novel is narrated by a nineteen-year-old student named Paul Baumer? His
schoolmaster Kantorek convinces him to enlist in the German Army, which he
serves during World War One. This novel, which shows many of the horrors of war,
was written by Erich Maria Remarque
All Quiet On The Western Front
Algebra (30 Seconds)
equal the square root of negative one, and put your answer into a+bi form. What
do you get when you divide the quantity 5+7i end quantity by i?
7-5i (accept -5i+7 or 7+(-5i))
Tissue in which organ resembles salivary
gland tissue? Like the salivary gland, it produces amylase. This organ also
secretes lipase, trypsin, insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin. Identify this
organ that is located at the top of the small intestine.
United States History
dropped out of college, was temporarily blinded by a factory accident in 1867,
and contracted malaria and typhus on a trip to Cuba? He was quite successful
during his lifetime, however, and had a major impact on the policies of Theodore
Roosevelt. Identify this author of The Mountains of California who raised
public sentiment to create the Sierra Club and our National Park System.
San Diego native lives in Carlsbad, California with his wife Erin and sons
Riley, Spencer, and Keegan? His income is estimated at ten million dollars per
year, with much of that coming on royalties from Activision. He also has
licensing agreements with Adio Shoes, Mattel Toys, and Heinz, and he owns at
least parts of Blitz Distributions, Birdhouse, and 900 Films. Identify this
athlete who retired from competition after performing a 900 at the 1999 X Games.
(Anthony 'Tony' Frank) Hawk
unit was named after the French engineer who developed a telegraph code more
popular than Morse code? Unfortunately, the unit is not standardized, but it
traditionally represented one bit per second of transmission for computer
explains why crows are black, one tells what women want, and one tells of a
choirboy who continues to sing after he is murdered. Unfortunately, only
one-sixth of them were written before the author died in 1400. Identify this
collection of tales written by Geoffrey Chaucer.
(The) Canterbury (Tales)
Calculus (30 Seconds)
moderator: f(x) is pronounced f of x) If the integral from x=0 to x=4 of f(x) is
equal to 10, then what will be the integral from x=0 to x=4 of:
3 + 2f(x)?
word beginning with the letter S is used to describe a grant or gift of money or
other property made by way of financial aid? It is often used when a government
gives money to support business.
Chemistry (10 Seconds)
Give the name by which this woman is best
known. She was born in Paris in 1897 and became an assistant to her mother in
1918. In 1926, she married another one of her mother’s assistants, and the two
of them from 1928 on signed all of their scientific works jointly. Name this
woman who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize along with her husband for their work
with radioactive isotopes.
Joliot-Curie (do not accept Curie)
answer should be a six-letter name. What alternative name is given to the Yuan
Dynasty? This group ruled China from 1260 until 1368. It fell apart into many
fragments, including the Golden Horde. The name comes from the group of people
who took over China led by Kublai Khan.
composed Kossuth, Duke Bluebeard's Castle, The Miraculous Mandarin, and Cantata
Profana? He often went on tour to perform his piano works and was greatly
influenced by folk music. This composer spent the last few years of his life in
the United States after fleeing Nazi influence in his native Hungary.
United States Literature
answer should be a noun followed by a participle. “Does it dry up like a
raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore--and then run? Does it stink like
rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over--like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load. Or does it explode?” What is being asked about in this poem
by Langston Hughes?
(Montage of a) Dream Deferred
Physics (30 Seconds)
equivalent resistance if you have three resistors in parallel of three ohms,
twelve ohms, and twelve ohms.
foreign politician got into a lot of street fights when he was younger,
including one in which he lost an eye. Identify the founder of the National
Front Party who has campaigned for the last thirty years for the death penalty
and against foreign influence. He made headlines earlier this year by qualifying
for a run-off election against Jacques Chirac for President of France.
(Jean-Marie) Le Pen
Geometry/Trigonometry (10 Seconds)
moderator: The author's name near the end of this question is not a typo.)
"Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares,
Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their
places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising
above or sinking below it." Which fictional world is thus described? It was
written about in the 1880s by Edwin Abbott Abbott, who used the pseudonym A
deity’s name comes from the Greek word for all? His father was sometimes
considered to be Hermes but at other times was given as different characters
from The Odyssey. He rested at noon and was a piper. Identify this character
with the horns, legs, and ears of a goat.
two-word answer. This appears to be one star to the naked eye but is actually
three. The two bright ones rotate around each other with a period of eighty
years, while the other one orbits them with a period of millions of years. After
Sirius and Canopus, this was considered the third brightest star in the skies.
One of the three stars is, after the Sun, the closest star to Earth.
Alpha Centauri (do not accept Proxima Centauri, which is one of the three stars)
Guelzo wrote one called Redeemer President, Don Fehrenbacher wrote Prelude to
Greatness, Douglas Wilson wrote Honor’s Voice, Stephen Oates wrote With Malice
Toward None, and Carl Sandburg wrote The Prairie Years and The War Years. Who
was the subject of all of these biographies?
(Abraham) Lincoln (Biographies) (be lenient if more information is given)
female torso, the bowler hat, and the window are recurring images in the works
of which Belgian surrealist? In his Golconda, men with bowler hats are falling
a result similar to G.F. Fitzgerald working independently. Even though his
physical explanations were wrong, the formula he came up with was used correctly
in the formulation of Special Relativity. Identify this man for whom the time
and space transformation factors are named. He is especially associated with
(Hendrik Antoon) Lorentz
play begins with the line, "When shall we three meet again In thunder,
lightning, or in rain?" It is spoken by one of three witches who predict
that the title character will become the King of Scotland. The play was written
by William Shakespeare.
FALSE: There is a nobleman in Shakespeare’s MacBeth named Laity.