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2008 EFT Tossups by Mukherjee 1
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Albel Nox lost an arm while attempting to make a pact with one of these creatures in Star Ocean 3. Dyne was a master of these creatures in Lunar: The Silver Star, in which Nall transforms into a white one near the end. Defeating eight legendary ones unlocks the seal on the esper Crusader in Final Fantasy VI, while in Super Mario RPG the "Czar" one can be fought in Barrel Volcano. A game starring one of these creatures sees him facing off against Gnasty Gnorc, and has sequels like "Ripto's Rage" and "A New Beginning". FTP, name these creatures, a black one of which is the namesake of Kano's organization in Mortal Kombat, and whose more famous examples include the fire-breathing purple lizard Spyro.
Answer: Dragon
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When these substances have an anisotropic momentum distribution, they are subject to Weibel instabilities, and columns of these substances with strong axial currents develop Kink oscillations. One type of wave in them is characterized by the Lundquist number, and long-range interactions in them are taken into account in the Vlasov equation. Langmuir probes are used to determine their properties, and they move across magnetic fields in Bohm diffusion. These substances screen electric fields up to the Debye length, and the quark-gluon type is of interest in QCD. Studied in tokamaks, this substance is usually created on earth by electric arcs. FTP, name this fourth stage of matter commonly found in stars.
Answer: Plasma
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One of this man's works is framed as a letter from Mrs. Curren to her daughter. Another one of his works centers on the relationship between Paul Rayment, who loses his leg in a biking accident, and his nurse Marijana. In addition to Age of Iron and Slow Man, this author wrote about a woman who rewrote Ulysses from the perspective of Molly Bloom, entitled Elizabeth Costello. This author wrote about Susan Barton's encounter with Cruso and Friday in Foe. Another work focuses on the gruesome exploits of Colonel Joll, while another one of his protagonists moves to his daughter Lucy's farm after seducing a student. FTP, name this South African Nobel Prize winning author of Waiting for the Barbarians and Disgrace.
Answer: John Maxwell Coetzee
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He chased Pleione until Zeus turned her into a star. He carried Hephaestus' servant Cedalion upon his back during his journey to Lemnos, and one story of his birth tells how Hyrieus roasts a bull for the gods, the hide of which is later urinated upon and buried. This son of Poseidon and Euryale had the ability to walk on water. One figure escaped him by hiding in an iron fortress; that figure, Oenopion, had earlier blinded him after his rape of Merope. After boasting that he could kill any creature, Gaia created a giant scorpion to kill him. FTP, name this figure who was turned into a constellation next to his dog Sirius, a noted hunter from Greek Mythology.
Answer: Orion
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Its formulator extended it by citing work that he had performed under Kolbe, while Henry's independent discovery of this statement led to another generalization by its formulator. Hornback explained it in terms of positively-charged intermediates, and this statement is notably abrogated in a procedure sometimes named for Herbert Brown. Often paired with a similar rule that governs eliminations, Zaitsev's rule, this rule is violated in reactions using peroxides and in hydroboration reactions due to steric hindrance. FTP, name this rule from organic chemistry that states that when a halide adds to an alkene, the more substituted carbon attaches the halide, named for a Russian chemist.
Answer: Markovnikov's Rule
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The Anscombe transformation is used in systems which follow this distribution, and variables that follow this distribution are subject to Robbins Lemma. When it has an expected value of 1, the nth moment of this distribution is equal to the number of partitions of a set of n elements. If two variables follow it, their difference follows the Skellam distribution. Used to model the number of mutations in irradiated DNA or the number of calls to a call center, this limiting case of the binomial distribution is entirely reliant on the parameter lambda, which is equal to its mean and variance. Usually used to model events with low probability, FTP, name this statistical distribution named for a Frenchman.
Answer: Poisson distribution
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This ruler deposed Osroes I and replaced him with Parthamaspates after capturing the city of Susa in one campaign. During his reign, the death of Rabbel II Soter lead to the annexation of the Nabataean kingdom. His marriage to Pompeia Plotina was unable to produce any children. Apollodorus of Damascus was responsible for much of this rulers' extensive architectural program, which resulted in the creation of his namesake market, arches, and forum. His greatest military victory occured at Sarmisegusta over Decebalus, and reversed the outcome of a previous defeat under Domitian. FTP, name this man whose victory in the Dacian Wars is commemorated in his namesake column, the adopted father of Hadrian and the second of the Five Good Emperors.
Answer: Trajan or Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus
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KS Larsen repeated this experiment 18 times and noted the results were dependent on duration. Stang showed that its results were dependent upon the self-esteem of the participants, and Perrin and Spencer's 1980 repetition of this experiment on engineering students suggested that the results don't apply to modern culture. A meta-analysis by Bond shows that the results hold more strongly in collectivist countries. Participants would often claim poor eyesight or misunderstanding, and the study used a majority group of "confederates" that deliberately gave the wrong answer. FTP, name this experiment in which one was asked to determine which of three lines on a card matched another, a classic demonstration of conformity.
Answer: Asch's Conformity Experiment or Line-matching task
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One justice's dissent in this case cited the "totality of the circumstances test", while another dissent compared Constitutional law to a continually-growing temple. One notable opponent of this cause is Paul Cassell, and this decision was later extended in Rhode Island v. Innes. The outcome of this case was upheld in Missouri v. Seibert and Dickerson v. United States, the latter featuring a proclamation that its result had "entered our national culture". This case extended the earlier decision in Escobedo v. Illinois, and centered on the rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman. FTP, name this 1966 Supreme Court case which stated that the Fifth Amendment requires the police to inform a suspect of their rights.
Answer: Miranda v. Arizona
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In this faith, the most advanced form of divination is known as Ifa, and involves throwing a small chain with eight pieces of shell or bone attached. A key ritual in this faith involves the possession of a devotee in a ceremony called a bembe, and priests in this religion are called babalawos. In this faith Oggun is linked with violence, force, and energy, while Olorum is considered the sky Father and wields power over all things white, and its spirits include Inle, and Obatala, collectively known as Orishas. Also known as "Lukumi's Rule," FTP, name this Afro-Caribbean religion derived from the beliefs of the Yoruba people.
Answer: Santeria or Way of the Saints
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These compounds are commonly synthesized via the tryptamine pathway or the IPA pathway, and one mode of their action involves the formation of ARF homodimers. These compounds also lead to the activation of by H+-ATPase pumps in the acid growth model. First fully characterized by Fritz Went using agar blocks and coleoptiles, this hormone is commonly synthesized in apical meristems and distributed throughout the plant via polar transport. Also responsible for phototropism, the formation of lateral roots, and apical dominance, FTP, name this class of plant hormones which includes indoleacetic acid and the herbicide Agent Orange.
Answer: Auxin
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This man's Account of Faith was countered in a publication by Jan Eck, whom he had earlier disputed at Baden. His account of surviving a plague can be found in his poem Pestlied, and his opposition to another religious movement can be found in his Whoever Causes Unrest. He defended the inclusion of non-Christians in heaven in one part of his Exposition of the Faith, and he outlined the idea that secular power is based on the word of Christ in his seminal 67 Articles.FTP, name this man who met with Martin Luther in the Marburg Colloquy, a leader of the Swiss Reformation.
Answer: Ulrich Zwingli
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One character in this story asks his wife for a roll and an onion for breakfast, and lives in a building with "Blood Let Here" written on a signboard; that character is later confronted by a constable on a bridge. Another character adds "Major" to his title in order to increase his prestige, enjoys playing "Boston" every morning, and is very proud of the fact that he knows the wife of a council member. The clerk in the police station notes that the patch left behind is smooth like a pancake, and the title character becomes a state councilor after leaving College Assessor Kovalev. Beginning with the story of the barber Ivan Yakovlevitch's discovery of the title body part in his home, FTP, name this short story by Nikolai Gogol.
Answer: "The Nose" or "Nos"
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He depicted a woman in a red blouse sitting at a desk next to two vases in his Annelies, White Tulips, and Anemones, while his other floral-themed works include Still-Life with Geraniums and The Plum Blossoms. His The Sorrows of the King and The Snail are among the many of his paintings dubbed "cutouts", which also include his series of Blue Nudes. His La Negresse and L'Asie are among his other depictions of women. His more famous works include one of an interior with several blue vines on the wall, and another featuring five nude people holding hands in a circle. FTP, name this leading Fauvist, a French Impressionist famous for The Red Room and The Dance.
Answer: Henri Matisse
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Bernard Baars extended this scenario to create the "Theater of Consciousness", and Ngugi Wa Thiong'o uses it to analyze the relationship between language and the New World Order in one paper. Martin Heidegger analyzed this scenario in his Essence of Truth. Immediately preceded by and relying on the "Analogy of the Divided Line", this argument states that its subject would be seen as ruined after being freed and returning. First presented as a dialogue between Glaucon and Socrates in book 7, FTP, name this philosophical argument concerning a prisoner who can only see the shadows on the wall of the title location, outlined in Plato's Republic.
Answer: Allegory of the Cave or Myth of the Cave or Parable of the Cave (Accept equivalents that mention a cave)
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Margaret Atwood wrote a short story in which one character from this play "talks back", and Richard Curtis wrote a "skinhead" version of this play. Heiner Muller wrote an eight-page postmodernist "machine" version of it, and it was also the basis of the Akira Kurosawa film The Bad Sleep Well. One sequel to this work was written by Lee Blessing form the perspective of a Norwegian ruler, and another play that takes place in the same fictional universe begins with one character winning ninety-two coin flips, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. FTP, name this tragedy that features the characters Osric, Polonius, and Laertes, centering on the prince of Denmark who notably asks "to be or not to be?"
Answer: Hamlet (Accept "Gertrude" before "skinhead" for people who don't listen closely)
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Clement Vallandingham lead a reorganized Knights of the Golden Circle that titled themselves "The Order of" this earlier group. This group was responsible for the capture of a repository at Turtle Bay, and their habit of erecting large poles lead to the Battle of Golden Hill. Members of this group were responsible for the death of William Dudingston and aided Abraham Whipple in the capture of a ship in Narragansett Bay. This group is probably most famous for an incident in which they snuck on board the Dartmouth dressed as Mohawks. FTP, name this organization whose members, including James Otis and Samuel Adams, carried out the burning of the HMS Gaspee and the Boston Tea Party.
Answer: Sons of Liberty
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One method of performing this operation on a distributed system is Cannon's algorithm. Kleinberg showed that it can be embedded on the wreath product of an order-17 abelian group and an order-2 symmetric group. The fastest method for doing this has big-O of n to the 2.3 runtime, the Coppersmith-Winograd algorithm. Another method splits the arguments into blocks and is named for Strassman, and this operation naively ran in big-O of n to the third time. In a vector space, this operation is used to compose two linear transformations, and is always associative but only commutative if there are no off-diagonal elements. FTP, name this operation carried out on paper by multiplying the elements of the nth row and nth column of the namesake constructs together.
Answer: Matrix multiplication (Accept equivalents)
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The narrator sees a location where one object "bent into the undergrowth", and states that "I doubted if I should ever come back" at the end of the second stanza, immediately after stating that "I kept the first for another day". The speaker notes that one object in this poem may "have the better claim" because it "wanted wear". Found in the collection Mountain Interval, its final stanza states that the story will be told "with a sigh" after "ages and "ages hence", and notes that the narrator's actions have "made all of the difference". FTP, name this poem in which "two roads diverged in a yellow wood", and the narrator took the less-traveled one, by Robert Frost.
Answer: "The Road Not Taken"
 
2008 EFT Bonuses by Mukherjee 1
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His only Supreme Court appointment was Thomas Stanley Matthews, and the Morey Letter claimed that this man supported Chinese immigration. FTPE:,
[10] Name this man whose administration saw the Star Route Scandal. He was succeeded by Chester A Arthur after being shot by the disgruntled Charles Giteau.
Answer: James Abram Garfield
[10] James Garfield was a member of this Republican political faction, which was lead by his secretary of state James G. Blaine. Unlike the stalwarts, they favored abandoning the spoils system.
Answer: Half-Breeds
[10] The Stalwarts were lead by this Representative from New York. Both he and Thomas Platt resigned from the senate after William Robertson was appointed Collector of the Port of New York.
Answer: Roscoe Conkling
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One stanza of this poem begins "Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard/are sweater", and begins by addressing the title object as an "unravish'd bride of quietness." FTPE:,
[10] Name this poem that ends with the phrase "Beauty is truth, truth beauty - that is all/ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
Answer: Ode on a Grecian Urn
[10] This English poet of To Autumn and the poetic romance Endymion wrote Ode on a Grecian Urn.
Answer: John Keats
[10] A Greek falls in love with a serpent disguised as a human in this ballad by Keats. The title character is described as a "Gordian shape of dazzling hue".
Answer: Lamia
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These organisms use a prohaptor to attach to their hosts, and subclasses of them include turbellaria and cestoda. FTPE:,
[10] Name this phylum of flatworms.
Answer: Platyhelminthes
[10] Like nematodes, the excretory system of platyhelminths consists largely of these cells, whose cilia help push waste matter though a tube cell.
Answer: Flame Cells
[10] In insects however, hemolymph filtration is accomplished by these structures named for an Italian. Glowworms use a modified one to emit light.
Answer: Malphigian Tubules
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In the final act of this opera, we learn that one of the main characters is the long-lost son of Micha, and in the same act, Vasek dresses up in a bear costume. FTPE:,
[10] Name this opera about the romantic travails of Marenka and Jenik, whose parents initially oppose their union.
Answer: The Bartered Bride or Prodana nevesta
[10] The Bartered Bride is a comic opera by this composer of the song cycle Ma Vlast and the operas Brandenburgers in Bohemia and The Devils Wall.
Answer: Bedrich Smetana
[10] Smetana shares a homeland with this composer, whose works include the American String Quartet, the symphonic poem The Water Goblin, and the New World Symphony.
Answer: Antonin Dvorak
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An old woman representing Jealousy clutches her head at the left of this work, while in the center a child kisses a nude woman on the lips. FTPE:,
[10] Name this mannerist allegorical painting that also depicts an old man pulling a blue curtain in the background.
Answer: Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time (Any order is fine)
[10] Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time was painted by this portraitist and student of Jacopo Pontormo, who also painted the fresco Crossing the Red Sea.
Answer: Bronzino or Agnolo di Cosimo
[10] Bronzino painted a portrait of Andrea Doria as this Roman deity, who is depicted with Triton in a fountain in front of the Villa Montalto.
Answer: Neptune
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Answer the following questions about pieces of music that depict everyone's favorite pasttime, recreational drug use. FTPE:,
[10] The title character lives by the sea in a land called Honalee and meets Jackie Piper in this song famously recorded by Peter, Paul, and Mary, which is ostensibly about marijuana use.
Answer: Puff the Magic Dragon
[10] An MC Chris song focuses on the abuse of this substance. The narrator is "tripping like Jesus in the desert when he fasted", but unfortunately he also gets rug burns on his knees like an intern tease
Answer: Robitussin (prompt on "cough syrup" or "over-the-counter drugs", accept Robo-tripping)
[10] "Mexican Wine" is a somewhat trippy song by this band, whose latest album is "Traffic And Weather". They're more famous for a song about a woman "who's got it going on" and who's "all I want/and I've waited for so long".
Answer: Fountains of Wayne
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This man added to his empire by defeating Syagrius at the Battle of Soissons, and his sister Audofleda married Theodoric the Great. FTPE:,
[10] Name this son of Childeric I and wife of the Burgundian Princess Clothilde, the first king of the united Franks.
Answer: Clovis I
[10] Clovis was the first member of this Frankish dynasty, which came to an end when Charles Martel overthrew Childeric III.
Answer: Merovingian Dynasty or Kings
[10] This man recorded Clovis' exploits and his conversion to Catholicism. Other works include Life of the Fathers and From Roman to Merovingian Gaul.
Answer: Bishop Gregory of Tours
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Answer some questions about economics that are tangentially related, FTPE:,
[10] This economist's "The Nature of the Firm" preceded his outlining of his namesake theorem, which states that in a trading scheme with no transaction costs, bargaining will lead to an efficient outcome.
Answer: Ronald Coase
[10] The Four-Firm concentration ratio is used to describe this type of market, in which there are only a few sellers. Bertrand's model can be used to describe it.
Answer: Oligopoly
[10] In situations with information asymmetry, this theorem named for an Italian and an American doesn't hold. It states that the value of a firm doesn't rely on the way that it's financed.
Answer: Modigliani-Miller Theorem (either order ok)
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The title character of this novel is sent to work for Wick Cutter after her beauty gets her in trouble with the Harling family. FTPE:,
[10] Name this novel about Jim Burden's infatuation with the title Bohemian girl. It takes place in Black Hawk.
Answer: My Antonia
[10] This author of O Pioneers and My Antonia wrote about Jean Latour in Death Comes for the Archbishop.
Answer: Willa Cather
[10] This Nobel-Prizewinning Cather novel tells the story of Claude Wheeler, who enlists in the army after being forced to leave a Christian college.
Answer: One of Ours
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This mineral is more stable than aragonite and vaterite, which share its chemical composition, and it is naturally birefringent. FTPE:,
[10] Name this mineral which is the primary component of oyster shells. A particularly transparent type of it is called Iceland spar.
Answer: Calcite
[10] Calcite ranks a 3 on this hardness scale, which assigns a value of 1 for talc and graphite and a value of 10 for diamonds.
Answer: Mohs scale
[10] One method of testing the hardness of a mineral uses a square pyramidal diamond to create an indentation in the sample; that test goes by this name.
Answer: Vickers test
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* The author published a shortened version of this story shortly before his death, which can be found in his Palm of the Hand Stories. FTPE:,
[10] Name this story about Shimamura, who visits a hot spring town and falls for the geisha Komako.
Answer: Snow Country or Yukiguni
[10] This Japanese Nobel Laureate and author of The Old Capitol, Thousand Cranes, and The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa wrote Snow Country.
Answer: Yasunori Kawabata
[10] The narrator of this Kawabata short story is a student who becomes infatuated with the title performer, until he sees her naked and realizes she isn't eighteen.
Answer: Dancing Girl of Izu or The Izu Dancer or
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Answer some questions about political scandals of the Clinton administration, FTPE:,
[10] The Clintons bought 230 acres of land, with Jim and Susan McDougal, and built an estate. The namesake development corporation failed, and some incriminating documents turned up in this scandal.
Answer: Whitewater Scandal
[10] The chief prosecutor in the Whitewater scandal was this Independent Counselor, who took over from Robert Fiske. He later published a report that stated that Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky got busy.
Answer: Kenneth Starr
[10] This figure, the Deputy White House Council during the Whitewater scandal, committed suicide in 1993. Some assert that he was murdered in a cover-up.
Answer: Vincent Walker Foster, Jr
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The Kugelrohr apparatus is used in the short-path version of this procedure, and the apparatus is usually cooled with a Leibig condenser. FTPE:,
[10] Name this chemical procedure which is used to separate the components of a solution based on differences in their boiling point. It also comes in fractional and extractive varieties.
Answer: Distillation
[10] Distillation relies on this law, which states that the vapor pressure of a solution is equal to the weighted sum of the vapor pressure of each of its pure components. Azeotropes are exceptions to it.
Answer: Raoult's Law
[10] A Dean-Stark trap can be used to improve the yield of a distillation by condensing some of the generated vapor and returning the liquid to the original batch. That process goes by this name.
Answer: Refluxing
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
Answer some questions about the philosophy of science and the people who have contributed to it, FTPE:,
[10] This man's namesake paradox in set theory asks whether the set of all sets contains itself. He also made a foray into theology with his Why I am Not a Christian.
Answer: Bertrand Russell
[10] This man collaborated with Bertrand Russell on the seminal text Principia [Prin-kip-ya] Mathematica. Unlike his co-author, he defended his own vision of god in Process and Philosophy.
Answer: Alfred North Whitehead
[10] This former UC-Berkeley professor posited that strict adherence to the scientific method would hinder progress, and argued for epistemological anarchy in his Against Method.
Answer: Paul Feyerabend
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This epic's main character dies at Ronceval Pass after refusing to blowing his horn, and Ogier the Dane is taken by Morgan Le Fay to Avalon at the end of this work. FTPE:,
[10] Name this medieval French epic about a paladin of Charlemagne, the most famous of the Chanson de Geste.
Answer: The Song of Roland or La Chanson du Roland
[10] This sister of Oliver is Roland's betrothed. She dies during Roland's day of mourning.
Answer: Alda
[10] During the battle of Ronceval Pass, Roland attempts to destroy this sword of his, which contains a tooth of St. Peter and the blood of St. Basil. But it proves indestructible and he throws it into the river.
Answer: Durendal
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The goddess Kebechat is occasionally listed as his daughter, and this god is always depicted with a crook and flail. FTPE:,
[10] Name this jackal-headed ancient Egyptian god of the dead, who was the patron of embalmers.
Answer: Anubis or Inpu
[10] Another god associated with death was this Ibis-headed scribe, who once bargained with the moon for extra light. He weighed the heart of a dead person against the feather of Ma'at.
Answer: Thoth or Djeuty
[10] If the heart fails to pass Thoth's test, then this crocodile/lion/hippo hybrid would eat it, preventing the person from entering heaven.
Answer: Ammut or Ammit
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He designed several sets for Martha Graham, and his Flamingo can be found in downtown Chicago. FTPE:,
[10] Name this American artist, famous for his wire sculptures and mobiles.
Answer: Alexander Calder
[10] This mobile by Alexander Calder hangs above a staircase at the Museum of Modern Art. One section of it has a series of fin-shaped items, which is fitting for its aquatic theme.
Answer: Lobster Trap and Fish Tail
[10] In addition to mobiles, Calder designed several of these more stationary abstract sculptures. The aforementioned Flamingo and another contraption located on St. Helen Island, Man, are examples.
Answer: Stabiles
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A force under Sengge Renchen prevailed against English and French forces at the Battle of Palikao, and one side signed the Treaty of Aigun with Russia. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1858 to 1860 conflict between China and the aforementioned European powers over a certain illicit substance, the second of such wars.
Answer: Second Opium War or Second Anglo-Chinese War or Arrow war (prompt on partial, do not accept First Opium War)
[10] The Second Opium War began when the Qing dynasty seized this vessel, which they suspected of smuggling.
Answer: Arrow
[10] Along with the Treaty of Aigun, a pair of treaties by this name ended the Second Opium War. It ordered China to pay reparations to the British and French, and directly to British merchants for destruction of their property
Answer: Treaties of Tianjin
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It was extended by Sommerfield, who proposed the idea of elliptical orbits instead of circular ones, and it gives an erroneous nonzero value for the ground state angular momentum. FTPE:,
[10] Name this model of the atom in which electrons are confined to discrete orbits, named for a Danish physicist.
Answer: Bohr Model
[10] One of the Bohr model's great successes was explaining this formula, which gives the frequency of hydrogen's spectral lines. It gives rise to the Lyman, Balmer, and Paschen series for n = 1, 2 and 3.
Answer: Rydberg Formula
[10] This experiment, which used an electrified tube filled with a low-pressure gas, showed that electrons occupy quantized energy levels since only certain voltages would result in transitions. It is named for two Germans.
Answer: Franck-Hertz Experiment
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Identify some Catholic religious observances, FTPE:,
[10] Usually starting about four weeks before Christmas, this period observes the time immediately before the First Coming of Jesus. It also is used to teach about his Second coming, if you're into that sort of thing.
Answer: Advent
[10] This period of time, between Ash Wednesday and Holy Sunday, is most well-known as the time people have to give something up. Many choose caffeine.
Answer: Lent
[10] These sets of 3 days are the only times in which clergy can be ordained. Also called the "four seasons of the year", in modern times people no longer fast during this holiday.
Answer: Ember Days or Ember Weeks

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