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2009 ACF Fall Tossups by Brandeis + UCLA A
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One event of this type is engineered by NKVD chief Pyotr Roslov and involves one participant using red lamps and the other participant killing himself. Perhaps the most famous example of this type of event happened shortly after one participant protected his home city from a nuclear winter that was caused when the other participant intercepted a Soviet warhead. That example of this type of event saw the Green Arrow shoot one participant with kryptonite shortly before the other participant faked a heart attack. For 10 points, name this type of event, which was the premise of a canceled Wolfang Peterson movie, and which occurs in both Red Son and The Dark Knight Returns as a result of political disputes between two leading DC heroes.
Answer: fights between Batman and Superman [accept obvious equivalents]
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Proteins destined for these structures often possess a C-terminal SKL sequence. Mutations in the ABCD1 gene lead to a demyelination disease involving these organelles called adrenoleukodystrophy. In humans, a reduction in their number is the cause of Zellweger syndrome. Beta oxidation of fatty acids to acetyl CoA occurs in these structures, which also contain the enzyme catalase, which is responsible for breaking down a certain toxic material into oxygen and water. For 10 points, name these organelles that isolate and destroy hydrogen peroxide.
Answer: peroxisome
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In one of this man's novels, jazz drummer Rufus Scott commits suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. This author wrote another novel about a man who deceives his fiancee Hella until the title character is guillotined for killing the Paris gay bar owner Guillaume. This author of Another Country and Giovanni's Room also wrote a work divided into two parts, "My Dungeon Shook" and "Down at the Cross," in which he urged racial acceptance and warned of a title conflagration. In one novel by this author, a preacher named Gabriel steals his wife's savings; that novel opens on the fourteenth birthday of the protagonist John Grimes. For 10 points, name this author of The Fire Next Time and Go Tell it On the Mountain.
Answer: James Baldwin
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One result of this meeting was the formation of a Counsel of Foreign Ministers that would reevaluate an agreement involving terms of Turkish naval control, the Montreux Convention. Also created here was an agreement that included a demand to enforce the Cairo Declaration under threat of "prompt and utter destruction." This conference resulted in millions of German nationals being forcibly relocated due to its declaration of the Oder-Neisse line as the western border of Poland. For 10 points, name this meeting of Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Harry Truman that laid out terms of surrender for the Axis and plans for the future of formerly occupied Europe.
Answer: Potsdam Conference
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At one point in this work, it is suggested that the Lydian and Ionian modes should be done away with for being dirgelike and lax, respectively. This work presents a theory that ascribes three aspects of appetite, spirit and reason to the soul. One character in this work uses the legend of the ring of Gyges to argue that people are only just because they fear punishment, and another character, Thrasymachus, defends the idea that might makes right. Book seven of this work uses the allegory of cave to support the argument that only philosophers are fit to rule society. For 10 points, name this Platonic dialogue which describes an ideal state.
Answer: The Republic [or Politeia]
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The scientist responsible for this statement provides an alternate name for disilver telluride and discovered that oxidation of sugars results in saccharic acid. One consequence of this law unrelated to electricity is Kirchoff's law, and it is what allows for the calculation of lattice energy in the Born-Haber cycle. This law can be derived by considering a series of intermediates in a thermodynamic sequence and noting that the quantity it concerns is a state function, so its change is equal to the difference in the bond enthalpies of final products and initial reactants. For 10 points, identify this law of constant heat summation that states that the enthalpy change of a reaction is path-independent.
Answer: Hess' law of constant heat summation [prompt on "law of enthalpy"]
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Grisaille sections of this work show Cain and Abel making sacrifices and Cain beating Abel to death. Jef Vanderveken replaced a portion of this work which was stolen in 1934, known as The Just Judges. When this work's wings are closed, four panels depicting the Annunciation of Mary can be seen. The Jewish prophets and the apostles kneel around a bejeweled fountain while the central creature bleeds into a chalice in this work's main scene, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. For 10 points, name this altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck.
Answer: Ghent Altarpiece [or Het Lam Gods; or The Lamb of God; accept Adoration of the Mystic Lamb before mentioned]
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This man built a massive internal intelligence force under the leadership of Salah Nasr. The rise to the Jordanian presidency of Suleiman al-Nabusi lent support to one of this man's major political endeavors, though Abdel Qasim's defeat of al-Shawaf in Iraq led to further persecution of Communists. Despite the suspicions of Ibrahim Hadi this man helped form a coalition of junior officers under the leadership of Mohammed Naguib known as the Free Officers. An invasion by Israel, England, and France provoked a crisis that resulted from this man's nationalization of the Suez Canal. For 10 points, name this Egyptian president and leader of the United Arab Republic.
Answer: Gamal Abdel Nasser
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Sodium iodide scintillators are often used to counter the appearance of false peaks in gamma ray spectra , which is called this phenomenon's namesake edge. At higher frequency, its differential cross section is calculable by the Klein-Nishina formula. Planck's constant divided by rest mass times speed of light gives the wavelength named for this effect. That wavelength is multiplied by 1 minus cosine of the angle of scattered photons to give the shift in wavelength following this type of scattering. For 10 points, name this phenomenon, a photon's decrease in wavelength and increase in energy when it collides with an electron, named after an American physicist.
Answer: Compton effect/scattering
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The declaration of one character in this play that "Our revels now are ended" is sometimes seen as its author's farewell to the stage. One character in this play allies with the clownish Trinculo and the drunken butler Stephano to plot a rebellion. One character in this play guides another character by singing the lines "Full fathom five thy father lies." The deceased witch Sycorax is the mother of one character in this play, which opens after Antonio usurps the throne of Milan. In this play, Caliban fails in his attempts at revolt and Ariel serves a central character after being freed from a tree. For 10 points, name this Shakespeare play in which Miranda and her magician father Prospero are stranded on an island.
Answer: The Tempest
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This figure reunites with her father, alternately called Schoeneus or Iasius, in between the two primary myths involving her. After taking an oath, this figure kills the lustful centaurs Rhoikos and Hylaois. Althaia kindles a brand after one man kills his uncles Toxeus and Plexippus for insulting this woman. As punishment for having sex in Cybele's temple, this woman is turned into a lion. This huntress was raised by a she-bear and first wounded the Calydonian Boar in one story, and in another, she is distracted by golden apples and loses a footrace to Hippomenes. For 10 points, name this Argonaut and Greek warrior woman.
Answer: Atalanta
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One ruler of this name and number passed De heretico comburendo to forbid translating the Bible or owning a Bible in vernacular translation, as well as permitting the burning of heretics like the then-powerful Lollards at the stake. That man, who was the son of John of Gaunt, gained power after imprisoning Richard II. Another ruler of this name fought for the throne at such battles as Ivry and Arques and was eventually murdered by Francois Ravaillac. For 10 points, give the name and number of these rulers, one of whom famously granted religious rights to the Huguenots with the Edict of Nantes and declared about his conversion to Catholicism that "Paris is worth a mass."
Answer: Henry IV [accept Henry of Navarre; prompt on Henry]
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This economist asked "What need of a House of Commons or of a House of Lords?" in Observations on Parliamentary Reform. His namesake equivalence was popularized by Robert J. Barro. One of his works, subtitled "A Proof of the Depreciation of Bank Notes," argues for the adoption of a metallic currency and is titled The High Price of Bullion. His most famous work sets out a theory of rent which was criticized by Malthus, as well as introducing the idea of comparative value. For 10 points, name this economist who wrote Principles of Political Economy and Taxation and espoused the Iron Law of Wages.
Answer: David Ricardo
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In one work, this author describes a conversation in the Cafe de la Regence that pits his own moralist views against the passionate opinions of a composer's relative. In another work by this author, a servant trying to tell the story of his loves is constantly interrupted, but does reveal his philosophy that all events are written already on a great scroll in the sky. This author of Rameau's Nephew and Jacques the Fatalist may be best known for working with Jean D'Alambert in creating a "Figurative system of human knowledge" and editing articles on philosophy, politics, and religion. For 10 points, name this French chief editor of The Encyclopedia.
Answer: Denis Diderot
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This ruler concurred with ambassador Diego Sarmiento, count of Gondomar, to marry his heir to an infanta of Spain. This ruler summoned the brief Addled Parliament, and once kidnapped by William Ruthven, earl of Gowrie, this man escaped the regency of the earl of Morton and settled on his crown by the Treaty of Berwick. This man signed the Negative Confession in favor of Puritans, but saw the Mayflower migration during his reign. The son of Lord Darnley, this ruler took up the Duke of Buckingham as a favorite and wrote The True Lawe of Free Monarchies espousing the divine right of kings. For 10 points, name this subject of the Gunpowder Plot who succeeded Elizabeth I, and authorized a new Bible translation.
Answer: James I [or James VI of Scotland]
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An identity named for this man can be obtained by using only two, rather than four sets of elements in the Cauchy-Binet identity and gives a more general form of the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality. This man also names the remainder obtained in the Taylor series for a function. In physics, his namesake operator is equal to kinetic energy minus potential energy, laying down his theory of mechanics. Locations in an orbital system where centrifugal and gravitational forces balance are five points named for this man. For 10 points, name this mathematician whose namesake multipliers are used to maximize a function subject to constraints.
Answer: Joseph-Louis Lagrange
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One composer from this country wrote a violin fantasy on the opera Carmen. One composer from this country dedicated a five-instrument concerto to Wanda Landowska and wrote the Atlantis cantata. One composer from this country wrote a difficult four-book piano suite opening with an A-minor "evocation" of this nation, and one "symphonie" set in this country was written by Edouard Lalo. This country was the setting of a ballet in which the miller and his wife trick a magistrate. Iberia and The Three-Cornered Hat were set in, for 10 points, what country, whose classical music was composed by Manuel de Falla?
Answer: Kingdom of Spain [or Espana]
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The Zohar cites Job 1:6 and Job 2:1 to establish a two-day framework for celebration of this holiday. The Talmud states that the prediction of one's losses during the next year occurs on this holiday, whose first afternoon includes the tashlikh, or recitation of prayer near flowing water. The "days of awe" precede this holiday, which is followed by the fast day of Gedalia. If this holiday lies on the Shabbat, the Shofar is not played, but gefilte fish, apples, and honey are served regardless. Occurring during Tishrei, the seventh month of the Jewish calendar, for 10 points, name this Jewish celebration of the New Year.
Answer: Rosh Hashanah [prompt on "Jewish New Year" prior to mention]
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To the south of this island lies the u-shaped Aniva Bay, and it is home to the Oroks. Korsakov and Kholmsk are major ports of this island, whose city of Yuzhno is by far its largest. Two parties agreed to share this island in the Treaty of Shimoda, but one country was later ceded its southern half through the Treaty of Portsmouth. This island is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Tartary, and the La Perouse Strait separates it from Hokkaido. This island borders the Sea of Okhotsk, and its namesake oblast includes the Kuril Islands. For 10 points, name this Pacific island home to the Ainu which is now part of Russia.
Answer: Sakhalin [or Karafuto; or Saharin; or Kuye; or Saghalien]
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This author wrote of a character known as "superbrain" who participates in a title event after meeting Ambrosio at a dog pound. In another of his works, Fushia travels to a leper colony, Chapiro loses a game Russian Roulette to Lituma, and the harpist Don Anselmo runs the title bordello at the edge of the rainforest. This author of Conversation in the Cathedral and The Green House wrote about a series of cadets at The Leoncio Prado Military Academy in one work, and in another of his novels, Pedro Camacho writes radio soap operas and Mario falls in love with the older title character. For 10 points, name this Peruvian novelist of The Time of the Hero and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter.
Answer: Mario Vargas Llosa
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This term was less famously used in 1874 by writer and war correspondent Junius Henri Browne as a title for Harper's Magazine to describe the number of people dead being greater than the number of people living. Republicans sometimes use it to explain election outcomes in which the media predicted that the Democratic candidate would win easily, but on election day, the Republican candidate came out on top. In a 1963 speech, it referred to Americans that did not protest the Vietnam war or participate in the media. For 10 points, what is this term popularized by Richard Nixon for a mass of people that do not express their opinions publicly?
Answer: silent majority
2009 ACF Fall Bonuses by Brandeis + UCLA A
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Isaac Butt was a leading supporter of this movement, and William Shaw founded its namesake league. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this movement which was supported by two failed bills before the third was finally passed following the Easter Rising.
Answer: Irish Home Rule
[10] This Irishman and supporter of Home Rule condemned the Phoenix Park Murders and signed the Kilmainham Treaty.
Answer: Charles Stewart Parnell
[10] This four-time British Prime Minister and rival of Disraeli tried to work with Parnell to pass Home Rule legislation.
Answer: William Ewart Gladstone
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The protagonist of this work gets propositioned by a man who claims to have invented Maxwell's Demon and gets advice from a philatelist named Genghis Cohen. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this novel about Oedipa Maas' investigations of the Tristero Organization, which ends at the title auction.
Answer: The Crying of Lot 49
[10] This author of The Crying of Lot 49 wrote about Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop's sexual encounters predicting V2 rocket landing sites in Gravity's Rainbow.
Answer: Thomas Pynchon
[10] This Pynchon novel intersperses biographies of two title surveyors with the stories told by Reverend Wicks Cherrycoke so that he can remain in the house of Ives LeSpark.
Answer: Mason & Dixon
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He wrote about the botanical observations of Theophrastus and Pliny when "expounding on the virtues of tar-water" in Siris. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this idealist empiricist philosopher who stated that "to be is to be perceived."
Answer: George Berkeley [or Bishop Berkeley]
[10] Berkeley is most famous for writing this book in which the first title character represents John Locke. It ends with a metaphor involving the water of a fountain.
Answer: Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous
[10] Berkeley first presented his statement that "to be is to be perceived" in this work, which also contains his offer to renounce all his beliefs if the reader can "conceive it possible for one extended moveable substance … to exist otherwise than in a mind perceiving it."
Answer: A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge
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These molecules can be produced by the Julia olefination and are also commonly formed by dehydration of an alcohol. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this class of hydrocarbons with general formula CnH2n, which contain a carbon-carbon double bond.
Answer: alkenes
[10] Schrock carbenes and this ruthenium-based catalyst, named for the 2005 Nobel winner in chemistry, are useful in linking alkenes in the olefin metathesis.
Answer: Grubbs' catalyst
[10] In this reaction, alkenes can be formed from ketones or aldehydes using a phosphonium ylide. It almost always results in the Z-alkene.
Answer: Wittig reaction
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Answer the following about the career of British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor, for 10 points each:,
[10] Kapoor's most prominent work is the bean-shaped Cloud Gate, which is situated in the Millenium Park by the Art Institute of this Midwestern city.
Answer: Chicago, Illinois
[10] Kapoor's installation Marsyas can be found in this London modern art museum that features a prominent chimney and installations in its Turbine Hall and Energy and Process.
Answer: Tate Modern
[10] Kapoor created a sculpture depicting the "dismemberment" of this figure, the subject of operas by Tchaikovsky and Verdi. Honneger wrote an oratorio about this figure at the stake.
Answer: Saint Joan of Arc [or Jeanne d'Arc; prompt on Joan]
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The title characters of this film use surveillance equipment in a coffee shop to create the film Swallow My Cockuccino after their plans to shoot Star Whores fall through. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Kevin Smith directed film in which Seth Rogen realizes he was in love with his roommate all along.
Answer: Zack and Miri Make A Porno
[10] Miri is played by this actress, whose other comedy roles include Kim on Scrubs, Beth in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Lindsey in Wet Hot American Summer.
Answer: Elizabeth Banks
[10] Elizabeth Banks played this teacher and librarian in a 2008 film directed by Oliver Stone. This character meets her future husband at a barbecue.
Answer: Laura Bush [prompt on "Bush"]
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The protagonist of this work steals some silverware from Bishop Myriel only to be given more when he is caught. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Victor Hugo novel in which Inspector Javert hunts the protagonist after he is imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread.
Answer: Les Miserables
[10] This protagonist of Les Miserables becomes mayor under the name Father Madeleine before adopting Fantine's daughter Cosette.
Answer: Jean Valjean [accept either]
[10] Cosette eventually marries this lawyer, who is saved by Jean Valjean after being wounded at the barricade.
Answer: Marius Pontmercy [accept either]
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Answer the following about DNA replication for 10 points each.,
[10] This enzyme uses ATP to break hydrogen bonds between complementary strands of DNA in order to form the replication fork, effectively unzipping the DNA molecule.
Answer: DNA helicase [or DnaB]
[10] As DNA polymerase III works its way along the lagging strand of DNA, it produces these fragments of DNA named for a Japanese biologist. They are later linked by DNA ligase.
Answer: Okazaki fragments
[10] Another enzyme involved in replication, topoisomerase, works by lowering this topological quantity for DNA, which is equal to the twist plus the writhe of a DNA molecule.
Answer: linking number [or Lk]
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Answer the following about the Fenian cycle of Irish mythology, for 10 points each.,
[10] This hunter-warrior succeeded Goll mac Morna as the leader of the Fianna after burning his thumb while cooking the Salmon of Knowledge.
Answer: Fionn mac Cumhaill [or Finn McCool]
[10] The Fenian cycle also includes Tir na nÓg, a realm whose inhabitants eternally possess this quality. In Greek mythology, the immortal Tithonus wrinkled up into a cicada because Eos forgot to wish for this quality.
Answer: eternal youth
[10] Niamh leads this figure into Tir na nÓg and bears his son Oscar and his daughter Plor na mBan. This son of Fionn is celebrated as Ireland's greatest poet and bard.
Answer: Oisin [or Ossian; or Osheen]
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In their trial, Fred Moore defended these men, and Webster Thayer served as the judge. For 10 points each:,
[10] All or nothing, give the name of the two Italian anarchists executed for murdering two men in Massachusetts in 1920.
Answer: Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
[10] This future FDR-appointed Supreme Court Justice called for a retrial of Sacco and Vanzetti, claiming that their conviction was primarily the result of Red Scare.
Answer: Felix Frankfurter
[10] Fifty years after their execution, this Governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee exonerated Sacco and Vanzetti.
Answer: Michael Stanley Dukakis
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Identify some operas by Richard Wagner, for 10 points each.,
[10] Brangane delivers a potion in this opera, whose sole survivor is King Marke. This opera's third act aria "Mild und leise" has been combined with the overture in Prelude and Liebestod.
Answer: Tristan und Isolde [or Tristan and Isolde; or Tristan and Iseult]
[10] Telemunde's men attack a knight in the third act of this opera, in which the title knight of the Holy Grail is ushered in with Elsa during the Bridal Chorus.
Answer: Lohengrin
[10] Wagner adapted a Heinrich Heine retelling of the title legend for this opera, which ends with Senta's suicide, freeing the title ghostly captain from having to roam the seas.
Answer: The Flying Dutchman [or Der fliegende Hollander]
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The Lari Massacre occurred during this conflict, and leaders of it include Waruhiu Itote and Dedan Kimathi. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this uprising against British colonial rule which began in 1952.
Answer: Mau Mau Uprising
[10] The Mau Mau Uprising occurred in this East African nation whose leaders have included Daniel arap Moi, Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga.
Answer: Kenya
[10] The Mau Mau Uprising was led by members of this largest Kenyan ethnic group, members of which include Wangari Maathai and Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
Answer: Kikuyu
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Identify these psychologists who conducted famous experiments, for 10 points each.,
[10] This pioneering behaviorist conditioned a child to fear white, furry objects in his Little Albert experiment.
Answer: John Broadus Watson
[10] This psychologist conducted the small-world experiment, but is better known for an experiment in which he tested obedience by ordering his subjects to administer electric shocks to another person.
Answer: Stanley Milgram
[10] This psychologist conducted an experiment in which children who observed an adult beating an inflatable Bobo doll imitated the adult's aggressive behavior.
Answer: Albert Bandura
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This poem opens with an invocation to "a willow of crystal, a poplar of water, a pillar of fountain by the wind drawn over." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this poem whose 584 lines correspond to the 584 days of the Aztec calendar.
Answer: Sunstone [or "Piedra del sol"]
[10] This Mexican poet and author of Sunstone analyzed machismo in "Mexican Masks," one essay in his collection The Labyrinth of Solitude.
Answer: Octavio Paz
[10] In his Nobel lecture, Paz wrote that he considered himself a descendent of Francisco de Quevedo and this prolific Golden Age Spanish playwright, author of plays like The Sheep Well and The Dog in the Manger.
Answer: Felix Lope de Vega y Carpio
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Answer the following about fluid mechanics for 10 points each.,
[10] For a liquid resting in a column, this term denotes the pressure exerted within the column that balances gravity. It is equal to a reference pressure plus the product of density, small g, and liquid height for a uniform liquid.
Answer: hydrostatic pressure
[10] This is the upward force on a body immersed or partly immersed in a fluid as described by Archimedes' principle. It generally refers to the tendency of an object to float in a liquid.
Answer: buoyancy
[10] This basic principle of fluid mechanics states that under certain conditions an inviscid fluid will experience a decrease in pressure and potential energy coupled with any increase in speed. It is named for a Dutch-Swiss mathematician.
Answer: Bernoulli's principle
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This painting's striking red background is divided in two by either a road or a tree. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this painting that depicts Jacob wrestling an angel.
Answer: Vision After the Sermon
[10] Vision After the Sermon was painted by this artist, who also created Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
Answer: Paul Gauguin
[10] This Gauguin painting depicts three women praying to the title figure, who is on a crucifix. This painting is paired with a companion piece depicting the same figure in green.
Answer: The Yellow Christ [or Le Christ jaune]
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The protagonist's business interests are gradually annexed by his rival and former employee Donald Farfrae, who marries Lucetta Templeton. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this work in which a drunk Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to the sailor Richard Newson.
Answer: The Mayor of Casterbridge
[10] This author of The Return of the Native and The Trumpet-Major wrote The Mayor of Casterbridge.
Answer: Thomas Hardy
[10] Thomas Hardy describes encountering a bird with "some blessed hope" while he "leant upon a coppice gate" in this poem.
Answer: "The Darkling Thrush"
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Harry Hess postulated the existence of this process, which tends to occur at triple rift junctions. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name the process that notably occurs at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and results in the formation of new oceanic crust.
Answer: seafloor spreading
[10] Seafloor spreading is theorized to drive this process of land bodies breaking up, moving around, and recombining. Alfred Wegener is credited with developing it.
Answer: continental drift
[10] eafloor spreading is associated with movement of magma in the asthenosphere due to this form of heat and mass transfer. It is sometimes described as the sum of advective and diffusive transfer.
Answer: convection [accept word forms; do not accept "conduction" or the like]
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The revolt of this region was brutally suppressed by Jean-Baptiste Carrier, and it is the subject of Victor Hugo's last novel, Ninety-Three. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this conservative region of France which waged a counterrevolution from 1793 to 1796 in which hundreds of thousands of people were killed by the anticlerical republican forces.
Answer: Vendee
[10] The aforementioned general, Carrier, was a leader in the suppression of this group, led by Jacques Brissot, whose doom was spelled by the revolt.
Answer: Girondins [or Girondists]
[10] While serving in the Army of the Vendee, this young officer ordered what Thomas Carlyle described as a "whiff of grape shot" be fired into a royalist crowd.
Answer: Napoleon Bonaparte [or Napoleon I of France]
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Three thousand people were supposedly baptized on this day after hearing a sermon by the Apostle Peter. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this holiday, often called Whitsun or Whitsuntide, a feast day that commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.
Answer: Pentecost
[10] Pentecost, which literally means "the fiftieth day," is related to this Jewish harvest festival that commemorates the receiving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.
Answer: Shavuot [or Shavuos]
[10] The story of the Pentecost is told in this New Testament book authored by Luke, which centers on the conversion of Paul and lies immediately after the four gospels.
Answer: Acts of the Apostles
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Name these island nations of the Lesser Antilles, for 10 points each.,
[10] This country was the site of a 1983 invasion by the United States codenamed Operation Urgent Fury.
Answer: Grenada
[10] Although its largest city is San Fernando, this nation north of Venezuela has its capital at Port of Spain.
Answer: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
[10] In 1981, this island was the site of Operation Red Dog, a failed attempt by KKK leaders to overthrow the government of Eugenia Charles; it has its capital at Roseau.
Answer: Commonwealth of Dominica

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