writer of short stories and plays became a doctor in 1884? His short stories
include The Steppe, Ward Number Six, and The Black Monk, while his plays include
Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, and The Cherry Orchard.
Algebra (30 Seconds)
your answer as one number. If order does not matter, in how many ways can five
people be chosen from a group of seven? That is, what is the value of seven
This five-letter term usually is associated
with astronomy, but it is a part of your anatomy as well. It is formed by parts
of the maxilla, zygomatic, palatine, frontal, and sphenoid bones, and it is
shaped like a square-based pyramid. Identify this term for the eye socket.
United States History
current President is not the first one named George Bush to have several
business scandals during his administration. Which type of institution was
bailed out with 157 billion dollars of tax money in 1989? These were similar to
banks and started out as home mortgage institutions in the 1930s but expanded
during deregulation in the 1980s. One belonged to Charles Keating, who ended up
Saving(s) and Loan(s) (accept S&L(s))
of rubber from Batesville, Mississippi is applied to the cork core. Then 369
yards of Vermont wool are wrapped around. In a factory in Costa Rica, two pieces
of cowhide from Tennessee are added using 88 inches of waxed thread. What
object, weighing five ounces and having a nine-inch circumference, is thus
Baseball (accept more information)
opening for business in April, 1998, what company has sold over 12 million
airline tickets, 6 million hotel room nights, and 6 million rental car days? You
decide what you want and how much you are willing to pay, and then they try to
find you the best deal available.
writing fiction, who wrote A Middle English Vocabulary, an edition of Sir Gawain
and the Green Knight, and Beowulf: The Monster and the Critics? He is much
better known for a book published in 1937 and a series of books published in
1954, 1955, and 1956. Identify this author who wrote about a sword named
Glamdring, a dragon named Smaug, and a wizard named Gandalf in Middle-Earth.
(John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien
Calculus (30 Seconds)
the derivative at x=5 of the function x2-10x-7. This problem may be
easier to solve graphically than algebraically because the point is at the
vertex of the parabola and the derivative is the slope at that point.
word can mean utter destruction or the loss of one's soul? It showed up this
summer in the title of a movie starring Jude Law, Paul Newman, and Tom Hanks.
(Road To) Perdition
Chemistry (10 Seconds)
famous chemist lived from 1776 to 1856 and spent almost all of his life in
Turin, Italy? He correctly discovered chemical formulas for basic compounds such
as water, ammonia, and carbon dioxide. The law he discovered states that equal
volumes of all gases at the same temperature and pressure contain the same
number of molecules, and he is closely associated with the number 6.02 times 1023.
ANSWER: (Lorenzo Romano
Amedeo Carlo) Avogadro(, conte di Quaregna e Cerreto)
Europe, these began in the thirteenth century and ended in 1820, though they may
have continued after that in Latin America. They would begin with a thirty days'
grace period during which people could confess, and then the trials would begin.
Accused people would not know who the witnesses against them were, but they
could submit a list of enemies who could not testify against them. People found
guilty were punished by fines, imprisonment, death, or excommunication.
moderator: No singing, please. Nothing personal.) It was first released as the
B-side for the single Substitute, but it became a Number One hit in 1979.
Identify this song which begins with the lyrics, “First I was afraid I was
petrified Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side.” It made a
star out of Gloria Gaynor and is still played by many women after breakups.
I Will Survive
United States Literature
novel follows two related wanderers, one of whom has the habit of petting mice
to death. Their names are Lennie and George. Identify this novel by John
Of Mice and Men
Physics (10 Seconds)
common name of the force that is calculated by multiplying the gravitational
field strength times the volume of fluid displaced times the density of the
fluid. It can also be found by subtracting the downward force caused by fluid
pressure from the upward force. This force makes objects lighter in water and
can be strong enough to make objects float. Its name begins with the letter B.
Buoyancy (or Buoyant)
first name is based on the Italian musical directions to play with sweetness?
She spent much of the 1990s as Stanford University’s Provost before serving as
the primary foreign policy advisor to the Bush Presidential Campaign. Identify
the current United States National Security Advisor.
(Condoleeza) Rice (prompt on Condoleeza)
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
are no parentheses in this problem--use the standard order of operations.
Simplify the following expression down to a single trigonometric function: sine
cubed of x times secant of x plus sine of x times cosine of x. [
Tangent (of) x (or Tan x)
hymns were written before 1000 BC and praise several Gods. They are broken into
the four sections Atharva, Sama, Yajur, and Rig. Identify these early religious
works from India.
Veda(s) (accept more specific answer)
asterism contains the stars that make up the tail of the bear in Ursa Major? It
has throughout history been considered a plow, a coffin, and the leg of a bull.
Name this famous group of seven stars often used to locate the North Pole.
(The) Big Dipper
moderator: The names are spelled correctly.) Which book became a surprise
best-seller in 1991 and was later made into a television movie by Oprah Winfrey?
It features a disc jockey named Craig, but the two main characters are Lafeyette
and Pharoah, two brothers growing up in a housing project on Chicago's West
Side. Identify this book by Alex Kotlowitz.
There Are No Children Here
art gallery started out as government judiciary offices? It contains many of the
best works by Sandro Botticelli. Identify this major gallery in Florence whose
name in Italian means offices.
term is sometimes used to refer disparagingly to people from the French part of
Canada but is the nickname of a National Hockey League team in the Western part
di Duccio started the work on this sculpture forty years before it was completed
by somebody else. In 1504, it became the first nude statue since ancient times
displayed in a public square. It is now located in Galleria d’Accademia in
Florence. Identify this work by Michelangelo that shows a hero about to do
battle with Goliath.
FALSE: There is a steward in Shakespeare’s King Lear named Oswald.