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2007 ACF Fall Tossups by Boston and Georgia B
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This author's attacks on the British government in plays like Pasquin and The Historical Register prompted the passage of the Theatrical Licensing Act. This author contrasted Mr. and Mrs. Heartfree with the title "great man" in a satirical novel about the life of a notorious criminal, Jonathan Wild. Lady Booby fails to seduce the virtuous title character of his novel Joseph Andrews, which parodies Samuel Richardson's Pamela. Another of his novels follows the rival of Bilfil, a sexually promiscuous "foundling" who is raised by Squire Allworthy and marries Sophia Western. FTP, name this 18th-century British author of Tom Jones.
Answer: Henry Fielding
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One term in the Lagrangian for this interaction is the inner product of an 8-component gauge field. Another term dictates that the carriers of this interaction are themselves subject to it; that fact leads to of asymptotic freedom and confinement, according to which no observable particle can have a non-zero value for its corresponding charge. An S U 3 gauge theory, quantum chromodynamics. details how this gluon-mediated force affects colored particles like quarks. FTP, name this fundamental force that binds nuclei together and is named for the fact that it is powerful enough to overcome the repulsion between protons.
Answer: the strong nuclear force [or strong interaction; accept color force before "colored;" prompt on quantum chromodynamics]
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This person's desire to eliminate certain influences led to the so-called Rectification Campaign, which was led by his supporter, Kang. Ascending to power at Zunyi, this leader briefly united with a notable foe after the latter was captured in the Sian incident. He first promulgated, then repudiated the Hundred Flowers Movement and Cultural Revolution after he led the People's Liberation Army on the Long March. His thoughts are collected in the so-called Little Red Book. FTP, name this leader of the Communist revolution and, from 1949 to 1959, the head of China.
Answer: Mao Zedong
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In a Russian story, one of these creatures with three heads issued a test to Ivashko, so that he might earn the right to marry the maiden of the Golden Kingdom. In a Welsh tale, two of these, which were plaguing the kingdom of Llefelys, were buried after Lludd advised that they be stupefied with mead. A hero out to collect the apples of the Hesperides for Eurystheus, slew one of these creatures named Ladon. Near the well of Hvergelmir in Niflheim, one of these creatures named Nithogg gnaws on the root of Yggdrasil. FTP, identify these mythical creatures, which in China are associated with water, but typically breathe fire in Western folklore?
Answer: dragons [or wyrms]
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At the opening of this work, the protagonist reads quotes of scriptural texts on the facade of a Byzantine mortuary chapel before encountering a man who inspires him to go to distant places. Later, the protagonist purchases overripe strawberries and mulls upon the divinity of beauty, as told by Socrates to Phaedrus, and has his hair dyed by a barber, partly in response to the spread of cholera through the title location. After following a governess and her children for several days, the protagonist watches Jaschiu wrestle with Tadzio before suffering the title affliction. FTP, name this Thomas Mann novella about the last days of Gustav von Aeschenbach in the title Italian city.
Answer: Death in Venice or Der Tod in Vendig
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Its name for itself refers to Juchi, the father of its founder. Most historians consider it distinct from its earlier eastern branch. Its few military setbacks include Mamai's humiliating defeat at Kulikovo, which was avenged by Tokhtamysh's sack of Moscow two years later. It declined after the death of Oz Beg and the onset of the Black Death didn't help either; its split into the Crimean, Astrakahn, and Kazan regions was facilitated by Timur. Originally led by Genghis Khan's grandson Batu, FTP, name this colorfully named western Mongol empire.
Answer: Golden Horde [or Kipchak Khanate]
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Paintings by this man feature a coyly smiling woman penning a titular Love Letter, a peasant boy and two Cupid-like infants hoisting a rosy-cheeked girl in The See-Saw , and a work featuring similar characters, with the girl blindfolded, Blindman's Bluff. A stone statue of a cherub is to the left of the central figure of this man's most famous work, and that figure is illuminated by a shaft of light coming through the trees, kicking off one of her shoes and glancing knowingly at a concealed suitor. FTP, name this French artist who depicted a woman in a pink dress being pushed by a man unaware that another is looking up her skirt in The Swing.
Answer: Jean-Honore Fragonard
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One can study this chemical process by using a Kurie plot. It fundamentally involves the emission of a W boson and the conversion of either a down quark to an up quark, or vice versa. In nature, one sees it in the gradual metamorphosis of cesium to barium with no change in atomic number. Specifically, the minus type of this reaction converts neutrons into protons with the release of a negatively charged lepton. FTP, name this radioactive decay in which either a positron or an electron is emitted.
Answer: beta decay
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A member of this species was found buried in the fetal position and soil analysis showed that it had been buried with medicinal flowers. In addition to that "Flower burial," nine of their skeletons were found at Shanidar, a site in northeast Iraq. The "Quina" culture of stone-tool making is a subset of this species' Mousterian style of flint-knapping, and it gave way to the Chatelperronian culture. Another fossil of this species known as "the Old Man" was found in Chapelle-aux-Saints France, and other notable finds occurred at La Ferrassie and Le Moustier. FTP, name this subspecies of the Homo genus with a distinctly heavy brow that coexisted with Homo sapiens and are named after a German valley.
Answer: Homo sapiens neanderthalensis
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This author wrote about Schoner strangling his captain in the short story "The Prussian Officer". His longer works include one about Kate Leslie's encounter with Don Cipriano during the Mexican Revolution, as well as one about the title character's trip to Italy before his flute explodes via an anarchist's bomb. This author of The Plumed Serpent and Aaron's Rod may be better remembered for writing novels about Paul Morel's relationship with Miriam Leivers and Clara Dawes, and about about Constance's affair with the Wragby estate gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. FTP, name this British author of Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley's Lover.
Answer: D. H. Lawrence
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In Revelation, a figure "like the son of man" holds seven of these in his right hand while a double-edged sword slides out of his mouth. One of these objects in Kabbala contains three division of Hebrew letters and is known as the Sefer Yetzirah, and in the Druze faith, concepts like will and manifested will are symbolized by one colored white, blue, green, red, and yellow. In Genesis, God claimed that Abraham's children would be as numerous as these entities, and this object, along with a crescent, symbolizes Islam. FTP, name these objects that include a really bright one that showed the magi the location of Jesus, and the six-pointed one of David, a symbol of Judaism.
Answer: stars
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In this opera, "Tu che di gel sei cinta" and "Signore, ascolta!" are two arias sung by one female character; the male lead responds to the latter by urging "Non piangere." The other female lead's major aria, which recalls the abduction of her ancestress, is called "In questa reggia." The emperor Altoum tries to dissuade the male protagonist from trying to answer three riddles, as does the slave girl Liu, but Calaf is determined to win the hand of the title character, later singing the famous "Nessun dorma" in triumph. FTP, identify this Puccini opera named after a Chinese princess.
Answer: Turandot
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During this event. a dispute between Henry VI and Tancred of Lecce on the death of William II of Sicily caused his forces, which were the first to answer the Auditia tremendi of Gregory VIII, to play little part. It was prompted by the raiding of Reynald of Chatillon, which resulted in a massive defeat at the Horns of Hattin. In the end, Henry of Champagne replaced both Conrad of Montferrat and Guy of Lusignan as King of Jerusalem, but, though Jaffa and Acre were retaken, the failure to capture Jerusalem and the death of Frederick Barbarossa are more often remembered today. FTP, name this religious war, which is most famous for the battles between Richard the Lionheart and Saladin.
Answer: the Third Crusade
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One section of this work states that though "houses and rooms are full of perfumes," the atmosphere is odorless. In another section, a woman watches twenty-eight men bathing in an ocean and imagines being able to join them. In this poem's final section, the speaker calls himself "untranslatable" before sounding his "barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world." In its sixth section, a child asks "What is the grass?", while in its twenty-first section, the speaker calls himself both "the poet of the Body" and "the poet of the Soul." Beginning with the line "I celebrate myself, and sing myself," FTP, name this fifty-two section poem from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.
Answer: "Song of Myself"
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This idea received some experimental support in the 1950's, when Heezen's echo-sounding profiles revealed a surprising result partly explained by an idea of Harry Hess. Magnetite data explained by this theory were also partly explained by a since-discredited rival theory called polar wandering. Initially proposed by Frank Taylor in 1908, this idea combines with the principle of seafloor spreading in the theory of plate tectonics, which superseded it. FTP, name this theory with a name coined by Alfred Wegener, that claims that the Pangaea super-continent existed by describing the motions of large land masses.
Answer: continental drift [accept close equivalents; accept plate tectonics before it's mentioned]
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It is used in pain sensitization as a signaling molecule that binds to purinergic receptors. It is also potent inhibitor of both pyruvate kinase and phosphofructokinase. In muscle cells it is often indirectly transported throughout the cell via creatine, which can accept or donate a phosphate group and form this organic molecule. The enzyme adenylate cyclase converts it into the second messenger cyclic AMP, but this molecule is most famously associated with the metabolic processes of photosynthesis, glycolysis, and oxidative phosphorylation. FTP, name this nucleotide used by most cells as the "energy currency."
Answer: adenosine triphosphate
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A major engagement in this conflict saw both armies attack from unfavorable ground, partly due to a faux pas by the Ritter von Benedek, and was followed by a pact at Mikulov. A secondary theater in this war saw one side expelled from Venetia. It was fomented in part by bitterness over the Treaty of Olmutz. The Treaty of Prague concluded this war shortly after its decisive battle, Moltke's victory at Koniggratz, and awarded Schleiswig-Holstein to Bismarck's Prussia. FTP, name this 1866 war that saw the defeat of Austria and a German confederation in a very short period of time.
Answer: the Seven Weeks' War [accept Austro-Prussian War before "Austria" and prompt on it afterwards]
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In one of this author's short stories, the narrator becomes captivated by thoughts of the title object after picking up a coin. Other of his stories describe a nineteen year old invalid with an incredible memory, a "monstrous" book containing an infinite number of pages, and a fictional planet founded on the principles of Berkelian idealism. In addition to "Funes, the Memorious", "The Book of Sand", and "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", this author wrote short stories about an object that allows the narrator to see the entire universe and an infinite expanse of hexagonal rooms containing books with every possible combination of characters. FTP, name this Argentinian author of "El Aleph" and "The Library of Babel" who collected his stories in Ficciones.
Answer: Jorge Luis Borges
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The second movement of his Fourth Symphony features a solo violin whose strings are tuned A-E-B-F, and the last movement features a solo soprano singing about the heavenly life. The second and fourth movements of his Seventh Symphony are labeled "Nachtmusik" and his Fifth Symphony contains his famous "Adagietto" as well as a C-sharp minor funeral march for an opening movement. Another symphony sets both the Latin hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus and the last scene from Goethe's Faust. FTP, identify this composer of the "Symphony of a Thousand" as well as symphonies commonly called "Titan" and "Resurrection".
Answer: Gustav Mahler
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One leader of this political entity overthrew Agustin Gamarra to create the short-lived "Confederation." Andres de Santa Cruz also promoted the enormously regressive taxation scheme that provided much of this nation's revenues and persisted until the rule of Narciso Campero ended that of the caudillos. Such taxation was necessary after this country's mines at Potosi ran dry; schemes to acquire other mineral wealth led to the Acre incident with Brazil and defeat in the Chaco War by Paraguay. FTP, name this nation, initially led by Sucre and named for his commander, a man known as "El Libertador."
Answer: the Republic of Bolivia [or Republica de Bolivia]
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H. L. Mansel's The Philosophy of the Conditioned responded to this man's critique of the philosophy of Mansel's mentor; that critique introduced the idea that external objects are just "Permanent Possibilities of Sensation" and was entitled Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy. The sixth and final chapter of another work argues that we should approach the "moral sciences" as we do the physical. That work, an examination of induction entitled A System of Logic, is not as famous as an essay that asserts that the only legitimate reason to exercise power over someone is to "prevent harm to others." FTP, identify this philosopher, author of "On Liberty" and Utilitarianism.
Answer: John Stuart Mill
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When a seed absorbs water, some of these substances appear in the embryo and are translocated to the aleurone layer, where they activate the metabolism to initiate sprouting. They generally increases the thickness and internodal length of the stalk as well as increasing flowering and germination while reducing leaf growth and chlorophyll production. Used commercially by the agricultural industry, they were discovered by a Japanese scientist studying "foolish seedling" disease. FTP name this class plant of hormones responsible for the rapid growth of beans and bamboo.
Answer: gibberellins [prompt on plant hormones before "stalk"]
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In addition to his fifteen Grammy awards, this artist also received an Academy Award in 1993 for his song for the movie Philadelphia. His most recent Grammy came in 2006 for his folk album covering Bob Seeger, while he won three more for his 2002 album about September 11th titled The Rising. Famous earlier albums include Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. as well as those which include songs about "a brother at Khe Sanh [who's]? all gone", "riding out tonight to case the promised land", and "start[ing] a fire without a spark." Frequently touring with the E Street Band, this is, FTP, which New Jersey-born singer of the albums Born in the U. S. A. and Born to Run?
Answer: Bruce Springsteen
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This European region is indented by Arcachon Bay, which is home to the Great Dune of Pyla and is just north of the Landes forest. It is the end terminal of the Adour River, which flows into the Gulf of Vizcaya in this region very near Bayonne. It also sees the confluence of the Dordogne River in its north with the Garonne River to form the massive Gironde estuary. Its major city is Bordeaux and it's bordered to the east by the Midi-Pyrenees region and to the west by the Bay of Biscay. FTP, name this region of southwestern France, home to a medieval queen of England and France named Eleanor.
Answer: Aquitaine
2007 ACF Fall Bonuses by Boston and Georgia B
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The namesake property of this type of device is the ratio of the charge on it to the voltage across it. FTPE:,
[10] Name this type of circuit device, an early type of which was known as a Leyden jar.
Answer: capacitor [prompt on C or capacitance]
[10] Suppose a capacitor of capacitance C is in an AC circuit with circular frequency omega. The capacitive reactance, or magnitude of the impedance due to the capacitor, is given by this.
Answer: one over omega C [accept equivalent expressions]
[10] Because the impedance of a capacitor of capacitance C varies as one over C, a capacitor can be combined with a resistor to create this type of filter, which cuts off high frequencies.
Answer: a low-pass filter [prompt on high-cut filter]
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Although Denys Finch-Hatton owns land far away, he constantly returns to the narrator until he dies in a plane crash, after which the narrator erects a white flag on his burial site. FTPE:,
[10] Name this autobiographical work whose protagonist owns a coffee farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.
Answer: Out of Africa or Den afrikanske farm
[10] Out of Africa was based on the time spent by this Danish author in Kenya in the early 20th century. She wrote the collection Winter's Tales and The Angelic Avengers.
Answer: Isak Dinesen [accept Karen Blixen]
[10] Dinesen wrote this collection in 1934. Four aristocrats are marooned during a flood in its "The Deluge at Noderney," while Fanny and Eliza converse with the ghost of their dead brother in "The Supper at Elsinore".
Answer: Seven Gothic Tales or Syv fantastiske fortaelinger
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Answer the following questions about a religion FTPE.,
[10] This religion founded in 19th-century Persia believes that nearly all prominent prophets of impacting religions such as Jesus, Mohammed, and Abraham were God's messengers delivering teachings that were most suitable at the time.
Answer: The Baha'i Faith
[10] The Baha'i faith rose from this sect of Islam which is prominent in Iran, Iraq and Azerbaijan.
Answer: Shia Islam or Shi'ite Islam or Shi'ism
[10] This Baha'i scripture emphasizes that God does not take anthropomorphic forms and argues for the Bab's role as the Mahdi. Baha'is revere it along with The Most Holy Book and The Hidden Words.
Answer: The Book of Certitude or Kitab-i-Iqan
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Answer the following questions about the Dutch colonization of America, FTPE.,
[10] This Director of New Netherlands is often credited with purchasing Manhattan, where Fort Amsterdam was built.
Answer: Peter Minuit
[10] This last Director-General was able to expand the colony to the South by taking over New Sweden. Upon returning to New Amsterdam, he resolved the Peach Tree War and was the target of the Flushing Remonstrance for religious freedom.
Answer: Peter Stuyvesant
[10] New Amsterdam became New York after it was conquered by the then-Duke of York, who went on to become this king. He stopped being king after conflict over his Catholicism led to his deposition in the Glorious Revolution.
Answer: James II of England [or James VII of Scotland; prompt on James]
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Answer the following about Spanish classical music, FTPE.,
[10] This middle movement of this piece for piano and orchestra depicts a "distant dance," and the first portrays the titular areas "in theGeneralife."
Answer: Nights in the Gardens of Spain or Noches en los jardines de Espana
[10] This Spanish composer wrote Nights in the Gardens of Spain, as well as El amor brujo and The Three-Cornered Hat.
Answer: Manuel de Falla
[10] This best-known work of Isaac Albeniz is a suite that begins with an Evocacion. It is named for the peninsula that includes Spain.
Answer: Iberia
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The supernova that resulted in this astronomical object was observed by Chinese astronomers in 1054. FTPE:,
[10] Name this expanding supernova remnant first telescopically observed by John Bevis.
Answer: the Crab Nebula [or Messier 1 or New General Catalogue 1952 or Taurus A]
[10] The Crab Nebula is contained within this constellation.
Answer: Taurus
[10] The Crab Nebula contains the one of the fastest of these objects, which shares its name with the Nebula. Accretion to it has resulted in yet-unexplained apparentsuperluminal motion.
Answer: a pulsar [accept rotating neutron star or common-sense equivalents; prompt on just neutron star]
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She addressed the "ill-formed offspring" of her "feeble brain" in "The Author to Her Book." FTPE:,
[10] Name this author who sailed to America in 1630.
Answer: Anne Bradstreet
[10] This collection of Bradstreet's poetry includes "To My Dear and Loving Husband," and was published without her permission in 1650.
Answer: The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, By a Gentlewoman of Those Parts
[10] This poet of The Dream Songs wrote "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet" in 1956.
Answer: John Berryman
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FTPE, give the following about the struggle to end Apartheid.,
[10] 46664 was the prison cell of this man who led the African National Congress.
Answer: Nelson Mandela
[10] In 1976, high school students in this township rose up in peaceful protest against apartheid and were massacred by the police, galvanizing people to join the struggle.
Answer: Soweto
[10] This apartheid act, passed in 1950, made it a criminal offense for a white person to have relations with someone of another race. It was featured in Alan Paton's Too Late the Phalarope.
Answer: the Immorality Act
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Answer the following about an organelle, FTPE.,
[10] This structure, along with the mitochondria, performs beta-oxidation of fatty acids. It also detoxifies several noxious substances, including its namesake.
Answer: peroxisome
[10] This enzyme, which catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen, is commonly found within peroxisomes.
Answer: catalase
[10] In the liver, peroxisomes are involved in the production of these cholesterol derivatives essential for fat and fat-soluble vitamin absorption.
Answer: bile acids or bile salts
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It sees the denunciation of Apollo as "an evil lover" who "play[s] the lyre, chanting [his] paeans" while those he has wronged suffer. FTPE:,
[10] Name this play, in which the title character, the son of Creusa and Apollo, learns about his birth and is re-united with his mother after he has falsely been told that he is the son of Xuthus.
Answer: Ion
[10] Ion is raised by this prophet, who announces that Xuthus is his father, before the truth is revealed. A.W. Verrall says Ion is an attack on this figure, because it spreads the words of Apollo, who is himself a liar, as the play shows.
Answer: Delphic Oracle [accept equivalents]
[10] This owl-eyed step-sister of Apollo and daughter of Zeus and Metis is the play's dea ex machine and prevents Apollo from clearing himself. She also conspires with Poseidon to destroy the Greeks at the start of The Trojan Women.
Answer: Athena
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At the climax of this work, the title character sings, "To hell with all your mercy!" before recapitulating his earlier "What harbour shelters peace?" FTPE:,
[10] Also featuring four Sea Interludes which are sometimes performed as separate concert pieces, identify this opera about a fisherman who is accused of murdering his apprentice.
Answer: Peter Grimes
[10] This British composer, also known for his operatic adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, composed Peter Grimes.
Answer: Benjamin Britten
[10] This schoolmistress is one of the only characters to show Peter any sympathy, which she expresses in "Let her among you without fault cast the first stone."
Answer: Ellen Orford [accept either]
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From the Tennis Court Oath to the rise of Napoleon, French politics were dominated by a number of clubs. FTPE, identify each of the following examples.,
[10] This left-wing political club, named for a Dominican monastery where it met, featured noted members such as Mirabeau and Maximilian Robespierre. It was the premier political club for much of the Revolution.
Answer: Jacobins
[10] Taking its name from their high seats in the Convention, this group led by Robespierre featured a number of Jacobins and Cordeliers opposed to the Girondins. It was disbanded shortly after Robespierre's death in 1794.
Answer: Montagnards [accept The Mountain or La Montagne]
[10] Led by Antoine Barnave, these moderates split from the Jacobins after the Champs de Mars Massacre in 1791 over the role of the king in the constitution. They were later dubbed counter-revolutionary, deposed, and executed.
Answer: Feuillants
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It opens with a performance of its author's play Mixing it Up, and the end of its second act is indicated by the crashing down of the curtain, thanks to the Machinist. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1925 play which sees the title group enter and convince the Director to put on their drama, which ends with the death of the Boy.
Answer: Six Characters in Search of an Author or Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore
[10] Six Characters in Search of an Author, along with The Late Mattia Pascal and Henry IV, was written by this Italian author.
Answer: Luigi Pirandello
[10] The Step-Daughter works as a prostitute in the shop of this character, who mysteriously appears in Act II after the other actors hang up their hats.
Answer: Madame Pace
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The most recent episode of this show introduced the character of Adam Monroe, who leaves a note about saving the world from the Company in Montreal, which is read by Peter Petrelli. FTPE:,
[10] Name this sci-fi television drama, currently in its second season and created by Tim Kring, which tells of people, such as Claire Bennet and Matt Parkman, who have extraordinary abilities and use them to save mankind.
Answer: Heroes
[10] This character from Heroes was a programmer for Yamagato Industries before he teleported to New York City. Played by Masi Oka, he teleported back several centuries after stabbing Sylar and is currently in feudal Japan.
Answer: Hiro Nakamura [accept either]
[10] Jimmy Jean-Louis plays this character on Heroes, who can block the abilities of others and wipe out others' memories. He is identified primarily from the country in which he was first found.
Answer: The Haitian
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Answer the following about ancient Chinese philosophy FTPE.,
[10] This political philosophy prominent during the Warring States period stressed the importance of order in society and the necessity of political tactics.
Answer: Legalism
[10] This philosopher's ethical system is based around the concepts of li, yi, and ren, and some of his teachings are collected in the Analects.
Answer: Confucius or K'ung-fu-tzu or Kong Fuzi
[10] This school's ten main doctrines, which are divided into five pairs, are presented in the so-called "ten triads," and one of its core values is jian ai, or "universal love."
Answer: Mohism
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Answer the following about gene mapping FTPE.,
[10] This term describes the fixed position of a specific gene on a chromosome.
Answer: locus or loci
[10] When naming a locus, one gives the chromosome number and one of two letters, representing an arm of the chromosome. Name either letter conventionally used.
Answer: p or q
[10] Gene mapping utilizes this type of analysis, in which the recombinant frequency is calculated, to determine the distance between two loci.
Answer: linkage analysis
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The Treaty of Paris ceded this area to the US, and the Continental Congress passed an ordinance in 1787 to set up the area's administration. FTPE,,
[10] Name this early American territory, which has since been divided into five states and part of a sixth.
Answer: Northwest Territory [It's NOT the Northwest Territories]
[10] George Washington assigned this general to deal with the Native Americans in the Northwest Territory. He is best known for his victory at Fallen Timbers and his nickname "mad."
Answer: Anthony Wayne
[10] One of the most important provisions of the Northwest Ordinance set up conditions for statehood which, paired with this 1802 legislation, set precedent for admitting parts of the Western territories as new states.
Answer: Enabling Act of 1802
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Give the following about a painter and his works FTPE:,
[10] The title figures of this work tote spears and are followed by a pack of dogs of various breeds; they are trudging down a hill to a town where many villagers are skating on two ponds.
Answer: Hunters in the Snow
[10] This Flemish master of landscapes painted Landscape with the Fall of Icarus and Peasant Wedding Feast in addition to Hunters in the Snow.
Answer: Pieter Brueghel the Elder [or Peasant Brueghel]
[10] Brueghel depicted this Biblical structure in the midst of a bustling city with several ships dwarfed by its grandiose spiraling series of arches, some of which are already crumbling.
Answer: The Tower of Babel
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Answer the following about reactions involving diazonium compounds, FTPE.,
[10] When a diazonium compounds react with water, an alcohol, a proton, and this most common gas are produced.
Answer: nitrogen
[10] The Sandmeyer Reaction substitutes a member of this highly electronegative group of elements for the diazo groups in aryl compounds.
Answer: halogens
[10] When benzenediazonium is reacted with a phenol, a member of this class of compounds is produced.
Answer: Azo compounds
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Say's law holds that it can be created by supply acting alone. FTPE:,
[10] Name this economic quantity that achieves market equilibrium by balancing supply.
Answer: demand [prompt on D]
[10] This quantity is the measure of the extent to which demand changed with price and is generally the change in the amount demanded due to a unit price change, over the unit price.
Answer: the price elasticity of demand [prompt on e]
[10] This PDE details the substitution and income effects on demand in relating the compensated and uncompensated, or Hicksian and Marshallian, demands.
Answer: the Slutsky equation [or Slutsky decomposition]
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FTPE, answer the following about Allied conferences and agreements during World War II.,
[10] Named for the Black Sea port in which it was held, this conference was the last among Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. It saw the Allies agree to the 4 postwar occupation zones in Germany, among other things.
Answer: Yalta Conference
[10] The Potsdam Conference, occurring during the final week of World War II, saw this man, head of the Labour Party, replace Churchill as the British Prime Minister and chief delegate. He was succeeded by Churchill in 1951.
Answer: Clement Attlee
[10] This agreement, named for the city in which it was agreed, saw Cordell Hull, Anthony Eden, and Vyacheslav Molotov announce Allied intent towards war criminals. The status of Austria and Italy was also announced.
Answer: Moscow Declaration
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One of his title characters allows Chume to beat his wife Amope before undergoing a "metamorphosis" in another play. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Nigerian playwright of The Trials of Brother Jero, The Swamp Dwellers, and Kongi's Harvest.
Answer: Wole Soyinka
[10] In Soyinka's play Death and the King's Horseman, Simon Pilkings intervenes to stop Elesin from doing this. Other characters who die by performing this action include Othello, Lady Macbeth, Romeo, and Juliet.
Answer: committing suicide [accept clear-knowledge equivalents]
[10] In this comedy by Soyinka, Sidi marries Baroka instead of the more modern Lakunle.
Answer: The Lion and the Jewel
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Caribbean islands often come in pairs. Here, I'll prove it to you. FTPE:,
[10] About 20 miles northeast of Trinidad is this much smaller island which it forms a republic with, and whose largest city is Scarborough.
Answer: Tobago
[10] This island features Goat Point and is located across Gravenor Bay from its partner, Antigua, which it forms an independent state with along with some other smaller islands.
Answer: Barbuda
[10] The six uninhabited cays known as the Turks Islands join with the six islands of this group in the name of a British dependency east of the Bahamas.
Answer: Caicos Islands

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