He had a
domineering father and very rocky relationships with women, both of which came
out in his writing. He published little during his lifetime and left
instructions in his will to destroy his notebooks, but these instructions were
ignored. Which writer’s most famous characters are Joseph K and Gregor Samsa?
Joseph K is arrested and interrogated for uncertain reasons in one novel and
tries to contact a castle in another. Gregor Samsa becomes a giant insect in the
Algebra (30 Seconds)
Abigail nine hours to mow a lawn. Abigail and Brittany working together take
three hours to mow the lawn. How long would it take Brittany working by herself
to mow the lawn?
4.5 hours (or 9/2 or 4 1/2 hours or 4 hours, 30 minutes or 270 minutes)
It encloses the fourth ventricle and contains
nuclei associated with most of the cranial nerves. Identify this part of your
brain that contains regulators that control breathing and blood flow. It is
located in front of the cerebellum at the bottom of the brain stem.
ANSWER: Medulla Oblongata
(prompt on medulla, oblongata, brain stem, and/or stem)
United States History
breaking up, this organization had over two thousand members, including a man
who later became a member of Congress. It called for the release of all African
Americans from jail and the arming of all African Americans. Formed in Oakland
in 1966, which group’s original purpose was to patrol ghettos to protect
African Americans from police brutality?
Black Panther(s) (Party)
a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1988? Many of his recent columns have
mentioned his baby or the Rock Bottom Remainders, a band he plays in. He often
suggests names for other rock bands. Identify this author of twenty-three books
and humor columnist for the Miami Herald who is syndicated in over five hundred
answer should be a five-letter abbreviation. When you want to shut down a
Windows-based computer, you are given a few options. One option is to restart
the computer in a mode that does not involve Windows. What five-letter
abbreviation is used for this mode, which was a major operating system before
Windows was developed?
MS-DOS (the hyphen is not necessary, the abbreviation stands for Microsoft Disc
Shakespeare character says: "And I, of ladies most deject and wretched,
That sucked the honey of his music vows, Now see that noble and most sovereign
reason, Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh; That unmatched form and
feature of blown youth Blasted with ecstasy: O, woe is me To have seen what I
have seen, see what I see!" She is the daughter of Polonius who is treated
rudely by Hamlet.
Calculus (30 Seconds)
derivative of the quantity x+7 end quantity divided by 5. [
1/5 (or 0.2)
word beginning with the letter E can refer to a military formation, diffraction
grating, arrangement of geologic features, or the form of a matrix? It comes
from the French word for rung of a ladder.
Chemistry (10 Seconds)
This can be found by dividing the shear
stress by the shear strain and mass density for a liquid, and it is measured in
stokes. What is the reciprocal of fluidity and measures opposition to flow?
Identify this term beginning with the letter V.
Absolute, or Kinematic) Viscosity (do not accept viscous)
known as the hero of Montevideo, though at one point he was exiled to New York
City and worked as a candlemaker? This general was aided in his greatest success
by the politicians Giuseppe Mazzini and Camillo Cavour. While he had no part in
taking over Rome, he did unite the rest of Italy in 1861.
moderator: No singing, please. Nothing personal.) “Hey, don't write yourself
off yet. It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on. Just try
your best, try everything you can. And don't you worry what they tell themselves
when you're away. It just takes some time, little girl.” These are the lyrics
from which of this summer’s hit songs? It is by Jimmy Eat World.
(The) Middle (prompt on Jimmy Eat World)
United States Literature
play is Betty Parris caught dancing in the woods by her father? Other families
in the drama are the Putnams, the Nurses, and the Proctors. Though the play's
actions took place 261 years before it was first performed, it was seen as a
direct comment on then-current events. Identify this drama by Arthur Miller
about the Salem Witch Trials.
Physics (10 Seconds)
value on Jupiter is about 38 miles per second, on the Moon it is about
one-and-a-half miles per second, and on Earth it is about seven miles per
second. It is proportional to the square root of the quantity mass divided by
radius for an object. Identify this two-word phrase for the speed you would have
to start out at if no forces were to act on you other than gravity for you to
never come back down.
Escape Velocity (or Escape Speed)
supposed to run for re-election against Doug Forrester but dropped out when he
fell behind in the polls? He fell behind because he accepted illegal gifts from
David Chang and leaked classified information to the media. Identify the man who
was replaced on the ballot by Frank Lautenberg in the race for New Jersey
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
angle, what does the following six-term expression equal: sine squared of theta
plus cosine squared of theta plus secant squared of theta plus cosecant squared
of theta minus tangent squared of theta minus cotangent squared of theta? [
age of sixteen, he married a princess named Yasodhara, and at the age of
twenty-nine his only child Rahula was born. Who then spent six years studying
and the next forty-five years after that teaching? His last words were,
"Transient are conditioned things. Try to accomplish your aim with
diligence." He lived in the sixth century BC, and his teachings are now
followed by over five hundred million people, most of whom live in Eastern Asia.
Siddhartha 'Buddha' Gautama (accept any of the three parts of name as correct)
city is located at the delta of the Neva River, which is frozen over for about
one-third of the year? It was founded in 1703 and had a different name from 1924
through 1991. Identify this city on the Gulf of Finland that used to be home to
the Russian Tsars.
Saint Petersburg (prompt on Leningrad)
journalist’s three-volume set of memoirs is called Twentieth Century Journey?
He also wrote Berlin Diary, The Collapse of the Third Republic, and The Rise and
Fall of the Third Reich.
(William Lawrence) Shirer
painting used the artist’s sister and dentist as models? It is supposed to
show a farmer-preacher and his daughter in front of their farmhouse. This 1930
painting is one of the most recognizable images in American art and was painted
by Grant Wood.
plot failed because one of the conspirators warned a friend to stay away from
Parliament House? It was led by Robert Catesby, though popular history has
associated it with its head technician Guy Fawkes. Name this 1605 attempt to
blow up Parliament and King James the First.
Gunpowder (Plot or Rebellion)
father fought in Napoleon’s army while his mother was a royalist, which was a
part of their general incompatibility. This author, however, gained almost
universal acclaim during his lifetime. Identify the man who wrote Hans of
Iceland, The Slave King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Les Miserables.
FALSE: There is a girl in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing named Hero.