Penn Bowl VIII:
ROUND 6 TOSSUPS
1. He wrote angry denunciations of Julius Caesar and elegies for the wife of his
friend Calvus and for his brother. However, this Verona-born poet will forever be
remembered for a series of 25 poems written between 61 and 54 BC. FTP, identify this
Roman poet who wrote of his mistress Lesbia, famous for such works as Odi et amo.
ANSWER: Gaius Valerius Catullus
2. An unknown art critic expressed relief at the site of a Donatello sculpture and
inadvertently named an emerging art movement. Taking inspiration from Paul Gauguin
and Henri Rousseau, its paintings are distinguished by dark outlines, stark colors,
and distortion. FTP, identify this art movement, whose painters included Andre Derain,
Maurice de Vlaminick, and most famously Henri Matisse.
or la Fauve
3. Since the Revolution, it has been divided into five départements
[DAY-pahr-tuh-monts]: Manche, Calvados, Orne, Eure, and Seine-Maritime [mah-re-TEEM].
Known for cream dishes and apple cider, it contains the port cities of Le Havre and
Cherbourg and its historic capital of Rouen [ROO-ahn]. FTP, name this historic region
in the north of France, most often associated with World War II and William the Conqueror.
or la Normandie
4. It was first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808 though it was identified as
an element by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1774. A deoxidizer in copper refining and
a remover of sulfates in salt brines, its presence after the bombardment of uranium
was a clue to the recognition of nuclear fission. FTP, identify this alkaline earth metal,
famous as an opaque medium in X-rays, atomic number 56.
5. This half brother of Titu Cusi [KOO-see] succeeded him as ruler of Vilcabamba,
and blamed a clergyman for his brother's death. He had all local Catholic churches
levelled and some Spanish officials killed. This caused the Spanish to occupy Vilcabamba
and he was hunted down and hung in Cuzco. FTP, identify this last Inca emperor, whose
name has been synonymous with rebellion in Peru ever since.
ANSWER: Tupac Amaru
6. Recently, 12 of its members were arrested outside the US Capitol for setting fire
to bales of hay as part of a protest. The group has numerous celebrity spokespersons,
including talk show hostess Ricki Lake and actress Betty White. FTP, identify this
leading animal-rights lobby.
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reatment of A
7. His odd first name is simply the name of his father spelled backwards. A native
of Whittier, California, this 24 year-old Georgia Tech grad knocked in 122 runs
and hit 35 home runs with a .322 average in 1998, an improvement on 1997, when he
became only the 6th man ever to win a unanimous Rookie of the Year Award. FTP, identify this
starting shortstop for the Boston Red Sox.
ANSWER: Nomar Garciaparra
8. Staged as pro-fascist propaganda in France and given a Marxist spin by Bertolt
Brecht, it recalls an episode from the late 5th century BC as depicted by Plutarch.
Neither the scheming tribunes, the easily manipulable mob, nor the aristocratic title
character, who betrays his home city are very sympathetic. FTP, identify this Shakespearian
9. Before the publication of this work, most cultural anthropolgists dealt almost
exclusively with primitive culture. This 1929 field study of social stratification
had two sequels, one that dealt with the effects of the=
Great Depression. FTP, identify this seminal book, the study of a fictional Midwest
city based on Muncie, Indiana, written by Robert Staughton and Helen Lynd.
: A Study in Contemporary American Culture
10. In some stories she is the daughter of the sky god An; in others, her father is
moon god Nanna. Associated with the morning star, she forms a triad with Shamash
and Sin. Her worship included temple prostitution, particularly in her cult center
of Erech. In some later myths she became Queen of the Universe. FTP, name this Akkadian counterpart
to the Canannite Astarte, the goddess of war and sexual love.
11. Symptoms may include excessive calcium or potassium in the bloodstream, weight
loss, and low blood pressure. It is a consequence of an insufficient level of corticosteroids
and can be caused by tuberculosis. FTP, identify this disease characterized by insufficiency of the adrenal cortex, whose most famous sufferer was President John
12. Toppled by an earthquake in 224 BC, it was designed by the sculptor Chares.
Supported by iron rods and placed on stone blocks, it was built to honor the sun
god Helios. FTP, identify this 120-foot high sculpture, which once stood in the harbor
on the island of Rhodes.
ANSWER: the Colossus
13. Highly vulnerable to degeneration when penetrated even slightly by enemy formations,
it was nonetheless a frightening spectacle, and useful as it required no true officer
corps. Developed by the Sumerians but perfected during the 5th century BC by the Greeks, it was used even after the advent of gunpowder. FTP, identify
this military tactical formation, best known in the hoplite form practiced by the
Greeks and Romans.
14. A figure in the Wallace Stevens poem "Peter Quince of the Clavier," she was accused
of adultery for rejected the advances of two elders. When she was about to be stoned
to death, Daniel saves her by arguing for her. FTP, identify this Biblical woman,
a favorite of Renaissance artists and the title character of an apocryphal book.
15. Kevin McCarthy plays the bad guy. Gedde Watanabe is a game show host, Fran Drescher
a secretary turned reporter, Victoria Jackson a patient girlfriend, and a pre-Seinfeld
Michael Richards plays an unforgettable kid's variety show host. This cult classic centers around the rise of a nearly defunct TV station rescued by a creative but
easily distracted hero. FTP, identify this 80s film starring "Weird Al" Yankovic.
16. Although best known for poetry, he wrote the ballet Tom
and the play Santa Claus
, and is known for the novel The Enormous Room
. FTP, identify this 20th century American poet, famous for his use of satirical tone
and slang and, most notably, for eccentric use of typography.
ANSWER: e(dward) e(stlin) cummings
17. Its two branches are called the "Black," or "Mouhoun" and the "White," or "Nakambe."
It's twisting course cause the Portuguese to name it for their word for "turn." Part
of it is now a hug lake due to the construction of the Akosombo dam complex. FTP,
identify this river system which drains most of the waters of Togo, Burkina Faso,
18. A recent court decision struck down a Massachusetts law as well local laws preventing
states and cities from doing business with this country, passed in reaction to the
suppression of the National League for Democracy by the ruling miltary junta, SLORC [slork]. FTP, name this Asian nation, in which five Americans were jailed for distributing
anti-SLORC leaflets, the home nation of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
19. One man was murdered during a series of three bank robberies on October 19, 1864.
The culprits were about 25 Confederate soldiers, odd considering they were well north
of Gettysburg. A Union posse pursued the soldiers into Canada and captured them,
but had to return them, straining relations between the US and Canada. FTP, name the
northern Vermont town that lent its name to this incident.
ANSWER: St. Albans
20. Circular in plan, they are made of high-strength, steel-reinforced concrete.
Designed by Cesar Pelli to house a government-run oil consortium, the buildings
have 88 usable stories and rise to a height of 1,483 feet. FTP, name this pair of
buildings, now considered the tallest in the world, located in Kuala Lumpur. ANSWER: Petronas
21. In the early 1900s, oranges were ripened by "curing" the fruit in sheds equipped
with kerosene stoves. Fruit growers believed it was the heat ripening the fruit,
but new clean-burning stoves didn't work. The ripening was actually caused by a gaseous
byproduct of kerosene combustion. FTP, name this plant hormone. ANSWER: ethylene
22. A cut in price by firm A may lead to an equal cut by firm B with reduced profits,
but firms are not price takers. Competition, if no cartel is formed, tends to manifest
itself in advertising, product differentiation and other forms unrelated to price.
Good examples of it are found in the steel and aluminum industries. FTP, identify
the economic condition in which a small number of firms control a market.
23. It looks like this woman has finally had it with her husband. Not surprising,
since he's been linked to various celebrities during their twenty year relationship,
including Uma Thurman and David Bowie. But now that he's apparently impregnated
a Brazilian model, she's filing for divorce. FTP, name this woman, who may or may not be
the second wife of Mick Jagger.
ANSWER: Jerry Hall
24. He wrote a three volume overview of English economic history and was imprisoned
for his satiric poem "The Shortest Way With the Dissenters." But this editor of the
newspaper The Review is better known for his historical reconstruction Journal of
the Plague Year. FTP, identify this English author of Moll Flanders and Robinson Crusoe.
ANSWER: Daniel Defoe
25. His plane was shot down over Bouganville Island in the Solomons in 1943 as a result
of the so-called "Purple" code intercepts. One of the first to be aware of the paramount
importance of the aircraft carrier in modern warfare, he was pessimistic about the ability of his nation to defeat the US in a protracted war. FTP, identify this
Japanese admiral, the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
ANSWER: Adm. Yamomoto
26. It is considered to be a binary star whose parts rotate about once every 5.6 days.
One component is a blue supergiant ; the nature of the other, invisible, component
is unknown. Discovered in 1971, the binary system radiates superheated X-rays supposedly caused by massive gravitational forces. FTP, identify this binary, thought to contain
a black hole, located in the same constellation as Deneb.
ANSWER: Cygnus X-1
27. This romantic philosopher was a foremost figure in idealism, publishing his System
of Transcendental Idealism in 1800. He held a pantheistic view of the universe,
in which "nature is visible spirit and spirit is invisible nature." FTP name this
German, the author of Of Human Freedom and The Philosophy of Art.
ANSWER: Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling
28. The name's the same: Sir John was an English admiral and privateer who helped
defeat the Spanish Armada. His son, Sir Richard was also a naval hero and member
of Parliament, known for his sake of Valparaiso, Chile and his subsequent imprisonment.
Screamin' Jay was an eccentric blues musician, known for "I Put a Spell on You." FTP,
give the common surname of these and musician Sophie B.
29. This innovator developed the Spring operating system, and owns Chorus. Much of
its revenue comes from the sale of machines based on the SPARC [spark] microprocessor.
Its NFS file system is the industry standard, something this company is trying to
duplicate with its Java programming language. FTP, name this computer company currently
30. He spent the 70s making albums such as Double Fun and Pressure Drop, scoring minor
hits like "Every Kinda People" and "Bad Case of Loving You." His big break came when
he fronted the Duran Duran side project Power Station and followed that up with the
album Riptide. FTP, name this singer, now famous for surrounding himself with identical-looking
foundation-laden women in the video for "Simply Irresistible."
ANSWER: Robert Palmer
Penn Bowl VIII:
ROUND 6 BONI
1. Answer the following questions about moons of Saturn, 10 points each.
a. This largest moon is the only satellite in the solar system with a substantial
b. This small moon is best known for resembling the Death Star in Star Wars, due to
a massive 130km crater, remnant of a collision that nearly blew it apart.
c. This "two-faced" moon has one side black as pitch, and the other highly reflective.
2. Salman Rushdie isn't the only author to anger Islamic militants. 10 points each.
a. This Bangladeshi feminist, author of Shame
, fled to Sweden after she was quoted in a newspaper as saying that the Qur'an
should be "revised thoroughly."
ANSWER: Taslima Nasrin
b. This Egyptian Nobel laureate was stabbed by militant Islamists who found his The Children of Gebelawi
ANSWER: Naguib Mahfouz
c. Rushdie found himself again under attack, this time by militant Hindus, for the
publication of this 1995 novel, which ridicules a key Hindu nationalist.
ANSWER: The Moor's Last Sigh
3. Given the maiden name of a United States first lady, name her famous husband, 10
a. Edith Bolling GaltANSWER: (Thomas) Woodrow Wilson
b. Lucy Ware WebbANSWER: Rutherford B. Hayes
c. Claudia Alta Taylor ANSWER: L
yndon Baines Johnson
4. Identify these composers from works on a 15-5 basis.
a. New Grand Overture, Three Apparitions, Via Crucis
 Hungarian Rhapsodies
ANSWER: Franz Liszt
or Liszt Ferenc
b. Four Last Songs, Variations on a Theme by Haydn
 Hungarian Dances
ANSWER: Johannes Brahms
5. Given a major Latin American city that is neither a capital nor the largest city,
identify the country, for the stated number of points.
 Cartagena [car-ta-HAY-na] ANSWER: Colombia
 Belo Horizonte ANSWER: Brazil
 Rosario ANSWER: Argentina
 Bluefields ANSWER: Nicaragua
6. Five points each, name the three members of these trios.
a. The Eumenides, or FuriesANSWER: Alecto
b. The three HarpiesANSWER: Aello
7. Identify the following associated with property law, 10 points each.
a. This term refers to a right granted by one property owner to another to use
a part of his land for a specific purpose.
b. This two-word term refers to the power of a government to expropriate private property
for public use.
ANSWER: eminent domain
c. In the US, property owners are compensated for takings by eminent domain, pursuant
to which amendment to the US Constitution?
ANSWER: Amendment 5
8. Answer these questions on small units of measure, 10 points each.
a. Cell volumes are typically measured in terms of these units, with an exponent of
b. A Joule is equal to 10 million of these units.
c. A Tesla is equal to 10,000 of these units.
[prompt on "G"]
25 POINT BONUS
9. Given a play by an Elizabethan Englishman not named Shakespeare, identify the playwright,
for the stated number of points.
 Knight of the Burning Pestle
ANSWER: Francis Beaumont
 The Alchemist
ANSWER: Ben Jonson
 The Jew of Malta
ANSWER: Christopher Marlowe
10. Identify these Congressmen all good liberals love to hate, 10 points each.
a. A former pesticide salesman, this Majority Whip and noted Clinton-hater from
Texas is nicknamed "The Hammer."
ANSWER: Rep. Tom DeLay
b. This Georgia Judicary Committee Republican, recently the target of accusations
from Larry Flynt, is notorious for his hostility to gay rights, gun control, and
ANSWER: Rep. Bob Barr
c. Very few liberals will miss this short-tempered, recently retired Rules Committee
chair from upstate New York.
ANSWER: Rep. Gerald A. Solomon
11. Answer these questions about a famous Supreme Court case, 10 ten points each.
a. Chief Justice Earl Warren, who presided over many a landmark decision, thought
this 1962 decision about reapportionment of election districts was the most important
of his tenure.
ANSWER: Baker v. Carr
b. Baker v. Carr
centered around election districts in this Southern state.
c. This liberal wrote the majority opinion in Baker
ANSWER: William Brennan
12. Given the song off Metallica's cover album Garage Inc.
, identify the original artist for the stated number of points.
 "Turn the Page" ANSWER: Bob Seeger
 "Tuesday's Gone" ANSWER: Lynyrd Skynyrd
 "Last Caress" ANSWER: The Misfits
13. Identify these techniques with Italian terms used in painting, FTP each.
a. Also called "loaded brush," it refers to the technique of applying layers
of oil paint to provide contrast, a favorite of Van Gogh.
b. Oops. This term refers to an artist painting over his mistakes or over elements
intended to surface later, as in Rembrandt's Flora.
c. From the Italian for "smoke," it describes a fusing of color to create a hazy
effect, a favorite of Leonardo.
14. Given two cities, identify the interstate highway that connects them, 10 points
a. Kansas City, MO and Denver, CO ANSWER: Interstate 70
b. Charlotte, NC and Beckley, WV ANSWER: Interstate 77
c. Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA ANSWER: Interstate 20
15. 30-20-10-5. Name the author from works.
 Slapstick, Palm Sunday
 Hocus Pocus; God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater
 Mother Night, Breakfast of Champions
ANSWER: Kurt Vonnegut
16. Answer these questions about the interaction of hemispheres in the human brain,
10 points each.
a. This thick band of white matter connects the two brain hemispheres, and is often
severed in epileptics to prevent grand mal
ANSWER: corpus callosum
b. This Caltech neurobiologist won the 1981 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his studies
of hemispheric interaction by observing patients with a severed corpus callosum.
ANSWER: Roger Sperry
c. This 19th century French scientist was the first to theorize an asymmetry in brain hemispheres,
attributing most linguistic skills to the left hemisphere.
ANSWER: Paul Broca
17. Answer these questions about the War of Spanish Succession, for ten points each.
a. The war was a consequence of the death of this king of Spain, who died childless
ANSWER: King Charles II
b. The war turned out to hurt France despite the fact that this grandson of Louis
XIV ended up becoming the first Bourbon king of Spain.
ANSWER: King Philip V
, duc d' [of] Anjou
c. It's not a QB tournament without a treaty question: what treaty ended the war
ANSWER: Treaty of Utrecht
18. Answer the following questions about Shi'a Islam, 10 points each.
a. The Shi'a ascribe a quasi-messianic role to these people, who lead the prayers,
who head a Muslim community.
b. The different sects of Shi'a disagree on how many imams there are or were. The
largest Shi'a sect, found mostly in Iran and neighboring countries, believes
there are to be this many imams. ANSWER: twelve
[HN: they are, in fact, called the "Twelvers"]
c. All Shi'a sects believe the first of the great imams was this fourth caliph and
son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad. Name him.
19. Given the band popular with college radio, identify the famous US college town
they are associated with, for the stated number of points.
 The Lemonheads ANSWER: Boston
 Green Day ANSWER: Berkeley
 The Dave Matthews Band ANSWER: Charlottesville
 Ben Folds Five ANSWER: Chapel Hill
20. Identify the oxidation number of nitrogen in the following compounds, for the
stated number of points.  Nitric acid, HNO3 ANSWER: 5+
 Sodium nitrite, NaNO2 ANSWER: 3+
 Nitrous oxide, N2O ANSWER: 1+
 Ammonium chloride, NH4Cl ANSWER: 3-
21. Identify these psychologists from their studies of the dark side of humanity,
15 points each.
a. In his 1954 work The Nature of Prejudice,
he recognized prejudice as a labor saving device.
ANSWER: Gordon Allport
b. This psychologist used ethology in formulating his seminal work On Aggression.
ANSWER: Konrad Lorenz
25 POINT BONUS
22. Given the ode, identify the poet, for the stated number of points.
 "Ode To The West Wind" ANSWER: P
ercy Bysshe Shelley
 "Ode Occassioned By The Death of Mr. Thompson" ANSWER: William Collins
23. 30-20-10. Name the artist from works.
 The House with Cracked Walls, Morning in Provence
 The Suicide's House, L'Estaque
 Boy in a Red Waistcoat,
the series The Card Players,
the series The Bathers
ANSWER: Paul Cézanne
24. Identify the following right-of-center polticians from overseas, 10 points each.
a. This Italian media magnate cruised to victory with his newly formed Forza Italia
party in 1994, but like most Italian governments, it was short lived.
ANSWER: Silvio Berlusconi
b. This head of France's far-right National Front faces a badly split party, including
a political conflict with members of his own family.
ANSWER: Jean-Marie Le Pen
c. Her anti-immigrant and anti-aboriginal "One Nation" Party remains strong in her
home state of Queensland, but has pushed the governing Liberal Party to the
right in Australia.
ANSWER: Pauline Hanson
25. We usually associate philosophical dialogue with Plato and other ancients, but
Enlightenment thinkers liked them as well. Given the dialogue, name the Enlightenment
thinker, 10 points each.
a. Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonius
ANSWER: Bishop George Berkeley
b. Dialogues Concerning National Religion
ANSWER: David Hume
c. New Dialogues of the Dead
ANSWER: Bernard le Bouvier Fontenelle
26. Name the following Hong Kong action stars trying to make it in America, for 10
a. The star of CBS's Martial Law,
this Hong Kong actor and director starred in such movies as Enter the Fat Dragon
and Millionaire's Express.
ANSWER: Sammo Hung
b. One of Asia's best-known stars in Asia, he starred in The Killer
and Learned Bride Thrice Fools Bridegroom
before his first US movie, The Replacement Killers.
ANSWER: Chow Yun-Fat
c. This woman starred with Jackie Chan as the mainland Chinese policewoman in Supercop
. Her first US role was the butt-kicking Chinese spy in the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.
ANSWER: Michelle Yeoh
or Michelle Khan
27. Given a description of one of America's most affluent counties, name it, 10 points
a. This name is shared by two demographically comparable counties--one of Philadelphia's
northwestern suburbs, the other of Maryland's Washington suburbs to the northwest.
County (MD and PA)
b. Many people, predominantly whites, have been leaving Miami and Dade County for
its northern neighbor, whose largest city is Fort Lauderdale.
c. This county has the highest per capita income in the nation.
28. 30-20-10. Name the playwright from works.
 On the High Road, The Bear
 The Jubilee, The Wedding
 The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard
ANSWER: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
29. Ten points each, give the name by which these diseases are better known.
a. Hansen's Disease ANSWER: Leprosy
b. Trypanosomiasis ANSWER: African sleeping sickness
c. Infection by Rickettsia ricketsii
30. Damn those Atlanta Falcons! Now I have to change my bonus!
[4x5] Four NFC teams, excluding the Panthers, have never made the Super Bowl. Five
points each, name them.
, New Orleans
[2x5] Second, odd as it may seem, three NFC teams besides Atlanta have made, but never
won, a Super Bowl. Five points each, name any two
ANSWER: St. Louis