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2008 ACF Regionals Tossups by MIT B and Oklahoma State A
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Foucault's The Order of Things opens with an extensive discussion of how this painting signals an epistemological break in its complex sightlines, and Luca Giordano called it the "Theology of Painting." A dark figure, knee half bent, pauses in a doorway in the rear, while an ebony mirror on the rear wall reflects the likely viewers of the scene depicted. The greatest emphasis in this painting is on a young girl, illuminated by a window at right and accompanied by her attendants, one of whom is rousing a sleeping dog with his foot. The Infanta Margarita and two dwarfs are the central figures of, for 10 points, what painting by Diego Velazquez?
Answer: Las Meninas [or The Maids of Honor]
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Linguist Jan Persons has noted a unique characteristic of these people's languages, in which one denotes respect by speaking in a falsetto voice. They speak a family of languages related to Papabuco and Chatino, and this group defeated the Zoquean to take control of Tehauntepec. These producers of the Mask of the Bat God had a religious pantheon led by the rain god Cosijo. A large ruin in Oaxaca with 170 tombs was taken over by the Mixtec after being inhabited by these people. For 10 points, name this indigenous Mesoamerican group, the first certainly known inhabitatants of Monte Alban.
Answer: Zapotecs
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This author wrote mystery stories involving the Black Widowers and fantasy stories featuring a demon named Azazel. In one of his novels, Andrew Harlan operates a time-travel device known as a "kettle" as one of the Eternals, while in another an amnesiac discovers that Florina's sun is about to explode. Those early works, The End of Eternity and The Currents of Space, are peripherally related to this author's most famous series. In one novel, Golan Trevize and Janov Pelorat search for Earth, while earlier in the series the science of psychohistory is invented by Hari Seldon. For 10 points, name this science fiction author known for the Foundation series and I, Robot.
Answer: Isaac Asimov
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The Weisberg massacre was part of this war, which first erupted at Stuhlingen. One military commander in this war was a man known for his iron hand, Gotz von Berlichingen. The demands of one side in this conflict were expressed by Schappler in the "Twelve Articles" and included the election of pastors and the end of serfdom. The defeat at Frankhausen of the radical Thomas Muntzer by the Swabian League signaled the end of this war, whose namesake people were denounced as "murderous, thieving hordes" by Martin Luther. For 10 points, name this rebellion in sixteenth-century Germany, an uprising of a downtrodden group of people.
Answer: the Peasants' War
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Headings of this work's sections include "A Lamp on Earth" and "The Sand Betrayed." The author praises political figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Stalin in "Let the Woodcutter Awaken" and Emiliano Zapata in "The Liberators". One section of this work describes the flora and fauna of the Pre-Colombian era, and other sections discuss mining and the Communist Party, while a section often published separately describes the poet's ascent to Incan ruins. It includes "The Earth's Name is Juan" and "The Heights of Machu Picchu." For 10 points, name this long poem by Pablo Neruda.
Answer: Canto General [or General Song]
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The analysis of one form of this technique relies on sequential walking for the correct assignment of crosspeaks, which are generated in the Overhauser effect. That effect forms the basis for the NOESY version of this technique, which along with HNQC and COSY are two-dimensional versions of it. In solid state forms of it, the magic angle reduces unwanted effects, while desired effects include the induction of Larmor precession, the decay of which gives rise to signals that are split into multiplets based on spin-spin coupling and measured in chemical shift. For 10 points, name this spectroscopic technique that begins with the alignment of nuclei in a strong magnetic field.
Answer: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy
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The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled in Swann v. Peck that this practice can legally be prohibited. The passage suggesting this practice, which first swept the Grasshopper Valley, goes on to say that "when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them," and some of the people who do this also purposely ingest strychnine. This practice is common in the Oneness Pentacostalism denomination and the Church of God With Signs Following, and was popularized by George Went Hensley, who read in Mark 16:18 that "they will pick up" a certain animal "with their hands." For 10 points, name this backwoods Christian practice that often results in dangerous bites.
Answer: snake handling
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According to Cherokee mythology, this figure's name is Selu, which translates as "corn," who is married to Kanati, "the lucky hunter." To Australia's Gunwinggu people, this person Waramurungundi. The Maori variously assign this role to Hine-ahu-one ir Marikoriko, and say that this person was formed from a dirt-covered pool. The Greek holder of this title was formed from clay by the gods, wed to Epimetheus, and given a box. For 10 points, Pandora shares what distinction with Lilith in being the premiere example of a certain class of person?
Answer: first woman [accept obvious equivalents]
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Of the several highways designated I-275, the one circling this city is the only one that is a complete loop; that eighty-four-mile beltway passes through three states, and intersects Interstates 75, 71 and 74. The Roebling suspension bridge is one of the more than half-dozen of this city's spans over its nearby river. The city's major airport is located across the river, in Covington. It is the seat of Hamilton County, and the largest city in both the first and second Congressional districts of Ohio. For 10 points, name this city located near the Kentucky border, the namesake of a disgusting kind of chili.
Answer: Cincinnati, Ohio
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The first enzyme in this process uses a biotin prosthetic group to form an activated intermediate, which can only be transported by being converted to one of two products, including the result of an aminotransferase, aspartate. That intermediate then loses its newly acquired carboxyl group in a reaction that also produces a GDP. This process forms the half of the Cori cycle that occurs in the liver, and it makes use of fructose bisphosphatase, which is found on the same protein as a major enzyme in an opposite process. For 10 points, name this process in which PEPCK and pyruvate carboxylase begin the reverse of glycolysis to form "new" glucose from non-carbohydrates.
Answer: gluconeogenesis
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His father was a witness at Cremona to the suicide of Otho, and this man held two sinecures in the Ostian priesthood. This man's work was the primary source for Wilhelm Becker's social history Gallus. He served as controller of the libraries under Hadrian and wrote an encylopedic work called Meadows which is now lost. His second extant work is De viris illustribus, and his most famous work was dedicated to the praetorian prefect Septicius Clarus. He gives the last words of Julius Caesar as "You, too, my son?" in that work, which runs through the time of Domitian. For 10 points, name this author of the Lives of the Twelve Caesars.
Answer: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
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Early alliances in this war were shuffled around by the treaties of Traventhal and Altranstadt. The end of one phase in this war saw the naval battle of Hango, and it continued in name only for three years after the throne devolved to Ulrika Eleonora and Frederick I following one commander's death at Frederikshald. Parts of Ingria and Karelia changed hands under the final peace which ended this war, the Treaty of Nystad. For 10 points, name this war including the battles of the Pruth River, Poltava, and Narva, that targeted Charles XII and ended in 1721 when Peter the Great secured control of the Baltic Sea from Sweden.
Answer: the Great Northern War [or the Second Northern War; prompt on Northern War]
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One important military figure in this play calls the desire for power a "universal wolf" and blames discord on an abusive slave in a speech given directly after Antenor and his compatriots are compared unfavorably to one of the titular characters. In Act IV, a titular figure is kissed by almost all of the Greek commanders and then called "wanton" by Ulysses. That occurs after Antenor has been exchanged at the prompting of Calchas, while later in the same act Thersites watches as Diomedes receives a sleeve as a token. Hector dies in the last act and Pandarus acts as a go-between in, for 10 points, what Shakespeare play about two Trojan lovers?
Answer: Troilus and Cressida
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Near the end of his life, which saw recording of works like "Confirmation" and "Bloomdido," he wanted to study with Edgar Varese, but died before he could. He began playing both blues and dance music with Lester Young, and while in Jay McShann's band, he performed a Ray Noble piece called "Cherokee," which would later be adapted as his solo hit "Koko." Also known for versions of "Billie's Bounce" and "Now's the Time," his friendship with Dizzy Gillespie led to their development of bebop. For 10 points, name this performer of "Ornithology," an alto saxophonist known as "Bird."
Answer: Charlie Parker [prompt on "Bird" or "Yardbird"]
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She has been trained for her current situation by Aunt Lydia, and her first name might be June, but that is not stated definitively. She sometimes stops at "the wall" to look for Luke, and her best friend from college, Moira, has become a prostitute. Her regular shopping partner hangs herself after being outed as a member of the underground resistance movement Mayday. She must wear all red and work as a surrogate for Serena Joy in the household of Commander Fred. For 10 points, name this oppressed woman who lives in the Republic of Gilead and is used for procreation in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.
Answer: Offred
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In Perl, the efficiency of a method for this process can be improved with a Schwartzian transform, which grew out of the Lisp idiom of decorate, do this, undecorate. David Cohen and William Gates both wrote papers about a version of this process that cannot be done on a von Neumann machine in constant time, known as the pancake type, while Knuth shuffle is used in the purposefully bad bogo type. An algorithm for this task is stable if it preserves the order of two equal elements, and if the range of the input elements is known, the counting or bucket varieties can be used. For 10 points, bubble and quick also name types of what task of arranging elements in a given array?
Answer: sorting
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She continues her theory about "the mother ship of culture" first laid out in her speech "The Magic of Images"in a book whose subtitle claims that she "reads forty-three of the world's best poems." Claiming to be on a mission to "save culture from theory," she asserted that all of western culture is a fear-induced phallic symbol in her major work, which equates women with the uncontrollable part of nature. She also attacked campus speech codes in Vamps & Tramps. For 10 points, name this pro-capitalism feminist, the author of Sexual Personae.
Answer: Camille Paglia
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A Henri Arnaut de Zwolle wrote the premier medieval treatise on this instrument, while the definitive book on their construction was written by Arnold Schlick. Leos Janacek taught at a school in Brno dedicated to this instrument, for which Cesar Franck wrote his Grande Piece Symphonique. Charles-Marie Widor wrote ten symphonies for it and collaborated with Albert Schweizer on a definitive edition of J.S. Bach's works for it. Anton Bruckner wrote several preludes for this instrument, for which Copland wrote an early symphony. Most popularly the focus of the third symphony by Camille Saint-Saens, this is, for 10 points what keyboard instrument often found in churches?
Answer: organ
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A very similar phenomenon to this in optics is known as frustrated total internal reflection. A 2006 paper showed that enzymes make use of this process, which is also the basis of operation for the Esaki diode. Nuclear reactions depend upon this process to overcome the Coulomb repulsion between nuclei, and the resonant form of this phenomenon, which exponentially depends on energy and distance, occurs when electrons have energies in the conduction band. Cooper pairs undergo this process in a Josephson junction to allow a current to flow through an insulator. For 10 points, name this quantum effect in which a particle travels through a classically forbidden barrier.
Answer: quantum tunneling
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In one of this author's stories, Stella is introduced to the protagonist by her father Pinye Salzman. That story centers on a rabbinical student who is looking for a wife and falls in love with a photograph. Maurie Cohen is tutored by the talking bird Schwartz in "The Jewbird," another of his stories, while he also wrote or Helen's love for Frank Alpine, who is employed by her father, grocery store owner Morris Bober. In another novel, Bub Simpson is killed in an athletic accident and Max Mercy digs up dirt on the title character, as Harriet Bird shoots baseball player Roy Hobbs. For 10 points, name this author of The Magic Barrel, The Assistant, and The Natural.
Answer: Bernard Malamud
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This author created the Fascist philospher Luigi Migliore in a novel about the death of Mason Flagg, whose main character is a painter from South Carolina named Cass Kinsolving. Harry Miller's wife jumps off a building in his novel about the Loftis family. In addition to Set This House on Fire and Lie Down in Darkness, this author of Tidewater Morning created an amoral soldier whose name means "somebody from nobody," Jemand von Niemand, in a novel about a woman who loves Nathan Landau and Stingo after surviving Auschwitz. He also wrote about an uprising in 1831 Virginia. For 10 points, name this author of Sophie's Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner.
Answer: William Styron
2008 ACF Regionals Bonuses by MIT B and Oklahoma State A
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Name these Communist leaders of the 1980s, for 10 points each.,
[10] This so-called "Genius of the Carpathians" and his wife Elena were executed on Christmas Day 1989 after a nationally televised show trial.
Answer: Nicolae Ceausescu [be lenient on pronounciation]
[10] Named Yugoslavia's president-for-life in 1974, he died on May 4, 1980.
Answer: Josef Broz Tito
[10] Directly in charge of building the Berlin Wall, he served as East Germany's General Secretary from 1971-1989. He fled to the Soviet Union after his forced resignation, but was extradited and stood trial for war crimes.
Answer: Erich Honecker
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Name these island nations, for 10 points each.,
[10] Consisting of 33 atolls, this Pacific nation, formerly named the Gilbert Islands, is a former British colony and has its capital at Tarawa.
Answer: Kiribati or [Republic of Kiribati]
[10] Despite getting its own page in the CIA World Factbook, most countries, including the United States, do not formally recognize this island's sovereignty for fear of angering China.
Answer: Taiwan
[10] This Indian Ocean island nation, led by Sir Anerood Jugnauth, was part of the Dutch, French, and British empires before becoming independent in 1968. The dodos who once lived here have gone the way of the dodo.
Answer: Mauritius
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Name these things bout proposed theories of everything for 10 points each.,
[10] These particles that travel faster than the speed of light are predicted by some theories, but have never been observed.
Answer: tachyons
[10] Some grand unified theories predict the decay of these stable baryons into a positron and a pion. Unfortunately, this has not been observed, perhaps ruling out the predicted time constant of about ten to the thirty-three years.
Answer: proton
[10] This theory seeks to unify gravity with electromagnetism. It uses a five-dimensional space-time consisting of Einstein's field equations, Maxwell's Laws, and a scalar dimension called the radion.
Answer: Kaluza-Klein theory
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The unfortunate title figure lies on his back covered by a red robe. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this work in which another woman holds that guy down while the other title figure digs into his neck with her sword.
Answer: Judith Beheading Holofernes [or Judith Slaying Holofernes; or Giuditta che decapita Oloferne]
[10] Name this 17th century Italian Baroque painter, daughter of the painter Orazio, of Judith Beheading Holofernes. A rape by a colleague inspired her to create several versions of the scene over her career.
Answer: Artemisia Gentileschi
[10] Gentileschi also painted a version of this scene in which a nude woman tries to hide from a couple of creepy old guys, one of whom is trying to get her to be quiet.
Answer: Susanna and the Elders [or Susanna e i vecchioni]
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Name these Western Roman emperors for 10 points each.,
[10] First of the "Five Good Emperors," ruling for only two years, he promised the Senate that he would not execute any of its members, and began the practice of adopting one's heir.
Answer: Nerva
[10] Successor of Hadrian, this man completed restored the Colosseum, but may be best known for building a wall north of his predecessor's.
Answer: Antoninus Pius
[10] The third emperor to have this name, he lost lands to the Vandals, and murdered Aetius in 454 CE, only to be murdered by the slain general's followers in 455 CE.
Answer: Valentinian III
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Answer these questions about reactions involving carbonyl compounds, for 10 points each.,
[10] This reaction uses a zinc amalgam to reduce a carbonyl compound to an alkane.
Answer: Clemmensen reduction
[10] An alternative to the Clemmensen reduction, the Wolff-Kishner reduction, uses this molecule with formula N2H4, which is often part of rocket fuel.
Answer: hydrazine
[10] This reaction, named for a Belgian fellow, involves the formation of an enamine from an amine and a ketone, which then undergoes a conjugate addition before hydrolysis results in a 1,5-dicarbonyl compound.
Answer: Stork enamine reaction
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He wrote such novels as Smoke, First Love, and Virgin Soil, plus the stories collected in A Sportsman's Sketches. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this writer of On the Eve and A Nest of Gentlefolk.
Answer: Ivan Turgenev
[10] Bazarov and Arkady Kirsanov, two young nihilists, visit Anna Odintsova and Fenechka eventually marries Arkady's father, in this Turgenev novel.
Answer: Fathers and Sons [or Ottsy i Deti]
[10] In this Turgenev short story, named for the seasonal thaw's results, Dmitry Sanin remembers a trip to Frankfurt during which he revived Emil and fell in love with his older sister Gemma Roselli.
Answer: "The Torrents of Spring" [or "The Spring Floods"; or "Veshniye Vody"; accept rough equivalents to any title]
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Its circular peristyle surrounds a cylindrical cella. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this work, confined to a narrow courtyard, that marks where St. Peter was said to have been martyred.
Answer: Tempietto
[10] This architect designed the Tempietto, as well as the Belvedere Courtyard.
Answer: Donato Bramante
[10] Bramante was the original architect of this massive church in the Vatican.
Answer: St. Peter's Basilica [or Basilica of St. Peter; or Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano]
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Name these plays by David Mamet, for 10 points each.,
[10] In this play, his most recent, President Charles Smith looks for money to build his presidential library and reluctantly agrees to perform a marriage ceremony for his lesbian speechwriter Clarice Bernstein.
Answer: November
[10] Shelley Levene and Dave Moss, unsuccessful real estate agents, steal a list of sales leads from their boss John Williamson, while Ricky Roma almost makes a sale to the timid James Lingk and screams about Patel in this play.
Answer: Glengarry Glen Ross
[10] Danny Shapiro and Deb Soloman try to have a relationship despite the fact that their best friends Bernie Litko and Joan Webber each loathe the opposing gender, in this play about how awful gender attitudes were in the 1970s.
Answer: Sexual Perversity in Chicago
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The ability to amplify genetic material in the laboratory has allowed the development of genetic sequencing. For 10 points each:,
[10] This process invented by Kerry Mullis uses specifically designed primers to amplify a small amount of DNA using in vitro cycles of DNA replication.
Answer: Polymerase Chain Reaction
[10] In PCR, the DNA-enzyme mixture must be heated to denature DNA strands. In order to avoid the destruction of the polymerase enzyme during cycling, this form of polymerase, discovered in a thermophilic bacterium, is used.
Answer: Taq polymerase [accept Thermus aquaticus]
[10] To sequence DNA, one carries out DNA replication in the presence of these molecules which, if incorporated into a DNA strand, will halt replication due to their lack of a three prime hydroxyl group.
Answer: dideoxyribonucleoside triphosphates [that's ddNTP for convenience]
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Identify the following concerning the Civil War west of the Mississippi, for 10 points per answer.,
[10] This greatest of Trans-Mississippi battles was a major loss for Earl van Dorn's Confederates, securing Missourah for the Union though fought in Arkansas in 1862.
Answer: Pea Ridge [or Elkhorn Tavern]
[10] Pea Ridge was precipitated by the flight from southwestern Missouri of this Confederate general. He led an ill-fated 1864 raid into the state, and at the war's end he took his troops to Mexico.
Answer: Sterling Price
[10] Missouri's notorious irregular combatants, among who was Jesse James, were known by this name.
Answer: bushwhackers
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One of their drummers died in a bizarre gardening accident, while another combusted, leaving behind only a small green "globule." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this band, subject of a "rockumentary," that features lead singer David St. Hubbins and guitarist Nigel Tufnel.
Answer: Spinal Tap
[10] In This Is Spinal Tap, the proposed cover of this album, their most recent release, caused controversy and was eventually replaced by a cover that Nigel said could be "none more black."
Answer: Smell the Glove
[10] The three main members of Spinal Tap are played by the same actors that portray reunited folk band The Folksmen in this 2003 Christopher Guest film.
Answer: A Mighty Wind
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For 10 points each, name these figures from Norse mythology.,
[10] Represented as Urd, Verdandi and Skuld, they care for the Well of Fate at Yggdrasil's roots.
Answer: Norns
[10] This world-encircling offspring of Loki and Angrboda will kill Thor at Ragnarok.
Answer: the Midgard Serpent [or Jormungandr]
[10] This maidservant serves Hel at the hall of Eldjunir.
Answer: Ganglot
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Name these Berthold Brecht plays, for 10 points each.,
[10] Written while in exile in the United States, this 1948 play revolves the hospitable prostitute Shen Te and her fictitious male cousin Shui Ta.
Answer: The Good Woman of Szechuan [or The Good Person of Szechuan]
[10] This 1928 operatic collaboration with Kurt Weill about gangsters and capitalists is widely regarded as Brecht's first commercial success and was based on a similar work by John Gay about a beggar.
Answer: The Threepenny Opera
[10] Characters write to Einstein, appear in Herr Goll's court for the show trial of a Jew, and fear the "S.A. Man" Theo in this play about Nazis.
Answer: The Private Life of the Master Race
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It rests on three core principles of unity: of god, religion, and mankind. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this religion, whose adherents believe that Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, among others, are all messengers of God.
Answer: Baha'i
[10] The Baha'i faith was founded by Siyyid `Ali-Muhammad, who took this title, meaning "gate," for himself. His tomb in Haifa is an important destination for Baha'is.
Answer: The Bab [BOB]
[10] From March 2 to March 20 each year, adult Baha'is in good health observe what ascetic practice?
Answer: daily fasting
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Name these novels of Virginia Woolf, for 10 points each.,
[10] In this work, Woolf's first novel, Rachel Vinrace travels to South America, falls in love with Terence Hewet, and dies.
Answer: The Voyage Out
[10] This novel named for a domicile, based on the life of Woolf's brother Toby, follows the titular character's life from his childhood in Cornwall until his death during World War I.
Answer: Jacob's Room
[10] The title character is Clarissa, who turned down Peter Walsh and has her party delayed by the suicide of Septimus Smith.
Answer: Mrs. Dalloway
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More doubly eponymous stuff. Name these comets, for 10 points each.,
[10] This comet, discovered by amateurs in 1995, became easily visible to the naked eye in the spring of 1997. It is thought to have been the reason behind the mass suicide of the Heaven's Gate cult.
Answer: Hale-Bopp
[10] This comet was discovered orbiting Jupiter in 1993. This turned out to be its final orbit, as it broke up and crashed into the planet the following year.
Answer: Shoemaker-Levy 9
[10] The 33-year cycle of the Leonid meteor shower corresponds to the period of this comet whose orbital dust is the origin of the Leonids every November.
Answer: Tempel-Tuttle
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Identify these South American liberators, for 10 points each.,
[10] He was elected to Chile's first Congress, but this son of an Irish military man is better known as the leader of the Chilean Army and father of the Chilean Navy.
Answer: Bernardo O'Higgins
[10] This Venezuelan became president of Bolivia in 1826, resigned two years later, and lent his name to a capital.
Answer: Antonio Jose de Sucre
[10] This compatriot of Jose de San Martin accepted the Spanish surrender at Montevideo and becamse the supreme director of the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata, finishing out his career as minister to the U.S.
Answer: Carlos Maria de Alvear
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They collaborated on 14 operas over 25 years. For the stated number of points:,
[10] For 5 points each, name this British duo whose first joint effort was 1871's Thepsis.
Answer: William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
[10] This 1885 Gilbert and Sullivan offering had an original run of 672 nights and features characters like Yum-Yum, Nanki-poo, and Poo-Bah - Lord High Everything Else.
Answer: The Mikado
[10] It has been theorized that Oscar Wilde was the basis for Bunthorne, the main character of this comic opera that satirizes the English aesthetic at the time.
Answer: Patience
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The University of Connecticut's IDEAS database uses an algorithm of quantity and quality of citations to rank the world's most important economists. For 10 points each:,
[10] In sixth place, this leader of the New Classical school invented "human capital," "marginal adjustment costs," and a namesake critique of relying on econometric models, plus rational expectations theory.
Answer: Robert Lucas
[10] This author of "Ricardian Equivalence Hypothesis" who believes that inflation is a "dynamic inconsistency" caused by conflicting central bank goals is ranked number one on the list.
Answer: Robert Barro
[10] The eighteenth-ranked economist on the list, he was chief economist for the World Bank and the final Treasury Secretary under Clinton before spending a turbulent period as president of Harvard.
Answer: Lawrence "Larry" Summers
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One of his poems ends with the speaker vowing to "show an affirming flame". For 10 points:,
[10] That work, in which "blind skyscrapers" proclaim "the strength of Collective Man" , was written by this poet of "The Age of Anxiety" and "September 1, 1939," also known for "In Praise of Limestone."
Answer: Wystan Hugh Auden
[10] Auden muses about Brueghel's Icarus in this poem, which ends with a description of how the "expensive delicate ship" that observed Icarus's fall "sailed calmly on."
Answer: "Musee des Beaux Arts"
[10] This three-part poem, which repeats the line "The day of his death was a dark cold day", describes the titular figure as "silly like us" who Time "pardons for writing well."
Answer: "In Memory of W. B. Yeats"
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Answer the following questions about an Indian author, for 10 points each.,
[10] His novel An Equal Music, whose protagonist is a violinist named Michael, followed a more famous and longer work, in which Rupa Mehra attempts to find a husband for her daughter Lata.
Answer: Vikram Seth
[10] Seth's second novel, the aforementioned work about Lata Mehra and her three suitors, is this book divided into nineteen parts and set in the fictional town of Brahmpur.
Answer: A Suitable Boy
[10] In this novel in verse set in 1980's San Francisco, both John and his religious brother Ed fall in love with attorney Liz, but she ends up marrying Phil.
Answer: The Golden Gate

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