Cardinal Classic IX
Chicago A Questions (Mike, Andrew, Sarah, Ryan)
1. Born in Aberdeen, this man was elected to the US House by only 14 votes in 1978. He stayed in that position until he sucessfully ran for a Senate seat in 1986. As chair of the Democratic Policy Committee, he was the first man ever from his state to hold a Senate Leadership post. FTP, name this Agriculture Committee member and Senate Minority Leader who is from South Dakota.
Answer: Tom Daschle
2. The names sound the same: one, a sea captain in a Eugene O'Neill play,
condemns his daughter after learning that she has had a love affair, but
ultimately forgives her; the other, a country musician and actor, taught
English at West Point before becoming a member of the Highwaymen, with
Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. FTP, what is the name
shared by Anna Christie's father and the actor whose film credits include
"Lone Star," "Heaven's Gate", and „A Star is Bornš?
Answer: Chris Christopherson/Kris Kristofferson
3. In the high frequency limit, the power spectrum of this type of radiation is
dependent upon the distribution of particles involved and it is generally
associated with supernovae remnants. FTP, name the radiation produced when
high energy charged particles are accelerated by a magnetic field, the
relativistic analogue of cyclotron radiation.
Answer: Synchotron radiation
4. He married Sophia Dorothea of Zall in 1682, but divorced her after
claiming she had committed adultery with a Swede, and kept her locked up
in the castle of Ahlden until her death. During his reign, the Jacobites rebelled in favor of the Stewart claimant to the throne. FTP, identify this
king of England, a great-grandson of James I under whom Robert Walpole became prime minister, who succeeded Queen Anne in 1714 to become the first Hanover king.
Answer: George I
5. In 1959, the year he died, he wrote and produced _The Cuban Rebel Girls_,
a documentary which praised Fidel Castro. Born in Tasmania, he became an
actor after failing to find gold in New Guinea, and made his debut in _In
the Wake of the Bounty_ as Fletcher Christian. FTP, name this actor, who
also appeared in _The Sea Hawk_, _The Charge of the Light Brigade_, and as
a dashing swashbuckler in _Captain Blood_ and _The Adventures of Robin Hood_.
Answer: Errol Flynn
6. In 1901, he founded the Phalanx group, which set out to introduce
avant-garde French art to Munich. His books include _Point and Line to
Plane_ and _On the Spiritual in Art_, but he is better known as the
painter of such distinctively titled works as _Composition IV_ and _Black
Lines_. FTP, name this Russian artist, who taught the foundation course
at the Bauhaus and, along with Franz Marc, edited _Der Blaue Reiter_.
Answer: Wassily Kandinsky
7. Magic Johnson once called him the best defender he ever played against, but
this man's best remembered moment may have come when he laid in a
pass Larry Bird stole from Isiah Thomas in the 1988 Eastern Conference
Championships. FTP, name this perennial member of NBA All-Defensive teams
and guard for the Seattle Supersonics and Boston Celtics.
Answer: Dennis Johnson
8. Born circa 155 CE, he was a Roman advocate before converting to Christianity
around 193. His writings, including _On the Soul_ and _To Martyrs_ outlined
his basic theology, emphasizing faith as a contradiction to reason. FTP,
name this severe ascetic and first theologian to advance the idea of the
Answer: Tertullian (also accept Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus)
9. "The Death Cookie", "Big Daddy", "Doom Town", "The Sissy", and "This Was
Your Life". These are all titles of this fringe cartoonist's fundamentalist
Christian mini-comics designed to both entertain and convert folks to hard
core Christianity. FTP, name this would-be scourge to Catholics, atheists,
Muslims, Jews and main-stream Protestants everywhere.
Answer: Jack Chick
10. These islands gained independence and joined the Commonwealth in 1978 after being colonized by Britain in 1893 and a two year occupation by the Japanese during World War II. FAQTP, name this nation located south of Nauru and west of Tuvalu with its capitol at Honiara and home to Guadalcanal.
Answer: Solomon Islands
11. Red Light, 40, Drowning Man, The Refugee, Like a Song, Surrender, Seconds,
Two Hearts Beat as One, New Year‚s Day, and Sunday Bloody Sunday comprise,
FTP, what U2 album?
Answer: War (prompt on U2)
12. This process is the interconversion of a pair of heteroatom-containing
constitutional isomers whose structures differ in the placement of a
hydrogen and a double bond. If the heteroatom is oxygen, the equilibrium
point for this process generally lies towards the isomer containing a
carbon-oxygen double bond. FTP, what is this process, most familiar as a
way of converting between ketones and enols (pron. EEN-alls)?
Answer: tautomerism (accept tautomerization)
13. It cannot be used by animals whose extremities contain branching webs of
fine capillaries, but it is common among animals who live in the polar
regions. As blood flows, this system allows the blood in the veins, chilled
by its proximity to the outside air, to be warmed by the blood in the
arteries before returning to the heart. FTP, what is this adaptation, which
helps prevent the body's trunk from being chilled?
Answer: counter-current heat exchange
14. Bernard Arnault has recently been continuing his acquisitive group,
purchasing a 10% share of yet another luxury goods business to complement
his Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Group holdings. Domenico De Sole may not
stay on as CEO, but analysts think that Tom Ford is likely to stay as chief
designer of, FTP, what Italian fashion house, famous for handbags, loafers,
and other leather goods?
15. One branch of the family included Kings Ferdinand and Carol of Romania,
who ruled there from 1881 to 1947. The family name comes from a castle in
Swabia, where they originated in the ninth-century, six hundred years
before one of them was made Elector of Bradenburg in 1415, founding the
dynasty. FTP, identify this German dynasty, whose elector Frederick III
became the first king of Prussia in 1701, which also included the emperors
of Germany ending in Kaiser Wilhelm II.
16. When he was elected to an unconstitutional fourth term as president in
1871, revolts broke out that ended with his death a year later. From
exile in New Orleans, he backed the Ayutla Revolution, and by 1856 had
returned to his country as head of the Supreme Court, from which position
he instituted Liberal reform laws and did away with military and
ecclesiastical courts. FTP, name this Zapotec Indian, who rose from
humble origins to become governor of Oaxaco and president of Mexico.
Answer: Benito Juarez
17. A student of Ingegneri, he became a violinist in the Duke of Mantua's
court orchestra in 1589. After attending a performance of Peri's
"Euridice" with the Duke in Florence, he stopped writing madrigals and
turned to a new form, opera. FTP, name this Italian composer, Maestro di
Capella at St. Mark's Cathedral whose operas include "The Coronation of
Poppea" and "Orfeo."
Answer: Claudio Monteverdi
18. The brightest one observed so far was at a magnitude of -8 for about 10
seconds. They're not novae, but rather the brief reflections of sunlight
off of the highly polished Main Mission Antenna of these satellites. FTP,
name this group of low earth orbit satellites from Motorola which have
provided quite a show in addition to providing their intended communications
Answer: Iridium Flares
19. He moved to Florida from Texas in 1980, and started a small real estate
development company called the Codina Group. Today Codina is the largest
development company in Florida and he has moved on to better things. After
serving as Florida Secretary of Commerce under Bob Martinez, who FTP, lost a
1994 election to Lawton Chiles before winning the governorship in 1998?
Answer: Jeb Bush
20. Frank Robinson drew up a distinctive logo and Willis Venable put up the sign
at Jacob's Pharmacy advertising the new product, which averaged 9 drink
sales a day, for a yearňs total sales of $50. Dr. Pemberton had spent $70 to
produce the product, though, so he took a loss that encouraged him to start
bottling his product. FTP, name this popular drink now headquartered in Atlanta.
Answer: Coca-Cola or Coke
21. Circulate, Type, Streamline, Dimensions, ImageStyler, CyberStudio,
GraphicStudio, PhotoDeluxe, After Effects, and PageMill are all products of,
FTP, what company better known for Premiere, PageMaker, Illustrator,
Photoshop and Acrobat?
Answer: Adobe Systems Inc.
22. Like Babe Ruth, he was a converted pitcher with a prodigious bat, winning
seven batting titles, three MVPs (1942, 1946 and 1948) and appearing in four
World Series. After retiring, his team repaid his efforts with a front
office job and a statue outside of Busch stadium. FTP, name this
twenty-four time All-Star who's still The Man for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Answer: Stan Musial
23. In 1878, this pioneer of psychology earned the first Ph.D. awarded in
America. Influenced chiefly by Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm
Wundt, and Hermann von Helmholtz, in his treatise "Adolescence," he held
that maturation proceeded by evolutionary stages; other works include
"Senescence, the Last Half of Life" and "Jesus, the Christ, in Light of
Psychology." FTP, name this psychologist, the founder of the American
Journal of Psychology.
Answer: Granville Stanley Hall
24. Like most of the protagonists in their writings, these men were born into
the working class and wanted to move upwards into the higher echelons of
society; like their protagonists, they were scornful of the social
institutions that prevented their entrance into the upper circles. Their
literary movement, which included the works of Bernard Kops, Arnold Wesker,
and Alan Sillitoe, began to take shape with the novels "Hurry on Down" and
"Lucky Jim" in the early 1950s. FTP, name this group, who got their name
from a reporter reviewing John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger."
Answer: Angry Young Men
25. If you murder someone, then you ought to murder him gently; if you ought to murder him gently, then you ought to murder him; so if you murder someone, you are only doing what you ought to do. For a quick ten points, name this paradox, whose solution depends on the shifts of connotation in our use of
Answer: Forrester's paradox (prompt on the „gentle murderš paradox)
26. They included Iemitsu, under whom the three Expulsion Decrees were passed
banning Christianity, and Yoshimune, whose rule featured the Code of One
Hundred Articles. The last of them was the fifteenth, Hitotsubaki Keiki,
while the first was the son of Matsudaira who died in 1616. FTP, give the
family name of this line of shoguns, who ruled Japan until the Meiji
27. In 1946, he pitched 64 consecutive scoreless innings for Kansas City, and
struck out 16 Cleveland Indians in an exhibition game. Born in Mobile
around 1904, Joe DiMaggio claimed that he was the best pitcher he had ever
faced. FTP, identify this pitcher, who won 6 of 7 decisions for the
Indians two years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, and who,
when he retired with the St. Louis Browns in 1953, was the oldest active
pitcher in major league history.
Answer: Satchel Paige
28. He was elected president last December 5, defeating Tom Leedham of Portland, Oregon in a mail-in election. He will serve the three years remaining in the five year term for which he had run in 1996, when he was defeated by his now-expelled predecessor, Ron Carey. For 10 points--name this new president of the Teamsters union, whose father had held the same post from 1957 to 1971, before vanishing in 1975.
Answer: James P. Hoffa Jr.
29. It is a town on the Tallapoosa River, near Dadeville in east central Alabama. On March 27, 1814 it was the site of a battle in which 21 year old Sam Houston served with militia that crushed an opposing force led by chief William Weatherford. For 10 points--name this location of a victory over Creek warriors won by Major General Andrew Jackson.
Answer: Horseshoe Bend
30. The central character of these eponymous penny-books was probably originally named Georg [pron. GAY-org], but tradition has remembered him as Johann. Little else is known for certain about the character whose story these books relate, although he is believed to have had some standing in both ecclesiastical and royal courts of the early sixteenth century. The first of these books appeared in 1587, printed by Johann Spies (pron. SHPEES), but the version Goethe probably used as a source was not printed until 1674. FTP, name
these books, cautionary tales about a doctor's dealings with the devil.
Answer: Faustbuchs (prompt on „Faustš)
Chicago A Boni (Mike, Andrew, Ryan, Sarah)
1. Given the name of an airport which is nearby, name the city FTPE:
C. Murtala Muhammad Int'l
Answer: Lagos, Nigeria
2. Pin the doctrine on the Presocratic, FTPE.
A. According to Aristotle, he stated that "the indefinite was the first
principle and element of things that are."
B. He argued that all matter was made out of seeds, and that all kinds of
seeds were present in all anhomoiomerous (pron. ANN-homo-eye-AWE-merr-us)
C. He spoke of "the one, that it is and that it is not possible for it not
to be" and "the other, that it is not and that it is necessary for it not to
3. Answer the following questions about the early classical physicists, FTPE.
A. Born in 1667, he explained calculus to l'Hopital and was the actual
discoverer of l'Hopital's Rule for limits. His solution to the
brachristochrone problem formed the foundation for the calculus of
Answer: Johann Bernoulli
B. A student of Johann Bernoulli, he became the most prolific mathematician
of his time, introducing the beta and gamma functions, laying the foundation of
analytical mechanics and introducing Newton's method of fluxions into
Answer: Leonhard Euler [pron. OY-ler]
C. Born in 1736 in Turin, he was a correspondent of Euler and the system of
particle-based coordinates that bears his name was actually developed by
Euler. His own function describing the kinetic and potential energy of a
particle, however, forms the basis for classical mechanics today.
Answer: Joseph-Louis Lagrange
4. Name the following Iraqis, 15 each.
This man, formerly foreign minister and now deputy Prime Minister, has been
the Iraqi regime‚s prime spokesperson to the west.
Answer: Tariq Aziz
This man is Iraq‚s ambassador to the UN and is a regular guest on television
news and talk shows.
Ans: Nizar Hamdoon
5. Identify these American artists, for the stated number of points.
First, for 5 points: He painted portraits of Mrs. Richard Yates and Thomas
Jefferson, but is best known for one he did in 1793.
Answer: Gilbert Stuart
Second, for 10 points: This English-born painter of _The Architect's Dream_ is
best known for a series of four allegorical paintings.
Answer: Thomas Cole
Third, for 15 points: His works include "Elijah Fed by the Ravens," "Belshazzar's
Feast," and "The Flight of Florimel."
Answer: Washington Allston
6. You heard all about it in the pre-Super Bowl hype, now answer these
questions about the Elway-Reeves Feud for the stated number of points.
For 5 points: He was the quarterbacks coach during a year before the firing of
Dan Reeves by owner Pat Bowlen and was accused by Reeves of scripting plays
with Elway behind Reeves' back.
Answer: Mike Shanahan
For 10 points: In the interim between Reeves and Shanahan, the Broncos elevated their then defensive coordinator to the position of head coach. After being replaced by Shanahan, he's since been named defensive coordinator and then head coach of an AFC East team. Name him.
Answer: Wade Phillips
For 15 points: Other than Elway, four Broncos remain from Reeves' tenure as
Denver's head coach and all are still starters with the team, one on offense
and three on defense. FFPE, name any three.
Answers: Tyrone Braxton, Steve Atwater, Shannon Sharpe, Keith
7. Identify these Muslim empires FTP each.
A. This dynasty began in 750 when the last of the Ummayads was defeated
at the battle of Zab, and the capital was moved from Damascus to
Answer: the Abbasid dynasty
B. They conquered Egypt in the tenth century and ruled from Cairo until
being overthrown by the Ayyubids.
Answer: the Fatimid dynasty
C. They took Baghdad around 950, overthrowing the Abbasids, but were
themselves overrun a century later by Seljuk Turks who displaced them and
founded a Sunni sultanate.
Answer: the Buyid dynasty
8. Answer these questions about a French title, FTP each.
A. This word designated the heir to the French throne during the Valois
and Bourbon dynasties.
B. The first dauphin was this count of Vienne.
Answer: Guy VIII
C. The last dauphin renounced his title in 1830. He was a duke of
Angouleme and the son of this king.
Answer: Charles X
9. Answer these questions about a class of biomolecules FTPE.
A. Name these molecules, which contain extensive conjugated pi-bond ring
systems and whose metal-containing derivatives include chlorophyll and
B. Which simple aliphatic amino acid is the major precursor of porphyrins?
C. In porphyrin biosynthesis, glycine is eventually built into a
monopyrrole ring, four of which come together to form the porphyrin. What
is this monopyrrole intermediate?
10. Identify the composers of these twentieth-century operas, for the stated
number of points.
For 5 points: Der Rosenkavalier
Answer: Richard Strauss
For 10 points: Vanessa
Answer: Samuel Barber
For 15 points: Angel of Fire
Answer: Sergei Prokofiev
11. Given the lead singer of a band, name it for 10, or for 5 from a single:
10: James Hetfield
5: Enter Sandman
10: M. Doughty
5: Super Bon Bon
Answer: Soul Coughing
10: Mark McGrath
Answer: Sugar Ray
12. Answer these questions about a George Bernard Shaw play for the stated
number of points.
A. (10) What is the name of this 1894 Shaw play, set in Bulgaria, which
takes on the popular and romanticized idea of war.
Answer: Arms and the Man
B. (5) From which classical work does Shaw's play take its name?
Answer: the Aeneid
C. (15) Name the 1909 comic opera whose libretto, by Oskar Straus, was
based on Shaw's play.
Answer: The Chocolate Soldier
13. Give the term from meteorology related to geographic features after a brief
A. This term describes the ratio of solar radiation reflected from an
object's surface to the total amount that strikes it. It is very high for sand and
snow and low for forests and cities.
B. This is the term for the precipitation that results when moist air is
forced to higher altitudes in order to pass over highlands or mountains.
Answer: Orographic Effect
C. This is the general term for winds created by air flowing downhill. Warm
winds are called foehn winds, like the Chinook or Santa Ana, and cool winds
are known as drainage or glacier winds.
Answer: Katabatic wind
14. Identify the explorer, 30-20-10.
30: He was working as a contractor in Seville in the 1490's, and
provisioned one of Columbus's expeditions. In 1499, he went to the New
World in connection with an expedition of Alonso de Hojeda.
20: Appointed pilot-major of Spain in 1508, his fame arose from _Four
Voyages_, a largely inaccurate account of his travels based on forged
10: He is best remembered today for having given his name to the American
Answer: Amerigo Vespucci
15. Given a list of winners, name the literary prize all have won, 5-10-15.
A. Roddy Doyle, for "Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha"; Salman Rushdie, for
Answer: Booker Prize
B. Beryl Bainbridge, "Every Man for Himself"; Kazuo Ishiguro, for "An
Artist of the Floating World"
Answer: Whitbread Book of the Year
C. Simone de Beauvoir, "Les Mandarins"; Andrei Makine, "Le Testament
Answer: Prix Goncourt
16. Given a military plane, name the company that produces it, TPE.
Rafale [pron. Rafael]
17. Answer these questions about the Presidential election of 1924, for the
stated number of points.
A. 10 points: This West Virginian received the Democratic nomination on
the 103rd ballot, after McAdoo and Smith both failed to receive it.
Answer: John W. Davis
B. 5 points: The Progressives nominated this Wisconsin Senator for
Answer: Robert La Follette
C. 15 points: This party nominated Miss Marie Brehm for Vice-President,
and its Presidential candidate, Herman Faris, finished fourth in the
Answer: the Prohibition party
18. FTPE, name these similarly-titled pieces of literature.
A. This Joyce novel describes the early years of Stephen Dedalus, including
his rejection of nationalism and Catholicism.
Answer: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
B. This 1917 T.S. Eliot poem describes the isolation felt two people unable
to escape the rituals of society to find each other.
Ans: Portrait of a Lady
C. This romance by Hugh Walpole follows the story of two men, a girl, and
the title character, a sadist.
Ans: Portrait of a Man with Red Hair
19. Answer the following questions about formulations of quantum mechanics,
A. This standard formulation involves the time evolution of the wavefunction
and time independent operators. It shares its name with the equation
governing the behavior of the wavefunction.
Answer: Schroedinger formulation
B. The opposite view is given by this representation, with a constant
wavefunction and time varying operators.
Answer: Heisenberg formulation
C. This alternative to the standard picture posits a universal wavefunction
in which the only true observable is the position of a particle. Its
general acceptance is hampered by the difficulties in translating it to a
Answer: Bohmian Mechanics
20. The short NBA pre-season has resulted in a flurry of players changing teams.
For the stated number of points, given a player, name the NBA team that he
will be playing for this year.
For 5 points: Tom Gugliotta
Answer: Phoenix Suns (accept either team or city)
For 10 points: Ike Austin
Answer: Orlando Magic
For 15 points: Malik Sealy
Answer: Minnesota Timberwolves
21. Given a country, tell whether it borders Niger, Sudan, both or neither,
C. Central African Republic
Answer: The Sudan
22. The world‚s largest music conglomerate was recently bought by a Canadian
conglomerate. FTPE, name these two companies, one which was formerly a
subsidiary of Philips and the other which owns Universal Studios
Answer: Polygram Entertainment, and Seagram‚s
Upon hearing this news, the founder of Island Records, the label for artists
such as U2 and Bob Marley, decided to leave the company & start a new
production company. FTP, name him.
Ans: Chris Blackwell
23. Name the following drinks from their ingredients as listed in Mr. Boston‚s
Bartending Guide 5-10-15.
A. Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Gin, Lemon Juice and Cola
Answer: Long Island Iced Tea
B. Vodka, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice
C. Gin, Rox‚s Lime Juice
24. Identify these figures from Texan history F15P each.
A. In 1821, he obtained a charter from New Spain which gave land for
colonization to 200 American families. After he died six months later,
his son got Emperor Iturbide to confirm the grant.
Answer: Moses Austin
B. He led a group which seized the garrison of Anahuac in 1835, but
proved less successful the next year as the commander of the Alamo.
Answer: William Travis
25. Identify these anthropologists FTPE.
A. A physical anthropologist, he made the first reconstruction of a
Neanderthal skeleton, published the book "Fossil Men," and edited the
Answer: Pierre-Marcellin Boule
B. This nineteenth-century French anthropologist explored northern Africa,
studying the Tuareg people of the Sahara and the Sanusi Muslims. His work
was later used to help shape the French plans for colonial expansion.
Answer: Henri Duveyrier
C. A soldier in the Civil War, he explored the Grand Canyon, was the first
to classify the Native American languages, and served as the first director
of the Smithsonian Institution's U.S. Bureau of Ethnology.
Answer: John Wesley Powell
26. The Euro is known as the EU currency, but itňs not the currency of every EU
nation. First, FTP, name the one country that wanted to be a member of the
Euro group but could not due to its financial problems.
Three other countries "opted out" of the EU. 10 for 2 or 20 for all 3, name
Answer: (any two of: ) Great Britain (or UK), Sweden, Denmark
(prompt on "England")
27. Identify the hybridization of the central atom in each of the following
A. Carbon dioxide, CO2
B. Ammonia, NH3
C. Tellurium hexafluoride, TeF6
28. Name the novelist and playwright from works, 30-20-10.
30: "Road to the Ocean," "Russian Forest"
20: "The Orchards of Polovchansk," "The Taking of Velikoshumsk"
10: "Invasion," "The Thief"
Answer: Leonid Maksimovich Leonov
29. Everyone knows there are five pillars of Islam, but not nearly as many know
the proper Arabic terms for them. Given a list of the five names, name the
pillar of Islam after a brief description, FTPE. The pillars are: Siyam,
Salah, Shahadah, Hajj and Zakat.
A. The first pillar of Islam, this is the profession of faith by bearing
witness to the oneness of Allah.
B. The fourth pillar, this is the ritual fasting during the daylight hours
C. The third pillar, this is the obligation to pay 2.5 percent of one's
income to the needy of the community.
30. 30-20-10: Name the athlete.
30: Making his major league debut at age 28, he hit .297, led his team to
the pennant and named the second most popular man in America, after
Bing Crosby, in a nation-wide poll.
20: A four sport letterman at UCLA, he served a brief stint in the
Army before being court-martialed and turning to baseball, playing with the
Montreal Royals and Kansas City Monarchs.
10: A five time All-Star and MVP in 1949, he led the Dodgers to 6
pennants and was the first black man inducted into the Baseball Hall of
Answer: Jackie Robinson