Packet by Berkeley - Gold (Casey Cook, Selene Koo, Alex Fabrikant, Clinton Regas) and Jason Hong


1. He said of himself, 'Just as Leonardo da Vinci studied human anatomy and dissected corpses, so I try to dissect souls.' His early paintings were primarily concerned with images of illness and death, with women portrayed as either frail sufferers or life-devouring vampires. For 10 points, name this Norwegian artist, painter of works such as The Sick Child and The Scream.

answer: Edvard Munch

2. When completed in 1974, Tarbela Dam, which spans this river, was the largest earth-fill dam in the world. Beginning in Tibet and flowing 1800 miles to the Arabian Sea, it is a major source of hydroelectric power for both Pakistan and India. For ten points, name this river on whose banks humans settled over 70,000 years ago.

answer: Indus

3. Its creator described it thus: "the sentiment produced in me is one of disgust and humiliation; [it] was no longer art, but a trade, a pleasure party, a hunt." Its premiere was a royally vulgar show, with a cast of three hundred in lavish costumes, including a solid silver helmet and shield for the hero Radames. Although commissioned by the khedive of Egypt to be premiered at the opening of the Suez Canal, it was not completed until 1871. For 10 points, what is this Verdi opera about the daughter of Amonasro?

answer: Aida

4. Though it didn't stink, some of its compounds did, so Smithson Tennant gave it a name to reflect this characteristic. Its compounds are used to stain biological tissue and to detect fingerprints, while its pure form is used to anneal platinum and, in combination with iridium, to make styluses. For 10 points, name this element found in the ore siserskite, the densest naturally occurring element.

answer: Osmium

5. This man led the NBA in scoring in 1977, the same year in which he scored 68 points in one game, the fourth highest total ever. During his 10 season career in the NBA, he played for the Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Jazz, and Boston Celtics. For ten points, name this man who, as a standout at Louisiana State University, established the NCAA career scoring record and earned the nickname "pistol."

answer: Pete Maravich

6. This play, set on 'a remote island,' pits two groups of 'people' against each other: humans, including Harry Domain and Helena Glory, and the beings they have created, led by Radius. In the end, these beings, whose name means 'forced labor' in Czech, brutally triumph over their human masters but are doomed to eventual extinction because they cannot create more of themselves. For ten points, name this 1921 play written by Karel Capek which first popularized the term 'robot.'

answer: R.U.R. (or Rossum's Universal Robots)

7. Stalin's death on March 5, 1953 overshadowed this man's, which occurred on the same day. Considered a child prodigy, he wrote his first piano piece at the age of 5 and established a reputation as an enfant terrible. His compositions include operatic settings of scenes for Tolstoy's War and Peace, Cinderella, and Visions Fugitives. For ten points, name this Russian composer most famous for Peter and the Wolf.

answer: Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev

8. It is the only star, other than the sun, that has had its surface imaged by ground - based telescopes, and recent studies indicate it has a small blue companion star which is slowly spiraling into the core of this massive red supergiant 600 light years distant. For ten points name, this prominent winter star, which forms one of the shoulders of the constellation Orion.

answer: Betelgeuse

9. Born into an acting family, she first appeared in a commercial at age 11 months, later becoming a child star and, like most child stars, a teenage drug addict. She has resurfaced in the last few years, flashing David Letterman on his birthday, frequently stripping at random bars, and appearing in the films "Boys on the Side" and "Mad Love." For ten points name this actress also seen in "Batman Forever" and "Scream" and who gained her fame as the little girl in E.T.

answer: Drew Barrymore

10. He coined the term phatic communion, referring to phrases such as 'How are you' and 'What a lovely day', whose main functions are to make and maintain links between speakers. With Radcliffe-Brown, he developed functionalist theory, which emphasizes relations between elements of social structure within a society rather than the historical development of those elements. For 10 points, name this Polish-born anthropologist that wrote "Argonauts of the Western Pacific," based on his stay in the Trobriand Islands.

answer: Bronislaw Malinowski

11. Cities on its banks include North Cabimas and Valera as well as one which shares its name. Located in one of the richest oil-producing regions of the world, this lake is the largest on its continent. For ten points, name this lake connected by a narrow strait to the Caribbean sea, the largest in Venezuela and South America.

answer: Lake Maracaibo

12. The hemolytic variety results from increased breakdown of red bloodcells, the hepatocellular from liver damage, the obstructive from bile duct blockage, and the physiologic from excess bilirubin produced at birth. For ten points, what is this symptom of various diseases characterized by a yellowish discoloration of the skin?

answer: jaundice

13. Sibyl Vane lies dead on the floor of her dressing room, apparently for swallowing prussic acid 'by mistake.' Basil Hallward sits at a table in the upper room of a house with bowed head and outstretched arms, dead. Lying on the floor is a dead man, 'withered, wrinkled, and loathsome of visage.' Hanging on the wall next to him is a portrait of a beautiful young man, who looks exactly like the dead man did before he died. All these mysterious occurrences take place in, for ten points, which 1890 novel by Oscar Wilde?

answer: The Picture of Dorian Gray

14. She sees all of her fifty children die except for her daughter Polyxena and her youngest son Polydorus. She then learns that Polyxena must die to assuage the shade of Achilles. Polydorus is also killed, and she takes revenge against Polymestor. Agamemnon arbitrates the feud in her favor, but as the play ends, Polymestor foresees the murder of Agamemnon and the horrible death of the title character, who will bark like a dog. For 10 points, what is this tragedy by Euripides about the queen of Troy?


15. General Dyer received an address from the House of Lords, and was presented with a jeweled sword inscribed to the "Saviour of the Punjab." Most newspapers viewed Dyer's action as justified because of "revolt" in the Punjab, even though he admitted during the court of inquiry that he was not trying to restore order but to "teach the crowd a lesson." This shocked Indian opinion, and led to a great boost to the freedom movement in India. For 10 points, what was this April 13, 1919 event that led to the deaths of 379 people?

answer: Amritsar massacre

16. In one legend, his remains and relics miraculously came to Spain from Jerusalem in a ship of marble. His body was discovered in 840 by divine revelation to Bishop Theodomirus, and a church was built at Compostela as a shrine for the relics. In art, he is sometimes represented with the sword by which he was beheaded; other times, he is attired as a pilgrim with his cloak covered with shells. For 10 points, who is this apostle, and patron saint of Spain, the son of Zebedee and brother of John?

answer: St. James the Greater

17. When America declared war on Germany in 1917, this 57-year-old man tried to enlist as a private even though he had earlier resigned his cabinet position when he felt that Wilson's policies might involve the US in the war. Born in the Midwest, his approach to national problems was rooted in his agrarian dreams. For ten points name Wilson's Secretary of State, a Democrat who ran for President twice against William McKinley and lost both times.

answer: William Jennings Bryan

18. In 1827, this man became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. In 1830, he published _On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures_, in which he proposed an early form of Operations Research. But, for 10 points, which mathematician is most remembered for inventing, but never building, the analytical engine?

answer: Charles Babbage

19. He won the Outland trophy as a senior at Utah State in 1962, and went on to a very successful pro career, winning MVP honors in 1974 and going to a record 14 consecutive Pro Bowls. For ten points, name this long time lineman for the Los Angelos Rams who regularly appeared on TV shows such as "Little House on the Prairie" and "Father Murphy" after he retired.

answer: Merlin Olsen

20. His 1889 Gospel of Wealth expressed the view that personal fortunes should be used to benefit society as a whole, an idea he put into practice from the 1880s onward. Over 2500 libraries in the US, Britain, and Canada were founded by him, the first being in his home town of Dunfermline, Scotland. For 10 points, name this millionaire of the steel industry.

answer: Andrew Carnegie

21. The Press Corps is housed here, and it was recently brought to America's attention as the place where a certain Monica Lewinsky was stationed during her internship. For ten points, what is this section of the White House whose name contains a cardinal direction?

answer: West Wing

22. When he was born in 1800, his mother feared the strange markings and bumps on his forehead and tried to kill him. Nonetheless, he was very bright, and he was often called upon to recite the Bible in front of his master's guests. As a preacher known as 'the Prophet,' by fasting, meditating, and reading the Bible, he began to build a kind of religious revival justifying uprising. For 10 points, name this resident of Southampton County, Virginia, who led an 1831 slave revolt.

answer: Nat Turner

23. Faulty intelligence told Japanese Commander-in-Chief Yamamoto that two American aircraft carriers had been sunk and the US would not be able to oppose a strike. He gathered a fleet of 165 ships, including eleven battleships, but two crucial aircraft carriers were sent to cover a diversionary attack on the Aleutian islands. The Americans had broken the Japanese codes, so Admiral Nimitz was able to concentrate his ships against four Japanese carriers, sinking all four and losing only one American carrier. For 10 points, what was this first major defeat for the Japanese Navy in June of 1942?

answer: Battle of Midway

24. First appearing four years ago, This name was given to NBC's lineup of "Hope and Gloria," "Madman of the People," "Friends," "Seinfeld," and "E.R." For ten points, identify this slogan of the NBC Thursday night line-up.

answer: Must-See T.V.

25. This book was based on a manuscript found in the wreckage of the author's fatal car wreck in 1960, and tells a story semiautobiographical in nature. For ten points name this appropriately titled book about the literary pioneer Albert Camus.

answer: The First Man

26.More so than China or even Russia, this country is showing itself to be the next battleground in the world financial crisis, recently swallowing the bitter pill of IMF reforms in an attempt to stave off economic woe. For ten points, give the name of this country, America's largest trading partner in South America.

answer: Brazil

27. He wrote "There is no joy but calm" in the poem "Choric Song," and "The last great Englishman is low" in "Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington." For ten points, name this Victorian poet who wrote of "Believing where we cannot prove" in the prologue to "In Memoriam."

answer: Alfred, Lord Tennyson


(1) Name these cosmological theories, fifteen points each.

A. Proposed by Hermann Bondi and Thomas Gold in 1948, it was further developed by Fred Hoyle. According to this theory the Universe has always existed, has no beginning and will continue forever. Although the Universe is expanding, it maintains its average density through the continuous creation of new matter.

answer: Steady-State theory

B. This idea basically states that the universe possesses many of its extraordinary properties because they are necessary for the existence of life and its observers.

answer: Anthropic principle

2. Answer the following about modern Spanish history, ten points each.

A. The political and social crisis after the First World War led this man to stage a coup attempt in September 1923, which succeeded with the support of both the King and the army. He ruled until his death in 1930.

answer: Miguel Primo de Rivera

B. Founded by Jose Antonio, the son of General Primo de Rivera, this Spanish Fascist movement advocated that Spain should become a Corporate State like that of Mussolini's Italy.

answer: Falange Espanola

C. This coalition of left-wing parties in France and Spain, opposed the spread of Fascism. In Spain, it narrowly won the general election of February 1936. The outbreak of the Spanish Civil war transformed them into a Socialist-Communist alliance.

answer: Popular Front

3. Identify these random terms from music for ten points each.

A. This free, proselike accompanied singing style mimics the normal inflections and rhythms of speech. Traditionally used in opera, it is used to string together the more melodic sections, such as arias and choruses.

answer: Recitative

B. In Wagnerian music dramas and works influenced by them, it is a musical tag representing a character, plot element, or the like. Examples include "Siegfried's Horn Call," and "The Magic Fire."

answer: Leitmotif

C. It is a type of program music for orchestra, illustrating a literary text or extramusical idea to which listeners are expected to refer. It was invented by Liszt, whose Preludes are an example.

answer: Tone Poem or Symphonic Poem

4. For 10 points each, 5 if you need the name of the friend, identify these elegies written after the death of a close friend of the poet.

A. 10: This poem 'bewails a learned friend, unfortunately drowned in his passage from Chester on the Irish Seas, 1637; and by occasion foretells the ruin of our corrupted clergy, then in their height.'

5: Edward King.

answer: Lycidas

B. 10: This elegy is comprised of 133 poetic fragments through which the poet slowly reaches an understanding about his best friend's death.

5: Arthur Henry Hallam.

answer: In Memoriam

C. 10: This poem bemoans the death of a fellow poet, incorrectly implying that the friend died from the harshness of critics' reviews.

5: John Keats

answer: Adonais

5. Identify these theories about information, fifteen points each.

A. This American proposed a purely mathematical definition of information for any probability distribution within a system, using this definition to calculate the probability of the information being found amongst the random noise. Borrowing the concept of entropy from statistical mechanics, he used it to expressthe degree of uncertainty present in the information.

answer: Claude Shannon

B. A crucial part of information theory, it tells us what the sampling rate should be for telephones and compact discs. It states that a function which is 0 outside the ranges from a to b and from -b to -a can be recovered from a sample of values spaced 2b apart.

answer: Nyquist's sampling theorem

6. Identify these art movements, ten points each.

A. It aimed for pure art using pristine geometrical shapes, particularly the square. Founded by Kasimir Malevich, it also gave rise to European Constructivism.

answer: Suprematism

B. Their compositions were inspired by poetry, Arthurian legend, and religious themes, executed in minute detail with an intricately drawn and colored style. The founders were seven British artists that wished to return to the simplicity of painting.

answer: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

C. The name of a movement and periodical founded by Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg, it outlined the new aesthetic of "neoplasticism" with the favored formats of the line, right angle, and three primary colors.

answer: De Stijl

7. Answer the following about Samurai, 5-10-15.

A. For five points, samurai are expected to follow what rules of conduct, known as the "way of the warrior"?

answer: Bushido

B. In 1868, following the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate, a group of anti-Tokugawa samurai declared that the shogunate was abolished and that power had been formally returned to the Emperor. For ten, what was this event whose name is derived from "Enlightened Rule"?

answer: Meiji Restoration

C. The origin of this rebellion lay in the discontent of samurai with the domestic reforms and foreign policy of the Meiji government. This six month rebellion in 1877 was the most serious one, and was the last of the military revolts against the government.

answer: Satsuma rebellion

8. Identify these terms from probability and statistics, for ten points each.

A. This rule has spawned huge subfields of research in probabilistic reasoning and causality. It states that the probability of A given B equals the Probability of B given A times the probability of A divided by the probability of B.

answer: Bayes Rule

B. This theorem states that given a sequence of independent, identically distributed random variables each with mean mu and variance sigma squared, then a value can be constructed which will approximate the normal distribution as the number of random variables tend to infinity.

answer: Central Limit Theorem

C. This kind of distribution describes measurements for things such as length of telephone conversations as well as the duration of machine repairs. A memoryless distribution, it is also the waiting time up to the occurrence of the first change in a Poisson distribution.

answer: Exponential distribution

9. Given the reason why it was banned, for 10 points, or the author for 5 points name these books that have been either banned or challenged.

A. 10: It was banned by the Brooklyn, New York Public Library in 1905 on the grounds that the main character 'not only itched but scratched, and that he said sweat when he should have said perspiration.'

5: Mark Twain

answer: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

B. 10: It was banned by the Buffalo, New York Public Library in 1939 on the grounds that 'vulgar words' were used and more recently challenged in Richford, Vermont because of its portrayal of a former minister recounting how he took advantage of a young woman.

5: John Steinbeck

answer: The Grapes of Wrath

C. 10: This play was taken off the Merrimack, New Hampshire school curriculum in 1996 after the school board passed a 'prohibition of alternative lifestyle instruction' act.

5: William Shakespeare

answer: Twelfth Night

10. Identify these architects, 5-10-15

A. For five points, he designed the Swiss Pavilion on the campus of the Cite Universitaire, Paris; Unite d'Habitation, Marseilles; and the plans for the city of Chandigarh.

answer: Le Corbusier (or Charles Edouard Jeanneret)

B. For ten points, this American designed the New York State Theater, Lincoln center; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Texas; and the Seagram building, New York City

answer: Philip Johnson

C. His works include the Maison Tassel, the Maison Solray, and the Maison du Peuple. For fifteen points, name this originator of Art Nouveau, who sounds like a creature from the original series of Star Trek.

answer: Victor Horta

11. 30-20-10-5 name the mountain.

30: First scaled in 1933, it was originally called Garmo Peak.

20: At 24,590 ft. it is the highest peak in the Pamirs.

10: Located in Tajikstan, it was the highest peak in the former Soviet Union.

5: Karl Marx would approve of its name.

answer: Communism Peak

12. Answer the following about "America's Team."

For 5 points what NFL team has the nickname "America's Team."

answer: Dallas Cowboys (accept either part of name)

For five points each and a bonus 5 for all correct, name the four men who have coached the Cowboys since the formation of the NFL.

answer: Tom Landry, Jimmy Johnson, Barry Switzer, Chan Gaily

13. Identify the machine, 30-20-10.

30: It contained a 6502 processor by MOS Technology as well as 3 voice multiple wave form sound which helped make it one of the first effective and affordable home computers

20: Its manufacturer which lent its name to the computer went bankrupt in 1994 after the computer's successors didn't sell well.

10: One of its successors was the AMIGA.

answer: Commodore 64

14. Name these lesser known Greek deities from a description for ten points apiece.

A. Daughter of Nyx and Erebus, she was the goddess of vengeance and punished men for their pride.

answer: Nemesis

B. A brother of Nemesis, he was the god of death.

answer: Thanatos

C. Goddess of mischief, she was cast out of Olympus after making Zeus take a hasty oath subjecting Heracles to Eurystheus of Mycenae.

answer: Ate

15. 30-20-10, name the American author.

30: Notable comments of his include his claim that there weren't any decent writers after Herman Melville, besides himself; and 'I throw tomatoes at all small children resembling Shirley Temple.'

20: In 1941, he began to date and correspond with Eugene O'Neill's daughter Oona; her later marriage to actor Charles Chaplin caused him to write a series of nasty letters to her.

10: His most famous works include Franny and Zooey and The Catcher in the Rye.

answer: J(erome) D(avid) Salinger

16. Answer the following questions about the landmark T.V. sketch comedy show, "Laugh-In."

a. For five points, She got her start on "Laugh-In" as the "Sock-it-to-me Girl" before her current role as the unmarried, live-in companion of Kurt Russell.

answer: Goldie Hawn

b. For another five, this actress is famous for her "Laugh-In" roles as Ernestine the telephone operator and Edith Ann, a little girl, which she also used in her film, "The Incredible Shrinking Woman."

answer: Lily Tomlin

c. Name the two creators of "Laugh-In" who invited the audience to the Cocktail Party for ten points each.

answer: Dan Rowan and Dick Martin

17. Given a year and a title, tell who wrote the following related works, for ten points each.

A. The Man Who Died, 1924

answer: David Herbert Lawrence

B. The Man Who Would be King, 1889

answer: Rudyard Kipling

C. The Man Who Died Twice, 1924

answer: Edwin Arlington Robinson

18. The upcoming election is considered to be a referendum on the Republican Congress' witch hunt for Clinton's impeachment. Give the following information on past impeachment proceedings.

a. For five points each, name the two Washington Post reporters who blew open the watergate scandal and ended Nixon's presidency with his resignation.

answer: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

b. Andrew Johnson is the only U.S. President to have ever been impeached. For ten points, who presided over Johnson's trial in the Senate? HINT: he was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court after Taney.

answer: Salmon Portland Chase

c. In case of impeachment of Bill Clinton, Al "the Bore" Gore would become President. At the 1996 Democratic convention in Chicago, Gore made fun of himself by performing, for ten points, what popular dance, which he danced without moving?

answer: The Macarena

19. 30-20-10-1 Name the state from its features.

30: Crowley's Ridge State Park, Devil's Den State Park

20: The Buffalo National River, Crater of Diamonds State Park

10: Hot Springs National Park

1: Bill Clinton's Boyhood Home National Historic Site

answer: Arkansas

20. Answer the following about Charles Lindbergh for the stated number of points.

A. First for five points, in what year did Charles Lindbergh make the first solo transatlantic flight?

answer: 1927

B. This woman was his flying partner and a noted writer. For fifteen points, name his wife.

answer: Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh

C. For a final ten points, name the person that kidnapped the Lindbergh baby.

answer: Bruno Richard Hauptmann

21. Identify the originators of the following theories of political elites for ten points each.

A. The government is a reflection of underlying economic forces, primarily the pattern of ownership of the means of production.

answer: Karl Marx (or Friedrich Engels)

B. A nongovernmental elite makes most of the decisions, but this elite is not comprised exclusively or even primarily of corporate leaders.

answer: C. Wright Mills

C. The bureaucrats are in charge of the way government is run.

answer: Max Weber

22. Given a year, name the man who won the Heisman trophy, for fifteen points, or five if you need the team he played on.

15: 1988

5: Oklahoma State

answer: Barry Sanders


5: USC

answer: O(renthal) J(ames) Simpson

23. Everybody knows Jim Morrison was the lead singer of the Doors, but for ten points each, name the other band members.

answer: Ray Manzarek, Robby Kreiger, John Densmore

24. Identify the following inventions on a 15-10-5 basis.

A. 15 pts: Theodore Maiman demonstrated the first working model of one in 1960.

10 pts: Maiman's model was based on the theoretical principles laid down by Charles Townes.

5 pts: It produces high intensity, coherent beams of light.

answer: laser

B. 15 pts: The first one was produced in 1961 by Emmet Leith and Juris Upatnieks.

10 pts: Denis Gabor invented the technique in 1947.

5 pts: They are three dimensional images made by splitting coherent beams of light.

answer: hologram

25. Answer the following questions about my favorite movie -- the sleeper hit of the decade -- "The Hudsucker Proxy":

a. For five points, give the name of the actor who played the main character, Norville Barnes.

answer: Tim Robbins

b. For another five points, name Norville's invention which saves Hudsucker Industries.

answer: hula hoop

c. For five points, what is Norville in the process of delivering when he's made President of Hudsucker Industries?

answer: a blue letter specifically from Waring Hudsucker

d. For five points, name the college where Norville graduates before he comes to New York City.

answer: Muncie College of Business Administration

e. For five points each, Name each of the brothers who directed and produced this film, as well as "Fargo," "Raising Arizona," and "The Big Lebowski."

answer: Joel and Ethan Coen

26. California recently had an election, as it often does in early November. I couldn't possibly ask you about the election since this question was written before November 3, but answer the following questions about recent California elections:

a. For five points, California, though generally thought of as a Democrat-leaning state has not had a governor of that party in sixteen years. Who was the last Democratic governor of California, also recently elected mayor of Oakland?

answer: Jerry Brown

b. The 1992 campaign year was called "The Year of the Woman" because of the prevalence of female candidates on ballots across the country, including two women who shared a rare dual senatorial race in California. Name each of the women for five points apiece.

answer: Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer

c. Dianne Feinstein's 1992 race was one of the hardest, nastiest, and costliest in California history. For five points, name her millionaire opponent who used much of his personal wealth in the campaign. (DO NOT GIVE THIS ANSWER UNTIL END OF ALL PARTS OF THIS BONUS!!!)

answer: Michael Huffington

d. For your final ten points, name Feinstein's opponent's wife during the election, who later divorced him, who maintains a high profile in the Republican Party, and who showed up in San Diego during the 1996 Republican Convention as a "Strange Bedfellow" of Al Franken on Comedy Central's "Politically Incorrect" where Franken described her as "The Beautiful, but Evil ..."

answer: Arianna Huffington

27. Identify the following chemical laws for ten points each.

a) The change in enthalpy for any chemical reaction is constant, whether the reaction occurs in one step or several steps.

answer: Hess' Law

b) The rate of effusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its density or the square root of its molecular weight.

answer: Graham's Law

c) Energy can be converted from one form to another but cannot be created or destroyed.

answer: First Law of Thermodynamics