 70 40
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18 CarterBurke 426 68 40
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19 quarterrican 425 66 40
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20 KonkelT 414 64 40
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21 JordanG 393 62 40
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22 FrankensteinP 382 60 40
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23 RichmondJ 375 59 40
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24 PruettC 374 57 40
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25 ConnorA 370 55 40
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26 WeaverL 368 53 40
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27 MangaserA 359 51 40
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28 IrwinK 356 50 40
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29 Bup 352 48 40
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30 HensleyB 349 46 40
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31 GodfreyR 346 44 40
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32 Raygorian 331 42 40
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33 BartholowJ 328 40 40
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34 RobinJRichards 322 39 00
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35 JonesRW 311 36 00
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35 jefe 311 36 40
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37 Allicolls 310 33 40
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38 musicguy595 299 31 40
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39 srs 292 30 40
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40 Micah 290 28 40
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41 Commodore 276 26 40
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42 StoneE3 266 24 40
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43 TomHoban 224 22 40
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44 DimitriCRob 219 20 40
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45 CravenT-Bone 201 18 40
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45 BlomE 201 18 40
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47 BeningoS 197 15 40
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48 WareD 191 13 40
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49 metrognome 184 11 40
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50 KJM 181 10 40
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51 davedean 151 6 00
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51 ChrisRosenberg 151 6 00
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51 Melkay 151 6 40
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54 GersonA 141 2 40
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55 RaiaB 94 1 00
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Questions:

What are the three main verb tenses in English?

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PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

“Thomas Jefferson survives”, “I’m bored with it all” and “I’ll show you that it won’t shoot” are quotes that can best be described by what 3-word phrase?

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FAMOUS LAST WORDS

What color’s name is spelled the same in English, French and German? In Dutch, the only difference is that the penultimate letter is “j”.

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ORANGE

Name the 1936 movie directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, which also featured Paulette Goddard and Henry Bergman.

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MODERN TIMES

Who killed Jean-Paul Marat?

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CHARLOTTE CORDAY

What is the two-word term, per Wikipedia, for “an aerobatic maneuver that results in level flight in the opposite direction at a higher altitude”?

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IMMELMAN TURN

Name the 16th-century French apothecary who supposedly predicted the Great Fire of London and the rises of Napoleon and Hitler.

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NOSTRADAMUS

In Greek mythology, who was the first human woman created by the gods? Her name is used today by an internet radio service.

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PANDORA

Name the 1966 movie that won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (who was not present at the awards ceremony).

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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

What Kurt Vonnegut novel, published in 1959 and nominated for a Hugo Award, features Malachi Constant, the richest man in America?

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THE SIRENS OF TITAN

What American-born dancer/singer/actress received the Croix de guerre for her work with the French Resistance during World War II?

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JOSEPHINE BAKER

What is the mystery theme?

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