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2008 ACF Fall Tossups by Cornell
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The Dead Man and the Dead Woman are invited by Aroni to appear at the Gathering of the Tribes in this man's A Dance of the Forests, and his other works include the chaotic Requiem for a Futurologist. He wrote poems based on Gulliver's Travels, Ulysses, and Hamlet in his collection A Shuttle in the Crypt, produced during the same prison stay as his memoir The Man Died. One work by this man describes the love triangle between Lakunle, Baroka, and Sidi, while in another, Simon Pilkings orders Sergeant Amusa to prevent the ritual suicide of Elesin Oba. For 10 points, identify this Nigerian playwright, the author of The Lion and the Jewel and Death and the King's Horseman.
Answer: Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka [accept A Dance of the Forests before "this man's"]
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Garon Michael donned one to play drums to Phil Collins's In the Air Tonight in a Cadbury commercial. Fester Bestertester was pummeled by a certain animal in Don Martin's Don Martin Bounces Back! after he mocked the January 31st national holiday for them. One was allegedly used as a disguise by Theo Epstein when he resigned as Red Sox GM in 2005, and a study by Simons and Chabris that had people count the number of times a basketball was passed showed that subjects would fail to see a person dressed in one because of inattentional blindness. For 10 points, name these full-bodied costumes that allow wearers to portray a certain kind of ape.
Answer: gorilla suits
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One character in this novel is blackmailed by a man named John Barsad. Jerry Cruncher nicknames himself "resurrection man" because he steals fresh corpses to sell to medical students. One character is discovered spending nine straight days making shoes in a fit of temporary insanity by Jarvis Lorry, who works for Tellson's Bank. That character was unjustly imprisoned for eighteen years because he refused to cover up St. Evremonde Brothers' rape, and Miss Pross shoots Madame Defarge to protect the secrecy of Lucie Manette's escape from Paris. For 10 points, name this novel in which Sydney Carton takes the place of the condemned Charles Darnay by Charles Dickens.
Answer: A Tale of Two Cities
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Their spectra are similar to those of Seyfert Galaxies, and the BL Lac objects were once classified as a type of these. The spectra of many of these objects contain a series of absorption lines at the Lyman alpha transition wavelengths. 3C 273 was the first of these objects discovered by Sandage and Mathews in the Virgo cluster, and its spectrum indicated its redshift implied it had 90% of the velocity of light. Some of these objects have been measured to be as far away as thirteen billion light years. For 10 points, name these objects, believed to be an accretion disk powered by a supermassive black hole, and the oldest, farthest, and brightest objects detected in the night sky.
Answer: Quasar [or Quasi Stellar Object; or Quasi Stellar Radio Source; prompt on AGN; prompt on active galactic nucleus/nuclei]
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This group's creation was inspired by the book Stride Towards Freedom. A speech critical of Kennedy's planned civil rights bill was given during the March on Washington by its leader, John Lewis, who also oversaw the organization of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party for the 1964 Democratic Convention. Initially started in Greensboro, North Carolina, it was formally organized in a conference led by Ella Baker at Shaw University. After the Watts Riots, it began to reject civil rights legislation and was taken over by its militant branch. For 10 points, name this civil rights organization that supported "black power" under the leadership of Stokely Carmichael.
Answer: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee [or SNCC; or Snick]
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He contrasted the lifestyle of "the fleet nomads of desert lands" with the intellectual ideas of Kotzebue and Schiller in his poem "The Bedouin," and he critiqued Bruno Bauer and the Young Hegelians in a work he co-authored titled The Holy Family. During a trip to Manchester while working for a textile firm he took notes on the working class life that culminated into his first book, The Conditions of the Working Class in England in 1844, and his best known collaboration ends with the section "Private Accumulation" that talks about the "economic original sin" and critiques capitalism. For 10 points, name this philosopher, who edited Das Kapital after Karl Marx's death.
Answer: Friedrich Engels
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The Abbe number is defined in terms of this quantity, which can be found using Cauchy's or Sellmeier's equation. It is equal to the square root of the product of the relative permeability and the relative permittivity of the material, and metamaterials could have a negative value for this quantity. The arctangent of the ratio between two materials' values for this gives Brewster's Angle. It also appears in an equation that follows from Fermat's Principle, Snell's Law, and it is defined as the ratio of the speed of light in a vacuum to in a medium. For 10 points, name this property which governs a namesake effect in which a beam of light is bent as it passes between mediums.
Answer: Index of Refraction [or Refractive Index]
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This ruler's architect Rabirius built his private residence, the Domus Augustana, and he reinstituted the Ludi Capitolini. He celebrated a triumph over the Chati and gave himself the title Germanicus, and later he formally added the provinces of Upper and Lower Germania to the empire. This man declared himself censor for life, and his prefect Cornelius Fuscus oversaw a disastrous war with Dacia. More notably, he recalled Agricola from Britain and after a revolt led by Saturninus, began to purge the senate. He was assassinated in 96 CE and succeeded by Nerva. For 10 points, name this last of the Flavian emperors, who followed his elder brother Titus.
Answer: Domitian [or Titus Flavius Domitianus]
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One character has a dream of a chained bear being attacked by a greyhound, and Bramimonde changes her name to Juliana at the end of this work. Ivor and Samson are among "The Twelve Peers," while the meek Thierry miraculously defeats Pinabel in a duel. King Marsile sends a tribute to save the city of Saragossa with his envoy Blancandrin, who plots with Ganelon to betray his stepson.Archbishop Turpin and Oliver are killed standing beside the title character, who "burst[s] both the temples of his brain" while blowing his horn Oliphant. For10 points, the wielder of Durandal is ambushed by the Saracensin what epic poem about a paladin of Charlemagne?
Answer: The Song of Roland [or La Chanson de Roland]
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This figure's wife once sent a ring to his mother's handmaiden Fulla. Thor killed the dwarf Lit shortly after the giantess Hyrrokkin arrived to help with one of this god's possessions. He lived in the land of "fewest baneful runes," which is home to his hall Breidablik. He sent Draupnir back to Asgard with his brother Hermod, who'd been denied in his petition on this god's behalf by another god disguised as Thokk. This owner of Hringhorn, husband of Nanna, and father of Forseti was avenged by Vali after his death. For 10 points, identify this son of Odin and Frigg, who died after Loki tricked his blind brother Hoder into killing him with a mistletoe dart, the most beautiful of the Aesir.
Answer: Baldur [or Balder]
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This instrument is featured in the second movement of Rautavaara's Dances with the Winds. It restates the intermezzo motive for the third and last time after the flute cadenza in the Concerto for Orchestra, having ended the previous movement in a duet with the horn. Concertos written for it include a modern one by Lowell Liebermann, as well as some by Vivaldi that were originally performed on a Baroque instrument with a similar but smaller range, the sopranino recorder. Starting the fugue in Britten's A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, for 10 points, name this instrument that plays a famous solo in The Stars and Stripes Forever, and is often described as a small flute.
Answer: piccolo
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Compounds studied by this technique may be mixed with mineral oil to form a nujol mull, and potassium bromide pellets can also be mixed with solid analytes in another variation. This technique is only useful with compounds that see a change in dipole moment, which is why homonuclear diatomics cannot be studied using this technique. The spectrum produced by this technique has a region unique to each molecule called the "fingerprint" region, and carbonyl containing groups have a characteristic response to it at around 1700 wavemumbers. For 10 points, name this spectroscopic technique that uses light shorter than microwaves but longer than red visible light.
Answer: IR Spectroscopy [or Infrared Spectroscopy]
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In one of his works, three nude women can be seen in room with his most famous work in the background of the painting, and his series of "concert cafe" paintings such as At the Concert Europeen notably use the Conte crayon. He also depicted performers doing the can-can in his Le Chahut, and another painting sees a boy standing in the water with his hands near his mouth as another boy rests his legs in the water. In addition to Bathers at Asnieres, he is best known for a work depicting several people relaxing near a waterway as a woman with a large behind has a monkey on a leash. For 10 points, name this pointillist painter of Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte.
Answer: Georges-Pierre Seurat
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Two characters in this novel are shunned from their home country after they throw a newly wed couple off their sled to divert a pack of hungry wolves chasing them. The title character is enthralled by the music of the Blind D'Arnault, who plays at Mrs. Gardener's hotel, and later she avoids being raped by Wick Cutter. Lena Lingard convinces the narrator to visit the title character after she has been abandoned by her fiancee Larry Donovan, and later she marries Anton Cuzak after moving back to Nebraska. For 10 points, identify this novel in which Jim Burden describes his encounters with the Shimerda family written by Willa Cather.
Answer: My Antonia
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One member of this house gained hereditary lands in the Treaty of Krakow, which made him a vassal of the king of Poland. A second member of this house replaced Alexander John Cuza and established this house'sSigmaringen branch, which ruled in Romania, and after the deposition of Isabella II, another member of this house was offered the throne of Spain but declined due to French opposition. This house split into Swabian and Franconian branches, and its members came to prominence as Murgraves of Brandenburg. For 10 points, name this family which included Frederick the Great and two Kaiser Wilhelms, and which ruled Prussia and the unified Germany.
Answer: House of Hohenzollern
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The "Salt Pan" is a section of the Cienaga de Zapatas Park, which is located in its Matanzas province. The longest river in this country partly forms the border between the Holguin and Granma provinces after originating in the Sierra Maestra, and the chain of islands extending from its Hicasos peninsula to the Nuevitas bay is called the Sabana-Camaguey archipelago. Isla de la Juventud is located south of the Gulf of Batabano off the Caribbean coast of this country, whose cities include Pinar del Rio and Santiago. Located south of the Straits of Florida, for 10 points, identify this country whose easternmost province is Guantanamo and whose capital is Havana.
Answer: Republic of Cuba
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This writer discussed nasal reflexes and the concept of "Hamlet the hysteric" in a series of letters written to Wilhelm Fliess. One of his works argues that the murder of the title figure is the basis of the Jewish faith while another argues that the title structured society infringes on individual desires, leading to the title misery. In addition to Moses and Monotheism and Civilization and its Discontents, he explored incest in primitive cultures in Totem and Taboo and discussed the concepts of id, ego, and superego in Beyond the Pleasure Principle. For 10 points, name this writer of The Interpretation of Dreams, the founder of psychoanalysis.
Answer: Sigmund Freud
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Enrico Caruso legendarily added an extra high C at the end of this opera's aria "Di quella pira." One character sings about her mother who was burned alive in "Stride la Vampa," and she later confesses that to get her vengeance she stole her enemy's son but accidentally threw her own son into the fire. The Duchess Leonora drinks poison after selling herself to secure the freedom of the title character, and the opera ends when the gypsy Azucena reveals the title character is actually Count di Luna's brother. For 10 points, name this opera concluding with Manrico's execution that features "The Anvil Chorus," composed by Giuseppi Verdi.
Answer: Il Trovatore [accept The Troubadour]
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The Kidd glycoproteins present on their surface act as urea transporters. Spectrin and ankyrin are found in the cytoskeletal network of these cells and antibodies on their surface are detected by the direct Coombs test. They express high levels of CD47, which prevents phagocytosis by macrophages in the spleen, and kidneys release EPO which stimulate the production of these. Excess production of them results in polycythemia, and their count is depressed in anemia. Produced in the bone marrow, they are biconcave and lack nuclei. For 10 points, identify these cells that contain hemoglobin, and help transport oxygen to tissues.
Answer: red blood cells [or RBCs; or erythrocytes]
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Upon ascending to his highest office, he married Aseneth, the daughter of a priest of On. He gave his first son by Aseneth a name meaning "oblivion," while his nephews were given names like Belah, Ashbel, Gera, and Ehi to honor him. He planted a silver cup in one of his brothers' bags in order to test them; Judah would loyally demand that this man sacrifice him instead of Benjamin. He tricked his dying father into blessing his son Ephraim before his other son Manessah, and was appointed Viceroy of Egypt after advising the storage of grain based on his analysis of the Pharaoh's dream. For 10 points, name this first son of Rachel and Jacob who had a multicolored coat.
Answer: Joseph [accept Yosef or Yusuf]
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TB. One of its rulers traded blows with the Aetolian League before signing the Treaty of Phoenice, in which he renounced an alliance formed with Hannibal after Cannae. Lucius Aemilius Paulus defeated another of its rulers at Pydna after his aforementioned father had lost at Cynoscephalae. Another ruler of it introduced the sarissa, a twenty foot pike, which allowed him to win at Crocus Field and Chaeronea before being killed by his bodyguard Pausanias. His son would expand this place's control at battles like Granicus, Issus, and Gaugamela, where he defeated Darius III and conquered Persia. For 10 points, name this kingdom home to Phillip II and Alexander the Great.
Answer: Macedon [do not accept "Macedonia"]
2008 ACF Fall Bonuses by Cornell
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The two title characters answer to each other's names, play Questions, and flip a coin a bunch of times before they die like they're supposed to. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this play, whose title is from Hamlet, and which features familiar characters like Polonius as well as original ones like Alfred.
Answer: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
[10] This author of Jumpers and The Real Inspector Hound wrote Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Answer: Tom Stoppard [or Tomaš Straussler]
[10] Henry Carr reminisces about his role in a production of The Importance of Being Earnest in this play centering the on the interactions between Tristan Tzara, Lenin, and James Joyce in Zurich during World War One.
Answer: Travesties
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The Devshirme system of conscription was used to recruit these soldiers. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name these slave warriors who were mostly Christians or converts to Islam, and were first employed by Sultan Murad I.
Answer: The Janissaries [or Yeniceri]
[10] The Janissaries saw their end in this 1826 event after their rebellion against Sultan Mahmud's reforms.
Answer: the Auspicious Incident
[10] The Janissaries must have been particularly useful to the Ottomans during the 1453 fall of this city, which resulted in the Ottomans gaining this Byzantine capital. The conquest of this city was led by Sultan Mehmet II.
Answer: Constantinople
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It exists in systems where all improvements for one party would result in some corresponding worsening of conditions for another. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this indicator of economic optimality, named for an Italian who is also often identified as the originator of indifference curves.
Answer: Pareto efficiency [or Pareto optimality]
[10] In his landmark work Collective Choice and Social Welfare, this economist showed that Pareto efficiency is mutually exclusive with the concept of personal liberty. He is also known for Poverty and Famines.
Answer: Amartya Sen
[10] An extension of Pareto efficiency named for this economist and Kaldor. He has a namesake demand function often contrasted with that of Marshall.
Answer: John Hicks
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In the body, a certain dehydrogenase catalyzes the interconversion between it and pyruvate.For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this compound produced in the muscles under anaerobic conditions.
Answer: lactic acid [or lactate]
[10] Lactate cycled from the muscles to this large organ through blood. It then combines thelactate back into a glucose molecule via gluconeogenesis.
Answer: Liver
[10] The cycling of lactate from the muscles to the liver is known by this name, which usually occurs after most exercising is done.
Answer: Cori cycle
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Identify these artists of various works all colloquially entitled Madonna Enthroned, for 10 points each.,
[10] This man's San Barnabas and Bardi altarpieces both feature versions of Madonna Enthroned. He is better known for his Madonna of the Pomogranate and for Primavera.
Answer: Sandro Boticelli [accept: Alessandro Filipepi]
[10] His Ognissanti Madonna includes the twelve apostles surrounding the throne and two angels kneeling before the throne. He also painted works like Lamentation and The Last Judgement in the Arena Chapel in Padua.
Answer: Giotto di Bondone
[10] He painted a Madonna Enthroned with St. Francis as well as a Madonna of Santa Trinita. Known for his departure from the Byzantine style, the Rucellai Madonna was mistakenly attributed to this man by Vasari.
Answer: Cimabue [or Cenni di Pepo]
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Identify these components of the War of 1812, for 10 points each.,
[10] This battle preceded the war, and saw the Americans defeat a Native American force outside Prophetstown. It was later used as part of a catchy Presidential slogan for the winning American general.
Answer: Battle of Tippecanoe
[10] Culminating in 1814, this campaign was an effort by the Americans to take control of Canada. The Battle of Lundy's Lane was the major engagement.
Answer: Niagara Campaign
[10] Occurring weeks after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, the American coalition including Jean Lafitte's pirates and some sympathetic Eastern Woodland Native Americans delivered a victory that would enhance the reputation of Andrew Jackson.
Answer: Battle of New Orleans
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Identify these Alexander Pushkin works, for 10 points each.,
[10] The title character kills Lensky in a duel after flirting with his fiancee Olga in this verse novel.
Answer: Eugene Onegin [or Yevgeniy Onegin]
[10] A knight of Kievan Russia journeys to find his bride, who has been abducted on their wedding night by the wizard Chernomor in this Pushkin work that is the basis for a Glinka opera.
Answer: Ruslan and Lyudmila [or Ruslan i Lyudmila]
[10] A young man who has seen his family and his livelihood destroyed by a flood of the Neva River, blames the misfortune on a royal statue in his home city.
Answer: The Bronze Horseman [or Medniy Vsadnik]
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In 1949 William Giauque won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. For 10 points each:,
[10] To reach temperatures a fraction of a Kelvin above this very cold temperature, Giauque proposed a refrigerator that used the process of adiabatic demagnetization.
Answer: absolute zero [accept zero Kelvins; or zero degrees Rankine; or negative 273.15 degrees Celsius; or negative 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit]
[10] This property is important to adiabatic demagnetization. Under a strong magnetic field, the magnetic moments of the atoms of materials with this property partially align parallel with the field, thus becoming magnetized.
Answer: paramagnetism [word forms acceptable]
[10] Giauque was interested in low temperatures verify this physical law, which in one form states that at absolute zero, the magnetic moments of a paramagnetic material are perfectly parallel. Walther Nernst did work on this law, which is sometimes named for him.
Answer: Third Law of Thermodynamics [prompt on attempts at abbreviation like "3LT"]
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He took a vow of chastity, rebuilt St. Peter's abbey at Westminster, and did not name his great-nephew, Edgar the Aetheling, as his heir. For 10 points each:[10] Name this English monarch, the son of Ethelred the Unready, who ruled from 1042 to 1066 and was canonized in 1161.,
[10] This Earl of Wessex and brother-in-law of Edward was elected king by the Witenagemot on Edward's death. The last Saxon king of England, he notably lost the Battle of Hastings.
[10] This brother of Harold Godwinson was outlawed for having two thegns illegally executed, after which he was replaced as Earl of Northumbria by Morcar. Having formed an alliance with Harald Hardrada, he fought against his brother and was killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
Answer: Edward III [or Edward the Confessor] Harold II [or Harold Godwinson]
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The Bermejo Pass lies to the south of this peak and a famous statue of Christ is located there. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this mountain, first scaled by Matthias Zurbriggen, whose namesake river empties into the Pacific north of Valparaiso.
Answer: Mount Aconcagua
[10] Puncak Jaya is the highest point on the Australian continental plate. It belongs to this large island which is separated from Australia by the Torres strait, and is home to a country with capital Port Morseby
Answer: New Guinea [do not accept: Papua New Guinea]
[10] The last of the Seven Summits to be scaled, this peak is located in Antarctica's Ellsworth Mountains and is named after a United States Congressman.
Answer: Vinson Massif [or Mount Vinson]
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Working titles for this movie include Anhedonia, It Had to Be Jew, Me and My Goy, and Rollercoaster Named Desire. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this 1977 Best Picture Oscar winner, a romantic comedy which chronicles the relationship between the comedian Alvy Singer and the title character, played by Diane Keaton.
Answer: Annie Hall
[10] In addition to starring as Alvy, this man won the Best Director Oscar for Annie Hall. This man also directed What's Up, Tiger Lily? and had relationships with Mia Farrow and his adopted stepdaughter Soon-Yi Previn. Gross.
Answer: Woody Allen [accept Allen Stewart Konigsberg]
[10] Woody Allen also voiced Z, the main character of this 1998 Dreamworks CGI movie. In it, Z and the Sharon Stone-voiced Princess Bala search for Insectopia, and this movie is definitely not to be confused with A Bug's Life.
Answer: Antz
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A.J. destroys the restaurant Chez Robert by releasing a hundred hogs onto the premises, and later he ruins Ali Hassan's orgy by decapitating many of its participants while imitating a pirate. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this novel in which Bill Lee explores the Freeland Republic and Interzone.
Answer: Naked Lunch
[10] This author of The Soft Machine, Queer, and Junkie wrote Naked Lunch.
Answer: William S. Burroughs
[10] Burroughs appears as "Bull Lee" in this novel that also features Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, a fictionalization of the Beat generation by Jack Kerouac.
Answer: On the Road
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The "Aino" theme is featured in this composer's Seventh Symphony in C Major, which is famous for only having one movement. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this nationalistic composer, who wrote The Origin of Fire and Pohjola's Daughter, who also created the patriotic tone poem Finlandia.
Answer: Jean Sibelius [or Janne Sibelius]
[10] This work was originally envisioned as the opera The Building of the Boat, and the first of its four sections shows the title character meeting the "Maidens of the Island" and is based on the Kalevala.
Answer: Lemminkainen Suite
[10] An English horn solo represents this bird "of Tuonela" in tone poem, the third part of the Lemminkainen Suite.
Answer: a swan [or "The Swan of Tuonela"]
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In the Old Testament book named for this figure, Mordechai foils the assassination plot led by Bigthan and Teresh. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this second wife of King Ahasueras, the namesake of the book in which Haman attempts and fails to exterminate the Jews.
Answer: Esther [accept the Book of Esther]
[10] This holiday, also known as the Feast of Lots, occurs on the 14th of Adar and celebrates the deliverance of the Jews as told in the Book of Esther.
Answer: Purim
[10] Ahasueras' first wife Vashti was the daughter of this king of Babylon who, according to the Book of Daniel, saw the writing on the wall at a notable feast he held.
Answer: Belshazzar [accept Balthazar or Bel-sarra-usur]
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Identify the following about a class of reactions, for 10 points each.,
[10] The simplest form of this class of reactions sees the addition of hydrogen atoms or gaining of electrons by non metals.
Answer: reductions [be lenient and prompt on "hydrogenation"]
[10] In this reduction reaction, hydrazine is used in the presence of a strong base like potassium hydroxide to convert ketones and aldehydes into alkanes. It is named for a Russian and a German chemist.
Answer: Wolff-Kishner Reduction
[10] The Clemmensen reduction is an acidic analogue of the Wolff Kishner reduction, which uses an amalgam of this element and mercury. This element plates galvanized steel.
Answer: Zinc [accept Zn]
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Name these Marshals of France, for 10 points each.,
[10] This brother in law of Napoleon commanded the cavalry during Napoleon's Egyptian expedition. He later became King on Naples and Sicily, but after the end of the Hundred Days he was executed in Calabria.
Answer: Joachim Murat
[10] This man's service under Napoleon included the command of the outflanking maneuver which led to the capture of the Austrian army at Ulm. In 1810 he was elected King of Sweden and established the dynasty that reigns in Sweden to this day.
Answer: Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte [or Charles XIV John; or Karl XIV Johan]
[10] This man was hailed as the "savior of Verdun" for his actions during WWI, but was convicted of treason and sentenced to life in prison by De Gaulle due to his involvement with the Vichy government during WWII.
Answer: Phillippe "Marshal" Petain
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Answer the following about Canada's involvement in World War II, for 10 points each.,
[10] Although they had to overcome a seawall twice as large as the one the US encountered at Omaha, the Canadians who landed at this beach during Operation Overlord were the only Allied unit to reach their D-Day objectives.
Answer: Juno beach
[10] Canada's first action in the war, however, was the unsuccessful defense of this then-British protectorate, which fell to the Japanese on December 25, 1941, amidst substantial Canadian casualties.
Answer: Hong Kong
[10] The Canadians were also involved in the disastrous 1942 raid on this port on the Northern coast of France. Mountbatten claimed that, "I have no doubt that the Battle of Normandy was won on the beaches of…" this place.
Answer: Dieppe [prompt on Operation Rutter or Operation Jubilee]
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At one point in this novel, Rostipov is called in to examine Clara del Valle, who has stopped talking. Later, Clara interpretes a dream that helps the gardener Honorio win at gambling. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this novel, in which Clara finally speaks in order to announce that she is going to marry Esteban Trueba. It then follows three generations of the Trueba family after their move from the Tres Marias plantation.
Answer: The House of the Spirits [or La Casa de los Espiritus][10] In addition to writing about Tao Chi'en helping Eliza Sommers pursue her lover Joaquin Andieta to California in Daughter of Fortune, this female Chilean author wrote Of Love and Shadows and House of the Spirits. Isabel Allende Llona
[10] This storytelling title character of two Allende novels sleeps with Riad after Riad's wife Zulema shoots himself, but eventually falls in love with the photographer Rolf Carle.
Answer: Eva Luna [accept either]
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These cells are crescent shaped cells and their shape varies with changing turgor pressure. For 10 points each.,
[10] Identify these cells regulated by potassium ion pumps, whose uptake of potassium ions is thought to be inhibited by abscisic acid.
Answer: Guard Cells[10] This is the structure formed by two guard cells, whose opening and closing allows for diffusion of carbon dioxide and water vapor in plant cells. stomata
[10] In this plant pathway, oxaloacetic acid is converted to malic acid during nighttime. In it, stomata are closed in the morning, but are open in nighttime, and it is exemplified by cacti and epiphytic bromeliads
Answer: CAM [or crassulacean acid metabolism]
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When he first appeared in the Gylfaginning, this figure claimed to be called Skrymir. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this giant who tricked Thjalfi into racing against the personification of thought and rigged an eating contest between Loki and the personification of fire.
Answer: Utgard-Loki [or Utgarda-Loki]
[10] The most prominent figure tricked by Utgard-Loki was this Norse god of thunder, the wielder of Mjolnir, who lost a wrestling match against Elli, the personification of old age.
Answer: Thor [accept Thunor, Thunaer, Thunraz, or Donar]
[10] Thor also failed to completely lift Utgard-Loki's cat, who unbeknownst to him was actually this child of Angrboda and Loki, a constant foe of Thor who will kill and be killed by him at Ragnarok.
Answer: Jormungandr [accept the Midgard Serpent, Midgardsormr, or the World Serpent]
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The title character is alarmed when he sees the ghost of "The Black Friar," which appears only before weddings and deaths while he is staying at the house of Lady Adeline. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this epic poem in which the title character has tryst with the Indian princess Haidee after being forced to flee Spain for sleeping with Donna Julia.
Answer: Don Juan
[10] This author of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage wrote "Don Juan"
Answer: Lord Byron
[10] The narrator of this poem asserts "all that's best of dark and bright" converge in the title character, who is first described as "like the night / Of cloudless climes and starry skies."
Answer: "She Walks in Beauty"

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