3M: Co history Doubles Packet Three: you know you want me, baby!



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3M: CO History Doubles

Packet Three: YOU KNOW YOU WANT ME, BABY!

Questions by Eric Mukherjee, Mike Cheyne, and Mik Larsen


  1. A non-NFL player named Phil Rivers joked this man has an "equator that wobbles about like a hula hoop." When running against Enoch Powell, he called for unrestricted immigration into Britain, which resulted in him picking up a mere 0.2% of the vote. This man had earlier commanded the submarine Rorqual when it accidentally rammed a U.S. Navy minesweeper. He claimed he was inspired to write his first book after his tour guide could not explain why so many building projects like royal tombs were all completed in the same year. This man's second book claimed that Pope Eugene IV was in contact with a certain country's ambassador and that country's gifts of books and globes launched the Renaissance. This man's 2002 bestseller claimed that Admiral Zheng He's fleets were the first to reach the Americas and circumnavigate the globe. For 10 points, name this eccentric pseudohistorian author of 1421: The Year China Discovered the World.

ANSWER: (Rowan) Gavin Paton Menzies


  1. Description acceptable. Retired Admiral Ben Moreell claimed this event was unnecessary because certain companies were on the verge of bankruptcy. A non Secretary of Defense named Charles Wilson resigned during this event after criticizing the Wage Stabilization Board's recommendations. The New York Daily News said the President did "a Hitler" in response to it, and that response to this event ended in a "stinging rebuff" to the President when John W. Davis' arguments were accepted by a Hugo Black led majority. It ended shortly after the U.S. Army was forced to shut down its largest shell-making plant, a serious blow to the Korean War effort. The President's attempt to foil this event by nationalizing an industry was ended by the Supreme Court's decision in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer. For 10 points, name this major 1952 labor dispute in a metalworking industry during the Truman administration.

ANSWER: The 1952 steel strike [accept anything to indicate steel and labor dispute, including U.S. Steel strike and steel strike during the Truman presidency, prompt on Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer before mentioned]


  1. This man built a temple to Matzu at the sight of one of his landings. A kingdom founded by this man was destroyed by a fleet commanded by Shi Lang. This man died of malaria at the age of 38, supposedly after discovering that his son had an affair with his wetnurse. This man sent the friar Victorio Riccio to demand tribute from the Philippines, and during one military action this man secured the surrender of Frederik Coyett. This man’s son became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Tungning after this man’s successful siege of (*) Fort Zeelandia. This man received a surname meaning “success” and a title meaning “Lord of the Imperial Surname” from the Longwu Emperor, who was installed with the help of this man’s father, a noted pirate admiral. For 10 points, name this Ming dynasty admiral who fought against the Dutch East India Company to take over Taiwan, and whose battles are the subject of a Chikamatsu play.

ANSWER: Coxinga [or Zheng Chenggong; accept repeated instances of the syllable “ZH” from Libo Zeng]


  1. These people's numbers grew after the issuing of the Philipsburg Proclamation. One of the most famous examples of these people was grievously wounded when raiding the home of Captain Joshua Huddy. That example, Colonel Tye, was active in Monmouth County. James Moncrief led a group of them which included Henry Washington, a man who had previously worked draining the Great Dismal Swamp. A book listing these people was produced on the orders of Sir Guy Carleton, and many of them eventually ended up in places like Birchtown, Nova Scotia, or Sierra Leone. Many of these people were created after the passing of Lord Dunmore's Proclamation and the formation of groups like the Royal Ethiopian Regiment. For 10 points, name this group of people who fought for the British during the American Revolution, many of which were former slaves.

ANSWER: Black Loyalists [prompt on partial answers, prompt on slaves, prompt on freed slaves, accept synonyms for black, accept answers that make it clear that blacks or slaves are fighting for the British]





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