writer was born in Russia, graduated from Cambridge, spent much of his teaching
career at Cornell, and lived in Switzerland after he retired from teaching? His
most successful novel was published in Paris in 1955 but not in the United
States until 1958. It was made into a movie in 1998 that was a hit in Europe but
not distributed in America. His novels are fairly readable, though it is easy to
miss many of his puns, anagrams, and literary references, something he parodied
in Pale Fire. Identify this creator of Humbert Humbert, who lusted after
Algebra (10 Seconds)
type of problem are there first degree constraints that form a feasible region?
The goal of the problem is to maximize or minimize the objective function, which
also has a degree of one.
Identify the common four-letter name for many
members of the division filicophyta. They are related to horsetails and
quillworts. Parts of these plants include the stipe, pinna, and fiddlehead.
Identify these plants whose leaves are called fronds.
United States History
father was white, and his last name was originally Bailey. After serving as a
slave to several owners, he ran away to New York City in 1838. In 1841, he
delivered a speech to the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, and from that
point on he gained fame as an abolitionist leader. Who was this publisher of The
characterized as arrogant,
pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, and a show-off. Identify this man who
in 1956 left his legal career to become a broadcaster. His autobiography was
called I Never Played The Game, and he is often associated with Muhammad Ali and
Monday Night Football.
ANSWER: (Howard) Cosell
years ago, who left his job tracking taste trends for Pizza Hut to join Control
Video Corporation? When that company folded, he and Jim Kimsey started Quantum
Computer Services in 1985. That company turned into America Online, and he is
now the chairman of AOL Time Warner.
1847 novel was named after a house that was often contrasted with Thrushcross
Grange? Some of the main characters come from the Linton family, but the most
memorable relationship is between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff. This was
the only novel written by Emily Bronte.
Calculus (30 Seconds)
the derivative at x=pi over three [
] radians of the sine of two x. [
four-letter word can refer to the action of guarding, a place that is guarded,
or to fight defensively? It can sometimes refer to a part of a building and
begins with the letter W.
Chemistry (10 Seconds)
full name of the molecular shape predicted by VSEPR theory for a molecule that
has a central atom with one lone pair of electrons in addition to three atoms it
is bonded to. A common example is NH3.
Trigonal-pyramidal (do not accept trigonal, trigonal-planar, or
politician from a wealthy family was known for bringing better wages and fine
arts to the common people of Athens? He encouraged the building of temples and
statues on the Acropolis and attendance at the dramas of Euripides and Sophocles.
Identify this politician who never held the highest office but whose name is
often associated with the age he lived in, which was the 400s BC.
the primary instrument played in common by all of the following musicians: Jon
Fishman, Elvin Jones, Ginger Baker, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Mickey Hart, Keith
Moon, and Ringo Starr?
Drum(s) (accept Drummer(s) or Percussion(s))
United States Literature
a Harvard professor from 1836 to 1854 before becoming a full-time poet? He was
highly respected during his lifetime, but most modern critics do not think
highly of his uplifting and moralistic works. Identify this writer of The Jewish
Cemetery at Newport, The Village Blacksmith, The Courtship of Miles Standish,
and The Song of Hiawatha.
(Henry Wadsworth) Longfellow
Physics (30 Seconds)
object has a mass of two kilograms. Assuming no friction or air resistance, what
average power in watts is required to accelerate it horizontally from rest to
ten meters per second [10 m/s] in four seconds?
one of the seven nations that from a meeting two days ago in Prague were
formally invited to join NATO.
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, or Slovenia
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
simple radical form, find the area of a thirty-sixty-ninety triangle with a
hypotenuse of one meter.
Root Three Over Eight Square Meters (or Meters Squared) (or one-eighth root
forced to flee Athens for Crete after murdering his nephew? Once there, he
caused the birth of the Minotaur and was forced to build the Labyrinth for it.
He was able to escape the labyrinth, but unfortunately his son did not heed his
warnings during the escape not to fly too high. Identify this father of Icarus.
correct answer begins with the letter A. The existence of which objects was
first explained by Charles Darwin, who theorized that they form on sinking
volcanic islands as the islands fall below sea level? They are formed out of
coral and consist of continuous or broken rings. These became famous after World
War Two when they were used to test atomic bombs, especially the one called
planned to write six volumes on natural history, but completed only two. His
best-known philosophical essays were also part of a six-volume series, none of
which were completed. He may have been too busy with his political career, which
included serving as solicitor general, attorney general, and lord chancellor of
England under King James the First. Identify this author of 'The Advancement of
Learning' and 'Novum Organum'.
(Sir Francis) Bacon
founded in Weimar in 1919 and moved to Dessau in 1925 before being closed by the
Nazis in 1933? Many of its teachers fled to the United States. This avant-garde
school was headed by Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe.
(The) Bauhaus (School)
1968 book can you read about Black Maria, Ken Babbs, and Neal Cassady? They
considered Ken Kesey to be their chief and belonged to a group called the Merry
Pranksters. Identify this work by Tom Wolfe.
(The) Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Seconds) A circle is circumscribed about a square. What is the radius of the
circle if the square has sides of length four inches?
Two Root Two Inches [
FALSE: There is a fairy in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream named