an unknown writer in 1864 when his native government gave him a scholarship for
foreign travel. By the time he returned twenty-seven years later, he was
considered the founder of modern prose drama. Whose plays included An Enemy of
the People, Hedda Gabler, A Doll’s House, and Peer Gynt? He was Norwegian.
Algebra (30 Seconds)
oblique asymptote in slope-intercept form for the graph of y equals the quantity
x2-3x+5 end quantity divided by the quantity x+1. [
term comes from the Greek word for primary? It refers to organic compounds that
are classified as fibrous or globular. Examples include tubulin, hemoglobin, and
hormones. These are made up of chains of amino acids. Identify this term
beginning with the letter P.
United States History
moderator: 'Bloudy Tenent' is the same as 'Bloody Tenant') People who want to
turn this man into an American icon point to his early tolerance of all
Christian faiths. Historians, however, point out that he was very critical of
the Church of England, Quakers, and eventually all organized religions. Identify
this author of The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution who was banished from
Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635 and soon thereafter founded the city of
Providence, Rhode Island.
The records he set likely will never be
broken, but unfortunately many of his statistics are not known with certainty.
For fourteen straight years, this pitcher won at least twenty games, and his
total number of wins exceeds five hundred. Identify this pitcher who lasted from
1890 through 1911. The annual award for Major League Baseball’s best pitcher
is named after him.
(Denton True 'Cy') Young
company was formed in 1998 by people who left Palm Computing? They make Blazer,
Visor, and Treo.
novel will you find the characters Muriel, Benjamin, Bluebell, Jessie, Pincher,
and Boxer? They take part in a revolution against Mr. Jones that is eventually
led by Snowball and Napoleon. Identify this novel set on Manor Farm written by
Calculus (10 Seconds)
mathematician predicted that there would be a universal language and universal
church? He may have been the inspiration for Voltaire's Professor Pangloss. He
is responsible for the symbols we still use today for congruence and similarity
but is best remembered for an article in 1684 for Acta Eruditorum that was the
first published account of calculus.
(Gottfried Wilhelm) Leibniz
word that often refers to flattering speech comes from the name of a stone
reputed to bestow talent on people who kiss it? The stone is located in a castle
near Cork, Ireland.
Chemistry (30 Seconds)
Round to the nearest whole number. Using the
Ostwald Process, two molecules of ammonia are combined with several molecules to
produce one molecule of nitric acid. If you begin with 340 grams of ammonia and
get a perfect yield, how many grams of nitric acid will you end up with?
ANSWER: 630 (Grams)
South American leader's first wife was an actress who rallied to get him
released from prison and helped him get elected as President? She also
introduced compulsory religious education, promoted welfare programs, and gained
women the right to vote. After she died, his second wife was a dancer who served
as Vice President while he was alive and then President after his death.
Identify this man who from 1946 to 1955 and from 1973 to 1974 was the President
of Argentina. His first wife was known as Evita.
famous jazz musician was born in Kansas City in 1920? His most famous recordings
include Donna Lee, Embraceable You, and Ornithology. When he died in 1955,
graffiti started appearing saying “Bird Lives”.
United States Literature
married to Myra and has kids named Ted, Tinka, and Verona? This 46-year-old real
estate dealer lives in the Floral Heights section of Zenith. He was a title
character created in 1922 by Sinclair Lewis.
(George F.) Babbitt
Physics (10 Seconds)
these are multiples of the fundamental frequency, they are called harmonics.
What term refers to one of the higher frequencies that comprise a musical sound?
It begins with the letter O.
current world leader spent fifteen years as a foreign intelligence officer? When
his predecessor resigned on December 31, 1999, he was appointed President, and
he won an election soon thereafter. Name the man who succeeded Boris Yeltsin as
the leader of Russia.
(Vladimir Vladimirovich) Putin
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
the measure in degrees of the vertex angle in an isosceles triangle that has
angles equal to x+11, 2x+22, and 3x-3? The vertex angle is the angle that is not
equal in measure to the other two.
three years older than his famous brother and the son of Amram and Jochebed? He
committed two major sins: denouncing his brother for marrying a foreigner and
building a golden calf for worship. Identify this man who some people believe
was the one who actually said, “Let my people go.”
consists of the D, E, and F layers? Its existence was first predicted by Carl
Friedrich Gauss, and it used to be called the Kennelly-Heaviside Layer. Identify
this region that begins forty miles above the Earth created by solar radiation
on uncharged atoms.
a long popular career writing about adolescence in primitive cultures before
becoming controversial by supporting adolescent behavior in the United States in
1970? This anthropologist first established her reputation in 1928 with the book
Coming of Age in Samoa.
were first developed in the Renaissance and written about by Andrea Palladio.
Two types are the Pratt and the Warren. What is the term for the series of rigid
triangles used to support a beam bridge?
realized the potential of his 1938 discovery, who almost committed suicide? He
contemplated it again on August 6, 1945, causing a friend to keep an eye on him
throughout the night. Identify this German chemist who was awarded the Nobel
Prize in 1944. He worked closely with Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassman to make
sense of Enrico Fermi’s experiments, and he discovered that barium is produced
by the decay of uranium.
the Greek god of light, youth, beauty, song, music, poetry, and prophecy? He
killed Python at the foot of Mount Parnassus near Delphi, and the oracle there
became his servant. This god was often confused with Helios.
FALSE: There is a girl in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night named Viola.