novel was written in 1948 by an expert in penal reform? The main character is
Reverend Stephen Kumalo, a resident of Natal. The novel illustrates several
parts of Johannesburg and the effects of the large city on the surrounding
countryside. The author's name is Alan Paton.
Cry the Beloved Country
Algebra (30 Seconds)
sure your answer is fully simplified. What do you get when you square the
quantity three plus the square root of five? [
14 Plus 6 Root 5 (or 6 Root 5 Plus 14) [
thirteen-letter name for the microorganism first discovered by Frederick Twort
in 1915. An organism of this type was the first one to have its DNA sequence
completely determined. What is the term for viruses that can attack and
sometimes kill bacteria?
United States History
cult was a distant offshoot of Seventh-Day Adventists? Its Mount Carmel
headquarters were located near Waco, Texas, and it was led by David Koresh.
Identify this group that was destroyed by a fire on April 19, 1993 after a long
standoff with the United States government.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Absorbent and yellow and porous
is he! Identify this
next-door neighbor of Squidward and close friend of Patrick who has a cartoon
show on Nickelodeon.
Squarepants (accept either half of name)
his life, which famous inventor considered his profession to be teacher of the
deaf? His original experiments were designed to help his students analyze their
speech, but his 1876 patent earned him far more wealth and fame than teaching
ever would. Identify this inventor who started out making graphical recordings
of sound waves and eventually figured out how to transmit sound waves over long
distances. He invented the telephone.
(Alexander Graham) Bell
what he called an unofficial engagement to Jessie Chambers, then had an affair
with the wife of a chemist, then got engaged to Louie Burrows. In 1914, he ended
up marrying Frieda Weekley, the wife of one of his tutors, after her divorce
went through. Many of these women showed up with different names in his novels,
including Women In Love and Sons and Lovers. Identify this author
of Lady Chatterley's Lover.
(David Herbert Richards, or DH) Lawrence
Calculus (10 Seconds)
than slices, what is the common way to break down a figure that has been rotated
about an axis to perform a volume integral? To do this, you either work from the
inside out or outside in. You add together an infinite number of lateral surface
areas, each of which is equal to two pi times the radius times the height.
Cylindrical Shell(s) (accept Cylinder(s))
word beginning with the letter C can refer to a musical composition, basic law,
or list of books? It is often used with respect to religion, where it can refer
to the body of law governing the conduct of members of a particular religion or
the unchangeable part of the Catholic mass. Identify this five-letter word that
is a homonym with a large weapon.
Chemistry (30 Seconds)
name, not the chemical formula, of the mystery molecule. One mystery molecule
reacts with eight molecules of oxygen gas to yield five molecules of carbon
dioxide and six molecules of water. What is the name of the mystery molecule?
Pentane (also accept 2-methylbutane or 2,2-dimethylpropane)
battle did Victory and Royal Sovereign break up a line of French and Spanish
ships? The result was an overwhelming victory for the British with the only
major loss being the death of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson. Identify this 1805
battle that effectively ended Napoleon's hopes of ever crossing the English
moderator: 'Wagner' is pronounced 'Vogner'.) Which nine-letter German word is
often associated with operas by Richard Wagner? It is a marked melodic phrase
that reappears at the same time as a particular person or situation. Identify
this term beginning with the letter L.
United States Literature
popular novelist wrote a couple of novels in the 1960s before writing television
and movie screenplays for fifteen years? She is most famous for a series she
began in 1982 and plans on finishing up around 2015. Her heroine is Kinsey
Millhone, who was described by Newsweek as a "thoroughly up-to-date,
feminine version of Philip Marlowe." This author claims that the last novel
in the series will be titled Z is for Zero.
Physics (10 Seconds)
are four types of interactions that these particles can typically undergo. One
is pair production when energy is turned into an electron and a positron.
Another is scattering, which is known as the Compton Effect. A third is the
excitement of an atom. The fourth is the knocking out of an electron from an
atom, which is known as the Photoelectric Effect. Identify these tiny pieces of
city was a text adopted on December 11, 1997 that has since been signed by
eighty-four nations and ratified by ninety-four nations? Many of the nations
that signed it have not ratified it, including Australia, Canada, and the United
States. One of its articles states: “Each Party included in Annex One shall
have in place, no later than one year prior to the start of the first commitment
period, a national system for the estimation of anthropogenic emissions by
sources and removals by sinks of all greenhouse gases not controlled by the
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
number of sides of a regular polygon if each internal angle measures 150
lived from 1509 to 1564 and often revised his work Institutes of the
Christian Religion? This man was criticized when Miguel Servetus was burned
for heresy, but the action helped him solidify his hold on the Protestant
movement in Geneva, Switzerland.
in 1877, which body is sixteen miles across and irregularly shaped? It is likely
a captured asteroid, and its orbit is under eight hours. Name this larger of the
two moons of Mars.
on the literature faculty at Sarah Lawrence College for fifty years before his
fame increased with a series of interviews by Bill Moyers? Identify this author
of The Masks of God and The Hero with a Thousand Faces whose
interviews were titled The Power of Myth.
famous objects belonged to a farmer named Queruel in a field named the Clos
Morin? Five were painted in 1888, and twenty were painted in 1889 and 1890. The
exhibition of the paintings in 1891 was a great success and was likely the first
exhibition where all the paintings were part of a series. Identify this series
showing off different shades of natural light painted by Claude Monet.
Haystacks (accept Les Meules, Meules, Wheatstacks, or Cereal-stacks)
artist's works have been described as "pure psychic automatism"?
He was associated with the Dadaists and surrealists early in his career,
but his painting developed its own style as he went on, which included a bright
fantasy world with plain backgrounds. Identify this Spanish artist of Head of a
Woman who spent much of his life in Paris. He died in 1983.
by certain types of mycobacteria, this disease can be spread by cow’s milk to
people, when it usually affects bones and joints. It is more commonly spread
from one person to another and affects the lungs. Identify this disease that
historically became prevalent with the growth of cities and globally still kills
two million people every year.
Tuberculosis (prompt on TB or Consumption)
FALSE: There is a constable in Shakespeare’s Love's Labour's Lost named Dull.