Norris Kickoff Quizbowl



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Round 2

Instructions: During the first 10 minutes of each match, use the tossup-bonus format with 10 points for each tossup and five points for each bonus. The tossups and bonuses are related, so skip the bonus if no one gets the tossup correct. Tossups should be answered without stalling as soon as the player has been recognized. Teams may consult only on bonuses and the team must complete their answer within 20 seconds.


Tossup - Bonus Round

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Tossup #1. Mammals of this order have a disgusting method of digesting their food -- they eat their own partially digested waste. What common animal belongs to the order Lagomorpha?

Answer: Rabbits or Hares

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Bonus #1. What common mammal is a member of the order Proboscidea?

Answer: Elephant

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Tossup #1. Where was the Rio + 10 conference held last month?

Answer: Johannesburg

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Bonus #1. The Johannesburg conference goes by the acronym WSSD. What does WSSD stand for?

Answer: World Summit on Sustainable Development

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Tossup #2. These include the bacteria that cause tetanus, botulism and salmonella poisoning. What general class of bacteria is rod-shaped?

Answer: Bacilli

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Bonus #2. List two other classes of bacteria whose name is derived from their shape.

Answer: Cocci (berry-shaped) and Spirochettes (spiral)

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Tossup #3. This element is the most common element in the earth's crust by both weight and by volume. What element is this that is found at the corners of the silicate tetrahedron in rocks such as granite and basalt?

Answer: Oxygen

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Bonus #3. What element is the second most common element in the earth's crust?

Answer: Silicon

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Tossup #4. 270 million years ago, most of the earth's land was connected in a supercontinent. What name has been given to the supercontinent that existed during the Mesozoic era?

Answer: Pangaea

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Bonus #4. What was the name of the immense, unbroken ocean that surrounded Pangaea?

Answer: Panthalassa

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Tossup #5. So you'd like a nuclear fusion reactor. We already use one every day. What are the reactants and products of the nuclear fusion reaction that is occuring in the center of our sun?

Answer: Hydrogen is fusing to form Helium

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Bonus #5. Out in space are red giant stars that work differently than our sun. What are reactants and products of the reaction in a Red Giant?

Answer: Helium is fusing to form Carbon

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Tossup #6. Scratch pads ready. What is the 7th term of the sequence that starts 109, 95, 81, 67,....?

Answer: 25

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Bonus #6. What is the 30th term of the same sequence?

Answer: -297

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Tossup #7. The novel's plot: A half-breed survives a rough childhood and bad influences during his growing years. She gets in a lot of fights until she is adopted by a man named Scott who tames her and mates her to a Collie. They live happily ever after. What is the book?

Answer: White Fang

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Bonus #7. Who is the author of White Fang?

Answer: Jack London

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Tossup #8. This was the only book the author ever wrote. She began it shortly after her thirteenth birthday and ended it when she was fifteen. What is this thin book written by a European girl during World War 2?

Answer: Diary of Anne Frank

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Bonus #8. In what country did Anne Frank live?

Answer: Holland (the Netherlands)

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Tossup #9. List these four explosions in chronological order, starting with the earliest. (1) Oklahoma City Federal Building, (2) World Trade Center, (3) Olympic Park, (4) Challenger

Answer: (4) Challenger-1986, (2) World Trade Center-1993, (3) Oklahoma City Federal Building-1995, (4) Olympic Park-1996

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Bonus #9. Which of the four explosions killed the fewest people?

Answer: Olympic Park bomb - 1 killed

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Tossup #10. What year did these things happen? Atomic sub Nautilaus launched, five members of congress were injured by a bomb set by Puerto Rican nationalists, Joseph McCarthy held anti-communism hearings on TV and the Supreme Court handed down the Brown vs Topeka Board decision?

Answer: 1954

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Bonus #10. What year did these things happen? North Vietnam launched the deadly Tet offensive, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Robert Kennedy was assassinated, Richard Nixon was elected president.

Answer: 1968

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Tossup #11. Queen Mary I of England (Bloody Mary) used a form of this to supress the Lollards. Many of the early tribunals were run by Franciscan and Dominican monks. What was this church-sponsored anti-heresy court of the Middle Ages called?

Answer: The Inquisition

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Bonus #11. In Italy, a well-known scientist was placed under house-arrest by the Inquisition for the last ten years of his life because he said the earth moved around the sun. Who was this man?

Answer: Galileo

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Tossup #12. Give the title of this painting. Please show Art Selection 01.

Answer: The Scream

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Bonus #12. Who painted this picture?

Answer: Edvard Munch

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Tossup #13. Pope Leo I called him "The Scourge of God". One Roman historian called him a "hideous dwarf." Who was this leader of a confederation of tribes called the Huns that swept through Europe in the 5th century?

Answer: Attila

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Bonus #13. As Attila attacked Europe, he displaced many tribes along the way. What tribe did Attila displace from the Steppes of Asia to Eastern Europe?

Answer: Slavs

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Tossup #14. The Attorney General seems to be a lightning rod of criticism. Which attorney general was criticized for her handling of the Branch Dividian standoff at Waco, Texas?

Answer: Janet Reno

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Bonus #14. What controversial nominee was recently confirmed to replace Janet Reno?

Answer: John Ashcroft

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Tossup #15. Large oil reserves lie beneath this sea that covers a continental shelf. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, this body of water is surrounded by Denmark, Norway, Scotland, England and Germany? What sea is this?

Answer: North Sea

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Bonus #15. If you travel east from the North Sea and pass between Denmark and Sweden, what sea will you enter?

Answer: Baltic Sea

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Tossup #16. Which of the following cities is closest in latitude to Hickman, Nebraska? (a) Hong Kong, (b) Beijing, (c) Cairo, or (d) London

Answer: (b) Beijing

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Bonus #16. List the remaining three cities in order from north to south. The cities are Hong Kong, Cairo and London.

Answer: London, Cairo, Hong Kong

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Tossup #18. Which king of Cyprus carved a beautiful statue of a maiden, Galatea which was brought to life by Aphrodite?

Answer: Pygmalion

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Bonus #18. What Broadway musical was based on the story of Pygmalion and Galatea

Answer: My Fair Lady

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Instructions: During the last 5 minutes of each match, use the 'Blitz' format with 10 points for each tossup and no bonus. All answers must be answered without stalling.

Blitz Round - All 10 Point Tossups

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Name the authors of the following works which concern war.







Tossup #19. The Red Badge of Courage

Answer: Stephen Crane

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Tossup #20. The Caine Mutiny

Answer: Herman Wouk

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Tossup #21. All Quiet on the Western Front

Answer: Erich Maria Remarque

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Tossup #22. From Here to Eternity

Answer: James Jones

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Tossup #23. Saint Joan

Answer: George Bernard Shaw

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Identify the following Shel Silverstein characters.







Tossup #24. Despite God's stern warning to Noah, he was unable to get these stupid, frolicking creatures onto the Ark and thus they perished.

Answer: unicorns

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Tossup #25. This lazy lout simply would not take the garbage out.

Answer: Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout

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Tossup #26. She gave everything she had to the boy she loved: her attention, her apples, her wood, and finally her stump to rest on.

Answer: the giving tree

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Answer these questions about scientists who worked with the ether hypothesis .







Tossup #27. His experiments contradicting the ether hypothesis predated the Michelson-Morley experiment by thirty years, but were viewed as aberrations. He also found the first accurate value for the speed of light using non-astronomical techniques, and wrote on the Doppler shift independently of Doppler’s work.

Answer: Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau

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Tossup #28. Attempting to rescue the ether hypothesis in the wake of the Michelson-Morley experiment, this Irish physicist proposed, independently of the work of Lorentz, that matter, including the instruments used in the experiment, contracts along its direction of motion.

Answer: George Francis Fitzgerald

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Tossup #29. This French mathematician believed the concept of absolute motion meaningless, and fit Lorentz’ ideas into a theory in which the electron’s motion is governed by Maxwell’s equations. However, he stopped short of denying the ether or proclaiming the constancy of the speed of light, so he doesn’t get credit for developing relativity theory.

Answer: (Jules-)Henri Poincaré

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Identify the phylum to which each of the following types of organisms belong,







Tossup #30. Slugs, clams, and garden snails.

Answer: Mollusca

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Tossup #31. Amoebas

Answer: Rhizopoda

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Tossup #32. Spiders and insects

Answer: Arthropoda

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Given the year, the winning candidate, and the losing party, identify the Presidential loser.







Tossup #33. 1924, Calvin Coolidge, Progressive party

Answer: Robert La Follette

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Tossup #34. 1944, Franklin Roosevelt, Republican party

Answer: Thomas Dewey

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Tossup #35. 1928, Herbert Hoover, Democratic party

Answer: Al Smith

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With what famous people are the following ships associated?







Tossup #36. Half Moon

Answer: Henry Hudson

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Tossup #37. Victory

Answer: Admiral Horatio Nelson

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Tossup #38. The Golden Hind

Answer: Sir Francis Drake

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Tossup #39. Bonhomme Richard

Answer: John Paul Jones

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Identify the following nineteenth century artists from works.







Tossup #40. At the Salon, At the Moulin-Rouge

Answer: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

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Tossup #41. The Death of Sardanapalus, Liberty Leading the People

Answer: Eugene Delacroix

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Tossup #42. La Loge, The Luncheon of the Boating Party

Answer: Auguste Renoir

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Tossup #43. Old Battersea Bridge: Nocturne -- Blue and Gold, Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1 -- The Artist's Mother

Answer: James McNeill Whistler

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Given some national parks, name the state in which they are located.







Tossup #44. Kobuk Valley, Wrangel-St. Elias, Denali

Answer: Alaska

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Tossup #45. Big Bend

Answer: Texas

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Tossup #46. Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands

Answer: Utah

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Identify these mythological collectives from a possibly partial list of their members.







Tossup #47. Stheno, Euryale, Medusa

Answer: Gorgons

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Tossup #48. Calliope, Terpsichore, Polyhymnia

Answer: Muses

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Tossup #49. (15) Euphrosyne, Aglaia, Thalia

Answer: Graces or Charites

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Identify the movie from the quote.







Tossup #50. Rise and shine, campers, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooooold out there today!

Answer: Groundhog Day

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Tossup #51. A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.

Answer: Silence of the Lambs

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Tossup #52. Hokey religions, and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side.

Answer: Star Wars

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Tossup #53. And, the rest of you will be spared. Go back to England, and tell them there that Scotland's daughters and her sons are yours no more. Tell them Scotland is free!

Answer: Braveheart

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