American Novels and Novelists
author was rejected from military service during the Vietnam War because of poor
eyesight? Because he had never been on a submarine, he got assistance from his
neighbor Edward Beach with his first novel, published in 1984. Name this author
whose bad guys have included the IRA and South American drug cartels and whose
best-known hero is Jack Ryan. His novels include Executive Orders and Rainbow
the full name in your answer, not an abbreviation. What model often is used to
predict the approximate shape of a molecule? It is abbreviated VSEPR.
Valence-Shell Electron-Pair Repulsion
Visual Arts/Man-Made Structures
created the sculpture "Face"? You have probably seen it, but it is
rarely called by its name. This artist also painted Three Musicians, Mother and
Child, and Guernica.
Algebra/General Math (30 Seconds)
do you get when you raise 16 to the three-halves power?
was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Phoenix Suns for three players in
1992? He went on to win the regular season MVP and lead the Suns to the NBA
Finals. He was later traded to the Houston Rockets. Name the Round Mound of
United States History
got into a fight with a Latin American mob in 1958 and a debate with Nikita
Krushchev in 1959? He would later be elected President with only 43% of the
popular vote, though he was reelected with 61%. Name this man who on August 9,
1974 went on national television to resign the presidency.
(Richard Milhous) Nixon
Roman God's festival took place on July 23? His female counterpart was Salacia
and his Greek counterpart was Poseidon. He often appears with a trident and
Physics (30 Seconds)
your answer using a single unit. How strong is a capacitor that contains a two
volt potential difference when charged with four coulombs?
company briefly suspended service on the morning of October 3rd? This
happened while an attack on one of its employees in Tennessee was being
investigated. The employee survived, but several people were killed when his
vehicle turned over.
is called 'the trumpet of a prophecy' and 'breath of Autumn's being' in an 1819
ode written by Percy Bysshe Shelley?
(Ode to the) West Wind (prompt on wind)
Precalculus/Calculus (10 Seconds)
term is used to describe a function that meets the following three criteria: it
has an output for every member of the domain, it has a limit for every member of
the domain, and the output equals the limit for every value of the domain. It
begins with the letter C.
constellation contains Elnath and Aldebran? It is the second sign in the zodiac
and represented by a bull.
Taurus (or Tauri, prompt on bull)
Language Arts/Reference Sources
the fourteen-letter noun that refers to a belief in human equality. Spell the
computer term refers to an area for temporary storage of data which is often
used to compensate for a difference in transmission speeds between devices? It
contains six letters and begins with the letter B.
the full name in your answer. Which album contains the songs Being For The
Benefit Of Mr. Kite, Lovely Rita, When I'm Sixty-Four, and A Day In The Life? It
was released in 1967, and its cover showed flower arrangements, four statuettes,
fifty-seven photographs, nine waxwork models, and The Beatles.
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
which essay will you find the quote, "Under a government which imprisons
any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison"? It was
written in 1846 after the author spent a night in jail for not paying his poll
tax. After his aunt paid the tax, the author returned to his life at Walden
Civil Disobedience (or On the Duty of Civil Disobedience or Resistance to Civil
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
the missing angle in a quadrilateral if the other three angles are seventy,
eighty, and ninety degrees.
American Dramas, Poems, and Short Stories
poet's career was started by William Lloyd Garrison? His poems include "The
Tent on the Beach" and "Barbara Freitchie". This man was
sometimes referred to as The Quaker Poet.
(John Greenleaf) Whittier
disease is classified as intrinsic or extrinsic depending on whether it is
brought on by infection or allergy? Histamines and acetylcholines worsen the
condition, but epinephrine can bring relief. Name this common disease caused by
constrictions of bronchi and swelling of bronchial mucosa.
taught the six arts of ritual, music, archery, charioteering, calligraphy, and
arithmetic, and his birthday is celebrated in Taiwan as Teachers' Day. Name this
author of Analects who lived in China around 500 BC.
Confucius (accept Kung Fu-Tzu)
are sudden death--the first correct answer ends the match. If a question from
the match needs to be thrown out, it should be replaced by the corresponding
question from the replacement packet.
nation was organized in 1918 and 1919? Whether or not it exists today depends on
whom you ask. It was a communist country following World War II but expelled its
Russian advisers and kept itself independent. The divisions within this country
grew worse in 1989 when two of its republics voted to keep communism while four
voted against it. After the Communists took control some terrible wars took
place. Name this country which used to consist of Macedonia, Montenegro,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia.
spent a few months unemployed just after winning a championship? Name this
former Tampa Bay Buccaneer quarterback who played for the Baltimore Ravens in
the Super Bowl but is now a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
the five-letter word beginning with the letter S that is a synonym of skull and
head. Spell the word SCALP.