wrote 'Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair'? He was awarded the Nobel Prize
in Literature in 1971, and he was also a political leader and diplomat who was
considered unfriendly to the United States. Identify this poet from Chile.
(Pablo) Neruda (or Neftali Ricardo Reyes)
Algebra (30 Seconds)
intersection of the equations x+y+z=16, x+y-z=14, and x-y-z=4.
(10,5,1) (or x=10, y=5, and z=1)
This term can apply to several muscles, but
it is most often associated with the muscle that extends the forearm at the
elbow. It goes along the back of the upper arm. Which term refers to any muscle
with three points of origin?
United States History
with the name Phoebe Ann Moses, who was known as Little Sure Shot? At thirty
paces, she could split a card held edge-on, and she was a part of Buffalo Bill
Cody’s Wild West Show.
the primary position played in common by: Bill Dickey, Roy Campanella, Mickey
Cochrane, Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, Gabby Hartnett, and Carlton Fisk? Current
players include Ivan Rodriguez and Mike Piazza.
expelled twice from Harvard and forced out of his father-in-law's construction
company. Which architect, engineer, inventor, and poet designed
factory-assembled luxury houses, cars with all-around bumpers, and geodesic
(Richard Buckminster) Fuller
he married his cousin. After that failed, he married one of his students in
1895. Who wrote several realistic novels such as The Wheels of Chance and
Ann Veronica but is best known for his science fiction? Some of his
novels, such as The World Set Free, turned out to be prophetic, but his most
successful works are still very much science fiction. Identify this author of
The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and The Invisible Man.
ANSWER: (Herbert George) Wells
Calculus (30 Seconds)
the derivative at x=1 of the function f of x equals one divided by the quantity
-1/4 (or –0.25)
word of German origin refers to a structure so integrated that it is more than
the sum of its parts? Identify this word beginning with the letter G that refers
to a school of psychology.
Chemistry (10 Seconds)
example is the combination of benzene and carbon tetrachloride. What term is
used to describe liquids that dissolve freely in one another in any proportion?
This term begins with the letter M.
Miscible (or Miscibility)
commanded his most famous voyage as a replacement for his father, who had
recently died? He left Lisbon in 1497, reached Calicut in 1498, and returned to
Lisbon in 1499. He did not accomplish all of his goals because the goods he
brought were in high demand in Africa but not in India. Identify this explorer
who made it to India by traveling around Africa.
(Vasco da) Gama
died of typhus fever in 1791 he was in debt, so he was buried in an unmarked
pauper's grave in Vienna. Though no music was played at his funeral, his Requiem
is often played at other people's funerals. Who composed Jupiter Symphony, The
Magic Flute, and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik?
(Wolfgang Amadeus) Mozart
United States Literature
1958 novel was made into a successful 1961 movie? The narrator of the novel
visits Joe Bell’s bar and is reminded of a woman named Holly Golightly, who
had left for Brazil fifteen years earlier. Identify this book by Truman Capote
that was made into a movie starring Audrey Hepburn. It is associated with a
famous jewelry store.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Physics (10 Seconds)
became President of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society in 1930, it was renamed for him.
When he supported Jews in 1937, he was forced to resign as President even though
the organization retained his name. Identify this physicist who is considered by
many people to be the founder of modern physics. A constant named after him
gives the ratio of energy to frequency for a quantum and is represented by a
(Max Karl Ernst Ludwig) Planck
elected to the British Parliament several times but never served because doing
so would require an oath of allegiance to the Queen? Many people believe he was
a leader of the Irish Republican Army, and he often has represented Sinn Fein in
talks with the British government.
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
units. Find the area of the region contained by segments connecting the
following four points around the outside: (0,0), (0,4), (6,4), and (10,0).
grandfather was shaped from a block of ice licked by a primordial cow? With his
brothers Vili and Ve, he shaped the entire world. Identify the father of Hod, Hermod, Heimdall, Vidar, Vali,
Thor, and Balder who was the chief god of Norse mythology.
type of region is characterized by bare ground, mosses, and lichens? The two
types are arctic and alpine. This term begins with the letter T.
writer has written autobiographies titled Gather Together in My Name, Singin'
and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, All God’s Children Need
Traveling Shoes, and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings? This native of Stamps,
Arkansas read a poem at Bill Clinton's first inauguration.
architect collaborated with Dankmar Adler to design Chicago’s Auditorium
Building and Saint Louis’s Wainwright Building? He had a twenty-year quarrel
with his most famous apprentice, Frank Lloyd Wright.
(Louis Henry) Sullivan
President had a master's degree in nuclear physics? Foreign policy issues
addressed during his presidency included passing the Panama Canal Treaties
through Congress, negotiating SALT II with the Soviet Union, boycotting the
Olympic Games, negotiating the Camp David Accords, and trying to free American
hostages from Iran. Identify this President who just won a Nobel Peace Prize.
(James 'Jimmy' Earl) Carter
equal to one million, six hundred fifty thousand, seven hundred sixty-three
point seven three [1,650,763.73] wavelengths of the orange-red light of excited
krypton-86? It is also the distance between two markings on a platinum-iridium
bar in Paris. Here in America, it may be best to think of it as about
thirty-nine and three-eighths [39 3/8] inches.
(One or A) Meter
FALSE: There is a servant in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice named