(20 points) Ah, Valentine's Day, a time for love
and, for two states, a time for celebration. You'll receive 15 points
for naming a state that entered the union on February 14 given just the
year it enetered. You will earn 10 points given famous people from
that state. 5 points if you need an addiontal clue.
- 15 pts - 1859
10 pts - Linus Pauling, Chief Joseph
5 pts - Its notable features include the Willamette Valley
- 15 pts - 1912
10 pts - Geronimo, William Rehnquist
5 pts - It is the home of the Petrified Forest
12. (30 points) John is a
very popular name today, and it was also
popular in medieval times. The
three men below were named John,
and it is your team's task to supply
their surname, either a place
of birth or title, for 10 points each.
This John was the 4th son of Edward III of England. When his
three brothers died young, he entertained hopes of
succeeding to the
kingship. The throne instead passed to his
oldest brother's son;
however, John's son Henry of Derby became
King Henry IV.
Answer: John of Gaunt
2. This John was the son of Henry IV and brother
of Henry V. He
was noted as a very noble man and a great warrior, but
gained a bad
name for being responsible for the execution of Joan of Arc.
Answer: John of Lancaster or John of Bedford
3. This John was a member
of the Anabaptists and was one of the
ring leaders of a revolt in the
city of Munster in 1534. This
revolt resulted in a brief theocracy with
this man as its leader,
but he was eventually executed by the rightful
government when the
city was recaptured in 1535.
13. (30 points) Name this element, 30-20-10
1. It is rare,
ocurring in small amounts in the mica called
and in potash salts of the Stassfurt
deposits in Germany.
2. It has an
atomic number of 57 and was discovered by Bunsen and
Kirchoff in 1861.
It is silver-white and very soft, and its symbol is "Rb."
14. (30 points) Set your minds on Greek mythology,
time to test your knowledge of the House of Atreus. You'll
10 points for each correct answer.
1. Who started the family
curse by attempting to serve his boiled
son at a banquet to the gods?
2. Who was Atreus' brother, who had his children killed
to him when Atreus found out that he had made his wife untrue
her wedding vows?
3. Agamemnon had three
children. Orestes was his son. Electra
was one daughter. Who was the
15. (30 points) Many people
have read the letters of Satan to a
trainee in the Screwtape Letters. If
you have, you can earn 10
points each for answering the following
questions about it.
1. Who wrote it?
Answer: C.S. Lewis
2. Satan in
the guise of Screwtape writes letters of advice to a
young trainee. Who
is that trainee?
3. Finally, what is the family
relationship between Satan and
Answer: uncle to nephew
16. (30 points) You may know the names of the stars, planets, and
celestial objects which inhabit our universe, but do you know
meanings behind some of those names? For 5 points each, given
celestial object, you give the meaning of the name. For example,
say Ursa Major, you say "great bear."
Answer: chained maiden
2. Pavo Answer: peacock
Vila Answer: sail
5. Caelum Answer: chisel
Answer: air pump
17. (25 points) Let's check out your "northern
answering the following questions regarding geography. I'll
two places, and you tell me which is farther north for 5 points
and 5 points for all correct.
1. Denmark and Mongolia Answer:
2. Nepal and Tunisia Answer: Tunisia
3. Portugal and
Syria Answer: Portugal
4. Alabama and Chad Answer:
18.(30 points) Many tours through Europe are called by weary
tourists "ABC Tours," or "Another Boring Cathedral." Well, you're
an ABC Tour with this bonus. Identify these cathedrals for
1. This cathedral is also known as the "Coronation Cathedral."
Answer: Rheims (reams)
2. The Second Crusade was preached here in 1146,
and Henry IV of
France was crowned here in 1594.
19. (30 points) Writers of more adult novels sometimes like to
shift gears a little and turn out a children's book or two. For
each, identify the author of:
1. The Gnomemobile
2. The Christmas Ghost and The Beech Tree
Pearl S. Buck
3. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Answer: Ian Fleming
Surprise! Surprise! and 13 for Luck
Answer: Agatha Christie
Dolphin Island and Indian Ocean Adventure
Answer: Arthur C.
6. The Land and People of South Africa
20. (25 points) He was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1887. After
graduating from Harvard in 1910, he began his journalistic career
reporter for a Socialist newspaper. Although he reported on
Revolution for Metropolitan magazine, he is best know
for his eyewitness
account of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in
Russia in Ten Days That Shook
The World. After escaping to the
Soviet Union in 1920, he died of typhus
at age 33. For 25 points,
name this man, who until recently was the only
American buried in
Answer: John Reed
21. (25 points)
These quantities are used by several different
systems to organize soil types into different
categories. Each of these
three numbers indicate the specific
water content of a soil where certain
changes in behavior occur.
The two most commonly used of these numbers
are used to find the
liquidity and plasticity indices of the soil. For
25 points, give
the collective name of these quantities, which are name
Swedish soil scientist.
Answer: Atterberg Limits
(25 points) For five points each, name the five presidents of
States who have had the shortest terms, shortest to
longest. Be careful,
though -- a miss stops you.
Answer: William Henry Harrison
Warren G. Harding
John F. Kennedy
23. (20 points)
Most of you, at one time or another, have heard of
the Italian car
manufacturer Fiat. But, what you may NOT know is
that Fiat is actually
an acronym formed from four other words. For
5 points apiece, give the
Italian words that make up the name
Italiana Automobile Torino
24. (30 points) It's time to play . . . "Who
Makes What Product."
Given the following consumer products, you tell me
company for 5 points for each correct answer.
baked goods Answer: Ralston Purina
2. Simon and Schuster
publishing Answer: Paramount
3. Carrier air conditioners Answer:
4. Newsweek magazine Answer: Washington
5. Calvin Klein's Obsession Answer: Unilever
6. Jack Daniels
bourbon Answer: Brown-Forman