Norris Kickoff Quizbowl



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Tossup #18. This group of warriors were allied to Troy. Their name is said to mean "without breasts", supposedly because they cut them off to use bows and arrows. What group of fierce female warriors are we talking about?

Answer: Amazons

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Bonus #18. In which of Shakespeare's plays do the Amazons and their queen Hippolyta appear?

Answer: Midsummer Night's Dream

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Instructions: During the last 5 minutes of each match, use the 'Blitz' format with 10 points for each tossup and no bonus. All answers must be answered without stalling.

Blitz Round - All 10 Point Tossups

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Name the Shakesperean plays from some characters.







Tossup #19. Malvolio, Orsino, Olivia

Answer: "Twelfth Night"

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Tossup #20. Claudius, Polonius, Ophelia

Answer: "Hamlet"

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Tossup #21. Lysander, Bottom, Titania

Answer: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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Name these ancient Roman writers







Tossup #22. Revered for his love elegies, this eventual exile’s greatest work was the Metamorphoses.

Answer: Ovid

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Tossup #23. As an orator, he dispatched the Sicilian governor Verres and almost singlehandedly foiled the conspiracy of Catiline. Attacking Mark Antony in the Phillipic orations, he was betrayed and executed by the second triumvirate.

Answer: Cicero

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Tossup #24. Known for his Natural History, which was regarded as a scientific text in the middle ages, he was killed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

Answer: Pliny the Elder

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Answer these questions about gases.







Tossup #25. This term describes a gas for which the product of the pressure and volume is proportional to the product of the temperature and the number of moles.

Answer: ideal

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Tossup #26. Within one liter, how many liters are occupied by one mole of an ideal gas at zero degrees Celsius and one atmosphere pressure?

Answer: 22.4 liters (accept 21.4 to 23.4)

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Tossup #27. The probability that a given ideal gas particle will have a certain velocity is given by a "distribution function" named for two 19th century scientists, one who unified the laws of classical electromagnetism, and another who quantified the definition of entropy. FTP, name either of these scientists.

Answer: James Clerk Maxwell or Ludwig Boltzmann

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Answer the following questions about white blood cells.







Tossup #28. Name either of the two types of phagocytic white blood cells which engulf bacteria directly.

Answer: neutrophils or monocytes

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Tossup #29. What is the general name given to the non-phagocytic white blood cells?

Answer: lymphocytes

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Tossup #30. Which type of lymphocyte produces antibodies?

Answer: B cells

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Identify the following senators from Maine for ten points apiece.







Tossup #31. This recently deceased Democrat was the 1968 vice presidential nominee and, later, Carter's Secretary of State.

Answer: Edward S. Muskie

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Tossup #32. She was the first female Senator elected in her own right; this Republican was also famed for denouncing McCarthy.

Answer: Margaret Chase Smith (prompt on Smith)

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Tossup #33. This recently retired Democrat had been the Senate Majority leader.

Answer: George Mitchell

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Identify the following disasters.







Tossup #34. 600 people died in this Chicago theater in 1903.

Answer: Iroquois Theater

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Tossup #35. 145 workers died in this New York factory in 1911.

Answer: Triangle Shirt-waist Factory

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Tossup #36. Nearly 500 people died in this Boston theater in 1942.

Answer: Coconut Grove

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Gven the titles of paintings, name the artists.







Tossup #37. Cup and Saucer II -- Drowning Girl -- Look Mickey

Answer: Roy Lichtenstein

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Tossup #38. Dollar Signs --192 One-Dollar Bills -- 200 Campbell’s Soup Cans

Answer: Andy Warhol

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Name the Supreme Court cases .







Tossup #39. This 1976 decision allowed states to reintroduce the death penalty.

Answer: Gregg v. Georgia

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Tossup #40. This 1989 court decision prevented the punishment of flag burners.

Answer: Texas v. Johnson

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Tossup #41. This 1962 case allowed citizens to challenge the unfair distribution of seats in state legislatures.

Answer: Baker v. Carr

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Answer these questions about Zoroastrianism.







Tossup #42. This is the Zoroastrian World Lord and Good Creator, who is also known as Ormuzd.

Answer: Ahura Mazda

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Tossup #43. Also known as Angra Mainyu, this is the Zoroastrian spirit of evil.

Answer: Ahriman

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Tossup #44. This Zoroastrian scripture was compiled between the third and seventh centuries and contains hymns, rites, and law.

Answer: Avesta (accept Zend-Avesta)

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Identify the UVA football star or stars.







Tossup #45. Name the 1991 first round draft choice who is still a star receiver for the Detroit Lions.

Answer: Herman Moore

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Tossup #46. Name the two former Cavaliers selected in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft.

Answer: Jon Harris (Eagles), James Farrior (Jets)

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Tossup #47. He was the very first pick in the 1942 NFL Draft, and an award bearing his name is given to the state of Virginia’s best collegiate football player each year.-- name him.

Answer: Bill Dudley

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