1995 Guy Fawkes Eve Buzzer Explosion Questions by Stanford A Written by Sherman Lo, Daniel Howard, Pui-Man Chou Toss ups 1. A professor at Sarah Lawrence college, this thinker wrote many works such as "The Portable Jung" and "Myths Dreams, and Religion". He also wrote one of the most definitive works on "Finnegans Wake". FTP, name this man, the author of "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" and "The Masks of God" famous for his study of myths. Jospeh CAMPBELL 2. It is a constellation of 25 satellites orbiting the earth in 12 hour orbits. The transmitted signals from these satellites allows a user to accurately locate a position with centimeter accuracy depending on the calculation methods used. FTP, name this system abbreviated GPS. GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM 3. He was an Athenian Cavalryman during the Peloponnesian War, a hired soldier for Cyrus the Younger, a philosophy student of Socrates, and a farmer. Famous works include Cyropaedia, Hellenica, and Anabasis, which describes Cyrus' campaign and the Greek retreat from Cunaxa. FTP, name this greek historian. XENOPHON 4. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1967 and is subtitled History as a Novel, the Novel as History. The work chronicles the activities of its author during a 1967 anti-war march on the Pentagon. FTP, name this work by Norman Mailer. The ARMIES OF THE NIGHT 5. An Indian squats in the left foreground placing the scene inthe new world while the crowd of officer surrounds a dying figure. Combining realism, baroque lighting, and a sense of noble heroism, this painting distinguishes itself from the classical works of Poussin. FTP, name this work, perhaps the most famous painting of Benjamin West. THE DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE 6. Born in South Carolina in 1767, he soon migrated west becoming a lawyer, Congressman, Senator and Judge successively. He then went into retirement on his estate, called the Hermitage, only to be brought back into national prominence leading the defense of New Orleans in the War of 1812. FTP, name this President of the United States. Andrew JACKSON 7. When Arthur Miller was asked to work with Elia Kazan on this film, Miller left in disgust and wrote The Crucible. Kazan then went on to work on the film with another writer. The film depicts the control of the Long Shoremen Union by Johnny Friendly and the attempt of people to break this corrupt block. FTP, name this film, the winner of the 1954 Best Picture Oscar. ON THE WATERFRONT 8. In physics, it describes a force whose line integral is dependent solely on the endpoints and is independent of the path taken. FTP, name this term which also describes the political leanings of men like Rush Limbaugh or Pat Buchanan. CONSERVATIVE 9. It is known as rule 22 in the Senate and requires a 3/5 vote in that body. It is the Parliamentary technique used by a legislative body to end or limit debate. FTP, name this legislative procedure. CLOTURE 10. "Nausea" by Sartre, "Out of Africa" by Dinesen, "The 5000 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" by Dr. Seuss, and "Our Town" by Thorton Wilder were published in this year, and the films "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "Bringing Up Baby" appeared. FTP, name this year, which also marked the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland by Germany. 1938 11. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2, Louis Armstrong's Melacholy Blues, Chuck Berry's Johnny B Goode, Morse code, Beethoven's symphony #5, 1st movement, the surf, sawing, conclusion to Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and whale sounds. This is just a selection of the sounds available on the disc that was placed abroad these 2 American probes that were launched in the late 1970's. FTP, name the probes. VOYAGER 12. Thomas Burke, Francis Jarvis, Bobby Morrows, and Allan Wells all have won this race. FTP, name this event, whose famous winners include Harold Abrahams, Charles Paddock, Jesse Owens, and Carl Lewis. OLYMPIC 100 METER (prompt for more if 100 meters is given) 13. It is built on a dual theme of 16 measures played repeatedly for 16 minutes until the last modulation breaks the charm. First performed at the Paris Opera in 1928 by Rubenstein's Ballet, this work's compelling crescendo and insistent rhythm marks as one of Ravel's most memorable works. FTP, name it. BOLERO 14. Euler developed a theorem that allows one to determine all even ones, and Euclid showed that such numbers can be generated by the formula 2 to the power k-1 times (2 to the power k) minus 1 if (2 to the power k) minus 1 is prime. FTP, name this type of number, of which 6 and 28 are examples. PERFECT 15. It is said that when this philospoher's father died, his brother Perses sued and bribed his way into getting a large share of the inheritance. He, in turn, wrote a poem dedicated to Perses that lauded the principle of hard work, order, and acceptance of ones lot in life. FTP, name this Greek author who penned "Works and Days". HESIOD 16. Upon hearing that the USS Constitution was to be destroyed, he wrote the poem "Old Ironsides" to help preserve the ship. He also wrote works such as "The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" and "The Chambered Nautilus". FTP, name this man whose son went on the become a Supreme Court Justice. Oliver Wendell HOLMES 17. Originally a student in the University of Chicago Chemistry department, he initiallly studied under Edaward Teller. However, in 1951 he switched advisors and decided to experiment on organic synthesis. He used a combination of methane, ammonia, water vapor and hydrogen to simulate the primodial atmosphere. After letting the experiment run for a week, he discovered significant levels of amino acids. FTP, name this famous pupil of Harold Urey. Stanley MILLER 18. Hebrew legend holds that she was created simultaneously with Adam and was his first wife, but, refusing to be considered inferior to him, left him and was expelled from Eden. In Arabic mythology, she married the Devil and became the mother of evil spirits. FTP, who is this woman, probably of Babylonian origin, who is said to haunt wildernesses in stormy weather and is considered dangerous to children and pregnant women? Lilith 19. In the early 1900's, David Hilbert proposed that all mathematical truths could be captured within some formal system. His formalist dreams were shattered in 1931 when this man proved that for any formal system that is finitely describable and capable of proving basic arithmetic, the system is cannot prove it's own consistency and is incomplete. FTP, name this man famous for his incompleteness theorem. Kurt GODEL 20. After leaving his professorship at Johns Hopkins in 1925, this man spent most of his remaining years in advertising and in trying to apply his psychological theories in the real world. 1925 was the year he published his landmark work "Behaviorism", and in it he claimed that given any healthy infant, he could train that infant to be suitable for any kind of specialized career. FTP, name this behaviorist, who influenced B.F. Skinner. John WATSON 21. The first two missions were launched on Redstone rockets while all later ones were launched using the more powerful Atlas rockets. The Redstone rockets were not powerful enough to place the capsule in space and it was not until Glenn's flight on an Atlas rocket that this project placed an American in orbit. FTP, name this project. MERCURY 22. In 1922, he, with Podolsky and Rosen, formulated a paradox to demonstrate that quantum theory as formulated by the Copenhagen school forms an incomplete description of nature, and that there must exist hidden variables. FTP, name this man famous for the EPR paradox along with his work in Brownian motion and relativity. Albert EINSTEIN 23. This American author won a Pulitzer Prize in 1922 for his novel depicting the life of a medical researcher. He later became the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature. FTP, name this author famous for works such as Babbit, Elmer Gantry, and Main Street. Sinclair LEWIS 24. FQTP, name the French writer known for his Tales of Mother Goose, a collection which includes "Cinderella," Bluebeard," and "Little Red Riding Hood." Charles PERRAULT 25. FTP, name the nation will you make landfall on if you have just sailed, heading due east, through the Cook Strait which seperates the North and South islands of New Zealand. CHILE Bonuses 1. 30-20-10 Name the work from some characters 30: Peter Keating, Henry Cameron 20: Dominique Francon, Gail Wynand 10: Howard Roark THE FOUNTAINHEAD 2. Given some characters from an Ibsen play, name the play FTP each. a) Torvald Helmer, Nora Helmer, Doctor Rank A DOLL'S HOUSE b) Dr. Thomas Stockmann, Peter Stockmann AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE c) Hialmar Ekdal, Helvig Ekdal, Gregers Werle THE WILD DUCK 3. Ok, time for your annual quiz on astronuats. a) Fpr 5 points each, name the three astronauts aboard Apollo 11. Neil ARMSTRONG, Edward "Buzz" ALDRIN, Michael COLLINS b) And since Ron Howard's Apollo 13 was just on the big screen this summer, name the 3 members from that ill-fated mission for 5 points each. Jim LOVELL, Fred HAISE, Jack SWIGERT 4. Place these five events from Teddy Roosevelt's administration in correct chronological order for 5 points each, with a 5 point bonus for all 5. The events are: Hepburn Act passed Gentlemen's Agreement with Japan is reached Treaty of Portsmouth is signed Panama Canal Zone acquired Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine established A: Panama Canal, Roosevelt Corollary, Portsmouth, Hepburn Act, Gentlemen's Agreement 5. Dammit, Sherman exclaims, I just have to write a Casablanca question. FFP each, tell me what actor stated the following lines in that film. a) Waters? What waters? We're in the desert. Claude RAINS b) Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine! Humphrey BOGART c) Welcome back to the fight Rick, this time I know our side will win. Paul HENREID d) Are my eyes really brown? Humphrey BOGART e) This sort of takes the sting out of being occupied, doesn' t it Mr. Richard. Dooley WILSON f) Make it ten. I am only a poor corrupt official. Claude RAINS 6. Since Sherman has been studying for his PhD qualifiers in aeronautics and astronautics, you now have to identify the following terms from that field FTP each. 1) It is flow where streamlines are smooth and regular and a fluid element moves along a streamline. LAMINAR 2) Flows that travel below Mach one are typically called this kind of flow. SUBSONIC 3) It is flow characterized by having constant density. Since flow below Mach .3 typically have constant density, flows below this speed are typically described as having this property INCOMPRESSIBLE 7. 30-20-10 identify the director from some films. 30) Dirigible, Arsenic and Old Lace 20) The Bitter Tea of General Yen, State of the Union 10) Meet John Doe, Mr Smith Goes to Washington Frank CAPRA 8. FFP each, identify the Americans from their famous nickname. Fighting BobRobert LA FOLETTE The Great Dissenter Oliver Wendell HOLMES JR Cactus Jack John Nance GARNER Old Fuss and Feathers Winfield SCOTT Old Buck James BUCHANAN The Great Unknown Rutherford B. HAYES 9. Many people have tried to prove that god exists. For the stated number of points answer the following questions. 1) F5P, he offered five ways to prove the existence of god in his work Summa Theologica. Thomas AQUINAS 2) The ontological proof was propounded by a saint. FTP, name him. Saint ANSELM 3) In his 1805 thesis Natural Theology, this man expounded the design argument for the existenc of god. F15P, name him. William PALEY 10. Nobel Lit or Periodic Table. FFP each, given either the Nobel lit winner or the element, name the year/number. You must choose now. BTW, the numbers are the same (except years begin with 19). [Reader: Note that first clue in each is the Nobel Prize winner, second is the element - read only one of the two] Rudolf Eucken or Oxygen 1908 Maurice Maeterlink or Sodium 1911 Henri Bergson or Cobalt 1927 Par Lagerkvist or Antimony 1951 Pablo Neruda or Lutetium 1971 Wole Soyinka or Radon 1986 11. For ten points each, name the three wives of Julius Caesar. ANSWER: CORNELIA, POMPEIA, and CALPURNIA 12. FTP each, identify the playwright from the set of two works 1) The Good Woman of Setuan, The Caucasian Chalk Circle Bertolt BRECHT 2) The Maids, Deathwatch Jean GENET 3) The Caretaker, The Dumb Waiter PINTOR 13. For five points each, and a 5 point bonus for all 5, name the five rivers of the mythological Hades that separated the world of the dead from the world of the living. ANSWER: STYX, ACHERON, LETHE, KOKYOTOS (COCYTUS), and PHLEGETHON (or PYRIPHLEGETHON) 14: (30) For 5 points each, give the college football team of each of the following football players: a) Doug Flutie b) Bo Jackson c) Bernie Kosar d) Eric Dickerson e) Joe Namath f) Herschel Walker ANSWER: a) BOSTON COLLEGE b) AUBURN c) MIAMI d) SOUTHERN METHODIST e) ALABAMA f) GEORGIA 15. Answer the following seemingly unrelated questions FTP each. a) He has a watch that tells the day but not the time, and asks Alice the riddle, "Why is a raven like a writing desk"? A: The Mad HATTER b) Edna Pontelier is the protagonist in this novel by Kate Chopin. A: THE AWAKENING c) FTP, name the author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. He also wrote Awakenings. Oliver SACKS 16. For the stated number of points, name these famous Nobel laureates. (5) A twotime winner of the prize, this man lauded the use of vitamin C and it's ability to cure the common cold. Linus PAULING (10) In 1973, he coauthored an article with Leslie Orgel claiming life on earth may have originated from extraterrestrial seeding. FTP, name this famous laureate who shared his prize with two earthlings, one male, one female. Francis CRICK (15) While his PhD work on salt behavior in water managed to pass, his Panspermia theory in which he claimed life rained down on Earth in the form of tiny spores was rejected. FTP, name this early Chemistry prize recepient. Svante ARRHENIUS 17. (30) Let's get existential on this bonus. For ten points each, name each of the following: a) The author of the line translated, "Hell is other people." b) The English name of this Jean Paul Sartre work in which this line is found c) The French name for No Exit ANSWER: a) Jean Paul SARTE b) NO EXIT c) HUIS CLOS 18. (30) Identify each of the following Italian composers for the stated number of points: a) The one known for the opera "Aida" b) The one known for his opera "The Barber of Seville" c) The one known for the first modern opera, "Orfeo", in 1606. ANSWER: a) Giuseppe VERDI b) Gioacchino ROSSINI c) Claudio MONTEVERDI 19. (30) Identify each of the following American athletes by their given nicknames: a) The Brown Bomber b) The Sultan of Swat c) The Big Dipper d) The Galloping Ghost e) The Rocket of the Ice f) Marvelous Mildred ANSWER: a) Joe LOUIS (BARROW) b) (George Herman) Babe RUTH c) Wilt(on) Norman CHAMBERLAIN d) Harold "Red" GRANGE e) Maurice RICHARD f) Babe DIDRIKSON (ZAHARIAS) 20. Time for a quick question because I'm more or less running out of time. FFP each, identify the state given a nickname. Centennial State COLORADO Diamond State DELAWARE Free State MARYLAND Sagebrush State NEVADA Ocean State RHODE ISLAND Last Frontier ALASKA 21. For 15 points each. Name both the founder of theNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. ANSWER: W.E.B. DUBOIS and Marcus GARVEY 22. FTP, identify the following. a) This is formed when you take an integral of a function mutliplied with exp(-s*t) from minus infinity to positive infinity. LAPLACE Transform b) Similar to a LaPlace transform, it is basically the same thing except when the multiplication function is exp(iw*t) where w is real. FOURIER Transform c) Used in discrete control analysis, this transform is the infinite summation of a product of a function at discrete step n times z raised to the nth power. Z transform. 23. 30 points. For 5 points each, tell what each of the following biology acronyms stand for: a) DNA b) ATP FTP each, identify the following biology acronyms c) NADP d) CAP ANSWER: a) DEOXYRIBONUCEIC ACID b) ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE c) NICOTINAMIDE ADENINE DINUCLEOTIDE PHOSPHATE d) CATABOLITE ACTIVATOR PROTEIN