Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 07:24:55 -0700
From: David Matthew Levinson
Packet written by Richard Mason, Daniel Gottesman, and Chris Nolte.
1. His friends were Chibiabos, the musician, and the very strong man
Kwasind. His wife was Laughing Water, Minnehaha, and he lived on the
shores of Gitche-Gumee. For ten points, name this Longfellow hero
based on Native American tales.
2. His first movie was _For Me and My Gal_, but he also appeared in
such hits as _Cover Girl_, _Anchors Aweigh_, and _On the Town._ For
ten points, name this man, who died early in 1996, and is best known
for _Singin' in the Rain._
ANSWER: Gene _KELLY__
3. Although he was a diplomat like his father, this man is remembered
for his painting. He was taught by van Noort and van Veen, and
himself taught van Dyck. His style combined Flemish and Italian
traditions in such works as "Daniel in the Lion's Den", "Triumphal
Entry of Henry IV into Paris", and "The Descent From the Cross". For
ten points, name him.
ANSWER: Peter Paul _REUBENS__
4. After he conquered the Kalinga country, he felt such remorse at the
hardships inflicted by the war that he disavowed violent conquest
altogether. He practiced strict religious tolerance, although he was
himself a devout Buddhist. For ten points, name this enlightened
ANSWER: _ASOKA_ or _ASHOKA_
5. This god was the husband of Nanna and the son of Odin and Frigga.
Both he and his (clearly fraternal) twin Hodur died before Ragnarok.
Hodur was slain as punishment for his murder after Loki
tricked Hodur into shooting him with mistletoe, the only thing that
had not sworn not to hurt him. For ten points, name this Norse god of
6. Coastal cities on this peninsula have some of the longest
continuous records of sea level, which are interesting to scientists
studying the effect of global warming. However, the data are somewhat
skewed because, whatever the global sea level is doing, the land mass
is very slowly rising. For ten points, name this European peninsula which is
springing back up now that it is no longer pressed down under a
gigantic mass of ice.
7. He predicted that there would be a war between blacks and whites
in America, and that blacks would win. All white people would be
killed except for himself and his followers, who would be hiding in a
cave in Death Valley. After the war, the blacks would be unable to
govern themselves, and would turn to him for leadership. The grisly
murders conducted under his direction were intended to spark the great
race war. For ten points, name this prophet, who referred to the
coming apocalypse by the code name "Helter Skelter."
ANSWER: Charles _MANSON_
8. He has decried Western secular influences in his country, and has
promised to create Islamic counterparts to NATO and the European
Union. His recent state visit to Libya led to controversy when its
leader, Moammar Ghadafi, expressed support for the establishment of a
Kurdish state. For 10 points, name this leader of the Welfare Party,
the first Islamist prime minister of Turkey.
ANSWER: Necmettin _ERBAKAN_
9. Currently located in the constellation Ophiuchus, it cannot be seen
by the naked eye, but in the year 11,800 AD, this red dwarf will be
the closest star to the Sun. For ten points, identify this star which
is speeding towards us at over a hundred kilometers per second and
which appears to cross one degree of arc in the sky every 350 years.
ANSWER: _BARNARD'S STAR_
10. Give up on President Dole, but 100 years ago there WAS a President Dole
in this country after a military coup whereby the local sovereign was
deposed because she threatened American business interests. When the
first treaty to annex this nation to the U.S. was killed by President
Cleveland, a republic was established. In 1897, a second treaty for
annexation was adopted. FTP, this describes the history of what
state, whose last native ruler was Lililuokalani (lil-luke-oo-lan-ee)?
11. "Doctor Invincibilis" may sound like a character from Marvel
Comics, but it was the actual nickname of this fourteenth-century
Franciscan theologian, who was excommunicated after fighting with Pope
John XXII over whether Christ and the apostles renounced the ownership
of property. He is best remembered for advocating the principle that
"non sunt multiplicanda entia praeter necessitatem," that is, entities
are not to be multiplied beyond necessity. For ten points, name him.
ANSWER: William (of) _OCKHAM_
12. This alkaloid is a powerful insecticide, which is why some plants
manufacture it. It kills insects by disrupting their nervous systems;
on the human nervous system it can act as either a stimulant or a
relaxant, depending on dosage. Natives in the New World used it
exntensively for medicinal purposes. For ten points, name this
13. "Explanada Fortunata Is Not My Real Name," "If Osmosis, Who Are
You?", "The Staplegunners," "Fold, Spindle, Mutilate,"
and "What a Future!" were some of the alternative titles suggested for
this movie by Universal Studios, who also fought with the director
over the ending and the musical score. The director finally got his
way after his version of the movie began winning critical awards even
though it had not been released in America. For ten points, name
this dystopian film by Terry Gilliam.
14. Ruth Wilcox deeply loves the farm on which she has spent her
entire life, but her husband and children do not appreciate it as she
does. On her deathbed, she writes a note leaving the farm to a young
friend, Margaret Schlegel, but her family hides the note and keeps the
farm. Ironically, her husband later marries Margaret Schlegel and she
comes into possession of the farm anyway. For ten points, identify
this book by E.M. Forster.
ANSWER: _HOWARD'S END__
15. Recipes for this traditional European confection can be found in
the first known printed cookbook, published in Italy in 1485.
Analogous to praline, it can be used as a filling in pastries and
candies, and is also sometimes olded into fanciful shapes. For 10
points, name this confection, particularly popular at Christmas, made
from sugar, egg whites, and almond paste.
16. He commanded a Union brigade in the disastrous First Battle of
Bull Run and the experience convinced him that he was unfit for
independent command. As a nervous brigadier general, he requested so
many reinforcements from his superiors that newspapers described him
as insane. However, he distinguished himself under Grant at Shiloh
and Vicksburg, and eventually became commander of the military
division of the Mississippi, whereupon he invaded Georgia. For ten
points, identify the man who observed that "war is hell".
ANSWER: William Tecumseh _SHERMAN_
17. The Digambara or "naked" sect of this religion holds that
believers should own nothing, not even clothes, and that salvation is
not possible for women. The Svetambara or "white-robed" sect differs
on these points, but all adherents of this religion attempt to refrain
from harming any living being, according to the principle of ahimsa.
For ten points, identify this religion which was founded in the 6th
century BC, perhaps in protest against the animal sacrifice prevalent
in orthodox Vedic religion.
18. In 1386 he attempted to become king of Castile, but the expedition
was a military failure. He was never king of England either, although
both his father and his son were English kings. However, he did
effectively rule England while his young nephew, Richard II, sat on
the throne. For ten points, name this Duke of Lancaster, father of
ANSWER: _JOHN OF GAUNT_
19. His book, "The Mind of Primitive Man," was often used in the 1920s
by those who opposed U.S. immigration restrictions based on race. In
the 1930s the Nazis burned the book and rescinded his Ph.D. from Kiel
University. For ten points, identify this man who founded the
"cultural relativist" school which ultimately came to dominate 20th
century anthropology, and whose students included Ruth Benedict and
ANSWER: Franz _BOAS_
20. During World War II, the physicist I.I. Rabi was asked to join the
Manhattan Project, but he declined, saying that he preferred to devote
his efforts to something that would help win the war. For a quick ten
points, what development, made possible by the British invention of
the magnetron, did Rabi spend the war working on at the MIT Radiation
ANSWER: Microwave _RADAR_
21. This psychologist's earliest research used word association tests
to discover that people had emotionally charged clusters of associated
words, which he called complexes. He spent a time collaborating
closely with Freud, but after a few years broke with him completely.
He later suggested classifying people as extroverted or introverted.
For ten points, name this man, best known for his theory of archetypes
and the collective unconscious.
22. In this lyrical drama, the mysterious power known as Demogorgon
overthrows Jupiter. Through his love for Asia, a spiritual ideal
which transcends humanity, the title character resists the temptation
to become a replacement tyrant on Jupiter's throne and does not seek
revenge for the wrongs inflicted on him. For ten points, identify
this inversion by Percy Shelley of a lost play by Aeschylus.
ANSWER: _PROMETHEUS UNBOUND_
23. Suppose a gas is dissolved in a liquid. For sufficiently dilute
solutions and low gas pressures, the solubility of the gas in the liquid
is proportional to the partial pressure of the gas on the liquid.
For ten points, identify this law, named after the English chemist who
discovered it in 1803.
ANSWER: _HENRY'S_ Law
24. "Joe the Hotel Boy," "Tattered Tom," "Ragged Dick," "Struggling
Upward," and "The Errand Boy: or, How Phil Brent Won Success," and
over a hundred other books which are all almost the same except for
the name of the main character, were all written by, for ten points,
what man, one of the most popular American authors in the last 30
years of the nineteenth century?
ANSWER: Horatio _ALGER_, Jr.
25. "Moses," "Elizabeth, Queen of England," "The Lady of the Lake,"
"The Siege of Corinth," "The Turk in Italy," "The Thieving Magpie,"
"Semiramide," "William Tell," and "The Barber of Seville" are all
operas by this Italian composer. For ten points, name him.
ANSWER: Gioacchino Antonio _ROSSINI_
Packet written by Richard Mason, Daniel Gottesman, and Chris Nolte.
1. Answer these questions about symmetry and particle physics for ten
1) Name the subfield of algebra useful for describing the symmetries
of a system.
ANSWER: _GROUP_ theory or _REPRESENTATION_ theory
2) Name the hypothetical symmetry that relates bosons and fermions.
3) Name the symmetry group by which the charges of the strong force
ANSWER: _SU(3)_ (S-U-three)
2. Characters in TV sitcoms spend a fair amount of time chatting in
coffeehouses. For ten points each, given a sitcom, name the
restaurant or coffeehouse most consistently frequented by the major
1) "Friends" ANSWER: _CENTRAL PERK_
2) "Seinfeld" ANSWER: _MONK'S_ Restaurant or _MONK'S_ Cafe
3) "Happy Days" ANSWER: _ARNOLD'S_
3. Identify the following characters from Mark Twain's classic _The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer_ for the stated number of points.
1) Tom's girlfriend, the daughter of the local judge. (5 points)
ANSWER: _BECKY THATCHER__
2) The first name of Tom's hated half-brother, who rats on him. (10 points)
3) Tom's bosom friend, who is presumed dead along with Tom and Huck. (15 pts)
ANSWER: _JOE HARPER_
4. Identify the mathematician 30/20/10:
30- With Roch, he proved a famous theorem in algebraic geometry about
the number and degree of the poles of a rational function.
20- The function: sum over n of (1/n^s) (one over N to the S) bears
his name and his conjecture on the zeros of its analytic continuation
is one of the most important unsolved problems in mathematics.
10- He is responsible for much of differential geometry, which is
often given his name.
ANSWER: Bernhard _RIEMANN_
5. Identify the person involved in the Watergate investigation for
the stated number of points.
1) For 5 points, name the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for
the District of Columbia, who presided over the original trial and
continued to be involved.
ANSWER: John J. _SIRICA_
2) For 5 points, name the original special prosecutor eventually fired
by Robert Bork in the Saturday Night Massacre.
ANSWER: Archibald _COX_
3) For 10 points, name the man who succeeded Cox as special
ANSWER: Leon _JAWORSKI_
4) For a final 10 points, name the chair of the Senate committee
ANSWER: Sam J. _ERVIN_
6. Nominees for the Nobel Prize must be alive, but the prize can be
awarded posthumously if the recipient dies after being nominated.
After this year, this will have happened three times. Identify the
following posthumous award winners for the stated number of points.
1) For 5 points, name the winner of the 1996 Economics prize for
"contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric
information," who died just three days after his award was announced.
ANSWER: William _VICKREY_
2) For 10 points, name the U.N. Secretary-General who won the Peace
prize in 1961 after dying in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia.
ANSWER: Dag _HAMMARSKJOLD_
3) For 15 points, name the Swedish poet who was awarded the Literature
prize posthumously in 1931 after refusing it in 1918. His poems were
very traditional but highly popular in Sweden.
ANSWER: Erik Axel _KARLFELDT_
7. The Narnia books are probably C.S. Lewis' best known fantasies,
but he also wrote a trilogy of science fiction books.
1) First, for five points each, name the three books in that trilogy.
ANSWER: _OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET_, _PERELANDRA_,
_THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH_
2) For an additional fifteen points, which planet was the Silent
8. Identify the K-initialed artists from their works for 10 points
1) The Beethoven Frieze; Danae; The Kiss.
ANSWER: Gustav _KLIMT_
2) Composition VIII; Improvisation 31 (Sea Battle).
ANSWER: Wassily _KANDINSKY_
3) Red and White Domes; The Golden Fish.
ANSWER: Paul _KLEE_
9. Identify the following pairs of feuding groups, real or
fictional. You get 5 points for each group, so 10 points for each
1) The major feuding ethnic factions in Rwanda and Burundi.
ANSWER: _HUTUS_ and _TUTSI_
2) The two feuding gangs in _West Side Story_
ANSWER: _JETS_ and _SHARKS_
3) These two parties fought over control of many of the city-states of
Medieval and Renaissance Italy, particularly Florence.
ANSWER: _GUELPHS_ (or _GUELFS_) and _GHIBELLINES_
10. Answer these Napoleonic questions for ten points each.
1) The coup d'etat that installed Napoleon as first consul of France
occurred on this day of the year in the revolutionary calendar.
ANSWER: _18 BRUMAIRE_
2) This was the name given to the blockade designed by Napoleon to
paralyze Great Britain through the destruction of British commerce.
ANSWER: the _CONTINENTAL SYSTEM_
3) These 1807 agreements following Napoleon's victories at Jena and
Friedland substantially reduced the size of Prussia and established an
alliance between France and Russia.
ANSWER: Treaties of _TILSIT_
11. Name the following terms from chemistry for the stated number of points
1) For five points, name the simple process in which volatile
substances are separated from a mixture by evaporation and subsequent
2) Some substances, such as alcohol and water, form a mixture which
can not be further separated by distillation. The components of the
mixture evaporate together such that the composition of the vapor is
the same as that of the liquid. Name this type of mixture for ten points.
3) For fifteen points, name the type of reaction in which an ester
is heated with an alkali, producing a free alcohol and an acid salt.
12. Imagine you are Zeus, and you have just been served a class action
paternity/child support suit. FTP each, identify the plaintiffs from
the following description.
1) She says you seduced her in the form of a swan, and impregnated her
with a baby girl, Helen, and at least one other child.
2) She says you seduced her disguised as her husband, Amphitrion, and
you owe child support for her baby Heracles.
ANSWER: ALCMENA or ALCMENE
3) Her relatives (at least those who are not in Tartarus) say you owe
child support for her baby Athena, and they want compensation or
an explanation for her mysterious disappearance.
13. Given a brief description, identify the Supreme Court decision for
ten points each.
1) In this 1965 case the Court overturned a Connecticut law that made it
illegal to use any contraceptive device.
ANSWER: _GRISWOLD_ v. Connecticut
2) In this 1962 case the Court ruled that state officials may not require
that a daily prayer be recited in public schools, even if the prayer is
nondenominational and pupils may remain silent or be excused.
ANSWER: _ENGEL_ v. _VITALE_
3) According to this 1964 case, a public official who is the subject of
a defamatory falsehood cannot receive damages unless he proves actual
malice, i.e. that the statement was made with knowledge of falsehood
or with reckless disregard for the truth.
ANSWER: _NEW YORK TIMES_ Co. v. _SULLIVAN_
14. Identify the poet from poems, 30/20/10:
30- "Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances", "Eidolons"
20- "A Noiseless Patient Spider", "When I heard the Learn'd Astronomer",
10- "I Sing the Body Electric", "When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard
ANSWER: Walt _WHITMAN_
15. Medusa was the only one of the Gorgons who was mortal.
1) For ten points each, name the two immortal Gorgons.
ANSWER: _STHENO_, _EURYALE_
2) The three Gorgons had three other sisters, who were forced by
Perseus to give him the necessary tools to kill Medusa. For ten
points, give the collective name for this triplet.
ANSWER: The _GRAIAE_
16. Identify the painter from paintings, 30/20/10:
30- "Burning of the Houses of Parliament"
20- "Dido and Aeneas, Leaving Carthage on the Morning of the Chase"
10- "The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to Her Last Berth About to be
Broken Up, 1838"
ANSWER: Joseph Mallord William _TURNER_
17. It's another one of those damn glacier bonuses. For ten points
1) Give the term for an accumulation of rock, sand, and clay riding on
the ice or left on the ground after the ice melts.
2) Give the term for long, narrow ridges of sand and gravel which form
from meltwater streams flowing in tunnels along the bottom of a
3) Give the term for the dense kind of snow which has been lying on
the ground for a year or more, and which if compressed still further
will become solid glacial ice.
ANSWER: _FIRN_ (or _NEVE_)
18. Of course you have all been closely following the Whitewater
investigation. For ten points each, name the following:
1) The governor of Arkansas who was convicted on two counts of
conspiracy and fraud charges.
ANSWER: Jim Guy _TUCKER_
2) The former president of Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, who was
convicted on 18 counts.
ANSWER: James _MCDOUGAL_
3) The former Little Rock municipal judge who was the prosecution's
key witness in the trial.
ANSWER: David _HALE_
19. Identify the author from works, 30/20/10.
30- "Summer", "The Reef"
20- "The Touchstone", "The House of Mirth"
10- "Madame de Treymes", "The Age of Innocence"
ANSWER: Edith _WHARTON_
20. Identify the philosopher from works, 30/20/10:
30- "Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy,"
"Considerations on Representative Government"
20- "On Liberty", "On the Subjection of Women"
10- "Essays on Some Unsettled Questions in Political Economy,"
ANSWER: John Stuart _MILL_
21. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries was founded in
1961 by five nations. For five points each, and a five point bonus
for all correct, name these five founding members.
ANSWER: _IRAN_, _IRAQ_, _KUWAIT_, _SAUDI ARABIA_, _VENEZUELA_
22. Solve the following standard definite integrals for 15 points each.
1) The integral from -1 to 1 of dx/(1+ x^2)
[say: D X over one plus x-squared].
ANSWER: _PI OVER 2_
2) The integral from 0 to 2 pi of (sin^2 x) dx / 2 pi
[say: sine squared X D X over 2 pi].
23. America, or at least certain segments of Southern California, is
going wild over a new drug, the first diet pill approved by the FDA in
twenty-three years. Answer these questions about this drug for the
stated number of points each.
1) For five points, give the brand name of the new weight-loss drug
marketed by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, which is touted in the title of
a bestselling book by diet doctor Sheldon Levine.
2) For five points, give the commonly used abbreviation for the
generic names of the two drugs usually used in combination. One of
them is an earlier version of Redux, and the other acts to minimize
drowsiness sometimes caused by the first.
3) Fen/phen and Redux work by stimulating the production and
availability of, for ten points, what neurotransmitter in the brain?
4) Now, for ten points, spell the full (unabbreviated) chemical name
of either of the drugs in fen/phen.
ANSWER: F-E-N-F-L-U-R-A-M-I-N-E or P-H-E-N-T-E-R-A-M-I-N-E
(also accept: dexfenfluramine)