Mash-Up Tossup Extravaganza (mute) Packet by John Lawrence

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19. This author was opposed by Tobiah and Sanballah while attempting to write a poem describing “A Rock, A River, A Tree”. She recounted the years she spent living in Accra, Ghana as the cupbearer to Artaxerxes I in All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes. She urged the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem in a poem she delivered at the 1993 inauguration of Bill Clinton. For 10 points, name this African American prophet and poet, who wrote I Know Why the Caged Jew Sings.

ANSWER: Nehemiah Angelou
20. This publication included the rust-covered artwork Cor-Ten to illustrate the maxim “Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears”. A block of red wax named for the Sanskrit for “self-generated” was among the excerpts from this work republished in The Way to Wealth. Isaac Bickerstaff’s kidney was the inspiration for a bean-shaped silver object contained within this work. And it is peppered with aphorisms like “A penny saved is a penny that can be melted down to make a sculpture”. For 10 points, name this Benjamin Franklin work about the British-Indian sculptor of Cloud Gate.


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