Questions by George Washington
Edited by George Huang and Joseph Wu
1. A stage in the development of an embryo after the early phase of
cell division where cells form a hollow ball
can be characterized by this cellular stage. The various organs, such
as the gut, nervous system, and
appendages eventually evolve form, FTP, cells of this stage.
2. He was probably the most successful craftsman of the American
theatre between World Wars I and II, though
he only wrote one play alone, The Butter and Egg Man in 1925. His
writing collaborators included Marc
Connelly, Edna Ferber, and the Gershwins. Name, for 10 points, this
coauthor of two Pulitzer Prize-winning
plays, Of Thee I Sing and You Can't Take It With You.
Answer: George S. _KAUFMANN_
3. Christy Brinkley, Pete Sampras, Steve Young, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks,
Joan Lunden, Danny Devito and Rhea
Perlman, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow and even Tony Bennett are just
a few stars to sport, FTP,
moustaches for this beverage.
Answer: _MILK_ (it does a body good)
4. In 1955, this man became an American citizen in a quiet ceremony in
Huntsville, Alabama at the age of 43.
When he first came to America, he had wrtten a novel called "Mars
Project". FTP, name this German, famous
for developing V-2 rockets used by German in WWII.
Answer: Werner _VON BRAUN_
5. Originally, after the first coat of arriccio (arreechio) had dried,
the design was brushed in with ocher and
charcoal. During the Renaissance, the design was pricked with holes and
transfered to the wet surface by
dusting with chalk. These steps characterized the procedure of, FTP,
which type of painting, the best
examples of which are Giottoís Arena Chapel and Michaelangeloís Sistene
6. This compact, pear shaped island nation the size of West Virginia is
located just 22 miles across the Palk
Strait. It is the the fourth independent state to emerge from the
British sphere of influence in South Asia.
FTP, name this island that has been coping with civil war since 1978
between its Tamil minority and
Answer: _SRI LANKA_
7. The Greatest American Hero, Hardcastle & McCormick, Riptide, Hunter,
Wiseguy, The Rockford Files, and
the A-Team are all TV series for which this Hollywood mogul has
produced and written episodes. FTP, name
this producer who appeared sitting in front of a typewriter as part of
his production company's closing credits.
Answer: Stephen J. _CANNELL_
8. It's a common organic molecule structure consisting of a 6 carbon
atom ring with an equal number of attached
hydrogen atoms. Many organic chemicasl such as toluene and xylene act
as variations of the structure. FTP,
Answer: _BENZENE RING_
9. His early works satirized the pretentiousness of the English
literary and intellectual elite of his day and
featured a deep distrust of the 20th Century's modern advances. His
later literary preoccupations included
Hindu mysticism in The Perennial Philosophy and his experience with
mescaline in The Doors of Perception.
For 10 points, name this author of Crome Yellow and Brave New World.
Answer: Aldous _HUXLEY_
10. At the end of WWII, the Organization of European Economic Community
(OEEC) was established. By 1961,
the program was so successful it was converted to the Organization of
Economic Cooperation and
Development (OECD). Headquartered in Paris, give the better known name
of this program created to
administer U.S. economic assistance in the European Recovery Program.
Answer: _MARSHALL PLAN_
11. Although most famous as a sociologist, he took an active part in
the campaign to exonerate Alfred Dreyfus.
He sought to avoid social disconnectedness caused by weak norms for
conduct, a condition he referred to as
"anomie." For 10 points, name this founder of the French school of
sociology and author of The Division of
Labor in Society and Suicide.
Answer: Emile _DURKHEIM_
12. It is a Sanskrit poem that is part of the Indian epic known as the
Mahabharata. It describes the Hindu path to
spiritual wisdom and the unity with God that can be achieved through
karma, bhakti, and jnana. FTP, name
this holy book, probably written between 200 B.C. and A.D. 200.
Answer: _BHAGAVAD GITA_
13. This American classical composer was born in Maine. A professor at
Harvard, he was a neoclassical
composer of orchestral works, string quartetes,sonatas, chamber music,
and the ballet "The Incredible Flautist"
(1938). FTP, name this Pulitzer Prize winner in 1948 for his Symphony
No.3 and in 1961 for his Symphony
Answer: Walter _PISTON_
14. The Republic of California's bear flag is first raised, Elias Howe
invents the sewing machine, the northern
boundary of Oregon is set by treaty, the Mormons leave Illinois for
points westward, and the U.S. declares war
on Mexico, all occur in for 10 points, in what year?
15. This kingdom consists of about 2700 distinct species. The mode of
nutrition is generally heterotrophic but
some groups are autotrophic. Reproduction is primarily asexual and
motile forms move by flagella. FTP,
name this kingdom whose cells lack a nuclear envelope, chloroplasts and
16. This Indiana native pitched for eight different teams over his
fourteen-year career, had a losing record of 81-
91, and his ERA was a modest 3.78, but he managed to hit 14 home runs
and had a career average of .242.
He's also the only holder of a World Series record that may never be
repeated. FTP, name this pitcher who set
down 27 straight Dodgers on October 8, 1956, Game 5 of the '56 World
Answer: Don _LARSEN_
17. This word refers to an official or leader who maintains full
control by holding several offices at the same time,
although today it is mistakenly used to refer to any leader whose rule
is not questioned. It comes from the
name of a Gilbert & Sullivan character who held every position except
Executioner. FTP, give this word, the
name of Titipu's Lord High Everything Else.
18. This religious group, founded in 1876 by Felix Adler in New York
City, has only 7000 members worldwide
and stresses the importance of ethics and morality in human interaction,
although it offers no system of ethics
or religious belief of its own. FTP, name this group which joined
other humanist organizations in 1952.
Answer: _ETHICAL CULTURE_
19. His was elected to the House of Representatives from Nebraska in
1890, but lost a bid for a Senate seat four
years later. In the meantime, he spent two years as editor of the Omaha
World-Herald before undertaking his
first of three unsuccessful runs at the White House. FTP, name this
Secretary of State under Wilson who
refused to let the Republicans ìcrucify mankind on a cross of gold."
Answer: William Jennings _BRYAN_
20. The action of water draining through soil layers carrying dissolved
minerals or organic matter from the upper
layers. FTP, name this movement of water that tends to remove alkaline
substances causing the soil to become
21. Born in 1925, he didn't start writing until after serving in World
War II, and his first novel, Williwaw, was
based on his wartime experience. He switched to writing for TV, movies,
and the theater in the late 1950s,
penning works such as The Best Man and Visit to a Small Planet. For 10
points, name this writer, author of
1876, Burr, and Lincoln.
Answer: Gore _VIDAL_
22. This Silicon Valley toy company was started by Donald Kingsborough,
a former executive at Atari. Its first
two products, introduced in 1985 and 1986, were the best-selling toys
for each year. By 1987, the firm had
declared bankruptcy; sales dropped dramatically as other toy companies'
talking toys muscled in on its turf.
FTP, name this company, the creator of Lazer Tag and Teddy Ruxpin.
Answer: _WORLDS OF WONDER_
1. Answer the questions on endocytosis baesd on their brief descriptions
a. cell eating
b. cell drinking
c. cell membrane receivers
Answer: a) _PHAGOCYTOSIS_ b) _PINOCYTOSIS_ c) _RECEPTOR MEDIATED_
2. Through no prize, these islands are a source of bitter conflict for
two nations after WWII. These islands are
comprised of Habomai, Shikotau, Kunashiri and Etorofu. For 10 points
each, name the 2 countries and the
island chain that has been a source of conflict as a result of a peace
treaty never signed at the end of WWII.
Answer: _RUSSIA_, _JAPAN_, _KURILE ISLANDS_
3. 30-20-10 name the classical composer:
30. Born in 1881, this Hungarian pianist emigrated to the United States
20. He developed a musical styel that emphasized energetic rhythm, folk
song scales, dissonance, and highly
10. His principal works include the opera "Duke Bluebeard's Castle" and
the ballet "The Wooden Prince".
Answer: Bela _BARTOK_
4. Baseball is one of the few sports where the fans have a good chance
of directly affecting the course of
gameplay. The Baltimore Orioles recently learned this the hard way.
Answer these questions about the
infamous disputed home run for the stated number of points.
a. For 5 points, name the 12-year-old New Jersey native who stuck his
mitt out and aided the ball over the
Yankee Stadium wall.
b. For 10 points, name the Baltimore right fielder who vehemently
argued the home run call.
c. For 15 points, name the American League umpire who ruled the hit a
home run and later admitted it was
the wrong call.
Answer: a) Jeff _MAIER_ b) Tony _TARASCO_ c) Rich _GARCIA_
5. I'll give you 5 religious holidays, you tell me the month they occur
in with a 5 point bonus for getting all 5
correct. Note: if the holiday can appear in more than one month, either
month is acceptable.
c. Santa Lucia Day
Answer: a) _SEPTEMBER_ or _OCTOBER_ b) _MAY_ or _JUNE_ c) _DECEMBER_ d)
_FEBRUARY_ e) _MAY_ or _JUNE_
6. I'll give you 5 natural lakes. For 5 points each and a 5 point
bonus for getting all 5 correct, list them in order
from largest to smallest. The lakes are: Lake Baykul, Lake Maracaibo,
Aral Sea, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Erie.
Answer: 1) _ARAL_ Sea 2) Lake _TANGANYIKA_ 3) Lake _BAYKUL_ 4) Lake
_ERIE_ 5) Lake
7. 30-20-10 Name the disease:
30. This genetic disorder is one of the best student examples inherited
as a Mendelian recessive allele.
20. It is caused by a recessive allele in the homogenous state
affecting 1 in 15000 infants born in the US.
10. Individuals with this disorder lack an enzyme that normally
converts phenylalanine to tyrosine.
Answer: _PKU_ or _PHENYLKENOTURIA_
8. Name the work of an Irish playwright described after one clue for 10
points; if you need the author, you'll get 5
a. 10: A peasant boy becomes a hero in a strange village when he boasts
of having just killed his father. But
his father later turns up alive.
05: John Synge
b. 10: The play's hero, Jack Tanner, flees the determined marital
pursuit of the play's heroine, Ann
Whitefield, in order to pursue his own spiritual development.
05: George Bernard Shaw
c. 10: The play describes the dissolution of the relation between a
master, Hamm, and his servant, Clov.
05: Samuel Beckett
Answer: a) _PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD_ b) _MAN AND SUPERMAN_ c)
9. During the height of the cold war, an American pilot was shot down
over the Soviet Union on May Day, 1960.
Answer questions about the U-2 affair for the stated number of points.
a. For 5 points, name the pilot of the downed U-2 who was sentenced by
the Soviets to 10 years'
b. For 10 points, name the Soviet spy who was returned to the USSR in
exchange for Powers' release.
c. For 15 points, name the Ukranian city where Powers was shot down.
Answer: a) Francis Gary _POWERS_ b) Rudolf _ABEL_ c)_SVERDLOVSK_ or
10. A 6 year old has recently been accused of an unusual crime for a
first grader. For 10 points each, name this
boy, his home state and his alleged crime.
Answer: Jonathan _PREVETTE_, _NORTH CAROLINA_ and _SEXUAL HARASSMENT_
_KISSING A GIRL_ (accept variations)
11. The person momst influential to Darwin was this geologist. On the
basis of his observations, which Darwin
was influenced by, this man opposed the Theory of Catastrophe. Instead,
he supported the idea of gradualism.
For 15 points each, name this geologist and his book.
Answer: Charles _LYELL_ and _PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY_
12. Around the time of his death in 1994, John Candy was unfortunately
involved in a lot of forgettable films.
Name them based on clues for 10 points each.
a. His last released film, in which he plays a Niagara Falls sheriff
who leads a misguided invasion of
Canada, was written and directed by Michael Moore.
b. Candy died during the making of this movie, in which he plays the
leader of a group of disappointed
western settlers who want to escape the dangers of the Old West.
c. Dan Ackroyd directed this 1991 clunker about two big city types who
run a stop sign in the middle of
nowhere and try to escape from the town's mad judge and his bizarre
family. Candy plays two roles.
Answer: a) _CANADIAN BACON_ b) _WAGONS EAST!_ c)_NOTHING BUT TROUBLE_
13. 30-20-10, Name the author based on works.
30: Rhoda Fleming, Emilia in England
20: The Shaving of Shagpat: An Arabian Entertainment
10: The Ordeal of Richard Feveral, The Egoist
Answer: George _MEREDITH_
14. As Major League Soccer finishes its first season, league officials
are worried about how to overcome low
attendance and the sport's lackluster image. Are you one of the people
who follow the league? You'll get 5
points apiece and 5 more for all correct for giving the franchise name
of the following MLS teams:
a. San Jose
b. Tampa Bay
d. New England
Answer: a) _CLASH_ b) _MUTINY_ c) _BURN_ d) _REVOLUTION_ e) _RAPIDS_
15. 30-20-10 name the art movement
30. This art movement began in the years following WWII when a small
group of American painters living in
New York grabbed the international spotlight.
20. These artists challenged the aesthetic establishment and emphasized
freedom and spontaneity.
10. Among these rebel painters of the 1950s were de Koonig, Guston,
Pollock, Rothko, and Gottlieb.
Answer: _ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM_
16. Roy Rogers had Trigger and The Lone Ranger had Silver. Civil War
generals had famous horses, too. Name
the war hero associated with the following horses, for the stated number
a. For 5 points - Traveller
b. For ten points - Old Sorrel, also known as Little Sorrel
c. For 15 points - Cincinnati
Answer: a) Robert E._LEE_ b) Thomas "Stonewall" _JACKSON_ c) Ulysses S.
17. Given the 3-letter abbreviation of an American airport, name the
city it serves for 10 points each.
Answer: a) _COLUMBUS_, Ohio b) _DULLES_ (prompt on WASHINGTON) c)
18. The environment is a big issue in the presidential campaign and we
thought weíd make it a big deal here.
Answer these questions about environmental issues FTP each.
a. First, he was the captain of the Exxon Valdez when it spilled oil in
Prince William Sound
b. This 1992 Supreme Court case ruled that third party suits must show
a direct injury to the environment
would be likely to occur. Harm because one might not be able to see
endangered animals on a trip does
c. Finally, his advocacy of forest conservation led to the
establishment of the National Park System in 1890.
One park named after him is located in Marin County, CA.
Answer: a) Joseph _HAZELWOOD_ b) _LUJAN vs. DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE_ c)
19. JHU College Bowlís beloved secretary, Joseph Wu, has lived in 3
states, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Alabama.
Name these other lesser known people from these states for the stated
number of points.
a. First, for five points, this Kentucky man served as vice president
b. Secondly, this Alabama composer wrote ìSt. Louis Bluesî and was has
a festival dedicated to him every
August in Florence, Alabama.
c. This former Oklahoma quarterback and representative from Josephís
birthplace, Norman, Oklahoma,
spoke at the Republican National Convention.
Answer: a) Alben _BARKLEY_ b) W.C. _HANDY_ c) J.C. _WATTS_
20. Some companies have suffered incredible losses due to actions of
one of their employees. FTP, Iíll describe
the loss, you name the employee responsible.
a. Drexel Burnham Lambert filed for bankruptcy after this ìjunk bond
kingî was indicted on fraud charges
b. Baringís went bankrupt after he lost 860 million pounds on
Singaporeís stock exchange. He was recently
profiled on 60 Minutes.
c. He lost $2 billion for Sumitomo Corp. in the copper market over the
Answer: a) Michael _MILKEN_ b) Nick _LEESON_ c) Yasuo _HAMANAKA_
21. Another one of Georgeís ridiculously hard Mormon questions.
Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints include Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and the current
president, Gordon B. Hinckley. FTP
each, name any 3 of the other 10 presidents not named Smith.
Answer: (accept any of the three) John _TAYLOR_, Wilford _WOODRUFF_,
Lorenzo _SNOW_, Heber J.
_GRANT_, David O. _McKAY_, Harold B. _LEE_, Spencer W. _KIMBALL_, Ezra
Taft _BENSON_, Howard
22. Given the Caribbean nation, give its capital for five points each
and five more for all correct.
e. Dominican Republic
Answer: a) _KINGSTON_ b) _ST. GEORGEíS_ c) _PORT AU PRINCE_ d)
_ROSEAU_ e) _SANTO