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to Jena, where he became a professor and began to edit The Critical Journal
of Philosophy. After publishing his most difficult, and in his opinion his
most important work, _Science of Logic_, he was offered a chair at Heidel-
berg, where he began publishing the _Encyclopedia of the Philosophical
Sciences_. FTP, identify this influential thinker, author of _The Philosophy
of Right_ and _The Phenomenology of Spirit_.
Answer: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich _Hegel_
including "Pastyme with good companye." He is better known for marrying his
brother Arthur's widow, joining Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in a war against
Francis I of France, and his work _A Defense of the Seven Sacraments_, which
caused Leo X to name him "Defender of the Faith". FTP, name this man, who
ruled England from 1509 to 1547.
Answer: _Henry VIII_
3. Though many of those detained proved later to have nothing to do with
radical politics, the hysteria that was caused reached into the New York
State Assembly, where five duly elected socialist members were expelled. In
all, nearly 4000 men and women were arrested and held incommunicado.
Nevertheless, only three revolvers were found among the thousands and not a
single bomb. FTP, name this New Year's Day 1920 event, named for the US
Attorney General who initiated them.
Answer: _Palmer_ Raids
earliest works include _The Song of Sorrow_, a cantata, and his only opera,
a completion of Weber's _The Three Pintos_. In 1889, he conducted the
premiere of his 1st symphony in D major, and he also composed _Kinder-
totenlieder_ and _Songs of a Wayfarer_. FTP, name this Bohemian, who is most
famous for his setting of Li Po and his _Resurrection_ symphony.
Answer: Gustav _Mahler_
5. One of these particles is emitted whenever a nucleon passes within range
of another nuclear particle, as long as the collision energy was sufficient
to create the particle's mass. Originally proposed as the basic mechanism
for the strong force, these particles are composed of a quark and an
antiquark. FTP, name these particles, postulated by Yukawa in 1935, examples
of which include the K and the pi.
6. In the last section of the poem, the dreamer goes on a summer-long quest,
aided by Study, Thought, and Wit. In the main section, the poet that in a
wilderness he comes upon the tower of Truth set on a hill, with the dungeon
of Wrong in the valley below, as he sleeps in the Malvern Hills. FTP, name
this 14th-century alliterative poem attributed to William Langland.
Answer: The Vision of William Concerning _Piers Plowman_
was the young brother of Jesus. It translates into Heavenly Kingdom of Great
Peace, and as it advanced, officials, landlords, and the wealthy were put to
death. In 1853, the movement centered in Nanking, which remained its capital
until it was crushed in 1864. FTP, name this greatest peasant rising in
China in the nineteenth century.
Answer: _Taiping_ Tianguo rebellion
8. It took its name from a gallery opened in Paris in 1895 by the art dealer
Siegfried Bing. Leading exponents of this artistic style include the
architects Henry van de Velde, Victor Horta, and Louis Sullivan; glassware
designer Louis Tiffany; illustrator Aubrey Beardsley; and Antonio Gaudi.
FTP, name this art movement, whose ornamental characteristics distinguished
it from Art Deco.
Answer: _Art Nouveau_
9. Originally written as one paragraph on a 250-foot roll of paper, with no
punctuation, Truman Capote said of it, "This isn't writing; this is typing."
Characters include Carlo Marx, Sal Paradise, and Dean Moriarty, drifters on
a hitchhiking trip across the U.S. FTP, name this beat movement classic by
Answer: _On the Road_
protein called beta-amyloid. This protein is a breakdown product of an
amyloid precursor protein, a structural component of neurons that is
constantly made in normal brains. Bits of beta-amyloid form insoluble
sheets, but it is not clear if they are a cause of or effect of this disease.
FTP, what is this disease which afflicts some 4 million Americans, most
notably Ronald Reagan?
Answer: _Alzheimer_'s Disease
killing as many as twenty people and robbing numerous banks in the Midwest.
He was captured twice, but escaped both times. It was a weakness for women
that finally proved his undoing. FTP, name this famous criminal, shot dead
by FBI agents in 1934 after they were tipped off as to his whereabouts by one
of his companions for the night, and was also known as public enemy number
Answer: John _Dillinger_
time of the death of Ashurbanipal. After he denounced the sinning king and
people in his Temple Sermon, King Jehoiakim banned him from the palace and
the temple. In response, he got his scribe Baruch to read his sermons in the
Temple for him. FTP, identify this second Major Prophet to whom the
Lamentations are sometimes attributed.
13. When John Minor Botts, a Whig representative from Virginia, proposed the
appointment of a special committee to investigate this President's conduct in
office, it was the first time presidential impeachment proceedings were
introduced in Congress. He was also the first president to have a veto
overridden. FTP, name this man, who was elected to the Confederate Congress
and was the first vice president to become President by succession.
Answer: John _Tyler_
14. Elected to the Massachusetts Legislature in 1835, he helped found the
Liberty Party in 1839. He is, however, better known as a poet, whose works,
such as _Massachusetts to Virginia_ and _Telling the Bees_, often had
abolitionist themes. FTP, who is this author, whose works include _Legends
of New England_, _Among the Hills_, _Snowbound_, and "Barbara Frietchie"?
Answer: John Greenleaf _Whittier_
seismographs in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. In June of 1908, if you had
been in Western Europe, you could have read newspapers at night without a
lamp, due to an eerie orange glow in the sky. FTP, what is this event named
for the region north of Siberia where it occurred?
Holy Trinity and Port of Our Lady the Virgin Mary of Good Winds." Founded in
1536, it was the first Latin American city to revolt against Spanish rule.
FTP, what is this city, located on the Rio de la Plata, which was once the
seat of Juan Peron's government?
Answer: _Buenos Aires_
affair, this poet produced the work _Confessions_ the year before he died.
He was influenced by the Parnassians and associated with the symbolists,
writing the works _Fetes galantes_ and _Saturnian Poems_. FTP, who is this
poet whose life was greatly changed by his affair with Arthur Rimbaud?
Answer: Paul _Verlaine_
ies were the phenomenon of magnetic hysteresis and a method of providing
protection against lightning for high-power transmission lines. He was
Professor of Electrical Engineering at Union College, Schenectady, in
addition to his work for General Electric. FTP, who is this German-born
American electrical engineer who founded the mathematical basis for alternat-
Answer: Charles _Steinmetz_
retained until Rockingham's death in 1782. He supported the Americans in
their War of Independence and played a leading role in the impeachment of
Warren Hastings. He was the first to argue the value of political parties in
his _Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents_. FTP, who is this
British politician who caused great surprise with his 1790 work _Reflections
on the Revolution in France_?
Answer: Edmund _Burke_
tion resigned from his office to serve as an editor for Fortune Magazine for
5 years before returning to Harvard University to teach economics. The
author of _The Anatomy of Power_, _The Great Crash_, and _The Liberal Hour_,
this Canadian-born economist served as US ambassador to India. FTP, who was
this author of _The Affluent Society_?
Answer: John Kenneth _Galbraith_
21. Born in 1907 in London, she moved to Paris at an early age. After being
schooled in France, she returned to England where she began to write, mainly
period romances and novels set in the West Country. FTP, identify this
author whose most famous work is Rebecca.
Answer: Daphne _du Maurier_
22. Born in 1936, this author of plays and poetry was involved with the
Committee to Defend the Unjustly Prosecuted. His works deal with topics such
as human relations and communication. Arrested on political grounds twice,
he tells the story of one of his imprisonments in Letters to Olga. FTP, who
is this Czech, author of The Memorandum, The Increased Difficulty of
Concentration, and The Garden Party, and the leader of his country?
Answer: Vaclav _Havel_
23. It was precipitated by the government's inability to check Japanese
expansionism. Among the intellectuals it fostered a broad attack on
traditional society and culture and helped to introduce Western ideologies.
In 1919, the intellectual movement had turned into mass protests when the
German concessions in the Shangtung province were transferred to Japan. FTP,
name this Chinese movement that began when 3000-5000 students in Beijing
began a series of mass protests against the transfer of concessions.
Answer: The May Fourth Movement
black Haitians who could not pronounce the "r" in the Spanish word for
parsley. An American poet created a work based on that subject, told from
both the perspective of the people and the tyrant. She studied at both Miami
of Ohio and The University of Tubingen. FTP, who is this author of The
Yellow House on the Corner, Thomas and Beulah, Museum, and Grace Notes, named
U.S. Poet Laureate in 1993?
Answer: Rita _Dove_
which it was issued. It was ignored, however, after the revolutionary
General A. Iturbide became emperor of Mexico in 1822. FTP name this
proclamation issued by General Iturbide on February 24, 1821 that set the
goals in the drive for Mexican independence from Spain.
Answer: Plan de Iguala or Plan of Three Guarantees
descriptive method and subject matter, was set forth in two manifestos,
written in 1929 and 1930. Its main writers were Andre Therive, Louis Guillox,
Leon Lemonnier, and Eugene Dabit. FTP, what is this French movement?
27. He first trained as a lawyer in Russia and was a brilliant and
persuasive man. However, when he was in his thirties, he decided to go to
Munich and study art. By the time The Blue Rider was established, he was
already "abstracting" from the image, using it as a creative springboard.
FTP, name this artist, a member of The Blue Rider group, whose works include
Heavy Circles, The Gray, Cossacks, and Improvisation 31.
Answer: Wassily _Kandinsky_
"A Simple Inquiry" and "The Undefeated" are two of the works in this short
story collection. Another story, concerning Ole Anderson, who is to be
killed by a duo of gunmen, also features Nick Anderson. Along with "The
Killers," the collection also features "Fifty Grand" and "Hills Like White
Elephants." FTP, what is this 1927 Ernest Hemmingway collection?
Answer: _Men Without Women_
"count with certainty" on the slaves' "tranquil submission." Several hundred
slaves armed with axes, pikes, and rusty muskets made a six mile march on
Richmond and may have succeeded in taking the city were it not for the
weather conditions. FTP, name this Oct. 7, 1800 insurrection which was
thwarted by the flooding of the James River.
Answer: _Prosser_'s Rebellion (or Gabriel's Insurrection)
After WWII, someone asked the captured Nazi rocket wizard Wernher von Braun
where he got his ideas for the devastating V-2. Von Braun replied, "Don't you
know your own rocket pioneer?" Von Braun was referring to this person, who,
in 1926, on his Aunt Effie's farm, launched the world's first liquid-fueled
rocket. FTP, name this American rocket pioneer.
Answer: Robert _Goddard
1996 Terrapin Invitational
Questions by Georgia Tech
1. Edgar Allan Poe was, of course, one of the greatest writers of
his age. Can you identify these poems given a line for 10 points
1. "Thy naiad airs have brought me home/ To the glory that was
Answer: _To Helen_
2. "Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,/ In her
sepulchre there by the sea-/ In her tomb by the sounding sea."
Answer: _Annabel Lee_
3. "In Heaven a spirit doth dwell/ Whose Heartstrings are a lute;/
None sing so wildly well"
1. It was only at this sector of the landing, where the Americans
suffered heavy casualties before fighting, that the Nazis mustered
any effective resistance.
Answer: _Omaha_ Beach
2. This German Commander had over 2000 miles of coast to defend as
the German Commander of the West.
Answer: Gerd von _Rundstedt_
3. When D-Day occurred, this general under Gerd von Rundstedt was
in Berlin. As Inspector of Coastal Defenses, he was in charge of
two German armies in northwest France. He is better known as the
commander of the Afrika Korps from 1941 to 1943.
Answer: Erwin _Rommel_
3. Given a definition, identify the term from Judaism, ten points
Israel Baal Shem Tov, who stressed the importance of inner service
to God rather than merely observing the Jewish ritualistic laws.
2. This literally means "son of the commandments."
Answer: _Bar Mitzvah_
3. Ancient code of Jewish law collated and revised by Rabbi Judah
the Prince around the third century A.D.
4. Answer the following related questions for 5 points each.
1. He is the author of a five-book trilogy which includes _The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy_. For five points, name him.
Answer: Douglas _Adams_
2. In this 42 BC battle, Marcus Junius Brutus and Caius Cassius
Longinus were defeated by Octavian, and both of them committed
3. Name the winner of the 1942 World Series.
Answer: St. Louis _Cardinals_
4. It is the 42nd element, between Niobium and Technetium, and
below Chromium and above Tungsten
5. For 5 points each, give both solutions to the equation x^2-
11x=42. (give 10 seconds)
Answer: _14_, _-3_
1. First for five points, name either of the two scientists who
independently developed the theory of quarks in 1963.
Answer: Murray _Gell-Mann_ or George _Zweig_
2. For five points each, name the three quarks that have positive
3. In 1974, the charmed quark was postulated because of the
simultaneous discovery of this particle by Richter and Ting. FTP,
once considered the richest man in the US. FTP, name this signer
of the Declaration of Independence also known as the "financier of
Answer: Robert _Morris_ (do not accept Gouverneur Morris)
2. He was one of the few Americans with solid soldiering experi-
ence. When he was captured, he prepared a plan for ending American
resistance, and historians are divided as to whether or not he was
a traitor. Name this person who, by disobeying orders to attack,
turned the Battle of Monmouth from an American victory to a bloody
Answer: Charles _Lee_
Answer: _Ashcan_ school (or The Eight)
2. Frederick Church, George Inness, Albert Bierstadt
Answer: _Hudson River_ school
3. Georges Braque, Raoul Dufy, Andre Derain
Answer: _Fauvism_ or _Fauves_ (prompt for more on Expressionism)
4. Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni
5. Piet Mondrian, Theo von Doesburg
Answer: De _Stijl_ or the _Style_
6. Jean Miro, Rene Magritte, Max Ernst
moderately difficult clue for 10 pts. or with its capital for 5
1. 10 pts: The Baikonour Cosmodrome, the Soviet version of Cape
leasing its use to Russia.
5 pts: Almaty
2. 10 pts: This nation, before beginning wars with some of its
Caucasus neighbors, became the first nation to adopt Christianity
as its state religion, when it did so in the 4th century.
5 pts: Yerevan
3. 10 pts: This nation, along with Russia and Ukraine, had its
own membership in the United Nations from the start in 1945. Its
capital was a capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
5 pts: Minsk
with the same letter, 5-10-15.
1. First for five points, the name of any bone of the fingers or
2. The process by which a foreign substance of bacteria is
engulfed so as to be destroyed
3. The fundamental tissue in higher plants, composed of living
unspecialized cells. Most of the tissue in the softer parts of
leaves, the pulp of fruits, and the pith of stems are examples.
1. This work, the basis for a T.S. Eliot poem, concerns Isabel
Archer and Gilbert Osmond, and was published in 1881. For five,
Answer: The _Portrait of a Lady_
2. This 1886 work involves Olive Chancellor, and dealt with the
topic of lesbianism. It caused a furor among the inhabitants of
the city where it is set, as they felt it portrayed their town
Answer: The _Bostonians_
3. The main character of this novel hopes to marry Claire de
Cintre, a widowed member of an aristocratic French family. Like
many James works, it focuses on the contrast between simple
Americans and sophisticated Europeans.
Answer: The _American_
1. An English writer familiar with Enlightenment ideas, she
extneded the principles of the Enlightenment to women in her 1792
_Vindication of the Rights of Woman_.
Answer: Mary _Wollstonecraft_
2. Calling torture "a criterion fit for a cannibal," this Italian
found it an irrational way of determining guilt of innocence in his
work _On Crimes and Punishment_.
Answer: Cesare _Beccaria_
3. In opposition to the Old Regime, he proposed a balanced system
of government, and established his ideas in such works as _The
Spirit of the Laws_.
Answer: Baron de la Brede et de _Montesquieu_
12. Translate these constellations from the English to its formal
name given the English translation and a prominent star, 5 points
each. For example, given "Twins, contains the star Castor" you
would say Gemini.
1. Eagle, contains the star Altair
2. Serpent Bearer, contains Barnard's Star
3. Ship's Keel, contains Canopus
4. Herdsman, contains the star Arcturus
5. Swan, contains the star Deneb
6. Charioteer, contains the star Capella
1. Coming to power in 1889 with Italian help, he rebelled against
the Italians by denouncing the Treaty of Ucciali
Answer: King _Menelik II_
2. In March of 1896, the Italian invaded Ethiopia with 20,000 men,
but were decisively defeated by over 110,000 Ethiopians in this
Answer: _Aduwa_ (or Adowa)
Ethiopia in a federation in 1952 that gained its independence in
1. Who is the hero of the poem?
Answer: Prince _Arthur_
2. What is the name of the Fairy Queen?
3. The plan for the Fairy Queen was borrowed from the Orlando
Furioso, which was written by what Italian writer?
Answer: Lodovico _Ariosto_
15. FTP each, answer the following concerning John Brown.
1. Name the West Virginia town where Brown and 21 followers
captured a U.S. arsenal in 1859.
Answer: _Harpers Ferry_
2. The arsenal was retaken the next day and Brown and his
followers were captured by what man, who would later gain fame as
Answer: Robert E. _Lee_
3. In 1856, in retaliation for the sack of Lawrence, Brown led the
murder of five proslavery settlers on the banks of what Kansas
five points if given the composer and the novelist whose work it is
1. 10 pts: Violetta Valery, Gaston, Alfredo Germont
Answer: La _Traviata_
2. 10 pts: Xenia, Feodor, Prince Shuisky
5 pts: Modest Mussorgsky and Alexander Pushkin
Answer: _Boris Godunov_ (do not accept Xena: Warrior Princess)
3. 10 pts: Herodias, Narraboth, Herod
5 pts: Richard Strauss, Oscar Wilde
1. 5 pts: He is known for a one-dimensional figure created by
joining the ends of a ribbon after one end has been turned.
Answer: August Ferdinand _Mobius_
2. 10 pts: A German, his contributions include his work on the
theory of functions of complex variables and representing such
functions on coincident planes or sheets, surfaces that are named
Answer: Georg Friedrich Bernhard _Riemann_
3. 15 pts: Another German, he is best known for a method whereby
real numbers can be defined in terms of rational numbers, which is
known as his "cut".
Answer: Richard _Dedekind_
description for 10 points each.
1. He is the knight that returns Excalibur to the Lady of the
2. This knight, usually the nephew of Arthur, mortally wounds him.
Answer: Sir _Mordred_
3. The son of King Pellinore, he was the original hero of the
Answer: Sir _Percival_
1. Guayaquil, Portoviejo, Esmeraldas
2. San Cristobal, Maracaibo, Valencia
3. Cordoba, Rosario, La Plata
20. The Joyceman cometh with a bonus on Finnegans Wake! Answer
the following FTP each.
1. A Protestant Irishman, at some time in the past he has accosted
someone in Phoenix Park and still fears investigation by the
Answer: Humphrey Chimpden _Earwicker_
2. The romantic heroine, she is the wife of Earwicker and personi-
fies the river Liffey that runs through Dublin.
Answer: Anna Livia _Plurabelle_
3. The novel often refers to this Irish hero who was supposed to
return to life someday to be the savior of Ireland.
Answer: Fionn mac Cumhail (or Finn McCool)
1. Erewhon and The Way of All Flesh
Answer: Samuel Butler
2. Clarissa and Pamela
Answer: Samuel Richardson
3. Hudibras and "The Elephant in the Moon"
Answer: Samuel Butler
22. Give the Russian authors of these works for five points each,
and an additional 5 for all correct.
1. Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka
Answer: Nikolai Gogol
2. The Captive of the Caucasus
Answer: Aleksandr Pushkin
Answer: Leo Tolstoi
4. A Month in the Country
Answer: Ivan Turgenev
5. A Hero of our Time
Answer: Mikhail Lermontov
1. His first large success, this story of a young mans love is
said to have caused a number of suicides across Europe.
Answer: The Sorrows of Young Werther
2. A classic bildungsroman, this 1796 work follows the growth of
its protagonist under the influence of the Tower Society, into
which he is eventually accepted.
Answer: Wilhelm Meisters Apprenticeship (accept Wilhelm Meisters
3. Based on the life of an Italian poet, this play has a theme
similar to that of The Sorrows of Young Werther, but does not end
Answer: Torquato Tasso
24. Given works, name the artists, 5-10-15
1. Electric Chair and Campbell's Soup
Answer: Andy Warhol
2. At the Cafe, Primitive Tales, and The Vision After the Sermon
Answer: Paul Gauguin
3. Bacchanal of the Andrians, Venus of Urbino, and The Rape of
1. 15 pts. Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell
10 pts. The History of Peter the Great and Tour through the Whole
Island of Great Britain.
5 pts. Moll Flanders
Answer: Daniel Defoe
2. 15 pts. King of Alaska and One for the Road
10 pts. The Birthday Party and The Room
5 pts. The Caretaker and The Homecoming
Answer: Harold Pinter
1. While he was serving in France, his fiance married another
after a false report of his death.
2. After being imprisoned in 1648, he prepared Lucasta: Epodes,
Odes, Sonnets, Songes etc. for press.
3. While in prison for presenting a "Kentish Petition" to the
House of Commons, he wrote "To Althea."
Answer: Richard Lovelace
1. The Prairies (1834)
Answer: William Cullen Bryant
2. The River-Merchants Wife: A Letter (1915)
Answer: Ezra Pound
3. Desert Places (1936)
Answer: Robert Frost
4. The Negro Speaks of Rivers (1921)
Answer: Langston Hughes
5. Parliament Hill Fields (1961)
Answer: Sylvia Plath
6. Elegies for Paradise Valley (1978)
Answer: Robert Hayden
28. Identify the schools of philosophy on a 15-5 basis.
1. 15 pts. This view point exists in three types: psychological,
ethical, and a combination of the two.
5 pts. Briefly stated, this is the view that pleasure is the only
2. 15 pts. Most of the work surviving today by members of this
school comes from Chrysippus, the third head of the movement.
5 pts. This movement was founded by Zeno of Citium.
1. Caused by conflicts of territorial claims, tensions were
further aggravated by the discovery of gold in the Transvaal in
1886 and the subsequent influx of prospectors and settlers, mainly
Answer: Boer War
2. It was an uprising against foreigners and foreign influence.
Increased domination led to the rise of a nationalist, secret
organization that by 1898 had the support of Dowager Empress Cixi.
Answer: Boxer Rebellion
3. Lasting from 1857-1858, it brought about the transfer of
authority in India from the British East India Company to the
Answer: Sepoy Rebellion (or Indian Mutiny)
31. 30-20-10 Name the historical figure.
1. He was imprisoned during WWII for aiding the Germans against
the British. He was imprisoned after the war for acts of terror-
ism, but was acquitted and returned to the military.
2. He served in the new regime's Revolutionary Command Council and
held the posts of minister of state, chairman of the national
assembly and editor of the newspaper al-Jumhuriya.
3. He became President of Egypt in 1970, helped launch the
Arab-Israeli War, and signed the Israeli-Egyptian Peace Treaty with
Menachem Begin in 1979.
Answer: Anwar _Sadat_
30-20-10, identify the author.
1. He was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1983 for his work, which
includes The Aleph.
2. His eyesight began to go bad in the 1950s, leaving almost
totally blind by the 70s.
3. His other works include Nine Dantesque Essays and Ficciones.