VETO 2007, FARSIDE team second packet bonuses


BONUS 1
Auditory bonus: See alternative bonus 1 (right after this) if no working audio.
I'll play you an excerpt from an interview recorded on June 1, 2007, and then ask you questions about it for 10 points each.

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

Answer:  Andrew SPEAKER

B. In January, Andrew Speaker was diagnosed with what disease?

Answer:  extensively drug-resistant TUBERCULOSIS (prompt on "T.B.")

C. When Andrew Speaker flew to Europe in May, he was reported to the U.S. government by a Centers for Disease Control doctor who had what family relationship to him?

Answer:  FATHER-IN-LAW (or future father-in-law, or equivalent: he got married on this trip)


ALTERNATIVE BONUS 1
Use this in place of Bonus 1 only if no working audio.
On May 24, 2007, an American flew from Europe to Montreal, then drove across the border, where the guard ignored an alert to isolate and detain him and notify health authorities. For 10 points per answer:

A. Name this personal-injury lawyer who soon became the first infected person to be quarantined by the U.S. government in over forty years.

Answer:  Andrew SPEAKER

B. In January, Andrew Speaker had been diagnosed with what disease?

Answer:  extensively drug-resistant TUBERCULOSIS (prompt on "T.B.")

C. When Andrew Speaker flew to Europe in May, he was reported to the U.S. government by a Centers for Disease Control doctor who had what family relationship to him?

Answer:  FATHER-IN-LAW (or future father-in-law, or equivalent: he got married on this trip)


BONUS 2
[[ HAND OUT MAP WITH FUNNY SCRIPT ]]
I've just handed you a map of an independent country, with relief in colour, labelled in the native script of that country. For 10 points per answer:

A. What is the country?

Answer:  Republic of GEORGIA   (or SAKARTVELOs Respublika)

B. Just north of Georgia, at the label marked B, is the highest point in all of Europe. What is this mountain?

Answer:  Mount ELBRUS

C. Russia lies to the north of Georgia. Name ANY ONE of Georgia's three neighbors to the south, TOGETHER with its number, one, two, or three, shown on the map.

Answers:  1 - TURKEY
2 - ARMENIA
3 - AZERBAIJAN


BONUS 3
Auditory bonus: If no working audio, go to the next one (no alternative bonus 3).
For 10 points each, name the composers of these piano concerti.

A. [[ PLAY TAPE until you hear "End of Part A"]]

Answer:  Ludwig van BEETHOVEN

B. [[ PLAY TAPE until you hear "End of Part B"]]

Answer:  Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY

C. [[ PLAY TAPE until you hear "End of second Auditory Bonus"]]

Answer:  Sergei Vasilyevich RACHMANINOFF


BONUS 4
[[ HAND OUT PAGE WITH THREE LITERARY EXCERPTS ]]
You've just been handed three excerpts from tales by Edgar Allan Poe. Give the titles of the works, for 10 points each. You have 15 seconds.

Answers:  A. The FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
B. The GOLD-BUG
C. The MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE


BONUS 5
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING TWELVE CROSSES ]]
I've just handed you a page showing twelve Christian crosses, with numbers below them. For 5 points for one, 10 for two, 20 for three or 30 for all four, give the number corresponding to each of these. I WILL NOT TELL YOU WHETHER YOU ARE RIGHT until after you give all your answers.

A. Maltese cross

Answer:  9

B. Eastern Orthodox cross

Answer:  11

C. Papal cross

Answer:  5

D. Jerusalem cross

Answer:  4


BONUS 6
[[ HAND OUT PAINTING ]] You've just been handed a painting from the year 1526, now in Berlin's state museum.

A, B. For 5 points each, name the two characters labelled "A" and "B".

Answers:  King DAVID
and BATHSHEBA (do not accept the "Queen of Sheba": a different person)

C. For 10 more points, who painted this?

Answer:  Lucas CRANACH the Elder, or der Ältere

D. The story of David and Bathsheba is told in what book of the Christian bible?

Answer:  SECOND SAMUEL (or TWO SAMUEL)


BONUS 7
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING HER MAJESTY AND OTHERS ]]
According to the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Queen is to be addressed in conversation as "Your Majesty". The Department also lists the correct form of address to various other dignitaries. For 10 points each, CHOOSE ANY THREE of "A" through "E" on this page, and tell me how you should address the person or persons in conversation. You have 15 seconds.

Answers: 
A. Your ROYAL HIGHNESS   (princes)
B. Your EXCELLENCY   (governor-general)
C. Your HONOUR   (lieutenant-governors)
D. Your WORSHIP   (mayors)
E. Your EMINENCE   (cardinals)


BONUS 8
[[ HAND OUT PAGE WITH THREE USA MAPS ]]
I just handed you three maps showing, in red, the states won by each of three different American presidents on his first successful election to the presidency. All of them took place in the past fifty years. For 10 points each, name the three presidents. You have 15 seconds.

Answers:  A. James Earl CARTER (1976)
B. George Walker BUSH (prompt on "Bush" or "George Bush") (2000)
C. Lyndon Baines JOHNSON (1964)


BONUS 9
[[ HAND OUT CHART WITH "PROTONS" AND "NEUTRONS" ON AXES ]]
You've just been handed a chart of nuclides, on which stable nuclides are shown in black, and other nuclides are shown with different colours for different modes of decay. For 10 points each, name the particle of matter or antimatter that is emitted by nuclides during radioactive decay, for the colours red, yellow, and blue on the chart. You have 15 seconds.

Answers:  Red: PROTON
Yellow: ALPHA particle, or HELIUM NUCLEUS
Blue: BETA particle, or ELECTRON


BONUS 10
StatsCan defines thirty-three Census Metropolitan Areas, or CMAs, in Canada, each with over a hundred thousand people. For 10 points each, name these CMAs from results of last year's census.

A. This CMA's population grew by nineteen per cent since 2001, the biggest percentage increase of any CMA. It lies on the western edge of Lake Simcoe, a hundred kilometres north of Toronto.

Answer:  BARRIE, Ontario

B. This CMA's population shrank the most since 2001: by two per cent. The municipality of the same name was formed by the merger of Chicoutimi and Jonquière in 2002.

Answer:  SAGUENAY, Quebec

C. The only other CMA to lose population since 2001 was this one in New Brunswick, which lost its place as New Brunswick's largest CMA, and is now second to Moncton.

Answer:  SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick


BONUS 11
Tired of tofu? Name these fermented soy products for ten points each.

A. A staple protein source in Indonesia, it's produced by cooking and dehulling soybeans, adding the Rhizopus oligosporus fungus, and then incubating the result overnight until it forms a solid cake.

Answer:  TEMPEH

B. It's made by adding a yeast mould to soybeans and letting them ferment for a period of weeks to years. The result is then ground into a paste that tastes salty and is traditionally used in soups in Japan.

Answer:  MISO

C. To make this, wash and soak soybeans, steam them, add the bacterium Bacillus subtilis, and let it incubate for a day. Commonly eaten in Japan with rice, it has the consistency of mucus and has a pungent smell with a hint of ammonia.

Answer:  NATTO


BONUS 12
From the 1830s to the 1850s, Canadians, Americans, and Brits alike were entertained by best-selling stories about the sayings and doings of an itinerant Yankee salesman who succeeds in Nova Scotia with what he calls his "knowledge of soft sawder and human natur". For 10 points per answer:

A. What is the name of this character?

Answer:  SAM SLICK of Slickville

B. The Sam Slick stories were written by what Nova Scotia judge?

Answer:  Thomas Chandler HALIBURTON

C. What product does Sam Slick sell?

Answer:  CLOCKs


BONUS 13
Answer these questions about fluid flow, ten points each.

A. The Reynolds number is expressed in what units, in terms of metres, kilograms, and seconds?

Answer:  DIMENSIONLESS or UNITLESS or NONE

B. Pencil and paper ready. Water flows at one metre per second along a filled circular pipe of diameter ten centimetres. Then all of it continues through another filled circular pipe of diameter five centimetres. How fast does the water flow through the second pipe? I'll give you ten seconds.

Answer:  FOUR (4) metres per second
(With same volume flow, it's 4 times as fast in the second pipe because it has 1/4 the cross-sectional area.)

C. If the Reynolds number of the flow in the first pipe is one hundred thousand, what is the Reynolds number of the flow in the second pipe? I'll give you ten seconds.

Answer:  TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND (200,000)
(Multiply by 1/2 for 1/2 diameter, then multiply by 4 for 4 times velocity.)


BONUS 14
Answer these questions about the history of black people in Canada. Ten points each.

A. The first known black person in Canada was Mathieu da Costa, a Mi'kmaq interpreter working for two explorers in the early 1600s. Name either explorer.

Answer:  Samuel de CHAMPLAIN
or Pierre DUGUA, or Sieur de MONTS

B. Born a slave in Maryland, he escaped to Kent County, Upper Canada, where he founded the Dawn community for fugitive American slaves. His 1849 autobiography is thought to have inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Answer:  Josiah HENSON

C. This small black community on the south shore of Bedford Basin in Halifax was first settled after the war of 1812. Its four hundred residents were expelled and the neighbourhood bulldozed in the 1960s to make way for a bridge and port expansion.

Answer:  AFRICVILLE


BONUS 15
In April 2007, in preparation for a transition to a democratic constitutional monarchy, this country had a mock election in which the landslide winner was the fictitious "yellow dragon" party standing for "culture and tradition". For 10 points per answer:

A. Name the country.

Answer:  Kingdom of BHUTAN, or DRUK YUL

B. What's the official religion of Bhutan?

Answer:  (Tantric) Mahayana BUDDHISM (or LAMAISM or DRUKPA KAGYU)

C. Eighty-five per cent of Bhutan's export revenues come from the sale to India of what?

Answer:  hydroELECTRICity, or hydroELECTRIC POWER


BONUS 16
Name these foreign groups that ruled Egypt, 10 points each.

A. Of mysterious origin and identified with the Hebrews by Josephus, these Semitic Asiatic nomads dubbed the "shepherd kings" were Egypt's fifteenth dynasty, from 1650 to 1550 B.C.

Answer:  HYKSOS

B. This Hellenistic dynasty began with Alexander the Great's satrap in Egypt, and ended under Cleopatra when Egypt was conquered by Rome.

Answer:  PTOLEMY or PTOLEMIES or PTOLEMAIC dynasty

C. Taking power during the French invasion of the Seventh Crusade, these Turkish and Circassian slave soldiers were sultans of Egypt until being defeated by the Ottoman empire in 1517.

Answer:  MAMELUKEs


BONUS 17
Name these Canadian women who received honorary degrees in 2007. Ten points each.

A. Carleton University and Montreal's École des Hautes Études Commerciales both gave honorary doctorates to this Auditor General of Canada.

Answer:  Sheila FRASER

B. This Liberal senator and former Leader of the Opposition in Manitoba received an honorary degree from the University of Manitoba.

Answer:  Sharon (Connolly) CARSTAIRS

C. Memorial University of Newfoundland awarded an honorary doctorate of laws to this new captain of Team Canada who was MVP of Canada's gold medal-winning teams in the last two winter Olympics.

Answer:  Hayley WICKENHEISER


BONUS 18
"Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen."
For 10 points per answer:

A. Those two lines begin what sonnet written in 1816?

Answer:  ON FIRST LOOKING INTO CHAPMAN'S HOMER

B. Who wrote "On first looking into Chapman's Homer"?

Answer:  John KEATS

C. The sonnet ends with the image of what "stout" Spaniard who "with eagle eyes ... star'd at the Pacific ... Silent, upon a peak in Darien ['dairy-EN']" ?

Answer:  (Hernán) CORTEZ


BONUS 19
Answer these questions about soil. Ten points each.

A. The major component of soil is mineral particles made of metal ions combined with what particular negatively charged ion?

Answer:  SILICATE

B. What is the name of the component of soil consisting of decomposed organic matter?

Answer:  HUMUS

C. One of the most fertile soils, which is very high in humus content, occurs in parts of the Canadian Prairies and also in Ukraine and Russia. What is its name, from Russian for "black earth"?

Answer:  CHERNOZEM


BONUS 20
Name these battles of the War of 1812. Ten points each.

A. On October 13, 1812, hundreds of New York militiamen snuck across the Niagara River, but most ended up being captured. Among the twenty-eight British dead was General Isaac Brock.

Answer:  battle of QUEENSTON HEIGHTS, or QUEENSTOWN HEIGHTS

B. Having overheard the schemings of American officers billeted in her house, Laura Secord walked thirty-two kilometres to warn Lieutenant James Fitzgibbon of their plans for a surprise attack. On June 24, 1813, Mohawk warriors ambushed the approaching Americans under Colonel Charles Boerstler, who surrendered.

Answer:  battle of BEAVER DAMS

C. General Winfield Scott had underestimated the numbers of British and Canadian forces near Niagara Falls and began this assault on the evening of July 25, 1814. It was the bloodiest battle of the entire war and resulted in American retreat from Canada.

Answer:  battle of LUNDY'S LANE


BONUS 21
"In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed -- they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." For 10 points per answer:

A. What movie includes that speech?

Answer:  The THIRD MAN

B. The speech is given by the character Harry Lime, played by what actor?

Answer:  Orson WELLES

C. What city is the setting for The Third Man?

Answer:  VIENNA, Austria (or WIEN)


BONUS 22
It ended after six days, instead of the planned two weeks, when the lead investigator's girlfriend made him realize that things were getting out of hand with sadistic guards, withholding food and bathroom rights, riots and hunger strikes by prisoners, and a psychosomatic rash over one inmate's body. For 10 points each, name the investigator and name the university where this prison simulation experiment took place in 1971.

Answers:  Philip G. ZIMBARDO
Leland STANFORD Junior University

Zimbardo had been a high-school classmate of this other psychologist who told him, "People are now going to say yours is the most unethical study ever, and not mine." For 10 points, name the Yale professor whose 1961 experiment asked subjects to give electric shocks to actors who pretended to be feeling pain.

Answer:  Stanley MILGRAM


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