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2008 Illinois Open Tossups by Round 04
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This man composed a cantata for a soprano friend of his called Phaedra, and shortly before, had written a piece for classical guitar entitled Nocturnal after John Dowland. This composer of the ballet The Prince of the Pagodas frequently utilized ideas from Japanese Noh music. This composer created a notable Missa Brevis, and one of this man's best known works was completed for the dedication of Coventry Chapel. This person's best known orchestral work takes its theme from Abeledzar, lending it its subtitle Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell, and introduces each section of the orchestra one by one for didactic purposes. For ten points, identify this Britich composer of War Reqiuem and A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Answer: Benjamin Britten
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In this play, Weinhold is fired after expressing sympathy with some other characters, and later, Luise joins a group of people who are entering Dittrich's house. The Pastor Kittelhaus attempts to talk down a group of angry people, but fails, and soldiers are similarly unable to calm down the mob. A basket weaver named Ansorge owns a house in which the Baumert's stay, and they are visted by a man who reads the newspapers and contends that their outlook is bleak. The manufacturer Dreisseger owns the workplace for most of the characters in this play, and they are organized by the young solider Jaeger and the impudent giant Becker. For ten points, identify this play about the plight of the title Silesian workers, a work by Gerhart Hauptmann.
Answer: The Weavers (also accept "Die Weber")
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Its namesake synthase kinase-3 can be inhibited by insulin that has been modified by protein kinase-B. In the brain, the presence of this in astrocytes possibly functions to supply lactate to neighboring cells. The endergonic synthesis of this is accomplished with energy from UTP and a namesake protein which triggers the synthase to begin. The breakdown of this polymer requires cleavage of branched ends with 4-alpha-D-glucanotransferase and results in glucose-6-phosphate molecules. For ten points, identify this polymer of glycosidically linked glucose molecules, an analogue of starch.
Answer: Glycogen
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One account of this battle by a monk of St. Denis notes that one side was unable to use their crossbowmen because of the narrowness of the field. Ysembart was able to seize the personal treasures of one commander of this battle, which led to the other side's prisoners being massacred en masse. Michael de la Pole and Edward of Norwich died at this battle. This battle, fought near Tramecourt, featured a notable use of longbows protected by palings on the English side and was fought on a recently plowed and therefore incredibly muddy field. For ten points, identify this defeat for the French under Charles d'Albret which was prominently featured in Henry V, a battle of the Hundred Year's War fought on St. Crispin's Day, 1415.
Answer: Battle of Agincourt
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In the Mishnah, this character was said to have worked as a barber for twenty two years and also to have put an idolatrous image on his garments so that anyone who bowed to him must also bow to the image. This son of Hammedatha the Agagite chose the month of Adar for one of his schemes, while the Eunuch Harbona fixed the method of his death. This man and his ten sons were hung from gallows that he had had constructed for a different purpose, and this husband of Zeresh was aided by her in that plan. Cookies named for this man are eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim, of which he is the chief villain because of his anger at Mordechai. For ten points, identify this adviser under Ahasureus, who was opposed by Esther in his plan to kill all the Jews.
Answer: Haman
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A character in this novel returns from World War I addicted to heroin, and is therefore burned to death. The character who burns him is later placed in the Sunnydale Home for the Elderly, causing townspeople to think her granddaughter is bewitched. One character in this novel carries a bell and a noose through own and tells people that it is their only opportunity to kill themselves, initiating National Suicide Day. That character is Shadrack, who fought in World War I with Plum. One family in this novel has three adopted sons all named Dewey, and the husband BoyBoy deserts Eva. Two important characters in this novel share the secret of the death of Chicken Little, and are the daughters of Helene Wright and Hannah Peace. For ten points, identify this novel about the best friend of Nel Wright, a book by Toni Morrison.
Answer: Sula
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Taylor Kitsch is planning to portray this character in an upcoming movie. In an early adventure by this character, he is employed by the New Son with his friend Jacob, while in another storyline, this character resists the seduction of his student Foxx. This character's body is surrounded by a field which prevents other mutants from reading his mind, and at one point, that ability evolved until no powers that required contact with his skin were functional. Bishop suspects this character of being a traitor to the X-Men in one storyline, and before working for the Brood, this character worked for the Thieve's Guild in New Orleans. For ten points, identify this character, an X-Man with an on-again, off-again romance with Rogue who can manipulate kinetic energy in objects, normally playing cards.
Answer: Gambit (also accept either name of Remi LeBeau)
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The Fatala, Konkoure and Kolente rivers begin in this nation, as does the Moa, which reaches the sea at the town of Sulima in a bordering country. The Loma, Kpelle and Kisi people live in this nation, which has its extremes at Cape Verga and the Kaloum Peninsula. This nation contains the Kakoulima Massif while Mount Loura is the highest of its Tamgue Massif. With its highest point at Mont Nimba, the cities of Kankan, Kindia and Labe are among this nation's longest while its Fouta Djallon is the source of the Gambia, Senegal and Niger rivers. For 10 points, name this West African nation with capital at Conakry, as opposed to the similarly named nation with capital at Bissau.
Answer: Republic of Guinea
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Former US Senator and dueling hopeful Zell Miller has called for the repeal of this amendment. This amendment was endorsed by William Randolph Hearst, who hired David Phillips to write muckraking articles in its support. Utah and Florida never ratified this amendment, although Connecticut cast the deciding vote in its favor. Earlier, John Stockton's contested election had led to an 1866 law that preceded this amendment, which modifies Article I, Section III of the constitution. Joseph Bristow offered the resolution that led to this amendment, which allows a governor to appoint a senator if a vacancy is created. For ten points, identify this Constitutional amendment passed in 1919, which provided for Senators to be elected by direct voting.
Answer: Seventeenth Amendment
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The three first-order energies probed by this technique are the shift in atomic electrostatic energy due to nuclear excitation, the level split to interactions between the nuclear quadrupole and crystal field, and the level split due to magnetized nuclear excited states: those are respectively the isomer shift, electric quadrupole split, and nuclear Zeeman effect. This probing method usually uses narrow-lined cobalt-57 as its source though, at high temperatures, calculations of the source energy for this technique must be shifted by a second-order Doppler shift. The fraction of source emissions suitable for this probe is given by the Debye-Waller factor since this technique combines the Doppler effect with its namesake recoil-free emission of photons, an effect that is itself named for the German who discovered it in iridium. For ten points, name this form of spectroscopy.
Answer: Mossbauer spectroscopy
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This god had large cattle heards at Erytheia, which were attended to by Menoetius. The goddess Makaria is the daughter of this God, and she oversees the transport of people to her namesake islands, while Aeschylus claims that this god was also the father of Zagreus, although he's more usually attributed to Zeus. This god was the lover of the nymphs Mintho and Leuce. This father of the Erinyes possessed a helmet of invisibility. This god was the fourth to be swallowed by Cronus after his birth, and he's more famous for riding a carriage with four black horses to abduct his wife, causing winter to occur. For ten points, identify this abductor of Persephone, the elder brother of Poseidon and Zeus who ruled over the dead.
Answer: Hades
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The ratio of this quantity to its zeroth-order analogue is given by the product over n of e to the quantity nth virial coefficient of compressibility over n times the nth power of that analogue, close quantity. One lemma governing this quantity states that, all else equal, this quantity for a component of an ideal solution is equal to this quantity for a pure species in the same physical state; that is the rule of Randall and Lewis. This quantity is equal to the exponential of the standard molar partial Gibbs function over the kinetic temperature times the standard pressure and is therefore equal to the pressure for an ideal gas, but it can be used in the role of pressure for any gas. For ten points, identify this chemical property, which measures the tendency of a gas to expand or escape.
Answer: the fugacity (prompt on f or z)
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Children of this monarch included Catherine, who married John III of Portugal, Elizabeth, who married Christian II of Denmark and Mary, who married Louis II of Hungary while power was given to this ruler's spouse by a meeting at Villafafila. This monarch reigned during the Revolt of the Comuneros, and refused to sign a condemnation of that act by the Bishop of Mallorca. The Ladies' Peace of Cambrai was negotiated on behalf of this monarch to marry her daughter, Eleanor. This monarch refused to let the Archbishop Cisernos set up a regency council, but was unsuccessful. This monarch allowed her son to co-rule with her due to her impairment, and after her husband died, she refused to part with his embalmed body. For ten points, identify this wife of Phillip the Handsome, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, and mother of Charles V, who may have suffered from schizophrenia.
Answer: Juana the Mad [or Juana of Castile; or Joanna; accept Phillip the Handsome until "Comuneros" is read]
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In one of this writer's short stories, Bamjee's wife has nine children and manages to be a political activist, while in another story, Miriam Saiyetovitz is the daughter of a Jewish general store owner. In addition to "A Chip of Glass Ruby" and "The Defeated," this author wrote a novel in which the lives of Helen Shaw and Joel Aron are contrasted against Paul's. This author of A World of Strangers and The Lying Days also wrote a novel in which Mehring has to spend New Year's Eve alone on his farm, while Jacobus asks black workers to make a coffin. This author further wrote a novel about Rosa, whose father Lionel doesn't want her to leave South Africa, and one in which the title servant helps Maureen Smalless leave. For ten points, identify this author of The Conservationist, The Burger's Daughter, and July's People.
Answer: Nadine Gordimer
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This man contributed several chapters to later editions of The Interpretation of Dreams, including "Dreams and Poetry", while he later wrote a work that examines the relationship between mental science and spiritualism, Psychology and the Soul. This writer collected his last lectures in A Psychology of Difference, and broke with his group over his concept of a Pre-Oedipal complex, which caused Sigmund Freud to distance himself. One of this man's best known works claims that most stories of mythology derive from basically the same psychoanalytic causes, while another discusses his impotant work on separation anxiety extremely early in life. For ten points, identify this psychologist, who wrote The Myth of the Birth of the Hero and The Trauma of Birth.
Answer: Otto Rank
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This book posits that society has experienced pathologies and individuals have experienced a loss of both freedom and meaning because of the colonization effects of advanced capitalisim. Another important assertion of this book is that because the philosophical paradigm is broken, one must strive for consensual validity, rather than universal truth. One key concept in this work refers to the consensus a society reaches rationally on the three levels of assertion, justification, and authority. Its title concept refers to agency conducted with free exchange of beliefs and intentions under the absence of domination. Published in two parts, Lifeworld and System: A Critique of Functionalist Reason and Reason and the Rationalization of Society, for ten points, identify this best known work of Jurgen Habermas.
Answer: The Theory of Communicative Action (also accept "Theorie des kommunikativen Handelns")
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A scuffed and whited out version of this artist's most famous work hangs at the Museum of Modern Art. This artist portrayed a background of primary diagonal line behind a collection of dripping paintbrushes in a can of the namesake coffee in a work entitled Savarin. He portrayed a bullseye in black and gold in his painting Target, while he served as the purported subject of the painting Alley-Oop. He created a depiction of the United states in red, yellow, and blue in his work Map, while his other works include Seasons, False Start, and White Flag. This artist may be the best known for depicting several stars and thirteen red and white stripes on a piece of plywood. For ten points, identify this creator of Flag, an abstract expressionist artist who was the lover of Robert Rauschenberg.
Answer: Jasper Johns
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Non-fiction by this author include Tatterdemalion and Another Sheaf. He collected his short stories in a volume called Caravan, and used the surname Sinjohn to write A Man of Devon. In one of his novels, Mrs. Hughs does household chores for Cecelia, the wife of Stephen Dallison, while in another, the youthful Mark Lennan is rejected by an older woman and told to find someone his own age. In addition to Fraternity and The Dark Flower, this author wrote The Burning Spear and Flowering Wilderness. In his most famous work, this author wrote about Michael and Fleur Mont's struggles to rise in the world, while the children of Irene and Soames marry in later volumes in the same series. For ten points, identify this author, who published two series of volumes about the Forsyte clan.
Answer: John Galsworthy
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This event was preceded by the actions of a committee led by a relative of the promulgator named Sydney, which led to the passage of a namesake act designed to quell sedition, while one participant in this event lamented that his machine guns were mounted on cars. Another commission dealing with this event was the Hunter Comission. Michael O'Dwyer retroactively condoned this event, which was investigated at the insistence of Edwin Montagu. Pundham Singh assassinated O'Dwyer in vengeance for this event. This event occurred on the Baisakhi holidy, and one side in this event participated using the Beluchi and Gurkha regiments. For ten points, identify this event that occurred in the Jallianwala Bagh gardens in the northern part of its namesake city, in which Reginald Dwyer ordered the death of around 400 Indian citizens.
Answer: Amritsar Massacre (accept "Jallianwala Bagh Massacre" before mention)
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Turbulence-induced viscosity is dominant in an underdetermined model of these entities named alpha and due to Shakura and Sunyaev. Momentum advection in these systems may be partly explained by the magnetorotational instability, since most of them violate the magneto-Rayleigh criterion; magnetized examples of these objects can also experience magnetic reconnection, which can lead to jet formation by the Blandford-Znajek process. A semi-classical model of these structures combines Kramers' law with the law of hydrostatic equilibrium for a rotating system. Some of these associated with Herbig stars are described as protoplanetary, while all of them redistribute angular momentum, causing material inward toward their central bodies. For ten points, identify these astronomical objects, which form when material coalesces around and begins falling into a gravitational object like a black hole.
Answer: accretion disks (prompt on disks)
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The first movement of this piece utilizes three basic melodic ideas, including the bold opening horn call, the folksy tune heard later on flutes and clarinets, and a happy melody on the solo flute. That movement is ghostily reprised in the third movement, which makes use of a traditional wind band sound from the composer's native country. The second movement of this piece was originally intended to be rearranged into a longer work which would have utilized the text of The Song of Hiawatha, and like the other movements of this piece, it utilizes Native American music extensively. It also features an extremely famous English horn solo to open after a tympani roll. For ten points, identify this last symphony by Anton Dvorak which was written about America.
Answer: Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, For the New World (also accept "New World Symphony")
2008 Illinois Open Bonuses by Round 04
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This reaction takes place between an enolate and an alpha, beta-unsaturated carbonyl compound. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this reaction, which produces an extremely useful 1-4 addition product. Classic examples of it include the reaction between diethyl malonate and diethyl fumarate.
Answer: the Michael addition
[10] The activated-alkene substituent in a Michael addition is usually this sort of group, in which a carbonyl carbon is single-bonded to two other carbons.
Answer: a ketone
[10] This reaction consists of a Michael addition performed in tandem with an aldol condensation, which creates an alpha, beta-unsaturated cyclic ketone.
Answer: the Robinson annulation
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This man was key in the Etsuzankai scheme and was nicknamed the Shadow Shogun. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this Japanese Prime Minister, who served during the early 1970's, normalized relations with China, and was arrested for taking bribes from Lockheed Martin.
Answer: Tanaka Kakeui
[10] Tanaka Kakeui was a member of this political party, shared by Yasuo Fukuda and Shinzo Abe, which has been the most popular political party in Japan since the 1950's.
Answer: Liberal Democratic Party (also accept "Jiyu-Minshuto" or LDP)
[10] Tanaka's daughter Makiko, who was not affiliated with Etsuzankai, served in the cabinet of this Japanese prime minister, who preceded Shinzo Abe.
Answer: Koizumi Juni'chiro
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Sometimes in Peru, one can add rocoto peppers to this type of dish. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this Latin-American dish, ubiquitous on Top Chef, which consists of citrus-marinated seafood and vegetables. It's usually served on top of another, more substantive protein.
Answer: ceviche
[10] A common ingredient in Panamanian ceviche is this seafood component, which is also eaten in polbo a feira in Galicia. Outside of Spain, that dish is usually known as Galician-style this.
Answer: octopus
[10] Octopus is a frequent ingredient in sushi, which is often eaten with this common Japanese soup, which consists of kojiken fungus fermented with rice or soybeans.
Answer: miso
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Bishop Proudie gets the job of archbishop over Grantley in this novel. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this novel, in which Septimus Harding is appointed warden of the hospital by Bishop Proudie, the second in a series.
Answer: Barchester Towers
[10] Identify the author of Barchester Towers, who wrote further about the city of Barchester in his Chronicles of the same name.
Answer: Anthony Trollope
[10] In addition to the Barchester Chronicles, Anthony Trollope wrote this series of six books, about the wealthy nobleman Plantagenet and Lady Glencora. They include The Eustace Diamonds, Phineas Finn, and Phineas Redux.
Answer: The Palliser Novels
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These objects condense at a critical kinetic temperature on the order of a millielectronvolt and form a bound state with energy less than the Fermi energy. For ten points:,
[10] Name these quasi-bosonic bound states coupled by lattice vibrations. Their tendency to pile up in a common ground state explains the extraordinary properties of the materials where they occur.
Answer: electron Cooper pairs
[10] Cooper pair pileup leads to one of these in the Fermi structure of a type-I superconductor, which forbids low-energy interactions like electron scattering. Its size is approximately seven halves the critical kinetic temperature according to BCS theory.
Answer: a band gap (or energy gap)
[10] The theory of lattice-coupled Cooper pairing explains this behavior in superconductors, the fact that, all else equal, heavier superconductors have lower critical temperatures.
Answer: the isotope effect
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This work introduces the author's concept of the "mass-man" and attacks what the author terms a "satisfied little prince." For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this work of philosophy, which contrasts noble life and common life as they contribute to the title Marxist phenomenon. This work notes that human reality is about to burst with speed in its Prologue to Frenchmen.
Answer: The Revolt of the Masses
[10] The Revolt of the Masses is a work by this Spanish philosopher, who asserted "I live, therefore I think", valued historical reason, and wrote books about people like Goethe and Galileo, in addition to The Spectator.
Answer: Jose Ortega y Gasset
[10] This book defends the Arab heritage of the title country, and frequently utilizes metaphors from biology and physics. It notably advocates purifying the race of the title country.
Answer: Invertebrate Spain
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The title character of this Jean Racine drama, which is set in Trezene, is consumed with passion for Hyppolite, who is consumed with passion for Aricie. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this tragedy.
Answer: Phedre
[10] Jean Racine wrote his last tragedy about this Biblical queen, who worshiped Baal but married Jehroam anyway. The pharmacist Homais names his daughter after her in Madame Bovary.
Answer: Athalie (also accept Athaliah)
[10] In addition to Phedre and Athalie, Jean Racine wrote this tragedy, set in the Ottoman Empire, about the beloved of Roxane, who Orcan assassinates.
Answer: Bajazet
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Identify the following laws that are relevant when you buy something for ten points each.,
[10] This amendment to the Clayton Antitrust Act prohibits price discrimination and outlawed the use of brokerage, allowances, and services as means of getting around the aforementioned prohibition.
Answer: Robinson-Patman Act
[10] This 1975 law requires that the seller inform Dwight of his rights as they pertain to the warranty on the system, and prohibits the requirement that branded products be used with the product, unless such products will not work properly otherwise.
Answer: Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
[10] Section 5 of this Act was amended to account for "unfair or deceptive acts or practices in commerce," and it prohibits intentional misrepresentation of any fact which would constitute a `material factor' in a purchaser's decision to buy."
Answer: Federal Trade Commission Act
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Answer some questions about evolutionary genetics for ten points each.,
[10] Proposed by Niles Eldredge and Stephen J. Gould, this model stipulates that evolution occurs in short, rapid bursts.
Answer: punctuated equilibrium
[10] This man's book Systematics and the Origin of Species about allopatric and peripatric speciation were the basis for Eldredge and Gould's proposal.
Answer: Ernst Mayr
[10] This hypothesis is based on the punctuated equilibrium model and supplements it by providing a mechanism for species stability based on evolutionary stable strategies on the gene and allele level.
Answer: frozen plasticity
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This creature was supposed to have a head made out of flint, and some accounts state that he was over 16 feet long. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this snake-like resident of the mountain Bhaktu, which had a book dedicated to ways to defeat him, and which was assisted by Sek and Mot. He had a hypnotic gaze that could incapacitate his enemies, and his coils could choke the rivers.
Answer: Apep
[10] This chief sun deity was in charge of defeating Apep, and was assisted by Set. Solar eclipses were caused when Apep managed to swallow this deity.
Answer: Ra
[10] Ra is sometimes split into three deities during the day, including Atum in the evening, Harakhty at noon, and this deity of youth in the morning. This deity is sometimes worshipped independently, and he's sometimes identified with the dung beetles.
Answer: Khepri
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Notable members of this group include Roscoe Conklin and Thomas Platt. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this group which also included Chester Arthur, a faction of the Republican Party that liked patronage a whole lot and opposed the Pendleton Act.
Answer: The Stalwarts
[10] This group opposed the Stalwarts, wrote the Pendleton Act and included James Blaine.
Answer: The Half-Breeds
[10] This Half-Breed, a Massachusetts senator, was in charge of the convention that nominated Half-Breed James Garfield in 1888. His own career includes writing the Presidential Sucession Act of 1886 and arguing for women's suffrage at that time.
Answer: George Frisbee Hoar
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Girolamo Frescobaldi composed a lot of these for keyboards. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this type of musical composition, of which Tchaikovsky composed an Italian one. Rimsky-Korsakov composed a Spanish one of these, which are often lively and virtuosic.
Answer: Capriccio or Caprice
[10] 24 caprices were arranged by this virtuoso and composer, one of which was later arranged by Rimsky-Korsakov into a Rhapsody on a Theme of this composer.
Answer: Niccolo Paganini
[10] Niccolo Paganini composed this piece, which was arranged by Franz Liszt into a piano etude. It takes its name from an instrument which rang to reinforce the last notes of this violin concerto.
Answer: Violin Concerto no. 2, The Handbell (or La Campanella)
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The Korean boy Li teaches the children in this novel how to shoot birds, but another character who joins their encampment late dies of a plague. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this novel, in which the villagers evacuate to avoid a plague and seal the title characters in the village to quarantine it.
Answer: Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids
[10] This author wrote Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids, as well as Aghwee the Sky Monster, The Silent Cry, and A Personal Matter.
Answer: Oe Kenzaburo
[10] Oe Kenzaburo also wrote this novel, in which Marie Kuraki founds a Mexican refuge after her two handicapped sons kill themselves. The natives eventually begin to worship Marie as the Dark Virgin of Guadalupe.
Answer: A Quiet Life
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Name these Serbian tennis players, for 10 points each:,
[10] Defeated by Serena Williams in the 2008 US Open, she is currently number one in the world.
Answer: Jelena Jankovic [pronounced "Yank-o-vich"]
[10] Currently number five in the world, this Serbian woman won the 2008 French Open.
Answer: Ana Ivanovic
[10] This thirty-two year old is the current Wimbledon doubles champion, he got that far by partnering with fellow Serbian Daniel Nestor.
Answer: Nenad Zimonjic
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These are integers n such that, for any integer a relatively prime to n, a to the n minus 1 is congruent to 1 modulo n. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify these numbers, also called absolute pseudoprimes.
Answer: the Carmichael numbers
[10] Carmichael numbers satisfy this theorem, which states that if p is a prime number, then for integer a, a to the n minus a will be evenly divisible by p.
Answer: Fermat's little theorem (prompt on Fermat's theorem)
[10] Any solution to Lehmer's problem of this type must be a Carmichael number. Lehmer's problem of this type asks if there any composite numbers n such that a namesake function of of n divides n - 1.
Answer: totient
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Under this condition, an outcome is more efficient if a Pareto Optimal outcome can be obtained by arranging some compensation from those made better off to those worse off. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this economic condition, which is doubly eponymous.
Answer: Kaldor-Hicks efficiency
[10] Kaldor-Hicks efficiency utilizes this criterion, which arises from combining the gainer's point of view and the loser's point of view to stringently assess an improvement.
Answer: Scitovsky criterion
[10] Kaldor-Hicks efficiency can often avert this unfortunate economic occurrence, which happens when the equilibrium of a good isn't Pareto optimal. It happens usually because of monopolies, externalities, or taxes.
Answer: deadweight loss
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Court cases involving this Constitutional Amendment include United States v. Thirty-Seven Photographs. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this Amendment, which has been modified by the Plain View and Open Fields doctrines. This amendment also establishes the Exclusionary Rule.
Answer: The Fourth Amendment
[10] Identify this other court case involving the fourth Amendment, which overturned Wolf. The court held that the States are also bound by the Exclusionary Rule, making the evidence of pornographic materials in a trunk in the defendant's basement ineligible in court.
Answer: Mapp v. Ohio
[10] This other Fourth Amendment court case made evidence obtained from wiretapping without warrant illegal. The defendant had placed illegal bets from a phone booth in California.
Answer: Katz v. United States
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This body of water flows through Beall Woods State Park and is dammed to form the J. Edward Roush Reservoir, FTPE:,
[10] Name this waterway which receives the Eel, Patoka, Mississinewa and Embarras rivers and flows through Vincennes and Lafayette.
Answer: Wabash River
[10] The Wabash River forms much of the border between Illinois and this state, whose other bodies of water include lakes Maxinkuckee, Wawasee and Tippecanoe.
Answer: Indiana
[10] The Wabash empties into this river which is formed by the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers in Pittsburgh.
Answer: Ohio River
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This woman was forced to flee from a violent mob in Shirley, Massachusetts, which she'd come to after emigrating from England. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this woman who founded a religion after experiencing 8 still births, which may have contributed to her prohibitions on sexual relations.
Answer: Mother Ann Lee
[10] Mother Ann Lee founded this pacifist religion, which utilized a rather stringent culture of work and separated homes by sex.
Answer: Shakerism or The Shakers or United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing
[10] From the late 1830's to around 1850, the Shakers experienced this time period, sometimes called Mother Ann's Work, in which young women had visions of heavenly spirits, spoke in tongues, and danced.
Answer: The Era of Manifestations
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A character in this poem named Susanna "sighs for so much melody". For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this poem about a Shakespearean character who notes that "music, then, is feeling, not sound", because "so the self-same sounds/On my spirit make a music, too."
Answer: "Peter Quince at the Clavier"
[10] The title character of this poem is a "shearsman of sorts", and the title object is the reason that he "does not play things as they are."
Answer: "The Man with the Blue Guitar"
[10] In addition to "Peter Quince at the Clavier" and "The Man with the Blue Guitar", Wallace Stevens also wrote this poem about a man who should be "called the roller of big cigars".
Answer: "The Emperor of Ice Cream"
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The title character of this opera becomes the pure fool who can wield the sacred spear after he resists the temptation of the seductress Kundry. For ten points each:,
[10] Identify this opera about a pure knight, which contains no distinct arias, although the pieces Wehvolles Erbe and Ich sah das Kind are performed alone.
Answer: Parsifal
[10] Parsifal is an opera by Richard Wagner, who composed this cycle of four operas which includes Das Rheingold and Twilight of the Gods.
Answer: Der Niebelungenlied (or The Ring of the Niebelung)
[10] This sorcerer from Parsifal originally stole the spear which Parsifal is trying to get back, and the battle to retrieve it occurs in his domain. He inspired a Herman Hesse character.
Answer: Klingsor

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