Mystery Theme ("Phone Tag") by ShapiroA

Champion(s):

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Runner(s)-Up:

NathanL
All my thoughts have been replaced with Hamilton quotes.


Quiz Description

All the answers have something in common (and only answers with that common trait will be accepted!).

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 25 11 33 22 58 15 50 33 36 15 22 68
1 KonkelT 400 98 15
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2 NathanL 399 94 15
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3 flutist319 376 91 15
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4 Tinhorn 363 87 15
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5 RautY 321 83 15
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6 MattK 314 80 15
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7 KosmanJ 313 75 15
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7 TWright17 313 75 15
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9 GoldfarbDavidJ 311 69 15
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10 HortonR 310 66 15
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11 helene 306 60 15
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11 melvillean 306 60 15
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13 RalliP 288 55 15
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14 garrybl 282 51 15
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15 LongstrethR 277 46 15
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15 MoskowitzJim 277 46 15
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17 ecpekkle 261 41 15
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18 KahlerJ 257 37 15
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19 BoyerA 244 33 15
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20 KlionskyG 217 30 00
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21 Squidpickles 160 26 00
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22 DouglasLovesVixey 155 23 00
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23 KPope 152 19 00
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24 MasonC 133 16 15
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25 Eponine 129 12 00
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26 JoeM 108 8 00
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27 NestleNickLikeTick 78 5 00
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28 SokolM 70 1 15
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Questions:

This common English word never appears by itself in the Articles of Confederation, but it does appear as a combining form with -in, -of, -on, and -upon (though not -as).

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THERE

One took office in a Compromise which scuttled Reconstruction; the other proposed the nuclear model of the atom. What name do they share, in different positions?

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RUTHERFORD

Alongside (and following) a more primal emotion, what was titularly experienced by Raoul Duke in a 1971 novel, and then by America as a whole per a report from the following year's presidential campaign trail?

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LOATHING

Which tool, traditionally used for turning, had not yet been invented in Chuang Tzu's time -- at least on Earth. This fact notwithstanding, its mention in a mistranslation of Chuang Tzu gave Ursula K. Le Guin the title for one of her novels. Name the machine.

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LATHE

Due to a new policy which took effect on May 31 of this year, a child in the People's Republic of China can now with official permission have both a 哥哥 (gēgē) and a 弟弟 (dìdì). English doesn't distinguish between these terms at the single-word level; what single word in English encompasses both?

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BROTHER

"_______ refers to physical distance... _______ refers to an extension of time or degree."

This is the AP Stylebook's guidance on the distinction between what two semantically and phonetically similar comparatives (one of which is also approximately the name of a famous bus)? Correct order not required.

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FARTHER, FURTHER

Answer this question without hesitation!

Atkinson and Floyd-Steinberg are two algorithms for what procedure used in image processing, which deliberately adds noise? An example of the output is seen here.

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DITHER

The moving van in the first shot of Lee Isaac Chung's film Minari, not coincidentally, bears the name of what author? Chung planned to adapt one of that author's novels, but later decided to base the movie on his own experiences; still, an affinity remains between his story of Korean immigrants in Arkansas and her story of Czech immigrants a century earlier and a couple states to the northwest.

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CATHER

Still Bill is the second studio album from a singer-songwriter whose last name is also a part of a horse's anatomy. What is that name/word?

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WITHERS

In ecclesiastical law, a modus decimandi is a customized means of -- or an exemption from -- performing what usually annual obligation?

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TITHE/TITHING

In a letter to the Royal Academy of Brussels, Benjamin Franklin proposed research "to discover some Drug wholesome & not disagreable, to be mix’d with our common Food, or Sauces, that shall render the natural Discharges of Wind from our Bodies, not only inoffensive, but agreable as Perfumes."

In comparison to such a noble project, Franklin asserts, the Academy's current concerns are scarcely worth what unit of currency, whose first four letters he emphasizes by means of uncustomary typography?

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FARTHING

The most prominent Scrabble sets in which a certain letter appears are Icelandic Scrabble, where it is worth 2 points, and Gretchen McCulloch's English IPA Scrabble, in which it is worth 10. The name of that letter is also a playable word in English Scrabble, worth a total of 6 points (or 7 for a variant spelling). Give either spelling.

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ETH/EDH