1998 Cardinal Classic
Toss-ups Written by UC-Davis A and Jesse Molesworth
1. This island's largest cities include Asahikawa, Hakodate, and Sapporo. IT is bordered to the south by the Tsugara Strait and separated from Sakhalin to the north by Soya Strait. FTP name this northern most and second largest of the four main islands of Japan.
2. It has a monochrome façade, consisting of specially manufactured bronze structural elements and tinted thermal windows. Built between 1954 and 1958 this Park Avenue structure reflects all of New York. FTP name this first commercial venture of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson.
Answer: SEAGRAM Building
3. Born with the last name Walcott, he is amateur violinist and was a calypso star known as "The Charmer" in the 50’s. Against United States State Department advisement, this man visited Iraq and Egypt. FTP who introduced the POWER movement in 1986, and split away from Wallace D. Muhammed to lead the Nation of Islam.
ANSWER: Louis FARRAKHAN
4. The director of Sudden Impact, Bird, and most recently Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, in April of 1986 he won a landslide election in the small town of Carmel-by-the-sea. FTP who also directed A Perfect World and Unforgiven?
ANSWER: Clint EASTWOOD
5. A secretary to the first Socialist mayor of Milwaukee, he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for his comprehensive biography of Abraham Lincoln. FTP, name this American poet of Smoke and Steel, 'Chicago' and 'Fog'.
ANSWER: Carl SANDBURG
6. Approximately thirty different kinds of these structural proteins found in all epithelial cells have been found. FTP, what is this fibrous protein found in feathers, hooves, claws, hair, and fingernails?
7. A recent Broadway revival featured Lou Diamond Phillips. The song "Puzzlement" comes from this true story of a British teacher who taught the 67 children of an Asian monarch at the time of the United States Civil War. FTP, Yul Brenner won an Oscar for his role in what musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein?
ANSWER: The KING AND I
8. In Europe he promotes Snapple beverages. Born as Harry Weinstein in Baku, Azerbaijan, this man caused David Letterman to exclaim "Oh no, I'm screwed!" after one move in a 1989 game. FTP, name this grandmaster who lost to IBM's Deep Blue in May of 1997.
ANSWER: Garry KASPAROV
9. Present at Ft. Sumter at the outbreak of the Civil War, he served in the Shenandoah Valley and at Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg. But he lived in relative obscurity until 1907 when his name surfaced in connection to activities taken at his hometown of Cooperstown, NY. FTP name the man reputed to have invented baseball.
Answer: Abner DOUBLEDAY
10. Working with his colleagues, Wardell Pomeroy and Clyde Martin, he caused controversy with his 2-part study in 1948 and 1953 that revealed changing American attitudes about sexual practices. FTP, name this University of Indiana zoologist.
ANSWER: Alfred. C. KINSEY
11. In this war the battle of Sadowa was the culmination of General von Moltke’s victories. It was nominally fought over the possession of Schleswig-Holstein. FTP name this war engineered by Otto von Bismarck to confirm Prussia’s dominance over Austria.Answer: SEVEN WEEK’s War
12. Various legends claim that like Ishtar she was fed as a child by doves, introduced the god Nebo into the Babylonian pantheon, married King Ninus, and after his death built Babylon and other great cities. FTP name this queen, the subject of a tragedy by Voltaire, a drama by Calderon, and an opera by Rossini.Answer: SEMIRAMIS
13. John Gower, whose Confessio Amantis provides the basis, appears in the Chorus of this play. The action starts in Antioch, where the title character arouses the enmity of King Antiochus by guessing that the king has an incestuous love for his daughter. FTP name this Shakespeare play about the titular Prince of Tyre.Answer: PERICLES
14. In 1990 PDPA was renamed the Homeland Party in this country, and President Najibullah was elected. The Taliban Fundamentalist Muslims overthrew former Soviet-backed Communists in this Asian nation's civil war. FTP, what is this nation, with capital at Kabul?
15. This Japanese immigrant holds a Master's degree in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin. IN July 1990 as leader of the newly formed Cambio 90 (Change 90), he defeated his more experienced Democratic Front opponent. FTP, who is the current leader of Peru?
ANSWER: Alberto FUJIMORI
16. Writing that "the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," he wrote A Week on the Concord and the Merrimack Rivers. FTP who spent a night in jail for refusing to pay poll tax – the author of Civil Disobedience and Walden.
ANSWER: Henry David THOREAU
17. When the Moon crosses in front of the sun during a solar eclipse, small bright dots, caused by mountains and other irregularities, can briefly be seen flitting across its leading edge. FTP name these points of light named after their British discovere?
ANSWER: BAILEY'S BEADS
18. Called "the screech owl" and "the night hag", she was created simultaneously with Adam as his first wife. FTP, what woman names the all-female rock-and-roll festival featuring Fiona Apple and Sarah MacLachlan?
19. It was used by Robert Schumann in his music for Heine's poem "The Two Grenadiers" and by Tchaikovsky in his Festival Overture, "1812." FTP give the name of this hymn, originally composed in 1792 by Claude de Lisle--the hymn of the French Revolution and the French national anthem.
Answer: La MARSEILLAISE (la MARR say ez)
20. Supposedly this story is based on the crimes of Gilles de Retz: the villain entrusts the keys of his castle to each of his new brides in turn, with the warning not to open a door behind which, unknown to them, bodies are strewn. FTP name this villain included in the collection _Mother Goose Tales_ by Charles Perrault.
21. He studied under Jons Berzelius, took part in a geological expedition in the Urals, and set up a medical practice in Irkutsk. FTP name this Swiss-born Russian chemist whose law states that the heat change in a given chemical reaction depends only on the initial and final states of the system.
Answer: Germain Henri HESS
22. His masterpiece may well be The Steerage, but he is better known for his collaboration with Edward Steichen at his "Gallery 291." FTP name the publisher of the landmark quarterly entitled Camera Work – the photographer married to Georgia O'Keeffe.
Answer: Alfred STIEGLITZ
23. An enthusiastic amateur of music, he composed and played chamber music, and was a friend of Voltaire. He also wrote voluminously, always in French, and built the palace of Sans Souci at Potsdam. FTP name this Prussian enlightened despot known as der alte Fritz.
Answer: FREDERICK II or FREDERICK THE GREAT
24. A Sicilian youth, he was martyred during the Diocletian persecution in 303. In Germany it was believed that good health could be had for a year by anyone who danced before his statue on his feast day. FTP name this saint whose dancing developed into a mania, soon becoming confused with the affliction chorea.Answer: Saint VITUS
25. When over ninety years old, he founded the Committee of 100 in England which campaigned for nuclear disarmament and international morality. FTP name this author of The Analysis of Mind, The ABC of Relativity, and with A. N. Whitehead Principia Mathematica -- the winner of the 1950 Nobel Prize for Literature.Answer: Bertrand RUSSELL
26. This work inspired the original title of The Great Gatsby. Written in intentionally garbled Latin, it tells of the ostentatious multi-millionaire Trimalchio. FTP name this tale brought to film by Fellini and written by Petronius.
27. Succeeding his father Childeric, he defeated the Gallo-Romans near Soissons, the Alemanni near Cologne, and the Arian Visigoths at Poiters in 507. He also made Paris his capital. FTP name this Merovingian king of the Franks from 481.Answer: CLOVIS
28. Lending its name to a basin in central Australia that is the lowest and driest part of the continent, it is Australia's largest lake. FTP, name this lake that shares its name with the last name of the title character of Charlotte Bronte's most famous novel.
ANSWER: Lake EYRE
29. Born is Arizona, he was unjustly arrested in 1850. Upon his escape he merged his native Chiricahua tribe to the Mimbreno Apaches, and conducted raids on American posts. FTP name this Apache leader apprehended by General George Crook in 1871.Answer: COCHISE
30. Travelling in 1836 in the Alps, he developed the idea that glaciers were in a constant state of motion. He also worked on the classification of fish and developed the idea of the ice age. FTP name this Swiss-born US paleontologist who proposed the anti-Darwinian idea that new species are created from time to time.Answer: Jean AGASSIZExtra tossups (DO NOT use)
. Born in 1797 as Isabella Baumfree, this slave ran away and eventually made a name for herself speaking out for women's rights. FTP, name this woman who became best known for an 1851 suffragist's convention.
ANSWER: Sojourner TRUTH
. Nixon carried every state but Massachussetts in the 1972 election. In 1984 Ronald Reagan carried every state except that of, FTP, what home of his opponent?
. These creatures, called colibri in Spanish, weigh between 2 and 6 grams and can hover in midair. FTP, what animal is named for the sound made by its wings?
. In 1935 Charles Darrow invented what has become a fixture in many homes around the world, including editions in French, German, Chinese, New York, and San Diego. FTP, name the board game and pass Go.
. Of karate, judo, or tae-kwon-do, FTP, which is a regular event competed in during the Summer Olympic Games?
. In May of 1910 its arrival caused fear of widespread weather disturbances. In 1986, however, there were no such fears. FTP, what astronomical wonder orbits the sun every 76 years?
ANSWER: HALLEY'S COMET
. The 1997 Tony for best musical went to a musical based on this event which occurred eighty years ago. FTP, name this event that was recently featured in a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
ANSWER: The SINKING OF THE TITANIC (PROMPT ON "TITANIC")
. The Mona Lisa was shown here in February 1963, and today its three stories include an exhibit on the private collection of Degas as well as an Arms and Armor. FTP, name this famous New York museum.
ANSWER: The METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
. He was the youngest man to take charge in Moscow since Stalin when he took over power after the death of Konstantin Chernenko . FTP, name this man recently featured on commercials for Pizza Hut.
ANSWER: Mikhail GORBECHAV
. This city recently celebrated the 200th birthday of its major newspaper, the Post-Gazette. It is traditionally one of America's leading steel-producing cities. FTP, name this city in Western Pennsylvania.
. Although he died in 1985, this American essayist and writer's lifetime works included The Trumpet of the Swan and Elements of Style. FTP, name this author of Charlotte's Web.
ANSWER: E(lwyn) B(rooks) WHITE
. In 1964, a 9.2 Richter-scale earthquake hitting this city was thought to be the largest to ever hit North America. FTP, name this city, the largest city in Alaska.
. This former University of Alabama guard, averaged 24.2 points per game during the 1996-97 NBA season and was named to the Western Conference All-Star team. However, he's now been suspended from the NBA for one year for choking his coach, P. J. Carlisimo. FTP, name this former Golden State Warrior.
ANSWER: Latrell SPREWELL
. 'Fists of Righteous Harmony' was the literal meaning of this native patriotic society comprised of discontented Chinese. FTP, what rebels occupied the city of Tietsin in May of 1900.
ANSWER: The BOXERS
. Numerous detrimental health side effects led the FDA to ban this popular weight-loss medication in 1997. FTP, name this diet drug.
1998 Cardinal Classic
Bonus Questions by UC-Davis A and Jesse Molesworth
Answer: Archibald COX
Answer: Robert BORK
3. The judge who sentenced the Watergate Seven.
ANSWER: John SIRICA
Answer: Live Aid
Answer: Bob Geldof
Answer: Joan Baez
3. FTP each identify the Chekhov play from characters.
Answer: The CHERRY ORCHARD
Answer: UNCLE VANYA
Answer: The SEAGULL
Answer: Otto HAHN and Lise MEITNER
5. Name the city, 30-20-10.
1. It hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics.
2. It is the capital of the state of Victoria.
3. It fought with Sydney over which city would be the capital of Australia.
Answer: EAST TIMOR
2. FTP name the Euopean nation that colonized East Timor.
ANSWER: HOME IMPROVEMENT
3. Burt Reynolds
Answer: EVENING SHADE
8. Name this president for 30-20-10.
1. This U. S. President was the only one to ever pay a final installment on the national debt.
2. He lost his first campaign despite receiving the most popular votes.
3. He led the U. S. to victory at the Battle of New Orleans.
ANSWER: Andrew JACKSON
Answer: EUSTACHIAN tubes and FALLOPIAN tubes
10. F15PE, name these chief executives.
1. The president of Mexico
ANSWER: Ernesto ZEDILLO
2. The president of the Philippines
ANSWER: Fidel RAMOS
11. FTP each name the member of the Bloomsbury Group from works.
Answer: Lytton STRACHEY
Answer: Virginia WOOLF
Answer: Edward Morgan FORSTER
12. Launched in October of 1997, this space probe will reach Saturn on July 1, 2004.
2. A hanging ball or weight
3. A position in a scale or rank
ANSWER: PANGAEA and PENTHALASSA
2. Now name the two supercontinents that Pangaea supposedly split into 200 million years ago. 5 for one, 15 for both.
ANSWER: LAURASIA and GONDWANALAND
1. Jurassic Park
ANSWER: John WILLIAMS
Answer: Danny ELFMAN
Answer: Maurice JARRE
16. FTP each identify these men influential to Chaos theory.
Answer: Edward LORENZ
Answer: Benoit MANDELBROT
Answer: Mitchell FEUGENBAUM
17. FTP each give the most famous pupils of these Renaissance artists.
Answer: LEONARDO da Vinci
Answer: MICHELANGELO Buonarotti
[If some smart-aleck starts whining that there could be more than one answer, ask them to NAME any other pupil of the aforementioned artist]
Answer: CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE, Immanuel KANT, CRITIQUE OF PRACTICAL REASON
20. Identify this author 30-20-10.
1. His pseudonym is an abbreviation of the name of a French pharmacist, whom he read about while serving a three-year prison term for alleged embezzlement.
2. His short stories include "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "The Last Leaf"
3. Born William Sydney Porter, he also wrote "The Gift of the Magi."
ANSWER: O. HENRY
21. When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon, he pressed into northern Greece and won a decisive battle in 48 BC. F15P each name both this battle and the opposing general that Caesar crushed, who later suffered death in Egypt.
Answer: Battle of PHARSALUS and POMPEY the Great.
22. FTP name these 17th century treaties.
Answer: Treaty of AIX LA CHAPELLE
Answer: Pacification of LIMERICK
Answer: Treaty of RYSWICK
23. Give both the names of both title characters in these Shakespeare plays, 5 for one and 15 for both.
Answer: VALENTINE and PROTEUS
Answer: PALAMON and ARCITE
Answer: SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE and Hector BERLIOZ
Answer: IDEE FIXE (ee DAY fix AY)
25. F15P each identify these passes located near India.1. Linking the Indian town of Leh to a military outpost on the Siachen Glacier, this pass in the Karakoram range is thought to be the highest road in the world.Answer: KHARDUNGLA Pass
Answer: KHYBER Pass
26. Name this politician for 30-20-10.
1. As a member of the House of Representatives, she became the first woman to serve as assistant majority leader.
2. In 1988, she became the first female and the first African American to hold an elected executive position in Cook County, Illinois.
3. She was the first African American female to be elected to the U. S. Senate.
ANSWER: Carol MOSELY-BRAUN
27. FTP each, in what biological phylum would you find
1. a snail?
ANSWER: MOLLUSCA or MOLLUSC
2. an ant?
ANSWER: ARTHROPODA or ARTHROPOD
ANSWER: CHORDATA or CHORDATE
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. For 15 points, what is the fourth largest island in the world, which, as a nation, gained its independence from France in 1960?
For 15 points, what is the capital of Madagascar?
. The Presidentially appointed Post Office Department introduced it to facilitate filing exploding volumes of mail being delivered by an obsolescent system. For ten points, what innovation that was optional upon inception on July 1, 1963, became widely required within five years and is ubiquitous today?
ANSWER: ZIP CODE
Now, for 5 points each and another 5 for all three, what do the letters in ZIP stand for?
ANSWER: ZONE IMPROVEMENT PLAN
. If you draw a line straight through the earth starting at the North Pole, you predictably end at the South Pole. Similarly, any two points on the earth's surface connectable by such a line are directly opposite each other, and are known, for 30 points, by what name?
. For 15 points apiece, name the two divisions of flowering plants whose names originate from the number of seed parts they contain.
ANSWER: _MONOCOT_yledon and _DICOT_yledon
. Severe racial violence erupted here in 1976 when the area's students protested the use of the national language, Afrikaans, in schools. For thirty points, by what name are the Southwestern Townships of South Africa collectively known?
. This yearly April celebration emphasizes the necessity of conservation of natural resources. For 10 points, name this celebration.
ANSWER: EARTH DAY
For an additional 20 points, in which year was Earth Day first
. In 1997, this former NBC head died after a long battle with Hodgkin's Disease. For 30 points, what entertainment mogul was responsible for such shows as Hill Street Blues and Cheers.
ANSWER: Brandon TARTIKOFF
. Each year, Time magazine has a Man-of-the-Year issue at year's end. FTP apiece, name the man of the year for each of the following years.
ANSWER: Andrew GROVE
ANSWER: David HO
ANSWER: Newt GINGRICH
. The breakup of the Soviet Union created many new world nations. FTPE,
give me the capital of each of these new nations.
. There is only one sun in our solar system, but there are dozens of moons. For 10 points apiece, name the planet each of these moons orbits.
. On June 16, 1963, the Soviet Vostok 6 lifted off, carrying with it the first female cosmonaut. For twenty points, name her.
ANSWER: Valentina TERESHKOVA
It took the U. S. 20 years to catch up, giving its own first woman astronaut a space shuttle ride in 1983. For ten points, name her.
ANSWER: Sally RIDE
. Europe was dominated in the late 1800's by two combinations of nations, one of which was formed when Italy joined the secret alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary in 1882. For 15 points, what did these nations collectively become known as?
ANSWER: The TRIPLE ALLIANCE
The Triple Alliance was countered when Britain joined France and Russia's Dual Alliance due to anxiety about German imperialism. For 15 points, what was the name of this military alliance?
ANSWER: The TRIPLE ENTENTE
. For 15 points apiece, name these two Major League Baseball stars who both died on December 6, 1955.
1. The legendary pitcher who won 511 games, the most ever.
ANSWER: Cy YOUNG or Denton True YOUNG
2. The great Pittsburgh Pirates shortshop who was nicknamed the Flying Dutchman.
ANSWER: Honus WAGNER OR John Peter WAGNER