Bulldogs Over Broadway 2002: Time to Drop the Samer

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Academy and the Lyceum
[5] Name the only Greek writer other than Plato to write Socratic dialogues that survive to the present day.
ANSWER: Xenophon
[15] Plato traveled to Syracuse to instruct this ruler in philosophy, but alienated him so greatly that he had Plato sold into slavery.
ANSWER: Dionysius II

5. Given a Greek hero of the Trojan War, name his killer FTPE,
[10] Achilles
[10] Agamemnon
ANSWER: Clytemnestra
[10] Ajax
ANSWER: Himself

6. Answer the following related questions about the computer game industry, FTPE

[10] In March 2002, this game became the best-selling computer game in history, having sold 6.3 million copies since its release in February 2000. Name this game which allows the player to control the lives of simulated people.
ANSWER: The Sims
[10] The Sims displaced this puzzle-like adventure game for the top spot on the list.
[10] The Sims was designed by this development house started by Will Wright, which has been a subsidiary of Electronic Arts since its June 1997acquisition.


7. Name these types of chords from descriptions, for 10 points each.
[10] This is the most stable chord in any given key. Its root is the first scale degree, and its Roman numeral is I.
ANSWER: tonic
[10] Commonly used as an applied dominant and in Romantic-era modulations, this unstable, chromatic seventh chord has a dominant function, though scale degree 5 is not to be found. It is built on three minor thirds, and sounds the same in all inversions.

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