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2007 ACF Fall Tossups by Illinois X
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In the far north of this country is Lake Scutari, home to its city of Shkoder. Other cities include the port Vlore and Elbasan in the interior, which is linked by rail to its second most populous city, the port town Durres. Its southern boundary is formed by the Pindus Mountains and its longest river is the Drin, which empties in the north. The Shkumbin River separates the two major dialects of its ethnic people, called the "Sons of the Eagle" or Shqipetars - those dialects are the Ghegs of the north and the Tosks of the south. FTP, name this country on the Strait of Otranto across from Italy, which is west of Macedonia and has a capital at Tirana.
Answer: Albania
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A white family disregards Nancy's fear that she will be murdered by her husband Jesus in this author's short story "That Evening Sun." His experiences as an aviator inspired his first novel, Soldier's Pay, while the protagonist of another of his novels confronts Ben Redmond without a gun. That novel, The Unvanquished, focuses on a man who later becomes the mayor of Jefferson, Bayard Sartoris. He also wrote about Joanna Burden, who is killed by her lover Joe Christmas, and Darl, who goes insane on a journey to bury his mother Addie Bundren. FTP, name this American author who set his novels Light in August, As I Lay Dying, and The Sound and the Fury in Yoknapatawpha County.
Answer: William Faulkner [accept "That Evening Sun" until "author's"]
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Tekeli's Protestant revolt and subsequent overtures for aid prompted this event, but Tekeli's Hungarian forces played little part in it. The attackers made numerous mistakes, including failure to control the heights at Kahlenberg. Following defeat on September 12, Selim Gherai and Ibrahim Pasha led the only ordered retreat from this action. Kara Mustafa, the leader of this abortive expedition, was executed for his failure on order from Sultan Mehmed IV, after it was raised by a force under Charles, Duke of Lorraine and Jan III Sobieski of Poland. FTP, name this 1683 battle, the second Turkish investment of the Habsburg capital.
Answer: Second Siege of Vienna [or Second Battle of Vienna]
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His first work was a translation of Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian Wars. A chaplain named Robert Payne is sometimes said to be the true author of what is traditionally thought to be this man's first work of philosophy, A Short Treatise on First Principles. Another of his works is a trilogy consisting of De Corpore, De Homine, and De Cive. In his most famous work, he uses his ideas about imagination, which he calls "decaying sense," to analyze the basis of human motivation. He then considers a situation of war of "all against all" and concludes that life under this state of nature is "nasty, brutish, and short," advocating absolutism instead. FTP, identify this English author of Leviathan.
Answer: Thomas Hobbes
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After setting out a plate of cucumber sandwiches, one character in this work notes that champagne in married households is rarely of a first-rate brand. Later on, another character appears at a Hertfordshire manor to announce the death of his brother, who has surprisingly preceded him and met with Cecily Cardew. Her guardian promises to approve of her marriage to the inventor of the fictional Bunbury after Lady Bracknell approves the marriage of another character, which she does after learning that he is the son Miss Prism left in a handbag in the cloakroom of Victoria Station. Ending with the engagements of Algernon Moncrieff and Jack Worthing, FTP, identify this play by Oscar Wilde.
Answer: The Importance of Being Earnest
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Arguments in favor of it were presented by Farby in the legislature, where it was opposed by J.M. Thomas and Pierre Cot. Its design was based in large part on the Metz-Thionville Rings as well as earlier constructions developed ad hoc during the Battle of Verdun. It was ultimately circumvented with the Fall Rot and Fall Gelb operations, which pushed over the Somme and Aisne Rivers and through the Ardennes forest, respectively, and turned against its constructors by the Nazis. Named for the War Minister who championed it, FTP, name this massive series of fortified defenses along France's eastern border.
Answer: the Maginot Line
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A constitutive version of this relation governs the D-field and buries the effects of bound charge. Inserting this equation into the definition of the electrostatic potential yields Poisson's equation, while combining it with the divergence of Faraday's law of induction results in charge conservation. Oliver Heaviside noted that its two forms can be converted between by the divergence theorem. This law of physics states that the net electric flux out of a closed surface is proportional to the total charge enclosed. FTP, name this Maxwell equation named for a German mathematician.
Answer: Gauss' law for the electric field
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One statement of principles issued by the leaders of this event promised an end to "evil customs of the past" and stated that "all classes shall be permitted to fulfill their just aspirations." It was guided by an informal group known as the "principal elders" and used the slogan "wealthy country and strong arms." The Charter Oath and the Constitution of 1889 were important documents from this movement, which was named for the imperial title of Mutsuhito. FTP, identify this event involving the overthrow of the Tokugawa and the modernization of Japan.
Answer: The Meiji Restoration or Meiji Period
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On this work's far left, a sword-toting figure donning a red cloak points a staff upwards to banish tiny clouds from the central scene. The three Graces are dancing a rondel on this work's left-center, and to the right, the nymph Chloris is chased by the west wind. The central figure is atypically depicted with clothes on, and Cupid hovers among the fruit trees above that central figure while Flora spreads flowers in the clearing in which this painting is set. FTP, name this work featuring Venus that takes it name from the Italian for "spring;" a painting by Sandro Botticelli.
Answer: Primavera [or Allegory of Spring; accept Spring before it's mentioned]
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A 1957 attempt to do this in Alabama, Act 140, was found to violate the 15th Amendment in Gomillon v. Lightfoot. In the 5-4 Miller v. Johnson decision, the same five justices upheld their previous ruling regarding this practice and Justice O'Connor called a result of this practice "bizarre" in that North Carolina case, Shaw v. Reno. Cracking and packing are two methods of unfairly carrying out this practice, which was notably ruled upon in Reynolds v. Sims. In that case as well as Baker v. Carr, the court delineated the "one man, one vote" doctrine regarding it. FTP, identify this practice carried out after a census, the unfair application of which is often dubbed Gerrymandering.
Answer: congressional district reapportionment [or congressional redistricting; accept Gerrymandering before it's mentioned]
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A new federal agency that was created by this bill was first chaired by a rabbi who sold a synagogue to Jim Jones, Maurice Davis. In the House, this bill was almost stalled in the Rules Committee by Chairman Howard Smith. One of its opponents in the Senate remarked about it "You can't legislate morality." It was deemed constitutional under the Commerce Clause in Heart of Atlanta Motel v. US after it was signed into law by the still fairly new President Lyndon Johnson. FTP, identify this law, followed the next year by a Voting Rights Act, that prohibited all sorts of discrimination based on race, sex, religion, and other things.
Answer: The Civil Rights Act of 1964
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According to Crick, their existence presents a major challenge to the original "central dogma of molecular biology." Unlike the rest of their macromolecule class, they have two possible secondary structures, and the aberrant type has added beta pleated sheets. They seem to serve a normal function in the brain memory centers, but they are more renowned for inducing amyloidosis and astrogliosis. Researched extensively by 1997 Nobel Prize winner Stanley Prusiner, FTP, name these infectious protein particles which cause scrapie, Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease, and Mad-Cow Disease.
Answer: prions [or protineacous infectious particles]
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He invented his own system of proportions using human measurements known as the Modulor. Commissioned to replace a war-ravaged church, he designed a gigantic white stone-and-concrete structure with a sweeping roof, eccentric windows, and a silo-like projection, the Notre Dame du Haut. He discussed his five points of architecture in his influential essay collection Towards a New Architecture, a strategy exemplified in his Villa Savoye, and he co-designed the U.N.'s New York headquarters. FTP, name this early proponent of the International School, a Swiss/French architect.
Answer: Le Corbusier [or Charles-Edouard Jeanneret]
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This author wrote about men who throw coins into a woman's vagina to win two hours alone with her in the story "Toad's Mouth." Longer fiction by this author includes a work about Eliza Sommers, who follows her husband to California with the help of Tao Chi'en, as well as a work whose title girl is helped by Riad Halabi, Elvira, and Huberto Naranjo before meeting Rolf Carle. In addition to Daughter of Fortune and Eva Luna, this author also wrote a novel about the downfall of the Trueba family after the death of Blanca's clairvoyant mother Clara, who lives in the title structure. FTP, name this magic realist Chilean author of The House of the Spirits.
Answer: Isabel Allende Llona
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The brightness slope for this region follows a negative 4 power law. It contains an unexplained namesake cliff near a resonance with an object that dominates it. Most of the objects found in this area have pronounced methane peaks in their emissions spectra, a feature shared by objects probably scattered from it like the centaurs. Initially hypothesized to explain short-period comets, this region is home to such objects as Varuna, Sedna, Eris, and Charon and Pluto. FTP, name this region of the solar system in the ecliptic beyond Neptune and usually named for a Dutch-American astronomer.
Answer: the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt
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One of the visions recounted in this Biblical book is cited as the theological justification for Christians being allowed to eat non-kosher meat, and the Believers' Prayer is found in Chapter 4 as well as the story of Ananias and Sapphira. The deeds of Philip are recounted in Chapter 8, while Chapter 9 tells of the conversion of Saul. It ends with one of the title characters famously preaching in Rome. Focusing on the works of St. Peter and St. Paul, FTP, name this Biblical book directly after John and before Romans that tells of the deeds of a group of twelve followers of Jesus.
Answer: The Acts of the Apostles
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Sets of variations by this composer include one on a theme from Ferdinand Herold's opera Ludovic, as well as one for piano and orchestra on "La ci darem la mano" from Mozart's Don Giovanni. His more famous solo piano compositions include the Allegro de Concert, the Andante Spianato, and a Berceuse in D-flat major. Another group of piano compositions by him includes a G-sharp minor piece in which the right hand plays almost entirely in parallel thirds, as well as pieces commonly titled "Aeolian Harp," "Tristesse," "Winter Wind," and "Revolutionary." FTP, identify this composer of etudes, polonaises, waltzes, and nocturnes; a Pole.
Answer: Frederic Chopin
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The structure of this poem's second part is based on Christopher Smart's Jubilate Agno. The end of its first section quotes Christ's last words to describe "cities [shivered] down to their last radio." Its second section asks "What Sphinx of cement and aluminum...ate up their brains and imagination," and curses the Canaanite god Moloch. Dedicated to Carl Solomon, this poem describes people hallucinating "Blake-light tragedy among the scholars of war," and centers on the experiences of "angelheaded hipsters" like Herbert Huncke and Neal Cassady. Beginning "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness," FTP, name this poem by Allan Ginsberg.
Answer: "Howl"
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A proof of this lemma proceeds by applying the Cauchy mean value theorem to a relevant ratio, noting that two of the difference terms vanish, then shrinking the interval. A hypothesis in this theorem is that the relevant functions oscillate at most finitely often near the relevant point; this is because a derivative of the denominator function must exist and be other than 0. Though credited to its namesake's 1696 text, this rule was probably created by John Bernoulli. FTP, name this rule from calculus used to evaluate limits that result in indeterminate ratios using derivatives; a rule named for a French mathematician.
Answer: l'Hospital's rule
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In his role as a creator, this god was connected with the construction goddess Sefkhet-Aabut, and he absorbed the role of the Theban god Khensu. As the ape-headed Aan, this god governed the equinoxes and cleansed the Eye of Ra. When Horus was stabbed by Aun-Ab, Isis summoned this god, a patron of magic and medicine, to heal him. At the judgment of the dead, he measured the deceased's heart against the feather of Maat, and he taught Isis, and later the pharaohs, the art of mummification. Associated in Hellenistic times with Hermes, FTP, this is what Egyptian deity, the inventor of writing and god of the moon, wisdom, and learning, often depicted with the head of an ibis?
Answer: Thoth [or Thout or Tehuti or Djehuty]
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In this literary collection, Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, and five other artists, are described in the work titled "The Beacons," while the work "Benediction" describes its author's feelings of rejection after his mother remarried. The deaths of lovers, the poor, and artists are described in the last section of this work, which had a new section, describing the streets of its author's hometown, added to it in 1861. Only five poems appear in its section "Wine," while "The Denial of St. Peter" and "The Litanies of Satan" appear in its third section, "Revolt." "Spleen and Ideal" is the first and longest section of, FTP, what poetry collection by Charles Baudelaire?
Answer: The Flowers of Evil or Les Fleurs du Mal
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These compounds are useful to produce drugs such as Tamoxifen by reducing ketone side groups. As an undesirable side reaction, they can convert haloethers to alkenes by the Boord olefin synthesis, and their synthesis always produces Schlenk equilibrium. Before use of these compounds, one must flush the reaction vessel with nitrogen, as they are highly reactive with oxygen, and they are usually dissolved in either THF or diethyl ether. Used to form strong nucleophiles and eventually carbon-carbon bonds, they are produced by reacting an organohalide with magnesium. FTP, identify these compounds, named for the French chemist who won the 1912 Nobel Prize for their discovery.
Answer: Grignard reagents
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The legions of Americans named after this man include a confidante of Andrew Carnegie who was stabbed and shot by Alexander Berkman. First coming to prominence drumming up support for the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions and joining the War Hawks, he later lost the electoral votes of New York due to the Liberty Party, leading to James K. Polk defeating this man. An earlier attempt at the Presidency ended when he settled for Secretary of State after throwing his electoral votes to John Quincy Adams in the "Corrupt Bargain." FTP, name this drafter of both the Missouri Compromise and Compromise of 1850.
Answer: Henry Clay
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An area called Singing Mountain appears only in a pre-release version of this game. Spekkio, a god of magic, eventually allows characters to use magic after they circle his room three times. After the events in Zeal Palace, a former villain, Magus, can be recruited as a playable character. The machine Epoch replaces the Gates late in the game, whose ending depends on when its main villain is defeated. The song Bobonga from this game is often used on YTMNDs containing Brian Peppers, and playable characters include Robo, Frog, Ayla, Lucca, and Marle. FTP, name this Super Nintendo game about time travel and a Lavos-induced apocalypse, the prequel to Chrono Cross.
Answer: Chrono Trigger
2007 ACF Fall Bonuses by Illinois X
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A man moves in with Juliana Boudereau in order to acquire the manuscripts of an American poet in his short story, "The Aspern Papers." FTPE:,
[10] Name this author of The Spoils of Poynton and The Wings of the Dove.
Answer: Henry James [prompt on James]
[10] In this novel by Henry James, Isabel Archer chooses to marry Gilbert Osmond instead of Lord Warburton.
Answer: The Portrait of a Lady
[10] Against the advice of Winterbourne, the title character of this Henry James novella visits the Coliseum at night with Mr. Giovanelli, causing her to die of Roman fever.
Answer: Daisy Miller
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Released in 1975, this song describes the calling for Bismillah on the night before the execution of its narrator, who says, "Mama, just killed a man." FTPE:,
[10] Name this song written by Freddy Mercury, whose famous 128-voice operatic section includes a famous guitar cadenza after the words "sometimes I wish I'd never been born at all."
Answer: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
[10] This Queen guitarist was responsible both for the cadenza and the fast solo directly after the operatic section, in addition to writing songs like "We Will Rock You" and "Fat Bottomed Girls."
Answer: Brian May
[10] "Bohemian Rhapsody" was released on this 1975 Queen album, which also included songs "I'm In Love with My Car" and "You're My Best Friend." It shares its name with a 1935 Marx Brothers movie that features a notable scene in a crowded stateroom and ends with a performance of Il Trovatore.
Answer: A Night at the Opera
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Identify these concepts from Hinduism, FTPE.,
[10] This concept is the individual inner being, or soul.
Answer: the atman
[10] When one realizes that one's atman and the Brahman are the same, one will achieve this, liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth.
Answer: moksha
[10] This is the term for the cycle of death and rebirth from which moksha can release an individual.
Answer: samsara
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Answer the following about American governmental efforts to get those god-damn Commie bastards FTPE.,
[10] This committee, more famous for "investigating communism" and blacklisting a lot of people from Hollywood after sensational hearings, also did work on espionage. It was chaired by John McCormick.
Answer: House Un-American Activities Committee [or House Committee on Un-American Activities]
[10] Of course, HUAC was far from the first sweet-ass Commie witch hunt. The namesake raids of this Attorney General from 1919-21 saw lots of deportations, including those of many Wobblies, Alexander Berkman, and Emma Goldman.
Answer: Alexander Mitchell Palmer
[10] The only Americans ever executed for espionage were these Commies who, in 1953, got busted for passing nuclear information to the USSR, which they totally did do.
Answer: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
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Answer some questions about a concept from psychology, FTPE:,
[10] This practice in psychology involves subjects learning positive behavior based on good consequences, and learning to avoid negative behavior based on negative consequences.
Answer: operant conditioning [prompt on conditioning]
[10] This man's eponymous box is also known as an operant conditioning chamber, and he is often cited as the founder of operant conditioning.
Answer: Burrhus Frederic (B.F.) Skinner
[10] Skinner described a utopian community that he would later expound upon in Beyond Freedom and Dignity in this novel, whose title suggests it is a follow-up to a work of Henry David Thoreau.
Answer: Walden Two
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Answer the following about an opera FTPE.,
[10] The arias "O zittre nicht" and "Der Holle Rache" are sung by the Queen of the Night to Tamino and Pamina, respectively, in this opera which also features the birdcatcher Papageno.
Answer: Die Zauberflote [accept The Magic Flute]
[10] This composer wrote The Magic Flute.
Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
[10] At the Queen of the Night's urging, Tamino goes to rescue Pamina from this priest of Isis and Osiris, but it turns out that he's the good one.
Answer: Sarastro
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At the end of the work in which he appears, he states that one day he "would learn how to laugh. Pablo was waiting for [him], and Mozart too." FTPE:,
[10] Name this fictional character who stabs Hermine after finding her lying naked with Pablo in the Magic Theater.
Answer: Harry Haller [prompt on "Harry"]
[10] Harry Haller is the protagonist of this novel, which takes its name from a pamphlet that Harry reads to learn about his dual natures.
Answer: Steppenwolf
[10] Steppenwolf, along with The Glass Bead Game and Siddhartha, was written by this German Nobel laureate.
Answer: Hermann Hesse
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This is a data structure such that each node contains one parent and no more than two children. FTPE:,
[10] Name this data structure.
Answer: a binary tree [prompt on tree]
[10] This is a binary tree that additionally satisfies the property that if B is a child node of A, then the key of A is greater than or equal to the key of B, a property named for it.
Answer: a binary heap
[10] The best-known algorithm for constructing a binary heap from a sorted array of n elements is in this minimal complexity class in terms of n.
Answer: big O of n
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Answer the following about a certain island, FTPE.,
[10] This island contains two large lakes, Lake Bay and Lake Taal, and the Cagayan River, and also features Mayon Volcano, the Zambales Mountains, and Mount Pinatubo.
Answer: Luzon
[10] The island of Luzon features cities like Naga, Malolos, Quezon City, and this capital city.
Answer: Manila
[10] This extinct volcanic crater sits on the southeastern coast of Oahu near Waikiki in Hawaii and is a popular tourist attraction; it's also the translation of a site on Luzon.
Answer: Diamond Head
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Answer these questions about a branch of physical chemistry and its rules FTPE.,
[10] One statement of this is: as a system approaches a temperature of absolute zero, all chemical processes cease.
Answer: the third law of thermodynamics
[10] A form of the third law of thermodynamics was first stated by this German scientist, who is also the namesake of an equation for calculating cell potentials.
Answer: Walther Hermann Nernst
[10] A more familiar form of the third law in terms of ideal crystals was given by Merle Randall and this physical chemist, who wrote a classic 1923 thermodynamics text with Randall.
Answer: Gilbert Norton Lewis
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Name a few Chinese dynasties from clues FTPE.,
[10] Confucius idolized the "Western" Period of this very long-lasting dynasty, which gave China the Shujing and the concept of the Mandate of Heaven. Its "Eastern" Period preceded the Chin dynasty.
Answer: Zhou Dynasty
[10] This dynasty, weakened by the An Lu-shan rebellion, was founded by Li Yuan. Tiantai Buddhism became popular before it was succeeded by the Song dynasty.
Answer: Tang Dynasty
[10] Chu Yuan-Chang, a former Buddhist monk, founded this dynasty that was overthrown by invaders from Mongolia. Other highlights included its signature blue and white porcelain and the voyages of Zheng He.
Answer: Ming Dynasty
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This character fantasizes about marrying Shep Huntleigh and is led away to an insane asylum after stating that she has "always depended on the kindness of strangers." FTPE:,
[10] Identify this character who moves in with her sister Stella after losing her estate, Belle Reve.
Answer: Blanche DuBois
[10] Blanche DuBois clashes with Stanley Kowalski in this play by Tennessee Williams set in New Orleans.
Answer: A Streetcar Named Desire
[10] This sensitive friend of Stanley's begins a relationship with Blanche. However, after learning the truth about her past, he tells her that she's "not clean enough" to bring to his house.
Answer: Harold Mitchell
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Answer the following about a French composer FTPE.,
[10] This composer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries wrote such works as Trois Sarabandes and Trois Gnossiennes for piano, as well as the ballet Mercure and Relache.
Answer: Erik Satie
[10] Satie's best-known stage work is probably this ballet, a collaboration with Jean Cocteau with costumes by Picasso. It is notable for its use of everyday objects, such as a typewriter and a revolver, as instruments.
Answer: Parade
[10] Satie is probably most famous for this triptych work. Debussy later arranged the first and third, and they employ modal harmonies.
Answer: Trois Gymnopedies
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Answer each of the following about some principles of geology FTPE.,
[10] This fundamental principle, advanced by James Hutton, states that the geologic processes that have been at work historically are the same ones that happen today.
Answer: the Principle of Uniformity
[10] The geological Principle of Superposition states that strata that have this property are younger.
Answer: higher [accept synonyms like above]
[10] This principle, attributed to William Smith, states that fossil organisms preserved in rock layers become progressively less complex as rocks become older.
Answer: the Principle of Faunal Succession
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He asked "sages" in a "gold mosaic" to "be the singing-masters of [his] soul" and "gather [him] / Into the artifice of eternity" in "Sailing to Byzantium." FTPE:,
[10] Name this poet of "Leda and the Swan" and "Lapis Lazuli."
Answer: William Butler Yeats
[10] This poem's second stanza describes the birth of a "rough beast" slouching "towards Bethlehem to be born." Influenced by Yeats' theory of gyres, it also warns "things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
Answer: "The Second Coming"
[10] Beginning "I know that I shall meet my fate / Somewhere among the clouds above," this poem's title figure notes "Those that I fight I do not hate / Those that I guard I do not love" after predicting his demise.
Answer: "An Irish Airman Foresees his Death"
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FTPE, identify the following about Christianity and Constantine.,
[10] After his victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge and the cementing of his political alliance with Licinius in 313, Constantine issued an edict from this northern Italian city declaring an end to persecution of Christians.
Answer: the Edict of Milan
[10] In 314, Constantine summoned a Church council at Arles which excommunicated the namesake leader of this heresy, which held that priests who had committed sin, especially the sin of betraying the Church, could no longer administer valid sacraments.
Answer: Donatism
[10] In 325, Constantine also summoned the first ecumenical council to this Phrygian city, where Arianism was condemned and a namesake Creed was adopted.
Answer: Nicaea
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Answer some questions about a German philosopher FTPE.,
[10] Voltaire's character Dr. Pangloss was modeled on this man, who discovered calculus independently of Newton and whose works include a Discourse on Metaphysics.
Answer: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
[10] One of the fundamental concepts of Leibniz's metaphysics is his idea that the universe is ultimately composed of these eternal entities.
Answer: monads
[10] This other work by Leibniz is a critique of a similarly-titled 1689 epistemological work by John Locke.
Answer: New Essays on Human Understanding [or Nouveaux essays sur l'entendement humain]
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Answer some questions about cellular energetics FTPE.,
[10] This series of mitochondrial reactions produces 3 NADH, 1 FADH2, and 1 GTP for every turn.
Answer: the Krebs cycle [or citric acid cycle or tricyclic acid cycle; prompt on TCA]
[10] This cytosolic breakdown of sugar to pyruvate presages the Krebs cycle in mammals.
Answer: glycolysis
[10] Each turn of the Krebs Cycle begins when Acetyl-CoA reacts with this compound to produce citrate.
Answer: oxaloacetate
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Lady Fujitsubo becomes the consort of the emperor after giving birth to a son conceived by the title character in this work, which was called the "highest pinnacle of Japanese literature" by Yasunari Kawabata. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 11th-century novel which centers on the life and loves of its title character, the illegitimate son of the emperor of Japan.
Answer: The Tale of Genji or Genji monogatari
[10] This lady-in-waiting to the Empress Akiko wrote The Tale of Genji and lent her name to a character in the story who Genji finds in the mountains, takes to his palace to raise, and later marries.
Answer: Lady Murasaki Shikibu
[10] Four years older than Genji, this princess is Genji's first wife. She dies at the birth of their first child, after which Genji decides to marry Murasaki.
Answer: Princess Aoi
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Gilded Age politics were the coolest. Identify some figures from that lovely, lovely age FTPE.,
[10] The Gilded Age really kicked off with a bang with all the scandals in the administration of this President, who did something important at Appomattox Court House, i.e. accepted Lee's surrender.
Answer: Hiram Ulysses Simpson Grant
[10] This awesome Vice President of Grant's got himself removed from office after he was involved in the Credit Mobilier scandal.
Answer: Schuyler Colfax
[10] This man was impeached as Secretary of War after it was revealed he took bribes to influence his apportionment of trading posts in Oklahoma.
Answer: William Worth Belknap
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They were sometimes known as The Eight, because there were eight of them. FTPE:,
[10] Name this realistic art movement of early twentieth century America led by Robert Henri that often depicted poor neighborhoods.
Answer: The Ash Can School [prompt on "The Eight" with exasperation]
[10] The Ash Can painters were inspired by this realist painting that depicts the titular doctor conducting a femur operation while Dr. Franklin West takes notes.
Answer: The Gross Clinic
[10] This Pennsylvania realist and inspirer of the Ash Can School painted The Gross Clinic as well as Max Schmitt in a Single Scull.
Answer: Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins
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Answer some questions about organic compounds FTPE.,
[10] This simplest carbonyl with formula C H 2 0 is highly toxic to humans.
Answer: formaldehyde
[10] These organic compounds contain at least one carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals.
Answer: ketones
[10] These are aromatic diketones in which the carbon atoms of the carbonyl groups are part of the ring structure.
Answer: quinones
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As you might guess from its constantly fluctuating politics today, Italy has not always been unified. FTPE, identify the following about that unification, the Risorgimento.,
[10] This military leader was unsuccessful in conquering the Papal States around Rome, but successfully led the "Red Shirts" during the Second War for Italian Independence.
Answer: Giuseppe Garibaldi
[10] Though he spent much of his time in London, this Italian jounralist founded the "Young Italy" movement of which Garibaldi had once been a member, as a means of unifying Italy under a liberal democracy.
Answer: Giuseppe Mazzini
[10] Seizing the post-Risorgimento cry of "Italia irredenta" to become dictator of the city of Fiume was this Italian nationalist poet and cannibal, who ruled the city after World War I until the Treaty of Rapallo declared it a free state under the League of Nations.
Answer: Gabriele d'Annunzio

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