VETO 2007, FARSIDE team first packet bonuses


BONUS 1
Auditory bonus: See alternative bonus 1 (right after this) if no working audio.
I'll play you an excerpt of a speech and then ask you questions about it for 10 points each. The speech was given on March 26, 2007.

A. Name the person speaking after listening to this:
[[ PLAY TAPE until you hear "End of first Auditory Bonus"]]

Answer:  the Reverend and Right Honourable Doctor Ian (Richard Kyle) PAISLEY

B. Ian Paisley, now First Minister of Northern Ireland, is sometimes called "doctor" because of the honorary Doctorate of Divinity given to him by what American institution that calls itself "the world's leading Fundamentalist university"?

Answer:  BOB JONES University

C. The Northern Ireland Assembly meets in parliament buildings commonly known by what name, from the estate on which it sits?

Answer:  STORMONT


ALTERNATIVE BONUS 1
Use this in place of Bonus 1 only if no working audio.
On March 26, 2007, Sinn Fein ["shin fane"] and the Democratic Unionist Party agreed to a power-sharing government in Northern Ireland. For 10 points each:

A. Under the agreement, what radical Presbyterian cleric now has the title of First Minister of Northern Ireland?

Answer:  the Reverend and Right Honourable Doctor Ian (Richard Kyle) PAISLEY

B. Ian Paisley is sometimes called "doctor" because of the honorary Doctorate of Divinity given to him by what American institution that calls itself "the world's leading Fundamentalist university"?

Answer:  BOB JONES University

C. The Northern Ireland Assembly meets in parliament buildings commonly known by what name, from the estate on which it sits?

Answer:  STORMONT


BONUS 2
[[ HAND OUT PAGE OF TEXT, "I LIKE CANADIANS" ]]
You've just been handed a poem that was written in 1923. For 10 points per answer:

A. Who wrote it?

Answer:  Ernest Miller "Papa" HEMINGWAY

B. What kind of establishment was Blue Bonnets?

Answer:  HORSE RACE track (prompt on RACETRACK) , or HIPPODROME

Host: "It's now called Hippodrome de Montreal."

C. Which Hemingway novel has a character who was once middleweight boxing champion of Princeton, Robert Cohn?

Answers:  The SUN ALSO RISES


BONUS 3
Auditory bonus: See alternative bonus 3 (right after this) if no working audio.
Listen to the following opera excerpt and then answer questions about it for 10 points each.

A. Name the opera after listening to this:
[[ PLAY TAPE until you hear "End of second Auditory Bonus"]]

Answer:  Le NOZZE DI FIGARO, or The MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

B. Who was the composer of The Marriage of Figaro?

Answer:  Wolfgang Amadeus (Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus) MOZART

C. Name the character who sings the aria you just heard.

Answer:  CHERUBINO ["kay-roo-BEE-no"]


ALTERNATIVE BONUS 3
Use this in place of Bonus 3 only if no working audio.
Answer these questions about the opera The Marriage of Figaro.

A. Who composed it in 1786?

Answer:  Wolfgang Amadeus (Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus) MOZART

B. The opera is set in the court of what nobleman?

Answer:  Count ALMAVIVA

C. What young page of the Count's is in love with love and with every woman he sees?

Answer:  CHERUBINO ["kay-roo-BEE-no"]


BONUS 4
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE ]]
You've just been handed a page showing Taylor series for four transcendental functions of x. For 5 points for one, 10 for two, 20 for three or 30 for all four, name the function of x. You have 15 seconds.

Answers: 
A. E TO THE power X, or EXPONENTIAL function of x
B. SINE of x
C. HYPERBOLIC SINE of x
D. LOGarithm of x


BONUS 5
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING CHAIR ]]
You've just been handed a photograph titled Sainte-Beuve. For 10 points per answer:

A. The photo was taken in 1987 by what philosopher who had just been sitting here?

Answer:  Jean BAUDRILLARD

B. Baudrillard wrote about four successive phases of an image: (1) it reflects a basic reality; (2) it masks and perverts a basic reality; (3) it masks the absence of a basic reality; and finally, (4) it bears no relation to any reality whatever, and is purely what he described by what term?

Answer:  SIMULACRUM (or SIMULACRE)

C. Baudrillard gained notoriety for writing that what war had never taken place?

Answer:  Persian GULF WAR of 1991   (prompt for "more specific" on IRAQ War)


BONUS 6
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING THREE VERY SIMILAR MAPS ]]
You've just been handed a page with maps depicting routes of three explorers of the Canadian Arctic, shown in thick orange or red, with the year of the expedition given below the map. For 10 points each, name the three explorers. You have 15 seconds.

Answers:  A. Martin FROBISHER   (hence Frobisher Bay)
B. John DAVIS   (hence Davis Strait)
C. Henry HUDSON   (hence Hudson Bay)


BONUS 7
[[ HAND OUT PHOTOGRAPH OF BRIDGE ]]
I just gave you a picture of a bridge. For 10 points per answer:

A. In what city is this?

Answer:  FLORENCE, Italy (or FIRENZE, Italia)

B. What's the name of the bridge?

Answer:  PONTE VECCHIO

C. The Ponte Vecchio spans what river?

Answer:  ARNO


BONUS 8
[[ HAND OUT GRAPH ]]
I just gave you a graph of cost and revenue curves for a monopolist. The graph shows marginal cost, average total cost, marginal revenue, and average revenue. For 10 points per answer, where I'll give you 10 seconds for each part:

A. In order to maximize profit, what price will the monopolist charge per unit, within 25 cents?

Answer:  SIX dollars (accept in range 5.75 — 6.25)
(Find output where MR = MC and then look at AR for that output.)

B. If the monopolist charges six dollars per unit, how many units will be sold, within 250?

Answer:  3000 units (accept in range 2750 — 3250)
(See where AR = $6.)

C. If the monopolist sells three thousand units at six dollars each, how much profit will it make, within five hundred dollars?

Answer:  SIX THOUSAND dollars (accept in range 5500 — 6500)
(Graph says that when selling 3000 units, average profit per unit is AR - ATC = $2.)


BONUS 9
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING THREE SATELLITE PHOTOS ]]
Here is a page with satellite photographs of three natural landmarks. I've shown the latitude and longitude for each one, as well as a five-hundred-metre mark. Name the landmarks, for 10 points each. You have 15 seconds.

Answers:  A. AYERS ROCK or ULURU
B. DEVIL'S TOWER National Monument
C. VICTORIA FALLS, or MOSI-OA-TUNYA


BONUS 10
[[ HAND OUT PAGE OF TEXT IN FOREIGN ALPHABET ]]
You've just been handed an excerpt of text of a dramatic work.

A. For 10 points, give the English title of the work.

Answer:  The FROGS

B. For 10 more points, who wrote The Frogs?

Answer:  ARISTOPHANES

Host: "The excerpt begins with what Gilbert and Sullivan called 'the croaking chorus from The Frogs of Aristophanes', which goes: 'Brekekekex koax koax.'"

C. In The Frogs, Dionysus descends into Hades and finds himself having to judge between two competitors for the chair of the best tragic poet. For 5 points each, name these two tragedians.

Answers:  AESCHYLUS and EURIPIDES


BONUS 11
In April 2007, Canada's New Government unveiled Turning the Corner: An Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollution. For 10 points per answer:

A. Name the environment minister who released the plan.

Answer:  John Russell BAIRD

B. The plan calls for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by twenty per cent below 2006 levels, by what year?

Answer:  2020

C. Al Gore complained that the government's plan uses a "poll-tested phrase" developed in Houston by "think tanks" financed by Exxon Mobil. What is this phrase that refers to lowering the amount of emissions per unit of economic output?

Answer:  INTENSITY REDUCTION


BONUS 12
Greece secured its independence from Turkey in 1832. Name these other powers, other than Turkey, from which Greece made later territorial gains. Ten points each.

A. In 1864, Greece took over Corfu and the Ionian islands from this country that had ruled it for thirty-nine years.

Answer:  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or Great BRITAIN

B. In 1923, Greece annexed Western Thrace from this country, which thereby lost its Aegean coastline.

Answer:  BULGARIA

C. In 1947, Rhodes and the other Dodecanese islands became Greek territory after thirty-five years as a possession of this country.

Answer:  ITALY


BONUS 13
Name these favourite organisms that biologists use in their research. Ten points each.

A. Geneticists have been tinkering with this member of the animal kingdom for a hundred years because it's small, has a generation time of only ten to twelve days, and has only four chromosomes. Thomas Hunt Morgan used it to show the role of chromosomes in heredity.

Answer:  DROSOPHILA melanogaster

B. Sydney Brenner titled his Nobel lecture "Nature's Gift to Science" in homage to this hermaphroditic animal which was the first multicellular organism whose genome was completely sequenced. The adult has only nine hundred and fifty-nine somatic cells, including three hundred and two neurons.

Answer:  Caenorhabditis ELEGANS (prompt on "nematode" or "roundworm")

C. Related to cabbage and mustard, it is self-fertilizing, produces thousands of seeds per plant, and has a generation time of only five weeks. It was the first plant to have its genome sequenced.

Answer:  ARABIDOPSIS thaliana


BONUS 14
Identify these Canadian mountains, for 10 points each.

A. Visible from the Yellowhead Highway in B.C., this is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.

Answer:  Mount ROBSON

B. The highest point in mainland Canada east of the Rockies is what remote peak on the Labrador-Quebec border?

Answer:  Mount CAUBVIK or Mont D'IBERVILLE

C. In a more populated part of Quebec, what is the highest mountain in the Laurentians?

Answer:  Mont TREMBLANT


BONUS 15
Answer these questions about Shinto shrines in Japan, ten points each.

A. Consisting of two uprights supporting a concave crosspiece with projecting ends and a straight crosspiece beneath it, what is the name of a gateway to a Shinto temple?

Answer:  TORII ["TORE-ee-ee"]

B. In the eleventh century, twenty-two shrines called Nijunisha were given special patronage. In what city were half of them located, with most of the rest being nearby?

Answer:  KYOTO

C. This controversial shrine in Tokyo was built in the nineteenth century to commemorate and worship those who have died in war for their country.

Answer:  YASUKUNI


BONUS 16
Answer these questions about moment of inertia, for 10 points each.

A. The moment of inertia is measured in what units in terms of metres, kilograms, and seconds?

Answer:  KILOGRAM METER-SQUARED (or METER-SQUARED KILOGRAM)

B. A thin ring of radius R and mass M has what moment of inertia about an axis through the centre of the ring and perpendicular to the plane of the ring? You have ten seconds.

Answer:  M times R SQUARED

C. For the same ring, what is the moment of inertia about an axis that goes through the ring itself and perpendicular to the plane of the ring? You have ten seconds.

Answer:  TWO times M times R SQUARED
(Can use parallel axis theorem: shifting axis by R from the centre of mass increases the moment by MR2.)


BONUS 17
From 1609 to 1767, Jesuits in this area ran a theocratic state on a communistic economic model, with the native population living in thirty communities called Reductions. Most of them were in what became, for 10 points, what independent country in 1811?

Answer:  PARAGUAY

Under President Francisco Solano López in the 1860s, Paraguay fought with its neighbours in what's also called the Paraguay War. For 10 points, what was this disastrous war that ended with the deaths of López and more than half of his countrymen?

Answer:  War of the TRIPLE ALLIANCE (do not accept Chaco War: that was later)

From 1954 until his overthrow in 1989, Paraguay was ruled by, for 10 points, what military dictator who died in exile in 2006?

Answer:  Alfredo STROESSNER Matiauda


BONUS 18
Name these locations in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress. Ten points each.

A. This is Christian's final destination.

Answer:  the CELESTIAL CITY

B. The most dangerous area on the journey is this dark, dreadful wilderness haunted by hobgoblins, satyrs, and dragons, with a name from the twenty-third Psalm.

Answer:  the VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH

C. Christian passes through this year-round market where one can buy "delights of all sorts, as whores, bawds, wives, husbands, children, masters, servants, lives, blood, bodies, souls, silver, gold, pearls, precious stones, and what not."

Answer:  VANITY FAIR


BONUS 19
Name these states of India for 10 points each.

A. Meaning "Northern Province" and located between Delhi and Nepal, it's half the size of the Yukon Territory but has a hundred and sixty-six million people, the most of any internal division of any country.

Answer:  UTTAR PRADESH

B. On India's southeastern tip, across from Sri Lanka, it used to be called Madras after the name of its capital which is now called Chennai.

Answer:  TAMIL NADU

C. Bordering Tamil Nadu on India's southwest coast, this state has the country's highest life expectancy, lowest birth rate, and highest literacy rate, and is the only Indian state where females outnumber males.

Answer:  KERALA ["CARE-a-la"]


BONUS 20
The most recent Juno awards ceremony was held on April 1, 2007. For 10 points per answer:

A. Nelly Furtado won both Pop Album of the Year and Album of the Year for what album?

Answer:  LOOSE

B. What track from Loose won Single of the Year?

Answer:  PROMISCUOUS (or PROMISCUOUS GIRL)

C. The Music DVD of the Year was what concert and documentary film by Sarah Harmer highlighting her land conservation activism?

Answer:  ESCARPMENT BLUES


BONUS 21
Name these novels by Joseph Conrad, for 10 points each.

A. Amid revolution in the South American country of Costaguano, Charles Gould, the owner of a silver mine, gets the title character, an Italian sailor, to move his treasure to a safe hiding place on a desert island.

Answer:  NOSTROMO

B. The title character is chief mate on the Patna carrying pilgrims to Mecca. When the ship threatens to sink, he joins the other cowardly officers in fleeing to lifeboats, but the ship does not sink, and he alone among the crew is put on trial.

Answer:  LORD JIM

C. "Having just enough imagination to carry him through each successive day, and no more", Captain MacWhirr pilots the steamer Nan-Shan through a storm with two hundred Chinese passengers and makes it safely to the port of Fu-chau.

Answer:  TYPHOON


BONUS 22
You don't usually expect the last bonus of a packet to be very good, but congratulations on making it this far, and now answer these questions about human excretion and excrement, for 10 points each.

A. What is the last body part feces pass through before the rectum?

Answer:  sigmoid COLON (prompt on "large intestine")

B. The brown colour of feces comes from dead human cells of what type?

Answer:  RED BLOOD cells, or ERYTHROCYTEs

C. According to Wikipedia, after the first stool, a newborn baby's feces are yellow-green because of the presence of what?

Answer:  BILE or GALL


Vancouver Estival Trivia Open, 2007, FARSIDE team, first packet