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According to the disputed play Rhesus , there are actually two figures by this name - one a son of Cronos, and one a son of Zeus and twin brother of Arkas. According to Plutarch, an Egyptian sailor named Thamus was told by a divine voice that this figure had died. Women in his life include his daughter, Iambe, whom he had with Echo, though he was less successful at wooing Pitys, who was turned into a tree, and Syrinx, who escaped him. According to the Homeric hymn to this figure, he is the son of Dryope and Hermes. His Roman equivalent, the father of Latinus, was named Faunus and was celebrated on Lupercal. FTP, name this rustic god of the pipe, a satyr with the hind of a goat.
Answer: Panor Paon
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One ruler of this family put down a rebellion led by Jai Singh; another expelled a group of rebels who would later conquer Crete from Byzantium. Yet another ordered the killing of St. Pelagius, and a fourth temporarily moved their capital to Ramla. They fought to a draw at the Battle of Siffin, but thistribe would have more success at a conflict remembered on the Day of Ashura, the Battle of Karbala. Their rule would see its end come at the Battle of the Zab under Marwan II, nearly a century after their founding by Muawiyah. Ruling from Damascus from 660 to 750 A.D., FTP, name this Islamic Caliphate succeeded by the Abbasids.
Answer: Umayyad Caliphate
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It opens with an epigraph announcing that the title object ?indicates some covert malice,? according to a fortune-telling manual. In the opening section, one of the characters tells a story about how his grandmother was all the rage in Paris 60 years earlier, and claims she learned a valuable lesson from the Count de Saint-Germain, who pretended to be the Wandering Jew. In the conclusion, we learn that Tomsky is going to marry Princess Polina, while Hermann went insane and Lizaveta married the son of the Countess's former steward. The story centers on an alleged secret for predicting three cards in sequence. FTP, name this work by Alexander Pushkin, made into an opera by Tchaikovsky, named for a playing card.
Answer: ?The Queen of Spades?
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This man's orchestral works include a one-movement tone poem based on a Schiller play, Wallenstein's Camp , as well as a work inspired by Shakespeare's Richard III . Karel Sabina wrote the libretto for his first opera , and in another of his works, a knight named Ctirad falls in love with the titular warlike female, but ends up being slaughtered by Sarka's forces. That work is part of a cycle that includes a composition inspired by the Vysehrad castle and a hill named Blanik. FTP, name this 19th-century composer of Daliborand a sequence of six tone poems called Ma Vlast which includes ?The Moldau,? best known for his opera about Marenka and Jenik and their marriage, The Bartered Bride.
Answer: Bedrich Smetana
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The western part of this archipelago is known as the Pine Islands, while the opposite side is dubbed the Gymnesian islands. Its important cities include Manacor and the historical seaport of Mahon, and its third-largest island has a breed of Egyptian hunting hound named after it - that island is sometimes known as Eivissa. The smallest main island is Formentera sitting directly south of Ibiza. With its capital at Palma and now considered an Autonomous Community of Spain, FTP, name this island group in the Western Mediterranean containing Minorca and Mallorca [MY-yor-ca].
Answer: BalearicIslands
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Some provinces annexed during this man's reign included Noricum, Pamphylia, and Lykia. He built a new port dubbed Portus Augusti by his successor north of Ostia, and was rebelled against early on by the governor of Upper Illyricum, MarcusScribonianus. He also returned Achaea and Macedonia to Senatorial control and, in governing his empire, relied heavily on freedmen such as Narcissus and Pallas. His third wife, the lover of Caius Silius, was executed for treason. This woman, Messalina, would be replaced by Agrippina. A writer of histories of the Etruscans and Carthage, FTP, name this Roman emperor who conquered Britain and succeeded Caligula.
Answer: Tiberius ClaudiusCaesar Augustus Germanicus
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This theory is supported on a small scale by the Redfield ratio, as seen in the work of Keith Downing. It was attacked by James Kirchner, who suggested it could actually be reformulated several ways, citing an article supporting it entitled ?Is Mars a Spaceship, Too?.? It was modeled partly by Andrew Watson in the Daisyworld simulation, which described albedo as a function of area covered by white and black daisies, and it was co-formulated by Lynn Margulis. Initially proposed by James Lovelock and holding that biomass self-regulates planetary conditions toward homeostasis, FTP, name this ecological hypothesis which shares its name with the Greek goddess representing ?mother Earth.?
Answer: Gaia Hypothesis
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In one poem this author notes that a certain peak was ?great when Homer was not born / And ere thou change all human song shall die.? In addition to ?Cheyenne Mountain,? she wrote a poem about the ?beacon-lights? which blaze for her in the houses of people who love her, ?My Lighthouses.? This author's A Masque of Poets contains the ?novelette in verse?Guy Vernon, while her best-known novel focuses on the love between Alessandro and the half-Scottish title character. In her first novel, Mercy Philbrick's Choice, she may have fictionalized the life of her friend Emily Dickinson. FTP, name this American author best known for writing about Indians in Ramona and A Century of Dishonor.
Answer: Helen Hunt Jackson
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About the only time we see this character in a romantic situation is when he competes for the hand of Erika Tiffany Smith, played by Zsa Zsa Gabor. In a subpar NES game by Bandai, you get to control this guy through four episodes and collect pieces of a magic stone tablet, while your partner never ceases to ask you ?Isn't this beautiful scenery?? His actual name was Jonas Grumby, though that only appeared briefly in the pilot, and he was played by Alan Hale Jr. An incredibly superstitious man who feared voodoo, he was once thought eaten by a lion. FTP, name this character who often used the phrase ?little buddy,? the ?brave and sure? owner of the SS Minnow with a first mate named Gilligan.
Answer: Skipper (or Jonas Grumby before mentioned, or take the Professor before ?control? because he liked Erika too)
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A brown-and-white dog stands at the bank of a small river in the foreground of this work, while a white-walled building with a peaked roof and a brick chimney sits on the left in front of copse which ends near the centerline of the canvas. The trees are now gone, but the building, owned by Willy Lott, survives almost unaltered to this day. It did not attract attention until displayed in France, where it was praised by Gericault. Depicting a scene in the River Stour in Suffolk, two black horses wading in the river pull the title object, which carries two men. FTP, name this 1821 painting by John Constable, which shares its name with a triptych by Hieronymous Bosch.
Answer: The Haywain
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His engineering dissertation was entitled "The Fundamental Principles of Equilibrium in Solid Bodies", and his namesake index, commonly used in the quality assurance community, plots values in descending order. His distribution, sometimes also named for Samuel Bradford, fits diverse data such as the value of oil reserves, frequency of words in novels, or sizes of human settlements. With Francis Edgeworth, he developed the indifference curve. His index measures wealth distribution, and according to his law, will usually show that 20% of the people control 80% of the wealth. FTP, name this Italian whose namesake optimality occurs when a certain allocation makes the maximum possible number of people better off.
Answer: Vilfredo Pareto
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The founder of Fort Snelling, an island named for this man was the destination of many involved in a mass hanging during the Dakota War in Mankato, Minnesota. During the War of 1812, he served in New Orleans as inspector-general, having earlier commanded the Fourth Infantry at the Battle of Tippecanoe before being killed in an attack on modern-day Toronto. He misidentifiedLeech Lake as the source of the Mississippi River when Governor James Wilkinson sent him on his first expedition, while a second expedition ended in arrest by the Spanish, but not before he coined the phrase "Great American Desert.? FTP, name this American explorer, who has a namesake "peak" in Colorado.
Answer: Zebulon Montgomery Pike
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The two-dimensional form of this technique, sometimes also two-color, can be frequency and time-resolved to produce synchronous correlation maps. It may be used to analyze solids when they are mixed with non-volatile liquid and ground into a mull, or incorporated into potassium bromide discs or cells, employed because they lack covalent bonds, with common solvents like CHCl3 and CS It produces a portion known as the fingerprint region from 1400 to 600 inverse centimeters, and might show a broad adsorption band near 3000 indicating an alcohol functional group. FTP, name this way of identifying organic compounds, a type of spectroscopy named for the radiation of shorter frequency than visible light.
Answer: Infrared Spectroscopy or IR Spectroscopy
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The protagonist goes to Pfeiffering after spending three months at Doctor von Hosslin's clinic in Nymphenburg, but after he nearly drowns himself in Klammer Pool, his mother comes to fetch him home to Buchel Farm. Earlier, he had almost gone insane after his young nephew Nepomuk died of meningitis. The protagonist admires the poetry of Verlaine, but his favorite poet is William Blake. His early works were based on the Gesta Romanorum and Love's Labor's Lost, while the major work of his maturity is a cantata intended to cancel Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Serenus Zeitblom tells the story of his friend Adrian Leverkuhn in, FTP, what novel by Thomas Mann about a composer's pact with the devil?
Answer: Doktor Faustus
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Near the end of this work, one speaker discusses the statues of Daedalus, which are said to run away if one does not tie them down. Earlier, he criticizes some verses of Theognis which seem to contradict themselves on the question of whether virtue can be taught. The title character of this work is a young man from Thessaly who is a friend of Anytus, one of the accusers of the principal speaker, though the work is better known for its discussion of the idea that we possess all knowledge at birth and ?learn? things by recollection. Containing the problem of finding a square double in area to a given square, FTP, name this Platonic dialogue in which the titular slave is led to figure out the right answer.
Answer: Meno
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A work depicting a youth winding a fillet around his head and a woodwork known as the ?Hecate? are likely by this artist, who inspired a sonnet by Jose Maria de Heredia with his depiction of Ladas the runner. The Greek Anthology contains 36 poems upon a work by this pupil of Ageladas, which appearedon a marble base in Athens but has since been lost. In addition to that famous depiction of a cow, this man created a notorious marble statue of a drunken old hag, but is better known for the Athena and Marsyas group and a work of which two copies were discovered in the late 18th century. FTP, name this ancient Greek sculptor of an athlete with his right arm extended, the Discobolusor Discus-Thrower.
Answer: Myron
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This ruler established a code which mandated that pavilions be owned by only one family and ordered the execution of the Duke of Biron partially for conspiring with Savoy, which was forced to surrender Bresse to him by the Treaty of Lyons. His other less known diplomacy includes sending the Duke of Mercoeur to sign the Peace of Vervins. His mistresses included Gabrielle d'Estree, and he won major military victories at Arques and Ivry. His main advisor Maximilien de Bethune, the Duke of Sully, reformed the paulette and he was succeeded by his son by Marie de Medici, Louis XIII. FTP, name this French king who declared that Paris was worth a mass and signed the Edict of Nantes as the first Bourbon.
Answer: Henry IV
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Essays about this author include D. W. Harding's ?Regulated Hatred? and one by Christopher Ricks about this author ?and the business of mothering.? Books on this author include one on ?irony as defense and discovery? by Marvin Mudrick and one on ?the war of ideas? by Marilyn Butler. Her early works include the fragmentary epistolary novels Lesley Castle and Love and Friendship, while she abandoned The Watsons and never finished Sanditon. Her male characters include Henry Tilney, Frank Churchill, and Captain Wentworth, all in her standard canon of six completed novels. FTP, name this author of Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, and Pride and Prejudice.
Answer: Jane Austen
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This Olkhovsky-Recami definition has been applied to this phenomenon in studying its namesake time problem, a result of the Eisenbud-Wigner calculation of its time frame, repeated by Hartman. It was observed by Helmut Wipf with regard to hydrogen in niobium, and its coherence was correlated with temperature, a realization of the Zeno Effect. Gurney and Condon proposed it as a part of a mechanism for alpha decay, confirmed by George Gamow, while Binnig and Rohrer applied it to the resolution of very small objects in electron microscopy. Allowing classically forbidden escape from potential wells, FTP, name this quantum effect by which a particle can perform the namesake action of leaking through a barrier.
Answer: quantum tunneling (or just tunneling after quantum is mentioned)
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During the Warring States Period, a kingdom of this name was a frequent target of attacks from Qin [Tchin], culminating in the 260 BC Battle of Changping. The name of a number of minor states in the periods in between dynasties, its most famous incarnation was founded by a peasant from around modern-day Xuzhou [Syue-joe], and came to power after defeating the forces of Chu led by Xiang [Syiang] Yu. Dominated by the Cao [Tsao] family for its last thirty years, notable emperors included Wendi and Wudi, as well as the founder Gaozu, born Liu Bang. Now giving its name to the most common name for ethnic Chinese, FTP, name this dynasty interrupted by Wang Mang, which reigned from 206 BC to 220 AD.
Answer: Han Dynasty
 
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It features such characters as Crites, who stands for Sir Robert Howard, and Neander, who represents the author. FTPE:,
[10] Name this essay published in 1668, which discusses the difference between French and English literature.
Answer: An Essay of Dramatick Poesy
[10] This British poet of The Hind and the Panther and Absalom and Acitophelwrote An Essay of Dramatick Poesy.
Answer: John Dryden
[10] This early poem in quatrains by Dryden deals with such subjects as the Fire of London and the Dutch War, and is set in a very special year, as one can tell from its Latin title.
Answer: Annus Mirabilis
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He founded the magazine *Christianity and Crisis* in 1941 and edited it for the next 25 years. FTPE:,
[10] Name this American theologian, whose books include The Nature and Destiny of Man and Moral Man and Immoral Society.
Answer: Reinhold Niebuhr
[10] Niebuhr spent more than 30 years teaching at this New York institution, which is now associated with Columbia and which also employed Paul Tillich for a number of years.
Answer: Union Theological Seminary
[10] Also, Niebuhr wasn't much of a fan of the policies of this president, like the CCC that was part of his New Deal.
Answer: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (I like to call him FDR, so you can accept that)
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Because my science knowledge is so limited, name some limits in science, FTPE.,
[10] This is defined as the orbital distance at which a liquid satellite will begin to be torn apart tidally by the planet orbiting it. Under ideal conditions, it's about 2.44 times the radius of the primary.
Answer: Roche limit
[10] This is the maximum permissible mass for a white dwarf supported by electron degeneracy pressure, beyond which it begins to collapse, about 1.44 solar masses.
Answer: Chandrasekhar limit
[10] This is the upper limit for the mass of a neutron star beyond which it will collapse to a black hole or quark star, thought to be around 2 or 3 solar masses.
Answer: (Tolman)-Oppenheimer-Volkoff Limit
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Name these Secretaries of Defense who are not Deacon Jones, FTPE.,
[10] The first Secretary of Defense was this former Secretary of the Navy, who threw himself out of a window committing suicide in 1949, or so you'd believe if you're not a nutty conspiracy theorist.
Answer: James Vincent Forrestal
[10] Known as “Bambino,” this guy advocated participatory management as Nixon's Secretary of Defense from 1969-73, following Clark Clifford and succeeded by Elliot Richardson.
Answer: Melvin Laird
[10] The predecessor to Clifford was this dominant Secretary of Defense from 1961-68, who advocated entrance into and escalation of the Vietnam conflict on the domino theory.
Answer: Robert Strange McNamara
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Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, FTPE.,
[10] On the left of this painting in the Prado, a naked angel pushes on the back of a woman in a black dress who is the artist's wife, Helene Fourment. A bunch of other fat women lollygag in the center of the painting.
Answer: The Garden of Love
[10] The center of this early Rubens triptych features a diagonal Christ surrounded by a number of men, including a burly, shirtless fellow whose right arm is beneath Christ's legs as they hoist him.
Answer: The Raising of the Cross (accept equivalents)
[10] London's National Gallery is home to Rubens's depiction of this mythological scene; it shows the titular Trojan king sitting beneath a tree on the right with his dog, while Mercury hovers over his shoulder and some scantily clad goddesses compete to look alluring.
Answer: The Judgment of Paris
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Answer the following about a dude that doesn't come up enough, FTPE.,
[10] His works include Poetic Diction and Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry, and this Brit was influenced by anthroposophy. He studied Rudolph Steiner extensively and was the founding member of the “Inklings.”
Answer: Owen Barfield
[10] Among the closest friends of Owen Barfield was this author of the Space Trilogyand The Screwtape Letters, who called Barfield the greatest of his unofficial teachers.
Answer: Clive Staples Lewis
[10] Barfield's Poetic Dictionwas a major influence on this man, who was once bitten by a huge tarantula in his garden and thereafter penned such titles as Farmer Giles of HamandThe Book of Lost Tales.
Answer: J. R. R. Tolkien
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His books include a work known as *The Choice Part*, or *Al-Mustasfa*, which dealt with the theoretical foundations of law. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 11th-century Islamic thinker, who gave up on an academic career in 1095 and became a Sufi mystic, an experience described in his Confessions.
Answer: al-Ghazali or Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Tusi al-Ghazali
[10] al-Ghazali may be best known for his The Incoherence of the Philosophers, which attacked this Islamic thinker and physician who wrote the Kitab al-shifa, or Book of Healing.
Answer: Avicenna or Ibn Sina
[10] In turn, al-Ghazali's views were attacked in this man's The Incoherence of the Incoherence; this thinker argued that philosophers and not theologians were qualified to interpret the law in such works as his Fasl.
Answer: Averroes or Ibn Rushd
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Answer stuff about my coccyx, FTPE.,
[10] The first and largest segment of my coccyx articulates with this higher portion of my back, which consists of five fused vertebrae broadened by large costal elements.
Answer: sacrum
[10] Like other parts of my body, my coccyx is useless and nonfunctional, so it qualifies as one of these type of structures, which were only functional in a species' ancestor.
Answer: vestigial structure
[10] The lower part of this delicate filament runs from the conus medullaris and extends all the way to the first part of my coccyx. It's thought to cause Miller-Dieker syndrome when it becomes tight.
Answer: filum terminale
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It occurred after the Battle of Castigny and saw the Germans pushed back to Jaulgonne. FTPE:,
[10] Name this World War I battle which began on June 3, 1918 and was quickly followed by the Battle of Belleau Wood.
Answer: Battle of Chateau-Thierry
[10] Chateau-Thierry featured the American Expeditionary Force led by this general, who'd recently spent time chasing Pancho Villa around the American southwest.
Answer: John J. Pershing
[10] Chateau-Thierry presaged this more expansive battle which ran from July 15-August 5, 1918, in which Ludendorff launched an offensive to lure the Allies from Belgium to the namesake river, and involved an attack at Reims to split the forces.
Answer: Second Battle of the Marne (prompt Marne, obviously)
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Name the other half of the 80s duet given the song and some other clues, FTSNOP.,
[10] He sang “Take Me Home Tonight” with Ronnie Spector; alone he sang “Two Tickets to Paradise.”
Answer: Eddie Money (Edward Mahoney)
[5] “Close My Eyes Forever” with Lita Ford; lead singer of Black Sabbath.
Answer: Ozzy Osbourne
[5] A cover of “I Got you Babe” with UB40; lead singer of The Pretenders.
Answer: Chrissie Hynde
[10] “(I've Had) The Time of My Life” with Jennifer Warnes; part of a 60s duo.
Answer: Bill Medley (duo being the Righteous Brothers)
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Name some artificial languages, FTPE.,
[10] In Mein Kampf,Hitler speculates that when the Jews take over the world, they will make everyone speak this language. It was invented by Polish Jew L.L. Zamenhof for international use.
Answer: Esperanto
[10] In the early 20th century, a splinter group of Esperanto speakers identified several flaws in Zamenhof's language and created this "reformed Esperanto". Its name comes from a suffix that means "child" in Esperanto.
Answer: Ido
[10] In the second half of the 20th century, two related and extremely logical languages were created to test the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis. Name either one.
Answer: Loglan or Lojban
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Seems like you just can't kill some mythological beings. Name these examples, FTPE.,
[10] The most dangerous resident of the Egyptian underworld was this 60-cubit long serpent. Every day, he'd be reborn, attempt to destroy the sun, and be killed by Ra.
Answer: Apophis or Apep
[10] Of course, you can't kill this mythical Greek bird who hangs out at the cool well, because a new one will just rise from its ashes.
Answer: Phoenix
[10] This Celtic fertility god with a Greek name has antlers and was known as “the horned one.” He was worshipped in Gaul and constantly reincarnated in the Cauldron of Rebirth.
Answer: Cernunnos
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Stories by Jorge Luis Borges, FTPE.,
[10] This story begins by noting that the universe is composed of an indefinite, perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries.
Answer: “The Library of Babel
[10] The narrator of this story has been both proconsul and slave, like all the men of the title city, and has a tattoo of the Hebrew letter Beth on his stomach.
Answer: “The Lottery in Babylon
[10] Near the beginning of this story, the narrator remembers being told by Bioy Casares that “mirrors and copulation are abominable, because they multiply the number of mankind,” a saying of one of the heresiarchs of one of the title places.
Answer: “Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
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Works of Aaron Copland, FTPE.,
[10] Written at the request of Eugene Gossens for a piece to begin each wartime orchestral concert, the theme from this piece for brass and percussion reappears at the opening of the last movement of Copland's 3rd Symphony.
Answer: Fanfare for the Common Man
[10] Set in the American west like Rodeo, this ballet begins and ends with a depiction of the open prairie, telling the story of the namesake outlaw in between.
Answer: Billy the Kid
[10] Commissioned to write a musical portrait of an eminent American, Copland composed this piece that quotes folk songs such as “Camptown Races” and “Springfield Mountain.”
Answer: Lincoln Portrait (prompt on Lincoln)
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Answer stuff about crystals, FTPE.,
[10] This quantity, symbolized U, is determined with the Born-Haber cycle, and is the opposite of the energy of crystallization.
Answer: lattice energy
[10] One can calculate lattice energies of crystals by multiplying by this well-known constant, symbolized alpha, which relates the total energy of the crystal to the energy of one ion.
Answer: Madelung constant
[10] The region around a lattice point, enclosed by the bisectors, which is closer to that point than any other lattice point is the definition of this type of primitive unit cell named for two scientists.
Answer: Wigner-Seitz primitive unit cell
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Answer the following about pre-20th century Japanese conflict, FTPE.,
[10] This famous 1600 CE battle brought Tokugawa Ieyasu to power, when he defeated Ishida Mitsunari's forces.
Answer: Battle of Sekigahara
[10] This ten-year civil war beginning in 1467 brought the Ashikaga shogunate to an end, and paved the way for the Warring States period.
Answer: Onin War
[10] This other civil war ran from 1868-69 and pitted the remainder of the Tokugawa shogunate against those who supported the Meiji Restoration. The latter was victorious, after the decisive Battle of Hakodate.
Answer: Boshin War
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Let's answer stuff about Burundi and its neighbors, FTPE.,
[10] On Burundi's southeast border lies this long, narrow second largest lake in Africa and second deepest freshwater lake in the world.
Answer: Lake Tanganyika
[10] Directly north of Burundi is this similarly tiny nation with capital at Kigali.
Answer: Rwanda
[10] The highest peak in Rwanda is Karisimbi, a part of this mountain range which runs along the northern parts of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its orogeny formed the sizeable Lake Kivu on the western border of Rwanda.
Answer: Virunga Mountains
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After coming to America in 1939, he fell in love with the son of a Latvian dentist, an experience he wrote about in such poems as “Like a Vocation” and “The Prophets.” FTPE:,
[10] Name this British author, whose time in America also produced the book New Year Letter and the poetry collection Homage to Clio.
Answer: Wystan Hugh Auden
[10] The first poem Auden wrote in America was a memorial to this recently-deceased poet and former lover of Maud Gonne, who was “hurt into poetry.” This dude wrote “Sailing to Byzantium.”
Answer: William Butler Yeats
[10] This guy collaborated with Auden on verse plays like The Dog Beneath the Skin and The Ascent of F6, but you might know him better for writing Mr. Norris Changes Trains.
Answer: Christopher Isherwood
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Answer the following about some guy, FTPE.,
[10] This 19th century American economist author of The Perplexed Philosopher and his followers believe that everything supplied by nature, such as land, belongs commonly to all of mankind.
Answer: Henry George
[10] Georgists usually promote this type of property tax, which is based on the inherent value and disregards all improvements, because they view it as "rent" paid to society.
Answer: Land Value Tax or Site Value Tax
[10] Henry George laid out his economic views in this famous 1879 book, which sold over 3 million copies in its original printing.
Answer: Progress and Poverty
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Answer the following about a man and his times, FTPE.,
[10] This Roman general was elected Consul seven times between 107 and 86 BC, including five consecutive consulships, and is remembered for his military reforms and opposition to Sulla.
Answer: Gaius Marius
[10] Those five consecutive consulships came in the aftermath of this 105 BC battle, in which Germanic tribes annihilated a Roman army of 80,000 under Gnaeus Mallius.
Answer: Arausio
[10] Marius fought with Sulla in this war that ran from 91-88 B.C. after the assassination of Marcus Livius Drusus.
Answer: Social War

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