seduces a girl of noble family and then kills her father? This character appears
in a George Bernard Shaw drama, Mozart opera, and Lord Byron poem. The first
written drama about him was called 'The Seducer of Seville'.
(Don) Juan (accept Don Giovanni and a variety of pronunciations)
Algebra (30 Seconds)
the coordinates of the focus of the parabola given by the equation y=x2?
(0,0.25) (or (0,1/4))
the most common form of dementia? It is marked by a loss of neural connections
and a decrease of brain mass. This disease almost always affects the elderly and
is associated with major losses of memory.
United States History
graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1843, became a captain in
1847, and resigned from the army in 1854? When the Civil War broke out, he was
recruited and started out as a colonel, but his rank rose quickly. He had early
successes at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh, but his status was
downgraded because of all the casualties at Shiloh. Identify this general at the
battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, and Cold Harbor who led the
Union forces to victory and later became President.
(Ulysses Simpson Hiram) Grant
girl's name completes the following lines: "In an old house in Paris that
was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. They
left the house at half past nine in two straight lines in rain or shine. The
smallest one was..." She was the subject of several books by Ludwig
most common use of this technology, electric signals are fed into semiconductor
lasers, which produce corresponding pulses of light. This light travels through
thin pieces of glass or plastic, staying inside because of total internal
reflection. Photodetectors then convert the light back to electric signals,
which often contain telephone messages. What name is given to the long thin
pieces of glass or plastic?
Fiber Optics (accept Optical Fibers)
started out as an architect, and it looked like he would remain one when his
first works of poetry and first novel could not find a publisher. However, his
second novel, Desperate Remedies, was very successful, and he then became a
full-time writer. When he died in 1928, his ashes were placed in Westminster
Abbey but his heart was buried in Dorsetshire, the inspiration for his Wessex
setting. Identify this author of Jude the Obscure, The Return of the Native, and
The Mayor of Casterbridge.
Calculus (30 Seconds)
the definite integral from x=0 to x=6 of x2dx.
often added to which word include -OR, -ION, and –ILE? By itself, it can mean
a planned undertaking, to jut out, or to devise in the mind. Identify this
seven-letter word beginning with the letter P.
Chemistry (10 Seconds)
quantity cannot be measured directly, but changes in it can be measured and are
an important part of thermodynamics. What is the heat content of a system at
constant pressure? It is represented by a capital H.
Enthalpy (prompt on H, do not accept Entropy)
which nation became Africa's first independent republic? Most of its history has
been peaceful, but that has not been the case since 1980, and it was recently
criticized for aiding the civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone. Identify this
nation that was organized largely by the American Colonization Society. Its
capital is Monrovia.
the two white notes you would play on a piano if you were to play a scale of C
F and C (either order, E Sharp is the same as F, B Sharp is the same as C)
United States Literature
author has described his stories as "artfully disguised soap opera"?
This may explain why many of his works have been turned into movies with major
stars such as Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Glenn Close, Jodie Foster, and Michael
Caine. He wrote A Prayer for Owen Meany, which inspired the movie Simon Birch.
Identify this author of The Hotel New Hampshire, The World According to Garp,
and The Cider House Rules.
Physics (10 Seconds)
phenomenon was independently demonstrated by Joseph Henry and Michael Faraday in
1831 and explained by James Clerk Maxwell in 1864? Henry and Faraday moved a
magnet into a coil of wires and showed that this generated a current in the
wires. Identify this term beginning with the letter I.
(Electromagnetic or Electric or Magnetic) Induction
elected chancellor in 1998 by promising to lower unemployment? Even though
unemployment has not come down, he recently won reelection over Edmund Stoiber
by coming out strongly against an invasion of Iraq. Identify the chancellor of
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
rectangular prism has a surface area of 100 square centimeters. What will the
surface area become if the length, width, and height are all tripled?
900 Square Centimeters (or Centimeters Squared)
minor character in the Bible says in the fourth chapter of First Corinthians,
“Oh that Thou would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, and that
Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou would keep me from evil, that it
may not grieve me!” This character has become a major topic during the last
few years thanks to books and sermons by Bruce Wilkinson.
(Prayer of) Jabez
dormant volcano last erupted in 1707 and is 12,389 feet high? There is a shrine
at its peak visited by thousands of people every year, and it is famous for its
view reflected in the still waters of Lake Kawaguchi. Identify this mountain on
the island of Honshu located about fifty-five miles from Tokyo.
(Mount) Fuji (or Fujiyama)
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the
triumph of principles.” Identify this 1841 essay written by Ralph Waldo
is ugly that has life. Whatever suggests human emotion, whether of grief or
pain, goodness or anger, hate or love, has its individual seal of beauty."
Who said this in defense of his work Man with a Broken Nose? Identify this
creator of Thought, The Age of Bronze, and The Burghers of Calais. There are two
museums, one in Paris and one in Philadelphia, dedicated to this sculptor of The
(Francois Auguste) Rodin
Seconds) Assuming you are in the first quadrant, find the secant of the
arctangent of two.
Square Root of Five (accept equivalents)
country will you find the Murray River, Gibson Desert, and Great Dividing
Mountain Range? This country borders the Arafura Sea, Gulf of Carpenteria, Timor
Sea, Tasman Sea, Coral Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. Its capital is
FALSE: There is a merchant in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors named