VETO 2006, FARSIDE team first packet bonuses

BONUS 1
Tactile bonus: See alternative bonus 1 (right after this) if you didn't get a brick.
[[ PASS OUT BRICK ]]
Answer these questions about the brick you've just been given. No measuring devices allowed. You get 10 points if your answer is correct within ten per cent, or 5 points if it's correct within twenty per cent.

A. What is the length, in centimetres, of the longest side of this brick?

Answer:  22.15 cm (accept in range 19.89 — 24.42 cm for 10 points,
or otherwise in range 17.68 — 26.64 cm for 5 points)

B. What is the mass of the brick, in kilograms?

Answer:  3.27 kg (accept in range 2.925 — 3.619 kg for 10 points,
or otherwise in range 2.600 — 3.948 kg for 5 points)

C. This brick has mass 3.27 kilograms and volume 1.37 cubic decimetres. What is the ratio of the brick's density to the density of water?

Answer:  2.387 (accept in range 2.101 — 2.683 for 10 points,
or otherwise in range 1.868 — 2.927 for 5 points)


ALTERNATIVE BONUS 1
Use this in place of Bonus 1 only if you didn't get a brick.
Give these distances in kilometres. You get 10 points if your answer is correct within ten per cent, or 5 points if it's correct within twenty per cent.

A. What's the distance from the earth to the sun?

Answer:  147.5 MILLION km (accept in range 132.75 — 167.86 MILLION km for 10 points,
or otherwise in range 118.00 — 183.12 MILLION km for 5 points)

B. What's the radius of the earth?

Answer:  6367 km (accept in range 5721 — 7016 km for 10 points,
or otherwise in range 5085 — 7654 km for 5 points)

C. What's the distance from Bonavista to Vancouver Island, as the crow flies?

Answer:  4983 km (accept in range 4484 — 5481 km for 10 points,
or otherwise in range 3986 — 5980 km for 5 points)


BONUS 2
Auditory bonus: See alternative bonus 2 (right after this) if no working audio.
Name the location, for 30 points after one clue, 20 points after two clues, or 10 points after all three clues.

For 30: The location's name occurs in the title of the opera from which I'll play an excerpt of its overture.
[[ PLAY TAPE until you hear "End of First Auditory Bonus" ]]

For 20: [[ HAND OUT FILM POSTER ]]
The location's name occurs in the title of the film for which this is a poster.

For 10: [[ HAND OUT SATELLITE PHOTO ]]
It's the city pointed to by the arrow in this satellite photo.

Answer:  ALGIERS (al-Jazaa'ir), Algeria


ALTERNATIVE BONUS 2
Use this in place of Bonus 2 only if no working audio.
Name the location, for 30 points after one clue, 20 points after two clues, or 10 points after all three clues.

For 30: The location's name occurs in the title of an opera that includes the cavatinas "Languir per una bella" and "Cruda sorte" ["CRUE-da SOR-tay"].

For 20: [[ HAND OUT FILM POSTER ]]
The location's name occurs in the title of the film for which this is a poster.

For 10: [[ HAND OUT SATELLITE PHOTO ]]
It's the city pointed to by the arrow in this satellite photo.

Answer:  ALGIERS (al-Jazaa'ir), Algeria


BONUS 3
Auditory bonus: See alternative bonus 3 (right after this) if no working audio.
A. I'll play you a clip from a movie. First name the movie for 10 points.
[[ PLAY TAPE until you hear "End of Third Auditory Bonus" ]]

Answer:  A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

B. For 5 points for first name and 5 for last name, what character speaks the lines just quoted?

Answer:  BLANCHE DUBOIS

C. For 10 more points, what actress is playing Blanche Dubois?

Answer:  Vivien LEIGH


ALTERNATIVE BONUS 3
Use this in place of Bonus 3 only if no working audio.
A. "Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." For 10 points, that line comes from what play?

Answer:  A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

B. For 5 points for first name and 5 for last name, what character speaks the lines just quoted?

Answer:  BLANCHE DUBOIS

C. For 10 more points, in the 1951 film version, what actress played Blanche Dubois?

Answer:  Vivien LEIGH


BONUS 4
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING FLAG-BEDECKED ARMS ]]
You've just been handed a poster promoting the Marshall Plan. It shows the flags of the seventeen participating countries, which are all still used today, and also the flag of a participating city-state that was then disputed between Italy and Yugoslavia. For 10 points, name that city, and for 10 more, give the number beside its flag on the poster.

Answers:  TRIESTE (or TRST)
flag number 1 (ONE)

The poster promotes "working together for peace, freedom, and higher living standards" in what language, for 10 points?

Answer:  SWEDISH (or SVENSKA)


BONUS 5
Auditory bonus: See alternative bonus 5 (right after this) if no working audio.
A. I'll play you a clip from a speech made on June 14, 2006. First name the speaker for 10 points.
[[ PLAY TAPE until you hear "End of Second Auditory Bonus" ]]

Answer:  The Honourable Rodney (Joseph) MacDONALD

B. MacDonald's party did not get a majority in the legislature. The three parties got twenty-three seats, twenty seats, and nine seats. For 10 points, all or nothing, name those three parties in the order of most to fewest members elected.

Answers:  PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE party (prompt for more if just "Conservative" given)
New Democratic Party (or NEW DEMOCRATs)
LIBERAL Party

C. For 10 more points, MacDonald became premier in February after the retirement of what premier who had been office for six and a half years?

Answer:  The Honourable Doctor John (Frederick) HAMM


ALTERNATIVE BONUS 5
Use this in place of Bonus 5 only if no working audio.
A. Nova Scotia had a general election on June 14, 2006. For 10 points, who was re-elected as premier?

Answer:  The Honourable Rodney (Joseph) MacDONALD

B. MacDonald's party did not get a majority in the legislature. The three parties got twenty-three seats, twenty seats, and nine seats. For 10 points, all or nothing, name those three parties in the order of most to fewest members elected.

Answers:  PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE party (prompt for more if just "Conservative" given)
New Democratic Party (or NEW DEMOCRATs)
LIBERAL Party

C. For 10 more points, MacDonald became premier in February after the retirement of what premier who had been office for six and a half years?

Answer:  The Honourable Doctor John (Frederick) HAMM


BONUS 6
[[ HAND OUT PAGE WITH GRAPH ]]
You've just been handed a page with a titration curve showing the pH of a solution of a weak monoprotic acid against volume of sodium hydroxide solution added to it. For 10 points per answer:

A. Within zero point two millilitres, how many millilitres of acid solution were present initially?

Answer:  12 mL (accept in range 11.8 — 12.2 mL)
(read from centre of vertical jump)

B. Within a factor of two, what is the acid dissociation constant of the acid?

Answer:  10-6 (ten to -6 power)   (accept in range 5 x 10-7 — 2 x 10-6)
(raise 10 to the minus power of pH at half-equivalence point, which is where there is half as much NaOh as acid solution — that is, 6 mL of NaOH)

C. If the concentration of acid solution is equal to the concentration of the sodium hydroxide solution, then what is this concentration, within a factor of two?

Answer:  0.01 M   (accept in range 0.005 to 0.02 M)
(from initial pH of 4, get [H+] = 10-4 M; square this and divide by Ka = 10-6)


BONUS 7
[[ HAND OUT PHOTO OF MEN AROUND RAILS ]]
You've just been handed a famous photograph. For 10 points per answer:

A. What is the name of the locality where the picture was taken?

Answer:  CRAIGELLACHIE ["cray-GELL-a-key"], British Columbia

B. Who is shown outlined in white?

Answer:  Sir Donald SMITH

C. Sir Donald Smith drove the last spike on November 7 of what year?

Answer:  1885


BONUS 8
[[ HAND OUT PAGE WITH THREE LITERARY EXCERPTS ]]
You've just been handed three excerpts from novels by Jane Austen. None of them is Pride and Prejudice. Give the titles of the works, for 10 points each. You have 15 seconds.

Answers:  A. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
B. EMMA
C. PERSUASION


BONUS 9
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING SCARY POSTERS ]]
You've just been handed three pictures of posters of groups that the Canadian government has designated as terrorist organizations under the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act. Name the organizations for 10 points each.

Answers:  A. HIZBOLLAH
B. SHINING PATH   (or SENDERO LUMINOSO)
C. HAMAS   (or HARAKAT AL-MUQAWAMA AL-ISLAMIYYA)


BONUS 10
[[ HAND OUT PICTURE OF FOSSIL ]]
You've just been handed a picture of a fossil. For 10 points per answer:

A. What do paleontologists call this creature?

Answer:  ARCHAEOPTERYX lithographica

B. Archaeopteryx lived during the later part of what geological period?

Answer:  JURASSIC period

C. How many years ago was the Jurassic period? Give any year that falls in its range.

Answer:  144 — 206 MILLION years ago


BONUS 11
[[ HAND OUT MAP WITH JAPANESE CHARACTERS ]]
You've just been handed a map. For 10 points per answer:

A. What is the main island shown here?

Answer:  HOKKAIDO, Japan

B. What one-time Olympic host city, indicated with a "B" here, is the capital of the Hokkaido prefecture?

Answer:  SAPPORO

C. Just north of Hokkaido is what Russian island that's seven per cent smaller than Hokkaido but has one eighth the population?

Answer:  SAKHALIN (or KARAFUTO)


BONUS 12
[[ HAND OUT PICTURE OF SCULPTURE ]]
You've just been handed a picture of a sculpture in Rome's Galleria Borghese.

A. For 5 points each, name the two figures depicted.

Answers:  APOLLO and DAPHNE

B. For 10 points, name the sculptor.

Answer:  Gian Lorenzo BERNINI

C. For 10 points, Daphne is being transformed into what kind of tree?

Answer:  bay LAUREL


BONUS 13
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING THREE WORLD MAPS ]]
Canada belongs to several international organizations. You've just been handed a page showing, in red, the countries belonging to three different such organizations. The headquarters of each is indicated with a black X. Give either the full name or the abbreviation for the organizations, for 10 points each. You have 15 seconds.

Answers:  A. APEC: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
B. OECD: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
C. WTO: World Trade Organization


BONUS 14
[[ HAND OUT PAGE WITH POEM ]]
You've just been handed a poem with the title removed in all four places where it occurs. For 10 points per answer:

A. What is the ten-syllable title of this poem?

Answer:  DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT   (do not accept "Do not go gently into that good night")

B. Who wrote it?

Answer:  Dylan (Marlais) THOMAS

C. The poem is in what nineteen-line verse form adopted from French?

Answer:  VILLANELLE


BONUS 15
Future federal elections may be held on fixed dates, but municipal elections in Canada already are. Name a province, and then give the day when it holds municipal elections. You'll get 10 points for the month, 10 for the day of the week, and 10 for which occurrence of that day. For example, "Saskatchewan: third Saturday in July" if correct would earn you 10 for July, 10 for Saturday, and 10 for "third".

Answers: 
Alberta:   3rd Monday in October
British Columbia:   3rd Saturday in November
Manitoba:   4th Wednesday in October
New Brunswick:   2nd Monday in May
Newfoundland and Labrador:   last Tuesday in September
Nova Scotia:   3rd Saturday in October
Ontario:   2nd Monday in November
Prince Edward Island:   1st Monday in November
Quebec:   1st Sunday in November
Saskatchewan:   3rd or 4th Wednesday in October


BONUS 16
For 10 points each, name these Persian dynasties.

A. Under its kings Cyrus the Great and Darius the Great, the Persian Empire was the largest in the ancient world, even larger than the Roman Empire would become.

Answer:  ACHAEMENID (or HAKHAMANISHIYA)

B. They were the successors to Alexander the Great. Around 250 BC, the Parthian Empire broke away from them.

Answer:  SELEUCIDs

C. They lasted from the third century to the Islamic conquest in the seventh century.

Answer:  SASSANID (or SASSANIAN)


BONUS 17
For 10 points each, I'll name a lake in Canada, and you tell me the name of the river through which that lake's water drains into the sea. There may be other rivers or lakes in between, but I just want the river that actually reaches the sea.

A. Okanagan Lake in B.C.

Answer:  COLUMBIA River

B. Lake Nipissing in Ontario

Answer:  SAINT LAWRENCE River   (via the Great Lakes)

C. Lake of the Woods in Manitoba and Ontario

Answer:  NELSON River   (via Lake Winnipeg)


BONUS 18
For 10 points each, name these sports that involve long-distance running.

A. A cross-country race in which each participant uses a map and compass to navigate through unfamiliar terrain, visiting a set of control points shown on the map.

Answer:  ORIENTEERing

B. Similar to orienteering but played with teams, the objective is to visit as many checkpoints as possible in a fixed time, usually twenty-four hours. It was invented in Melbourne, Australia, by Rod Phillips, Gail Davis, and Neil Phillips.

Answer:  ROGAINing   (from the names Rod, Gail, Neil)

C. In this non-competitive sport that originated among bored British expats in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a pack of runners follow a trail of chalk or flour or paper made by a "hare", and have a party at the end.

Answer:  HASHing   (from Hash House Harriers)


BONUS 19
For 10 points each, answer these questions about malaria.

A. Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of what genus?

Answer:  PLASMODIUM

B. Malaria is transmitted from one person to another by female mosquitoes of what genus?

Answer:  ANOPHELES

C. Extracted from sweet wormwood grown in China, where it has a long history in traditional medicine, what is the most successful antimalarial drug used today?

Answer:  ARTEMISININ ["art-a-MEE-sin-in"]


BONUS 20
For 10 points each, give the Latin legal term from a description.

A. Meaning "beyond the powers", it refers to a provincial legislature or Parliament going beyond the jurisdiction allotted to it by the constitution.

Answer:  ULTRA VIRES

B. It refers to legal proceedings where one of the parties has not received notice and, therefore, is neither present nor represented.

Answer:  EX PARTE

C. It means caught in the act of committing a criminal offence.

Answer:  IN FLAGRANTE delicto


BONUS 21
The Talmud states that "seven prophetesses preached to Israel". For 5 points apiece, name any six of these female Jewish prophets.

Answers:  ABIGAIL   (or AVIGAYIL),
DEBORAH   (or DEVORA),
ESTHER,
HANNAH,
HULDAH,
MIRIAM,
SARAH


BONUS 22
For 10 points each, name these kings of Spain.

A. He reigned during the Thirty Years War and a decline in Spanish fortunes, including the loss of Portugal, but he was the patron of Diego Velázquez.

Answer:  PHILIP IV   (or FELIPE IV)

B. Philip the Fourth's son and successor, he became king at age three and died at thirty-eight, without issue, as the last Habsburg monarch of Spain.

Answer:  CHARLES II   (or CARLOS SEGUNDO)

C. This king, a patron of Francisco Goya, was more interested in hunting than anything else. When Napoleon's forces invaded, he abdicated.

Answer:  CHARLES IV   (or CARLOS IV)


Vancouver Estival Trivia Open, 2006, FARSIDE team first packet