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2008 ACF Fall Tossups by Penn + ULL
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The Choke Mountains are an important bird-watching area in this country, as is Lake Chew Bahir, which is located near its southern border. The Danakil desert is shared by this country and its northern neighbor and is home to the Afar people. Gonder is among its larger cities and is home to castles constructed by Iyasu II, and its city of Adama was once called Nazareth. This country's Lake Tana is the source of the Blue Nile, and it is involved in the dispute over the Ogaden region with its eastern neighbor Somalia. For 10 points, name this nation which neighbors Sudan and has capital Addis Ababa.
Answer: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
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This man wrote about "How Keynes Came to America" in one work, and "The Massive Dissent of Karl Marx" in another. In addition to Economics, Peace and Laughter and The Age of Uncertainity, he wrote about the economic development of the Ford Motor Company in "The Imperatives of Technology," which appears in a work that argues that classical demand has been subverted by advertising and other methods of corporate planning, while his most famous work discussed income disparities and coined the term "conventional wisdom." For 10 points, name this author of The New Industrial State and The Affluent Society.
Answer: John Kenneth Galbraith
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This man painted a work in two panels which shows the title figures intently discussing about the texts in their hands and is called The Four Apostles. A lion rests on the floor in the foreground as the title figure stare intently at his work sitting at a desk in his St. Jerome in His Study. One work depicts an angel sitting on a wheel near a ladder and dog by the feet of a woman, and also contains an hourglass, a sphere, and a Latin square, while another work a decrepit figure holds a trident at the bottom left as the titular quartet tramples over some people. For 10 points, identify this German artist of several woodcuts such as Melancolia I and Four Horseman of the Apocalypse.
Answer: Albrecht Durer
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One of this man's protagonists sees a giant chrysanthemum that irradiates everything at the exact moment his father dies, and he wrote a short story in which a young boy named Harelip helps attend to a shot-down black airman. In one of his novels, a man named Bird desires to flee to Africa instead of facing his handicapped newborn son. He also wrote a novel in which Mitsusaburo and Takashi return to their great-uncle's village, in which the protagonist first thinks of the titular sound when he finds his friend hanged with a cucumber up his anus. For 10 points, name this Japanese author of Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids, A Personal Matter and The Silent Cry.
Answer: Kenzaburo Oe [accept in either order]
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One of his works contains the movement "The Evil God and the Dance of Pagan Monsters" and a section depicting the sun god Ala. He evoked the 18th century with a down-bow on the strings and D-minor triad arpeggio at the start of a symphony created "as Haydn might have written it." This composer of the Scythian Suite and Classical Symphony wrote a troika in a work about the advisors of Emperor Paul, who create a fake military hero. This creator of the Lieutenant Kije Suite wrote a work in which the clarinet plays the cat and the bassoon represents the Grandfather. For 10 points, name this composer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet and Peter and the Wolf.
Answer: Sergei Prokofiev
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This figure's sons include Falka, Benig, and another that is met when a son of Gjulki meets Hjaalprek (he-YOLL-prek). In that story, one of the boldest of this figure's sons, Grani, refuses to serve Gunnar, and another story claims that he created the canyon Asbyrgi. Said to have runes carved on his teeth, this character's birth follows from a bet for the Sun, the Moon, and the hand of Freya in which Blast claims he can fortify Asgard in a single winter. To do so, Blast enlists the aid of this character's father to carry bricks a long way in an instant, and Loki mates with that animal, resulting in this figure's birth. For 10 points, name this son of Svadilfari, the eight-legged mount of Odin.
Answer: Sleipnir
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This entity shares its name with one controlled by the astronomer and investigator of mesmerism, Jean Sylvain Bailly. It saw the execution of General Lecomte, and Marshall MacMahon led a campaign against it that culminated with a mass execution at the Wall of the Federalists. Its aftermath saw a mass deportation to New Caledonia, and it was opposed by Adolphe Thiers. Louis-Auguste Blanqui was its nominal leader despite being imprisoned at the time, and it ended in the "Bloody Week" amidst fierce barricade fighting. Growing out of the Franco-Prussian War, for 10 points, name this socialist government that held power for two months in 1871 in the French capital.
Answer: the Paris Commune
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This is the second word of the title of a song in which Donovan notes that he's "just mad about Saffron," and it signifies industrial zoning in a certain Maxis series. This type of "kid" was the main character of Richard Outcault's Hogan's Alley, while this kind of fog "rubs its back against the windowpanes" in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," and tartrazine is known as this "No. 5." A song of this title notes that "your skin and bones/turn into something beautiful" and asks the listener to "Look how" the stars "shine for you." For 10 points, identify the hue that titles that 2000 Coldplay song, the color of Pikachu, tennis balls, Big Bird, and the sun.
Answer: yellow
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In this novel, Lankes takes a coin from his left pocket and puts it in his right whenever he borrows a cigarette, and an attendant at the Maritime Museum commits suicide by impaling himself on the mast of the "Niobe" after falling in love with its wooden figurehead. Vittlar's testimony inadvertently implicates the protagonist in a murder after he finds the severed ring finger of Sister Dorothea. The protagonist of this novel plays in "The Onion Cellar" with Klepp and Scholle in a troupe of dwarves, can shatter glass with his scream, and refuses to grow after age three. For 10 points, name this novel in which Oskar Matzerath refuses to give up the title instrument, by Gunter Grass.
Answer: The Tin Drum [or Die Blechtrommel]
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The Cadiot- Chodkiewicz coupling links two of these in the presence of copper (I) chloride catalyst and a base, while in a namesake homologation. The Cory-Fuchs reaction generates these from aldehydes, while reacting them with mercury salt in water yields enols. They can be synthesized by the dehydrohalogenation of vicinal dihalides, and hydrogenating one of these in the presence of palladium on calcium carbonate "poisoned" with quinilone, also known as Lindlar's catalyst. For 10 points, identify this class of compounds, the simplest example of which is acetylene, characterized by a carbon-carbon triple bond.
Answer: alkynes [grudgingly accept acetylenes until mentioned]
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One of his works claims that twelve categories of human understanding posited in the Critique of Judgment are reducible to causality. His last work, a set of "stray yet systematically arranged thoughts on a variety of subjects," includes sections "On Din and Noise" and "Additional Remarks on the Doctrine of the Suffering of the World." This author of Parerga and Paralipomena wrote On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason, and another work argues that art tries to represent the Platonic ideal of an object and that works expands Kant's "Ding an Sich" to the whole universe. For 10 points, supposed pessimist, the author of The World as Will and Idea.
Answer: Arthur Schopenhauer
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Its creation was presaged by plans written by Malcolm Rorty and James Warburg. A review board chaired by Clarence Darrow suggested investigation of it by the FTC for monopolistic practices. It promoted a "blanket code" under its first director, retired army general Hugh S. Johnson. It was decided that the president was given too much power by its "codes of fair competition" in the Supreme Court case that declared it unconstitutional, Schechter v. U.S., called the "sick chicken" case. Publicity supporting it featured the slogan "we do our part" and images of a blue eagle. For 10 points, name this New Deal agency which set maximum working hours and minimum wage.
Answer: the NRA [or National Recovery Administration]
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LepA can reverse this process, and in some organisms, this process sees protein EF-3 utilize ATP to reduce affinity for the substrate at L1. The characteristic ratcheting mechanism of this process involves GTP hydrolysis by EF-G, while EF-Tu, which works as a proofreader, also employs GTP to bind the substrate. Beginning with binding to the Shine-Dalgarno sequence in prokaryotes, it sees movement of the substrates through aminoacyl, peptidyl, and exit sites. This process ends when the nascent peptide is complete and the two subunits dissociate. For 10 points, name this second step of protein synthesis in which a ribosome reads messenger RNA following transcription.
Answer: translation [accept translocation until "EF-Tu"]
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In this poem's eighth stanza, a "funeral with plumes and lights" travels "through the silent nights," and the poem earlier discusses a place of "Four grey walls and four grey towers" that "overlook a space of flowers / And the silent isle." The title character proclaims that she is "half sick of shadows", and only the "reapers?among the bearded barley" are able to hear her, though she longs to meet a man who sings "Tirra lira." The title character cries "The curse is upon me" after her "mirror cracked from side to side" after she stops weaving when she sees "bold Sir Lancelot." For 10 points, name this poem about a woman who is trapped in a castle near Camelot, by Tennyson.
Answer: "The Lady of Shalott"
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This ruler's reign saw a migration led by Nekrasov during the Bulavin Rebellion as well as the rise to power of both Count Golovkin and Peter Tolstoi. Vasily Galitzine controlled power for part of this ruler's early reign after one of two revolts led by this ruler's half-sister Sophia and the Streltsy, whom this ruler would later disband. This ruler shared power with his retarded half-brother Ivan until that man's death, and he had his son Alexei executed. He led several expeditions against Azov in order to gain a port on the Black Sea, and likewise fought to gain Baltic Sea possessions from Charles XII. For 10 points, name this victor in the Great Northern War and westernizer of Russia.
Answer: Peter the Great [or Peter I]
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Its name may be compared to the Arabic word "rawiyyah," and it repeatedly uses the term "hevel." In matters of friendship, this book claims that "a new friend is as a new wine: when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure." Its closing section, "Advice for the Young," advises the reader to "Rejoice?in thy youth." Its author states that "the heart of the foolish is in the house of mirth," and notes that there is no new thing "under the sun." After the author introduces himself as Qoheleth and declares he is a son of David, he realizes that "Vanity of vanities...all is vanity." For 10 points, name this Old Testament book following Proverbs that claims "to everything there is a season."
Answer: Book of Ecclesiastes [accept Qoheleth early; do not accept Ecclesiasticus; prompt on: the Preacher]
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One group of species in this phylum became hermatypic during the Middle Triassic, and palytoxin was first isolated from a species in this phylum. The order Rhyzostomea includes organisms with mouths found along their arms, such as the Cassiopeia. Members of one class possess a tissue called the velarium which aids in locomotion, and the largest class in this phylum includes sea pansies and sea fans and is called Anthozoa. Members of this phylum possess a structure called the operculum, within which nematocysts are found, and members go through both polyp and medusa stages. For 10 points, name this phylum which includes anemones, hydras, and jellyfish.
Answer: Cnidarians
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One of his works depicts a woman with a cage of doves exiting the title place as Jesus smacks a money-changer. In another of his works, a red-tunic'd Jesus looks towards the sky as several people mock him. In addition to The Purification of the Temple and Disrobing of Christ, one of his paintings shows John the Baptist extending his arms as cherubs bring white clothes to several naked figures, and inspired Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon. In addition to Opening of the Fifth Seal, he painted a dark sky a green hillside on whose top sits the Alcazar, in his painting View of Toledo. For 10 points, identify this Spanish artist of The Burial of Count Orgaz, originally from Crete.
Answer: El Greco [or Domenikos Theotokopolous]
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One polity involved in this conflict was led for a brief period by the Duke of Caxias, who helped the eventual winners gain control of Humaita, and it also saw battles fought at Tuyuti while its final battle took place at Cerro Cora. The turning point of this conflict occurred at the Battle of Riachuelo, a victory for Admiral Barosso in which the navy of the landlocked aggressor nation, led by the dictator Francisco Solano Lopez, was decimated. For 10 points, name this South American conflict in which a large portion of the Paraguayan male population was killed in defeat against the namesake group of Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.
Answer: War of the Triple Alliance [accept Paraguayan War until Paraguay is mentioned]
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He wrote about a rock star whose tempted by Azarian and Dr. Pepper, and is later chased by the evil organization, "The Happy Valley Farm Commune." That character, Bucky Wunderlick appears in Great Jones Street, while Keith Neudecker barely escapes the destruction of the Twin Towers in Falling Man, and the prologue "Pafko at the Wall" about the 1951 National League Pennant starts a novel focusing on Nick Shay. Along with Underworld, one of his novels centers on a colleague of Murray Jay Siskind, who is addicted to Dylar. For 10 points, name this American author, who wrote about Professor of Hitler Studies, Jack Gladney in White Noise.
Answer: Don DeLillo
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TB. In analyzing 31 flybys of this body in 1996, scientist found gravitational anomalies in one, providing evidence for its lumpy interior, while NIMS detected such ocean salts as magnesium sulfate here in 2000, supporting the theory of an ocean deep below its surface. The Hubble Space Telescope detected a thin ozone around this body, and one feature of its surface is the Memphis Facula, which is located within a large dark region known as the Galileo Regio. This body is the only moon in the solar system with a magnetosphere. For 10 points, name this Galilean moon of Jupiter, the largest in our solar system.
Answer: Ganymede
2008 ACF Fall Bonuses by Penn + ULL
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This man coined the term "identity crisis" and his historical works include a psychoanalytic investigation of the titular protestant leader in Young Man Luther. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Danish-American psychologist who talked about "trust vs. mistrust" and "intimacy vs. isolation" in his eight stage model of psychosocial development.
Answer: Erik Erikson
[10] Erikson also published a historical work looking into the "Origin of Militant Nonviolence" titled for this man's Truth. He's also a hero of the Indian independence movement.
Answer: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi [or Mahatma Gandhi]
[10] Erikson characterized the prepubescent years as a struggle between industry and this feeling. Alfred Adler wrote about a state where feelings of this quality dominate a person's psyche.
Answer: inferiority
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One painting in this location depicts a guard leaning on a stick as the title character talks to a man in a white robe, and is titled St. Peter Freed from Prison. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this location which currently such works as Crucifixion of St. Peter and Disputation with Simon Magus before Emperor Nero by Filippino Lippi and Masolino's Temptation of Adam and Eve.
Answer: the Brancacci Chapel
[10] Most of the paintings of the Brancacci Chapel are attributed to this artist who depicted Distribution of Communal Goods and the Death of Ananias. He also painted a sobbing Adam and Even in Expulsion from Paradise.
Answer: Masaccio [or Tomaso Cassai]
[10] Masaccio also painted this work composed of three scenes. St. Peter fetches a fish from the left; Jesus describes how the titular tax is to be paid in the center; and Peter gives said tax to a dude in orange on the right.
Answer: The Tribute Money
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Answer the following about a popular pastime in eighteenth-century Europe, meddling with other nations' royal families, for 10 points each.,
[10] Also known as the Potato War because of a concurrent grain shortage, this 1778-1779 conflict saw fighting over who should follow Maximillian Joseph as Duke of the namesake region and was settled by the Congress of Teschen.
Answer: War of the Bavarian Succession
[10] The Pragmatic Sanction was supposed to prevent inheritance problems within Hapsburg holdings, but Frederic the Great invaded the namesake nation in 1840 anyway, starting this war ended by the Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle.
Answer: War of the Austrian Succession
[10] Frederick Augustus II of Saxony became king of the disputed country at the end of this war, while Stanislaw I was again forced to give up his crown, this time in return for Dukedom in Lorraine.
Answer: War of the Polish Succession
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The gel permeation type is useful for separating folded proteins from unfolded ones because folded proteins have a more compact structure and thus stay in the column matrix longer. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this general technique for separating mixtures whereby a mobile phase is passed over a stationary phase which has varying affinities for the mixture's components.
Answer: chromatography
[10] This type of chromatography is useful for separating molecules based on Coulombic interactions. The stationary phase holds charged groups that attract oppositely charged groups in the mobile phase.
Answer: ion exchange chromatography [accept anion exchange or cation exchange for those not listening]
[10] When performing liquid chromatography with proteins or nucleic acids, it is often convenient to run the eluate through one of a device that measures the spectrum of this type of radiation, which is in the 200-600 nanometer range.
Answer: UV [or ultraviolet; accept UV-vis spectrophotometer; or ultraviolet-visual spec]
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Roxanne schemes to marry the lover of Atalide to dethrone the sultan in his play Bajazet. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this French playwright, who wrote about Oenone and Hippolytus in his play Phedre.
Answer: Jean Racine
[10] Nero persecutes the titular son of Claudius because they both love Junia in this Racine play.
Answer: Britannicus
[10] Racine adapted Euripides' last play about this the sacrifice of this title character, Agamemnon's daughter, before the Trojan War. It is named after this woman "In Aulis," and was later made into a Christoph Gluck opera.
Answer: Iphigenia [or Iphigenia in Aulis; or Iphigenia at Aulis; or Iphigenie en Aulide]
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It has been called "the most beautiful experiment in biology." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this experiment, where E. coli grown first in N-15 medium and then in N-14 medium showed two discrete bands across several generations during the centrifugation.
Answer: Meselson-Stahl experiment
[10] The Meselson-Stahl showed that the replication of this molecule is a semi-conservative process, where one strand of this acts as a template for the synthesis of another.
Answer: DNA [or deoxyribonucleic acid]
[10] All or nothing, the Meselson-Stahl experiment confirmed the model of DNA replication proposed by these two scientists, who also proposed the double helix structure for DNA.
Answer: Francis Crick and James Watson
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On this day, all able Muslims are expected to pay an extra zakat which is distributed to the poor, and the Takbir is recited along with a special optional prayer. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this holiday marking the end of a month of fasting.
Answer: Eid ul-Fitr [prompt on Eid]
[10] Eid ul-Fitr commemorates the end of this ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which falls between Shabaan and Shawwal.
Answer: Ramadan [accept Ramazan or Ramzaan]
[10] Occurring about seventy days after Eid ul-Fitr, the Eid ul-Adha celebration recognizes Abraham's willingness to sacrifice this son of his, the half-brother of Isaac and product of the union between Abraham and Hagar.
Answer: Ishmael [or Yisma'el; or Isma'il]
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It preceded the Manchu dynasty. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this dynasty founded by the Hongwu emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, which is perhaps best known for its porcelain vases. It lasted from 1368 from 1644.
Answer: Ming dynasty
[10] Le Loi, who drove out the Mings from this modern day country, founded the Le dynasty here in the 1430s. It fought a war against France, which resulted in French defeat at Dien Bien Phu.
Answer: Vietnam
[10] From 1405 to 1433, this explorer dude led seven expeditions to various places southwest of China such as the Southeast Asian countries and Africa. Various sources suggest that his fleet was huge and awwwesome.
Answer: Zheng He [or Cheng Ho]
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You are Bob Jones, a traveler visiting some Brazilian cities. Identify some of them, for 10 points each.,
[10] First, you land at the Eduardo Gomes International Airport in this city, the capital of the Amazonas province, which lies at the confluence of the Rio Negro and the Amazon.
Answer: Manaus
[10] You then go to this city to watch its Futebol Club win the 3rd Brazilian Championship in a row at the Estadio Morumbi. Alternatively, you can take a cruise on the Tiete River, and have a feijoada at a restaurant. Or, you can simply get lost in this largest city in the southern hemisphere. You are Bob Jones; the possibilities are endless!
Answer: Sao Paulo
[10] You make your last stop in this city designed by Oscar Neimeyer, and take a tour of the Congresio Nacional and other monuments along the Eixo Monumental. Or, you can simply enjoy the nightlife in this capital of Brazil.
Answer: Brasilia
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The Dulong Petit law states that for solids at room temperature, the molar form of quantity is approximately equal to 3 times the universal gas constant times temperature. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this quantity, symbolized capital C, which is defined as the amount of energy needed to the temperature of a gram of an object by one degree, typically measured in Joules per gram-Kelvin.
Answer: specific heat capacity [prompt on heat capacity]
[10] This unit, equivalent to 4.184 J, is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius.
Answer: calorie
[10] Like Einstein, this Dutch scientist's work on heat capacity gave rise to a model based on phonons, which worked well at low temperatures. He is also the namesake of the unit of the dipole moment.
Answer: Peter Joseph William Debye [or Pieter Josephus Wilhelmus Debye]
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This man created a song cycle based on Verlaine's collection La Bonne Chanson. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this French composer of the operas Prometheus and Penelope, who is best known for a work that omits the "Dies Ire" section. He also composed his Opus 50, a Pavane.
Answer: Gabriel Faure
[10] Faure is best-known for his version of this type of composition, which omits the "Dies Irae" section. Franz Sussmayer finished the one that Mozart left incomplete at his death.
Answer: a Requiem
[10] Faure also taught Nadia Boulanger, who went on to teach this American who composed Billy the Kid and Appalachian Spring.
Answer: Aaron Copland
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This son of Pelops became king of Mycenae when Zeus made the sun rise in the west and set in the east for him. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this man, the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
Answer: Atreus
[10] This son of Thyestes was ordered to kill his father but instead orchestrated the murder of his uncle, Atreus. He also had an affair with Clytemnestra and helped her kill Agamemnon on his return from Troy.
Answer: Aegisthus
[10] Atreus' grandfather was this king, who angered the gods by killing his son Pelops and attempting to serve him to them. His punishment was to stand neck-deep in water with fruit hanging just out of reach.
Answer: Tantalus
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In the play in which he appears, this character offers to travel to Asia to fetch a single toothpick "rather than hold three words' conference with this harpy." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this lord, who is referring to his eventual love interest Beatrice in that line.
Answer: Benedick
[10] Benedick pursues Beatrice in this Shakespeare play in which the villain Don John sends Borachio to disrupt the courtship of Claudio and Hero.
Answer: Much Ado About Nothing
[10] Shakespeare also wrote this poem that supplemented a work by Robert Chester. It is about the foibles of ideal love, and one of its title creatures is a type of dove, not a reptile with a shell.
Answer: "The Phoenix and the Turtle"
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This property is notably not possessed by the harmonic series one plus one half, plus one third, plus one fourth… and so on. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this property possessed by a series such as the infinite geometric series, whose partial sums reach toward a specific number.
Answer: convergence [accept word forms]
[10] Every convergent sequence, wherein beyond some value of n, adjacent elements of become closer and closer together is named for this French mathematician who also names an inequality along with Schwartz.
Answer: Cauchy sequence
[10] For a function f of x that lies between functions h and g, if the limits of h and g both approach L as x approaches a, then f of x also approaches L as x approaches a according to this theorem.
Answer: squeeze theorem [or pinching theorem; or sandwich theorem]
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It consisted of the battles of Freeman's Farm and Bemis Heights, and it saw some heroics from Benedict Arnold, who was wounded in the action. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Revolutionary War battle, a defeat for Burgoyne in eastern New York.
Answer: Battle of Saratoga
[10] This man commanded the American forces at Saratoga. Later, his forces would be destroyed by Cornwallis at the Battle of Camden.
Answer: Horatio Gates
[10] Also commanding American forces at Saratoga was this Daniel Morgan, who routed Banastre Tarleton at this battle in South Carolina.
Answer: Battle of Cowpens
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This Penn State grad was signed in 2006 to provide an upgrade to the New York's linebacking corps, but the only thing he managed to bring during his one season with the Giants was a love of cartoons. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this former Washington Redskin who, when asked about the state of the Giants' defense, noted that "Voltron still hasn't formed yet... I can only imagine what we will be once we get everybody out there."
Answer: LaVar RaShad Arrington
[10] Though Arrington may be gone, defensive end Justin Tuck has carried his legacy forward, recently admitting on national television that he loved this show enough to "run around the yard saying, 'By the power of Grayskull!'"
Answer: He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe
[10] Not content with cartoon references, Justin Tuck and Derrick Ward have both claimed credit for identifying Ward and his fellow backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs as this 70s funk band known for "Shining Star".
Answer: Earth, Wind, and Fire
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This man's final novel, Virgin Soil, features Solomin, who is meant to be a positive hero embodying industriousness in the face of Russia becoming westernized. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this author of Diary of a Superfluous Man and Rudin, who featured Sanin, a landowner working in a pastry shop to be close to a love interest, in his Torrents of Spring.
Answer: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev
[10] Turgenev may be most famous for this work, in which the nihilist Bazarov is rejected by Anna Odintsova. He ends up contracting typhus while performing an autopsy, and Anna remains with him in his last moments.
Answer: Fathers and Sons [or Ottsy i Deti; accept Fathers and Children or other equivalents in place of "Sons"]
[10] Including "District Doctor", "Lgov", and "Raspberry Spring", this set of short stories by Turgenev was written while hunting at his family's estate.
Answer: A Sportsman's Sketches [or The Hunting Sketches or Sketches from a Hunter's Album]
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He depicted a morose girl with a fan in her hand standing near a fireplace staring at her reflection in Symphony in White No. 2. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this artist better known for a portrait of Thomas Carlyle, and a work depicting fireworks at Cremorn, subtitled The Falling Rocket.
Answer: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
[10] Whistler is better known for this painting which depicts a woman dressed in black resting her feet on a stool. A black curtain can be seen to the left and on the wall hangs a landscape painting.
Answer: Portrait of Whistler's Mother [or Arrangement in Gray and Black: The Artist's Mother; or Arrangement in Gray and Black, No. 1]
[10] Whistler is also known for painting this room for Frederick Leyland, which included a lot of porcelain-ware, as well as one of whistler's paintings. It is named for the birds depicted on one of its walls, which are fighting.
Answer: peacock room
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The protagonist marries Enid Royce and learns a love of music among the Ehrlichs. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel in which Claude Wheeler escapes his Christian upbringing to fight in World War I.
Answer: One of Ours
[10] One of Ours was written by this American author of Sapphira and the Slave Girl, Lucy Gayheart, and Death Comes for the Archbishop.
Answer: Willa Sibert Cather
[10] This work, along with My Antonia and O Pioneers!, appears in Cather's Prairie Trilogy. In it, Thea Kronborg, who is supported by Dr. Archie, leaves Colorado to become an opera star, eventually marrying Fred Ottenburg and securing her dream job in Dresden.
Answer: The Song of the Lark
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This work discusses the development of the master and slave consciousness. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this 1807 work that talks about "The Certainty and Truth of Reason" and "The Truth of Self-Certainty" in a search for absolute knowledge.
Answer: Phenomenology of the Spirit (accept Phanomenologie des Geistes)
[10] The Phenomenology of the Spirit is written by this German philosopher, who also penned The Science of Logic.
Answer: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
[10] Hegel broke up the title concept into three spheres, the abstract, the moral, and the ethical life. This work was a critique of von Haller's The Restoration of the Science of the State.
Answer: Elements of the Philosophy of Right [or Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts]
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A shipment of arms from Germany was intercepted in the days leading up to it, and it led to the execution of such figures as Roger Casement and Tom Clarke. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Irish rebellion of 1916, named for the holiday on which it began.
Answer: Easter Rising [or Easter Rebellion]
[10] This man served as spokesman for the rebellion, and he gave both the orders for it to begin and for the final surrender. He was executed by firing squad like co-leader James Connolly.
Answer: Patrick Pearse
[10] This man also took part in the Easter Rebellion. As the IRA Director of Intelligence, he was a leader of the Irish War of Independence, and he signed the unpopular Anglo-Irish Treaty.
Answer: Michael Collins

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