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This poet asserted that "death is all metaphors, shape in one history" in the titular poem of a series of ten sonnets entitled Altarwise by Owl-Light. The title character of one poem "dropped where he loved on the burst pavement stone" when he was killed during a dawn raid at the age of one hundred, while another poem has the constant refrain, "And death shall have no dominion." Those poems appear in Deaths and Entrances, while the speaker of another of his poems says "Nothing I cared, in those lamb white days" before admitting "Time held me green and dying / Though I sang in my chains like the sea." Known for the quote "Rage, rage against the dying of the light", for 10 points, name this poet, who wrote "Fern Hill" and "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night."
Answer: Dylan Thomas
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This band's lead singer, who also fronts Sub Pop Records band Ugly Casanova, once spent time in jail for a DUI and accompanying attempted murder charge after attempting to sniff nitrous oxide while driving. The band's singles include "Heart Cooks Brain" and "Whenever You See Fit," as well as a No. 1 hit that notes, "A fake Jamaican took every last dime with that scam," but that "it was worth it just to learn some sleight-of-hand." Their 2007 album was the first to include new bandmate Johnny Marr of the Smiths, who plays on songs like "Fly Trapped in a Jar" and one that repeats that the titular object "melted, but we still have the radio," entitled "Dashboard." For 10 points, name this Issaquah, Washington, indie band whose most recent album is We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.
Answer: Modest Mouse
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The blood of a chicken is often used to thwart a test for female virginity, and a man will enter a sleeping girl's house and propose marriage by the practice of moetotolo, which is not natively considered rape, despite the claims to the contrary made by several subjects decades later after they had converted to Christianity; such claims were collected in a book subtitled The Making and Unmaking of Anthropological Myth, written by Derek Freeman. In this work, Lola and Mala are perceived as "delinquent... misfits" for being inadequately carefree. The author's first published work, it asserts that adolescents can become happier adults if they experience fewer social restrictions on their sexuality, and it was followed by a similarly titled work, as well as Sex and Temperament. For 10 points, name this work by Margaret Mead.
Answer: Coming of Age in Samoa
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The Palatini action generalizes an action named after their namesake and Hilbert that is used to derive these. The de Sitter solutions to these are maximally symmetric Lorentzian manifolds, and their namesake tensor can be used to encapsulate the Ricci tensor and the metric tensor in them. These equations relate the stress-energy tensor to this namesake tensor, and the Minkowski solution describes gravitation in the globally flat case. Containing a term corresponding to the vacuum energy, they describe how mass and energy cause space-time to curve. For 10 points, name these equations containing the cosmological constant which describe gravity and form the basis of general relativity.
Answer: Einstein field equations
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One man of this name executed the Governor of Tinta, Antonio de Arriaga, before defeating the army of Tiburcio Landa at the Battle of Sangarara. The movement of this name used a symbol that included a mace and rifle forming a "v" and was led by Nestor Cerpa and Victor Polay, also called Evaristo and Rolando. Another man of this name fled down the Masahuay River to Momori where he was betrayed by Chuncho people after fleeing from the forces of the Count of Oropesa, Francisco de Toledo. In addition to the man born Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui, one man of this name was the younger brother of his predecessors Sayri and Titu Cusi and was the last ruler of Vilcabamba. For 10 points, give this two word name which identifies a revolutionary movement in Peru, the leader of a 1780 rebellion there and the last Sapa Inca.
Answer: Tupac Amaru
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One of his works uses only one pitch until its final note in the first movement, while the final movement of that work is a homage to composer Girolamo Frescobaldi. He later rewrote Musica Ricercata for wind quintet as Six Bagatelles. This composer's only completed opera features an astronomer forced to kiss his wife's rear end and later singing the aria "Hurray, My Wife Is Dead!" Aside from Le Grand Macabre, he wrote a set of Nonsense Madrigals largely based on texts by Lewis Carroll. His Lontano was used in the soundtrack of a 1980 Kubrick film, and Musica Ricercata, Atmospheres, and Requiem were used in two other Kubrick movies. For 10 points, name this Hungarian composer whose works have been featured in such films as Eyes Wide Shut and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Answer: Gyorgy Ligeti
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William Oliver Hutchinson founded this sect's first British church, the Apostolic Church, in 1908. Its roots lie in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, but this movement's modern founders were William Seymour and Charles Parham, who led the Asuza Street Revival in 1906. Associated with the Charismatic Movement and consisting of denominations such as the Church of God in Christ, it recognizes an array of "spiritual gifts" including prophecy, words of wisdom, and glossolalia, or speaking in tongues. Taking its name from an event occurring seven weeks after Easter, this is, for 10 points, what Christian movement that emphasizes direct personal experience of God through the Holy Spirit, which is practiced at the Wasilla Assembly of God by Sarah Palin?
Answer: Pentecostalism
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This country's Kalambo Falls are notable as a geographical feature and as an anthropological site discovered by John Clark and known for its examples of early man-made tools. Bodies of water in this country include the Rufiji River and Mara River, and it shares three major lakes with neighboring polities. The Ngorongoro crater and Ngurdoto crater lie in this country's Arusha National Park. One active volcano in that park is called Mt. Meru, and in its northeast is a notable three-peaked, inactive volcano, Mt. Kilimanjaro. For 10 points, what is this African country with its political capital at Dodoma and former capital at Dar es Salaam?
Answer: Tanzania
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This man wrote a series of 196 letters to his 13-year-old daughter to teach her history, which were later published as Glimpses of World History. He was forced by military defeat to dismiss his country's defense minister, V.K. Menon, four decades after he had become famous for raising a flag above the Ravi River and fifteen years after he had made a speech declaring that "we shall redeem our pledge" made as a "tryst with destiny." This rival of Sardar Patel agreed with Zhou Enlai on the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, or Pancha Sila, and was among the most prominent organizers of the Bandung Conference, a precursor to the Non-Aligned Movement he championed. Forced to accept Muhammad Ali Jinnah's call for partition, this was, For 10 points, what leader of the Congress Party and father of Indira Gandhi who became the first prime minister of an independent India?
Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru (prompt on Panditji)
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The human papillomavirus protein E6 and an HIV gene called Nef inhibit it. It may be induced by the binding of proteins like FasL to receptors like CD95 or TNF, and it is often detected using the addition of marked uracil to nicks in DNA in the TUNEL assay. In one pathway leading to it, caspase-9 cleaves and thus activates caspase-3 and 7, and the degradation of the cell membrane leads to blebbing. Noxa and BAX are two of the few proteins in the Bcl-2 family to promote it, and it can be triggered by the release of cytochrome c. For 10 points, identify this process, promoted in cancer cells by p53, the most common form of programmed cell death.
Answer: apoptosis
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This novel's protagonist repeatedly reads a newspaper clipping he finds about a Czech man, who is accidentally killed for his money by his own family. A nurse comments that an old man will suffer a sunstroke if he walks too slowly, yet he will sweat and catch a chill if he walks too quickly, when she notices his slight limp makes him fall further and further behind in a funeral procession, while another character in this novel owns a diseased dog, which he eventually loses at the Parade Ground. Besides Salamano, the protagonist's neighbor convinces him to write a letter to a mistress and accompanies him to a beach, where he is arrested for an action he takes "because of the sun." Raymond Sintes gives the protagonist the gun he uses to kill an Arab, for 10 points, in this novel about Mersault written by Albert Camus.
Answer: The Stranger or L'Etranger
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This deity's cult was centered at Al Fayyum and Kom Ombo, and in Ptolemaic times he was worshipped at Arsinoe. Taweret, the goddess of childbirth, was sometimes depicted with this god on her back. In the Book of the Dead, this god describes himself as "the great fish which is in Kamui". This patron of the 12th and 13th dynasties is depicted with a uraeus because he is a patron of the Pharaoh's army. He caught the four sons of Horus in a net as they left the Nile and invented the fish trap in order to retrieve Horus' severed hands. This god traveled to Duat to repair damages to the dead caused by the way in which they died, but he is perhaps best known as a god of the Nile and its dangerous animals. For ten points, identify this Egyptian with the head of a crocodile.
Answer: Sobek
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This ruler faced the revolts of Aimar V and Elie of Perigord, and he was forced by the Church to rethink his proposed marriage to Princess Alys of Vexin, after which he married Berengaria. The chroniclers Ralph de Diceto and Roger of Hoveden claim that this Duke of Aquitaine's coronation as king led to many massacres of Jews and he defeated the army of Isaac Komnenos while taking Cyprus. This man was captured and imprisoned by Holy Roman Emperor Leopold V on his return from a campaign which included the battles of Jaffa and Arsuf. The son of Eleanor of Aquitaine, for 10 points, identify this Plantagenet King of England who led the Third Crusade and was succeeded by his brother John.
Answer: Richard I [or Richard the Lion-Hearted]
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The artist changed his color of chalk from black to red in preparatory drawings for this work. A Libyan figure in this work is either seizing or closing a large book behind her, and it features a shield containing an image of Uriah about to be killed. A rowboat is in the process of capsizing in its Deluge scene, and a woman in blue shields a severed head which is possibly a portrait of its artist in another part. It features a series of nudes known as the ignudi, and its famous scenes include The Fall and Expulsion and The Drunkenness of Noah. For 10 points, name this pretty famous series, which contains a scene where God and Adam almost touch fingers, by Michelangelo.
Answer: Michelangelo's Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (prompt on partial answer)
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This character's father hires Dick and Eddy Boulton to help steal some logs that had separated from a shipment that was floating downstream, but when they joke about stealing the logs he instantly fires them. He witnesses his father perform a caesarean section using a jackknife without anesthesia on an Indian woman, and later in his life he concludes "there were plenty of days coming when he could fish the swamp," after gutting a trout he caught on a camping trip he took returning from World War One. This character had earlier been tied up in the kitchen of Henry's diner by the gangsters Al and Max, who were looking for Ole Anderson. "Indian Camp", "Big Two-Hearted River", and "The Killers", for 10 points, are among the stories centering on this character created by Ernest Hemingway.
Answer: Nick Adams (accept either)
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Functions of this type in several variables are governed by Hartog's lemma, and Szabo's theorem and the Ostrowski-Hadamard gap theorem provide obstructions to extending the domain of such functions, while techniques like the Schwartz reflection principle make such extension possible. Morera's theorem, a criterion for showing that a function has this property, is a converse to Cauchy's theorem, which states that states the line integral of one of these functions around a simply connected region is zero. For 10 points, name this type of function that is equal to its Taylor series in some open disk and satisfies the Cauchy-Riemann equations, the main objects of study in complex analysis.
Answer: analytic functions [or holomorphic functions; do not accept or prompt on "meromorphic"]
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In one work this philosopher controversially argued that because "there will never be a Newton for a blade of grass" the purpose of everything in Nature is to further the happiness of mankind, "who can form a concept of [their own] purposes." He stated that happy feelings are subjective in his Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime, and he argued that "Sapere Aude", or "Dare to Know", was the definition of the titular state in his essay "Answering the question: What is Enlightenment?" He compared his most famous work to a Copernican revolution and it features an elucidation of a concept first introduced in The Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. For 10 points, name this philosopher, who discussed the categorical imperative in his Critique of Pure Reason.
Answer: Immanuel Kant
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In taking one city, this man defeated the forces of William Hull and captured Father Gabriel Richard, although the latter was eventually released. The son of Methoataske, or "One who Lays Eggs in the Sand", and Puckinswah, this man was taught to fight by his brother Cheeksuakalo, something he would need when he aided Isaac Brock to force the surrender of Detroit. This man negotiated the Treaty of Fort Wayne, and was probably killed by future Vice President Richard Mentor Johnson at the Battle of the Thames. The brother of Tenskatawa, for 10 points, name this Shawnee leader who was defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe by William Henry Harrison.
Answer: Tecumseh [or Tekamthi]
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One of his works begins when a statue of Saint Barbara of the Thunder comes to life as the African deity Barbara Yansan, while the protagonist of another novel joins Luigi's circus with Gordo, where he falls in love with Rosenda Roseda, after he earlier lost a boxing match fighting under the name "Baldo the Negro." Besides The War of the Saints and writing about Antonio Balduino in Jubiaba, he described Mirko Stefano's attempts to mine the natural resources of the town Agreste, which has its electricity provided by the title bordello owner in Tieta the Goat Girl. In his best known work, Mundinho Falcao opposes the Bastos family, while the Vesuvius bar in Ilheus is run by Nacib Saad and the titular cook. For 10 points, name this author of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon.
Answer: Jorge Amado
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In one case, the result of this phenomenon is governed by the Debye-Waller effect, while otherwise, different spin states may be characterized by this effect using quadrupole splitting resulting from crystals that do not have cubic symmetry. Its mechanism was posited after gases failed to display a certain phenomenon, while solid iridium did. Its most famous application involved a loudspeaker, a huge bag of helium gas and iron-57 nuclei; that experiment, which tested the effects of general relativity, used the Doppler effect along with its namesake spectroscopy and was named for Pound and Rebka. For 10 points, name this effect that describes resonant and recoil-free absorption and emission of gamma rays.
Answer: Mossbauer effect
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This figure's son grasps the bow of a golden ship rowed by bare-breasted women in a work where that son of this woman Comes of Age. Apollo can be seen playing the cello while the three naked graces present her the gift of beauty in a work about her Education. The three fates sit under Hera and Zeus in a work about her Destiny, the first in a series of works that concludes with The Triumph of Truth where her reconciled son welcomes her into Heaven. The most well known work in that series sees a flying Fame blowing a horn welcoming her as three sirens dance in the water of the titular city, 1625's The Debarkation at Marseilles. Famously patronizing the artist of The Massacre of the Innocents and The Raising of the Cross, FTP, name this subject of a series by Rubens, the wife of Henry IV.
Answer: Marie de' Medici
 
2008 TParty Bonuses by Brandeis
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In the body, vitamin A is used to synthesize beta-carotene through this reaction. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this essential reaction, whose creation of a Z-olefin is driven by the stability of the phosphine oxide byproduct.
Answer: Wittig reaction
[10] This reaction forms terminal alkenes via a similar mechanism, except this time it uses a titanium-containing reagent.
Answer: Tebbe olefination
[10] In its simplest form, this reaction sees a terminal alkene, propene, react with ethylene to give 1-pentene. In general you just need an allylic and vinylic system for this pericyclic reaction.
Answer: Alder ene reaction [accept either]
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Name these things about classic novels of the Star Wars franchise for 10 points each.,
[10] This first Star Wars novelization, by Alan Dean Foster, was published before Luke and Leia's shared parentage was revealed and so features some truly disturbing romance between the siblings.
Answer: Splinter of the Mind's Eye
[10] This series, written by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta, features Jacen and Jaina Solo studying and getting into hijinks with their friends at the new Jedi Academy.
Answer: Young Jedi Knights
[10] This author is credited for reviving interest in the Star Wars Expanded Universe with the first book in his Thrawn Trilogy, Heir to the Empire. He also won the 1984 Hugo Award for the novella Cascade Point.
Answer: Timothy Zahn
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Ptolemy called this river the Nias and its valley was the location of the ancient kingdom of Takrur. For 10 points each;,
[10] Identify this river that forms Mauretania's southern boundary.
Answer: Senegal River
[10] The country of Senegal is split down the middle by this river, which shares its name with the former English colony that is now a long and skinny country along its banks with capital at Banjul.
Answer: Gambia River
[10] From November to May, the climate of Senegal is characterized by these desiccating trade winds that blow from the Sahara toward the Gulf of Guinea every winter, causing a thick haze.
Answer: Harmattan
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Frege criticized the psychologism of this man's early Philosophy of Arithmetic, after which he turned to investigating what he called the "intentionality" found in experience. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this developer of epoche, "bracketing", the author of the Logical Investigations.
Answer: Edmund Husserl
[10] Husserl founded this philosophy, which investigates conscious experience in the "life-world".
Answer: phenomonology
[10] This follower of Husserl argued that the titular concept required both sensing and reasoning in his Phenomonology of Perception.
Answer: Maurice Merleau-Ponty
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The first character who appears on stage explains that he quit his job at the Ford Factory to open a photography store so he could help people live out their dreams. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this play in which the title character comes to Styles' photography studio to get a ID photo, so he can assume the identity of a dead man he found in alley.
Answer: Sizwe Bansi is Dead
[10] This author of Sizwe Bansi is Dead wrote about two prison cellmates, who rehearse a production of Sophocles' Antigone at night in The Island, and he also wrote Master Harold . . . and the Boys.
Answer: Athol Fugard
[10] A string of romantic letters with the white woman Ethel Lange causes unrest between the brothers Zachariah and Morris in this Fugard play.
Answer: Blood Knot
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Identify a few languages important to the history of computer science, for 10 points each:,
[10] Grace Hopper is often credited with creating this verbose language, which originally included an "Alter" operator to allow programs to modify themselves.
Answer: COBOL (accept "Common Business-Oriented Language" from people who don't deserve to live)
[10] Developed by John Backus at IBM, this is the first high-level language; its compiler efficiently converts mathematical expressions into assembly language.
Answer: Fortran (accept "Formula Translation" or "IBM Mathematical Formula Translating System" but eject the answerer from the room)
[10] The language Logo is sometimes described as this language "without the parentheses," although its Scheme dialect is more widely used.
Answer: Lisp [accept LISP from people who speak in all caps]
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For 10 points, identify these Englishmen who spent time in Africa.,
[10] This general who smashed the Mahdist uprising at Omdurman also faced off against Jean-Baptiste Marchand in the Fashoda Incident.
Answer: Horatio Herbert Kitchener
[10] This British imperialist sent Alfred Sharpe to control Katanga, but lost the race for the territory to Leopold II's Stairs Expedition.
Answer: Cecil Rhodes
[10] This man's harsh punishments after the Denshawai Incident forced his resignation in 1907 from the post of British consul-general in Egypt, a position he had occupied since 1883 and in which he spent many years dominating Egyptian politics.
Answer: Lord Cromer [accept Evelyn Baring]
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Its major dialect is complemented by two very different dialects from Sakhalin and the Kurile islands. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this near-extinct language with at most a thousand native speakers in Hokkaido.
Answer: Ainu
[10] Ainu isn't obviously related to any other language, nearby or otherwise, making it one of these, like Basque.
Answer: language isolate
[10] Ainu can only be written with the Japanese katakana in a modified form, since Japanese, unlike Ainu, has almost exclusively open syllables, meaning that the syllables don't end in these.
Answer: consonants
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In this painting, a candlestick, a scroll and several ladders can be seen. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this controversial painting which shows Jesus in a tallis, or prayer shawl, with burning houses and wailing villagers in the background.
Answer: White Crucifixion
[10] This Russian-born artist of Bella with White Collar and White Crucifixion may be better known for I and the Village.
Answer: Marc Chagall
[10] A man in burgundy is seen in the background floating over black and grey clouds, while the title musician wearing a coat of alternating magenta and red panels.
Answer: The Green Fiddler (accept The Green Violinist)
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Name these types of radiation for 10 points each.,
[10] Pair production right outside a black hole can result in this type of radiation if one particle of the pair enters the black hole and the other escapes.
Answer: Hawking radiation
[10] This is emitted when charged particles pass through matter faster than the speed of light in that matter. It causes nuclear reactors to glow blue.
Answer: Cherenkov radiation
[10] This name is used to describe the radiation observed after a gamma ray burst. It is theorized to be explained by synchrotron radiation.
Answer: afterglow
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Name these Jewish holidays for 10 points each.,
[10] Sometimes considered a women's holiday, this holiday occurs at the beginning of every new month.
Answer: Rosh Chodesh
[10] This holiday on the 14th of Adar celebrates the fact that Haman was unable to exterminate the Jews as told in the Book of Esther. It is now celebrated by dressing up in costumes.
Answer: Purim
[10] This holiday, immediately following Sukkot, features the chanting of the Geshem, a prayer for rain, and, if Shabbat does not occur during Sukkot, the chanting of Ecclesiastes as well.
Answer: Shemini Atzeret
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A ship rescues a chola widow, who been stranded alone on Norfolk Island for years, in the eighth section of one of these works, which consists of ten "sketches" of the title location. For 10 points each;,
[10] Name this 1856 short story collection, which includes "The Bell-Tower" and "The Encantadas."
Answer: The Piazza Tales
[10] In this story from The Piazza Tales, Turkey and Nippers are the co-workers of the title character of this story, who constantly asserts "I would prefer not to."
Answer: "Bartleby the Scrivener"
[10] Amaso Delano discovers a slave rebellion led by Babo against the titular captain while boarding the San Dominick in this story from The Piazza Tales.
Answer: "Benito Cereno"
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His most famous creation is located in the Cornaro Chapel and shows a half-naked angel wielding a spear. For 10 points each;,
[10] Name this sculptor, who created The Fountain of the Four Rivers and The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa.
Answer: Gianlorenzo Bernini
[10] The title figure depicted in figura serpentinata has marble tears streaming down her face while her left hand is pushed down, creasing her abductor's cheek. Cerberus also appears at the rear of the sculpture.
Answer: The Rape of Proserpina
[10] This sculpture in the Borghese gallery shows one central figure in mid-transformation as her fingers transform into leaves, while she flees from her divine pursuer.
Answer: Apollo and Daphne [accept logical equivalents]
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Slave rebellions used to be all the rage back in the day. Answer some questions about them for 10 points each.,
[10] This 1739 revolt was led by a slave named Jemmy and saw a group of 80 slaves march in the direction of Spanish Florida carrying a banner with "Liberty" written on it.
Answer: Stono Rebellion [or Cato's Conspiracy]
[10] Suppressed before it could occur, this 1822 slave rebellion was planned by the namesake freed slave and was intended to occur in Charleston; however, two slaves revealed the plot to the authorities.
Answer: Denmark Vesey's Rebellion [accept equivalence for "rebellion"]
[10] This rebellion was instigated by the preacher John Ury and was intended to see the razing of the namesake city.
Answer: New York Conspiracy of 1741[or Negro Plot of 1741; or Slave Insurrection of 1741]
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Identify these subgroups and members of the steroid hormone class, for 10 points each:,
[10] These hormones, the most famous of which is regulated by angiotension II, primarily affect salt and water balance by modulating potassium, sodium and hydrogen reabsorption by the kidneys.
Answer: mineralocorticoids
[10] Testosterone is the best known of this group of hormones that affects sexual development in both males and, indirectly, females by binding to their eponymous NR3C4 receptors.
Answer: androgens
[10] A third major subgroup of steroid hormones encompasses the GCs, the most common human variant of which is this hormone, secreted by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex.
Answer: cortisol
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Name these works of Tom Stoppard for 10 points each.,
[10] In this play, the two title characters have repeated encounters with a player who leads a traveling troupe of actors that includes the cross-dressing Alfred. The play begins with flipping coins.
Answer: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
[10] The dramatist Henry gives a famous speech comparing writing to hitting a cricket ball when his lover Annie asks him to ghostwrite a play for the brutish prisoner Brodie in this Stoppard work.
Answer: The Real Thing
[10] This Stoppard play, which takes place in one location but two time periods, features scholars Septimus Hodge, a friend of Lord Byron's, and the modern Bernard Nightingale.
Answer: Arcadia
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After Zeus stole her cupbearer Ganymede he granted her wish to make her lover immortal, but her lover continued to age because she did not ask for eternal youth. For 10 points each;,
[10] Name this goddess of the dawn who loved Tithonus.
Answer: Eos
[10] This is the kingdom in the East where Eos brought Tithonus, which isn't related to an African kingdom of a similar name.
Answer: Ethiopia
[10] This child of Eos and Tithonius commanded the Ethiopian troops at Troy. He was killed by Achilles in retribution for his slaying of Antilochus, and after his death all of his troops were turned into birds.
Answer: Memnon
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It was unique for its concentration of artists and cultural activity, including the production of children's opera, for 10 points each:,
[10] Name the concentration camp also known for its mica mining operation whose first commandant was Siegfried Seidl.
Answer: Theresienstadt or Terezin
[10] Theresienstadt was located in the Usti nad Labem area of this region annexed by Germany prior to World War II.
Answer: Sudentenland
[10] A notable inmate of the concentration camp was this man, who helped start World War I with some shots fired on the Appel Quay at Sophie and Franz Ferdinand.
Answer: Gavrilo Princip
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He explains his philosophy by stating "there is one principle, which commands my deepest assent. . . the intellect", and later praises his mentor for writing a hymn in praise of Satan titled "La Forza Vindice della Ragione." For 10 points each;,
[10] Name this Italian humanist, who constantly debates with his counterpart Leo Naphta while staying at a Swiss sanatorium in a 1924 novel.
Answer: Ludovico Settembrini
[10] The debates between Settembrini and Naphta are witnessed by this man, who falls in love with Claudia Chaucat while staying at the Swiss Sanatorium
Answer: Hans Castorp
[10] Hans Castorp is the protagonist of this Thomas Mann novel.
Answer: The Magic Mountain (accept Der Zauberberg)
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This man signed the Treaty of Canterbury with Sigismund and was supposed to inherit the French throne through the Treaty of Troyes, for 10 points each:,
[10] Name this king who led the campaigns against Owain Glendower and Henry Hotspur at a young age before his victory at the Battle of Agincourt.
Answer: Henry V of England
[10] Henry V was the subject of this 1415 plot by Richard of Conisburgh, Henry Scrope and Thomas Grey of Heton which was supported by John Oldcastle's Lollard revolt.
Answer: Southampton Plot
[10] The Southampton Plot was an attempt to put this descendant of Edward III and heir presumptive of Richard II on the throne.
Answer: Edmund de Mortimer [or Fifth Earl of March; or Seventh Earl of Ulster]

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