his early writings referred to The Flame, a woman whose identity has never been
discovered. Those poems were written in the 1330s. His best-known work is about
ten young people who leave Florence and spend ten days together telling stories.
Name the author of the Decameron.
Algebra (30 Seconds)
hundredth term of the sequence that begins 10, 12, 14, 16, 18…
term from Greek means state of living together? Its subcategories include
mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism.
United States History
claim that once a position is made a Cabinet-level position, it is impossible to
downgrade it in the future. That is not true. There was a position raised to
Cabinet-level in 1829 for the Jackson Administration that was downgraded in 1971
by the Nixon Administration. Identify this position first held by Samuel Osgood
and first held at the Cabinet level by William Barry. It oversees our mail
name is Roberts, and she supposedly graduated from Willows High School in
Wisconsin. Some of the more famous versions include Blue Rhapsody, Benefit Ball,
Royal Splendor, and Totally Hair. Who got bendable legs in 1965 and started
talking in 1968, seven years after she started dating Ken?
Barbie (Barbara Milicent Roberts)
are told to keep their acceptance speeches to five words or less. Categories
include Fashion, News, Technical Achievement, and Weird. Identify these Best of
the Internet awards started in 1997.
Webby (Awards) (accept Webbies)
received a license to practice medicine at the age of twenty-one but almost
immediately gave up that career to become a full-time poet. Unfortunately, he
caught tuberculosis and died five years later in 1821. Identify this poet who
wrote To Autumn, Bright Star, Ode to a Nightingale, and Ode on a Grecian Urn.
Calculus (10 Seconds)
born in 1928 in West Virginia. In 1949, he developed the idea of an equilibrium
n-tuple, which was a fundamental piece of non-cooperative game theory. This idea
won him a PhD from Princeton and eventually the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Identify this man who was the subject of the book and movie A Beautiful Mind.
(John Forbes) Nash
twelve-letter word is used to describe the difference between the amount of
money that was originally paid for an object and its value at a later time? It
refers to the loss of value due to use or aging.
Chemistry (10 Seconds)
Which metallic element has a freezing point
higher than room temperature but lower than body temperature, which means that
it melts in your hands? Originally called eka-aluminum by Mendeleyev, it has
many properties similar to aluminum but is much less abundant. Identify element
31, which is abbreviated Ga.
his career, he tried to abolish the death penalty and once resigned as a judge
rather than pronounce a death sentence. People change. Identify this Frenchman
who in 1792 declared that the king, "must die that the country may
live." He later had his partner Georges Danton guillotined for urging
moderation. This head of the Jacobins literally lost his head on July 28, 1794.
jazz musician was backed on many of his recordings by drummer Art Blakey and
saxophonist Charlie Rouse? His music was marked by its swing and sudden chords,
and he was nicknamed 'The high priest of bebop'. Identify this composer of
Epistrophy, Evidence, and Round Midnight who played piano.
United States Literature
first and last names. His living brother is named D.B., and his brother who died
was named Allie. He also has a ten-year-old sister named Phoebe. Identify this
resident of a rest home in California who narrates about his experiences in New
York City after leaving Pencey Prep. He is the main character of J.D. Salinger's
The Catcher In The Rye.
Physics (30 Seconds)
significant figures in proper scientific notation, give the charge in coulombs
of one trillion protons.
1.6 Times 10-7 (Coulombs)
republic with an area of 7400 square miles and population just over one million
people has unsuccessfully been trying to become independent since 1991? It is
estimated that four hundred thousand people have been killed or forced to leave
their homes during the past ten years. Identify this region located between the
Black and Caspian Seas in Southwestern Russia.
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
sine of any interior angle of a parallelogram if the sides are 5 inches and 10
inches and the area is 20 square inches.
0.4 (or 2/5) (all four angles have the same sine)
Moslems, which city is the location from which Muhammad was carried to Heaven?
To Christians, it is where Jesus walked on his way to his crucifixion. To Jews,
it is the site of the ancient temple destroyed in AD 70. Identify this city
which was unified in 1975 under Israeli rule but which may be divided again in
generally formed from the cooling and solidification of magma? This is one of
the three classifications of rocks, the other two being metamorphic and
age of sixteen, he began working in the Harvard University Bookstore, and he
eventually owned it. The first edition of the book he is most famous for came
out in 1855. It went through nine editions during his lifetime and many more
since then. Name the man who first put together Familiar Quotations.
started off in Florence, then moved to Milan, then back to Florence, then back
to Milan? His last years were spent in France and Rome. There are seventeen
surviving paintings that are definitely by him and no sculptures, though he
certainly created more. Thirty-one of his notebooks have also survived which
treat a wide range of scientific subjects. Identify this Renaissance man who
painted The Adoration of the Magi, The Last Supper, and Mona Lisa.
Leonardo da Vinci (accept either half of name)
Seconds) Find the x-intercept of the line y=2x-5.
5/2 (or 2.5 or 2 1/2) (can also be given as an ordered pair such as (2.5,0))
It’s a jolly holiday with her, and she is practically
perfect in every way. Identify this character who flies down to London to teach
all sorts of lessons to the Banks family. Famously portrayed in the 1964 film by
Julie Andrews, she makes use of the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
FALSE: There is a girl in Shakespeare’s Othello named Juliet.