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These mountains feature a variety of fossilized fauna in the Goderdzi Pass, and the Keli plateau is home to the geologically important Sakokhe volcano. They include the lush Meskheti Range and Mt. Tetnuld, and are drained in various portions by the Kuban' River and the Kura River. Extending from the foot town of Sochi east tothe Abseron Peninsula, the Likhi Range joins their greater and lesser potions. Home to Bethlehem Cave, they run through southern Dagestan and have their highest peak at Mt. Elbrus. FTP, name these mountains which pass through Georgia and Azerbaijan running from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea.
Answer: Caucasus Mountains
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The protagonist views frescoes at the Santa Croce Church and watches one man kill another in a debt-related argument before driving towards Fiesole with an English chaplain. Minor characters in this work include Sir Harry Otway and the protagonist's brother Freddy, while more prominent are his sister Teresa Alan, the Reverend Arthur Beebe, and the novelist Miss Lavish. That protagonist is engaged to Cecil Vyse, and the action of the novel begins at the Pension Bertolini where Mr. Emerson and his son George offer to switch places with Charlotte Bartlett and Lucy Honeychurch. FTP, name this 1908 E.M. Forster novel about that titular location, from which the characters can see quite well.
Answer: A Room with a View
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Two years before this battle, the French were bothered with an uprising known as the Cabochienne, in which a group of butchers attempted to impose an ordinance on Paris. The winning commander went on to forge an alliance with Sigismond de Luxembourg after this battle, where his left flank was commanded by Lord Camoys. The other side suffered the death of Jean le Maingre, the Marshal Boucicaut, and Charles d'Orleans as well as their commander, the Constable Charles d'Albret. Fought on muddy ground, it eventually led to the signing of the Treaty of Troyes. FTP, name this major victory for Henry V of England in 1415, an epic battle of the Hundred Years War.
Answer: Battle of Agincourt
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Different types of this organic compound are named for Mosher, Hantzsch, Roche, and probably most famously, Hagemann. Lesser-known ways to make them are named after Yamaguchi and Steglich, particularly useful for forming the tert -butyl type of them. Acids of any chain length can be created by the very useful synthesis named for the malonic type of these compounds. Cyclic ones are known as lactones, and the simplest way of preparing them is named after Fischer and simply creates them by reacting a primary alcohol with a carboxylic acid. FTP, name this basic functional group consisting of a carbonyl group single bonded to an oxygen.
Answer: esters
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This guy's version of Belshazzar's Feast is lost, but his version of Judith and Holofernes as a small ceiling painting was done around the same time as Portrait of a Bearded Man , and shows his attempts to experiment with decorative colors. He painted two nude women and two clothed men on a small boat in The Deliverance of Arsenoe. His more famous works include one depicting an orange robe clad St Mark hovering upside-down at top center entitled The Miracle of the Slave and his Origin of the Milky Way completed for Emperor Rudolph II, as well as his mystical 1594 version of The Last Supper. FTP, name this Venetian painter with a nickname that means ?little dyer.?
Answer: Jacopo Tintoretto (or Jacopo Robusti)
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This deity, also known as Ayabba, was visited by a man who carried a short toad named Nudimmud but he left and went back to the Hall of the Synod. One of her ?sons? had a counselor named Kaka that he sent on a mission down to the ?sediment,? an action requested by Kishar and Anshar. Also the mother ofLahmu and Lahamu, she grew fearful upon hearing the advance of Slayer, Pitiless, Racer, and Flyer. Her war minister Kingu had his blood spilled and used to make mankind after she was killed by Marduk. FTP, name this consort of Apsu in the Enuma Elish, a primeval dragon representing chaos in Babylonian myth.
Answer: Tiamat
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The main character makes a few trips to the grove of Silvanus throughout this work, and at one point returns to his house from the marketplace bearing incense and flowers, only to find a group of caterers and other strangers in his home. His slave Staphyla is the first to learn of his daughter's proposedmarriage to his rich neighbor, but Staphyla is concerned because the daughter is actually already pregnant because she's been violated by Lyconides, the son of Eunomia and nephew of Megadorus, who also seeks to marry her. At the work's end, Euclio has a great change of heart and bestows the title object on his daughter and her new husband. FTP, name this story of a miser and his riches, a comedy by Plautus.
Answer: The Pot of Gold or Aulularia
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In his autobiography, this politician praised his wife for being the first to graduate from a certain law school, and claimed that she covertly wrote a brief for him. He also talks about buying a local newspaper called Old Dane to support his candidacy and hiring long-time supporter John Nelson as editor. He drafted an act also known as the Furuseth Act giving rights to seamen in the merchant marine. Hisbid for president came on a ticket with Burton Wheeler from Montana, and succeeded in taking votes away from John Davis in 19 Known also for leading a pacifist filibuster in 1917 after the receipt of the Zimmerman note, FTP, name this Progressive senator and governor from Wisconsin nicknamed ?Fighting Bob.?
Answer: Robert La Follette, Sr.
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This effect was incorrectly explained by Bohr-Kramers-Slater theory, and the relativistic formula for it is a function of a parameter, epsilon, defined as Planck's constant times the frequency divided by the mass of an electron times speed of light squared. The Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect applies its inverse effect to cosmic microwave background radiationphotons gaining energy when they travel through a hot electron cloud, and its above differential cross-section is given by the Klein-Nishina formula. The most likely interaction between an X-ray and soft tissue, FTP, name this effect in which a photon loses energy as it scatters off of a single electron, named for an American Nobel-winning physicist.
Answer: Compton effect or scattering
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This man wrote an opera taken from the story ?Le Rosier de Madame Husson,? and his opus #71 is based on the Japanese Noh play ?Sumida River.? He penned a TV opera Owen Wingrave as well as the music for the documentary film Night Mail. One of his most famous works is dedicated to the children of John and Jean Maud and contains a fortississimo finish while another includes the ?Four Sea Interludes? and is based on a work by George Crabbe. Better known among his operas is an adaptation of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice.FTP, name this British composer of Noye's Flood, War Requiem, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, and Peter Grimes.
Answer: Benjamin Britten
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In the second section, the author contrasts the foundations of a state with the construction of a house and a highway. In another section, he concludes that simply because man can imagine the head of a lion attached to the body of a goat does not mean that chimeras really exist. It references the work of Spanish thinker Raymond Lully, and was originally meant to be part of a work entitled The World.The author begins that good sense is the most evenly distributed thing among men, but soon arrives at a position that even all the wildest supposition of skeptics cannot shake, that cogito ergo sum. FTP, name this treatise published before Meditations on First Philosophy, by Rene Descartes.
Answer: Discourse on Method (Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason, and Seeking Truth in the Sciences)
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In a recent work this man declares himself to be ?throwing ketchup on my fries? and implores a man named Frank to take his hood off, while in a work featuring Sun God he references ?innocent dope pushers and overnight kingpins.? On the track ?Malcolm,? he encourages you to ?smack him where his hand hurt,? and on?Apollo Kids? he says he will ?crawl up in the bed with grandma.? Lesser-known works include Bulletproof Wallets and 2004's critically acclaimed The Pretty Toney Album.He begins the album Enter the 36 Chambersby noting that his ?glock burst leaving a hearse I did worse.? The leader of the Theodore unit and the mastermind behind albums like More Fish, Fishscale, and the legendary Supreme Clientele, FTP, name this rapper born Denis Coles and also known as Tony Starks, who debuted as a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Answer: Ghostface Killah (prompt on Ghostface)
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This author's lone mystery novel appeared in print over sixty years after her death. That work, entitled Unpunished , departs thematically from more characteristic works like The Crux , Moving the Mountain , and What Diantha Did . After a collection entitled In This Our World , she wroteabout child-care in Concerning Childrenand married her cousin in 19 Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward inspired her utopian novel Herland, and she satirized her treatments with Dr. Silas Mitchell in her most famous work in 1892. The one-time wife of Charles Stetson, FTP, name this early feminist and author of Women and Economics and ?The Yellow Wallpaper.?
Answer: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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David and Isabel Crook wrote about the effects of it at Ten Mile Inn. It's also been analyzed by Rene Dumont and Jasper Becker, who criticizes men like Edgar Snow for casually approving of it. Known as the ?three bitter years,? it began with an operation in Chayashan and was facilitated by the anti-Rightist movement. The second of the five-year plans, it saw the organization of families into work teams and brigades, and the development of backyard steel furnaces and communal kitchens. Criticized by moderates like Peng Dehuai, FTP, name this disastrous policy begun by Mao Zedong in 1958, with a name that indicates his intention to move the Chinese economy ahead by a bound.
Answer: TheGreat Leap Forward
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Their reactivity is increased in patients with Behcet's disease. A decrease in their adenine nucleotide characterizes Delta Storage Pool Deficiency, a defect in their dense granules which is similar to a syndrome that describes them as gray. Bernard-Soulier Syndrome occurs when glycoprotein IB [one-B] is missing from their membranes, and since this is the receptor forvon Willebrand factor, they fail to adhere properly. Carriers of L-tryptophan and serotonin, they are bound with fibrin after a cascade of reactions, creating a web-like mesh. Produced from megakaryocytes and also known as thrombocytes, FTP, name these small cell fragments which play a key role in clotting blood.
Answer: platelets
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This case cites the precedent of U.S Department of Agriculture v. Moreno in its holding. The dissent begins by accusing that the ?Court has mistaken a Kulturkampf for a fit of spite? and then criticizes the majority's use of the concept of ?animus? and its dubious claim of using rational basis review. The majority, written by Kennedy, begins by quoting Harlan's dissent in Plessy v. Fergusonthat the Constitution ?neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.? The Court used the equal protection clause to strike down Amendment 2 added to the state constitution of Colorado to prevent gays and lesbians from being treated as a protected class. FTP, name this 1996 case hailed as a landmark by homosexuals.
Answer: Romer v. Evans
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One of this author's novels follows Gideon Zadock as he falls in love with Natasha Solomon. In another, Dr. Adam Kelno sues the author Abraham Cady, much like this author was once sued by a Polish doctor, Wladislaw Dering. When Esquire Magazine purchased an article of his about football and encouraged him to write a novel, the result was his 1953 debut Battle Cry . This author wrote about the Larkin family in 1995's The Redemptionand about Germany in a work subtitled A Novel of Berlin.He published Ireland: A Terrible Beauty and Jerusalem: Song of Songs together with his wife Jill, and his work Mila 18 forced Joseph Heller to change the title of his book from Catch 18 to Catch FTP, name this modern Jewish author of Trinity, QB VII,and Exodus.
Answer: Leon Uris
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This man's numerous self-portraits include one with a leather belt, one as a wounded man, and one as a desperate man. His hunting scenes include the aptly titled Hunt Breakfast and Stag Taking to the Water, while his seascapes include several versions of the Cliff at Etretat . His several still-lifes include The Trellis , painted before his piecePeasants of Flagey Returning from the Fair.In 1855, a work sub-titled ?A Real Allegory Determining a Phase of Seven Years of my Artistic Life.? emerged, followed by a provocative view of a nude woman entitled The Origin of the World. FTP, name this realist French artist best known for The Painter's Studio, The Stone Breakers, and the Burial at Ornans.
Answer: Gustave Courbet
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This man set up a Board of Nine Select Men to rule with him, and soon after came into conflict with Theophilus Eaton. He replaced William Kieft, whom he sent away on the Princess , and arrested Corporal Barendt. His tenure ended after receiving a letter from Sir George Cartwright, and after being replaced by Richard Nicholls, he retired to his estate, the Great Bouwerie. A former governor of Curacao and ancestor of Hamilton Fish, he signed the Treaty of Hartford, but the policies of his rule would be opposed by the Flushing Remonstrance. After building Fort Casimir, he conquered New Sweden in 16 FTP, name this cruel and one-legged man who served as governor of the New Netherlands.
Answer: Peter Stuyvesant
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A namesake study on these by Henry and Elske Smith created a correction formula for computing their area. They are associated with Moreton Waves and EIT Waves, with the latter covering a wider angular span and being observed father away. They can create a loop prominence system and their structure may be described as parallel-ribbon. A famous one is known as the Seahorse, andones called Hyder are linked to the disappearance of a large dark filament instead of an active site. Bigger than plage fluctuations, their precursor stage sees emission of soft x-rays. Originating in the photosphere and extending into the corona, FTP, name these hugely energetic explosions in the Sun's atmosphere.
Answer: solar flares
2007 Michigan MLK Bonuses by Vanderbilt + Wisconsin
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This man's famous portraits include Walter Rathenau and a painting of the four sons of his Lubeck patron, Max Linde. FTPE:,
[10] Name this Norwegian painter of The Scream.
Answer: Edward Munch
[10] The Scream is one work in this extended cycle of paintings by Edward Munch including The Stormand Death in the Sickroom, which reflects a preoccupation with the fall of man.
Answer: The Frieze of Life
[10] This painting in the Frieze of Life series ought not to be confused with a scandalous Philip Burne-Jones work of the same name which inspired a poem by Kipling.
Answer: (A) Vampire
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It tells the story of John T. Unger who hails from the small town of Hades and his summer holiday with schoolmate Percy Washington in the Rockies. FTPE:,
[10] Name this American short story, written in 1921.
Answer: “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
[10] This guy wrote “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” as well as some novels like Tender is the Night.
Answer: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
[10] Clothes for a Summer Hotel is a play about Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda by this other American author, who also wrote a lone novel The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.
Answer: Tennessee Williams
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**** Name some places where battles of the Mexican-American War happened, FTPE.,
[10] The first engagement came here in 1846, when Mariano Arista was beaten back by Taylor after attacking Jacob Brown's fort. It shares its name with the location of the campus of Stanford University.
Answer: Palo Alto
[10] The battle at this site was fought the day after Palo Alto, when Taylor chased down the retreating Mexicans who had set up at the namesake dry river bed.
Answer: Resaca de la Palma
[10] Occurring in the wake of Molino del Rey, this September 1847 American rout over Nicolas Bravo at the namesake castle basically ended Mexican resistance and allowed Scott to prance into Mexico City.
Answer: Chapultepec
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Name some random geological entities and the types they come in, FTSNOP.,
[10] For ten, these are accumulations of material let at a margin of an advancing glacier. They come in end, terminal, lateral, ground, and medial types.
Answer: moraines
[10] For five, these things might come in strato, composite, shield, or cinder-cone varieties and either way spew hot stuff.
Answer: volcanoes
[10] There are three major basic groups of soils which occur in different climates, for example one characterized by abundant iron oxide and clay-filled humus in humid regions. Name any two of those groups - 10 for one, 15 for two.
Answer: pedalfers, pedocals, or laterites
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Answer the following about a guy in social science and his work, FTPE.,
[10] This jolly fellow clerked for Louis Brandeis, served as an executive for Sperry Gyroscope Corporation, and authored works like The Academic Revolution and Abundance for What?
Answer: David Riesman
[10] Surely the most famous work by David Riesman, this “study of the changing American character” discusses character types like “inner directed,” “outer directed,” and “tradition directed.”
Answer: The Lonely Crowd
[10] Riesman also penned a critical interpretation of the life of this economist and sociologist, known for his The Theory of Business Enterprise and for coining the idea of “conspicuous consumption.”
Answer: Thorstein Veblen
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Stuff about an author, FTPE.,
[10] This first Japanese author to win the Nobel for lit, doing so in 1968, wrote The Old Capital,The Master of Go, and Thousand Cranes.
Answer: Yasunari Kawabata
[10] One of Kawabata's most famous works is this serialized story of a love affair between a geisha and a dilettante, and their time chilling in some hot springs.
Answer: Snow Country (yukiguni or whatever)
[10] This short story collection by Kawabata includes the stories “One Arm” and “Of Birds and Beasts” as well as the titular story, all dealing with alienation and aging and things like that.
Answer: The House of Sleeping Beauties: And Other Stories
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Name some stuff you'd find in a chemistry lab, FTPE.,
[10] This is the narrow piece of glassware with a stopcock on the bottom used most obviously in titration to release very precise amounts of liquid.
Answer: burette (or buret)
[10] This ubiquitous device consists of a heavy base with a nozzle for a gas source and a narrow tube rising from it. It burns stuff.
Answer: Bunsen burner
[10] This distilling apparatus or trap named after two chemists usually consists basically of two vertical glass tubes connected by a slanted tube which allows less dense components to return to the reactor.
Answer: Dean-Stark apparatus/trap/distilling device/receiver/etc.
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Tom Everett Scott plays Guy, who works at his family's appliance store until he's recruited to play in a band. FTPE:,
[10] Name this 1996 movie about that band, the Wonders, and their namesake catchy pop song.
Answer: That Thing You Do!
[10] In addition to directing the movie, this guy plays the band's manager Mr. White who helps them hit it big, two years before he was in Saving Private Ryan.
Answer: Tom Hanks
[10] In this Tom Hanks movie, Patricia is a woman who captains a yacht and informs the title character that “it's been 99 years, 11 months, and 11 days” since a certain god “got his propers and the Waponis are scared.”
Answer: Joe Versus the Volcano
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Answer the following about the history of Naples, FTPE.,
[10] This Holy Roman emperor founded the University of Naples in 1224. He succeeded his father Henry VI, led the Sixth Crusade, and was excommunicated twice.
Answer: Frederick II
[10] This Marshal of France and grand horseman was named king of Naples in 1808 after Joseph Bonaparte was given Spain. He'd flee shortly before the Congress of Vienna, which gave power to Ferdinand IV.
Answer: Joachim Murat
[10] In September of 1861, this guy showed up in town after having declared himself dictator of Sicily leading the “red shirts.”
Answer: Giuseppe Garibaldi
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Stuff about 20th century empiricism, FTPE.,
[10] “Does Consciousness Exist?” and “A World of Pure Experience” are two of this man's 12 Essays in Radical Empiricism. He also published a landmark series of lectures on Pragmatism.
Answer: William James
[10] In this noted 1951 paper, Willard van Orman Quine attacks the analytic/synthetic distinction and its corresponding implications for the defense of reductionism.
Answer: “Two Dogmas of Empiricism
[10] This University of Pittsburgh philosopher created a tribe of Ryleans and discussed the “myth of the given” in his most characteristic work Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind.
Answer: Wilfrid Sellars
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Name some eclectic Spanish authors, FTPE.,
[10] Including The Valencian Widowand The Sheep Well, this Golden Age writer is known for writing a whole boatload of plays.
Answer: Lope de Vega
[10] This name belongs to two 16th century figures - one known as El Inca who composed a history of the Incas in his Royal Commentaries, and another known as “the Spanish petrarch” who kicked off the Golden Age with his sonnets.
Answer: Garcilaso de la Vega
[10] This 20th century author penned some Gypsy Ballads in addition to some plays like The Shoemaker's Marvelous Wife and The House of Bernarda Alba.
Answer: Federico Garcia Lorca
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A rival of Giovanni Artusi, his work includes the sacred piece on the *Vespers of the Blessed Virgin* and the “Lamento” aria from his second opera *l'Arriana* FTPE:,
[10] Name this transitional early Italian composer, probably best known for his first opera Orfeo.
Answer: Claudio Monteverdi
[10] Another famous Monteverdi work is this last surviving opera, composed in 1642 and featuring characters like Seneca and Drusilla, logical since it's based on the life of Nero.
Answer: The Coronation of Poppea (L'incoronazione di Poppea)
[10] Giacomo Badoaro wrote the libretto for this three act Monteverdi opera including the aria “Godo Anc'io” and the characters Melanto and Ericlea, based on the Iliad.
Answer: The Return of Ulysses to his Country (Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria)
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Name some transitions in physics, FTPE.,
[10] This is the shift in the spectral line resulting from the fact that the 2p one-half state of the hydrogen atom is of slightly lower energy than the 2s one-half state.
Answer: Lamb shift
[10] This is the shift and the general effect which states that light from moving objects will appear to have different wavelengths depending on the relative motion of the source and observer.
Answer: Doppler effect/shift
[10] This is the transition from an insulating to a metallic state in a superconducting material, triggered for example when holes from blocking layers dope cupric oxide layers in a way that alters the number of conduction electrons.
Answer: Mott transition
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Answer stuff about Pericles…the Athenian one, FTSNOP.,
[10] For ten, despite familial ties to rivals like Cimon, this historian was generally very favorable to Pericles, for example downplaying the Megarian decree in his History of the Peloponnesian War.
Answer: Thucydides
[10] For five, Pericles was a member of this family supposedly cursed since the murder of Cylon.
Answer: Alcmaeonidae or Alcmaeonids
[10] For five, this hetairafrom Miletus was the famed consort and intellectual advisor of Pericles.
Answer: Aspasia
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Answer some stuff about a medieval writer, FTPE.,
[10] This English mystic and anchoress is best known for her 16 Revelations of Divine Love, becoming perhaps the first woman to write a book in the English language.
[10] Wikipedia informs us that Juliana's saying mentioning that “all shall be well” was quoted by this much later writer in “Little Gidding,” the last of his Four Quartets. He also wrote the poem “The Hollow Men.”
Answer: Archidamus I Juliana of Norwich
[10] This other medieval woman who reportedly saw Jesus Christ at her bedside supposedly journeyed to Norwich to visit Juliana, before composing her often-read autobiography.
Answer: T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot
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Stuff about game theory, FTPE.,
[10] You're in one of these right now, classically defined as any game in which a participant who wishes to gain must do so at the equivalent expense of another participant.
Answer: zero-sum game
[10] This is the sporting name given to the game famously proposed by Rousseau in which two men may collaborate and receive a higher payoff, a result beneficial to society, or work on their own for a smaller but less risky payoff.
Answer: stag hunt (prompt assurance dilemma for people who don't take hints)
[10] This Columbia University professor and Nobel winner is generally regarded as the founder of auction theory. In his namesake auction, the highest bidder wins but only pays the price that the second-highest bidder would have.
Answer: William Vickrey
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Name these inlets of Alaska, FTPE.,
[10] Anchorage lies at the head of this inlet, which contains Augustine Island, and is named for some explorer guy who founded the Sandwich Islands.
Answer: Cook Inlet
[10] This bay of the Beaufort Sea in northern Alaska was the site of extensive petroleum discovery, leading to a pipeline between it and Valdez.
Answer: Prudhoe Bay
[10] Nome is a port on the north of this sound, an extension of the Bering Sea. The Yukon River curls around and empties on its south side.
Answer: Norton Sound
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Answer stuff about DNA and stuff, FTPE.,
[10] Composed of five carbon atoms and four nitrogens in a fused ring, adenine and guanine are these types of bases in DNA, as opposed to the smaller pyrimidines.
Answer: purines
[10] The rules named after this man show that double-stranded DNA obeys Watson-Crick base pairing. They state that cytosine and guanine, as well as adenine and thymine, will appear in a 1 to 1 ratio.
Answer: Erwin Chargaff
[10] This is a general method for sequencing long cloned pieces of DNA, too long for traditional chain termination methods. An initial reaction reveals a few hundred bases, and then the shorter namesake fragment is used to create a strand complementary to the remaining unknown sequence.
Answer: primer walking
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Stuff about the history of Paraguay, FTPE.,
[10] Including a major skirmish at Ballivian, this war was fought between Bolivia and Paraguay over the namesake region from 1932-35.
Answer: Gran Chaco War
[10] This man deposed Federico Chavez and ruled from the Colorado Party, maintaining an impressive 35-year rule as president of Paraguay beginning in 1954.
Answer: Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda
[10] This other Paraguayan president foolishly instigated the War of the Triple Alliance, getting his armies slaughtered and dying himself while escaping at the final battle of Cerro Cora.
Answer: Francisco Solano Lopez
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He penned “A Fit of Rhyme Against Rhyme,” but is better known for poems like “To Penshurst” and one “On the Death of His First Son.” FTPE:,
[10] Name this English literary giant and author of plays like Every Man in His Humour.
Answer: Ben Jonson
[10] Another famous Jonson poem is his song to this woman, which appears in his play Volpone and in separate poetic form declaring “Drink to me, only, with thine eyes.”
Answer: Song: To Celia
[10] Jonson collaborated with George Chapman and this author on the play Eastward Ho. On his own, this dude wrote the tragedy Sophonisbaand The Dutch Courtezan.
Answer: John Marston

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