American Novels and Novelists
the novel about Pecola, an eleven-year-old girl who fantasizes about looking
different. It was first published in 1970 but has had its biggest sales in the
last few years. This was the first published novel by Toni Morrison.
(The) Bluest Eye
after a Dutch scientist, which forces include London dispersion, ion-dipole, and
dipole-dipole forces? These intermolecular forces are a major reason that the
ideal gas law needs minor adjustments when it is applied.
van der Waals (forces) (prompt on intermolecular)
Visual Arts/Man-Made Structures
moved to Venice to study painting under Titian before spending most of his
career in Toledo, Spain? One of his famous paintings shows Saints Stephen and
Augustine burying Count Orgaz. Name this painter from Crete.
El Greco (or Domenikos Theotokopoulos)
Algebra/General Math (30 Seconds)
varies directly with x and inversely with z. When x=2 and z=3, then y=10. What
will y equal when x=4 and z=1?
what television show will you find the characters Brooke English, Alexandra
Marick, and Erica Kane? This soap opera takes place in Pine Valley, and Erica is
portrayed by Susan Lucci.
All My Children
United States History
general had his first successes driving Confederate forces out of what would
become West Virginia? He loved being called Young Napoleon, but he referred to
Abraham Lincoln as 'the original gorilla.' Lincoln eventually replaced him with
Ambrose Burnside, and this general tried to get revenge by running against
Lincoln in the Election of 1864.
(George Brinton) McClellan
influential writer was influenced himself by Saint Ambrose of Milan? He defended
Christianity from people who blamed it for the fall of Rome. This Bishop of
Hippo wrote the works Christian Doctrine, Reconsiderations, City of God, and
Physics (10 Seconds)
what state of matter do atoms stay together in essentially the same state and
location? First produced in 1995, it has been used recently to slow down and
even stop light. It is named after the Indian physicist who first imagined it
and the Western physicist who publicized the idea, and its creation won this
year's Nobel Prize in Physics.
Bose-Einstein (Condensate or Condensation) (accept BEC)
between Muslims and Christians in which African nation have increased greatly
during the last two years as 12 of its 36 states have adopted Islamic law?
According to the Red Cross, over one hundred people have died there in
anti-American riots in the city of Kano. Name this populous country headed by
eightieth birthday party in 1955 lasted three days, and he died shortly
thereafter. He lived most of his life in Germany but his last years in
California and Switzerland. A few of the characters he wrote about were Gustave
Aschenbach, Tonio Kroger, and Felix Krull. Name this author of Buddenbrooks, The
Magic Mountain, and Death In Venice.
Precalculus/Calculus (30 Seconds)
is the area under the curve y=sine x between x=0 and x=pi?
term is often applied to lands that border deserts? They are characterized by
little rainfall, extreme temperature variations, and drought-resistant
vegetation. Associated with Eurasia, this is also the term for an area which
stretches from Hungary to Manchuria.
Language Arts/Reference Sources
word beginning with the letter Z is a synonym of summit, peak, and acme? It is
the highest point reached by an object and is used often in astronomy.
home page claims that it is searching one billion, six hundred ten million, four
hundred seventy-six thousand web pages? One of its options is 'I'm Feeling
Lucky'. If your search is successful, you can see this search engine's name with
a lot of o's in it.
composer created works with the nicknames Military Polonaise, Brilliant Waltz,
Heroic Polonaise, and Minute Waltz? Several mazurkas were written by this Polish
(Frederic Francois) Chopin
works include John Brown, The Negro, Black Reconstruction, and The Souls of
Black Folk? This writer spent his first ninety-one years living in the United
States before moving to Ghana. He was a prominent founder of the NAACP and
critic of Booker T. Washington.
(William Edward Burghardt) DuBois
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
answer should be in the same form as the information given in the problem. Find
the cross product of the vectors 2i-j and j+2k.
American Dramas, Poems, and Short Stories
playwright drew upon his marital experiences for Barefoot in the Park and Chapter
Two? He created the characters Felix and Oscar in The Odd Couple and often relies on his experiences as a New York
only lifelike function of what microorganisms is reproduction? They are helical
or polyhedral in shape and live by using the nucleic acid of a host cell to
reproduce until the host cell bursts, spreading these microorganisms. They are
responsible for many diseases.
Virus(es) (accept any answer ending in virus including HIV, prompt on parasite)
specific in your answer. Who succeeded Lady Jane Grey as Queen of England? The
daughter of Catherine of Aragon and the husband of Philip of Spain, she tried to
undo the religious changes brought about by her father Henry the Eighth and
return the country to Catholicism. She was succeeded on the throne by her
half-sister Elizabeth the First.
(Queen) Mary I (or Bloody Mary or Mary Tudor, prompt on Mary)
Ties 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.
(30 Seconds) If little g is given a
value of 9.8 meters per square second, what will be the period of a pendulum of
length 2.45 meters?
state contains Oraibi, the oldest continuously inhabited town in the United
States? Once sparsely populated, this state's population has doubled in the last
twenty years. It was the forty-eighth state to join the Union. Name this state
that is the southwestern member of the Four Corners and contains the Grand
the six-letter word beginning with the letter Z that is an imaginary belt of the
heavens. Spell the word ZODIAC.