Mystery Theme 49 by FrankensteinP

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
Although the Moon is only one-fourth the size of the Earth, it is further away.


Quiz Description

You know the drill by now. When the question asks for a person, last names only are accepted (unless it specifically asks otherwise).

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Questions:

This man sailed the ocean blue in the year fourteen-ninety-two.

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Columbus

The last Whig President of the United States, and generally considered by historians to have been a lousy president, this man signed the Fugitive Slave Act despite being personally anti-slavery. Today, he might be better known as the namesake of an obnoxious, politically-aware, talking cartoon duck.

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Millard Fillmore

"ATDT", "ATA", "AT+++" and "AT0" are all valid instructions in a command set originally developed for the products of what technology company?

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Hayes Microcomputer Products

This woman was one of the first bloggers to get a book deal, based on her writing about cooking her way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking. That book was then turned into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.

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Julie Powell

Karl Malone's running mate shares a name with this city, an inland port and the seat of San Joaquin County.

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Stockton

What medieval political league was founded in northern Italy in 1167 to counterbalance the influence of the Holy Roman Emperor Barbarossa? The league consisted of most of the major cities of northern Italy, and the name lives on in slightly modified form as the name of a province of northern Italy.

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Lombard League

Fill in the blank: Dr. Jekyll, I presume? No, I'm his evil twin, Mr. _______.

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Hyde

What President significantly grew the United States by acquiring, either by annexation or force, the modern-day states of Texas, (most of) New Mexico, (most of) Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, and a large chunk of Colorado, too?

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James K. Polk

Fill in the blank: Pope ________ XIV was not only the 14th of the name, he's the most recent to take the name. Born Giovanni Vincenzo Antonio Ganganelli in 1705, he might be best known for the Suppression of the Jesuits. Ironically, the current Pope is a Jesuit, but that's another trivia question for another time.

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Clement

Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles, Great Grains, Grape-Nuts, Honeycomb, Frosted Mini Spooners, Golden Puffs, Cinnamon Toasters, Fruity Dyno-Bites, Cocoa Dyno-Bites, Berry Colossal Crunch and Malt-O-Meal are all products made by what company?

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Post

The last name of the blonde star of Sullivan's Travels, This Gun for Hire, The Glass Key, and The Blue Dahlia is the same as the first name of the writer-director-star of In a World... What is this shared showbiz name?

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Lake

Michael Douglas and Karl Malden can tell you what the theme of this quiz is.

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The Streets of San Francisco