Technophobia 5
Boni by USC Less Filling

  1. Answer the following about The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood for the stated number of points:

    A. (10) For 10 points, what is the purpose of the Handmaids?

    answer: _childbearing_ (Accept equivalents)

    B. (5,5) For 5 points each, give the respective colors that Handmaids and Wives are required to wear.

    answer: Handmaids: _Red_; Wives: _Blue_

    C. (10) For 10 points, what would be the name of a Handmaid in Gilead living under a man named "George?"

    answer: _Ofgeorge_

  2. Let's see how fast you can do the following arithmetic problems, for 10 points each, or 5 points if you get within 10 percent. You get 10 seconds per part.

    A. (10) Find the sum of the sequence of numbers from 1 to 100.

    answer: _5050_ (accept 4545-5555 for 5 points)

    B. (10) Find the sum of the first eight prime numbers.

    answer: _77_ (accept 69 - 85 for 5 points)

    C. (10) Find the sum of the first eight Fibonacci numbers.

    answer: _54_ (accept 48 - 59 for 5 points)

  3. Name the composer from clues 30-20-10:

    A. (30) He got his start as a pianist and won the Anton Rubenstein prize for performing his first large scale work, the Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Flat Major, Opus 10.

    B. (20) He worked with Sergey Eisenstein to compose music for the film Alexander Nevsky.

    C. (10): You have probably heard his version of Romeo and Juliet, and have definitely heard his musical depiction of the children's story Peter and the Wolf.

    answer: Sergey _Prokofiev_

  4. For 10 points each, answer the following questions about popular television shows in America.

    A. (10) Debuting on Fox in 1990, it became the first primetime animated show in 20 years.

    answer: The _Simpsons_

    B. (10) This show focuses on the fight between the evil Queen Beryl and the Children of the Moon.

    answer: _Sailor Moon_

    C. (10) The pastel equine characters of this series lived in Dream Valley and had such names as "Cotton Candy," "Seashell," and "Starshine."

    answer: _My Little Pony_ Tales

  5. Let there be light! Answer these various questions about light for 10 points each:

    A. When traveling from a medium of higher index of refraction to one with lower index of refraction, this phenomenon can occur as the incident angle is increased past a critical angle.

    answer: _total internal_ reflection

    B. This is the name given to an image that cannot be observed on a screen at the image point because there is no light that passes through that point.

    answer: _virtual_ image

    C. What English scientist showed that light can interfere constructively and destructively, experimentally demonstrating its wave nature in his 1803 double slit experiment?

    answer: Thomas _Young_

  6. Identify these British poets laureate from works for 10 points each.

    A. (10) Every Man in his Humour, Volpone, The Alchemist

    answer: Ben _Jonson_

    B. (10) The Hind & the Panther, Absalom & Achitophel, All for Love

    answer: John _Dryden_

    C. (10) The Prelude, Ode: Intimations of Immortality, Daffodils

    answer: William _Wordsworth_

  7. How much do you know about the South Pacific? For 10 points each, answer the following island-related questions.

    A. This country in the western Pacific is made up of four states named Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae. Its land area of 271 square miles is divided among more than 600 islands.

    answer: The Federated States of _Micronesia_

    B. This ethnocentric grouping of many islands is scattered across a huge triangular area of the east-central Pacific Ocean with apexes at New Zealand in the west, Easter Island in the east, and the Hawaiian islands in the north.

    answer: _Polynesia_

    C. Though never unified politically, New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, the Bismarck and Louisade archipelagoes, the Solomon Islands, the Santa Cruz islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and numerous other islands were once given this collective ethnogeographic name. This name is now considered imprecise, if not obsolete, as it lumps together Papuan-speaking peoples with Austronesian-speaking peoples.

    answer: _Melanesia_

  8. While purists of single malt whiskey tend to turn their noses up at the blended variety, the fact remains that blended whiskeys help the single malt versions stay in business because of their popularity and use of ingredients. For 10 points each, name these famous blends.

    A. A well-known Scottish artist, James McBey, suggested naming this blend after a speedy clipper-ship. The idea held and McBey designed and painted the original label, which is still used today.

    answer: _Cutty Sark_

    B. The founder and his son, both named George, set up in Glasgow in 1872 as whiskey, wine and cigar merchants, with many export interests, especially the promotion of their Old Glenlivet and Talisker Fine Malt brands.

    answer: _Ballantines_

    C. Due to his exposure to malt whiskeys at an early age, he developed an immense respect for these spirits. He favoured robust Islay and Island malt whiskies for the depth and vigor they added to blends. His blends are named after colors.

    answer: Johnnie _Walker_

  9. Identify these "A"-initialed disorders for 10 points each.

    A. Characterized by a loss of memory, this condition comes in retrograde and anterograde forms.

    answer: _amnesia_

    B. This language disturbance caused by a lesion of the brain results in impairment in the ability to speak, write, or comprehend words.

    answer: _aphasia_ (Accept _agraphia_ or _alexia_)

    C. Also known as adrenal cortical insufficiency, this disease characterized by a progressive atrophy of the adrenal cortex causes weakness, abnormal pigmentation, weight loss, and gastrointestinal upset. Most cases are now believed to be an autoimmune disorder, but it is also associated with tuberculosis.

    answer: _Addison_'s disease

  10. Given an ore, identify the primary metal which is contained in it for 10 points each.

    A. Malachite

    answer: _copper_

    B. Cinnabar

    answer: _mercury_

    C. Galena [ga-LEE-na]

    answer: _lead_

  11. The United Mexican States is a republic comprised of 31 states and a federal district. Name these on a 10-5 basis:

    A. (10) This state in southern Mexico is named after a leader of Mexico's wars for independence. Its best-known city is Acapulco.
    (5) Its name is also a common surname, shared by Vladimir and Wilton of the Montreal Expos.

    answer: _Guerrero_

    B. (10) This state south of Chihuahua and east of Sinaloa lies in the western Sierra Madre. Its capital city has the same name.
    (5) The rugged mountain terrain of this state was perhaps the inspiration for a mid-sized Dodge SUV.

    answer: _Durango_

    C. This state on the west coast contains the western half of lake Chapala, Mexico's largest lake, which it shares with Michoacán.
    (5) Guadalajara, Mexico's 2nd-largest city, is located in this state, as it the resort of Puerto Vallarta.

    answer: _Jalisco_ [ha-LEE-sko]

  12. Given a description, name the European who fought for America during the Revolutionary War for the stated number of points.

    A. (5) At 19, he sailed to America and was made a major general. He served at Brandywine, Valley Forge, and Yorktown, and also created the French flag.

    answer: Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert _du Motier_ (accept: The Marquis de _Lafayette_)

    B. (10) This Prussian helped train and instill discipline in the Army.

    answer: Frederick William _Augustus_ (Accept Baron von _Steuben_)

    C. (15) After serving in the Revolutionary War, this Polish general returned home and led a rebellion against Russian and Prussian control.

    answer: Thaddeus _Kosciusko_

  13. Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. For 10 points each, answer the following questions about this abundant liquid.

    A. (20) Seawater is undrinkable because, of course, it is saltwater. For 5 points each, in addition to sodium and chloride, what one anion and three cations account for 99% of all sea salts by mass?

    answer: SO42- or _sulfate_; Mg2+ or _magnesium_; Ca2+ or _calcium_; and K+ or _potassium_

    B. (10) The salinity of seawater is defined as the total amount of salt in grams dissolved in one kilogram of seawater, and varies over a fairly narrow range throughout the world. For 10 points, within a factor of two, what is the salinity of seawater, in parts per thousand?

    answer: ranges from _34 to 37_ ppt (accept any answer from 17 to 74).

  14. Name these colorful literary works for 15 points from characters, for 5 from the author.

    A. (15) Rima, Mr. Abel
    (5)William Henry Hudson

    answer: _Green Mansions_

    B. (15) Sir Percy Blakeney
    (5) Baroness Emmuska Orczy

    answer: The _Scarlet Pimpernel_

  15. Identify the following Beechers on a 5-10-15 basis.

    A. (5) She wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in 1852.

    answer: _Harriet_ Beecher _Stowe_ (Prompt on _Stowe_)

    B. (10) Harriet Beecher Stowe's father, he founded the American Bible Society in 1816 and was later president of Lane Theological Society in Cincinnati.

    answer: _Lyman_ Beecher

    C. (15) Lyman's son and Harriet's brother, he became pastor of the Congregational Plymouth Church in New York in 1847, and was later accused of adultery by Theodore Tilton.

    answer: _Henry_ Ward Beecher

  16. Give the common nickname for these symphonic works given the composer and symphony number for 10 points each.

    A. Beethoven, 9th

    answer: _Choral_

    B. Dvorák, 9th

    answer: The _New World_

    C. Mendelssohn, Number 3

    answer: _Scottish_ or _Scotch_

  17. If you've lost interest in Al Gore and George W. Bush, let's see how much you've learned about the other candidates. For 10 points each, identify the candidates based on their stance on foreign policy issues, you'll get five points if you need the political party.

    A. (10) This candidate says "we must resist the siren call to empire" and wants to withdraw from all global organizations that do not serve U.S. interests.
    (5) Reform Party

    answer: Pat _Buchanan_

    B. (10) This candidate believes in bringing American troops home and removing us "from the entangling alliances that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson warned us about."
    (5) Libertarian Party

    answer: Harry _Browne_

    C. (10) This candidate wants to switch U.S. foreign policy from military aid to "the exportation of U.S. know-how," thereby decreasing spending.
    (5) Natural Law Party

    answer: John _Hagelin_

  18. Identify these art movements from some of their members on a 10-5 basis.

    A. (10) Asher Durand, Frederic Church
    (5) Thomas Cole

    answer: _Hudson River_ School

    B. (10) Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning
    (5) Jackson Pollock

    answer: _Abstract Expressionism_

    C. (10) Robert Indiana
    (5) Andy Warhol

    answer: _Pop Art_

  19. For 10 points each, name these objects of Japanese imperialist expansionism.

    A. Japan annexed this island in 1895, later the home of Chiang Kai-Shek and the Nationalists.

    answer: _Formosa_ (Accept _Taiwan_)

    B. Japan gained the southern half of this large island after the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, but was returned to the Soviet Union in 1945.

    answer: _Sakhalin_

    C. These islands, which stretch from northeastern Hokkaido to the Kamchatka peninsula, were taken by the Soviet Union after World War II.

    answer: _Kurile_ Islands

  20. Name the constitutional amendment for the stated number of points.

    A. (5). Outlaws slavery

    answer: _13th_

    B. (10) Guarantees the right to a speedy trial by a jury of one's peers in criminal cases.

    answer: _6th_

    C. (5) Stipulates that senators are elected by popular vote.

    answer: _17th_

    D. (10) Allows residents of the District of Columbia to vote in presidential elections.

    answer: _23rd_