Toss-Ups by V. Jejjala
Varney is really responsible for the heroine's death. The novel, with such colorful characters as Sir Walter Raleigh
and the mysterious Tresillian, involves the unhappy covert marriage of the beautiful Amy Robsart to Robert
Dudley, the earl of Leicester who entertains ambitions of becoming the queen's consort. FTP identify this
Waverley novel of Sir Walter Scott which takes its title from the name of a magnificent castle near Stratford.
him a copy of Legendre's Theory of Numbers, an 859 page work that he mastered in just six days. In a
probationary essay on Dirichlet's condition for the representability of a function by its Fourier series he developed a
new and rigorous definition of the integral as an operator. FTP name this man who, when Gauss asked him to
discuss the foundations of geometry in a lecture, developed a consistent non-Euclidean elliptic geometry.
Answer: Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann
blind Rhysling in a Martian whorehouse. Under the assumed name of Captain Aaron Sheffield, he, with Andy
"Slipstick" Libby, develops a faster-than-light space drive. He ultimately travels backward in time and ends up
missing in action in World War I. The Senior Member of the Howard Families, he is the oldest member of the
human race. FTP identify this Robert A. Heinlein hero of Methuselah's Children and Time Enough for Love.
Answer: Lazarus Long or Lazarus Long
Depicted in art with serpent-tails for feet, he lives in a cave in Mount Haemus and tends Ares' horses. The son of
Astraeus and Eos, he ravished Oreithyia who bore him the twin sons Calais and Zetes. FTP identify this Greek
god of the north wind.
5. Elliot Cowdin, Bert Hall, and William Thaw alone among the original seven members survived. Pilots of
single-man Nieuport pursuit planes, Colonel Claire Chennault was greatly inspired by their example in founding
the "Flying Tigers." Following American entry into World War I, they were incorporated as the 103rd Aero
Squadron of the 3rd Pursuit Group of the United States Air Service. FTP identify this group of 38 American pilots
who flew in defense of France from 1916 to 1917.
Answer: Lafayette Escadrille
6. Poets and artists have transformed this stock character from the commedia dell'arte to an artist-lover of soaring
imagination, who grimly hides his real passions behind a comic mask. It is a role traditionally played by a tall,
thin young man with his face and hair covered with white powder or flour. He wears a white gown with very long
sleeves and a row of big buttons down the front. FTP identify this lover of Columbine and rival of Harlequin.
Answer: Pierrot or Little Peter
7. It is believed that the first Europeans to cross it were David Livingstone and W.C. Oswell who did so in 1849.
Its physical features include the Okavango Swamp, a remnant of an ancient inland sea, the Makgadikgadi Pans, an
ancient drainage basin, and Lake Ngami. With natural fauna including giraffes, lions, and wildebeests, it is
inhabited by the nomadic Khoikhoi and the San Bushmen. FTP identify this desert which covers the western two-
thirds of Botswana and adjoining areas of eastern Namibia and South Africa's Cape Province.
Answer: Kalahari Desert
in hours, minutes, and seconds and increases in the eastward direction; the other is measured in degrees and is
positive in the northern hemisphere and negative in the southern hemisphere. One measures the celestial longitude
with respect to the vernal equinox; the other represents the latitude with respect to the celestial equator. FTP name
these two coordinates commonly used by astronomers in measuring the position of a star.
Answer: right ascension and declination
navy. After his father-in-law's death, he assumed the post and innovated shipbuilding and naval administration.
Between 1562 and 1569, he led three expeditions that transported slaves to Spanish colonies in the West Indes and
with his kinsman Francis Drake engaged the Spanish fleet at San Juan de Ulua off the coast of Mexico. FTP name
this man who also commanded a portion of the English fleet that ultimately defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
Answer: Sir John Hawkins
him. In 1905 Lefebvre discovered 1328 lines from three of his plays on an Egyptian papyrus. In 1957 his only
extant complete play, Dyskolos or The Bad-Tempered Man was found on a palimpsest in Geneva. A sophisticated
and witty playwright of over 100 comedies, many of his works were adopted by Plautus. FTP identify this man
who lived from 342-292 BC, one of the best known writers of the Greek New Comedy.
of the zeta function. When this condition is achieved, the chemical potential of the substance is 0 and so the
fugacity is 1. For many particle systems what empirically occurs is that the excited states cannot accommodate all
the particles in the system, so the ground state occupation becomes macroscopic. FTP identify this phenomenon
that only occurs for systems of particles with integer spin that was experimentally observed by Colorado scientists
butter. He was born after Brahma beseeched Vishnu to relieve the world of the demon-king Kamsa. After hiding
among the shepherds, he achieves his destiny and kills Kamsa becoming King of the Yadavas. FTP name this
blue, flute-playing deity whose discourse with Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra forms the basis of the
Bhagavad Gita, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
baths. As consul in 37 BC, he organized a fleet that won decisive victories over Sextus Pompeius at Mylae and
Naulochus. During the early days of the Roman Empire, he helped consolidate control of the east by leading
campaigns in Gaul and Spain. FTP identify this general whose third wife was Augustus' daughter Julia, a
marriage that was designed in part to acknowledge the emperor's debt to his masterful deployment of the fleet at
the Battle of Actium.
Answer: Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa
14. It was inspired by two seventeenth century narratives: The Letters of Saint Paulinus to Macarius (1618) and
Strange and Dangerous Voyage (1633). It is written in seven parts, the sixth of which includes a dialogue between
two voices. Published anonymously in 1798, the Latin epigraph and the marginal gloss did not appear until 1817.
William Wordsworth claims to have contributed the shooting of the albatross. FTP identify this Samuel Taylor
Coleridge poem of a man who "stoppeth one of three."
Answer: "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
diphosphoglycerate; 3-phosphoglycerate; 2-phosphoglycerate; and phosphoenolpyruvate. These are the
intermediate compounds in a series of reactions that converts glucose to pyruvate. FTP what name is given to this
metabolic pathway that has a net gain of 2 ATP molecules that occurs in the cytoplasm of eukaryotes and is the
starting point for fermentation and aerobic respiration.
the Milan publisher Sonzogno. Based on a short story by Giovanni Verga, it received its premiere at the Costanzi
Theater in Rome in 1890. In a duel at the end of this one-act opera, Turiddu admits to wronging Alfio by having
an affair with Lola and forsaking Santuzza. FTP identify this work, often performed with the other verismo operas
Il tabarro and I Pagliacci that is Pietro Mascagni's masterpiece.
Answer: Cavalleria Rusticana or Rustic Chivalry
reluctant to yield the suspected perpetrators. John Endecott led an expedition against the tribe, and subsequently,
John Mason led New England soldiers in concert with Mohegan and Naragansett warriors against a village located
on the Mystic River and slaughtered its inhabitants on May 26, 1637. FTP identify this first major conflict
between Indians and English settlers in New England.
Answer: Pequot War
manuscript of a novel written during the early 60's by her son. The novel's characters include Myrna Minkoff, a
woman transported from her native Bronx to New Orleans, the eccentric Mrs. Reilly, and her son Ignatius who,
lying in his flannel shirt in a back bedroom on Constantinople Street, is filling dozens of Big Chief tablets with
invective against the modern age. FTP identify this perverse Pulitzer Prize winning comedy by John Kennedy
necessarily incomplete. In formulating his equations, Maxwell accounted for the omission of magnetic field
production by a changing electric flux by adding an additional term to Ampere's law. This term has the added
benefit of making Ampere's law and Faraday's law nearly symmetric and predicted the existence of electromagnetic
waves. FTP what name is given to this added term, the product of the permittivity constant of free space and the
time derivative of electric flux?
Answer: displacement current
20. On the extreme left, Mercury pokes his caduceus up among storm clouds. Cupid shoots at the Graces to his
right who are the artist's answer to a challenge issued by Alberti to recreate a scene described by Seneca. At the
extreme right, the wind god Zephyrus flies in pursuit of the nymph Chloris. Between Chloris and the Graces are
Venus and Flora. FTP identify this masterpiece commissioned by Lorenzo de Medici now at the Uffizi Gallery, a
1482 painting by Sandro Boticelli.
Answer: La Primavera or Spring
A combined Polish-Lithuanian alliance defeated the Teutonic Knights and halted their eastward advance along the
Baltic. The second was fought half a millennia later and played an important role in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's
August 1914. German commanders Hindenburg and Ludendorff encircled Samsonov's 2nd Russian Army and took
about 90,000 prisoners. FTP identify the common name of these two battles fought near Stebark, Poland.
Answer: Battle(s) of Tannenberg
1823 to 1850, he was instrumental in getting Lorenzo Da Ponte a professorship in Italian literature at Columbia
University. He is best remembered, however, for an 1823 poem first published anonymously in the Troy, New
York Sentinel. FTP identify this author of A Visit from Saint Nicholas.
Answer: Clement Clarke Moore
23. This blind old man performed his final and lasting profanation of the Hagia Sophia by being interred there.
After defeating the Pisans, he subdued Trieste and ordered Zara taken. When the emperor Alexius was
assassinated by his own subjects, he laid siege to Constantinople taking it by storm in 1204 and installing Count
Baldwin I of Flanders as Latin Emperor there. FTP identify this Doge of Venice who financed and headed the
Answer: Enrico Dandalo
Bonus Questions by V. Jejjala
Bowlers who don't like that and prefer the Company's unmitigated tripe replete with VVBs, bite me.
identify these Parmigianino paintings for the stated number of points instead.
1. In this unfinished, but most famous, of Parmiaginino=s works, we see the Christ asleep in a pose suggestive of
death. At the left, five graceful, sexually ambiguous figures appear in varying stages of undress; one holds a huge
urn and looks at the Virgin who is herself elongated. FFP name the 1534 work.
Answer: Madonna of (with) the Long Neck or Madonna dal Collo Lungo
2. Vasari, who knew the painting when it belonged to the letter writer Pietro Aretino, tells us that it was painted to
showcase "the subtleties of art." Parmigianino had a carpenter turn a wooden sphere on a lathe and then saw off a
section in order to obtain the surface on which the work is painted. FTP identify this work that presents the artist's
reflection in an unusual manner.
Answer: Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1524)
3. Painted for the Bufalini family and one of the few paintings named by the artist himself, the title figure lies
sleeping fitfully in the foreground. The kneeling St. John to his immediate left gestures, his right arm sweeping a
massive curve in contrast to his foreshortened legs. The Virgin and the Christ who hover above them in an aura of
light are depicted perversely: we can see Mary's nipples erect against her sheer tunic, and the young Jesus' genitals
are emphasized. F15P name the work.
Answer: Vision of St. Jerome (1527)
2. "O what can ail thee knight-at-arms! / Alone and palely loitering!" Identify these knights of the Round Table
from some of their labors for the stated number of points.
1. His mother ordered him to conceal his name and work as a scullion--a plain laborer--for 12 months. He agrees
to this, Sir Kay dubs him "Beaumains," and at the end of the year he is knighted by Sir Launcelot. FFP name him.
Answer: Sir Gareth
2. The father of Sir Lamerok, Sir Percival, Sir Agglovale, Sir Dornar, and Sir Torre, he is the hunter of the
Questing Beast. FFP name this knight killed by Sir Gawain in revenge for fatally wounding King Lot in a joust.
Answer: King Pellinore
3. A Saracen knight who loves Iseult, wife to King Mark, he is overcome in single combat by Sir Tristan. After
the lady has been given up by the Saracen, Tristan converts him to Christianity. FTP name this knight who shares
his name with the Greek who reputedly invented lighthouses, the discus, and dice.
Answer: Sir Palamades
4. Malory reports that these two brothers unknowingly kill each other in single combat, not recognizing the other
until just before death. They are buried in the same tomb at the insistence of Merlin. FTP name either of them.
Answer: Sir Balin or Sir Balan
3. "Don Juan stood, and, gazing from the stern, / Beheld his native Spain." FTP each answer these questions
about Don Juan.
1. The first appearance of Don Juan in literature was in the play El burlador de Sevilla, a work by what Spanish
dramatist, an avowed disciple of Lope de Vega, who was born Fray Gabriel Tellez.
Answer: Tirso de Molina
2. In this play subtitled A Comedy and a Philosophy, a scene in Act III includes John Tanner, Ann Whitefield, the
statue of the Commendatore from Mozart's opera, and the Devil discussing the questions evoked by the work.
Answer: Man and Superman
3. Finally, the name of Don Juan's servant has changed several times. Tirso calls him Catalinon, Moliere uses
Sganarelle, and there are dozens of other. The best known servant, however, is the one used in the Mozart/da
Ponte opera. FTP identify this servant who sings of Don Giovanni's 1,003 conquests in Spain alone.
array." Identify these British military figures elevated to peerage on a 10-5 basis.
1. 10: Commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1871, he was attached to the Egyptian army in 1883 and became
its commander in chief in 1892. He defeated the Mahdi at Omdurman in 1898, and avoided war with France with
his tactful treatment of the Fashoda incident.
5: Chief of staff to Frederick Sleigh Roberts, he directed the Boer War. Parliament sided with him in an argument
over military policy in India with Lord Curzon, and he was made a field marshal. At the start of World War I, he
expanded the army from 20 divisions to 70. He was drowned when his ship was torpedoed while on a mission to
Answer: Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
in defeating a rebellion led by the Duke of Monmouth. When Sarah=s relationship with the queen worsened, he
was ousted from office in 1711.
5: He campaigned for William of Orange during the War of the Grand Alliance in Flanders and Ireland. During
the War of Spanish Succession, he won decisive victories at Blenheim, Oudenarde. And Malplaquet. His immense
baroque palace was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh.
Answer: John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
3. 10: While chief of British combined operations during World War II, he directed the invasion of Madagascar
and led commando raids in Norway and France. After the war, he was first sea lord from 1955-1959 and remained
a close confidant of Queen Elizabeth II, and his nephew Prince Philip.
5: As supreme Allied commander for Southeast Asia, he was responsible for the recapture of Burma from Japan.
The last viceroy of India, he was supervised the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947. He died n 1979 when
a bomb destroyed his fishing boat off the northwest coast of Ireland.
Answer: Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
determined a visual one as well. Its B star was the first white dwarf to be discovered.
2. About 680 light years away, it is a Cepheid variable. It can be found by tracing the line connecting Merak and
this fifth brightest star (that isn't the Sun) was the first to have its stellar parallax measured.
6. "Much have I travell'd in realms of gold." Identify the following gold miners for the stated number of points.
1. FFP this immigrant obtained a large tract of land in the Sacramento Valley and established the colony of Nueva
Helvetia. The Supreme Court later declared the title to much of his gold-laden land invalid, and he died bankrupt
after unsuccessfully petitioning Congress for payment of his losses.
Answer: John Augustus Sutter
2. FTP he discovered gold on January 24, 1848 launching the California gold rush while building a sawmill near
Sutter's fort. The mill failed, and he too died nearly penniless.
Answer: James Wilson Marshall
3. F15P he made a fortune of nearly $9 million from Colorado's Matchless Mine and other mining enterprises.
Eventually becoming lieutenant governor of Colorado, he lost his fortune in the panic of 1839, and he became a
Denver postmaster. His widow, Elizabeth, continued to live alone in a shack near Matchless Mine and is the
subject of Douglas Moore's opera The Ballad of Baby Doe.
Answer: Horace Austin Warner Tabor
7. "Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night: / God said, `Let Newton be!' and all was light." Answer the
following questions about Isaac Newton for the stated number of points.
1. FFP while Newton was the Master of the Mint, he came home one afternoon and learned that John Bernoulli
had issued a challenge to determine the shape of a wire down which a bead will slide under the influence of gravity
and without friction in the least time. What name is given to this curve whose shape Newton determined that
evening by developing the calculus of variations?
Answer: brachistichrone or tautochrone
2. FTP what man, Newton's teacher at Cambridge, stepped down from the Lucasian chair in deference to his
Answer: Isaac Barrow
3. Newton got into disputes with men besides Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz. Among the men he argued with
were John Locke and Samuel Pepys. But F15P, what first astronomer-royal's data did Newton steal, publish in his
own name, and later use to help verify his theory of universal gravitation while systematically deleting references
to the other in later editions of the Principia?
Answer: John Flamsteed
8. "How far is St. Helena from the field of Waterloo? / A near way--a clear way--a ship will take you soon."
Answer the following about the Battle of Waterloo for the stated number of points.
1. Wellington was able to win at Waterloo primarily because of a 90,000 man Prussian army fighting at his side.
FFP who was the Prussian commander?
Answer: Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, Prince of Wahlstadt
2. Blucher was able to render assistance because the battle had been delayed by rain, and because his army had
eluded pursuing French forces led by what man, FFP?
Answer: Emanuel, Marquis de Grouchy
3. FFP Napoleon's center was held by what marshal?
Answer: Michel Ney
4. Finally, F15P, Ney led the main attack at what site on the field of Waterloo at about 1 PM on June 18, 1815?
The tide had turned against Napoleon when his forces were driven away from here around 7:30 PM.
Answer: La Haye Sainte
9. "Down, down, down! / Down to the depths of the sea!" Identify these literary works that take place on the high
seas. 10 points are awarded if you can identify the work from characters; if you need additional clues, you only get
1. 10: Humphrey Van Weyden and Maude Brewster
5: The captain of the Ghost is the title character of this Jack London novel.
Answer: The Sea Wolf
2. 10: James Wait and Donkin
5: The protagonist of this Joseph Conrad novel is a black sailor dying of tuberculosis.
Answer: The Nigger of the Narcissus
3. 10: Squire Trelawney and Ben Gunn
5: The story begins at the Admiral Benbow Inn and much of the action takes place on the schooner Hispaniola.
Answer: Treasure Island
me." Answer these questions about the exploits of Poseidon for the stated number of points.
1. First, FFP who is Poseidon's wife?
2. Next, FTP, having earned the displeasure of Zeus, he with Apollo, constructed the famous walls of Ilium for
what Trojan King?
3. Now F15P, Alope, the daughter of the Arcadian King Cercyon, was seduced by Poseidon, and secretly bore him
what son--a child who she exposed to the elements on a mountain, but was saved by shepherds and brought to the
king who again ordered him abandoned on a mountain when he learned the boy was Alope's. The child was later
installed as king by Theseus after his father's death.
calculus and evaluate the following expressions F15P each. As per standard ACF rules, you have 25 seconds for
1. Find the total area enclosed by the lemniscate r2 = 2a2 cos 2N. (Read: r-squared equals 2 a-squared cosine 2
Answer: x ln x - x
collection in which they appear FTP each.
1. "Young Goodman Brown," "The Birthmark," "Rapaccini's Daughter"
Answer: Mosses from an Old Manse
2. "The Bell Tower," "The Lightning Rod Man," "Benito Cereno"
Answer: Piazza Tales
3. "The Killers," "Fifty Grand," "Hills Like White Elephants"
Answer: Men without Women
number of points.
1. FFP its movements are entitled "Awakening of Cheerful Feelings on Arrival in the Country," "Scene by the
Brook," "Merrymaking of the Country Folk," "Storm," and "Song of the Shepherds, Joy and Gratitude after the
Answer: Sixth Symphony in F-major, Opus 68 or "Pastoral" Symphony
in greatest travail." FFP name this work originally performed in November 1805, revised and shortened in the
spring of 1806, and drastically revised into its familiar and definitive form in 1814.
Answer: Fidelio or, grudgingly, Leonore
3. FTP this work, "Opus 123 in D-major for voices and orchestra," was described by Wagner as his greatest work.
Answer: Missa Solemnis
4. Finally, this work, the "Opus 57, Sonata No. 23 in F-minor," was published anonymously in 1807 and dedicated
to the Count von Brunswick. FTP name the work which introduced the same rhythmic piano motifs that would
again be used in the opening bars of the Fifth.
about Constantinople for the stated number of points.
1. First, FFP, on what strait is the city located?
2. Next, FTP, when the Roman Empire formally split in 364, what man became the first to rule in the east with his
seat at Constantinople?
3. FTP what man, the first of the Palaeologus dynasty, recovered Constantinople from the Latin emperor Baldwin
II in 1261 and was crowned Byzantine emperor by the patriarch?
Answer: Michael VIII
4. Finally, FFP, what landmark was designed by Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus?
Answer: Hagia Sophia
really mean?" FTP each answer these questions about the wavefunction in quantum mechanics.
1. Erwin Schrodinger himself incorrectly described the product of the wavefunction and its complex conjugate in
position space as the electric charge density. Instead, what physicist demonstrated that the product represents the
probability density of the particle.
Answer: Max Born
2. Experimental confirmation of the wave-particle duality of matter was determined through X-ray diffraction.
Name any one of three men who conducted these experiments.
Answer: Clinton Davisson or Lester Germer or G.P. Thomson
3. Interpretation of electron diffraction in terms of wavefunctions posits the wave-particle duality of matter.
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle extends this to commuting observables. Neils Bohr developed what quantum
mechanical principle to this phenomenon a statement of which appears on his coat of arms.
Answer: Principle of Complementarity
16. "The man is only half himself: the other half is his expression." Provide both the first and last names of these
men culled from the pages of German literature on a 10-5 basis.
1. 10: He buys Mignon, a young girl in a troupe of side-show performers, from her brutal guardian. Mignon is
completely devoted to and possesses a mystical love for this man, her savior.
5: He has dreams of becoming a great playwright, but, under the unobtrusive guidance of the Tower Society of
which he eventually becomes a member, he accepts a more objective view of himself, and eventually becomes a
surgeon. Identify this subject of a famous bildungsroman.
Answer: Wilhelm Meister
2. 10: A young marine engineer of middling talents, this son of a Hamburg merchant family is influenced by such
people as Clavdia Chauchat, Leo Naphta, and Dr. Behrens.
5: He goes to the Haus Berghof tuberculosis sanatorium in the Swiss Alps to visit his cousin Joachim Ziemssen.
Answer: Hans Castorp
3. 10: He is a grotesque hunchback who recalls the bizarre events in his hometown of Danzig before, during, and
after the Third Reich.
5: He is very attached to a tin drum.
Answer: Oskar Matzerath
things are not what they seem." FTP each answer these questions about DNA, the stuff of life.
1. They are the most basic proteins in chromatin and account for about the same mass as the DNA. FTP identify
these arginine and lysine rich proteins around which eukaryotic DNA is often coiled.
2. They are short DNA chains 100 to 1000 base pairs long. Named after their discoverer, it is hypothesized that
they may play an important role in DNA replication.
Answer: Okazaki Fragments
3. They are small circular DNA molecules found in the cytoplasm of bacteria that usually act as dispensible
accessory sources of DNA.
18. "Bibles laid open, / Millions of surprises." FFP each identify the Old Testament book from which each of the
following Biblical quotations originate.
1. "Vanity of vanities; all is vanity."
Answer: Ecclesiastes, i. 2
2. "Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting."
Answer: Daniel, v. 27
3. "The Lord bless thee and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious onto thee: The
Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."
Answer: Numbers, vi. 24
4. "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword
against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."
Answer: Isaiah, ii 4 or Micah, iv. 3
5. "Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath
taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
Answer: Job, i. 21
6. "Wither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God,
my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but
death part thee and me."
Answer: Ruth, i. 16
19. "The play's the thing." Identify the following plays from a character who dies in the work FTP. 5 points are
awarded if you need more information.
1. 10: Eilert Lovberg
5: Judge Brack tries to blackmail the ruthless, and neurotic title character to be his mistress.
Answer: Hedda Gabler
2. 10: Sam Evans
5: It is a play in nine acts about the emotional and sexual reactions of Nina Leeds.
Answer: Strange Interlude
3. 10: Baron Tuzenbach
5: The title characters are Olga, Masha, and Irina.
Answer: The Three Sisters or Tri sestry
20. "And all quality, / Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!" FTP each identify these men who
campaigned with and served with distinction under Robert E. Lee.
1. In 1861 he resigned his commission and joined the Confederate army. Distinguishing himself during the
Peninsular Campaign and at Second Bull Run, his arrival saved the day for the Confederates at Antietam.
Although he led his corps at Gettysburg and the Wilderness, he was often incapacitated by illness. Name this
general who was killed during the last of the fighting around Petersburg.
Answer: Ambrose Powell Hill
2. After the war, he was appointed to federal office by his friend U.S. Grant, a political connection that, along with
his criticism of Lee, hurt his image in the South. Blamed by Jubal Early for the defeat at Gettysburg, he led troops
at Fredricksburg and Chickamauga before being wounded in the Wilderness Campaign.
Answer: James Longstreet
3. Mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern, Virginia, he took command of Lee=s mounted units and performed
brilliantly during the Peninsular Campaign and at Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredicksburg. He assumed
Stonewall Jackson's command at Chancellorsville after Jackson was mortally wounded, but, because of ambiguous
orders, his cavalry embarked on a controversial raid around the Union army at Gettysburg and wasn't around when
Lee needed them.
Answer: James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart
Literature: Kenilworth, Pierrot, Menander, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," A Confederacy of Dunces,
History: Lafayette Escadrille, Hawkins, Pequot War, Agrippa, Tannenberg, Dandalo
Religion/Philosophy/Mythology: Boreas, Krishna
Music/Fine Art: Cavalleria Rusticana, Primavera
Trash/General Knowledge: Lazarus Long
Literature: Don Juan, sea literature, American short stories, German characters, plays
History: British military figures, gold mining, Waterloo, Constantinople, Civil War
Science: Random stars, Isaac Newton, integrals, wavefunctions, DNA