American Novels and Novelists
in 1900, which writer's only novel was published in 1936? Her first fiancée
died in World War One, and her first husband left her after three months. People
who knew her claimed that the fiancée was the inspiration for Ashley Wilkes and
the husband was the inspiration for Rhett Butler. The novel was Gone With The
is the common name for inorganic, nonmetallic, nonmolecular solids, including
both crystalline materials such as quartz and amorphous materials such as
glasses? Examples include boron carbide and zirconia. These materials have been
investigated in recent times for superconductivity but have been used since
ancient times in pottery and porcelain.
Visual Arts/Man-Made Structures
artist's subjects included Ludwig Beethoven, Vladimir Lenin, Elvis Presley,
Marilyn Monroe, and Mao Tse Tung? This Ruthenian-American from Pittsburgh also
made many silk screens of Campbell's soup cans.
Algebra/General Math (10 Seconds)
am going to give you a list of words. Choose the two that apply to the
mathematical expression I will then read to you. Make sure you pick two. The
terms are monomial, binomial, trinomial, constant, linear, quadratic, cubic,
quartic, and quintic. The expression is 8x2-17x+1.
Quadratic Trinomial (either order)
nobody really knows when he was born, the best guess is that this pitcher began
his major league career at the age of forty-two and made a brief comeback at the
age of fifty-nine. Name this Cleveland Indian and St. Louis Brown who played
from 1925 to 1947 in the Negro Leagues. He got his nickname from the bags he
carried as a child.
(Leroy Satchel) Paige
United States History
answer should be a single word. One of the reasons this policy was put into law
was the shortage of grains during World War One. Its details were spelled out in
the Volstead Act in 1919. Name this policy established by the Eighteenth
Amendment and ended by the Twenty-First Amendment which outlawed alcoholic
Prohibition (prompt on 18th amendment or Volstead)
followers of what religion believe in standing up against the powers of white
Babylon? Many believe that their ancestors committed an offense that led to
their slavery and poverty in Jamaica instead of the promised land of Ethiopia.
This religion is often associated with Bob Marley and the colors red, green,
black, and gold.
Physics (30 Seconds)
a completely inelastic collision, the two objects stay together after colliding.
What will the final velocity be in a completely inelastic collision if the first
object has a mass of 20 kilograms and is moving at 5 meters per second, and the
second object has a mass of 40 kilograms and is moving in the same direction at
2 meters per second?
3 meters per second (for both objects)
has been a chief of staff for President Ford, a Congressman from Wyoming, and a
CEO of Halliburton? A device implanted in his chest makes sure that his heart
keeps beating, and he has spent a lot of time in a secret location to avoid
terrorist attacks. Name the Vice President.
(Dick or Richard) Cheney
prince of which city, located about sixty-five miles west of Venice, issues an
edict calling for the death penalty for anybody caught dueling? Unfortunately,
this does not stop Mercutio and Tybalt from continuing the feud between the
Montagues and Capulets. Name this setting for Romeo and Juliet.
Precalculus/Calculus (30 Seconds)
is the derivative of the function three times the cosine of five x?
-15 sine 5x
is defined as a long, narrow inlet of the ocean with steeply sloping sides? They
are often associated with jagged coastlines, especially those of Norway.
Language Arts/Reference Sources
word taken from French means to make puffy by beating and baking? It can also
refer to a dish made this way containing eggs. Name this word which contains a
double F and begins with the letter S.
pull down menu in Microsoft Word gives you the options Word Count, Mail Merge,
or Spelling and Grammar?
composed “Fantasies & Delusions: Music for Solo Piano”, which is
currently on top of the Billboard classical music charts? This pop singer is
better known for his hits such as It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me, New York
State Of Mind, Piano Man, and Uptown Girl.
(William or Billy) Joel
book won the 1957 Pulitzer Prize for biography? It summarized the lives of
American heroes such as Edmund G. Ross, who saved the presidency of Andrew
Johnson. The Senator who wrote the book would soon become the United States
President. Name this work by John Kennedy.
Profiles In Courage
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
is the surface area of a sphere with diameter of ten meters?
100 pi square meters
American Dramas, Poems, and Short Stories
poet, who passed away in 1997, took credit for the phrase 'flower power'? His
poems include Ankor Wat, Kaddish, and Howl.
term can refer either to a milk-secreting sac of epithelial tissue in the
mammary gland or one of the multi-lobed air sacs that constitute the gas
exchange surface of the lungs?
Alveolus (or Alveoli)
term, euphemistically called social development, was used for the policy
existing from 1950 until the early nineteen nineties which determined individual
rights based on whether the person was Bantu, Coloured, white, or Asian? It
existed in South Africa.
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.
what Disney movie are the songs One Jump Ahead, Friend Like Me, and A Whole New
World? This 1992 picture was loosely based on The Thousand and One Nights and
opens with the song Arabian Nights.
punctuation mark is used to combine two independent clauses in a compound
sentence? Its name is nine letters long, and the symbol looks like a period on
top of a comma.
the nine-letter word beginning with the letter S that means to indulge in
contemplation. Spell the word SPECULATE.