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2008 ACF Regionals Tossups by Wayne State
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At one point in this book, a colorful character called Boris the Manskinner says that "the narrower a man's intellectual grasp, the more power he is able to grab." The story of a man ordered to kill all large animals at his zoo before they starve is told by his daughter Nutmeg and her mute son Cinnamon. The protagonist meets the psychic Kano sisters, one of whom is a mental prostitute with whom he has brain sex. He also often communicates with the teenage May Kasahara. That protagonist, Toru Okada, listens to "The Thieving Magpie" while cooking spaghetti and wants to find his cat. For 10 points, name this novel by Haruki Murakami titled after a certain mechanical toy.
Answer: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
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Early onset forms of this condition include Stargardt's disease and Best's disease. Recent studies have indicated that mutations in factors H and B and protein C3 of the complement system play important roles in the progression of this disease, leading to problems with glycosaminoglycans in areas like Bruch's membrane. The build-up of material in that membrane leads to Drusen, a sign of this disease that can be monitored with the Amsler Grid Test. Anti-angiogenics may hold promise for treatment of its "wet" form. For 10 points, name this normally age-related condition that causes central vision loss due to the destruction of the namesake area of the retina.
Answer: macular degeneration
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One painting on this theme, by Bartolome Murillo, shows a man clad in a bright orange robe with white fur at the top kneeling in the bottom center with two young girls on the left. The version by Leonardo da Vinci was for the monastery of San Donato a Scopeto and originally featured a camel. Maybe the most important one is the center of an altarpiece for the Strozzi family chapel in Florence and is by Gentile da Fabriano. Pieter Bruegel the Elder did one "in winter landscape" and Bosch did one in triptych form showing Joseph handling some diapers. For 10 points, name this artistic theme which shows the laying of gold, frankincense, and myrrh before Jesus by the title dudes.
Answer: Adoration of the Magi [or reasonable equivalents]
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One of his biographies was written by Charles Gallaudet Trumbull and entitled Fighter: Some Impressions of a Lifetime. He was financially backed his entire life by Morris Jesup and married Maggie Hamilton, a meek woman who did not allow her photograph to be taken. He once boasted that he'd caused fifteen suicides, and shortly after that Ira Craddock made it sixteen. He also wrote some books such as Frauds Exposed, but he's more famous for his battle with Tennessee Claflin and Victoria Woodhull. For 10 points, name this New York postal inspector who lobbied for a namesake 1873 act forbidding transportation of obscene, lewd, and lascivious material in the mail.
Answer: Anthony Comstock
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This conflict saw a heroic raid by Ruben James, who was badly injured, and key action by Richard Somers. Initial forces arrived under the command of Edward Preble and Richard Dale and a peace settlement was eventually negotiated by Tobias Lear, who had come to replace William Eaton. Preston O'Bannon was presented with the Mameluke sword for his heroism in storming the fortress of Derna, supposedly on behalf of the viceroy Hamet Karamanli. William Bainbridge and Stephen Decatur were dispatched when conflict broke out a second time in 1815. For 10 points, give the name applied to two wars fought by the U.S. navy against pirate states of North Africa.
Answer: Barbary Wars [accept First Barbary War or Tripolitan Wars]
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This author's short stories "The Solitary," "The Entomologist," and "The Taxidermist" appear in the collection Strong Hearts. He wrote polemicals inclduing John March, Southerner and the essays "The Silent South" and "The Negro Question," while he tells of a quadroon lass's attempt to get hitched in the novelette Madame Delphine. In a better known work, Agricola Fusilier duels Aurora's father when he accuses him of cheating at cards and the legend of the enslaved African prince Bras-Coupe is told. For 10 points, name this New Orleans local colorist who wrote about the Frowenfelds and De Grapions in The Grandissimes and also wrote Old Creole Days.
Answer: George Washington Cable
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The "creation" of this social scientist is described in a 1997 biography by Richard He promulgates a "revolutionary thesis" with co-author Karen Zelan in On Learning to Read. One of his case studies discussed a "Mechanical Boy" named Joey and he outlines some of his core beliefs in The Informed Heart. He writes of life on an Israeli kibbutz in The Children of the Dream and, in The Empty Fortress, he begins to develop his thought on infantile autism. For 10 points, name this psychologist who also wrote mass behavior in extreme circumstances and about the meaning of fairy tales in The Uses of Enchantment.
Answer: Bruno Bettelheim
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Together with Mellin and Newton, this scientist gives his name to a cycle that relates the Norlund-Rice integral to the Mellin transform. His spot is sometimes called the Arago spot and appears at the center of a circular screen, while Gouy-Chapman theory provides a solution to the equation named for him and Boltzmann, which models salvation and describes electrostatic interactions in ionic solutions. The dimensionless quantity of lateral strain over axial strain is known as his ratio. For 10 points, name this French scientist whose name also adorns a distribution governed by a single parameter, lambda, used to predict the occurrence of a number of events.
Answer: Simeon Poisson
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For a brief time as a teenager, this emperor was married to the daughter of prefect Plautianus Plautilla. He was named Caesar after his father was victorious at the Battle of Lugdunum over Clodius Albinus. He is reputed to have allowed his army to slaughter citizens of Alexandria in retribution for mocking him and he was assassinated while traveling to a lunar shrine in Carrhae by Julius Martialis. His reign famously saw passage of the Constitutio Antoniniana, granting Roman citizenship to all freemen, and he was succeeded by Macrinus six years after killing his half-brother Geta. For 10 points, name this emperor who ruled from 211 to 217 and built some baths.
Answer: Caracalla [or Lucius Septimius Bassianus]
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Luther and Whitehead provided the initial laboratory evidence for these phenomena and formulated a fluid dynamical model for them, using evidence of isotopic ratios to hypothesize their role in entrainment. Schilling performed measurements of their volume fluxes after they were proposed in 1971 by W. Jason Morgan, who elaborated on an earlier theory of John Tuzo Wilson. In their final stage of development, decompression melting can result in formation of flood basalts or ocean plateaus. For 10 points, name these long vertical columns of hot upwelling rock which ascend from their namesake layer of the Earth.
Answer: mantle plumes
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One character in this novel marries the vain Louisa Lily Western. who runs away after his death. The protagonist works at Thomas Jordan & Sons, a warehouse of surgical appliances, under his boss Mr. Pappleworth and often watches the hunchback factory girl Fanny. The protagonist attends Art School and two of his sketches win first prize at Nottingham Castle; he takes them to Willey Farm where they are admired by Miriam Lievers but cannot return Miriam's love and instead turns to the suffragette Clara Dawes. The novel ends as the main character's mother Gertrude is given an overdose of morphine. For 10 points, name this book about Paul Morel by D.H Lawrence.
Answer: Sons and Lovers
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Five years into the rule of this leader, student riots culminated in the Battle of Mendiola Bridge, part of a period sometimes known as the First Quarter Storm. He ran on the slogan of creating a "mandate for greatness" and his group of advisors, including Juan Enrile, Fidel Ramos, and Fabian Ver, were referred to as the Rolex 12. This author of Notes on the New Society eventually left office in the wake of the 1986 EDSA Revolution, which resulted in him fleeing the Malacanang Palace for Hawaii alongside his famously spendthrift wife Imelda. For 10 points, name this man who ruled in the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.
Answer: Ferdinand Marcos
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This theorem's namesake also gives his name to a paradox involving the Lorentz contraction of a rigid rotating disk, and it can be derived by applying expectation values to the Lindblad equation. The particle-in-a-box initially appears to violate this theorem, which demonstrates the Bohr correspondence principle, since the probability of finding a particle at a wall is zero, so the expectation value of the force should vanish for any state. Therefore, it fails to be equal to the time derivative of the momentum's expectation as this statement predicts. For 10 points, name this theorem, the quantum mechanical analog of Newton's Second Law, named for an Austrian friend of Einstein.
Answer: Ehrenfest's Theorem
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This man's only opera was The Maiden in the Tower, though a later work was originally the prelude to the never-realized opera The Creation of the Boat. He wrote incidental music to plays like Everyman and Strindberg's fairy-drama Swanwhite, while tone poems include Nightride and Sunrise and The Dryad. "A Spring in the Park" and "Three Blind Sisters" are among the eight movements of his incidental music to Pelleas et Melisande. This composer of seven symphonies honored his home province in his Karelia Suite, though he is better-known for mythical pieces like Kullervo and The Swan of Tuonela. For 10 points, name this composer of Finlandia.
Answer: Jean Sibelius
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In one of his plays, the Spanish judge Crispiano spies on his son Julio while the central merchant Romelio attempts to keep his sister away from Contarino and is sued by his mother Leonora for bastardy. In addition to The Devil's Law Case, he also collaborated on Appius and Virginia and authored a play which features the line "Cover her face. Mine eyes dazzle. She died young." In another play, Lodovico and Gasparo disguise themselves as Capuchin monks to uncover the crime of the Duke of Brachiano and his secretary Flamineo, the brother of Vittoria Corombona. For 10 points, name this author of The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi.
Answer: John Webster
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The possible wives of this figure include Euryanassa, daughter of the river god Pactolus, or Eurythemista, the daughter of the river god Xanthus, or Clytia; in any case, he had a deformed son named Broteas who became a great sculptor. He's the son of the nymph Pluto, who was married to Tmolus, and one story about him says that he had his friend Pandareus steal a golden dog from a shrine on Crete and then denied it, but was exposed by Hermes. His other children included Niobe and one he tried to chop up and serve to the gods, Pelops. For 10 points, name this king of Sipylos who was punished for his deeds by having food eternally out of his reach.
Answer: Tantalus
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Its southern border is formed largely by rivers including the Mbomou River and the Ubangi River while the Sangha River flows in the west and the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park occupies the far southwestern triangle of this nation. The north is dominated by the Fertit Hills, the Yade Massif, and the Bongo Massif, while its major cities include Bimbo, Mbaiki, and Carnot. Many of its inhabitants are of Baya and Banda ethnicity and speak the official language of Sango; this country is sandwiched between Cameroon to the west and the Sudan to the east, and to its north is Chad. For 10 points, name this landlocked African country with a capital at Bangui.
Answer: Central African Republic
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One treaty by this name saw the towns of Cambrai, Aire, and Saint-Omer restored to Spain, while Lille and the border towns of Flanders remained in French possession. That treaty was signed on one side by the Triple Alliance and ended the War of Devolution. Another treaty with this name gave Cape Breton to France, Madras to England, and the duchies of Parma, Piacenza, and Guastalla to Don Philip. A congress of this name came two years before the Congress of Troppau and three years after the Congress of Vienna and confirmed the Quadruple Alliance in 1818. For 10 points, name this site where Maria Theresa agreed to 1748 treaty ending the War of the Austrian Succession.
Answer: Aix-la-Chapelle [or Aachen]
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One of this man's works is an aquatint titled as a "Proposal for a Colossal Monument in New York City," a sharpened pencil stub designed to stand next to the "fallen peak" of the Woolworth Building. His other works include the Spoonbridge and Cherry for the Walker Art Center, the Bottle of Notes in Manchester, the Crusoe Umbrella in Des Moines, and the Lipstick Ascending on Caterpillar Tracks, which was controversially erected at Yale. Since his marriage to Coosje van Bruggen, his collaborations with her have included giant binoculars, shuttlecocks, and a clothespin. For 10 points, name this Swedish sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement.
Answer: Claes Oldenburg
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His name denotes a problem which has been solved by Allan Gibbard and Simon Blackburn; also known as the "embedding problem," and co-named for Geach, it revolved around the phrase "telling lies is wrong." He also coined the "Julius Caesar problem," which states that Hume's Principle cannot distinguish between the number of Roman emperors and Caesar himself. In one work, he distinguishes between a trivial truth and a significant philosophical distinction and puts forth the idea of bedeutung as an aspect of meaning. For 10 points, name this author of Concept Script and "On Sense and Reference," who created a formal system of modern logic.
Answer: Gottlob Frege
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The chemist for whom this reaction is named gained fame for mentoring a group of Japanese students known as the Choushu Five. Phase transfer catalysts like tetra-butyl-ammonium are often used in industrial procedures to provide a soft counter-ion, while one version of it sees an alkyl tosylate react with an alcohol. It is the most common way to create a product that can also be obtained by acid-catalyzed intermolecular dehydration of alcohols. In its usual form, this reaction sees an alkoxide ion react through backside attack with a primary alkyl halide. For 10 points, name this reaction used to produce symmetrical and assymetrical ethers.
Answer: Williamson ether synthesis
 
2008 ACF Regionals Bonuses by Wayne State
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Here's a weak bonus about the electroweak theory for 10 points each.,
[10] This guy put forth the initial idea of electroweak interaction, and later Steven Weinberg and Abdus Salam did independent work on it; they all won the Nobel in 1979 for it.
Answer: Sheldon Lee Glashow
[10] The discovery of these two particles, one of which has plus and minus versions, in 1983 by Carlo Rubbia and Siman van der Meer as part of the UA1 and UA2 experiments at CERN confirmed the electroweak theory.
Answer: W and Z bosons [accept W+, W-, and Z even though its asks for two...]
[10] The Cabibbo angle is the measure of probability that this property of a quark will change into one of the other five under the weak force.
Answer: flavor
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Name these people who wrote stuff about witches in seventeenth century America, for 10 points each.,
[10] This minister and author of The Negro Christianized was dubious about the idea of witches in his "Wonders of the Inivisible World," much like his minister father Increase.
Answer: Cotton Mather [prompt on Mather]
[10] This Massachusetts judge kept a diary from 1674 to 1729 and second-guessed the Salem witch trials, but he's best known for writing about slavery in the pamphlet The Selling of Joseph.
Answer: Samuel Sewall
[10] There's a brief mention of some witches and spectral dreams in the famous captivity narrative of this woman, taken with her children from her home in Lancaster, Massachusetts by some mean horrible Indians.
Answer: Mary Rowlandson
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John Taras turned his Concerto for Piano and Winds into the ballet Arcade. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this composer of a short, austere setting of the Mass and the ballet Agon.
Answer: Igor Stravinsky
[10] This rather controversial work by Stravinksy depicted some pagan rituals and caused a riot.
Answer: The Rite of Spring [or Le Sacre du printemps; or Vesna svjašAennaja]
[10] This Stravinsky piece was commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is a three part work for choir and orchestra in which the text, taken from a book of the Bible, is sung in Latin.
Answer: Symphony of Psalms
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Answer stuff about really early Russian history, for 10 points each.,
[10] This semi-legendary Varangian built up a stronghold at Holmgard in the middle of the nith century and his successor Oleg of Novgorod moved the capital to Kiev. His namesake dynasty ruled until the 1500s.
Answer: Rurikid
[10] The Primary Chronicle tells that Kiev, under the rule of Sviatoslav I, was besieged by these nomadic Turkish people in 968. They had earlier driven the Magyars west and were recruited by the emperor Nicephoras Phocas.
Answer: Pechenegs
[10] This illegitimate son of Sviatoslav defeated his half-brother Yaropolk and took power in the tenth century. He converted to Christianity and married the sister of Basil the Bulgar Slayer.
Answer: Vladimir the Great of Kiev [or Vladimir I]
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Oh, colloid chemistry, you're the best. For 10 points each:,
[10] This is the process by which a colloid precipitates out of solution brought about by induced aggregation. It's the opposite of flocculation and way less fun to say.
Answer: coagulation
[10] This effect describes the preference for shorter wavelengths to scatter off of colloidal particles. It also refers to the fact that colloids scatter light at all, as seen by a headlight beam in fog.
Answer: Tyndall effect
[10] This is the classical theory of the stability of colloids that balances electrostatic repulsion and van der Waals forces to determine whether colloidal systems will agglomerate. It's named for the initials of four guys.
Answer: DLVO theory [Derjaguin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeek]
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Let's crack open the old Family Law textbook and have you name some Supreme Court cases, for 10 points each.,
[10] This 1992 case refined Roe v. Wade and struck down a spousal notification provision in a Pennsylvania law as an undue burden on the right to abortion; it also refashioned the rigid trimester requirements.
Answer: Planned Parenthood v. Casey [either order]
[10] This aptly-named 1967 decision overturned Pace v. Alabama and struck down a statute prohibiting marriage between white and non-white persons as violative of equal protection and due process.
Answer: Loving v. Virginia [either order]
[10] This 1972 decision extending Griswold involved a man prosecuted for tossing out packages of contraceptive foam to a crowd after a speech; the Court ruled that Massachusetts lacked a rational basis to prohibit that.
Answer: Eisenstadt v. Baird [either party name, either order]
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He used lines from King Lear as an epigraph to a work showing a man fawning over a woman and showing her a moth while a lamb sits in her lap eating apples and a flock of sheep in the back is neglected. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this artist of that work, The Hireling Shepherd, as well as The Awakening Conscience and The Light of the World.
Answer: William Holman Hunt
[10] William Holman Hunt was a member of this artistic group which also included Thomas Woolner, John Everett Millais, and Ford Maddox Ford.
Answer: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
[10] This painting by Hunt features a dark-haired woman in a tower standing in a golden circle with a silver lamp on the right and a halo-encircled Hercules on a tapestry.
Answer: The Lady of Shalott
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Its subtitle boasts that it includes a "prelude in rhymes" and an "appendix in songs." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this text addressing such topics as "We Fearless Ones" and "Songs of Prince Vogelfrei," which uses aphorisms to argue against "perspectivism" and point out that there is no anchor from which to view the universe.
Answer: The Gay Science
[10] This author of The Birth of Tragedy wrote The Gay Science.
Answer: Friedrich Nietzsche
[10] In The Gay Science, this character announces that "God is dead," but in context what he means is that the idea of viewing the universe from an omnipotent external perspective is discredited.
Answer: The Madman
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Answer the following about my favorite bight, the Great Australian Bight, for 10 points each.,
[10] E. Alfred Delisser was the genius behind the name of this massive limestone plateau which stretches along the western coast of the Bight south of the Great Victoria Desert and, not surprisingly, has very few trees.
Answer: Nullarbor Plain
[10] This guy made extensive early studies of the Bight and gives his name to lots of things near it, but he's most famous for being the namesake of Australia's largest lake, located in South Australia to the north of Adelaide.
Answer: Edward John Eyre
[10] The largest gulf on the Great Australian Bight is this one which is just across the Yorke Peninsula from the smaller Gulf St. Vincent to its east; the town of Whyalla is on it.
Answer: Spencer Gulf
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Stop clowning it up and answer these related lit questions, for 10 points each.,
[10] Jesting Pilate is a diary of a journey through Asia by this author who wrote After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, Point/Counterpoint, and Eyeless in Gaza.
Answer: Aldous Huxley
[10] The Cream of the Jest is part of a series of works set in the kingdom of Poictesme by this author; that series also includes Domnei or The Soul of Melicent and his work Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice.
Answer: James Branch Cabell
[10] An English-Monacan living in Haiti, Brown, is the protagonist of The Comedians, a novel by this guy who also wrote Our Man in Havana.
Answer: Graham Greene
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In some species like Gelidium and Gracilaria, the trichogyne or receptacle breaks down after fertilization. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this subgroup of Archaeplastida, which typically contain pit plugs and pit connections and the pigment phyco-erythrin; it also includes dulse and Porphyra.
Answer: Rhodophyta [or red algae]
[10] Pit connections are left behind in red algae when furrowing occurs via this process, which occurs after mitosis has completed to split the cell.
Answer: cytokinesis
[10] Another subgroup of Archaeplastida, along with red and green algae, is this small group of unspecialized freshwater algae which also contain unstacked thylakoids and possess cyanelles which retain a peptidoglycan wall.
Answer: glaucophyta [accept word forms]
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Answer questions about the very early history of Peru, for 10 points each.,
[10] This culture built some aqueducts at Cantayoc and supposedly had a ceremonial center at Cahuachi; they inhabited the area of Peru prior to the Incas and are known for namesake "lines" which can be seen from the air.
Answer: Nazca
[10] This legendary first ruler of the Incas was said to have arisen from Lake Titicaca around 1200 and married his sister Mama Ocllo, being succeeded as ruler by his son Sinchi Roca.
Answer: Manco Capac
[10] This last indigenous ruler of the Inca was executed in 1572; later, Jose Condorcanqui took this name when he revolted against the Spanish in 1780.
Answer: Tupac Amaru
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This author tells the story of Gregory Reeves, who travels the west with his family preaching until his father becomes ill, in The Infinite Plan. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this author who writes about Alexander Cold in works like Forest of the Pygmies and about Aurora del Valle's quest in Portrait in Sepia.
Answer: Isabel Allende
[10] The most famous work by Allende, and her first, is the epic of the Trueba family which begins in the home of Clara del Valle whose sister Rosa the Beautiful has died.
Answer: The House of the Spirits
[10] Allende's third book was this story of journalist Irene Beltran and photographer Francisco Leal, who are sent to do a story on Evangelina Ranquileo, who supposedly has psychic powers.
Answer: Of Love and Shadows
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This operetta begins with Public Opinion, a mezzo soprano, declaring that it is the guardian of good behavior. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this four-part work written by Ludovic Halevy and revised by Hector-Jonathan Cremieux, in which the central female character is first disguised as a bacchant and then turned into one by the god Jupiter.
Answer: Orpheus in the Underworld
[10] This French composer of Le Belle Helene and The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein is known for popularizing the can-can in Orpheus in the Underworld.
Answer: Jacques Offenbach
[10] This Offenbach opera written by Jules Barbier tells the story of a certain guy who loves the doll Olympia created by Spallanzani and sees Dr. Miracle kill his beloved Antonia by having her sing to death.
Answer: The Tales of Hoffman [or Les contes d'Hoffmann]
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Name these authors of famous plays published in 1897, for 10 points each.,
[10] Lady Jessica Nepean attempts to cover up her involvement with the South African hero Edward Falkner in this British author's 1897 play The Liars; he also wrote Michael and His Lost Angel and Mrs. Dane's Defense.
Answer: Henry Arthur Jones
[10] Anthony Anderson is not an unfunny actor but rather a heroic minister in this man's The Devil's Disciple, found in his "Three Plays for Puritans" with Captain Brassbound's Conversion and Caesar and Cleopatra.
Answer: George Bernard Shaw
[10] This playwright of The Two Pierrots, or the White Supper and Les Romanesques is way better known for writing about a duelist who loves his cousin Roxane and has a big nose, Cyrano de Bergerac.
Answer: Edmond Rostand
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Name these symbols often encountered in Egyptian mythology, for 10 points each.,
[10] This is the vertical column or pillar which came to represent the backbone of Osiris; it traditionally represents stability and was ritually raised on a festival on the first day of the Nile harvest.
Answer: djed pillar/column [or tet]
[10] This is the looped cross often clutched by Egyptian gods as a special key; it represents an amulet of life and was later used by the Coptic Church.
Answer: ankh
[10] This is the name for the "sound eye" of Horus which later became used to refer to the "eye of Ra" as well; its name comes from a predynastic snake goddess worshipped at Buto who was a twin protector with Nekhbet.
Answer: wadjet eye [or ujat]
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Answer the following about an international relations theorist, for 10 points each.,
[10] This Chicago-based author of Conventional Deterrence and the recent The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, with Stephen Walt, outlines his theory of offensive realism in The Tragedy of Great Power Politics.
Answer: John J. Mearsheimer
[10] Mearsheimer rejects this longstanding IR theory which holds that certain kinds of nations will never war with each other, for example because voters in free elections will not support war.
Answer: democratic peace hypothesis [or liberal peace]
[10] Offensive realism is a variant of classical political realism, which was founded by E.H. Carr and this game theorist, who launched IR theory in general with his 1948 book Politics Among Nations.
Answer: Hans Morgenthau
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It is isostructural with the phosphate mineral berlinite, and its trigonal symmetry results from corkscrew structure. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this second most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust after feldspar, composed of crystallized silicon dioxide.
Answer: quartz
[10] This cryptocrystalline form of quartz present in mudstones and limestone is a frequent site of fossils, as in Rhynie, Scotland, and is sometimes considered the common form of flint.
Answer: chert
[10] Chert is formed by this process, defined as the alteration of sediment into sedimentary rock through burial beneath layers of sediment at relatively low temperature, which results in compacting and cementation.
Answer: diagenesis
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This man's works include the autobiographical Ushant: An Essay and the collections Earth Triumphant and Preludes to Memnon. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Georgia-born author who wrote the short story "Silent Snow, Secret Snow" and the poem "Music I Heard."
Answer: Conrad Aiken
[10] Conrad Aiken was a key contributor to this magazine which has been edited by Kenneth Burke, Marianne Moore, and Margaret Fuller.
Answer: The Dial
[10] Aiken wrote lots of letters to this famous American literary critic who he called "Edmund the fearless." This guy wrote books like Axel's Castle, Patriotic Gore, and his study of socialism, To the Finland Station.
Answer: Edmund Wilson
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In 1950, he published War or Peace, which criticized the existing policy of containment, and a couple years later enunciated his own theory of "brinkmanship." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this U.S. Secretary of State under Dwight Eisenhower, whose brother Allen led the CIA.
Answer: John Foster Dulles
[10] Dulles was the nephew of this previous Secretary of State, who negotiated an agreement with Japan named for himself and Ishii after being appointed by Woodrow Wilson to replace William Jennings Bryan in 1915.
Answer: Robert Lansing
[10] Dulles supported Operation PBSUCCESS to topple the government of Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, the president of this country, in 1954, after accusing Arbenz of importing arms on the Swedish flagship Alfhem.
Answer: Guatemala
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Name some American astronomers, FTPE.,
[10] This chick worked on the Harvard Classification Scheme with Edward Pickering alongside Williamina Fleming; she famously created the spectral classes O, B, A, F, G, K, and M.
Answer: Annie Jump Cannon
[10] This guy fathered the field of radio astronomy by discovering radio waves emanating from the Milky Way; he gives his name to the unit used to measure strength or flux density of radio sources.
Answer: Karl Jansky
[10] This earlier astronomer wrote works on the Far East like Occult Japan and was inspired by Schiaparelli to extensively study the canals of Mars. Also, an observatory in Flagstaff is named for him.
Answer: Percival Lowell
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Answer stuff about pre-9/11 terrorist activities, for 10 points per part.,
[10] Seventeen sailors were killed when this missile destroyer under the command of Kirk Lippold was suicide bombed at the Yemeni port of Aden in 2000.
Answer: U.S.S. Cole
[10] In 1996, Hezbollah exploded this reinforced military housing complex near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia killing 19 American soldiers.
Answer: Khobar Towers
[10] Of course, there was also the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building located in this lovely American city.
Answer: Oklahoma City

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