American Novels and Novelists
1982 novel, consisting of letters written by its protagonist Celie to God, is
banned from many school libraries because of its graphic descriptions of sexual
abuse? The 1985 movie version was criticized because of its portrayal of Black
males. Name this novel by Alice Walker made into a Steven Spielberg movie
featuring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey.
(The) Color Purple
major type of bond can be polar or nonpolar? They can be found in methane and
ammonia, and occur when two atoms share electrons.
Visual Arts/Man-Made Structures
there are no natural building materials within ten miles of this object, so much
of it was stolen hundreds of years ago. Much of it is made out of sarsen. Name
this five thousand-year-old arrangement near Salisbury, England.
Algebra/General Math (30 Seconds)
is the exact decimal value of one-sixteenth?
Love, Field Of Screams, Candle In The Wound, Screams From A Mall, and Little
Barbershop of Horrors are all episodes of which show within a show?
(The) Itchy and Scratchy (Show)
United States History
the nickname for the cavalry troop headed by Colonel Leonard Wood recruited
mainly from Southwestern Territories, including Indian Territories. Joined by
about fifty very wealthy Easterners, they left from Tampa Bay for Cuba on the
Yucatan in June of 1898. They are often associated with the officer who resigned
as Secretary of the Navy to become their second in command, Teddy Roosevelt.
(The or Roosevelts') Rough Riders
city, located in the Sirat Mountains, has traditionally been ruled by sharifs
but is now part of Saudi Arabia? Around 570 AD, it was the birthplace of
Physics (30 Seconds)
your answer in scientific notation with one significant digit. According to the
Theory of Relativity, how many joules of energy can be created from one kilogram
9 x 1016 (Joules)
year ago, he was battling cancer and going through an ugly divorce. Recently, he
has been honored by the United Nations and Queen Elizabeth. Name the outgoing
Mayor of New York City.
(Rudolph or Rudy) Giuliani
Russian author's life was often a conflict between his desire to give away his
money to lead a spiritual life and his wife's desire to hold on to their wealth?
He lived from 1828 to 1910 and produced works such as Family Happiness, The
Death of Ivan Ilych, Anna Karenina, and War and Peace.
Precalculus/Calculus (10 Seconds)
to moderator: The a's which appears three times in the first sentence are names
of a variable and should be pronounced stronger than you would pronounce the
word 'a'.) Give the one-word term for the curve y equals the quantity a over two
times the quantity e raised to the x over a power plus e raised to the negative
x over a power. This is also known as a hyperbolic cosine.
Catenary (prompt on hyperbolic cosine)
river goes from Colorado through New Mexico, passing near Los Alamos,
Albuquerque, and Las Cruces before it forms the border between Mexico and Texas
and flows into the Gulf of Mexico?
Language Arts/Reference Sources
word is derived from the Hebrew for 'strike dead with thy lightning.' It was
used throughout the Middle Ages to protect from diseases but is used today to
make people think that the user is in communication with magical powers. What is
this eleven-letter word which begins with the letter A?
does ISP commonly stand for? The most popular ISP is America Online.
Internet Service Provider
1941 song was written by Billie Holiday right after she had a fight with her
mother? It contains the phrase, "Momma may have, and Poppa may
God Bless The Child
writer from Halicarnassus lived from about 484 to 425 BC? His greatest work
describes the battles between the Greeks and the Persians that ended during his
childhood. Edith Hamilton called him the first sightseer, while Cicero called
him the father of history.
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
two sides of a triangle are twelve and fifteen inches, between what two lengths
must the third side be?
3 and 27 inches (either order)
American Dramas, Poems, and Short Stories
he spent most of his life in California, what writer became famous for the
stories he wrote in Alaska at the beginning of the twentieth century? His first
story collection was titled The Son of the Wolf, and his next story was The Call
of the Wild.
addition to many other animals, hearts of amphibians have two of what type of
chamber? In general, these chambers have thinner walls and less muscle than the
other chambers in a heart. Name these chambers which receive blood from the body
and pass them on to the ventricles.
Atria (accept Atrium(s) or Auricle)
on Monte Sacro in Rome in the early eighteen hundreds, who made a vow to
liberate his home country of New Granada? He became a dictator in 1813 but was
forced to flee to Jamaica in 1814. He regained power in 1819 and during the next
several years was able to kick Spanish forces out of many South American
countries. Name this leader who often took the title 'Liberator'.
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.
three-dimensional molecular shape contains central angles of 109.5 degrees? This
is the shape of methane, with chemical formula CH4.
elevators, designed by Otis Elevator Company in the United States, ascend on a
curve. The four semicircular arcs at the bottom serve no structural purpose.
Visitors at the top are about one thousand feet off the ground. Name this
structure designed for the 1889 International Exposition in Paris.
the nine-letter word beginning with the letter S that usually refers to the
killing of animals. Spell the word SLAUGHTER.