Realism, a literary movement of the late 19th century, tried to portray
life without idealizing or romanticizing it. "The Rise of Silas Lampham"
and "A Hazard of New Fortunes" were written by a member of this
movement. For ten points, who wrote these two novels?
William Dean HOWELLS
Following World War II the growth of suburbs in America
exploded, as millions of returning servicemen sought the mass produced
and inexpensive housing available outside the inner cities. One
suburban area was in fact created for veterans and their families in
1947. For ten points, name this model community located on western Long
Island, northeast of Hempstead.
This controversial new discipline has stirred up heated scientific and
intellectual debate, because of its attempts to relate genetics to social
behavior, in humans as well as in other animals. For 10 points, name this
field, also the main title of a pioneering 1975 work by E. O. Wilson.
This South American estuary is formed by the Parana and Uruguay rivers.
For 10 points, name this roughly triangular body of water between Uraguay
and Argentina whose name means "River of Silver".
RIO DE LA PLATA
In his early youth, this composer adopted the gay and somewhat
superficial style of music prevalent in his place of birth during the
18th Century. In 1761, he was hired as musical director by Prince
Esterhazy, and in that capacity wrote most of the over 50 piano
sonatas, 80 string quartets, and 100 symphonies that he created during
his lifetime. For ten points, name this composer, nicknamed "The Father
of the Symphony".
Franz Joseph HAYDN
- For 10 points, identify the
english metaphysical poet and dean of St. Paul's
cathedral who wrote these lines:
"Our two souls therefore which are one,
Though I must go , endure not yet
A breach but an expansion,
Like gold to airy thinness beat"
These lines are taken from his poem, "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning"
On January 30, 1993, this city opened its first 4.4 miles of subway, with
17 more miles scheduled to be completed by 2001. For 10 points, name the
smog-choked US city that is home to the brand new Metro Red Line.
The equation y=cosh (x/a) [y equals the hyperbolic cosine of x over a] is
the general equation for a curve that looks like a slightly flattened
parabola. Its name stems from the Latin for hanging chain, and it is the
shape that is formed by a cable hanging between two points. For 10
points, name this curve.
The tenth amendment to the US constitution deals with these powers, although
their scope has varied greatly throughout US history. For 10 points, what
term refers to powers not specifically granted to the Federal government by
the constitution, nor prohibited to the states.
Seeking relief from the irritations of urban intellectual life, this
Russian writer undertook a sociological expedition to the island of
Sakhalin in 1890. However, today he is better known for his drama.
Name the author of Ivanov, Three Sisters,
The Sea Gull, Uncle Vanya, and
The Cherry Orchard.
- He holds the record for most points
scored by a player in one NFL season, scoring 15 touchdowns, 41 extra
points, and 15 field goals in 1960. For 10 points, name this Hall of
Famer who played for the Green Bay Packers, and who received the Heisman
while at Notre Dame.
- The two galaxies that are closest
to the Milky Way share a single name. The both are irregularly shaped
galaxies, and can easily be viewed from the southern hemisphere. For 10
points, give the name of these two galaxies that serve as a memorial to
a famous Portuguese explorer.)
- Pretend you're in
ancient Rome when answering this question. Take the
number of hills in Rome, multiply by the number of Punic wars, and add the
absolute value of the year in which Julius Caesar was assassinated.
For 10 points, give your answer in Roman numerals.
Born in Wisconsin, he was a professor at both the University of Wisconsin
and Harvard. His fame can be traced to one event, that being the address he
gave to the American Historical Association in 1893 entitled "The Significance
of the Frontier in American History". For 10 points, name this man synonymous
with the "Frontier Thesis".
Frederick Jackson TURNER
Aaron Copland is known for his striking brass fanfares, such as the one in
"Fanfare for the Common Man". But who was it, for 10 points, that wrote
"Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman"?
- In the ancient Greek culture, the study
of history and biography was regarded to be philosophical demonstrations
equivalent to mathematics and science. Name the greek author famous for
his histories, including "The Parallel Lives of Greeks and Romans", that
concerned the Roman absorption of Greek civilization.
- If you were caught in possession of leaves of Toxicodendron
radicans, would you probably be about to get arrested, make tea, or
break out in a rash?
BREAK OUT in a RASH [It's poison ivy!]
- The dog days of summer are
so named because from mid-July until September,
the appearance of a certain star coincides with the rising and setting of the
sun. For 10 points, name this brightest star in the night sky, in the con-
stellation Canis Major.
Born to former slaves in 1843, this American
inventor is best known for time-saving devices for lubricating steam
engines and factory machinery. His name has since become synonymous for
"a product of genuine quality." Name this American inventor, who was the
- Its name comes from the Latin phrase
meaning "common edition". This Latin translation of the Bible was made
by Jerome in the late 4th century. It later became the official Roman
Catholic Bible, was the basis of Wycliffe's translation, and influenced
the King James Version. For 10 points, what is the name of this
official Latin Roman Catholic version of the Bible.
- This British writer, in collaboration with Mark Carwardine, recently
published a rare (for him) non-fiction work. "Last Chance to See" is a
story of his travels through wilderness areas to observe endangered
species. For 10 points, name this writer, better known for novels like
"The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" and "The Long Dark Tea-Time of the
- Unlike most impressionistic painters, he never
abandoned the use of black and other nonprismatic hues. His work served
as a bridge between realism and impressionism. For 10 points, name this
French painter of the 1800's who is often viewed as one of the founders
of modern painting.
- For a quick ten points: which continent has the smallest population?
(20)Given a brief description, give the word or phrase of French origin
that describes each of the following (5 pts. each, 20 total).
- Literally "White Card", it is an excuse to do whatever one wants.
- A meeting, possibly clandestine, and often of a romantic nature.
- The re-establishment of friendly relations between two nations.
RAPPROACHMENT or DETENTE
- A period of great cultural expansion, literally "rebirth".
(30)Here's a 30 point bonus on multicultural mythology.
For 10 points each name:
The uniquely Roman figure who was the god of
all doorways and gates, departures and returns. He is usually depicted
as with two faces watching different directions.
- The principal god of Teutonic peoples; the 4th day of the week is named
WODEN or ODIN
- The Babylonian goddess of morning and evening, and a
personification of the planet Venus; sometimes also depicted as either
a warrior or a love goddess.
(30)I will give you the year and nationality of a Nobel Prize winner in
literature. If you can name the recipient given those two clues, it is worth
10 points. If you need a title also, it is worth 5 points. You may guess
after each part.
- 1969;Irish Title: Endgame
- 1929;German Title: The Magic Mountain
- 1957;French Title: The Stranger
How well do you know the declaration of independence? For 10 points
each, answer the following questions about this famous American document.
- Which colony had as its signers: Oliver Wolcott, Samuel Huntington, and
- Which colony had as its signers: Buton Gwinnett, George Walton,
and Lyman Hall?
- Which colony had as its signers: George Clymer, George Ross,
and Robert Morris?
(30)This 30 points bonus is about 20th century artists. For 10
the famous painter of the "American Scene" movement; his
best known painting is "Nighthawks".
A famous artist in her own right, she was the wife of Diego Rivera.
This radical feminist west coast artist is best known for her enormous
sculpture, "The Dinner Party", a huge triangular table set with 39 places
marked with the names of famous women.
(30)Identify these Shakespearean plays from their descriptions for 5
It is set in Illyria, ruled by Duke Orsino.
- A nobleman goes broke entertaining his friends, who then refuse to have
anything to do with him, and becomes a hermit and a cynic.
TIMON OF ATHENS
- This play is said to have been written in response to Queen Elizabeth's
request to see Falstaff in love.
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Set amidst the Wars of the Roses, this series of histories consists of three
HENRY VI (PARTS 1, 2, AND 3)
Accounts of a shipwreck in Bermuda influenced Shakespeare when he wrote this
10 points each, identify these pieces of New Deal legislation.
piece of New Deal legislation provided government supervision and
the banking industry.
EMERGENCY BANKING RELIEF Act
This act paid farmers
subsidies for taking land out of production, paid for
by a tax on food
AGRICULTURAL ADJUSTMENT Act OF 1933
This act set up a
national system of old-age pensions, established
and provided money to support handicapped citizens and
SOCIAL SECURITY Act
(30)For 10 points each, answer these
questions about architectural columns.
What term means a series of
columns spaced at regular intervals?
What is the name for the
top part of a column?
Which style of Greek column has a capital
adorned with two pairs of scrolls?
(30)Melville Dewey was a
man who believed in organization. In 1876 Dewey
developed a system that
is used by most schools and small libraries to
books into 10 categories. For 5 points each, I'll
give the range of
dewey decimal system numbers and you tell me what works can
be found in
SCIENCE or PURE SCIENCE
(30)I'll name the inventor or inventors of a
computer language. For 10 points each, name the language.
and John Kemeny
Niklaus Wirth. (pronounced Veert)
PASCAL or MODULA-2
Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie.
(30)This 30 point
bonus tests your knowledge of women in science and
social science. For 10 points each, name the scientist
from a brief description of her work.
An American geneticist; known for her extensive studies of
inheritance in corn.
- An American nurse and social
worker of the early 20th century; best known for
her long crusade for legal contraception.
- A mathematician and computer
scientist, this late navy admiral was credited
with finding the first "bug in the system".
(30) 12) In September of 1960, the
Organization of Petrolium Exporting
Countries was founded by five
nations. For 5 points apiece and a 5 point bonus
for getting all 5, name
the original members of OPEC.
- SAUDI ARABIA
(30)Beginning in 1462, corresponding with the Renaissance in
Europe, Russia was ruled by Czars. For 10 points each, identify the
czar being described.
Ruling from 1505-1533, he was the son of Ivan the
Great, and he continued his
father's consolidation of power and
Elected in 1613 as a compromise
candidate, he was a weak czar. His only
importance is that he founded a
line that ruled Russia until 1917.
This czar was known for his cruelty and love of torture. Two years before
his death he struck his eldest son with an iron staff and killed him.
IVAN IV or IVAN THE TERRIBLE
(30)For 10 points each, answer these questions about
Roman Catholic patron saints from their descriptions:
Patron Saint of charitable societies
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Patron Saint of Boy Scouts
Patron Saint of Orators
ST JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
(30) 15) Each one of these two-word phrases
incorporates the name of a place.
For 15 points each, give me the
expression which means:
A "raspberry" or similar rude buzzing sound made
with the mouth.
The travels of a small whaling boat when
it's dragged along behind an angry
(30) 16) Name this mathematician, 30-20-10.
1. Nationalistic pride
caused Isaac Newton to accuse him of plagiarism for a
article on the method of fluxions.
2. Born in 1646, he led the life of
a civil servant, first with the Elector
of Mainz, and then with the
ducal family of Brunswick-Luneburg.
3. This German mathematician,
lawyer, and philosopher was the first to
introduce the word function
into mathematical literature.
(30) 17) For 10 points
each, identify these European mountain ranges. No, I'm
not going to
insult your intelligence by asking you the Alps.
1. The range found
along the border between France and Switzerland.
range extending from the Czech Republic through Slovakia, Poland,
Hungary, and the Ukraine and into Romania.
arc of mountains that forms the backbone of the Italian peninsula.
(30) 18) This 30 point bonus is all about Chicago writers.
For 10 points each,
name the writer, given the titles of two of his
"The Man with the Golden Arm", "A Walk on the Wild Side"
"Hard Times", "The Good War"
"Boss", "Sez Who? Sez
(20) 19) The week of February 3-10 saw a resurgence of
bloodshed in the Israeli
occupied territories. For 10 points each,
identify the following.
1. Late last year Israel deported over 400
Palestinians, claiming they were
supporters of this radical Arab group.
2. This Arabic word is used to describe the continuing 5 year
riots, strikes, and anti-government demonstrations in the
(30) 20) For 10 points each and a
possible thirty, identify each of the follow-
ing Nazis we have known and
Head of the SS during World War II.
Minister who briefly succeeded Hitler and formally surrendered Germany
to the allies.
Hitler's minister of Propaganda, he
committed suicide along with Hitler in a
Berlin bunker on May 1, 1945.
(30) 21) Dust off your economics brain cells.
For 10 points each, please iden-
tify the following economic terms.
type of inflation caused by an increase in demand for goods and services.
The economic theory that government should refrain
entirely from involving
itself in economic issues.
income available to individuals after personal taxes.