a slave for five years after being captured by pirates and was hit by three
bullets at the Battle of Lepanto? He also spent a few stints in prison, which is
where he began writing his only successful work. Identify this author who wrote
a story about a man from Central Spain who reads too many romances; the man was
Don Quixote de la Mancha.
(Miguel de) Cervantes
Algebra (10 Seconds)
moderator: Euler is pronounced 'oiler'.) This question was first raised in a
letter written by a man named Christian to Leonhard Euler in 1742 and is still
unanswered. By what name do we call the question: Is every even integer the sum
of two primes?
term comes from the Greek words for naked seed? Many of the plants it refers to
are conifers. Identify this class of seed plants that are not angiosperms.
Gymnosperm(s) (or Gymnospermae)
United States History
signed into law in 1944, and over the years has caused an investment of billions
of dollars. Which bill at first provided six benefits, the most famous of which
is education and training? It gives help to veterans.
GI Bill (of Rights) (or Servicemenís Readjustment Act) (GI stands for
her husband at one of his concerts, and they got engaged at the premiere of her
HBO film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. This followed her stormy marriage to
David Justice. Identify this actress who caused a sensation by the way she
accepted an Oscar this year for her performance in Monsterís Ball.
general term. What are the Epson Perfection 636U, Visioneer OneTouch 7600USB,
Umax Astra 2200, and Hewlett Packard 4200C? They are used to convert pictures
into computer files.
Scanner(s) (prompt on ScanJet)
novel do leaders have titles such as Arch-Community Songster of Canterbury,
Director of Predestination, and Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning? Most
people wear clothes that identify them as being in a particular caste, and they
revere Henry Ford. Identify this 1932 anti-utopian novel by Aldous Huxley.
Brave New World
Calculus (30 Seconds)
area between the line y=2x+3 and the x-axis between x=0 and x=5.
ten-letter word beginning with the letter P is a synonym for unimaginative or
commonplace? It comes from the Latin word for going on foot, and it is commonly
used to describe a person who does so.
Chemistry (30 Seconds)
your answer to two significant figures, what is the pH of a solution if the
hydrogen ion concentration is two times ten to the negative eighth moles per
it took place far from Europe, which war pitted British outlanders against Dutch
farmers? The Dutch began fighting with victories at Ladysmith, Kimberley, and
Mafeking, but British reinforcements eventually turned the tide. The British
eventually controlled the towns of Bloemfontein and Pretoria. Identify this
British victory in 1902 in what is now South Africa.
moderator: No singing, please. Nothing personal.) Which creature is brought
strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff by Little Jackie Paper? He lived
by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Hannah-Lee. His
song was written by Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow and was performed by Peter,
Paul, and Mary.
Puff (The Magic Dragon)
United States Literature
short story begins, "True!--nervous--very, very dreadfully nervous I had
been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?" The narrator is obsessed
with one eye of an old man, so he kills the man. Identify this story by Edgar
(The) Tell-Tale Heart
Physics (10 Seconds)
bound together by gluons? They bond with their antiparticles to form mesons.
More importantly, three of them bond together to form hadrons, which in turn
form almost all matter. Identify these subatomic particles that have charges of
+2/3 or -1/3 compared to protons. They are classified as charmed, strange, up,
down, top, or bottom.
Taliban originally took control of Afghanistan, who gave them fifty thousand
dollars and weapons? In return, they promised to appoint him as their envoy to
the United Nations. After this promise fell through, he organized Taliban
opposition, and the Taliban retaliated by killing his father. Name the current
leader of Afghanistan.
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
cosine of either acute angle inside the following isosceles trapezoid. The bases
of the trapezoid are ten centimeters and twenty centimeters, and the height of
the trapezoid is twelve centimeters.
objects hold a parchment scroll with verses four through nine from the sixth
chapter and verses thirteen through twenty-one of the eleventh chapter of
Deuteronomy? A word meaning Almighty is supposed to be visible on the outside.
These objects are meant to remind Jews of their obligations and are nailed to
Mezuzah(s) (accept alternative pronunciations of the last syllable, prompt on
province has been the largest source of oil in Canada? Most of it is plains,
though tourists are often drawn to the Rocky Mountains in its Southwest corner.
Identify this province that contains Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Lethbridge,
Edmonton, and Calgary. It was named after Queen Victoria's daughter.
Scotsman wrote The Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759? He is best known
for the idea of the invisible hand, which he explained in An inquiry into the
nature and causes of the Wealth of Nations.
created between 200 and 100 BC and was found on the island of Melos in 1820? It
probably is supposed to represent Aphrodite, but that is not the name commonly
given to this sculpture. Identify this famous work currently located in the
Louvre, except for the arms.
Venus de Milo
(Note to moderator: 'Cation' is pronounced
cat-i-on, with a long i. 'Anion' is pronounced an-i-on, also with a long i.)
This common term refers to an ionic compound consisting of a cation from a base
and and an anion from an acid. Some kinds can be prescribed for medicinal
purposes, though most people try to reduce it in their diet in order to remain
healthy. Identify this four-letter word that often consists of an alkali metal
combined with chlorine.
of which four-letter word include fragment, leave, and portion? It often shows
up when people comb their hair.
FALSE: There is a servant in Shakespeareís All's Well That Ends Well named