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2009 FIST Tossups by Brown
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A piece of legislation originally intended as an amendment to this law changed the structure of an organization so that its general counsel would be appointed by the President, twelve years after this law's passage. The prevention of practices outlined in this legislation's eighth section was entrusted by its tenth section to a federal entity whose constitutionality was the subject of the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation decision two years after this bill's passage. The core of this legislation came from section 7a of a previous act that had been ruled unconstitutional in the Schechter decision, the NIRA, and much of the pro-union effect of this act was eviscerated over Harry Truman's veto by the Taft-Hartley Act. FTP, identify this 1935 piece of legislation named for a New York senator, which prohibited certain unfair labor practices and set up the National Labor Relations Board.
Answer: Wagner Act or the National Labor Relations Act
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An ester with this functionality condenses with a ketone or aldehyde in the presence of elemental sulfur in the Gewald reaction to give 2-amino thiophenes, and the Letts synthesis forms these from aryl carboxylic acids. Esters form organozinc reagents and attack these compounds to give, after hydrolysis, beta-ketoesters in the Blaise reaction, and aryl halides give this functionality in the Rosenmund-von Braun reaction. The Strecker synthesis gives as an intermediate the alpha-amino variety of these compounds before hydrolyzing to the amino acid. The simplest organic example of these compounds saw a major shortage from late 2008 to early 2009; that example is a popular medium-polarity solvent for TLC. FTP, name these compounds which contain a carbon-nitrogen triple bond.
Answer: nitriles
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The architect who renovated this location, Luca Francelli, had previously collaborated with the artist who decorated it on a chapel in the same complex. In this hall, cherubs are depicted holding monochrome medallions of various Roman emperors and two of its walls are bare, with one wall depicting the arms of the commissioning family. A group of cherubs hold aloft a document above a door while the sides of that door are flanked by a man with a large horse on the left. The artist's patron is depicted conversing with foreign dignitaries in the "meeting" scene of that room's west side. The most famous scene in this room uses a trompe-l'oeil method to mimic an open-sky oculus and depicts a peacock and some cherubs looking down onto the room's inhabitants. FTP, identify this chamber most famous for the di sotto in su fresco on its ceiling, designed for Ludovico Gonzaga, the Duke of Mantua, by Andrea Mantegna.
Answer: Camera degli Sposi or Camera pictura [accept chambers of the Duke of Mantua or chambers of Ludovico Gonzaga before mention, accept Ducal Palace of Mantua before "hall"]
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In one poem, this author beseeches the "sole watchman of the flying stars," to "guard me against my flicker of impulse lust." In addition to that poem, "Eleven Addresses to the Lord," he recalled his father's suicide in a poem where he "spit upon this dreadful banker's grave," while another poem encourages attendants of the MLA convention to "forget your footnotes" and "dance around Mary." Eileen Mulligan's novel The Maze is based on her marriage to this writer, whose critical works include a biography of Stephen Crane. He first gained fame with his poetry collection The Dispossessed and another of his works opens with the line "The Governor your husband lived so long / moved you not, restless, waiting for him?." Another work contains sections dedicated to the memory of Delmore Schwartz and is narrated by his alter egos Henry and Mr. Bones. FTP, identify this American poet who chronicled the life of a 17th century poet in his Homage to Mistress Bradstreet and wrote 385 Dream Songs.
Answer: John Berryman
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This belief system, along with the now-defunct Akhbari and Shaykhi schools, arose from the Usuli school. The law of this school of thought allows taqiyya, or concealing belief for self-protection, and mut`a, or temporary marriage, and uses the intellect, or `aql, instead of creating new laws through qiyas; that law is known as the Jafari school. Adherents of this sect celebrated Ashura during Muharram to commemorate a certain individual's death. For believers of this sect, the Great Occultation will one day end when Muhammad al-Mahdi, the last of a certain line of religious leaders, will one return. They believe in a different lineage down from Ali than the Zaydis and Isma`ilites, or Seveners. FTP, name this sect of Shi'a Islam named for the number of imams they consider to have succeeded Muhammad.
Answer: Twelvers or Ithna`ashariyyah' [accept Jafari or Imami Shi'a or word forms before mentioned; prompt on Shi'a or word forms]
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Among the theories discussed in the introductory sections of this work are the "Idea of the People," proposed by Adolf Bastian, and the "original community" theory of Theodor Benfey. A footnote in this work cites the origins of the name of the city of Lamissio as related by Paul the Deacon while discussing a story similar to the one found in the Flemish People's Book. The source for one of the parts of this work's second section is a reconstruction of a narrative by Fabius Pictor, while Herodotus and Ctesias provide conflicting stories of a man who rebels against Astyages, leading to parallels between that man and Khaikosrav and Feridun. References to Freud abound in the third section, in which the relationship between the title figure and his parents is analyzed in terms of neuroses and the title concept is called a "paranoid structure." FTP, identify this long essay which studies commonalities in the origins of such characters as Lohengrin, Jesus, Moses, Hercules, and Sargon of Akkad, a work by Otto Rank.
Answer: The Myth of the Birth of the Hero (or Der Mythus von der Geburt des Helden)
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One governor of this place, Tobias Norris, under pressure from such figures as Nellie McClung and Lillian Thomas, pushed through legislation that gave women the vote here. Its capital city saw the formation of a Committee of One Thousand, a group of business leaders opposed to the organizers of a massive strike. A compromise by its governor Thomas Greenway resolved a crisis initiated by men like D'Alton McCarthy over the teaching of certain languages, known as the place's namesake "Schools Question." It witnessed the killing of 19 soldiers under Robert Semple by men led by Cuthbert Grant, in what was called the Seven Oaks Massacre. This place was the namesake of an 1870 Act signed after the capture of Fort Garry by Garnet Wolsely. That act integrated it into Canada after the Red River Rebellion. FTP, identify this Canadian province whose capital is Winnipeg.
Answer: Manitoba (don't prompt Canada)
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A single unit of the most common type of this resource can be implemented using a D-type flip-flop. In x86-type architectures, this resource is accessed through a technique known as "segmentation," and addressing this resource differs depending on whether the system is in real or protected mode. Algorithms such as "stop the world" and "mark and sweep," are used to implement garbage collection, which returns this resource to the heap. The spatial and temporal locality principles drive the design of the cache variety of this resource. In assembly language, this resource is divided into "code" and "data" sections, and in C, the malloc and free statements are used to allocate and deallocate it. Demand-paging is used in swap spaces to simulate this resource by producing its "virtual" variety. FTP, identify this resource of a computer whose most versatile variety is its random access type.
Answer: memory
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One passage in this poem acknowledges that "much to the man is due," who lived "reserved and austere," in his private gardens where his highest aim might have been "to plant the bergamot." The title figure is described as being unable to be content with "the inglorious arts of peace," and is mentioned as having gone "burning through the air... and palaces and temples rent," in order to "cast the kingdoms of old/ Into another mould." This poem recalls the nobility of a king upon the "tragic scaffold," and claims that "The Pict no shelter now shall find / Within his particoloured mind," before encouraging the title figure, "the Wars' and Fortune's son," to "march indefatigably on." In one part, the author asks "What may not then our isle presume / While Victory his crest does plume?," a reference to an earlier military victory in which a group is "ashamed / to see themselves in one year tamed." Containing a poetic depiction of the execution of Charles I, FTP, identify this poem about the Lord Protector's conquest of a neighboring island by Andrew Marvell.
Answer: "An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return From Ireland"
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This architect designed his house in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and eight buildings enclose a series of quadrangles in his design for the Harvard Graduate Center. One of this architect's designs features one section with a white facade with a red-brick top. That section juts above the rest, which is mostly in yellow brick, as does a tall yellow brick tower in a building designed as a shoemaking factory. This architect had even the corner stairwells visible to the public in his Administration Building for the Werkbund Exhibition in Cologne. Besides the Fagus Works, his best-known work has a pinwheel layout with three wings connected by a bridge across a street. Much like lots of this man's work, that building features a steel or concrete framework with a lot of glass, and is located in Dessau. FTP, name this designer and founder of the Bauhaus.
Answer: Walter Gropius
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This man proved himself an incompetent general after replacing a more famous commander following that commander's brutal sack of Limoges. This man attempted to claim the kingship of Castile and Leon on the basis of his marriage to Constance of Castile, but that expedition proved a failure as he only succeeded in marrying his daughter Catherine to the eventual king of Castile Henry III. He undid the reforms instituted by the Good Parliament after assuming Parliamentary leadership, during which time he fanned the anti-clericalism of William of Wykeham's demands for war money. On his death, this man's estates were confiscated to prevent them from going to his son Bolingbroke, leading to Bolingbroke's revolt. This third surviving son of Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, and brother of Edward the Black Prince, moderated the conflict between his nephew Richard II and the Earl of Gloucester, and was the direct ancestor of Henries IV, V, and VI. FTP, name this English prince who became the Duke of Lancaster.
Answer: John of Gaunt (accept John, Duke of Lancaster before mention, or John, Earl of Richmond)
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Agger et. al. reported that UTX and JMJD3 are histone demethylases that control expression of these proteins, and forced expression of them results in premature differentiation of myelomonocytic cells in to monocytes. Many of these proteins, such as the Exd-Dfd and Exd-Lab heterodimers, bind to a 10 base-pair consensus sequence, which allows them to maintain their expression through an autoregulatory loop. Several of them are repressed by polycomb proteins. One group of them includes Ubx, abdA, and AbdB. The first complexes of them to be discover were ANT-C and the aforementioned BX-C, which controls parasegments 5-14 in an embryo, and their misexpression leads to homeotic transformations such as feet appearing in place of antennae. FTP, name this class of genes originally discovered in Drosophila that governs body plan organization.
Answer: Hox genes [or Hox proteins; or Homeobox]
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This work's opening is referenced in its composer's later "La Reine" symphony, while the horn theme of the third movement's trio is taken from a Gregorian chant previously used in his "Lamentation" symphony. While its second movement is led mostly by muted violins, its first movement changes its sonata form and introduces the second theme, in D major, only at the end of the development. Its opening features the winds holding chords and the violins split into syncopated notes and two-octave descending minor arpeggios. This piece is unusually in F-sharp minor, and its last movement switches from presto to adagio and features a series of solos beginning with the first oboe and second horn. Ending with two violinists playing the last notes, FTP, name this symphony in which the players leave the stage one by one, by Franz Joseph Haydn.
Answer: "Farewell" Symphony or Abschieds-Symphonie or Haydn's Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor [accept just the number at the end]
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One figure by this name was the mother of Agathyrsus and Gelonus, who both failed to bend the bow of Hercules and wear his belt in the proper way, so they were exiled, though their other brother Scythes was named king. Those boys resulted when this figure forced Hercules to sleep with her in order get his horses back. Another figure by this name was the progeny of Peiras and Styx, and was killed by Argos Panoptes while she slept outside of Argos in a cave. The previous figure is sometimes called the "maid with glancing eyes" and she lives underground amongst the Arimoi. This figure, often associated with the similar Delphyne, is best attested as the daughter of Phorcys and Ceto. FTP, name this wife of Typhon. a poisonous she-viper who gave birth to the Hydra and Chimera.
Answer: Echidna
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In one scene in this work, two children dismember a doll stuffed with bran, after which they trap a fly in the doll's head and bury it. The female protagonist makes up a story that her fiancee has won a hundred thousand gulden in the lottery in order to trick a woman into taking some of her possessions, after which that protagonist hangs up the key to her house on a halberd and abandons it. The main protagonists of this work dance together at a fair to music played by a black fiddler, a figure who reappears throughout this story, once accusing the parents of the protagonists of stealing his land. A conflict breaks out between Marti and Manz over the ownership of a field, which leads to them forbidding their children to see each other, and in the end, those children consummate a mock marriage in a boat and drown themselves. Set, like many of its author's stories, in the village of Seldwyla, FTP, identify this novella about the doomed romance between Sali and Verena, written by Gottfried Keller.
Answer: A Village Romeo and Juliette (or Romeo und Julia auf der Dorfe)
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One chapter of this work discusses students' sympathies towards Maryk and Queeg in Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny as part of a section chronicling the title entity "in Fiction." The appendix to this work states that avoiding a bad score, not winning a good one, is the title methodology, "How to Cheat on Personality Tests." One chapter of argues that "scientism" has permeated society, while another describes how the Industrial Revolution led to a decline in the Protestant Ethic. This work is broken into sections which track the "Ideology", "Training", "Neuroses", and "Testing" of the title figure, who is at home in the "New Suburbia." Inspired by interviews with CEOs conducted by its author while at Fortune magazine, FTP, name this work which tracks how the title middle manager gives up individuality for the sake of his corporation, written by William Whyte.
Answer: The Organization Man
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One member of this family was opposed by an alliance put together by a group known as "Los Doce," which included the UDEL party. Another member of this family defeated Fernando Aguero Rocha in a rigged election after which he made Aguero part of a ruling triumvirate. A member of this family known as "Tacho" attained power by deposing Juan Batista Sacasa and ruled with the help of his country's Nationalist Liberal Party until his assassination by Rigoberto Lopez Perez. Another member of this family was opposed by an organization founded by Carlos Fonseca Amador and named after the general Augusto Cesar, and that member's brother, known as "Tachito," abrogated the Bryant-Chamorro treaty in 19 Opposed by such figures as Pedro Joaquin Chamorro and by groups such as the Sandinistas, FTP, name this family whose members included Luis Debayle, Anastasio Debayle, and Anastasio Garcia, which ruled from 1937 until 1977 in Nicaragua.
Answer: Somoza
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In the penultimate lines of this play, the title character laments that he's still alive and refers to himself as "poet and poltroon, poltroon and poet." Despite opening his bible to the "First Gospel of St. Peter" and highlighting verses about submission and honoring the king, Mr. Grigson is forced to sing the hymn, "We shall meet in the sweet bye and bye." The title character recites a poem about Celandine to a female admirer, who asserts that "it's time to give up the writing an' take to the gun," and holds up Robert Emmet as an example of someone who died for his country, before both are observed almost kissing by Tommy Owens. The death of Maguire in an ambush leads to a revelation about the bombs hidden in his satchel. After a raid at the end of this play, Minnie Powell is shot while trying to escape from the British. FTP, identify this Sean O'Casey play set in the aftermath of the Easter Rising of 1916 whose title character is Donal Davoren.
Answer: The Shadow of a Gunman
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In the general case of time-independent perturbation theory, the Hamiltonian is diagonalized by constructing a basis from linear combinations of unperturbed kets in order to avoid the "vanishing denominator" problem that arises in systems with this property. A radiative correction removes a type of this condition that exists classically between the 2S-sub-one-half and 2P-sub-one-half doublet in an effect known as the Lamb shift, and this property is removed by elongation along a preferred axis in the Jahn-Teller effect. The application of either an electric or a magnetic field will remove this situation in the Stark and Zeeman effects by causing level-splitting, and white dwarfs are maintained by a balance of gravity against a pressure force arising from this condition. FTP, identify this situation common in quantum mechanical systems in which states with different quantum numbers have identical energies.
Answer: degeneracy [accept word forms]
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The theory of these objects was informally introduced through the use of "tags" by Ruth Barcan Marcus in her 1961 article "Modalities in Intensional Language." David Kaplan presented a theory of these philosophical ideas in a lecture later published as "Dthat" shortly after they were formally introduced in a lecture series by their best-known popularizer. One of the uses of these philosophical concepts is to demonstrate the existence of necessary a posteriori propositions and contingent a priori propositions, and the inventor of this term proposed that proper names and natural kinds such as water are examples of these. They were originally proposed through the example of Hesperus and Phosphorus being the same object, in lectures that would become Naming and Necessity. FTP, identify these philosophical concepts coined in name by Saul Kripke, which refers to a description that has the same reference in every possible world.
Answer: rigid designators
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In one of this artist's videos, a newspaper reports that he spends $500,035 on diamonds. Kanye West produced his song "Stand Up", from the same album as "P-Poppin". He is described as being "That man . . . in a public bathroom" in a song off his album Incognegro featuring this man and Shawna singing "I wanna l-l-l-lick you from your head to your toes", "What's Your Fantasy?" On one of his songs, this artist notes that "I gotta big weed stash, pocket full of cash / Just seen a big ol' ass" upon waking up on the title weekend day. Another song warns the addressee to "get out the way", and his album Chicken-n-Beer contains "Southern Hospitality". In one song, he tells people to "Stay the fuck up out my biznass", while another explains how he's "got hoes" in different parts of the country. For 10 points, name this rapper whose album Word of Mouf contains hits like "Area Codes" and "Rollout".
Answer: Ludacris or Christopher Bridges
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Robert Graves connects this figure with a leader of the Aeolians who conquered part of Argolis from Canaanite settlers of that region. This son of Amythaon got his name after his mother left him lying in the shade as a baby but left his feet in the sun. While being held captive by Phylacus, he demanded to be transferred to another cell to avoid having a beam fall on him, and was able to cure the impotence of Iphiclus after hearing two vultures converse about making a poultice from rust that formed on a sacrificial knife used to geld a ram. This figure, who introduced the cult of Dionysos into Greece, demanded a third of the kingdom of Proetus for himself and a third for his brother Bias in exchange for curing the Argive women of madness, and his descendants formed the next Argive dynasty. Taught prophecy by Apollo on the shores of the river Alpheius, for ten points, identify this seer, who came to understand the language of animals after snakes licked his ears.
Answer: Melampus
 
2009 FIST Bonuses by Brown
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A poem by Alexander Ritter was later attached to this tone poem. FTPE:,
[10] Name this work in which the first title entity occurs with a soft sigh in the third movement after the subject's life passes before his eyes.
Answer: Death and Transfiguration or Tod und Verklarung
[10] This man composed Death and Transfiguration, as well as Four Last Songs and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks.
Answer: Richard Strauss
[10] This other Strauss work features an orchestra of one hundred sixteen instruments and describes a traveler's day in continuous sections like "Sunrise" and "The Ascent".
Answer: An Alpine Symphony or Eine Alpensinfonie
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Answer some questions about the story of Cuhlwch and Olwen, as told in the Mabinogion, FTPE.,
[10] In order to win the hand of Olwen, Cuhlwch had to perform a multitude of tasks at the behest of this father of Olwen, a magical giant who was prophesied to die when his daughter married.
Answer: Ysbaddaden (or Yspaddaden) Pencawr
[10] Among the tasks assigned to Cuhlwch by Ysbaddaden is to defeat Twrch Trwyth, a creature of this type which somehow manages to possess a pair of scissors and a comb and razor on his head, despite not having opposable thumbs.
Answer: boar [accept pig]
[10] This Welsh mythical figure leads the hunt for Twrch Trwyth; it is to this man's court that Cuhlwch first comes asking this man and his knights to find Olwen for him.
Answer: King Arthur
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This writer's first novel was collected from columns published in New Statesman and entitled In the Ditch. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this author who wrote of Adah, a girl denied a Western education, in Second Class Citizen.
Answer: Buchi Emecheta
[10] Emecheta is perhaps best known for this novel, which follows Nnu Ego and her husband Nnaife as they try to provide a future for their son Oshia.
Answer: The Joys of Motherhood
[10] Emecheta is the most prominent female writer from this nation, whose other notable writers include the author of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola.
Answer: Nigeria
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Name some things about cell structures and cancer, FTPE.,
[10] Inhibitors of this structure like AZD4877 may help activate apoptosis at its namesake checkpoint and serve as excellent anti-cancer drugs. Cancers can also arise when aneuploid cells result from the failure of that checkpoint to detect improper formation of this structure and thus the cell's improper entry into anaphase.
Answer: spindle
[10] These large, barrel-shaped organelles have been found to be overexpressed in some strains of cancer. They took awhile to be discovered because they are absent in commonly studied organisms like Arabidopsis, Drosophila, and yeast.
Answer: vault organelles
[10] Some other cancer drugs like lurtotecan and irinotecan inhibit type I of these enzymes. This helps prevent replication of damaged DNA by halting the winding and unwinding of cell DNA, this enzyme's main function.
Answer: topoisomerase
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In 1784, this man introduced his own version of the East India Bill, having defeated an earlier version proposed by Charles Fox, but he would resign in 1801 after his Ireland policy proved unacceptable to George III. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this British Prime Minister who returned to office again in 1804, serving until his 1806 death.
Answer: William Pitt the Younger [prompt on "Pitt"]
[10] Pitt's death in 1806 prompted the formation of this government, nicknamed for its illustrious set of members. Grenville was the Prime Minister and other members of the cabinet included Charles Fox and Lord Erskine.
Answer: the Ministry of all the Talents
[10] One man who notably did not join the Ministry of all the Talents was this future Foreign Secretary, a rival of Castlereagh and champion of liberal interests in foreign policy as well as of Catholic emancipation.
Answer: George Canning
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A recent article describes this man's allegedly racist and homophobic puppets as "Sweet Dandy Dee, the jive-talking pimp, Jose the jalapeno pepper, and Achmed the bomb-wielding terrorist skeleton with a Made in China sticker on his ass." FTPE:,
[10] Name this ventriloquist who has a show on Comedy Central.
Answer: Jeff Dunham
[10] This American ventriloquist appeared on The Chase and Sanborn Hour starting in the 30s with his trademark dummy Charlie McCarthy.
Answer: Edgar Bergen
[10] This other notable American ventriloquist created the dummies Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff, in addition to making a dubious claim to patenting the first artificial heart.
Answer: Paul Winchell
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Answer some questions about a commonly used electronic circuit, FTPE.,
[10] This type of circuit generates an output signal that is synchronized to some particular input. It's typically composed of a voltage-controlled oscillator, a phase detector, and a filter.
Answer: phase-locked loop
[10] One common way of implementing a phase detector in a PLL is to employ this type of gate, which generates a high signal only when one of its inputs is high and the other is low.
Answer: XOR or exclusive OR
[10] Phase-locked loops are integral to the operations of these devices, which use a reference signal to extract a signal of known frequency from an otherwise noisy background by acting as a narrow bandpass filter.
Answer: lock-in amplifier
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Originally captured as a Spanish child and brought up a Muslim, this man's greatest military feat was achieved with about 4,000 men, who defeated a much larger force under Askiya Ishaq. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this eunuch, the victor of the Battle of Tondibi.
Answer: Judar Pasha
[10] Judar Pasha's victory at Tondibi spelled the effective end for this African empire, which had been founded by Sonni Ali Ber and whose notable rulers included Muhammed I Askia.
Answer: Songhai empire
[10] Judar Pasha served this Sa'di king of Morocco, known as "the Golden," who succeeded his brother Abd al-Malik in 1578 and whose reign saw the greatest extent of the Moroccan empire.
Answer: Ahmad al-Mansur or Al-dhahabi
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This author's longest work largely concerns Joachim von Pasenow, and is divided into three volumes entitled The Romantic, The Anarchist, and The Realist. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this Austrian author of The Sleepwalkers, who told of Marius Ratti's dictatorship over a village in his allegory of Fascism, The Spell.
Answer: Hermann Broch
[10] Broch is perhaps best known for this novel, which details the recollections of a certain Roman poet just prior to his demise.
Answer: The Death of Virgil or Der Tod des Vergil
[10] Broch has been frequently compared to this author, who was the subject of Broch's essay about this author "and the Present Age," and whose characters include Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker, Anna Livia Plurabelle, and some dude named Leopold Bloom.
Answer: James Augustine Aloysius Joyce
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The naked title figure of this work holds one of his hands behind his back, while his other hand rests on the club on which he leans. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this statue name partially for the fact that after its recovery it came into the possession of Pope Paul III.
Answer: Farnese Hercules
[10] The Farnese Hercules is one of the best-known works attributed to this ancient Greek sculptor, whose other notable sculptures is a depiction of an athlete cleansing himself, the Apoxyomenos, or Scraper.
Answer: Lysippus
[10] Lysippus' other fame rests in the numerous busts and statues he created of this noted Macedonian ruler, who conquered all sorts of things before dying in 323 BCE.
Answer: Alexander the Great or Alexander III of Macedon
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One example of one of these in English is topicalization, in which several types of phrases are moved to the beginning of a sentence. FTPE:,
[10] Name these operations which output surface structures, the namesake of a grammar first posited by Noam Chomsky.
Answer: transformations [accept word forms]
[10] Transformations are used in conjunction with these rules, which breaks a sentence or part of a sentence into its constituents. Theories which reject transformations include the generalized and head-driven grammars named after these rules.
Answer: phrase-structure rules
[10] Transformations and phrase-structure rules are in the domain of this branch of linguistics, which studies structure at a sentence level, unlike the word-level morphology.
Answer: syntax
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These constructs are momentum-space representations of crystal lattices whose boundary is the momentum corresponding to the energy of the highest occupied level. FTPE:,
[10] Identify these constructs which come in such shapes as the "dog bone," and which are nearly spherical for potassium and rubidium.
Answer: Fermi surfaces
[10] In one version of the de Haas-van Alphen effect, which is used to map Fermi surfaces, the susceptibility of a metal is observed to vary periodically with the inverse of the applied magnitude of this quantity.
Answer: magnetic field or B
[10] Another version of the de Haas-van Alphen effect relies on the fact that applying a magnetic field to a sample with a magnetic moment generates this, which is given by the magnetic moment crossed with the applied field.
Answer: torque
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The title character of this novel leaves her marriage to Augustus Warwick and is later forced to sell the title estate when her novels fail to bring a sufficient income. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this novel whose title character sells Sir Percy's political secrets to an opposition newspaper and later marries Thomas Redworth.
Answer: Diana of the Crossways
[10] Diana of the Crossways was written by this English novelist, whose other works include one about a man who raises his son according to a system, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, as well as one about Willoughby Patterne, The Egoist.
Answer: George Meredith
[10] Meredith's best known poetry is contained in Modern Love, which describes the dissolution of his marriage to Mary Ellen Nicholls, the daughter of this fantastic author.
Answer: Thomas Love Peacock
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The leader of this group felt so strongly about sound money that he named his youngest son Legal Tender. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this group which marched from Masillon, Ohio to the White House, where they demanded massive public works projects until their leader was arrested for stepping on the White House lawn.
Answer: Coxey's Army or the Commonwealers or the Industrials
[10] The immediate cause of Coxey's march on Washington was soaring unemployment due to this financial crisis that had broken out the previous year as a consequence of failure of the Reading railroad company.
Answer: Panic of 1893
[10] Part of the blame for the Panic of 1893 was placed on this 1890 protectionist piece of legislation, whose goal was to stabilize farm prices but which instead drove up the cost of farm supplies, fomenting agrarian revolt.
Answer: McKinley Tariff
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Sections such as "Foundations of Ethics," and "Free Will," are found in this man's collection of essays entitled Philosophical Explanations. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this American philosopher, whose most famous work contains the thought experiments of the Experience Machine, as well as one about whether it is just to pay Wilt Chamberlain to play basketball.
Answer: Robert Nozick
[10] Robert Nozick is best known for this work, which advocated a minimalist state against a conception of government put forth by John Rawls in A Theory of Justice.
Answer: Anarchy, State, and Utopia
[10] Nozick's work in epistemology resulted in his formulation of this account of knowledge, in which the justification postulate is replaced by two other postulates, which hold that for a statement p and person S, if p is true, then S would believe that p, and if p isn't true then S wouldn't believe that p.
Answer: tracking account or subjunctive account
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Name these operas of Giacomo Puccini, FTPE.,
[10] In this work, Lieutenant Pinkerton marries Cio-Cio-San, who kills herself after Pinkerton abandons her.
Answer: Madama Butterfly or Madame Butterfly
[10] In this short opera, the title character is visited by her princess aunt, who tells her that her illegitimate child is dead. She then drinks poison, but remembers that suicide is a sin, and prays to Mary, who reunites her in heaven with her child after all.
Answer: Suor Angelica or Sister Angelica
[10] Like Suor Angelica, this one-act opera is part of Il trittico. It features the aria "O mio babbino caro", in which Lauretta, the title character's daughter, says that she will throw herself into the Arno if he doesn't let her marry Rinuccio.
Answer: Gianni Schicchi
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Answer some questions about heat exchange on Earth, FTPE.,
[10] Combining the equation for sensible heat flux with the assumption that density and the heat diffusivity are mostly constant near the surface, one obtains this equation for heat transfer, which sets the time derivative of the temperature proportional to the temperature height gradient.
Answer: Fourier heat equation
[10] Bowen's ration gives the relative magnitude of the sensible heat flux to the heat flux resulting from this process.
Answer: evaporation (accept anything mentioning evaporation e.g. evaporative cooling, etc.)
[10] The combination of salinity and temperature differences between the equator and the subtropical belts drives this process, in which dense water in the subtropical belts sinks and migrates towards the equator, while equatorial waters surface and migrate to the belts.
Answer: thermohaline circulation
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Identify these psychologists prominent in the study of personality, FTPE.,
[10] This psychologist was one of the foremost trait theorists of his time and catalogued over 18,000 traits over 30 years of study. This Indiana-born dude wrote The Psychology of Rumor with Leo Postman, as well as Personality and Social Encounter.
Answer: Gordon Willard Allport
[10] A Dynamic Theory of Personality was written by this great psychologist who coined the idea of "genidentity," and related behavior to environment in an equation, in addition to developing a field theory.
Answer: Kurt Lewin
[10] This proponent of phenomenological theories of personality emphasized authentic experience and unconditional positive regard for a patient within the framework of client-centered therapy.
Answer: Carl Rogers
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In this writer's short story, "A Summer Tragedy," two old sharecroppers agree to a suicide pact. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this writer of the Harlem Renaissance, who portrayed the life of a black jockey in his first novel, God Sends Sunday.
Answer: Arna Wendell Bontemps
[10] Arna Bontemps is best known for this novel, a literary interpretation of Gabriel Prosser's 1800 uprising near Richmond, Virginia.
Answer: Black Thunder
[10] Bontemps adapted God Sends Sunday into a play with the help of this other Harlem Renaissance author, most famous for his poetry, such as the collection The Ballad of the Brown Girl and the sonnet "Yet Do I Marvel."
Answer: Countee Cullen
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Answer the following about an instrument and its repertoire. FTPE:,
[10] Mozart wrote four of these pieces for his friend Joseph Leutgeb. This genre of showpieces for a certain brass instrument also includes two by Richard Strauss.
Answer: horn concertos (accept French horn concertos)
[10] One popular chamber piece which employs the horn is this member of the Brandenburg Concerti, although at the time it was written the modern valved horn had not evolved. This is also the only Brandenburg concerto with four movements.
Answer: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
[10] Perhaps the most notable chamber work for the horn is this German's Horn Trio. Oh yeah, he also wrote that thing called the Tragic Overture and four notable symphonies.
Answer: Johannes Brahms

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