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2008 EFT Tossups by Rosenberg 1
Average difficulty: 3Average quality: 4Category: Science
This structure can be repaired by grafting in the Bentall procedure. An overriding one is present in the Tetralogy of Fallot, and a valve named for it contains the nodules of Arantius. Dilation of the root of this structure is a common symptom of Marfan's syndrome, while coarctation, or narrowing, of it is fairly common in patients with Turner's syndrome. Structures such as the subclavian, innominate, and common carotid branch off from its namesake arch, located between its ascending and descending segments. FTP, name this vessel which arises from the left ventricle, the largest artery in the human body.
Answer: Aorta
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: Social Science
In this work's second section, the author notes that nobody who jumped out of a burning building was ever accused of suicide. In a response to Grotius, the author defines the word alienate to mean giving or selling, notes that the words slave and right contradict each other, and that we must always go back to a first convention. He also labels the collective grouping of all citizens as the "Sovereign", claims monarchies are best suited to hot climates, and claims that friction between the sovereign and government will eventually destroy any state. The oft-quoted phrase "man is born free, yet everywhere he is in chains" originates from, FTP, what philosophical work which states that a legitimate government can only originate from the titular concept, a work by Jean-Jacques Rousseau?
Answer: The Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right
Average difficulty: 2Average quality: 3Category: History
This man was said to have rejected the offer of a red hat, and opted for a hat of blood instead. Some of his disciples agreed to submit to an ordeal by fire but rain prevented that, angering the populace. He increased his authority by predicting the invasion of Charles VIII, and the Arrabbiati formed in opposition to him. Hemade homosexuality a capital offense, but after Pope Alexander VI ordered his arrest he met his end in the Piazza della Signoria. FTP, name this Dominican priest and enemy of the Medici who conducted the 1497 Bonfire of the Vanities and transformed Florence into a Christian republic.
Answer: Girolamo Savonarola
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: Literature
The narrator of this work claims that his neighborhood is "as deserted as Petra". After returning from church, he finds that his key does not work, and another character tries to keep two colleagues who are never angry at the same time under control. The narrator counts John Jacob Astor among his clients, and was recently promoted to Master in Chancery, but is dismayed to find a blanket lying underneath a desk behind a screen, and its owner is removed to the Tombs for vagrancy. A former employee of the Dead Letter Office, the title character is hired to assist Turkey and Nippers but soon refuses to perform any work. FTP, name this Melville "Story of Wall Street" about a lawyer and the titular clerk who responds to orders with the mantra "I would prefer not to."
Answer: "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: Art
Among his first projects in the public realm was the New York State Theater, but after that construction he rejected his earlier style, leading to works like the neo-gothic PPG Place in Pittsburgh, and stainless steel prisms surround the Bell Tower of his Crystal Cathedral. His collaborations with John Burgee include the Puerta de Europa in Madrid and a building in New York City which features the so-called "Chippendale" pediment. That building was originally named for AT&T, and this man is perhaps most famous for his own residence in New Canaan, Connecticut, built in collaboration with Richard Foster. FTP, name this American architect who built the Glass House and who with Mies van der Rohe designed the Seagram Building.
Answer: Philip Johnson
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: Science
In the Ramsauer-Townsend effect, this phenomenon occurs with unity probability when certain boundary conditions are satisfied. The variety of this by which long-range order is preserved in SQUIDs is called the Josephson effect, whereby a current flows across two weakly coupled superconductors. A diode which makes use of this property was developed by Esaki, while Gurney and Condon discovered that it could explain alpha decay, though that result was also obtained concurrently by Gamow. Perhaps its most famous application, invented by Binnig and Rohrer, is the STM. FTP, identify this phenomenon by which a particle may pass through a classically impenetrable barrier.
Answer: quantum tunneling
Average difficulty: 2Average quality: 3Category: History
This man's innovations included the "buffalo horns formation," and he gradually phased out the use of the assegai. Henry Flynn and Nathaniel Isaacs became acquainted with him and recorded many of his exploits. He instituted a conscription policy known as Impi and first obtained prominence at the Battle of Gqokli Hill. Moshoeshoe was his chief rival, and in addition to proclaiming a three-month fast, he ordered seven thousand people executed upon the death of his mother Nandi, and he was later murdered and succeeded by his half-brother Dingaan. Responsible for the turbulent Mfecane, FTP, name this man whose name translates as "intestinal parasite," an iconic Zulu chieftain.
Answer: Shaka or Chaka Zulu
Average difficulty: 4Average quality: 4Category: Literature
One section of this work ponders a man who "has no country, he's a chilling/ thunderbolt, a cold heart clad in armor." Another section is consists of letters to the author's friends and is titled "The Rivers of Song," and describes the genesis of rivers and minerals in "A Lamp on Earth." The speaker ends the work by claiming that it was written on the run in "I end here," and praises the noble deeds of rebels in sections with headings "The Liberators" and "The Sand Betrayed." He asks someone to "Rise up to be born with me, my brother" while ascending to an Incan ruin in "The Heights of Macchu Picchu." FTP, this is what poetic history of South America by Pablo Neruda?
Answer: Canto General
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
Plutarch claims that this figure was identified with Bebo, and during the month of Pachons an antelope and a black boar were sacrificed to him in a ritual involving the full moon. In the Book of the Dead, he is called the "Lord of the Northern Sky," while in other tales he fled to the heavens to live with Ra and became the voice of thunder. His cult was centered at Avaris, and he sat at the help of Ra's boat from which he battled Apep each night. His wife Nephthys cheated on him, leading to the birth of Anubis and an eighty-year battle in which this god lost his foreleg. Horus's left eye was torn out by, FTP, what Egyptian god of the desert and chaos who also killed Osiris?
Answer: Set (or Seth or Sutekh)
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
The Zohar describes this figure as dominant over the morning hours, and other kabbalistic literature associates him with earth and the color green. In the book of Enoch, he is commanded to imprison Azazel under the desert of Dudael. He is known in the Hadiths as Israfel, where it is said that he will first destroy the world and then cause a mass resurrection with two blows on his trumpet. In another apocryphal book, he masquerades as Azarias, but reveals his true identity after of Tobit's sight is restored. With a name meaning "God heals," FTP, identify this archangel, companion of Michael and Gabriel.
Answer: Raphael
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
This character takes running lessons from Mike Flynn, and he scorns a classmate who pronounces "science" as one syllable. While offstage during a play, this character is interrogated about an old crush and stricken with a cane. He imagines himself saying that he never eats muscatel grapes in the role of the Count of Monte Cristo, and later explains beauty to Lynch in terms of integrity, harmony, and clarity. A horrifying vision of hell drives him towards the priesthood, but he later rejects that path, and in an earlier episode a pair of broken glasses leads to his unfair punishment by Father Dolan. FTP, identify this protagonist of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the fictional alter-ego of James Joyce.
Answer: Stephen Dedalus
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
In United States v. Continental Can Co., the Supreme Court ruled that section 7 of it applied to all industries with the same user end market. This act contained provisions which reversed the decision in Loewe v. Lawlor, and it was later extended by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and Cellar-Kefauver Act. Another section of it prohibited any person from serving as director of two large competing corporations, and its Alabama drafter also included provisions which prohibited local price cutting to freeze out competitors, thus strengthening its weaker predecessor. FTP, identify this 1914 piece of legislation which strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act.
Answer: Clayton Antitrust Act
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
This type of algebra is a non-empty collection F of subsets of X such that if A is in F, then so is the complement of A, and if A-sub-N is a sequence of elements of F, then the union of those An is in F. This letter also designates a baryon containing a strange quark with the other two quarks being up and/or downs. In electrodynamics, it is the symbol for the ratio of current density to electric field, also called electrical conductivity, and in the physics of blackbody radiation it designates the Stefan-Boltzmann constant. Chemical bonds which lie directly on the bond axis are named by, FTP, which Greek letter whose upper-case variety means "sum"?
Answer: Sigma
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
They can be synthesized by the McFadyen-Stevens reaction and the Nef reaction, and aromatic examples of them are created by the Gattermann-Koch reaction. Reacting an ester or a nitrile with DIBAL-H and hexane will produce them, and they can be detected by the formation of a "silver mirror" when exposed to Tollen's reagent. They can also be prepared by oxidizing a primary alcohol with potassium dichromate and sulfuric acid, though using a secondary alcohol will give a ketone instead. Such properties are characteristic of, FTP, what class of organic compounds with a terminal carbonyl group, whose simplest member has formula CH2O?
Answer: Aldehydes
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
One army in this conflict under Folkmar was destroyed at Nistra, and forces under William of Aquitaine suffered a similar fate. Early leaders included Walter Sansavoir, and internal strife arose when Tancred deserted Raymond of St. Giles. In one battle, knights under Bohemond of Taranto swarmed over the enemy walls to open the Gates of St. George. However, its unwilling direct instigators were envoys sent to the Council of Piacenza, and in the Princes' phase of this campaign, Kerbogha was defeated at Antioch. FTP, identify this campaign to recapture the Holy Land called at the Council of Clermont in 1095 by Pope Urban II.
Answer: First Crusade
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
One character in this work claims that manual laborers like cooks and glass-men are often prone to atheism due to intoxicating fumes. Another character, Kastril, desires to learn how to quarrel, and a clerk named Dapper is bound and gagged with a ginger roll. A prostitute pretends to be prone to madness and later assumes the guise of a fairy queen. Though he had fled from London to escape the plague, Lovewit returns unexpectedly, forcing Face to resume his role as the butler Jeremy, while his co-conspirators escape through the back door. FTP, identify this play in which the swindler Subtle pretends to create the philosopher's stone, a work by Ben Jonson.
Answer: The Alchemist
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
Dirk Bax argues that some objects in this work are a pun on the word schel, meaning `quarrel.' At bottom-center, a fish lies dead on the ground, while an owl peeks out at us from a fountain above crumbled rocks in another section. On the left side of this painting, a unicorn drinks from a lake as a giraffe looks on, while a swarm of animals exits from a hole in the ground on the bottom. On the right side, a monstrous bird on a throne swallows a human while defecating another one as buildings explode in the smoky landscape above. FTP, identify this triptych depicting the genesis of the world, scenes of debauchery, and punishment in hell, a work by Hieronymous Bosch.
Answer: The Garden of Earthly Delights
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
This country's northern lakes include Chiuta and Shirwa, and port towns include Xai-Xai and Lichinga. Ethnic groups in this country include the Shangaan in the southern regions, such as the Gaza province, while the north is dominated by the Makua. The Ruvuma River forms part of this country's northern border, and this country disputes the name of a lake which borders its Niassa Province. Its capital city lies in the southern tip and was once known Lourenco Marques, and the Zambezi River empties into the this country's namesake channel in the Indian Ocean. FTP, name this former Portuguese colony with capital at Maputo.
Answer: Mozambique
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
Joseph Joachim feared that this man's Violin Concerto was a product of his madness, and a melody from that piece was adapted in a piano duet by Brahms. A Thomas Moore novel inspired his oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri, and characters like the Count of Brabante appear in his lone opera, Genoveva. His Cello and Piano concertos are both in A minor, and his solo pieces for the piano include Kreisleriana and the Night Suite. An injury to his right hand forced him to give up his performing career, but did not prevent him from composing piano pieces like Scenes from Childhood and Carnaval. FTP, name this German Romantic composer of the Spring Symphony and the Rhenish Symphony.
Answer: Robert Schumann
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
This language's script can be translated into Cyrillic using the Kontseivich system, and the McCune-Reischauer romanization is preferred in modern publications. Samuel Martin developed the Yale Romanization of this language, which is the basis for its ISO standard. Ramstedt hypothesized that this language belongs in the Macro-Altaic family, and it contains 7 speech levels coupled with a complex honorifics system. Its phonetic alphabet, which contains 14 consonants and 10 vowels and is called Hangul, is used alongside borrowed characters known as Hancha in this language's namesake "mixed script". FTP, name this language spoken by the current UN secretary general and most inhabitants of Seoul.
Answer: Korean or Hangugeo or Chosonmal
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
This author wrote about former freak show object Little Lee Roy, and narrated the adventures of Jamie Lockhart in another work. Shoe company representative R.J. Bowman meets his end in this author's Death of A Traveling Salesman, and in another novel, the widow Lauren Hand returns home to her dying stepmother despite her dislike for her stepmother Fay. A story where Phoenix Jackson travels to buy medicine for her grandson appears in her collection A Curtain of Green, and in addition to The Optimist's Daughter she wrote a story where the narrator feuds with her sister Stella-Rondo, causing her to move out of the house. FTP, name this Southern author of "A Worn Path," and "Why I Live at the P.O."
Answer: Eudora Welty
2008 EFT Bonuses by Rosenberg 1
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
It has been used as an analogy for arms races, though no country has yet been wiped out by nuclear weapons. FTPE:,
[10] Name this strategic game which predicts that cooperation can be difficult to maintain even if it is mutually beneficial, as exemplified when both players confess to a crime.
Answer: Prisoner's Dilemma
[10] When both players in the prisoner's dilemma confess, it is an example of this situation where all players have chosen their best strategy and cannot improve their situation by changing them.
Answer: Nash Equilibrium
[10] An example of a Nash equilibrium is this situation, where no player can act in a way that ensures victory, as exemplified by three people pointing guns at each other.
Answer: Mexican standoff
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
This man's accomplishments included sponsoring the creation of the first bureaucratic police force in England by the 1829 Metropolitan Police Act. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this British Prime Minister who held that position twice, once under William IV and once under Victoria, who issued the Tamworth Manifesto and shaped the Conservative Party into its present form.
Answer: Sir Robert Peel
[10] Peel's final action as PM was to repeal these import tariffs, causing a conservative backlash which forced him to resign.
Answer: Corn Laws
[10] Previously, Peel had held this post under Lord Liverpool; during his term he established the Peace Preservation Force and opposed Catholic Emancipation.
Answer: Chief Secretary of Ireland
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
The protagonist of this work spends his spare time looking at maps of Africa, dreaming of the day he can finally escape. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this novel in which the schoolteacher Bird is forced to choose the fate of his baby, who is diagnosed with a brain hernia.
Answer: A Personal Matter
[10] A Personal Matter was written by this Japanese author, who also penned Lavish Are the Dead and Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids, as well as the short story The Catch.
Answer: Kenzaburo Oe
[10] This other Oe Novel revolves around the brothers Mitsu and Takashi Nekodoro, who return to their native village to uncover the details of a peasant revolt. Their relationship quickly deteriorates when Takashi begins an illicit affair with Mitsu's wife Natsumi.
Answer: The Silent Cry
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
The seventh season of 24 got pushed back a year because of the Writers' Strike, but after the terrible sixth season that may actually be a good thing. In the meantime, name some characters from the show, FTPE:,
[10] Despite suffering multiple bullet wounds, a heart attack, and an addiction to heroin over the various seasons, this Kiefer Sutherland character is still up and running, and in the upcoming season receives a special assignment from the FBI.
Answer: Jack Bauer
[10] Played by Carlos Bernard, this character was presumed dead after being stabbed with a needle by Christopher Henderson, but it has been confirmed that he will return next season as a villain.
Answer: Tony Almeida
[10] This first African-American president, played by Dennis Haysbert (aka the Allstate Guy), was coaxed into not seeking reelection and was later killed while writing his memoirs, though his brother Wayne continued the dynasty.
Answer: David Palmer
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
In most fungi, they are the main mode of vegetative growth. FTPE:,
[10] Identify these filamentous fungal cells which collectively form a mycelium.
Answer: Hyphae
[10] In more advanced fungi, hyphae are broken into cells by these selectively permeable cross-walls.
Answer: Septa
[10] Some fungi, such as the so-called "fairy rings", lack septa, and so possess these cells with multiple nuclei.
Answer: Coenocytes (accept Syncytia or Syncytium)
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
Though it never really made inroads into Southeast Asia or India, it remains dominant in China, Japan, and Korea. FTPE:,
[10] Name this branch of Buddhism, younger than Theravada, whose name translates as "Great Vehicle"
Answer: Mahayana
[10] This is the term for people who refrain from reaching nirvana in order to save others. In the Mahayana school, they are often worshipped as deities.
Answer: Bodhisattva
[10] This text forms part of the 'Perfection of Wisdom' collection, and it is the central text of the Vajrayana school. One copy is the world's oldest printed book, and it opens with the Buddha dwelling in the Jeta Grove at Sravasti.
Answer: Diamond Sutra
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
It ends by noting to Avitus that `some are good, some indifferent, and some again still worse,' as is a common case with Verse. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this set of biographies written during the realm of Hadrian which chronicles the lives of men beginning with Gaius Julius and ending with Domitian.
Answer: Lives of the Twelve Caesars
[10] Lives of the Twelve Caesarswas written by this Roman historian and secretary of Hadrian, a contemporary of Tacitus and Pliny the Younger.
Answer: Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
[10] Suetonius does not look favorably upon this predecessor of Nero, who subjected Britain to direct Roman rule and was presumably poisoned by his wife Agrippina.
Answer: Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
It was inspired by a trip to the Lake of Lucerne by the author's friend Johann Wolfgang Goethe. FTPE:,
[10] Name this play about a titular marksman, forced to shoot an apple off his son's head.
Answer: William Tell or Wilhelm Tell
[10] This German author of Intrigue and Love and Wallenstein wrote William Tell.
Answer: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
[10] This other Schiller work centers on a titular claimant to the Spanish throne who has fallen in love with his stepmother Elizabeth.
Answer: Don Carlos
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
Revisions of his most famous work include Political Liberalism, and he also authored a work on the theory of international relations called The Law of Peoples. FTPE:,
[10] Name this American liberal philosopher.
Answer: John Rawls
[10] Rawls may be best known for this book, in which he introduced the concept of a "veil of ignorance" and argued that society should maximize the well-being of the worst-off person.
Answer: A Theory of Justice
[10] A Theory of Justice also popularized this concept, which Rawls defined as a state in which we have adjusted our beliefs and judgments until they no longer conflict, through a process of deliberation.
Answer: reflective equilibrium
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
Name some menacing Greek monsters, FTPE:,
[10] They were said to have been born from the blood of Oranos when Cronos castrated him. Identify these personifications of vengeance.
Answer: Euminides or Erinyes or Furies
[10] Consisting of Kottos, Gyges, and Briareus, these hundred-handed beings joined with Zeus to overthrow their brother Cronos.
Answer: Hekatonchires
[10] This fearsome giant who dwelt on Erytheia had three heads and three bodies. Heracles was assigned to retrieve his cattle as his tenth labor.
Answer: Geryon
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
They are usually found by solving the characteristic polynomial. FTPE:,
[10] These are what values from linear algebra corresponding to a square matrix such that when that matrix is multiplied by a certain vector, the result is equal to one of these numbers multiplied by that vector?
Answer: eigenvalues
[10] The eigenvalues will always be real if a matrix is of this type, where the transpose of the matrix is equal to the matrix.
Answer: Symmetric
[10] If the matrix contains complex entries, the eigenvalues will still all be real if the matrix is of this type, where it is equal to its conjugate transpose.
Answer: Hermitian
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
The Glorious Revolution led to its eventual collapse. FTPE:,
[10] Name this provincial government created by James II in 1686 by combining Massachusetts with the surrounding colonies, and later with New York and New Jersey in 1688.
Answer: Dominion of New England
[10] James appointed this man as governor of the Dominion. When James abdicated during the Glorious Revolution, he fled Boston dressed as a woman to escape the mob.
Answer: Sir Edmund Andros
[10] Many people in Maryland mistakenly assumed that this governor had supported the Catholic King, so they rebelled and the colony was stripped of its proprietary charter. His son would later become governor of Maryland in 1715 after it became a proprietary colony again.
Answer: Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron (Lord) Baltimore (Accept either)
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
Though a traditionalist composer in most respects, he occasionally incorporated popular music into pieces like Excursions and A Hand of Bridge. FTPE:,
[10] Name this American composer of Essay for Orchestra and Vanessa.
Answer: Samuel Barber
[10] Barber is probably best known for this tragic work, an arrangement of the second movement of his first String Quartet.
Answer: Adagio for Strings
[10] Barber's first major work for orchestra was an Overture to this play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Answer: The School for Scandal
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
Answer some things about ancient Greek sculptors, FTPE:,
[10] A student of Ageladas of Argos, this Hellenic sculptor is probably best known for his Discobolos
Answer: Myron of Eleutherae
[10] This Attican often drew inspiration from the courtesan Phryne. Though the originals are no longer extant, he is known to have sculpted the Apollo Sauroktonos and the Lycian Apollo.
Answer: Praxiteles
[10] This Praxiteles sculpture shows one titular god carrying the other to the nymphs, and was discovered at Olympia in 1877.
Answer: Hermes with the Infant Dionysus (accept logical equivalents)
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
It is usually expressed in the form 'N-one sine theta-one equals N-two sine theta-two. FTPE:,
[10] This is which law of optics which gives the relation between angles of incidence and refraction for a wave passing between two media with different indices of refraction?
Answer: Snell's Law
[10] This is the angle of incidence such that the refracted and reflected rays will be perpendicular, and for which one particular polarization will not be reflected at all.
Answer: Brewster Angle
[10] The Brewster angle is not to be confused with the critical angle, at which this phenomenon occurs. It can be used with a 45-45-90 degree prism to redirect a beam back to its source.
Answer: Total Internal Reflection
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
The speaker of this work would rather be "A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn." FTPE:,
[10] Identify this poem which laments that "little we see in Nature that is ours."
Answer: The World is Too Much with Us
[10] The World is Too Much with Us was written by this Victorian poet, also known for Daffodils.
Answer: William Wordsworth
[10] This Wordsworth poem from Recollections of Early Childhood philosophizes about the process of growing up and describes how "the Heavens laugh" with "the child among the newborn bliss."
Answer: Ode: Intimations of Immortality
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
The artist argued that what he wrote on his painting was correct because the image was only a representation. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this painting of a pipe with an inscription which translates as "this is not a pipe."
Answer: The Treachery of Images
[10] The Treachery of Images was painted by this Belgian surrealist, who also painted Golconda and TimeTransfixed.
Answer: Rene Magritte
[10] This other Magritte work features the iconic image of a man in a bowler hat whose face is hidden by an apple, supposedly a self-portrait
Answer: The Son of Man
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
It arose in response to a decrease in river flooding and the increasing power of eunuchs in the Imperial Court. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this peasant uprising led by radical Taoists under Zhang Jiao, named for some colorful headgear.
[10] The Yellow Turban Rebellion arose during this classical Chinese dynasty, which also had to deal with the concurrent Five Pecks of Rice Rebellion.
Answer: Enantiomers
[10] The Yellow Turban rebellion was put down by this warlord who later laid the foundations for the Kingdom of Wei, and was retroactively named Emperor of Wei.
Answer: Racemic
Average difficulty: 0Average quality: 0Category: History
His army days in WWI inspired the early novel Three Soldiers. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this American author, a member of the 'Lost Generation' best remembered for his U.S.A. Trilogy.
Answer: John Dos Passos
[10] This first entry in the U.S.A. Trilogy begins at the end of the Spanish-American War ends as the US declares war in 1917, and introduces us to characters like Mac McCreary and Janey Williams.
Answer: The 42nd Parallel
[10] This Dos Passos work centers around Jimmy Herf, who makes a living as a newspaper reporter in the titular location but is eventually driven to leave after meeting his old friend Congo.
Answer: Manhattan Transfer

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