Also a Place by StahlhutJ

Champion(s):

HowellT3


Runner(s)-Up:

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


Quiz Description

All answers in this quiz share a name, formal or informal, all or in part, and past or present, of an appropriate geographical or political entity. Any given answer may or may not have something to do with the place itself.

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1 HowellT3 501 97 15
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2 WeikleB 482 93 15
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3 gregariouschinchilla 437 88 15
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4 Matto 398 84 00
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5 PruettC 370 77 15
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5 BoyerA 370 77 15
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7 LuskT 360 70 15
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8 GoldsteinB 332 65 00
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9 cprov77 290 61 00
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10 BurgerM 281 54 00
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10 ElendilPickle 281 54 00
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12 RonningD 272 47 00
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13 BruceM 261 43 00
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14 JonesRW 248 38 00
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15 GoodmanDL 221 34 15
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16 RuizJ 191 29 15
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17 JordanG 179 25 00
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18 AdamKing 141 20 00
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19 randalleng 137 15 00
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20 ESQuire 123 11 00
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21 MangaserA 65 6 00
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22 FrostL 29 2 00
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Questions:

In this 1989 song, pessimistic even by singer Don Henley’s standards, a banker dies by suicide, a street crime takes place in the distance, and an anonymous graffito pleads for someone’s ex to reconsider their breakup.

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NEW YORK MINUTE

This versatile compound, copper(II) acetate triarsenite, has been used as both a pesticide and an artist’s pigment, but is generally avoided these days because of its toxicity.

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PARIS GREEN (or VIENNA GREEN)

Also a television host, author, and composer, this pianist was one of the original members of Squeeze.

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Jools HOLLAND

This famous in-law of the artistic Wedgwood family shares his surname with a tropical city in Australia.

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Charles DARWIN

In the chorus of this song from Billy Joel’s “52nd Street”, the protagonist is in possession of his father’s vehicle, a musical instrument, and an open tab at the title drinking establishment.

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ZANZIBAR

This satellite radio DJ, previously the lead singer of punk band The Dictators, was born Richard Blum in New York City – not in Canada.

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Handsome Dick MANITOBA

Despite his admiration for Ayn Rand, his previous experience in finance, and his founding (along with Larry Sanger) of a massive online resource, this Alabama-born Internet entrepreneur has not (at least to date) become anything close to a billionaire.

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Jimmy WALES

This feminist artist, creator of "The Dinner Party", actually did take her professional name from that of her birthplace.

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Judy CHICAGO

Frank Sinatra portrayed this title character in a 1967 neo-noir thriller, and reprised the role in 1968’s "Lady in Cement".

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Tony ROME

A police officer and her ex-con husband, a furniture tycoon, a pair of bank robbers, and one member of a set of quintuplets are all important characters in this 1987 Coen Brothers film.

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RAISING ARIZONA

The winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Literature, this writer was born with the surname Thibault, but his pen name reflects both his home country and a shortened version of one of his given names.

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Anatole FRANCE

When not practicing law in Bloom County, this cigarette-sucking, shade-wearing proto-bro dated (and was dumped by) Bobbi Harlow, bullied Opus, and managed Billy and the Boingers.

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Steve DALLAS