American Novels and Novelists
novel first appeared serially in 1894 and in book form in 1895? It often uses
the phrase 'the youth' in reference to its protagonist Henry Fleming. Name this
Civil War novel written by Stephen Crane.
(The) Red Badge of Courage
process is achieved by heating the substance being treated and combining it with
sulfur? It results in higher tensile strength, resistance to swelling, and
elasticity over a higher range of temperatures. Name this process which was
developed in 1839 by Charles Goodyear to improve rubber.
Visual Arts/Man-Made Structures
days before dying, what artist said, “I shot myself. I only hope I haven't
botched it”? All of this artist's works were created during the 1880s. He was
influenced by Emile Zola in the middle of the decade, leading him to paint The
Potato Eaters. He also made several self-portraits, and he painted Starry Night.
(Vincent) van Gogh
Algebra/General Math (30 Seconds)
to moderator: f(x) is read 'f of x', and f(-5) is read 'f of -5'.) If f(x)
equals 17-2x2, what is the value of f(-5)?
movie’s main characters are named James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski? These
animated characters are voiced by John Goodman and Billy Crystal. Identify this
movie that just had the best sales opening ever for the month of November.
United States History
won 29 of the 32 cases he argued to the Supreme Court before becoming a Justice
in 1967? His most famous victory came in Brown vs. the Board of Education of
Topeka. When he retired in 1991, he was replaced by Clarence Thomas. Name this
first African American Justice of the Supreme Court.
what text is Prince Arjuna told to perform his duty by Krishna? It is considered
by many people to be the fundamental Hindu text.
Physics (10 Seconds)
adjective is used to describe a theory of heat for gases, a friction sliding
force, or the energy of motion? It begins with the letter K.
was supposed to graduate from USC on May 11th, but after sending an email
message to her parents on May 1st nobody heard from her. Name this former prison
intern who caused a huge controversy for Gary Condit.
novel is celebrated every year on June 16 in Dublin? People try to retrace the
steps followed by Leopold Bloom, whose day is described in the book's eight
hundred pages. The tower in which the novel opens is now a James Joyce museum.
Precalculus/Calculus (30 Seconds)
your answer as a percent and do not round. What is the probability of exactly
one success if a trial is attempted twice and each attempt has a success rate of
seventy-five percent? Remember to give your answer as a percent.
37.5% (or 37 1/2 % or 75/2 %)
line runs at North latitude thirty-nine degrees, forty-three minutes, and
nineteen and eleven hundredths seconds? It was surveyed in the 1760s by the two
English astronomers who it is now named after. Name this famous boundary between
Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Mason (and) Dixon (Line)
Language Arts/Reference Sources
in 1982, it now has a daily circulation of about one million, seven hundred
thousand. Owned by Gannett and often made fun of for its colorful charts, name
the only general interest national newspaper in the United States.
cheaply create one of these, you would need a sturdy table in a room with
almost no vibrations, a lens or concave mirror, film, green safety lights, and a
laser. Name this type of picture first created by Dennis Gabor in 1947 which
Holograph (or hologram)
your answer in English. Which musical piece opens with the Royal March of the
Lion? Other movements include Persons with Long Ears, Aviary, Kangaroos, and
Tortoises. It was composed by Camille Saint-Saens.
(The) Carnival of the Animals
forty-seven page work was addressed, "To the inhabitants of America on the
following interesting subjects"? Within three months of publication, over
one hundred thousand copies were sold, and historians claim it was read and
discussed by almost every literate resident of the American colonies. It stated,
"the cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind,"
and was written in 1776 by Thomas Paine.
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
is the measure of each interior angle in a regular decagon?
American Dramas, Poems, and Short Stories
playwright from Chicago has written The Old Neighborhood, Speed The Plow, House
of Games, American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Untouchables?
term, taken from the Greek word for change, is defined as the totality of an
organism's chemical processes, consisting of catabolic and anabolic pathways? It
begins with the letter M, and supposedly a fast one makes a person thin.
specific in your answer. What kings's downfall was hastened because of the
unpopularity of both Charles-Alexandre de Calonne and the king's wife, who was
the daughter of Francis I and Maria Theresa? He attempted to flee the capital
but was captured at Varennes in 1791. One and a half years later, he was
(King) Louis XVI (the sixteenth) (also accept Louis-Auguste, do not accept King
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.
is the collective name for the sisters Polymnia, Euterpe, Terpsichore, Thalia,
Calliope, Clio, Erato, Melpomene, and Urania? They are daughters of Zeus and are
called upon for artistic inspiration.
to a Simpsons parody of this show, Homer was addicted to painkillers and a
reunion was organized by Willie Nelson. If you watch too many real episodes,
you'll think that all rock acts have gone through some form of self-destruction
before reaching their current state of inner peace. Name this VH1 show.
Behind The Music
the six-letter word beginning with the letter S that refers a part of a circle
bounded by two radii. Spell the word SECTOR.