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2008 Chicago Open Tossups by Douglass
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One of this author's works, set on the fictional island of Azania, sees the organization of a "Birth Control Gala" by Basil Seal, who is attempting to modernize the country of Emperor Seth. Another work features the American evangelist Mrs. Ape and Adam Fenwick-Symes, who repeatedly attempts and fails to marry Nina Blount. A two-month journey to Mexico produced "Robbery Under Law," while this author of Black Mischief wrote in another work about the marriage of Margot Beste-Chetwynde and Paul Pennyfeather. In addition to Vile Bodies, this author of Decline and Fall wrote a book in which Mr. Todd forces Tony Last to read him Dickens works. FTP, name this writer of A Handful of Dust who described the Marchmain estate and Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited.
Answer: Evelyn Waugh
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Early in his career, this man went to the Anyuan collier to organize miners, and in Moscow he attended the University for Toilers of the East. His wife, Wang Guangmei, was criticized for her bourgeois lifestyle, and he led the Sino-Soviet Friendship Association from 1949 to 19 He gave the addresses "On the Intra-Party Struggle" and "How To Be a Good Communist" after being appointed as CCP chairman when Mao engaged in talks with Chiang Kai-shek in 1945. Rumors of his death began circulating in 1974, and in 1980 it was revealed that he died in 1969. An ally of Deng Xiaoping, he went against Mao by refusing to direct the class struggle against "capitalist roaders," and he was replaced as Mao's successor by Lin Biao in 1966. FTP, name this chief theoretician of the early Chinese Communist Party.
Answer: Liu Shaoqi
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Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome is a rare cause of this condition, which can concomitantly present with vitiligo. It can be differentiated from a similar megaloblastic condition by a Schilling test, and it usually presents with high levels of both homocysteine and methylmalonic acid, since those are usually metabolized by enzymes requiring a compound that is deficient in this condition. It is occasionally observed in vegetarians, though it is most often seen because of autoimmune atrophic gastritis, in which antibodies are targeted against parietal cells and against intrinsic factor. As a result, low levels of enlarged red blood cells are seen. FTP, name this most common manifestation of a deficiency in cobalamin, or vitamin B
Answer: pernicious anemia [accept Addisonian anemia or Biermer anemia; prompt on just "anemia"]
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In this work, the author takes issue with Themistius' idea that the intellect is seldom mistaken when it descends into particulars, and he also rejects Chrysostom's idea that "Whom he draws, he draws willingly." The author cites with admiration the work of ancient philosophers in the areas of logic and mathematics as proof of the gifts that God bestowed upon human nature, and concludes saying that St. Paul did not condemn lawsuits per se but only the excessive litigation of Corinth. It began with an address to King Francis I of France, and condemns the "papist" sacraments. Its author, whose life was written by his disciple Theodore Beza, uses this work to expound on his concept of predestination. FTP, name this first systematic theological treatise of the Protestant Reformation, a work of John Calvin.
Answer: Institutes of the Christian Religion
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He served as a war artist at the front line at Gerardmer and painted the Interrogation of the Prisoner, and he made panels of the assembly line of the Lyon munitions factory. He lived with his seamstress mother until her death, an experience that inspired domestic scenes such as his Woman Sweeping, and he designed sets and illustrated programs for the Symbolist Theatre de L'Oeuvre. He painted scenes from Le Malade imaginaire and Tristan Bernard's Le Petit Cafe for the foyer of the Comedie des Champs-Elysees, and he also painted a gigantic mural for the League of Nations. Known for his nine panel series Public Gardens, he was classified as an "intimist" for his close interior scenes. FTP, name this French painter, an associate of Pierre Bonnard and a fellow member of the Nabis movement.
Answer: Edoard Vuillard
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In one chapter of this work, the author discusses "Frames of Acceptance," while another part discusses what constitutes "The Shape of Unionism." Another chapter states that intellectuals were "betrayed by what is false in them," and compares Andrew Jackson's use of the spoils-system to Leninist thought. The author differs with Balzac's quote about "the giant power wielded by pygmies" in regard to bureaucracy, and describes Alice Adams as entering a "modern nunnery" when she decided to go to business school. This work examines the "Big Split" between work and leisure, discussing the title group as victims of the Managerial Demiurge. FTP, name this work subtitled The American Middle Classes and written by C. Wright Mills.
Answer: White Collar: The American Middle Classes
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An affair with a Swedish filmmaker named Marcus eventually leads the main character in this novel to acquire a passport from Brandt Vermuelen to travel to Europe. There she becomes the mistress of the French teacher Bernard Chabalier, who she meets while staying at the house of her father's first wife, Katya Bagnelli, in Nice. She later runs into her childhood African friend, Baasie [bah-see], prompting her return back to her home in Johannesberg, having attained the emotional freedom she lacked after her Communist parents Cathy and Lionel's death in jail. FTP, name this novel about Rosa's quest to find an identity separate from her parents, written by Nadine Gordimer.
Answer: Burger's Daughter
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He was recalled as minister to France for seeking to aid Louis XVI in fleeing the country, though he was the only diplomat to remain in Paris during the Reign of Terror and wrote a Diary of it. The subject of a biography by Teddy Roosevelt, he pushed for the formation of a northern confederacy as an opponent of the War of 1812, and he was chief assistant to the Superintendent of Finance in the Confederation. While serving in the Provincial Congress, he fought to include a provision for religious toleration in the New York constitution, and he served as chairman of the commission to construct the Erie Canal. He gave more speeches than anyone else at the Constitutional Convention, and as a member of the Committee of Style, he was responsible for the final wording of the Constitution. FTP, name this founding father who created the United States' decimal coinage system.
Answer: Gouverneur Morris
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As a supercritical solvent, this molecule can be used to create increasingly stereoselective versions of the Henry and the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reactions. Two equivalents are produced as byproducts of the Eder reaction, and it reacts with sodium chloride, water, and ammonia in the first step of the Solvay process. The Kolbe-Schmitt process uses it and a base to convert a phenol to salicylic acid, and the conversion of a 3-ketoester to a carboxylic acid emits three equivalents of it. In the Bosch-Meiser process, it reacts with two equivalents of ammonia to produce urea, while a Grignard reagent or an alkyl-lithium will react with it to produce a carboxylic acid. FTP, name this linear, triatomic molecule that is one of the products of combustion.
Answer: carbon dioxide [accept CO2]
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He has a life-size poster of Hugo Hoyama on his wall, went to the Hall of Fame induction of Andrzej Grubba, and counts Zoran Primorac, Jan-Ove Waldner, and Ashraf Helmy among his heroes, all famous table tennis players. The Shoah Foundation denied his visa to Argentina to visit his grandfather, and residents of his bed and breakfast can partake in activities like beet wine production and a table-making demonstration by his cousin Mose. He once suffered a concussion, causing a personality switch, and the weapons he keeps come in handy when he maces a belligerent Roy. He keeps a cherub figurine after he breaks up with Angela. FTP, name this "assistant to the regional manager" at Dunder Mifflin Scranton who idolizes Michael Scott, a character from The Office played by Rainn Wilson.
Answer: Dwight Schrute (accept either name)
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An offering to mollify this figure was made everyday by Vasuki, who hides from him in a cave and is so afraid that he drops Vala's bile. He is the ruler of the Suparnas and, in the Ramayana, he is depicted as the grandchild of Cyena and Cyene, and his sister Sumati gave birth to a giant gourd. He is the father of Sapati and a figure who attacks the Pushpaka of the demon Ravana, named Jatayu. Krishna promised Kaliya that this figure would not hurt him, and he damaged Indra's thunderbolt vajra in battle. Known for spitting emeralds, he stole soma to save his mother Vinata from the Nagas. FTP, name this bird god that serves as the mount of Vishnu.
Answer: Garuda
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The tenth chapter of this book describes a great serpent, a black python, who has refused to eat four live sparrows and sits withered in its silver-wire basket when its owner pulls back the purple curtains, after which advice is sought from Schahabarim. The main villain's heart is sacrificed to Moloch, and Spendius cuts a hole in a key structure, causing a "cataract to fall from the sky onto the plain." In another part, the Temple of Tanit is raided, and a sacred veil, the zaimph is stolen, only to be recovered by the title character through seduction. The cavalry of Narr'havas joins the title character's side as Matho leads the barbarians against Hamilcar in, FTP, what novel about the title Carthaginian priestess, a work by Gustave Flaubert.
Answer: Salammbo
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Near its north pole are the Gharib and Sindbad craters and the Samarkand sulci. Its south pole has the Camphor, Alexandria, Cairo, Baghdad, and Damascus sulci, which are colloquially known as "tiger stripes" and have intense geyser activity that it is though to give rise to the E ring. It is locked in a 1:2 resonance with Dione, and its orbit lies between those of Mimas and Tethys. Like Europa, it likely has a large layer of subsurface water, and like Io its interior is be kept warm by tidal forces from its host planet. It and Triton display the only known examples of active cryovolcanism, and a recent Cassini flyby found traces of organic compounds erupting from its surface. It has the highest albedo of any object in the solar system because its surface is covered in fine-grained ice. For ten points, name this icy moon of Saturn.
Answer: Enceladus
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Some of the key battles in this conflict were engaged in at Offham Hill and Green Hill. An end to it was negotiated by the papal legate Ottobuono, and it was quelled in part due to the defection of Gilbert de Clare, while a leader of the other side was Roger Bigod. One of its settlements was the Statute of Marlborough, and its outbreak was partly a result of the one-sided nature of the Mise of Amiens. One of its major battles occurred at Kennilworth, and its leader gained power after the Battle of Lewes, but was ultimately killed by the future Edward I. Sparked by the annulment of the Provisions of Oxford and culminating with the Battle of Evesham, it was instigated by Simon de Montfort. FTP, name this revolt against Henry III of England by members of the nobility.
Answer: Barons' War (accept equivalents e.g. Baronial Revolt, etc.)
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This man composed the minute-long piano fragment Un Pensiero a San Francisco during his ill-fated American tour, and he wrote the score for the Nino Oxilia film Rapsodia Satanica. He composed the first Italian example of Literaturoper, Gugliemo Ratcliff, which was based on a translation of Heine, and his Le Mashere was inspired by the commedia dell arte. The title laundry girl is placed in a bordello in this man's Japanese inflenced Iris, and the "Cherry Duet" can be found in his L'Amico Fritz. "Voi Lo Sapete, O Mamma" is an arioso sung by Santuzza in another opera by this man that also features the characters Lola, Alfio, and Turiddu. FTP, name this man who succeeded Toscanini as musical director of La Scala, the composer of Cavalleria Rusticana.
Answer: Pietro Mascagni
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Mitchell Thomashow used Rachel Carson and John Muir as models for the ecological form of this. Laszlo Garai introduced an economics based on it, and according to James Marcia, the balance between it and confusion lies with commitment. Herbert Marcuse argued that it is controlled by consumerism and technology, stifling the ego. Erving Goffman wrote some "Notes on the Management of Spoiled this" in his book Stigma and claimed that it formed through dramatic realization. Henry Tajfel and John C. Turner introduced the notions of positive distinctiveness and internalized group membership when defining a theory of its social type. In a work on this "and the Life Cycle," Erik Erikson argued that, as a teenager, it competes with role confusion, which can lead to its namesake "crisis." FTP, name this term for an individual's sense of self.
Answer: identity
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William Doreski wrote a narrative poem about the testament of this figure. In one work on him, he is a son of the single lady Amey Ralph of Cranston and is initially boarded to the drunkard William Westcott. That work, written by Henry Trumbull and known as the Life and Remarkable Adventures, inspired another work which sees him make a living by walking the streets crying "Old Chairs to Mend!" He comes aboard the Ariel and the Ranger, at which point he is involved in robbing the Earl of Selkirk. He kicks a man who tried to shine his shoes and ran, carrying a message in his boot from Squire Woodcock to Benjamin Franklin. A character who meets Ethan Allen, John Paul Jones, and King George III after leaving the British navy, FTP, name this man who experiences "Fifty Years of Exile" after fighting at Bunker Hill in a novel by Herman Melville.
Answer: Israel Potter (prompt on just one name)
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Substances similar to this have recently been found in Obelia and Renilla by James G. Morin and J.W. Hastings. Originally discovered by Osamu Shimomura, its structure consists of 11 beta sheets formed into a barrel, with an alpha helix in the middle. Also in the middle of the barrel is its most important component, which has a key serine-tyrosine-glycine sequence that can change conformation, which in nature occurs upon being stimulated by the output of excited aequorin. The enhanced version was created to change its absorption and to better match FITC sets, and now several "shifted" variants of it have been formed for use in FRET procedures. Often introduced via viral vectors to act as a gene expression reporter, its wild type absorbs at 395 and 475 nanometers and emits light at 509 nanometers. FTP name this peptide first isolated from a jellyfish, which glows its namesake color.
Answer: Green Fluorescent Protein
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This thinker believed that realism, mysticism, critical rationalism, and eternal truth were the four concepts of being. He argued that error was possible only if there existed an infinite being, and said that traitors live in the "hell of the irrevocable," in his work The Philosophy of Loyalty. He defended his view on absolute truth by claiming that deniers of it automatically confirmed it, and Santayana wrote about William James and this man in his Character and Opinion in the United States. "Nature, Man, and the Moral Order" was a volume of this man's The World and the Individual, and he also wrote Studies of Good and Evil. FTP, name this American idealist, the author of The Problem of Christianity and The Religious Aspect of Philosophy.
Answer: Josiah Royce
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The formation of this group was inspired by Peter Reichensperger's columns in the Kolnische Volkszeitung, and its tenets were espoused in the Soester Program. Its opposition to Bernhard von Bulow's African policy led to the dissolution of his government, and one of its leaders, Heinrich Bruning, taught at Harvard after being accused of Bolshevism by Hindenberg. Their newspaper was Deutsches Volksblatt, and Matthias Erzberger signed the Armistice of 19 Franz von Papen was a member of its far right wing, and one of its leaders, Ludwig Windthorst, opposed the educational policies of Adalbert Falk. Known for opposing Falk's legislation, the May Laws, it was the first German political party to cross class and state lines. FTP, name this predominantly Catholic party that increased membership in the wake of Bismarck's Kulturkampf.
Answer: Catholic Centre Party [also accept Zentrumspartei]
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Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome is a rare cause of it, and it can concomitantly present with vitiligo. This disease can be differentiated from a similar megaloblastic condition by a Schilling test. It usually presents with high levels of both homocysteine and methylmalonic acid, since those are usually metabolized by a normally present compound. It can be associated with intestinal problems such as hypochlorhydria, which causes a loss of gastric mucosa and leads to poor nutrient absorption. It is occasionally observed in vegetarians, as they lack a nutrient found only in meat. It is most often seen because of an autoimmune reaction against parietal cells or due to antibodies against intrinsic factor. As a result, low levels of enlarged red blood cells are seen. For ten points, name this disease, the most common manifestation of cobalamin, or vitamin B12, deficiency.
Answer: pernicious anemia (accept Addisonian anemia or Biermer anemia)
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James G. Morin and J.W. Hastings found that it has the same Stokes shift as related versions found in genus Obelia and Renilla. Its discovery by Osamu Shimomura followed up on the work of Frank Johnson. Two different variants of it are used in a FRET procedure, and it is commonly used as the probe in a FRAP assay. Its beta-barrel structure houses a highly conjugated chromaphore that is stimulated by the 470-nanometer emission of apoaequorin, the excited version of aequorin. That stimulation causes conformational changes in a serine-tyrosine-glycine sequence at its center, resulting in light emitted at 508 nanometers. It has been used to easily observe gene or protein expression because it glows its namesake color when exposed to blue light. First isolated from jellyfish of the genus Aequorea, for ten points, name this peptide often used in biological studies.
Answer: green fluorescent protein or GFP
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As a supercritical solvent, it can be used to create increasingly stereoselective versions of the Henry and the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reactions. Two equivalents are produced as byproducts of the Eder reaction, and it reacts with sodium chloride, water, and ammonia in the first step of the Solvay process. Under high temperatures and pressures, it can react with an epoxide to produce an organic carbonate. The Kolbe-Schmitt process uses it and a base to convert a phenol to salicylic acid, and the conversion of a 3-ketoester to a carboxylic acid emits three equivalents of it in a decarboxylation reaction. In the Bosch-Meiser process, it reacts with two equivalents of ammonia to produce urea, while a Grignard reagent or an alkyllithium will react with it to produce a carboxylic acid. For ten points, name this linear, triatomic molecule that combines with two equivalents of water to form carbonic acid.
Answer: carbon dioxide or CO2
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This man encouraged the Arcadians to build the federal city of Megalopolis and led an expedition to secure the liberation of Messenia. The section of Parallel Lives pairing him with Scipio has been lost, and he was criticized for not having children, but claimed that his military victories would be his "daughter." He was a student of Lysis of Tarentum, and at one point saved his fellow commander from Alexander of Pherae. In his greatest triumph, he defeated King Clembrotus of Sparta, though he died of wounds suffered at the Battle of Mantinea. FTP, name this general who commanded alongside Pelopidas as a leader of the Sacred Band victorious at the Battle of Leuctra.
Answer: Epaminondas
 
2008 Chicago Open Bonuses by Douglass
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He argued that economic growth occurs through the growth of firms and the destruction of competition. FTPE:,
[10] The author of Business Cycles: A Theoretical, Historical, and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process, name this economist who proposed that profits are a premium for introducing new technology and producing more efficiently than one's competitors.
Answer: Joseph Schumpeter
[10] This two-word term coined by Schumpeter described the process of the failure of businesses as a result of the innovations of their competitors, which Schumpeter argued resulted in economic growth.
Answer: Creative Destruction
[10] In this major 1942 work by Schumpeter, he argues that the success of one of the title systems will result in a class of intellectuals who will ultimately destroy that system, but the world will continue to maintain competition between political firms.
Answer: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
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Brush up on your related English Baroque organists, FTPE.,
[10] This work, the most famous piece of Jeremiah Clark, is sometimes known as the "Trumpet Voluntary" in D major, and was originally attributed to another composer.
Answer: "Prince of Denmark's March"
[10] "The Prince of Denmark's March" was formerly attributed to this composer. He also composed music for James II's coronation and Mary II's funeral, as well as incidental music to The Faerie Queen.
Answer: Henry Purcell
[10] This composer was a teacher of Purcell's and wrote "Ode on the Death of Purcell." He composed Amphion Anglicus and Service and G Major, as well as the masque Venus and Adonis, and he was the organist of Westminster Abbey both before and after his famous student.
Answer: John Blow
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Lieutenant Gamboa remarks that half of the boys have been sent to the academy "so they don't turn out to be fairies." FTPE:,
[10] Name this novel in which The Circle targets The Slave for telling on their friend Cava, and the Poet steals The Slave's girl, Teresa.
Answer: The Time of the Hero (accept La Ciudad y los Perros)
[10] This author of The Time of the Hero, wrote about his time running for the Peruvian Presidency in A Fish in the Water, and wrote about a guy who loves his aunt in Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter.
Answer: Mario Vargas-Llosa
[10] In this other work by Vargas-Llosa, the main character meets Saul Zaratas who fills the title role amongst the Machiguengua tribe.
Answer: The Storyteller (accept El hablador)
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Answer the following regarding Keith Edward Bullen's system for classifying the Earth's interior, FTPE:,
[10] The most enduring label from Bullen's scheme is this layer of the lower mantle, roughly 2700 km deep. It is separated from the layer above by the Gutenberg Discontinuity.
Answer: D'' (D double prime or D prime prime)
[10] The transition from layer C to D' ("D prime") is marked by this boundary, about 1000 km deep, which separates the upper and lower mantles.
Answer: Repetti discontinuity
[10] Labeled E, the movement of this deep, liquid layer is thought to give rise to the Earth's magnetic field, as per dynamo theory.
Answer: inner core (prompt on "core")
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He completed a marble St. Cecilia and a bronze Crucified Christ for the Rouen Cathedral. FTPE:,
[10] Known for his terra-cotta work, after the Revolution, this French sculptor switched to Neoclassicism from the Rococo he was known for. He also sculpted Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and Homer Attacked by Dogs.
Answer: Claude Michel or Clodion
[10] This woman painted a canvas of Madame Clodion. Usually attested as a bitter rival of Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, her works include a Self-Portrait in Miniature and a Self-Portrait with Two Pupils.
Answer: Adelaide Labille-Guiard
[10] Clodion shared a studio with this slightly better known French Neoclassicist sculptor who created the anatomical statue L'Ecorche or The Flayed Man, as well as a statue of St. Bruno and a seated Voltaire.
Answer: Jean-Antoine Houdon
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Identify the following about the Korean War, FTPE:,
[10] This village in the DMZ was the location of the truce conference that lasted from 1951 to 1953. It was later the site of negotiations between U.S. and North Korean officials during the Pueblo affair.
Answer: Panmunjom
[10] This man led Chinese forces during the Korean War, and signed the armistice at Panmunjom. He was later removed as minister of national defense for criticizing the Great Leap Forward.
Answer: Peng Dehuai [also accept P'eng Te-huai]
[10] This man commanded the 82nd Airborne Division in the attack on Sicily, which was the first major airborne assault in U.S. history. He later succeeded MacArthur as Allied commander in Korea.
Answer: Matthew Ridgway
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It was released in North America on April 27, 2008, and came with a Wheel controller that housed the Wii Remote. FTPE:,
[10] Name this racing game, which succeeded a version for the GameCube subtitled Double Dash!
Answer: Mario Kart Wii
[10] In previous versions of Mario Kart, players could employ this technique of swerving back and forth to gain speed boosts. It will likely not be possible in Mario Kart Wii because drifting takes slightly longer than in the past.
Answer: snaking
[10] Mario Kart Wii has this female racer as a hidden, unlockable character, her second appearance in a Nintendo game. She first appeared as the maiden of the Comet Observatory in Super Mario Galaxy.
Answer: Rosalina (accept Rozetta for anyone who wants to break out the Japanese, like Matt Lafer)
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Identify the following about celebrations in the world of Islam, FTPE:,
[10] The Wahabbi view these festivals as idolatrous. They celebrate the birthdays of Muslim holy figures, and the first Sunnite one was organized by the brother-in-law of Saladin near Mosul.
Answer: mawlid [also accept Mawlud or Milad]
[10] Occurring on the 10th day of Muharram, Muhammad designated this day of fasting soon after the Hegira, and later made the fasting voluntary. Shi'a commemorate the death of Husayn, the grandson of Muhammad, on this day.
Answer: Ashura
[10] Celebrated during the first three days of Shawwal, this festival marks the end of Ramadan.
Answer: Eid al-Fitr
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For cell membranes, it contains terms to account for the permeability of potassium, sodium, and chloride ions. FTPE:,
[10] Name this equation, which can be used to calculate the resting potential of a cell membrane and is more accurate than the Nernst equation.
Answer: Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation
[10] Because it puts a lot of stock in concentration differences, the derivation of the Goldman equation makes use of this equation, which models diffusion as the negative product of diffusivity and the derivative of concentration with respect to separation distance.
Answer: Fick's law of diffusion
[10] Another important equation of electrochemistry is this doubly-eponymous formula, which relates the current passing though an electrode to the overpotential and the anodic and cathodic currents at the electrode.
Answer: Butler-Volmer equation
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He answers Kant by postulating that nature has an original productivity that is a step toward self in his Naturphilosophie. FTPE:,
[10] Name this German romanticist who provided a link between Hegel and Fichte, and wrote On the Essence of Human Freedom and The Ages of the World.
Answer: Friedrich Schelling
[10] Schelling's notion of freedom was heavily influenced by this German mystic and shoemaker who had a vision of Dawn in 1600; he argued that "all things consist in yes and no" and wrote the treatise Aurora.
Answer: Jacob Boehme (or Jacob Behmen)
[10] In this major work of 1800, influenced by Kant's Critique of Judgment, Schelling calls for philosophy to "flow back into the universal ocean of poetry," and argues for the superiority of aesthetic sensibilities over intellect.
Answer: System of Transcendental Idealism [also accept System des transzendentalen Idealismus]
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His descent to earth to plant rice established the divine origin of the ruling clan. FTPE:,
[10] Name this grandson of Amaterasu, who married Konohana after he was sent down by the sun goddess to pacify Japan with the three celestial gifts.
Answer: Ninigi No Mikoto
[10] Ninigi was the grandfather of this figure, the legendary first emperor of Japan who was at one point guided by a three-legged bird.
Answer: Emperor Jimmu
[10] The story of Ninigi appears in this second-oldest "chronicle of Japan" which was completed under Prince Toneri around 720 and recounts the reigns of emperors like Tenji and Temmu after beginning with some mythical pre-history.
Answer: Nihon Shoki (accept the Nihongi)
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Name some works by Tennessee Williams, FTPE:,
[10] This play, separated into blocks, sees Kilroy, a former boxing champion, arrive in the title Spanish town and includes the characters of Don Quixote and Lord Byron.
Answer: Camino Royal
[10] A re-working of Williams' previous play Summer and Smoke, this play deals with Alma Winemiller and John Buchanan's relationship in the town of Glorious Hill, Mississippi.
Answer: The Eccentricities of a Nightingale
[10] In this novella, the title character, an aging actress, is journeying to a certain city when her husband dies on the plane. She goes anyway, and meets a hot guy. They get it on. A lot. The editor chooses to omit the final comment of "Oh, yea" from this bonus part.
Answer: The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
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Identify the following about the career of John Macdonald, FTPE:,
[10] Macdonald was forced to resign from office due to corruption charges regarding this scandal involving contributions from railroad magnate Sir Hugh Allan.
Answer: Pacific Scandal
[10] John Macdonald formed an alliance with George Etienne Cartier to form this political party with a hyphenated name signifying the merger.
Answer: Liberal-Conservative Party
[10] Macdonald refused to grant a pardon to this leader of the Metis who led them into the Red River Rebellion.
Answer: Louis Riel
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Name some things about a certain novel featuring Charlie Dees' favorite character Inspector Bucket, FTPE.,
[10] The crazy Miss Flite raises birds to be released at a crucial point in this novel, in which Esther Summerson is taken in by the main family.
Answer: Bleak House
[10] Said novel revolves around this case over an inheritance that has dragged on for generations and basically ruined the estate through legal costs.
Answer: Jarndyce v. Jarndyce
[10] This law clerk files a "declaration of love" for Esther, but later regrets it and tries to involve himself in Tulkinghorn's investigation of Lady Dedlock.
Answer: William Guppy
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Its negative version allows for shoot growth upwards, out of the soil. FTPE:,
[10] Name this behavior in plant growth, whose positive form describes a root's tendency to grow downward, regardless of the root's orientation.
Answer: gravitropism [or geotropism]
[10] Gravitropism is though to occur because of imbalances in this class of plant hormone, whose best-known example is indole-3-acetic acid.
Answer: auxins
[10] Gravitropism is thought to be regulated by the sedimentation of these modified amyloplasts in the root cap. Their orientation directs auxin localization, leading to growth.
Answer: statoliths
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He was a champion of the "Third Position" system of government and espoused the values of justicialismo. FTPE:,
[10] Name this ruler who championed the descamisados who was eventually overthrown by Eduardo Lonardi in 1955.
Answer: Juan Peron
[10] Juan Peron led this secret military lodge that engineered the overthrow of Ramon Castillo's government in 1943.
Answer: Grupo de Oficiales Unidos [also accept United Officers Group]
[10] Elected president of Argentina in 1989, this man was the first Peronist to be elected president since 1973. He was the first Argentine president to visit Great Britain since the Falkland War and was succeeded by Fernando de la Rua.
Answer: Carlos Menem
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The envoy of the British Cultural Relations Society, Mr. Crabbin, mistakes a man traveling as Buck Dexter for the author Benjamin Dexter and gives him free hotel lodging. FTPE:,
[10] Name this novella released in 1950, after it had been made into a movie the previous year, in which Rollo Martins travels to postwar Austria to discover that Harry Lime is apparently dead and falls in love with his girlfriend Anna Schmidt.
Answer: The Third Man
[10] The Third Man was written by this English author of The End of the Affair and The Power and the Glory.
Answer: (Henry) Graham Greene
[10] Graham Greene's first published work was this badly-received book of poetry, which he detested, vowing to destroy every copy. Its title piece refers to the effervescence of a certain month.
Answer: Babbling April
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Its name meant "assembly of the land" and the members of the first one criticized the Oprichnina. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this Russian advisory council consisting of churchmen, boyars, landowners, and freemen first called by Ivan IV.
Answer: zemsky sobor
[10] Ivan called the zemsky sobor to consider the invasion of this territory on the eastern coast of the Baltic.
Answer: Livonia
[10] This Slavophile was a chief foreign minister to Alexander II, and negotiated the Treaty of San Stefano. He was dismissed as an advisor to Alexander III for suggesting the revival of the zemsky sobor.
Answer: Count Ignatyev [also accept Nikolay Pavlovich]
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FTPE, name these enzymes involved in everyone's favorite metabolic pathway-glycolysis!,
[10] This is the first enzyme in glycolysis, and it converts glucose to glucose 6-phosphate, preventing it from diffusing out of the cell. Its name indicates rather logically that it phosphorylates a 6 carbon molecule.
Answer: hexokinase
[10] This enzyme phosphorylates fructose 6-phosphate to fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. It is the most important regulatory enzyme in glycolysis.
Answer: phosphofructokinase [be nice and accept PFK]
[10] Aldolase cleaves fructose 1,6-bisphosphate into two different products. This kinetically perfect enzyme converts one of them, dihydroxyacetone phosphate, to the other, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, to continue glycolysis.
Answer: triose phosphate isomerase [this time, prompt on "TPI"]
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The major dam on this river is the Coolidge Dam, and it joins with the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona, FTPE:,
[10] Name this major river of the American Southwest.
Answer: Gila River
[10] The main tributary of the Gila, this river runs through Arizona. It forms Roosevelt Lake, and provides much of the drinking water for Phoenix.
Answer: Salt River
[10] This city on the Salt River is home to the Mormon Temple, which has an annual display of Christmas lights, and HoHoKam Park, the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs.
Answer: Mesa
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FTPE, name these enzymes involved in everyone's favorite metabolic pathway-glycolysis!,
[10] This is the first enzyme in glycolysis, and it converts glucose to glucose 6-phosphate, preventing it from diffusing out of the cell.
Answer: hexokinase
[10] This allosteric enzyme phosphorylates fructose 6-phosphate to fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. It is the most important regulatory enzyme in glycolysis.
Answer: phosphofructokinase (prompt on "PFK")
[10] Aldolase cleaves fructose 1,6-bisphosphate into two different products. This kinetically perfect enzyme converts one of them, dihydroxyacetone phosphate, to the other, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, to continue glycolysis.
Answer: triose phosphate isomerase (prompt on "TPI")
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Its negative version allows for shoot growth upwards, out of the soil. FTPE:,
[10] Name this form of plant growth, whose positive form describes a root's tendency to grow downward, regardless of the root's orientation.
Answer: gravitropism or geotropism
[10] Gravitropism is though to occur because of imbalances in this class of plant hormone, whose best-known example is indole-3-acetic acid.
Answer: auxins
[10] Gravitropism is thought to be regulated by the sedimentation of these modified amyloplasts in the root cap. Their orientation directs auxin localization, leading to growth.
Answer: statoliths
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For cell membranes, it contains terms to account for the permeability of potassium, sodium, and chloride ions. FTPE:,
[10] Name this equation, which can be used to calculate the resting potential of a cell membrane and is more accurate than the Nernst equation.
Answer: Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz equation
[10] Another important equation of electrochemistry is this doubly-eponymous formula, which relates the current passing though an electrode to the overpotential and the anodic and cathodic currents at the electrode.
Answer: Butler-Volmer equation
[10] This electrochemical equation gives the electric charge per unit area of an electrode as a function of the partial derivative of interfacial tension with respect to potential.
Answer: Lippmann equation
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It states that the molar specific heat of a metal is approximately 25 Joules per mole. FTPE:,
[10] Name this law named for two French physicists.
Answer: Law of Dulong-Petit
[10] Debye created this concept of vibrational quanta while refining the Law of Dulong-Petit at low temperatures, better known for interacting with Cooper pairs.
Answer: phonons
[10] A previous improvement of the Law of Dulong-Petit required heat capacity curves to be normalized to this eponymous temperature, expressed as Planck's constant times an eponymous frequency over Boltzmann's constant. For most metals it is around 200 K.
Answer: Einstein temperature

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