Mystery Theme N#1 by Neil

Champion(s):

PruettC


Runner(s)-Up:

GrossB
Illegitimi non carborundum.


Quiz Description

Thanks for checking out my first Alpaca Quiz. Mystery Theme which hopefully is fairly playable for fans of movies, TV, books, etc.

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Questions:

Robert Penn Warren penned this tale of corrupt Southern politician Willie Stark. A 1949 film version won Best Picture, while a 2006 remake was a financial and critical bomb.

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All the King's Men

In 2009, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was mistakenly reported as breaking into his own home. Gates and the arresting officer later enjoyed Sam Adams and Blue Moon respectively, at a White House meeting which was given what diplomacy-inspired nickname by the press?

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Beer Summit

Oprah Winfrey surprised many by selecting a dark, post-apocalyptic, father-son travel story for her Book Club in 2007. Name the author of that book, also known for such works as Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses.

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Cormac McCarthy

Director Erroll Morris scored an Oscar win for 2003's The Fog of War. What Defense Secretary and architect of the Vietnam War was the primary subject of the film?

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Robert McNamara

While Julie Taymor found blockbuster success by adapting The Lion King for Broadway, she also led a disastrous effort to make a musical about what Super Hero? The production closed in 2014, taking a loss of $60 million and sending several actors to the hospital after failed aerial stunts.

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Spider Man

The 2015 biopic The End of the Tour focuses on what author and writing professor, best known for penning the nearly 1,100 page Infinite Jest?

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David Foster Wallace

You're very familiar with the 1989 invention of Englishman Tim Berners-Lee. Odds are you're using this three-word, alliteratively named creation to answer these questions right now.

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World Wide Web

Emails leaked in 2014 showed that Sony executives were potentially interested in hiring Idris Elba as the next James Bond. U.S. audiences may best know Elba as charismatic criminal Stringer Bell in this David Simon-created show that ran on HBO from 2002-2008.

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The Wire

What author and cartoonist is the namesake of a "test" evaluating films on (1) the presence of at least two female characters, (2) the characters having a conversation, (3) and the topic being something other than a male character?

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Alison Bechdel

Authors Ta-Nehisi Coates and James Fallows are current writers for what monthly magazine founded in 1857 by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among others?

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The Atlantic

Recent Jeopardy! champion Matt Jackson has stated he motivated himself before games by listening to rap-influenced Showtunes written by Lin-Manuel Miranda about what American founding father?

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Alexander Hamilton

Thanks for checking out my first Alpaca Quiz. Hopefully I came through and I shall return. Now then, what prestigious honor ties together either the question or answer in numbers 1-11?

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The MacArthur Fellowship / MacArthur Genius Grants (or approximate derivative responses)