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2009 ACF Fall Tossups by Furman + Claremont + Illinois + ULL
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The fact that these entities are predicted to have greater-than-unity transmission probability at an infinite potential barrier is the original form of the Klein paradox. That paradox can be resolved in part by noting that, above a cutoff energy, these particles will react with a strong electric field to produce an electron and positron, a phenomenon known as pair production. Spontaneous emission of one of these particles occurs when an electron drops from a higher to a lower energy state, and the energy of one of these particles is given by Planck's constant times the speed of light over wavelength. For 10 points, name these particles, the quanta of light.
Answer: photons [accept gamma rays; prompt on spin-0 particles]
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One version of this work was published as "Clawed Back into a Civilized Language Once More by Patient, Unremunerated Toil," after its author translated a French version back to English word for word. One character in this story tells of a mare with asthma and a dog named Andrew Jackson. The narrator goes to Angel's Camp looking for information for an article about a Reverend Leonidas, but instead, Simon Wheeler tells him about how a stranger used quail shot to win forty dollars off of Jim Smiley. For 10 points, name this short story in which the title creature named Daniel Webster loses a bet for its owner because it can't leap, a work by Mark Twain.
Answer: "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" [or "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" or "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog"]
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Sutter Green is named after one member of this society, and one of its leaders, John Kelly, was a trustee of the savings bank located across from this society's headquarters. William Leggett led the Locofocos who opposed this organization, and its leaders included Charles Francis Murray and its founder, William Mooney. In political cartoons, this group was often represented as a tiger, and one of its leaders was represented as a man with a moneybag in place of his head by cartoonist Thomas Nast. For 10 points, name this Democratic Party political machine which heavily influenced New York politics under the leadership of bosses like William Tweed.
Answer: Tammany Hall [or the Columbian Order; or the Society of St. Tammany; or the Sons of St. Tammany]
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David Kelley is one of the most prominent adherents of this school of philosophy. A work whose title indicates that it is an introduction to the epistemology of this philosophical school includes an essay by Leonard Peikoff on the analytic-synthetic dichotomy. With Nathaniel Branden, this school's founder wrote an essay collection entitled The Virtue of Selfishness. The tenets of this philosophical system, which include the ethical ideal of rational self-interest, are set out in novels such as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. For 10 points, name this school of philosophy founded by Ayn Rand.
Answer: Objectivism
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The Rabaul Caldera is located in New Britain in this country, which also contains Manus and the Admiralty Islands. Part of this country's western border is made up of the Fly River, which connects via the Strickland River to this nation's largest lake, Lake Murray. Its official languages include Tok Pisin and Hiri Motu. This country is separated from its former owner by the Torres Strait, and during the 1990s a civil war occurred that made it grant autonomy to Bougainville. Formerly ruled by Australia, for 10 points, name this Pacific nation with capital at Port Moresby which shares the second largest island in the world with Indonesia.
Answer: Independent State of Papua New Guinea
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This man lost to Alex Corretja in the 1998 Masters Cup despite being up three match points. This man was first discovered by pediatrician Peter Fischer, who was also his first pro coach. In a 2007 match in Macao, he subbed out for a ball boy after being aced three times in a row by Roger Federer, though this man went on to beat Federer in that third match of an Asian exhibition series. This player won the last ATP match of his career at the 2002 US Open, defeating Agassi in four sets to win the title, giving him his 14th Grand Slam, a singles record he would hold until Federer's 2009 win at Wimbledon. For 10 points, name this now-retired tennis player nicknamed "Pistol Pete".
Answer: Pete Sampras
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This painter depicted himself as a character from a Walter Scott novel in his Self-Portrait at Ravenswood. A woman holds out her arms imploringly in his Greece Expiring on the Ruins ofMissolonghi, and he depicted a scene from the Inferno in The Barque of Dante. He portrayed an Assyrian king's demise is The Death of Sardanapalus and the slaughter of Greeks by Ottoman troops in The Massacre at Chios. He is best known for a work in which the titular woman holds a musket in one hand and the French flag in the other. For 10 points, name this French Romanticist creator of Liberty Leading the People.
Answer: Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix
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Gamelan music from Java was the inspiration for this composer's only String Quartet in G minor. "Footsteps in the Snow," "The Sunken Cathedral," and "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair" all appear in his first set of Preludes. A parody of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde appears in this composer's "Golliwogg's Cakewalk," part of his Children's Corner suite. This composer composed a work in which a harp plays a dreamy theme after a descending chromatic scale in a flute introduction, which was inspired by a Mallarme poem. For 10 points, name this French composer of "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" and "Claire de Lune."
Answer: Achille-Claude Debussy
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The legendary founder of this empire's precursor state killed a river demon with a spear, set up shop on Kukiya Island and was known as al-Yaman Za. A later ruler of this empire was allegedly taught magic by Madogo and attempted to build a canal from Lake Faguibine to Walata to defeat Akil. That ruler successfully besieged a city that had withstood 99 previous assaults, Djenne. Another ruler of this polity allied with the Tuaregs to take Air and Agadez, and, like Mali's Mansa Musa, went on an extravagant pilgrimage to Mecca in 1497, but a hundred years later this empire disintegrated after losing to a Moroccan army at the Battle of Tondibi. 10 points, name this empire centered at Gao, whose leaders included Ishaq II, Askia Muhammad and Sunni Ali.
Answer: Songhai Empire
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One useful approximation in this theory uses variationally minimized matrix elements that act as coefficients in a linear combination of orthonormal basis functions due to single atoms. Its namesake constructs are the eigenfunctions of the Fock operator, and the square moduli of the entities it concerns give the distribution of electrons due to more than one nucleus. Its namesake entities can be determined by the aforementioned LCAO approximation, can be visualized by hybridizations such as sp3, and come in bonding and anti-bonding varieties. For 10 points, name this theory of electron distribution in chemical compounds that is more realistic than VSEPR theory.
Answer: molecular orbital theory [prompt on orbitals]
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This poet noted that "the gift of a kid goat" will "stain your ice-cold waters with crimson blood" in a poem about the Bandusian fountain. One work of this author compares the title discipline to painting, and expresses annoyance at continuity errors in stating that even "Homer nods." This author claimed that "brave men lived before Agamemnon" in one work. This writer also noted that Homer didn't begin his story with "the double egg" in a treatise which coined the phrase "In Medias Res." This author also inspired a rebuttal from Wilfred Owen with his patriotic claim "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori." For 10 points, name this Roman author of Ars Poetica and a series of Odes.
Answer: Horace [or Quintus Horatius Flaccus]
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It's not by Karl Marx, but this work contrasts "value in use" with "value in exchange" in the section "Of the Origin and Use of Money." It mentions that "Brutus lent money in Cyprus at eight-and-forty per cent" in a section discussing stock. Its first chapter popularized the phrase "the division of labor" and relied on the example of a pin factory, while a metaphor commonly associated with this work was reused from the author's earlier The Theory of Moral Sentiments. For 10 points, name this 1776 work that used the concept of the "invisible hand" to advocate a laissez-faire economic approach, a book by Adam Smith.
Answer: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
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This man served as a naval captain for the Rio Grande de Sul, and earned fame for his performance at the battle of Sant'Antonio in a war against Juan Manuel de Rosas. He would later come to defend the Papal States from an attack by the French, which included a failed charge on Janiculum Hill. On a notable journey, his forces took Milazzo and Calabria before emerging victorious at Volturno River; during that journey, this man subdued Naples and conquered the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with his "Army of Thousand." For 10 points, identify this military leader during the Risorgimento who led the Redshirts.
Answer: Giuseppe Garibaldi
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This sculptor depicted Nancy Cunard in a work often titled Sophisticated Young Lady. This sculptor of the jagged and triangular Le Coq and the oval-eyed Miss Pogany created an ensemble including Table of Silence in Targu Jiu, which also contains his 29 meter Endless Column. This sculptor of the phallic Princess X created a geometrically-simple relief version of The Kiss, but is best known for a marble and bronze series of figures whose heads and beaks are reduced to ovals. For 10 points, name this Romanian sculptor of the sleek Bird in Space.
Answer: Constantin Brancusi
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The narrator of this novel fails to complete his thesis on Cass Mastern when he experiences a lack of focus he terms his "Great Sleep." Miss Littlepaugh's brother commits suicide in this novel when he loses his job at the power company due to the bribery Judge Irwin. Sugar-Boy O'Sheean is the hotheaded chauffeur of one character in this work. In this novel, one character's affair with Anne Staunton is revealed by Tiny Duffey, causing the surgeon Adam to shoot a character known as "The Boss." For 10 points, name this novel narrated by Jack Burden, a chronicle of the rise of the southern politician Willy Stark written by Robert Penn Warren.
Answer: All the King's Men
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According to religious literature, the official service during this holiday was prefaced by a seven-day sequestering in the Parhedrin Chamber. In orthodox circles, this holiday still includes the removal of the incense from the Holy of Holies and the pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton. The Al Cheit, Ashamnu, and closing Ne'ilah prayers are unique to this holiday, which sees the recitation of the Kol Nidre prayer on its eve, the reading of the Book of Jonah, and Vidui, or the public confession of sins. Occurring eight days after Rosh Hashanah, for 10 points, name this Jewish Day of Atonement.
Answer: Yom Kippur
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In this pathway, fluoroacetate can form a derivative that permanently binds to a certain enzyme, leading to arrest of this pathway. One step involves a dehydrogenase catalyzing the formation of the anion alpha-ketoglutarate. That anion is produced in two steps, with a decarboxylation from oxalosuccinate following an oxidation from the iso- form of the first product of this process. Later in this process, flavin adenine dinucleotide or FAD is used to produce malate from fumarate. It is preceded by the conversion of pyruvate to acetyl-CoA, which combines with oxaloacetate to yield citrate. For 10 points, name this cycle, also called the citric acid cycle, which follows glycolysis in cellular respiration.
Answer: Szent-Gyorgyi-Krebs cycle [or citric acid cycle before mentioned; or TCA/tricarboxylic acid cycle]
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This man showed that Lie groups could be approximated by finite groups and independently proved the central limit theorem using the Gaussian error function. His namesake "degree" is the level of unsolvability of a set of natural numbers, and this man posited that there is no way to determine whether a given program-input combination will terminate, thus showing the halting problem is undecidable. Computable functions can be computed by constructs like the "busy beaver" in a certain thesis named for Church and this man. For 10 points, name this British computer scientist, the namesake of a test of computer intelligence and a set of machines on which that test can be applied.
Answer: Alan Turing
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His series of five plays spanning 4,000 BC to 32,000 AD includes characters who will themselves to great ages to avoid creative evolution. In another of his works, Reverend James Morell realizes his dependence on his wife after she rejects Eugene Marchbanks. This author of Back to Methusalah and Candida wrote a play in which Raina discovers that the Swiss soldier Bluntschi carries chocolate instead of pistols. Another of his characters rejects the arms manufacturer Andrew Undershaft's donation to the Salvation Army. For 10 points, name this playwright of Arms and the Man and Major Barbara who wrote about Henry Higgins instructing the cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle in Pygmallion.
Answer: George Bernard Shaw
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During this engagement, the vanguard of the defending army was commanded by Thomas Randolph, who stopped a flanking maneuver near the church of Saint Ninians. One side's victory here allowed them to make the Declaration of Arbroath six years later, which was sent to Pope John XXII. At the beginning of this battle, Henry de Bohun charged the enemy king with his lance, only to be beheaded with an axe, and the pretext for this battle involved the relief of Philip Mowbray's beleaguered forces in Stirling Castle. For 10 points, name this 1314 battle in which Robert the Bruce defeated Edward II and established Scottish independence.
Answer: Battle of Bannockburn
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The protagonist of this work cuts out an advertisement for Kruschen Salts from a newspaper to place in a photo album before noticing the robot like actions of a woman in a restaurant. The fact that the narrator had taken his girlfriend to a comedy with Fernandel in it, the testimony of the warden of the Home for Aged People in Marengo, and the use of four superfluous bullets, all outweigh the efforts of Marie Cardona and the pimp Raymond Sintes to defend the narrator. Above all, the fact that the narrator failed to cry at his mother's funeral results in his death sentence. For 10 points, name this novel in which Mersault shoots an Arab, a work of Albert Camus.
Answer: The Stranger [or L'Etranger]
 
2009 ACF Fall Bonuses by Furman + Claremont + Illinois + ULL
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The electric potential due to one of these entities varies as the total charge on it times the natural logarithm of the distance from the point in question to the nearest point on this entity. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this uniform charge distribution that produces a perfectly radial electric field on its plane of symmetry.
Answer: a line of charge [accept a cylinder charge]
[10] The electric field for a line charge can be derived using Gauss's law, which states that total charge is proportional to the surface type of this mathematical operation on the electric field over the area of some Gaussian surface. This operation is the inverse of the derivative.
Answer: integration [or integral]
[10] Gauss' law can be used to determine the field due to a line charge. In SI units, Gauss' law instead has a constant of proportionality given by this quantity, usually symbolized epsilon, which has a value of about 8.854 picofarads per meter in a vacuum.
Answer: electric permittivity
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One child in this comic strip wears scrubs everywhere and is named Doctor Appleby. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Robb Armstrong drawn strip about the cop Joe, his nurse wife Marcy, and their four children.
Answer: Jump Start
[10] The baseball cap wearing title character of this other comic strip is a member of the Wilkinson family who pines after Michelle and is harassed by the bullies Derrick and "Onion."
Answer: Curtis
[10] The two mustachioed protagonists of this other comic run a soul food restaurant. This strip is renowned for its thinly veiled vagueness in phrases like "Wow, check out the latest on the hotel socialite!"
Answer: Herb and Jamaal
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This city rests near the junction of the Sobat and White Nile Rivers, and was a plausible site for Victor Prompt's plan to dam the Nile and dry up Egypt. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this site where two expeditions met in 1898; one from Brazzaville, which got there first, and one under Horatio Kitchener after his victory at Omdurman.
Answer: Fashoda
[10] The French expedition was led by this major, who was sent by the aggressive foreign minister Gabriel Hanotaux to challenge Britain.
Answer: Major Jean-Baptiste Marchand
[10] Marchand eventually withdrew after Hanotaux was replaced by Delcasse. France couldn't count on German support because this guy was being accused of selling military secrets to Germany, significantly cooling relations. Besides, the affair of this imprisoned Jewish officer was a huge distraction.
Answer: Captain Alfred Dreyfus
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This work's prelude is a slow-tempo C minor overture lacking cadences and is called "The Representation of Chaos." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this oratorio whose text is taken from Milton's Paradise Lost and the Book of Genesis. Its prelude is followed by a C-major chord depicting the phrase "let there be light."
Answer: The Creation [or Die Schopfung]
[10] The Creation is often hailed as the masterwork of this Austrian composer, known as "the father of the string quartet," whose 104 symphonies include the "London" and "Surprise."
Answer: Franz Joseph Haydn
[10] This Haydn symphony opens unusually in F-sharp minor, but is better known for a series of little solos by a variety of instruments whose performers leave, but two first-chair violins remain.
Answer: Farewell Symphony [or Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor; or Abschieds-Symphonie]
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This playwright had many of his works characterized as "Comedies of Menace." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name the British playwright of The Dumbwaiter, The Homecoming and Betrayal.
Answer: Harold Pinter
[10] In Pinter's play Betrayal, this wife of Robert carries on an affair with Jerry. A character with this first name marries George Knightly and tries to match up Harriet Smith in a Jane Austen novel.
Answer: Emma
[10] In this Pinter play, the brothers Mick and Aston variously offer the unstable tramp Davies the title position, until he pulls a knife on Aston and is kicked out of the house.
Answer: The Caretaker
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A research institute in Yakutsk, Russia found that building projects on this type of soil can be more successful if supported by stilts reaching isothermal regions deep in the ground. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this type of soil formed by remaining in a subzero environment for more than two years.
Answer: permafrost soil
[10] Permafrost soil is characteristic of this arctic biome occurring in the far-northern hemisphere in places like Alaska and Greenland.
Answer: tundra
[10] Tundra regions can only support certain durable plants, such as these fuzzy green bryophytes occurring in clumps in moist, shady areas.
Answer: mosses [do not accept "club mosses"]
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D.C. Palmer has claimed that Chomsky's review of this work, in which he criticizes its definition of terms like "stimulus" and "response," misunderstands it. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this 1957 work whose fifth chapter discusses the "tact," and which claims to give a "functional analysis" of the namesake linguistic phenomenon.
Answer: Verbal Behavior
[10] Verbal Behavior was written by this author of The Behavior of Organisms and The Analysis of Behavior, a noted American behaviorist. His Beyond Freedom and Dignity argues for determinism.
Answer: Burrhus Frederic Skinner
[10] "News from Nowhere, 1984" is a bizarre postscript to this other Skinner work, which describes an accessible utopian society founded by T. E. Frazier and modeled on the ideas of Henry David Thoreau.
Answer: Walden Two
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The successor to Ahuitzotl, his palace was said to consist of 300 rooms grouped around three distinct courts. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this figure who, in an attempt to quell a revolt by his people, was pelted with stones and arrows, which caused his death.
Answer: Montezuma II [or Montecuhzoma; or Moctezuma II]
[10] During the revolt in this city, the natives tore up the bridges and forced the Spaniards into canals. Because the Europeans tried to run off with a bunch of gold, many of them drowned.
Answer: Tenochtitlan
[10] The revolt was set off by a massacre of Aztec nobles engineered by this officer, who tried to claim Quito, but was paid off by forces under Francisco Pizarro.
Answer: Pedro de Alvarado
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Two compounds have this relation when they have the same chemical composition but different structures. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this relation between compounds, one class of which is the structural type.
Answer: isomerism [accept word forms]
[10] This type of isomerism is seen in compounds with different orientations of their constituents in space. Sub-types of it include enantiomers and diastereomers.
Answer: stereoisomerism [accept word forms]
[10] A compound and its enantiomer are mirror images that lack this property, the ability to overlay the two figures to obtain the same figure.
Answer: superimposable [or achirality; accept equivalents like "they can be superimposed"]
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He collaborated with Hugh Henry Brackenridge on the satire Father Bombo's Pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the earliest American novels. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this "poet of the American Revolution," best known for "The Indian Burying-Ground."
Answer: Philip Freneau
[10] Freneau concludes "The space between is but an hour, The frail duration of a flower" in this poem about a "fair flower, that dost so comely grow."
Answer: "The Wild Honeysuckle"
[10] Several of Freneau's poems were published in Selections from American Poets, an anthology published by this editor of the New York Evening Post who wrote "Thanatopsis" and "To a Waterfowl."
Answer: William Cullen Bryant
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Name these philosophers who wrote about Christianity, for 10 points each.,
[10] This bishop claimed that original sin influenced man's normally materialist outlook and used arguments influenced by Neoplatonism in his Confessions and The City of God.
Answer: St. Augustine of Hippo
[10] This German claimed that man bestowed divine qualities on God and that faith and love were contradictory virtues in his work The Essence of Christianity.
Answer: Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach
[10] This mathematician and philosopher wrote the Pensees, in which he introduced his namesake wager, an argument for believing in God.
Answer: Blaise Pascal
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In a failed coup, the Extraordinary Commission held this man prisoner while Vladimir Kryuchov announced that this leader resigned due to health concerns. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this Russian figure, once dubbed the "mineral water general secretary," who resigned shortly after the establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Answer: Mikhail Gorbachev
[10] During the failed coup, this eventual leader called the coup "an attempt to crush Russia," and led the resistance against it in Moscow.
Answer: Boris Yeltsin
[10] Months before the collapse of the USSR, Gorbachev had signed this treaty with George H. W. Bush, wherein both parties agreed to downsize to a total of 6000 warheads.
Answer: START I [or Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty I]
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According to Fajans' rules, this type of bond will predominate for cations with a small positive charge and large radius. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this type of bond involving a simple electrostatic interaction between oppositely charged species, an example of which is the bond between Na+ and Cl- in sodium chloride.
Answer: ionic bond
[10] This quantity is the energy required to form an ionic compound from its gaseous ion constituents. It is typically calculated from enthalpies of formation.
Answer: lattice energy/enthalpy [prompt on "U"]
[10] Lattice energy is proportional to this constant, calculable by summing the electrostatic potentials of units in a lattice via either the Evjen or Ewald methods.
Answer: Madelung constant(s)
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One of this sculptor's major works was a bronze St. Stephen for the Wool Merchants' Guild. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this artist who sculpted Jacob and Esau into a myriad of arches and a cast an angel and Abraham flanking Isaac's sacrifice in two panels of his Gates of Paradise.
Answer: Lorenzo Ghiberti [or Lorenzo di Bartolo]
[10] Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise was built for the cathedral of this Italian city, also home to the Orsanmichele and the Michelozzo-designed Palazzo Medici.
Answer: Florence [or Firenze; or Fiorenzia]
[10] A cross and gilt copper ball was constructed for the Florence Cathedral by this sculptor of an equestrian statue of Condotierro Collioni and teacher of Leonardo da Vinci.
Answer: Andrea del Verrocchio [or Andrea di Michele di Francesco de' Cioni]
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Samson Carrasco disguises himself as the Knight of the Mirrors and is defeated by the title character of this novel. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Miguel de Cervantes novel about a knight who employs Sancho Panza and tilts at windmills.
Answer: The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha [or El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha]
[10] Don Quixote is sometimes classified in this genre of novels, in which roguish heroes have exciting adventures. Examples of this form include Gil Blas and Simplicius Simplicissimus.
Answer: picaresque novel
[10] In this anonymous Spanish picaresque novel, the title son of a miller starts off as an apprentice to a blind beggar in Salamanca and rises to the heights of working for an archbishop.
Answer: The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities [or La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades]
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The Pepper Wreck is located in the mouth of this river, which passes Talavera and Toledo. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this largest river in Iberia which is spanned by the Vasco da Gama bridge.
Answer: Tagus
[10] The Tagus notably flows through this city, which was devastated by a 1755 earthquake. It is the capital of Portugal.
Answer: Lisbon
[10] Pedro Cabral is buried in a church in this city which also lies on the Tagus. It gives its name to a city in Brazil on the Amazon.
Answer: Santarem
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James Forman was an early leader of this organization, and it was formed at a meeting at Shaw University. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this civil rights organization whose leader John Lewis helped organize the March on Washington.
Answer: SNCC [pronounced "snick;" or Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee]
[10] This Trinidadian was the leader of SNCC until he joined the Black Panthers, changed his name to Kwame Toure and moved to Guinea.
Answer: Stokely Standiford Churchill Carmichael
[10] The Congress of Racial Equality organized several of these events wherein activists traveled on desegregated buses into the deep South. As a result of these, segregation was outlawed on facilities under the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Committee.
Answer: Freedom Rides
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This author wrote about Rosemarie, the conflicted daughter of activists in her novel Burgher's Daughter. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this author who wrote about Maureen Smales abandoning her family in July's People.
Answer: Nadine Gordimer
[10] Most of Gordimer's novels take place in this country. Athol Fugard set such plays as The Road to Mecca and Master Harold… and the Boys during this country's apartheid era.
Answer: Republic of South Africa
[10] In this Gordimer novel, Mehring remains on his South African farm even when his son Terry flees to New York and his mistress Antonia leaves him.
Answer: The Conservationist
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These entities receive impulses from the AV node and may make up part of the Bundle of His. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name these fibers that use sodium ions to conduct electricity around the ventricles, allowing for contraction. They are responsible for the QRS complex on an EKG.
Answer: Purkinje fibers
[10] The Purkinje fibers are located in this organ, which is surrounded by the pericardium and contains two atria and two ventricles.
Answer: heart
[10] Aside from fetal arteries, this is the only artery carrying deoxygenated blood away from the heart. It extends from the right ventricle to the lungs, where the blood it carries becomes oxygenated.
Answer: pulmonary artery
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His theoretical works include From Eugene Delacroix to Neo-Impressionism. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this artist of Portrait of Felix Feneon, who also painted several scenes set in Saint Tropez.
Answer: Paul Signac
[10] Paintings such as The Papal Palace display this style, which Signac developed with Georges Seurat.
Answer: pointillism [or pointillist]
[10] This masterpiece of pointillism by Seurat depicts a woman with a monkey on a leash as well as a bunch of people lounging on an island in the Seine.
Answer: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte - 1884 [or Un Dimanche Apres-midi a l'Île de la Grande Jatte - 1884; accept A Sunday on la Grande Jatte]
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One king of this people, Titus Tatius, was assisted in a military maneuver by the treasonous Tarpeia. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Italic people who attended the Neptune Equester and whose women "intervened" in a confrontation after they were "raped."
Answer: Sabines
[10] This figure had the idea to kidnap the Sabine women to increase the population of Rome, which he had also founded after killing his brother Remus.
Answer: Romulus
[10] This woman was forced to become a Vestal Virgin by her uncle Numitor, prior to being seduced by Mars in a forest and birthing Romulus and Remus.
Answer: Rhea Silvia [or Ilia]

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Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0