|From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Jan 30 19:40:15 1998
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 1998 11:36:55 -0600
From: Mark Zimmer
Subject: Univ. of Iowa Packet
1. It was primarily commanded by the Duke of Medina-Sidonia & carried troops
under Alessandro Farnese. Anchored off Calais, this fleet was attacked by
English forces & eventually defeated in 1588. FTP, name this
fleet launched by Philip II against Elizabeth I.
Answer: the Spanish ARMADA
2. She is suspected of being responsible for Skipper's death according to
May and Gooper. Perhaps she did, to keep Skipper away from her husband
Brick. Her feigned pregnancy helps her get into Big Daddy Pollitt's good
graces. FTP, name this Tennessee Williams character.
Answer: MAGGIE 'the Cat' Pollitt (prompt on _Cat on a Hot Tin Roof_)
3. These enzymes cleave peptide bonds, leading to the activation of a
formerly inactive protein or they degrade proteins into their constituent
amino acids. Also known as peptidases, inhibiting their efficacy may slow
down retroviruses like HIV. FTP, name this enzyme class.
Answer: PROTEASE(acc: peptidase on buzz before that term)
4. Its name can mean either world or peace. Its main module went up in 1986,
with additions made in 1987, 1989, & in 1995-6. In 1994, the US started
sending astronauts to help man it, while the Russian cosmonauts remained.
FTP, name this Russian space station.
5. Its name means 'the trembling path,' & it is composed of precious stones
of myriad colors. It was expected to collapse under the weight of the
onrushing sons of Muspelheim. FTP, name Heimdall's charge, the rainbow bridge.
Answer: BIFROST (prompt on Rainbow Bridge)
6. This city is the home of Scanderburg Square, which features an 18th
century mosque. It lies on the Ishum River near the Adriatic & is the
largest city in Albania. FTP, name this capital of Albania.
Answer: TIRANE or TIRANA
7. One is actually named Charlie, a creation to scare DeeDee, according to
_Dexter's Laboratory_. On _The X-Files_, it was a fungal-activating enzyme
that gave one power. In Puerto Rican myth, it may even be an alien. FTP,
name this 'goat-sucker'.
Answer: CHUPACABRAS or CHUPACABRA (prompt for more information on _goat-sucker_)
8. In 1778, he inspected Capt. Cook's vessels in order to try to build ones
like them for his fleet. He oversaw the adoption of the national flag (which
still is used) in 1816. He won the war called Hapuu & the battle of Mokuhai,
which nigh unified his sovereignty over all Hawai'i. FTP name this king.
Answer: KAMEHAMEHA I
9. He leads a life of vice with Lord Henry Wotton. He is undone by the
murder of Basil Hallward, who had painted his portrait, which showed his
true self, as his physical body had remained pristine. FTP, name this Oscar
Answer: Dorian GRAY
10. President Clinton had rejected a plan to build more of them, saying
that they were too costly (nearly $50 million each) despite their successes
in the Gulf War. To make matters worse, on Sept. 14 at the Chesapeake Air
Show, one fell apart & crashed. FTP, name this problem-plagued fighter jet
designed to elude radar.
Answer: STEALTH Fighter or _ F-117A_
11. She is making a "House Arrest" in Washington DC, but she's not a special
prosecutor. Instead, this noted performer is premiering her new production
at Washington's Arena Stage in Dec. 1997. FTP, name this African-American
actress & playwright noted for her one woman shows.
Answer:_ A_nna Deveare SMITH (prompt if only Smith is answered)
12. His _Economic Consequences of the Peace_ (1919) shows the economic
realities of the Versailles Peace conference, in which he took part. His
economic theories were further set forth in The General Theory of
Employment, Interest, and Money, which showed his advocacy for governmental
interventions in a capitalist economy. FTP, name this British economist.
Answer: John Maynard KEYNES
13. Among his paintings are The Marriage License & Breaking Home Ties, both
of which are somewhat melancholy. He is better known for the homespun
quality of such works as Shuffleton's Barbershop and The Dugout which graced
the covers of the Saturday Evening Post. FTP, name this American
illustrator & painter.
Answer: Norman ROCKWELL
14. This group included the journalists F.P. Blair & Amos Kendall. They met
informally with Martin van Buren & Andrew Jackson in order to come up with
new ideas for Jackson's administration. FTP, give the usual colloquial name
for this informal group of advisors.
Answer: KITCHEN CABINET
15. After singing 'I'm a Lonesome Cowgirl' on The Rosie O'Donnell show, she
was offered the part of Rizzo in Grease on Broadway. This New Zealander is
able to disguise her accent, as viewers can see her do weekly as Xena:
Warrior Princess. FTP, name this actress.
Answer: Lucy LAWLESS
16. In information theory, it represents 'noise.' In the 2nd law of
thermodynamics, it should be zero or positive during a process. It is a
quantity specifying the amount of disorder, randomness, or chaos. FTP, what
is this term?
17. A new model called Neko Unjatta recently debuted and it can breed. The
Neko is the latest in a line of objects that have become a craze among the
youth of the world, which has kids neglect their cats & dogs to coddle these
personal digital critters. FTP, what is this toy?
Answer: TAMAGOTCHI (acc: cyberpet or virtual pet or gigapet)
18. She won a silver medal in 1976 for basketball. In 1984, she coached the
victorious women's basketball team at the Los Angeles Olympics. Last year,
as often, she coached her Lady Vols to the NCAA championship. FTP, name
Answer: Pat HEAD-SUMMITT
19. Its busiest year was 1929 when it provided 229 million rides & cost just
a nickel to ride. Now the cost is $1.50, & you can ride 7 separate lines
over 224 miles of track in this public transportation system. FTP, identify
this raised people mover in Chicago.
Answer: The _EL_ Train (accept _Elevated_)
20.He was born in 1787 and in the early 1800's he defeated the enemies of
his people, especially the Mtetwas before he was proclaimed king, as he
began to conquer an empire. In 1828, he was assassinated by his brother
Dingaan, who wanted to rule the Zulu empire. FTP, name this general and king.
Answer: CHAKA or SHAKA
21. In the novel Wide Sargasso Sea, this character is shown to be a jocular
Englishman who woos his Caribbean wife Bertha before starting to act like a
colonizer. When they return home, his cold, colonial power drives her mad,
which we learn about when, in a different novel, he appears ominous to the
governess he eventually marries - Jane Eyre. FTP, name this character.
Answer: Edward ROCHESTER
22. It lies about 2,000 parsecs from Earth. It spans about 2.2 parsecs in
diameter. The neutron star at its center was the first so-called pulsar to
be discovered. It is the remnant of a July 1054 supernova. FTP, name this
Answer: CRAB NEBULA
23. He was Nixon's 'favorite mayor' in the late '60's. During the Reagan
years, he backed sanctions against South Africa & criticized Marcos in the
Philippines. Now heading the Senate Agriculture Committee, he has threatened
to use his powers to look at the tobacco programs. FTP, name this Indiana
Answer: Richard LUGAR
24. Homer describes them merely as 'snatchers,' but in _Theogony_ they are
the children of Thaumus & the Oceanid Electra. Vergil describes them as
having metallic feathers impervious to the Trojans' swords. FTP, name these
birdlike monsters who tortured Phineas.
25. In the middle of this 1960 film, the lead character is suddenly
dispensed with and the original story about an embezzlement abruptly
changes. The rest of the film becomes for the characters of Sam & Lila a
search for Lila's sister Marion Crane, whose disappearance at the Bates
Motel drives the film to the end. FTP, name this Hitchcock film.
26. He lettered in four sports at UCLA & was signed to play second base for
the Montreal farm team of the Dodgers in 1946. After leading the minor
leagues in batting, he was called up to the major leagues in 1947, where he
became rookie of the year. FTP, name this Brooklyn Dodger & breaker of the
Answer:Jack Roosevelt 'Jackie' ROBINSON
1. 2 years ago this organization posed a simple but explosive question: what
happened to the millions deposited in Swiss Banks on the eve of WWII by
Jewish people? FTP per answer:
A. Identify the organization that sparked an international campaign to
secure reparations for survivors & families of Holocaust victims.
Answer: WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS
B. The WJC's efforts led to an inquiry & audit by a committee led by a
former chair of the Federal Reserve Board. Name him.
Answer: Paul VOLCKER
C. In 1997, the first $10 million of $200 million was finally secured for
Reve Sefere who had survived in the Riga Ghetto in this country.
2. Name the French artists of these paintings about boats FTP each.
A. Bark of Dante Answer: Eugene DELACROIX
B. The Raft of the Medusa Answer: Theodore GERICAULT
C. The Embarkation for Cythera Answer: Jean-Antione WATTEAU
3. Identify these doomed children of King David FTP each.
A. This beautiful daughter is raped by her eldest brother & then murdered.
B. This son was set to become king, until he raped Tamar.
C. This son rebels against his father, but is caught when his hair becomes
tangled in tree branches.
4. Given a famous political event, name the losing Presidential candidate
with whom it is associated 5-10-15.
A. The Cross of Gold Speech
Answer: William Jennings BRYAN
B. The phrase 'Rum, Romanism, & Rebellion'
Answer: James G. BLAINE
C. The campaign slogan "Washington wouldn't, Grant couldn't, Roosevelt
Answer: Wendell WILLKIE
5. Identify these things from _Le Morte d'Arthur_ FTP each.
A. Much in Shakespearean style, the ghost of this man visits Arthur in a
dream soon after he dies & is interred by Arthur in Dover Castle's chapel.
Answer: Sir GAWAIN
B. After Gawain's ghostly visit, Mordred & Arthur agree to meet with 14 men
each. Both tell their troops to attack if any sword be drawn. One knight
draws his sword to kill what animal that has bitten his foot?
Answer: ADDER (prompt on snake or serpent)
C. After Arthur is mortally wounded in the battle, he leaves this knight the
task of returning Excalibur to the Lady of the Lake.
Answer: Sir BEDIVERE
6. Answer these questions about acids & bases FTP each.
a. This lichen-based indicator is probably the most famous test for
determining the acidity of a substance.
b. Bases are generally determined by the amount of the hydroxide ion. What
more formal name denotes the hydrogen ion seen in acids?
7. The first season of the Women's NBA seemed to be successful. We'll see
how successful you are in answering these questions FTP each.
a. Which team won the first WNBA Championship?
Answer: Houston Comets (accept either city or team name)
b. Which member of the Houston Comets won both the regular season & playoff
Answer: Cynthia COOPER
c. Which team led by Rebecca Lobo finished as runners-up?
Answer: New York Liberty (accept team or city name)
8. Answer these questions about a particular US military sex scandal for the
stated number of points.
A. One scandal involved the first female B-52 pilot. F5P name her.
Answer: Kelly FLINN
B. F5P each, name the city & state in which Flinn's Air Base is located.
Answer: MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA
C. For 15, name the female Secretary of the Air Force who approved the
dismissal of Lt. Flinn.
Answer: Sheila WIDNALL
9. Identify the authors of the 20th century theological works FTP each.
A. The Phenomenon of Man Answer: Pierre TEILHARD DE CHARDIN
B. I & Thou Answer: Martin BUBER
C. Moral Man & Immoral Society Answer: Reinhold NIEBUHR
10. Given a critically-acclaimed concept album released in 1997, name the
artist or group that recorded each FTP each.
a. OK Computer Answer: RADIOHEAD
b. The Carnival Answer: WYCLEF JEAN
c. Drag Answer: k.d. LANG
11. Given the last line from a Robert Frost poem, identify the poem, 5-10-15.
A. And miles to go before I sleep.
Answer: STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING
B. And that has made all the difference.
Answer: The ROAD NOT TAKEN
C. But finding nothing, sullenly withdrew.
Answer: RANGE FINDING
12. Identify these Presidents of Mexico FTP each.
A. He is currently the President.
Answer: Ernesto ZEDILLO
B. In 1929, he founded the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which
has dominated Mexican politics.
Answer: Plutarco CALLES
C. He was President from 1853-55, after he had returned from exile. He first
became president in 1833.
Answer: Antonio Lopez de SANTA ANNA
13. Given a principle, name the physicist who postulated each FTP each.
A. His complementarity principle states that a given system cannot exhibit
both wave & particle-like behavior simultaneously.
Answer: Niels BOHR
B. A white dwarf can be no more than 1.2 solar masses as its limit.
Answer: Subrahmahyan _CHANDRASEKAR_
C. Waves emitted by a moving observer will be compressed if approaching &
elongated if receding.
Answer: Christian DOPPLER
14. Given a state, name the capital FTP each.
A. Queensland, Australia Answer: BRISBANE
B. Jalisco, Mexico Answer: GUADALAJARA
C. Amazonas, Brazil Answer: MANAUS
15. Identify these people involved in the transfer of Hong Kong back to
A. He is Hong Kong's new Beijing-appointed Chief Executive.
Answer TUNG Chee-hua
B. He was the last British governor of Hong Kong.
Answer: Chris PATTEN
C. He is the head of the Hong Kong civil service & the new Chief Secretary
of Hong Kong.
Answer: CHAN Anson
16. Identify these patrons of Michelangelo FTP each.
A. He created the tomb for this pope with such great sculptures as _Moses_.
Answer: JULIUS II
B. His architectural designs were for the library of this Medici.
Answer: LORENZO de Medici
C. Although not contracted by this man, Michelangelo was swept by his fervor
when painting the Sibyls in the Sistine Chapel & The Last Judgment. FTP,
name this Florentine preacher burned at the stake.
17. Answer these questions about the Rosetta stone FTP each.
A. It was found in Rosetta in what year?
B. What Frenchman is credited with using the stone to decipher hieroglyphics?
Answer: Jean Francois CHAMPOLLION
C. Priests of this ruler of Macedonia from 205-180 BC supposedly inscribed
it. FTP, name this ruler.
Answer: PTOLEMY V (prompt on Ptolemy)
18. For some reason, the name Roderick appears in titles of several
English-language works. Identify the authors of these, 5-10-15.
A. Roderick Hudson Answer: HENRY JAMES
B. The Adventures of Roderick Random Answer: Tobias SMOLLETT
C. Roderick, the Last of the Goths Answer: Robert SOUTHEY
19. The Earth has always been trembling, but some humans have been the
movers & shakers in the field of seismology to help predict & record
earthquake phenomena. Identify the following FTP each.
A. In the year 132, this Chinese astronomer & geophysicist invented the
first known earthquake seismograph.
Answer: ZHANG Heng
B. This British geophysicist & astronomer worked out the earthquake travel
time tables with K.E. Bullen, & they are still in standard use today.
Answer: Sir Harold JEFFREYS
C. Also in the 1930's, this US seismologist developed the scale of
earthquake strength which still bears his name.
Answer: Charles RICHTER
20. Answer these questions about the legendary Lady Godiva FTP each.
a. Lady Godiva was said to be from what English city?
b. Lady Godiva rode through the town to keep the townspeople from having to
suffer from what?
Answer: a heavy TAX (accept equivalents)
c. The townspeople refused to look at her for doing them such a favor, but
one man did look & was struck blind. FTP, name him.
Answer: PEEPING TOM
21. Answer these questions about 4's. For 4 points - no, wait, 5 points!
Rowan Atkinson made splashes as a bumbling priest in this Hugh Grant-Andie
Answer: FOUR WEDDINGS & A FUNERAL
B. FTP, this Saturday Night Live Sketch with Molly Shannon & Chris Kattan
once welcomed Rob Lowe as The Beholder, who had made the film _Four Funerals
& a Funeral_.
Answer: GOTH TALK
C. For 14, I mean 15 points, this play from 1599-1600 could be called '4
Weddings - no Funeral' for 4 couples wed at the play's close. One of the
four couples who wed is Silvius & Phebe.
Answer: AS YOU LIKE IT
22. Answer these questions about Madeleine Albright FTP each.
A. Name the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which approved
Answer: Jesse HELMS
B. Name the country in which she was born.
Answer: CZECHOSLOVAKIA (acc: CZECH REPUBLIC)
C. Albright was a professor at this university before becoming UN Ambassador.
23. Given a non-fiction best-seller, name the author F5P each.
A. Angela's Ashes Answer: Frank MCCOURT
B. Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil Answer: John BERENDT
C. Dirty Jokes & Beer Answer: Drew CAREY
D. Into Thin Air Answer: Jon KRAKAUER
E. The Dark Side of Camelot Answer: Seymour HERSH
F. The Man Who Listens to Horses Answer: Monty ROBERTS
24.. Name the authors of these works French poetry FTP each.
A. La cimietere marin Answer: Paul VALERY
B. Les Fleurs du Mal Answer: Charles BAUDELAIRE
C. Poemes Saturnines Answer: Paul VERLAINE
25. Name these vision problems FTP each.
a. This is the technical term for farsightedness.
b. In the most common forms of color blindness, these 2 colors are nearly
indistinguishable and appear yellow. (5 pts per color)
Answer: GREEN and RED
c. This is a build up of pressure from an excess of fluid in the eyeball.
26. F5P each, tell me what kind of currency you would get if you had money
from the following European nations.
a. Switzerland Answer: Swiss FRANC
b. Spain Answer: PESETA
c. Italy Answer: LIRA
d. Portugal Answer: ESCUDO
e. Russia Answer: RUBLE
f. Greece Answer: DRACHMA
27. Name the directors of these films FTP each.
A. Morocco Answer: Josef von STERNBERG
B. The African Queen Answer: John HUSTON
C. Out of Africa Answer: Sydney POLLACK
28. Given a major league category, name the all-time leader FTP each.
A. shutouts Answer: Walter JOHNSON
B. RBI's Answer: Hank AARON
C. Runs Answer: Ty COBB
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