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2009 ACF Fall Tossups by Caltech + Dartmouth A
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This rebellion faltered after a skirmish in which militia under William Shepard defeated troops who erroneously believed they would receive reinforcements from Luke Day. This rebellion was ended with the capture of several leaders at Petersham, which occurred the day after Benjamin Lincoln successfully defended the Springfield Armory from a rebel attack. Governor James Bowdoin had to ask local merchants to form a militia to put this down, which showed the weakness of and contributed to the demise of the Articles of Confederation. For 10 points, name this rebellion of veterans of the American Revolution who weren't being paid in Massachusetts.
Answer: Shays' Rebellion
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One speaker in this poem remembers "They called me the hyacinth girl" after quoting a German song that translates to "Fresh blows the Wind." This poem notes the "falling towers" of "Jerusalem Athens Alexandria Vienna London." This poem also references an "unreal city" and a "famous clairvoyante" with "a bad cold" and "a wicked deck of cards." Madame Sosotris appears in the section of this poem called "The Burial of the Dead" which opens with the line "April is the cruelest month." For 10 points, name this poem which ends with the Sanskrit mantra "Shantih shantih shantih," a work of T.S. Eliot.
Answer: The Waste Land
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The beginning of this composition sees the strings play col legno a rhythmic ostinato that consists of an eighth-note triplet, two quarter notes, two eighth notes and then another quarter note. The main melody of this piece is carried for the majority of the piece by the brass section, and it climaxes with a shift into 5/2 meter on a dissonant quadruple forte chord. As part of a suite containing seven pieces, this piece in 5/4 time is contrasted with the calmer last movement, which is subtitled "The Mystic." For 10 points, name this first movement of Gustav Holst's The Planets, subtitled "The Bringer of War."
Answer: Mars:The Bringer of War
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This element is commonly used to reduce benzophenone to the diphenylketyl radical used in hydrocarbon purification, and either it or lithium, along with alcohol in ammonia, provides electrons necessary for a Birch reduction. The Solvay process produces soda ash, this element's carbonate salt, which is used in water softeners. First isolated by electrolysis of lye, which is this metal's hydroxide, this element burns yellow in a flame test, and baking soda is its bicarbonate. For 10 points, name this element whose chloride forms simple table salt and which is symbolized Na.
Answer: sodium [or Na before mentioned]
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The Rogue and Versa have appeared several times on this show as part of its alliance with Nissan, and this show's most recent season introduced the Sullivan Brother's Carnival. Organizations in this show include the government task force headquartered in Building 26 and the Primatech Paper Corporation, which employed Noah Bennet. This first season of this show concerns an attempt to prevent the destruction of New York predicted by the painter Isaac Mendez. For 10 points, name this show which includes the cheerleader Claire Bennet and the villainous Syler, an NBC show about people with powers.
Answer: Heroes
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This man argued that a just God would not inflict "eternal punishment for temporary offences" in an essay that argued against the immortality of the soul. Pamphilus observes the conversations of Demea, Cleanthes, and Philo in his Dialogues concerning Natural Religion. The is-ought problem is also known as this man's fork. His most famous work contains a section on miracles, and also considers the problem of the missing shade of blue. For 10 points, name this member of the Scottish Enlightenment whose Treatise on Human Nature was reworked into An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.
Answer: David Hume
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This animal experiences approximately 8 hours of REM sleep per day, which is the highest of any mammal. Like snakes, certain defensin-like proteins are found in this animal's venom. Both males and females have ten sex chromosomes, and they may be the only mammals that follow the ZW sex determination system, a characteristic shared with birds. They belong to genus Ornithorhynchus, and other similarities to birds, including the use of a cloaca for reproduction, show these animals' early divergence from the placentals and marsupials. For 10 points, name these primitive mammals, certain egg-laying monotremes with duck bills.
Answer: duck-bill platypus [or Ornithorhynchus anatinus]
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The protagonist of this novel believes that his grandfather is a paper magnate living in Buffalo, New York under the name Joe Colchic. Its protagonist is accused of the murder of Sister Dorothea Kongetter after falling in love with Roswitha Raguna while working for Bebra's troupe. Alfred swallows a party pin in this novel, and his son is the protagonist who helps Bronski steal a necklace for Agnes by cutting a hole through glass with his voice. The protagonist of this novel grows a hump after he stops growing at the age of three. For 10 points, name this novel about Oskar Matzerath who plays the title musical instrument, the first book of the Danzig Trilogy by Gunter Grass.
Answer: The Tin Drum [or Die Blechtrommel]
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Relations with the United States became strained after this person signed a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation with the Soviet Union and oversaw the explosion of 'Smiling Buddha.' Capitalizing on the success of the Green Revolution, this ruler won a second term as Prime Minister with the slogan "Stop Poverty." When the High Court of Allahabad declared the election suspect, this prime minister suffered a massive electoral defeat to Morarji Desai, but not before attempting to eliminate political rivals by declaring a State of Emergency. Operation Blue Star, a controversial attack on Sikhs in the Golden Temple of Amritsar, led to her assassination. For 10 points, name this daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first and only female prime minister of India.
Answer: Indira Gandhi [prompt on Gandhi]
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Some buildings that this architect designed using interconnected textile blocks include his Freeman House, "La Miniatura," and Ennis House. This architect designed the Wingspread for the same client for whom he produced the no-walled "Great Workroom," the interior of the Johnson Wax Headquarters. Roman brick and Bedford limestone were used in this architect's Robie House, which exemplifies his Prairie style of architecture. This architect of the Tokyo Imperial Hotel is best known for a cantilevered structure for Edgar Kaufmann in southwestern Pennysylvania. For 10 points, name this American architect who designed Fallingwater.
Answer: Frank Lloyd Wright
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The term "shoe leather cost" refers to the cost of trying to counterbalance this phenomenon. The Mundell-Tobin effect arises as a result of it. Keynesians have argued that it can causes labor markets to reach equilibrium faster. Andrew Jackson's Specie Circular was implemented in order to mitigate it. It has notably affected the Hungarian pengo, the Weimar mark, and, most recently, the Zimbabwean dollar. For 10 points, name this phenomenon which occurs when the money supply increases faster than the rate of economic growth.
Answer: inflation
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Weyl's theorem can be used to show that the Dirchlet type of these are asymptotic, providing an answer to the Mark Kac-proposed question "can one hear the shape of a drum?"In quantum mechanics, ladder operators alter these quantities by one, and they are taken to be 1 or -1 for the permutation operator. Always real for a Hermitian matrix, they are the roots of the characteristic polynomial, and for diagonal matrices, they are given by the entries of the diagonal. For 10 points, name these scalars that, when multiplying a matrix, are equal to the product of a vector with that matrix and which are usually denoted by the Greek letter lambda.
Answer: eigenvalues [or latent roots; proper values; characteristic roots; characteristic values]
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Early in this conflict, Boii and Insubrian revolts ruined Roman plans, and its first confrontation on Italian soil, the Battle of Ticinus, forced the Romans to retreat to Placentia. The disastrous defeat of Varro and Paullus at a more famous battle caused Philip V to forge an alliance with Rome's enemies, initiating the First Macedonian War. The Romans had better luck in this war's Spanish theater, expelling the opposing general's brothers, Mago and Hasdrubal. This allowed a final push into Africa by Scipio, and there, despite his elephants, the Battle of Zama saw the final defeat of Hannibal. For 10 points, identify this second war between Rome and Carthage.
Answer: Second Punic War
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A prologue by this author decries singing of "wars, of captains, and of kings, Of cities founded, commonwealths begun." This poet whined "My burning flesh in sweat did boil" in a poem about a fever, and in another poem wrote of "piteous shrieks of dreadful voice" and "fearful sound of `fire' and `fire.'" This author of "Verses Upon the Burning of Our House" addressed one collection as an "ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain," and opened another poem with the line "If ever two were one, then surely we." For 10 points, name this poet who included "The Author to Her Book" and "To My Dear and Loving Husband" in her collection The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung up in America.
Answer: Anne Bradstreet
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One member of this group painted landscapes like Mount Desert Island, Maine. Aside from Jervis McEntee, members of this group included Worthington Whittredge and Sanford Robinson Gifford, as well as the painter of The Heart of the Andes. One member of this group created a work depicting William Cullen Bryant in the Catskills standing next to this group's most famous member, the painter of The Course of Empire and The Voyage of Life. For 10 points, name this American art movement which included such painters as Frederic Church, Asher Durand and Thomas Cole.
Answer: Hudson River School
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During this conflict, two ships, forced to turn back after a premature departure from Marseilles, were shamefully met by the main fleet going in the opposite direction. Within three years of its end, two of its leaders, Baldwin and Boniface, were both killed by Bulgarians. Pope Innocent III excommunicated all of its participants when they attacked the Dalmatian capital in exchange for assistance from Enrico Dandolo, the doge of Venice. After that siege of Zara, they established the Latin Empire by laying siege to a city on the Bosporus. For 10 points, identify this crusade whose participants sacked Constantinople.
Answer: Fourth Crusade
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This god was the lover of Melaina and Corycia, the daughters of Cephissus, who was turned into a sea monster by this god. This god's lover Cyparissus asked that his tears fall forever in penance for killing a tame deer, a penance this god granted by turning Cyparissus into a cypress tree. This god served as shepherd for King Admetus for one year as punishment for avenging the death of his son Asclepius, but his less forgiving actions include flaying the satyr Marsyas. This lover of Hyacinthus exchanged several of his cattle with Hermes for the first tortoise-shell lyre. Also known for pursuing Daphne, for 10 points, name this Greek god of light, music, and the arts.
Answer: Apollo
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If sufficiently light, these particles could be produced in a Drell-Yan type process which would occur in proton-antiproton collisions at the Tevatron. The first solution to the Yang-Mills equation was one of these particles named for Wu and Yang, and Dirac showed that these particles imply quantization of electric charge. Providing symmetry to Maxwell's equations, these particles contradict the fact that the divergence of the B-field is zero, thereby violating Gauss's law for magnetism. For 10 points, identify these particles, the magnetic analogues of charge with either north or south-oriented directions.
Answer: magnetic monopole
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Historically, the Lachine Canal in this city's southwest allowed ships to navigate around the canal's namesake rapids though more recently, that district near Atwater Market, has become gentrified. Just north of downtown, a giant illuminated cross rests atop a mountain that is part of the Monteregian Hills. Nuns' Island and Ile Bizard are some of the islands in the Hochelaga archipelago of which this city's namesake island is the largest. A world exposition in this city gave it a geodesic dome named the Biosphere while an Olympics nine years later gave it a stadium nicknamed the Big O. Lying at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, for 10 points, name this city, the home of McGill University and the largest city in Quebec.
Answer: Montreal
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A version of this play that added the servant Arante and a happy ending was created by Nahum Tate. The servant Oswald urges his killer to deliver a letter in this play, and another character in this work is prevented from committing suicide by his son, who takes him to some imaginary cliffs. One character in this play disguises himself as Tom O Bedlam to escape his bastard half-brother Edmond. After demonstrating loyalty to the title character, Gloucester is blinded by Cornwall and Regan. For 10 points, name this Shakespeare play in which Cordelia is the only faithful daughter of the title British king.
Answer: King Lear
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A propaganda brochure in its defense asks, "Did [it] fall out of the sky?" and, "Is [it] a gymnastic apparatus?" Its end was precipitated by the Monday demonstrations, and parts of it now reside in the Vatican Gardens and the Sanctuary of Fatima in Portugal. Its East Side Gallery featured Dmitri Vrubel's painting of an infamous kiss from Brezhnev. Wooden crosses near Checkpoint Charlie commemorate its victims, the most famous being Peter Fechter, who was shot in its 'death strip.' In response to a mass emigration, Erich Honecker began its construction in 1961 and it was dismantled 28 years later. A physical manifestation of the Iron Curtain, for 10 points, name this structure which Ronald Reagan told Gorbachev to tear down.
Answer: Berlin Wall
2009 ACF Fall Bonuses by Caltech + Dartmouth A
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In February 2002, he became the first head of state to be tried by an international war crimes court. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this man who was president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and who was tried for crimes against humanity and genocide in Kosovo and Croatia.
Answer: Slobodan Milosevic
[10] In an effort to appear democratic during his presidency, Milosevic arranged early elections in Yugoslavia during the summer of 2000. He was defeated by this man who was supported by all 18 opposition parties.
Answer: Vojislav Kostunica
[10] Kostunica was president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until March 2003, one month after the country adopted this new name. The country would keep this name until its two constituents broke apart in June 2006.
Answer: Serbia and Montenegro
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It includes an afternoon on Mount Arafat as well as the Stoning of the Devil. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this annual pilgrimage taken by millions of Muslims to Mecca, mandated by the fifth pillar of Islam.
Answer: hajj
[10] Those who undertake the hajj must circumambulate this black cube, which contains the Black Stone as an eastern cornerstone and which was supposedly constructed by Abraham.
Answer: Kaaba
[10] Near the Kaaba is this well that miraculously appeared to slake the thirst of Ishmael as he and his mother traversed the desert. Pilgrims drink from it after circumambulating the Kaaba.
Answer: The Well of Zamzam
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The title character of this play nicknames his wife Queen Omphale and is tricked into donning a straitjacket by the maid Margaret. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this play in which the Captain is driven insane by his wife Laura and his doubts about the paternity of his daughter Bertha.
Answer: The Father
[10] The Father was written by this Swedish playwright of The Pelican, The Ghost Sonata, and Miss Julie.
Answer: August Strindberg
[10] August Strindberg hails from this Scandinavian country, as does Selma Lagerloff. A character known only by this nationality is killed by a gambler in Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel."
Answer: Sweden [accept Swede or Swedish]
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This piece was inspired by its composer's introduction to Mathilde von Zemlinsky. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this one-movement string sextet inspired by a Richard Dehmel poem. This piece used a controversial inverted ninth chord and is about one lover's revelation of her adultery.
Answer: "Transfigured Night," Op. 4 [or Verklarte Nacht, Op. 4]
[10] "Transfigured Night" was an early work by this composer who taught Anton Webern, developed the twelve-tone technique, and composed Moses and Aaron and Pierrot Lunaire.
Answer: Arnold Schoenberg
[10] Schoenberg was based in this European city, which was the center of production for Mozart and Johann Strauss, who popularized a form of waltz named after this city.
Answer: Vienna [or Wien]
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This religion is incredibly similar to the Brazilian Candomble. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Cuban religion also known as Regla de Ocha and Lukumi, a syncretic religion inspired by Yoruban beliefs, Native American religion, and Catholicism.
Answer: Santeria
[10] Santeria uses Catholic saints to hide worship of these spirits of Yoruba religion, all of whom are manifestations of Olodumare. They include such figures as Shango, Oya, and Erinle.
Answer: orishas [or orixas]
[10] Another syncretic Caribbean religion is this Haitian one which worships such loas as Papa Legba. You might know it for its unfortunate association with curses using namesake dolls.
Answer: Vodou [or Vaudou; or voodoo]
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It has a blind spot where the optic nerve passes through the eye. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name the layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye which passes sensory information to the optic nerve. It contains photoreceptor cells like rods and cones.
Answer: retina
[10] This part of the retina specialized for visual acuity has a high concentration of cone cells at its center, the fovea. Its degeneration comes in a "wet" form and manifests as a progressive loss of central vision.
Answer: macula
[10] This pigment in rod cell membranes activated by light contains retinal and serves to produce photoreceptors like rods and cones. It is a G-protein coupled receptor also known as visual purple.
Answer: rhodopsin [do not accept "opsin"]
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Name some examples of Edgar Allen Poe references in popular culture for 10 points each:,
[10] Catherine and Sara debate whether a murder was more like "The Tell Tale Heart" or "A Cask of Amontillado" after finding a body sealed up in a chimney on an episode of this show. Laurence Fishburne will be brought in to replace Gil Grissom after his season nine retirement.
Answer: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
[10] This country singer's video for "A Little Too Late" depicts a reversal of fortune on the Cask of Amontillado story. He feuded with the Dixie Chicks over his "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue" and also sings "Beer for My Horses" and "As Good as I Once Was."
Answer: Tobey Keith
[10] In the Venture Brothers season two episode "Fallen Arches," this butterfly themed villain and lover of Dr. Girlfriend recites from "The Pit and the Pendulum."
Answer: The Monarch
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The Sachs-Wolfe effect leads to its spectrum being uneven due to gravitational redshift. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this radiation permeating the universe in the form of photons with temperature of about 2.7 Kelvins and wavelength slightly longer than IR.
Answer: CMBR [or cosmic microwave background radiation]
[10] This spacecraft, launched in 2001 and also called Explorer 80, is a successor to the COBE satellite in its study of temperature variations across the CMB.
Answer: WMAP [or Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe]
[10] Anisotropy measurements of the CMB give values of about 70 km per second-megaparsec for this constant, which is linked with the rate of recession of galaxies from Earth. This constant's namesake also names a famous space telescope launched in 1990.
Answer: Hubble constant
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Characters in this work include the devilish tempter Archimago, and the title character is a representation of Queen Elizabeth named Gloriana. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this allegorical poem of six books.
Answer: The Faerie Queen
[10] This author of The Shepheardes Calender and Amoretti wrote The Faerie Queen.
Answer: Edmund Spenser
[10] This hero of the first book of The Faerie Queen defeats Sans Foy, Sans Loy, and Sans Joy and rescues Una from a dragon.
Answer: Red Cross Knight
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The unexpected death of Vice-president Garrett Hobart required William McKinley to choose a replacement for his re-election ticket. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name the governor of New York who would replace Hobart despite opposition from Republican bosses who feared he would not toe the party line.
Answer: Theodore Roosevelt
[10] This powerful senator from Ohio and campaign manager for McKinley famously asked of Roosevelt supporters, "Don't any of you realize there's only one life between that madman and the presidency?"
Answer: Marcus "Mark" Alonzo Hanna
[10] Hanna's fears were confirmed in September 1901 when this Polish anarchist fatally shot McKinley, leading to Roosevelt's assumption of the presidency
Answer: Leon Czolgosz
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Yellowish smoke dominates much of this painting, and a rabbit can be seen fleeing from the central object. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this 1844 painting depicting a train crossing a bridge.
Answer: Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway
[10] Rain, Steam and Speed was painted by this artist who depicted Hannibal crossing the Alps in Snow Storm. He is known for portraying natural phenomena such as sunlight and fog.
Answer: Joseph Mallord William Turner
[10] In this Turner painting, dead and dying passengers of the titular craft are being thrown overboard as a typhoon approaches.
Answer: The Slave Ship
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This Cardinal organized the Field of the Cloth of Gold, and he proposed the Amicable Grant tax. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Archbishop of York and builder of the Hampton Court Palace whose downfall came when he was unable to secure the annulment of his king's marriage to Catherine of Aragon.
Answer: Thomas Wolsey
[10] Thomas Wolsey was an early advisor to this king of England who began the Reformation there and had six wives.
Answer: Henry VIII of England
[10] Another advisor of Henry VIII was this author of the first Book of Common Prayer, who was able to devise a plan for annulling Henry's marriage to Catherine.
Answer: Thomas Cranmer
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This figure enlisted Myrtilus to aid him in a task that thirteen suitors died trying to do. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this king who won a chariot race for the hand of Hippodamia after his left shoulder was eaten by Demeter during a feast for the Olympians.
Answer: Pelops
[10] This father of Pelops served him to the Olympians. This man also stole ambrosia and nectar and was punished by being unable to reach some water and low-hanging fruit despite it being right there.
Answer: Tantalus
[10] One granddaughter of Pelops was this wife of Amphitryon and later Rhadamanthys. She was aided by Lucina and Galanthis in giving birth to Hercules.
Answer: Alcmene [or Alcmena]
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One circuit construct used to determine this quantity was invented by Samuel Hunter Christie in 1833 but is named for the man who improved upon it a decade later. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this quantity equal to voltage divided by current according to Ohm's law.
Answer: electrical resistance [prompt on R]
[10] Name that aforementioned electric circuit consisting of four resistors, a battery, and an ammeter, which is used to determine an unknown electrical resistance.
Answer: Wheatstone bridge
[10] The similar Hay Bridge enables determination of an unknown value of this quantity by balancing the load of its four arms. This quantity is most commonly measured in Henrys.
Answer: inductance
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He translated Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism into English. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this functionalist sociologist, who wrote The Social System and The Structure of Social Action.
Answer: Talcott Parsons
[10] The Structure of Social Action is credited with introducing to America the theories of Vilfredo Pareto as well as of this French sociologist, who wrote The Division of Labour in Society and Suicide.
Answer: Emile Durkheim
[10] Durkheim uses this term to refer to a state caused by a breakdown of social norms. One of his four categories of suicide is named after it.
Answer: anomie
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In the third act of this opera, Hans Sachs delivers a speech beginning "Beware! Evil tricks threaten us." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this comic opera that includes Beckmesser, who is defeated by the Franconian knight Walther von Stolzing in a contest to woo Pogner's daughter Eva.
Answer: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg [or Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg]
[10] The Mastersingers of Nuremberg was composed by this anti-Semitic composer who depicted Venusberg in Tannhauser and who also composed the "Ride of the Valkyries."
Answer: Wilhelm Richard Wagner
[10] The Grail and Faith leitmotifs are introduced early in this final Wagner opera about the title Arthurian knight, who encounters Kundry, the king Amfortas, and the magician Klingsor.
Answer: Parsifal
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A young Abe Fortas argued this case, which reinterpreted the Sixth Amendment. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this 1963 Supreme Court case which resulted from the break-in of a Florida pool hall.
Answer: Gideon v. Wainwright [accept either name]
[10] Gideon v. Wainwright was deliberated during this man's tenure as Chief Justice; he was later the namesake of the investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Answer: Earl Warren
[10] Gideon v. Wainwright overturned Betts v. Brady, which had modified the ruling in an Alabama rape case against nine African Americans who are known by this name.
Answer: Scottsboro Boys
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One character in this play tells the story of the "Not-I bird." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this play in which Elesin Oba strangles himself in prison after his son Olunde kills himself to complete the ritual suicide disallowed by Simon Pilkings.
Answer: Death and the King's Horseman
[10] This Nigerian playwright of such works as Madmen and Specialists and The Interpreters wrote Death and the King's Horseman.
Answer: Wole Soyinka
[10] In this Soyinka play, the chief Baroka buys off a surveyor who wants to build a road through his village. The main plot involves his rivalry with the schoolteacher Lakunle for the hand of the eighteen year old Sidi.
Answer: The Lion and the Jewel
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The Zincke type of this functional group is formed by reacting pyridinium salts with secondary amines and then hydrolyzing the product. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this functional group with general formula RCOH, whose carbonyl is terminal unlike in ketones.
Answer: aldehydes
[10] This reaction is a disproportionation between two aldehydes to yield a carboxylic acid and alcohol. This reaction's namesake conducted experiments proving Avogadro's hypothesis.
Answer: Cannizzaro reaction
[10] A primary alcohol can only be synthesized by one of these magnesium-based reagents when they are reacted with the simplest aldehyde, formaldehyde.
Answer: Grignard reagents
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He coined the term "arche-writing" to illustrate the fundamental breach between language and the meaning it attempts to convey. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this French philosopher who delivered the lecture "Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences" and wrote Of Grammatology.
Answer: Jacques Derrida
[10] In Of Grammatology, Derrida introduced this philosophical approach which seeks to expose the inherent contradictions of any text to show the impossibility of assigning it a fixed meaning.
Answer: deconstructionism
[10] In the lecture "Of Spirit," Derrida discussed the thought of this German philosopher known for introducing the concept of Dasein in his magnum opus, Being and Time.
Answer: Martin Heidegger
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The Great Sand Dunes of Colorado recently became the nation's newest national park. Identify these others for 10 points each:,
[10] Badwater Basin, the lowest point in the United States at 282 feet below sea level, is located in this national park.
Answer: Death Valley National Park
[10] Tennessee and North Carolina share this mountainous national park containing a subrange of the Appalachians named for its thick fog.
Answer: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
[10] The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was formed by the 1912 eruption of Novarupta, the largest of the twentieth century, in this Alaskan national park.
Answer: Katmai National Park
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Answer the following about the opera Victory over the Sun, for 10 points each:,
[10] The opera was a masterwork of the Russian branch of this movement whose manifesto was written by Filippo Marinetti and whose works include Balla's Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash.
Answer: Futurism
[10] Victory over the Sun was also influenced by this geometric art movement that characterized Juan Gris's works, and was co-founded by Braque and Picasso.
Answer: Cubism
[10] The first staging of Victory over the Sun incited a riot comparable to the one at the 1913 premier of this Stravinsky ballet that begins with a bassoon solo.
Answer: The Rite of Spring [or Le Sacre du Printemps]
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An exception in tribal law allows the beautiful Fayaway to canoe with the protagonist in this novel. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this "Peep at Polynesian Life" which chronicles Tom and Toby's escape from the Dolly and which was based on its author's own time among cannibals in the Marquesas.
Answer: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life
[10] This author of Typee wrote about Captain Ahab's search for a giant white whale in Moby Dick.
Answer: Herman Melville
[10] Another South Pacific character created by Melville is this tattooed chief harpooner of the Pequod, who shares a bed with Ishmael at the beginning of Moby Dick.
Answer: Queequeg

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