2008 uiuc high school solo round 8



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Peyton Manning
11. In response to a wheat tariff, he wrote an Essay on the Influence of a Low Price of Corn on the Profits of Stock, and asserted a relationship between prices and bank note volume in The High Price of Bullion, a Proof of the Depreciation of Bank Notes. His distribution theory splits the community into three classes; the landlords, workers, and the owners of capital, and it can be found in his treatise Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. Developing the theory FTP, identify this 19th century British economist who developed the Iron Law of Wages.

ANSWER: David Ricardo


12. A character in one of his stories compares South Africa to “a John Ford western.” and one of his novels ends with a Hindu ceremony for the death of his sister in a section entitled “The Ceremony of Farewell.” The career of the exiled Ralph Singh is followed in his novel The Mimic Men, and Richard's retirement from Excal is the focus of his Mr. Stone and the Knights Companion. Ferdinand represents the “New Man of Africa” in his work A Bend in the River, and fires and storms destroy two attempts by the six-fingered title character to own a home in his novel A House for Mr. Biswas. The 2001 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, FTP name this Trinidadian author.

ANSWER: Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul


13. As-Sufi described it as the “little cloud,” while it was compared to a “candle shining through horn” by Simon Marius, and no definite explanation has been given to account for its two nuclei. Le Gentil is a satellite of it, as are the Pegasus and Cassiopeia Dwarves, while Mayall II is the brightest globular cluster in this object. A blue-shifted galaxy, it is currently approaching Earth at around 300 kilometers per second. Also known as M31, FTP, identify this galaxy, the closest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way.

ANSWER: Great




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