The Illinois Open 2003: Transfigured Spite



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19. Name these genetic disorders, for ten points each.
1. (10) Mutation of the HEXA gene results in this fatal disease, in which harmful quantities of ganglioside GM2 accumulate in the nerve cells of the brain.

Answer: Tay-Sachs disease

2. (10) Symptoms include a webbed neck, low hairline, and abnormal bone development. An absence of a second sex chromosome in addition to the single X causes this disease.

Answer: Turner syndrome

3. (10) Usually resulting in ataxia, hypernea, sleep apnea, and hypotonia, this disorder is generally caused by absence or underdevelopment of the cerebellar vermis or brain stem.

Answer: Joubert syndrome


20. Answer these questions about a Shinto deity, for ten points each.

A. (10) This sun-goddess closed herself in a cave to avoid the noise created by brother as he ravaged the earth. She also supposedly created rice fields and invented weaving with the loom.

Answer: Amaterasu

B. (10) Amaterasu supposedly sprang from the left eye of this primordial Shinto deity of light during a cleaning ritual.

Answer: Izanagi

C. (10) Last, name Amaterasu's evil brother and consort, the Shinto storm-god, known for obtaining the sword Kusangi-no-Tsuguri and darkening the sky and thus angering nearly all of the kami.



Answer: Susanowo
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