American Novels and Novelists
the first and last name in your answer. What character's nicknames include
Hawkeye, Trapper, Deerslayer, and Pathfinder? He is the protagonist in the five
novels by James Fenimore Cooper collectively known as The Leatherstocking Tales.
element exists in gypsum, cinnabar, and galena? It exists in natural gas but is
removed before burning to control the subsequent formation of acid rain. It is
element number sixteen and is just underneath oxygen in the periodic table.
Visual Arts/Man-Made Structures
building's name comes from the Greek word for virgin? Considered the greatest
work of the Doric order, it was built during the fifth century BC as a temple to
Athena. This building is located on the hill of the Acropolis in Athens.
Algebra/General Math (30 Seconds)
old is Jane? Jane is five years older than her brother, and the product of their
ages is 300.
company used to air a commercial that turned into the hit song "I'd Like To
Teach The World To Sing"? Their recent commercials feature animated polar
Coca-Cola (accept Coke)
United States History
tragedy took place on March 5, 1770? Americans blamed it on Captain Preston of
the 59th Regiment, but he blamed it on a mob that was threatening British
troops. Samuel Gray, James Caldwell, and Crispus Attucks were among the
Americans killed in this dispute.
of a church censor in the sixteenth century, this work is sometimes called
Gemara. It was created in the third century by two groups of Jewish scholars
working independently. What are these commentaries on the Mishna?
Physics (10 Seconds)
the obstacles this scientist faced in measuring time were his inability early in
his career to find a timing device better than his own pulse and his inability
to time the speed of light without involving human reactions. Later in his
career, his experiments were limited by his failing eyesight and his arrest by
the Catholic Church. Name this Italian physicist who lived from 1564 to 1642.
commentator signed a contract in July for a reported $250 million, including a
$35 million signing bonus? He plans on fulfilling the contract by working
through the year 2009, but on October 8th he told his listeners that
soon he will be completely deaf. Name this conservative radio commentator whose
followers are known as Dittoheads.
what epic will you find the lines, "Of Man's first disobedience and the
fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world
and all our woe"? It was completed in 1667 by John Milton.
Precalculus/Calculus (30 Seconds)
the sum of the infinite geometric series whose first two terms are 3 and 2.
what country are the cities Faisalabad, Lahore, and Karachi? It contains the
Indus River Valley and separates Afghanistan from India.
Language Arts/Reference Sources
common five-letter word often precedes the words story, circuit, or run? Its
synonyms include abrupt, brief, and small.
chip was first shipped in 1993? It contained 3.1 million transistors in it, and
newer versions of it can be found in most personal computers used today. Name
this chip sold in advertisements featuring Blue Man Group which is produced by
Pentium (accept Pentium I, do not accept Pentium II, III, or IV)
the major key signatures containing D Sharp in their scales, which one has the
fewest sharps? This key signature has four sharp notes, and D Sharp is the
seventh note in the scale.
1901 book came from articles originally published in Outlook magazine? This
autobiography begins with the author's birth in rural Virginia in 1858 or 1859
and ends with him giving the first speech by an African American in Virginia's
largest auditorium. It is the story of Booker T. Washington.
Up From Slavery
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
is the area of an equilateral triangle with each side of length two centimeters?
Square Root of 3 square centimeters (or centimeters squared)
American Dramas, Poems, and Short Stories
now famous poet did not leave the state of Massachusetts between 1855 and 1886?
Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as a literary mentor primarily through the
mail, though he did go to Amherst in 1870 to visit her.
is the term for the hollow ball of cells marking the end stage of cleavage
during early embryonic development? This is followed by the process of
disaster at this location was precipitated by the death of Hu Yaobang. Students
demanded a meeting with Li Peng, and within a few weeks a hunger strike had
begun. Li Peng did eventually meet with students, but this televised meeting
made the conflict worse, leading to a massive sit-in. The government ended this
sit-in with force on the night of June 3, 1989. Name this open space in Beijing.
Tiananmen (Square) (prompt on Beijing, Peking, and/or China)
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.
first edition contained a picture of the poet, a preface, and twelve untitled
poems but not the name of the poet or the publisher. What collection was updated
eight times between 1855 and 1892? One of its best-known sections is Memories Of
President Lincoln. It eventually included most of the poems written by Walt
Leaves of Grass
product, now used by over one billion people worldwide, is becoming more and
more popular in poor nations but less popular in wealthier nations? The United
Nations World Health Organization estimates that five hundred million people
alive today will eventually die from its use and that it is currently killing
almost five million people each year.
Tobacco (prompt on cigarettes)
the ten-letter word beginning with the letter S that means having the
characteristics of a scholar. Spell the word SCHOLASTIC.