1. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, and Max von Sydow, this controversial film shocked audiences of the 70s with its graphic violence and gratuitous profanity. FTP name this 1973 Academy Award contender.

The Exorcist

2. Born in Cairo in 1910, this British chemist was named a research professor of the Royal Society in 1960. She was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in chemistry for determining the structure of biochemical compounds essential in combating anemia. FTP name this chemist who is best known for her use of X-ray diffraction to studv the structure of macromolecules.

Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

3. Because it was designed to reflect the structure of a computer, programs written in this language require relatively little processing time. One of the first machine independent programming languages, it was created in the 1950s to allow programmers to write in an algebraic notation aänd to ease the writing of scientific programs. FTP name this language, an abbreviation for Formula Translation Language, or Formula Translator.

Fortran

4. Born in 1910 in modem day Pakistan, this American theoretical astrophysicist was educated in India and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He determined that a star with a mass of more than 1.44 times that of the mass of the sun cannot directly become a white dwarf. FTP name this astrophysicist who shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1983.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

5. It was revealed in 1996 that he had strongly considered secretly financing a black candidate in the 1972 presidential election, and even financing both a black candidate and Eugene McCarthy. His speechwriter, Pat Buchanan, said that 10% of the $50 million campaign budget should be devoted to it. FTP name the successful Republican candidate in 1972, our 37th president.

Richard Milhouse Nixon

 

6. It is the site of King's Holly, a 40,000 year old shrub currently believed to be the world's oldest living organism. Until 1856, it was known as Van Diemen's land, after the Dutch colonial administrator Anthony van Diemen. This island's major cities include Queenstown, Devonport, and Hobart. FTP identify this island province, separated by the Bass Strait from Australia.

Tasmania

 

7. The most famous examples are Chaucer's The Reeve's Tale and The Miller's Tale. Usually both realistic and bawdy, they satirized human weaknesses and foibles. FTP identify this type of short narrative poem popular in Medieval French and English literature.

Fabliaux

 

8. You will have 8 seconds to answer the following question. FTP what is the dot product of the vectors (1,2,3) and (4,5,6)?

32

 

9. He has worked as a camp counselor, a cab driver, and a bank janitor. His pet turtle is named Pokey, and he frequently addresses an imaginary fellow named Vern. FTP identify this TV and film character played by Jim Varney.

Ernest P. Worrell

 

10. He served as the German Submarine Commander and the Naval Commander the last two years of WWII. His name sounds like a popular breakfast item. FTP name this man who signed the German surrender of WWII.

Karl Doenitz

 

11. The Nazis outlawed his music in 1935, on a charge of "musical opportunism". In the following years, he spent a great deal of time in Turkey, at its government's request, to reorganize the country's system of musical education. as books include The Craft of Musical Composition and A Coômposer's World. FTP identify this prolific German, whose works include the ballet Nobilissima Visione, the song cycle The Life of Mary; Symphonic Metamorphoses of Themes of Weber; and the three movement symphony from his opera Mathis der Mahler.

Paul Hindemith

 

12. His first complete score for a musical was the 1919 La, La, Lucille. In the same year, Al Jolson popularized his first hit song, Swanee. Later, he composed the musical Of Thee I Sing, the first to win a Pulitzer Prize. FTP name this American composer of Variations on I Got Rhythm; Second Rhapsody; An American in Paris; and Porgy and Bess.

George Gershwin

 

13. He was orphaned at age 7 in 378 BC, and, 15 years later, after his guardians had squandered his inheritance, he successfully sued them. After collaborating with a lieutenant of Alexander the Great's in his defection, he was exfled from Athens. Previously, he had opposed Alexander's fÉather in his four Phillippics, beginning in 351 BC. FTP name this Athenian orator, who was said to practice his delivery by putting pebbles in his mouth.

Demosthenes

 

14. He offended his patron deity first by marrying against its wishes, and later by serving as priest in a sacrifice to Poseidon after the Greeks had left Troy. According to Vergil, he draws Athena's ire for warning the Trojans against the Greeks' guile and piercing the flank of the Trojan Horse with his spear. FTP name this priest of Apollo, the subject of works by Titian, El Greco, Rubens, and Goethe, who was, along with his sons, strangled by a pair of sea serpents.

Laocoon

 

15. Richard O'Brien's original theatrical version, originally titled They Came from Denton High premiered in London in 1973, where the play was named the year's best musical by British drama critics. In 1975, a film version was produced star£ring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Meatloaf. It bombed in the U.S., but movie theater owners noticed something unusual. Though it didn't sell many tickets, the same people kept coming back to see it again. FTP identify this film, whose first regular midnight run began in New York City in 1976.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

16. At the age of ten, he went to work in a cotton mill, but in 1838 he became a medical doctor and in 1840 was ordained a minister. In 1841, he arrived on a missionary journey in Kuruman, in what is now South Africa. He gave up missionary work for exploration, becoming the first European to cross the Kalahari desert, exploring the Zambezi River, and discovering Victoria Falls. FTP name this man, who died in 1873, two years after meeting Henry Morton Stanley near Lake Tanganyika.

David Livingstone

 

17. Born in Brooklyn NY in 1928, this writer and illustrator worked at F.A.O. Schwartz afteNr high school. He was later hired to illustrate Wonderful Farm in 1951 and A Hole is to Dig in 1952. He wrote and illustrated Kenny's s Window in 1956. FTP name this author of Where the Wild Things Are, a children's story which won the Caldecott Medal and was adapted as an opera.

Maurice Sendak

 

18. When they ride, the flickering of their armor flashes in the Sky. causing the Northern Lights. Literally, the "Choosers of the dead", these messengers of Odin choose warriors from earthly battles to populate Valhalla in preparation for Ragnarok. FTP name these mounted warlike virgins of Norse mythology.

Valkyries (also accept Walkyrie or Valkyr or Valkyria)

 

19. The birthplace of Henry the Navigator, this town, on the north bank of the Douro River, was called Portus Cale or portucale by the Romans. From this came its country's name. This city's primary trade item is a variety of wine which gets its name from the town. FTP name this second largest city of Portugal.

Oporto or Pôrto

 

20. You have 8 seconds to answer the following question. If matrix A has first row [3,4] second row [-2,6] and matrix B has first row [4,1.5] second row [2,1]; FTP what is the determinant of the product of matrices A and B?

26

 

21. This dynasty was founded by Robert of Clermont, the sixth son of Louis IX of France. After the demise of the Valois dynasty, this family's Henry IV became king of France. Philip V was the dynasty's first Spanish ruler, and the dynasty lives on in Spain in King Juan Carlos I. FTP name this family which has included the kings Louis XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, and XVIII of France.

ßBourbon

 

22. Dorman Eaton drafted this act, and President Arthur appointed him to head the 3 man commission which it established. Though later expanded, it initially only affected federal offices employing more than 50 people. FTP name this 1883 act of Congress, named for its sponsor, which created a merit based system of federal employment.

Pendleton Civil Service Act (prompt on "Civil Service")

 

23. It has an area of 2,400 square miles, its county seat is Jefferson, and it is located in Northern Mssissippi. In reality, Jefferson corresponds to Oxford and the county itself to Lafayette county, where its creator lived. It was first chronicled in the 1929 novel Sartoris, and was the setting of such works as The Town; The Mansion; and The Sound and the Fury. FTP identify this fictional locale used by William Faulkner.

Yoknapatawpha County

 

24. He was bom in 1313 in Certaldo and lived in Naples from 1327 to 1341. § There he wrote Diana's Hunt, the first Italian hunting poem. He moved to Florence in 1341, where he lived until his 1375 death. He helped foster the Humanism movement both with his Latin treatises and his attempt, on the recommendation of Petrarch, to have Homer translated. FTP name this Italian author, whose works include the Filostrato and the Decameron.

Giovanni Boccaccio

 

25. According to Sir Walter Scott, it was originally a ship carrying precious metal on which a vicious murder was committed, with an outbreak of plague following. Thus, no port would allow the vessel entrance. Wagner attributed its eternal wandering to the oath of its captain to round the Cape of Good Hope, even if it takes forever to do so. FTP name this legendary ghost ship.

The Flying Dutchman

 

26. Born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire, this English author, mathematician, and logician was the author of a mathematical treatiºse, Euclid and His Modern Rivals. Later, he wrote Phantasmagoria and Other Poems and Sylvie and Bruno. His most famous novel was written in 1862 for Alice Liddell, a daughter of the dean of his college. FTP name this author of The Hunting of the Snark and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland whose real name is Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.

Lewis Carroll

 

27. The first movie version was produced by Thomas Edison in 1910, and many later versions and variations followed, including a Mel Brooks look at his youth in 1974, his meeting with Abbott and Costello in 1948, and a 1931 version where Boris Karloff played the monster. FTP identify this story of a Swiss student who makes an artificial man fro=m pieces of corpses written by Mary Shelley in 1816.

Frankenstein

 

28. Explaining why this athlete will have more impact than Mandela, Ghandi, and the Buddha, his father said "He'll have the power to impact nations. Not people. Nations. The world is just getting a taste of his power." This aside, he is dramatically impacting golf, drawing large and diverse crowds to events where he competes. FTP identify this golfer, who turned pro after winning his 3rd consecutive US Amateur in August 1996, and was named Sports Illustrated's 1996 Sportsman of the Year.

Eldrick "Tiger" Woods

 

UC Irvine Open - May 1999 Round 10 Bonuses - Edison High School

 

1. Identify the mythological object on a 30-20-10 basis.

(30) It was created when a Phrygian peasant dedicated his wagon to Zeus and placed it in the grove of the temple, tying the pole of the wagon to the yoke with a rope of bark. The peasant later became king. (20) Nobody could undo the knot. A saying developed that whoever succeeded in untying the knot would become the ruler of Asia. (10) Name this knot, whose name comes from the peasant who created it, and which was cut by Alexander the Great, according to legend.

The Gordian Knot

 

2. Give the real names of the following writers from their pen names FTPE.

a. George Eliot Mary Ann or Marian Evans

b. Voltaire Francois Marie Arouet

c. Saki Hector Hugh Munro

 

3. Given the category, identify the person or film that won the 1997 Golden Globe for that category FTPE.

a. Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Madonna Ciccone [accept either]

b. Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama Geoffrey Rush

c. Best Motion Picture Drama The English Patient

 

4. Identify the capital of each nation FTPE.

a. Switzerland (administrative capital) Bern

b. Sudan (executive capital) Khartoum

c. Saudi Arabia Riyadh

 

5. Answer the following questions about Renaissance art FTPE.

a. This early art historian wrote The Lives of the Artists.

Giorgio Vasari

b. Donatello often used this pose, in which a figure places all of its weight on one foot and bends the other leg at the knee behind it.

Contraposto

c. He won a competition with Brunelleschi in 1402 for the commission to create a set of bronze doors for the Florentine Baptistry.

Lorenzo Ghiberti

 

6. Five points for 1 correct, Ten for 2, Twenty for 3, or Thirty for all 4: Name the city in which each college or university in located.

a. University of Michigan Ann Arbor

b. Rice University Houston

c. Arizona State University Tempe

d. University of Idaho Moscow

 

7. Given the country, identify its primary currency unit FTPE.

a. Austria Schilling

b. Jordan Jordan Dinar

c. China Renminbi Yuan

 

8. Answer the following questions about musical instruments FTPE.

a. This Russian member of the lute family has a triangular shape and three strings.

Balalaika

b. It was once believed that the acoustic perfection this Italian achieved in his violin designs was due to their unique varnish.

Antonio Stradivari

c. This can be used as a generic term referring to stringed instruments whose strings are fastened across a frame lacking a projecting neck or arms.

Zither

 

9. Identify these business titans FTPE.

a. This billionaire made 2 fortunes, 1 from garbage collection and 1 from Blockbuster Video, and is poised to make a third with his fledgling AutoNation USA superstore chain.

Wayne Huizenga

b. This former president and CEO of National Semiconductor succeeded Michael Spindler as chairman of Apple Computer, Inc., before being replacing by Steve Jobs.

Gilbert Amelio

c. This Berkshire Hathaway leader has been called "the Oracle of Omaha."

Warren Buffett

 

10. Identify each 1996 honoree into the National Women's Hall of Fame FTPE.

a. She established a women's missionary order, in addition to clinics, schools, and hospitals for immigrants, and became the first American citizen to be canonized. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

b. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Edith Wharton

c. This essayist and journalist was also a co-pilot and navigator for her husband, a celebrated aviator.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

11. Identify the author of each work of American literature FTPE.

a. Annie Allen Gwendolen Brooks

b. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Stephen Crane

c. Black Boy Richard Wright

 

12. Answer the following questions about California laws FTPE.

a. California was the first state to require this of twice convicted child molesters to lessen their sex drive?

Chemical Castration [or equiv.-weekly injections with synthetic female hormones]

b. The possession of which "date rape drug" was made illegal?

Rohypnol

c. The state provided 971 million dollars to school districts to cut kindergarten through third grade classes to this size or less.

20 students

 

13. Given some of its nicknames, identify the U.S. state FTPE.

a. Bullion State or Show Me State Missouri

b. Mainland State or The Last Frontier Alaska

c. Keystone State Pennsylvania

 

14. Identify each of the following particles or classes of particles FTPE.

a. General relativity predicts that this hypothetical particle which carries the force of gravity has a spin quantum number of 2 and no mass.

Graviton

b. In contrast to fermions, the exclusion principle does not hold for this class of subatomic particles that obey Bose-Einstein mechanics, and which include the photons gluon, and meson.

Boson

c. The basic units of this theory are one-dimensional mass-less objects with a length of 10 to the negative 33 centimeters, and it postulates a 10 dimensional universe.

Superstring Theory

 

15. Identify the character who each actor plays on NBC's ex-hit program "Seinfeld" FTPE.

a. Jason Alexander George Costanza (accept either)

b. Michael Richards Cosmo Kramer (accept either)

c. Wayne Knight Newman

 

16. Identify the play from which each of the following groups of characters come.

a. Olivia, Viola, Orsino, and Sebastian Twelfth Night or What You Will

b. Balthasar, Friar Lawrence, Sampson, and Gregory Romeo and Juliet

c. Puck, Theseus, and Titania A Midsummer's Night Dream

 

17. Identify the following inventors FTPE.

a. This British inventor is best known for his steel-making process.

Sir Henry Bessemer

b. This American physicist won the 1939 Nobel prize in physics for the invention of the cyclotron.

Ernest Orlando Lawrence

c. This Italian physicist was awarded the 1909 Nobel prize for his work on the wireless telegraph.

Gugliemo Marconi

 

18. From the names of its stars, identify the recent film FTPE.

a. Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan Space Jam

b. Woody Harrelson and Courtney Love The People Vs. Larry Flynt

c. Jack Lemmon, James Gamer, and Dan Aykroyd My Fellow Americans

 

19. FTPE name each of the three Furies.

Tisiphone Megaera Alecto

 

20. Identify the musical terms from their definitions FTPE.

a. A pattern of five whole steps and two half steps. Diatonic Scale

b. The relationship of all scale tones to a home tone. Tonality

c. Succession of tones in rhythm. Melody

 

21. Given a Pope's birth name, identify the name he took when he became pope FTPE.

a. Giovanni de' Medici Leo X

b. Karol Jozef Wojtyla John Paul II

c. Rodrigo Borgia Alexander VI

 

22. Answer the following Middle Ages questions FTPE.

a. Which African empire reached its height in the early 14th century under King Mansa Musa?

Mali Empire

b. Which explorer discovered a sea route to India in 1498 and started a Portugese colony there in 1502?

Vasco Da Gama

c. Which English king's troops murdered Thomas à Becket in 1162?

Henry II

 

23. Identify the authors of the following works from English Literature FTPE.

a. Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Anne Brönte

b. The English Patient Michael Ondaatje

c. All for Love and Absalom and Achitophel John Dryden

 

24. From a list of the nations bordering it, identify each country FTPE.

a. Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine Poland

b. Iran, Afghanistan, China, India Pakistan

c. Colombia, Guyana, Brazil Venezuela

 

25. Identify the movie for which each actor or actress won a best actor or actress Oscar, given his or her name and the year.

a. Anthony Hopkins in 1991 The Silence of the Lambs

b. Jessica Tandy in 1989 Driving Miss Daisy

c. Holly Hunter in 1993 The Piano

 

26. Answer the following questions concerning 365 people taken hostage on December 17, 1996 FTPE.

a. In which country did armed rebels from The Shining Path storm a compound that day?

Peru

b. What was the position of the person whose residence was stormed?

Japanese Ambassador (prompt on partial answer)

c. Who is the Peruvian President, whose brother Pedro was taken as one of the hostages?

Alberto Fujimori

 

27. Identify the opera singers who comprise The Three Tenors.

José Carreras, Placido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti

 

28. Answer the following questions about WWI FTPE.

a. Who assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo in 1914?

Gavrilo Princip

b. On May 7, 1915, which ship did German submarines sink, killing 1198 people, including 128 Americans?

Lusitania

c. In which September 1914 battle was the German drive stopped 25 miles out of Paris?

First Battle of the Marne (both underlined parts required)