UCLA  (“Larry the Crime Donkey”)

QuESADILLA IV

8-25-01

 

TOSSUPS

 

1.  It has been restored eight times, first in 1726 by Michelangelo Bellotti and most recently by Pinin Brambilla Barcilon, in work completed just last year.  Its deterioration was almost immediate, and Vasari himself compared it to an "indistinct smudge."  It largely omits the theological content, and focuses only on the meal itself, as it was placed in a refectory, namely that of the monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan.  FTP, name this late fifteen century masterpiece, a portrait of thirteen men painted by Leonardo de Vinci.

 

A: the LAST SUPPER

 

2. He was born on February 7, 1989.  On August 18, 2001, he accomplished a feat only equaled by Angel Macias of Mexico in 1957 and Fred Shapiro of New Jersey in 1956.  He moved less than two years ago from the town of Moca in the Dominican Republic to the Bronx.  On August 14, 2001, he led the Rolando Paulino All-Stars to victory, pitching a no-hitter.  For 10 points--who would, later that week, pitch a perfect game at the Little League World Series?

 

A: Danny _Almonte_

 

3. This colorless organic hydrocarbon is found in coal tar and has a specific gravity of 0.86.  It is the source for such synthetic compounds as TNT and is prepared through the destructive distillation of the balsam of its namesake wood.  Often prepared in refineries by the alkylation of benzene, FTP, name this compound, the basis of most paints, also known as methylbenzene.

 

A:  TOLUENE

 

4.  This man’s capitol building design at Williamsburg, Virginia is a reflection of the Colonists’ conservative view of architecture. Begun in 1701 and completed in 1705, the building is probably the design of either him or of his pupil James Gibbs.  This man’s other architectural contributions include the chapel at Pembroke College, Cambridge, the Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford and buildings for Trinity College, Oxford. Name this man, whose greatest achievement is possibly the rebuilding of London, following the Great Fire of 1666.

 

Answer:  Sir Christopher _Wren_

 

 

5.  This country's name may mean "those who occupy a place."  Its flag

contains the national emblem, a khanjar dagger in its sheath superimposed on two crossed swords in scabbards.  Qaboos bin Said al Said has been sultan and prime minister since 1970 when he overthrew his father, Said bin Timur.  For 10 points--name this country located on the Musandam Peninsula adjacent to the Strait of Hormuz.

 

A: Sultanate of _Oman_ or Saltanat _Uman_

 

6. In "A Room of One's Own," Virginia Woolf praised her as the first

professional female writer.  Charles II had recruited her to work as a spy in Antwerp during the Dutch War.  She included caricatures of political leaders like the Earls of Rochester and Shaftesbury in works like "The City Heiress" and "The Rover."  She may now be most famous for a 1688 work which challenged the hypocrisy of the slave trade: "Oroonoko, or the History of a Royal Slave."  FTP, name the 17th century English writer.

 

A: Aphra BEHN

 

7. He plays himself in the upcoming Ben Stiller movie ‘Zoolander’ and also in last year's ‘Dude, Where's My Car?’, and in ‘Bubble Boy’, he portrays the leader of the rainbow cult.  Born on March 15, 1961, in Milan, Italy, his last name is Lanzoni.  For 10 points--name this man who, on March 30, 1999, while riding the Apollo's Chariot roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg was hit in the face by a goose.

 

A: _Fabio_

 

8. Having attended a variety of schools in his native country, and won a scholarship to France in 1947 at the age of 19.  There he wound up in

solitude and poverty, recorded in his "L'Enfant Noir", for which which he won the Prix Charles Veillon.  He returned to home later, only to be

imprisoned by Sekou Toure and exiled to Senegal.  FTP, name this Guinean author of such books as "The Guardian of the World," "A Dream of Africa," and "The Radiance of the King."

 

A: Kamara LAYE 

 

9. Two answers required.  One is a slender palm branch that is held together with two willow branches, called arava, and three myrtle branches, called hadas.  The other is a citron that looks mostly like a misshapen lemon but has a pleasant smell.  They are waved together on

the 15th day of the month of Tishri.  For 10 points--Leviticus 23:40 tells why what two objects are waved together on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot?

 

Answer: _Lulav_ and _Etrog_

 

10.  Chapters of this 1899 work include "The Higher Learning as an Expression of the Pecuniary Culture," "Industrial Exemption and Conservatism," and "The Belief in Luck."  The author characterizes the title group in terms of their non-industrial occupations, including government, warfare, religious observances, and sports.  The author notes Europe and Japan as giving the best examples of the class, but surely he encountered similar types in Minnesota, California, and Chicago, where he lived and taught.  FTP, name  this sociological classic by Thorstein Veblen.

 

A: The THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASS

 

11.  This naval battle was fought on October 21, 1805, by a British fleet and a combined French and Spanish fleet. It took place off the southern coast of Spain, pitting a British fleet of 27 ships under the command of Admiral Horatio Nelson against a slightly larger combined fleet of France and Spain, commanded by Vice Admiral Pierre Charles de Villeneuve of France.  The overwhelming British victory destroyed Napoleon's plan to invade England and helped secure the supremacy of British naval forces for the rest of the 1800s.  FTP, name this battle.

 

A:  Battle of _Trafalgar_

 

 

12. This state is home to towns such as Whyalla and Mount Gambier, as well as the Barossa Valley wine region.  Physical features include the iron-rich Middleback Range, Lake Torrens, and parts of the Simpson Desert and Nullarbor Plain.  FTP, name this Australian state, home of Lake Eyre and the city of Adelaide.

 

A: SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

13.  You have 2 coins in a covered box.  One is a normal coin and the other is a trick coin with both sides being heads.  You draw a coin out of the box - you only look at one side and it is heads.  FTP, what is the probability that the other side of the same coin is also heads?  You have 10 seconds.

(Moderator, allow 10 seconds)

Answer:  2/3

 

14. One thousand nine hundred twenty two years ago, yesterday, this volcano erupted, destroying several cities including Herculaneum and Stabiae.  It towers 4,190 feet and most recent eruptions include 1913, 1926, 1929, and 1944.   In 1794 a violent eruption destroyed the town of Torre del Greco.  The volcano's slopes are covered with vineyards and orchards, a railroad has been constructed from the base to the summit, and an observatory is maintained near the crater.  For ten points, name this mountain, the only active volcano on mainland Europe.

 

Answer:  Mt. Vesuvius    

 

 

15.  A collection of his writings has recently been published under the title "Our Word is Our Weapon."  He was born in Tampico in 1957 under the name Rafael Sebastian Guillen Vicente, and the name he is known by now may have been taken in honor of a fallen guerrilla leader.  After finishing his studies on Marxists thinkers in 1981, he moved to Nicaragua and then the Selva Lacandona, where he seemed to disappear for a decade.  But he came to the world's attention in January 1994 when his Indian army emerged in Chiapas.  FTP, name this masked leader of the Zapatista movement.

 

A: Subcomandante MARCOS

 

16.  Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Penn and Teller, James Levine and Angela Lansbury did the

introductions to pieces involving whales, a tin soldier, flamingos with

yo-yos and more.  Beethoven, Respighi, Gershwin, Shostakovich,

Saint-Saens, Dukas [doo-KAH], Elgar and Stravinsky were featured.  For

10 points--these celebrities and composers were featured in what update of a 1940 Disney classic?

 

Answer: _Fantasia 2000_ (do not accept "Fantasia")

 

17.  The endosymbiotic theory defends evolution by the notion that these organelles were the predecessors to mitochondria and chloroplasts.  They are found floating freely in the cytoplasm or studded on rough endoplasmic reticulum.  Eukaryotic units are composed of four RNA strands associated with 70 to 80 proteins.  Prokaryotic units are composed of three RNA strands associated with about 50 proteins.  FTP, name this "protein factory" of the cell.

 

A:  Ribosome

 

18.  His name means "Hummingbird of the South" or "He of the South."  He was represented either as a hummingbird, or with the feathers of a hummingbird on his head and his left leg, with a black face and holding a snake.  A son of Coatlicue [ko-ahtl-EE-kway], he slew his sister Coyolxauhqui [ko-yohl-SHAW-kee] and tossed her head into the sky where it became the moon.  For 10 points--name this Aztec god of war and the sun, chief god of Tenochtitlan.

 

Answer: _Huitzilopochtli_ or _Uitzilopochtli_

 

19.  He is an intellectual and a romantic dreamer in his early 20s and, like his other family members, is partially alcoholic and because of it tends to squander money.  His maid Cathleen thinks he is handsome, he works harder than his older brother Jamie and his mother Mary hopes he will be successful one day.  For 10 points--name this character in ‘Long Day's Journey Into Night’ based on Eugene O'Neill himself.

 

Answer: _Edmund_ Tyrone (prompt on "Tyrone" but do not accept "Mr.

Tyrone")

 

20.  The song takes the form of a trial, in which the defendant is found guilty of being a "redneck whitebread chicken-shit motherfucker" in a verdict read by Judge Dre.  Allegations of racism, megalomania, and homosexuality are also brought up in the prosecution's case.  The trial has not one but three prosecutors: MC Ren, Ice Cube, and Eazy-E.  FTP, name this song, spelled with some blank spaces, in which the NWA profess their lack of fondness for law enforcement personnel.

 

A: ____ THA POLICE (the blanks are pronounced "fuck", but players may

simply indicate that there is a blank there)

 

21.  This American diplomat and financier was a member of the American legation in France that settled spoliation claims rising from the Napoleonic Wars. He remained in Europe for three years to study and travel and returned home in 1807. He later became a contributor to Port Folio, a leading literary journal, which he edited after 1812. He also served one term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In 1819 President James Monroe appointed him one of the directors of the Second Bank of the United States.  His claim to fame was perhaps in 1836 when he secured a state charter and the bank was thereafter known as the Bank of the United States of Pennsylvania.  For ten points, name this stout gentleman. 

 

Answer:  Nicholas _Biddle_

 

 

22.  Written from 37 to 30 BCE, the work drew upon Hesiod's "Works and Days."  The four books end with reflections on war, peace, death, and

resurrection, even though the ostensible topic is country life in Italy

and agriculture in particular.  FTP, name this poetic masterpiece by

Virgil, also known as the Art of Husbandry.

 

A: GEORGICS (accept "Art of Husbandry" on an early buzz)

 

23.  This German chemist was the first to determine the formulas of many purine derivatives such as uric acid, xanthine, and caffeine, and to hydrolyze the complex proteins into simple amino acids. For his work on sugars and purines, he received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1902.  For ten points, name this scientist whose name is immortalized in the name for certain organic chemistry stereochemical projections.

 

Answer:  Emil FISCHER

 

24.  This state looks to have an interesting Senate race in 2002 as Democratic attorney Mark Pryor will go up against a one-term Republican incumbent. Mark Pryor is the son of David Pryor, who served as this state's governor from 1974 to 1978 and represented the state in the Senate for three terms after that.  For 10 points--name the state currently represented by Blanche Lincoln and Tim Hutchinson.

 

Answer: _Arkansas_

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BONUSES

 

1.  Identify the figure from American pop culture on a 30-20-10 basis

 

30: Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics to "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" on his

typewriter.  During Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, this man was heard to say "I hope he's over quick; Mahalia Jackson's on next."

 

20: He served as master of ceremonies at Woodstock, and on the Simpsons, Mr. Burns impersonated him to infiltrate Greenpeace

 

10: His rhyming name has been lent to a Ben and Jerry's flavor consisting of caramel, fudge, and a variety of nuts.

A: WAVY GRAVY

 

2.  Given a number and units, name the physics constant the number is equal to FTPE.

 

6.626 x 10^-34 Joule-seconds

ANSWER: __Planck's__ Constant

 

1.3807 x 10^-23 Joules per Kelvin

ANSWER: __Boltzman's__ Constant

 

0.0029 Kelvin-meters

ANSWER: __Wien's__ Constant

 

3.  For five points each list the Presidents in order that 
served from 1841 until 1857.  
 
A: Henry HARRISON, John TYLER, James POLK, Zachary TAYLOR, 
        Millard FILLMORE, Franklin PIERCE

 

 

4.  Identify the novelist from his works on a 30-20-10 basis

30: "Foe" and "Age of Iron"

20: "The Master of Petersburg" and "In the Heart of the Country"

10: "Life and Times of Michael K," "Waiting for the Barbarians," and

"Disgarce"

 

A: j.m. COETZEE

 

5.  On August 21, 2001, the new CEO of Napster promised that it would start

offering subscriptions later this year.  For 10 points per answer:

What man, formerly of German media giant Bertelsmann AG, is Napster's new

CEO?

 

Answer: Konrad _Hilbers_

 

What founder of Napster named it after a high school nickname that he

received because of his tightly curled hair?

 

Answer: Shawn _Fanning_

 

Fanning began developing Napster in early 1999 while studying computer

programming during his freshman year at what Massachusetts university?

 

Answer: _Northeastern_ University

 

6.  30-20-10 Identify the famous American.
30- He summarized his defense policy with the terse reply "To be 
prepared for war is one of 
the most effectual means of preserving peace"
 
20- He was eulogized by Richard Henry Lee with the words, "First in war, 
first in peace, first 
in the hearts of his countrymen."
10- Among his most famous words are "There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation."
        A: George WASHINGTON
 

 

 

7.  Identify these island nations from islands not mentioned in the country's official name, for 10 points each:

 

This republic has only three inhabited islands including Ghawdex, also

called Gozo, and Kemmuna, also called Comino.

Answer: Republic of _Malta_ or Repubblika ta' _Malta_

 

Pedras, Tinhosas, and Rolas are islands in this nation located in the Gulf of Guinea.

Answer: Democratic Republic of _Sao Tome and Principe_ or Republica

 

Democratica de _Sao Tome e Principe_

This nation in the Carribean Sea also includes the uninhabited island of Redonda.

 

Answer: _Antigua and Barbuda_

 

8.  Identify these characters created by Mark Twain, for 10 points each:

Even though Injun Joe kills Dr. Robinson, this man whose knife Joe used is arrested for the murder.

 

Answer: _Muff_ _Potter_ (accept either name)

 

The kind-hearted Grangerfords are locked in a longstanding feud with this other family.

 

Answer: the _Shepherdson_s

 

Judge Driscoll is the closest friend to this resident of Dawson's Landing whose real first name is David.

 

Answer: _Pudd'nhead Wilson_

 

9.  Answer the following questions about court cases in American history, for

 

10 points each:

Haywood Patterson, Charles Weems, Clarence Norris, Andy Wright, Ozzie

Powell, Olen Montgomery, Eugene Williams, Willie Roberson and Roy Wright were accused of raping Victoria Price and Ruby Bates and were tried in what city?

 

Answer: _Scottsboro_

 

What governor of New York brought the charges against John Peter Zenger in the case that helped establish freedom of the press in America?

 

Answer: William (or Bill) _Cosby_

 

George Rappalyea convinced what Rhea county teacher and athletic coach to get arrested in order to test a new law he thought was unconstitutional?

 

Answer: John T(homas) _Scopes_

 

10.  Mounted upon winged horses and armed with helmets and spears, their name literally translates as "choosers of the slain."  For 10 points each--Who are these mythological messengers?

 

Answer: _Valkyrie_s or Die _Walkure_

 

The Valkyries escort these brave heroes to Valhalla where they train in

preparation for Ragnarok.

 

Answer: _Einherjar_ or _Einheriar_

 

According to Norse mythology, the armor of the Valkyries causes this

flickering light to appear.

 

Answer: _Aurora Borealis_ or _Northern Lights_

 

11.  Identify these related writers FTP each

This Irish-born philosopher and novelist is known for such novels as

"Under the Net," "The Unicorn," "The Sandcastle," "The Good Apprentice," and "The Sea, the Sea."

 

A: Iris MURDOCH

 

She  published two books on Murdoch, but is better known for novels such as "The Shadow of a Sun," "The Virgin in the Garden," and "Possession."

 

A: Antonia Susan BYATT

 

She is A.S. Byatt's sister.  Her novels include "The Needle's Eye," "The Ice Age," and "Realms of Gold."

 

A: Margaret DRABBLE

 

12.  Identify the painters of the following works on a 15-5 basis.

 

15:  ‘The Concert’, ‘The Geographer’ and ‘The Milkmaid’

5:  ‘Girl, Interrupted at Her Music’ and ‘View of Delft

 

Answer: Jan (or Johannes) _Vermeer_ or Jan _Van der Meer_

 

15:  ‘The Sleepers’, ‘The Painter's Studio’ and ‘Cliffs of Etretat

5:  ‘Burial at Ornans’ and ‘The Stonebreakers’

Answer: (Jean Desire) Gustave _Courbet_

 

13. 10-10-10, name these terms from ecology.

A group of plants and animals living and interacting with one another in a specific region under relatively similar environmental conditions.

Answer:  Community

 

All the organisms that constitute a given species and occur in a specified habitat.

 

Answer:  Population

 

A relationship formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

 

Answer:  Ecosystem

 

14.  No tournament would be complete without the pre-requisite Civil War battles.
(a) For 5 points, 
Name the first battle of the war.
        A: First Bull Run (North) or First 
Manassas (South)
 
(b) FTP, name the battle that cost the South dearly in 
one of the most famous friendly-fire 
casualties ever, Stonewall Jackson.
        
A: Chancellorsville
 
(c) For 15 points, tell me what battle the Union lost 
when an erroneous order to fill a gap 
actually created one.
        A: Chickamauga
 

 

 

15.  Name the colleges attended by these Heisman Trophy winners FTP each:

Charlie Ward

A: FLORIDA STATE University

 

Jim Plunkett

A: STANFORD University

 

Dick Kazmaier

A: PRINCETON University

 

16.  Identify this opera from clues on a 30-20-10 basis.

30: It premiered at the Teatro Apollo in Rome on the 19th of January, 1853

20: Chacters include the prima donna soprano Leonora, a lady-in-waiting in

the court of Aragon, the primo basso profundo Ferrando, a captain of the

guard, and the title character, the primo tenore

10: This Verdi work may be most famous for its "Anvil Chorus."

 

A: Il TROVATORE or the TROUBADOR

 

17.  Identify these German cities FTP each.

16 miles northwest of Cologne, it is the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia

A: DUSSELDORF

 

This city, approximately 100 miles south of Berlin is the capital of

Saxony.

A: DRESDEN

 

This city of a half million is an industrial port on the Weser,

approximately 40 miles from the North Sea.

A: BREMEN

 

18.  When Mary Kay Bergman committed suicide on November 11,1999, the makers of ‘South Park’ had to find new people to do many voices.  Identify these

characters she voiced on that show, for 10 points each:

In addition to voicing all four mothers of the main chacters, Mary Kay

voiced this older sister of Stan.

 

Answer: _Shelley_ Marsh

 

Mona Marshall has taken over as the voice of Kyle's mom and this girl who

always makes Stan throw up.

 

Answer: _Wendy_ Testaburger

 

Mark Kay also voiced this principal of South Park Elementary whose name

parodies a former TV star.

 

answer: Principal _Victoria_

 

19.  Answer these chemistry questions FTPE.

 

Identify the term for a solution that maintains a narrow range of pH

because it is composed of an acid and its conjugate base.

Answer: __Buffer__ (or __Buffered__)

 

What equation describes the functional range of the pH in a buffer?

Answer: The __Henderson-Hasselbalch__ Equation

 

When the pH of a buffer solution is equal to the pKa, the dissociation

constant of the acid, what is the ratio of base to acid in the solution?

Answer: __1__

 

20.  Identify the authors of these medieval poetic epics FTP each

 

Le Chevalier de la Charrette

A: CHRETIEN DE TROYES

 

Orlando Innamorato

A: Matteomaria BOIARDO

 

Roman de la Rose (since this was done in two parts, more than one answer

is acceptable)

A: Guillaume de LORRIS or Jean de MEUN or le CLOPINEL

 

21.  Given the country, name its unit of currency FTP each

 

Guatemala

A: QUETZAL

 

Angola

A: KWANZA

 

Poland

A: ZLOTY

 

22.  Identify the writers of these similarly titled philosophical works, for 10

points each:

This man wrote ‘Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus’ while on active service

with the Austrian Army in 1918.

answer: Ludwig (Josef Johan) _Wittgenstein_

In ‘Tractatus de legibus’, this Spanish Jesuit theologian and philosopher

made a distinction between natural law and international law.

answer: Francisco _Suarez_

Tractatus Theologico-Politicus’ was written by this man who formerly

worked as a lens grinder.

answer: Baruch (de) _Spinoza_ or Benedict(-us) (de) _Spinoza_

 

23.  Everyone hold onto your hats, it's time for some fun Supreme Court Cases.  Name them from a brief description, FTPE.

10.) The plaintiff in this case had been a prominent member of the Socialist party during the 1920s. He was arrested and convicted for violating the New York Criminal Anarchy Law of 1902, which made it a crime to attempt to foster the violent overthrow of government. His publication and circulation of sixteen thousand copies of the Left-Wing Manifesto violated this Criminal Anarchy Act. The Supreme Court overturned his conviction.

_Gitlow vs. New York_

 

10.) The plaintiff in this case had been convicted on a California law for sending unsolicited advertisements depicting men and women participating in sexual acts. However thehe ruling was vacated and remanded under three newly found guidelines for obscenity, including, as perhaps the most controversial guideline, which asked whether works in question, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value

.

_Miller vs. California_

 

10.) In this case, a radio station had broadcasted a skit by George Carlin in which he discussed "the seven dirty words." A father who had been riding with his son in the car and had heard this filed a complaint with the FCC. The Court ruled that, because of time, place, and manner regulations, the FCC would be allowed to restrict the radio station's First Amendment rights.

_FCC vs. Pacifica_

 

24.  FTP each, give the SI units for the following physics quantities:

Electric conductance.

Answer:  SIEMENS

Magnetic Flux Density

Answer:  TESLA

Resistance

Answer:  OHM