This Roman temple features a concrete dome with hollow coffers, a checkerboard floor pattern, and a large circular oculus. Ans. Pantheon B 1. Arches and tunnels maintain the constant slant required for the smooth flow of water through these structures. Ans. Aqueducts B 2. The Arch of Titus near the Roman Forum depicts Titus' successful sacking and looting of this city. Ans. Jerusalem
The protagonist is sent to Mrs. Havisham's estate to play with Estella. Name this work about Philip Pirrip, whose mysterious benefactor turns out to be Abel Magwitch. Ans. Great Expectations
B 1. Name the author of Great Expectations
, who wrote The Pickwick Papers
and Nicholas Nickleby
. Ans. Charles Dickens B 2. What is the first line of A Christmas Carol
? Ans. Marley was dead.
This economic indicator is defined as the sum of consumption, investment, government spending, and net exports. This quantity is sometimes paired with the Gross National Product. Ans. Gross Domestic Product or Gross Domestic Income B 1. This indicator measures the price change in a constant basket of goods or services, and is monitored as a measure of inflation. Ans. Consumer Price Index B 2. This index published by The Economist
measures the purchasing power parity between two currencies by comparing the price of a certain ubiquitous food item. Ans. Big Mac Index
Urine is produced when Bowman's capsules extract a filtrate from the glomeruli, from which water and salt are re-uptaken in the Loop of Henle. Those are all parts of this structure, up to 1 million of which are contained in a kidney. Ans. Nephrons B 1. Aldactone and caffeine are drugs that increase the frequency of urination, known collectively by this name. Ans. Diuretic drugs [prompt on water pills] B 2. Urine contains this compound synthesized by Friedrich Wöhler, produced in a namesake cycle from ammonia and arginine. Ans. Urea or carbamide
This exclamation-point-sporting group is known for "Don't Trust Me" and a 2009 single featuring Katy Perry, "Starstrukk." Ans. 3OH!3 ["three-oh-three"] B 1. 3OH!3 was featured in this artist's single "Blah Blah Blah." Sometimes writing an “s” in her name as a dollar sign, she also recorded "TiK ToK" and a song claiming that "U-R a dinosaur." Ans. Kesha Rose Sebert [or Ke$ha] B 2. This artist behind M!ssundaztood
included “Who Knew?” on the album I'm Not Dead
, and sometimes writes her name with an exclamation point in place of an “i.” Ans. Pink or Alecia Beth Moore
These devices execute instructions and perform computations. They can be multi-core or multi-threading, and are manufactured by Intel and AMD. Ans. Central Processing Units [accept microprocessors] B 1. Devices like keyboards, monitors, printers, and speakers are collectively given this name, which highlights their dependence upon the central processing unit. Ans. Peripheral devices B 2. This component of a chipset communicates with the CPU, RAM, video card bus, and its companion chip, which handles USB controllers and other peripherals. Ans. Northbridge
Catherine de Medici instigated this event. Name this 1572 event in which Roman Catholic mob violence spread throughout France resulting in many deaths. Ans. St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre B 1. The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre was aimed at this group of French Protestants who were granted substantial rights in the Edict of Nantes. Ans. Huguenots B 2. Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes, which guaranteed Huguenot rights, by issuing this edict. Ans. Edict of Fontainebleau
This writer wrote the novels Persuasion
and Northanger Abbey
. Name this English writer who wrote Pride and Prejudice
, who wrote in a letter to her sister Cassandra that she does not “want people to be very agreeable, as it saves” her “the trouble of liking them a great deal.” Ans. Jane Austen B 1. This Jane Austen novel depicts Lucy Steele marrying her fiance’s brother Robert, leaving Elinor Dashwood free to marry Lucy Steele’s ex-fiance. Ans. Sense and Sensibility
B 2. In Sense and Sensibility
, Elinor marries this brother of Robert Ferrars who unfortunately gets disinherited by his mother. Ans. Edward Ferrars [accept Edward]
This general was first assigned to the USS Alfred
. Name this American naval officer who replied, “I have not yet begun to fight,” in response to the British. Ans. John Paul Jones B 1. John Paul Jones fought in this war which was concluded when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. Ans. American Revolution
B 2. John Paul Jones commanded this ship which was built in Randall & Brent Shipyards in 1765. ANS. USS Bonhomme Richard
T 10. It has an electron configuration of neon which is three s
two three p
four. Name this
element with the atomic symbol 16 and chemical symbol S which as an element is recovered in the Claus process. Ans. Sulfur
B 1. This scientist redesigned the lead chamber process of producing sulfuric acid and formulated a namesake law claiming pressure is proportional to temperature. Ans. Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac [accept Gay-Lussac] B 2. Name the formula for sulfuric acid Ans. H2SO4
T 11. Name the 42nd President whose Vice President was Al Gore and who was named the UN
Special Envoy to Haiti. Ans. William Jefferson Bill Clinton
B 1. This investigator was responsible for investigating two of Bill Clinton’s scandals: the Whitewater scandal and the Monical Lewinsky scandal. ANS. Kenneth Winston Starr
B 2. This political strategist claimed Bill Richardson’s endorsement of Barack Obama was akin to Judas Iscariot betraying Jesus and he’s also known for coining the phrase: “It’s the economy, stupid.” Ans. James Carville
T 12. The ground bass in this work is repeated twenty-eight times. Name this work, keyed in
the relative major of B minor, written for three violins and basso continuo named for a type of composition that employs a melody with one or more imitations of that melody being played after a given duration. Ans. Canon in D Major
[accept Canon in D
] B 1. This German composer composed Canon in D
in addition to Chaconne in F Minor
and Hexachordum Apollinis
. Ans. Johann Pachelbel
B 2. This composer was a member of this musical period between the Renaissance and Classical period. ANS. Baroque
T 13. This ruler called for the Council of Trent. Name this ruler who funded Magellan’s
expedition and was the Holy Roman Emperor from 1519 until 1556. Ans. Charles V [or Charles I of Spain] B 1. This Spanish Queen was the mother of Charles V and also the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella. Ans. Joanna the Mad [or Joanna of Castile; or Juana I] B 2. This son of Charles V organized the Spanish Armada which was designed for the invasion of England. Ans. Philip II [or Philip I of Portugal]
T 14. Hastie Lanyon dies in this novel. Name this novel in which Henry turns into Edward thus
representing the dual nature of human behavior. Ans. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
B 1. This English writer wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
, a novel which explored the duality of human nature. Ans. Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson
B 2. This Robert Lewis Stevenson novel depicts Ebenezer trying to obtain his nephew David’s inheritance. Ans. Kidnapped
T 15. This tariff was drafted by two Republican representatives from the states of Utah and
Oregon. Name this 1930 tariff petitioned against by one thousand twenty-eight economists because of its disastrous effects. Ans. Smoot-Hawley Tariff [or Hawley-Smoot Tariff]
B 1. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff contributed to the economic pains of this period started by a Wall Street crash in 1929. Ans. Great Depression
B 2. Before Smoot and Hawley passed economically damaging legislation, this 1922 bill proposed once again by Republicans raised the tariff rate to thirty-eight point five percent thus starting a spiral of international tariff increases leading up to the Great Depression. ANSWER: Fordney-McCumber Tariff [or McCumber-Fordney Tariff]
T 16. Opiorphin has been found in this substance. Name this substance produced by the human
mouth which is used for the consumption of food. Ans. saliva
B 1. This enzyme present in saliva, responsible for breaking down starch, was separated from trypsin by Danielewski. Ans. amylase
B 2. Amylase is also secreted from another organ in the digestive system. Name it.
T 17. Name the New England Patriots quarterback who won Super Bowl XXXVI (36),
XXXVIII (38), and XXXIX (39) in addition to holding the NFL record for most touchdowns in a regular season. Ans. Thomas Edward Brady Jr.
B 1. Tom Brady threw touchdowns to this linebacker in both Super Bowl XXXVIII and XXXIX. Ans. Michael George Vrabel B 2. Tom Brady also loves throwing to this White NFL wide receiver with jersey number eighty-three who was stolen from the Miami Dolphins in the 2007 offseason by the New England Patriots. Ans. Wes Welker
T 18. Name this novel in which Dean Moriarity teaches Sal Paradise about life and includes the
quote: “Somewhere along the line I knew there'd be girls, visions, everything; somewhere along the line the pearl would be handed to me.” Ans. On the Road
B 1. This American writer wrote On the Road
in addition to The Dharma Burns
, Visions of Cody
, Big Sur
, and Desolation Angels
. Ans. Jean Louis Lebris de Jack Kerouac
B 2. This same writer was a part of this movement which rejected mainstream American values in the 1950s. Ans. Beat Generation movement [accept Beat]
T 19. This saltwater lake, located between Israel and Jordan is the second saltiest body of water
in the world, with a salt content of 33%. Name this body of water.
B 1. Name the world’s shallowest sea with a depth of fifty feet located near the Crimean peninsula, Ukraine, and Russia. Ans. Sea of Azov [or Azovskoye More; or Azovskoe More] B 2. What is the term to describe the salt content of a body of water? Ans. Salinity
T 20. This literary character is seen as selling out to White people. Name this character who is
beaten to death by Simon Legree and ends up becoming a Christian martyr of sorts. Ans. Uncle Tom [accept Tom]
B 1. This American writer wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin
who was allegedly told, “So this is the little old lady who started this new great war!” Ans. Harriet Beecher Stowe
B 2. Uncle Tom saves this other character from Uncle Tom’s Cabin
who gives each of the book’s slaves a lock of her hair before dying. Ans. Evangeline St. Clare [accept Eva]
An article in Politico asserts that “Obama exaggerated. Boehner lied. Reid was incorrect. Ryan is wrong.” The article was about statements made at which summit?
During Europe's Industrial Revolution, this root crop from the western hemisphere played a key role in feeding the continent. Am I talking about the radish, potato, cabbage, or beet?
How many of the jurors are named in Stephen Vincent Benet's short story "The Devil and Daniel Webster"? This number is the same as the fourth prime number.
Give me the two-word term for the period in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964, from the high number of births.
What five-letter word is used in the military to refer to the right or left of a military force or position?
A new report says that hypertension might be reduced by 22% if people ate less what?
Because Thomas Jefferson thought British lawyers looked like "rats peeping through bunches of oakum," American lawyers and judges were freed from the traditional obligation of appearing in court wearing what?
What city is the setting for Verdi's La Traviata
"We are opposed by 6 million unemployed, 10,000 bonus marchers, and ten-cent corn." What President described his reelection predicament in this way?
Every business has been hurt by the recession, but one organization stunned the country by reporting 19% fewer advance sales for their cookies. What is the organization for girls?
Ans. Girl Scouts of America [accept Girl Scouts]
What country did the United States quit occupying in 1955?
In what literary work will you find the character Miss Hepzibah Pyncheon?
Abraham Zapruder entered history when he shot historic footage of what event in a “grassy knoll?”
Although she did not realize it at the time, Queen Victoria was a carrier of what sex-linked recessive genetic disease? One of her sons and at least two of her daughters inherited the trait.
What common unit of measurement is equal to 3.16 times 10 to the 7the power seconds?
Several businesses are considered recession-proof. As home budgets tighten, there is a 20% growth in this industry, caused by people growing their own foods to cut grocery bills. What is the industry?
Of Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Russian, which is not considered an Indo-European language?
What story begins “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into a giant insect?”
Identify the last and largest amphibious assault by American forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Which protected sea creatures use stones to open their mollusk dinners?
A battle to control a company, using the votes of shareholders not at a meeting, is known by what two-word expression?
People before Patents. The Success Story of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry The colonial patent law of 1911 secured the Indian market to British industry. A large majority of drugs were imported from abroad until the Patents Act 1970 brought a turnaround. Early in the 21st century India has a highly efficient pharmaceutical industry, blossoming thanks to the weak
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