Michigan State University/University of Delaware High School Tournament: Round 5 Tossups

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[10] In this stage of aerobic respiration, negatively charged particles cascade across a series of cytochrome proteins, creating a charge gradient and allowing oxidative phosphorylation to occur.
ANSWER: Electron transport chain [or ETC]
[10] Around 32 of these molecules are made during oxidative phosphorylation by its namesake synthase. This molecule stores and transports energy for many cellular processes.
ANSWER: ATP [or Adenosine triphosphate, or Adenosine 5’-triphosphate]

9. In one work by this author, the Westernized schoolteacher Lakunle woos Sidi, who instead marries the chieftain of Ilujinle, Baroka. For 10 points each:
[10] Name this author of The Lion and the Jewel who described the prevention of Elesin’s ritual suicide by colonial authorities in his play Death and the King’s Horseman.
ANSWER: Wole Soyinka
[10] Soyinka comes from this African nation, also the home of Ben Okri, who wrote about the child spirit Azaro in The Famished Road.
ANSWER: Federal Republic of Nigeria
[10] This Nigerian author chronicled the life and death of the Igbo man Okonkwo as he faces the intrusion of British missionaries and colonists in Things Fall Apart.
ANSWER: Chinua

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