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ROUND 9: STRETCH ROUND BONI



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ROUND 9: STRETCH ROUND BONI


The Inaugural National Scholastics Championship

Case Western Reserve University


1. Here’s a purr‑fect bonus for cat lovers. Given a cat, identify its genus, 10 points each.

  1. Tiger ANSWER: Panthera or Leo

  2. Bobcat ANSWER: Lynx

  3. Siamese cat ANSWER: Felis [NOT "Felix" or "Felidae"]

2. Name these faithful servants, 10 points each.



  1. a. This mortal was taken by Zeus to become the cupbearer to the gods.

ANSWER: Ganymede

  1. b. This young Indian was rescued by Robinson Crusoe.

ANSWER: Friday

  1. c. In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, he was Hercules’ attendant who unknowingly delivers a poisoned robe to him.

ANSWER: Lichas
3. What goes up must go down, except for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it seems. For 10 points each, in what year did the Dow first close above each of the following milestones?

  1. a. 7000 ANSWER: February 13, 1997

  2. b. 3000 ANSWER: April 17, 1991

c. 1000, within 2 years ANSWER: November 14, 1972 [ACC: 1970 to 1974]
4. Answer these questions about declensions, for the stated number of points.

a. [5] Latin has this many cases.

ANSWER: six

b. [5] German has this many cases.

ANSWER: four

c. [10] Name either of the cases found in Latin that is not present in German.

ANSWER: ablative or vocative

d. [10] It is believed that proto-Indo-European had this many cases, the same number as Sanskrit.

ANSWER: eight
5. “Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?” Identify these things having to do with irony, 10 points each.


  1. This battle occurred after the treaty ending the War of 1812 was signed.

ANSWER: Battle of New Orleans

  1. An out‑of‑work hay trusser Michael Henchard dies in the care of his rival Donald Farfrae in this Thomas Hardy book.

ANSWER: The Life and the Death of The Mayor of Casterbridge: A Story of a Man of Character

  1. In this Verdi opera, the title character arranges for the murder of his daughter’s seducer, but winds up killing his daughter instead.

  1. ANSWER: Rigoletto

6. Prove you know your postulates! Answer these questions, 10 points each.a. Whose fifth postulate states that “given a line L and a point P not on line L, there is exactly one line through P that is parallel to line L”?

ANSWER: Euclid


  1. b. What specific term is given to the geometry that develops when “exactly one” in the above sentence is changed to “none”?

ANSWER: spherical or elliptical geometry [prompt on “non-Euclidean”]

  1. c. Peano’s [pianos] fifth postulate is the basis of what type of proof, whereby a statement is proved for n = 1, assumed true for n = k, and then proven for n = k + 1?

  2. ANSWER: mathematical induction

7. Identify these feudal terms, for 10 points each.



  1. Fees paid by serfs to a lord for use of such things as the mill, over, or wine press

ANSWER: banality or banalities

  1. In England, the officer of the royal household responsible for administration of the household and the private estates

ANSWER: chamberlain

  1. The right of the eldest son to inherit from his father

ANSWER: primogeniture
8. 30-20-10. Name the country.

[30] Residents of this country call their Prime Minister the taoiseach [TEH-shahk].

[20] One of this country’s seven main universities is located in Gallimh [galv].

[10] You probably know that city better by its Anglicized name, Galway.



  1. ANSWER: Ireland or Irish Free Republic or Eire

9. Goal!!!!!!!! Answer these questions about the World Cup, 10 points per part.



  1. On what day is the 1998 World Cup scheduled to end?

  1. ANSWER: July 12, 1998

  1. For five points each, name the ball used in World Cup matches, and the company that makes it.

  1. ANSWER: le tri-couleur or The Tricolor by adidas

  1. Name the Univision announcer who made famous his “Goal!” shout.

  1. ANSWER: Andreas Cantor

10. Answer these questions about Eugene Delacroix’s works, 15 points per part.

a. This 1827 work by Delacroix was inspired by a tragic poem by Lord Byron. It depicts the story of a King of Ninevah, who, facing imminent defeat, has his servants kill all of the members of the household, before dying himself.

ANSWER: The Death of Sardanapolus

b. Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People commemorates the day when the people dethroned Bourbon king Louis-Philippe. Five points each, give the month, day, and year on which this painting was made, the same day it commemorates.

ANSWER: July 28, 1830




ROUND 9: THE CATEGORY QUIZ


The Inaugural National Scholastics Championship

Case Western Reserve University






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