B. (10) Blue Sky
Answer: Jessica Lange
C. (10) The Piano
Answer: Holly Hunter
22. 30-20-10, name the author.
A. (30) Her first book was the short story collection The Soft Voice of the Serpent in 1952; later short story collections are Not for Publication and A Soldier’s Embrace.
B. (20) The Conservationist won the Booker Prize in 1974; more recent novels include 1994’s None to Accompany Me and 1998’s The House Gun.
C. (10) This South African Nobel laureate is best known for the novels Burger’s Daughter and A Guest of Honour.
Answer: Nadine Gordimer
23. Answer the following questions about recent philanthropic activities, for 10 points each.
A. (10) In October 2001, it was announced that this California university would receive a gift of $600 million, the largest single donation ever to an American school.
Answer: California Institute of Technology
B. (10) In December 2001, it was announced that this organization will receive $261 million to preserve biodiversity hotspots around the world.
Answer: Conservation International
C. (10) This Caltech alumnus and cofounder of Intel was responsible for both donations.
Answer: Gordon Moore (the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation).
24. Answer the following questions about artistic Venuses for the stated number of points.
A. (5) She may have been spinning thread or holding a shield to look at her reflection; now in the Louvre, this sculpture was found in 1820 on one of the Cyclades.
Answer: Venus de Milo
B. (5) This Venetian painted the Venus of Urbino
Accept: Tiziano Vicellio
C. (10) Titian's Venus of Urbino took its inspiration from this painter's Sleeping Venus, which Titian completed after the artist's death.
Accept: Giorgio da Castelfranco
Accept: Giorgio Barbarelli
D. (10): Discovered in 1908 in Austria, this 4-inch limestone statuette has exaggerated breasts and hips, and precisely arranged braids encircling a faceless head.
Answer: Venus of Willendorf
A. (5) The Meiji Restoration followed the overthrow of this line, which had ruled Japan for over 250 years.
Answer: Tokugawa shogunate
Accept: Edo period
B. (10) This second son of the Emperor Komei took the name Meiji upon his coronation in 1868.
C. (15) This statement promulgated on April 6, 1868 by the Emperor Meiji opened the way for modernization and the introduction of a Western parliamentary constitution.
Answer: Gokajo No Goseimon
English: the Charter Oath
Accept: Imperial Oath of Five Articles
A. (30) Discovered by Nicolas-Louis Vaquelin in 1797, in its +6 oxidation state it is highly toxic and carcinogenic, and combines with oxygen to form two important complex ions.
B. (20) This group 6b element has four stable isotopes, and radioactive isotope with mass 51 is widely used in biochemistry.
C. (10) It is alloyed with iron to make stainless steel, and is widely used in plumbing fixtures.