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2009 FIST Tossups by Editors 5
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This historical event is the subject of a three-act opera of Roberto Hazon, in which Agnese is married to Peter after this event by Father Walsh. Agnese's father in that opera is named after Rafaello Carboni, who authored the only complete first-hand account of this event. It was partly incited by the acquittal of James Bentley, whose hotel was burned to the ground, leading Robert Rede to request additional troops from Charles Hotham, whose dispatches are a key source on this event. The formation of the Ballarat Reform League headed by J.B. Hummfray was driven by the alleged murder of James Scobie and the license checks conducted on its participants, who met at Bakery Hill and flew a blue flag depicting only the Southern Cross. Spearheaded by Peter Lalor, FTP, name this 1854 revolt by a group of gold miners demanding democratic representation in Australia.
Answer: Eureka Stockade (accept Eureka Miners Revolt, Eureka Affair, etc.)
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Near the end of this work, a character enters and delivers a speech referring to "the last spurning print of a sky-cleaving god," claiming that, in the happier days of the muse, the poet brought heaven to the people and they too felt they were poets in hearing his lay. The prefatory note to this work says it began as installments sent to the author's friend Charles Frederick Briggs who encouraged him to publish. Its extended title presents it as a "vocal and musical medley" from the "tub of Diogenes." In one section, the author asks Zeus how to flee from Miranda, a thinly-veiled representation of Margaret Fuller, who simply takes old notions and makes them her own. FTP, name this "Glance at a Few of our Literary Progenies" which also makes fun of James Fennimore Cooper and Edgar Allen Poe among others, and was written by James Russell Lowell.
Answer: "A Fable for Critics"
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The reaction of hydroxyl radical with a nitrogen atom was introduced by Lavoie, Heywood, and Keck to complement this physicist's two reactions he proposed for the formation by electrical discharge of atmospheric nitric oxide, his namesake mechanism. This physicist makes an approximation that shows that a super-galactic ellipsoid of gas will collapse on its shortest axis first, and one concept to which he is the second namesake has a second-order component arising from bulk motion named for Ostriker and Vishniac; that concept is prominent in an entity that also experiences the Sachs-Wolfe effect. FTP, give this namesake of a "pancake model" of galactic formation who is also the second namesake of a form of inverse Compton scattering in the cosmic microwave background, along with Sunyaev.
Answer: Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich
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This man was secretly freed by Justice Anthony Pearson after being imprisoned at Carlisle, though he was later locked up again at Doomsdale in Launceston Castle. He wrote a "Letter to the Governor of Barbados" lamenting slanders cast upon his thought, though portions of its authorship have been questioned by his biographer Rufus Jones. After having a vision climbing Pendle Hill and delivering a speech at Firbank Fell, he met his future wife Margaret Fell. A polemic written against this man is subtitled "an Offer of Disputation on fourteen principles made this last summer" and contrasts his views on conscience with John Bunyan - that work was written by Roger Williams and examines this man "Digg'd Out of his Burrowes." FTP, name this formulator of the Peace Testimony who spoke of the "Christ within" as a founder of Quakerism.
Answer: George Fox
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This thinker published a number of studies on "figural after-effects," first with his assistant Hans Wallach, and then in collaboration with his student Dorothy Dinnerstein on the subject of kinesthesis. He also did experiments with Richard Held using scalp electrodes on the occipital lobe of the brain. He's the subject of a book entitled A Whisper of Espionage by Ronald Ley, and he first introduced his notion of "isomorphism" in his philosophical work The Place of Value in a World of Facts. He's better known for creating a theory of learning based upon "insight" while working with a subject named Sultan, and for the idea of "transposition" by which stimuli are judged only in relation to one another. Much of this work was during his time at the Canary Island Anthropoid Station on Tenerife, leading to his book The Mentality of Apes. FTP, name this psychologist who, along with Kurt Koffka and Max Wertheimer, was a founder of Gestalt.
Answer: Wolfgang Kohler
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Friedrich Schlegel wrote that the central figure in this piece of art represented Franz von Sickingen, transposed to a forest setting. Barely visible on the ground at the lower right is a small lizard faced the opposite way of all other figures in this work, usually said to represent religious zeal. Behind the central figure, a figure wears a crown of serpents and rides a sickly horse whose neck droops down at the lower left just above a skull - that figure holds up an hourglass in his left hand. A dog gallops along the bottom in between the legs of a large healthy horse, on which the central figure sits holding a lance, while a goat-faced figure is behind him. This work, originally known as The Rider, is one of its artist's three so-called masterworks along with St. Jerome in his Study and Melancholia I. FTP, name this 1513 engraving by Albrecht Durer which shows three title figures, the latter of whom hinder the heroic Christian soldier.
Answer: Knight, Death, and the Devil (accept Reuter or The Rider before mentioned)
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This city gives its name to a treaty signed after the Battle of Dornach, a loss for Emperor Maximilian I which ended the Swabian War in 14 Another treaty named for this city was negotiated by French ambassador Francois de Barthelemy and marked the end of Prussia's participation in the War of the First Coalition, two years before that war's end at Campo Formio. That treaty resulted in Spain ceding two-thirds of Haiti to France. This city is the namesake of a Program formulated by Max Nordau, because it was the site of the First Zionist Congress convened by Theodor Herzl. A meeting initially held at this city was presided over by Julian Cesarini, who'd been appointed by the since-deceased Pope Martin V. That meeting was later moved by a bull of Eugene IV in 1437, after which it became the Council of Ferrara-Florence. FTP, name this city on the Rhine which hosted an ecumenical council after the Council of Constance, and is the third most populous city in Switzerland.
Answer: Basel
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This author wrote of a narrator who discovers never-worn clothes in the fascinating closet of the ailing Miss Bruce in the story "Illusion," while a woman considers what it'd be like to be the title object in "Mannequin." The seamstress Selina Davis gets evicted from Notting Hill and moves in with Sims because she can't find work sewing by hand in the story "Let Them Call it Jazz," while the previously-mentioned stories appear in the collection The Left Bank. The aging Sasha Jensen returns to Paris in the novel Good Morning, Midnight, while Norah Griffiths is the disapproving sister of the recently-separated Julia Martin in After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie. Nineteen year old chorus girl Anna Morgan has an affair with Walter Jeffries in her novel Voyage in the Dark. FTP, name this author who wrote about Antoinette Cosway, a Creole depiction of Bertha Mason, in her novel Wide Sargasso Sea.
Answer: Jean Rhys
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This organism codes a cyclin-like protein with the SOLO DANCERS gene, which permits homolog interaction in prophase I. Guzman and Ecker produced the mutants eto1, hls1, and ein1 in this organism, the so-called "triple-response" alterations. This organism undergoes transformation in the presence of the agent of crown gall, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, and it possesses the largest known mitochondrial DNA. Three CLAVATA genes interact to determine the stem cells in its meristem, though it is better known for its null nph1 mutant, which does not display phototropism, and for its HOTHEAD mutant, where pollen may germinate on any surface. FTP, name this model organism, also known as thale cress.
Answer: Arabidopsis thaliana [accept thale cress or water cress before mention]
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One resident of this location was a prophet named Abaris who possessed a magical arrow that allowed him to fly, while other residents included five men known as the Perpherees who were kidnapped, after which residents of this place refused to deliver gifts in person. It was also home to three handmaidens named Hecaerge, Loxo, and Upis and three giant sons of Khione. One story holds that, in imitation of Kyknos, the residents of this place leap into a lake to turn themselves into singing swans, though swans are mute beyond its borders. This location is home to the Eridanos river and is accessed by crossing the Rhipaion mountains, from which its namesake deity is said to swoop. The three nymphs of this place introduced the worship of Apollo to Delos, since Apollo is the only god worshipped here, and all residents are his servant. FTP, name this blessed land of eternal sunshine located beyond the land of the griffins, so named because it is also beyond the North Wind.
Answer: Hyperborea (accept Hyperboreans too)
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In a letter to Otto Goldschmidt, the composer of this piece noted that he kept its title in spite of everyone, and was sent a letter of congratulations by Hans von Bulow saying its "happy title placed the piece beyond all others." Its most unusual portions include an Intermezzo in the third movement in allegretto non troppo, and a Scherzando as the second movement in allegro molto. Notably conducted by Hans Kindler at the Rankin Memorial Chapel in 1935, its composer later borrowed some of its themes for his ballet Namouna. The piece closes with an allegro rondo in its key of D minor, and was written for a performer with whom the composer collaborated on his Concerto in F Major, shortly before he began work on his opera The King of Ys. FTP, name this piece written for Pablo de Sarasate, a work for violin and orchestra, and the most famous by the French composer Edouard Lalo.
Answer: Symphonie Espagnole ("Spanish Symphony")
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When this man's rival captured his father, he allegedly responded that they had been sworn brothers in the service of the late king, so "my father is your father - if you decide to boil him, let me have a basin of the broth." He forced his favorite male lover, Chi Ju, to wear makeup and was foiled in an attempt to name him successor. Given the title "Duke of Pe'i" early in life upon returning to his hometown, he was relegated to a distant province by his earlier mentioned rival, Hsiang Yu, whose suicide allowed this man to take the throne. During his reign, he attempted to give a wife to Modu Chanyu, the leader of the Hsiung-nu, but was deceived by his despotic wife, the Empress Lu, who ruled after his death as the power behind the throne. Known for growing up as a prison official of the peasant class, FTP, name this man who opposed Shih Huang Ti and took power in 202 B.C. to begin the Han Dynasty.
Answer: Liu Pang (or Liu Bang, or Emperor Gao/Gaozu/Kao Tsu, prompt on just "Liu" or "Pang")
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One early paper by this chemist explored the possibility of using salts of aza-arenes, such as pyridinium and benzothiazolium, to activate alcohols and carboxylic acids and obtain various functional-group interconversions. An earlier paper by him pimped the viability of the catalyst he'd later use in his best-known reaction for its utility in accessing allyl sulfides, enamines, and more. His total synthesis of Taxol employs a pinacol coupling and Reformatskii reaction, as well as a unique tail synthesis, though he's better known for a reaction using titanium tetrachloride catalysis which parallels work using lithium done by Wittig and House. Best known for advancing a method of directed enol reactions by promoting the use of silyl enol ethers, FTP, give this namesake of an aldol addition, an organic chemist from Japan.
Answer: Teruaki Mukaiyama
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The conclusion of this work features a song with the chorus "Welcome, summer, with sunshine soft / The winter's tempest you will break / And drive away the long nights black." Early on, we encounter a gate with two inscriptions, one in gold and one in black, which respectively tell of doom and great happiness, but the narrator is told not to worry since the writing isn't meant for anyone unless he is Love's servant. At the beginning, he says he is in the habit of reading books somewhat for pleasure and somewhat for learning, and happened upon the "Dream of Scipio" by Cicero, at which point he tells how Scipio Africanus guided him to the temple of Venus in a dream. Taking place on St. Valentine's Day, the central activity features three tercel eagles searching for mates, and Nature passing its verdict. FTP, name this poem by Geoffrey Chaucer about a certain gathering of winged creatures.
Answer: "The Parliament of Fowls" (or Parliament of Birds, Assembly of Fowls, etc.)
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Tectonic analysis of this body of water led to the discovery of the "Matomi Accommodation Zone," as well as Miocene formations in the Upper Delfin Basin and Wagner Basin. It's home to fauna like Heermann's Gull and the vaquita. This body of water contains the Midriff Islands, the largest of which is Tiburon Island, home to an indigenous population of Seri peoples. An expedition to this body of water by biologist Edward F. Ricketts, aboard a sardine boat called the Western Flyer, was memorialized in a book subtitled "A Lesiurely Journal of Travel and Research." Sometimes known as the Vermilion Sea for its high concentration of protozoa, it was called the "World's Aquarium" by Jacques Cousteau. Also home to Loreto Bay, this sea visited by John Steinbeck is bordered on the east by the states of Sinaloa and Sonora. FTP, name this body that separates the Baja Peninsula from the Mexican mainland.
Answer: Gulf of California (or Sea of Cortes, or I suppose you can prompt Pacific Ocean)
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At one point, this work employs the term Grenzbegriff, defined as "the infinitely remote ideal of our thinking life," to describe objective evidence. At another point, the work asks if it's possible to make ourselves think that two one dollar bills in our pocket are really two hundred-dollar bills. Early on, the author distinguishes between options that are live or dead, forced or avoidable, and momentous or trivial - and he then claims that only forced, living, and momentous choices are "genuine." Another distinction is between empiricist and absolutist ways of thinking, and though the author claims that we are absolutists by nature, he says we should overcome this tendency. Partly a response to W.K. Clifford, this work was published in a namesake collection "with other essays in popular philosophy." FTP, name this essay by William James, which argues that it is rational to formulate hypotheses of a religious nature.
Answer: "The Will to Believe"
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A. J. Wagner demonstrated that a Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook approximated lattice model does not necessarily obey this statement due to polynomial u dependence, though it does hold for lattice gases where collisions obey semi-detailed balance as shown by Henon. A theorem proved by Poincare suggesting that a system should return arbitrarily close to its initial configuration after some finite recurrence time became Zermelo's paradox with this statement. It makes a claim about the integral over velocity space of P ln P d3v [dee cubed vee], its namesake quantity. This statement was opposed by Loschmidt, who objected to its asymmetric predictions out of symmetric equations of motion, though van Kampen showed its molecular chaos assumption provided that asymmetry, and final resolution came with the introduction of the fluctuation theorem. FTP, name this theorem of Ludwig Boltzmann, which describes the time-evolution of a certain quantity for an ideal gas, which, despite microscopic reversibility, should monotonically increase for irreversible processes.
Answer: H-theorem
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One work by this author is about Patricia, who's in love with Hollywood actor Peter Kyle, but married to Lt. Teddy Graham. His earliest work concerns Diana Lake, who interacts with the young author Alan Howard at Professor Maingot's school. Another work begins with the failed suicide of Hester Collyer, the unhappy wife of a judge who's recently slept with a drunken pilot. He relates the true story of a beautiful woman whose elderly husband is beaten in his last work Cause Celebre. The Beauregard Private Hotel is the residence of Mrs. Railton-Bell and the setting of two linked one-act plays by this author of French Without Tears and The Deep Blue Sea. In addition to that work, Separate Tables, he wrote about Andrew Crocker-Harris in his 1948 play The Browning Version. FTP, name this 20th century playwright of The Winslow Boy who, much like Joe Orton, was British and gay.
Answer: Terence Rattigan
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Francis Britto suggested that this phenomenon might be divided into "use-oriented" and "user-oriented" types, while Heinz Kloss proposed that there are "endo" and "exo" types of it. In a key 1967 paper, Joshua Fishman introduced the "extended" version of it, and Britto sided with him when looking at this phenomenon in the Tamil language, showing that it need not involve a genetic relationship. It was first identified by Charles Ferguson in 1959, who characterized it as a "relatively stable situation." It can be distinguished from the more common "standard-with-dialects" paradigm because it features a common mother tongue amongst all speakers. Examples of it are seen in Haiti, Greece, and Arabic nations and its development is usually related to literary heritage and prestige. Unlike bilingualism, its dialects are not used for the same purpose. FTP, name this phenomenon in which there are high and low versions of a language, the former of which is acquired through education.
Answer: diglossia
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This man collaborated with his friend Paul Blanshard to attack the corrupt administration of Mayor Jimmy Walker in his work What's the Matter with New York: A National Problem. As a child, he was a paper carrier for the Marion Daily Star owned by Warren Harding in Ohio, before being ordained and preaching at the East Harlem Presbyterian Church. In addition to writing The Test of Freedom, he founded his own magazine, The World Tomorrow, and was secretary of the newly-founded Fellowship of Reconciliation. He asked "Is Conscience a Crime?" in a work on his pacifist beliefs. Darlington Hoopes was his vice presidential candidate during his last two runs for president, in 1944 and 19 FTP, name this man who succeeded Eugene Debs as the figurehead of the Socialist Party and ran for U.S. president six times.
Answer: Norman Thomas
2009 FIST Bonuses by Editors 5
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This man's first full sculpture was The Freedman, depicting a black man sitting at a tree stump, which he placed in the 1867 Paris exhibition along with his work The Indian Hunter, located in Central Park. FTPE:,
[10] Name this American sculptor, who did a George Washington for the steps of the Sub-Treasury on Wall Street, as well as works like The Pilgrim and The Good Samaritan.
Answer: John Quincy Adams Ward
[10] Ward was reportedly inspired to start his work when he saw this well-known statue by Hiram Powers, showing a Christian maiden with her arms chained together leaning on a post, as she's put on display at Constantinople.
Answer: Greek Slave
[10] Ward studied under this noted American sculptor who created a large bronze statute of Abraham Lincoln in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. He also did the copper work Choosing of the Arrow and the bronze Filatrice, as well as an equestrian statue of Winfield Scott in D.C.
Answer: Henry Kirke Brown
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His landmark work Principles of Scientific Management identified the four principles as gaining knowledge, selecting good workers, providing supervision, and dividing work equally. FTPE:,
[10] Name this engineer credited with founding the "Efficiency Movement" in America at the turn of the 20th century by promoting his "one best way" of industrial management.
Answer: Frederick Winslow Taylor
[10] Taylor borrowed the notion of scientific management from this Supreme Court justice, who wrote about it in the Eastern Rate case as part of one of his namesake "briefs" noted for their social science-backed policy arguments.
Answer: Louis Brandeis
[10] A key member of Taylor's society was this woman who set up the National Consumer's League and was a resident of Hull House with Jane Addams and Grace Abbott. This author of Modern Industry in Relation to the Family is best remembered for opposing child labor.
Answer: Florence Kelley
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Its levels were once evaluated using the van der Bergh reaction, and severely high levels of it result from Dubin-Johnson syndrome and Rotor syndrome. FTPE:,
[10] Name this yellow product of heme metabolism, excreted in bile, high levels of which cause jaundice.
Answer: bilirubin
[10] Brain damage that results from bilirubin getting into the brain, which usually only occurs in cases of extreme jaundice, is given this name.
Answer: kernicterus
[10] The first type of this disease exhibits kernicterus and its second type is sometimes called Arias syndrome. Much less common than Gilbert's syndrome, it completes the set of hereditary bilirubin diseases with Dubin-Johnson syndrome and Rotor syndrome.
Answer: Crigler-Najjar syndrome [or CNS]
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Its plot involves the genetics project FutureMouse headed by Marcus Chalfens, which is opposed by a character who joins the Keepers of the Eternal and Victorious Islamic Nation, or KEVIN. FTPE:,
[10] Name this novel about the families of Englishman Archie Jones and Bangladeshi Samad Iqbal.
Answer: White Teeth
[10] White Teeth is also the translation of a novel written in Acholi by this great poet from Uganda, who wrote the collection The Horn of My Love and the delightful Song of Lawino, A Lament.
Answer: Okot p'Bitek
[10] I don't really have a third part to this bonus, but I figure it's already been a win. I mean, the second part is on Okot p'Bitek. Anyway, this author of The Torch in My Ear wrote about white teeth being man's inspiration for weapons in his study Crowds and Power.
Answer: Elias Canetti
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Her parents Herodotus and Hecuba arranged her marriage to Perdicas, though he's murdered by Callisto after she marries him, and after she becomes queen of the Amazons. FTPE:,
[10] Name this staff-wielding bard from the village of Potidaea, undoubtedly the best-known role in the career of Renee O'Connor.
Answer: Gabrielle
[10] Gabrielle was the trusty companion and snatch sister of the protagonist on this show, starring Lucy Lawless.
Answer: Xena: Warrior Princess
[10] Of course, none of us should forget the classic reality show Celebrity Duets, where Lucy Lawless suffered defeat at the hands of this man, who currently hosts the game show Catch 21.
Answer: Alfonso Ribeiro
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This goddess repairs the wall of heaven with smelted stones after the water god Gong Gong rams into the Imperfect Mountain. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Chinese goddess who is also credited with creating all of mankind by dipping rope in clay and then throwing it around.
Answer: Nuwa (Nugua)
[10] In Hopi mythology, this earth goddess creates humanity by using clay to give form to the thoughts of Tawa. She also creates the stars by throwing a dew-laced web into the sky.
Answer: Spider Woman (or Spider Grandmother)
[10] The Norse gods fashioned this giant creature out of clay and fitted it with a dead mare's heart in order to help out Hrungnir in his battle against Thor. Too bad this creature was so scared of Thor that it pissed itself, and then got pushed over by Thialfi.
Answer: the Mist Calf (or Mokkurkalfi or Mokkauralfi)
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This painting may be based on the Byzantine botanical handbook Geoponica, which relates how Jupiter held the infant Hercules to the breasts of a sleeping Juno to make him immortal. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1575 painting now at the National Gallery in London, which was made to be sent to Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, and shows Juno awaking as a result of Hercules' violent sucking.
Answer: The Origin of the Milky Way
[10] This artist painted The Origin of the Milky Way, as well as Miracle of the Slave and a Last Supper, and he was the son of a dyer.
Answer: Jacopo Tintoretto (or Jacopo Comin or Jacopo Robusti)
[10] This painting, by far the most massive canvas ever done by Tintoretto, was part of a contest with Veronese and Bassano. Measuring 74 feet wide, it depicts rows of figures lounging on ringed clouds in the heavens.
Answer: Paradise
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Answer the following about the Anglo-Burmese Wars, FTPE.,
[10] The first Anglo-Burmese War ended with this 1826 treaty, organized by Archibald Campbell, which called for a huge indemnity and ceded Assam, Manipur, and some other territories to the British.
Answer: Treaty of Yandaboo (or Yandabo)
[10] Prior to the first war, the Konbaung Dynasty of Burma moved its capital to this city, which was the namesake of a dynasty that ruled from 1364 until its defeat by the southern Toungoo in the 16th century. British Upper Burma was sometimes called the kingdom of this city.
Answer: Ava (or accept the modern name Innwa)
[10] The second war in 1852 resulted when Lord Dalhousie sent a squadron of ships to make extreme demands on Pagan Min. Thus, it's often cited as an example of this kind of diplomacy, which is intimately associated with the Don Pacifico Affair.
Answer: gunboat diplomacy
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Answer some questions about spectroscopy, for 10 points each:,
[10] This equation describes the dependence of J-J coupling constants on dihedral angle in NMR spectroscopy.
Answer: Karplus equation
[10] Spectroscopy done with this wavelength of light is where a molecule's rotational transitions are visible.
Answer: microwave
[10] UV-visible transitions that would excite electrons from gerade to ungerade orbital sets are forbidden according to this selection rule.
Answer: Laporte selection rule
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This thinker divided civilizations into Ethiopian and Hamitic, and introduced the notion of the "paideuma," referring to the spiritual essence of culture or soul. FTPE:,
[10] Name this German-born ethnologist who made twelve expeditions to Africa in the early 20th century, and wrote The Childhood of Man: A Popular Account of the Lives, Customs, and Thoughts of the Primitive Races.
Answer: Leo Frobenius
[10] In addition to influencing Ezra Pound, Frobenius was admired by this man, who wrote the preface to his anthology, praising him for dispelling the idea of the "barbarous Negro." This author of Ethiopiques is best known as president of Senegal.
Answer: Leopold Senghor
[10] This West African epic was collected and published by Frobenius in his collection Atlantis. This story concerns the title son of an African king, who longs to make a certain instrument play. It does only after the blood of his sons has been spilled upon it and he's exiled to the wilderness.
Answer: "Gassire's Lute"
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This novel was published with a cover featuring the canvas Red Tower by Giorgio de Chirico. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1940 novel by Dino Buzzati, in which Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the lonely Bastiani Fortress on the fringe of the desert and longs for military glory.
Answer: The Tartar Steppe (Verba Mundi)
[10] Heavily influenced by the The Tartar Steppe, this novel concerns Colonel Joll of the Thrid Bureau, who is determined to take harsh measures in response to the rumors that the Empire will be invaded by the title figures.
Answer: Waiting for the Barbarians
[10] J.M. Coetzee, in turn, borrowed the title Waiting for the Barbarians from a poem by this Greek writer, which asks "what shall become of us without any barbarians? Those people were some kind of solution." He also updated the Odyssey in his poem Ithaca.
Answer: Constantine P. Cavafy (or Konstantinos Kavafis)
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Answer the following about the end of history, FTPE.,
[10] This Japanese author of Our Posthuman Future recently created a formula using liberal democracy as an endpoint in his 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man.
Answer: Francis Fukuyama
[10] This earlier philosopher wrote of a universal and homogenous end state guided by a principle of equity or "justice of the citizen," by which enlightened and impartial decisions may be made. Much of his thought is collected in his Introduction to the Reading of Hegel.
Answer: Alexandre Kojeve
[10] In this 1993 work, Jacques Derrida blasts Fukuyama for distorting the ideas of Kojeve, and argues that his notion of the end of history is foolish triumphalism. This work calls upon a quote by the title philosopher, and its subtitle refers to the creation of a "New International."
Answer: Spectres of Marx
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This novel, adapted into film as the 1953 movie The Mistress, sees the medical student Okada depart to Germany before the main character can declare her love. FTPE:,
[10] Name this classic Japanese novel about the moneylender Suezo, who gets sick of his wife and takes a poor mistress Otama, after her false marriage to a police officer.
Answer: The Wild Goose or The Wild Geese or Gan
[10] This Japanese author born in 1862 wrote The Wild Goose, and wrote about Toyotaro Ota's love for the German Elise in The Dancing Girl.
Answer: Mori Ogai
[10] This other Meiji-era author of Kokoro was a major influence on Ogai. He also wrote about some damn three-cornered world and, of course, I Am a Cat.
Answer: Natsume Soseki (either name is fine, or Natsume Kinnosuke)
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This process is possible according to a paradox named for a Berkeley mathematician who also proved the h-cobordism theorem. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this process, which requires that the namesake three-dimensional surface may be turned inside out in three-space without creasing so long as it is allowed to self-intersect.
Answer: sphere eversion
[10] Name that mathematician, who proposed a list of eighteen problems including the Navier-Stokes equations, Hilbert's sixteenth problem and finding height bounds for Diophantine curves. The first one to be resolved was proving the Lorenz attractor chaotic, done by Warwick Tucker.
Answer: Stephen Smale
[10] This so-called paradox is traditionally phrased using a ball. Assuming the axiom of choice, a ball in three-space can be broken into finitely many pieces and put back together into two balls identical to the first.
Answer: Banach-Tarski paradox
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Named for a market town north of Manila, this document was largely written by Apolinario Mabini and based on his treatise The True Decalogue. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Constitution which established the first republic of the Philippines and was drafted at a namesake Congress in 1899.
Answer: Malolos Constitution
[10] Said constitution naturally allowed this man to be declared as president. He led resistance in the Philippine-American war until his 1901 capture by Frederick Funston.
Answer: Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy
[10] Aguinaldo's succession marked the decline of this secret Filipino society which had been founded by Andres Bonifacio upon the exile of Jose Rizal, and was named using a Tagalog byword.
Answer: the Katipunan
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At one point in this work, the narrator notes that Doctor Manza was dead at his feet and he knelt down to count his ribs, raise his jaw, and wrench the beaker of acid from his hand. FTPE:,
[10] Name this unfinished story about young Samuel Bennet, who leaves his family home in Swansea and goes to London where he meets characters like George Ring and Mrs. Dacey.
Answer: "Adventures in the Skin Trade"
[10] A musical version of "Adventures in the Skin Trade" by Tillinger and Hammerstein ends with a reference to this poem by Dylan Thomas, which begins "Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs."
Answer: "Fern Hill"
[10] Thomas conducted an affair with writer Pamela Johnson, who later married this man. He presented "eight portraits" of writers like Stendhal and Proust in his work The Realists, and wrote a series about the barrister Lewis Eliot entitled Strangers and Brothers.
Answer: C.P. Snow (Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow of Leicester)
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This work argues that "men together produce a human environment," and that their roles become institutionalized or habitualized to create worlds maintained through processes like legitimation. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1966 book subtitled "A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge," written by Peter Berger and Thomas Luckmann.
Answer: The Social Construction of Reality
[10] Luckmann and Berger's work borrows heavily from this process, coined in name by Herbert Blumer and developed by George Mead, by which humans modify their behavior by interpreting actions of others.
Answer: symbolic interactionism
[10] The "sociology of knowledge" was founded as a study by Max Scheler and this man, who wrote works like Sociology as Political Education and the 1929 classic Ideology and Utopia.
Answer: Karl Mannheim
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Its namesake names a thought experiment extending Schrodinger's cat to question when a measurement can be said to take place. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this condensed phase of electrons named for a physicist more famous for his "friend."
Answer: Wigner crystal
[10] This effect operates in two-dimensional electron systems at low temperatures in the presence of a magnetic field. Its integer variety, named for the integer values of the filling factor, is much better understood.
Answer: quantum Hall effect
[10] Another low-temperature electronic phenomenon is this prediction that finds that materials will have minimum resistance at a nonzero temperature due to an ln mu over T term, renormalized in the Anderson model to remain finite.
Answer: Kondo effect
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His first mission was being sent by Cuban governor Diego Velazquez to remove Cortes from power in Mexico, but he was defeated in battle at Zempoala. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Spanish explorer who later led a super-disastrous expedition landing at modern Tampa Bay and proclaiming himself governor of Florida in 1528. That expedition would be recounted in a chronicle by one of the four survivors, Cabeza de Vaca.
Answer: Panfilo de Narvaez
[10] This much wiser explorer solicited the same grant as Narvaez ten years later and, with the help of Juan de Anasco, is said to have sighted the Mississippi River.
Answer: Hernando de Soto
[10] A more willing member of Cortes' legion was this guy who, under commission of Pedro de Alvarado, sailed his ship, the San Salvador, up the coast of California. He's known for leading the first expedition into San Diego Bay, which he called San Miguel.
Answer: Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo
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Known as a great collector of paintings, this composer of the operetta L'Etoile and the rarely-played comic opera Gwendoline once defiantly wrote that at least his music wasn't German. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 19th century French composer of the orchestral rhapsody Espana and the Joyeuse marche.
Answer: (Alexis) Emmanuel Chabrier
[10] A fawning biography of Chabrier was written by this countryman, who composed the ballet Les Biches at the request of Diaghliev in 1924, and whose first song cycle was Le Bestiare.
Answer: Francis Poulenc
[10] The trombone part of Chabrier's Espana is echoed in the final tableau of this ballet, which involves a puppet at Shrovetide Fair who is slayed by the Moor.
Answer: Petrushka

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