Yet Another Mystery Theme III: Why Can't You See The Solution? by VaccaD

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:

DuffyM


Quiz Description

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Questions:

The Curse of Rocky Colavito: A Loving Look at a 33-Year Slump was a 1994 book detailing the record of futility of WHAT TEAM following their controversial trade of 1959 AL home-run champion Rocky Colavito for 1959 AL batting champion Harvey Kuenn? Kuenn lasted only one season, while between 1960 and 1993 the team never finished within 11 games of first place.

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CLEVELAND INDIANS

WHAT ACTRESS played Tess Doerner on The 4400 and Cameron on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but may be best known for her frequent appearances in the works of Joss Whedon, beginning with a guest appearance on Angel as a ballerina trapped in time by the magic of Count Kurskov?

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SUMMER GLAU

WHAT DISEASE, caused by a rubulavirus, is also known as epidemic parotitis because of the painful swelling of the parotid glands that is one of its most common symptoms? It was formerly a common childhood disease in the US, but a vaccine has been available since the 1960s.

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MUMPS

WHAT MUSE of epic poetry was described by Ovid as "Chief of all Muses"? In myth she's the mother of four children by Ares and two by (depending on the source) Apollo or King Oeagrus of Thrace, the most famous being Orpheus.

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CALLIOPE

WHAT BEACH BOYS SONG about a Ford Model 18 was their highest-charting B-side ever, peaking at #15 in 1963? Released as a B-side to "Surfer Girl", it later appeared on the Surfer Girl album as well as the concept album named for the song.

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LITTLE DEUCE COUPE

The Köchel catalogue numbering system is used to assist in the unambiguous identification of the works of WHAT COMPOSER? Some Köchel catalogue numbers are K.385 for Symphony No. 35 (Haffner) and K.527 for Don Giovanni.

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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

The forces of WHAT GENERAL occupied York, Pennsylvania (the northernmost organized Confederate advance of the war) during the Gettysburg campaign and held the city for ransom? He would later command the Confederate forces during the Valley Campaigns of 1864, including the attempted raids on Washington DC during which Abraham Lincoln came under fire at Fort Stevens.

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JUBAL EARLY

WHAT WEATHER PHENOMENON is described by the National Weather Service as "a large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere"? On Earth they're usually associated with clear skies, but the most famous one may be Jupiter's Great Red Spot.

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ANTICYCLONE

The ulnar nerve is the largest nerve in the human body unprotected by muscle or bone. WHAT NAME is popularly given to the vulnerable spot where this nerve can be pressed against the medial epicondyle of a neighboring bone, thought to be either a reference to the bone in question or a common symptom of such contact?

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FUNNY BONE

WHAT GEMSTONE consists of alternating layers of two different forms of feldspar, giving it a pearly and opalescent twinkle? Also known as hecatolite, it was very popular among the ancient Greeks and Romans, and enjoyed renewed popularity during the Art Deco period.

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MOONSTONE

WHAT FLOWERS, members of genus Myosotis, are usually a pale yet vivid blue shade? They were the symbol of Henry IV of England during his exile, and are today used as a symbol for Freemasons (especially in Germany) and of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide.

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FORGET-ME-NOTS

And, of course, WHAT THEME links the other eleven answers in this quiz?

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LYRICS TO "BLINDED BY THE LIGHT"