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View Packets Tournament Editor
2008 ACF Fall Tossups by UCLA A + Missouri State + J.S. Reynolds
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In one of his works, a priest who had been falsely accused of rape dies after rushing into a burning house to save the accuser's baby, revealing that the priest was a woman. In addition to "The Martyr," he wrote about a robber who tries to climb out of hell using the title object in "The Spider's Thread." In one work the protagonist of one work is horrified to discover his daughter had been placed in a burning carriage that he had requested to inspire the title artwork, while in another of his works a servant is angered to find a beggar woman pulling out hairs from corpses to make wigs at the title gate. For 10 points, name this Japanese author, who wrote "Hell Screen" and "Rashomon."
Answer: Ryunosuke Akutagawa [accept in either order]
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Zipporah placed the central object of this action on Moses's feet, and God commanded Joshua to do his en masse at Gilgal. One notable incident of this action is celebrated on a January 1 feast day in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Genesis 17:10 is an important scriptural source about this action, and is usually interpreted as ordaining normally forbidden action on the Sabbath. This practice is alternatively referred to as Taharah in Arabic, and is usually called Tihan. Known as a bris milah in Judaism, it takes place on the eighth day after birth. For 10 points, name this action, that when performed on Jesus, resulted in the Holy Prepuce's formation.
Answer: circumcision
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The Sagnac effect was discovered in an experiment which built upon this experiment and disproved the "ballistic theory." One experiment very similar to it used varying lengths of an object to show that the time difference is constant, thus falsifying the Fitzgerald-Lorentz hypothesis. The apparatus used in it was placed on a marble slab which was rotated in mercury to allow for all orientations of a certain "wind" to equally affect the outcome, and one of its namesakes developed the interferometer used in this experiment. For 10 points, identify this experiment, which showed no change in the velocity of light due to ether drift, and thus debunked the theory of the luminiferous ether.
Answer: the Michelson-Morley experiment
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Prior to this event, one party sent an envoy to the Minor Consiglio in the hopes of avoiding the battle. One wing of the eventual victors was commanded by Agustino Barbarigo. This battle occurred two months after the fall of Famagusta and Miguel de Cervantes' left arm was amputated as a result of wounds sustained in this battle. Occurring near the Gulf of Corinth, it saw the forces from the flagship Real successfully boarded the Sultana and killed Ottoman commander Ali Pasha. For 10 points, name this naval victory for the Holy League led by Don Juan, which halted westward expansion of the Ottoman empire.
Answer: Battle of Lepanto
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The title character of this novel forces Abel Whittle to come to work without his pants to punish him for tardiness, and later he is infuriated when the carnival he planned is rained out while the indoor dance organized by his rival is a success. Jopp accidentally reveals the content of secret letters, which leads to the town organizing a parade featuring effigies of the title character and his lover Lucetta Templeton, and eventually the title character's step-daughter Elizabeth-Jane marries his rival Donald Farfrae. Elizabeth is sold to a sailor for five guineas, in, for 10 points, this novel about Michael Henchard by Thomas Hardy.
Answer: The Mayor of Casterbridge
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This figure was a close analog of the wind god Ehecatl. Cihuacoatl aided him in grinding up the bones of older races to begin the fifth age of mankind, and this deity either disappeared on a raft of snakes or got exiled by his rival. He jumped onto a funeral pyre, causing his heart to become the morning star, after being tricked by Tezcatlipoca. Often conflated with the Mayan Kukulcan, this god's twin brother was the dog-headed skeletal psychopomp Xolotl (sho-LOT-tul), and he was the son of either Coatlicue by herself or Mixcoatl and Xochiquetzal (sho-chi-KET-zal). For 10 points, name this Atzec sky god, often depicted as a plumed serpent, not to be confused with Hernan Cortes.
Answer: Quetzalcoatl [accept Quetzalcohuatl; don't accept "Quetzalcoatlus" because that's a pterosaur]
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This man wrote about the pursuit of social honor in "Class, Status, Party," and he defined a state as an entity with a monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force in "Politics as Vocation." He wrote about "The Arena of Normative and De Facto Powers" in a work often identified as a revision of Marxism, Economy and Society. He discussed a certain people's concept of "calling" in a work which also talks about asceticism and posits a link based on the need for worldly success to justify predestination. For 10 points, name this man who argued that Calvinism is tied to economic success, the German author of The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.
Answer: Max Weber
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Its artist also depicted his father listening to a musician playing a violin in an After Dinner party at the titular location. A skull lies by the feet of one of the two oddly dressed figures at this painting's center, whose clothes are from the French Revolution. One figure kneels on his right knee and stares at a choirboy, and another figure staring at the viewer holds a crucifix. Two clergymen in the center are dressed in red, and a dog stands to the center right as several people walking in an S-shaped line are depicted dressed in mourning. For 10 points, identify this gigantic painting depicting a funeral, a work of Gustave Courbet
Answer: Burial at Ornans [or A Painting of Human Figures, the History of a Burial at Ornans; or Un Enterrement a Ornans; accept Interment at Ornans; or Funeral at Ornans; or other synonyms for "burial"]
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This work received its current name from violinist Johann Peter Salomon. A passage in its opening Allegro vivace movement echoes the composer's earlier "Voi siete un po tondo," while the opening theme of its final movement is identical to the opening in the finale of Haydn's thirteenth Symphony. Highlights of the Andante Cantabile movement include a lyric bassoon solo, and the final movement ends with a blaze of trumpets and timpani that leads a double fugue, which culminates into a famous five-theme canon. For 10 points, identify this final symphony by Mozart with an Olympian name.
Answer: the Jupiter Symphony [accept Mozart's Symphony No. 41; or K551]
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One type of bodies found in these were identified by the fusion of RAR alpha with PML proteins in promyelocytic leukemia patients. Pores in its membrane are made of proteins rich in phenylalanine and glycine residues, and import into and export out of this structure requires karyopherins, and is regulated by Ran proteins. Cajal bodies are also found in this organelle, which can be visualized by Hoechst or DAPI staining. The rough endoplasmic reticulum is continuous with its double membrane, and it is the location of mRNA splicing as well as DNA transcription. For 10 points, name this organelle which contains chromatin that is only found in eukaryotes.
Answer: nucleus
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This man sent troops to deal with the Spanish capture of Casale, and refused to sign the treaty of Regensburg. He followed the theory of Antoine de Montchrestein, enacting the Code Michaud for regulation of trade. Buckingham failed to stop this man's siege of La Rochelle, and this man withstood one conspiracy led by Gaston d'Orleans and Cinq-Mars, while another, the Day of the Dupes, resulted in him winning a power struggle over Marie de' Medici. For 10 points, name this man who formulated policy during the Thirty Years' War, a minister to Louis XIII and priest known as "The Red Eminence."
Answer: Cardinal Richelieu [or Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc deRichelieu]
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One section of this work argues that conjugal love is appreciated for its continuity and repetition, qualities that separate it from the endless present experienced by people described in the earlier section, "Crop Rotation." It uses Nathan's parable addressed to David to illustrate the necessity of this work's central discourse, and after sections titled "Shadowgraphs" and "The Unhappiest One," this work discusses the wooing and subsequent breaking of the engagement to Cordelia by Johannes Climacus in "The Seducer's Diary." Compiled by Victor Eremita, for 10 points, name this work that distinguishes between the aesthetic and ethical stages of life, by Soren Kierkegaard.
Answer: Either/Or [orEnten-Eller]
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His first acting job was in 1968'sWith Six You Get Eggroll, playing Herbie Fleck. He won a Grammy for the album FM and AM, and was nominated two years later for Occupation: Foole, which closed with a bit adapted from his earlier album Class Clown. This first host of Saturday Night Live played Rufus in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and more recently portrayed Cardinal Ignatius Glick in Dogma. His written works include Brain Droppings and Napalm and Silly Putty. For 10 points, name this comedian who provoked a Supreme Court Ruling on the "Seven Dirty Words" and passed away from heart failure in June 2008.
Answer: George Denis PatrickCarlin
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In one of this author's novels Culla, abandons his sister Rinthy's incestuous child in a forest, and in another book the witch "Mother She" is consulted by the giant Abnego Jones and Cornelius has left his family to live in a houseboat in McAnally Flats. Along with Outer Dark and Suttree, he wrote one novel in which Captain Glanton leads a party of scalp hunters in which "the boy" meets the villainous Judge Holden, while in another of his novels Llewelyn Moss is tracked by the bounty hunter Anton Chigurh. For 10 points, name this author who wrote All the Pretty Horses, Blood Meridian, and No Country for Old Men.
Answer: Cormac McCarthy [or Charles McCarthy]
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The night before this battle, the victors were able to land behind and take Vergor's camp at the L'Anse-au-Foulon, bypassing forces led by Levis and Vaudreuil. The battle itself lasted less than an hour, with two extremely effective musket volleys devastating the advancing French line. Afterwards, the French retreated over the St. Charles River to regroup under Bougainville, leaving the victors free to besiege the city. It resulted in the death of both commanders: for the French, the Marquis de Montcalm, and for the British, James Wolfe. For 10 points, name this battle of the French and Indian War which occurred on a plateau near Quebec.
Answer: Battle of the Plains of Abraham [or Battle of the Heights of Abraham; prompt on Battle of Quebec]
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One variety of them formed from secondary imines such as pyrimidine are named for Zincke. Two equivalents of these compounds yield a carboxylic acid and a primary alcohol in a disproportion reaction named for Cannizaro. They are characterized by an NMR shift of about 9 to 10 ppm, and their oxidation in the presence of a diamine-silver complex yields a "silver mirror" in the Tollens test. For 10 points, identify this functional group which features a carbon double bonded to an oxygen atom and single bonded to a hydrogen atom, exemplified by methanal and ethanal.
Answer: aldehyde
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One of this nation's cities celebrates the Palo de Mayo festival and another city contains the tamarind tree of the Sutiaba and the cathedral of Benito de Baltondano. In addition to Bluefields and Leon, this country includes the Islas de Maiz to the east, the Tipitapa River which joins its two large lakes, and the Cordillera Isabella to the north. The San Juan River forms a part of the southern border of this nation, whose city of Puerto Cabezas is found in a region named for an insect. For 10 points, name this Central American country, home to the Mosquito coast, that lies between Costa Rica and Honduras with capital at Managua.
Answer: Nicaragua
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With Harvey Carr this man explored the importance of "kinaestheic sensations" in rats running a maze, causing them to run into a wall in his kerplunk experiment, and he argued that thinking was a form of "sub vocal speaking." Author of a work subtitled "An Introduction to Comparative Psychology," he worked in advertising late in life and is credited with inventing the coffee break. With Rosalie Rayner he performed an experiment that involved making loud noises, resulting in a young boy growing afraid of furry white things, especially a rat. For 10 points, identify this performer of the Little Albert experiment, the founder of behaviorism.
Answer: John BroadusWatson
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The title character of this novel is rebuked by a judge when he unsuccessfully attempts to acquit a peasant, who he knows is guilty of murder. The title character encounters a crazy man, who is gathering nosegays for his imaginary mistress after resigning from a position assisting an ambassador that Wilhelm had acquired for him. After an intimate reading of Ossian's poetry ends badly when one character locks herself in her room, the title character borrows two pistols from Albert to commit suicide over his unrequited love for Charlotte. For 10 points, name this novel, which inspired a series of copycat suicides, written by Goethe.
Answer: The Sorrows of Young Werther [or Die Leiden des Jungen Werther]
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Joseph Addison's The Late Tryal and Conviction of Count Tariff was critical of this agreement`s attached Treaty of Commerce, which would have violated the Methuen Treaty but was voted down by Whig opposition. Victor Amadeus II of Savoy gained Sicily in this treaty, though he was forced to exchange it for Sardinia after the soon-following War of the Quadruple Alliance. Britain acquired Newfoundland and Gibraltar, as well as the lucrative right to slave trade in the Spanish colonies, while Austria gained the Spanish Netherlands. For 10 points, name this treaty which recognized Philip of Anjou as the new Philip V of Spain, ending the War of the Spanish Succession.
Answer: Peace/Treaty of Utrecht
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TB. Objects in this region with roughly circular orbits whose plane is approximately that of the ecliptic are called "cubewanos," and their distribution follows an inverse quartic relationship with distance. The area at the 1:2 orbital resonance is known as its namesake "cliff" and occurs at about 50 AU, while TL66 was the first "scattered" object found in it. It is the region where Varuna, Eris, and Charon are found, and it was thought to be the area where short-period comets originate. For 10 points, name this area which lies beyond Neptune's orbit, and is named for a Dutch-American scientist.
Answer: Edgeworth-Kuiper belt
2008 ACF Fall Bonuses by UCLA A + Missouri State + J.S. Reynolds
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A coat hangs on a wall by one of the figures, and a giant red sign can be seen through a window. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this painting wherein a kettle is found on a table where two almost doppelganger-like women are seated, possibly conversing over the titular food.
Answer: Chop Suey
[10] The painting features empty streets late one evening, and the only light comes from the gathering of the titular group in a diner, with an advertisement for Phillies cigarettes.
Answer: Nighthawks
[10] Both Chop Suey and Nighthawks are works by this American artist who painted an empty street in Early Sunday Morning and a secretary rummaging through a file drawer as a man stares at some papers in Office at Night.
Answer: Edward Hopper
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Among this religion's holy figures are Sun-Yat Sen and Victor Hugo. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Vietnamese syncretic religion.
Answer: Dao Cao Dai [or Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do; or Great religion of the third period of revelation and salvation]
[10] Cao Dai venerates Confucius, Guan Yu, and this guy among others. This man spiced up the wedding at Cana by making some wine out of water, and knew how to make a few fish and loaves go a long way.
Answer: Jesus Christ [accept clear equivalents]
[10] Cao Dai believes in a male mother one of these figures. The most famous of them underwent the "Great Passing," after which his tooth was taken to a shrine in the Kingdom of Kandy on Sri Lanka.
Answer: Buddhas [prompt on Siddhartha; or Gautama; or both, if someone is confused]
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Identify some assorted theorems from mathematics, for 10 points each.,
[10] This theorem states that every polynomial equation of degree n with complex coefficients has at least one complex solution, and has at most n distinct roots.
Answer: Thefundamental theorem of Algebra
[10] This theorem linking trigonometry and complex numbers states, for any integer n and complex number x, (cos x + i sin x) raised to the n = cos (nx) + i sin (nx). It is named for a Frenchman.
Answer: DeMoivre'sTheorem
[10] This theorem states that the product of the diagonals AC and BD of a cyclic quadrilateral is equal to AB times CD plus AD times BC. It generalizes to the Pythagorean theorem if the quadrilateral is a rectangle.
Answer: Ptolemy's theorem
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Late in life he attempted to form an alliance with former enemy Ludwig Windthorst, angering Wilhelm II. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this "Iron Chancellor" who thought that "blood and iron" were pretty swell.
Answer: Otto von Bismarck
[10] Wanting to grab those appealing French lands but not appear an aggressor in doing it, Bismarck released an edited form of this document to provoke the French into declaring war themselves.
Answer: Ems Dispatch [or Ems Telegram]
[10] Part of Bismarck's Kulturkampf were these laws issued by education minister Adalbert Falk that placed restrictions on clerical appointments and training.
Answer: May Laws [disgustedly prompt on Falk Laws]
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His works with literary inspiration include Music for a Scene from Shelley, Andromache's Farewell, and Prayers of Kierkegaard. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this American composer, who wrote about a woman, who waits for her lover to return after twenty years apart, but instead falls in love with his returning son Anatol in the opera Vanessa.
Answer: Samuel Barber
[10] This Barber work was first conducted by Toscanini and is reportedly inspired by a passage by a passage from Virgil's Georgics. It is often played at funerals and memorial services.
Answer: Adagio for Strings
[10] Barber was a frequent collaborator with this fellow composer, who helped him revise Antony and Cleopatra and wrote the libretto for Vanessa. His operas include The Consul and Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Answer: Gian Carlo Menotti
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Identify the about the poem "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law." For 10 points each:,
[10] "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law" is written by this feminist poet, who included the poems "The Phenomenology of Anger" and "The Ninth Symphony of Beethoven Understood at Last as a Sexual Message" in her collection Diving into the Wreck.
Answer: Adrienne Rich
[10] In the third snapshot, two handsome women are "gripped in argument," screaming "ma semblable, ma soeur," a quote from this poet's "Au Lecteur." He also wrote Fleurs du Mal.
Answer: CharlesBaudelaire
[10] In the ninth snapshot, a woman's preaching is not "done well, but that it is done at all" is surprising, a remark attributed to this compiler of theDictionary of the English Languagewhose biographer was James Boswell.
Answer: SamuelJohnson
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It is alternatively called the Embden-Meyerhoff pathway. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this pathway occurring in the cytosol that yields two molecules of pyruvate, two of NADH, and two of ATP per molecule of glucose.
Answer: glycolysis
[10] ATP inhibits the second enzyme in glycolysis, which is involved in the isomerization of the glucose intermediate to an intermediate of this hexose sugar.
Answer: fructose
[10] The glycolytic pathway contains four types of these enzymes, which phosphorylate their substrate using a phosphate group from ATP and such. Ones with phosphorylate tyrosine residues are really important.
Answer: kinase
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According to one story, this figure was imprisoned under a hawthorn tree after giving all his magical secrets to Ninive, with whom he had fallen in love. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this wise man from Arthurian myth, the creator of the Round Table.
Answer: Merlinus Ambrosius
[10] Merlin aided this man, who took his surname after seeing a comet, in winning his wife Igraine from his rival Gorlois. With Igraine, this man conceived the future King Arthur.
Answer: Uther Pendragon [accept Uthr Bendragon or Uthyr Pendraeg]
[10] This woman, Igraine's daughter by either Uther or Gorlois, was eventually killed by her son Gaheris after she slept with Sir Lamorak. Her other children include Gareth and Gawain and, with Arthur, Mordred.
Answer: Morgause [accept Anna]
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Answer these questions about the foremost legal battle of the French Third Republic, for 10 points each.,
[10] This Jewish artillery officer was unanimously convicted of espionage charges in a military court in December 1894 and sentenced to life on Devil's Island.
Answer: Captain Alfred Dreyfus
[10] The evidence eventually presented this rakish Austrian major in the French military of being the actual seller of military secrets to the Germans. He was acquitted in a court-martial.
Answer: Major Marie-Charles-Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy
[10] This French socialist leader and cofounder of the newspaperL'Humanitecampaigned hard for Revision with his bookLes Preuves; backlash from it cost him his seat in the Chamber of Deputies.
Answer: Auguste Marie Joseph Jean Leon Jaures
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He wrote about the book dealer Yambo, who loses his autobiographical memory and must rebuild life through printed ephemera in The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Italian author, who penned The Island of the Day Before and wrote about William of Baskerville's murder investigation at a Benedictine monastery in The Name of the Rose.
Answer: Umberto Eco
[10] The title hero of this book is an Italian peasant, who charms Frederick Barbarossa and sets out on a quest to find the legendary Prester John.
Answer: Baudolino
[10] This 1989 Eco novel involves three editors creating a faux conspiracy using a computer capable of making connections between disparate information. It is named for a device that shows the rotation of the earth.
Answer: Foucault's Pendulum[orIl Pendolo di Foucault]
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Name the following about leaders of the protestant reformation, for 10 points each.,
[10] This man wrote Institutes of the Christian Religion and preached the doctrine of predestination. His followers were centered in Geneva.
Answer: John Calvin
[10] This man debated Martin Luther at the Marburg Colloquy, arguing that the Eucharist only represents the blood and body of Christ. He preached in Zurich.
Answer: Huldrych Zwingli
[10] Thomas Muntzer split with Martin Luther over the issues of infant baptism and real presence, and became a leader of this conflict before being captured at Frankenhausen and decapitated.
Answer: the German Peasants' War [or Deutscher Bauemkrieg]
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After his appointment to City College in New York was annulled by the courts, the main source of his income was a series of lectures given at the Barnes Foundation in Pennsylvania,History of Western Philosophy. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this philosopher, who discusses the definite descriptions of fictional names such as Apollo in his essay "On Denoting" and he also wrote The Analysis of Mind and "What I Believe."
Answer: Bertrand Russell
[10] Russell co-authored this three-volume work with Alfred North Whitehead on the logical foundations of the titular discipline.
Answer: Principia Mathematica [orPrinciples of Mathematics]
[10] Russell examines the cosmological and teleological arguments in this scathing essay in which he claims "Religion is based . . . primarily and mainly upon fear."
Answer: Why I am Not a Christian
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Saul, a friend of the question writer's, happens to be a paparazzo. Let's use a few of his myriads of incidents with celebs to illustrate a few legal terms, for 10 points each.,
[10] After taking photos of a certain cast member of a popular HBO drama on the beach, Saul was tackled from behind. Upon arrival of the police, the actor was charged with these two crimes involving both intent to cause bodily harm, and actual physical contact. Name them, all or nothing.
Answer: assault and battery
[10] Saul's camera was also taken by theactor. Saul would be able to use this type of action, whose name is derived from the Old French for "to pledge", to force the return of his camera.
Answer: replevin
[10] Again on the beach, Saul was taking photos of a certain "colorful" singer, who began to chase him and yell that he was "ruining her life." Had said singer published her outburst, Saul could have sued her for this type of defamation, typically involving oral statements intended to harm someone's reputation.
Answer: slander
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Name the following about a family found in the works of William Faulkner. For 10 points each:,
[10] This mentally handicapped character loves his sister Caddie and narrates the first section of The Sound and the Fury.
Answer: Benjamin "Benjy" Compson [prompt on Compson]
[10] Thomas Sutpen cheats some Indians out of a hundred acres in this Faulkner novel that is narrated by Quentin Compson and also features Rosa Coldfield and Charles Bon.
Answer: Absalom, Absalom!
[10] The Compson family lives in Jefferson, the seat of this fictional Mississippi county that is the setting of many works by Faulkner.
Answer: Yoknapatawpha County
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Identify some things from geology for 10 points each.,
[10] This diagram has a continuous and discontinuous branch, and shows the type of igneous rock which will be formed at a given temperature.
Answer: Bowen's Reaction Series
[10] This type of magnesium silicate rock is found at the top of the discontinuous branch of the Bowen series. It is a magnesium, and peridot is a purer variety of it that used in gemstones.
Answer: olivine
[10] This class of mineral is known for its perfect basal cleavage. Biotite and Muscovite are examples of these minerals.
Answer: micas
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Identify some French sculptors, for 10 points each.,
[10] This man, who used the pseudonym "Amilcar Hasenfratz" for some of his paintings, is more famous for his gigantic bronze Liberty Enlightening the World, which can be found in New York Harbor.
Answer: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
[10] The teacher of Camille Claudel, this man created such works as Age of Bronze, The Burghers of Calais, and The Thinker.
Answer: Francois-August-Rene Rodin
[10] This noted Rococo artist wrote the Encyclopedie's chapter on sculpture, but is more famous for designing the equestrian Monument to Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, better known as the Bronze Horseman.
Answer: Etienne Maurice Falconet
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Name some of FDR's New Deal agencies, for 10 points each.,
[10] Created by executive order in 1935, this "administration" was created to help rebuild a certain island after devastating hurricanes destroyed many fruit and coffee farms.
Answer: Puerto Rican Reconstruction Administration [orPRRA]
[10] Begun by another 1935 executive order, this largest New Deal agency was basically a method of employing people. It mainly worked on public building projects, but was also involved with the arts.
Answer: Works Progress Administration [or Works Projects Administration; orWPA]
[10] This agency created by an act of Congress in 1933 was put in place primarily to provide electricity and general economic development for its namesake region. It built a lot of dams.
Answer: Tennessee Valley Authority [orTVA]
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Colonel Morden kills her main antagonist in a duel. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this title character of what may be the longest English-language novel, a "History of a Young Lady." She rejects the proposal of Roger Solmes and escapes from the brothel in which Lovelace had imprisoned her.
Answer: Clarissa Harlowe [accept Clarissa, or, the History of a Young Lady]
[10] This character, the subject of a novel about "Virtue Rewarded," writes letters to her parents while staying with Mr. and Lady B. Her namesake novel was later parodied in a work of Henry Fielding.
Answer: Pamela Andrews [accept Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded]
[10] Clarissa and Pamela were written by this English author.
Answer: Samuel Richardson
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Identify some video games published by Square and/or Enix for 10 points each.,
[10] Both the second and third games in this tri-Ace fantasy space RPG series, subtitled The Second Story and Till the End of Time, were published pre-merger, but the fourth, The Last Hope, will bear the Square Enix name.
Answer: Star Ocean
[10] This Square SNES RPG with art by Akira Toriyama features such characters as Lucca, Marle, Frog, and Magus, as well as a whole lot of time travel. One song from it is YTMND's Brian Peppers music.
Answer: Chrono Trigger
[10] This underappreciated beat-`em-up was released for the PS2 in 2000. Advertised as a "playable action movie", it starred Sion Barzahd attempting to save the kidnapped Dominique from the clutches of Dauragon C. Mikado.
Answer: The Bouncer
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A "New" city with this name was designed by Edwin Lutyens in the early 1900s and is its country's capital. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this city, whose historic attractions include the Chandni Chowk, Lal Qila, and Qutb Minar. A monument commemorating M. K. Gandhi located in this city is called Raj Ghat.
Answer: Delhi
[10] Delhi sits on this river, which also flows through Agra by the Taj Mahal and eventually joins the Ganges at Allahabad.
Answer: Yamuna [or Jamuna]
[10] Every Independence Day, the Prime Minister of India gives a speech from this Delhi landmark, named for the color of sandstone that it is made out of.
Answer: Red Fort [or Lal Qila pronounced "Kila"]
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Identify the following tangentially related to oxidations in organic reactions, for 10 points each.,
[10] Similar to, but much stronger than fellow oxidizing agents PCC and PDC, this strong reagent oxidizes primary alcohols all the way to carboxylic acids. It involves chromium trioxide and sulfuric acid.
Answer: Jones reagent
[10] The potassium salt of this ion called Baeyer's reagent and is used to detect unsaturated compounds in a solution. A strong oxidant, it turns purple when dissolved in water.
Answer: permanganate[or manganate (VII); or MnO4-]
[10] Addition of potassium to an alkene forms a cyclic ester, which can be hydrolyzed by a basic solution. The hydrolysis results in this type of compound with two hydroxyl groups which are sometimes called glycols.
Answer: diol

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