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2009 EFT Tossups by Dennis Jang 1
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This man received the two sons of Tipu Sultan as hostages in the negotiation of the Treaty of Seringapatam, which concluded the third of a series of wars with Mysore. Along with Gerard Lake, this man led troops against Jean Humbert at the Battle of Ballinamuck, and this signer of Treaty of Amiens with Napoleon resigned as Viceroy of Ireland after George III refused to accept the Catholic Emancipation. In his most famous role, he served as Henry Clinton's second in command at the Battle of Long Island, and he would eventually secure victories at Guilford Courthouse and Camden prior to meeting de Grasse and Lafayette in late 1781. FTP, name this British commander best remembered for asking for surrender terms after his defeat at the Revolutionary battle at Yorktown.
Answer: Charles Cornwallis
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In one section of this work, its author suggests that Agnes could be saved if the merman deceived her and surrendered to the demonic. The story of Amor and Psyche, a bridegroom consulting the Oracle at Delphi, and the play Iphigenia at Aulis are described in one section of this work. This work distinguishes between the slave of the finite and the knight of the infinite resignation and also compares a ballet dancer to the "knight of faith" prior to examing its three "problemata." Published under the pseudonym of Johannes de Silentio, it begins with a discussion of the story of the blinding of Isaac. Taking its title from Philippians, this is, FTP, which philosophical work by Soren Kierkegaard?
Answer: Fear and Trembling
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Helfrich's formula gives the curvature energy per unit area of this entity. Capovilla studied the boundary conditions of modeling the opening-up process of this structure by talin. Its dynamics are often studied using FRAP, and the distribution of its components are altered by scramblases and flippases. Singer and Nicolson developed a model of it to improve upon the Davson-Danielli model. Chloesterol is used to mediate its fluidity, and peripheral and integral proteins are embedded in it. The fluid mosaic model concerns, FTP, which semipermeable phospholipid bilayer that controls movement of substances into and out of molecules and encloses the cytoplasm?
Answer: cell membrane or plasma membrane [do not accept "cell wall"]
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This character bets on the happiness of Pacquette and Brother Giroflee with Martin, who was selected as the most unfortunate in his province and joined this character on a journey to Bordeaux. Captured by the Oreillons for killing two monkeys, who are the lovers of two naked girls, he later fills a boat with coconuts and drifts downstream, arriving in a land where three children are playing nine-pins. He receives several red sheep from the king of that land, but two are stolen by the Dutch captain Vanderdendur. He retrieves one and sells it, which helps this character become reunited with Pangloss and the brother of his lover, who has turned ugly from her days at Castle Thunder-ten-Tronckh in Westphalia. FTP, name this lover of Cunegonde, the title character of a work by Voltaire.
Answer: Candide
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Among the works of this architect are a set of furniture designs using cardboard and a 22-foot long glass and silicone sculpture in the Standing Glass Fish in the Cowles Conservatory in Minneapolis. The designer of Easy Edges and Standing Glass Fish, he designed a building nicknamed based on its portrayal of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, while two of his more famous works include a smashed guitar-like one found in Seattle and another found alongside the Nervion River in Basque Country. The creator of the Dancing House in Prague, this is, FTP, which architect perhaps best known for his Experience Music Project and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao?
Answer: Frank Gehry
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The Milstein scheme is a refinement of this man's namesake scheme for approximating stochastic differential equations' solutions. Lagrange, along with this man, names a differential equation that gives solutions given stationary functionals in the calculus of variations, while Carmichael's theorem generalizes this man's work on Fermat's little theorem. The first term of the Taylor series expansion for the Riemann zeta function contains a term named after this man and Lorenzo Mascheroni. This mathematician names a first-order method for solving ordinary differential equations, while a relationship between trigonometric functions and complex numbers is defined in his namesake formula. The base of the natural logarithm is named after, FTP, which Swiss mathematician?
Answer: Leonhard Euler
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Rustem and Sokollu were sent by this man to recover regions lost after a defeat at Erzerum by this leader, who abandoned all claim to Tabriz and Erivan as part of a peace signed with Tahmasp at Amasia. After the death of his wife Roxelana, this ruler had his son Mustafa executed prior to his death during the siege of Szigetvar. This ruler expelled the Knights Hospitalers from Rhodes after conquering Belgrade, although the same group would defeat him at Malta later on. Often called "kanuni", this ruler failed to capture Vienna, which this son of Selim the Grim attempted soon after defeating the Louis II-led Hungarians in the 1526 Battle of Mohacs. FTP, name this ruler of the Ottoman empire, often known as "the Magnificent".
Answer: Suleiman I, the Great
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The murder prosecution of Duncan, the son of Harald and Claudia Lindgard, is the subject of one of this author's novels. This author of The House Gun also wrote about Paul Bannerman's diagnosis of thyroid cancer in the 2005 novel Get a Life, while A Guest of Honour describes the decisions facing James Bray after returning from imprisonment. Rosa's search for identity after the death of her Communist father Lionel takes place in this author's The Burger's Daughter, while other works include one about the industrial executive Mehring and another about the escape of Maureen and Bamford Smales from Johannesburg. FTP, name this South African author of The Conservationist and July's People.
Answer: Nadine Gordimer
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This person's use of the word sumanai was argued against in the work The Anatomy of Dependence. This figure argued that the world's population was composed of "areas of characterization" in writing about the science and politics of race, and this person co-authored "The Races of Mankind" with Gene Weltfish. Field research with the Blackfoot of Canada led to the writing of Zuni Mythology by this author, who used the characterizations of the "Apollonian" and "Dionysian" in one work, while she sought to understand a certain nation's culture during World War II. FTP, name this American anthropologist who wrote Patterns of Culture and analyzed Japan in The Chrysanthemum and the Sword.
Answer: Ruth Benedict
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In "Getting Down Off the Beanstalk," Susan McClary claims that the first movement of this piece represents the "murderous rage of a rapist incapable of attaining release." Trombones first appear in a D major trio in its "Scherzo" second movement, which includes the unique use of timpani playing Ritmo di tre battute. This work features a solo for the fourth horn in its third movement, which takes place prior to the last movement, where the hymn-like theme passes from the cellos and basses to the vocalists. FTP, name this D minor symphony, whose fourth movement sets to music Schiller's "Ode to Joy," which was the last symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Answer: Beethoven's 9th Symphony or "Choral" Symphony [accept or Opus 125 before mention]
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One character in this film watches a pot of chicken and saffron rice explode shortly after announcing a translation of "I believe you are in league with the butcher". Earlier, that character differentiates between the blues and the "mean reds," and she later gets an engraving on a ring from a Cracker Jack box after Rusty Trawler gets married. After being arrested in connection with Sally Tomato's drug ring, the protagonist, who had earlier sung "Moon River," decides to not go to Brazil and marries the George Peppard-played writer Paul Varjak, who she calls Fred. FTP, name this 1961 film, based on a Truman Capote novella of the same name, which features Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly.
Answer: Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Abba Lerner and this man are the namesakes of a condition regarding the sum of the price elasticity of exports and imports and its effect on currency devaluation and the trade balance. This influencer of John A. Hobson defined four time periods, including the secular or very long-run period, to analyze price movements over time, and he reviewed Jevons's work in The Economics of Industry. He assumed consumers solved their utility maximization problem in his namesake demand function, but he is best known for identifying "quasi" rents and for writing a work which proposes the existence of Giffen goods. FTP, name this British economist and author of Principles of Economics.
Answer: Alfred Marshall
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The Pauson-Khand reaction takes these compounds, alkynes, and carbon monoxide to cyclopentenones, and he Woodward cis-hydroxylation reacts these molecules with iodine and silver acetate in wet acetic acid. One method of reducing them involves a catalyst with three PPh3 groups around an Iridium atom, named for Wilkinson. A more popular method of synthesizing them creates a certain reagent by reacting an alkyl halide with triphenylphosphine, then reacting that ylide with a carbonyl. Additions to them are governed by Markovnikov's rule, and they have E- and Z- or cis- and trans-isomers. FTP, name this functional group created in the Wittig reaction, which is characterized by the presence of at least one carbon-carbon double bond.
Answer: alkene [accept olefin before mention]
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Two of Mary Agnes's teeth are punched out at a juke joint in this novel, courtesy of a character who later receives a quilt from the narrator upon leaving her husband. The protagonist's abuse at the hands of Albert leads to her move to Tennessee, the protagonist begins sewing and selling pairs of pants and employs Sofia, who had been sent to jail for hitting the mayor but eventually remarries Harpo. The protagonist had been helped by Grady's wife Shug Avery, who also helps the protagonist discover letters sent during a missionary trip to Africa by her sister Nettie, whose letters comprise the latter half of this novel. FTP, name this epistolary novel about Celie, written by Alice Walker.
Answer: The Color Purple
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Robert Rothschild helped draft the 1957 Treaties of Rome as a diplomat of this nation, which was the home of "school war" as subsidies were increased for private institutions between 1950 and 1955. The Ten Days Campaign was an attempt to suppress the independence movement in this nation, which was also the home of a 1966 coal mine strike. Baudouin refused to give Royal Assent to the liberalization of this nation's abortion laws in 1990, while Martens led the Christian Democrat-Liberal coalition as prime minister here. This nation's power over the Congo Free State was attributed to Leopold II, while this nation was invaded by Germany during its advance on France in World War I. FTP, name this nation whose deaths at Ypres were memorialized in "In Flanders Fields".
Answer: Belgium
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This deity stays with Hreidmar as a hostage while his companion goes to retrieve the gold of Andvari and fill every hair on an otter's skin with gold. Among his disguises have been Bolverk and Gangrad, the latter of which he assumed to defeat Vafthrudnir in a duel of wits. He spent three nights with Gunnlod to obtain a liquid stored in Bodn, Son, and Ordrerir, while he gets the news of the world from his ravens Hunin and Munin. Having once hung from Yggdrasil for nine days, this father of Baldr and owner of the horse Sleipnir is eventually killed by Fenrir at Ragnarok. Ruling from Valhalla, this is, FTP, which Norse god of wisdom, leader of the Aesir and chief god of Asgard?
Answer: Odin
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One character's singing of the Buzzard song after the appearance of Mr. Archdale is sometimes omitted from performances of this work. The cries of the strawberry woman, the honeyman, and the crab man are heard after the return from Kittiwah Island of a character to whom Lawyer Frazier had tried to sell a divorce since her lover fled after killing Robbins over a game of craps. By the end of the opera, however, she is unable to reject Sportin' Life and leaves with him after Crown's death, causing the other title character to follow her to New York. Jake sings, "A Woman is a Sometimes Thing" shortly before Clara sings, "Summertime" at the opening of, FTP, which opera by George Gershwin?
Answer: Porgy and Bess
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A study of atoms in two dimensions demonstrated that such a system obtains this property after going through the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition, while Pomeranchuk cooling is undergone by one substance that demonstrates this property, which also gives rise to the Onnes-Effect. Some substances exhibiting this property also exhibit quasiparticles that represent quantized rotations called "rotons." Laszlo Tisza formulated an early two-substance model of this property, though the more famous model was developed by Landau, who first predicted that this property, first discovered by Kaptisa, Allen, and Misener, occurs when the temperature falls below the "lambda point." Often exemplified by helium-3 and helium 4, this is, FTP, which phase of matter when liquids can overcome friction as their viscosity becomes zero?
Answer: superfluidity
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The Thorton affair was one of the causes of this conflict, which saw John Sloat fight along one front prior to the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga. Alexander Doniphan was enlisted by General Kearny to write the "Kearny code" in the aftermath of this conflict, which saw the death of 50 of the 72 members of Saint Patrick's Battalion. The "spot resolutions" proposed by an Illinois House Representative were in response to this conflict, the resolution to which failed to have the Wilmot Proviso approved with it. Featuring victories at Molino del Rey and Chapultepec by Winfield Scott and ending with the Treaty of Guadelupe-Hidalgo, this is, FTP, which conflict between the United States and its Santa Ana led-southern neighbor that ended in 1848?
Answer: Mexican-American War
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In Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, Johnnie Walker twice quotes this play while killing cats in front of Nakata, while a woman accidentally picks up this work when hoping for a Hercule Poirot mystery in a Thurber short story. Ryan notes that Kilpatrick's conversation with a beggar contains words from this play in "Theme of the Traitor and the Hero," while Dr. Lyman's first words in Inge's Bus Stop are "Ah! This castle hath a pleasant smell," which are lines from this play. Dalton Ames, not Quentin, is responsible for taking Caddy's virginity in a novel whose title comes from a line in this play describing "life's but a walking shadow" soon after Siward leads men into battle from Birnam wood. FTP, name this Shakespeare play whose title character is slain by Macduff.
Answer: Macbeth [Note: In the James Thurber story "The Macbeth Murder Mystery," the American woman proposes that Macduff killed King Duncan, while the narrator argues that Lady Macbeth's father killed the King and is actually both the old man who, in Act II, Scene 4, enters with Ross, and one of the weird sisters in disguise.]
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After high school, this character spent six or seven years working at various desk jobs before herding cattle in Texas. He spent three months in a Kansas City jail for stealing a suit, but another theft prevents him from getting a loan from a former employer. By stealing a fountain pen from Bill Oliver, he is again unable to fulfill his dream, his earlier one being a college football star; that is ruined when he fails high school math and cannot graduate. However, the situation was exacerbated when he discovered his father's adultery, leading to the harboring of ill feelings toward him. FTP, name this eldest son of Willy Loman.
Answer: Biff Loman [prompt on "Loman"]
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Major rivers of this country include the Torsa, Raidak, Sankosh, and Manas. The Black Mountains in the central part of this country rise to almost 9,000 feet above sea level. Further north is Gangkhar Puensum, the highest mountain in this country, and one of the highest unclimbed mountains in the world. Internet and television were introduced in this country only in 1999. The former king of this country, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, coined the term "gross national happiness" in 1972, suggesting the country embark on modernization that is based on this country's Buddhist culture. FTP, name this landlocked Himalayan nation with a capital at Thimphu.
Answer: Bhutan
2009 EFT Bonuses by Dennis Jang 1
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Identify the following concerning grandmothers in literature, FTPE:,
[10] After Bailey crashes the car on a trip to Florida, the Misfit kills June Star and John Wesley before shooting the Grandmother last at the end of this short story by Flannery O'Connor.
Answer: "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
[10] This author wrote about the title objects, which are "brown and soft / And liable to melt as snow" in "My Grandmother's Love Letters." He's better known for writing about "The Broken Tower" and "The Bridge."
Answer: Hart Crane
[10] "My Grandmother's Thimble" is a recollection about the wedding gift of a thimble given to this author, who penned the short story "A&P" and created the characters Alexandra Spofford in The Witches of Eastwick.
Answer: John Updike
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Based on a play by Carlo Gozzi, it sees fairies Linette and Nicolette die from thirst in the desert since Trouffaldino cannot give them water. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1919 opera in which Fata Morgana places the title curse on the prince during the king's attempt to cure his son's hypochondria.
Answer: Love for Three Oranges
[10] Love for Three Oranges is an opera written by this composer, whose other works include the orchestral Lieutenant Kije suite as well as Peter and the Wolf.
Answer: Sergei Prokofiev
[10] Prokofiev also composed this ballet, another version of which was composed by Tchaikovsky. Its famous sections include the "Death of the Knights," and its music was eventually extracted into three orchestra suites.
Answer: Romeo and Juliet
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It walks into a bar, but the bartender says, "We don't serve your type." FTPE:,
[10] Developed by Vincent Connare as part of a software project at Microsoft in 1994, name this entity found on Beanie Babies' tags and the 2004 Canada Day 25-cent collector coin.
Answer: Comic Sans MS
[10] Dave Combs and Holly Sliger started the "Ban Comic Sans" group, which is based on this American city. It is the home of a 500-mile race held annually on Memorial Day, and it is home to Peyton Manning and the Colts.
Answer: Indianapolis, Indiana
[10] Mr. Connare received a thank-you note signed by this figure after his creator used his font in ads. He first appeared soundless in Plane Crazy, although his birthday is celebrated based on his appearance in Steamboat Willie.
Answer: Mickey Mouse
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Their intensity is measured by the Saffir-Simpson scale. FTPE:,
[10] Name this type of tropical cyclone whose winds exceed 74 miles per hour in the North Atlantic Ocean or in various parts of the North Pacific Ocean, depending on your longitudinal coordinate.
Answer: hurricanes
[10] The rotation of hurricanes is due to this effect, which describes the tendency of a body to drift sideways from its course due to the rotation of the earth.
Answer: Coriolis effect
[10] This dimensionless number, which is the velocity scale divided by the product of the Coriolis parameter and the horizontal length scale, relates the inertial to Coriolis forces for a fluid's flow.
Answer: Rossby number
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Robert Jackson's dissent in this case argued that the principle of racial discrimination "lies about like a loaded weapon, ready for the hands of any authority that can bring forward a plausible claim of an urgent need." FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1944 Supreme Court case in which it was decided that Executive Order 9066 was constitutional as the Japanese-American plaintiff was excluded from certain areas.
Answer: Korematsu v. U. S.
[10] Later, Fred Korematsu was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by this U.S. President, whose achievements supporting ratification of NAFTA, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Brady Bill.
Answer: William Jefferson Clinton
[10] This justice, the first to be nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt, strongly supported a textual reading of the Constitution as seen in his dissenting opinions in Adamson v. California, Griswold v. Connecticut and Korematsu v. U.S.
Answer: Hugo Black
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Its middle section features a trumpet which quotes Charles Ives's The Unanswered Question. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical work that commemorates the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Answer: On the Transmigration of Souls
[10] On the Transmigration of Souls was composed by this American composer, whose Shaker Loops began as the string quartet Wavemaker. He also composed Nixon in China and The Death of Klinghoffer.
Answer: John Adams
[10] John Adams, like Steve Reich and Terry Riley, is a composer of this kind of music, which stresses a simple melody line and focuses on repetition and rhythmic patterns.
Answer: minimalism
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Port Radium lies on the shores of this entity, an outlet from which established itself at Smith Arm's western extremity after the ice near Glacial Lake McConnell retreated. FTPE:,
[10] Name this body of water, the largest lake enclosed entirely in Canada.
Answer: Great Bear Lake
[10] Great Bear Lake can be found in this Canadian region, which is bordered by the Yukon to the west and Nunavut to its east. Its capital is Yellowknife.
Answer: Northwest Territories
[10] Mount Nirvana is the highest point in the Northwest Territories and is a part of this mountain range forming the boundary between the Northwest and Yukon Territories. It is named after one of Canada's former prime ministers.
Answer: Mackenzie Mountains
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Brunauer, Emmett, and Teller created a rule for this process for gas molecules concerning a solid surface. FTPE:,
[10] Name this process by which molecules adhere to the surfaces of solids.
Answer: adsorption
[10] Similar to the process of adsorption is this lab technique, where molecules in a mixture are separated by means of a retarding system. Common variants of this technique include the "paper" and "thin layer" types.
Answer: chromatography
[10] BET theory is itself an extension of an adsorption equation developed by this scientist, who also is the namesake of a probe used to determine the electric potential of a plasma.
Answer: Irving Langmuir
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Originally introduced by Kurt Goldstein, it governs all organismic life and is "the only drive by which the life of the organism is determined." FTPE:,
[10] Name this psychological term which more commonly refers to the desire to fulfill one's greatest potential.
Answer: self-actualization
[10] Self-actualization was a notion made more prominent thanks to being the last stage of psychologistical development in this psychologist's hierarchy of needs.
Answer: Abraham Maslow
[10] Maslow spent some time working under this psychologist, who gained fame through his use of the "iron maiden" and "pit of despair" to examine love in rhesus monkeys.
Answer: Harry Harlow
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Among its terms included payment of reconstruction aid but made on promise of voting rights, and it led to the independence of the Transvaal and the Orange Free state several years later. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1902 agreement that actually was signed in Melrose House in Pretoria.
Answer: Treaty of Vereeniging
[10] The Treaty of Vereeniging ended the Second Boer War, which took place in this modern-day country. Its more recent leaders include Jacob Zuma, Thabo Mbeki, and Nelson Mandela.
Answer: South Africa
[10] This politician was known for his resistance against the British during the Second Boer War. As president of the Transvaal Republic, he received a telegram from Kaiser Wilhelm II for repelling the Jameson Raid in 1896.
Answer: Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger
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The narrator makes mention of night clubs and sports cars in Jean Anouilh's version of this play. FTPE:,
[10] Name this tragedy which sees Haemon kill himself after seeing that the title character has hung herself after Creon had decided that she would be walled up in a cave for trying to give her brother Polynices full burial.
Answer: Antigone
[10] This author wrote his version of Antigone titled The Burial at Thebes. He is perhaps better known for his collections The Spirit Level and Death of a Naturalist, as well as his translation of Beowulf.
Answer: Seamus Heaney
[10] Heaney published a translation of "Arion," a poem by this author of the plays Mozart and Salieri and The Stone Guest, along with a narrative poem about Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg.
Answer: Alexander Pushkin
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Centered at Lubeck, it would extend its operations out to Bruges and Bergen, but it met defeat at the hands of the Dutch during a war lasting from 1438 to 1441. FTPE:,
[10] Name this trade association of German towns.
Answer: Hanseatic League or Hansa
[10] The Hanseatic League waged war against this nation, whose leader was Waldemar IV. Later on in history, this nation would lose Schleswig-Holstein under the rule of Christian IX.
Answer: Denmark
[10] After achieving victories over Waldemar IV, the Hanseatic league scored a success with this 1370 treaty, guaranteeing itself a share of Denmark's trade.
Answer: Treaty of Stralsund
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This wielder of the spear Amenonuhoko used it to raise Onogoro from the ocean. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Shinto deity, who attempted to retrieve his wife Izanami from Yomi, the underworld, after her death.
Answer: Izanagi
[10] Izanagi was the father of this sun goddess, who was Susano'o's sister and is perhaps better known for hiding in a cave, leading to the world being covered in darkness.
Answer: Amaterasu
[10] Born out of Izanagi's right eye, this moon god angered Amaterasu by killing Uke Mochi, which is why she refused to look at him again and thus why the sun and moon are never together.
Answer: Tsukuyomi
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Cutting a Klein bottle in half along its plane of symmetry results in two of these entities, which have an Euler characteristic of 0. FTPE:,
[10] Name this non-orientable surface with only one side, named after a German discoverer.
Answer: Mobius strip
[10] Attaching one end of a Mobius strip to itself in the same direction results in the construction of this non-orientable surface with an Euler characteristic of 1. It is the space of lines through the origin in Euclidean three-space.
Answer: real projective plane
[10] This is the minimum number of vertices that a complete graph can have for it to be impossible to be embedded on a Mobius strip. The Heawood conjecture predicts that a Klein bottle needs at most this number of colors, but it actually needs one less.
Answer: seven
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Set at midnight in an alley in Florence, its title character notes, "Your business is not to catch men with show… but lift them over it, ignore it all." FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1855 poem whose title artist leaves the home of his patron Cosimo de Medici and converses with some of the watchmen. It can be found in its author's collection Men and Women.
Answer: "Fra Lippo Lippi"
[10] "Fra Lippo Lippi" was written by this English poet, whose "Child Roland to the Dark Tower Came" can be found in his Dramatis Personae. He also wrote "Porphyria's Lover" and "My Last Duchess."
Answer: Robert Browning
[10] "Love is best" are the final words of this Browning poem, in which a shepherd meets a girl "with eager eyes and yellow hair" while exploring a site on which an ancient city had previously stood.
Answer: "Love Among the Ruins"
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He depicted concubines in The Women of Algiers, while many are mourning the dead in his The Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople. FTPE:,
[10] Name this French artist who might be best remembered for a painting in which a boy holding a pistol up in the air stands beside the title tricolore-bearing figure in Liberty Leading the People.
Answer: Eugene Delacroix
[10] This Delacroix painting features the destruction of the possessions of the title Assyrian king, for whom a nude prostrates herself as he lies on his bed. A black slave pulls at a white horse at the bottom left of this painting.
Answer: The Death of Sardanapalus
[10] Depicting a scene from the Inferno is this Delacroix painting, in which the oarsman Phlegyas attempts to pilot Virgil across the river Styx.
Answer: The Barque of Dante
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He moved to Mount Seir following the death of his father, and his followers would later be known as the Edomites. FTPE:,
[10] Name this son of Isaac and brother of Jacob.
Answer: Esau
[10] Esau was oft remembered for willingly selling his birthright to Jacob in return for this meal.
Answer: mess of pottage
[10] One of Esau's wives was Judith, who was a daughter of this man. He was also the father of the prophet Hosea.
Answer: Beeri
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Identify the following parts of the eye, FTPE:,
[10] Its stroma consists of pigmented fibrovascular tissue, connecting a sphincter muscle and a set of dilator muscles to the pupil. Surrounded by the sclera, it's the most visible part of the human eye.
Answer: iris
[10] Neurotrophins and the aqueous humor are sources of nutrient reception via diffusion for this part of the eye, and Bowman's layer and Descemet's membrane are two of its five parts. Responsible for 2/3 of the eye's refractive power, it covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber.
Answer: cornea
[10] Between the retina and the sclera is this vascular layer, whose layers include Haller's layer, Sattler's layer, and Bruch's membrane. It forms the uveal tract, and lack of melanin here helps lead to poor vision.
Answer: choroid
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The title character eats one banana but leaves a second one in his coat pocket, after which he becomes intrigued by the word "spool." FTPE:,
[10] Name this one-act play which opens on the title character's sixty-ninth birthday and involves him listening to recordings of his earlier years.
Answer: Krapp's Last Tape
[10] Krapp's Last Tape is a drama written by this French author of the novels Molloy and Malone Dies, along with the plays Happy Days and Endgame.
Answer: Samuel Beckett
[10] Beckett is perhaps best known for this play, in which Vladimir and Estragon hang around a tree, contemplating suicide while taking part in the title action.
Answer: Waiting for Godot
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The death of the Earl of Gloucester on the second day of this conflict, which had some of its roots in the deal Philip Mowbray made a promise regarding the surrender of Stirling Castle. FTPE::,
[10] Name this 1314 battle that saw the defeat of the Edward II-led English by a significantly smaller Scottish force.
Answer: Battle of Bannockburn
[10] The Scots at Bannockburn were led by this man, king of the Scots. His right to rule Scotland, along with the independence of Scotland, came at the 1328 Treaty of Northampton.
Answer: Robert the Bruce or Robert I of Scotland
[10] Robert the Bruce was succeeded by this son of his. Edward Baliol's success at Halidon Hill forced this ruler to flee to France, but he would return to rule Scotland in 1341.
Answer: David II or David Bruce

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