Minnesota Open 2008: Post-Colonial Collapse Disorder Packet by Matt Lafer, Ryan Westbrook, and Evan Nagler (featuring Charles Meigs) Edited by Rob Carson, Andrew Hart, Gautam Kandlikar, Charles Meigs, and Bernadette Spencer Tossups


An engineer helps pull a horse out of a well in the opening of this author's



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12. An engineer helps pull a horse out of a well in the opening of this author's Dimetos. In this man's second play, Johnny refuses to share his cloth business with Queeny when he learns that she used to be a prostitute, while in his first work Tobias is killed when he refuses to pay off the local gangster, Shark. In addition to Nongogo and No-Good Friday, he wrote a novel, Tsotsi, and a work featuring only two actors, Boesman and Lena. In another work, Robert interrupts the opening 45-minute monologue by Styles, and declares that his former identity, Sizwe Bansi, is dead. For 10 points, name this author of A Lesson from Aloes, The Blood Knot and Master Harold and the Boys, a prominent playwright of Apartheid South Africa.

ANSWER: Athol Fugard


13. They can be produced in the presence of phosphine, a lewis acid catalyst, and an acrylonitrile in a modified Morita reaction, and they can be created in a palladium-catalyzed reaction which cross-couples potassium vinyl-trifluoro-borates with allyl acetates. They are created in the Whiting Reaction from alkyne-diols. One of them can be reacted with an imine to form a tetrahydropyridine and is named for Danishefsky. A cyclical one is the final product of a Birch Reduction, and the above reaction is the aza variant of the reaction with which they are most associated, in which the conjugated 1,3 type reacts with an alkene. For 10 points, name these compounds used in the Diels-Alder reaction which feature two double bonds.

ANSWER: dienes


14. One section of this work describes how “Black Crows invaded our country many years ago,” and another speaker recounts “1941, it must have been.” Some of those who inspired this piece include Lawrence Davis and the composer’s former governess, Virginia. In homage to Glass’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine, one of its sections is subtitled a “Study of Motion as a Tabula Rasa for Soundscapes, Part II.” Its movements are titled “America-Before the War,” “Europe-During the War,” and “After the War,” and its innovative use of a digital sampling keyboard allowed it to incorporate spoken-word parts from interviews of Holocaust survivors and Pullman porters. For 10 points, name this three-movement piece for string quartet and tape by Steve Reich, which depicts varying types of locomotives.

ANSWER: Different Trains


15. His first exposure to communism came when he won a copy of Engels' Anti-Duhring in a chess championship. He was an editor of the anti-Nazi newspaper Szabad Nep and entered the government as minister of the interior and chief of the AVO, the secret police. His government, advised by the economist Rezso Nyers, enacted the “New Economic Mechanism” in the 1960s which allowed his country to compete in the international industrial economy. His slogan “He who is not against us is with us” contrasted his regime sharply with that of one of his predecessors, Matyas Rakosi. He was installed as party secretary after a meeting between Tito and Khruschev, replacing the anti-Soviet government of Imre Nagy. For 10 points, name this man who led communist Hungary from 1956 to 1988.

ANSWER: Janos Kadar [or Giovanni Czermanik]


16. A basket is on the floor next to a table with a cabinet containing books in one work of this title by Philippe de Champaigne. Jacopo Pontormo painted this scene as a fresco around a window next to his Deposition from the Cross. Filippo Lippi painted two versions of this scene, one of which included two kneeling donors. Both of Lippi's paintings feature doves bathed in light, as do versions by El Greco and Titian. The columns in the arched colonnade in Fra Angelico's work of this name are Corinthian except for two on the left side which are Ionic, and that work depicts the central female sitting on a three-legged stool and clutching her arms to her chest. Usually showing a figure interrupted while reading, for 10 points, name this commonly painted scene featuring the angel Gabriel telling Mary that she will give birth to the son of God.

ANSWER: Annunciations


17. In 1993, this man received $800,000 from the City of L.A. for an incident at LAX that saw him get roughed up by drug enforcement agents. Tommy Craggs described how this man called him a “joke” during their interview for the Village Voice in which he claimed that “computers” got us to Enron. Ben Revere emulates this man’s timing mechanism, and along with Cesar Geronimo and Jack Billingham, this player was traded from the Astros for Lee May. Also known for telling Billy Beane that he shouldn’t have written Moneyball, for 10 points, name this counterpart to Jon Miller on Sunday Night Baseball, a Hall of Fame second-sacker and annoying ESPN commentator that has a Charles Brockden Brown-loving blog calling for his firing.

ANSWER: Joe Leonard Morgan





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