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2009 ACF Nationals Tossups by Missouri State and UCSD
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This writer quoted a line from Marvell about Matilda of Flanders in her work The Story of the Normans, Told Chiefly in Relation to Their Conquest of England. In one of her works, Mrs. Bean is the recipient of a warm petticoat from Miss Debby Gaines. She wrote of Tom Aldis's love for the title character in ``The Life of Nancy.'' Besides writing ``An Empty Purse,'' she collected several stories in a volume titled for a tale in which the owner of the cow Mistress Moolly, a woman named Sylvia, refuses to tell a hunter the location of the title bird. This author set the novels Deephaven and A Country Doctor in the locale of her best known work. That work set in Dunnet Landing features Captain Littlepage, who shares his love of poetry with the narrator Almira Todd. For 10 points, name this Maine author of "A White Heron" and The Country of the Pointed Firs.
Answer: Sarah Orne Jewett
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Some of this man's missteps include the construction of the Inga Dam and deploying the Kamanyola Brigade to a conflict in a neighboring nation. Near the end of this man's reign, he lived in the ``Versailles of the Jungle'' near the village of Gbadolite. This participant in the Brussels Round Table Conference oppressed the opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress and a group led by Etienne Tshisekedi with his own Popular Movement of the Revolution. Much like his left-wing predecessor, this man was an antagonist to the Conakat Party leader and Katanga secessionist Moise Tshombe. He died in Morocco four months after his 1997 exile, following a coup by rebel forces under Laurent Kabila, which took place thirty-two years after he replaced Patrice Lumumba. For 10 points, name this former President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo known for his leopard-print hat and policy of ``Zaireinization.''
Answer: Mobutu Sese Seko Koko Ngbendu Wa Za Banga [or Joseph Desire Mobutu; or "The all-powerful warrior who, because of his endurance and inflexible will to win, will go from conquest to conquest, leaving fire in his wake"]
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One technique utilized in this game involves making three quick turns and is known as the Chinese triangle, while another technique is known as the magic box. Its professional competitions are organized into leagues such as the OSL, the MSL, and the Winner's League, the latter of which include teams such as STX Soul and Air Force ACE. Its matches are played in locations such as Carthage and Troy, while its notable players include Greg Fields and Lee Sung Eun, who is known for his crotch-grabbing and hip thrusting victory dances. This game's equivalent of Michael Jordan is perhaps Lim Yo Hwan, who is better known by his moniker Boxer. For 10 points, name this strategy game, possibly Korea's national sport, which features hero units such as Jim Raynor and allows players to choose between Protoss, Zerg, and Terran as their race.
Answer: Starcraft [prompt on Brood War]
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Wright et al. determined that Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage could be used to transfer orbital angular momentum to this type of substance. Ignat and Millot verified the appropriateness of the Thomas-Fermi approximation of solutions to an equation that describes the behavior of these substances. Optical lattices are used to study certain varieties of these entities, including Tonks-Girardeau gases. Described by the Gross-Pitaevskii equation, one of these composed of diatomic lithium was created in 2006, and the creation of the first one won Wiemann and Cornell the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics. Predicted in 1924 by one of its namesakes, for 10 points, name this type of substance, first created by supercooling rubidium-87 atoms, the so-called ``fifth state of matter''.
Answer: Bose-Einstein condensate [or BEC]
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This work discusses the dangers of a false belief in gloriae and warns against repudiating Benedict of Nursia and Thomas a Kempis. Chapter 15 describes the sloth and misery of man and is prefaced by a discussion of Jesus' dual nature as lord and servant. According to George Hunsinger, six motifs recur in this work, which include the idea that, even without true comprehension, the mystery of God can be coherently spoken of and that history must be understood through God. This work posited that a theology divorced from preaching and teaching was lost, and its most controversial section rejected Calvin's distinction between the "reprobate" and the "elect." It was composed at the same time as the author's Epistle to the Romans and was based on material delivered in lecture form for thirty six years of the author's life. For 10 points, identify this 13 volume work, an exploration of Christian doctrine by Karl Barth.
Answer: Church Dogmatics or Kirchliche Dogmatik
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One sidekick in this work is a Chinese magician who was circumcised by God in the womb in order to prove his fidelity to Islam from birth named Almambet. Some of the principal figures in this work first meet at a six-month feast to which the princes of the demons are invited, given in memory of Koketey. The title character of this work leads the Forty Horsemen and fights a dragon while riding the magic steed Akkula. This work ends with a description of the exploits of Seitek. Earlier, the title character marries Kanykei, with whom he fathers the hero of this work's middle section, Semetei. Its traditional oral performers start it with the line ``It was a long time ago, and now the eyewitnesses have gone.'' Those performers of this work include the legendary Bokanbaeva and Togolok Moldo, and are remembered by statues and street names in Bishkek. For 10 points, name this epic poem, often described as twenty times as long as the Odyssey, which comprises the national myth of Kyrgyzstan.
Answer: Manas
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In 1968, VK Prest classified these geological formations into the three types of transverse, parallel, and non-oriented. One example of the transverse type is named for De Geer, and is characterized by linear closely-spaced washboard structures, as seen in the Kvarken Archipelago and Scottish Highlands. A famous one is the Ronkonkoma, formed during the Wisconsin Stage of the Pleistocene on Long Island, while a state park around Lake Arthur in Pennsylvania is named for these. A recent period of abnormal warmth is evidenced by the push type of these, while the recessional type form at higher elevations, and interlobate ones occur at common margins. Talus from side basin shearing creates lateral ones, while end deposits of till result in the terminal type. For 10 points, give this term for the poorly sorted material left behind by glaciers.
Answer: moraines
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A concentration of fighter planes in the area where this event took place was a failed attempt to intimidate one polity involved and was known as Operation Red Fox. Two days before this affair began, a thirty-one-member Special Forces team had penetrated to within 500 meters of the Blue House carrying automatic weapons and hand grenades, but were discovered and slaughtered. People involved in this incident used sexual innuendo and outdated slang in their statements in order to communicate secret messages, and a photograph of several of the eighty-three hostages taken during this event shows them leaning their heads against their middle fingers, a gesture unknown to their captors. The agreement ending this affair permitted the U.S. to disavow the confessions of the crewmen to intruding into foreign waters. For 10 points, name this 1968 incident in which an American Navy intelligence ship was captured by North Korea.
Answer: USS Pueblo incident
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They include a piece interpolating a Neapolitan folksong, while another bases its rhythm on a Habanera in order to invoke a historic gate at the Alhambra. Still another uses a fragmented melody to depict a stark glacial landscape. That piece, the sixth of them, is marked ``slow and sad.'' Another one quotes ``God Save the Queen'' and is dedicated to Samuel Pickwick.Collected in two books, they were composed between 1909 and 1913 and include works with such titles as ``The Hills of Anacapri,'' ``The Sunken Cathedral,'' and ``Girl with the Flaxen Hair.'' Markedly shorter than this composer's previous works, like Three Nocturnes, their name derives from a type of music that would often begin a church service or introduce another work, like a fugue. For 10 points, identify this set of 24 pieces for piano, by Claude Debussy.
Answer: Preludes
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Haruo Aoki proposed three criteria for this and rejected two in an article entitled ``Toward a Typology of'' this, while a book by Martin Kramer on this feature describes some certain phonemes as Trojan, hybrid, opaque, or transparent. Arisaka's Laws indicate that Old Japanese may have had a form of this feature. Guarani has a form analogous to this one with nasals, and Germanic umlaut was a weaker form of this phenomenon. It is often determined by height, backness, or roundedness of the phonemes at hand, and can occur progressively or regressively, often affecting suffixes, as in Hungarian. Estonian has notably lost this feature, while Finnish retains it, classifying /i/ and /e/ as neutral. Also present in Altaic languages like Turkish, for 10 points, name this feature of languages in which the vowels of a word assimilate to be only of one type.
Answer: vowel harmony [prompt on assimilation of vowels]
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This play was based on a Thomas Deloney tract which was the source for an ``Epistle to the Professors'' and which prefaced this work in its first edition. A boy in this play enters wearing an alderman's gown after one character mentions his dealings with Skellum Skanderbag. Another character grants command of his troops to Askew and returns disguised as the Dutchman Hans. Sir Roger Oteley, the mayor of London in this play, goes with the Earl of Lincoln to St. Faith's to disrupt the wedding of Jane and Ralph, and goes to Savoy only to be foiled by Simon Eyre, the title character. Shrove Tuesday is set aside as the title day, and the marriage of Rowland Lacy is recognized in, for 10 points, what play by Thomas Dekker about some cobblers?
Answer: The Shoemaker's Holiday: A Pleasant Comedy of the Gentle Craft
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It eventually forced the 3rd Earl of Sunderland, Charles Spencer, out of office. This event inspired the street ballad ``Every fool aspired to be a knave'' and drew comparison to the Trojan Horse by the second Earl Cowper. It involved a rumor of Earl Stanhope's reception of overtures. James Craggs and his son John were both tried for this event, and through a Parliamentary inquiry, John Aislabie was expelled for his involvement with it. Madam von Platen and the Duchess of Kendal's bribe-taking helped pass a measure by which the entity responsible for it assumed the British national debt. That entity, established by Robert Harley, excited Exchange Alley investors with its promise of abundant wealth with zero taxes from Philip V, despite being limited to one vessel after the Treaty of Utrecht. For 10 points, name this 1720 British speculation crisis.
Answer: South Sea Bubble
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This figure battled his son in the city ruled by the father of one of his wives and was killed there. After his death in Manipura, Ulupi used a charm to revive him. His other wives include Subhadra and Chitrangadi, with whom he fathered the son who killed him, Babhruvahana. This figure helped Agni burn the forests of Khandava and as a reward received the weapon Gandiva. Trained in the use of arms by Drona and Parasurama, he killed Jayadratha and Karna during the Kurukshetra War. He spent thirteen years in exile after losing at dice and fought alongside Nakula and Shadeva during a long conflict. Perhaps best known for a philosophical exchange with his divine charioteer, for 10 points, name this son of Indra, the third Pandu prince, whose conversation with Krishna comprises the Bhagavad Gita.
Answer: Arjuna [accept Bibhatsu, Gudakesa, Dhananjaya, Jishnu, Kiritin, Pakasasani, Phalguna, Savyasachin, Swetavahana, or Partha]
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By a special case of the projection-slice theorem, performing the Hankel transform is equivalent to performing this man's transform for axially symmetric functions along with Fourier's. The absolute value of the inner product of two vectors is bounded by an inequality named for this man, who sometimes names the formula for summation by parts. The equation of titration is derived from this man's equation, which equates f(h(x)) with f(x+1), but he is better known for an identity linking the Wronskian of a second order differential equation to the equation itself and for an identity with Ruffini. Better known for proving that the general form of a quintic polynomial is insolvable, for 10 points, name this mathematician who names groups which are commutative, a Norwegian.
Answer: Niels Henrik Abel
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This artist's earlier pieces, such as the marble Torso, emulated Fernand Leger, while this artist's last sitter was the photographer Elie Lotar. One of this artist's works depicts a woman sitting on a chair with her calves hidden from view, while the title feature of another one of this artist's subjects protrudes far outside the outline of a cage. In addition to Invisible Object and The Nose, this artist designed a notable set for a production of Waiting for Godot and completed numerous abstract portraits of his wife Caroline. Recently his animal sculpture Le Chat, one of eight bronze cats the artist sculpted in the early 1950s, was set to be auctioned off by Sotheby's. Another of his bronzes, subtitled Composition with Seven Figures and a Head, depicts a group of women as trees. That work, The Forest, as well as an earlier piece featuring four men walking, the City Square, depict this sculptor's characteristic elongation of the human figure. For 10 points, identify this Swiss creator of Palace at 4AM and Woman With her Throat Cut.
Answer: Alberto Giacometti
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This nation is home to a syncretic religion called Bwiti, and development near Moanda and Owendo has helped this nation become a leading producer of manganese. Cape Lopez is this nation's westernmost point, and prominent mountains within it include Mimongo and Iboundji, both located in the Chaillu Massif. Ethnic groups living here include the Kota and Mpongwe in addition to the larger Sira and Nzebi, both of which live south of the Ogooue River. Ovendo is a suburb of this nation's capital, and other major towns include Lambarene, Franceville, and Port-Gentil, on its Atlantic coast. Home to Omar Bongo University, for 10 points, name this West African nation bordered by Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Equatorial Guinea, with its capital at Libreville.
Answer: Gabon
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Portugal did not attend the talks leading to this treaty, but later signed the Treaty of Madrid, a separate document. Robert Jenkinson, Lord of Liverpool, led negotiations on the British side, which were prompted by losses such as Hohenlinden. The Republic of the Seven Ionian Islands achieved recognition as a result of this treaty, and under it Egypt was taken from France and restored to the Ottoman Empire under British supervision. Additional terms of this agreement included Britain ceding overseas territorial gains except for Trinidad, Tobago, and Ceylon to France, France bringing a halt to advances in the Papal States, and Spain reclaiming the island of Minorca. For 10 points, name this treaty spurred by the Battle of Marengo and negotiated in 1802 among Joseph Bonaparte and Cornwallis, which ended hostilities between France and the Second Coalition.
Answer: Treaty of Amiens
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In the second appendix to this work, the author discusses how the principle of publicity allows for an argument against the legitimacy of rebellions to depose tyrannical rule. That appendix, entitled ``Of the Harmony Which the Transcendental Concept of Public Right Establishes Between Morality and Politics,'' also contains a section in which the author argues that ``All maxims which stand in need of publicity in order not to fail their end, agree with politics and right combined.'' Among the articles outlined in Section 1 of this work are that treaties should not ``tacitly reserve'' future wars, states should not carry standing armies, and that states should not employ assassins against rulers of other states. Subtitled "A Philosophical Essay," for 10 points, identify this work that called for a confederation of nations as one of the conditions under which the title concept could be attained, a work by Immanuel Kant.
Answer: "On Perpetual Peace" or "Zum Ewigen Frieden"
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Kim and Min developed a method of destroying this compound by decomposing it into lumichrome, 2,3-butanedione, and another namesake compound. Coenzymes related to this compound complement cytochrome P-450 in certain metabolic reactions, and recent studies suggest that it can normalize lactate levels in patients with Complex I deficiencies. Deficiency of this vitamin can be detected by examining the relative activity of either xanthine oxidase or erythrocyte glutathione reductase, and its deficiency can lead to increased risk of both cancer of the esophagus and preeclampsia. Also confirmed to play a role in reducing the frequency of migraines, for 10 points, name this component of FAD and FMN, a water-soluble vitamin also known as B2.
Answer: riboflavin [or B2 before mentioned]
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Escobedo and de Pablo modified a type of ``integration'' introduced by Kofke that is derived from this equation. The Lewis-Randall rule can be used to relate Henry's Law to this statement, while it itself is derived by differentiating the Euler equation. The Clausius-Clapeyron equation follows directly from this relation. At constant temperature and pressure, its states that given multiple species in solution, the products of the number of moles of a species in solution and the derivative of that species' chemical potential will sum to zero. For 10 points, name this equation that shows that the intensive variables of a system are not independent, named after a man with an eponymous phase rule and a French scientist-philosopher.
Answer: Gibbs-Duhem equation [prompt on partial answer]
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Members of this group formed a namesake Twenty-Eighth Battalion during World War II. James Carroll was among the leaders of this people, and governor George Grey gave a seminal account of their language and culture. Toi, one semi-mythical leader of the people, is estimated to have lived around 1150 A.D. A subset of them founded a new culture on the Chatham Islands, and Frederick Maning wrote of his time spent with this ethnic group. Prior to their unification during the King Movement, this people was plagued by infighting among groups led by Pomare, Titore, and Te Wera, a series of conflicts known as the Musket Wars. William Hobson negotiated the most important agreement involving this people, among the conditions of which were the exclusive right of the British crown to purchase their land. That agreement was the Treaty of Waitangi. For 10 points, name these native people of New Zealand.
Answer: Maori
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Three figures stand on a rock formation in the background of this piece behind St. Anthony and St. Thomas, who are clothed in black and a green and red robe, respectively. The patron's wife and daughter, Maria Maddalena and Margherita, are depicted praying in another portion of this work next to a body of water, while two figures, one holding a candle and another in red reading, stand over them. Set in the ruins of King David's palace, a flowerpot sits in the foreground of the central panel of this work. It depicts an elderly Joseph praying to the left while two angels clad in light blue sit just to the right of Mary, who gazes adoringly over the Christchild. Commisioned by the Medici Bank's representative in Bruges, for 10 points, idenitfy this work for the Church of Saint Egidio in the hospital of the Santa Maria Nuova, an alterpiece completed by Hugo van der Goes.
Answer: Portinari Altarpiece
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NASA's ACE spacecraft has detected an annual stream of helium ions coming from the direction of this constellation, which is also where Voyager I is headed towards. Kepler's Supernova is found in this constellation, as are a number of globular clusters such as M10 and M12. The ODIN satellite found the first traces of molecular oxygen in space around its Rho star while its Beta and Alpha stars are known as Cebalrai and Rasalhague, respectively. Its most famous member is a red dwarf with the highest known proper motion and is called Barnard's star. For 10 points, name this constellation in the sun's ecliptic that is not one of the twelve Zodiac signs, whose name means the Serpent Holder.
Answer: Ophiuchus [prompt on `serpent holder' or logical equivalent]
 
2009 ACF Nationals Bonuses by Missouri State and UCSD
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The data structure of the Burstsort is made up of this. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this data structure invented by Edward Fredkin and commonly founded in cell phone directories, a form of an ordered tree used to store associative arrays with string keys.
Answer: trie [should be pronounced ``try,'' but accept ``tree'']
[10] Tries are used in an algorithm of this type to sort a set of keys. Divided into least and most significant digit varieties, this sorting algorithm processes individual digits of integers.
Answer: radix sort
[10] Tries that are used in radix sorts often place the root node into a circular one of these data structures. This structure consists of nodes with data referencing adjacent nodes.
Answer: linked list
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Mario and Rene attempt a robbery with the help of the maid Emilia in this work. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this work set in Santiago that focuses on the relationship between the 90 year old Emilia and her sniveling grand-son Andres.
Answer: Coronation or Coronacion
[10] In this novel, partially narrated by a fetus, Humberto Penaloza eventually learns of his deformity and that he is actually the son of Don Jeronimo Azcoitia.
Answer: The Obscene Bird of Night
[10] This Chilean author of Coronation and The Garden Next Door also wrote The Obscene Bird of Night.
Answer: Jose Donoso
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Their first owner was Lord Beckford, the Mayor of London, for 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this series of paintings which included such scenes as ``The Tavern'' and ``Arrested for Debt."
Answer: The Rake's Progress
[10] In this last scene from Hogarth's The Rake's Progress, Tom is depicted rolling on the ground almost naked, as two nurses, presumably employees of the title institution, tie him up.
Answer: In Bedlam or The Rake in Bedlam or The Madhouse
[10] This 1751 series of Hogarth engravings ends with the central character, Tom Nero, receiving his comeuppance as his body lies on a dissection table.
Answer: The Four Stages of Cruelty
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They committed suicide by drowning after successive defeats at Hat Mon and Lang Bac. For 10 points each:,
[10] Give the common family name of Trac and Nhi, who led an AD 39 rebellion against the Chinese occupants of present-day Vietnam.
Answer: Trung sisters
[10] This kingdom controlled Vietnam from the second to the seventeenth centuries. It was united under Bhadravarman around 400.
Answer: Champa kingdom
[10] A chief antagonist of the Champa was this kingdom whose rulers included Jayavarman II and Indravarman I. It was centered in present-day Cambodia and was responsible for constructing Angkor Wat.
Answer: Khmer empire
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Answer the following about a gruesome hockey injury, for 10 points each.,
[10] This left-handed forward received a skate to the neck that severed his carotid artery in a February 2008 game against Buffalo.
Answer: Richard Zednik
[10] Zednik plays for this NHL team, whose current players include, for the time being, Jay Bouwmeester and Stephen Weiss, and whose expansion season featured players like Rob Niedermeyer and goalie John Vanbiesbrouck.
Answer: Florida Panthers (prompt on either part alone)
[10] Zednik is a native of this country, whose other hockey stars include Jaromir Jagr and Milan Hejduk.
Answer: Czech Republic
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}}[10] In this 1995 work Daniel Dennett argued that the implications of evolution go beyond biology and are a means of explaining the psychological nature of the world.,
[10] The last chapter of Dennett's work the The Mind's I is the story "Fiction," which was written by this author of Anarchy, State, and Utopia.
Answer:
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The ``strength'' of this type of material is defined as the maximum potential gradient it can withstand. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this type of material whose namesake constant is designated kappa and is defined as a material that does not conduct electric current.
Answer: dielectric [prompt on insulator]
[10] This doubly eponymous relation predicts the polarizability of a material partially based on the value of its dielectric constant.
Answer: Clausius-Mossotti relation [or Lorentz-Lorenz equation]
[10] At the 45 nanometer level in integrated circuits, dielectric layers formerly composed of silicon dioxide are being replaced by oxides of this transition metal that is chemically similar to zirconium and has a very high kappa value.
Answer: hafnium
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This character is driven off after suspicions that he might be Napoleon or Captain Kopeikin. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this character that visits Sobakevich and is accused of eloping with the daughter of the governor of a small town. He manages to collect 400 ``dead souls'' in a Gogol work.
Answer: Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov
[10] This author wrote a story about ``Chichikov's Adventures.'' Persikov hatches monstrous snakes, ostriches, and crocodiles in The Fatal Eggs, and he also wrote The White Guard.
Answer: Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov
[10] This protagonist of Bulgakov's Heart of a Dog receives a human pituitary gland and testicles and works to clean quadrupeds off Moscow's streets.
Answer: Poligraf Poligrafovich Sharikov [or Sharik]
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This man was referred to as ``el Ausente'' after his arrest by opposing forces. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this politican, whose sister Pilar formed the Seccion Femenina. The prime minister during the reign of Alfonso XIII, he was captured at Alicante and executed on November 20th.
Answer: Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, 3rd Marquis of Estella
[10] Primo de Rivera was the founder of this party opposed to Bolshevism which fought the Spanish Civil War against the Republicans, and which was later led by Fransisco Franco.
Answer: Falange Espanola de las J.O.N.S.
[10] This onetime military commander of Spanish Morocco succeeded Primo de Rivera as prime minister and presided over a ``dictatorship-lite.'' He was succeeded by Aznar-Cabanas in 1931.
Answer: Damaso Berenguer y Fuste, Count of Xauen
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This man served as Maestro di Cappella for Ferdinand I of Tuscany, for whom he performed the musical production La Pellegrina. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this composer of such works as Adone and member of the Camerata, a group of artists who were intent on reviving Greek tragedy as the Greeks themselves experienced it: accompanied by music.
Answer: Jacopo Peri
[10] Jacopo Peri is best known for this now-lost 1598 work, which he composed with Jacopo Corsi and which is now widely considered to be the first opera.
Answer: Dafne
[10] After the success of Dafne, Peri was commissioned to write this opera for the marriage of Henri IV and Marie de Medici. It included five scenes, including one set at the Gates of Hades, where the title figure was taken after stepping on a snake.
Answer: Euridice
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With a population of only 7100, is the least populated world capital. For 10 points each:,
[10] Five Blues Lake and the Hummingbird Highway to neighboring Dangriga are popular spots in what city?
Answer: textbf{uline{Belmopan
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}}[10] Belmopan is the capital of this Central American country whose highest point is Doyle's Delight.,
[10] Along with the New River, this river in Belize flows into Chetumal Bay, which straddles Belize and the Mexican state of Quintana Roo to the north. This river forms Belize's northern border with Mexico.
Answer:
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His wife's golden earrings were taken by Melobius. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this slain Metic philosopher, the unlucky brother of Lysias and Euthydemus whose family was forbidden from mourning him.
Answer: Polemarchus
[10] The murder of Polemarchus resulted from the hatred of this group of pro-Spartan Athenian rulers instated after the Peloponnesian War which included Critias, Theramenes, and Hiero.
Answer: Thirty Tyrants
[10] Lysias wrote an indictment against this tyrant for the murder of Polemarchus, who at his euthunai set the precedent for future Nazi arguments by insisting that he was following orders.
Answer: Eratosthenes
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This figure once drew inspiration from the spine of a fish he picked up on the seashore. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this legendary inventor of a soul-ful machine and the saw and compass who was changed by Athena into a partridge after falling from a high tower.
Answer: Perdix [accept Calos; do not accept Talos]
[10] This asshole couldn't bear the thought of a rival and tried to kill his nephew Perdix. He also built the labyrinth for King Minos and a set of wax wings for himself and Icarus.
Answer: Daedalus
[10] In some sources, Perdix is Daedalus's sister and the mother of this inventor who actually dies from the fall. Another figure of this name gets the ichor removed from his single vein thanks to Medea's cunning.
Answer: Talos [or Talon]
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Written while its author was working as a tutor at the house of Thomas Fairfax, for 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this 1681 poem which includes the line ``Annihilating all that's made/ To a green thought in a green shade.''
Answer: ``The Garden''
[10] This author of ``The Garden'' may be better known for his ``Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland'' and ``To His Coy Mistress.''
Answer: Andrew Marvell
[10] In this Marvell poem, the narrator describes the titular islands as ``a grassy stage/ safe from storms and the prelate's rage.''
Answer: ``The Bermudas''
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This work's sections include ``Et viri, qui tenebant illum'' and ``Comprehdendentes autem cum'' and it uses a twelve-tone scale whose German notation spells the name ``Bach''. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this 20th century work done in the Baroque style, best known for its a capella Stabat Mater.
Answer: St. Luke Passion
[10] Originally titled 8:37, this work uses 52 strings to convey the atmosphere of an atomic bombing in the title locale.
Answer: Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima
[10] This Polish composer of Dimensions in Time and Psalms of David also composed the aforementioned St. Luke Passion and Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima.
Answer: Krzysztof Penderecki
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For 10 points each, name these things important in transcription.,
[10] These transcription factors bind to RNA polymerase to initiate transcription. Number 70 is used in transcription of the lac operon and several other operons in E. coli, while number 54 can bind to an enhancer upstream of the start site.
Answer: sigma factors
[10] The transcription factor TFIID contains a thirty-eight kilodalton protein that binds to this ``box,'' about 30 nucleotides upstream of the start sequence, whose consensus sequence starts with the namesake four amino acids.
Answer: TATA box
[10] Coming in Y and C varieties, this family of small proteins binds to the minor groove of enhancer DNA, allowing bound transcription factors to interact properly and forming an enhancesome.
Answer: HMGI [or High Mobility Group I; prompt on HMG or High Mobility Group]
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This thinker analyzed Britten's opera Death in Venice and Lampedusa's The Leopard in his essay collection On Late Style. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Palestinian-American thinker who criticized the Western world's projection of Eastern cultures in Orientalism.
Answer: Edward textbf{uline{Said
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}}[10] In this 1993 work, Said analyzed a title concept in literary works like Heart of Darkness and Mansfield Park, which he labeled as a procolonial work because of its failure to explicitly denounce slavery.,
[10] Said was a major influence on this Indian postcolonialist thinker, who championed hybrid spaces in between colonizers and the colonized in The Location of Culture.
Answer:
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One character in this collection was born of his father's ``whiskey sperm'' and his mother's ``vodka egg''. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this collection that includes ``A Drug Called Tradition'' and ``Every Little Hurricane'' and a story about a man who was the only of his kind to see Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock.
Answer: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven
[10] This contemporary Native American author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven also authored Smoke Signals and The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
Answer: Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr.
[10] Alexie also wrote this novel about musician Robert Johnson and Thomas-Builds-the-Fire, which centers around the rise of a music ensemble created from two Washington settlements.
Answer: Reservation Blues
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The phrase ``engaged principally'' in its section 20 was reinterpreted in 1986, which allowed commercial banks to join in the securities business. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this legislation whose restrictions were repealed in 1999 by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
Answer: Glass-Steagall Act of 1933
[10] The reinterpretation defined ``engaged principally'' as over 5 percent of gross income and was passed over the opposition of this chairman of the Federal Reserves.
Answer: Paul Volcker
[10] This notorious section of the Glass-Steagall Act prohibited banks from paying interest on checking accounts and was repealed as part of the 1986 reform.
Answer: Regulation Q
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The Jesuits Jean-Francois Gerbillon and Thomas Pereira translated this treaty into several languages. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this treaty concluded between Fedor Golovin and Songgotu, which led to the establishment of borders and trade relations between Russia and Qing China.
Answer: Treaty of Nerchinsk
[10] This 1858 Sino-Russian treaty reversed the terms at Nerchinsk by granting Amur lands to Russia, and led the way to the unequal Treaty of Beijing two years later.
Answer: Treaty of Aigun
[10] Both the Treaties of Nerchinsk and Aigun were translated into this language, whose speakers were descended from the Jurchen and include Nurhaci, founder of the Qing Dynasty.
Answer: Manchu
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Twelve rivers including Leiptur and Gjoll flow from it, for 10 points each.,
[10] Identify this fountain, whose name means "roaring cauldron" and is located in Niflheim.
Answer: Hvergelmir
[10] This dragon, who makes his home near Hvergelmir, gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil that extend into Niflheim.
Answer: Nidhogg or Niddhogr
[10] This river that flows into Hvergelmir gives its name to the seasonal prelude to Ragnarok, a period of intense cold that is known as its namesake winter.
Answer: Fimbul
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Primary ones are formed via the Gabriel synthesis, and a sodium amalgam is used to create tertiary ones in the Emde degradation. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this class of organic compounds, which contain a carbon-nitrogen single bond.
Answer: amines
[10] A primary or secondary amine reacts with an aldehyde and a non-enolizable carbonyl to form a beta-amino carbonyl compound, the namesake ``base,'' in this reaction named after a German chemist.
Answer: Mannich reaction
[10] In this reaction, a 1,2-amino alcohol reacts with sulfuric acid to form a sulfonate salt, before sodium hydroxide deprotonates the amino group to form a nitrogen-containing three-membered ring.
Answer: Wenker aziridine synthesis [prompt on anything including aziridine]

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