Subject: Packet 3/3 from Wichita State University
1. For as long as anyone can remember, there was no real reason for one
particular barnyard animal's excursion across the blacktop, except "to get
to the other side." FTP, what rice beer's manufacturers gave us their
interpretation of why the chicken crossed the proverbial road, during Super
2. French casualties in this battle totaled about 5000, while the English
losses numbered fewer than 200 men. It was almost averted, when the
English king, fearful of annihilation sought a truce with the French, but
his terms were summarily rejected. This battle saw the lightly armed,
diseased and hungry legions of Henry V easily defeat those of Charles
d'Albret. FTP, what is this battle, which took place during the Hundred
Years War, in what is now the Pas-de-Calais (PAH de cah-LAY) Department.
Battle of _Agincourt_
3. His compositions include "Salt Peanuts," "Bebop," and "Night in
Tunisia," as well as "Manteca," a pioneering work in the Afro-Cuban jazz
style. He played in the big bands of Cab Calloway and Earl Hines, and
collaborated with Charlie Parker to produce some of the most important
recordings of the jazz era. FTP, name this trumpeter, best known for his
distinctive trumpet, with its upturned bell.
Dizzy _Gillespie_ or John Birks _Gillespie_
4. Samples of this process include the drop in temperature of an aerosol
can as its gases are expelled, or in an automobile where the fuel-air
mixture is compressed to heat it prior to ignition. FTP, what name
describes any physical process in which quantities such as pressure and
volume are varied without any substantial transfer of heat energy to the
5. Some artists get deeply involved in creating their work, but few
actually use it as a part of the artistic significance. A particular
subcategory of abstract expressionism exists, in which painters are
concerned with the consistency and texture of the paint, as well as the
movements of the artist. FTP, identify this area, exemplified by artists
such as Willem de Kooning, (VILL-um de COO-ning) Franz Josef Kline, and
Jackson "Jack the Dripper" Pollack.
6. He completed his first work in three weeks. He was born in Washington,
D.C. in 1928, and adopted by an American theater executive who was a
co-owner of a chain of Vaudeville and movie theaters. His plays featured
many aspects of "theater of the Absurd," and focused primarily on familial
relationships. FTP, name this playwright, winner of three Pulitzer Prizes,
whose works include "The American Dream," "Tiny Alice," "The Lady From
Dubuque," and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."
Edward Franklin _Albee_
7. Deregulation of the Railroad, Bus, and Trucking industries has weakened
this agency's power, but it still has power over all common carriers of
freight and passengers by domestic business, as well as that of foreign
carriers who operate in the United States, as well as being the enforcement
arm of the various anti-trust legislation. FTP, name this agency created
by the Act to Regulate Commerce in 1887, under the authority of Article I,
Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, which vests in Congress the power "to
regulate commerce between the several states."
_Interstate Commerce Commission_ (Prompt on Acronym)
8. This doctrine is based on the works of David Hume and Immanuel Kant,
who both asserted logical fallacies as the basis of an opposing doctrine,
and is similar to skepticism, but far more limited in scope. FTP, name
this doctrine, which does not deny the existence of God or other spiritual
beings, but merely asserts that it is impossible to rely upon metaphysical
and theological beliefs, due to faulty logic.
9. FAQTP, where am I describing? This city in southern Ukraine, located
on the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula, on the Black Sea, is an
important health and vacation resort. The site of the modern city was
annexed by Russia in 1783, and was the scene of a very important conference
held over seven days in February 1945.
10. This instrument, a triangular member of the lute family, comes in six
sizes ranging from piccolo to contrabass. It was developed from the domra
and dombra, of Central Asia and Siberia. FTP, identify this Russian
instrument, with three metal or gut strings, a long, narrow neck, and a
sound hole in the narrow end of the body.
11. According to Irish legend, this chieftain and bard of the second or
third century AD descended from Druids and was raised in a forest. He was
described as "wise and sensitive to natural beauty" and lent his first name
to a band of warrior poets. FTP, who is this Irishman, whose exploits are
the subject of the Fenian Cycle, a series of long narrative poems, and
whose accepted name implies he's a pretty hep cat.
_Finn MacCumhail_ or _Finn MacCool_
12. This disease, if left untreated, almost always causes death, but is
easily defeated by restoring thiamin to the diet. It comes in two forms,
wet - characterized by sweating, warm skin, and elevated heart rate,
leading to heart failure - and dry - characterized by neuritis in the lower
extremities, muscle atrophy, and eventually paralysis. FTP, name this
disease, prevalent in areas of the world where polished white rice is a
staple part of the diet.
13. Although this is a subcategory of history, it would not be possible to
study history without paying particular attention to it. Examples of this
include Thuycydides' study of the Peloponnesian War, _The Ecclesiastical
History of the English People_ by Bede the Venerable, and _The History of
the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire_ by Edward Gibbon. FTP, what is
this discipline, which deals with the written record of what is known of
human lives and societies in the past and how historians have attempted to
14. High-speed photographs of milk drops and exploding apples wouldn't be
possible without this Fremont, Nebraska born engineer's pioneering work.
FTP, whose developments in high-speed strobe lights made it possible for
photographers and scientists to study motion that is faster than the eye.
Harold E. _Edgerton_
15. Provisions for this are found under Title 11 of the United States
Code. Type 9 cases deal with Munincipalities, and Type 12 cases deal with
Farmers, but you might be more familiar with Type 11 cases, which deal with
business reorganization, or Type 7, which deal with Individuals. FTP, what
is this area of the law, in which an entity wishes protection from its
creditors due to insolvency?
16. Her poetry was marked by exquisite beauty of diction, perfect
simplicity of form, and intensity of emotion. She was credited with
creating a style, using four lines in which the first three are eleven
syllables in length while the fourth is five syllables. She was also
credited, although perhaps not so flatteringly, with defining the terms for
female homosexuality. FTP, who is this "tenth muse" of Greek poetry?
17. It's time for the shameless "plug your school's famous alumni
question". He excelled as a linebacker for the Wichita State University
Wheatshockers, racking up an astounding 20 tackles and six sacks in one
game. Despite winning all Missouri Valley Conference honors as a senior,
he opted for a coaching career rather than a playing career. It has been a
good choice, because after stints at several colleges, including Wichita
State, he has compiled a 119-85-1 record in his 12 years as an NFL head
coach, placing him fourth on the all-time winning coaches list. FTP, who
is this coach, nicknamed "Tuna", who recently led the New England Patriots
to Super Bowl XXXI?
18. He retired from the Continental army in 1779, at the rank of
Lieutenant Colonel, due to ill health. He was then admitted to the bar in
New York City, where his reputation as one of the foremost lawyers of that
city led him to be appointed attorney general in 1789. He was discredited
at the end of his political career, but not before he was elected as the
third vice president, when he, FTP if you've "got milk" shot Alexander
19. Methyl is the only group of these compounds to exist only in alkane
form. Prefixes indicate how many carbon atoms are in the group, while
suffixes determine which family a certain compound falls into. FTP, name
this simplest class of organic compounds, including the alkanes, alkenes,
and alkynes, consisting of Hydrogen and Carbon atoms only, and forming
20. "The hammer banged Reveille on the rail outside camp HQ at five
o'clock as always. Time to get up. The ragged noise was muffled by ice
two fingers thick on the windows, and soon died away. Too cold for the
warder to go on hammering." This begins, FTP, what short story, loosely
based on what author's own experience in the "Gulag Archipelago" of the
former Soviet Union?
_One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovitch_ by Aleksander Isayevitch
21. This game of manual dexterity has recently been made much more
difficult, by hybridizing it with the popular card game Uno. FAQTP, name
this game, in which contestants compete to see who will be the last to
safely remove a wooden block from a tower an replace it at the top.
22. This book centers on the five discourses of Christ, and although it is
the first book in the New Testament, it was preceded chronologically by the
Gospel According to Mark. FTP, name this book, which contains, among other
things, the Eight Beatitudes of Jesus and the Lord's Prayer.
The Gospel According to _Matthew_
23. This programming language, based on the C++ model of Object-Oriented
programming, is platform independent. It is being used to design much more
intricate websites than would ever be possible with HTML. FTP, what is
this language, developed by Sun Microsystems, that has been touted as a
possible end to the Microsoft juggernaut of domination?
1. The Super Bowl is not only a contest between the two best teams in
professional football, it has also become a no-holds-barred contest among
advertisers to make viewers remember their products by their memorable
commercials. For five points each, and a five point bonus for all five,
let's see how well they did their job.
a) This cola company used dancing bears and a catchy slogan playing on the
"Generation X" moniker to sell its product.
_Pepsi_ or _Pepsico_
b) This auto manufacturer continued its series of "weird occurrence"
commercials, by depicting dive-bombing pigeons and joy-riding dogs.
c) This brewery's devoted driver lost his truck to a group of aliens, who
returned to pick him up, as they realized they had no "designated driver."
_Budweiser_ or _Anheuser-Busch_
d) "Great googily moogily," this snack food giant's hapless groundskeeper
found himself frozen to an ice rink, after becoming entranced by a scantily
clad billboard ad.
e) This online service provider had perhaps the simplest, but perhaps most
effective commercial, with a soundtrack of busy signals, playing on its
competitor's recent legal problem.
2. Nowadays, businesses and individuals routinely send confidential
information over the Internet, trusting the encoding functions of their
browsers or e-mail clients. For the stated number of points, here's a
short quiz on the history of such encoding.
5: This is the latest iteration of the large number key theory, and uses
the product of two 100-digit prime numbers.
10: RSA was developed due to complaints about this similar, but much
smaller scale system, which translated message segments of 64 bits by a 56
bit random key.
_DES_ or _Data Encryption Standard_
15: DES was the result of the obsoletion of this cryptosystem, which used
both substitution and transposition, and implied a quite demonic nature.
3. Identify the artist from clues, 30-20-10.
30: He was born in Moscow, December 4, 1866, and studied at the Academy of
Fine Arts in Munich, Germany, from 1896 to 1900
20: Along with Franz Marc, he founded Der Blaue Reiter (dare BLOU-eh
10: Among his works are Composition VIII No. 260, Circle and Square, and
the book Concerning the Spiritual in Art.
4. Place the following Chief Justices of the Supreme Court in
chronological order: Edward D. White, Roger Brooke Taney, Harlan Fiske
Stone, Frederick Moore Vinson, John Rutledge, and Melville W. Fuller.
5. Paris has obviously a very tranquil city, as it has been the location
of several war-ending treaties. On a 10-5 basis, identify the year of the
10: This treaty allowed France to keep all of its territory held in Europe
prior to 1792, and did not require it to pay an indemnity.
5: It ended the Napoleonic Wars.
_1814_ or _1815_
10: This treaty was accompanied by similar treaties signed with France and
Spain, who were allied in support of the victorious nation.
5: It ended the American Revolution.
10: This treaty saw Russia forced to return Bessarabia and the mouth of the
Danube to Turkey, and lost its claims to Moldavia, Walachia, and Serbia.
5: It ended the Crimean War.
6. Verbs are a very versatile set of words. With minor modifications,
they can represent either nouns or adjectives. FFPE, ten points per
matched pair, what are the three types of verbals, and which fundamental
part of speech does each function as?
_Gerund_ - _Noun_
_Participle_ - _Adjective_
_Infinitive_ - _Noun_
7. On December 8, 1991, 11 of the 15 republics of the former Soviet Union
joined forces to become a Commonwealth of Independent States. Eight of
those were not originally members, but were admitted as founding members.
F30P, all or nothing, which eight republics were the latecomers?
_Armenia_, _Azerbaijan_, _Kazhakstan_, _Kyrgyzstan_,
_Moldova_, _Tajikstan_, _Turkmenistan_, _Uzbekistan_
8. Some of the most beautiful sounds in a symphony come from the woodwind
family, a group of instruments that can be divided into three groups, base
on the number of reeds each instrument has. FFPE, and a five point bonus
for all five, identify these wind instruments as having zero, one, or two
a) Oboe - _Two_
b) Clarinet - _One_
c) Flute - _Zero_
d) Shawm - _Two_
e) Ocarina - _Zero_
9. The Seven Wise Men of Greece, also known as the Seven Sages, were
active in the 6th and 7th centuries BC who were active in science,
philosophy, and politics. FFPE, name any six of them.
_Bias of Priene_ _Chilon of Sparta_
_Cleobulus of Lindus_ _Periander of Corinth_
_Pittacus of Mitylene_ _Solon of Athens_
_Thales of Miletus_
10. Beginning in 1899, three nations, striving to maintain peace in South
and Central America and to achieve common action and policy on problems
concerning all Latin American countries, concluded a series of treaties
that provided for arbitration of disputes and mutual assistance against
FTPE, what three countries were involved in this treaty?
FFPE, the treaty organization was known as the ABC Powers.
_Argentina_, _Brazil_, _Chile_
11. Identify this familiar astronomical construct, 30-20-10.
30: It is possible to view all of the items in this construct in one
night, during the month of March, but it requires great skill and endurance.
20: The 110 objects in this construct range in magnitude from 10.2 to 1.2,
and consist of nebulae, binary star systems, and other astronomical objects.
10: This catalog is noted for its members, including M31, the Andromeda
Galaxy, and M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy.
_Messier Catalog_ of Deep-Sky Objects
12. How well do you remember your high school lit class? There are four
types of metrical feet, and FTPE, can you match the name with its accent
a) weak, weak, strong - _Anapest_ or _Anapestic_
b) weak, strong - _Iamb_ or _Iambic_
c) strong, weak, weak - _Dactyl_ or _Dactylic_
13. On a 10-5 basis, identify the musical from songs.
10: "The Sword of Damocles"
5: "The Time Warp"
_Rocky Horror Picture Show_
10: "Seize the Day"
5: "Carrying the Banner"
10: "One Jump Ahead"
5: "A Whole New World"
14. Just as the Catholic Church uses the Catechism alongside the Bible to
define their beliefs, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
believes in three additional books. FTS#OP, identify the book.
5: This book is considered "divinely inspired scripture," just as the
Bible, and is the work of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
_The Book of Mormon_: Another Testament of Jesus Christ
10: This book is a compilation of revelations and writings given since the
restoration began, and defines much of the Church.
_Doctrines and Covenants_
15: This final book is a selection from the revelations, translations, and
writings of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
_The Pearl of Great Price_
15. Put your eye on your chin and your hand in your ear and get ready to
identify this Cubist painter from works, 30-20-10
30: "The Chessboard" (1917)
20: "Guitar and Bottle" (1917)
10: "Glasses and Newspaper" (1914)
16. The leg bone connects to the ankle bone, and so on. F30P, all or
nothing, can you put the following bones in order, going from head to toe?
(i.e. Skull, then Pelvis, then Tibia) Mandible, Patella, Femur, Tarsals,
17. Identify the anthropologist by clues, 30-20-10.
30: He resigned his position as director of the Wildlife Services of Kenya
in 1994, after the Kenyan government added responsibility to it, which he
felt would undermine the organization.
20: His autobiography was titled "One Life," and he co-authored "Origins"
with Roger Lewin.
10: His fossil hunting expeditions to Lake Turkana yielded the earliest
bones of Australopithecus Man, as well as a nearly complete skeleton of a
1.6 million year old boy.
_Richard_ Erskine Frere _Leakey_ (Do NOT accept Lewis or Mary)
18. During the Gallipoli campaign of WWI, the ANZAC attempted an
unsuccessful invasion of Turkey, with the forces of Great Britain and
France. FFPE and a five point bonus, identify the component terms of the
_Australian - New Zealand Army Corps_
19. The Abbey Theater, a repertory-theater company and the auditorium in
which the company performs, in Dublin, Ireland was originally established
to present Irish plays about Irish subjects, the company later expanded its
repertory to include classical drama, including that of British playwright
William Shakespeare, and contemporary works by dramatists of continental
Europe. FTPE, which three Irish authors are credited with founding the
William Butler _Yeats_
Lady Isabella Augusta _Gregory_
George William _Russell_ or _AE_
20. You might think we were returning to the era of the robber baron, with
the price-fixing schemes recently publicized reminiscent of the late 19th
century. F15PE, identify these firms recently in the news.
a) A U.S. Subsidiary of this German pharmaceutical giant has plead guilty
to fixing the price of citric acid, and has been slapped with a $50 million
b) This grain and seed processor was fined earlier this year for its role
in fixing the price of lysine, and was also involved in the Bayer case.
_A_rcher _D_aniels _M_idland Co.
21. Despite the rush to replace the English system with SI measurements,
six measuring units that are so widely entrenched, that replacing them
would be impossible. FTS#OP, identify the following.
F5P, what is the unit represented by ten to the minus 10th meters, used to
measure wavelengths of light?
FTP, which two of the six refer to measurements of pressure, one in the
Ideal gas law, and the other when speaking of a barometer.
_Atmosphere_ and _Bar_
F15P, which is the only unit used to measure land area?
22. Another NFL season has come and gone, and the most hapless of the
teams will have a chance to improve their standings come draft day. FFPE,
give me the top six teams of the draft order, in order.
(Accept either underlined, except for NYJ. Accept _Jets_ for NYJ)
_New York Jets_ (1-15)
_New Orleans_ _Saints_ (3-13)
_Atlanta_ _Falcons_ (3-13)
_Baltimore_ _Ravens_ (4-12)
_Detroit_ _Lions_ (5-11)
_St. Louis_ _Rams_ (6-10)
23. Lets visit Andersonville. On a 10-5 basis, name these following
Authors, whose last names are not suprisingly, Anderson.
10: He served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
5: His most famous work, a collection of short stories, is "Winesburg, Ohio."
10: This Anderson's concerns in his dramas included the corrupting
influences of power and wealth, especially in politics; the disillusionment
of men caught up in war; and the need for action by the individual in
defense of justice and freedom.
5: Among his works are the 1933 Pulitzer winner "Both Your Houses," and
"Winterset," a work about the Sacco and Vanzetti trial.
10: Born in Odense, he suffered from poverty and neglect during his
childhood, and when he was 14 years of age he ran away to Copenhagen. There
he worked for Jonas Collin, director of the Royal Theater, until Collin
raised money to who provide him with an education.
5: Among his works are "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The
_Hans Christian_ Anderson
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