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View Packets Tournament Editor
2009 ACF Fall Tossups by Princeton A + Cornell
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This character retires to the town of Redriff with his wife Mary Burton after meeting the Portuguese captain Don Pedro. He is told of rebels from the land of Lindalino who built four massive towers topped with magnets. This character finds out that Alexander the Great died of alcoholism after summoning Alexander, Caesar, Brutus and other luminaries in Glubbdubdrib. This surgeon on the Antelope describes the Academy of the floating island of Laputa after single handedly capturing the entire navy of Blefuscu. For 10 points, name this character who describes journeys through Brobdinag and Lilliput in his namesake travels, a creation of Jonathan Swift.
Answer: Lemuel Gulliver
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A custom called penkkarit evolved because of the location of this city's university, and this city's Winter Gardens are at the north end of Toolonlahti. This city also includes eight islands, among them Kustaanmiekka, Lonna, and Pikku Mustasaari, on which is an eighteenth-century naval fortress that used to be called Viapori. The Tallberg Building and the Ritarihuone are located on a street named for Alexander I, and this city's longest street runs past the Eduskuntatalo and is named after its country's sixth president, Carl Mannerheim. The National Theatre in this city is directly behind a statue of Aleksis Kivi, and adjacent to a railway station designed by Eliel Saarinen. For 10 points, name this capital of Finland.
Answer: Helsinki [also accept Helsingfors]
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While the eventual winner of this battle offered his traitorous brother his old position back in exchange for laying down his arms, the brother's ally was only offered "seven feet of? earth." This battle followed one at Fulford, in which the brothers Morcar and Edwin were defeated. According to legend, a single soldier held up one side's advance across a bridge over the Derwent River until an English soldier speared him from under the bridge. The defeat of Tostig and Harald Hardrada here cleared the way for the victor to proceed south, where he was killed less than three weeks later. For 10 points, name this battle that marked the end of the Viking Era whose victor Harold Godwinson would be killed on October 14, 1066, at Hastings.
Answer: Battle of Stamford Bridge
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One series created by this artist depicts a woman with a gambling addiction, a woman with obsessive envy, and a man suffering from delusions of military rank. That series of ten paintings of the insane includes a self-portrait called Portrait of a Kleptomaniac. This painter also created a work in which a Napoleonic soldier brandishes a sword atop a rearing horse, The Charging Chasseur. Another of his works includes a figure waving a flag in the top right, and depicts the suffering of the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Mauritania. For 10 points, name this French Romantic who painted The Raft of the Medusa.
Answer: Theodore Gericault
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One type of this device used in the CMS experiments of the Large Hadron Collider consists of a barrel with two endcaps and utilizes lead tungstate to determine particle energies. Another of these devices, named for Joly, consists of two spherical containers in a steam bath and measures how much condensation appears on each container. Modern-day ones use thermocouples or thermistors as their measuring devices. Yet another type of this device that maintains constant volume to eliminate PV work determines a sample's heat of combustion. That is known as the "bomb" type. For 10 points, name this instrument that can measure the heat given off in a reaction or the specific heat of a sample.
Answer: calorimeter [accept calorimetry]
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In the book named for this figure, Gabriel announces that four sovereigns of a certain empire would appear prior to Alexander the Great. This figure makes a dragon explode by feeding it barley cakes after scattering ashes to prove that 70 priests and their families ate the offerings allotted for Bel. This figure compares the destruction of a clay and iron statue by a rock to the inevitable fall of empires. This figure also explains the writing of the wall at Belshazzar's feast and survives a stay in the den of lions. For 10 points, name this Old Testament figure who divined some dreams.
Answer: Daniel
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This game contains the cheat code "Enablellamas," which simply returns the phrase "Llamas Enabled." Ambrosia can only be made by combining a Life Fruit with a Death Fish, which can only be caught at the Pleasant Rest Graveyard in Sunset Valley. An early ad for this game featured Sarah Palin fighting with Joe Biden. Fishing, collecting and gardening are new skills in this game, and its leak two weeks before its sale caused its developers to create the free downloadable town of Riverdale. It allows the diagonal placement of furniture, and was the first game in its series not developed by Will Wright and Maxis. For 10 points, name this 2009 people simulation.
Answer: The Sims 3
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One movement of this work depicts a scene from the ballet Trilby and is followed by a depiction of a conversation between "Two Jews: Rich and Poor." In one movement in this work, the alto saxophone is played above a continuous bass, evoking a troubadour's song in front of "The Old Castle." 16th note tremolos are found in its ninth movement, inspired by a drawing of a large clock in the shape of Baba Yaga's "Hut on Fowl's Legs." Orchestrated by Ravel, this piece ends with a two-part rondo depicting "The Great Gate of Kiev." For 10 points, name this piano work originally composed by Modest Mussorgsky, a setting of various Viktor Hartmann artworks.
Answer: Pictures at an Exhibition [or Kartinki s vystavki]
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One character in this work drops his towel to reveal boxer shorts covered in whales after brushing his teeth with soap. The protagonist of this novel plays a three day game of monopoly with Cheswick and Martini, before raising a vote to allow watching the World Series, and organizing a fishing trip with the prostitutes Sandy and Candy. The narrator of this work is a Columbia Indian who smothers the protagonist with a pillow before escaping. For 10 points, name this Chief Bromden narrated work in which Randle McMurphy is lobotomized after challenging the tyrannical Nurse Ratched at an Oregon psychiatric hospital, a novel by Ken Kesey.
Answer: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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Spin foam serves as a model for 4-geometries used to dynamically observe the quantum form of this force. Mossbauer spectroscopy of an iron-57 gamma emitter was used to measure Doppler redshift associated with this force in the Pound-Rebka experiment, and two lead balls were used to construct a torsion balance to measure the magnitude of this force in the Cavendish experiment. Conceptualized by wells in spacetime, for 10 points, identify this weakest fundamental force that causes objects in the air to accelerate to Earth at 8 meters per second squared.
Answer: gravity [or gravitational force; accept equivalents]
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The first king of this nation was not recognized by the pope until fifty years after his victory in the Battle of Ourique and his subsequent coronation, and the death of another of its monarchs in the Battle of Three Kings led to foreign occupation. In the eighteenth century, the Tavora Affair occurred in this nation, and was an attempt to lessen the power of the aristocracy by the Marquis de Pombal. This country loosened control on its colonies after the Carnation Revolution, which brought the end of Antonio Salazar's Estado Novo. For 10 points, name this nation which had to rebuild after the 1755 earthquake which destroyed its capital, Lisbon.
Answer: Portugal
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In Scandinavian languages, these words typically take the form of suffixes, such as the Icelandic suffix inn. French uses the partitive variety of these where English would use a quantifier such as "any" or "some." In Romance languages, one type of these commonly derives from the Latin demonstrative ille. A second type of these is frequently identical with a language's word for "one." Those two types are definite and indefinite. For 10 points, name this category of words, examples of which include German der, Spanish una, and English the.
Answer: articles [prompt on determiners before "partitive variety"]
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Napoleon's theorem concerns the use of four of these figures to construct a fifth with special properties, and a similar method is used to locate the Fermat point for this shape. Nine significant locations on it are traversed by the nine-point circle, the center of which lies on an Euler line in this shape. Ceva's theorem concerning this shape states that lines drawn from a vertex to a side meet under certain conditions, and another statement about it allows its area to be determined from side length and semiperimeter alone. For 10 points, name this simple shape, whose area is calculable by Heron's formula and whose angles add up to 180 degrees.
Answer: triangle
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This man espoused his socialist ideas in Wealth in the Hands of the Few, and like William McKinley, this president served in the Army of West Virginia during the Civil War. A city and department in Paraguay are named for this man because he arbitrated the end of the War of the Triple Alliance. Although he was overridden, this president vetoed the Bland-Allison Act, and the Great Railroad Strike occurred during his administration. For 10 points, name this one term president from Ohio whose victory over Samuel Tilden in the Election of 1876 resulted in the end of Reconstruction.
Answer: Rutherford Birchard Hayes
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One character created by this author has a heart attack while playing in a cimbalom band after organizing the poorly attended Ride of the Kings. A character in another of this author's novels abides by the "rule of threes" for committing infidelity and is given the epitaph "He wanted the Kingdom of God on Earth" after dying in a car accident while working at a dairy collective. Ludvik Jahn writes "Optimism is the opium of the people!" on a postcard, resulting in his expulsion from the Communist Party in this author's The Joke. For 10 points, name this Czech author who wrote about the photographer Tereza's relationship with the Tomas in The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Answer: Milan Kundera
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In one work with this adjective in its title, Tom Moody's mistress Lorna Moon falls in love with the violinist turned prize fighter Joe Bonaparte. In addition to describing the title figure of a Clifford Odets play, this adjective appears in the title of a work in which the Jewish actress Molly Jacobs befriends the novelist Anna Wulf. Charlotte Stant continues her affair with Prince Amerigo after he marries Maggie Verver in a novel that features this adjective in its title. Pamphile's ointment turns Lucius into a ass of this type in an Appulius work. For 10 points, name this adjective which is used to describe a "notebook" in a Doris Lessing novel and a "bowl" in a Henry James novel.
Answer: golden
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He took issue with word-for-word translations in Contra Errores Graecorum and distinguished between the titular people's knowledge of God and what can be known by taking Christian beliefs into account in Summa Contra Gentiles. This man's most famous work asserts that all knowledge is abstract and that perfect happiness can only come from contemplating God. That work also includes a section in which he uses Aristotle's four causes to advance five arguments for the existence of God, who is called the "first mover" and "first efficient cause." For 10 points, name this philosopher who wrote the Summa Theologica.
Answer: Saint Thomas Aquinas
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This ruler created the Chambre Ardente to persecute heretics, a cause which was furthered by his Edict of Chateaubriant. After his defeat in the Battle of St. Quentin, this ruler married his sister Margaret to Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy and his daughter Elisabeth to the King of Spain in the Peace of Chateau-Cambresis, and he had earlier married his son to Mary Queen of Scots. This man's mistress, Diane de Poitiers, controlled court life during his reign, although he was married to Catherine de' Medici. For 10 points, name this Valois King of France who died from a wound suffered while jousting, the father of Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III.
Answer: Henry II of France
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The torsin protein, a member of the AAA protein family, is crucial for carrying out the role of this molecule, which tightly binds to the N-terminal domains of DnaK and Hsp In order for tRNA to be aminoacylated, this molecule must first react with free amino acid, and seven of these molecules can bind to the GroEL/GroES chaperone complex. It is the product of an enzyme containing F0 and F1 subunits that harness a proton gradient produced by the electron transport chain. Produced by a namesake synthase, about 36 of these molecules are generated per glucose entering cellular respiration. For 10 points, identify this energy-storing molecule, which consists of three phosphates bonded to an adenosine sugar.
Answer: ATP [or adenosine triphosphate]
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The image of this figure on his mount is associated with three interlocking triangles, the Valknut. This god worked for Baugi and seduced Gunnlod to obtain a substance made from Kvasir's blood. Along with Vili and Ve, this god was the son of Borr and Bestla. This god's possessions include the throne Hlidskjalf and the ring Draupnir. This god receives half of the Einherjar in Valhalla, where they are served by his Valkyrie messengers. After making a trip to Mimir's Well, this god lost one eye. Huginn and Muninn are ravens loyal to, for 10 points, what chief Norse deity?
Answer: Odin [or Woden; or Wotan; or anything like that]
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Structural differences in the product of this class of molecules are induced by selenocysteine insertion or SECIS [SEE-sis] elements. A lariat structure is formed from components of this molecule as a result of the action of the spliceosome, which serves to remove inactive portions along its sequence. Splicing occurs after a 7-methylguanosine is added to this molecule's 5-prime end, and polyadenylation generates a poly-A-tail at its other end to prevent degradation outside the nucleus. For 10 points, identify this molecule formed during transcription, a type of RNA that carries information from the nucleus to the ribosome.
Answer: messenger RNA [or messenger ribonucleic acid; prompt on partial answer]
2009 ACF Fall Bonuses by Princeton A + Cornell
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80% of the adherents of this religion are "the Ignorant," and the remaining 20% are known as "the Knowledgeable Initiates." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Gnostic-influenced religious community prominent in Syria and Lebanon which also believes that the teachings of the Prophets have esoteric qualities.
Answer: Druze
[10] The Druze were originally an offshoot of this second-biggest denomination of Islam after the Sunni, which is prevalent in Iran and Iraq.
Answer: Shi'ah [accept Shi'ites]
[10] Druze may be unique among Islamic sects and offshoots in their belief in this phenomenon, which in Buddhism occurs at the end of one cycle of Samsara unless one becomes enlightened.
Answer: reincarnation [or rebirth; accept equivalents]
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Alexander du Toit proposed the existence of this landmass, which included present-day North America, Europe, and much of Asia. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this northern supercontinent, paired with the southern Gondwanaland in du Toit's theory.
Answer: Laurasia
[10] Laurasia and Gondwanaland originally made up this larger supercontinent, which existed during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic and was named by Wegener.
Answer: Pangaea
[10] The Rheic Ocean existed west of this body of water until the Devonian. Named by Edward Suess, it existed between Laurasia and Gondwanaland before the formation of the Indian Ocean.
Answer: Tethys Ocean
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This author inspired the musical Hello, Dolly! with his play The Matchmaker, and wrote about man who returns to Newport, Rhode Island to tutor its wealthy residents in Theophilus North. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this American playwright who wrote a novel in which Brother Juniper is burned at the stake.
Answer: Thornton Wilder
[10] This Wilder play depicts the Gibbs and Webb families as they live, marry and die in Grover's Corners. The play's narrator, the Stage Manager, regularly breaks the fourth wall as he explains their lives.
Answer: Our Town
[10] This Wilder play, which takes place in a mix of modern and prehistoric settings, features the Antrobus family and their wily maid Sabina, who enters an Atlantic City beauty contest.
Answer: The Skin of Our Teeth
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Name these Ottoman sultans, for 10 points each.,
[10] This son of the Kayi tribe leader Ertugrul founded the Ottoman Dynasty after throwing off the yoke of the Seljuks.
Answer: Osman I [or Osman Gazi; or Osman Bey; or Othman I El-Gazi; or Osman Sayed II]
[10] This son of Selim the Grim conquered Hungary after the Battle of Mohacs and defeated the Safavids. He was nicknamed "the Lawgiver" for his reforms.
Answer: Suleiman I [or Suleiman the Magnificent; or Sulayman al-Qanuni]
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Answer some questions about African rivers, for 10 points each.,
[10] This river, which flows over Victoria Falls, rises in northwestern Zambia and flows into the Mozambique Channel. It makes up or crosses the borders of six countries, including Zambia and Zimbabwe.
[10] This river flows through Ghana to the Gulf of Guinea. Its principal headstreams are the White and Black tributaries, flowing out of Burkina Faso, whose original name was given by this river.
Answer: Mahmud II Zambezi River
[10] This river begins in Angola before ending in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, where it creates the world's largest inland delta.
Answer: Volta River
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For a quick 30 points, name the six wives of Henry VIII. Just kidding! Do name these wives of Henry VIII, though, for 10 points each.,
[10] She was originally married to Henry's brother Arthur, who died before they could consummate the marriage. Even so, the Pope had to grant a dispensation for the marriage to take place; several years later, Henry broke with the Catholic church so that his marriage to her could be annulled.
Answer: Catherine of Aragon
[10] Henry VIII had two of his wives beheaded: one was Catherine Howard; the other was this mother of Elizabeth I, who was accused of conspiring with Henry Norris and William Brereton to assassinate the king.
Answer: Anne Boleyn
[10] After the death of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII married this German noblewoman, but annulled the marriage after six months because he did not find her attractive.
Answer: Anne of Cleves
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This author wrote about public opinion swaying the Emperor Titus against marrying the title Palestinian Queen in his play Berenice. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this French rival of Corneille who wrote about the wife of Hector in Andromaque. This playwright wrote about the wife of Theseus lusting after her stepson Hippolytus in his play Phedra.
Answer: Jean Racine
[10] This other French author repeatedly mentions Phedra in his seven part masterpiece In Search of Lost Time or The Remembrance of Things Past.
Answer: Valentin Louis Georges Eugene Marcel Proust
[10] The character Charles in The Remembrance of Things Past is a member of this family who has an affair with Odette de Crecy. This family interacts with the Guermantes and is the namesake of the first book of the series.
Answer: the Swanns
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The two legs of this structure initially would not align due to thermal expansion of the south leg. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this catenary structure designed by Eero Saarinen in St. Louis, Missouri, which consists of two hollow legs with a tram system for traversal.
Answer: Gateway Arch [accept Gateway to the West]
[10] Saarinen designed red and white "tulip" and "womb" kinds of this object for the Knoll company. De Stijl architect Gerrit Rietveld designed a famous type of this object in red and blue.
Answer: chairs
[10] Saarinen designed the Kresge auditorium and chapel for this research university, whose other architecture includes Gehry's Stata Center and Alvar Aalto's Baker House.
Answer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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The Eotvos rule describes this quantity's change with temperature, while the Marangoni effect explains the transfer of mass at the boundary of two liquids due to a difference in this. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this property of liquids like water where cohesion of molecules at the top of a liquid allows it to be partially depressed by an object before the object sinks into the liquid.
Answer: surface tension
[10] Surface tension is associated with capillary action, which is used to separate different components of a sample in the thin layer form of this chemical technique.
Answer: chromatography
[10] This doubly eponymous nonlinear PDE states that the capillary pressure difference across an interface is equal to surface tension times the sum of the inverses of the radii of curvature of the fluids at the interface.
Answer: Young-Laplace equation
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He incorporated mathematical terms such as "topology" into his work, which Francois Roustang described as an "incoherent system of pseudo-scientific gibberish." For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this French psychoanalyst and philosopher who developed concepts such as the name-of-the-father and the mirror stage. Slavoj Zizek is a prominent follower of him.
Answer: Jacques-Marie-Emile Lacan
[10] Lacan was influenced by this philosopher who wrote Elements of the Philosophy of Right and Encyclopedia of the Physical Sciences, and also created the idea of the master-slave dialectic.
Answer: George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
[10] Hegel is often placed at the beginning of this broad tradition of European philosophy, to which Lacan belongs, and which is contrasted with Anglo-American analytic philosophy.
Answer: continental philosophy
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Amplitudes on one of these entities are calculated via a Lagrangian according to its namesake's rules, but renormalization is required to eliminate infinite amplitudes. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify these diagrams named for a Caltech physicist that graphically represent particle interactions in quantum field theory.
Answer: Feynman diagrams [or graphs]
[10] This process can be represented on Feynman diagrams via a wavy line and is exemplified by the collision of an electron and positron to yield a gamma particle.
Answer: annihilation
[10] Dashed lines on a Feynman diagram can represent this particle, which has no spin and no intrinsic angular momentum. It is responsible for giving mass to other particles.
Answer: Higgs boson [do not prompt on or accept "boson"]
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Members of this artistic movement included Max Ernst and Joan Miro. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this art movement whose manifesto was written by Andre Breton. It is also associated with Luis Bunuel.
Answer: surrealism
[10] The Menaced Assassin was painted by this surrealist, who also wrote "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" on a painting of a pipe, The Treachery of Images.
Answer: Rene Magritte
[10] This Greek-born surrealist created The Disquieting Muses as well as Mystery and Melancholy of a Street.
Answer: Giorgio de Chirico
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For 10 points each, name these former US secretaries of State.,
[10] This German-born Nobel Peace Prize winner was Secretary of state for Richard Nixon, and negotiated the first SALT Treaty and the Vietnam War settlement.
Answer: Henry Kissinger
[10] This longest-serving Secretary of State ran unsuccessfully for President in 1928 before serving Franklin Delano Roosevelt and later won the Nobel Peace Prize for "co-initiating the United Nations".
Answer: Cordell Hull
[10] This man served as White House Chief of staff for Nixon and Ford, and as Secretary of State for Ronald Reagan. He declared himself "in control here" after Reagan's assassination attempt, and frequently clashed with Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger before he resigned in 1982.
Answer: Alexander Haig
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This team's manager is a former cocaine addict, and it has included striker Martin Polermo, who has missed three penalties in a single game. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this country that just squeaked into the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Uraguay, but had more success in 1986 when it beat England with the "Hand of God" goal.
Answer: Argentina
[10] This forward has had difficulty transitioning to the national team, despite scoring thirty-eight goals and leading FC Barcelona to a UEFA championship in 2009.
Answer: Lionel "Leo" Messi
[10] This other forward for the Argentina national team is nicknamed "El Apache" and was traded from Manchester United to Manchester City in 2009.
Answer: Carlos Alberto Tevez
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This author wrote a novel in which the title character has a lustful relationship with Madame Hortense after becoming cook and foreman for a mine. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Greek author of Zorba the Greek, who wrote about Jesus imagining marrying and raising a family with Mary Magdalene in The Last Temptation of Christ.
Answer: Nikos Kazantzakis
[10] Jesus also appears in this 1880 Lew Wallace novel, in which the title Jewish nobleman becomes a galley slave before defeating his former friend Messala in a chariot race.
Answer: Ben-Hur
[10] This author of The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis wrote about Jesus in The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.This author also wrote about Iberia severing itself from Europe and floating away in his novel The Stone Raft.
Answer: Jose de Sousa Saramago
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Dolge Orlick attacks Mrs. Joe with a hammer in this novel that also features John Wemmick, who fires a small cannon nightly so his nearly deaf father can hear something. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Charles Dickens novel in which Miss Havisham raises a jaded Estella and the convict Abel Magwitch provides a small fortune for the protagonist.
Answer: Great Expectations
[10] This protagonist of Great Expectations gives the runaway Abel Magwitch food as a child and pines after the aloof Estella.
Answer: Pip [or Philip; or Pirrip]
[10] This relative of Miss Havisham is Pip's roommate. He nicknames Pip Handel and teaches him gentlemanly behavior before marrying Clara.
Answer: Herbert Pocket [accept either]
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Name these effects studied in psychology, for 10 points each.,
[10] This phenomenon results from the diffusion of responsibility, and is less likely to occur in an unambiguously dangerous situation or when the namesake people are addressed individually. It is often cited as a factor in the murder of Kitty Genovese.
Answer: bystander effect
[10] This effect is caused by interference, and its reverse occurs with Japanese kanji. It is a slowing of reaction time when subjects are presented with conflicting stimuli, such as when they are asked to name the color of the ink in which the name of a different color is printed.
Answer: Stroop effect
[10] This effect, sometimes called "herd instinct," is the observation that people often do things simply because other people are doing them.
Answer: bandwagon effect
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Identify these terms associated with the economic policies of the Soviet Union, for 10 points each:,
[10] Caused partially by the Kronstadt uprising, this policy outlined by Lenin allowed local level captialism and improved agricultural production, but was very unpopular with many of the revolutionaries, including Lenin himself.
Answer: New Economic Policy
[10] During Stalin's first Five Year Plan, he declared this class of wealthy peasant landowners "enemies of the people", forcing them into gulags and merging their land and possesions into collective farms.
Answer: Kulaks
[10] Meaning "restructuring," this set of political and economic reforms by Mikhail Gorbachev allowed private enterprise and encouraged foreign investment.
Answer: Perestroika
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Checkpoints during the cell cycle are important for ensuring proper division. Answer some questions about them, for 10 points each.,
[10] One checkpoint concerns the G2/M transition, where M refers to this portion of the cell cycle. It involves the formation of two daughter cells with the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell.
Answer: mitosis [do not accept "meiosis"]
[10] This transcription factor activates expression of p21 in order to stop the cell cycle, thereby carrying out its tumor suppressor function. Damage to it can cause cancer because cells with DNA damage begin to divide uncontrollably without it.
Answer: tumor protein p53 [or TP53]
[10] Checkpoints are controlled by the action of kinases depending on this class of proteins. Examples of enzymes depending on these proteins include cdc2 and in general all cdk's.
Answer: cyclins
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Deities in this religion include the androgenous Inari and the earth god Sarutahiko. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this religion of Japan that venerates kami as the spirits of the world and contains shrines with torii gates.
Answer: Shintoism [or kami-no-michi]
[10] This Shinto sun goddess is the supposed ancestor of all Japanese emperors and once hid in a cave to escape her unruly brother Susano'o.
Answer: Amaterasu-omikami [accept ohiru-menomuchi-no-kami from scary Japanophiles]
[10] Amaterasu was born after this god washed his face. This creator god fished the Japanese islands out of the sea with his similarly named wife, who later presided over the underworld.
Answer: Izanagi [do not accept Izanami]

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