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2008 Illinois Open Tossups by Round 01
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The mythological event concerning this character is depicted on Eurypylos' shield. One myth found in Pindar tells that Alexdaimos and companions rode to Irasa to find this mythological character's unnamed, golden-haired daughter and marry her. This character was dyed black by the son, and one mythological account notes that one of his legs was shorter than the other. Ion the primary myth concerning this character, he was attempting to collect enough skulls to build a temple to his father Poseidon, but Athena instructed his slayer to lift him off the ground, because he was only invincible while in contact with the earth. For ten points, identify this Libyan giant who was crushed by Hercules in a wrestling match.
Answer: Antaeus
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This poem recounts the story of Mowis, the bridegroom of snow, which is told by a Shoshone woman after the Comanche-induced death of her husband. This poem, which utilizes classic hexameter throughout, shows the title character eventually arrive in Philadelphia, where she becomes a Sister of Mercy. Father Felician sails down the Mississippi with the title character of this poem, looking for other inhabitants of their town, which had been disbanded by British troops. At the end of this poem, the title character meets her lover on a pallet at her mission, where he dies after trying to whisper her name. This poem begins in the town of Grand-Pre, and the title character is in love with the son of Basil the blacksmith, who is named Gabriel Lajeunesse. For ten points, identify this poem about the title Ms. Bellefontaine from Acacia, a work by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Answer: "Evangeline"
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This document was originally attached to a funding proposal made by James Polk, and later, John C. Calhoun killed it in the Senate after it was attached to the Three Million Dollar Bill by Hannibal Hamlin. Most of the text of this document was adapted from the Northwest Ordinance, and this document was written by Jacob Brinkerhoff . Representatives Preston King and George Rathbun were instrumental in acquiring support for this bill among the Democrats, while Samuel Vinton drummed up Whig support in the House for this document. For ten points, identify this unsuccessful document which attempted to prevent the spread of slavery into newly acquired territories from Mexico, named after a Pennsylvanian representative.
Answer: The Wlimot Proviso
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One structure depicted in this painting was depicted from a structure built by Peter Brunel and completed in 1837. This painting shows an approaching storm on the right, and on the left side of this painting, a person is fishing in a small boat next to a bridge with several arches. The storm is over the city of London, and the main structure in this paining spans a river between Taplow and Maidenhead. A blue and grey sky dominates the top half of this painting, and at the focus of this painting is a red iron bridge, on which a black train travels toward the viewer. Subtitled The Great Western Railway, for ten points, identify this painting of a bridge over the Thames, a work by J.M.W. Turner.
Answer: Rain, Steam, and Speed: The Great Western Railway
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A 2004 study by Enrico Scarpella and Philip Francis showed a strong correlation between the expression of ET13350-GUS and the development of this in Arabidopsis. That study also found that expression of reporter gene GT5211 greatly increases as cells begin to adopt the characteristic shape of this tissue, in concert with Athb8-GUS which appears as this tissue begins to connect with existing veins. Lying just below the tissue that is to develop into the stem epidermis, the straw-like cells of this tissue develops into a type of secondary meristem and gives rise to the two main types of plant vacular tissue. For ten points, identify this tissue of the meristem that develops into primary xylem and phloem and produces the vascular cambium.
Answer: Procambium
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This man was fond of writing comparative studies of thinkers from his country, including Kant and Goethe and Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. This author of Sociology: Investigations on the Forms of Sociation also wrote Fundamental Questions of Sociology and On Social Differentiation. This man wrote an essay in which he argued that he play-form of association is the most necessary for sociability, entitled The Sociology of Sociability. This man's most famous work argues that the intellect preserves subjective experience, helping to defend against the blase stage of the interaction between the individual and the city. For ten points, identify this sociologist, who wrote The Philosophy of Money, The Web of Group Affiliation, and The Metropolis and Mental Life.
Answer: Georg Simmel
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As head of the Awakening Society, he met his future wife, who was referred to as the nation's "elder sister" and later headed the Political Consultative Conference. John Foster Dulles refused to shake the hand of this figure at the Geneva Conference, who accused the United States of trying to block an agreement that would lead to peace in Korea. He succeeded Mao as the political commissar of the Red Army, and also served as the first head of the State Administrative Council. Persuading the generals involved in the Xian incident to convince Chiang Kai-Shek to help fight Japan, he put forth his country's support for non-aligned nations at the Bandung Conference. An organizer of the Nanchang Uprising, for ten points, identify this Chinese leader and foreign minister under Mao Zedong.
Answer: Zhou Enlai
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An extraordinary form of this behavior exists in systems for which the double exchange mechanism is energetically favorable, as exemplified by Heusler cells. Two important tools for studying systems with this property are a chart that has the as its x- and y-intercepts the coercivity and remanence, respectively, and a lattice model with Hamiltonian given by the sum over cells of the product of two numbers from U one, one number for the cell and one for each of its neighbors. Materials displaying this property exhibit near-constant H-fields on structures separated by Neel or Bloch walls and known as Weiss domains, which break down at the Curie temperature. For ten points, identify this form of magnetism studied with the aforementioned hysteresis loops and Ising model and materials displaying which retain a permanent magnetization when placed in an external field.
Answer: ferromagnetism
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This poet wrote a long poem about the founding of a religious order entitled "Mount Olivet", and he also wrote a blank verse religious poem entitled "The Seventh Day Day of the Creation of the World." He experimented with the epic form in a poem about a man who falls in love with the King of Gascony's sister, Clorice, and is the brother of Orlando, Rinaldo. This playwright took four years to complete Il re Torrismondo, although his play about the lover of Silvia, who dedicated herself to Diana, was more popular and was entitled Aminta. In his best known work, Armida transforms some knights into fish, and it recounts the story of Sophronia and Olindo. It begins with Geoffrey of Boulogne is told by the Archangel Michael that he's been elected in charge of the army that is supposed to conquer the title city. For ten points, identify this poet who rewrote an epic into Jerusalem Conquered, although it was originally titled Jerusalem Delivered.
Answer: Torquato Tasso
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The original arrangement of this composition featured a singer with text by Henry Cazalis, although the piece was shortly thereafter reworked to replace the singer with a violin, which notably uses scordata tuning. Lemare transcribed this piece for pipe organ, and it received piano transcriptions from both Horowitz and Liszt. This piece opens with a harp playing D twelve times to signify the hour that the piece is supposed to take place, which then transitions into an E-flat and A tritone. Part of this piece is quoted in the composer's later work Carnival of the Animals to portray fossils. For ten points, identify this work for violin and orchestra which depicts a medieval superstition about dancing skeletons, and which was written by Camille Saint-Saens.
Answer: La Danse Macabre (also accept "Dance of Death")
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One character in this novel runs away with a superficial woman named Lily and becomes sick and dies. The protagonist of this novel is disappointed when he can't go abroad, and instead must stay and work in a stocking mill. Annie wishes that her mother would pass away from cancer instead of lingering, and Walter retreats into alcoholism after losing touch with his son. Baxter accosts the protagonist of this novel at the tavern, and he's separated from Clara Dawes, a woman with whom the protagonist has an affair. The protagonist is also attracted to Miriam Lievers, who helps him judge his art. The protagonist of this novel eventually gives his mother, Gertrude, an overdose of morphine, killing her. For ten points, identify this novel about Paul Morel, a work by D.H. Lawrence.
Answer: Sons and Lovers
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The objects central to this statement are eigenfunctions of the family of operators from a space to the space of its modular forms: formally, this lemma guarantees the existence and analyticity of weight-two eigenforms of the aforementioned Hecke operators for non-singular third-order one-forms over the rationals whose solutions are confined to a torus. The discovery of a metric for the space of Galois representations revealed that this theorem posits an isomorphism between L-series of modular forms and the aforementioned curves; that idea arose from the object of the epsilon conjecture, Frey's curve, which was eventually shown to be modular. This theorem thus implies that every elliptic curve is a modular form. For ten points, identify this theorem cum conjecture that is concomitant with Fermat's Last Theorem and that is usually named for two Japanese mathematicians.
Answer: the Taniyama-Shimura-Weil conjecture (or Taniyama-Shimura-Weil theorem; prompt on Fermat's last theorem)
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This man arranged a marriage between his son and Theophano, and granted the Duchy of Spoleto to Pandulf Ironhead. This man appointed William of Mainz to oversee the construction of a Pontifical Book. He was captured at Mainz, and this man stripped power from Conrad and Luitdolf and had his authority restored at the Diet of Auerstadt. This ruler, who defeated Berengar of Ivrea, was also the victor at Reckntiz and Andernach. This man was the brother of the Archbishop of Cologne, and he invaded Italy on the request of Adelaide of Italy, later marrying her and taking the title King of Lombardy. For ten points, identify this son of Henry the Fowler, the victor at the Battle of Lechfeld over the Magyars, the first Holy Roman Emperor.
Answer: Otto I (accept Otto the Great before mention; prompt after)
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This piece of music is notable for requiring a tenor to sustain an A4 and a B4 in rapid succession. The singer of this musical work notes that "My kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine", and notes that the subject to whom he sings watches the stars that tremble with love and hope. In the middle section of this musical work, a chorus of women chimes in, stating "Alas, we will die, we will die." At the end of this aria, the singer notes that he wishes the stars to vanish, and becomes confident in his impending victory, noting that "At Daybreak, I shall win!", which is repeated three times. For ten points, identify this tenor aria sung by Calaf to Turandot in the final act of her namesake opera, which notes that "none shall sleep" until his name is revealed.
Answer: "Nessun Dorma" (Also accept "None shall sleep tonight" or reasonable equivalent)
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This man collected his shorter writings into an anthology entitled Love and Justice, while he wrote an article that claimed that the "art of bringing its dominant motives under any kind of moral control" had been lost in his work "Our Secularized Civilization". This man claimed that romantic religion is dangerous in "Let Liberal Churches Stop Fooling Themselves". This author of Interpretation of Christian Ethics and The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness criticized the "social gospel" school of theology in his well-known work The Irony of American History, and presented his Christian Realist theological views in The Nature and Destiny of Man. For ten points, identify this proponent of "just war", a German-American theologian who wrote the Serenity Prayer.
Answer: Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr
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Louis de Vergor defended the L'anse au Foulon in conjunction with this battle. Although the losing side of this battle attempted to recapture the site in, they were unsuccessful, and one general attacked despite being three thousand men short due to their being stationed with Bougainville. Although the sides of this battle were numerically equal, one side was forced to attack after having their communications cut off, and thus were forced to retreat up the St. Lawrence River. One side of this battle was commanded by Charles Saunders under James Wolfe, and the other side was commanded by the Marquis de Montcalm, who died. For ten points, identify this battle of the Seven Years War, which saw the fall of the French forces in Canada and led to the British taking of Quebec.
Answer: Battle of the Plains of Abraham (also accept "Battle of Quebec" until mentioned)
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In one film appearance by this character, he was voiced by Akiko Wada, and in another, he was played Harry Atkin. In one game featuring this character, he is able to equip the Hurley Glove and use the move Terrorize, and failing to be fast enough can get the protagonist kissed by either Booster or this character. In another game appearance, this character is able to create fireballs to distract other Kart drivers. This character has 7 children, including Wendy and Lemmy, and in an appearance on the Nintendo Wii, this character can use a smash ball to become his Giga variety. In an appearance on the Nintendo 64, this character must be swung around by his tail and thrown into bombs to be defeated after he takes over Princess Peach's Caste. For ten points, identify this villain in the Super Mario Brothers series, who leads the Koopa Clan.
Answer: King Bowser Koopa (Accept "Koopa" before read)
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In one of this author's short stories, an aging professor steals all of his colleagues salaries and runs off to Alexandria with a young woman. In another, a teacher seduces his pupil, and later is the principal of the school where she teaches. In addition to "God's World" and "The Answer is No", this author wrote a novel in which Gamasa al-Bulti captures a genie named Singam while fishing, which occurs after Shariyar announces he will kill no more virgins. This author of Arabian Days and Nights wrote about Kamil, a confectioner who works on the title street in Midaq Alley. This author is also well known for a series of books in which Yasin is the lustful son of Ahmad Al-Jawad, who is the patriarch of a family at the center of the novels Sugar Street, Palace of Desire, and A Palace Walk. For ten points, identify this author of The Cairo Trilogy.
Answer: Naguib Mahfouz
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This entity was once referred to by its current name in conjunction with that of Juan Francisco Quadra and it is the site of the Seymour, Refugium and Sutton ranges. Its Forbidden Plateau was the epicenter of a 1946 earthquake while the islands of Flores, Vargas and Meares lie in its Clayoquot Sound, which receives water from Lake Kennedy, this body's largest. Its Strathcona Park contains the Karmutsen Formation, as well as this entity's highest point, Golden Hinde. Its largest cities include Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Saanich while the Johnstone and Queen Charlotte Straits lie to its east. Separated from the mainland by the straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca, for 10 points, name this Canadian island which contains Victoria, the capital of British Columbia.
Answer: Vancouver Island
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The reverse of this reaction was first studied by Kwart and King and was used by Vallee to synthesize enethiols; because that reverse reaction is heat-catalyzed, it must be considered when the products of the forward form of this reaction are analyzed by mass spectroscopy and that reverse reaction is uncreatively named the retro- version of this reaction. The use of a special class of reagents in this reaction was pioneered by Warner and Jauregg, who thus caused this reaction to produce benzenoids; one example of its usual reactants was discovered for use in this reaction by Danishevsky. This probably concerted, pericyclic reaction is kinetically endo-selective, which allows one to determine which cyclic nitrile will result from this reaction between an acrylonitrile and butadiene. For ten points, identify this cycloaddtion, which produces a cyclohexene from a conjugated alkene and a diene.
Answer: the Diels-Alder reaction
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This man argued that things that most correctly correspond to the ideal are the most beautiful in his first treatise, On Beauty. This man proposed that by acting only on the prompting of appetite, a human can renounce agency and ethical responsibility. The fourth section of one of this man's best known works deals with psychology, while earlier sections treat ethics and cosmology, and all of those sections reflect his idea of the One, from whom all emanates. This man is notably the subject of a preface by his best known student, Porphyry. For ten points, identify this philosopher who wrote about the Demiurge in his Enneads, which were edited by his student, a Neo-Platonist.
Answer: Porphyry
2008 Illinois Open Bonuses by Round 01
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General Israel Putnam was in charge of the Revolutionary forces at this battle, and he fought against William Howe. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this June 17, 1775 battle fought actually on Breed's Hill, a victory for the British which gave them their greatest casualties.
Answer: Battle of Bunker Hill
[10] This American victory over Cornwallis, fought on October 7, 1980, was fought near Blacksburg, South Carolina under Patrick Ferguson and caused Cornwallis to retreat to the south.
Answer: Battle of Kings Mountain
[10] This Western theater action saw Hamilton retake the title town in the Illinois territory from George Rogers Clark, only to have Clark retake it later.
Answer: Battle of Vincennes
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This theory states that for each symmetry of a Lagrangian system, there corresponds a conserved current. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this theorem, which dictates conservation of angular momentum for systems that are rotationally invariant.
Answer: Noether's first theorem (or Nother's symmetry theorem)
[10] Noether's theorem formally examines symmetries of this mathematical object, the time integral of a system's Lagrangian.
Answer: the action
[10] The action is stationary according to this principle, which is a corollary to the generalized d'Alambert's principle and which the principle of least action is a case of.
Answer: Hamilton's principle
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The singer notes that "you've got your big G's, but "he's got his ass wiped." For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this song with an extremely catchy A-A-B-C guitar riff, in which the singer also notes that you should come on and kick him, and that on Santa Monica, tricks are for kids.
Answer: "Hash Pipe"
[10] "Hash Pipe" is from the Green Album by this band, who also released Maladroit. Songs from other albums include "El Scorcho" and "Tired of Sex" from Pinkerton. They're fronted by Rivers Cuomo.
Answer: Weezer
[10] This Weezer song, featured on Rock Band, is from their self-titled debut album. It begins by noting that somebody's Heinie is melting his ice box, and asks you to be cool, later noting that this bottle of Steven's awakens ancient feelings.
Answer: "Say it Ain't So"
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Elesin is the titular character of this play. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this Wole Soyinka play in which Elesin must commit suicide because of the death of the chief, but is prevented from doing so by Mr. Pilkins.
Answer: Death and the King's Horseman
[10] In this Wole Soyinka play, Baroka is one of the titular characters, who must compete with Lakunle for the right to marry Sidi.
Answer: The Lion and the Jewel
[10] In this play, Eman is a teacher who takes the place of the young Ifada in a carrier ritual. Other characters include Eman's dead fiancee, Omae.
Answer: The Strong Breed
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This woman had a magic talisman, which she used to conjure up the ghost of a certain prophet. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this woman, who had been banished from Israel along with the other magicians until a King of Israel sought her out after trying dreams and ancient Hebrew divination chants.
Answer: The Witch of Endor
[10] The Witch of Endor was instructed by Saul to conjure up the unhelpful ghost of this prophet, in whose namesake book her story appears. He'd earlier defeated the Philistines for himself at the top of the hill of Mizpah.
Answer: Samuel
[10] Samuel's last speech before his death focused on not worshipping Baal, in addition to this Akkado-Semetic mother Goddess, who is sometimes referred to as the consort of El and also equated with the Milky Way.
Answer: Asherah
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In this novella, Uncle Earl takes a five-and-dime shopgirl as his second wife "on trial", and notices that she can cut his hair better than anyone. For ten points each:,
[10] Idenitfy this novella about Edna Earl, who promises Uncle Earl that Bonnie Dee will get an allowance when she returns and also turns Uncle Daniel out of his house before a murder trial rocks her town.
Answer: Ponder Heart
[10] Ponder Heart is a novel by this woman, who also wrote The Robber Bridesgroom and Delta Wedding.
Answer: Eudora Alice Welty
[10] Eudora Welty is well-known for writing this book about Laurel Hand, who resents the woman who replaces her mother Becky.
Answer: The Optimist's Daughter
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This man's only extant work is On Nature or the Non-Existent. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this philosopher whose threefold assertions are that nothing exists, and even if it did exist, nothing could be known about it, and even if something could be known, it could not be communicated.
Answer: Gorgias the Nihilist
[10] Gorgias the Nihilist was a member of this philosophical group, along with a jerk named Thrasymachus who appears in Plato's Republic. They love rhetoric.
Answer: The Sophists
[10] Another Sophist is this man, who noted that man is the measure of all things, and described both science and religion as worthless.
Answer: Protagoras
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This painting depicts a snow covered mountain in the background, and in the focus of the painting is a river surrounded by trees from a rainforest. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this Hudson River School painting which was executed in South America.
Answer: The Heart of the Andes
[10] Identify the painter of The Heart of the Andes, who also painted Morning in the Tropics and Icebergs.
Answer: Frederic Edwin Church
[10] This painting by Frederic Edwin Church depicts a purple mountain under a red and blue sky at the tile time of day. Other elements include several dying trees which frame a small river.
Answer: Twighlight in the Wilderness
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Answer the following concerning a man paid off by the Okhrana, for ten points each.,
[10] That man, Father Gapon, organized a protest which led to this 1900 event, in which several petitioners were gunned down in St. Petersburg.
Answer: Bloody Sunday
[10] Bloody Sunday occurred during the reign of this man, the last Czar of Russia.
Answer: Czar Nicholas II
[10] Nicholas II's reign had already been marked by tragedy at this 1896 incident, which occurred during his coronation party. It occurred in a meadow outside Moscow, and happened because the crowd had heard that there was not enough celebratory beer and food to go around, causing a massive riot.
Answer: Khodynka Tragedy
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This model gives the isochoric specific heat as three times the ideal gas constant times the cube of the ratio of temperature to this model's namesake temperature times the x integral from zero to ratio of namesake temperature to temperature of three x to the fourth e to the x over the square of e to the x minus 1. For ten points each:,
[10] Name this semi-classical model of a solid that outperforms that from the Einstein model.
Answer: the Debye model
[10] The Debye temperature is proportional to this quantity, the square of which is given in general as the adiabatic partial derivative of the pressure with respect to the density.
Answer: the sound speed (accept close equivalents; prompt on c-sub-s)
[10] In the high-temperature limit, the Debye model conductivity recovers this law, which gives the specific heat of a solid as three times the ideal gas constant, but fails badly at low temperatures.
Answer: the law of Dulong and Petit
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This playwright anticipated nuclear weapons in his work Krakatit. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this writer of The White Disease, who may be better known for writing about Harry Domin in his work R.U.R. or for writing Vec Markopolous.
Answer: Karl Capek
[10] Another prominent Czech writer is this man, the first President of the Czech Repulic, who wrote The Memorandum and The Garden Party.
Answer: Vaclav Havel
[10] This other Czech writer wrote Mozart in Prague and also Over the Waves, in addition to The Nightingale Sings Out of Tune.
Answer: Jaroslav Seifert
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This book was co-written by Nathan Glazer and Reuel Denny. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this work, which divided people into three types based on their life direction, noting that they use their internal gyroscopes to run their life. It also notably claims that autonomy is sacrificed for efficiency.
Answer: The Lonely Crowd
[10] This man was the primary author of The Lonely Crowd. He's also known for Faces in the Crowd and Thorstein Veblen: A Critical Interpretation.
Answer: David Riesman
[10] David Riesman co-authored this book with Christopher Jencks, which traces the development of the prestigious scholar in American history, which is depicted as a generational conflict.
Answer: The Academic Revolution
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The naive version of this algorithm is exponential in space, but only polynomial in time if its heuristic error is bounded by the logarithm of the optimal heuristic. For ten points each:,
[10] Name this best-first graph shortest-path algorithm posited by Hart, Nilsson, and Raphael. It traverses a priority queue of unvisited nodes known as the open set and examines each using a distance-plus-cost heuristic function.
Answer: the A* ("a star") algorithm
[10] A* can be considered a generalization of this greedy shortest-path algorithm named for a Dutch computer scientist, which notably fails for graphs with negative edge weights.
Answer: Djikstra's algorithm
[10] This structure invented by Fredman and Tarjan consists of a forest of parent-dominated trees having degrees given by namesake numbers. The use of this structure with Djikstra's algorithm reduces its time complexity to big O of e plus v log v, where e and v and the edge and vertex numbers of a sparse graph.
Answer: a Fibonacci heap (do not accept or prompt on "heap")
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Identify the following about the War of Spanish Sucession, for ten points each.,
[10] The war was finished with the signing of this treaty in 1713, which was named for a Dutch city.
Answer: Treaty of Utrecht
[10] The War of Spanish Succession spawned this sister conflict in North America, which included the Siege of St. Augustine and the Bloody Creek Incident.
Answer: Queen Anne's War
[10] The French fought against the British, Duchy, and Holy Roman Empire at this 1708 battle in Belgium, in which the allies flanked the French with the help of Overkirk's troops, causing them to retreat to Ghent.
Answer: Battle of Oudenarde
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This piece of music is interesting in that it's written for violin, viola, cello and double bass, rather than the more usual piano and string quartet. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this piece of music which is featured in An Equal Music, the fourth movement of which contains a reference to the composer's earlier lied Die Forelle. It begins in allegro vivace, and its fifth and final movement is in allegro giusto.
Answer: Trout Quintet (also accept Piano Quintet in A Major)
[10] Identify the composer of the Trout Quintet, who also has a notably Unfinished Eighth Symphony.
Answer: Franz Schubert
[10] Schubert also wrote a sonata for this minor instrument, which is the only extant composition for this instrument found so far. The instrument itself resembles a guitar but is played with a bow.
Answer: arpreggione
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This book discusses the author's conception of Being-For-Self, and also notes that every object in itself is finite, while reality consists of transcending limits. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this book, which incorporates the syllogism as a component of a larger system and which claims that when the mind is fully developed, it becomes reality.
Answer: The Science of Logic
[10] The Science of Logic contains Hegel's most full explanation of this concept, which involves the synthesis of antitheses to create progress in all dimensions of history.
Answer: The Dialectic
[10] The title concept of this Hegel work is divided into three encompassing spheres, including abstract, moral, and ethical.
Answer: Elements of the Philosophy of Right
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The speaker of this poem exerts you to rage, rage, against the dying of the light. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this Dylan Thomas work in which he also notes that old age should burn and rave at close of day.
Answer: "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"
[10] Thomas asserts in this poem that he won't do the title action until the "Fathering and all humbling darkness/Tells with silence the last light breaking" and also notes that After the first death, there is no other.
Answer: "A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London"
[10] Dylan Thomas also wrote this play, subtitled "A Play for Voices", in which the inhabitants of Llareggub are examined. Characters include Captain Cat, Organ Morgan, and Mrs. Ogmore-Pritchard.
Answer: Under Milk Wood
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Identify some useful biological reagents for ten points each.,
[10] Often used to stain proteins in an SDS-PAGE, this reagent dye used in the Bradford Test and in gel analysis was originally designed as a wool dye.
Answer: Coomassie Blue
[10] This toxin derived from a mushroom is often conjugated using rhodamine to fluoresce red when it has bound actin. It is a bicyclic heptapeptide that inhibits actin depolymerization.
Answer: phalloidin
[10] This intercalating agent is used to detect DNA from PCR tests or restriction digestions. It is highly carcinogenic, which is why your question writer drinks it by the gallon.
Answer: ethidium bromide or "EtBr"
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This man was assassinated by one of his vassals. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this ruler who overthrew the Ashikaga shogunate and reunified much of Japan before being killed by Akechi Mitsuhide.
Answer: Oda Nobunaga
[10] Shibata Katsuie disagreed with Oda's strategy regarding this battle, which was fought against Imagawa Yoshimoto and ended in success for Oda while ended Yoshimoto control.
Answer: Battle of Okehazama
[10] This man succeeded Oda Nobunaga and began the Momoyama period, which was named after this ruler's castle.
Answer: Toyotomi Hideyoshi
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The cities of Puno and Copacabana lie on this body while the islands of Suriqui, Taquile, Uros and Amantani lie in it, FTPE:,
[10] Name this body of water containing Isla del Sol, the highest navigable lake in the world.
Answer: Lake Titicaca
[10] The cities of Huari, Challapata and Oruro lie on this other Bolivian lake with a scatological name.
Answer: Lake Poopo
[10] Lake Poopo is connected to Titicaca by this river.
Answer: Desaguadero River [sorry, this isn't also hilariously named]

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