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This event was supported by Marian Calfa and Petr Pithart. They led the opposition under umbrella societies known as the Public Against Violence and its equivalent the Civic Forum or OF, after what initially began as a flowery celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Jan Opletal. Those groups were really offshoots of an organization formed about a decade earlier, after the banning of the Plastic People of the Universe, the Charter 77 Movement. In its wake, the country would experience what is sometimes cleverly called the Hyphen War. Resulting in the democratic election of Vaclav Havel, FTP, name this revolution in Czechoslovakia, with a title that reflects its bloodlessly smooth nature.
Answer: Velvet Revolution or Velvet Divorce
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This chemical quantity changes in successive steps of a Latimer Diagram, and a Pourbaix Diagram will show the different pH values at which different values of this quantity will be available in equilibrium conditions. Gibbs Free Energy is plotted against it in a Frost Diagram, which shows this quantity with regard to a redox active atom and has a slope equal to the standard potential. Its value is usually constant for oxygen, except in the case of peroxides, and adding it together will give the overall charge of a compound. FTP, name these integer numbers assigned to elements, for example +1 for sodium, the presumptive opposite of reduction numbers.
Answer: oxidation numbers (take oxidation state, oxidation value, etc.)
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One writer from this country imitated James Joyce in the middle section of his book Three Trapped Tigers , while another published in 1937 his first book of poems, Death of Narcissus . A movie based on the work of one man from this country starred Johnny Depp as Leiutenant Victor and was entitled Before Night Falls . Another writer of this nation is known for work like Explosion in a Cathedral, The Lost Steps, and The Kingdom of This World, which launched the famed literary style of magic realism.The setting of Islands in the Streamand the nationality of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea, FTP, name this nation, whose literature may also include some fascinating letters by Fidel Castro.
Answer: (literature of) Cuba
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The original music video for this song begins with a kid spray painting the title on a brick wall. It is performed by a karaoke salesman named Tony in a fake Asian accent in the movie Keeping the Faith , and it's young Jenna's favorite song in 13 Going On 30 . It was the second track on its original album after ?Love is Alright Tonite,? an album that featured the singer's pit bull Ron on the front dressed in a shirt and tie, entitled Working Class Dog. The speaker claims that ?I feel so dirty when they start talking cute, I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot,? and then asks ?where can I find a woman like that?? FTP, name this song about lusting after a close friend's lady, by Rick Springfield.
Answer: Jessie's Girl
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Thomas Patch popularized this man's most famous work in a series of engravings and brought plaster casts of it to England. His autobiography and other assorted writings, which included notes on optics, were collected in his Commentarii , and he was an avid collector of classical sculptures such as the "Bed of Polyclitus." More famous is this man's work on the shrine of St. Zenobius, as well as statues of John the Baptist, Matthew, and Stephen, while his most famous creations depict scenes such as the visit of the Queen of Sheba and the drunkenness of Noah. Famous for winning a competition against Jacopo della Quercia and Fillippe Brunelleschi, FTP, name this architect who depicted the sacrifice of Isaac on the "gates of paradise" for the Florence baptistry.
Answer: Lorenzo Ghiberti
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Newer versions of it take into account supply shocks, especially after the OPEC oil crisis of the 1970's. Among its assumptions is that one of its variables has inertia unless some outside factor acts to stop it. A major theoretical challenge to it came from Milton Friedman and Ed Phelps, and another practical objection from Robert Lucas and his school of rational expectations, which argued that using its conclusions to make policy would be counteracted by expectation of outcome. While it showed a trend during the 1960's and early 1970's, data from the late 70s and 90s denies the structural linkage between its two variables, and the resulting tradeoff. FTP, name this tool of Keynesian economists, a curve that shows a relationship between inflation and unemployment.
Answer: Phillips Curve
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The second ruler of this name defeated the seven chiefs of Takhsy on one of his two campaigns in Syria, and was famed for his athletic feat of shooting arrows through a copper target while driving a chariot. The first ruler of this name was celebrated as a patron god at the craftsmen village of Deir el-Medina and was the son and successor of Ahmose. The third one represented himself with towering quartzite structures called the Colossi of Memnon, and had an influential queen named Tiye. The final one moved the capital to Amarna and began a new form of worship with his wife Nefertiti. FTP, give the name of these four Egyptian pharaohs, the last of whom changed his name to Akhenaten.
Answer: Amenhoteps (do not accept Akhenaten)
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One of its central postulates originated in the work of one of its namesakes and Thoralf Skolem, and the solution to Whitehead's problem is independent of it. Easing the requirement of separation, though not that of regularity, leaves it vulnerable to Russel's paradox. Unlike the von Neuman-Bernays-Godel theory, it does not include classes, and the continuum hypothesis cannot be proven or disproven within it. Richard Monatgue proved that it is not finitely axiomatizable, and included in this theory are statements concerning extensionality, the unordered pair, and replacement, which is actually an axiom schema. FTP, identify this set theory containing eight axioms and the optional axiom of choice, named for two Germans.
Answer: Zermelo-Fraenkel (or ZFC) set theory
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He addressed "thou best of men and friends" in an ode to his friend Charles Cotton entitled The Grasshopper , and wrote of a "greatness" that "dropt both a load to the cradle and the tomb" in an Elegy for Princess Katherine . A gentleman who "brought up Oxford with him to show you" is the subject of his prelude to The Scholars, and he also wrote of a woman who possessed a fan with a looking-glass in it, as well as two songs sung by Orpheus to the beasts and the woods. Better known for writing to Lucy Sacheverell that "I could not love thee dear so much, loved I not honor more," FTP, identify this Cavalier poet, best known for his Lucasta poems, including one "To Althea, from Prison."
Answer: Richard Lovelace
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This belief system features village centers of prayer known as retreats or khalwa , with prayer generally obligatory on Friday and Monday evenings. Its adherents may be divided into ignorant material-based members and the initiated spiritual holders of wisdom, or jihhal and uqqal respectively. It preaches seven fundamental pillars and five true and false cosmic parameters, often represented by the five-pointed multicolored star. With a collection of five holy epistles known as the Rasa'il al-hikmah, they believe that the sixth Fatimid caliph al-Hakim represented the final incarnation of God. FTP, name this religious sect popular in Lebanon and named after al-Darazi.
Answer: Druze (prompt Muwahhidun)
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Writing about this musical work, the composer spoke of two unifying threads, which consist of a thunderous motif with a full orchestra that introduces the first and fourth movements and a cadenza-like violin solo. In the third section, two characters are identified with strings and a clarinet, and that section contains an allegretto with parts for snare drum. A shipwreck on a rock topped by the statue of a bronze horseman is illustrated in the last movement, which brings in a bassoon part from the title character of a previous section. Including such movements as The Story of the Kalander Prince and The Sea and Sinbad's Ship, FTP, identify this composition by Rimsky-Korsakov named for the Persian queen in The Thousand and One Nights.
Answer: Scheherazade
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Home to the 12th-century monk Anthony, author of the Pilgrim's Book , in 1611, it was captured by the Swedes, who held it for seven years. In 1019, it was granted a charter of self-government, according to which a town assembly, or veche , would elect a burgomaster. A team led by Artikhovsky and Kolchin took 13 years to excavate the 9,000 square meters occupied by this city's 1,150 log buildings. It was also home to Gennadius, the first to translate all of the Old and New Testaments into Old Church Slavonic, and in 1240, its army defeated a Swedish force, leading its prince Alexander to receive the epithet "Nevsky." Sacked in 1570 by Ivan the Terrible, FTP, name this Russian city-state on the Volkhov river, sometimes confused with its "lower," or "Nizhny" counterpart.
Answer: Novgorod
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Among the experiments searching for these objects is the England-based SuperWASP project, which operates by continuously imaging the sky and detecting changes in brightness. They can be detected by pulsar timing experiments, as was done with PSR B1257+12 in 1992, while experiments such as the OGLE group employ gravitational lensing. Other satellites searching for them include the Darwin and Kepler missions, and the most common method of finding them is by measuring the Doppler shift which results from the gravitational influence on the stars they orbit. FTP, identify these objects of which there are now only eight in our solar system, not including Pluto.
Answer: extrasolar planets
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During a wedding, the protagonist's mother recites to her guests the line, "a son is a son till he gets him a wife, but a daughter's a daughter for the rest of her life." While reading a book of essays, the protagonist thinks that "democracy must be real, because it is so very earnest," but in an interview with Mr. Torrington pretends to prefer Barrie to Shaw. He demands tuition money from his Eliza following the sale of Dixieland, where he met Laura James. In the end, he encounters the ghost of his brother Ben, which tells him, "You are your world." Taking its title from Milton's Lycidas, and continued by its author's Of Time and the River, FTP, identify this novel about the coming of age of Eugene Gant, written by Thomas Wolfe.
Answer: Look Homeward, Angel
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One of this man's lesser works is his ?Dialogue of a Philosopher with a Jew and a Christian,? featuring the title characters in a dream. One source on him is a letter from Fulco of Deuil, and his pupils included John of Salisbury and Arnold of Brescia. A onetime student of Anselm of Laon, much of his life is told in his Historia Calamitatum , including his time under William of Champeaux. His most influential work remains a series of 158 questions, each accompanied by contradictory arguments of patristic authorities, entitled Sic et Non. The founder of the Paraclete, FTP, name this 12th century philosopher better known for being castrated as the lover of Heloise.
Answer: Peter Abelard
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Together with "Christianity," this idea titles a 1991 book by Jacques Ellul, who investigated the Bible as a source of this concept. Max Stirner was an advocate of this idea in his The Ego and His Own , while a noted Asian adherent is Kotoku Shusui, publisher of the Commoner's Newspaper . Other works on it include one by Benjamin Tucker, on state socialism and this concept, and a book of essays including "Minorities versus Majorities," and "The Hypocrisy of Puritanism." A communistic version of it was advocated by Peter Kropotkin, and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon coined it to refer to himself in What Is Property? Also associated with Emma Goldman, FTP, identify this political philosophy which advocates the elimination of the state and is Greek for "without rulers."
Answer: anarchy (accept anarchism, anarchist, and other word forms)
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One of these creatures appears in Finnish myth named Musti and goes with Kullervo into the forest. In Hindu myth, one of them named Sarama helps Indra conquer the demons called Panis. In Irish myth, Turrean was transformed into one of these by a rod and then gave birth to two more named Sceolan and Bran, owned by Finn MacCool. Tristan had one named Husdant and King Arthur had one named Cabal who left his mark at Buelt. A special one in Greek myth, Laelaps, was given as a gift to Europa. FTP, name this type of creature also represented by the two-headed Orthrus belonging to Geryon and the three-headed Cerberus that guards the gates of hell, and by Lassie.
Answer: dogs (accept doggy, hounds, Fido, random barking sounds, etc.)
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This piece of legislation was partly inspired by the Northcote-Trevelyan Report, which achieved a similar result in Britain years earlier. It was extended by the Lloyd-LaFollette Act, and its 11 sections were probably mostly written by a lawyer named Dorman Eaton. The man who sponsored it was the president of Kentucky Central Railroad, and had run for vice president years before on the ticket of George McClellan. Passed one year after the Chinese Exclusion Act and directly in the wake of Garfield's assassination, it most notably established the Civil Service Commission. FTP, name this act passed in 1883 to limit political patronage.
Answer: Pendleton Act (or take Civil Service Act of 1883 or Civil Service Reform Act before the clue ?Civil Service?)
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The existence of this effect in lead glass provides a way of measuring the current in power lines, while measurements of this effect for the interstellar medium are used to determine electron density. Quantum-mechanically, this effect results from Zeeman splitting, and can be derived from classical electrodynamics by introducing into Maxwell's equations the cyclotron frequency and calculating the resulting index of refraction. The angle corresponding to this effect is given by the path distance times the magnetic field strength times the Verdet constant. FTP, name this magneto-optical effect in which the plane of polarization of light rotates when the light propagates parallel to a magnetic field, named for a famous English physicist who also has a law, a constant, and a cage.
Answer: Faraday rotation or effect
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At one point during this work, one of the title figures delivers a monologue in which he laments that he's "not old enough to do without women, and not young enough to go and look for one without shame." In the second act, one figure acts out the real life incident in which her father attempted to hire her as a prostitute for Madame Pace, and the two younger children will say nothing as long as another character is not present. As this work opens, the titular figures are preparing to rehearse the play Mixing It Up, and it ends with The Boy's suicide while The Manager concludes, "Pretence? Reality? To hell with it all!... I've lost a whole day over these people." FTP, identify this play about dramatic creations that demand a creator, written by Luigi Pirandello.
Answer: Six Characters in Search of an Author or Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore
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This author collaborated with Philip Glass on the making of an opera based on her novel The Making of the Representative from Planet 8 . A marriage of Mary to Dick Turner is at the center of this author's first novel, The Grass is Singing , while two of her later novels, Diary of a Good Neighbor , and If the Old Could , were published under the pseudonym Jane Somers. The influence of Sufist thought can be seen in such works by this author as Shikasta and The Sirian Experiments, volumes in her science-fiction quintet Canopus in Argos. The madness of Charles Watkins is the basis for Briefing for a Descent into Hell, but she is best known for a work in which Anna Wulf records the story of her life in the title object. FTP, identify this British writer, best known for her 1962 novel, The Golden Notebook.
Answer: Doris Lessing
 
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Answer stuff about a guy from Greek myth, FTPE.,
[10] The son of Poeas and Demonassa, this man was bitten by a water snake on either the island of Tenedos or Chryse, causing his foot to fester and smell so bad that he was abandoned by the Greeks on Lemnos.
Answer: Philoctetes
[10] Earlier, Philoctetes had been given the bow and arrows of this hero in return for being nice enough to light his pyre. This dude killed the Nemean Lion.
Answer: Heracles (Hercules)
[10] Some say it was Asclepius himself who healed Philoctetes' foot, while other give the credit to this son of his. Along with his brother Podalirius, he led a bunch of Thessalian ships to Troy, where he would be killed by Eurypylus.
Answer: Machaon
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Name these American literary critics, FTPE.,
[10] This fellow talked about realism in literature in his “Editor's Study” column in Atlantic Monthly and awrote criticisms of Hamlin Garland and Abraham Cahan, along with novels like The Rise of Silas Lapham.
Answer: William Dean Howells
[10] This man's critical works are collected in 1953's Poetry and the Age and A Sad Heart at the Supermarket, a work probably written about Matt Lafer. He's better known for his war poems though, like “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.”
Answer: Randall Jarrell
[10] Author of such classics as The Stranger in Shakespeare, this man was most famous for applying Freudian theories to literature, in works like A Literary Guide to Seduction and The Messengers Will Come no More.
Answer: Leslie Aaron Fiedler
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Henstock and Kurzweil extended the most well-known form, which is also generalized by the Stieltjes variety. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this mathematical operation, formalized by Bernhard Riemann, damn useful for finding the area under curves.
Answer: integral or integration
[10] This numerical integration method works by picking the optimal points at which to evaluate a given function. Its fundamental theorem states that those optimal points over an interval are given by the roots of the orthogonal polynomial for the same interval and the weighting function.
Answer: Gaussian quadrature
[10] Finding the weights used in Gaussian quadrature requires computing interpolating polynomials named after this man, also known for his namesake multipliers used in optimization.
Answer: Joseph Louis Lagrange
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Name some related historical things, FTPE.,
[10] Zhou Enlai headed up this movement begun by Mao in 1956 that ostensibly encouraged intellectuals and others to speak critically of the government. That plan didn't work out so well.
Answer: Hundred Flowers Campaign/Movement
[10] This nickname was supposedly bestowed upon indentured mulatto Emily West in honor of her legendary role in diverting Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto.
Answer: Yellow Rose of Texas
[10] The MFA led this revolution against Marcelo Caetano and his Portuguese rule in 1974, putting an end to the Estado Novo.
Answer: Carnation Revolution
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Her pamphlet *The Races of Mankind* saw her work with Columbia anthropologist Gene Weltfish, while her other works include *Grandma Book* and *Grandma Book II*. FTPE:,
[10] Name this anthropologist and student of Franz Boas.
Answer: Ruth Benedict
[10] Ruth Benedict gained great fame after this work, commissioned by US Army Intelligence, came out in 1946. Called both moralistic and racist, it brings together much of her war-era research on the culture of Japan.
Answer: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
[10] This 1923 work with a rather lengthy title is Benedict's first book and explores the role of a certain entity in Native American culture.
Answer: The Concept of the Guardian Spirit in North America
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It won an Oscar in cinematography for Sven Nykvist in 1983. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this film titled after a boy and his sister, whose mother Emilie remarries to a bastard of a bishop in turn-of-the-century Sweden.
Answer: Fanny and Alexander or Fanny och Alexander
[10] Fanny and Alexander was a late film directed by this Swede, well-known for Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal.
Answer: Ernst Ingmar Bergman
[10] This Ingmar film begins a trilogy continued in Winter Light and The Silence, and concerns the madness of Karin and her brother Minus. It takes its name from a passage in First Corinthians.
Answer: Through a Glass Darkly or Sasom i en spegel
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He wrote in imitation of old Norse riddles in "The Runes on Weland's Sword" while his "Hymn of the 30th Legion" is an ode to Mithras. FTPE:,
[10] Name this poet who also wrote “The White Man's Burden” and “Gunga Din.”
Answer: Joseph Rudyard Kipling
[10] The poems mentioned in the lead-in are contained in the sections "On the Great Wall" and "Old Men at Pevensey" of this 1906 Kipling childrens' book.
Answer: Puck of Pook's Hill
[10] This story, originally published in the Phantom Rickshaw, tells of two British ex-soldiers Daniel Dravot and Peachey Carnehan, who travel to Afghanistan, though it's referred to as Kafiristan.
Answer: The Man Who Would Be King
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Examples include the Deutsch-Josza and the Grover techniques, the latter of which is a probabilistic database search. FTPE:,
[10] Identify these examples of nonclassical computation.
Answer: quantum algorithms (accept equivalents, i.e. "computation" instead of "algorithms")
[10] A number can be factored in log of N cubed time according to this quantum algorithm, which could provide an easy way of defeating RSA encryption.
Answer: Shor's algorithm
[10] Hadamard gates and phase shift gates can be combined to implement a quantum version of this mathematical procedure, for which a "fast" technique was discovered by Cooley and Tukey.
Answer: discrete (or finite) Fourier transform (prompt on just "Fourier")
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This ruler was victorious at the 1547 Battle of Muhlberg, which resulted in the religious settlement known as the Interim. FTPE:,
[10] Name this ruler of the Holy Roman Empire starting in 1530, the son of Philip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad, and the father of Philip II.
Answer: Charles V
[10] Charles was victorious over Francis I of France at this 1525 battle, near Milan, in which the siege of the namesake town was broken by Spanish forces.
Answer: Battle of Pavia
[10] Francis I had emerged victorious earlier in 1515 when he defeated the Swiss mercenaries during his first Italian campaign at this village southeast of Milan. This was the final battle against the League of Cambrai.
Answer: Battle of Marignano or Melegnano
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Answer stuff about a band that my black buddy Dave enjoys, FTPE.,
[10] You can blame this Jay Kay fronted British act for that annoying dance scene in Napoleon Dynamite, as it was their single “Canned Heat” that plays during that scene. The Return of the Space Cowboy is often considered their best album, and they recently signed onto Columbia Records.
Answer: Jamiroquai
[10] Perhaps the most famous single Jamiroquai ever released was this 1997 hit off Traveling Without Moving with a futuristic music video in which Kay bemoans that “it's a wonder man can eat at all when things are big that should be small” before discussing the nature of the future.
Answer: Virtual Insanity
[10] Jamiroquai recently released this greatest hits collection with two new songs and a title that reminds us of Paul Litvak's favorite magazine.
Answer: High Times
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Name these people who wrote books on law, FTPE.,
[10] The famous compilation of common law Commentaries on the Laws of England was completed over the course of four years by this 18th century English jurist.
Answer: Sir William Blackstone
[10] The Law of Peoplesis a work also containing an essay revisiting the “idea of public reason” by this political philosopher, who also propounded a “veil of ignorance.”
Answer: John Rawls
[10] This Harvard scholar has written works like Taking Rights Seriouslyand the recent Justice in Robes,but is probably best known for criticizing Herbert Hart's legal positivism in his 1986 book Law's Empire, arguing for an interpretive approach.
Answer: Ronald Dworkin
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Answer stuff about Jewish-Roman conflict, FTPE.,
[10] Often called the second great Jewish-Roman war, this Diasporian war from 115-117 CE involved the namesake procurator Lucius quashing a revolt in Mesopotamia and then one in Judaea, under the reign of Trajan.
Answer: Kitos War (or war of Quietus)
[10] About 20 years after the Kitos War came this man's revolt against Hadrian and the Roman Empire. With a name meaning “son of a star,” he was chosen by Rabbi Akiva and the Sanhedrin to lead a revolt of the Jews.
Answer: Simon Bar Kokhba
[10] A major figure in early suppressions of Jewish revolt under the Roman Empire was this general turned emperor who ascended the throne in AD 69 after Vitellius at the end of the year of four emperors.
Answer: Caesar Vespasianus Augustus or Titus Flavius Vespasianus
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Name these Persian poets, FTPE.,
[10] This Shiraz-born Sufi poet is known for his Bostanand Gulistan, which translate to “Orchard” and “Rose Garden,” and for the catchy line “whatever is produced in haste goes easily to waste.”
Answer: Sa'di
[10] Fihi ma Fihcontains speeches by this poet, best known for his “whirling dervish followers” and for being the author of some Spiritual Couplets.
Answer: Rumi
[10] Drunk on the Wine of the Beloved is a collection of 100 poems by this man, whose wrote the poem “Like a Live Giving Sun,” but has generally had very few successful English translations of his work.
Answer: Hafez (or Hafiz)
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It conjectures that all accessible microstates will be visited for a sufficiently long period of time. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this basic assumption of statistical mechanics.
Answer: ergodic hypothesis or ergodicity
[10] Ergodicity breaking occurs in ferromagnets below this temperature, resulting in a net magnetization that does not change with time. This temperature, above which materials become paramagnetic, is named after some guy Pierre who had a wife named Marie.
Answer: Curie point or temperature
[10] Another example of ergodicity breaking are these disordered magnetic systems, which essentially consist of magnetic particles randomly oriented in an amorphous material.
Answer: spin glasses
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A force under Robert Shufeldt and Frederic Ferdinand Low attempted to "open" this country to American influence. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Asian nation, ruled by the Choson Dynasty from 1392-1910, and later split into North and South portions.
Answer: Korea
[10] The "opening" of Korea is generally taken to date from this 1876 agreement, which resulted after Japanese naval forces under Kuroda Kiyotaka compelled Korean forces to negotiate on the namesake island.
Answer: Treaty of Kanghwa (or Ganghwa)
[10] Korean independence was advocated in the 1890s by the Independence Club founded by So Chae-p'il; an early member was this man, who in 1948 became the first president of an independent Republic of Korea, but was forced to resign in 1960 and fled to Hawaii.
Answer: Syngman Rhee or Yi Sung-man
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Answer some questions about transcription, FTPE.,
[10] Transcription begins when the initiation sequence is recognized by the sigma factors at the promoter site of these nucleotide sequences, famously discovered by Jacob and Monod.
Answer: operons
[10] In eukaryotes, this promoter located at the -35 to -20 position is bound by the TBP transcription factor. It's analogous to the Pribnow box in prokaryotes.
Answer: TATA box
[10] Many transcription factors contain these protein domains, consisting of an alpha helix and two beta strands. They take their name from the fact that their namesake metallic ion lends them stability.
Answer: zinc fingers
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It was choreographed by John Meehan as a ballet of the same name in 1980. FTPE:,
[10] Name this portion of its composer's String Quartet No. 1 Opus 11, first performed under the direction of Arturo Toscanini in 1938.
Answer: Adagio for Strings
[10] This American composer of Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and the opera Vanessa became quite popular for his “Adagio for Strings.”
Answer: Samuel Barber
[10] This Samuel Barber work is a cycle of ten lyrical pieces for voice and piano, including “Saint Ita's Vision” and “Sea-Snatch,” composed in 1953 and based on anonymous poems by Irish monks and scholars.
Answer: “Hermit Songs
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The title character's wife Sofia is crippled in a car accident, and he commits suicide before he can be arrested for accidentally killing his morphine dealer, Louie Fomorowski. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this 1949 novel about Francis Majcinek, aka Frankie Machine.
Answer: The Man With the Golden Arm
[10] The Man with the Golden Arm is the most famous novel by this author of The Neon Wilderness and Notes from a Sea Diary.
Answer: Nelson Algren
[10] Algren explored the New Orleans underworld during the depression in this novel, centering on Dove Linkhorn, which shares most of its name with a Lou Reed song that it allegedly inspired.
Answer: A Walk on the Wild Side
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For two rapidly interconverting transition states, the product distribution is controlled only by the difference in standard Gibbs free energies. FTPE:,
[10] Identify this doubly-eponymous principle of chemical kinetics.
Answer: Curtin-Hammett principle
[10] The Curtin-Hammett principle is often used in conjunction with this noted equation of electrochemistry named for a German which defines the equilibrium potential of an electrode as the sum of standard potential.
Answer: Nernst Equation
[10] This related postulate of transition state theory assumes that the transition state bears the greatest resemblance to the less stable reactant species. It is sometimes known as "Leffler's assumption."
Answer: Hammond postulate or principle
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It began with the publication of material which ridiculed two high-ranking statesmen as "Sweetie" and "the Harpist." FTPE:,
[10] Identify this episode in which Kuno von Moltke sued the editor of Die Zukunft, Maximilian Harden, for libeling him and the affair's namesake as homosexuals.
Answer: Eulenberg Affair
[10] This Jewish homosexual was German foreign minister after World War I, and negotiated both the reparation scheme and the Treaty of Rapallo with the USSR. He was assassinated in 1922 by right wing nationalists.
Answer: Walther Rathenau
[10] Roger Casement was also gay as AIDS. But, what's relevant now is that he was captured after failing to obtain German aid for this Irish rebellion against British rule in 1916.
Answer: Easter Rebellion

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