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2007 ACF Fall Tossups by Editors and UCI
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This river has its origin in a tributary of Teslin Lake, and the part from there to its confluence with the Pelly River at Fort Selkirk was once known as the Lewes River. Its tributaries include the Stewart River and the Tanana River from the east, and it passes through towns like Carmacks, where a bridge is built over it, and Dawson. Another tributary is the Porcupine River from the north, and it widens into a series of flats near Mountain Village and empties near the Norton Sound. Passing through the city of Whitehorse, FTP, name this longest river in Alaska which shares its name with a Canadian territory that borders Alaska.
Answer: Yukon River
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A "military medical commission" digs up a corpse and marches it with fanfare through a crowd in this author's poem "The Legend of the Dead Soldier." A wealthy merchant unjustly shoots his servant while crossing the Yahi Desert in his play The Exception and the Rule, while Azdak awards Michael to Grusha after she refuses to pull him out of the title location of his play The Caucasian Chalk Circle. The title character of another of his plays sees the deaths of Eilif, Swiss Cheese, and Kattrin while pulling her canteen during the Thirty Years War. Believing that actors should strive for an "alienation effect" to distance themselves from the audience, FTP, name this German playwright of The Threepenny Opera and Mother Courage and Her Children.
Answer: Bertolt Brecht
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The Buriat of Western Mongolia worship this creature as Buxa-Noyon, whom they say sided with the Red Army in World War II. Initiates in the cult of Kybele were expected to bathe in this animal's blood as it was sacrificed. Under the Ptolemaic dynasty, the cult of Serapis, a god appearing as this animal, was established in Alexandria after its cult statue was taken from Pontic Sinope. Also in Egypt, one of these animals was worshipped as a manifestation of Ptah and of Osiris in Memphis under the name Apis. Mithras created all living things when he sacrificed one of these creatures. FTP, what is this animal, one of which also served as the father of the famed Cretan Minotaur?
Answer: Bull [also accept Ox]
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Recent research from Europe suggests that Vitamin A therapy may be a future regenerative therapy for this disease, which is still regarded as irreversible. Its occurrence is elevated in patients with genetically decreased levels of alpha-antitrypsin1, since that protein usually inactivates the enzyme elastase. In most cases, environmental toxins trigger inflammation and release of proteases, which digest the alveolar walls, decreasing the total surface area for gas diffusion. Found in patients often referred to as either "pink puffers" or "blue bloaters, FTP name this chronic obstructive pulmonary disease whose incidence is greatly increased by smoking tobacco.
Answer: emphysema
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The first movement of Britten's Piano Concerto is one of these, and another follows a "Pastorale" and a "Hymne" in Poulenc's Three Pieces for Piano. Another movement in this genre, which begins with sixteen rapidly-repeated E's, is the last movement in the original piano version of Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin. Another of these for solo piano begins with repeated D's and is Prokofiev's opus 11. The most famous of these features the unfolding of a C-sharp diminished-seventh chord over a pedal D and opens with a lower mordent on A. FTP, identify this type of composition whose most famous example is the one "and Fugue" in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Answer: toccata
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One character in this work expresses concern that the public should think that he values money too highly, to which another figure responds with an analogy concerning a disciple of gymnastics, who should listen to his trainer rather than to the public. The latter figure also claims that the many "can do neither good nor evil." An argument brought up in this work concerns the duty of educating one's children, which the central figure dismisses before personifying the laws of his city and presenting the argument that by choosing to live there, one tacitly agrees to abide by its laws. FTP, name this Platonic dialogue in which Socrates rejects the title character's plea for him to escape from prison.
Answer: Crito
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Hendrik Voes and Johann van den Esschen were the first people executed because of this event, when their Augustinian monasteries in Antwerp were banned. Backing up an earlier statement, Georg, Duke of Saxony, provided a list of grievances here. One prominent participant in this meeting had to hide at the Wartburg at its conclusion. It was summoned, at the suggestion of Friedrich the Wise, the Elector of Saxony, by Charles V as a formal hearing for its subject, for whom Georg Rorer invented the reply, "Here I stand; I can do no other." FTP, name this 1521 meeting which ended with the edict outlawing Martin Luther for heresy.
Answer: Diet of Worms
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The painter of this work was inspired to paint it after finishing a Georgiano painting that depicts a thunderhead above a village on a hill in the upper right corner above the title figure. Beneath a column and a potted plant, two servants in a tapestried corner in the background rummage for garments in a cassone, a marriage chest. The title figure clutches a bunch of flowers in her braceleted right hand and rests beneath a black velvet curtain next to a curled-up dog, and she lies on a red sofa covered by a white sheet with her other hand covering her pubic area. FTP, name this painting that depicts a reclining goddess of love, a work by Titian.
Answer: Venus of Urbino
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Hicks claimed that "great castles of theory" have been built upon this concept. For it to apply, marginal rate of substitution must equal marginal rate of transformation, a situation graphically shown as the community indifference curve. Sen noted that it was possible for an economy to be this and "perfectly disgusting," while Allais defined it as the "absence of distributable surplus," and situations satisfying this are sometimes known as noninferior or nondominated. When it applies, no new allocation of resources can make one individual better off without harming another, but, when it fails, deadweight loss occurs. FTP, name this eponymous efficiency of an Italian economist.
Answer: Pareto optimality/efficiency/optimal/efficient [prompt on "optimality," "efficiency," "optimal," "efficient," "noninferior," or "nondominated"]
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On Will and Grace, Grace breaks up with Nathan by quoting the lyrics of this song, which Weird Al Yankovic parodied in a song, in which he asked the title vegetable why it thought it was so holy. The speaker of this song asks, "Don't your feet get cold in the summer time?" after stating that "your prison is walking through this world all alone." The speaker further advises not to draw the queen of diamonds while saying that the title character will be hurt by the things that please him, and he would realize it if he came to his sense. Originally appearing on the 1973 album of the same name, this is, FTP, which Eagles song that asks the title character to come back home?
Answer: "Desperado"
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The title character of this work tells another that he wishes to have the quote "We must eat to live, not live to eat" engraved in gold in his dining-room. Later on, La Fleche leaves with his master's casket, after which a police officer attempts to arrest Elise's lover. It is revealed that Valere, the steward, is the son of Don Thomas d'Alburci, who died in a shipwreck. It turns out that his family is still alive as his father is Anselme and his sister is Marianne, who has been courted by Cleante and his father. However, Harpagon, the title character, agrees to the marriages when he is promised the return of his money at the end of, FTP, which play by Moliere?
Answer: L'Avare or The Miser
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David E. Sleeper criticized Walter Wardwell's discussion of this religion's "personal meaning" by claiming that the article relied on secondary sources. Local congregations of this faith must follow guidelines set by the Manual of the Mother Church, and theological oddities of this group include the denial of the divine creation of matter and an obsession with obtaining the "mind of Christ." Anticipated by the writings of Phineas P. Quimby, its founder chartered the Massachusetts Metaphysical College to propagate the beliefs set forth in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. FTP, name this sect founded by Mary Baker Eddy, whose "reading rooms" and newspaper The Monitor have become minor cultural icons.
Answer: Christian Science
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Riots against this nation's government in the mid-80s culminated in the uprising of workers at the Red Star tractor works outside of Brasov in 1987, though its regime was finally toppled when protests over the arrest of Pastor Laszlo Tokes crystallized into outright revolt, led primarily by the National Salvation Front. Earlier, it had been led by the Sigmaringen kings and the fascist Iron Guard. Ethnic violence broke out during the fall of communism in Tirgu Mures and was centered on its Hungarian minority. Its Ploesti oil fields were a Nazi objective in WWII, and on December 25, 1989, Ion Iliescu led a coup which saw the murder of its longtime Communist dictator, Nicolae Ceaucescu. FTP, name this Eastern European country with capital Bucharest.
Answer: Romania
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The operator problem of this name can be solved by the so-called "algebraic method" using the raising and lowering operators and was solved by Dirac to model photons. The utility of this model arises because of the nature of the first-order expansion of a potential energy about an equilibrium. The equation by this name arises from a quadratic-potential Lagrangian or from combining Newton's second law and Hooke's law. This is therefore a good model for a perturbed atom, AC circuit, first-order pendulum, or mass on a spring. FTP, name these physical systems that, if unforced, have sinusoidal motion.
Answer: harmonic oscillators [prompt on oscillators; accept quantum or simple harmonic oscillators]
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He asked his eyes to be shelled "with double dark" to "find the uncreated light" in "The Habit of Perfection." His reading of Duns Scotus inspired his concept of a unifying "inscape," and his "terrible sonnets" include "No Worst, There is None" and "Carrion Comfort". This author of "As Kingfishers Catch Fire" wrote "Generations have trod, have trod, have trod" in a poem comparing the title concept to "shook foil" and "the ooze of oil / crushed," "God's Grandeur." He wrote about a "dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon" in "The Windhover," which features his characteristic sprung rhythm. FTP, name this nineteenth-century British poet and Jesuit priest of "The Wreck of the Deutschland" who wrote "Glory be to God for dappled things" in "Pied Beauty."
Answer: Gerard Manley Hopkins
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The E major tempo d'attacco of this opera's Act III duet is followed by a cantabile in A-flat major and the C major cabaletta "Gran Dio! morir si giovane," and that cantabile is called "Parigi, o cara." A melody first heard in an Act I duet on the words "Di quell'amor ch'e palpito" reappears several times, once in the orchestra as the heroine reads a letter from her lover's father, once interrupting her cabaletta "Sempre libera," and once sung by the heroine herself in "Ah! fors'e lui." That act I duet, "Un di felice, eterea" is not as famous as the brindisi "Libiamo ne' lieti calici." FTP, identify this opera about the love between Alfredo and the title "fallen woman," Violetta, a work of Giuseppe Verdi.
Answer: La Traviata
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During a visit to Barbara Smith's home in this novel, one character finds out that Sibeko's daughter was arrested for distilling liquor. By the end of the novel, the protagonist's fellow villagers receive gifts, including milk for the children and the hiring of Napoleon Letsitsi to teach farming techniques. Before leaving Mrs. Lithebe's home, Msimangu decides to become a monk and thus gives the protagonist all of his possessions. Having left Ndotsheni to help his sick sister Gertrude, the reverend also found his son, who was sentenced to death for murder of Arthur Jarvis. Absalom is still hanged, despite the help of Stephen Kumalo, at the end of, FTP, which novel by Alan Paton?
Answer: Cry, the Beloved Country
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Charles Dickinson scored two broken ribs by successfully doing this over a horse wager in 1806 but was killed immediately after doing it. Charles Sevier failed in an attempt to do this just after shouting, "I know of no great service you have rendered the country, except taking a trip to Natchez with another man's wife." Thomas Hart Benton did this during a tavern brawl in Nashville, and another man who tried to do this believed that his target was conspiring to depress the market for house-painting. Richard Lawrence was beaten with a cane for his troubles after both of his weapons jammed, thwarting his attempt to engage in it. FTP, name this popular activity involving pistols and the man who twice ran against John Quincy Adams for President.
Answer: shooting Andrew Jackson [accept obvious equivalents; do not accept "killing or assassinating Andrew Jackson" since Charles Dickinson and Thomas Hart Benton did not do that]
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The total mass of the biologically active form of this element has doubled since the beginning of the 20th century and an overabundance of it has been shown to reduce biodiversity. One of its oxides is an extremely effective greenhouse gas and can catalyze ozone destruction in the stratosphere, while another of its oxides serves as a fuel for the production of tropospheric ozone. Biologically active forms of it are produced naturally by lighting and certain types of bacteria, who "fix" it. It is mostly inert due to the very strong bond between its atoms as a diatomic gas. FTP, name this element, the most abundant in the atmosphere.
Answer: nitrogen
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Travis Bogard edited the Library of America volumes of this author, who never finished his planned cycle A Tale of Possessors Self-Dispossessed. He first gained attention with four one-act plays about the S.S. Glencairn, including The Long Voyage Home and The Moon of the Caribbees, and wrote about the conflict between Andrew and Robert Mayo in Beyond the Horizon. This member of the Provincetown Players had characters wear masks onstage in The Great God Brown, and adapted The Oresteia for his trilogy Mourning Becomes Electra. FTP, name this American playwright of Desire Under the Elms, The Iceman Cometh, and Long Day's Journey Into Night.
Answer: Eugene O'Neill
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The author of Philosophy of the Revolution, this man saw his shining foreign policy moment at the Treaty of Bandung; later missteps included involving his nation in the Yemeni civil war. The target of a 1954 assassination attempt at the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood, he rose to power earlier that year following Mohammed Naguib's fall from grace after the overthrow of King Farouk. Before leading his country into an ill-fated union with Syria, he defied the West with his handling of the Aswan High Dam Project and the Suez Canal. FTP, name this president of Egypt from 1956 to 1970.
Answer: Gamal Abdel Nasser
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An approximation of this kind is due to Robbins and Murno and optimizations of this kind include the Nelder-Mead method and simulated annealing. Resonances by this name occur due to interactions of perterbative signals with noise, while matrices of this kind are square, non-singular, and have entries between 0 and 1 inclusive. The calculus by this name includes Weiner processes; processes of this kind are mappings from a probability space to a state space and are exemplified by Markov chains. FTP, name this type of mathematical entity, opposite to deterministic and synonymous with random.
Answer: stochastic [prompt on random or Markov]
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Its effects were aggravated by the vacillation of Mayor Bludworth and the haphazard use of gunpowder against it by the Trained Bands before its second phase erupted from the legal district known as The Temple. A column known simply as The Monument stands where it first arose from the home of Thomas Farynor, the king's baker, in Pudding Lane. It came just months after a devastating plague had died down, and it was described at length by Samuel Pepys. FTP, name this 1666 conflagration that led to Christopher Wren and others rebuilding the city.
Answer: Great Fire of London
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Limnologists can use diatomic assemblages as biological ones, and anthocyanins are naturally occurring ones that are found in blueberries. PSP is one such compound that recently found a new application as both a weak estrogen receptor agonist and a stimulator of ovary surface epithelial cell differentiation into oocytes. Like PSP, which exists as a zwitterion in acidic conditions, most of these compounds are weak acids or bases, allowing them to detect the endpoint of titrations. Phenolphthalein and methyl yellow are commonly used members of, FTP, what group of compounds who change color in response to pH changes?
Answer: pH indicators
2007 ACF Fall Bonuses by Editors and UCI
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His pieces include a statue of Mars for a Fontainbleau fountain and a life-sized statue of Jupiter. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Italian sculptor whose other work includes a bust of his patron, Bindo Altaviti.
Answer: Benvenuto Cellini
[10] A notable Cellini statue stands in the Loggia dei Lanzi and depicts this mythical hero with the head of his rival, a slain Gorgon.
Answer: Perseus [accept Perseus with the Head of Medusa or knowledge equivalents]
[10] Cellini also depicted Ceres and Neptune in ivory, gold, and vitreous enamel on a lavish one of this type of dish.
Answer: salt cellar or saliera
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Name these authors of slave narratives, FTPE:,
[10] This author described his experiences as a slave in Maryland in My Bondage and My Freedom. He also founded The North Star.
Answer: Frederick Douglass
[10] She described how she spent seven years in a tiny garret hiding from her vindictive owner Dr. Flint in her slave narrative published under the name Linda Brent, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Answer: Harriet Jacobs
[10] Although some historians believe he was actually born in South Carolina, his "interesting narrative" contains a description of the middle passage and recounts his travels to four continents and the Arctic.
Answer: Olaudah Equiano [or Gustavus Vassa]
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Name these minor sects of Islam, FTPE:,
[10] This Lebanese sect, often described as another religion entirely, recognizes the Fatimid caliph al-Hakim as an incarnation of God.
Answer: Druze
[10] Hafez al-Assad is a member of this sect based on the teachings of Muhammad ibn Nusayr an-Namiri. Beliefs include a Trinitarian God and that stars are deified souls of believers.
Answer: Alawites
[10] Elijah Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan are associated with this American group known for its black supremacist tendencies.
Answer: Nation of Islam
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Answer the following about the Tyrol Province of Austria, FTPE:,
[10] The capital of Tyrol is this city at the junction of the Sill River which features the Golden Roof building and is known as a two-time site of the Winter Olympics.
Answer: Innsbruck
[10] Innsbruck provides access to this famous mountain pass through the Alps which runs to Bolzano in Italy.
Answer: Brenner Pass
[10] Tyrol is bordered on the north by this southeastern German state with features cities like Regensburg, Augsburg, Nunrburg, and the capital of Munich.
Answer: Bavaria
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Answer the following about an early show trial, FTPE.,
[10] Between 1307 and 1314, when its last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, was burned at the stake, almost every single member of this group was tried and found guilty of various charges including witchcraft, heresy, and performing ritual analingus on cats.
Answer: Knights Templar(s) or Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon
[10] The trials were conducted by Guillaume de Nogart, chancellor to Philip IV of France, whose other power grabs included moving the Papacy to this French city in 1309.
Answer: Avignon
[10] Philip had feuded with this earlier pope, who excommunicated him in 1296. The height of the power struggle came when this man issued the Bull Unam Sanctum in 1302.
Answer: Boniface VIII or Benedetto Gaetano
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It is perhaps best remembered for its final scene, where the character played by Virginia Cherrill gives a coin and flower to the protagonist, whom she recognizes and tells him, "Yes. I can see now." FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1931 film whose protagonist goes through great efforts, including entering a boxing match, to pay for an operation to cure the blindness of the aforementioned blind girl.
Answer: City Lights
[10] City Lights was written by this oft-married English actor, who also starred in the film as the Tramp. Other works featuring this silent film actor of the early to mid twentieth century include A Woman of Paris, The Great Dictator, and The Gold Rush.
Answer: Charlie Chaplain
[10] After City Lights came this Charlie Chaplin film, which mocks industrialization as he gets literally caught in machinery in his factory, whereupon he is fed automatically by a machine, deemed crazy, and sent to jail.
Answer: Modern Times
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After sleeping with Natsumi, who is Mitsu's wife, Takashi commits suicide in Okubo after telling his brother about his relationship with his mentally retarded sister. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1967 novel whose title action is enacted by Mitsu Nedokoro's friend, who stuck a cucumber up his anus before hanging himself.
Answer: The Silent Cry
[10] The Silent Cry is among the works of this Nobel Prize-winning Japanese author of Aghwee, the Sky Monster, Somersault, The Pinch Runner Memorandum, and A Personal Matter.
Answer: Kenzaburo Oe
[10] This first novel of Oe's sees a group of boys from a Japanese reform-school evacuated to a mountain village during war. After a plague infects a few of the villagers, they blockade the students to prevent them from escaping.
Answer: Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids
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Answer these questions about natural selection, FTPE:,
[10] The term natural selection was first introduced in this 1859 work that described the travels and observations of Charles Darwin in South America.
Answer: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life
[10] This type of natural selection predominates when a species lives in unstable conditions. It favors individuals who reproduce quickly, do not care for their offspring, and have short life spans.
Answer: R-Selection
[10] Spurred on by natural selection, this process is rapid speciation by a single species to fill numerous different niches.
Answer: adaptive radiation (or radial adaptation; prompt on radiation, adaptation, or word forms thereof)
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Its Associated Growers Program helped restore some credibility to its tarnished legacy. FTPE:,
[10] Name this U.S. based company and ancestor of today's Chiquita corporation, which was nicknamed "el pulpo" or "the octopus" among locals and became Central America's largest employer by 1930.
Answer: United Fruit Company
[10] After this country's president, Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, threatened to seize land belonging to United Fruit, the CIA promptly organized a 1954 coup. Its later rulers included the dictatorial Efrain Rios Montt.
Answer: Guatemala
[10] This former laywer for the United Fruit Company was the Secretary of State under Eisenhower who authorized the toppling of Arbenz.
Answer: John Foster Dulles
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It is a carcinogenic, flammable liquid at room temperature. FTPE:,
[10] Name this organic compound with a ringed structure and chemical formula C6H6.
Answer: benzene (or benzol)
[10] Benzene is an planar, aromatic compound, meaning that it classically obeys this rule of organic chemistry, often called the 4 n plus 2 rule.
Answer: Huckel's Rule
[10] Because of its toxicity, benzene is often replaced in the organic chemistry lab by this more benign, methylated version of benzene that is often used in paint thinners.
Answer: toluene (prompt on phenylmethane or methylbenzene)
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The twelfth of these works, its composer's opus 26, is a piece in A-flat major whose third movement is a "funeral march on the death of a hero." FTPE:,
[10] Identify this group of compositions that also includes works commonly known as the "Tempest," the "Hammerklavier," and the "Moonlight."
Answer: Ludwig van Beethoven's piano sonatas [accept equivalents]
[10] The first movement of this Beethoven piano sonata, his opus 13, features a Grave introduction before the standard sonata-form exposition, and its third movement is a rondo in the home key of C minor.
Answer: the "Pathetique" Sonata [or Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13]
[10] The Andante Favori was originally intended as the second movement of this middle-period sonata in C major, but Beethoven replaced it with a very short movement marked "Introduzione." It is commonly known by its dedicatee's name.
Answer: the "Waldstein" Sonata [or Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53; accept either underlined part]
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Removal treaties were authorized by the Indian Removal Act of 1830. FTPE:,
[10] Perhaps the most famous of these treaties, the 1835 Treaty of New Echota resulted in the removal of the Cherokee Nation to present day Oklahoma, a brutal process that was given this dolorous name.
Answer: Trail of Tears
[10] Another major removal treaty was the 1832 Treaty of Payne's Landing, that resulted in a long war between the U.S. and this tribe, led by Osceola, over lands in Florida.
Answer: Seminole
[10] The 1832 Treaty of Cusseta was signed with representatives of this other of the Five Civilized Tribes, which fought a namesake war that ended at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
Answer: Creek
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The son of a carpenter, he eventually goes to the seminary at Besancon, and, after the death of Abbe Pirard, he works for Comte de la Mole before falling in love with his daughter Mathilde. FTPE:,
[10] Name this fictional character whose potential marriage to Mathilde is ruined after a letter of character is sent by Madame de Renal.
Answer: Julien Sorel
[10] Julien Sorel is sentenced to death after shooting at Madame de Renal, but they fall in love again at the end of this novel, whose two title colors represent the revolution and the clergy.
Answer: The Red and the Black or Le rouge et le noir
[10] The Red and the Black, along with Lucien Leuwen, Armance, and The Charterhouse of Parma, was written by this French author.
Answer: Stendhal [accept Marie-Henri Beyle]
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It is rigorously true that nobody's quite sure what quantum mechanics means. Name each of the following interpretations of quantum mechanics, FTPE:,
[10] Einstein hated this statistical interpretation, which posits that measurement "collapses" the wave function. It is understood as having been stated by Dane Neils Bohr and is named for Bohr's home city.
Answer: the Copenhagen interpretation
[10] Einstein cottoned more to an interpretation of this kind, in which unknown quantities govern the mechanics. Bell's theorem disallows local ones, but global ones are possible and one is due to Bohm.
Answer: hidden variables interpretations
[10] Posited by Hugh Everett, interpretations of this kind assume a real wave function and hold that every quantum event creates one of the namesake entities.
Answer: many-worlds interpretations (or many-universes interpretations or relative state interpretations)
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This nation found itself quite defeated in the wake of World War I. FTPE:,
[10] Name this country, which was forced to sign the Treaty of Sevres in 1920, granting Eastern Thrace and Smyrna to Greece, along with guarantees for Armenia, Kurdistan, and Allied mandates in Asia Minor.
Answer: Turkey [also accept Ottoman Empire]
[10] After the Turkish nationalists rallied to defeat the Greeks, Armenians, and French, this new treaty replaced, and returned all of the concessions of, Sevres.
Answer: Treaty of Lausanne
[10] The Turks rallied under this man, whose victories over the Armenians, Greeks, and others resulted in the Treaties of Alexandropol with Armenia, Kars with the Soviets, and Lausanne.
Answer: Mustafa Kemal or Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
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His "Lucy" poems include "She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways" and "A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal." FTPE:,
[10] Name this co-author of Lyrical Ballads who wrote about seeing "ten thousand" daffodils "at a glance / Tossing their heads in sprightly dance" in his poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud."
Answer: William Wordsworth
[10] Wordsworth wrote that "the burthen" of the "heavy and weary weight / Of all this unintelligible world" is lightened by this poem's title location, which he visited with his sister Dorothy "during a Tour".
Answer: "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798."
[10] Wordsworth lamented "Little we see in Nature that is ours; / We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!" in this poem, in which he wishes to be a "Pagan suckled in a creed outworn" in order to "hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn."
Answer: "The World is Too Much With Us"
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As the Norse were a people familiar with sea-faring, many famous ships populate their mythology. FTPE, identify each of the following related to some of those ships:,
[10] This Vanir god of fertility and son of Njord was the owner of Skidbladnir, a ship which was large enough to hold all of the gods and their weapons, but which could also be folded up and placed in a pocket.
Answer: Freyr
[10] Hringham, the largest boat in the world, belonged to this son of Odin. He was slain by his brother Hoder, either in a dispute over the love of Nanna or through a trick concocted by Loki.
Answer: Baldur
[10] This vessel, which is built of the finger- and toenails of the deceased, will break from its moorings at Ragnarok and carry numerous frost giants to the battlefield at Vigrid.
Answer: Naglfar
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Give the following about an artistic movement, FTPE:,
[10] This movement's manifesto expressed a loathing for the past and a love of technology, speed, and violence; its main proponents included Vladimir Mayakovsky and Giacomo Balla.
Answer: Futurism or the Futurists
[10] One of the most influential futurists was this Italian painter of The Street Enters the House and the sculpture Unique forms of Continuity in Space.
Answer: Umberto Boccioni
[10] Perhaps the most enduring futurist work is this 1913 Giacomo Balla composition featuring a walking canine in several superimposed poses, reminiscent of an overexposed negative.
Answer: Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash
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This play features a beautiful young woman who is transformed into a mummy (a real mummy!) and subsequently lives in the closet. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1907 play that features an old man named Jakob Hummel, a work that takes its name from an ethereal piece of music.
Answer: Ghost Sonata or Spoksonaten
[10] Ghost Sonata is among the best known works of this Swedish playwright, whose other works include A Dream Play and The Red Room.
Answer: August Strindberg
[10] This August Strindberg play, perhaps his best-known, features a title woman who kills herself before her father, a count, can return to see that she has eloped with Jean.
Answer: Miss Julie or Froken Julie
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Name each of the following ways to classify things in computer science FTPE.,
[10] Algorithms of this type always make the locally optimal step.
Answer: greedy
[10] This is the set of all problems that can be verified on a finite machine in polynomial time but which no known algorithm on a finite machine can solve in polynomial time.
Answer: nondeterministic polynomial
[10] This notation, invented by Knuth, indicates a tight bound. Members of this for a function are in both big O and big Omega for that function.
Answer: big Theta
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Following the Peloponnesian War, Sparta was briefly the chief Greek power. FTPE:,
[10] Spartan dominance did not last long, as Sparta soon lost to this Boeotian city, under its ruler Epaminondas, at the Battle of Leuctra. Its army included the Sacred Band.
Answer: Thebes
[10] Before Leuctra, Spartan hegemony was challenged by this Isthmian city in a namesake war, when it, Thebes, and Argos rose against Sparta. The war ended with the Peace of Antaclidas, restoring mostly status quo ante bellum.
Answer: Corinth [also accept Corinthian War]
[10] Sparta, like the rest of Greece, soon found itself crushed under the heel of this Macedonian king, who ended Greek resistance at Chaeronea and left his burgeoning empire to his son Alexander the Great.
Answer: Philip II of Macedon
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Name each of the following useful results from statistics, FTPE:,
[10] This crucial theorem in sampling holds that the distribution of a sum of random variables approaches a normal distribution with the number of addends.
Answer: the central limit theorem
[10] A consequence of the central limit theorem, this so-called law is synonymous with Bernoulli's theorem. It states that the mean of a sample approaches the mean of the population with sample size, which is the namesake entity.
Answer: the weak law of large numbers
[10] This highly useful inequality can be derived from Markov's inequality. It states that the probability that a variate is within k standard deviations of the mean is less than or equal to one over k squared.
Answer: Chebyshev's inequality
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The appendix to its first volume is a "Criticism of the Kantian Philosophy" which argues that Kant's twelve categories are reducible to the category of causality. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this philosophical work that contains four sections on epistemology, ontology, aesthetics, and ethics, the last of which advocates asceticism.
Answer: The World as Will and Representation [or The World as Will and Idea, or Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung]
[10] This German philosopher wrote essays "On the Antithesis of Thing in Itself and Appearance" and "On the Suffering of the World," as well as The World as Will and Representation.
Answer: Arthur Schopenhauer
[10] This was Schopenhauer's doctoral dissertation, an examination of a concept defined in Leibniz's Monadology.
Answer: On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason

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