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Under the rule of his predecessor, Jean Izamo was appointed as head of a police force to prevent coups, and this man lived part of his presidency at Camp de Roux. A newspaper called The Chained Duck revealed the Diamonds Affair which this man was involved in, and this man was informed by Jean-Claude Mandaba of the coup by his right-hand man, Alexander Banza, although he was not overthrown until the French army's Operation Barracuda. When schoolchildren refused to wear school government-mandated school uniforms, he had over 100 of them killed, though he claimed "That was not my refrigerator" in response to a picture alleging that he had eaten the bodies. Released from prison by Andre Kolingba, for 10 points, identify this crazy man who overthrow his cousin David Dacko and ruled from 1965 to 1979 as dictator of the Central African Republic.
Answer: Jean-Bedel Bokassa[or Emperor BokassaI; or Salah Eddine Ahmed Bokassa]
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The speaker of this poem experiences "long panoramas of visions" "bound in [his] eyes unclosed," and sees "in noiseless dreams hundreds of battle-flags." One figure is personified as the "dark mother always gliding near with soft feet" in a carol appearing in this poem, calling for "lovely and soothing death" to "undulate round the world, serenely arriving, arriving." Another section describes a solitary thrush as a "hermit withdrawn to himself, avoiding the settlements" and that section ends when the speaker says the bird, the star, and a flower shall be "twined with the chant of my soul, there in the fragrant pines and the cedars dusk and dim." Describing a "coffin that passes through lanes and streets," this poem's first stanza discusses "the great star [that] droop'd in the western sky in the night". For 10 points, name this elegy for Abraham Lincoln, a work by Walt Whitman describing flowers.
Answer: "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"
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One application of this operation is named for Dawson, who used it to approximate equations in heat conduction, and Clenshaw and Curtis developed a method for computing a given example of one given a Chebyshev-approximated function. Applying this operation to t to the power z minus one times e to the negative t yields the gamma function, while applying it to one over the square root of one minus k squared sin squared theta is called complete first elliptic one. Applying it to a probability density functions yields a distribution function, and it comes in flavors named for Stieltjes, Lebesgue, and Riemann. For 10 points, name this operation that by the fundamental theorem of calculus is also an antiderivative.
Answer: integral [accept word forms]
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Egyptian mythology, they come from the tears of Ra, and were the symbol of Lower Egypt. Priestesses of Cybele were called Melissai due to Cybele's association with them. For 10 points, name these subjects of Virgil's Fourth Georgic, creatures associated with the mother goddess in many cultures of Anatolia, which provided the gods with lots of yummy honey.
Answer: Bees [accept Austrejaor Austheiauntil "Norse"; accept queen beeuntil "god"]
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Along with Lester Woolsey, this man represented Chile in the Tacna-Arica Dispute in the aftermath of the War of the Pacific. He cited information given by an "American citizen named Archibald" in a statement demanding the recall of Ambassador Constantin Dumba, and decried the "campaign of falsehood?adroitly and secretly carried out by the Germans" in a statement on an "exchange of notes" signed with Viscount Ishii of Japan. More famously, he questioned the reparations demanded of Germany in one of his few contributions to the Versailles Conference, at which he feuded with Wilson over the issue of the League of Nations. For 10 points, name this man who became Secretary of State upon William Jennings Bryan's resignation and served from 1915 to 1920, who shares his name with the capital of Michigan.
Answer: Robert Lansing
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Mercenaries in garish red and blue uniforms are depicted relaxing around camp in one of his early oil painting, Pitching Quilts. His two year stop in Tynemouth resulted in paintings of English peasants like Hark! The Lark, while his later style was exemplified in paintings such as Fog Warningand Eight Bells. In a reworked picture from an illustration he showed three bedraggled soldiers surrendering, a Civil War painting called Prisoners from the Front. In another of his works a woman is saved from drowning by the titular mechanism, The Life Line, and in his best known work a black man reclines on the Anna as sharks swarm below him in Key West. For 10 points, name this American artist behind works like Breezin' Up and The Gulf Stream.
Answer: Winslow Homer
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It was initially formed by workers for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in Newton Heath, before receiving its current name from Louis Rocca in 1902. This club recently granted a testimonial to the "baby-faced assassin" Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who along with Teddy Sheringham scored last-second goals to defeat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League Final. In 1996, young players such as Phil and Gary Neville and Paul Scholes were led to the double by the return of the karate kicking star, Eric Cantona. More recently, it has been embroiled in controversy with Real Madrid over the future of star winger Cristiano Ronaldo. FTP, name these "Red Devils" managed by Alex Ferguson, currently the holders of the Champions League and English Premier League titles.
Answer: Manchester United F. C. [or ManU; do not accept "Manchester City"]
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Trichloroacetonitrile catalyzes a [3,3] sigmatropic rearrangement to give an allylic one, while reductive elimination from a copper (II) and (III) chelate produces aryl ones in the Chan-Lam coupling. The Von Braun reaction cleaves tertiary ones with cyanogen bromide, while they can react with pyridine salts in the Zincke reaction. Alkyl halides react with potassium phthalimide with a hydrazine work-up to form primary ones in the Gabriel reaction. Usually seen with zero, one, or two peaks from 3300 to 3600 on an IR spectrum, for 10 points, identify this group of organic compounds that contain alkyl groups bonded to a nitrogen atom.
Answer: amine
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The eastern extent of this mountain range is marked by Rakaposhi Peak, while its other peaks include Koyo Zom and Nowshak. It is traversed by the Baroghil, Khavak, and Dorah passes. This range is located east of the Paropamisus range, while the Helmand River flows from its westernmost region. Containing Mir Samir and its highest peak, Tirich Mir, it lies just south of the Wakhan corridor and crosses the Northwest Frontier Province before joining the Karakoram Range in Jammu. This range is the also the source of the Konar, Amu Darya, and Kabul Rivers. For 10 points, identify this mountain range south of the Pamirs in Pakistan and Afghanistan that is the site of the Khyber Pass.
Answer: Hindu Kush
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This teacher of Lukas Foss and Norman Dello Joio attempted at least one sonata for every major instrument of the orchestra, and developed a harmonic system based on fourths instead of thirds. His Sinfonia serena paraphrased a Beethoven march, while Pete Seeger and Anton Webern are quoted in the Pittsburgh Symphony. His most notable orchestral works include a suite drawn from the composer of Oberon's incidental music to Gozzi's Turandot, and a symphony closing with "The Temptation of St. Anthony" whose themes were adapted from an opera of the same name about the creator of the Isenheim Altarpiece. For 10 points, identify this composer of Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Carl Maria Von Weber and Mathis Der Maler.
Answer: Paul Hindemith
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One character in this novel is exiled from France after helping the Turkish maid Safie escape from her enslaved marriage. Agatha and Felix de Lacey support their blind father, who sits idly in his cottage all day, and the protagonist is tentative about marrying Elizabeth Lavenza because of another character's claim, "I will be with you on your wedding night." A stolen locket is used to frames Justine Moritz for the murder of the protagonist's brother William, and the novel begins with a letter from Robert Walton describing the title character jumping across the ice shelves of the North Pole. For 10 points, name this novel in which Doctor Victor chases his monster, written by Mary Shelley.
Answer: Frankenstein
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`t Hooft-Polyakov monopoles are predicted in these formulations when the second homotopy group of a certain quotient of the underlying gauge group is non-trivial. That group is SU(5) in the Georgi-Glashow one, and these formulations must split into the Standard Model gauge under symmetry breaking. These statements predict proton decay and give bounds on the possible masses of the fermions, and indirect evidence for them comes from the fact that the gauge coupling of the electroweak and strong forces seems to have equal strength at around 10 to the 16 GeV, which is known as its namesake scale. For 10 points, name these proposed physical theories that state that the electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces are combined into a single field at extremely high energies.
Answer: Grand Unification Theories or GUT[accept equivalents containing the word unification]
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One part of this work distinguishes between having children by marriage and reading a poem about having children in order to relate the concept of the "traffic of symbols." Its author posits that all rituals fuse ethos and world views in this work's essay, "Religion as a Cultural System." This work's best known portion describes a people whose babies are not allowed to crawl and whose laws label bestiality as an extreme taboo because animals are thought repugnant, except when they are used in the illegal title activity that the author of this work could only observe after fleeing the police. For 10 points, identify this essay collection that describes cockfights as a "deep play" and promotes the doctrine of "thick description," the most famous work of Clifford Geertz.
Answer: The Interpretation of Cultures
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As a classicist this philosopher presented a series of lectures on Heraclitus and wrote "The Anaximander Fragment." He included eidos as one of four "ways of being responsible," in a work that posits man forms his own bubble for his existence in his The Question Concerning Technology. He defined equipment as an intermediate between "thing" and "work," in a text that discusses the difference between making and creating. That work describes objects of thoughts as manifolds, and is titled "The Origin of the Work of Art." His best known work features a section entitled "The Worldliness of the World," and introduces a term simply defined as "existence," or "da-sein." For 10 points identify this teacher of Hannah Arendt, who wrote Being and Time.
Answer: Martin Heidegger
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The two lovers first meet in this opera when the tenor is caught sneaking into a garden to sketch pieces of jewelry. The tenor says he will never be sorrowful again in "Qu'autour de moi tout somber" after drinking from the sacred cup, which joins his soul to his lover, while in one aria the soprano recites the mythof a "daughter of the pariahs" who was brought to Heaven by a god she met in the woods, leaving only the "faint sound of [her] wand" on Earth. Nilakantha makes his daughter sing that aria, "The Bell Song", to expose the identity of her lover, while the title character eats the poisonous datura leaf when Gerald decides to leave her to rejoin the British Army. For 10 points, name this opera about the titular Indian maiden, who sings "The Flower Duet" by Leos Delibes.
Answer: Lakme
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This author wrote about an Italian painter, who is taken prisoner by pirates only to become the wise "Hoja", who constructs the titular war machine that mysteriously vanishes after the siege of Doppio. In another book Galip tries to find his wife by assuming the identity and job of the missing journalist Celal. Besides writing The Black Book, in one of his novels a man assassinates the director of the Institute of Education, who he blames for the suicide of his sister Teslime, while the radical Blue is only allowed to leave prison when another character agrees to act in a performance of The Spanish Tragedy in which she must take off her head scarf. Kadiffe shoots Sunay Zaim at the end of that novel centering on Ka, while his best known novel centers on the murder of miniaturist Elegant Effendi during the Ottoman Empire. For 10 points, Snow and My Name is Red are novels by this Turkish writer.
Answer: Orhan Pamuk
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The patient L.H. studied by N. L. Etcoff had a lesion in this area, and its active regions vary systematically given target rotation. The Meyer's loop that emanates from the lateral geniculate nucleus traverses through it, and the uncus lies at its anterior extent. Including the fusiform gyrus, it contains Brodmann's areas twenty-one and twenty-two. Wilder Penfield famously stimulated its ventromedial area, leading to patients recalling complex experiences like hearing the song "White Christmas." Lesion to its right side causes inability to recognize faces in prosopagnosia. Lying below the Sylvian fissure, for 10 points, name this lobe of the brain that receives the ventral stream, involved in object recognition and music perception, found anterior to the occipital and below the parietal lobe.
Answer: temporal
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The losing commander of one battle here was beheaded on the request of his own officers after boarding up a bridge and trapping his own men on the wrong side of a river during a prolonged retreat from this battle. That man shared his name with the winning commander at an earlier battle here, who instructed his troops to slowly draw in the opposing cavalry before blasting them with artillery. Peter Perenyi had argued against the earlier of these battles, but Pal Tamori persuaded Louis II to engage the enemy; Louis, Tomori and the younger brother of John Zapolya would end up dying at the battle. For 10 points, name these battles, the later one a 1687 victory for Charles V of Lorraine that regained Hungary for the Europeans after they had lost it to Suleiman the Magnificent at the 1526 battle of this name.
Answer: Battle(s) of Mohacs[accept Harkanyor Nagyharsanybefore "earlier"]
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One character in this play describes his recurring dream in which he labors to climb a tree to reach the golden eggs at the top, which pairs with another character's dream of being trapped atop a high pillar trying to get down. One family in this play is nearly financially ruined when the mother implements a policy where male workers take on the tasks of women while female workers do the work of men, but a loan from a brick-maker saves the house. The title character is described as "hot wine with strong spices," and considers shooting the dog Diana for hooking up with a mongrel. Upon the death of Serena, the title character screams "Kill me too!" and after failing to convince the cook Christine to run away to Lake Como, she is last seen contemplating suicide while holding a razor in her hand. For 10 points, the valet Jean has a tryst with the title noblewoman of what August Strindberg play.
Answer: Miss Julie [accept Froken Julie]
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A confession addressed to this man noted its author's intentions to "destroy all castles" and "burn all files of documents in all of Bohemia." The Marquis de Custine wrote of this man's bell, which never rang, and his cannon, which had never been fired. He censored a memoir claiming that his father was the illegitimate son of Sergei Saltykov and the reactionary ministers Sergei Uvarov and Pavel Kiselyov advised this man. His brother was crowned after the death of that father, Paul I, but after that brother's death a power struggle developed between supporters of this man and those of his brother Grand Duke Constantine. For 10 points, name this czar who suppressed the Decembrist revolt and ruled Russia from 1825 to 1855.
Answer: Nicholas I of Russia
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21 Members of this religion would touch dirt to their tongue and confess their wrongdoings when they heard a flute during a twenty-day festival that saw a man wedded to four women before being sacrificed on the twentieth day. During the five days at the end of its year, adherents were forbidden to cook, have sex, or talk louder than a whisper; those five days were known as the Nemontemi. In another festival, boys competed to climb a tall pole and a felled tree was decorated with flowers; this festival was later combined with the Catholic All Souls' Day to become the Day of the Dead. Yet another festival saw warriors fast for five days before their prisoners of war were sacrificed to Huitzilopochtli. For 10 points, name this religion practiced by a namesake indigenous Mexican people who were conquered by Hernan Cortes.
Answer: Aztec religion [accept Nahua religion]
 
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The priestess Veleda predicted this man's success, and his forces defeated Mummius Lupercus at the Battle of Vetera. For 10 points each;,
[10] Name this leader of the Batavian Rebellion defeated by Quintus Petillius Cerialis at the Battle of Augusta Treverorum whose conspiracy is the subject of a Rembrandt painting.
Answer: Gaius Julius Civilis
[10] Civilis had earlier been arrested by this victor of the Battle of Bedriacum against Otho; when he asked Civilis and the Batavis for more conscripts for a new war, the rebellion began.
Answer: Aulus Vitellius Germanicus
[10] This successor of Vitellius benefitted from Civilis's uprising, leading him to become the last ruler in the Year of the Four Emperors.
Answer: Titus Flavius Vespasianus
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Identify these cities important to Shi'ites for 10 points each.,
[10] Abdelkarim Qasim built this ugly, concrete suburb of Baghdad to alleviate a housing shortage and named it Revolution City. Saddam Hussein renamed it Saddam City, but since 2003 everyone has called it this name in honor of a Shi'i cleric assassinated by Saddam.
Answer: Sadr City[accept Madinat al-Sadr]
[10] Muhammad Sadiq al-Sadr was assassinated in this Shi'i holy city that is home to Ali's tomb.
Answer: Najaf[accept al-Najaf]
[10] Ali's son Hussein was killed by Umayyad forces on the tenth of Muharram in this Iraqi city that is now holy to Shi'is as well.
Answer: Karbala
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For 10 points each, name these errors that could have cost you points on the AP Music Theory Exam.,
[10] According to the AP music theory scoring guidelines, you get a 1-point deduction for crossing or overlapping these objects, which come in soprano, alto, tenor, and bass in standard four-part harmony.
Answer: voices
[10] An even worse error, which gets you an automatic zero, is this one, exemplified by moving up from C to F in both the soprano and tenor voices.
Answer: parallel octaves
[10] Apparently, however, it's perfectly okay to go from a perfect fifth to this other kind of fifth, examples of which include C to G flat and D flat to A double flat.
Answer: diminished fifth
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Scott Soames expanded on its premise in Beyond Rigidity, and it notably used the example of a cat to posit an essentialist point of view. For 10 points each;,
[10] Name this set of three philosophy lectures which introduced the idea of the "rigid designator" to argue against Bertrand Russell's descriptivism, positing instead a causal theory of reference.
Answer: Naming And Necessity
[10] This winner of the 2001 Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy first gained acclaim for his Naming And Necessity.
Answer: Saul Kripke
[10] Saul Kripke also wrote about the theories of this man "on Rules and Private Language", though some have argued that Kripke was not true to this author of the Philosophical Investigations.
Answer: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Answer the following about membrane cotransport that requires no ATP. For 10 points each:,
[10] To reduce contraction, three of these ions are let in for each calcium ion exported in a muscle antiporter. One of these is let in with carbonate for one chloride exported to increase pH via carbonic anhydrase, while two of these are let in along with glucose in a symport.
Answer: sodium
[10] In plant vacuoles, this ion is pumped in by a pyrophosphate pump and a V-class ATPase. It is used instead of sodium for maintaining an internal positive gradient used to couple to the import of sucrose and calcium.
Answer: hydrogen[proton]
[10] Instead of using cotransport, animal cells rely on the export of cations by sodium-potassium ATPases to resolve the osmotic pressure created by water in hypotonic solutions, while plant cells rely on the resistance of this outer layer to turgor.
Answer: cell wall
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The title character's mistresses include Kathy Volkov and Hero Pavloussi. For 10 points each;,
[10] Name this novel about the artist Hurtle Duffield, who draws inspiration from his relationship with his hunch-backed adopted sister Rhoda.
Answer: The Vivisector
[10] The Vivisectoris by this author, who wrote about the contrasting brothers Arthur and Waldo Brown in the Solid Mandala and about an explorer, who loves Laura Trevalyan Voss.
Answer: Patrick White
[10] White's novel The Tree of Mantakes its title from this English poet's collection A Shropshire Lad.
Answer: A. E. Housman
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He wrote Free to Choosewith his wife. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this economist, who also co-authored A Monetary History of the United Stateswith Anna Schwartz.
Answer: Milton Friedman
[10] Friedman warned that fiscal policy would lead to this phenomenon, resulting from the Phillips curve shifting up in response to rational expectations. Nitzan and Bichler have attempted to explain it through "differential accumulation."
Answer: stagflation
[10] Friedman didn't like the government having a legal monopoly on mail-carrying, though he admitted the service might be a technical monopoly. Name the most common measure of the degree to which a market is a monopoly, the sum of the squares of each firm's market share.
Answer: HerfindahlHirschman index
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She once claimed to have fallen ill after three masked men assaulted Ramir Nunez de Guzman, and was named successor through the Treaty of the Bulls of Guisando, for 10 points each;,
[10] Name this monarch who was married to Ferdinand of Aragon.
Answer: Isabelof Castile [accept Isabelthe Catholic]
[10] In 1478, this pope gave Isabella and Ferdinand the OK to formally establish the Spanish Inquisition; he also notably gathered the resistance to Ercole d'Este in the War of Ferrara.
Answer: Sixtus IV[or Francesco della Rovere]
[10] In a "farce" named after this city, a group of nobles deposed Isabella's half-brother Enrique IV in effigy and set up her eleven-year-old brother as King Alfonso.
Answer: Avila
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It opens with the repetition of pounding E minor chords, a motif inspired by a dream in which a supertanker rose out of San Francisco Bay like a rocket. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this John Adams orchestral work whose second movement is entitled "The Anfortas Wound", and closes with another dream-inspired section, "Meister Eckhart and Quackie".
Answer: Harmonielehre
[10] The title of John Adam's Harmonielehre is an ironic reference to this man's music theory textbook. He founded the Second Viennese School and developed the twelve-tone system in works such as Moses Und Aron.
Answer: Arnold Schoenberg
[10] Arnold Schoenberg wrote this string sextet whose title come from the Richard Dehmel poem that inspired it.
Answer: Transfigured Night (accept Verklarte Nacht)
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A protostar moves along the Hayashi track as it contracts and as this process begins. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this important process through which stars get energy.
Answer: nuclear fusion
[10] Large stars will at some point in their lives will use this pathway, named for Bethe and Weizacker. Its net effect is to fuse four protons into helium four, but it does it in six steps. One variation employs fluorine.
Answer: CNO cycle [or carbon, nitrogen, oxygen cycle]
[10] Many more stars use this process at some point; its intermediates involve deuterium and helium three.
Answer: proton-proton chain
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He went from selling soap to working in a grain commission house in Philadelphia, and ends up getting shafted by George Stener. For 10 points each;,
[10] Name this speculator and advisor to Edward Butler, the son of a bank president and husband of Lillian Semple.
Answer: FrankAlgernon Cowperwood, Sr. [prompt on "The Financier"]
[10] Frank Cowperwood is the title character of this novel that makes up a trilogy with The Stoicand The Titan.
Answer: The Financier
[10] The Financieris a novel by this author, who wrote Sister Carrieand American Tragedy.
Answer: Theodore Dreiser
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Identify these things from Zoroastrianism, for 10 points each.,
[10] This Uncreated Creator is the counterpart of Ahriman and the supreme deity representing good in Zoroastrianism.
Answer: Ahura Mazda
[10] These "divine sparks" emanated by Ahura Mazda, the "Bounteous Immortals," are emanations through which all subsequent creatiosn were accomplished.
Answer: Amesha Spentas
[10] Rather than burial, Zoroastrans dispose of their dead through these structures built for ritual exposure. The dead bodies placed on them are consumed by birds.
Answer: towers of silence (prompt on dakhma)
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A character in this work ends up on Mars and spontaneously makes a house of glass. FTPE:,
[10] Name this graphic novel that focuses on the titular group of caped crusaders and their struggles to come to terms with their conflicted past. By the way, half of New York gets destroyed in the end, and Nixon is still president in the eighties.
Answer: Watchmen
[10] This eccentric English comic book writer of works like V for Vendetta wrote Watchmen.
Answer: Alan Moore
[10] The murder of this cigar-smoking character, a rapist employed by the government, motivates the action in Watchmen.
Answer: The Comedian [or Edward Morgan Blake]
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This ruler is depicted enthroned above the Barber-Surgeons company in one work. For 10 points each;,
[10] Name this ruler who had Nicholas Bellinn of Modena decorate Nonsuch Palace and who also commissioned Four Evangelists Stoning the Pope.
Answer: Henry VIIITudor
[10] The man behind Henry VIII and the Barber-Surgeons, this artist also painted a distorted skull in between Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve in The Ambassadors.
Answer: Hans Holbeinthe Younger(accept anything else that indicates he's the younger one)
[10] Holbein is known for making the woodcut designs for this series, which sees figures like The Queen, The Bishop and The Noblemen interacting with skeletons.
Answer: The Dance of Death(accept Danse Macabreor Totentanz)
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For 10 points each, name these giants from Norse myth.,
[10] This god who rode Gullinbursti and ruled Alfheim fell in love with the giantess Gerd, and in courting her he gives away his magic sword, so at Ragnarok he kills the giant Beli with an antler but is killed by the giant Surtr.
Answer: Freyr(accept Frey)
[10] This dude masqueraded as Skrymir, then challenged Loki, Thor, and Thialfi to eating, drinking, wrestling, and racing contests, which they all lost due to this king's magic.
Answer: Utgard-Loki (do not accept Loki)
[10] This giant drank out of Thor's horn and hit on Thor's wife, which caused Thor to give him an ass-whupping. The even-bigger-giant Mist Calf was made of clay to help him, but Mist Calf pissed himself at the mere sight of Thor and was easily dispatched by Thialfi.
Answer: Hrungnir
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It can be written by setting the magnetic field proportional to the volume integral of the cross product of current density and the displacement from a point to the wire over the square of the magnitude of that displacement. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this equation of electromagnetism.
Answer: Biot-Savart law
[10] The Biot-Savart law fills a similar role in magnetostatics as does this law in electrostatics. While it also has an integral formulation, it's better known evaluated on a point: the force equals one over quantity four pi times the electric constantend quantity, times the product of the charges and divided by the distance squared.
Answer: Coulomb's law
[10] Speaking of electric and magnetic fields, the time partial of energy density is equal to the gradient of this object minus the total current density dot the electric field.
Answer: Poynting vector
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A battle at this city saw the final defeat of Maximilian, and Maximilian himself was executed here shortly thereafter, for 10 points each;,
[10] Name this Mexican city.
Answer: QueretarouArteaga
[10] This man was the victor at Queretaro. He had earlier fled to Queretaro during a rebellion against the government of Felix Zuloaga, and would become Mexico's first president of indigenous descent.
Answer: Benito Pablo JuarezGarcia
[10] A better-known battle between Juarez and the French occurred at this May 5, 1862 battle in which the Mexicans successfully repelled the French.
Answer: Puebla
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This short story features the title character going to Borstal for juvenile detention for robbing a bakery. For 10 points each;,
[10] Identify this work about Smith whose schools wants to win the Blue Ribbon Prize Cup, but ends up not winning it since Smith stops halfway through the important race.
Answer: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
[10] "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" is written by Alan Sillitoe, who is a member of this British literary group whose other members include John Brain and John Osborne.
Answer: Angry Young Men
[10] One character in this play postpones opening a telegram because he sense it will have bad news about his brother Frank. The title character is Archie Rice, who is a failing performer at a burlesque music-hall.
Answer: The Entertainer
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Name some stuff about reaction kinetics and thermodynamics, for 10 points each.,
[10] This major approximation in kinetic models like Michaelis-Menten says that the rate of appearance of an unstable intermediate is equal to the rate of its disappearance.
Answer: steady-state approximation
[10] Following from the principle of microscopic reversibility, this principle states that in a system at equilibrium, the forward and reverse reaction rates of both each individual step in the reaction and the overall reaction are equal. In physics, it is used to calculate the Einstein coefficients.
Answer: principle of detailed balance [accept principle of detailed balancing]
[10] This statement holds that an endothermic step's transition state looks like the products and vice-versa.
Answer: Hammond's postulate [or Hammond-Leffler postulate]

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