Mystery Theme BH V by HensleyB

Champion(s):

GrahamJ
The real world is complex, so remember your origin.


Runner(s)-Up:

PlotkinD


Quiz Description

Standard mystery theme.

Full Results:

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1 GrahamJ 461 98 15
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Questions:

In 402, this city became the capital of the Western Roman Empire. It was captured by the Byzantine general Belisarius in 540 and captured from the Byzantines by the Lombards in 751. What is this city situated on the Adriatic?

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Ravenna

What single name fills all of the blanks in this list of film titles?

___ Goes to Camp
___ Saves Christmas
___ Goes to Jail
___ Scared Stupid
___ Rides Again

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Ernest

The following text has been excerpted from what novel?

It happened one day, about noon, going towards my boat, I was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man’s naked foot on the shore, which was very plain to be seen on the sand. I stood like one thunderstruck, or as if I had seen an apparition.

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Robinson Crusoe

What two-word name is given to the type of pun illustrated here?

"I have no flowers," he said lackadaisically.

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Tom Swifty

The religion Thelema is based around the central law "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will." What English occultist, who also made an unsuccessful attempt to be the first to scale K2, was the founder of Thelema?

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Aleister Crowley

Coming from the Latin for "to milk," what word refers to the colloidal suspension of one liquid in another? It is distinguished from the more general term "colloid" in that it requires both substances to be liquids; it is often encountered in the context of photography.

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emulsion

What national capital of about 400,000 people is located at 6°10′23″S, 35°44′31″E and has a name meaning "it has sunk" in the Gogo language?

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Dodoma

Name either the poem excerpted below or the poem it is alluding to.

Well now, I knew this girl. It’s true she had read
Sophocles in a fairly good translation
And caught that bitter allusion to the sea,
But all the time he was talking she had in mind
The notion of what his whiskers would feel like
On the back of her neck.

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The Dover Bitch or Dover Beach

What eleven-letter term refers to the war between the old gods of Mount Othrys and the younger gods of Mount Olympus, with the latter emerging triumphant? Zeus initiated the conflict by rallying his freshly-disgorged siblings against their father Cronus.

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Titanomachy

In set theory, what eleven-letter term denotes the number of elements in a set? For instance, if X = {0, 1, 2}, X is said to have a ___ of 3.

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cardinality

In the board game Clue, which weapon comes last alphabetically? Be sure to answer with the American name, as the name in the British version Cluedo does not fit our theme.

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wrench

What theme (one word is sufficient) is exemplified by the answers to the previous eleven questions?

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(contain a word that starts with a type of) bird