book was first published in 1956 but not in its native Soviet Union until 1988?
It is about a man and his mistress who try to insulate their private lives from
the Russian Revolution. This was the best-known work by Boris Pasternak.
Algebra (30 Seconds)
simplify your answer. What do you get when you subtract the log base five of
seventy-five minus the log base five of three? [log575 – log53]
include carotenoids and Vitamin E. Which substances prevent free radicals in
your body from clogging arteries and causing cancer? They are the reason that
doctors recently have been encouraging people to eat blueberries, tomatoes,
broccoli, and spinach. This term begins with the letter A.
United States History
end of his term, whom did John Adams appoint as justice of the peace for the
District of Columbia? Thomas Jefferson’s Secretary of State refused to grant
him his commission, which began an important lawsuit. Identify this man who lost
his case against Madison in the Supreme Court in 1803.
with the last name Kostyra, who has kept her married name even though she did
not keep her husband? After graduating from Barnard, she became a successful
stockbroker before becoming a caterer. She started Turkey Hill Farm and wrote
the book Entertaining, and she became so popular showing people how to plan
parties that at one point she was a billionaire. Identify this woman being
investigated for her sale of Imclone stock whose magazine is called Living.
endless time loop begins when Garland, a knight from two thousand years ago,
enters into a deal with the four Fiends to become the demon king Chaos. He sends
the Fiends 2000 years into the future to wreak havoc. This begins the storyline
for which video game? The tenth episode was released for PlayStation 2 in 2001.
Final Fantasy (accept additional information)
the only Shakespeare comedy written about common people? It was written by
command of Queen Elizabeth, who wanted to see Sir John Falstaff in love. The
title characters are Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page.
(The) Merry Wives of Windsor (if somebody claims The Merchant of Venice should
be acceptable, humbly point out that Bassanio is a nobleman)
Calculus (10 Seconds)
mathematician started out as a cavalry officer but could not continue because of
nearsightedness? In 1691, he was taught calculus by Johann Bernoulli, and in
1692 he wrote the first textbook on differential calculus. This textbook showed
how to evaluate the limit of a fraction whose numerator and denominator both
tend towards zero, and this rule is now named after him.
(Guillaume de) L'Hopital (often spelled L'Hospital)
word beginning with the letter P can be a synonym for linguistics? It may
include grammar, language history, and criticism but is basically a study of
literature. It comes from the Greek words for love of words and learning.
Chemistry (30 Seconds)
total atoms would you have if you had one molecule each of fructose, glucose,
country celebrates its Independence Day on March 26 but became independent on
December 16, 1971? Among its difficulties have been a 1975 flood that killed
hundreds of thousands of people and presidential assassinations in 1975 and
1981. Identify this nation, most of which between 1947 and 1971 was known as
early works were scorned by critics but influential to many composers. His later
works were praised by critics but not as influential. Who was convinced by
Rimsky-Korsakov to drop out of law school in order to become a composer? His
works include the opera The Rake's Progress and the ballets Petroushka, The
Firebird, and The Rite of Spring.
United States Literature
first six chapters take place at and around a Southern college, while the
Prologue and the rest of the novel take place in New York City. Characters
include Norton, Tod Clifton, and Rinehart, but the main character is never
named. What was the only novel completed and edited by Ralph Ellison?
Invisible Man (accept The Invisible Man even though it is a different book)
Physics (10 Seconds)
quantity is calculated by summing together the product of mass times the square
of the distance from the axis of rotation for every particle in an object? This
quantity, represented by a capital I, is the analog of mass for objects moving
in a circular rather than linear motion.
Moment of Inertia (or Rotational Inertia) (prompt on I or Inertia)
which energy company purchased Spectrum 7, which had earlier bought out Arbusto?
It has been in the news this year because in 1990 one of its directors sold over
eight hundred thousand dollars in stock but did not report the sale properly to
the SEC. This director is now the President of the United States.
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
with a large triangle with an area of 360 square inches and create a smaller
triangle by using three segments to connect the three midpoints of the original
triangle. What is the area of the smaller triangle?
90 Square Inches (or Inches Squared)
to which Roman spirit had doors that were opened during wartime and closed
during peacetime? They were closed twice over a period of six hundred years.
This spirit was represented as a double-faced head and was associated with
beginnings, which is why the first part of the year is named after it.
3500 square mile area contains parts of the Absaroka, Washburn, and Gallatin
Mountain Ranges, as well as Morning Glory Pool and Mammoth Hot Springs? Some of
it is located in Idaho and Montana, but most of it is in Wyoming. Identify this
National Park where you can find Old Faithful and many other geysers.
Yellowstone (National Park)
journalist began his career writing about wars in Africa and Vietnam. Who wrote
The Children, War in a Time of Peace, Summer of ’49, and The Best and the
Brightest? His latest book is about the men from Engine 40, Ladder 35 who
responded to the attack on the World Trade Center. It is titled Firehouse.
career began when he accepted Charles II's appointment as assistant surveyor
general? His job changed dramatically after the Great Fire destroyed much of
Central London in 1666. Identify this architect who planned the rebuilding of
London and Saint Paul's Cathedral.
(Sir Christopher) Wren
Who called his books “novels which imitate
the form of the novel, by an author who imitates the role of Author”? Many of
his characters are burdened by a sense of futility of all action. His novels
include The Floating Opera, The End of the Road, Giles Goat-Boy, and Chimera.
ANSWER: (John Simmons)
War One, he was wounded three times and spent two years as a political prisoner.
During World War Two, he became the leader of his nation's forces while fighting
in Algeria. He became his country's president at the end of the war, but
resigned after a year when he could not get his agenda through the National
Assembly. He would later have a more successful presidency from 1959 to 1969.
Identify this French leader.
(Charles) De Gaulle
FALSE: There is a constable in Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure named Ankle.