Date: Thu, 2 Nov 1995 15:47:41 -0800 (PST)
From: "Matthew H. Baker"
1995 Guy Fawkes Eve Buzzer Explosion
Questions by Berkeley Smashing Pumpkins
1. He toured in South Africa with Texas Jack's Wild West show and
with a circus in Australia and New Zealand as a trick rider. For
over 10 years he was a regular with the Ziegfield Follies and
appeared in several Hollywood films such as "Laughing Bill Hyde"
and "A Connecticut Yankee". His wit, sharp satire, and
Southwestern speech made him a beloved public figure. FTP, who
once said he wanted his epitaph to read, "I joked about every
prominent man of my time, but I have never met a man I didn't
2. Born in 10 B.C., he was the son of Drusus and Antonia, and the
younger brother of Germanicus. Troubled by various diseases and
handicaps as a child, he suffered mistreatment from just about
everybody and did not hold public office until late in life, when
he shared a consulship with his nephew, the Emperor Caligula. Upon
Caligula's murder, the Praetorian Guard hoisted him on their
shoulders and declared him the new Emperor. FTP, name this Roman
emperor, an able reformer and administrator, who reigned from 41 to
Tiberius CLAUDIUS Drusus
3. Libby Hyman called them "a noble group especially designed to
puzzle the zoologist." They contain many unique features including
the water-vascular system, a calcareous endoskeleton, and metamor-
phosis from bilateral larva to radial adult. FTP, name this
invertebrate phylum which includes brittle stars, sea cucumbers,
and sea urchins.
4. A herdman's son, he earned a doctorate in anthropology from the
London School of Economics and became the most successful applied
anthropologist of his time. His dissertation, Facing Mount Kenya,
was an early assualt on colonial thought and inspired other African
nationalists in their independence movements. FTP, name this man
who in 1954 became Kenya's first president.
5. One third of this country is forest, and roughly 75 percent of
it is mountainous. Currently still a kingdom, though with a
multiparty parliamentary government, its geographic isolation has
kept it one of the least developed nations in the world, where the
rare Indian rhinoceros thrives and the mostly illiterate citizens
vote by party symbol - a tree for the Congress Party and a sun for
the United Marxist-Leninist Party. FTP, name this landlocked Asian
kingdom with its capital at Kathmandu.
6. Among the things named for him are a cube, a scheme, a
polynomial, a function, a basis theorem, a syzygy theorem, an
operator, a reciprocity symbol, and a kind of infinite-dimensional
vector space. One of his seminal contributions to mathematics was
the development a logical axiomatic system for geometry in wake of
the nineteenth century of non-Euclidean geometries. FTP, identify
this German mathematician, who in 1900 proposed a series of 23
famous unsolved problems facing twentieth century mathematics.
7. From ancient Greek usage it means the recitation of parts of an
epic poem. In music, it has come to mean a composition in one
continuous movement, often based on popular, national, or folk
melodies. FTP, what term characterizes Liszt's Hungarian, Vaughn
Williams's Norfolk, Queen's Bohemian, and Gershwin's in Blue?
8. Sid Vicious, Ludwig von Beethoven, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Vlad
Dracula are all characters which have been played by this talented
and versatile British actor. FTP, name this man who stars opposite
Demi Moore in "The Scarlet Letter", and played the brilliant,
tormented composer opposite his wife Isabella Rosellini in
9. Already a suburban housewife and mother, she began writing
poetry in 1956 at her psychiatrist's suggestion, to help her
understand and recover from a series of mental breakdowns. Her
honest, confessional poetry revealed her desire to die, to "empty
my breath from its bad prison." After winning the Pulitzer Prize
in 1967, she taught at Boston University until her death. FTP,
name this poet who committed suicide in 1974.
10. Born in 1867, he was admitted to the New York bar in 1891 and
served as US attorney for the southern district of the state from
1906-1909. He served as secretary of war under Taft, fought
briefly in World War 1, and was governor-general of the Philippines
from 1927-29. FTP, name this man, secretary of state to Hoover,
for whom a 1932 doctrine is named.
Henry Lewis STIMSON
11. The first in the early church was the Council of Jerusalem.
They can be traced to meetings held by bishops from various regions
since the 2nd century. FTP, name this term for an official assembly
of representatives of a Christian Church, either for consultation
or decision making.
12. He is a man in his fifties who looks much older. After years
of mind-numbing labor, he unexpectedly encounters beauty and
enchantment in the person of Mattie Silver, his wife Zeena's
impoverished cousin, who has comes to care for the ailing wife. A
romance builds between Mattie and him, but Zeena ends it by
dismissing Mattie as her caretaker. Realizing he cannot leave
Mattie, they hope to die in a moment of bliss by sledding into a
tree. But in an ironic twist of fate, they do not die and Mattie
is so severely maimed that she must be under the care of Zeena and
he remains shut in the house with the two women. FTP, name this
title character created by Edith Wharton.
13. By his own account, his early years were largely given to self-
instruction in music. He developed some ability as a violinist and
keyboard player and became thoroughly acquainted with Viennese
musical life in the middle 1700s. He is credited with virtually
creating the classical form structures of the string quartet and
symphony which were developed later by Mozart and which he,
himself, used extensively in his later and greatest symphonies,
quartets and oratorios. FTP, name this composer of the London
Symphonies and the oratorios "The Creation" and "The Seasons".
Franz Joseph HAYDN
14. He got his professional start in the late 1850's when he was a
journalist in Union, California. By the time his first collection
of Western local-color stories appeared in 1870, Eastern publishers
were competing for his services and he left California. His later
works such as "An Heiress of Red Dog and Other Sketches" and a play
written in collaboration with Mark Twain were never as successful
as his earlier work, including "Plain Language from Truthful James"
and two stories set in the mining country. FTP, name this author
of "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat".
15. For a quick ten points, what is the remainder when x squared
plus 2x plus 3 is divided by x minus 1?
16. When the Shah leaves his palace, the women of his harem
persuade the Chief Eunuch to admit the male slaves. At the height
of the ensuing orgy, the Shah returns and orders the massacre of
the women, including his favorite wife, and their lovers.
Choreographed by Michel Fokine, it was staged by Diaghilev's Ballet
Russes in 1910. FTP, name this exotic ballet which was performed
to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov.
17. He was born in Seattle in 1960. In high school, he drew a
cartoon for the student newspaper that featured the school's
cheerleaders on the marquee of a freak museum. "Teachers banned
the newspaper from their classrooms," he said. "I was worried the
cheerleaders were going to beat me up." But he didn't get beat up.
In fact, he went on to become the editorial cartoonist for the New
Orleans Time-Picayune, and since 1989, for the Atlanta Journal-
Constitution. FTP, name political cartoonist whose work appears
in one hundred papers every day.
18. He sang in tune before he could speak clearly and his father
taught him piano, violin, and organ as soon as he could reach the
pedals. In 1899, at the age of twenty-two, he made his Paris debut
as a cellist, and for the next two decades he carried his cello to
audiences throughout Europe and the Americas and established it as
a solo instrument. After founding several symphony orchestras in
the 1920's, he went into voluntary exile from Spain to protest
Franco's dictatorship. FTP, name this Spanish cellist and
19. The solubility of nitrogen and oxygen in blood increases with
pressure. Because of this, if a scuba diver ascends to the surface
too rapidly, these dissolved gases will form bubbles in the
tissues. This painful - and sometimes fatal - condition is, for ten
points, known as what?
The _BENDS_ (accept _DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS_,
20. It's not about the card game from Parker Brothers and it's not
the story of a Monopoly property. This is a story of Martin
Pemberton's search for his father in 1870's New York and a
scientist's quest for eternal youth. FTP, name this 1994 book
written by E.L. Doctorow.
21. Specific areas of study in this field include design of work
areas, effects of psychological stresses, demands on memory and
perception, and design of visual displays to enhance the quality of
speed and interpretation. Researchers in it try to determine
optimum conditions and examine the effect of adverse conditions and
in general it is the study of human capability and psychology in
relation to the working environment. FTP name this field also
known as human engineering, human factors engineering, engineering
psychology, or biotechnology.
22. Five months of the 18-month ritual calendar were dedicated to
him and his fellow deities. Children were sacrificed in the 1st
and 3rd, and in the 6th his priests ceremonially bathed in a lake.
He was not only highly revered, but greatly feared; he could send
out the rain or provoke drought and hunger. He hurled the
lightning upon the earth and unleashed devastating hurricanes.
FTP, name this deity, the Aztec god of rain.
23. This ideal has characterized many religious movements. It was
a trait of the Jewish community of Qumran, the original Christian
community at Jerusalem, and in the Hindu Ashram. The Albigensians,
Levellers and Shakers in more recent times have practiced the
absence of private propertry and community of goods. FTP, what is
1. 30-20-10 Name this company.
30: It is the world's largest dealer in furs.
20: The oldest company in the world, it has operated continuously
since May 2, 1670.
10: King Charles II chartered it as the "Honorable Company of
Adventurers of English Trading" in a region of North America.
HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY (accept HUDSON BAY CO.)
2. You know of rivers which demarcate boundaries between two
countries, but this bonus will ask you to name the two countries
each of these lakes divide. Five points for each answer.
Lake Victoria KENYA/UGANDA
Lake Titicaca BOLIVIA/PERU
Lake Geneva FRANCE/SWITZERLAND
3. Identify the discoverers of the following particles for the
stated number of points.
For 5: The electron J.J. _THOMPSON_
For 10: The neutron Sir James _CHADWICK_
For 15: The positron Carl _ANDERSON_
4. The title of a work of literature often contains the name of its
main character. Some titles refer to the main character without
explicitly naming him or her. For ten points each of five if you
need the author, give the descriptiive book title when given its
10 - Michael Henchard
5 - Thomas Hardy THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
10 - Caroline Meeber
5 - Theodore Dreiser SISTER CARRIE
10 - Prince Myshkin
5 - Fyodor Dostoevsky THE IDIOT
5. 30-20-10 Name the composer from the following works
30: "Suite Bergamasque" and "Children's Corner Suite"
20: "Jeaux", and "Pelleas et Mellisande", his only opera
10: "La Mer" and "L'Apres-Midi D'Un Faune"
6. The success of the movie "Pulp Fiction" boosted the careers of
several actors, and revived the careers of some others. Some of
them even appeared together in the same films. See if you can
figure out what 1995 film has these power-"Pulp" combinations, for
5 points each, and a 5 point bonus for all correct.
Samuel L. Jackson and Ving Rhames -- Kiss of Death
Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis -- Die Hard With A Vengeance
Tim Roth and Eric Stoltz -- Rob Roy
Eric Stoltz and Christopher Walken -- The Prophecy
Tim Roth and Quentin Tarantino -- Four Rooms
7. 30-20-10-5 Name the American novel from its characters, and
five if you need the author at the end.
30: Lee Chong, Dora Flood
20: Mack, Eddie, Hazel
10: Doc Ricketts
5: John Steinbeck
8. 30-20-10 Identify the scientist from clues.
30: He was the first to discover that the surface area of a
sphere is equal to four times the area of a great circle of that
sphere. He also determined the value of pi to about one part in
20: According to Plutarch, he requested that his tombstone
contain an illustration of a sphere inscribed in a cylinder, and an
account by Cicero of a visit to this man's grave suggests that the
wish was indeed carried out.
10: Perhaps the most famous anecdote surrounding his absent-
mindedness concerns the crown of King Hieron of Syracuse,
9. Given the name of a male character or characters, identify his
or their sister for ten points. If you need the work, you'll
receive five points.
10 - Jem Finch
5 - "To Kill A Mockingbird" JEAN LOUISE (SCOUT)
10 - Benjie, Quentin, Jason Compson
5 - "The Sound and the Fury" CADDY
10 - Edgar Linton
5 - "Wuthering Heights" ISABELLA
10. In 1401, there was a competition to produce a bronze portal for
the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Florence. Answer these questions
for ten points each.
1. What sculptor won the competition?
Answer: Lorenzo _GHIBERTI_
2. What younger sculptor worked under Ghiberti on the project, but
later became more famous than his teacher, for such works as the
St. Mark of Or San Michele and the Zuccone on the bell tower of
Answer: _DONATELLO_ or Donato di Niccolo di _BETTO BARDI_ 3.
What architect lost the competition for the Baptistery doors but in
1419 competed against Ghiberti again and won the competition to
design the dome of Florence Cathedral?
Answer: Filippo _BRUNELLESCHI_
11. Often parents name their children after famous people, hoping
that their offspring too will achieve great fame. Given a name of
a famous person, tell me after whom they were named.
Will Rogers William PENN
Robert Frost Robert E. LEE
G. Gordon Liddy Lord BYRON (George GORDON)
12. How well do you know your mineralogy? Identify the term, given
a short description of the physical property. Ten points each.
Capable of being flattened into thin sheets without breaking or
crumbling into fragments. MALLEABLE
Capable of being drawn into the form of a wire, for example copper.
Showing little or no resistance to breaking, not capable of being
flattened into thin sheets. BRITTLE
13. 30-20-10 Name this work.
30: The Naval Institute Press published it as their first work of
20: It was inspired by the 1975 incident of the Russian destroyer
Storozhevoy's attempt to defect to Sweden.
10: Name this first novel by Tom Clancy, which was turned into a
movie starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin.
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
14. What do you do in your spare time? The following people held
down menial jobs while moonlighting in the field which would
eventually gain them great fame. FTP each, name these illustrious
figures from their humble beginnings.
Because of parental opposition to a musical career, he joined the
Austrian Army and composed in his off-duty time. His fourth opera,
"Zoraide di Graiana", was so successful in Rome that he obtained an
early release from the army. Gaetano DONIZETTI
He wrote his novel "Mosquitoes" while supervising the shoveling of
coal to feed the boilers at the University of Mississippi power
plant. This American author gained did not gain popular or
literary recognition until the 1940's. William FAULKNER
A true working-class boy, he was a fourteen year old apprentice who
used his spare time from meals to read Locke's "On Human
Understanding" and Xenophon's "Memorable Things of Socrates". This
reading proved to be good preparation for this eighteenth-century
15. For five points each and a total of thirty points, give the
full names of the following writers more commonly known by their
D.H. Lawrence DAVID HERBERT Lawrence
E.M. Forster EDWARD MORGAN Forster
Pearl S. Buck Pearl SYDENSTRICKER Buck
J.D. Salinger JEROME DAVID Salinger
e.e cummings EDWARD ESTLIN Cummings
H.G. Wells HERBERT GEORGE Wells
16. Do you know where the wild things are? Identify the mythical
monster, given a short physical description, for the stated number
For 5: These creatures had brazen hands, wings of gold, red tongues
between their tusks and serpents writhed about their heads.
For 10: It has the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a
For 15: It has the front of a lion, middle of a goat and the tail
of a serpent.
17. During the American Revolution, the king of Great Britain was
George III. Other prominent monarchs also ruled at this time,
either lending aid to the colonies, or else keeping England busy on
the Continent. FTP each, name the monarch of these countries at
the time of the Revolution.
France Louis XVI (1774-1792)
Prussia Frederick II (the Great) (1740-1786)
Austria Maria Theresa (1740-1788)
18. 30-20-10 Name the author from works.
30: A Moving Target, The Paper Men
20: The Spire, Darkness Visible, The Inheritors
10: Lord of the Flies
19. Arrange the following Merovingian kings in chronological order
for 5 points apiece, plus an additional 5 for all correct.
Childeric, Dagobert I, Sigibert I, Clovis, and Clothar I.
CHILDERIC, CLOVIS, CLOTHAR I, SIGIBERT I, DAGOBERT I
20. 30-20-10 Name the actor from his films.
30: The Taming of the Shrew, 1929
20: The Lamb, 1915
10: The Mark of Zorro, 1920
21. Risk assessment helps us estimate the probability that an event
will occur. For five points each and an extra five for all
correct, list the following types of risk in order of increasing
risk. Death from electrocution, disease from smoking a pack of
cigarettes per day, disease from drinking 12oz of beer a day,
disease from drinking 12oz of diet cola per day, and disease from
DDT and DDE in our diet.
DDT and DDE, ELECTROCUTION, DIET COLA, BEER, CIGARETTES
22. 30-20-10 Name the man.
30: He rose to prominence as a general when he suppressed the
Yellow Turban rebellion.
20: After his death, his son usurped the Han dynasty in 220 AD and
established the Wei dynasty.
10: He was portrayed in the role of the shrewd, unscrupulous
villain in the 14th century historical novel, "Romance of the Three
TS'AO TS'AO (CAO CAO)
23. Identify the following enzymes as a Zinc Protease, Serine
Protease, Thiol Protease, Aspartyl Protease, or none of the above
for 10 points each.
10: Carboxypeptidase A ZINC Protease
10: Pepsin ASPARTYL Protease
10: Lysozyme NONE OF THE ABOVE