Terrier Tussle 8: February 6, 1999.
Round 15: Questions by Caltech.
1. He was always lugging home wild things: once a hawk with a hurt wing, another time a full-grown bobcat with a broken leg. But you can't give your heart to a wild thing, as this horse doctor from Tulip, Texas, found out when he married 14-year-old orphan Lulamae Barnes, who ran off to (*) New York and changed her name to Holly. For 10 points, identify this husband of the main character in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's.'
answer: Doc Golightly
2. He will not be replacing Tom Foglietta any time soon, though the rumor on Capital Hill is that the White House asked him to convince moderate (*) Republicans not to vote for impeachment. In exchange for results, this lame-duck senator was to be named ambassador to Italy. For 10 points-what New Yorker was unsuccessful in his lobbying efforts?
answer: Alfonse D'Amato
3. Einstein first modeled this material property using quantum harmonic oscillators all vibrating at the same frequency. Debye's corrected model predicts the proper (*) low temperature behaviour by modeling the crystal elastically. At high temperatures, it approaches the Dulong and Petit value of 3R. For ten points, name this measure of the heat absorption of a material, usually designated capital C.
answer: HEAT CAPACITY at constant volume
[You may accept 'specific heat' before 'Dulong']
4. It's when Andy Williams will "be blue 'cause you don't want my love."
It's "nothin' but me and my crew havin' fun" according to C-block. It's
"time to (*) sit back and unwind", for Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, and
it's time for "hot fun" for Sly and the Family Stone. For ten points name
this season when "the livin' is easy" according to George Gershwin.
5. In order to buy it, Nemorino enlists in Belcore's regiment, not
knowing that his rich uncle has died and left him a fortune with which to
woo (*) Adina, Belcore's bride-to-be. The village girls, however, have heard
the news and flirt with the lucky catch, leading him to believe in the effects of, for ten points, what bottle of port wine sold by Dulcamara in a Donizetti opera?
answer: The ELIXIR OF LOVE or L'ELISIR D'AMORE
6. Ogden Nash wrote,
'I test my bath before I sit, And I'm always moved to wonderment That what chills the finger not a bit Is so frigid upon the fundament,'
in a poem of this title. Many years earlier (*) Milton wrote about a man who was "Eyeless, in Gaza, at the mill with slaves, himself in bonds under Philistian yoke" in a more famous work entitled, for ten points, what?
answer: SAMSON AGONISTES
7. Kwame [KWAW-may] Lassiter had four interceptions in this team's final regular season game of 1998, but because Charger quarterback Craig Whelihan led a late game-tying touchdown drive, it needed a big kickoff return from Eric (*) Metcalf to set up the Chris Jacke field goal that put it into the playoffs. It upset the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas, but lost in Minnesota the following week. For 10 points-what NFL franchise is now led by quarterback Jake Plummer?
answer: Arizona Cardinals
8. At the age of 19, this noblewoman is said to have appeared at Vezelay Cathedral dressed like an (*) Amazon and riding a white horse to offer Bernard of Clairvaux her services in the Second Crusade. She and her ladies wore armor and carried lances but never fought because her husband, Louis VII
of France, demanded she accompany him to Jerusalem. For ten points name
this eventual wife of Henry II of England.
answer: ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE
9. Created on January 27, 1996, this eight-acre republic near the British
Virgin Islands petitioned the U.N. for a seat in the General Assembly but
was turned down despite the efforts of its first U.S. Ambassador, (*) MTV
sports guy Dan Cortese. For ten points, name this Nation of Untamed Spirits dedicated to the 'most prized tequila for the public good.'
answer: the REPUBLIC OF CUERVO GOLD
10. While her 'smug married' friends have children "plop, plop, plop,
left, right, and centre," she obsesses over her "sell-by date" and careers
"rudderless and (*) boyfriendless through dysfunctional relationships and
professional stagnation." For ten points, name this "child of Cosmopolitan culture," whose fictional diary is an international best seller by Helen Fielding.
answer: BRIDGET JONES's Diary
11. Retired schoolteacher William Auld wrote fifty-two books in this
(*) language, making him the first nominee for the Nobel Prize for Literature
to use it, although over one hundred periodicals are published in it. For
ten points, name this language spoken by about 100,000 persons worldwide,
created in 1905 by L.L. Zamenhof.
12. He was cremated on his funeral boat, Hringhorni, after a giantess
named Thokk refused to weep for him, preventing him from returning to the
world of the living. Thokk was, of course, actually (*) Loki in disguise.
For ten points, name this god who died when Loki tricked the blind god
Hoder into throwing a dart of mistletoe at him.
13. The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well,
not entirely. One (*) small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out
against the invaders. And life is not easy for the Roman legionnaires who
garrison the fortified camps of Totorum, Aquarium, Laudanum and
Compendium. So begins, for ten points, each adventure of what tiny friend
of Dogmatix and Obelix?
14. A catcher's mitt and baseball bat, an umbrella, a book of matches, a
faucet, a flashlight, four badminton birdies and a (*) clothespin might not
have much in common, except when they range from 12 to 440 feet tall.
For ten points, these large objects are among the works of what Swedish-born sculptor?
answer: Claes [CLAUS] OLDENBURG
[This is NOT a repeat; read both questions carefully.]
15. Chef Louis Diat created it for the 1917 opening of the roof-garden
restaurant at New York's Ritz-Carlton, naming it for a town famous for
cold alkaline (*) springs. In 1941, patriotic chefs angered by France's
pro-Nazi government voted to rename it "creme gauloise," but that name
never stuck to, for ten points, what cold, creamy, hard-to-spell leek and
answer: VICHYSSOISE (the last 's' IS pronounced, but don't sweat it!)
16. Her new ideas on spore cultivation were deemed worthless by the Royal Society, so she threw herself into painting and prolific correspondence, unwittingly composing a masterpiece. (*) For ten points, who, in 1893, began a letter to a sick child, 'I don't know what to write to you, so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy,
Cottontail and Peter'?
answer: Beatrix POTTER
17. Hermite applied elliptic functions to solve the general case in an
1858 paper. In 1799, Ruffini's proof of the problem's insolubility fell
short, and in 1824 Abel had correctly proven that the solution could not
be found by the (*) extraction of roots. For ten points, give the general
term for these equations of degree five.
answer: QUINTIC equation
18. In Jose Saramago's "The Stone Raft," this landmass breaks away from its position, moving toward the (*) Azores at 750 meters per hour. Named by the Greeks after its second longest river, the longest being the Tagus,
for ten points, name this peninsula separated from Europe by the Pyrenees
and occupied by the countries of Spain and Portugal.
answer: IBERIAn peninsula
19. Because of the great confusion due to a fog of smoke from the stacks and guns of 250 ships as well as the sloppy work of the scouting forces, Reinhard Scheer twice had his T capped for lack of visibility, and for the same reason, this ideal tactical position was unable to be exploited by John (*) Jellicoe. For ten points, name this 1916 naval engagement which both sides claimed as a victory.
answer: Battle of JUTLAND
20. When its beneficiary suffered financially due to a bad legal judgment,
his neighbors proved you can't hold good (*) love gravy down by organizing
this October 7 benefit concert featuring Prodigy, Primus, and Crystal
Method. For ten points name this music event of the decade at which Master
P performed 'Kenny's Dead' to help out the sultan of soul food.
answer: CHEF AID
21. The shite [SH'TAY] often appears in the first half as a peasant,
departs, then appears in the second half in his true form as the ghost of
a long-dead famous person. The (*) waki appears as a travelling priest who
questions the shite, and the kyogen actors supply humorous interludes
between the acts of, for ten points, what traditional Japanese theatrical
answer: NOH theatre
22. Only five feet, three inches tall due to a mysterious childhood
illness, he was blocked from the drug testing room after the (*) 1984 Winter
Olympics because "he didn't have the right credentials," despite the gold
medal around his neck. For ten points name this figure skater known for
his recent battle with testicular cancer and his trademark backflip.
answer: Scott HAMILTON
23. After receiving a degree in international relations from the
University of Toronto, he married Arsinee Khanjian, who first appeared in
his work (*) 'Next of Kin.' Born in Cairo to Armenian parents, he was named
after Egypt's first nuclear reactor. For ten points, name this Canadian
director of 'The Sweet Hereafter' and 'Exotica.'
answer: Atom EGOYAN
24. "I have lived as a philosopher, and I want to die as a philosopher,"
he said on his deathbed, seemingly contradicting his earlier statement
'God has in grace received me and allowed me to die.' For ten points,
name this former mathematician who built this sort of religious conversion
into his concepts of the life-world and phenomenology.
answer: Edmund HUSSERL
25. If one particle of a newly created pair is moving outwards from a
black hole while the other moves inwards, the black hole can (*) capture the
inward-moving particle while missing the outward-moving one, making the
black hole appear to emit radiation. For ten points, give the term for
this radiation process, named for the author of 'A Brief History of Time.'
answer: HAWKING radiation
26. On his deathbed in a dingy room at the Maison Vauquer, he speaks
lovingly to Rastignac and Bianchon of his abusive daughters, who, although they received lavish (*) dowries from the sale of his vermicelli business, have driven him to desperation with their selfish demands for money. For ten points, name this Balzac title character.
answer: Pere (Old, Father, equivalents) GORIOT
27. Arising after the empire of Tamerlane, it preceded the rise of the (*) Mahr Attas. Before falling apart under the reign of Aurangzeb, it was led by
rulers such as Jahangir and Baber, who began the empire in 1526. For ten
points name this Muslim-Tartar empire in India, also ruled by Akbar and
his grandson, Shah Jahan.
answer: MOGHUL empire
28. Because exposure to infrared light causes it to emit photons at the
telecommunications wavelength of 1.5 microns, it is an important dopant
constituent of signal repeaters and amplifiers in (*) fiberoptic cables. For
ten points, name this element which, because of their similar properties,
in 1860 accidentally had its name switched with terbium.