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2008 EFT Tossups by Jang 2
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One of this author's works sees several employees of the title locale, including Fernande and Rosa, journey to witness Constance's confirmation, while another works features the prostitute Rachel stabbing the title character, an officer named Wilhelm von Eyrick. In addition to "Madame Tellier's Establishment" and "Mademoiselle Fifi," this author wrote a short story in which Elizabeth Rousset, the title prostitute, finally gives in to the Prussian officer, as well as a work in which Mathilde Loisel works to pay back Madame Forestier for the title object, which turns out to be fake. FTP, name this French author of "Boule de suif," or "Ball of Fat," and "The Necklace."
Answer: Guy de Maupassant
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At Magdala on Good Friday in 1868, Robert Napier crushed the forces of this entity, whose ruler then committed suicide. Kassai replaced Abuna Salama, the head of the Orthodox Church in this country before becoming emperor, while the Battle of Wofla was fought near the end of its war with the Adal Sultanate. Mengistu became head of state after the Derg deposed the then-ruler; that ruler had led this nation in its second war with Italy, the first of which ended with a victory at Adowa. FTP, name this African nation whose leaders have included Menelik II and Haile Selassie and has its capital at Addis Ababa.
Answer: Ethiopia
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A 2005 study at the SLAC showed the lessening strength of this entity at longer distances. Val Fitch and James Cronin received the Nobel Prize using kaon decay to demonstrate its property of CP violation, and an early theory of it was attempted by Fermi, whose name is sometimes given to its coupling constant. Yang and Lee built upon the experiments of C.S. Wu to show that it violates parity, and the Glashow-Weinberg-Salaam theory unifies it with the electromagnetic force. Mediated by the heavy W and Z gauge bosons, it is capable of changing flavour, and affects all quarks and left-handed leptons. Causing the production of a proton, electron, and anti-neutrino in beta-minus decay, this is, FTP, which fundamental interaction, ten to the fourteenth power less in strength than the strong force?
Answer: weak force
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The maid Berta sings, "Il vecchiotto cerca moglie" in this work, while the aria "Una voce poco fa" is often sung higher than its composer had intended for coloratura sopranos to perform it. The "Slander Song" is sung by the singing teacher, who is bribed to feign scarlet fever in the quintet "Buona sera, mio signore" as one character pretends to be his substitute. That character, who poses as the student Lindoro, is aided by a character, who enters singing "Largo al factotum" and helps the count enter the home of Dr. Bartolo, whom he provides with a daily shave. Rosina and Count Almaviva are wedded thanks to the plans of Figaro, the title character of, FTP, which Rossini opera?
Answer: The Barber of Seville
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Nathan Schlanger collected several of this man's works in the 2006 work Techniques, Technology and Civilization, while a counterexample to one of his best known ideas involving Jain "gastropolitics" is provided in Riches and Renunciation by James Laidlaw. Sociology and Anthropology, a collection of his essays, was published in the year of his death, 1950. This inventor of the phrase "total social fact" is best known for a work, which is subtitled "The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies" and discusses reciprocity and voluntary exchange. FTP, name this French sociologist and author of The Gift.
Answer: Marcel Mauss
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Uldin's failed invasion of Moesia eventually led to the splitting of this group before the rise of Octar, who may have been its second ruler and also known as Uptar. Ardaric, the king of the Gepids, defeated King Ellac and this group at the Battle of Nedao, effectively ending their rule. The sons of Mundzuk were left in charge of this group after the death of his brother Rugila, and they negotiated a treaty at Margus with the Eastern Roman empire before Bleda was killed, leaving his brother to lead these people to victory at the Battle of the Utus and defeat by Aetius at Chalons, or the Catalonian Plains. FTP, name this group of semi-nomadic equestrian Central Asians whose famous ruler was Attila.
Answer: Huns
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The ladies in this work do not believe that the protagonist of this work could forget "noblesse oblige," even after the death of that character's father. The title character, who is the subject of complaints by the Board of Aldermen, gives china-painting lessons, refuses to pay taxes, and has her servant Tobe run her errands. The purchase of a silver toilet set, a complete outfit of men's clothing, and arsenic occur before the title character's cousins leave town, after which the foreman Homer Barron returns to Jefferson before never being seen again. However, it is revealed that the title character has been sleeping with the corpse of her lover at the end of, FTP, which short story by William Faulkner?
Answer: "A Rose for Emily"
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The Midrash Raba relates how Nimrod forced this figure to worship the fire, an event which ended in the death of Haran. He rescued a relative by defeating Chedorlaomer at Dan, which led to his blessing by Melchizedek. He fathered Zimran by Keturah, and he was twice forced to pretend that his wife was his sister. He provided the mother of his surrogate first-born with food before his wife exiled her to the desert of Paran, and managed to save his nephew Lot when escaping from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. FTP, name this Biblical figure, husband of Sarah and father of Ishmael, who was spared from sacrificing his son Isaac.
Answer: Abraham [accept Abram]
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Mutations in the sixth type of this molecule causes Bethlem myopathy and Ullrich myopathy. Mutations in another version of this molecule causes Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, while another mutation in this molecule causes Alports's syndrome. This molecule is stained by Masson's Trichrome, and it is modified by prolyl hydroxylase in the ER during synthesis, which requires vitamin C as a cofactor. Every third residue in this protein is glycine, which allows it to stabilize into a characteristic triple helix. FTP, name this fibrous connective tissue protein found in tendons, bones, teeth, and skin, the most abundant protein in mammals.
Answer: Collagen
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One of his unrealized words was to house the totemic King of Kings, many pieces of which came from reclaimed house-timbers. A similar work used chestnut and oak to represent the title characters of his Adam and Eve, while Margin Pogany inspired a sculpture by this artist. He commemorated his hometown with a tower of 17 rhomboidal shapes, and the influence of Rodin can be seen in his rectangular marble version of The Kiss. His native folklore was the basis for his Maiastra. In 1920, a Parisian exhibit banned his allegedly phallic Princess X, but this sculptor remains best remembered for a marble and bronze series that was mistaken for a propeller blade. FTP, name this Romanian sculptor of Bird in Space.
Answer: Constantin Brancusi
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A 1980 amendment that prevented the growth of the Missouri state budget from exceeding that of the family budget was named after a man with this surname. Another man with this surname issued his General Order Number 40 while governing the Fifth Military District, supporting Andrew Johnson's policies. That man would be defeated in the 1880 presidential election by James Garfield, having successfully fought in the Peninsular and Wilderness campaigns. The most famous man with this surname served as the Second Continental Congress's President and as Massachusetts's first governor. Mel and Winfield Scott both shared, FTP, which surname, also that of the first signer of the Declaration of Independence?
Answer: Hancock
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The midget Mr. Brown is brought in to rid of an ant plague in this novel, which also features the calling in of Rostipov to examine a character's curious muteness. Uncle Marcos's body is recovered along with the dog Barrabas early on in this work, which sees a loan to a prostitute of the Red Lantern and eventually of the Hotel Christopher Columbus repaid by this work's end. By the end of the novel, Estaban dies in the arms of Alba, avoiding a prophecy similarly made by the clairvoyant Clara in portending the death of her green-haired sister, Rosa the Beautiful. The life of the Trueba family in the titular home is chronicled in, FTP, which novel by Isabel Allende?
Answer: The House of the Spirits
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Some plants create an alternative version of this process via the use of the AOX protein, and GLDH interfaces with this pathway during ascorbate synthesis. This process is disrupted by the protein thermogenin and the chemical FCCP, and the antibiotics Rotenone and Antimycin A were used to elucidate this process. Molecules can enter this pathway via either succinate dehydrogenase or a ubiquinone oxoreductase, and the next steps involve Coenzyme Q and cytochrome c. Used to generate a proton gradient across the inner mitochondrial membrane, FTP, name this set of chemical reactions which follows the Krebs Cycle and produces ATP by the use of a donor and acceptor of negatively charged atoms.
Answer: Electron Transport Chain [accept oxidative phosphorylation]
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One character responds to another's vision by recalling the incident where he claimed that the Devil used his tail as a brush to paint wheels red. That character is later made to dance like a bear by Raval, who was prevented by Jons from raping a mute girl, whose only line, "It is the end," comes near the end of the film. The protagonist allows the acrobat, Jof, and his family to escape, although his declaration that he will win by "a combination of the knight and the bishop" does not come true. Max von Sydow portrays Antonius Bloch, a knight, who returns home from the Crusades while playing chess with Death in, FTP, which 1957 Ingmar Bergman film?
Answer: The Seventh Seal
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One story alleging his death involves a herdsman bringing back a dog's tongue, while he would later offer a golden crown to the bull that could beat the Agelaus's champion. Aesacus gave an ominous interpretation of his birth, which his mother dreamt as giving birth to a flaming torch, after which he was left abandoned on Gargarus, the tallest peak of Mount Ida. Later on, Oenone would refuse to treat his fatal wound, inflicted by Philoctetes, which occurred after his duel with Menelaus and his wounding of Achilles. FTP, name this brother of Hector, a shepherd whose advice was sought during the wedding of Peleus and Thetis and whose choice of Aphrodite sparked the Trojan War.
Answer: Paris
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The "staples" idea of Harold Innis and the Laurentian school of thought popularized by J.M.S. Careless are known as the basis of the Canadian equivalent to this statement, which is often opposed by the "metropolitan-hinterland" paradigm. Merle Curti, a student of this idea's creator, tried to extend it by examining Trempeleau County and published a 1943 work about his historiometric studies. Its formulator, the author of The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin, attributed "restless, nervous energy" and "dominant individualism" to the title concept. The argument that "the existence of free land? and the advance of American settlement westward explain American development" is known as, FTP, which thesis, proposed by Frederick Jackson Turner?
Answer: Frontier thesis
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This figure captured Narbonne while evicting the Saracens from Gaul, and this former mayor of Neustria put Desiderius in power with the approval of Pope Paul I. Due to the requests of Pope Stephen II, he defeated Aistulf, king of the Lombards, having earlier put down a rebellion led by half-brother Grifo, who had hoped to establish rule in Bavaria. Having deposed Childeric III and confining him to a monastery after the retirement of this ruler's brother Carloman, he integrated Aquitaine into his kingdom and founded the Papal States with his namesake "Donation." The father of Charlemagne and the son of Charles Martel, this is, FTP, which first Carolingian ruler of the Franks?
Answer: Pepin the Short or Pepin III [accept Pippin the Short; prompt on partial answer]
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This composer reworked the music for the ballet Ala i Lolli into his Scythian Suite, while he composed a Symphony-Concerto for Mstislav Rostropovich, inspiring a similar work by Shostakovich. A poem by Balmont inspired his Visions Fugitive set for piano, while Valery Bryusov's novel The Fiery Angel was the basis of his opera of the same name. The March is the most famous section of his opera The Love for Three Oranges, while the "Troika" is the fourth movement of his Lieutenant Kije Suite. Better known for the opera War and Peace and his ballets Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet, this is, FTP, which this Russian composer of Peter and the Wolf?
Answer: Sergei Prokofiev
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Van Der Wardern's theorem gives the number of ways to color one subset of these numbers, and this result is generalized by the Szemeredi theorem. The Eisenstein ones are imaginary numbers that lie in the quadratic field "Q extension square root of negative 3", and the Gaussian ones lie in "Q extension square root of negative 1". This set of numbers is a cyclic group under addition with cardinality Aleph-null, and a mapping from the real numbers to them is given by the floor function. Usually denoted by a blackboard "Z", FTP, name this set of numbers which consists of zero, the positive whole numbers, and the negative whole numbers.
Answer: Integers (Accept "Positive Integers" before Eisenstein)
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This character notes to another that "the eye sees not itself / But by reflection," and, later that night, he speaks to himself about "a serpent's egg / Which hatched, would, as his kind grow mischievous." He reveals that he has been "at war with himself" when conversing with another character, who tells him that "the fault? is not in [their] stars." In Act Four, he later tells the same character that "there is a tide in the affairs of men / Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune," while arguing to begin a battle, where he "overcame himself" at the hands of Strato at Philippi. FTP, name this "honorable" character, the "noblest Roman of them all," who announced that although he loved the title character, he "loved Rome more" in stabbing Julius Caesar.
Answer: Brutus
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Chaumpfery, one of the few critics to initially praise this painting, claims that the traces of wine in the red faces of some figures provide an uplifting tone. A man whose eyes are obscured by a black hat exchanges gazes with a child in a red skullcap in this work, whose alternate title calls it a "Painting of Human Figures." One figure has a Black 'X' marked on his robe, while a nearby child carries a brass vessel. A white hat lies strewn on the ground, while a black and white dog turns its head to our right. A priest stands next to two men in red robes, as another man at kneels before the big hole in the center. FTP, identify this painting of a funeral at the artist's hometown, the first great masterpiece of Gustave Courbet.
Answer: Burial at Ornans
 
2008 EFT Bonuses by Jang 2
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One character in this play shoots his wife with a fake gun that shoots out a parasol, while he later claims that their son died by swerving to avoid a porcupine on the road. FTPE:,
[10] Name this play in which the games "Get the Guest" and "Bringing Up Baby" are played by Martha and George in front of their guests Nick and Honey.
Answer: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
[10] Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is among the works of this playwright, whose other dramas include The Goat: Or, Who is Sylvia?, A Delicate Balance, and Three Tall Women.
Answer: Edward Albee
[10] Albee also wrote this play, in which Nancy and Charlie are resting on the beach, discussing their plans for the future before Leslie and Sarah, two married, human-sized green lizards approach them and have a conversation.
Answer: Seascape
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Identify the following about artists who depicted of the goddess of love and beauty, FTPE:,
[10] Perhaps the most famous paintings of Venus include one where she is surrounded by the Zephyrs and another in which the Charities are by her side. These are this Italian artist's The Birth of Venus and Primavera, respectively.
Answer: Sandro Botticelli
[10] This Spanish painter depicted Venus lying on a bed with her back to the viewer but facing a mirror held by Cupid in The Rokeby Venus. His other works include The Spinners and The Portrait of Juan de Pareja.
Answer: Diego Velazquez
[10] This Italian artist's Sleeping Venus, sometimes called the Dresden Venus, was the basis for Titian's Venus of Urbino and depicts hills and buildings behind the reclining goddess. He also painted a 1505 painting The Tempest.
Answer: Georgione
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Identify the following about the Michelson-Morley experiment, FTPE:,
[10] Michelson devised this device for his experiment. It separates a beam of light into two beams, and brings them together again to measure the properties of the waves.
Answer: interferometer
[10] It was later shown that the "null" result that Michelson and Morley obtained was due to this phenomenon, where a moving body shortens in its direction of motion.
Answer: length contraction or Fitzgerald-Lorentz contraction
[10] This 1901-1903 experiment is considered the electrostatic equivalent of the Michelson-Morley experiment. It used a charged, suspended parallel-plate capacitor to attempt to find the luminiferous aether.
Answer: Trouton-Noble experiment [prompt on partial answer]
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Opening with, "Books and the Man I sing, the first who brings/ The Smithfield Muses to the Ear of Kings," it crowns Thomas Shadwell as the ruler of the Kingdom of Nonsense and replaces Charon with John Taylor. FTPE:,
[10] Celebrating the goddess daughter of Nox and Chaos, this is which satirical work whose heroes were Lewis Theobald, or Tibbald, and Colley Cibber in the first and second editions, respectively?
Answer: "The Dunciad"
[10] "The Dunciad" was composed by this English author of "Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady," "An Epistle to Doctor Arbuthnot," and "An Essay on Criticism."
Answer: Alexander Pope
[10] Pope also wrote this mock-heroic poem, dedicated to Arabella Fermor, in which Bellinda loses her hair thanks to the title action from the Baron with a pair of scissors.
Answer: "The Rape of the Lock"
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Despite having the really cool gift of a foldable ship called Skidblanir, he had to fight the giant Beli with an antler. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Norse god, a member of the Vanir, who gives away an awesome magic sword to marry Gerd and notably had a sister who was part of the Vanir as well.
Answer: Freyr
[10] Frey owned this golden boar, forged by Brokk and Eitri to match the gift of Skidbladnir given to Frey by the sons of Ivaldi. It had glow-in-the-dark bristles!
Answer: Gullinbursti
[10] At Ragnarok, Frey is defeated by this fire giant, the ruler of Muspelheim.
Answer: Surtr
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Answer the following concerning walnuts, FTPE:,
[10] Recent studies have shown that gallic and ellagic acid, both found in walnuts, might help maintain amyloid-beta in a soluble form and thus prevent the onset of this disease, a form of dementia as neurons and synapses in the cerebral cortex are lost.
Answer: Alzheimer's disease
[10] Walnuts are very high in this type of unsaturated fatty acid, so named due to the location of its carbon-carbon double bond. Highly concentrated in the brain, they include alpha-linolenic and eicosapentaenoic acids.
Answer: omega-3 fatty acids
[10] Walnuts are also a source of this non-essential amino acid, whose functions include increasing muscle mass and growth hormone production, increasing synthesis of nitric oxide, and possibly treating erectile dysfunction.
Answer: arginine
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The exterior of this building is covered with mirrored purple, lightly brushed silver, and bead-blasted gold stainless steel shingles, while the red aluminum shingles will change color as time passes. FTPE:,
[10] Name this building whose design came from the cutting of several electric guitars. It also has a monorail running through it.
Answer: Experience Music Project
[10] The Experience Music Project was designed by this American architect, who also designed a Dancing House originally named after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, along with the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Answer: Frank Gehry
[10] Gehry may be best remembered for designing this museum that lies along the Nervion River in Basque country and features Jeff Koons's Puppy in front.
Answer: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao [prompt on partial answer]
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Chapter 1 of the section about the influence of the title concept on "Manners Properly so Called" refers to a letter by Madame de Sevigne, describing the putting down of revolts against a new tax. FTPE:,
[10] Name this work which analyzes the success of a representative government in the title location, written while its author had been studying a prison system with Gustave de Beaumont.
Answer: Democracy in America
[10] Democracy in America was written by this French political thinker, who would publish his thoughts on the "ancient regime" shortly before his death in the work The Old Regime and the Revolution.
Answer: Alexis de Tocqueville
[10] Tocqueville argued for the conquest of this nation, the subject of an 1847 report written by him. It is the birthplace of the authors of Reading Capital and The Wretched of the Earth, who were Althusser and Fanon, respectively.
Answer: Algeria
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He reconciled with the papacy with his 1172 Compromise of Avranches, while he obtained Poitou and Auvergne when he married Eleanor of Aquitaine prior to becoming king. FTPE:,
[10] Name this English monarch who had the aid of Ranulf de Glanvil during his reign.
Answer: Henry II [prompt on partial answer]
[10] Henry II had a small problem with this archbishop of Canterbury after the Council of Westminister, when the king expressed a desire to punish "criminous clerks." Four knights later killed him in the Canterbury Cathedral.
Answer: Thomas a Becket
[10] Henry II had codified his "ancient customs" of the realm in these articles defining the relationship between church and state. The Council of Northampton was convened shortly afterwards, after which Becket fled England.
Answer: Constitutions of Clarendon
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Answer the following concerning this year's U. S. Open Series in Tennis, which consists of a set of tournaments leading up to the U. S. Open, FTPE:,
[10] This Spaniard defeated Roger Federer in winning his fourth straight French Open in 2008 and snapping the Swiss player's streak of five straight wins at Wimbledon. He took Federer's number one ranking later in the summer.
Answer: Rafael Nadal
[10] This Scot finished second in the U. S. Open Series to Nadal by virtue of his loss to Nadal at the Rogers Masters. He rose to number four in the world rankings after the U. S. Open and lost to Federer in the final.
Answer: Andy Murray
[10] Finishing third in the race was this Argentinian, who won his first four titles in as many tournaments and brought a 23-match win streak into the U. S. Open, when he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Murray.
Answer: Juan Martin del Potro
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Mulliken used the electron affinity and first ionization energy to calculate it, while Pauling developed the most commonly used scale to measure it. FTPE:,
[10] Name this chemical property which describes the tendency of an atom to attract electrons.
Answer: electronegativity
[10] Allred and Rochow felt that this quantity, which is the net positive charge on an electron, should be a factor in determining an atom's electronegativity. It is sometimes called the kernel charge.
Answer: effective nuclear charge [prompt on partial answer or "kernel charge"]
[10] The effective nuclear charge on an electron can be approximated using this set of rules, which uses empirically determined factors to determine how to weight electrons in certain shells.
Answer: Slater's rules
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His treatment of the ideas of John Austin can be found in Limited Inc, while he listed problems with capitalism in his work Spectres of Marx. FTPE:,
[10] Name this French philosopher who coined the word "difference" and founded deconstructionism.
Answer: Jacques Derrida
[10] Derrida may be best known for writing this 1967 work, which looks at speech's relationship with writing and how they both developed as a mode of language, along with summarizing his views of deconstruction.
Answer: Of Grammatology
[10] This American philosopher takes special note of Derrida's The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond in his Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity. Other works of his include Achieving Our Country and Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature.
Answer: Richard Rorty
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A student of Patriarch Subodhi, he was burned with alchemical fire for forty nine days and owned a iron staff that could shrink to the size of a needle. FTPE:,
[10] Name this literary character who is later freed from lying under a five-peaked mountain for five hundred years thanks to Kuan Yin.
Answer: Monkey or Sun Wukong
[10] Monkey attempts to save the True Scriptures in this 16th century Chinese epic, famously translated by Arthur Waley.
Answer: Journey to the West
[10] Joining Monkey on his trip is this river monster, a former General of Curtains who was banished to mortality for dropping the Heavenly Queen's crystal goblet. He carries the bags of Monkey and his companions
Answer: Sandy or Sha Wujing or Sha Heshang
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Identify the following about the Bad Axe Massacre, FTPE:,
[10] The Bad Axe Massacre, which followed the Battle of Wisconsin Heights, resulted in the defeat of the Sauk and Fox as part of this conflict, which saw the "British Band" fight against militia in Illinois and the Michigan territory.
Answer: Black Hawk War
[10] The Black Hawk War partially stemmed from a treaty signed at the end of this conflict, in which Black Hawk fought. Battles during it include the Battle of Lake Erie, and it ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
Answer: War of 1812
[10] After the Bad Axe Massacre, the Indian leaders were taken to meet with this Secretary of War. Later, this future Secretary of State under James Buchanan and Michigan governor championed popular sovereignty.
Answer: Lewis Cass
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Becoming more popular when Hess and Mason continued work on geomagnetic reversal and seafloor spreading, while it was originally came from Alfred Wegener's hypothesis about continental drift. FTPE:,
[10] Name this geological theory which states that about seven major plates make up the lithosphere, all of which rest and move on the soft aesthenosphere layer.
Answer: plate tectonics
[10] Transform faults are a special type of this kind of faults between techtonic plates. Also known as sinistral faults, they are composed of vertical fault surfaces and a footwall that moves laterally without much motion vertically.
Answer: strike-slip fault
[10] This term refers to places where two techtonic plates meet, usually resulting in one plate being pushed below the other. A area of high seismic activity within them is called a Wadati-Benioff zone.
Answer: subduction zones
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After Tom's death, Christian goes to Munich to marry, but he is soon placed in an institution, and Tom and Gerda's son Hanno soon dies of typhoid. FTPE:,
[10] The demise of the title family is detailed in which novel?
Answer: Buddenbrooks
[10] Buddenbrooks was written by this German author of The Confessions of Felix Krull, Joseph and His Brothers, and The Magic Mountain.
Answer: Thomas Mann
[10] Thomas Mann also wrote this novella, in which the title artist goes on vacation from working in Munich to a Danish resort and sees childhood loves Hans Hansen and Ingeborg Holm.
Answer: Tonio Kroger
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Its author cites Clyde Kluckholn's Mirror for Man and Susanne Langer's Philosophy in a New Key in its first part called "Thick Description: Toward an Interpretative Theory of Culture." FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1977 work in which contains fifteen essays, including "The Cerebral Savage" and "The Integrative Revolution: Primordial Sentiments and Civil Politics in the New States."
Answer: The Interpretation of Cultures
[10] The Interpretation of Cultures, which includes "Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight," was written by this American anthropologist who also wrote Peddlers and Princes.
Answer: Clifford Geertz
[10] Geertz also wrote this brief 1971 work in which he laid out a comparative analysis of the title religion in Indonesia and Morocco.
Answer: Islam Observed
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It started its formation following the Diet of Roncaglia, while it broke into factions following the peace of Constance. FTPE:,
[10] Name this alliance of communes which was victorious at Legnano before disbanding, only to return and win at Cortenuova.
Answer: Lombard League
[10] Leading the charge of the Holy Roman Empire at Legnano was this former King of Germany, who had seized kingship of the Lombards at the Diet of Roncaglia before dying in the Third Crusade.
Answer: Frederick I Barbarossa
[10] The Battle of Legnano took place during the war between the Ghibellines and this rival faction, who had supported the papacy and included such members as Henry the Proud and Henry the Lion.
Answer: Guelphs
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Answer the following concerning the geography of Antarctica, FTPE:,
[10] Named after its British discoverer, this is the largest ice shelf of Antarctica. It was a common starting point for those hoping to reach the South Pole, and it is part of the area claimed by New Zealand.
Answer: Ross Ice Shelf
[10] Ernest Shackleton's ship, the Endurance, was caught in this southern portion of the Atlantic Ocean. An ice-solid portion of it is the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, and Elephant Island can be found near it.
Answer: Weddell Sea
[10] This appropriately named mountain is the southernmost active volcano on Earth. Scott Base and McMurdo Station are both situated near it on Ross Island.
Answer: Mount Erebus
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While meeting defeat at Sassanid hands at the Battle of Callinicum during the Iberian War, he would later defend Rome from the Goths and return from retirement to fight off a Bulgarian invasion. FTPE:,
[10] Name this general, most of whose famous exploits came in Italy and Africa.
Answer: Belisarius
[10] Belisarius was a general under the rule of this Byzantine emperor, who codified Roman law with the Corpus Juris Civilis and called the Second Council of Constantinople. He was also married to Empress Theodora.
Answer: Justinian I
[10] The Blues and Greens united to oppose Justinian in this 6th century conflict. Belisarius helped Mundus and Narses put them down, and their proposed new ruler, Hypatius, was executed.
Answer: Nika revolts

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