Boni by Berkeley A (Selene Koo, Nick Meyer, Jon Pennington, Ross Ritterman)
A. This law, passed in 1931, requires contractors on federally assisted
construction projects to pay laborers and mechanics the prevailing wage of the
area where construction takes place.
answer: the _Davis-Bacon_ Act
B. This 1952 law allowed increased immigration from Taiwan, while prohibiting
subversives from entering the country. It also permitted the Attorney General
to deport foreign subversives, even after they became naturalized citizens.
Gabriel García Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Dario Fo have all been prevented
from entering the United States because of this law.
answer: the _McCarran-Walter_ Act
C. This 1878 law required the U.S. Treasury to buy between $2 and $4 million of
silver bullion at market rates each month. The law also required silver coins
to be accepted as legal tender for all debts. It was superseded by the Sherman
Silver Purchase Act in 1890.
answer: the _Bland-Allison_ Act
answer: _antsier,_ _nastier,_ _retains,_ _retinas,_ _retsina,_
answer: Karen _Horney_
B. She criticized Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of moral stages for its bias against
women and its neglect of the relational basis of morality. Her most famous
book is In A Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development.
answer: Carol _Gilligan_
C. She is both a professor of sociology at UC Berkeley and a practicing
psychotherapist who blends together feminism, Freudian psychology, and
sociology in her work. In 1996, her book The Reproduction of Mothering was
voted one of the 10 most influential books in sociology in the past 25
answer: Nancy _Chodorow_
A. (10) This war began with a French invasion of the Spanish Netherlands and
Franche-Comté in 1667 but the Triple Alliance of England, Holland and
Sweden intervened to break it up.
answer: The _War of Devolution_
B. (5) Name the treaty that ended the War of Devolution.
answer: Treaty of _Aix-La-Chapelle_ (yes, this is correct, I am not confusing
this with Austrian Succession)
C. (10) Also known as the Nine Years' War, this war was the result of Louis'
efforts to push France's borders along the Rhine river. William of Orange, who
later became King William III, organized a new anti-French alliance named after
a German city.
answer: The _War of the League of Augsburg_
D. (5) Name the treaty that ended the War of the League of Augsburg.
answer: Treaty of _Ryswick_
A. (10) This work was written by its author during his imprisonment while he was
awaiting his execution, which occurred in 526 A.D. It is a Menippean satire
consisting of dialogues between the author, his Muses, and the unforgiving
answer: The _Consolation of Philosophy_ or _Consolatio Philosophiae_
B. (5) Who wrote The Consolation of Philosophy?
answer: Anicius Manlius Severinus _Boethius_
C. (10) In this picaresque, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Consolation of
Philosophy is the favorite book of the protagonist, Ignatius J. Reilly.
Through a bizarre series of events, Reilly's copy of The Consolation of Philosophy
gets used by a street urchin to knock out an undercover cop and appears as a
prop in a pornographic photo shoot.
answer: A _Confederacy of Dunces_
D. (5) Who wrote A Confederacy of Dunces?
answer: John Kennedy _Toole_
(30) His mother was Clymene, mother of Prometheus and Atlas. His sisters
include Aegiale and Lampethusa.
(20) According to myth, he is responsible for creating the Milky Way
(10) The son of Helios, he convinced his father to let him drive the
sun-chariot for one day, but his inexperience led him to fly too close to the
Earth. Zeus killed him by hurling a thunderbolt at him in order to prevent him
from scorching the Earth.
answer: _Phaeton_ or _Phaethon_
(30) In a Monty Python sketch, the Wizzo Chocolate Company includes this
in their confection "Ram's Bladder Cup," right before larks vomit on the
(20) It naturally occurs in mushrooms, carrots, and seaweed, and, unlike
lark's vomit, was designated a Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) ingredient
by the Food and Drug Administration in 1958.
(10) Known as the "magic powder of the East," this fine white crystalline
substance is detected with the fifth taste, known as umami.
answer: _monosodium glutamate_ or _MSG_
A. Born Muriel Ellen Deason, she predated Patsy Cline as the original "Queen of
Country Music." In 1952, she had her first big hit, "It Wasn't God Who Made
Honky Tonk Angels." She was also known for her duets with Red Foley.
answer: Kitty _Wells_
B. Known for his duets with his ex-wife Tammy Wynette, some of his songs include
"Why Baby Why," "She Thinks I Still Care," and "The Cold Hard Facts of
answer: George (Glenn) _Jones_
C. The Republican candidate in the 1948 Tennessee gubernatorial race, he served as
the host of the Grand Old Opry when it was first picked up by NBC Radio. A
master fiddler, he was noted for popularizing hillbilly songs such as "The
Great Speckled Bird" and "The Wabash Cannonball."
answer: Roy _Acuff_
A. (10) Circa 1638 BC, this volcanic Greek island blew up in an explosion
worth several Krakatoas, sending a tsunami rattling around the Mediterranean.
Name this crescent-shaped island for 10 points.
answer: _Santorini_ or _Thera_ or _Thira_
B. (5) The tsunami spawned by Santorini slammed into the nearby main island of
this empire, damaging it enough to possibly inspire the myth of Atlantis. For
5 points, name this empire with capital at Knossos.
answer: _Minoan_ or _Minos_
C. (15) In 373 B.C., this city on the Gulf of Corinth, a center of worship for
Poseidon (the god of earthquakes and the sea) was ironically destroyed by an
earthquake and the resulting tsunami. Its remains were visible on an offshore
seabed for many years, and may have inspired Plato's story of Atlantis. For 15
points, name this city, which may have been recently rediscovered by archaeologists
beneath a river delta.
answer: _Helike_ (ha-LEE-key)
A. (5) His monumental, four-part, 15-hour long opera cycle Der Ring
des Nibelungen required an opera house built especially for its performance
answer: Richard _Wagner _
B. (10) He believed that the performance of his last unfinished work
Mysterium would result in the end of the world and the replacement of
humans by higher beings.
answer: Alexander Nicolaievich _Scriabin_
C. (15) His dream was to create a German national opera, which he tried to
achieve in works such as Euryanthe and Der Freischütz.
answer: Carl Maria von _Weber_
A. When Troy McClure proposes to Aunt Selma, he takes her to this movie starring
Troy McClure and Miss Piggy.
answer: The _Muppets Go Medieval_
B. Homer almost causes a nuclear meltdown when he leaves his workstation to see
this comedy featuring Faye Dunaway and Pauly Shore. The theater owner refuses
to let him in, because he is too fat to sit in one of the seats.
answer: _Honk, If You're Horny_
C. Moe enlists Homer to steal his car and smash it on the railroad tracks so that
he can collect the insurance money. Homer botches this plan by taking a detour
to the drive-in to watch this political comedy.
answer: _Hail to the Chimp_
A. Referred to as Nathanael in the Gospel of John, tradition says that this
apostle was skinned alive and beheaded in Armenia. In Michelangelo's The Last
Judgment, he holds his flayed skin in his hands, with Michelangelo's portrait
for a face.
answer: St. _Bartholomew_
B. He was king of East Anglia, born circa 840 near Suffolk. When the Danes
tried to invade his dominion, he rejected their demands, as they would have
compromised his religion. The Danes tied him to a tree, tore his flesh, and
beheaded him. According to legend, his head disappeared until a dog
miraculously found it intact in a forest clearing and an Abbey was built on the
site. He shares the same name as the King of England from 939 to 946.
answer: St. _Edmund_
C. He appears in the Liber Pontificalis, or the Book of the Popes, though it is
disputed if he was actually a martyr. He was St. Peter's handpicked successor
and appears in II Timothy 4:21.
answer: Pope St. _Linus_
A. Beginning in 1259 with Michael VIII and ending in 1453 with Constantine IX,
this was the last dynasty of the Byzantine Empire.
answer: _Paleologus_ or _Paleologan_ or _Paleologi_
B. The ruling house prominent after the Ottonians and before the Great
Interregnum, of whom Henry V was the first ruler and Conrad IV was the last.
C. The ruling house of Alfred the Great, it began under Egbert in 802 and ended
under Edmund Ironside in 1016. It is named for a region in Britain.
A. This Russian czar negotiated the purchase of Alaska by the United States and
abolished serfdom. In 1881, a member of the People's Will assassinated him
with a homemade bomb.
answer: _Alexander II_
B. This monarch was instrumental in freeing the Netherlands from Spanish control.
In 1584, he was assassinated in Delft by a French Catholic fanatic who opposed
his conversion to Calvinism.
answer: _William of Orange_ or _William the Silent_ or _William I_,
Prince of Orange
C. This president of South Vietnam was assassinated by his own generals almost
three weeks before the JFK assassination.
answer: Ngo Dinh _Diem_ (pronounced GO ZIN zee-EM, but be charitable with
A. These golden-colored organisms have glasslike walls consisting of hydrated
silica and possess chloroplasts that may have evolved from eukaryotic
answer: _diatom_s [DIE-uh-toms] (or _Bacillariophyta_)
B. An overabundance of these organisms causes the phenomenon known as "red tide";
one type, of genus Pfiesteria, is carnivorous and feeds on fish.
C. These organisms contain two types of nuclei, a large macronucleus and several
smaller micronuclei; examples include Stentor and Paramecium.
answer: _ciliate_s (or _ciliophoran_s)
A. 10: Van Veen and his sister have an incestuous love affair lasting from
childhood through old age in the country of Amerussia on the planet
5: Vladimir Nabokov
answer: _Ada_, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle
B. 10: It appears that Charles Bon and Judith Sutpen will get married, until it
is discovered that they are half-siblings and Charles is part black.
5: William Faulkner
answer: _Absalom, Absalom!_
C. 10: The members of the fifth generation of the Buendía family unknowingly
commit incest, resulting in the birth of a baby with a pig's tail.
5: Gabriel García Marquez
answer: _One Hundred Years of Solitude_ (or _Cien años de soledad_)
A. (5) This playwright, whose works include The Memorandum, Temptation, and The
Garden, became prime minister of his country as a result of the Velvet
answer: Vaclav _Havel_
B. (10) This existentialist author of Man's Fate served as the French Minister for
Information from 1945 to 1946 and as Minister for Cultural Affairs from 1959 to
answer: Andre _Malraux_
C. (15) This poet, whose works include Songs from the Shadows and Black Hosts,
coined the term "negritude" to refer to the shared culture of Africans and all
members of the African diaspora. A leader of his country's independence
movement, he served as the first president of Senegal from 1960 to 1981.
answer: Leopold Sedar _Senghor_
A. (5) This Hall-of-Fame pitcher lost part of one finger and mangled others in
a childhood farming accident, but later found that he could throw a devastating
curveball. For 5 points, name this Hall-of-Famer with a career 2.06 ERA,
whose nickname derives from his mangled hand.
answer: Mordecai Peter Centennial "Three Finger" _Brown_
B. (10) This pitcher became so frustrated at one point this season that, as
ESPN put it, "he would've given the umpire the middle finger, but he doesn't
have one...He's got six fingers." For 10 points, name this
Florida reliever, nicknamed "El Pulpo" (the octopus), who has six digits on
answer: Antonio _Alfonseca_
C. (15) This pitcher, who set the Brewers record for saves in 1999, lost the
tip of his right index finger in a farming accident when he was 2, which
apparently gives his sinker extra movement. Name him for 15 points.
answer: Robert Joe "Bob" _Wickman_
A. This surrealistic collaboration with Salvador Dalí had a title originally
suggested by Frederico García Lorca. Images from the film include a donkey
carcass draped over a piano and a woman's eyeball slashed with a razor.
answer: Un _Chien Andalou_ or An _Andalusian Dog_
B. The initial screenings of this film in 1930 led to rioting in the streets of
Paris by right-wing thugs. The film begins with two scorpions battling to the
death, but includes other arresting images such as dancing skeletons and a
woman sucking the toe of a statue.
answer: L'_Age D'Or_ (also accept translations the _Golden Age_, the _Gold
Age_, or the _Age of Gold_)
C. This 1972 film is the only work by Luis Buñuel that ever won an Oscar
for Best Foreign Film. In the film, the main characters attempt to go to a
dinner party, but the many absurd digressions of the plot prevent them from
answer: The _Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie_ or La _Charm Discret de la
A. The play The Children's Hour
answer: Lillian _Hellman_
B. The poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage"
answer: George Gordon, Lord _Byron_
C. The novel Sons and Lovers
answer: _D_avid Herbert _Lawrence_
D. The short story "Desirée's Baby"
answer: Kate _Chopin_
E. The novella Rosemary's Baby
answer: Ira _Levin_
F. The play Children of a Lesser God
answer: Mark _Medoff_