VETO 2011 - Hanson, Carlos, and Matt

Toss Ups

1. Traditional relational databases try to mitigate the implications of this with respect to horizontal scaling through techniques like optimistic locking and sharding. The approach to scaling of NoSQL (NO-SEE-KWUL) datastores is a direct recognition of its validity, accepting temporary inconsistency in the data stored in a distributed system in return for improved scalability and performance. Formally proven in 2002 by Seth Gilbert and Nancy Lynch, it is based upon the work of Eric Brewer. FTP, name this theorem of computing science which states that given a distributed system, you can only guarantee 2 of the 3 titular properties in its three-letter acronym name.

A: CAP theorem (accept Brewer’s theorem before mentioned)

2. Uncle En enslaved a girl with whom this man became infatuated at an early age. His enjoyment of child pornography may have been due to his mother’s abandonment and his father taking his pet “Killer” with him. Luckily, he had his friend Glenn to keep him busy with computer games such as Blood and Roses, Kwiktime Osama and Extinctathon while they lived at HelthWyzer, a compound separated from the destitute pleeblands. In the present he now fends for himself against the wolvogs and pigoons while watching over the Crakers. FTP name this protagonist, whose birth name is Jimmy, of Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.

A: Snowman (accept Jimmy before mentioned)

3. The first recorded use of the English common name for this plant is from Hans Sloane in an index of Jamaican plants in 1696. The trees of this subtropic species grow to about 20 metres and are self-pollinating, its fruits maturing on the trees but ripening off of it. The scientific name for this is persea americana, while the Aztecs called this the “fertility fruit.” Types of it grown commercially include the Gwen, Pinkerton, Reed, and Haas. To prevent browning after peeling, lime juice is often added to the flesh of the fruit, which explains why guacamole keeps its bright green color even hours after its been made. FTP, name this fruit, used in North American sushi restaurants as a primary ingredient of California Rolls.         

A: Avocado

4. A town and goldmine in Ontario share a name with this word, which comes from a Sanskrit word meaning lucky or auspicious object. Unicode 5.2 includes four versions of this symbol: left-facing, right-facing, with dots, and without dots. Basically an equilateral cross with its arms bent at right angles, a version of one of these symbols was co-opted by a certain fascist organization in the 1920s and has hence forth been a symbol of hate and white supremacy. FTP, name this symbol, the central figure in the flag of the Nazi Party.

A: swastika

5. Working titles of this work include Glitterer and Net of Gems. A large portion of it is told from the perspectives of several IRS employees working in Peoria, IL in 1985, while the ninth chapter is a fictional “Author’s Foreword” annotated heavily with endnotes, a staple of its author’s writing style. FTP, name this novel published posthumously in 2011, a work left incomplete at the time of the death of its author, David Foster Wallace.

A: The Pale King

6. This substance partially functions to enable bilirubin to exit the body. It also helps absorb vitamins D, E, K, and A due to their solubility in fat, which this substance helps absorb. Consisting of water, cholesterol, salts, and mucus, this substance is the yellowish-green component of empty stomach vomiting. Ultimately emptying into the duodenum, FTP, name this substance, which is secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder.

A: Bile (accept gall before Gallbladder is mentioned)

7. In Naturalis Historiae, Pliny the Elder insinuates that significant portions of its most scared texts have been lost to the ages. A collection of hymns known as the Gathas, which was part of these texts known as the Avesta, was thought to have been written by the prophet that gave this religion its name. Its practice took significant hits with the downfall of the Sassinad and Achaemenid empires, but it is still practiced today, with India being home to the largest population of its adherents. FTP, name this religion whose supreme deity is Ahura Mazda.

A: zoroastrianism

8. Quantum mechanics informed his research into the establishment of bond-orbital hybridization and bond resonance models, while his later work delved into the cancer fighting and other health benefits of Vitamin C. His antinuclear stance led to his departure from the CalTech chemistry department in 1964, but also earned him the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize. FTP, name this chemist, the only winner of two individual Nobel Prizes.

A: Linus Pauling

9. While this was repealed in 1947, an apology by the government did not come until nearly 60 years later. Compensation was promised by the head of government to descendants of those who paid the “Head Tax” that the 1885-version of this act levied. In the 1923 version, a particular people was banned from moving to this country altogether, except for a select few. FTP, name this piece of federal legislation which restricted the immigration of the titular group into Canada.


A: The Chinese Immigration Act (accept Chinese Exclusion Act)

10. In Welsh mythology, an enormous one of these creatures is the only living being that knew the location of Mabon ap Modron. In Norse mythology, Loki transformed himself into one of these after tricking the god Hod into killing his brother Balder. In Celtic mythology, an ordinary one of these ate nine hazelnuts that fell into the Well of Wisdom, and the first person to eat of its flesh will gain all the knowledge in the world. FTP, name this creature of the sea, a popular animal often seen in the artwork of the native people of the Pacific Northwest.

A: salmon (prompt on fish)

11. On June 30th, 2011, an employee’s anonymous open letter was released to Boy Genius Report, criticizing this company’s senior management. In recent years, this company, which went public in 1998, has hit hard times, losing about $65 billion in market capitalization since its high in June 2008. An important acquisition in this company’s history was QNX Software System, whose operating system now powers this company’s tablet computer, the Playbook. FTP, name this company based in Waterloo, Ontario, lead by co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, best known as the maker of the BlackBerry.

A: Research In Motion or RIM

12. Marble Hill was once a part of this island until 1895, when a canal was dug to improve navigation around it. Since Dutch Colonial times, most of the land’s topographical variation has been evened out to create the grid of bustling streets it is currently defined by. The island was even artificially enlarged to create Battery Park City. Roughly divided into Downtown, Midtown and Uptown it is bounded by the East River to the East and the Hudson River to the West. FTP, name this island famous for streets such as Bleecker, West Houston (HOUSE-TON) and Fifth Avenue.

A: Manhattan Island (do not accept New York City)

13. Originally serialized in 20 parts by Punch magazine from January 1847 and July 1848, this novel’s story begins at Miss Pinkerton’s Academy for Young Ladies where we meet the two protagonists and includes events of the Napoleonic Wars. The novel’s title comes from John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress” and is subtitled “A Novel without a Hero.” FTP, name this novel that chronicles the adventures of Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp, a work by William Thackeray.

A: Vanity Fair

14. Heavily using the Chrome web browser’s HTML5 implementation, the Wilderness Downtown is a short film that uses music from this album. The deluxe version adds the tracks “Culture Wars” and “Speaking in Tongues”, the latter featuring David Byrne. This album opens with the title track, its first lyrics coincidentally naming the album as well. Released by Mercury in the UK and Merge in North America, lead singer Win Bulter said that the work was neither a love letter to nor an indictment of, but rather a letter from the titular location. FTP, name this 2010 release which won the Grammy and Juno for Album of the Year, the 3rd full length from the Montreal-based, Pitchfork-approved Arcade Fire.

A: The Suburbs

15. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she moved with her family to Nova Scotia in 1972. At 25, she got a first taste of national politics by forming the Small Party, running as a candidate in the 1980 Federal Election. She tried to run for public office again in a by-election in 2006 and again in the federal election in 2008, both times as the leader of a new party. But perhaps the biggest highlight of her political career so far was defeating cabinet minister Gary Lunn in the riding of Saanich/Gulf Islands during the Canadian federal elections in 2011. FTP, name this first Member of Parliament of Canada elected from the Green Party.

A: Elizabeth May

16. One of this work’s main characters states that her “son’s a little shit,” her “husband’s boring” and her “daughter, though a genius, is a freak.” That daughter, Natalie, feels so neglected, she turns to drugs, while the husband, Dan, is just trying to keep the family together. Meanwhile, the son, Gabe, is actually dead. These words were sung by the matriarch of the Goodman family, Diana, who suffers from bipolar disorder. This play won three Tonys in 2009, including Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for its star, Alice Ripley. FTP, name this musical, the first since Rent to win a Pulitzer Prize.  


A:  Next to Normal

17. Located at 10236 Charing Cross Road in the Holmby Hills neighborhood, this building has 29 rooms. The inspiration for the title of track 9 of U2’s “Pop” album, it also served as the starting point for Season 12 of the Amazing Race. Its facade features both gothic and tudor embellishments, but its interior includes the powerful whiff of urine of Archie the Dog, according to former resident Izabella St. James. The most notable feature of its grounds is its swimming pool with grotto. FTP, name this residence of Hugh Hefner.

A: The Playboy Mansion

18. Its sister cities include Buenos Aires, Fort Lauderdale, and Monterrey, and its local soccer team is Atlético Nacional. Founded by Francisco Herrera Y Campuzano as Poblado de San Lorenzo in 1616, it is located in the Aburrá Valley and is the home of the University of Antioquia. This city was named after a similarly named one in Spain, which was founded in 75 BC by Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius.  FTP, name this second largest city in Colombia, home to a drug cartel run by Pablo Escobar.

A: Medellín 


19. Evolutionarily, this species began about 45-55 million years ago as a small multi-toed creature before evolving into the current odd-toed ungulate it is today. It is the only domesticated species to not have a gall bladder, and it is divided into three categories, each with different domestic purposes: cold bloods, hot bloods and the more commonly known warmbloods. Its breeds include the Fresian, the Trakehner (trek-AY-ner) and the Tennessee Walking. It is the star of both the traveling production Cavalia and the 2011 Tony winner for Best Play. For ten points, name this species, a member of the suborder Hippomorpha, the only species other than humans to compete in the Olympics.


A: horse or Equus ferus caballus

20. The army of the losing side was split between and western and eastern banks of the the river Derwent, their armour left aboard their ships due to unseasonably hot weather. Caught by surprise, the Norwegians and their English rebel allies were crushed by the forces of the King of England at the time, who killed their two commanders, Harald Hardraada and Tostig Godwinson. FTP, name the victory by Harold Godwinson of England in September of 1066 at this titular crossing point, 3 weeks before Harold’s defeat at Hastings, the namesake of current home of Chelsea Football Club.

A: Battle of Stamford Bridge

21. In humans, the baculum bone is missing from this. In dogs, the bulbus glandis is at the base of it. The internal structure of this consists of cavernous tissues, and in barnicales, they can be up to 40-times their body length. Bulls, rams, and boars have an S-shaped one, but at times, they are straightened out. FTP, name this intromittent organ, a biological feature important in waste expulsion and reproduction and only possessed by the males of the species.

A: penis (accept equivalent)

22. A 1969 study by Brent Berlin and Paul Kay used colour names to counter this theory by finding that colour perception has universal semantic constructs. The theory’s origin comes from the 19th century when the idea that “language is an expression of the spirit of a nation” was discussed. The theory, proposed by the student of an early head of the school of American Anthropology and co-named after that head, has a “weak” and “strong” version and proposes that one’s language restricts and shapes one’s conceptualization of and cognitions about the world. In a sense, people who “speak different languages inhabit different worlds.” FTP name this linguistic anthropolgy theory named by Harry Hoijer.

A: Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis or Whorfianism or Linguistic Relativity

23. The earliest recorded use of this word in English came from a poem by Samuel Daniel in 1592, but it it can be appropriately applied to individuals -- real or fictional -- that existed before then. The military leaders supporting Frederick V in the Thirty Years War were referred to as these, as were Roland, Charlemagne’s nephew, King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table, and many of the fighters on the various Crusades. FTP, name this title given to a class of virtuous warriors that uphold Christian values.

A: paladin

24. Users of the 23nd edition of this system consult a mere 4 volume guide, while users of its more detailed rival must consult a 6 volume set. At the time of creation in 1876, this system was developed in an attempt to organize knowledge into ten major subject areas, or classes in a top-down manner. The system’s creator was a noted supporter of the metric system and this is evidenced in how items are catalogued. FTP, name this classification system still used in most public and school libraries, that would place the subject heading of Trivia at "031.02".

A: Dewey Decimal System

VETO 2011 - Hanson, Matt, Carlos


1. In Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, an American writer travels back to the 1920s and gets to rub elbows with his artistic idols from the Lost Generation. For ten points each,, name some of these people.

a) Corey Stoll plays this novelist, who popularized the term Lost Generation in an epigraph for The Sun Also Rises, and later explained its origins in A Moveable Feast.

A: Ernest Hemingway

b) While Hemingway popularized the term, he credits this author of Three Lives and The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, for actually coining the term Lost Generation. In Midnight in Paris she is played by Kathy Bates.

A: Gertrude Stein

c) Tom Cordier plays this artist and photographer who appears alongside surrealists Dali and Buñuel. His works include Violon d’Ingrès and Object to be Destroyed, a metronome with a photograph of an eye attached to its swinging arm.

A: Man Ray or Emmanuel Radnitzky

2. Hopefully, you’ve got Cat Deeley towering over your shoulder to help you. Answer these questions on modern dance, for ten points each.

a) This woman, the first dancer to perform at the White House, created her most significant work “Chronicle” in 1936 and established the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel in 1965.

A: Martha Graham

b) Graham and other modern dance pioneers studied in the mid 1910s at this school founded by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn where a technique of the same name was created.

A: Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts

c) This famous New York modern dance theater was established and named after its African-American founder in 1958, is currently directed by Judith Jamison, and is famous for choreographed pieces such as Revelations, Night Creature and Cry.

A: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

3. So have you been enjoying the last five months of fire, brimstone, and plague? For ten points each, answer these questions on 2011's failed Armageddon.


a) This man, the president of Family Radio, used numerology and biblical passages to predict that May 21, 2011 would be the day Jesus would return to bring the righteous to heaven.


A: Harold Camping


b) When the predicted 200 million righteous people did not suddenly disappear on May 21, a “flabbergasted” Camping said it had been a “spiritual rapture” and the “physical rapture” and end of the universe will occur on this new date instead. You get 10 points for the exact date and 5 points for being within 3 days of the exact date.


A: October, 21, 2011 (accept Oct 18th to Oct 20th, and Oct 22nd to Oct 24th for 5 points)


c) Camping’s predictions had real world consequences for about 5,000 ethnic Hmong who sold their possessions and gathered to await Christ’s arrival in Dien Bien Province in this country. Instead of being raptured, many were arrested for being “extremists” instead.


A: Vietnam

4. For ten points each, answer these questions about 2011's Pulitzer Prize winners.


a) The Pulitzer Prize for fiction was won by this woman for A Visit From The Goon Squad, about Bennie Salazar, an aging rock music mogul.


A: Jennifer Egan


b) Eric Foner won the Pulitzer Prize for History for this book, subtitled “Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery”.


A: The Fiery Trial


c) Who said poetry is dead? The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry was won by this woman for her collection entitled The Best of It.


A: Kay Ryan

5. For ten points each, answer the following related questions.

a) This is the name of a rock opera written by Pete Townshend in 1968 inspired by experiences while touring behind Tommy. It was never released, but many of its songs made it on to Who’s Next.

A: Lifehouse Chronicles

b) The band, Lifehouse had the biggest hit single of 2002 with this song where lead vocalist Jason Wade claims that he’s “falling even more in love with you.”

A: Hanging by a Moment

c) Lady Gaga frequently repeats the words “Hanging by a Moment” in this recent hit single which features Clarence Clemons’ final sax solo.

A: The Edge of Glory

6. Parlez-vous français? FTPE, answer these questions about French Canadian Literature.

a) An early French-Canadian novel, this work was written by Phillipe-Ignace Francois Aubert du Gaspe and published in 1837. It follows Charles Amand and his obsession with obtaining gold.

A: L’influence d’un livre  or The Influence of a Book

b) This woman, who is quoted on the Canadian $20 bill, is famous for such works as Bonheur d’occasion and Alexandre Chenevert, a novel of psychological realism.

A: Gabrielle Roy

c) Gabrielle Roy’s Bonheur d’occasion is considered to have influenced the start of this period of revolution within Quebec during the 1960s that resulted in politics breaking into federalist and separatist factions.

A: Revolution tranquille or Quiet Revolution.

7. Immortality has found a new master. For ten points each, answer these questions about “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

a) Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1951, and both her healthy and unhealthy cervical cells were collected. They became a cell line commonly used in biomedical research to this day and is known by this name.

A: HeLa immortal cell line.

b) The HeLa cells were used by Jonas Salk in the 1950s to test the vaccine for this disease.

A: Poliomyelitis or Infantile paralysis.

c) HeLa cells retain their unstoppable immortality by getting around this named “Limit” that other cells face in the number of times they can divide before dying.

A: Hayflick Limit

8. Kristen Bell is not a bell, and Lake Bell is not a lake. FTPE, name these bodies of water in Canada that are named after things that they are clearly not.

a) This is not only the biggest lake in the Northwest Territories, it is also the largest lake contained entirely within Canada.

A: Great Bear Lake

b) This body of water is on the western end of Lake Superior. It is perhaps more known for the city which shares its name, Canada’s western-most port on the Great Lakes. The city is also the place where Terry Fox was forced to abandon his cross-Canada run.

A: Thunder Bay

c) A wildfire on May 15, 2011 forced the evacuation of over 7000 residents of a town in Alberta on the southeast shore of this lake, not to be confused with a larger lake in the Northwest Territories.

A: Lesser Slave Lake

9. What time is it Geoffry Peterson? Time to answer, for ten points each, these questions about the history of Craig Ferguson’s homeland of Scotland.

a) This castle sits atop Castle Rock, a site that has had a royal castle since the reign of David I in the 12th century and was inhabited by royals until the Union of Crowns in 1603.  

A: Edinburgh Castle.

b) Edinburgh Castle was the site at which the imprisoned Earl of Argyll had escaped, disguising himself as his sister’s servant. He was later returned to the castle after his failed rebellion against this king in 1685.

A: King James VII of Scotland or James II of England and Ireland

c) James II was deposed and replaced by his daughter Mary II and her husband-slash-cousin William of Orange, a move that caused these peoples to engage in various uprisings intent on restoring the Stuarts to the throne.

A: The Jacobites

10.  For ten points each, answer these questions about modern TV families.


a) Eric Stonestreet won an Emmy for portraying this character on Modern Family, partner to Mitchell and father to Baby Lily.


A: Cameron Tucker


b) Kerry Weaver had to fight for the custody of her son Henry after her wife, Sandy Lopez, the child’s biological mother, died on this show that used to air on NBC.




c) Sofia Robbin Sloan Torres was born this spring to the three-parent family of Callie, Arizona and Mark on this ABC drama.


A: Grey’s Anatomy

11. The all-powerful and all-knowing Q once said that all life on earth began in “a little pond of goo”. Answer these questions about theories of the genesis of life on Earth for ten points each.

a) The study of how biological life is generated from organic matter via natural processes is called this.

A: Abiogenesis or biopoesis.

b) Single-celled forms of these organisms are widely thought to be the first living things on earth.

A: Prokayotes.


c) This famous 1952 experiment simulated the “little pond of goo” in a lab, also known as the “primordial soup.” Sealed vials opened in 2007 found over 20 amino acids generated from natural chemical reactions within the simulated “goo.”

A: Miller-Urey Experiment or Miller and Urey Experiment.

12. For ten points each, answer the following questions about the geography of South-Asian mountains.

a) The highest point in this mountain range, which is in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, is Tirich Mir in the Chitral region of Pakistan.

A: Hindu Kush

b) Rivers that descend from the Hindu Kush mountain range include the Helmand River, the Hari River and this river which shares its name with a major Afghan city that sits near the centre of the range.

A: The Kabul River (accept Cophes River)

c) A part of the Hindu Kush range, mountains connect this valley with the Yasin Valley in northwestern Pakistan. This valley borders Afghanistan and the Pamir corridor and was a location of concern during British rule as it was a potential invasion route from Czarist Russia into India.

A: Ishkoman 

13. For ten points each, answer these questions about 20th century conflicts in Africa.

a) Name this man, who was assassinated in prison a mere 10 weeks after he became the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  

A: Patrice Lumumba

b) Lumumba was an early and prominent victim of the Congo Crisis which ended with the bloodless coup led by this man who would rule Zaire until he was overthrown in 1997.

A: Jospeh Mobutu

c) Mobutu’s loss of power was the result of his open support for this group of Rwandan extremists responsible for perpetrating the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

A: The Hutu

14. Every couple of years, you can write a new Canadian baseball players question. Nice. For ten points each, identity the following Canadian ballplayers that are not named Larry Walker.

a) Few will argue that this Reds first-baseman isn’t the best Canadian baseball player right now. In 2010, he won the National League’s MVP award as well as the Lou Marsh Trophy as the top Canadian male athlete.

A: Joey Votto

b) Drafted 4th overall by the Baltimore Orioles in 2002, injuries cut short this big lefty’s pitching career. He is now in the Blue Jays organization, flourishing as a first-baseman and outfielder in AAA.

A: Adam Loewen

b) Despite acquiring Francisco Rodriguez, the Brewers still consider this Canadian their top closer. He saved 24 games for Milwaukee in 2010, and has already exceeded that total in 2011.  

A: John Axford

15. Social networking isn’t just for the lulz now. For ten points each, answer these questions about social networks aimed at professionals and businesses.

a) The big daddy in professional social networking, the shares of this service and its eponymous company founded by Reid Hoffman shot up after its recent IPO. As of the July 15th, 2011, it boasts a market cap of over $10B.

A: LinkedIn

b) This company launched a free version of Chatter, its enterprise social networking service, which is fully integrated with its cloud CRM solution, during the 2011 Super Bowl. No word yet on whether the Black Eyed Peas, featured prominently in the ad, are still using the software.


c) This enterprise social networking upstart founded by David Sacks won TechCrunch50 in 2008. It has moved beyond its “Twitter for the enterprise” label by offering more Facebook-like features like events, groups, and file-sharing.

A: Yammer 

16. Last weekend was a pretty big weekend for women. For ten point each, answer these questions about world-headline-making women who had an eventful weekend during July 16 and 17, 2011.

a) A movie based on a work  from this woman made $475.6 million globally over the weekend, shattering box office records for opening grosses. She’ll likely take her cut all the way to Gringott’s.

A: JK Rowling

b) She was the goalie for the US national team who played in the World Cup finals against Japan. Too bad for her, it didn’t ended as well as her team lost on penalty kicks to a spunky Japanese team.

A: Hope Solo

c) Germany’s failure to take the Woman’s FIFA World Cup likely disappointed this woman, the current chancellor of the country, who celebrated her 57th birthday the same day as last Sunday’s final.

A: Angela Merkel

17. You think your day is long? Answer these questions about the geologic time scale.

a) The geologic time scale is used to chart the history of the earth and relates time to this geology sub-branch that studies rock layers.

A: Stratigraphy 

b) The Earth’s age is measured in “Ga” which is an abbreviation for this term for a unit of time equal to 10^9 years.

A: Gigaannum

c) For five points each, name two of the following: our current Eon, Era, or Epoch. You may only give two answers, and you have to specify which answer is which.

A: Eon: Phanerozoic. Era: Cenozoic. Epoch: Halocene


18. Do the right thing! FTPE, answer these questions about prominent moral theories.

a) This consequentialist theory, also known as the “greatest felicity principle”, proposes that the right thing to do is the action that has the greatest overall benefit for all who will be affected by the action.

A: Utilitarianism

b) This normative ethical theory, which emphasizes the importance of relationships, was developed by feminists and promotes the idea that we should pay special consideration in determining our moral actions to those most vulnerable to the consequences of said actions.

A: Ethic of Care or Ethics of Care

c) This type of ethics, which focuses on the character of the actor, borrows Aristotle’s idea of eudaimonia to describe the well-being achieved by those who practice the theory’s titular feature, defined as the characteristic of the agent that allow it to achieve its purpose.

A: Virtue Theory

19. Take me, take me to the riot! For ten points each, answer these questions about Canadian riots.

a) Taking place on May 7 and 8, 1945, rioters in this city were likely glad Facebook wasn’t around yet when their celebration of the end of World War II turned into a full blown looters’ paradise.

A: Halifax 

b) In Vancouver, we are recovering from our most recent Stanley Cup riot, but the first Canadian Stanley Cup riot occurred in this city in 1993 when stores along Ste. Catherine St were looted.

A: Montreal

c) Apparently, Canadians are capable of rioting about actual political issues. On June 26 of 2010, the protest against the G20 Summit in Toronto was led by rioters using this riot tactic involving black clothing, black masking of their faces and protective gear.

A: black bloc

20. The Dreadnought Hoax was just the beginning. For ten points each, answers these questions about the members of the Bloomsbury Group.

a) Virginia Woolf, a member of the group, wrote a biography about this fellow member.

A: Roger Fry

b) Roger Fry’s casket was decorated by Virginia Woolf’s sister, the ex-wife of this man who was a proponent of formalism in aesthetics.

A: Clive Bell

c) Clive Bell met this other member of the group while at Trinity College Cambridge. The man was a biographer who began a biography style of wit, psychodynamic insight and sympathy for the subject and is famous for writing the first three sections of Eminent Victorians.

A: Lytton Strachey

21. Hopefully you will remember these types of amnesias. Answer these questions about them for ten points each.


a) This is the inability to acquire new memories, like the afflictions of Leonard Shelby, Mitch Lemon, and Dory the Fish. It is incorrectly named Short-Term Memory Loss by popular culture.


A: Anterograde Amnesia


b) This is a brief period of amnesia that typically lasts only 24 hours.


A: Transient Global Amnesia


c) This form of amnesia occurs when -- oops! -- one accidentally plagiarizes due to an inability to recall the original source material.


A: Cryptomnesia

22. Hello Kitty is just the tip of the iceberg of Japanese cultural history. FTPE, answer these questions about the ancient Japanese.

a) This period in Japanese prehistory lasted from about 14,000 BCE to 300 BCE and is named after the Japanese term for “cord-patterned,” which is the defining characteristic of the pottery from the period.

A: Joman period

b) Following the Joman, this period of rice agriculture was named after a neighbourhood in Tokyo and was characterized by the development of pottery crafted on a wheel.

A: Yayoi period

c) This shamen queen likely gazed into the bronze mirrors typical of the Yayoi period. She ruled during this period and was the spiritual leader of Yamataikoku in ancient Wa after decades of civil war among the Yayoi people.

A: Queen Himiko or Pimiko