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It saw the conquest of the Xiongnu [SHOWN-noo] by Wudi and ended when Xiandi was forced to abdicate. Zhang Qian was sent west during this dynasty as an envoy along the route that would become the Silk Road. Interrupted by the Xin interregnum, it saw its last emperor yield to Cao Pi [CHOW-pee], the son of the chief minister who became a major figure in the subsequent period. Internal dissension took such forms as Wang Mang's rebellion, after which the eastern period of this dynasty was established with its capital at Luoyang. Founded by Liu Bang, it began to decline after the Yellow Turban rebellion. Followed by the Three Kingdoms period, FTP name this Chinese dynasty lasting from 206 BC to 220 AD, which gave its name to the ethnic Chinese.
Answer: Han dynasty
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The two main characters take their names from Tristan and Iseult [IHZ-OYLT] in the 1994 John Updike novel named for this country. In a novel by an author from this country, a dead man who worked on a poultice to cure melancholy recounts his postumous memoirs. In Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Angel Clare travels to this country after rejecting Tess. Characters in two novels of another author from this country include Baldo, who leaves his life as a circus boxer and eventually becomes a strike organizer, and Nacib Saad, the owner of a bar in Ilheus [IL-YAY-OOS]. Those characters appear in the novels Jubiaba and Gabriela, Clove, and Cinnamon. FTP, name this country whose authors include Jorge [ZHOR-ZHEY] Amado and Joaquim [ZHO-A-KEEM] Maria Machado de Assis.
Answer: Brazil
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In a reaction to this work, another author wrote of the Lockean proviso, a rule of acquisition which has a historical shadow that can result in the loss of entitlement. The author of this work advocates an approach differing from the ideal spectator method in requiring unanimous agreement, and in restricting the information available to the negotiators. It also claims that the only tolerable economic inequalities are those which benefit the least well off, an idea known as the difference principle. The lack of a priori knowledge about individual traits is the veil of ignorance, a characteristic of the original position. FTP, name this work which treats the title concept "as fairness," written by John Rawls.
Answer: A Theory of Justice
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It can be stained using antibodies against thiamine pyrophosphatase or NADPase. Addition of brefeldin A results in the loss of its identity, and the disassembly of Sec-23/Sec-24 complexes catalyzed by Sar-1 allows vesicles destined for it coated by COP-II to dissolve. The completion of N-linked glycosylation and the addition of mannose-6-phosphate to lysosomal proteins both occurs here, as explained by Palade and Jamieson. Two models of transport through it are the vesicular transport model and the cisternal maturation model. A receiver of vesicles from the endoplasmic reticulum through its cis face, FTP identify this cellular organelle consisting of stacks of cisternae and named for an Italian biologist.
Answer: Golgi body or complex or apparatus
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The protagonist of this opera narrates a dream in the aria "Oft in truben Tagen," and later sings of her happiness on the balcony of the Kemenate, causing the wife of Friedrich to seek revenge. The king tells his subjects that a nine-year peace with the Hungarians has ended, and Telramund declares that he has renounced the right to marry the main female character in favor of the scheming sorceress Ortrud. In the aria "In fernem Land," the title character reveals his identity to the people of Brabant and his wife Elsa. Ending with the revelation that Ortrud had transformed Elsa's brother into a swan, FTP identify this Wagner opera with a famous bridal chorus.
Answer: Lohengrin
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This phenomenon is attacked as an attempt to force conformity by limiting the productivity of desire in the first volume of Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Earlier reactions include an Ernest Jones article utilizing it "as An Explanation of Hamlet's Mystery," and a treatise postulating a phase of separation anxiety prior to the development of this phenomenon. It was said to originate in an act of murder in the primal horde, and the superego was said to originate in the struggle associated with it. First discussed in The Interpretation of Dreams as an example of wish-fulfillment taken from Sophocles, FTP name this phase of Freudian psychosexual development in which young boys feel sexually attracted to their mothers.
Answer: Oedipus or Oedipal complex or stage or conflict
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His future wife and her mother Blanche of Artois sought refuge in his father's court in the same year that his father married his second wife, Marie de Brabant. His vassal Guy de Dampierre betrayed him during a conflict with England, and a later uprising in Guy's lands led to a defeat of this king's forces at the Battle of the Golden Spurs. A crusade to Tunisia saw the deaths of his mother and grandfather, Isabella of Aragon and Louis IX. On October 13, 1307, he arrested all of the Knights Templar in France and had the order disbanded using his influence on Pope Clement V. FTP, name this Capetian king whose reign saw the papal curia move to Avignon.
Answer: Philip IV the Fair or le Bel
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The title character spoiled the Sixth Sense for his ex-girlfriend, and some of the characters central to the ambition of the title character are Natalie, Professor Alex Meyers, Donnie Jones, and Kenny James. The fact that the title character punched a kid at Frostburg State University and his brother took a bus to Hagerstown suggest that it is set in Maryland, but the only exact geographic location is the fictitious Camden County. Giovanni Ribisi's character Ralph, a former cohort of the main character, has recurred in several episodes, and a frequent meeting place is the Crab Shack, the place of Darnell's employ. Watching Carson Daly while in a hospital bed inspires the title character's change in attitude and a quest which Catalina, a hotel maid, and Randy, the title character's brother, abet. FTP, name this NBC sitcom featuring a Fu Manchu-sporting title character surnamed Hickey attempting to right his wrongs, starring Jason Lee.
Answer: My Name Is Earl
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Polyalkylbenzenes undergo rearrangement when reacted with this substance in the Jacobsen reaction. A mixture with nitric acid produces nitronium ion, which is useful in electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions. Commercially it may be synthesized with the aid of nitrogen dioxide or vanadium oxide as catalyst. It can react with rock phosphate to make superphosphate, and can react with benzene when heated and "fuming." Industrially synthesized by either the contact process or lead-chamber process, FTP identify this diprotic strong acid found in lead-acid batteries.
Answer: sulfuric acid or H2SO4
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: Literature
The speaker wants to "wear / Such deliberate disguises / Rat's coat, crowskin, crossed staves / In a field." The setting is a "beach of the tumid river" in a place where "the stone images / Are raised." The fifth section intersperses the line, "Life is very long" from Conrad's novel "An Outcast of the Islands" and fragments of the Lord's Prayer with mentions of an entity which interposes itself "Between the motion and the act." A second Conrad novel supplies one of the two epigraphs, the other one being "A penny for the Old Guy." The world ends with a whimper in, FTP this poem about "shapes without form" circling the prickly pear, written by T. S. Eliot.
Answer: "The Hollow Men"
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The god Sobek invented the fish trap in order to catch this god's severed hands. Hippopotami were cut up at Edfu in honor of this god, recalling his participation in a breath-holding contest. His sons were known as the Amenti, and presided over the canopic jars. A near-fatal snakebite and the ripping out of his eyes were two incidents provoked by the malice of his uncle. That uncle, the husband of this god's aunt Nephthys, used a specially-crafted chest to murder this god's father. FTP, name this god who fought against his uncle Set to avenge the murder of his father Osiris.
Answer: Horus
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The outer panels of this triptych show a dog harassing an elderly wayfarer on the Path of Life. The interior progresses from the Creation and Fall of Man on the left wing to the center, which shows a procession led by demons heading into Hell on the right wing. A later painting of this name used a drawing by John Dunthorne as a model for the title object. The central panel of the triptych shows a group of nuns stuffing a bag with the title commodity and a group of princes following the title conveyance. Willy Lott's cottage appears in the later painting, which shows the title object crossing a stream of the Stour River. FTP, give the shared name of a Bosch triptych and a Constable painting, both of which feature a harvest wagon.
Answer: The Hay Wain
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In a similarly-titled 1984 update of this work, Jane Jacobs argued for a focus on cities as the relevant units. This work claims that "A person who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible," as an argument for abandoning slavery. Its author began writing it while serving as tutor to the son-in-law of Charles Townshend, who was impressed by a previous work emphasizing the human capacity for sympathy with other people's circumstances, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. Noted for arguing that self-interested individuals tend to act towards the general good of the market as though "led by an invisible hand," FTP name this treatise written by Adam Smith.
Answer: Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
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Characters in this work include a fourteen year old girl who enjoys looking at the pictures in "Harrison's History of London," a book left behind by an old sea captain who was known as the Flying Dutchman. One of the girl's neighbors, a theology student who believes he is demonically possesed, sometimes reads with her to help spare her failing eyesight. The news that the owner of the Hoidal mines is going blind and a letter delivered by Mrs. Sorby detailing a generous bequest to the girl raise suspicions that Hedvig may be the daughter of Hakon Werle, not Hialmar Ekdal. FTP, name this Ibsen play in which Hedvig shoots herself rather than sacrifice the titular waterfowl.
Answer: The Wild Duck
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The first Kashubian Congress was held in 1946 in Wejhorowo [VAY-HO-RO-VO], a part of the metropolitan area of this city, which contains the largest church devoted to Our Lady of Ostra Brama, the St. Mary's Cathedral. At the mouth of the Motlawa [MOAT-WAH-VAH], it has a famous Golden Gate and the Neptune Fountain, and with Sopot and another city, it forms the Trojmiasto [TROY-ME-AH-STO]. A free city after World War I, its stocznia [STOCH-NEE-YUH] or shipyard was where the trade organization Solidarity was founded in 1980. FTP, name this large port city in Poland formerly known as Danzig.
Answer: Gdansk (accept Danzig until mentioned)
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It failed to nominate William Graham and the man who authorized military intervention in the Regulator-Moderator War at its first convention, instead selecting a former Congressman who preceded James K. Polk as Speaker of the House on the second ballot. Calling for "the enforcement of the laws," this party derisively called the "Old Gentleman's" or "Do Nothing" party only won the states of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee with a ticket that included the orator whose speech preceded Lincoln's at Gettysburg. Consisting of remnants of the Whig and Know-Nothing parties, FTP identify this short-lived political party established by a committee led by Crittenden, that won the smallest percentage of the popular vote in the election of 1860 with its ticket of Edward Everett and John Bell.
Answer: Constitutional Union Party
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It is the title of a Stanley Donen follow-up to Charade starring Sophia Loren and the much-too-old Gregory Peck. It also names a C major work for piano by Robert Schumann and two works for piano written in the keys of E major and G major by Claude Debussy. As its plural, it gives its name to a collection of short stories, including one whose title character Poprishchin thinks he is King Frederick VIII of Spain. In addition to a collection including "Nevsky Prospekt" and "Diary of a Madman" by Gogol, this word is paired with "grotesque" in a collection of short stories that includes "The Man that was Used Up" and "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe. FTP, identify the common word that also names a ballet position in which the dancer balances on one leg with the other leg pointed straight back.
Answer: arabesque
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He lends his name to a bilinear map, some of whose singularities give rise to conserved quantities known as Casimirs. He gives his name to a quantity given by the first Lame constant over 2 times the sum of the Lame constants, and to a phenomenon he showed was predicted by Fresnel's wave theory of light. His namesake equation is an inhomogeneous generalization of Laplace's equation. A kurtosis of one over the mean and variance equal to the mean characteristize his namesake distribution. FTP, name this Frenchman whose namesake distribution gives the probability of a certain number of successes in a fixed time period for a given rate of success.
Answer: Simeon-Denis Poisson
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: Religion
Once, rather than shaving, he tore his hair out by the roots. Fragrant Mandara flowers, the ocean of milk, and a fire fed by sacrificial butter were the subjects of three of the sixteen dreams portending his birth. He was born to two followers of Lord Parshva after being transferred from Devananda's womb to Trisala's womb. Some believe he was given a white robe by Indra after casting off his clothes. This occurred after he fasted for two and a half days under an Asoka tree, obtaining enlightenment. He shared his knowledge by preaching for seven days before dying, stressing the absolute prohibition on killing. FTP, name this twenty-fourth tirthankara, the last great teacher of Jainism.
Answer: Mahavira
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A two-headed man's arrival in Britain from the south is one of the prophecies made by a man who was mute for 58 years before gaining the power of speech, in one of this author's works. In another of this author's tales, sales of Drelincourt's Book of Death increase greatly due to a story told by Mrs. Bargrave. Another work purports to recount "the most remarkable occurences" that took place "during the last great visitation in 1665." In addition to the aforementioned Dickory Cronke, A Relation of the Apparition of Mrs. Veal, and A Journal of the Plague Year, he wrote a novel inspired by the adventures of Andrew Selkirk, who was left on an island for four years. FTP, name this author of Robinson Crusoe.
Answer: Daniel Defoe
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The composition of one of his most famous works, originally written for piano duet, was interrupted by this composer's writing of the a cappella Nunc Dimittis. Spiritual works by this composer of Short Festival Te Deum include a work based on the Apocryphal Acts of St. John, the Hymn of Jesus, and four groups of Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda. He also set Walt Whitman's Ode to Death and Dirge for Two Veterans to music. The finale to one of his works features folk tunes "The Dargason" and "Greensleeves." Another work concludes with a wordless women's chorus and opens with a fast march in 5/4 time. FTP identify this composer of Egdon Heath, St. Paul's Suite, and The Planets.
Answer: Gustav Holst
 
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Answer the following about everyone's favorite tiny molecule, hydrogen gas, FTPE:,
[10] The Schrodinger equation for the hydrogen molecular cation can be solved exactly if this approximation is used. It assumes that electronic motions are decoupled from those of the nuclei.
Answer: Born-Oppenheimer approximation
[10] When treated with this "poisoned" catalyst, one molecule of hydrogen can add across a triple bond in an alkyne to form the corresponding cis-alkene. It consists of palladium spiked with barium sulfate and quinoline.
Answer: Lindlar's catalyst
[10] The complete hydrogenation of benzene results in the formation of this molecule that commonly exists in chair and boat conformations.
Answer: cyclohexane (prompt on "C6H12")
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Name these African cities associated with empires or kingdoms, FTPE.,
[10] This city was the center of a northern Ethiopian kingdom of the same name. One of its kings led an invasion that captured the Kushite city of Meroe. Tradition holds that Menelik I brought the Ark of the Covenant to this city.
Answer: Axum or Aksum
[10] Located about 200 miles from Gao, this city reached its height under the Askia dynasty of Songhai. Earlier, Mansa Musa of Mali ordered the building of its Great Mosque and the Sankore Mosque.
Answer: Timbuktu
[10] The oldest structure in the ruins of this city is the Hill Complex or Acropolis, built of mortarless stone. Its soapstone bird figurines have become a symbol of the nation to which it lends its name, from a Shona word meaning "stone houses."
Answer: Great Zimbabwe
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Name these Abstract Expressionists who were married to other Abstract Expressionists, FTPE:,
[10] Her paintings include the Little Image series. She painted the Night Journey series following the death of her husband, Jackson Pollock.
Answer: Lee or Lena or Lenore Krasner or Krassner
[10] His wife worked as an artist and critic for Art News and painted two portraits of Kennedy. His works
Answer:
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include Interchange and the Woman series.,
[10] This one-time wife of Robert Motherwell introduced her soak-stain technique in her early painting Mountains and Sea.
Answer:
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Hercules had a thing for killing multi-headed freaks of nature. FTPE:,
[10] Hercules finished off this monster with the help of his nephew Iolaus, who had to put a torch to each of this creature's neck-stumps to keep it from regrowing heads.
Answer: Hydra
[10] This giant had wings and three bodies attached at his waist, but these anatomical quirks could not save him from Hercules, who killed him and brought his herd of red cattle to Eurystheus.
Answer: Geryon
[10] This son of Typhon and Echidna was said to be the father, by Echidna, of the Sphinx. This monstrous two-headed hound guarded Geryon's cattle.
Answer: Orthrus or Orthus
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Answer the following related questions FTPE:,
[10] In addition to reducing tariff rates from that of the McKinley tariff, this 1894 act introduced a 2% tax on incomes over $3,000. That provision was declared unconstitutional in Pollock v. Farmers' Loan and Trust.
Answer: Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act or Revenue Act
[10] After the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment, this 1913 tariff was the first to reintroduce the federal income tax.
Answer: Underwood-Simmons Tariff Act (prompt on "Tariff of 1913")
[10] The Underwood Tariff lowered US tariff rates to about 27% compared to the 41% set in this 1909 tariff, campaigned for by Taft, who hauled his bulky body around the nation in support for it.
Answer: Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act
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Name these characters mentioned in Shakespeare plays who never appear on stage, FTPE.,
[10] Hamlet states that this former jester was "a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy" while holding his skull.
Answer: Yorick
[10] Romeo infiltrates Capulet's feast hoping to catch a glimpse of this woman, Capulet's niece, with whom he is infatuated at the start of the play. Instead, he sees Juliet and forgets this woman.
Answer: Rosaline
[10] We know that this witch had blue eyes and was banished from Argier. She died before the action of the play, after imprisoning Ariel in a cloven pine.
Answer: Sycorax
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Originally called Otaheite, this island consists of two volcanoes connected by the Isthmus of Taravao. FTPE:,
[10] Name this largest island of the Windward Group of the Society Islands, whose capital is Papeete.
Answer: Tahiti
[10] This English explorer who commanded the HMS Dolphin, "discovered" Tahiti and gave it the name of King George III Island.
Answer: Samuel Wallis
[10] This French painter tried to escape European civilization by going to Tahiti. Works such as Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? were painted there.
Answer: Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin
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Identify these components of the brain. FTPE.,
[10] This part of the brainstem caudal to the pons contains the inferior olive, the reticular formation, and the decussation of pyramids, which send motor commands downward via the corticospinal tracts.
Answer: medulla oblongata
[10] This cranial nerve emerges from the nucleus solitarius and nucleus ambiguous in the upper medulla just inferior to the glossopharyngeal nerve. It is the only cranial nerve to innervate body below the head.
Answer: vagus nerve
[10] These areas of the upper spinal cord lie lateral to the nuclei gracilis and medial to the spinal trigeminal nuclei on either side of the posterior median sulcus. It's part of the ascending posterior columns for thoracic and cervical muscle groups.
Answer: nuclei cuneatus; or cuneate nuclei
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He was shot in the mouth by John Cadwalader on July 22, 1778, and wrote an apology letter on his "deathbed" despite not dying for another 22 years. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this Revolutionary War general who gives his name to a plot to replace George Washington as commander of the Continental Army.
Answer: Thomas Conway
[10] Conway was implicated by Congress in writing a letter to this general sharply criticizing Washington's abilities. This general was the victorious commander at Saratoga.
Answer: Horatio Gates
[10] During the French and Indian War, Horatio Gates and George Washington both served under this British general who led an unsuccessful campaign to capture Fort Duquesne in 1755.
Answer: Edward Braddock
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Answer these questions about the coolest band to appear in recent cinema, FTPE.,
[10] A certain wizard and his friends distracted attention from the band in this most recent franchise release.
Answer: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
[10] Members of the band include Steve Mackey, on bass, and this fellow Pulp bandmate.
Answer: Jarvis Cocker
[10] The band's drummer, Phil Selway, and lead guitarist, Jonny Greenwood, are also members of this group, whose Thom Yorke was nowhere to be seen.
Answer: Radiohead
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He wrote the introduction to an ethnographic account of the Kikuyu people, written by his student Jomo Kenyatta, called Facing Mount Kenya. FTPE.,
[10] Name this Polish-British anthropologist who formulated a functional theory of social interaction while studying the Mailu in New Guinea and the Trobriand Islanders.
Answer: Bronislaw Malinowski
[10] In this his most famous work, Malinowski discusses the Kula exchange system among the Dobu and the Trobriand Islanders.
Answer: Argonauts of the Western Pacific
[10] This Malinowski work, as the subtitle advertises, is a "Study of the Methods of Tilling the Soil and of Agricultural Rites in the Trobriand Islands." It includes a discussion of the language of certain spells.
Answer: Coral Gardens and Their Magic: A Study of the Methods of Tilling the Soil and of Agricultural Rites in the Trobriand Islands
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She tells the story of highwayman Jamie Lockhart, who lives half of his life as a gentleman flirting with and kidnapping ladies in The Robber Bridegroom. FTPE.,
[10] Identify the Southern author of "Death of a Traveling Salesman" and "The Bride of the Innisfallen," best known for a novel about the marriage of Dabny Fairchild, Delta Wedding.
Answer: Eudora Welty
[10] In this Eudora Welty short story, the main character's frustration with her sister Stella Rondo results in her marching out of the house and explains the title action.
Answer: "Why I Live at the P.O."
[10] The return of Laurel Hand to Mississippi to witness the death and funeral of her cheerful father is the subject of this Welty work based on the death of her mother, a novel that won the 1973 Pulitzer.
Answer: The Optimist's Daughter
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Name these Platonic dialogues, FTPE.,
[10] In this dialogue, Critias tells the story of Atlantis. The title character describes the creation of the universe, identifying each of the four elements and quintessence with a particular Platonic solid.
Answer: Timaeus or Timaeos
[10] This dialogue depicts the death of Socrates, following a discussion in which Socrates presents four arguments for the immortality of the soul.
Answer: Phaedo or Phaedon
[10] This dialogue consists of an attempt to define knowledge. It ends inconclusively after discussion of the theses "knowledge is perception," "knowledge is true belief," and "knowledge is true belief with some account justifying the belief."
Answer: Theaetetus or Theaetetos
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Notable people who played it included George Enescu, Joseph Joachim, and Nicolo Paganini. FTPE:,
[10] Name this string instrument.
Answer: violin
[10] This Beethoven work for violin and piano, written in the key of A major, shares its nickname with a Janacek string quartet and a Tolstoy novella.
Answer: Kreutzer Sonata or Violin Sonata #9, Opus 47
[10] This Baroque violin virtuoso wrote such works as the Christmas Concerto and variations on "La Follia."
Answer: Arcangelo Corelli
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In MKS units, the field of this name is given by the local permittivity times the electric field. FTPE:,
[10] In one of his 4 equations, Maxwell introduced the partial time derivative of this field, known as its namesake current, which can give rise to magnetic fields even though it does not correspond to a flow of charge.
Answer: electric displacement field
[10] Maxwell added the displacement current to this law expressing the circulating magnetic field produced by a current.
Answer: Ampere's law
[10] In a dielectric, Gauss's law states that the divergence of the displacement field equals this density, which does not include the dipole charges bound to the material.
Answer: free charge density
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Identify these classic draft busts FTPE.,
[10] Believe it or not, the Yankees once had the #1 overall pick in 1991. They selected this man, who never reached the majors after injuring his shoulder in a bar fight.
Answer: Brien Taylor
[10] In 2003, the Pistons had the #2 pick overall thanks to a trade. They selected this 7-foot Serbian, who averaged a whopping 5.8 minutes per game before being shipped to Orlando.
Answer: Darko Milicic
[10] Why did the Bengals suck in the '90s? Part of the reason was their selection of this Penn State running back #1 overall in 1995. He promptly blew out his ACL.
Answer: Ki-Jana Carter
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Name these treaties associated with that feckless Napoleon, FTPE.,
[10] This 1802 treaty ended the war against the Second Coalition, establishing peace between France and Britain.
Answer: Treaty or Peace of Amiens
[10] This pair of treaties signed by Napoleon in 1807 saw Prussia join the Continental System and Russia ally itself with France. Other provisions established the Duchy of Warsaw.
Answer: Treaty or Treaties of Tilsit
[10] This treaty forcing Austria to leave the Third Coalition was signed after the Austrian defeats at Ulm and Austerlitz earlier in the same year.
Answer: Treaty or Fourth Peace of Pressburg
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It took its name from a play by Friedrich von Klinger, and was influenced by the ideas of Johann von Herder. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this literary movement of the late 18th century.
Answer: Sturm und Drang or Storm and Stress (accept reasonable translations)
[10] The conflict between brothers Karl and Franz Moor is the basis for the plot of this Sturm und Drang drama.
Answer: The Robbers or Die Rauber
[10] This author of Wallenstein, William Tell, and The Maid of Orleans wrote The Robbers. He also wrote the poem "Ode to Joy."
Answer: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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Name these Roman poets who wrote about women, FTPE.,
[10] The first of this man's four books of poems was named for his mistress Cynthia. He was the subject of an "Homage" by Ezra Pound.
Answer: Sextus Propertius
[10] His first book of elegies focuses on his love affair with a woman he called Delia. In his second book of poems, she is replaced by the courtesan Nemesis.
Answer: Albius Tibullus
[10] This man penned the line "frater, ave atque vale" following the death of his brother. He also wrote a bunch of poems complaining about his unhappy love affair with Lesbia.
Answer: Gaius Valerius Catullus
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Name the following things associated with two of the Five Pillars of Islam, FTSNOP.,
[5] This fifth pillar consists of a ritual pilgrimage to Mecca.
Answer: hajj
[10] The hajj takes place during this final month of the Islamic calendar.
Answer: Dhu al-Hijjah (dh is the same sound as "the")
[5] During this ninth month of the Islamic calendar, sex, drink, and food are not allowed between fajr (dawn) and maghrib (sunset).
Answer: Ramadan
[10] This Arabic word for fasting is used to refer to the fourth pillar, the ritual abstention from food, drink, and sex between sunrise and sunset during Ramadan.
Answer: sawm

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