American Novels and Novelists
before 1890 wrote several novels about Americans in Europe, during the 1890s
wrote plays about Englishmen, and during the early twentieth century wrote
novels about Anglo-Americans? Novels from the last of these categories include
The Wings of a Dove, The Ambassadors, and The Golden Bowl.
(Henry) James (,Junior)
is the common name for the acid with chemical formula HC3H5O3?
It is found in fermented milk products such as sour milk, cheese, and
Visual Arts/Man-Made Structures
famous towers were designed by Cesar Pelli and made out of steel-reinforced
concrete? They were completed in 1996 and headquarter the national petroleum
company of Malaysia. If you count their spires but not the Sears Tower's
antennae, these are the tallest buildings in the world.
Petronas (Twin Towers) (do not accept Kuala Lumpur)
Algebra/General Math (30 Seconds)
the trinomial 2x2-x-15.
(2x+5)(x-3) or (x-3)(2x+5)
the season finale of this show in May, an image came up saying, "Five great
years. We thank you." The show did not end, however—it just moved from WB
to UPN. This science fiction show, based on a movie of the same name, takes
place in a high school in Sunnydale, California.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (prompt on Buffy)
United States History
which battle did Andrew Jackson and his troops receive assistance from the
pirate Jean Laffite? The Americans soundly defeated the British, but it did not
matter because the two sides had reached a peace agreement fifteen days earlier.
Name this January 8, 1815 battle.
(Battle of) New Orleans
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He
was with God in the beginning." Thus begins which book of the New
Testament? It is the last of the four gospels.
(The Book of or The Gospel of or The Gospel According to, etc.) John
Physics (10 Seconds)
town in the Netherlands became important in the study of electricity in 1746? It
was there that experimenters came up with a way of storing static electricity
using a device coated partially on the inside and outside with foil, with the
inner coating connected to a conducting rod. This jar was named after the town.
of his eyes was blown away in a gunfight with Russian troops, and his eyelid is
stitched shut. You have never seen this, however, because he refuses to be
photographed or filmed. His followers, who call him the Commander of the
Faithful, believe that he was able to take over Kabul by waving a cloth that
used to belong to Mohammed. Name this leader of the Taliban.
(Mullah Mohammed) Omar
banished the Earl of Kent from England, only to be aided by him later? This
king, originally pleased by the flatteries of two of his daughters, is
eventually driven mad by their actions. Name this father of Regan, Goneril, and
Cordelia created by William Shakespeare.
Precalculus/Calculus (30 Seconds)
to moderator: f(x) is read 'f of x', and f(1) is read 'f of 1'.) Find the
function f(x) for which f(1)=8 and the derivative of f(x) is 3x2+3.
astronomer is usually credited with demonstrating that the Milky Way is a group
of many stars? In 1781, this German and British astronomer discovered Uranus.
(Sir William) Herschel
Language Arts/Reference Sources
television show aired in prime time from 1947 to 1965 but is now on Sunday
mornings? Dick Cheney was interviewed on this program on September 16, which was
his first interview after the World Trade Center attack. It is hosted by Tim
Russert on NBC.
Meet The Press
technology was central to computer advances in the late 1950s? These temporarily
replaced vacuum tubes as the primary building blocks in computers before the
development of integrated circuits. Work on this technology won the Nobel Prize
in Physics for William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain.
which ballet are the songs Arabian Dance and Waltz of the Flowers? This
Tchaikovsky work opens at an old-fashioned German Christmas party.
(The) Nutcracker (Suite)
first three books by which popular historian were Bible and Sword, The Zimmerman
Telegram, and The Guns of August? Her books were widely read during the nineteen
sixties, seventies, and eighties.
Geometry/Trigonometry (30 Seconds)
you drew all the sides and all the diagonals, how many total segments would you
make for a regular octagon?
American Dramas, Poems, and Short Stories
what literary movement would you associate Claude McKay, James Weldon Johnson,
Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes? It took place in New York City during the
Harlem Renaissance (accept New Negro Movement)
discovered the anthrax disease cycle and the bacteria responsible for
tuberculosis and cholera? This German was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1905.
(Heinrich Hermann Robert) Koch
was about eighteen square miles and was used from February 1942 to November
1944. The only part of it that was bombed contained an oil refinery and a rubber
plant but did not contain gas chambers or crematoria. Name this death camp which
was the Southwestern most of the six major Holocaust camps and the deadliest.
Auschwitz (or Auschwitz-Birkenau)
are sudden death--the first correct answer ends the match. If a question from
the match needs to be thrown out, it should be replaced by the corresponding
question from the replacement packet.
religious leader married three times and was unable to care for her son because
of her constant health problems? She wrote Science and Health with Key to the
Scriptures in 1875 and founded several periodicals. Name this founder of
(Mary Baker) Eddy
Seconds) Given the standard form equation for an ellipse, give the coordinates
of the rightmost point on the ellipse. The quantity x minus 7 quantity squared
over 16 plus the quantity y plus 2 quantity squared over 9 equals 1.
(11,-2) (order matters)
the six-letter word beginning with the letter Z that refers to people who fully
embrace a cause. Spell the word ZEALOT.