|UWO Alumni Pack by Alt and Matt
1) Discontented princes and nobles such as Gaston of Orleans and the Prince of Condé initiated this rebellion. The name given to this conflict means “sling” and referred to the pelting of windows belonging to supporters of the unpopular Italian-born regent. The revolutionaries originally sought to limit the powers of the king and have their grievances addressed, but quickly split into factions, some of which sought to overthrow Cardinal Mazarin. FTP, name this French civil war which occurred early in the reign of Louis XIV.
A: The FRONDE
2) After a short career at an investment bank, I moved on to writing books, producing such best sellers as The New New Thing and Next The Future Just Happened. However, I am best known for two books, one about my time at Solomon Brothers and the other about Oakland Athletics General Manger Billy Beane. FTP Name this author of Liar's Poker and Moneyball.
A: Michael Lewis
3) I was launched on 29 September 1962 by a Thor Agena B Rocket from Vandenberg Airforce Base. While my mission to study the ionosphere was to last only one year, it lasted ten years. FTP name this device, which was the first Canadian satellite to be launched.
A: Alouette I
4) I was born in 1663. After being denied a position in the French Army by Louis XIV, I joined the Austrian Army. During my career, I fought the in War of Polish Succession in the 1730s and in two wars with the Turks. However, I am best remembered for my role in the War of Spanish Succession and my collaboration in a number of key victories with Sir John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough. FTP Name this man, who along with Churchill, won victories at Blenheim in 1704 and Ramillies in 1706.
A: Prince Eugene of Savoy
5) While living in Spain, he published his first poem, “Hymn to the Sea” as a member of the avant-garde Ultraist movement. However, he wrote the vast majority of his work after moving back to his home continent. His arguably most famous work concerns an artifact through which the user can see everything in the universe. In 1946, when Juan Perón came to power, he was fired from his position as a librarian at the Buenos Aires municipal library. Although also a prolific essayist, he is primarily remembered outside of Argentina for his poems, and fantastical short stories. FTP name the author of such stories as “The Library of Babel” and “The Aleph.”
A: Jorge Luis BORGES
6) Terry George’s Hotel Rwanda, Todd Solondz’s Palindromes, Zhang Yimou’s House of Flying Daggers, Tom Hooper’s Red Dust, Taylor Hackford’s Ray, John Sayles’s Silver City, and Istvan Szabo’s Being Julia are all in this year’s line-up, according to an announcement made on Wednesday. It takes place every year on the first Thursday after Labour Day and lasts for ten days. This year’s event has a special focus on South African films. FTP, name this festival held in a Canadian city.
A: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
7) This religious movement features two types of religious ceremonies: “reasonings” and “binghis” or “grounations.” Believers in this religion believe that God has had three incarnations: Melchizedek, Jesus Christ, and Haile Selassie. Adherents believe that standard translations of the bible represent changes made by racist whites. Haile Selassie, the former emperor of Ethiopia, who died in 1975, remains a living messiah who will lead a particular group of the world’s peoples into a promised land of freedom and justice: Zion. FTP, name this religion inspired by Marcus Garvey that is practiced by 60% of Jamaicans.
8) I was born in Russia in 1906. Early in my academic career, I became interested in rocketry. I was arrested during the great purge of the 1930s, although I was saved by the aircraft designer Tupolev who needed my assistance. After the WW2, I continued my work and by the mid 1950s had developed the first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the R-7, which launched Sputnik 1 on 4 October 1957. My rockets later launched Yuri Gagarin into space. FTP name this man the father of the Soviet space program who died in 1966?
A: Sergei Korolev
9) His first hit was 1951’s “Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand.” His music became more groundbreaking as he took gospel songs, made the lyrics secular, and played them with an R&B band. He shortened his name when he entered the entertainment business, dropping his last name to prevent confusion with boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. His most famous album was 1962’s Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, a collection of covers of country songs, and his signature song was “What’d I Say.” He died on June 10, 2004. FTP, name that blind musician who sold his soul to Pepsi in the 1990s.
A: Ray CHARLES
10) Developed in 1909, and first used on an industrial scale by Germany during World War I, it solved the country’s need to import nitrates from Chile. Although the process was originally adopted as a military necessity for munitions, it now produces about half of the nitrogen used in agriculture, and has resulted in a host of environmental problems since it has significantly disrupted the nitrogen cycle. The originator and namesake of this procedure, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1918, was criticized by his peers for his involvement in chemical weapons research, and later developed Zyklon B. FTP, name this process in which nitrogen and hydrogen react over an iron catalyst in order to produce ammonia.
HABER process OR HABER-BOSCH process
11) My early academic interests involved the study of the ecology and evolution of birds particularly in New Guinea. Since then I have expanded my horizons, and have produced several books including The Third Chimpanzee. However, I am best known for my Pulitzer Prize winning work, which asked why did European civilizations end up so much more developed than much of the rest of the world? FTP name this man, the author of Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
A: Jared Diamond
12) He held the position of magister equis in the year 48 BCE, a position in Roman government which only existed during a dictatorship. After racking up a debt of some 250 talents before the age of 20, according to Plutarch, he proved his military skills in Aulus Gabinius’ Syrian campaign, and solidified his reputation in the Gallic Wars. He committed suicide in 30 BCE along with the last member of the Macedonian Ptolematic dynasty. FTP, name the third member of the Second Triumvirate which included Octavian and Lepidus.
A: MARCUS ANTONIUS or MARK ANTONY
13) I was born in 1936 in Coral Gables Florida. I entered politics in 1966, becoming Governor in 1979, before being elected to the United States Senate in 1987. In 2003, I decided to seek the Democratic Nomination for President. However, I dropped out before the first Primary, although this did not stop me from being considered for the VP slot by John Kerry. FTP Name this Florida Senator, who is best, remembered for keeping a highly detailed set of diaries?
A: Bob Graham
14) This mountain is highest mountain in the western hemisphere, and in the southern hemisphere. It is an eroded, long-dormant volcano that rises to a height of 22,834 feet or 6959 m. It is part of the Andes Mountain range and is located in Argentina.
FTP name this mountain, the highest in South America?
15) As a child, he suffered from psoriasis and stammering, and his mother therefore encouraged him to write. After graduating from Harvard, he joined The New Yorker as a regular contributor. He is a well-known literary critic and has had some famous arguments with fellow critic and author Gore Vidal. His novels tend to feature everyday people in middle-class America, but he abandoned this setting in The Witches of Eastwick. FTP, name this American novelist and short story writer most famous for his Rabbit series.
A: John UPDIKE
16) In the 1970s and the early 1980s, I served as the principal secretary to Ontario Premier Bill Davis. I later served as the president of the CFL in the mid 1990s. In 2004, I decided to seek the leadership of the Ontario PC Party. FTP Name this man who finished second to David Miller in the Toronto Mayoral Election of 2003.
A: John Tory
17) Some scholars have argued that worship of this goddess was a form of henotheism, and thus represented an important link between polytheism and monotheism. She is the daughter of Nuit and Seb. Her name in her native land is Aset, but she has come to be known by her Greek name. She is often symbolized by a cow, or a cow’s head with horns, to demonstrate her connection with Hathor. She was the sister of Nephthys, mother of Horus, and sister-consort of Osiris. FTP, name this ancient Egyptian goddess of motherhood and fertility.
A: ISIS (Accept ASET before mentioned)
18) During my life, I served in the legislatures of Ontario, and Canada. In 1892, I became a member of the British House of Commons for the Irish Nationalist Party. Other highlights of my career were my becoming Premier of Ontario in 1871, and my period as Minister of Justice in the government of Alexander McKenzie, where I played a key role in the creation of the Supreme Court of Canada. However, I am best remembered for my period as Liberal leader from 1880 – 1887. FTP name this man, the only leader of the Federal Liberal Party never to become Prime Minister.
A: Edward Blake
19) The literary impact of this book continues even though its direct influence in the field it discusses, anthropology, has waned significantly. Subtitled A Study in Magic and Religion, its main title was taken from an incident in the Aeneid, in which Aeneas and the Sibyl offer this object to the gatekeeper of Hades to gain admission. It attempted to define what all “primitive” religions share with each other, and what they share with “modern” religions such as Christianity. Its thesis was scandalous, and the Scottish author had to move his discussion of the Crucifixion to an appendix. FTP, name this work of comparative mythology and religion by Scottish anthropologist James George Frazer.
A: THE GOLDEN BOUGH
20) I was born into a German bourgeois family in 1876. Later in my life, I moved to Italy where I became revolutionary syndicalist before my death in 1936. However, I am best remember for my work Political Parties in 1911 where I stated my famous law that that political parties and other membership organizations inevitably tend toward oligarchy, authoritarianism, and bureaucracy. FTP Name this man best known for his “Iron Law of oligarchy”
A: Robert Michels
21) I was a hedge fund created in the mid 1990s. My founder, John Meriwether, was a legendary trader Salomon Brothers and two of my principal shareholders included Myron Scholes and Robert Merton, who had been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 1997 for their work on derivatives. However, despite this talent, a series of mistakes brought this fund to the brink of collapse and endangered the stability of the world’s financial markets. FTP name this fund, which had to be bailed out by the US Federal Reserve and a consortium of banks in 1998
A: Long-Term Capital Management or LTCM
22) Born in 1961 on an air force base in Germany, he trained as a sculptor and worked in Europe and Japan before returning to the city in which he was raised. His next novel is scheduled to be published in late 2004 and possesses the same name as a Beatles song, not unlike his naming of a 1998 novel after a Smiths tune. Sofia Coppola’s production company has acquired the film rights to his most famous novel. Works include Life After God, Shampoo Planet, and Microserfs. FTP, name the Canadian author that wrote Generation X.
A: Douglas COUPLAND (1998: Girlfriend in a Coma; 2004: Eleanor Rigby)
23) This swept wing aircraft was developed following WW II. Equipped with an unlicensed copy of British Rolls-Royce "Nene" engine, it had a maximum speed of 670 mph and could reach an altitude of 51 000 ft. It first entered service in 1949, and was widely exported. Given the code name “fagot” by NATO, its appearance in 1950 in the skies of Korea stunned the west and only the North American F-86 Sabre could match this aircrafts performance. FTP Name this Soviet fighter aircraft.
A: MIG 15
24) In order to accomplish his most important achievement, he performed phylogenetic analysis of ribosomal RNA, a technique he pioneered and which has since become common practice. Prominent biologists such as Salvador Luria and Ernst Mayer objected strongly to his taxonomic division of the prokaryotes, and the journal Science called him “Microbiology’s scarred revolutionary” because of the strong resistance to his ideas. He received the Leeuwenhoek medal, microbiology’s highest honour, in 1992. FTP, name this American microbiologist most famous for defining the Archaea domain in 1977.
A: Carl WOESE
1) A bonus on something that would never be in an American tournament: Canadian indie rock! Identify the contemporary indie artist from clues FTPE:
Led by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, and frequently numbering more than 10 members, this Toronto-based musical collective released You Forgot it in People in 2002 and is the best live act in Canada.
A: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
Essentially the project of one man, Joel Gibb, this Toronto-based “band” is notable for their explicit lyrics about sex and homosexuality despite having somewhat of a gospel sound. 2003’s The Smell of Our Own met with much critical acclaim, and their upcoming album has the amazing title of Mississauga Goddam.
A: The HIDDEN CAMERAS
Named after an obscure Japanese documentary about a biker gang, this band is based in Montreal and is one of the most prominent groups in what is often called the “post-rock” movement. Their most recent album, Yanqui U.X.O., includes a diagram showing the links between the four major record companies and the military-industrial complex.
A: GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR!
2) The 2003 Detroit Tigers were the one of the worst baseball times of all time winning only 43 games. For FTPE answer these questions about that infamous club.
This pitcher led the team in both wins and losses. He also was the first pitcher since Brian Kingman in 1980 to lose 20 games into a season.
This former star infielder for the Tigers, managed the team during this dreadful season.
Just before the start of the season the Tigers released this former all-star infielder, despite the fact they owed him over 13 million dollars on his contract.
He is currently a member of the Florida Marlins.
3) During the 2004 Federal Election, a number of former leadership candidates won seats in the Canadian parliament.
On a 5, 10, 15 basis, answer these questions about these individuals.
a) For 5 points, this former President and CEO of Magna and a Conservative Party leadership candidate in 2004 won her seat in Newmarket-Aurora?
b) For 10 points this former PC Party Finance Critic and leadership candidate won the riding of Kings-Hants for the Liberal Party?
c) For 15 points, this man who finished second to Peter MacKay in 2003 Federal PC leadership race won a seat for the new Conservative party in Calgary?
4) Identify the Japanese author from works FTPE, and for five points if you need their most famous work:
1. (10) The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea, Spring Snow
(5) The Temple of the Golden Pavillion
A: MISHIMA Yukio
2. (10) Kangaroo Notebook, Inter Ice Age 4
(5) Woman in the Dunes
A: ABE Kobo
3. (10) Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
(5) Norwegian Wood
A: MURAKAMI Haruki
5) How’s your philosophical vocabulary? Identify the following philosophical terms FTPE:
The study of being or existence.
According to Nietzsche, it is the fundamental causal force in the world, a process of expansion and venting of creative energy he argued was the basic driving force of nature.
A: the WILL TO POWER
An epistemological theory that holds that the external world we perceive is in some way a creation of the mind. Berkeley, Hegel, and Kant are known for holding such views in some of their works.
6) According to the United Nations, the world’s worst humanitarian crisis is slowly unfolding in Sudan, where one millions civilian have fled their homes in response to attacks by pro-government Arab militias as well as Sudanese government forces. FTSNOP, answer the following questions about the genocide-in-progress the international community seems unwilling to prevent.
FTP, name the region of the Sudan in which the crisis is unfolding.
FFPE, name the two countries that border the Darfur region, which is on Sudan’s western border.
CHAD and CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
FTP, name the current president of Sudan, who claims his government is not funding the Arab militias who have been killing, robbing, and raping African civilians in Darfur.
Omar Hasan Ahmad AL-BASHIR
7) FTPE, answer the following questions about the CIA-directed coup in Guatemala in 1954.
Name the head of the CIA in 1954, who helped to organize the coup. He was later forced to resign from his position in 1961.
A: Allen DULLES
Name the Guatemalan president, who had been elected in 1951 on a platform of land reform.
A: Jacobo ARBENZ Guzmán
Name the American multinational banana company, well-known for interfering in Latin American politics, whose Washington lobbyists were able to convince the Dulles brothers that Guzmán’s policies would lead to a Communist takeover.
A: UNITED FRUIT Company or UFC
8) Identify the following characters from Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov:
He is the protagonist and third son of Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, and therefore the youngest of the brothers Karamazov. He is kind, and possesses a love for God that translates into a love for mankind.
A: ALEXEI Fyodorovich Karamazov or ALYOSHA
Name the elder at the monastery who acts as Alexei’s mentor and teacher before his death.
He is the illegitimate son of Fyodor who is made to work in his house as a servant. Although Dmitri is accused of the crime, it is he who murdered Fyodor.
A: Pavel Fyodorovich SMERDYAKOV
9) The only thing better than a good classical march is a question about Marches
For five points each with a bonus five for all correct, given the march, name the composer?
The triumphant March from Aida
A: Giuseppe Verdi
b) Radetzky-March op.228
A: Johann Stauss (the elder)
c) Wedding March from A Midsummers Night’s Dream
A: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
d) Marche Militaire (Military March)
A: Franz Schubert
e) Pomp and Circumstance Marches Nos 1-5, op 39
A: Edward Elgar
10) Several presidents in American History have had multiple Secretaries of State For 5 points each, given a President of the United States, name the men who served as his Secretary of State.
William Rogers and Henry Kissinger
John Foster Dulles and Christian Herter
Cyrus Vance and Zbigniew Brzezinski
11) There are many famous canals in the world. On a 5, 10, 15 basis, answer these questions about some of the worlds canals?
a)For 5 points, proposed by New York Governor Dewitt Clinton in 1808, this canal was opened in 1825 and connected New York City to the Great Lakes
b)For 10 points, this canal constructed between 1887 and 1895, and was widened between 1907 and 1914. It was built to ease the transfer of the German Navy between the Baltic and the North Seas.
c)For 15 points, this canal was constructed entirely by slave labour in the Soviet Union between 1931 and 1933. However, because it was ice-bound for half the year and too small for maritime vessels, it never served any economic or strategic purpose. Its story was documented in Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago.
The White Sea-Baltic Canal, also accept White Sea Canal or
Belomorsko-Baltiyskiy Kanal imeni Stalina, "White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal in the Name of Stalin"
12) Before you are two paintings of figures from the 19th Century
For 5 points, who was this man, whose Empire was destroyed by the Franco-Prussian War in 1870?
The man on the left is Napoleon III, FTP who is the man on the right who was King of Prussia during that War.
For 15 points
Image B, was a painting that captures an image of an event after which Battle that the surrender of Napoleon III of 110 000 French troops to the Prussian Army?
The Battle of Sedan
13) Identify the following subatomic particles FTPE:
These are non-elementary particles composed of a normal quark and an antiquark, which causes the baryon number to go to zero. The lightest of these particles is the pion.
This is a semi-stable fundamental particle with negative electric charge and a spin of 0.5. Together with the electron and tauon, it is classified as part of the lepton family of fermions.
These are particles that form totally-symmetric composite quantum states, and they thus obey Bose-Einstein statistics. All elementary particles are either fermions or these.
14) FTPE, given the artist and title of an album, name the famous artist who did the cover art.
The Velvet Underground and Nico – The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
A: Andy WARHOL
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brian Salad Surgery (1973)
A: H. R. GIGER
Janis Joplin/Big Brother & Holding Company – Cheap Thrills (1968)
A: Robert CRUMB
15) Now for a question on a political theory. We will name the works on one theorist and the year they were published, and you name the theorist on a 30, 20, 10 basis.
For 30 points
The War We Are In: The Last Decade and the Next (1967)
The Congress and the American Tradition (1959)
For 20 points
The Struggle for the World (1947)
The Coming Defeat of Communism (1950)
Containment or Liberation (1952)
For 10 points
The Managerial Revolution (1941),
The Machiavellians: Defenders of Freedom (1943),
The Suicide of the West (1964)
A: James Burnham
16) Identify the following Jean-Paul Sartre works from a description 5-10-15:
(5) This philosophical work is regarded as the beginning of existentialism and is subtitled A Phenomenology Essay on Ontology.
BEING AND NOTHINGNESS or L’ETRE ET LE NEANT
This 1938 novel concerns a researcher who becomes convinced that inanimate objects are encroaching upon his ability to define himself. The work is somewhat of a manifesto of existentialism.
NAUSEA or LA NAUSÉE
This novel concerns Mathieu, a university professor, who tries to convince his lover to get an abortion. It is the first book in Sartre’s “Roads to Freedom” trilogy.
THE AGE OF REASON or L’AGE DE RAISON
17) 5-10-20-30, identify the following religious thinkers from their most famous works:
City of God
St. AUGUSTINE of Hippo
Monologium and Proslogium
St. ANSELM of Canterbury
I and Thou
The Seven Story Mountain
18) Every wondered who the Head of state of a country was? Here is a questions for you. Given a country for five points each, name the person who holds this position, as of July 10th 2004.
Queen Elizabeth II
President Jacques Chirac
King Juan Carlos de Bourbon
King Carl XVI Gustaf
King Abdullah II
King Faud ibn Abdulaziz as-Saud
19) Ebola is a severe, very nasty, often-fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees) that has appeared sporadically since its initial recognition in 1976.
a) FTP What kind of fever is Ebola?
b) FTP name the group of RNA viruses it belongs to?
c) There are 4 identified subtypes of Ebola virus of which 3 of them effect humans
3 of them are named after the countries where they appeared and the other was named after the Animal Facility that it appeared at in the United States
For 5 points each name two of the subgroups.
Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan, Ebola-Ivory Coast or Ebola-Reston
20) Answer the following questions relating to Canadian military history, FTPE:
Quebec’s opposition to military support for Britain during the Boer War led this prime minister to only send a volunteer force as opposed to an official army.
A: Wilfrid LAURIER
Name the file clerk working in the Soviet embassy in Ottawa that defected, providing information on Soviet espionage in Canada to the RCMP.
A: Igor GOUZENKO
This operation was conducted by the Canadian navy from October 2001 to October 2003 in support of the United States’ Forever War – er, War on Terrorism. The operation saw Canadian ships stationed in the Arabian Sea.
A: Operation APOLLO
21) For five points each and a bonus five for all correct, given the capital name the country
d) San Salvador
22) A number of words have emerged from the names of people.
For 15 points each, after I described the man in question name the word.
a) This man assisted the Germans in their invasion of Norway in 1940. He later served as the puppet ruler of Norway from 1940 to 1945, when he was executed. After the war, his name became a word meaning traitor?
b) This word comes the Athenian Statesman who in 621BC wrote Athens first law code. This code, which mandated the death penalty for crimes as minor as theft was quite brutal. In the centuries following his death, his name became the root of the word meaning exceedingly harsh; very severe
Draconian prompt on Draco or Dracon
23) From the 1930s to 1951 5 British men formed one of the most successful spy rings in history. This group which spied for the Soviets, became known as the Cambridge Five.
For 5 points each, with a bonus five for all correct name them?
and Guy Burgress