first name is Alexis, and he chopped off one of his fingers because it got in
the way of his pottery making. Who goes with Boss to Crete to work in a mine? He
was created by Nikos Kazantzakis and famously portrayed by Anthony Quinn.
Zorba (the Greek)
Algebra (60 Seconds)
inverse of the two by two matrix with a first row of 2
2 and a second row of 3 4.
First row 2 -1, Second row –3/2
1 (-1 ˝ or –1.5 can be substituted for –3/2)
hormone produced in the corpus luteum causes a decrease of FSH and LH? It is
also produced in the placenta, and its level is increased significantly during
Progesterone (prompt on progestin)
United States History
began in 1881 when a White banker and Black political leader invited a teacher
from the Hampton Institute to start a school for training teachers? Though it
started with only thirty students learning in an old building, it grew quickly
due in large part to the founder's ambitions. Identify this Alabama school which
was led for many years by Booker Taliaferro Washington.
Tuskegee (Institute or University or College)
Culture (see handouts)
the brand name, what was put on sale on amazon.com this week at a cost of $4950?
Because it has a single axis, its turning radius is zero. Its tires are
resistant to flats and are designed not to leave marks indoors. It has five
gyroscopes for balance that can override each other if one gives a faulty
reading. Identify these scooters designed by Dean Kamen.
first part was published in 1623, while the second and third parts were
published in 1594 and 1595. One of the titles used was, "The first part of
the contention betwixt the two famous houses of Yorke and Lancaster."
Identify this history which may have been the first one written by Shakespeare,
though its authorship is more questionable than other works attributed to him.
The action takes place in the middle of the fifteenth century.
(King) Henry the Sixth (prompt on Henry or King Henry)
Calculus (60 Seconds)
sure you give only what is asked for in your answer. Find the x-coordinate for
the local maximum of the graph of y=x3+6x2+9x-3.
word of German origin refers to the general cultural, intellectual, and moral
state characteristic of an era? It comes from the words for time and spirit and
begins with the letter Z.
Chemistry (see handouts)
battle along the Meuse River lasted almost a year? Terms associated with it
include The Sacred Way, which was the only supply route the French were able to
maintain, the French rallying cry, 'They shall not pass,' and The Dead Man, a
hill that was eventually lost to the Germans. In the end, the French were able
to maintain their defensive thanks to diversionary attacks by the British and
Russians. Identify this battle which killed or wounded close to one million
people in 1916.
opera features Rodolfo, Marcello, Colline, and Schaunard, four friends living in
an attic in the Latin Quarter of Paris? Rodolfo falls in love with Mimi, who is
ill with tuberculosis. This opera was composed by Puccini.
United States Literature
short story depicts the end of the Grierson family? The main character is a
recently deceased Southern lady who pays no taxes to the town of Jefferson. It
was written in 1924 by William Faulkner.
(A) Rose for Emily
Physics (10 Seconds)
famous experiment was carried out carefully in 1886 and 1887 in Cleveland by the
two men it is named after? Though it could have provided evidence for the Theory
of Relativity, the several explanations given to its results did not imagine
anything so bold. It is probable that Albert Einstein either did not hear of the
experiment or did not think much of it. The experiment's purpose was to measure
the speed of the ether, but it was a complete failure in that regard.
Current Events (see handouts)
Geometry/Trigonometry (60 Seconds)
four answers in degrees between zero and three hundred sixty. Solve the
equation: Sine of x times Cosine of x equals one-fourth.
15, 75, 195, 255 (degrees) (any order)
What religion, founded in the fifteenth
century, has a name that means disciple? It reveres a succession of ten gurus
beginning with its founder Nanak. Identify this religion centered in the Punjab
region of India.
most important works were published in the 1830s and provided a lot of
information to Charles Darwin in his development of evolutionary theory? This
man studied the Earth's crust and argued that it was billions of years old and
that its features could be explained by natural forces. Identify this man who
wrote 'Principles of Geology' and 'Elements of Geology'.
beginning of which work will you find the paragraph: "Freeman and slave,
patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman; in a word,
oppressor and oppressed, stood in constant opposition to one another, carried on
an uninterrupted, now hidden, now open fight, a fight that each time ended,
either in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large, or in the common
ruin of the contending classes."
(The) Communist Manifesto
Art/Architecture (see handouts???)
father was Russian nobility, and his mother was the descendant of an Ethiopian
slave. Identify this poet who died in a duel in 1837. He is considered by some
people to be the founder of Russian literature and wrote Eugene Onegin.
(Aleksander Sergeevich) Pushkin
Algebra (60 Seconds)
the smallest whole number that is evenly divisible by all of the whole numbers
one through seven?
are most abundant just under your scalp and face and do not exist under the
palms of your hands and soles of your feet. They can be responsible for causing
acne when there is no outlet from them to the surface of your skin. Identify
these tiny glands that release sebum.
United States History
moved to California in 1839, settling in what was then Mexico and calling his
settlement New Switzerland? He owned a very successful fifty thousand acre ranch
at the meeting point of the Sacramento and American Rivers. At the same time
that the United States was taking over California, one of his employees made a
big discovery near a new sawmill. When word got out, thousands of people
besieged his property, leaving him with little. Whose ranch was the site of
America's first major gold rush?
(John Augustus) Sutter
nickname is given to the famous play that occurred on December 23, 1972? There
is a still unresolved controversy as to whether the ball was deflected by Jack
Tatum of the Oakland Raiders or Frenchy Fuqua of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but
the completion from Terry Bradshaw to Franco Harris allowed the Steelers to
advance to the AFC Championship. This play's nickname is an alteration of the
phrase that represents the creation of The Virgin Mary.
(The) Immaculate Reception
Technology (see handouts)
work opens with a knight riding across a plain? He is followed by a lady who is
attended by a dwarf. This epic was supposed to consist of twelve books each
devoted to one of the virtues of chivalry, but only half of them were completed.
The title character is Gloriana but is considered by many people to represent
Queen Elizabeth I. It was written in the 1590s by Edmund Spenser.
(The) Faerie Queene
Calculus (10 Seconds)
father was the first person to translate the Psalms into Gaelic? This
mathematician was a big fan of Isaac Newton and the author of The Treatise of
Fluxions. This 763-page work contained the integral test for the convergence of
an infinite series and the special cases of Taylor’s series that are now named
What word was coined in 1944
by Raphael Lemkin, who wrote about the actions of the Ottoman Empire against
Armenians? It was defined in 1948 by the United Nations, though this definition
was not accepted by the United States until Senator William Proxmire made a
speech a day about it from 1967 until 1988. Identify this word which means the
use of deliberate systematic measures calculated to bring about the
extermination of a racial, political, or cultural group or to destroy the
language, religion, or culture of a group.
Chemistry (10 Seconds)
usually considered the most successful student of J.D. Bernal, who worked on the
structures of complex three-dimensional molecules? This British chemist was born
in Egypt and was awarded the Nobel Prize for determining the structures of
penicillin and Vitamin B12. Success continued after the Nobel Prize
was awarded with the discovery of the structure of insulin.
Mary Crowfoot) Hodgkin (accept Crowfoot, give a second chance on Hodgkins)
two-word name are the following series of events commonly known? A letter by the
Immortal Seven was sent during the Trial of the Seven Bishops. The letter was
carried by the Earl of Torrington from London to The Netherlands. In the end, a
Declaration of Rights was passed which included an indictment of James II and a
declaration that William and Mary would become the King and Queen of England.
Glorious Revolution (of 1688)
Music (see handouts)
United States Literature
first and last names. Which sailor leaves the ship The Rights of Man to serve on
the HMS Indomitable? On the new ship, he unsuccessfully tries to get along with
his superiors Claggart and Captain Vere. Identify this title character in the
last novel written by Herman Melville.
Physics (60 Seconds)
that the force of gravity is 9.8 Newtons per kilogram and ignore air resistance.
What is the maximum height that an object will reach if it is tossed up from
ground level with an initial speed of 39.2 meters per second?
1981 through 1997, what Swede served as Director General of the International
Atomic Energy Agency? He now heads a group nicknamed Unmovic. Name the man who
recently traveled to Iraq as the Chief United Nations Weapons Inspector.
Geometry/Trigonometry (60 Seconds)
space diagonals are there in a pentagonal prism? Space diagonals do not include
face diagonals or edges.
wife stepped on a poisonous snake while being pursued by Aristaeus? He would
later be killed by wild women who threw his head into a river, where it kept
singing as it went out to sea. When he was still alive, he went down to Hades
and made a deal that he could have his wife back as long as he did not look at
her as they left, but he failed to live up to his end of the bargain.
Astronomy/Earth Science/Geography (see
book covers events beginning in 1750 and lasting into the twentieth century.
Major characters include Kizzy, Chicken-George, and Bertha, who is the
author’s mother. Identify the book that begins with the birth of Kunta Kinte
and ends with Alex Haley. It was made into a very successful television
miniseries in 1977.
cathedral used to be a pilgrim destination because it contains the supposed veil
of Mary? One of its architectural innovations was the way it used flying
buttresses to support its massive clerestory. An old cathedral on the site was
destroyed by fire in 1194, and the current one was consecrated in 1260. Identify
this cathedral located Southwest of Paris.
Chartres (accept Notre Dame d'Chartres or similar names, prompt on Notre Dame)
phase of a liquid crystal is characterized by the arrangement of molecules in
layers with the long molecular axes in a given layer parallel to one another and
parallel to those of other layers but perpendicular to the plane of the layer?
Its name comes from Greek and Latin words for cleansing and soap. This phase can
be contrasted with cholesteric and nematic phases.
the maternal grandfather of Adonis and the inspiration for the character
Professor Henry Higgins? According to Ovid, this king made an ivory statue of
ideal womanhood, which Venus brought to life. Identify this man who created
Seconds) A bag has three red, two white, and one blue marble. If two marbles are
chosen at random together, what is the probability that one is white and one is
a European country's dictator from 1939 through 1973 and was allowed to choose
his successor? His rise to power came about when he took over a rebel group upon
the death of its leader. This rebel group was able to take over the country
through a Civil War. Identify this leader of Spain.
method often uses pictures of stars taken six months apart? By comparing the
location of the stars in the pictures, you can figure out their locations.
governor and senator fought hard for workers' rights, women's rights, and the
involvement of professors in politics and fought against United States
involvement in World War One and the League of Nations. When he ran for
President in 1924, he was only able to carry his native Wisconsin. Identify the
Progressive leader known as Fighting Bob.
(Robert Marion) La Follette
Seconds) If the cosine of theta is one-third, what is the cosine of two theta?
book consists of two essays. The first is a letter to the author's nephew
telling him to define himself and by so doing redefine American culture. The
second essay describes how the author was able to achieve his own goals despite
the obstacles he faced growing up in Harlem. Identify this book by James Baldwin
that takes its title from the end of the Biblical story of Noah.
(The) Fire Next Time
designer was born in 1939 with the last name Lifshitz? He first gained fame in
1968 designing wide ties. Identify this man associated with the image of a man
on horseback wielding a polo mallet.
twelve-letter word has seven syllables? It refers to the branch of medical
science that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of a disease in
this composer’s works are in a contrapuntally simple style. He wrote many
chorale preludes and organ works. Often associated with the city of Nurnberg,
whose most famous composition is titled Canon in D Major?
search engine sorts results based on subject, type, source, or language? You can
then enter custom search folders and subfolders to further refine your search.
Seconds) Find the area between the graphs of y=x3 and y=x2.
collection of short stories will you find the characters Hoppy Holohan, Father
Flynn, and Gabriel Conroy? The
stories include Araby, Eveline, and The Dead. All of the characters live in the
same city in this collection by James Joyce.
name is given to organic compounds with carboxylic acid groups in which the
hydrogen of the carboxyl group has been replaced by an alkyl group? These
chemicals are sometimes used as food additives and are responsible for many
distinctive flavors and odors.