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2009 ACF Fall Tossups by UCLA B
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One character in this novel annoys the protagonist with a story about how he used to walk around with crab apples in his mouth. One character creates panic by saying only "T.S. Elliot" into the phone after calling another character, and Corporal Popinjay is imprisoned for being overly specific at Clevinger's trial before the Action Board. Only those with temperatures higher than 102 degrees are treated by Doc Daneeka in Pianosa, and "M&M Enterprises" buys all the Egyptian cotton in the world under the treasonous war profiteer Milo Minderbinder. For 10 points name this novel in which Yossarian is in the 256th airborne as a bombardier under Major Major Major Major, a work of Joseph Heller.
Answer: Catch-22
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The MacMillan catalyst serves to accelerate an asymmetric version of this reaction, and Seelig showed that this reaction could be catalyzed in vitro by certain ribozymes. The Woodward-Hoffmann rules were first applied to this reaction, and in order for it to occur, one of its reactants must be in s-cis form. Driven by the conversion of pi bonds into more stable sigma bonds, this reaction almost always favors the endo product, and its simplest form is the reaction of ethene with butadiene to yield cyclohexene. For 10 points, name this doubly-eponymous reaction, a 4+2 cycloaddition between a diene and dienophile.
Answer: Diels-Alder reaction
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This poet wrote that to "get with child a mandrake root" is more likely than to find a "woman true, and fair" in one poem. This author delivered a deathbed sermon about "Death's Duel" and wrote that "virtuous men pass mildly away" in a poem that uses a compass metaphor to connect him to his love. This author of the lines "Go and Catch a Falling Star" tells the listener to "mark this" titular creature that "suck'd me first, and now sucks thee" in his poem "The Flea." This poet coined the phrase "For whom the bell tolls" in his Meditation XVII and wrote the sonnet "Death Be Not Proud." For 10 points name this English poet of "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning."
Answer: John Donne
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This man orchestrated the fall of the Duke de La Vieuville after he was himself dismissed from office when Charles de Luynes' conspiracy resulted in the death of his patron, Concino Concini. After personally overseeing the siege of Rochelle, this man negotiated the Peace of Alais with the Huguenots, and in the Day of the Dupes, he was almost dismissed at the behest of his king's mother, Marie de Medici. A supporter of French involvement in the Thirty Years War, this man was succeeded by Cardinal Mazarin in his highest post in 16 For 10 points, name this Chief Minister of Louis XIII.
Answer: Cardinal Richelieu [or Armand Jean du Plessis]
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One character on this show has a dream in which he is slapped by a Buddhist monk who accuses him of poorly installing air conditioning in a monastery. One character on this show changes the name of the Lollipop Club to The Crazy Horse. Other institutions on this show include the restaurant Nuovo Vesuvio, which is rebuilt by Artie Buco when his first restaurant burns down. The protagonist's sister changes her name back from Parvatti to Janice, and his daughter Meadow goes to Columbia in this show, which is largely set in the office of the psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi and the Bada Bing strip club. For 10 points, name this HBO show about a New Jersey mob family.
Answer: The Sopranos
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In a two product economy, the output of product of one product affects the production function of a second product in a condition of this type which is named for JE Meade. According to the Coase theorem, market failure is due to transaction costs, not to these, which Coase describes as a joint product of a victim and a polluter. Pigovian taxes can be used to counterbalance these phenomena. The tragedy of the commons is caused by the negative type of these. Examples of the negative type include a company's air pollution harming animals. For 10 points, name these phenomena which occur when an economic transaction has an effect on a third party.
Answer: externalities [or spillover]
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Topological spaces are termed Lindelof if every cover with this property has a countable subcover, while the existence of a finite subcover for every cover of this type commonly defines a compact space. A set possesses this property if every point in the set has an epsilon-neighborhood in the set. This property is not necessarily possessed by the intersection of an infinite number of sets of possessing it because that intersection can form a single point, which notably lacks this property. Often denoted for intervals by parentheses at the endpoints rather than brackets, for 10 points, identify this property, which, for a set, can be formed from the complement of a closed set.
Answer: open [accept word forms like openness or open set etc.]
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Retrospection and Introspection, No and Yes, and Unity of Good are three of the Prose Works authored by the founder of this religion. This religion fosters a discussion of 26 set topics twice each on every Sunday during the Lesson-Sermon, and its services are conducted by Readers. The literature of this religion is distributed in its namesake "Reading Rooms," which publisher Virginia Harris helped popularize. Augusta Stetson was excommunicated by its Mother Church, which is in Boston. For 10 points, name this Christian denomination whose namesake discipline is laid out along with "Health with Key to the Scriptures," founded by Mary Baker Eddy.
Answer: Christian Science [or Church of Christ, Scientist]
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One of this artist's works was commissioned by Edward Coates, who later replaced it with a work entitled The Pathetic Song to avoid the controversy caused by the original work's portrayal of six nude men. That work, The Swimming Hole, was created fourteen years after this artist's Max Schmitt in a Single Scull. In his most famous painting, a woman recoils in disgust as the titular figure demonstrates a surgery at the Jefferson Medical College. That painting is often paired with this artist's The Agnew Clinic. For 10 points, name this American painter of The Gross Clinic.
Answer: Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins
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Gaston of Orleans was the final commander of the prevailing side in this conflict, which set up Cirilo Antonio Rivarola as interim president of the defeated nation. This conflict arose out of an election in which the Colorado Party candidate defeated the Blanco Party candidate with outside help, although it was actually set off when one leader demanded to place troops in the province Corrientes. This conflict saw Mato Grosso captured by Francisco Lopez, whose troops went on to a disastrous loss at the Battle of Tuyuti, and eventually lost Asuncion. For 10 points, name this bloodiest South American war, in which Paraguay was defeated by Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
Answer: War of the Triple Alliance
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One animal of this type was slaughtered in the same town as Cteatus and Eurytus, a pair of Siamese twins who attacked the slayer of that animal near Cleonae. The slayer of that creature of this type was received by Molorchus and had 30 days to kill it. That creature of this kind was thought to have fallen from the moon after being born from Selene or alternately the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. Impervious to arrows, one of these animals was stunned by a club and had his pelt worn by its slayer after Eurystheus acknowledged the deed. For 10 points, name this kind of animal, whose Nemean variety was killed by Hercules on his first labor.
Answer: lion
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This man ordered the beheading of 4,500 Saxons in the Massacre of Verden, and he signed the Treaty of Heiligen with Danish King Hemming. This ruler deposed Tassilo III of Bavaria, and this man helped Leo III regain his position as Pope after conquering the Lombards. Einhard served as the principle biographer of this ruler, and men such as Alcuin of York brought about his namesake renaissance. The ambush of this ruler's rearguard by Basques at the Battle of Ronceveaux has been immortalized in the Song of Roland. For 10 points, name this son of Pepin the Short who was crowned on Christmas day 800 as Roman Emperor.
Answer: Charlemagne [or Charles the Great; or Carolus Magnus]
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This structure is the chief source of mammalian theta rhythms. The alveus portion of it forms a superficial layer between its CA region and the fimbria, and this structure is attached to the bottom of the amygdala. Antidepressants typically target this structure's dentate gyrus, which has a very high rate of neurogenesis. Damage to it results in anterograde amnesia, as this structure is necessary for the formation of new memories and general storage of long-term memories. For 10 points, name this part of the limbic system located in the medial temporal lobe, with a Greek name meaning "seahorse".
Answer: hippocampus [prompt on "limbic system" until "alveus"; then do not accept it]
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The two most famous films starring Sylva Koscina were produced in this country and kicked off its "Sword and Sandal" film craze. Bruno and his father Antonio clasp hands and cry at the end of one movie from this country in which Antonio's family faces the prospect of starvation when a thief runs off with Antonio's bicycle. One director from this country adapted Cortazar's The Droolings of the Devil into Blow Up. A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly were directed by a director from this country. For 10 points, name this country whose directors established the "spaghetti western," and included Michelangelo Antonioni and Federico Fellini.
Answer: Italy [or Italian Republic; or Repubblica Italiana]
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This play opens when Marius announces the arrival of one character while another is dictating letters to his secretary Sulla. Dr. Hallemeier and Mr. Busman are managers of a facility run by Harry Domin, who gives a tour to the daughter of the president of his company. That daughter spends much of this play investigating living conditions for the League of Humanity, and persuades Dr. Gall to give the title creatures souls. Dr. Alquist is unable to recreate the formula burned by Helena Glory but sees hope with the love between Primus and Helena. For 10 points name this play which helped bring the term "robot" into everyday use, a work by Karel Capek.
Answer: Rossum's Universal Robots [or RUR; or Rosumovi Umeli Roboti]
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Mylar and Kapton are films used in these objects at low frequencies. Their failure in motherboards is called their namesake "plague", and the mica types of these objects have the advantage of being highly stable over time and at varying temperatures. For a spherical one of these, its associated quantity is defined as four-pi times the permittivity of free space divided by the difference in the inverses of the sphere's inner and outer radii. That quantity is simply defined as charge over voltage for the parallel plate type of this device. It is often symbolized by two parallel lines in circuits. For 10 points, name these devices with the ability to store charge.
Answer: capacitor
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In the rondo finale of the eighteenth of these works, the meter changes from 6/8 to 2/4 in the winds. The ninth of these works is nicknamed "Jeunhomme," and the final one is in B-flat, following one of these works with a second movement entirely lacking left hand portions. Besides the "Coronation," one of these works possesses a unique adagio in F-sharp minor, and yet another contains a Mannheim rocket in its final rondo following a peaceful, then furiously fast Romanze movement. For 10 points, name this type of work for solo keyboard and orchestra, 27 of which were composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Answer: Mozart's piano concertos [only piano concertos needed after mention of Mozart; prompt on "piano concertos" before that]
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One of this man's speeches asks "What rule must we observe in forgiving?", to which he replies "you must forgive" unless there is a lawful pledge. He concludes that speech by declaring that if the community turns their hearts away from God, then they will "surely perish out of the good land." Along with "A Model of Christian Charity", he discusses A Smallpox Epidemic, the plans of one man to create a plantation around Narragansett Bay, and the bold spirited woman Anne Hutchinson in his Journal. For 10 points, name this seventeenth century preacher and governor in the Massachusetts Bay Colony who used the term "city upon a hill" to help compel his city to follow Christianity.
Answer: John Winthrop
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The switchboard operator Madelaine argues with her husband about how to get rid of a constantly growing corpse in the next room in this author's play Amedee. The title character lures people to their death by offering to show them "a picture of the colonel" in his The Killer. The Orator is a deaf mute who is left alone after the Old Man and Old Woman jump out windows in this author's play The Chairs. This author used the recurring character of Berenger in Exit the King and a play in which Berenger's girlfriend Daisy and the rest of the world transform into the title horned animals. For 10 points, name this Romanian-French playwright whose absurdist works include The Bald Soprano and Rhinoceros.
Answer: Eugene Ionesco
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In one work, this philosopher discusses the meaning of the word "slab" as told by a builder to his assistant. G.E. Moore provided the material for the "two hands" argument used in this philosopher's On Certainty. He argued that the inability to feel someone else's pain has to do with grammar, not metaphysics, in The Blue and Brown Books. He dismissed the possibility of a private language using his beetle-in-a-box thought experiment in Philosophical Investigations, and wrote a work which concludes that "what we cannot speak of we must pass over in silence." For 10 points, name this author of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
Answer: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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The Kirk Range and Viphya Mountains rise on the shores of this body of water, and Cape Maclear is a promontory of its southern section. The Monkey and Nkhata bays lie on this body of water, whose distributary flows through the Majete Game Reserve, and creates Lake Malombe. The Ruhuhu River is the main tributary of this lake, and the Likoma and Chizumulu islands lie in it. It is drained by the Shire River, which eventually flows into the Zambezi. For 10 points, name this lake of the Great Rift Valley which is bordered by Tanzania, Mozambique and its namesake nation, which has its capital at Lilongwe.
Answer: Lake Malawi [accept Lake Nyasa until read]
2009 ACF Fall Bonuses by UCLA B
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The fifth and seventh marked sections of this work are "The Grave-Song" and "The Convalescent." For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this tone poem which contains the "dawn" and "nature" motifs after a brass fanfare. It begins with double basses, contrabassoons, and timpanis sustaining low C notes.
Answer: Thus Spoke Zarathustra [or Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30]
[10] Thus Spoke Zarathustra is the most famous work of one composer with this surname. Another composer with this surname known as the "Waltz King" wrote The Blue Danube.
Answer: Strauss
[10] In a Richard Strauss work about this peasant's "merry pranks," the horn and clarinet play the main theme and his death wail is represented by a distorted E-flat clarinet.
Answer: Till Eulenspiegel [prompt on partial name]
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Answer the following about a particular slave rebellion, for 10 points each:,
[10] This slave of Lentulus Batiates led a group of gladiator slaves armed with kitchen tools in escaping.
Answer: Spartacus
[10] This man was elected praetor and was in charge of putting an end to the revolt. He eventually built a wall at the Isthmus of Bruttium to prevent Spartacus' escape.
Answer: Marcus Licinius Crassus
[10] This lieutenant under Crassus disobeyed orders not to engage Spartacus in battle, and lost. As punishment for their disobedience, his men were decimated by Crassus.
Answer: Mummius
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The Leconfield and Aberdeen heads have been attributed to this sculptor. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this ancient Greek sculptor who depicted Apollo leaning against a tree and killing a lizard in one work. He also sculpted the Aphrodite of Cnidus.
Answer: Praxiteles
[10] Another memorable Praxiteles sculpture depicts this deity, whose right hand and left fingers are missing, cradling a draped infant Dionysus.
Answer: Hermes
[10] Praxiteles's school is unique for working exclusively with this material, which existed in white and blue-gray forms in the quarries of Carrara and Pietrasanta.
Answer: marble
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ANSWER "The Pearl Necklace" [or "La Parure"],
[10] Name this work in which Mathile Loisel loses a fake only worth about 500 francs instead of a priceless piece of jewelry.
[10] "The Necklace" was written by the French author of the novels Pierre et Jean and Bel-Ami.
Answer: Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant
[10] The protagonist of this Maupassant story is accused of stealing a pocket book containing five hundred francs when he bends down to pick up the title object.
Answer: "A Piece of String"
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The Gross-Pitaevskiii equation describes these functions for a Bose-Einstein condensate. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name these general functions, whose evolution over time is governed by the Schrodinger equation and whose amplitude squared gives the probability of finding a system in a particular state.
Answer: wave functions
[10] That probabilistic interpretation of the wave function is named for this German physicist who, with Oppenheimer, partly names an approximation neglecting the kinetic energy of nuclei in molecular wave functions.
Answer: Max Born
[10] The EPR paradox describes this "spooky action at a distance", whereby two physically separated particles have linked wave functions.
Answer: quantum entanglement
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This man led an army of 300, all of whom chose to lap water from a stream with their tongues. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Biblical judge who asked God to let dew fall only on wool and who crushed the Amalekites and Midianites by ordering his men to make noise in their camp.
Answer: Gideon [accept Jerub-Baal]
[10] Gideon smashed altars to Asherah and to this foreign god who tended to divert the prayer of the Israelites. King Ahab was led astray by Jezebel to worship this false god.
Answer: Baal
[10] This prophetess preceding Gideon led an army along with Barak and defeated the Egyptian Sisera. This wife of Lappidoth was also the only female Judge.
Answer: Deborah
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It lasted for 30 years, culminating with the Battle of Bosworth Field. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this conflict that brought Henry VII and the Tudor dynasty to power.
Answer: War of the Roses
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[5,5] For 5 points each name the two families that participated in the War of the Roses.,
[10] This battle was the final one between the houses of Lancaster and York. In it, the Lancastrian forces were led by the pretender Lambert Simnel.
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This man was aided by Tavatava in selecting the correct fishhook, which he used to raise countless islands from under the Pacific Ocean. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this hero of Samoan, Tongan, and Maori mythology, a hero whose canoe became the South Island and who was the first man to die while seeking immortality inside Hine-nui-te-po.
Answer: Maui [or Ti'iti'i]
[10] Maui is a central figure in the mythology of this people, who believe that he is married to Hina and that he raised Kaua'i, Molokai, and Oahu out of the ocean using that fishhook.
Answer: Hawai'ian people [or kanaka maoli; or kanaka 'oiwi; or Hawai'i maoli; accept word forms]
[10] Make-make, a hero similar to Maui, is the primary figure in the mythology of the Rapa Nui, the inhabitants of this giant stone mo'ai-filled island.
Answer: Easter Island [or Isla de Pascua]
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Answer the following about nineteenth and early-twentieth century French philosophers, for 10 points each.,
[10] This thinker argued that time cannot be divided into instants, and that life introduces indetermination into matter in works such as Time and Free Will and Creative Evolution.
Answer: Henri Bergson
[10] This philosopher said that society passes through three stages: theological, metaphysical, and positive. An early positivist, he is often considered the founder of sociology.
Answer: Auguste Comte
[10] This structuralist, who set the foundation for modern linguistics, introduced the idea of the linguistic sign in his posthumously-published Course in General Linguistics.
Answer: Ferdinand de Saussure
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Answer the following relating to gases, for 10 points each.,
[10] This law states the ratio of the rates that gases will go through a pinhole is equal to the inverse of the square root of the ratio of their atomic masses.
Answer: Graham's law of effusion [do not accept "Graham's law of diffusion"]
[10] This gas law, named for the English author of The Skeptical Chemist, states that the pressure and volume of a gas are inversely proportional, all else constant.
Answer: Boyle's law
[10] This equation of state utilizes a power series in terms of molar volume. When the coefficient of n over V is 0, occurring at the Boyle Temperature, the gas closely obeys Boyle's law.
Answer: virial equation of state
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He played restaurant owner Tom Stall, who turns out to be a gangster named Joey Cusack in A History of Violence. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this actor who played The Man in The Road and Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Answer: Viggo Mortensen
[10] The title track from Mortenson's album Pandemoniumfromamerica features words by William Blake and this artist on guitar. It is one of his eight collaborations with Viggo Mortenson, although he is better known for his track Jordan on Guitar Hero II and for wearing KFC paraphernalia on his head.
Answer: Buckethead [or Brian Patrick Carroll]
[10] Mortensen plays Deputy Everett Hitch in this 2008 western. In it, he helps rid a New Mexico town of a violent rancher played by Jeremy Irons who is pardoned by Chester A. Arthur for some reason.
Answer: Appaloosa
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Name some works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, for 10 points each.,
[10] In this Hawthorne novel, Hester Prynne is adorned with the titular object after a tryst with Arthur Dimmesdale results in her daughter Pearl.
Answer: The Scarlet Letter
[10] Although some lovers say it was left on Georgina by some tiny fairy, the title defect of this short story disappears among a rush of blood from Georgina's face after the defect is removed by Almyer.
Answer: "The Birthmark"
[10] This strange Hawthorne novel is set in Italy, where Hilda witnesses Donatello push someone into a chasm to protect the painter Miriam.
Answer: The Marble Faun
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Answer these questions about stars and their classifications, for 10 points each.,
[10] Small protostars follow the Hayashi track to the Main Sequence on this diagram, which typically plots temperature versus luminosity.
Answer: Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram
[10] Used as standard candles for nearby galaxies, such as the Andromeda galaxy, these pulsating stars have a period-luminosity relationship as discovered by Henrietta Levitt.
Answer: Cepheid variable stars
[10] Now up to 110 objects, this list published by a French astronomer counts among its entries nebulae, galaxies, and various star clusters such as the Pleiades.
Answer: Messier Catalog
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On this lake's Vozrozhdeniya Island, a former Soviet bioweapons facility contains unused anthrax spores and bubonic plague, and the shrinkage of this body of water is due mainly to the Qaraqum Canal. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this body of water fed by the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, which was once the world's fourth largest lake.
Answer: Aral Sea
[10] The Aral Sea lies between Kazakhstan and this other Central Asian country, with capital at Tashkent.
Answer: Republic of Uzbekistan
[10] Uzbekistan's second largest municipality is this city which contains the Bibi-Khanym Mosque. It once served as the capital of Tamerlane's empire.
Answer: Samarkand
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Name the following men in Juliet Capulet's life, for 10 points each.,
[10] Juliet loves this member of the Montague family, who is sent into exile after murdering Tybalt.
Answer: Romeo Montague
[10] This clergyman performs the marriage ceremony between Romeo and Juliet, and helps Juliet fake her death so that she can be together with Romeo.
Answer: Friar Lawrence
[10] The play begins at a ball after this man asks Lord Capulet to marry Juliet off to him. He attends the ball and upon his death later in the play his corpse is placed in the Capulet tomb next to Juliet.
Answer: Count Paris
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It lasted from 618 until 907, and is seen as China's Golden Age. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Chinese dynasty that came to power with Li Yuan proclaiming himself emperor after Emperor Yang was killed by Yuwen Huaji.
Answer: Tang Dynasty
[10] This man led a 755 rebellion with Shi Siming that helped lead to the decline of the Tang dynasty.
Answer: An Lushan [or Prince La of Yan]
[10] After the An Shi rebellion this system of government owned lands started to fall apart. Under this system, each individual in society had received a certain amount of land to farm based upon their abilities, and that land was given back to the government upon their death to redistribute.
Answer: Equal-field system [or Land Equalization system]
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This novel includes a shopkeeper named Mr. Charrington who completes a rhyme about church bells with the line "And here comes the chopper to chop off your head." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this George Orwell novel that includes the watchful Big Brother and Winston Smith, who has an affair with Julia and is tortured by O' Brien.
Answer: Nineteen Eighty Four
[10] This character is the object of the Two Minutes of Hate due to his leadership of the Brotherhood and authorship of The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism.
Answer: Emmanuel Goldstein [accept either]
[10] This Minitruth employee and editor of the Newspeak dictionary had a keen interest in deleting words before being vaporized for his intellect.
Answer: Syme
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Answer the following about forms of gift-giving, for 10 points each.,
[10] Marcel Mauss and Bronislaw Malinowski discussed this exchange system practiced in the Trobriand Islands, in which necklaces are passed clockwise, and armbands are passed counterclockwise.
Answer: kula ring or exchange
[10] This festival practiced on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America is centered on the redistribution of wealth, and was formerly banned in both the United States and Canada.
Answer: potlatch
[10] Koha is a gift-giving custom practiced by this Polynesian people, who signed the Treaty of Waitangi with Britain in 1840.
Answer: Maori
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A Dean-Stark apparatus can be used to increase the efficiency of this technique. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this process which is used to separate a mixture based on the boiling points of its components. It comes in simple, vacuum, and fractional forms.
Answer: distillation
[10] This is any mixture whose components cannot be separated by simple distillation because they contribute the same pressure in both their liquid and vapor phases.
Answer: azeotropes
[10] For a fractionating column in a fractional distillation setup operating under total reflux, this equation gives the minimum theoretical plate number needed for proper distillation.
Answer: Fenske equation
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Name the following events that occurred during the presidency of Herbert Hoover, for 10 points each:,
[10] This group of World War I veterans led by Walter Waters had its largest camp on the Anacosta flats.
Answer: Bonus Army or Bonus Expeditionary Force
[10] Hoover appointed this man as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and his major decisions included voting to strike down NIRA in the sick chicken case.
Answer: Charles Evans Hughes
[10] The laissez-faire approach of this man, Hoover's Secretary of the Treasury, worsened the Great Depression.
Answer: Andrew William Mellon
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This poem offers as a reward "Cold, edged with dear-bought wisdom, The judgment of your peers." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this poem that implores colonialists to "send forth the best ye breed" for the cause of reforming "sullen peoples, Half devil and half child" by carrying the title load.
Answer: "The White Man's Burden"
[10] This author of "The White Man's Burden" and "If" also wrote novels like Kim and The Jungle Book.
Answer: Rudyard Kipling
[10] This Kipling short story describes Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnehan's short lived attempt to take over Kafiristan, where the people see them as gods.
Answer: "The Man Who Would be King"
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Quaternions are an extension of this class of numbers using the additional factors of j and k, where the product of i, j, and k is negative For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this class of numbers which can be written in the form a plus b i, where a and b are real.
Answer: complex numbers [prompt on C; do not accept "imaginary"]
[10] An integral theorem stating that analytic complex-valued functions have a zero contour integral around a closed path is named for this French mathematician, who also names an inequality with Schwarz.
Answer: Agustin Louis Cauchy
[10] A set of two partial differential equations that must be satisfied for complex-valued functions to be analytic are named for Cauchy and this mathematician.
Answer: Bernhard Riemann

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