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2009 FIST Tossups by Weiner
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In this novel, a version of Venus de Milo with a clock embedded in her stomach is included in the Sylvannus Snodgrass' Chamber of American Horrors, a show the protagonist joins after he's scalped by Indians. After shooting Chief Jake Raven, a Pike County man rapes the protagonist's lover after setting a bear trap by the door, a ploy which proves successful when the protagonist loses his leg. That love interest, Betty Prail, had earlier been enslaved in Wu Fong's brothel, and the protagonist is shot by the Communist "Leather Jackets" after unsuccessfully following the advice of the president of the Rat River Bank named Shagpoke Whipple. FTP, name this work subtitled "The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin," a parody of Horatio Alger novels which is named for a large amount of money and written by Nathanael West.
Answer: A Cool Million
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Llanes-Estrada, Cotanch, General, and Wang created an analogue of this statement in the momentum distribution of heavy-quark hadron decays, and a convenient visualization for this statement is the "parabola" named for its second namesake. This statement provided an explanation for Stokes' shift, that fluorescence band wavelengths are longer than absorption band wavelengths, and it functions as an extension to the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. This statement arises because nuclei are so much larger than electrons that they remain stationary on the timescale of photon absorption and emission, leading to vibrations, and it predicts electronic transitions to occur as the absolute square of the overlap integral, its namesake factor. FTP, name this principle that suggests that the most favored excited state is that whose wavefunction is most similar to the ground state.
Answer: Franck-Condon principle
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The chief dissenting opinion in this case quotes Oliver Wendell Holmes in saying "it is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that so it was laid down in the time of Henry IV." A concurring opinion by Lewis Powell notes that the twenty-year sentence prescribed by the relevant law could raise Eighth Amendment issues, while a concurrence by Burger quotes William Blackstone. The majority opinion argued that the First Amendment rights enumerated in Stanley v. Georgia did not extend to the facts of the case, though the dissent of Blackmun noted Stanley's Fourth Amendment implications. The aforementioned majority opinion was written by Byron White. FTP, name this 1986 case which upheld the constitutionality of anti-sodomy laws, and was overturned by Lawrence v. Texas.
Answer: Bowers v Hardwick (or Hardwick v Bowers)
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In his Hindu Places of Pilgrimage in India, S.M. Bhardwaj noted a connection between this deity's cult and the Aryanization of the coast and Gangetic plain. The sami tree is used in sacrifice to this god, who was known as "lord of the house" and may dwell in a rock. In the Atharvaveda, this figure is responsible for a task later attributed to Yama, transporting souls from their funeral pyres to one of the lokas. This deity was a dart emanating from Shiva in one myth and, in the Mahabharata, this god hid in the elemental waters and in a fig tree, and cursed the elephant with a bent tongue as punishment for revealing him. This son of Dyaus and husband of Svaha once fell asleep and neglected to halt the abduction of Puloma, the wife of Bhrigu, after this god stuffed his face with ghee. Worshipped during Holi, FTP, name this member of a Vedic trilogy with Vayu and Surya , who was the Hindu god of fire.
Answer: Agni
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One of the eight people with this elected position is a former high school teacher whose 1993 class on genocide predicted events in Rwanda a year before they occurred. Another person holding this office was lectured by Steny Hoyer for not being a "team player" in 2005; that person was later criticized by environmentalists for demanding changes to the ACES bill during his current tenure as chair of the Agriculture Committee. In addition to Tim Walz and Collin Peterson, this elected office is currently held by a man who was criticized by Virgil Goode and Dennis Prager for using a book owned by Thomas Jefferson to take his oath of office. It's also held by a woman who once asked the media to "find out" whether her colleagues are "pro-America or anti-America." The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party often runs against Republicans for this office, currently held by pioneering Muslim Keith Ellison as well as Michelle Bachmann. FTP, name these elected officials from a certain Midwestern state.
Answer: United States Congressmen from Minnesota (or members of the House of Representatives from Minnesota, etc. - prompt partial answers)
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In "Beyond the Economistic Fallacy," Fred Block and Margaret Somers examine the relation between this work's ideas and Marxism. This work claims that "The premium set on generosity is so great when measured in terms of social prestige as to make any other behavior than that of utter self-forgetfulness simply not pay." To argue against this work's theses, Deirdre McCloskey cites the inverse relationship between Mayan obsidian sources and the cutting length of resulting blades. The abolition of the Speenhamland Law and the creation of a labor market are discussed in the section "Satanic Mill", while a later discussion centers around "Disraeli's `Two Nations' and the Problem of Colored Races." The work focuses on "embeddedness" of the economy in society and argues that the self-regulating market is an unnatural product of the industrial revolution. FTP, name this economic history by Karl Polanyi titled for a revolution change.
Answer: The Great Transformation
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One character in this work learns of how his midshipman ancestor was impaled on his own sword while sailing on the Marlborough during the Battle of the Saintes. In one section of this work, Catherine Weldon dies alone after unsuccessfully warning an Indian tribe not to join the Ghost Dance. Maljo starts the United Love Party in this work, and one character helps him get out the vote using his van named "The Comet." Another character owns a boat called "In God we Troust" and is moved after hearing "Buffalo Soldier" on the radio. The mystic Ma Kilman runs the No Pain Cafe and follows a line of ants to find a cure for the star shaped wound of Philoctetes in this novel, in which the beautiful Helen moves in with Hector after leaving Achille. FTP, name this epic poem, set in the West Indies, by Derek Walcott.
Answer: Omeros
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This operation is related to the autocorrelation function by the Wiener-Khinchin theorem, and its "fractional" extension is used as a noise filter and allows this operation to be applied a non-integer number of times. When p is between one and two inclusive, this operation goes from Lp to Lq [ell-pee to ell-queue] where q is the reciprocal of one minus one over p by the Hausdorff-Young inequality. This operation is extended to locally compact Abelian groups by the Pontryagin duality, and it is unitary by Parseval's theorem. The recursive Cooley-Tukey algorithm may be used to calculate a "discrete" one. This operation is applied to produce readable NMR spectra, and is defined such that g of zeta is equal to the integral over all x of the function of x times the exponential of negative two pi i x zeta. FTP, name this operation that moves from a time domain to a frequency domain.
Answer: Fourier transform
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One king by this name settled control of Royal Prussia by winning the favorable Armistice of Stuhmsdorf with Sweden. Another king by this name joined with his son to win control of Pomerania at the 1331 Battle of Plowce against the Teutonic Knights, and was known as "the elbow-high." One ruler of this name recognized Mikhail Romanov as the tsar of Russia in the Treaty of Polanowo, fourteen years after acquiring control of Smolensk in the Truce of Deulino. A different ruler of this name died, along with his Hungarian ally, at Varna, after trying to capitalize on his alliance with Janos Hunyadi. A king who took this name upon baptism succeeded Algirdas as Grand Duke of Lithuania and warred with his cousin Vytautas. That king married Jadwiga under the terms of the Treaty of Krewo. FTP, give this name of five Polish kings, the second of whom united Poland with Lithuania and founded the Jagiellonian Dynasty.
Answer: Wladyslaw (or Ulaszlo; or Ladislaus - prompt on Jagiello)
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at the opening of the fourth movement, which is in E minor. The eighth one of these, much like the B minor eighth work of another composer, was unfinished, and material from it may have been reworked into the tone poem Tapiola. FTP, these are all what kind of orchestral composition by the composer of Finlandia?
Answer: symphonies of Jean Sibelius
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In one work, this philosopher uses the example of a bomb connected to a Geiger counter to argue against Hume's empiricist account of the title relation, "Causality and Determination." Another of this thinker's works notes the need for a principle that can differentiate a coercive authority's justified harmful actions from unjust ones, leading to the formulation of the "doctrine of double effect." This author of "War and Murder" contends that the designation "morally wrong" has "no reasonable sense outside a law conception of ethics." This author of works like Modern Moral Philosophy and Intuition founded modern virtue ethics and was a student of Wittgenstein, writing an introduction to his Tractatus. She's also the wife of Peter Geach. FTP, name this 20th century female British philosopher whose first three names are usually given as initials.
Answer: (G)ertrude (E)lizabeth (M)argaret Anscombe
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This character is told "I think this tale would win my daughter too" after explaining how he wooed his wife with stories of "battles, sieges, fortunes." This character's final words confess his desire to "die upon a kiss," and he extinguishes a candle after telling himself to "Put out the light, and then put out the light." Another character refers to this man as "making the beast with two backs." This man's ensign confesses that he refuses to "wear my heart upon my sleeve. This character, who replaces Montano as the governor of Cyprus, is infamously warned to beware the "green-eyed monster" of jealousy. He marries the daughter of Brabanzio. FTP, name this commander of Cassio, a Shakespearian protagonist who's goaded by Iago into killing his wife Desdamona.
Answer: Othello
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In one paper, Crandall and Delord comment on the hyperbolic cosecant method for finding these. One method for calculating them ensures rapid convergence by employing only dipole and higher moments, the Evjen method, while a method that uses one sum in Fourier space and another in real space is the particle mesh variant of the Ewald summation. Their namesake names a model of hysteresis with Duhem. An expression for minimum equilibrium energy that invokes these in a term multiplied by one minus one over the Born exponent is found in the Born-Lande equation, which also gives lattice energy. These quantities are dependent only on the shape of a crystal structure, rather than the size and charge of ions comprising it. FTP, name these quantities used when approximating an ion as a point charge to find its electrostatic potential.
Answer: Madelung constants
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This man became the leader of his party when the so-called "Dollar Account affair" revealed that his predecessor's wife illegally maintained a U.S. bank account. When this politician was Director General of the Defense Ministry, Pinhas Lavon tried to place the blame for Operation Susannah upon him. This man agreed to a "rotation arrangement" in which he would trade Yitzhak Shamir the Prime Ministry for the Foreign Ministry within two years. As foreign minister, he initiated the negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords, and he became Prime Minister following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 19 FTP, name this left-wing Israeli politician who led Alignment as PM from 1984 to 1986, and who currently holds the post of President of Israel.
Answer: Shimon Peres
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This event featured the issuing of red cards stamped with the word "HIERRO," the Spanish word for "iron," in reference to the sixth poem in Les Orientales. A bright red vest and lime green pants were famously worn during this event by Theophile Gautier, and it was also attended by Balzac, Stehndal, and Berlioz. It was caused indirectly by the censorship of Marion de Lorme, and it saw a four-hour picnic in the Theatre-Francais. This episode is named after a work in which Mademoiselle Mars played Dona Sol, the niece of Ruy Gomes de Silva who commits suicide along with her true love, a Spanish bandit. During this event, the actress grew enraged upon being interrupted by booing of Classicists and the loud support of colorfully dressed Romanticists. FTP, name this fight at the 1830 premier of an certain play by Victor Hugo which inspired an opera by Verdi.
Answer: the Battle of Hernani (accept anything with Hernani in the answer)
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One character in this film is asked by a convenience store clerk if she was on Cops, and another looks up the word "amends" in the dictionary. One character in this film sings an a capella version of Neil Young's "Unknown Legend." That character, Sydney, is played by Tunde Adebimpe, the frontman of TV on the Radio. The protagonist of this film interrupts a dishwashing contest by handing her father a plate made by Ethan, her younger brother who had drowned when she drove her car into a river. Rosemarie DeWitt plays the title character, whose sister Kym gets out of rehab to attend her wedding. FTP, name this Jonathan Demme film of 2008 starring Anne Hathaway.
Answer: Rachel Getting Married
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In one of this artist's works, a worker with a green smudge on his jeans raises a pickaxe amidst a pile of rubble. That work is The Demolisher, while the influence of Alfred Sisley is apparent in his early suburban landscapes like The Genevilliers Road. He titled several of his works after musical tempos like Larghetto, Allegro Maestoso and Presto. Those canvases reflect his love of sailing, and this artist of Women at the Well also composed a study entitled From Delacroix to Neo-Impressionism. In addition, he created a psychedelic portrait of the man who coined the term "neo-impressionism," in which that figure holds a top hat and flower and stands in front of eight spiraling fields. In addition to that Portrait of Felix Feneon, he painted a large pine tree at Saint-Tropez. FTP, name this painter who, along with Georges Seurat, developed the style of pointillism.
Answer: Paul Signac
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One study showed that estrogen level controls endogenous production of this compound in the hippocampus, and another study showed that starving mice secrete FGF21 to block the action of this compound. A fetal form of this hormone alters a mother's metabolism to channel energy to the fetus, and is placental lactogen. A compound named for its role in inhibiting the release of this hormone is mimicked by Lanreotide. Many of this hormone's indirect effects are mediated by "insulin-like" factors. The aforementioned inhibitor, produced by the delta cells of the pancreas, is somatostatin. Its recombinant form is commonly called somatropin, and this hormone is sometimes called somatotrophin. FTP, name this polypeptide synthesized by the anterior pituitary, which stimulates cell growth and reproduction, and is abused by athletes.
Answer: HGH (or human growth hormone; accept somatotrophin or somatotropin before mention; prompt on somatropin before mention; do not accept somatrophin because it is not a thing)
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Friedrich von Hayek alleged that this work's author used Nicholas Kaldor to ghostwrite Full Employment in a Free Society. Lord Cherwell recommended delaying the publication of this work until negotiations for an extension of Lend-Lease were completed. This document was commissioned by William Jowitt, who chaired the Committee on Reconstruction Problems. This document was presented as a way to destroy the "Five Giants" of Want, Ignorance, Disease, Squalor and Idleness. The publication of this document presaged the passing of the Family Allowances Act of 1945 and the National Health Service Act of 19 FTP, name this document, officially entitled Social Insurance and Allied Services, a 1942 report which envisioned the British welfare state and is named after the economist who led its composition.
Answer: Beveridge Report (accept an improbable buzz of Social Insurance and Allied Services before it is read)
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Old Crowe helps one character in this novel operate a Ouija board that gives her the word PHIL. One character leaves a message for his wife in a recording booth that says "God damn you, you little bitch, why can't you go back home for ever and let me be?" After betraying Kite to Colleoni, one character gets a job with the Daily Messenger hiding cards for a contest under the pseudonym Kolley Kibber. The antagonist of this work tries to destroy the only evidence linking him to the murder of Fred Hale by proposing a suicide pact with the waitress Rose, but the arrival of Ida Arnold prompts him to accidentally throw acid in his own face and jump off a cliff. FTP, name this novel about Pinkie Brown and his gang in the title British seaside town, a work by Graham Greene.
Answer: Brighton Rock
 
2009 FIST Bonuses by Weiner
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The title character of this story occasionally slips improper French into his conversation and writes bad poems about skipping through London with the Devil. FTPE:,
[10] Name this story, in which the title hack author sells his soul to find out whether he has a literary reputation in the future, but finds that he's only known as the subject of this story.
Answer: "Enoch Soames"
[10] This author, who chronicled put-upon actor Robert Coates in his essay "Poor Romeo!," wrote "Enoch Soames" as well as the bursting-with-suicide novel Zuleika Dobson.
Answer: Max Beerbohm
[10] George Hell leaves his lover La Gambogi, buys a mask, and courts Jenny Mere before changing his name to George Heaven in this only play by Beerbohm.
Answer: The Happy Hypocrite: A Fairy Tale for a Tired Man
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Frank Capra used this document as evidence in his propaganda film Why We Fight. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this probably fictitious document which called for conquest of Manchuria and China as the path to Japanese dominance in East Asia.
Answer: Tanaka Memorial
[10] The veracity of the Tanaka Memorial was unquestioned during the war, partially because of this six week massacre in 1937 in which Japanese soldiers killed over 100,000 Chinese civilians in the namesake city.
Answer: Rape of Nanking/Nanjing
[10] A November 1943 conference worked to promote this Japanese led Pan-Asian bloc envisioned by Fumimaro Konoe. It was meant to include China, Indochina, and Indonesia.
Answer: Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere
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This man's last appearance in professional baseball was in 2004, when he went 0-5 as the interim manager of the Windy City ThunderBolts. FTPE:,
[10] Name this left fielder and DH, who opened beer bottles with his eye and hit 23 home runs during his 1980 Rookie of the Year season, one of only three years he spent in the Majors.
Answer: Joseph "Joe" Charboneau
[10] Charboneau played his whole career for this American League team, whose other 1980s stars included Cory Snyder, Brook Jacoby, and Brett Butler.
Answer: Cleveland Indians (accept either or both)
[10] A similar flash in the pan was this Tigers pitcher, who became a celebrity for yelling at the baseball and having wacky sex antics in 1976 but was out of baseball by 1981. He died in April 2009 when a dump truck fell on him.
Answer: Mark Steven "The Bird" Fidrych
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The Taft equation is a modification of the Hammett equation that also describes these kinds of effects. FTPE:,
[10] Name this set of effects. They include a type of hindrance, which leads tert-butoxide to favor elimination over substitution reactions and leads to the existence of rotamers.
Answer: sterics (or steric effects)
[10] This graph, used in drug design, commonly gauges substitutent effects by plotting the sigma constants of the Hammett equation against another quantity, or by plotting the steric term of the Taft equation against that same quantity.
Answer: Craig plot
[10] This is the other quantity displayed by Craig plots. Phospholipids lack this property in their heads but have it in spades in their tails, leading them to form micelles in aqueous solution.
Answer: hydrophobicity (accept anything that has to do with forming more stable interactions away from water)
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The protagonist of this novel is a doctor in a Muji City hospital, where he falls in love with the nurse Mana Wu. FTPE:,
[10] Name this novel, in which Lin Kong's trips to Goose Village fail to get his backwards wife Shuyu to grant him a divorce.
Answer: Waiting
[10] Waiting won the 1999 American Book Award for this Chinese author, who wrote about the soldier Yu Yuan in War Trash.
Answer: Ha Jin [or Xuefei Jin]
[10] This other modern Chinese author wrote about a journey to the title sacred place in Soul Mountain.
Answer: Gao Xingjian
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A large V in this painting may be pay tribute to the artist's patron and the owner of the work, Vincenzo Giustiniani. FTPE:,
[10] A curly-haired, black-winged boy clutches some arrows and grins in this painting, the bottom of which is strewn with musical instruments. The boy rests one knee on a table piled with white drapery.
Answer: Amor Vincit Omnia (or "Love Conquers All," plus accept all manner of other titles mentioning love and victory)
[10] In this other Caravaggio painting, a beardless Christ reaches out one hand to Cleophas, who has his back to the viewer, and St. Luke, who has a shell pinned to his jacket, spreads his arms in shock. Caravaggio later painted a second, less dramatic version of this event that takes place in Luke 24.
Answer: Supper at Emmaus
[10] Mourners cover their faces as a red drapery billows overhead in this Caravaggio work. It was controversial for its depiction of the red-clad central figure with swollen belly and feet and only a slim halo.
Answer: Death of the Virgin (Dormition of the Virgin)
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At one point in this work, the author discusses the "fabulation function" by which humans concoct hallucinations like images of god. FTPE:,
[10] Name this work which contrasts the rational method, which involves "resistance to the resistances" and results in obedience, with the "impetus of love" that results in creativity.
Answer: The Two Sources of Morality and Religion
[10] The Two Sources of Morality and Religion was the final book by this thinker, who loved bees nearly as much as Rob Carson and wrote about "the genius of Lucretius" in The Philosophy of Poetry.
Answer: Henri Bergson
[10] This man was also inspired by Lucretius and included him in his Three Philosophical Poets. He introduced his philosophical system in Scepticism and Animal Faith.
Answer: George Santayana
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This process is sometimes known as quarrying, as it involves the freezing of loose rock into glacial ice, and it is one of two types of glacial erosion along with abrasion. FTPE:,
[10] Name this process of glacier-specific erosion, in which high pressure basal ice melts and the water seeps into bedrock cracks in low-pressure areas, leading to the dislodging of rock fragments.
Answer: plucking
[10] Between the zone of plucking, which occurs on vertical surfaces, and the zone of abrasion is, generally, the place where a glacier, melting in the cirque it had excavated, would form a lake given this name.
Answer: tarn
[10] A tarn is often dammed by a terminal one of these mounds of glacial debris which also, of course, have other varieties like medial and lateral.
Answer: moiraines
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This battle was preceded by the Battle of Eylau and ended the War of the Fourth Coalition. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1807 battle in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Russians under Bennigsen.
Answer: Battle of Friedland
[10] The Battle of Friedland resulted in the creation of the Kingdom of Westphalia, which was led by this brother of Napoleon. He would rule as king until 1813 and later become Grand Marshall of France under his nephew.
Answer: Jerome Bonaparte (prompt on partial answer, do not accept Joseph Bonaparte)
[10] This Kingdom of Westphalia was created by this 1807 treaty, signed on a raft in the Neman river by Napoleon and Alexander I of Russia.
Answer: Treaty of Tilsit
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In this work, the character of the Director attempts to seduce his secretary while his clothes are methodically removed, stamped, and filed away. He eventually declares that he will "hit the sack" and climbs into a trash can. FTPE:,
[10] Name this play, in which chess-metaphor-obsessed Hugo Pludek rises through the ranks of the Liquidation Office.
Answer: The Garden Party [or Zahradni slavnost]
[10] Occult scientist Henry Foustka is outwitted by the devil Fistula in Temptation, another play by this future Czech president who wrote The Memorandum and The Garden Party.
Answer: Vaclav Havel
[10] This Havel play features the First and Second Sidneys, two paper mill workers who speak only for each other. It follows Professor Nettles, who has written a subversive paragraph and awaits the arrival of the police.
Answer: Largo Desolato
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This effect results when scattered light acquires a redshift when the observer is head-on, even though all entities are at rest relative to each other. FTPE:,
[10] Give this effect, named for a Czech physicist, and confirmed by Dean Faklis and George Morris in 1988.
Answer: Wolf effect
[10] The Wolf effect occurs only when the light source in question is partially this. Light can be this in the time domain if it's all of the same frequency, or it can be this in the space domain if the light waves "stack up" nicely to permit a degree of interference. Laser light notably has this property.
Answer: coherence (or coherent or other word forms)
[10] This form of scattering occurs when density changes in a medium alter light frequency and path; like other inelastic scattering processes, it has Stokes and anti-Stokes events. Its namesake also names some "zones" in solid-state physics.
Answer: Brillouin scattering
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This chieftain of Dyved married the daughter of Heveyddm tied Gwawl up in a sack, and switched places with King Arawn for one year as penance for hunting his hounds. FTPE:,
[10] Name this husband of Rhiannon, who somehow restrained himself from sexing up Arawn's wife, thereby earning his friendship.
Answer: Pwyll
[10] Arawn was the ruler of this blissful Welsh underworld, said to be entered by humans at Glastonbury Tor or Lundy Island. One poem from the Book of Taliesen tells of a raid by Arthur and his knights into this place in search of a magical cauldron; things did not go well.
Answer: Annwn (Annwfn)
[10] While hanging around the underworld, Pwyll took it upon himself to kill this rival of Arawn, who could only be slain by a mortal man.
Answer: Hafgan
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Name these offices in the Roman Republic, FTPE.,
[10] The Comitia Curiata was supposed to ratify the six-month term of this extraordinary official, appointed to deal with a grave crisis. Examples included Camillus, Cincinnatus, and, it goes without saying, Samnite foe L. Papirius Cursor.
Answer: dictator
[10] A dictator's first act was obliged to be the appointment of this lieutenant. Marc Antony held this rank during Caesar's dictatorship, and Constantine later used it for a position of high general.
Answer: master of the horse [or master of the cavalry; or magister equitum]
[10] This position in the cursus honorum originated as an office occupied by two plebeians who were responsible for the worship of Ceres. Two more "curule" ones were later added, and this office became responsible for public works, fire prevention, and several sets of annual public games.
Answer: aedile (or aedilis)
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This work takes its title from the song "Maryland, My Maryland" and includes chapters on Albion Tourgee and Confederate Vice President Alexander Stevens. FTPE:,
[10] Name this work which attacks the conception of Abraham Lincoln as a hero, in examining literature of the American Civil War.
Answer: Patriotic Gore
[10] This American author of Patriotic Gore examined the symbolist movement in Axel's Castle.
Answer: Edmund Wilson
[10] This author's poem about John S. Mosby called "The Scout Toward Aldie" is featured in Patriotic Gore. This author wrote about the slimy master at arms Claggart in his novella Billy Budd.
Answer: Herman Melville
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This rebellion was partially caused by the colonial government's insistence on enforcing the Navigation Acts. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1677-1678 rebellion in which George Durant and the movement's namesake took over the government of North Carolina.
Answer: Culpepper's Rebellion
[10] In another rebellion in North Carolina, this group was defeated by the militia of Governor William Tryon at the Battle of Alamance. Shays' rebels also took this name, and a third group of this name fought the Moderators in a Texas conflict.
Answer: Regulators
[10] This Quaker riled up the Regulators with pamphlets like "A Fan For Fanning And A Touchstone For Tryon." He was later almost put to death after participating in the Whiskey Rebellion.
Answer: Herman Husband
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ANSWER The Classical Style,
[10] Name this work of music criticism, which also argues against thematic analyses of Beethoven and suggests that the title phenomenon was a "musical language" and "dramatic logic" shared by three composers.
Answer:
[10] This American pianist and critic wrote The Classical Style, as well as later works of criticism like Sonata Forms and The Romantic Generation. He's known for his recordings of the Goldberg Variations and Ravel's piano works, though your question writer finds his Schumann rather too detached and cool.
Answer: Charles Welles Rosen
[10] In The Romantic Generation, Rosen spends plenty of time analyzing Haydn's foundational works in this genre. Other important works in this genre include Beethoven's "Razumovsky" set, as well as Bartok's six, which utilize his namesake pizzicato.
Answer: string quartets
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It was co-edited by George Jean Nathan, and intended to bring in money to support the unprofitable literary journal The Smart Set. FTPE:,
[10] Name this pulp magazine founded by H.L. Mencken, which later became the organ of debut for stories by Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, and Dashiell Hammett, including "The Maltese Falcon."
Answer: Black Mask
[10] In this 1605 play, the Niger River reverses its flow to protest its daughters' inability to lighten their skin. It featured several African water nymphs singing the praises of King James.
Answer: The Masque of Blackness
[10] This author of The Masque of Blackness followed it up with 1608's The Masque of Beauty. He also depicted the perjury of Lady Politic Would-Be in Volpone.
Answer: Ben Jonson
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Its ascending portion contains the sinus of Valsalva above its valve, and it also contains an arch and descending portion to the iliac arteries. FTPE:,
[10] Name this largest artery in the body.
Answer: aorta
[10] The aorta is "overriding" in this congenital heart defect, named for the fact that the overriding aorta is one of four symptoms present along with pulmonary stenosis, ventricular septal defect, and right ventricular hyperdystrophy.
Answer: tetralogy of Fallot
[10] The aorta is coarctated in this syndrome, which most often arises from monosomal X.
Answer: Bonnevie-Ullrich-Turner syndrome
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Charles K. Johnson neither wrote Middle Passage nor had a few good years catching for the Florida Marlins, but he was the final leader of this idea's namesake "Society." FTPE:,
[10] Name this belief, first propagated by Samuel Rowbotham and Samuel Shenton, which held that the Bible contradicted the observations of Aristotle, Eratosthenes, and astronauts in regard to the shape of a certain body.
Answer: flat earth theory
[10] William Reed's Phantom of the Poles, Cyrus Reed's Koreshanite religion, most Tibetan Buddhists, and many high-ranking Nazis advanced this other fringe geologic theory.
Answer: hollow earth theory
[10] This polymath wrote the 1800-page novel Icosameron, in which the siblings Edward and Elizabeth encounter the red-milk-secreting Megamicres inside the Earth. His later History of My Life describes his escape from the Doge's Palace.
Answer: Giovanni Giacomo Casanova (or Jean-Jacques, Chevalier De Seingalt)
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This theorem predicts that, when prices of output goods converge, prices of capital and labor will follow in two nations that begin free trading. FTPE:,
[10] Name this theorem exemplified by the result that wages for identical jobs are similar in countries that have entered a recent free trade agreement.
Answer: Factor-Price Equalization Theorem
[10] Factor-price equalization is a component of this model, named for two Swedish dudes, a 2-by-2-by-2 model accounting for comparative advantage between countries.
Answer: Heckscher-Ohlin-(Samuelson) model
[10] This other Hecksher-Ohlin composite theorem is named for a Polish dude, and states that an increase in endowment of labor will increase the output of a labor-intensive good and decrease the output of a capital-intensive good.
Answer: Rybczynski theorem
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Orthodox patriarch Joseph II, Byzantine emperor John VIII, and Pope Eugenius IV gathered here in 14 FTPE:,
[10] Name this city, which hosted the second phase of an ecumenical council addressing issues with Purgatory and the Filioque clause that aimed to reunite the Catholic and Orthodox churches.
Answer: Ferrara
[10] Several princes named Azzo ruled this house, which controlled Ferrara from 1264 to 1597. It included such luminaries as Alfonso I and Ercole I, and it patronized the creation of both Italian Orlando epics.
Answer: d'Este
[10] Alfonso d'Este was arranged into a marriage with this daughter of Pope Alexander VI in 1501, shortly after the birth of her illegitimate son Giovanni, likely produced via incest with her father.
Answer: Lucrezia Borgia (prompt on Borgia)
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This figure was named chief spirit of foreign missionary work in a certain religion, though USC anthropologist Janet Hoskins contends that he's not worshipped, but is simply "there almost like John the Baptist." For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this dude, who described his adventures in the world of seances in the posthumously published Conversations with Eternity.
Answer: Victor-Marie Hugo
[10] Those accounts of seances attracted the attention of Ngo Van Chieu, the founder of this syncretist religion, whose sacred literature is found in the Thanh Ngon Hiep, and which considers figures like Hugo and Sun-Yat Sen saints.
Answer: Cao Dai
[10] Some elements of Cao Dai also consider this deity a saint. Many Chinese consider him too holy to be represented in an earthy image, permitting only a tablet bearing his title to rest on the altar. He grew angry when his daughter Chih'nu married a measly cowherd.
Answer: Jade Emperor
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David Kaplan and Martin Davies argued that there is a one to one correspondence between the set of this work's title concepts and any subset, leading to a contradiction, while Chapter 3 of this work, "Paradise on the Cheap?" takes aim at linguistic, magical, and pictoral "ersatz" alternatives to the central thesis. FTPE:,
[10] Name this work expanding on the author's earlier monograph Counterfactuals, which draws an analogy to the usefulness of set theory to mathematics in arguing for treating the titular entities as equally concrete and real.
Answer: On the Plurality of Worlds
[10] This American philosopher wrote On the Plurality of Worlds, in addition to defending a counterfactual analysis of causation in the 1973 article "Causation". His impressive beard suggests he would have fit in swimmingly in the Northeast quizbowl circuit.
Answer: David Kellogg Lewis
[10] Lewis' On the Plurality of Worlds is the locus classicus for this metaphysical view, which asserts that all unactualised possibilities are worlds in themselves, as real as our own.
Answer: modal realism

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