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2008 EFT Tossups by Mukherjee 2
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One political cartoon related to this bill depicts a man being pushed into the mouth of a giant, and a group called the "F Street Mess" was influential in revising it. Immediately after its reintroduction, Joshua Giddings referred to it as a "gross violation of a sacred pledge" in his "Appeal of the Independent Democrats". Also denounced in the Peoria Speech, this bill's underpinnings were central to its formulator's "Freeport Doctrine". The passage of this act lead to the actions of the Border Ruffians and a localized "Bleeding" conflict in one state. FTP, name this 1854 act formulated by Stephen Douglass that upheld popular sovereignty and repealed the Missouri Compromise, named for two Midwestern states.
Answer: Kansas-Nebraska Act
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In Norse myth, Eggther owns one of these items, which he uses mournfully during Ragnarok instead of participating. In Shinto, one of these objects is used in a form of divination called Koto-ura. In Irish myth, the Dagda recovered one of these items from a Formorian camp, which he always took into battle and used to manipulate emotions. Amphion used one of these items in the construction of Thebes, and another one of them was exchanged for some cattle by one god. Also used to combat the Sirens during the quest for the Golden Fleece, the first one was created from a tortoise shell by Hermes, and one of them was used in a failed recovery of Eurydice. FTP, name these stringed instruments used by Orpheus and Apollo.
Answer: Harp or Lyre
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Modern methods to compute them include Coupled cluster methods and Moller-Plasset perturbation theory, which includes correlation functions. John Pople's work on them used primitive Gaussians as basis sets, and they are the eigenfunctions of the Fock operator in Hartree-Fock theory. Easily derived via the LCAO method, these entities are the solutions of the Schrodinger equation for a multi-body electronic Hamiltonian. They can be used to explain why dihydrogen can exist but dihelium cannot, and they come in bonding and antibonding varieties. FTP, name these regions of space around a molecule where electrons hang out.
Answer: Molecular orbitals (prompt on partial)
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A small engraving of an owl can be seen on a seat in this work, which shows one black iron ring hanging from the upper right wall. A tall pedestal with a lamp can also be seen, and a partially opened scroll is lying on the floor next to a figure in a gray robe. Three people ascending a staircase can be seen through the archway in this work, and a small harp is lying next to the central figure. A man with a red robe holds up a golden cup in this work, whose central figure sits on a bed pointing upwards with his left hand. A group of distraught followers stand next to the title figure in, FTP, this Jacques-Louis David painting depicting an ancient Greek philosopher about to drink some hemlock.
Answer: The Death of Socrates
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One of his works centers around the peasant girl Zohra, who works as a servant at the titular pension, while this author of Mockery of the Fates and The Struggle of Tyba wrote about Said Mahran, the title criminal in another work. He wrote about the death of the barber Abbas in one work, while an earlier work tells of the families of Adam, Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed, all of which settle in the same imaginary alley. Better known than Miramar, The Thief and the Dogs, Midaq Alley, and Children of Gebelawi is a work about the al-Jawad family, a series of novels that includes Palace Walk and Sugar Street. FTP, name this Nobel Laureate of 1988, best known for his Cairo Trilogy.
Answer: Naguib Mahfouz
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One figure in this battle died after attempting to grip onto a ship with his bare hands, only to have a member of the opposing army cut it off. The initial charge of one side managed to catch the rear cavalry off-guard, and caused the other groups' missiles to land harmlessly behind them. The retreating side in this battle traveled towards Mesogia and attempted to escape on their triremes, where some of them drowned in a swamp after getting pincered. A group of Platean hoplites helped one side, and this battle is most famous for the exploits of Phidippides, a messenger. FTP, name this 490BC battle in which Datis and Artaphernes lost to a group of Athenians under Miltiades, which lends its name to a 26-mile race.
Answer: Battle of Marathon
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Clifford Mays extended this man's work to teaching and learning, and one of his works posited that UFOs are examples of a "modern myth"; that work is entitled Flying Saucers. His autobiography is entitled Memories, Dreams, and Reflections, and this man controversially analyzed a section of the Bible in Answer to Job. This man's work was extended by Myers and Briggs to create their namesake personality test, and he also posited feminine and masculine components of the psyche called the anima and animus. He theorized about a "reservoir of experience" shared between all humans called the "collective unconscious". FTP, name this author of Psychological Types who split with Freud in 1912, a Swiss psychoanalyst who posited the idea of archetypes.
Answer: Carl Gustav Jung
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Their creator gave his son a "control medallion" which prevented them from attacking him, and after a group of them flew into the sun, they gained teleportation abilities. The Office of National Emergency keeps a squad of human-piloted ones, and they were instrumental in Henry Gyrich's Project Wideawake. During Operation: Zero Tolerance, several humans including Karima Shapandar were transformed into "Prime" ones lead by Bastion. Nimrod is an advanced version of them built by Forge, and a group of them killed 16 million people on the island of Genosha under the command of Cassandra Nova, the evil twin sister of Charles Xavier. Originally created by Bolivar Trask, FTP, name these gigantic mutant-hunting robots from the Marvel universe.
Answer: Sentinels
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In 1999, this author published a work made up of 100 short chapters, one for each year of the twentieth century, while three women send the title creature to stand before a tribunal after catching it in Lubeck Bay. Simon Dach is the organizer of the title event in one of this author's works, while a later work centers on the sinking of a cruise ship carrying refugees from the Red Army during WWII. In addition to My Century, The Flounder, The Meeting at Telgte, and Crabwalk, he wrote a novel that takes place largely on a shipwrecked minesweeper explored by protagonist Joachim Mahlke. That novel, along with Dog Years and an earlier work about Osker Matzerath, form the Danzig Trilogy of, FTP, what German author of The Tin Drum?
Answer: Gunter Grass
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The expression of BMAL is integral to the development of these processes. In humans, they are partly controlled by the dimerization of ARNTL2 and NPAS2, and in Drosophila, Seymour Benzer discovered the Per and Cry genes, which are integral to these processes. Established through zeitgebers via a process called entrainment, in humans they are largely controlled by signals from the retinohypothalamic tract to the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hypothalamus. Also controlled by the release of melatonin from the pineal gland, they are disrupted in individuals with seasonal affective disorder and jet lag. FTP, name these 24-hour cycles of behavioral and biochemical processes in living beings, the prime example being sleep.
Answer: Circadian rhythms (prompt on things like "day-night cycles")
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This man published critical reviews of Tonnies's Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft. He argued that society is the source of the categories of human thought in Primitive Classification, and chapters of another work address 'The Negative Cult and its Functions' and 'The Peculiar Rite. He examined the origins of Australian Totemistm in that work, Elementary forms of the Religious Life, and another work divides solidarity into mechanical and organic types. Also known for differentiating between the egoistic, altruistic, anomic, and fatalistic forms of a certain action, FTP, identify this French sociologist, author of The Division of Labor in Society and Suicide.
Answer: Emile Durkheim
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One scene in this work relates the robbing of a convoy carrying birthday gifts after a group of seven people swear an oath of loyalty and disguise themselves as date traders. One character, nicknamed the "Big Knife", leads an attack against the protagonists but is converted to their side after being captured, and at the end of this work the protagonists are hired by the government to put down the rebellion of Fang Xi. Focusing on the exploits of the 108 stars of destiny, FTP, name this novel that takes place near the end of the Song dynasty, in which a group of bandits centered at Mount Liang fight against the tyrannical Kao Chui and oppose a corrupt government.
Answer: Outlaws of the Marsh or Water Margin or Shuihu Zhuan or All Men are Brothers
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His betrothal to the daughter of Humbert III was supposed to grant him the Piemonte and Savoy, and this ruler signed the Treaty of Le Goulet in order to settle one border dispute. He appointed Hubert de Burgh as Chief Justiciar, and both Hubert and William Marshall would go on to fend of an invasion by Louis of France in the First Baron's War. His allies' defeat at the battle of Bouvines by Phillip II greatly weakened his position, and his dispute with Stephen Langton and Pope Innocent III led to his meeting a group of Nobles at Runnymede. FTP, name this son of Eleanor of Aquitaine, an Angevin king most famous for signing the Magna Carta in 1215.
Answer: King John I of England or John Lackland
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In one film, this actor plays a character who falls in love with Vantine, a woman from Saigon, and in another early role he portrays Peter Warne. In addition to his roles in Red Dust and It Happened One Night, he portrayed submarine commander PJ Richardson in Run Silent, Run Deep, and won an Academy award for his portrayal of Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty. He's probably most famous for his role as a man who visits Twelve Oaks plantation and falls in love with a character played by Vivian Leigh. FTP, name this American actor who uttered "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" as Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind.
Answer: Clark Gable
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One character in this opera, after being mistaken for the devil, reasons that if there are black birds, then of course there should be black people too. Three boys advise the lead tenor to `be a man,' and Monostatos is punished for his insolence at the end of Act I. Upon seeing a lovely portrait, the tenor sings "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubend schon," and that character is forced to remain silent by Sarastro as part of his trials. The same fate befalls Papageno earlier, and another character is given a dagger as we hear the coloratura aria "Der Holle Rache" from the Queen of the Night. FTP, identify this opera where Tamino is sent to rescue Pamina using the titular instrument, the final opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Answer: The Magic Flute or Die Zauberflote
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One of his works argues that rationality is the core of all reality, and states that there is no reality besides that which is shaped by the mind; a condensed version of this work can be found in his Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences. One of his works divides the title concept into abstract, moral and ethical spheres, and posits the idea that free will can only be realized in systems of property rights and contracts. In addition to the aforementioned Science of Logic, another work relies on the thesis-antithesis-synthesis method, and includes discussions of Absolute Knowing and the master-slave dialectic. FTP, name this German philosopher and author of The Philosophy of Right and Phenomenology of Mind.
Answer: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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This god gained one of his servants when her brother crushed the bone of one of his animals. One of his stepsons lives in the hall Ydalir and is the god of snowshoes, while another child was courted by the dwarf Alvis, who was turned to stone after this god tricked him. While traveling with Roskva and Thialfi, this god wrestles with Elli and has an eating contest with fire at the behest of Skrymir. He lives in Bilskirnir, and he carries the belt Meginjarpr and gloves Jarngrieper. His goats Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjost regenerate after they die. The husband of the golden-haired Sif and father of Magni and Modi, FTP, name this wielder of the hammer Mjollnir, the Norse god of thunder.
Answer: Thor
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Phillip Glass composed the music to this authors' Hydrogen Jukebox while his early work is collected in Empty Mirror. One work says the title land is where clouds rise "as on a wave" on a "green crag", and another poem describes people "shopping for images", and includes a discussion of Whitman's beard. William Blake's influence can be seen in his "Sunflower Sutra", and in addition to "Wales Visitation" and "A Supermarket in California", he wrote an elegy describing his mother's immigration and insanity. In another poem, he addresses "angelheaded hipsters" and notes how madness destroyed the best minds of his generation in a more famous work. FTP, name this Jewish beat poet of "Kaddish" and "Howl".
Answer: Allan Ginsberg
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Esther Peterson was assigned the position of "assistant for consumer affairs" because of this initiative. This program included the National Historic Preservation Act and Solid Waste Disposal act, which were partially engineered by Stewart Udall. Largely overseen by Bill Moyers and Richard Goodwin, it also saw the creation of the National Endowment for the Arts, and was originally outlined during a commencement speech at the University of Michigan. The creation of the Head Start program was another part of it, and this initiative is probably most famous for the creation of Medicare, a pair of Civil Rights Acts, and the War on Poverty. FTP, name this set of liberal social reforms instituted by Lyndon Johnson.
Answer: Great Society
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The similarity between two of these objects can be given by the Levenstein distance. The set of all of these over a given set V is given by the Kleene Star of V, and The Boyer-Moore and Rabin-Karp algorithms can be used to search them. The Lempel-Ziv-Welch compression algorithm creates a translation table of these objects upon initialization, and fixed-length ones can be plotted as nodes on a hypercube. The trim function removes trailing whitespace from these variables, and analyzing them with respect to a given formal grammar is known as parsing. Also the subject of regular expressions, concatenation is the combining of, FTP, what type of variable which stores an ordered sequence of symbols, most commonly used to store text?
Answer: String (accept "sequence" before "Boyer-Moore")
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One deviation from this law is a result of "pancaking" via the Kaiser Effect, while application of the virial theorem explains another deviation known as the Fingers of God. In some cases, the quadratic Lundmark's Law fits better than this relation, and it can be derived from the Friedman-Robertson-Walker equations. The change in one quantity in this law is dependent on the sign of the deceleration parameter q, and measuring anisotropies in the CMB all give a value around 70 for this law's namesake parameter. FTP, name this law which states that the redshift of an astronomical object is proportional to its distance from the observer, named for an American cosmologist and namesake of a giant space telescope.
Answer: Hubble's Law
2008 EFT Bonuses by Mukherjee 2
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His father died at the Battle of Cnucha, and he was brought up by Liath Luchara and the druidess Bodhmall. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Irish folk hero of the Fenian cycle, who gained a good deal of insight after he burned his thumb on the Salmon of Knowledge.
Answer: Finn MacCool or Fionn MacCumhaill
[10] This man, the leader of the Fianna, killed Finn MacCool's father. Finn defeated him after Tara gave him a crane-skinned bag full of weapons.
Answer: Goll MacMorna
[10] This son of Finn MacCool was the greatest poet in all of Ireland. He narrates the Fenian cycle and ends up in Tir Na Nog, the land of the ever young.
Answer: Ossian
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It occurred soon after the passage of the Articles of Confederation, and its leader had the name "Tom the Tinker". FTPE:,
[10] Name this uprising of farmers in Pennsylvania in response to an absurdly high tax on a particular type of liquor.
Answer: Whiskey Rebellion/Uprising/Insurrection/Whatever
[10] The Whiskey rebellion occurred in response to this type of tax, which only applies to a particular good created within a country, rather than imported.
Answer: Excise Tax
[10] The force that put down the Whiskey rebellion was lead by Washington, Hamilton, and this Revolutionary War hero, who was also the father of the leader of the Confederate forces in the Civil War.
Answer: Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee III (prompt on partial, "H Lee" or "Lighthorse Harry" is needed)
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Identify the following places recently visited by everyone's favorite quizbowl trickster god, Charles Meigs, FTPE:,
[10] After a jaunt through Kurdistan, Charles went up to Georgia and Armenia, which are in this mountain range.
Answer: Caucasus
[10] In this capital city of Armenia, you might find the Moskva cinema, the National Gallery of Armenia, or the fabulous Hotel Orbita, where for some reason Charles decided to take a picture.
Answer: Yerevan
[10] Charles's trip also took him into this semi-independent region disputed between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Its capital is at Khankendi.
Answer: Nagorno-Karabakh
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One alternative to it is Kondrashov's hatchet, which states that after a certain number of mutations are accumulated, an organism dies. FTPE:,
[10] Name this argument used to illustrate the advantages of sexual reproduction. In essence, it states that an asexual organism will irreversibly accumulate mutations.
Answer: Muller's Ratchet
[10] One human construct that obeys Muller's ratchet is this entity. Diseases mapped here are referred to as holandric, and among the most important genes on it codes for Testis-determining factor.
Answer: Y chromosome
[10] One gene on the Y chromosome codes for one of this type of transcription factors. In general, they have one helix and two beta sheets, and use a pair of histidine residues to hold a namesake ion in place.
Answer: Zinc Finger (Accept "ZFY")
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In the final novel that centers around him, he is known simply as "The Trapper." FTPE:,
[10] Give the real name of this character who dies in 1804 among a tribe of Pawnee Indians in the novel The Prairie.
Answer: Natty Bumppo
[10] This writer created such characters as Natty Bumppo, Chingachgook, and Uncas in his Leatherstocking Tales.
Answer: James Fenimore Cooper
[10] Chronologically the first of the Leatherstocking Tales, this 1841 novel sees Bumppo captured while rescuing his friend's bride, Wah-ta-Wah.
Answer: The Deerslayer
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People construct booths for this holiday. FTPE:,
[10] Name this holiday where you might see people holding a lulav and an etrog, one of the three Jewish pilgrimage holidays.
Answer: Sukkot
[10] This holiday celebrates the completion of the year's reading of the Pentateuch, and is the only time in Orthodox and Conservative traditions when the Torah is read at an evening service. Also, the scrolls are paraded around the synagogue seven times.
Answer: Simchat Torah
[10] Simchat Torah is actually considered in the Diaspora to be a second day of this holiday which falls immediately after the end of Sukkot. The book of Ecclesiastes is traditionally read and people begin to recite the prayer for rain, which is said until Passover.
Answer: Shemini Atzeret
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It is created by taking an equilateral triangle, removing the equilateral triangle formed by the midpoints of the sides of the original triangle, and repeating. FTPE:,
[10] Name this fractal, whose namesake also has a carpet created by removing squares from a larger square. It is named for a Polish mathematician.
Answer: Serpinski triangle or Serpinski gasket
[10] This fractal is generated by mapping every complex number z to z squared plus c. Its named for a French fractal geometer.
Answer: Mandlebrot set
[10] Serpinski's carpet generalizes to three dimensions to create this cubic fractal. It is found by repeatedly removing the central cube of each larger cube in the previous iteration, and each face is a Serpinski carpet.
Answer: Menger sponge
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This man was overthrown by the French government's Operation Barracuda, and was replaced temporarily by David Dacko, who in turn was overthrown by Andre Kolingba. FTPE:,
[10] Name this supposed cannibal, a brutal African dictator who once killed every prisoner accused of matricide on Mothers' Day.
Answer: Jean-Bedel Bokassa
[10] Bokassa was the dictator of this country with its capital at Bangui. Its current president is Francois Bozize.
Answer: Central African Republic
[10] In 1976, Bokassa ordered a massacre of about 100 people who were protesting the government mandate to purchase these items of clothing designed by his wife.
Answer: School uniforms (accept equivalents, prompt on partial)
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This example of Athenian New Comedy sees Sostratos fall in love with the daughter of the title character. FTPE:,
[10] Name this play titled after the people-hating farmer Knemon, which ends with a wedding.
Answer: Dyskolos or The Grouch or Old Cantankerous
[10] Dyskolos was presented in 316BC by this playwright, whose other surviving plays include one titled after a group of ladies who eat lunch together, and another entitled Drugged Women.
Answer: Menander
[10] Menander also wrote a play about a "Fake" version of this character. In a play by Euripedes, he rescues Alcestis from death after spending some time at the house of Admetus.
Answer: Heracles
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Identify some architectural sites in Asia, FTPE:,
[10] This temple complex built for Jayavarman II has a wall around it, and contains a set of five towers in its center. It's located in its namesake city in Cambodia.
Answer: Angkor Wat
[10] This Taiwanese skyscraper borrows some of its design from the architecture of Pagodas, and currently holds second place in the ranking of tallest buildings.
Answer: Taipei 101
[10] This Shino temple located in Mie prefecture is dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu. Its Uji bridge and two of its central shrines are rebuilt every twenty years.
Answer: Ise Jinja or Ise Shrine
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Identify these actresses who have starred as Elizabeth Bennet in various adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, FTPE:,
[10] The most recent film adaptation stars this really hot British actress who as also appeared in Love Actually, as Cecila Tallis in Atonement, and the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Answer: Kiera Knightley
[10] A Bollywood-esque version of the novel, cleverly titled Bride and Prejudice, starred this actress as Lalita Bakshi. Also appearing in Taal and Jeans, she is often called the world's most beautiful woman.
Answer: Aishwarya Rai or Aishwarya Bachchan
[10] A much earlier adaptation of Pride and Prejudice starred this woman, who won an Academy Award as the title role in Mrs. Miniver.
Answer: Greer Garson
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This battle came about as a result of Grant's advance towards the Corinth Railroad Hub, and part of the action took place in Bell's Peach Orchard. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1862 battle between Grant and PGT Beauregard fought in Tennessee, which also featured the taking of Fort's Henry and Donelson.
Answer: Battle of Shiloh or Battle of Pittsburgh Landing
[10] This Confederate general was killed during the first day of the Battle of Shiloh; he was the highest ranking confederate killed during the war.
Answer: Albert Sydney Johnston
[10] Prentiss and Wallace fortified this position along a sunken road during the Battle of Shiloh. It held for about seven hours, allowing Grant to form a defensive position around Pittsburgh Landing.
Answer: Hornets' Nest
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Answer some questions about the energetics and structure of crystals, FTPE:,
[10] This is the energy required to remove an atom from a crystal. It is proportional to the Madelung constant, and can be calculated via the Born-Mayer or Kapustinskii equations.
Answer: Lattice energy or Lattice enthalpy
[10] The Born-Haber cycle, which is used to measure the lattice energy of a crystal, is based on this law, which states that the enthalpy change for each stage of a reaction sum to the total enthalpy change.
Answer: Hess' Law
[10] This type of structural defect in a crystal is described by the Burgers vector. The two main types are "screw" and "edge".
Answer: Dislocation
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Part of the collection "In Country Sleep," this poem was written in 1951 for the poet's dying father. FTPE:,
[10] Name this work whose second refrain is "Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
Answer: "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night"
[10] Do Not Go Gentle... is an example of this 19-line verse form in which the first and third line are used four times each and only two end rhymes are employed throughout.
Answer: villanelle
[10] Before writing Do Not Go Gentle..., Dylan Thomas wrote this nostalgic poem about a time when he "was young and easy under the apple boughs."
Answer: Fern Hill
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One section of it is devoted to the corn spirit, and it inspired controversy for comparing the Lamb of God to pagan rituals. FTPE:,
[10] Name this "Study of Magic and Religion", a work which takes its title from an object used by Aeneas to enter the underworld.
Answer: The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and Religion
[10] The Golden Bough was written by this British anthropologist, who also published works on Psyche's Task, Folk-Lore and the Old Testament, and Totemism.
Answer: James George Frazer
[10] Partly inspired by The Golden Bough, Joseph Campbell wrote that all myths can be traced back to a single monomyth in a work titled after one of these "with a thousand faces".
Answer: Hero With a Thousand Faces
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People were scandalized by its debut at the Armory Show. FTPE:,
[10] Name this painting of a woman performing the titular motion by using superimposed images.
Answer: Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2
[10] Nude Descending a Staircase was a work of this Dadaist, who also did a series of ready-mades including Fountain and Bicycle Wheel, as well as The Large Glass
Answer: Marcel Duchamp
[10] Duchamp frequently collaborated with this American Jew on pieces including the film Anemic Cinema. He also took photos of famous people, including some nudes of Meret Oppenheim.
Answer: Man Ray (accept Emmanuel Radnitzky)
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The Zenkunen war was fought during the end of this period, which also saw the flourishing of poetry and the arts. FTPE:,
[10] Name this period of Japanese history that begin after Emperor Kammu moved the capital from Nara to modern-day Kyoto in the late 700s.
Answer: Heian Period
[10] While the imperial line remained unbroken during the Heian period, most of the power rested with this royal family. They were overthrown by Emperor Go-Sanjo.
Answer: Fujiwara clan
[10] The Heian Period was eventually ended with Minamoto no Yoritomo won the Genpei war against the Taira clan and set up this first Japanese Shogunate. Go-Daigo and Takauji later ended it.
Answer: Kamakura Shogunate
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Systematic in its beginnings, this school rejected the Epicurean idea that gods are too busy to bother themselves with earthly concern; rather, they envisioned God as one who directs existence to the smallest detail. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this philosophical school, founded by Zeno, which claimed that virtue is sufficient for happiness.
Answer: stoicism
[10] One of the later hallmark texts of stoicism is this work by a Roman Emperor. It is written in Koine Greek and claims, among other things, that pain is a result only of your judgment.
Answer: Meditations
[10] Most of our knowledge of this Stoic philosopher comes from the Discourses and the Handbook as composed by his student Arrian. A contemporary of Seneca, he is credited with defining the `doctrine of the three topics.'
Answer: Epictetus
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Dyankov and Perel discovered an analog of this effect in which spin accumulation occurs at the edges of a conducting sample. FTPE:,
[10] Give this effect named for a British physicist, in which a magnetic field applied perpendicular to a current causes a lateral potential difference in the conductor.
Answer: Hall Effect
[10] The quantum version of the Hall Effect was discovered in the Metal-oxide-semiconductor version of one of these. In contrast with the Bipolar Junction type, they channel only one type of charge carrier.
Answer: Field Effect Transistor or FET (Prompt on partial)
[10] In a conductor, a charge carrier experiences this total force, which is the sum of the force due to the electric and magnetic fields. It is named for a Dutch physicist.
Answer: Lorentz Force
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His neighbor, Salamano, beats his mangy old dog yet still expresses deep grief when he loses it. FTPE:,
[10] Name this character who emotionlessly attends his mother's funeral in the first chapter of a 1942 novel.
Answer: Meursault
[10] Meursault is the protagonist of what existentialist work by Camus?
Answer: The Stranger
[10] This former co-worker of Meursault's remains his loyal girlfriend throughout his trial for murder.
Answer: Marie Cardona

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