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2008 ACF Regionals Tossups by Illinois A
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A kernel named for this behavior is used in the standard integral to create thermally averaged cross-sections. The non-classical form of this phenomenon is used by the Ives-Stilwell experiment and is known as the transverse form, while absorption resonances and spectral lines are given finite width due to this effect's namesake broadening. The magnitude of the classic version of this effect is determined by the factor of v over quantity v plus or minus v s, where v s is the propagation speed and v is the observer-frame normal source speed. For 10 points, name this effect in which the frequency of waves is altered when the source is moving relative to the observer.
Answer: Doppler effect [or Doppler shift]
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This creator of octave-free teaching pieces known as Gyermekeknek is also responsible for the suite Out of Doors. One piece by this composer is best known for its andante second section, entitled "Through forest aroving, hey-yah!" In addition to Cantata profana, this composer created a piano piece with a movement called "From the Diary of a Fly," a pantomime similar to The Wooden Prince, and a work for Sacher in which a non-standard instrument draws the work to its A-major conclusion. For 10 points, name this composer of Mikrokosmos, The Miraculous Mandarin, and Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta; a collector of Hungarian folk music.
Answer: Bela Bartok
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Allegedly signed after Ed Barrow saw him throwing rocks across a river, this person was later made the subject of a Royal Rooters taunt which asked him why he hit so badly. This player put up a record six steals in the same series where, according to Ritter, he split an opposing outfielder's lip with a tag during a steal attempt; that being the 1909 World Series in which his Pirates defeated the Tigers and Ty Cobb. The second member, after Cap Anson, of the three thousand-hit club, he won eight National League batting titles with Louisville and Pittsburgh. For For 10 points, name this Hall-of-Fame shortstop of German extraction who appears on T-206, a valuable baseball card.
Answer: Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner [or Hans Wagner]
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A mutation in this kind of sequence is responsible for the nondeletion form of beta-thalassemia, and one of these from the cytomegalovirus is commonly used in animal and cell culture studies because it is constitutively active. Footprinting has been used to determine which parts of them are bound to an enzyme that makes use of their -35 region and Pribnow box in prokaryotes, while in eukaryotes, a protein that then recruits its "associated factors" binds to the minor groove of their TATA box. For 10 points, name these sequences of DNA that can be silenced via hyper-methylation, which work in concert with enhancers and silencers to facilitate transcription.
Answer: promoters
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In one work by this man, a spendthrift and liar left penniless after her father's death, Lizzie, is wed by Sir Florian. Another work by this author treats the owners of a titular estate, Lady and Lucius Mason. In addition to The Eustace Diamonds and Orley Farm, this author wrote about Charlotte Stanhope and Dr. Grantly, the archdeacon of the titular location, as well as Obadiah Slope, the chaplain, Mrs. and Bishop Proudie, Septimus Hardy, and Lady Glencora. For 10 points, identify this author of a series of novels taking place in Barsetshire county, Barchester Towers, a prolific nineteenth-century British novelist.
Answer: Anthony Trollope
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Rising near the Kaline Hill, this body's upper course is the reason for the flooding of the Barotse Floodplain. Dammed near where the Umniati joins it, this river's other tributaries include the Kafue, Lungwebungu. Luangwa, and Shire. Notable falls on this river include Ngonye and Chavuma. Dams on it at Cabora Bassa and Karbia create major reservoir lakes. Overflow of the Okavango system runs off into this river's system. Forming the northern border of the Caprivi Strip, this river touches Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. For 10 points, name this river that contains Victoria Falls.
Answer: the Zambezi River
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After resigning from the army, he served as minister to Mexico, and then as a member of the House from California until 1885. He first campaigned under George B. McClellan, chasing Robert E. Lee from West Virginia. Further victories under Grant at Iuka and Corinth earned him an independent command in Tennessee. He lost his sense of aggression after leading the Army of the Cumberland to a bloody stalemate at Stones River. Goaded by Lincoln, he advanced, only to be routed and become the only Union commander ever besieged. For 10 points, name this man who was replaced after losing to Bragg at Chickamauga and being chased back into Chattanooga.
Answer: William S. Rosecrans
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He began his career as the mayor of Stepney and was elected to Parliament from the constituency of Limehouse. He defeated Morrison and Greenwood in a party leadership election, and he later was the leader in creating the National Health Service and spearheaded the start of Britain's atomic weapons program. One of two people who spent the entire war as a part of the War Cabinet, this participant in the Potsdam Conference won re-election in 1950. He also supervised the breakup of the British Empire and the beginning of the Cold War. For 10 points, name this Labour Prime Minister, the immediate successor to Winston Churchill.
Answer: Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee of Walthamstow, Viscount Prestwood [accept any underlined part]
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Kimberly Cornish's The Jew of Linz claims that Hitler's anti-Semitism arose from an unpleasant childhood encounter with this man, and that he later secretly worked to recruit spies for the USSR. One of his works contains the "beetle-in-a-box" thought experiment and challenges the reader to define what a "game" is. Starting with a quote from Augustine's Confessions, that work by this author says, correctly, that meaning comes from use and argues against the possibility of a private language. Arguing against the formal view of language presented in an earlier work, that is his Philosophical Investigations. For 10 points, name this author of Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
Answer: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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At one point in this work, a character is taken to a place under the command of John Thompson, Rira. After the town that serves as the setting of this novel regains its independence, Warui, Wambui, and Lieutenant Koiba prepare to unmask a traitor at a village festival. During the British occupation of Thabai, Karanja is promoted to village chief and impregnates the wife of one of the major characters. One character, Mugo, is a young farmer who betrays Kihika, which leads to his death. Another major character is taken to seven detention camps and is the husband of Mumbi. For 10 points, identify this novel about , Gikonyo, a prominent early work of Ngugi wa Thiong'o.
Answer: A Grain of Wheat
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The artist's time as a douanier contributed to the unique characteristics of this work's central figures, and it was intended as a tribute to Laval but refused by that town's mayor. A realistic moon at the top-right of this work hangs in an otherwise clear sky over a series of low mountains in the background. One central figure stands on top of a small dune, in front of which is found a red vase carrying drinking water and a mandolin. Often cited as an example of Primitivism, its artist used dolls as the models for the woman in a multi-colored robe and the nearby lion. For 10 points, name this painting depicting a reposing traveling musician that was created by Henri Rousseau.
Answer: The Sleeping Gypsy [or La Bohemienne endormie]
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This man names a line passing through a triangle's orthocenter, circumcenter, and centroid, while a cuboid with integer edges and face diagonals is known as his brick. A generalization of Kurrah's rule for finding amicable pairs is his rule, and his formula relates the number of vertices, edges, and faces in a convex polyhedron. His namesake method is used to solve initial value problems in ordinary differential equations, and his totient function is used in a generalization of Fermat's Little Theorem. For 10 points, this is what namesake of a constant along with Mascheroni, a Swiss mathematician who is also the namesake of the base of the natural logarithm?
Answer: Leonhard Euler
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Before this battle, one side landed at Tulagi to establish air and sea bases, losing only one destroyer and a few smaller ships. A circuitous route taken by the invading fleet invited a clash with the defenders. The day before, one side sank another destroyer and an oiler, while the other side sank the light carrier Shoho and a cruiser. It saved Port Moresby and Australia from the Japanese. For 10 points, identify this battle, which featured the crippling of the Shokaku, as well as the sinking of the Lexington and the crippling of the Yorktown near the Solomon Islands.
Answer: Battle of the Coral Sea
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An emotional scene in this novel occurs when the protagonist mis-cuts a plug of tobacco, which causes her to be scolded by her husband. She talks back, and he hits her and refuses to talk to her. After that man dies, the woman leaves for Florida with a man who entertained her with checker games. At one point in this novel, the protagonist spends time "on de muck," picking beans. One character in this novel is infected with rabies by a dog, which causes him to attempt to shoot his wife. That wife was first married to Logan Killicks, who takes her from her home with Nanny, but later weds Tea Cake. For 10 points, identify this novel about Janie Stark, written by Zora Neale Hurston.
Answer: Their Eyes Were Watching God
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This event occurred primarily in the Sichuan region; about 50 years later, the related Nien arose in Shandong. The funds intended for the suppression of this rebellion were embezzled by Ho-shen, and soon after his removal, the prosecution began in earnest. The organization behind this insurgency originated in the 1200's, and to motivate the populace, they promised the return of the Maitreya Buddha at the conclusion of their rebellion, which began to be crushed around 1799. For 10 points, identify this rebellion against the Qing dynasty, ended in 1804, which was symbolized by the flower used as a symbol by its backing religious sect.
Answer: the White Lotus Rebellion/Revolt [or Pai-lien chiao Rebellion/Revolt] ##. SCIENCE TOSSUP
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This work's text was strongly influenced by Gazzaniga's Convitato di pietra, which appeared eleven years before it. One character sings "Ah, pity me, my lords" after being confused for the title character, in an incident that also leads Ottavio to sing "My Treasure" about his beloved Anna, whose father was killed at the beginning of Act I. The peasant Zerlina often has to pacify Masetto's anger at the title figure, while Donna Elvira is informed of the title character's exploits by Leporello in the "Catalogue" aria. For 10 points, name this opera ending with the statue of Anna's father, the Commendatore, dragging the titular seducer to Hell, composed by Mozart.
Answer: Don Giovanni
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After conceiving the moon god with his consort, whom he was accused of raping, he fathered three gods to take the place of that moon god, Suen, in the underworld. Often depicted with a crown of horns, he holds the Tablets of Destiny which give him control over the affairs of man. According to one Sumerian myth, he separated the Earth from the sky and then created mankind by breaking the Earth with his hoe. In another myth, he attempted to rid the Earth of mankind by plague and ultimately a great flood, about which Enki warned mankind. For 10 points, identify this deity whose consort is Ninlil and who is the Sumerian god of air and wind.
Answer: Enlil
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At the end of this work, one character becomes engaged to Hazel, who is thought to have been conceived when his supposed father was fighting the Mexican War, and one character suggests to Orin that he kill himself. Near the beginning of this work, after one character sends Captain Brant away, he sends her poison, which she gives to Ezra when he has a quarrel-induced heart attack. That character, Christine, is the mother of the woman who gets engaged to Peter, Lavinia. For 10 points, identify this adaptation of the Orestia concerning the Mannon family, a trilogy by Eugene O'Neill which consists of Homecoming, The Hunted, and The Haunted.
Answer: Mourning Becomes Electra [accept The Haunted before "Captain Brant" is read]
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Arrow's Impossibility Theorem may be strengthened by replacing the conditions of montonicity and citizen sovereignty with this. A similar theory by Kaldor and Hicks adds hypothetical compensation to this situation. One may graphically represent a set of situations that share this characteristic as an eponymous "frontier." It does not imply equity and, in an exchange-based economy, this state may be reached when competitive equilibrium is present. For 10 points, identify this important economic concept named after an Italian thinker who wrote Mind and Society; a concept which denotes an allocation to which no improvements can be made without marginal cost.
Answer: Pareto efficiency [or Pareto optimality; prompt on efficiency; prompt on optimality]
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The Gatterman-Koch reaction adds carbonyl groups to derivatives of this molecule, which when substituted with a hydroxyl group can undergo the Pechmann condensation to synthesize coumarins. The ANRORC mechanism is used to describe certain types of nucleophilic substitutions in it, and reacting it with sodium and an alcohol in liquid ammonia will selectively reduce it in a reaction named for Birch. It readily undergoes the Lewis acid-catalyzed Friedel-Crafts acylation, and simple derivatives of it include aniline and toluene. For 10 points, identify this chemical compound with molecular formula C6H6, whose structure was elucidated by Kekule.
Answer: benzene [prompt on C6H6]
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Critic Gary Smith has suggested that the final six words of this poem refer to a rape and to an Elizabethan euphemism for sex. This poem first appeared in a collection whose title poem refers to an "old yellow pair" who use "tin flatware," The Bean Eaters. Its author said that it was inspired by people she saw one day who seemed to be saying "Kilroy is here" and that, when reading it aloud, the first word of every sentence is to be spoken in a soft voice. It takes place at the Golden Shovel, a pool hall, where the speakers "lurk late" and "sing sin." For 10 points, "we Jazz June," "we left school," and "we die soon" in what poem by Gwendolyn Brooks?
Answer: "We Real Cool"
 
2008 ACF Regionals Bonuses by Illinois A
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All five of this painter's Allegories, including Wisdom and Strength and The Choice Between Virtue and Vice, were displayed at the Frick Gallery in 2006. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this painter who moved on from his apprenticeship under Badile to create the ceiling frescos for the Mantua cathedral.
Answer: Paolo Veronese [or Paolo Caliari]
[10] Veronese is better known for this banquet scene completed in 1573 for San Zanipolo. Originally intended as a Last Supper, its surfeit of characters drew the ire of the Inquisition, who forced its re-titling.
Answer: The Feast in the House of Levi
[10] With Titian and Tintoretto, Veronese forms a late Renaissance triumvirate of great painters based in this city. His works here include frescos for San Sebastiano, the Marciana Library, and the Doge's Palace.
Answer: Venice [or Venezia]
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The final two sections of this work argue against reductionism and propose that even logic may changed by empirical evidence. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this 1951 philosophical work, which also argues that there is no consistent definition of analyticity.
Answer: "Two Dogmas of Empiricism"
[10] Identify the logician and philosopher who authored of "Two Dogmas of Empiricism."
Answer: Willard Van Orman Quine
[10] This 1974 work by Quine elaborates on the linguistic ideas in its three books, "Perceiving and Learning," "Breaking into Language," and "Referring To Objects."
Answer: The Roots of Reference
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Identify some related terms from organic chemistry for 10 points each.,
[10] This functional group consists of an oxygen atom singly bonded to each of two carbon atoms that are themselves bonded together. It is sometimes referred to as a three-member, cyclic ether.
Answer: epoxide [or oxirane]
[10] Epoxides can be formed by reacting alkenes with these molecules, characterized by a CO3H group.
Answer: peroxyacids
[10] Acid-catalyzed ring opening of an epoxide will result in the formation of this type of molecule with two -OH groups.
Answer: glycol [or diol; prompt on "alcohol"]
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Answer the following about some Vietnam-era politicians, for 10 points each.,
[10] This Minnesotan forced Lyndon B. Johnson out of the 1968 election after running a peace campaign that inspired hippies to shave and nearly upset the President in New Hampshire.
Answer: Eugene Joseph McCarthy
[10] McCarthy ran again in 1972, only to have his anti-war thunder stolen by George McGovern and this black female New York Congressman.
Answer: Shirley Anita Chisholm [or Shirley Anita St. Hill]
[10] Chisholm created some controversy when she visited this man after he had been shot campaigning in Maryland. He had been running a far-right campaign for the Democratic nomination based on delaying desegregation.
Answer: George Wallace
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It is an igneous rock, usually light in color, consisting of quartz, alkali feldspar, and mica. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this common intrusive rock.
Answer: granite
[10] If the magma that forms rhyolite, the extrusive equivalent of granite, cools too quickly and crystallizes, this rock is formed instead. It is known for its sometimes deep black color and ability to make sharp things.
Answer: obsidian
[10] Granites and rhyolite can both be found in these masses consisting of rock fragments held together by a matrix.
Answer: breccias
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Answer the following about Revolutionary War generals, for 10 points each.,
[10] This American commander was the only one with significant foreign military experience. He continually conspired to replace George Washington, only to be finally discredited after fleeing the Battle of Monmouth.
Answer: Charles Lee
[10] This French commander led a five thousand-man expeditionary force to America. After spending a year stuck in Newport, Rhode Island, he joined Washington in time for the siege of Yorktown.
Answer: Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau [accept either underlined part]
[10] This British commander, although successful in India during the Seven Years War, was bottled up in Yorktown and forced to surrender.
Answer: Charles Cornwallis
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One of the six articles of faith in Islam is the belief in angels. Identify these angels from Islam for 10 points each:,
[10] This angel was sent by God to give Mohammed the words of the Qur'an.
Answer: Gabriel [or Jibrail]
[10] This angel will blow his horn to signal the coming of Judgment Day.
Answer: Raphael [or Israfil]
[10] Identify either of the two angels who test the faith of the dead.
Answer: Munkar or Nakir
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His only successful opera was Rusalka, which features the "Song to the Moon." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Czech composer of works like the Slavonic Dances, whose trip to Spillville, Iowa inspired his "American" quartet.
Answer: Antonin Leopold Dvorak
[10] This piano trio of Dvorak's, his opus 90, is sometimes described as manic depressive, since its six movements alternate between slow and fast Slavic dances.
Answer: "Dumky" Trio [or Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor]
[10] Inspired by the same trip as the "American" Quartet, this most popular work of Dvorak is his last symphony. He bitterly disputed the oft-repeated claim that it contains Amarind or African-American music.
Answer: Symphony No. 9 in E minor ("From the New World"), [accept either underlined part]
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Shortly after work begins, the main character's mother sends him to find gifts for the title event. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Spanish play, whose characters include Death disguised as a beggar, which it ends with a lamentation on knives.
Answer: Blood Wedding [or Boda de Sangre]
[10] This author of Yerma and The House of Bernarda Alba wrote Blood Wedding.
Answer: Frederico Garcia Llorca [do not accept or prompt on "Garcia" or "Llorca"]
[10] The only named character in Blood Wedding is this former suitor of the Bride. He and the Bridegroom kill each other at the end of the play.
Answer: Leonardo
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Having the opposite effect as phosphatases, these enzymes generally function to modify protein activity by adding phosphate groups. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this extremely important class of enzymes, whose phospho-fructo- variety is a biggie in glycolysis.
Answer: protein kinases [prompt on protein phosphotransferases]
[10] One class of receptor kinases works by phosphorylating this amino acid, symbolized Y, which is the precursor to the catecholamines.
Answer: tyrosine
[10] An example of a receptor tyrosine kinase is this one, which is overexpressed in many cancers, as its namesake molecule induces proliferation. Other members of this receptor's family include TGF alpha and HER2.
Answer: Epidermal Growth Factor receptor [prompt on "ErbB"]
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Identify these poems written by Gerard Manley Hopkins, for 10 points each.,
[10] This shortened sonnet begins "Glory Be to God for dappled things" and goes on to describe the beauty of nature. It ends with the simple line "Praise Him."
Answer: "Pied Beauty"
[10] This poem dedicated "To Christ Our Lord" describes the title creature as a "dapple-dawn-drawn falcon" and also as "daylight's dauphin."
Answer: "The Windhover"
[10] This poem asks "Are you beam-blind?" before concluding with another question, "Are you that liar/And, cast by conscience out, spendsavour salt?"
Answer: "The Candle Indoors"
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Answer the following about rock songs on the topic of marital distress, for 10 points each.,
[10] Grouped with Other Assorted Love Songs on the only album of Derek and the Dominos, this song about Pattie Harrison finds the singer lamenting that the title figure has "got [him] on his knees… Begging, `Darling please!'"
Answer: "Layla"
[10] In this Who song, the title figure has been sent half insane, forcing the singer to order such means as "a tank / And an aeroplane" and "A black-belt judo expert / With a machine gun" to protect himself.
Answer: "My Wife"
[10] The narrator of this man's song "Hungry Heart" has "Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack" but nevertheless "went out for a ride and… never went back."
Answer: Bruce Springsteen
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Residents presumably miss the rains in these Asians deserts. For 10 points each:,
[10] Created by the Himalayan rain shadow, this large desert encompasses much of Mongolia.
Answer: the Gobi Desert
[10] This very sparsely populated black sand desert takes up most of Turkmenistan. Typical Soviet engineering of its namesake irrigation canal, the world's largest, has led to widespread soil salination.
Answer: the Karakum Desert [or Garagum Desert; or Karakumy Desert]
[10] Located south of the Kavir, this great salt desert in the southeast of Iran may contain unsurpassed heat and low humidity.
Answer: the Lut Desert [or Dasht-e Lut]
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Answer the following about the Poiseuille equation for 10 points each:,
[10] The Poiseuille equation describes the flow of a Newtonian fluid, whose stress versus strain rate is related by this quantity, measured in Poise, generally defined as a fluid's resistance to flow.
Answer: viscosity
[10] Poiseuille flow arises as the axisymmetric solution for this set of partial differential equations, given the assumptions of pressure-driven, incompressible flow of a Newtonian fluid with no-slip boundary conditions.
Answer: Navier-Stokes equations
[10] Setting the friction factor equal to sixty-four over the Reynolds number causes this other doubly eponymous equation, which describes friction-related head loss, to reduce to Poiseuille's equation.
Answer: Darcy-Weisbach equation
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Answer the following about the dramatic works of a man who added a second actor to plays, for 10 points each.,
[10] In this work, Polynices attacks his brother Eteocles for the throne of the title city.
Answer: The Seven Against Thebes [or Hepta epi Thebais]
[10] Polynices is the son of this Greek, who had some excitement with Jocasta.
Answer: Oedipus
[10] This baby dies In The Seven Against Thebes, cementing its reputation as a great play.
Answer: Opheltes
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Its name is German for "shape." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this school, which proposed the Laws of Closure, Finiteness, and Common Fate among others, and was founded by such men as Kohler and Wertheimer.
Answer: Gestalt
[10] This man wrote a book entitled Gestalt, and is considered to be a founder of the Gestalt school along with Kohler and Wertheimer.
Answer: Kurt Koffka
[10] The fundamental principle of Gestalt is this one, which posits that we find the world to be regular, orderly, symmetric, and simple.
Answer: pragnanz
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Answer these questions about Mesoamerican people, for 10 points each.,
[10] This ruler was taken into custody by Hernan Cortez, and according to Spanish accounts, was released back to his own people who killed him with stones and arrows, although the natives dispute that.
Answer: Montezuma II
[10] Mixcoatl and his son Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl were two rulers of this people. Under the former, they sacked Teotehuacan; under the latter, they coalesced into an empire.
Answer: Toltecs
[10] In the middle of this ancient Olmec city stands a one hundred-foot cone, which might depict a volcano. It sits on the Tonala River on the Mexican gulf coast.
Answer: La Venta
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The sculpted figure sits on marble cushions on top of a bronze couch. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this sculpture in which the title figure is nude above the waist and leans on her right arm while holding a symbolic apple in her left hand.
Answer: Maria Paulina Borghese as Venus Victrix [prompt on any portion of her regular name]
[10] Paulina Borghese as Venus Victrix was executed by this neoclassical sculptor, who was also charged with re-collecting stolen Italian art treasures and investigating the Elgin Marbles.
Answer: Antonio Canova
[10] Canova's version of Perseus with the Head of Medusa is not as famous as the one by this notably egotistical Mannerist sculptor who was also the subject of a Berlioz opera.
Answer: Benvenuto Cellini
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Answer the following concerning a novel, for 10 points each.,
[10] In this novel, Christopher Newman travels to Europe, where he meets other characters like Mr. and Mrs. Tristam and Madame de Bellegard.
Answer: The American
[10] This author of The Golden Bowl and Daisy Miller wrote The American.
Answer: Henry James
[10] This daughter of Newman's French teacher is a disenchanted artist who gains patronage by virtue of her physical charms. Newman buys a picture from her.
Answer: Mademoiselle Nioche
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Answer the following about the shit-encrusted mire of appeasement, for 10 points each.,
[10] This French prime minister joined with noted appeaser Neville Chamberlain to sell Czechoslovakia up the river. He spent some time in a German concentration camp for his trouble.
Answer: Edouard Daladier
[10] At stake was this area, which contained a majority of Germans who were pressing to be united with Germany and Austria.
Answer: the Sudetenland
[10] This puppet state, which shares its name with a present-day country was created after the German occupation of Prague on the fifteenth of March, 1939.
Answer: Slovakia
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Exacerbated by one side's blockade of the Straights of Tiran, the tensions leading up to this conflict chiefly resulted from Britain and the U.S. reneging on financing for a public works project. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this brief affair, ended when U.S.-proposed United Nations resolutions compelled a withdrawal by Anglo-French forces.
Answer: the Suez Crisis [accept clear-knowledge equivalents]
[10] The Suez crisis was precipitated by the nationalization of the canal by this Egyptian Prime Minister.
Answer: Gamal Abdel Nasser
[10] Among the victims of the crisis was this British's Prime Minister's career, as he was forced out of office by the fiasco.
Answer: Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, Viscount Eden of Royal Leamington Spa [accept any underlined part]
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The mightiest of all trees, this ash has three roots which extend into Asgard, Niflheim, and Jotunheim. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this world tree of Norse mythology.
Answer: Yggdrasil
[10] This squirrel travels the length of Yggdrasil each day exchanging insults and gossip.
Answer: Ratatosk
[10] According to the Prose Edda, at the top of Yggdrasil there is a wise eagle with this hawk perched between its eyes.
Answer: Vedrfolnir

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