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2008 Zot Bowl Tossups by Round 12 House 3
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W.H. Auden's The Sea and the Mirror was a ``Commentary on'' this work, and Ernest Renan wrote a sequel to this work that he called ``an idealist's fancy sketch''. Act IV of this play is interrupted by a dance of Nymphs and Reapers, and in Act II one character is tormented by a drunk singing about a woman named Kate. Characters that are mentioned but do not appear include Claribel, who is married to the King of Tunis, and the witch Sycorax. Believing his son Ferdinand to be dead, Alonso instead discovers him playing chess with Miranda, the daughter of the magician Prospero, in, for 10 points, which Shakespeare play about the aftermath of a storm?
Answer: The Tempest
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Important advancements in this technique include the use of the reflectron to improve resolution in the MALDI version, which uses an ultraviolet laser with wavelength between 330 and 360 nm. Another version of this technique begins with the formation a Taylor Cone and won John Fenn a Nobel Prize in Chemistry; that version is known as Electrospray Ionization. Once the sample is ionized, the next step is usually either gas or liquid chromatography, and the final readout contains the base peak and molecular ion peak. For 10 points, name this technique of organic chemistry that breaks a compound into smaller ions and measures their mass-to-charge ratio.
Answer: mass spectrometry
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Outlaws Belle Starr and Bill Doolin both died in this present-day state, and Bass Reeves was the longest-serving lawman in the territory that would later become this state. That territory was dissolved by the Curtis Act, and a March 16, 1896 majority opinion by John Marshall Harlan appended Greer County to this state. The westernmost part of this state was added by the Organic Act and was known as No Man's Land. This state was the site of a massive April 22, 1889 Land Rush, which rules were violated by so-called ``Sooners''. For 10 points, name this state which on November 16, 1907 became the 46th state, growing mostly out of the former Indian Territory.
Answer: Oklahoma
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For many years, a 1944 performance of this work by the Munich Philharmonic was misidentified as a 1941 performance by the Berlin Philharmonic. The second theme of the first movement, introduced by the woodwinds, is quickly overtaken by a repeat of the first theme. The celebratory feast and funeral scenes of a never-written opera are thought to be the origin of the scherzo and largo of this work; a part of that largo formed the basis for the spiritual ``Goin' Home''. Completed while in Spillville, Iowa, for 10 points, name this symphony, its composer's Opus 95, which synthesizes African-American and Czech influences, written by Antonin Dvorak.
Answer: Dvorak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World [accept either; don't need Dvorak after given; also piss off Ray Luo and accept New World Symphony]
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One character in this game must agree to have a ghost tear off his body parts while he meditates at ``Mu'' in the Kingdom of Dalaam where Brain Food Lunches are available for purchase. Another character joins the main group in this game dressed in a tux after being telepathically contacted at the Winters Academy. Enemies in this game include the Cute Lil' UFO and the New Age Retro Hippie while locations include a series of numerically named cities. The Runaway Five are a major music group in, for 10 points, what Super Nintendo game in which cash is withdrawn at ATMs in towns like Fourside and Onnett and the hero is the yo-yo toting, baseball-bat swinging Ness?
Answer: Earthbound [prompt on ``Mother 2,'' do not accept ``Mother'' or ``Mother 3'']
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In one of his works, Alois Straubleder leads the police back to his house where the fugitive Ludwig Goetten is hiding. He worked for a statistics bureau while working on his first novel, and another of his novels reveals that Leni Pfeiffer was in love with a Russian POW. A member of the "rubble literature" school, he wrote The Safety Net and A Soldier's Legacy in addition to the aforementioned media satire about a woman arrested by police for sleeping with a bank robber, The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum. Author of The Train Was on Time and Group Portrait with Lady, for 10 points, name this novelist who wrote of the Fahmel family's rebuilding of an abbey in Billiards at Half-Past Nine.
Answer: Heinrich Boll
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Tributaries of this river include the Big and Little Nehama, the Niobrara, the White, and Vermillion. A current environmental issue centers on maintaining its summer flow for a dwindling amount of river barge traffic, which is made possible by operations at the Fort Randall, Gavins Point, Big Bend, Garrison, Oahe [oo-AH-hee], and Fort Peck Dams. Beginning at the confluence of the Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison Rivers, more notable tributaries include the Yellowstone, Big Sioux, and Platte. For 10 points, name this long tributary that begins in Montana and enters the Mississippi just north of St. Louis in its namesake state.
Answer: Missouri River
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Her story appears after that of Dido in Bocaccio's On Famous Women, and she is the focal point of the bottom right panel of Ghiberti's Doors of Paradise. Assad falls in love with this woman in a Karl Goldmark opera, and she attempts to elope with the sculptor Adoniram in a Charles Gounod opera. In one legend, a visitor was relieved to find that this woman's legs were not those of a donkey but merely just hairy. Another story claims that she gave up her virginity for a drink of water, and from that union came Menelik I, from whom all future Emperors of Ethiopia claimed descent. For 10 points, name this ruler who in First Kings visited and asked riddles to Solomon.
Answer: Queen of Sheba [accept Makeda; accept Nicaula; accept Bilqis]
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Despite having knowledge of the exact start time of this event, 5 AM on July 19, a police chief decided to lie about it rather than distribute arms. Felix Morrow wrote the first American study of one part of it, and Hugh Thomas and Philip Knightly argued against George Steer's interpretation of another part of it. A group led by Robert Merriman first saw action at the Jarama Valley in this war, that Abraham Lincoln Brigade was one of several International Brigades organized by Comintern to fight the Falange. For 10 points, name this 1936-1939 war in which the Popular Front government was overthrown by Franco, which included the bombing of Guernica.
Answer: Spanish Civil War [prompt on ``Spanish Revolt''; prompt on ``Spanish Revolution'']
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Molecules in this family are typically cleaved at a glycine around position 250, resulting in a C-terminal domain that has no known use. The signaling pathway of one molecule in this family involves a complex consisting of the proteins Fused, Costal-2, and Cubitus interruptus, and members of this family often attach to the membrane proteins Patched and Smoothened. Neural tube differentiation is controlled by a ventral-dorsal gradient of one protein in this family. For 10 points, identify this family of signaling proteins named after a certain animal, whose three mammalian members are desert, Indian, and Sonic.
Answer: hedgehog [or Hh; do not accept or prompt on ``Sonic Hedgehog'' as we need the family and the signaling pathway is relevant to Drosophila Hedgehog, not Sonic hedgehog]
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Malanowski and Wood explored ``Burnout and This'' in Ohio public school teachers, while McLeod looked at the relationship between this and boredom proneness. Leonard Geller wrote a 1982 article about its ``failure'', and E. L. Shostrom's Personal Orientation Inventory was designed to measure this. The term was first coined by Kurt Goldstein after his studies of injured war veterans, and achievement of this is the goal of client-centered therapy. However, it may be best known as a B need, as opposed to D needs like safety and esteem. For 10 points, name this highest need in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
Answer: self-actualization
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He has won one La Liga Championship, but this phase of his career was marked by turmoil, including a falling out with manager Fabio Capello. 2008 highlights for him include gaining a notable cap in friendly against France and scoring a 70 yard goal in a professional league match. He won most of his championships with the Premier League team he began his career with. The first player signed under the "Designated Player Rule" in MLS, he hashelped his new team fill the Home Depot Center. For 10 points, name this noted England national, former Manchester United and Real Madrid and current LA Galaxy soccer star.
Answer: David (Robert Joseph) Beckham
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He has "nothing to look forward to with hope," and before encountering him, one character had been to Rowe's. He wants to team up again with Harold Wilson, with whom he had bickered four years ago, and though his brother is "rich, a somebody - director in the bank", he only wants to earn enough money "to at least buy tobacco with/So he won't have to beg and be beholden". This character has come to help Warren "ditch the meadow", though a discussion of the meaning of home follows from Mary 's earlier claim that this man "has come home to die". For 10 points, name this man with given name Silas, whose death is the title action of a Robert Frost poem.
Answer: The Hired Man [accept Silas before mentioned]
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This man wrote a hymn which has been compared to Psalm 104, and though some have questioned whether he was impotent, he apparently fathered six daughters, one of whom married his successor, Smenkhare. His father broke with traditional incest rules by marrying a commoner named Tiy. Egypt may have lost all of its Asian holdings except part of Palestine under this man's rule, as indicated by the Amarna letters, discovered at the site where he attempted to build a new capital. For 10 points, name this husband of Nefertiti, who attempted to institute monotheism in Egypt with worship of Aton.
Answer: Akhenaton [or Akhnaton; or Ikhnaton; accept Amenhotep IV; accept Greek Amenhopis IV; accept Neferkheperure Amenhotep]
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The Rego-Rourke and Rubenstein-Thompson algorithms attempted to disprove it, and John Stallings once wrote a paper on "How Not to Solve" this problem. The method eventually used to solve it was introduced by Richard Hamilton in 1982, but it was not until a series of papers written in 2002 and 2003 applied Ricci Flow with "surgery" that it was considered provable to say that the namesake relationship existed between a simply close connected 3-manifold and the three-sphere. For 10 points, name this Millenium Problem, a conjecture named for a French mathematician, whose solution led to the declining of the 2006 Fields Medal by Grigory Perelman.
Answer: The Poincare Conjecture
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Kusku attempted to resurrect this god's son by submerging him in a lake, while another death-related myth claims that in his haste to see his dead wife he opened a box containing dead souls before he had reached the land of the living. Another myth attributes the creation of the horse to him, and he defeated the testicle-eating Moon and created a new man from Moon's blood in one creation myth. Sometimes depicted as an old man who passes on knowledge of the sacred rites, he stole fire from the Fire Beings and allegedly spied on Badger and other animals while impersonating the moon. For 10 points, name this trickster deity of the American Southwest.
Answer: Coyote
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He used a figure in Antonio Pollaiuolo's The Rape of Deianira as the model for Hercules in his Hercules and the Birds of Stymphalis. ``The Drummer and Piper'' and ``Job and His Wife'' are the two side panels of this man's Altar of the Three Kings, and portraits by this man include those of Oswolt Krel and the Tucher family. He may be best known for a work that includes an hour glass, an empty balance scale, a polyhedron with a skull on it, and a magic square which gives the date of the work, 1514, in the middle two cells. Also known for woodcuts like his Apocalypse series, for 10 points, name this German engraver of Melancholia I.
Answer: Albrecht Durer (the Younger)
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The narrator of this work and his girlfriend invent the term ``discovering archetypes'' as a euphemism for having sex and refer to their child as ``The Thing''. Another character, the co-founder of the School of Comparative Irrelevance, creates as an alter ego an amalgam of Conrad characters called Seven Seas Jim, and claims that you can differentiate lunatics from cretins, fools, and morons ``by the fact that sooner or later [they] bring up the Templars''. The Plan is set in motion by Colonel Ardenti, who shows a supposed Templar manuscript to Diotallevi, Belbo, and Casaubon. For 10 points, name this Umberto Eco novel which begins near the titular scientific device.
Answer: Foucault's Pendulum
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This man struck an alliance with Humabon, who drew him into a battle where he was outnumbered almost 30 to 1. During that battle, both of his legs were chopped off, then he was beheaded with a kampilan, or so says his diarist, Antonio Pigafetta. Thus this dude learned the hard way not to mess with Lapu Lapu, the Rajah of Mactan Island. Before his death, he survived two separate attempted mutinies by Juan de Cartegena, and the San Antonio headed back to Spain while going through his namesake strait. After his death the Victoria, under the command of del Cano, made it back to Spain, so for 10 points, this explorer gets credit for the first global circumnavigation.
Answer: Ferdinand Magellan
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He is the first namesake of a phenomenon whose onset is classically associated with a Richardson number of less than one-fourth. He derived a namesake set of equations relating the Seebeck and Peltier coefficients. He is first namesake of a process in which a star heats and radiates due to gravitational contraction, a mechanism that led him to claim the Sun was less than a billion years old. He is also first namesake of the axiom that there cannot be a perfect heat engine. For 10 points, name this man who names a shearing fluid instability and a contraction with Helmholtz, a statement of the second law of thermodynamics with Planck, and an absolute temperature scale by himself.
Answer: 1st Baron Kelvin [or William Thomson]
2008 Zot Bowl Bonuses by Round 12 House 3
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Initially, the colonial government's abuse of this treaty to profit in land speculation angered both the indigenous peoples and the British settlers. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this 1840 treaty, whose land-selling article was superseded by the 1862 Native Land Act, which ostensibly gave the British rights to North Island.
Answer: Treaty of Waitangi
[10] The Treaty of Waitangi was made with several chiefs of the Maori, the indigenous people of this present-day country.
Answer: New Zealand
[10] This colonial lieutenant governor explained the terms of the treaty to the first five Maori chiefs to sign it. A month later, he survived a stroke, and it was up to Thomas Bunbury to collect signatures from other chiefs.
Answer: William Hobson
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Answer the following on the quantum mechanical model of the hydrogen atom, for 10 points each.,
[10] The angular dependence of the electron wavefunction is given by one of these functions, which can be expressed in terms of associated Legendre functions. They form an orthonormal set on their namesake surfaces.
Answer: spherical harmonics
[10] The electron wavefunction can be calculated by applying separation of variables to this fundamental wave equation of quantum mechanics, named for a man who lends his name to a thought experiment involving a cat.
Answer: Schrodinger equation
[10] The quantization condition associated with the radial Schrodinger equation yields this quantum number. The binding energy is inversely proportional to its square.
Answer: n [or the principal quantum number]
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Set in a German village, this film shows two friends who encounter the title character using the somnambulist Cesare as a sideshow attraction. For 10 points each:,
[10] Cesare correctly prophecies one of the main characters' deaths, and upon further investigation the title character is revealed to be head of the local insane asylum in this 1920 film directed by Robert Wiene.
Answer: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [or Das Cabinet des Caligari]
[10] This Fritz Lang film follows a child murderer, who is eventually stopped by less vile elements of the Berlin criminal community. Notably, only the shadow of Peter Lorre's character appears as he kills his victims.
Answer: M
[10] This short piece of orchestral music in B Minor serves as a leitmotif in M. Its theme begins with six staccato eighth notes followed by an accented quarter note, then two repetitions of two staccato eighths and an accented quarter note.
Answer: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" [or "I Dovregubbens Hall"]
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The unnamed country in which this work takes place is often theorized to be either Zaire or Uganda. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this novel whose characters include Zabeth, Ferdinand, and the president-for-life known as the Big Man, and the main character, a merchant of Indian descent named Salim.
Answer: A Bend in the River
[10] A Bend in the River is by this Trinidadian author of such other works as In a Free State and A House for Mr. Biswas.
Answer: V(idiadhar) S(urajprasad) Naipaul
[10] This white dude, the husband of Yvette, is hired by the Big Man to write propagandist speeches and record the history of the Big Man's administration in a flattering light.
Answer: Raymond
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Answer the following about recent developments in Northern Ireland for 10 points each.,
[10] In 2006, this nationalist party led by Garry Adams voted to support the PoliceService of Northern Ireland, thus marking its full acceptance as a mainstream political party.
Answer: Sinn Fein
[10] In June 2008, this hard-line Protestant retired from the position of First Minister of Northern Ireland
Answer: Ian Paisley
[10] Most local political decisions are made at the assembly at Stormont, which is near this capital and largest city in Northern Ireland.
Answer: Belfast
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Answer the following on Loki's exploits with the ladies, for 10 points each.,
[10] The sentimental Loki rescued and ate the charred heart of this evil giantess, then ran into the woods and gave birth to Fenrir, the Midgard Serpent and Hel.
Answer: Angrboda
[10] Loki resorlted to some painful testicle humor to cheer up this giantess, but after looking at the gods' feet, she chose Njord as her husband instead. To add insult, she also affixed the snake that constantly drips venom on him.
Answer: Skadi
[10] He doesn't deserve it, that's for sure, but despite all of Loki's ridiculous dalliances, this mother of his sons Narfi and Vali still holds a bowl over his head to catch that snake's venom.
Answer: Sigyn
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Public Service Announcement from Willie Chen: Women did stuff, too. For 10 points each:,
[10] At this anti-alcohol group's first National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in 1874, it began a project of building water fountains in urban areas, though it is better known for its push for women's suffrage and Prohibition.
Answer: Woman's Christian Temperance Union [or WCTU; accept Women's Christian Temperance Union]
[10] Under the leadership of this second president, the WCTU expanded their focus to social issues like prison reform, the eight-hour workday and women's suffrage. She became the World WCTU's first president in 1891.
Answer: Frances Elizabeth (Caroline) Willard
[10] This woman once introduced Willard as a "general with an army of 250,000". She herself refused to pay a fine for "illegally" voting and co-founded the National Women's Suffrage Association with Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Answer: Susan B(rownell) Anthony
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His essay On Humor introduces the distinction between ``composing'' and ``discomposing'', and in One, None, and a Hundred Thousand the protagonist realizes that his wife sees him differently than he does. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this Italian author who also wrote about a mad king in Enrico IV.
Answer: Luigi Pirandello
[10] Pirandello may be best known for this work in which Father, Mother, Son, Stepdaughter, Boy, and Girl all harass a theater company about getting their story completed.
Answer: Six Characters in Search of an Author [or Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore]
[10] This character from that work, who is not one of the six in search of an author, runs a seedy ``establishment'', is drawn out by three women hanging their hats, and speaks in a strange jargon of half-Italian half-English.
Answer: Madame Pace
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You may know about Sydney and Melbourne, but for 10 points each, identify these other cities of Australia.,
[10] This fourth largest city in Australia, known as one of the remotest metropolitan cities in the world, lies on the banks of the Swan River and is the capital of Western Australia.
Answer: Perth
[10] Bombed by the Japanese in 1942, this cityof less than 100,000 people is also the capital of the sparsely populated North Australia.
Answer: Darwin
[10] This city, which shares its name with that of a former British colony inAfrica, is the second largest city in Queensland is the largest non-capital city inAustralia. Itseconomy isheavily supported by tourism.
Answer: Gold Coast, Queensland
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Its third movement, a ``Serenade of a mountaineer of the Abruzzi to his mistress'', is in 6/8, but at two different tempos, one marked Allegro assai, the other an allegretto. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this symphony that also contains the ``Orgy of Brigands'', which disappointed its commissioner Niccolo Paganini because it was not a viola concerto.
Answer: Harold in Italy
[10] Name the composer of Harold in Italy as well as the opera Benvenuto Cellini and a ``dramatic symphony'' containing the ``Queen Mab Scherzo'', his Romeo and Juliet.
Answer: Hector Berlioz
[10] The initial theme of the first movement of Harold in Italy, played in the cellos and bass, is reminiscent of this earlier Berlioz symphony, which contains the ``Witches' Sabbath'' and the famous ``March to the Scaffold''.
Answer: Symphonie Fantastique
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Lin and Shu proposed the density wave theory to explain the namesake structures of these objects. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this class of galaxies whose barred variant is exemplified by the Milky Way.
Answer: spiral
[10] According to density wave theory, spiral arms see increased star formation through this man's namesake collapse process. He also lends his name to a model of blackbody radiation with Rayleigh.
Answer: Sir James Jeans
[10] Spiral galaxies appear along the upper branch of this man's eponymous tuning-fork diagram for galaxy classification. His namesake constant is approximately equal to one over the age of the Universe.
Answer: Edwin Hubble
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Article VIII of this treaty concerned a railroad across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, while part of Article II abrogated the thirty-third article of an 1831 treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation. For 10 points each:,
[10] Identify this treaty signed by such Mexicans as Manuel Diez de Bonilla and Jose Salazar Ylarbegui, as well as a former commissioner in charge of relocating the Seminole to reservations.
Answer: Gadsden Purchase Treaty
[10] Gadsden's Purchase paid ten million dollars for about 45,000 square miles in two present-day states. Name both, all or nothing.
Answer: Arizona and New Mexico
[10] Article II also abrogated the eleventh article of this 1848 treaty. Article I re-defined the boundaries that resulted after Mexico ceded much of its land to the U.S. by this treaty ending the Mexican-American War.
Answer: Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
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This album's title phrase is sung by General Apathy and Major Boredom in the tenth track, ``The Battle of Who Could Care Less'', and its first track unfortunately does not claim Charles Meigs is the titular ``One Angry Dwarf''. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this sophomore effort by Ben Folds Five.
Answer: Whatever and Ever Amen
[10] The best-known song off Whatever and Ever Amen is this third track, about an incident in which Folds' high school girlfriend had an abortion. It notes that ``I'm drowning slowly/Off the coast and I'm headed nowhere''.
Answer: ``Brick''
[10] An alleged bonus track on the original album is a cover of this song by the Buggles, pretty much only famous for being the first music video shown on MTV.
Answer: "Video Killed the Radio Star"
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Name these writs, for 10 points each.,
[10] This writ protects against unlawful imprisonment. Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution says that it cannot be suspended unless in ``Cases of Rebellion or Invasion''.
Answer: writ of habeas corpus
[10] This writ is granted when the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case from a lower court.
Answer: writ of certiorari
[10] This writ orders a government official or body to perform some action required by law that it has neglected or refused to do. A petition for one was denied in Marbury v. Madison.
Answer: writ of mandamus [prompt on ``mandate'']
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It joined with Lithuania to create the Union of Lublin. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this country that has survived three partitions and a notably quick invasion.
Answer: Poland
[10] In 1575 the Poles told this French king that if he did not come back to Poland, his Polish throne would be vacated. He decided that it would be more fun to have a war with two other dudes of the same name than go back.
Answer: Henry III of France [or Henry of Valois of Poland]
[10] He was supposed to go to Russia to get support for the overthrow of Augustus III, but hey, when the queen wants to keep you as a lover, you can just wait for the old fart to die before using her influence to gain the throne.
Answer: Stanislaw II Augustus [accept Stanislaw II; accept Stanislaw Augustus; accept Stanislaw Poniatowski (there's actually multiple Stanislaw Poniatoswkis, but only one of them was king)]
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His A Fragment on Government attacked William Blackstone's theory about the importance of tradition in law. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this author of Anarchical Fallacies, an attack on the Declaration of Rights resulting from the French Revolution, often considered the first utilitarian.
Answer: Jeremy Bentham
[10] Bentham failed to interest Catherine the Great in this ``model prison'' discussed by Foucault in Discipline and Punish, in which the prisoners are not always watched but always believe they are being watched.
Answer: panopticon
[10] This Bentham work distinguishes between the physical, political, moral, and religious sources of pleasure and pain, and in a chapter on ``Principles Adverse to that of Utility'' claims that all principles other than that of utility are wrong.
Answer: An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
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Name these painters of Dutch descent, for 10 points each.,
[10] He painted ``Danae'' in addition to something about Franz Banning Cocq and his company.
Answer: Rembrandt von Rijn
[10] The title character, with mustache and goatee, is more smirking than laughing in this man's ``Laughing Cavalier''.
Answer: Frans Hals
[10] This member of the Delft School, known for using corridors as windows to more distant rooms in his interior scenes, painted ``A Musical Party in A Courtyard'' and ``Woman Drinking With Soldiers''.
Answer: Pieter de Hooch
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The micturition reflex causes the detrusor muscle in this structure to contract. For 10 points each:,
[10] Name this anatomical structure.
Answer: urinary bladder
[10] The micturition reflex causes urine to flow out of the bladder and into this tube.
Answer: urethra
[10] Urine goes from the kidneys to the bladder by means of these tubes.
Answer: ureters
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Canterbury Tales, for 10 points each:,
[10] Arcite and Palamon are both imprisoned by Theseus, and later do battle in order to wed his daughter Emily. Arcite loses but still manages to get the girl.
Answer: "The Knight's Tale"
[10] Three greedy drunken idiots decide to kill Death. Instead, Death tricks them into fighting over a bunch of money, and they kill each other in the process.
Answer: "The Pardoner's Tale"
[10] This parallel to the life of St. Cecilia tells of a young boy who, despite having had his throat slit by a group of depraved Jews, is still able to talk and sing through the power of prayer.
Answer: "The Prioress's Tale"

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