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2008 Chicago Open Tossups by Dorman
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In the second stanza of this poem, the speaker asks why the city of Burton was built on Trent and suggests that he may have left his necktie at the Ludlow fair. He says that there is much more ill in the world than good and that wise men would prepare for the former. The last stanza begins by telling "there was a king reigned in the East," while a famous line has the speaker declare "malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man." King Mithridates dies old after taking arsenic, strychnine, and other poisons in this poem, which begins by telling the title character "you eat your victuals soon enough." FTP, name this poem found in A Shropshire Lad, by A.E. Housman, about silly things.
Answer: "Terence, this is stupid stuff"
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One probably false story about this battle says that Amompharetos held up a pebble to cast a vote refusing to retreat from a ridge. One side received supplies by the Dryocephalai Road; a turning point came when Aeimnestus killed an opposing commander. Early skirmishing at Pyrgos Hill followed the death of elite cavalry commander Masistios and one force poisoned the Gargaphia spring causing a search for water which ended near the Asopus River. On the same day, the Battle of Mycale saw victory for Leotychides over Artayntes. The losers were eventually slaughtered on the banks of the Strymon by Alexander I of Macedon and prior to it, faced the desertion of Artabazus. FTP, name this victory for Pausanius in 479 BC, which saw the death of Mardonius, the last major battle of the Persian Wars.
Answer: Battle of Plataea
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His pioneering work on cosmic rays includes the discovery and explanation of "air showers," and he is the namesake of the world's largest cosmic ray detector. A recombination in semiconductors characterized by no emitted radiation is named for him. The effect for which he is best known was actually discovered in cloud chambers by Lise Meitner, and that effect forms the basis for his namesake electron spectroscopy, which can determine the composition of surfaces by analyzing the kinetic energies of emitted electrons. FTP, identify this French physicist whose eponymous effect occurs when an electron falls to a lower energy level after an initial electron is emitted, causing a second electron to be ejected from an atom.
Answer: Pierre Victor Auger
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This figure lusted for a woman who demanded a gift of cucumbers, apples, and grapes, which he supplied by helping a gardener, but when he later ate those fruits, he became ill in eight different parts of his body. He slept with the patron goddess of the island of Dilmun, after which he concocted a plan with the sun god to fill footsteps with water, bringing agriculture to the land. His main temple, e-engur-a, probably means "house of the lord of deep waters," and he was said to keep divine powers known as Me. He consulted his minister Isimu after he gave birth by his consort Ninhursag, asking whether he could have sex with his offspring like Ninkurra and the aforementioned Uttu. His best-known lover, though, was probably Damkina and his cult at Eridu paid homage to him as the son of Anu.FTP, name this Mesopotamian god of creation who is the father of Marduk and is also known as Enki.
Answer: Ea (Accept Enki before it is mentioned)
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This artist, who met his wife Isabel Carnes at an exhibition, took as his first pupil the journalist William James Stillman. One of his paintings is subtitled "Short Arbiter Twixt Day and Night." He consulted with the architects Calvert Vaux and Richard Morris Hunt, who designed his home Cosy Cottage at his estate which was designed after a Persian villa and named Olana. Inspired by the treatise Kosmos by Alexander von Humboldt, this artist of The Parthenon was financed by his friend Cyrus Field who accompanied him on trips that would produce paintings like Twilight in the Wilderness, The Falls of Tequendama, and Cotopaxi. FTP, name this member of the Hudson River School and pupil of Thomas Cole, the artist of The Heart of the Andes.
Answer: Frederic Edwin Church
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At one point in this book, the protagonist finds that a spray of lilies of the valley have been tucked into his bed. A book is discovered which tells the story of the savage with a barometer, which he removes mercury from to try to make it rain. Written in response to its author's time in the Tyne shipyards, the narrator of this work constantly reminds the reader that he "conceals nothing" and a key episode is a trip to the Ancient House inhabited by a smiling old woman. Other interesting events include the Day of Unanimity, which is similar to Easter. The main character joins the Mephi resistance beyond the Green Wall and is eventually subjected to the Great Operation. A novel about a man who builds the spaceship Integral in One State, FTP, name this dystopian tale of D-503 written by Yevgeny Zamyatin.
Answer: We
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This ruler openly continued relations with his mistress Vibeke Kruse after discovering the promiscuity of his second wife Kirsten Munk. He established his country's first colony in India at Tranquebar and signed the Treaty of Knared with the man who would succeed him in his most well-known role. He heroically received thirteen wounds onboard the Trinity during the Battle of Kolberge Heath, but persevered to continue fighting the Torstenson War, which his country would eventually lose. He recovered territory in the Treaty of Lubeck after commanding his nation's Protestant forces through its namesake phase of the Thirty Years' War. Ruling from 1588 to 1648, FTP, name this Danish king whose name indicates that he didn't care for Catholics.
Answer: Christian IV of Denmark (and Norway, prompt on just "Christian")
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The propargyl group, an example of this class of compounds, takes part in the Nicholas reaction to eventually form an alkylated one of these. In the Pauson-Khand reaction, one of these reacts with carbon monoxide and an alkene to form alpha, beta cyclo-pentenone, and the Bergman cyclization sees a di- one of these form a benzene ring. Reacting them with mercuric sulfate forms a methyl ketone, and they can be oxidized into carboxylic acids by potassium permanganate. They can be formed by the dehydro-halogenation of vicinal alkyl halides, and they can be selectively reduced by Lindlar's catalyst. FTP, identify this class of organic molecules characterized by a carbon-hydrogen triple bond.
Answer: alkynes
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This city contains Vodnik Square and the nearby Dragon Bridge, both damaged during an 1895 earthquake that devastated this city. Many of its landmarks were designed by Joze Plecnik, including the skyscraper Neboticnik and the Tromostovje or Triple Bridge in its Pre?eren Square. Among its many districts are Bezigrad, Vic, Moste and the most populous, ?i?ka. Founded by the Roman fifteenth legion as Emona, this city served as capital of the Duchy of Carniola under Hapsburg rule and as capital of the Kingdom of Illyria during the Napoleonic Wars. The host of the 1821 Congress of Laibach, it is easily the largest city of its nation, whose second-largest city is Maribor. Located on a namesake tributary of the Sava River, FTP, name this capital of Slovenia.
Answer: Ljubljana (accept Laibach before mentioned)
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In one of this composer's operas, Ferreol exposes the love triangle of Valentine, Valentin, and Victor; the ending has the chorus from Carmen, cigarette girls, parade onstage forgetting which opera is playing. This composer used African themes in the film score for B'anda, in between working on operas like Le Marin de Bolivar and Dolores. One of the few works set to an English text is the Romanticism-inspired song set, Deux Poemes de Lord Byron, and one of the first works completed after a brief exile in the United States was the Intermezzo pour deux pianos. Known for working with Paul Valery on La Cantate de Narcisse, and with Georges Auric and Darius Milhaud on Jean Cocteau's Les Maries de La Tour Eiffel, FTP, name this French composer who wrote many short comic operas, the only female member of Les Six.
Answer: Germaine Tailleferre
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This author of Madame de Viole contributed to The Savoy and The Critic, and is also known for making the first use of the word "soccer" and writing two novels, Adrian Rome and A Comedy of Masks, with Arthur Moore. He wrote a collection of short stories titled Dilemmas and a book of poetry Decorations in Verse and Prose. His first book of poetry, however, featured a poem which inspired the title of a song in Kiss Me Kate, "Always True to You in My Fashion" and the title of Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind. A member of the Rhymers' Club along with Lionel Johnson, FTP, name this leader of the Decadent movement, a 19th century Englishman who wrote the often-anthologized poem "Cynara."
Answer: Ernest Dowson
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This thinker replaced an old idea, which he called "cast-iron control," with "plastic control" in an essay which inspired the composer Ligeti - it features his argument "all clouds are clocks, even the most cloudy of clouds." He collaborated with his friend John Carew Eccles on one work and included his essay on "Two New Views of Causality" in A World of Propensities. A more famous book has volumes titled "The Spell of Plato" and "The High Tide of Prophecy," while the above essay was reworked in his Conjectures and Refutations. Those works typify his "critical rationalism," while another key concept of his was outlined in The Logic of Scientific Discovery. FTP, name this author of The Open Society and Its Enemies, a philosopher who put forth a principle of falsifiability.
Answer: Karl Popper
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One of this author's works tells part of the myth of Argos Panoptes while another is about the soothsayer son of Amythaon from Pylos. In addition to the Aegimius and Melampodia, fragments of the epic poems Wedding of Ceyx and Ornithomantia are usually attributed to him. One of his complete surviving works concerns a fight between Cycnus and the titular hero in The Shield of Hercules, while he outlined mortals who had copulated with gods in his ascribed work Catalogue of Women. In another work, he tells the fable of the hawk and nightingale, and addresses his brother Perses, telling him "do not let that Strife who delights in mischief hold your heart back from work." Also known for a work on the origins of the gods, FTP, name this early Greek author of Works and Days and Theogeny.
Answer: Hesiod
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The disease CDG II, or congenital disorder of glycosylation, is said to be "like" this condition. In people with the para type of it, FUT2 is expressed, unlike people with the true version of it. It occurs when the Golgi is unable to import the GDP form of the carbohydrate fucose, which is also known as the H antigen. People with this condition, caused by an hh genotype, will often make autologous donations before undergoing surgery, but they can still donate to any blood group assuming Rhesus factor compatibility. FTP, name this blood group that may test as an O but has no antigens, which is named for its prevalence in a particular Indian city.
Answer: Bombay blood group [accept hh before it is mentioned]
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The diplomatic ventures of this ruler included marrying off his sister Edith to Sigtrygg Caech at Tamworth, while other sisters of his were married to Charles III of France, Otto I, and Egill Skallagrimsson. Through military conquest, he set the River Tamar as the border with Cornwall and visitors at his court included Alan II of Brittany, Haakon I, and Louis IV of France. Most famously, he defeated Olaf III Guthfrithson and Constantine II of Scotland at the Battle of Brunanburh. Succeeded by his half-brother Edmund the Magnificent, FTP, name this king who succeeded his father Edward the Elder in 924, a grandson of Alfred who ruled until 939, and was the first to claim the title "King of All Britain."
Answer: Athelstan (Ethelstan the Glorious)
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In the front left of this painting, a black boy in a pink suit reaches his hand out to touch a dwarf in red who recoils against a column. A large man in a bright red robe is to the left of the central character and a small black and white dog sits in the center. Now housed at the Galleria dell'Accademia, it was commissioned for the Dominican convent of San Giovanni e Paolo to replace a similar painting by Titian that had burned. The background is dominated by three massive arches; a white tower rises beyond the central one. The Catholic Inquisition investigated this canvas's depiction of "cats, Huns, dwarves, and drunks," observing that none of these buffooneries were present in the work of Michelangelo. FTP, name this 1573 painting, originally titled "Lord's Last Supper," which depicts a scene in Luke and is by Paolo Veronese.
Answer: The Feast in the House of Levi
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This man wrote a definitive account of the "Malagasy iron technique," using it to explain connections, and coined the term "couvade," which he called "the laughing stock of mankind." His unpublished Gifford Lectures on "Natural Religion" were the first held at Aberdeen. He outlines his method of "adhesions," which attempts to discover "organic correlations," in On a Method of Investigating the Development of Institutions; applied to Laws of Marriage and Descent. He famously referred to his field as a "reformer's science" and discussed "survivals," or remnant traits left from earlier peoples. He also traveled with Henry Christy to Mexico, which led to his first work, Anahuac: Or Mexico and the Mexicans, Ancient and Modern. FTP, name this anthropologist who discussed animism and applied ideas of evolution in his landmark work Primitive Culture.
Answer: Sir Edward Burnett Tylor
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This event was precipitated by a meeting at the Sabin House and the refusal of one of its participants to meet Governor Joseph Wanton, who later issued a reward to its participants. A man named John Brown mustered a force at Fenner's Wharf, eventually leading Joseph Bucklin to fire, resulting in the death of William Dudingston. Led by the former captain of the Game Cock, Abraham Whipple, who had captured over twenty ships during the previous war, this event was initiated at Namquit Point after its target had chased the Hannah into the bay. FTP, name this incident in which the namesake British ship was boarded and burned in 1772 by the Sons of Liberty for harshly enforcing trade regulations in Rhode Island.
Answer: Gaspee Affair
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The asymptotic series for these functions have different forms in different quadrants, a fact known as the Stokes Phenomenon. On the complex plane they are entire functions and on the positive real axis they can be expressed in terms of the modified Bessel functions. These functions are important to optics since they model the light from a point source as viewed by a telescope. A semi-classical derivation of quantum tunneling coefficients involves these functions, which are asymptotic to sine and exponential functions. FTP, identify these special functions named for a British astronomer, the solutions of the Stokes Differential Equation.
Answer: Airy Functions
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This author tells of a politician J.J.J. who drives the title car in his story "The Mercedes Funeral," while a barmaid with the Christian name Beatrice uses a skin-lightening cream called Ambi and steals from a lorry driver in "Minutes of Glory" - both stories are collected in Secret Lives. A play by this writer ends with Thoni committing suicide after being rejected by her would-be love Remi, an educated man who decides to return to his village from the city. That work is The Black Hermit, while another work revolves around preparations for celebration of Uhuru and the betrayal of Kihika after he shoots the District Officer Tom Robson. The author of the influential piece "Decolonizing the Mind," his recent satire Wizard of the Crow comes after a hiatus when he wrote mainly in Gikuyu. FTP, name this author of A Grain of Wheat and Petals of Blood.
Answer: Ngugi wa Thiong'o (or James Ngugi)
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In Judaism, her eponymous god-praising song, very similar to the Magnificat, is used as a model prayer and read on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. With a name possibly meaning "beauty" or "passion," her husband would offer a sacrifice at the Shiloh sanctuary every year and give this woman twice as big a portion of it as he would to his other wife Penninah who actually bore him a child. That husband, Elkanah, and this woman wished for a son so much that in their prayers to God they offered any unborn sons up to be raised as a nazir. They eventually gave birth to a son who, after the tutelage of Eli the Priest, went on to become the last of the judges and the first of the major prophets, anointing the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David. FTP, name this Hebrew woman and mother of the biblical Samuel.
Answer: Hannah
2008 Chicago Open Bonuses by Dorman
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According to Antonio Pigafetta, on April 27, forty-nine men departed from boats to land on a small island owned by this man near Cebu Island. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Muslim Filipino chieftain who gathered a group of over one thousand Visayans armed with spears and kampilan, and was victorious in the Battle of Mactan in 1521.
Answer: Lapu-Lapu
[10] Lapu-Lapu is credited with stabbing this navigator, whose namesake strait separates Chile and Tierra del Fuego.
Answer: Ferdinand Magellan
[10] After Magellan's death, this man completed his circumnavigation of the world, bringing the Victoria back to Seville with eighteen survivors.
Answer: Juan Sebastian del Cano (or Elcano)
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Answer the following about a fourth century CE Roman poet, FTPE.,
[10] This author of Liber Cathemerinon or Book in Accordance with the Hours inspired medieval allegorical literature with his work about a battle between seven virtues and vices, Psychomachia
Answer: Aurelius Prudentius Clemens
[10] Prudentius also composed books against this politician, a pagan who wrote a number of letters to emperors as Prefect of Rome in 384, arguing that the Altar of Victory should be restored.
Answer: Quintus Aurelius Symmachus
[10] Prudentius detested this second century CE Roman who wrote On the God of Socrates and Florida, but is best remembered for his picaresque The Golden Ass.
Answer: Lucius Apuleius Platonicus
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They lack any T cell receptors and bind to KIR and Ly FTPE:,
[10] Name these lymphocytes that take part in innate immunity by destroying tumor cells or cells infected with viruses.
Answer: Natural killer cells
[10] Natural killer cells accomplish their task using perforin and then this enzyme, which is also released by cytotoxic T cells and induces apoptosis.
Answer: granzyme
[10] Natural killer cells target any cell without the class I type of this complex on the cell surface that presents self-antigens to identify the cell as belonging to the organism.
Answer: Major histocompatibility complex
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In section 18, the author talks of entelechies or "incorporeal Automatons," but says in the next section that the term "soul" should be reserved for things "whose perception is more distinct and accompanied by memory." FTPE:,
[10] Name this essay consisting of 90 sections published by its author after his other essay Principles of Nature and Grace, which ends with a discussion of the "city of God."
Answer: Monadology
[10] This philosopher, who only published Theodicy during his lifetime, discussed those magic windowless mirrors called monads in "Monadology."
Answer: Gottfreid Wilhelm Leibniz
[10] John Dewey wrote a "Critical Exposition" of this earlier work by Liebniz, which wasn't published upon its completion in 1704 since that year saw the death of John Locke, its intended respondee.
Answer: New Essays on Human Understanding (or New Essays Concerning Human Understanding)
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The Ottoman Empire used to be important. Name these Ottoman sultans with interesting nicknames, FTPE.,
[10] He ascended to the throne after the death of his father Murad I at the Battle of Kosovo and himself defeated a crusade at the Battle of Nicopolis, but was later captured by Tamerlane at Ankara.
Answer: Bayazid I the Thunderbolt
[10] This sultan defeated Shah Ismail of the Safavids at the Battle of Chaldiran but is best known as the father of Suleiman the Magnificent.
Answer: Selim I (or Selim the Grim)
[10] This ruler from 1876 to 1909 known as the "Red Sultan" or the "Great Assassin" oversaw the Armenian Genocide and abdicated in the face of the Young Turks.
Answer: Abdul Hamid II the Red Sultan
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After his emigration to the University of Iowa, he came into contact with New Criticism, leading to his collaboration with Austin Warren on the landmark study Theory of Literature. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Czech-born literary critic who later came to teach comparative literature at Yale.
Answer: Rene Wellek
[10] Wellek was an original member of the Prague Circle along with the famous Russian linguist, a proponent of structural analysis who authored The Sound Shape of Language and Preliminaries to Speech Analysis.
Answer: Roman Jakobson
[10] Wellek studied Shakespeare at Charles University under this fellow Czech who was a cofounder of the Prague Circle and its first president. He also wrote a two-volume History of English Literature.
Answer: Vilem Mathesius
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Identify the following related to pair production, FTPE.,
[10] When pair production occurs near a black hole, one of the particles may fall within the event horizon making it seem that the black hole emitted the other particle as this type of radiation.
Answer: Hawking Radiation
[10] This doubly eponymous effect is the anomalously large scattering of gamma rays by heavy nuclei that was explained by pair production. One of its namesakes was a female Swedish physicist who did early work on fission.
Answer: Meitner-Hupfeld effect
[10] It is hypothesized that this stellar event can occur when gamma ray energies become high and pair production becomes dominant, causing the thermal pressure to decrease.
Answer: Supernova
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Answer the following about columns, FTPE.,
[10] Implementing volutes as well as the egg-and-dart or bead-and-reel moldings, this simple Greek order was used at the Temple of Artemis.
Answer: Ionic
[10] Adapting itself into the Georgian style of architecture, this Roman mode is a simplified Doric order. It is unfluted, and features plain entablatures with unadorned capitals and bases.
Answer: Tuscan
[10] The term "nonce" refers to styles used only once, for example the Ammonite order invented by this English architect, known as the younger to distinguish him from his father. Also a portrait artist, he rebuilt Newgate Prison in 1770 and designed the Shakespeare Gallery in Pall Mall.
Answer: George Dance the Younger
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The main character is a founding member of the Dorchester County Explorer's Club. FTPE:,
[10] Name this short novel in which Todd Andrews, a lawyer living in the Dorset Hotel and planning to commit suicide, hooks up with Jane Mack, the wife of his best friend Harrison.
Answer: The Floating Opera
[10] The mysterious Henry Burlingame accompanies the protagonist of this work, a fictionalized Ebenezer Cooke, an Englishman who travels to America and becomes Poet Laureate of Maryland after meeting Lord Baltimore.
Answer: The Sot-Weed Factor
[10] The Floating Opera and The Sot-Weed Factor are works by this author, and so is Giles Goat-Boy.
Answer: John Barth
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His song "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead" titles the Gary Felder film of the same name and appears on his 1991 album Mr. Bad Example. FTPE:,
[10] Name this rock songwriter whose 1978 album Excitable Boy contained some of his biggest hits, like "Lawyers, Guns, and Money" and "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner."
Answer: Warren Zevon
[10] Excitable Boy also contains this popular Warren Zevon song, in which one of the title creatures is drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's, and may have been responsible for the little old lady who got mutilated late last night.
Answer: "Werewolves of London"
[10] Warren Zevon gets mentioned about every other episode of this Showtime series, which follows a novelist Hank Moody played by David Duchovny.
Answer: Californication
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Name these cities which are capitals of autonomous or semi-autonomous regions of Russian successor states, FTPE.,
[10] Lying on the Sunzha River, this capital of Chechnya was once known as Djohar and recently took a vote to rename itself Akhmadkala, but that proposal was shot down by Ramzan Kadyrov.
Answer: Grozny
[10] Home to the "We Are Our Mountains" monument by Sargis Baghdasaryan, this capital of the Nagorno-Karabakh exclave was once known as Khankendi.
Answer: Stepanakert
[10] Located on the right bank of the Dniester River, this city home to the Lucian Blaga Lyceum is the second largest city in Moldova and the capital of Transnistria.
Answer: Tiraspol
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Originally proposed as a hemisphere-based wind pattern, it is still used to describe the wind between 30 degrees north and south latitude. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this wind circulation pattern that predicts equatorward flow near the surface and poleward flow above the surface.
Answer: Hadley Cells
[10] Hadley had ignored the Coriolis Effect in his hypothesis. This man hypothesized that rotating warm air pulled southern air toward the pole. The cells north and south of the Hadley Cells are sometimes named for him.
Answer: William Ferrel
[10] This longitudinal air circulation pattern is also present near the equator in the Pacific Ocean. It consists of cold air falling near South America and warm air rising near Indonesia.
Answer: Walker Circulation
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Answer the following about the Peninsular War, FTPE.,
[10] This pyrrhic victory for the British and Spanish in 1809 under Arthur Wellesley and Gregorio de la Cuesta resulted in the ousting of Joseph Bonaparte from battle but also the retreat of the Allies from Spain.
Answer: Battle of Talavera de la Reina
[10] Fought near Arapiles in 1812, the Battle of Salamanca was a victory over Marmont by Wellesley and this British general, who two years later replaced Robert Ross as the British North American commander and was killed at the Battle of New Orleans.
Answer: Edward Pakenham
[10] This Lines of Torres Vedras, secretly built by Wellesley to stop Andre Massena's offensive, consisted of over one hundred connected forts designed to defend this city, which saw a famous earthquake in 1755.
Answer: Lisbon
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His first major work was "an introduction to the theory of relativity and gravitation" entitled Space and Time in Contemporary Physics. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 20th century philosopher whose major written work General Theory of Knowledge has been translated with a preface by Herbert Feigl and argues against synthetic a priori knowledge.
Answer: Moritz Schlick
[10] Moritz Schlick was the leader of this group of philosophers which promoted empiricism and logical positivism and included Hans Hahn and Rudolf Carnap.
Answer: Vienna Circle
[10] Hans Hahn's sister was a noted mathematician and the wife of this other member of the Vienna Circle. He espoused his theories in works like The Lost Wanderers of Descartes and the Auxiliary Motive, Physicalism, and Modern Man in the Making.
Answer: Otto Neurath
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Name these commonly-themed operas by Monteverdi, FTPE.,
[10] With a text by Alessandro Striggio, this really early opera sees the messenger Sylvia inform the title character that his beloved is dead, resulting in some tragic scenes in the Underworld.
Answer: L'Orfeo (or Orpheus)
[10] This now-lost 1608 tragedy in one act is famous for its "Lament" which begins "Let me die;" a new work based upon its libretto was written by Alexander Goehr. During rehearsals for it, its prima donna died. How funny.
Answer: L'Arianna (or Ariadne)
[10] This late opera with libretto by Giacomo Badoaro sees Minerva offer to disguise the title character as a beggar after informing him that he's washed up in Ithaca.
Answer: The Return of Ulysses to His Country (or Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, accept equivalents that mention both "return" and "Ulysses" like "Ulysses' Return Home")
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It was displayed in July of 2007 at the "Beyond Belief" exhibition in White Cube Mason's Yard, and its artist bought the material from a dealer in Islington called "Get Stuffed." FTPE:,
[10] Name this piece of art consisting of a platinum human skull, with 18th century teeth, encrusted with 8,601 diamonds.
Answer: For the Love of God
[10] Damien Hirst is better known for this work, which sits alongside Watson and the Shark and Gulf Stream at MOMA, and consists of a 14-foot tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde.
Answer: The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living
[10] This other member of the Young British Artists is known for a tent titled Everyone I Have Ever Slept With and an installation labeled My Bed, in which she displays a bed strewn with condoms and other paraphernalia.
Answer: Tracey Emin
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The leadup to this battle saw Franz Sigel escape an attack around Little Sugar Creek, and clashes were fought at Foster's Farm and Oberson's Field. FTPE:,
[10] Name this battle in Arkansas in March of 1862 which saw the defeat of Earl Van Dorn, securing Missouri for the Union.
Answer: Battle of Pea Ridge or Elkhorn Tavern
[10] This Union general, who had earlier been placed in charge of the Army of the Southwest by Halleck at Wilson's Creek, was victorious over Van Dorn at Pea Ridge.
Answer: Samuel Ryan Curtis
[10] Pea Ridge saw the death of Benjamin McCulloch, who gained fame for commanding one of the twin-sister cannons in this 1836 battle, the decisive victory for Sam Houston over Santa Anna.
Answer: Battle of San Jacinto
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This class of compounds, named for the German for "hybrid" or "hermaphrodite," includes many amino acids as well as some detergents. FTPE:,
[10] Name these polar compounds that contain charged particles, but are neutral overall.
Answer: Zwitterions
[10] This is the name given to the pH at which ampholytes will exist as zwitterions.
Answer: Isoelectric point
[10] Several of these twelve compounds, which were selected by their namesake for biochemical research, are zwitterions. Some of these compounds include PIPES, tricine, and HEPES.
Answer: Good's buffers
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Name these minor Christian prophets, FTPE.,
[10] The namesake of the fifth book of the minor prophets, he gets swallowed by a whale after fleeing his duties in Nineveh.
Answer: Jonah
[10] This son of Cushi presents in his namesake book one of the most stunning descriptions of God's wrath and subsequently the restoration for those who survive the "Great Day of the Lord." His book draws heavily from Genesis and Deuteronomy and ends with a "Song of Joy."
Answer: Zephaniah
[10] Appearing in the Book of Acts, Mark appointed this guy as the first bishop of Cyrene; he was a founder of the Christian Church in Antioch.
Answer: Lucius of Cyrene
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Answer the following about 19th century French assassination attempts, FTPE.,
[10] While Napoleon III was on his way to see William Tell, this revolutionary conspired with Rudio, Pieri, and Gomez to throw bombs at his carriage.
Answer: Felice Orsini
[10] A number of people have suggested that several assassination attempts were made on the first Napoleon after he was exiled to this island in October of 1815; one theory involves lemonade at the Longwood House.
Answer: St. Helena
[10] Earlier, this man had exploded a gun machine while Louis-Philippe was riding along the Boulevard du Temple - he only succeeded at hurting himself and killing Louis' horse and Marshal Mortier.
Answer: Giuseppe Marco Fieschi
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Told retrospectively, the title character is watched by three butchers so he does not cheat. FTPE:,
[10] Name this short story by Franz Kafka, whose title performer resents the forty days of sympathy implemented by the impresario, and is replaced by a panther when he dies.
Answer: A Hunger Artist or Ein Hungerkunstler
[10] In this Kafka novel, Karl Rossman works as a lift-boy at Hotel Occidental but eventually leaves Delamarche to become a technical worker at the Nature Theatre.
Answer: Amerika or Der Verschollene or The Man Who Disappeared
[10] This series of correspondences was written to Kafka's two-time fiance, Ms. Bauer. Elias Canetti provides an overview of them in his book Kafka's Other Trial.
Answer: Letters to Felice or Briefe an Felice

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