American Novels and Novelists
author has set some of his novels and stories in the fictional towns of Olinger
and Brewer? He inspired a movie starring Cher and Jack Nicholson with his book
The Witches of Eastwick, and his best-known books contain the nickname Rabbit in
type of orbital usually looks like a four-leaf clover? There are five of these
in each shell, holding a total of ten electrons. This orbital exists in each
shell where the value of n is three or more.
Visual Arts/Man-Made Structures
artist's paintings include “Number Ten, 1949” and “Number Thirty-two,
1950”? In 1947, this abstract expressionist began using the technique known as
(Paul Jackson) Pollock
Algebra/General Math (30 Seconds)
a trifecta bet, the gambler must pick the first three horses of a race in order.
If there are ten horses in a race, how many possible trifecta bets are there?
boxer won a gold medal in 1968 and world heavyweight titles in 1973 and 1994? He
is better known now for promoting his Lean, Mean, Fat-Burning Machine.
United States History
seamstress moved to Detroit in 1957? Always active in the NAACP, she became
known as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement because of the boycott she
sparked in 1955. On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, she refused to give
up her seat on a bus.
the full five- or six-word phrase for these characters. Which characters appear
in Book Six of Revelations? The animals they ride are white, red, black, and
pale, and the last one is named Death.
(The) Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Physics (10 Seconds)
Austrian physicist left Berlin in 1933 because he opposed fascism, then fled
Austria in 1938, and Italy soon after that? This man was awarded the Nobel Prize
in 1933 because he came up with a wave equation which as accurately as possible
described the motion of atomic particles. A famous thought problem in physics
involves his cat.
which city did President Bush recently visit the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention? He then gave a speech in this city on Thursday night. This city has
the headquarters for CNN and was hit by a terrorist bomb in 1996 during the
must give the first and last names. What character saves his son-in-law Marius
by travelling through the sewers of Paris? He had already spent nineteen years
in prison and is still pursued by Inspector Javert because of his theft of a
loaf of bread. Name this protagonist of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.
Precalculus/Calculus (30 Seconds)
is the log base nine of 3?
1/2 or .5
term is used for climates where there is no winter season in terms of
temperature but there is a winter dry season? An example is the Brazil
Highlands, and it also exists in parts of Florida. There are usually few trees
and lots of grasses.
Language Arts/Reference Sources
six-letter word is defined as a king or sovereign especially of a Muslim state?
It begins with the letter S.
system, started in 1989, is controlled by twenty-four satellites orbiting twelve
thousand miles above the Earth? These satellites are monitored by five ground
stations. If you receive signals from four of the satellites, you can figure out
where you are on the Earth's surface.
GPS (or Global Positioning System)
is the Italian word for what looks like a long less than sign? In Italian, it
means 'to grow', and it tells musicians to gradually play louder.
the German philosopher who retired in 1879 because of nervous disturbances and
lost his sanity completely in 1889. His most famous work, which was published
during this time of failing health, is Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
does the cosine of theta equal if theta is in the first quadrant and the sine of
theta is 12/13?
American Dramas, Poems, and Short Stories
play centers on a family with two sons named Happy and Biff? The parents are
Willy and Linda Loman in this 1949 drama by Arthur Miller.
Death of a Salesman
disease is caused by a specific type of bacteria which enters the body through
an open wound and causes muscles to contract. Fortunately, there is a vaccine
for it and if a person becomes infected there are drugs to treat the cause and
symptoms. Name this disease also known as lockjaw.
Tetanus (prompt on lockjaw)
being in existence at least one thousand years, what was halted in 393 AD by
Emperor Theodosius because of its associations with Paganism? It was recontinued
in 1896 by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, and is now bigger than ever, with the
most recent occurrence in Sydney, Australia.
Olympics (or Olympic Games)
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.
the first and last name in your answer. Which character, described by his author
as a combination of three boys whom he knew, claimed that the first two
disciples were David and Goliath? His antics are among the best-known in all of
American literature but were not appreciated by his Aunt Polly. Name this friend
of Huckleberry Finn.
is the common name for the Platonic solid that has the second fewest number of
sides? It is also known as a hexahedron because it has six sides. All of the
sides of this three dimensional figure are squares.
the ten-letter word beginning with the letter S that means an object used to
display relevant information at a sporting event. Spell the word SCOREBOARD.