1. Identify the novels from opening lines for ten points each or 5 if you need the author.
10: "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy
in its own way."
5: Leo Tolstoy
Answer: Anna Karenina
10: "A rather handsome, light traveling carriage on springs rolled
into the gates of an inn in a certain provincial capital, the kind of
carriage that is favored by bachelors."
5: Nikolai Gogol
Answer: Dead Souls
10: "On Feb. 24, 1815, the watchtower at Marseilles signaled the
arrival of the three-master Pharaon, coming from Smyrna, Trieste, and
5: Alexander Dumas, pere
Answer: The Count of Monte Cristo
2. Charles was an extremely popular name for world monarchs. Given their parentage and/or a brief description identify the country from which these Charles I's came, for ten points each.
a) This country's Charles I was son of Charles Martel of Anjou-Naples and Clemencia of Habsburg and claimed his country's throne after the death of Andrew III.
b) This country's Charles I was son of King Louis and Maria Pia of Savoy and was assassinated in his capitol city due to his refusal to obey the Brits and withdraw from certain African territories.
c) This country's Charles I was Charles IV of its neighbor and renounced all participation in affairs of state but did not abdicate in November of 1918.
3. 30-20-10 identify the artist from works.
30: The Coronation of the Virgin, The Toilet of Venus, and Old Woman Frying Eggs
20: Portrait of Innocent X, The Infanta Margarita in a Pink Dress
10: Las Meninas or The Maids of Honor
Answer: Diego Velazquez
4. Given a definition, identify the "A" word from chemistry on a 5-10-15 basis.
5: A functional group containing a carbonyl group with the carbon bonded to at least one hydrogen.
10: A mixture of concentrated hydrochloric and nitric acids.
Answer: aqua regia
15: The rule stating that electrons enter energy levels in an atom in order of increasing energy, filling one sublevel before moving on to the next.
Answer: aufbau principle or aufbauprinzip
5. Answer the following for ten points each.
a) Make-Believe Town is a collection of his essays, The Village is his sole novel, and his dramas include Speed the Plow and Oleanna. For ten points, name him.
Answer: David Mamet
b) This Mamet play deals with two actors, one old and one young, who reveal themselves to each other and the audience as they try a variety of different dramatic parts
Answer: A Life in the Theater
c) This Mamet play includes the characters of Ricky Roma, Shelley Levene, and Blake. The movie version starred Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, and Alec Baldwin.
Answer: Glengarry Glen Ross
6. Identify these historians from works for ten points each.
a) The Jewish War, Antiquities of the Jews
Answer: Flavius Josephus or Joseph ben Matthias
b) The Age of Louis XIV, History of Charles XII, and Annals of the Empire
Answer: Voltaire or Francois Marie Arouet
c) Historiae and The Annals
Answer: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
7. Identify the Harold Pinter play given a description for ten points each.
a) This one-act play deals with two assassins waiting in a hotel room for their victim to arrive. One of them regrets his profession, leaves, and returns only to be killed by his partner.
Answer: The Dumbwaiter
b) This three-act play contains the characters Mick, an impudent charlatan, Aston, his brain-damaged brother, and Davies, an old tramp. At certain points in the play both Aston and Davies are entrusted to take care of Mick's house.
Answer: The Caretaker
c) This three-act play is set in the set in an English boardinghouse by the sea. It stars Stanley Weber, a tenant in the house, and two sinister men, Goldberg and McCann.
Answer: The Birthday Party
8. Answer the following questions about professional golf for the stated number of points.
a) For 5 points each, what competition is the female counterpart to the Ryder Cup and what competition pits the U.S. men's golfers against the world team?
Answer: Solheim Cup (women) and the President's Cup (US vs. world)
b) For ten points, this British golfer gives his name to the overlapping grip and to the trophy that goes to the PGA player with the lowest scoring average in any given year.
Answer: Harry Vardon
c) For ten points, this golf course in Brookline, Massachusetts is the site of the 1999 Ryder Cup.
Answer: The Country Club
9. Identify the following Civil War Battles for the stated number of points.
a) For ten points, In this July 21, 1861 battle General Irvin McDowell failed to disperse the Confederate forces and was forced to retreat to Washington.
Answer: First Battle of Bull Run or First Battle of Manassas
b) For ten points, name either of the two Confederate Tennessee forts under the command of Albert Sidney Johnston. Ulysses Grant successively gained control of them in February of 1862 with the help of ironclad riverboats.
Answer: Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
c) For ten points, though Robert E. Lee had only half as many men as Joseph Hooker, he was able to defeat him at this Virginia battle that took place over the first 5 days of May of 1863.
Answer: Battle of Chancellorsville
10. Answer the following questions about the planet Uranus on a 5-10-15 basis.
5: What English astronomer discovered the planet in 1781?
Answer: Sir William Herschel
10: For ten points, name either of the two moons of Uranus discovered by Herschel.
Answer: Titania or Oberon
15: What U.S. astronomer used stellar occultation measurements in 1977 to determine that the planet possessed nine rings?
Answer: James Elliot
11. Identify the group or community from members for ten points each.
a) George Ripley, Theodore Parker, Albert Brisbane, G.W. Curtis, and Nathaniel Hawthorne
Answer: Brook Farm
b) Lytton Strachey, E.M. Forster, and Leonard Woolf
Answer: The Bloomsbury Group
c) Jean Dorat, Joachim Du Bellay, Pierre de Ronsard
Answer: La Pleiade or The Pleaides
12. Answer the following questions about amino acids for the stated number of points.
a) For 5 points, It is defined as the point or pH at which a molecule has no net charge.
Answer: Isoelectric pH/point
b) For ten points, this amino acid is represented by the start codon of A-U-G, and in animals it is almost always the first amino acid layed down in translation.
c) For 15 points, it is the only one of the 20 common amino acids containing a polar side chain of an VSH group, which can form disulfide bridges in proteins.
13. Identify the following figures embroiled in United States foreign policy around the turn of the century for fifteen points each.
a) This man was the chief figure in the Cuban fight for independence from Spain. Exiled from Cuba after the Ten Years War, he spent more than a decade in New York demanding Cuban Independence. After returning to Cuba in 1895, he was soon killed.
Answer: Jose Marti
b) This leader of the Philippine rebels had also been exiled, but returned to Manila thanks to transportation provided by Commodore George Dewey. He first fought for freedom from Spain and then the United States before being captured in 1901.
Answer: Emilio Aguinaldo
14. Identify the anthropologists from works on a 15-5 basis.
15: Male and Female, Culture and Commitment
5: Growing up in New Guinea, Coming of Age in Samoa
Answer: Margaret Mead
15: Totemism, Folklore in the Old Testament
5: The Golden Bough
Answer: Sir James George Frazer
15. Identify the following laws of Chemistry based on definitions for fifteen points each.
a) The ratio between the combining volumes of gases and the product, if gaseous, can be expressed in small whole numbers.
Answer: Gay-Lussac's Law
b) Most metals require 6.2 calories of heat to the raise the temperature of 1 gram-atomic mass of the element 1 degree on the Celsius scale.
Answer: Dulong and Petit's Law
16. 30-20-10 identify the composer from works.
30: Jephtha, Joseph and his Brethren, and Hercules
20: Belshazzar, Semele, and Agrippina
10: The Resurrection, Water Music and Messiah
Answer: George Frideric Handel
17. Answer the following questions concerning the Persian Empire for ten points each.
a) This man was the first emperor creating the Persian Empire by uniting Iran, and conquering the regions of Parthia, Bactria, Lydia, and Babylonia.
Answer: Cyrus I or Cyrus the Great
b) This man of legendary wealth was the king of Lydia when it was conquered by Cyrus.
c) Darius began and Xerxes finished a grand palace at this capital of the empire.
18. 30-20-10, identify the U.S. physicist
30: He proposed a program of worldwide cooperation in research known as the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58. As part of that program he designed and built much of the instrumentation of the early Explorer satellites.
20: As head of the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins, he supervised the testing and use of captured German V-2 rockets for atmospheric exploration. He also developed the Aerobee, one of the first research rockets.
10: He discovered two belts or zones of radiation encircling the Earth, which are now named for him.
Answer: James Van Allen
19. Answer the following questions about Zoroastrianism on a 5-10-15 basis.
5: This deity, the "Wise Lord," was the great god of Darius I before being proclaimed by Zoroaster
Answer: Ahura Mazda or Ormuzd
10: This country currently has the largest population of Zoroastrians; they are known as Parsees.
15: This son of Ahura Mazda signifies good and the Bounteous Spirit.
Answer: Spenta Mainyu
20. Given a national park, identify the state it is in for five points each and a 5 point bonus for all correct.
a) Petrified Forest National Park:
b) Badlands National Park:
Answer: South Dakota
c) Olympic National Park:
d) Bryce Canyon National Park:
e) Arches National Park:
21. Answer these questions about U.S. trade policy for the stated number of points.
a) For ten points, this is essentially a guarantee of establishing equality of trading opportunity among states by making originally bilateral agreements multilateral.
Answer: Most-Favored-Nation treatment or status
b) For 5 points each, what are the two forms of most-favored-nation treatment?
Answer: Conditional and Unconditional
c) For ten points, one of the main principles in this 1948 pact was that under the unconditional status, any tariff concession granted to a third party is granted to the contracting party.
Answer: GATT or General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
22. Identify the following works from Japanese Literature for the stated number of points each.
a) For ten points, this romance of the Heian period was written by Murasaki Shikibu
Answer: The Tale of Genji
b) For 5 points each, these were the two forms of plays written by the dramatist Chikamatsu Monzaemon.
Answers: Kabuki and Bunraku
c) For ten points, this memoir was written by a lady-in-waiting at the empress's court during the last decade of the 10th century.
Answer: The Pillow-Book of Sei Shonagon
23. 30-20-10. Identify the philosopher from works
30: Essay on Taste and the treatise, The Universal Monarchy
20: Persian Letters and Reflections on the Causes of the Grandeur and Declension of the Romans
10: The Spirit of Laws
Answer: Baron de La Brede et de Montesquieu or Charles-Louis de Secondat