VETO 2009, FARSIDE team bonuses


BONUS 1
Tactile bonus: Use ALTERNATIVE bonus 1 (right after this) if vegetables have not been supplied.
[[ HAND OUT VEGETABLES ]]
You've just been handed four green leafy vegetables, labelled A through D. Now give their common names. You'll get 5 points for one, 10 points for two, 20 for three, and 30 for all four correct. You have 30 seconds.

Answers: 
A. KALE
B. LEEK
C. BOK CHOY
D. Swiss CHARD


ALTERNATIVE BONUS 1
Use this in place of Bonus 1 only if vegetables have not been supplied.
For 5 points for one, 10 points for two, 20 for three, or 30 for all four, name these dairy products.

A. This is the fluid that's left over from milk when making cheese.

Answer:  WHEY

B. This is clarified butter used in Indian cooking.

Answer:  GHEE

C. This product originated in Normandy and contains about 30 to 40 per cent milk fat. It's made from adding bacteria to cream to thicken it and give it a slightly sharp, but not sour flavour.

Answer:  CRÈME FRAÎCHE

D. Made from sour milk left over from butter production, this soft creamy acid-cured cheese is so popular in Germany that it accounts for almost half the country's cheese consumption.

Answer:  QUARK


BONUS 2
Auditory bonus: OMIT if no working audio.
I'll play you excerpts of three musical works. After each one, you name the composer. Ten points each.

A. [[ PLAY SELECTION "musicA" ]]

Answer:  Carl ORFF

B. [[ PLAY SELECTION "musicB" ]]

Answer:  Kurt WEILL ["vile"]

C. [[ PLAY SELECTION "musicC" ]]

Answer:  Franz (or Ferenc) LISZT ["list"]

(If anyone cares, the selections are (A) O Fortuna, from Carmina Burana; (B) Mack the Knife; (C) Hungarian Rhapsody number 2.)


BONUS 3
[[[ HAND OUT PAGE OF TEXT ]]]
You've just been handed a page showing the beginning sections of three of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. For 10 points each, name the character who relates each tale. You have 30 seconds.

Answers: 
A. the WIFE OF BATH
B. the KNIGHT
C. the REEVE


BONUS 4
Auditory bonus: Use ALTERNATIVE bonus 4 (right after this) if no working audio.
Questions about a movie from the 1980s, for 10 points each. First, I'll play you a clip, and you name the movie.

A. [[ PLAY SELECTION "movie" ]]

Answer:  REDS

B. In the movie Reds, Warren Beatty plays what journalist who in real life was the only American to be buried within the Kremlin walls?

Answer:  John (or Jack) REED

C. John Reed's best-known book was what account of the 1917 October Revolution?

Answer:  TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD


ALTERNATIVE BONUS 4
Use this in place of Bonus 4 only if no working audio.
Questions about a movie from the 1980s, for 10 points each.

A. Name this epic that includes individual reminiscences by some very elderly "witnesses" including Henry Miller, Will Durant, and Rebecca West.

Answer:  REDS

B. In the movie Reds, Warren Beatty plays what journalist who in real life was the only American to be buried within the Kremlin walls?

Answer:  John (or Jack) REED

C. John Reed's best-known book was what account of the 1917 October Revolution?

Answer:  TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD


BONUS 5
[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING CHEMICAL FORMULAS ]]
You've just been handed a page showing the structure of twelve chemical compounds with methyl groups. I'll name four of them, and you give me the number corresponding to each. You'll get 5 points for one, 10 for two, 20 for three, and 30 for all correct. I won't tell you whether your answers are correct until we're done with all of them.

A. methylamine

Answer:  2 (TWO)

B. methanethiol ["meth-a-NETH-ee-ol"]

Answer:  1 (ONE)

C. methyl formate

Answer:  5 (FIVE)

D. methyl ethyl ketone

Answer:  10 (TEN)

(If anyone's curious, the others are: (3) methyl acetylene; (4) methyl isothiocyanate; (6) methyl isocyanate; (7) methyl propanal; (8) methyl acetate; (9) methyl benzene; (11) methyl nitrate; (12) methyl sulfone.)


BONUS 6
[[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING EGYPTIAN DEITIES ]]]
You've just been handed a page showing images of four Egyptian deities. Name them, for 5 points for one, 10 for two, 20 for three, and 30 for all correct. You have 15 seconds.

Answers: 
A. PTAH
B. RA
C. BAST
D. THOTH


BONUS 7
[[[ HAND OUT PAGE SHOWING PAINTINGS ]]]
You've just been handed a page showing three paintings. The year of each is given at the bottom. Name the painters who produced them, for 10 points each. You have 15 seconds.

Answers: 
A. Georges BRAQUE
B. Paul KLEE
C. Chuck CLOSE

(If anyone's curious, the paintings are: (A) Violin and Candlestick; (B) Twittering Machine; (C) Self-portrait.


BONUS 8
In 1849, a group of Reform party members in Canada West split off in opposition to the Baldwin-Lafontaine ministry. For 10 points each:

A. Name this group that formed a political party initially led by Peter Perry with a platform including secularization of the Clergy Reserves and direct election of all legislators.

Answer:  CLEAR GRITS (prompt on "GRITS")

B. After Perry's death in 1851, the Clear Grits were led by this Scottish immigrant who actually became premier for two days in 1858 but achieved more six years later as the chairman of an all-party committee that proposed "a federative system".

Answer:  George BROWN

C. From its founding in 1844 until his murder by a disgruntled employee, George Brown was the editor of what newspaper?

Answer:  The GLOBE (do not accept The Globe and Mail)


BONUS 9
Name these east Asian ethnic groups. Ten points each.

A. Originating in southern China, where about three million of them still live, starting in the eighteenth century a lot of them migrated southward, and there are now about a million in the highlands of northern Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Their two main cultural divisions are "Green" and "White", speaking different dialects and wearing different clothing.

Answer:  HMONG

B. Numbering ten million, they are the fourth-largest officially recognized "nationality" in China, but ethnically they are the same as Han Chinese except that their religion is Islam.

Answer:  HUI ["whey"] (do not accept Uighurs: they are different.)

C. This group makes up about ninety per cent of Cambodia's population.

Answer:  KHMER


BONUS 10
Name these capes of concern to navigators. Ten points each.

A. At the southeastern end of the Avalon Peninsula, it was the site of Newfoundland's first wireless station, making it a vital link for international communications. Most famously it was the only land-based wireless station to receive distress calls from the Titanic.

Answer:  Cape RACE

B. Technically it refers to a rocky headland on one of the islands of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, but its name has been commonly used by seafarers and in sea shanties for the often-hazardous route through the Drake Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Answer:  Cape HORN

C. At the end of Smith Island in North Carolina, this promontory juts into the Frying Pan Shoals which have claimed over a hundred and fifty shipwrecks.

Answer:  Cape FEAR


BONUS 11
Name these federal cabinet ministers. Ten points each.

A. This Manitoban Mennonite is now president of the treasury board. His previous job was justice minister.

Answer:  Vic TOEWS ["taves"]

B. This Ontarian vegetarian was Vic Toews's predecessor as treasury board president. He is now minister of transport, infrastructure, and communities.

Answer:  John BAIRD

C. This B.C. Bible Belt boy is minister of Indian affairs and northern development. He was the leader of the short-lived Democratic Representative Caucus in 2001 and 2002.

Answer:  Chuck STRAHL


BONUS 12
For 5 points for one, 10 for two, 20 for three, or 30 for all four, name these rocks.

A. This common sedimentary rock is formed by the compression of layers of mud. It is thinly laminated and splits easily along bedding planes.

Answer:  SHALE

B. The product of metamorphism of shale, it splits into thin layers along parallel planes of cleavage, rather than along the bedding plane.

Answer:  SLATE

C. Under further metamorphism, slate turns into this rock, which has wavy bands of mica and breaks easily into flakes.

Answer:  SCHIST ["shist"]

D. Schist metamorphoses into this coarse-grained rock characterized by light bands of quartz and feldspar alternating with dark bands of mica and other dark minerals.

Answer:  GNEISS ["nice"]


BONUS 13
For 10 points each, give the titles of these novels about Canadian women, written by Canadian women who are not Margaret Atwood.

A. Rachel Cameron is a thirty-four-year-old school teacher living with her mother in the small prairie town of Manawaka. After a summer affair with Nick Kazlik, Rachel decides to escape to Vancouver in this Margaret Laurence novel.

Answer:  A JEST OF GOD

B. Lou is an archival librarian from Toronto whose job takes her one summer to a remote island in northern Ontario, where she develops a kinky relationship with the titular animal in this disturbing work by Marian Engel.

Answer:  BEAR

C. Florentine Lacasse is a nineteen-year-old waitress, an eldest daughter supporting her large and poor family in Montreal. She falls in love with the ambitious Jean Lévesque, but he passes her off to his friend Emmanuel Létourneau, who falls in love with Florentine in this first novel by Gabrielle Roy.

Answer:  The TIN FLUTE (accept BONHEUR D'OCCASION)


BONUS 14
For 5 points for one, 10 for two, 20 for three, or 30 for all four, name these British Imperial volume units.

A. Etymologically descended from the name of an Attic Greek coin of Classical times, this is one eighth of a fluid ounce.

Answer:  DRAM (from drachma)

B. Used to measure dry items and not fluids, it is equal to two gallons.

Answer:  PECK

C. Another dry measure, it amounts to one hundred and twenty-eight cubic feet.

Answer:  CORD

D. A fluid measure of one hundred and eight gallons, or two hogsheads, it may be best known as the traditional quantity of sack, or sweet wine, given annually to England's poet laureate.

Answer:  BUTT


BONUS 15
For 10 points each, answer these questions about Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends.

A. Who was the founder of the Religious Society of Friends in the 1650s?

Answer:  George FOX

B. The Religious Society of Friends originally had a longer name that referred to themselves as being friends of whom or what?

Answer:  the TRUTH

C. Quakers have no clergy, but what unassuming title is given to the person who runs the meeting for business?

Answer:  CLERK


BONUS 16
Name these monarchs who were deposed in the twentieth century. Ten points each.

A. He ascended the throne at age twelve in 1926. His name meant "keeper of greatness", but he failed to live up to it, as he abdicated in 1945 as Vietnam's last emperor.

Answer:  BAO DAI

B. This nobleman was only twenty-nine when he became his country's first elected president, but not content with that, three years later he crowned himself as the first King of the Albanians. The Italians under Mussolini forced him out when they invaded in 1939.

Answer:  ZOG

C. During the middle of World War One, he inherited the thrones of Austria and Hungary, but after the war, despite his efforts, both countries chose to discontinue Habsburg dynasty rule.

Answer:  KARL (or CHARLES) the first


BONUS 17
Name these Canadian suburbs. Ten points each.

A. Its residents affectionately refer to Foul Bay Road as the "Tweed Curtain" separating it from Victoria. It has an annual community Tea Party and is home to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and half the campus of the University of Victoria.

Answer:  OAK BAY

B. Designed by Macklin Hancock in the 1950s as a self-contained community, this modernist Toronto development is divided into four neighbourhood quadrants, each with curving streets and separate pedestrian paths.

Answer:  DON MILLS

C. This municipality, an enclave within the city of Montreal, was a farming village until after World War Two. Although it has a French name honouring a Christian leader, today over half of its residents are English-speaking, and it's one of two towns in Quebec with a Jewish majority.

Answer:  CÔTE SAINT-LUC


BONUS 18
Name these books by or about African-Americans. Ten points each.

A. Published in 1903, it begins by declaring that "the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." In fourteen essays, W.E.B. Du Bois writes about the situation of African-Americans after Reconstruction, and argues against Booker T. Washington's accommodationism.

Answer:  The SOULS OF BLACK FOLK

B. This book by James Baldwin contains a letter of advice to his nephew on how to deal with racism on the one hundredth anniversary of the emancipation, and a longer essay, "Down at the cross", about his experiences with the black church and the Nation of Islam.

Answer:  The FIRE NEXT TIME

C. In 1959, John Howard Griffin, a white man, darkened his skin and travelled through segregated Southern states passing as an African-American, and then wrote about the experience in this book.

Answer:  BLACK LIKE ME


BONUS 19
For ten points each, name the soap opera from the short daily recap from Soap Opera Digest on Friday, June 26.

A. Maggie interrupted Nathan, who spied Melanie with Stephanie's pills, in the kitchen. Melanie left, and Nathan asked why Maggie let Melanie live there, considering what she did to Nick. Maggie warned Nathan not to jump to wrong conclusions. Then, she filled him on Nick's downhill spiral -- popping pills, drinking, stalking Melanie.

Answer:  DAYS OF OUR LIVES

B. Carly insisted Parker jumped to the wrong conclusion. Would Craig believe her instead of attacking her like Jack? Craig naively went with Carly's word. Jack said Carly was in denial and he had an obligation to their kids. Jack searched the kitchen for booze and Craig asked him to back off. Once alone, Craig assured Carly he'll always have her back.

Answer:  AS THE WORLD TURNS

C. Marty asked John if he could help her and Cole disappear. "The idea of him going to Statesville makes me physically sick," Marty said. "He could be an easy mark in there," John agreed. Marty refused to let Cole go to prison.

Answer:  ONE LIFE TO LIVE


BONUS 20
Ten points each: name these Canadian things from the Second World War.

A. A British-modified version of a Czechoslovakian original, it was the main automatic weapon used by Commonwealth infantry during the war. Most, about two hundred thousand of them, were made in Toronto by John Inglis and Company.

Answer:  BREN gun

B. This was the name given by locals to the legendary Special Training School 103 near Whitby, Ontario, where the Winnipeg-born Sir William Stephenson, "a man called Intrepid", instructed Americans in the methods of espionage.

Answer:  Camp X

C. Built in North Vancouver, this RCMP schooner demonstrated Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic by making the first-ever voyage through the Northwest Passage from west to east, completed in 1942, and then returning the opposite way two years later. Today it's the centrepiece of the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

Answer:  SAINT ROCH


BONUS 21
Name these bodily fluids, for 5 points for one, 10 for two, 20 for three, or 30 for all four.

A. A clear fluid that circulates around the body tissues, it contains a high number of white blood cells. Most of it is collected into the thoracic duct.

Answer:  LYMPH

B. This milky-looking fluid is lymph that's laden with fat globules from the small intestine.

Answer:  CHYLE ["kyle"]

C. This is a watery discharge from the eyes or nose.

Answer:  RHEUM ["room"]

D. This is the thick mucus secreted by the mucous membranes of the respiratory passages.

Answer:  PHLEGM

(Host: clear throat and then tell the team its score on the bonus.)


BONUS 22
On May 4, 2009, American tourist John Yettaw swam two kilometres across a lake to make an unannounced visit to this woman's house. For 10 points each:

A. Name this leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma who was carted off to prison for violating the terms of her house arrest by allowing Yettaw inside.

Answer:  (Daw) Aung San SUU KYI

B. Since 1992, Burma's top leader has been this chairman of the State Peace and Development Council.

Answer:  THAN SHWE

C. After Afghanistan, Burma is the world's second-largest opium producer, with almost all the production in what Burmese state that is ruled mostly by warlords beyond the central government's control?

Answer:  SHAN state


BONUS 23
It's been done one hundred and forty-four times since Confederation, but only twice, on October 14, 1957, and October 18, 1977, was it performed by the person suggested in its title. For 10 points each:

A. What is this ceremonial event that was most recently done in seven minutes by Michaëlle Jean on January 26, 2009?

Answer:  the SPEECH FROM THE THRONE (or THRONE SPEECH)

B. Members of the House of Commons are summoned to hear the speech from the throne by an usher who carries what ceremonial weapon?

Answer:  BLACK ROD

C. After Michaëlle Jean delivered the latest throne speech, for the second session of the fortieth parliament, Stephen Harper introduced the usual pro forma bill entitled An Act respecting the Administration of Oaths of Office. What was the prefix and number of this bill?

Answer:  bill C-1


Vancouver Estival Trivia Open, 2009, FARSIDE team