Terrier Tussle 8: February 6, 1999.

Round 1: Questions by Bryce Avery.


1. He noted in his inaugural address that even in ancient Rome, politicians did not keep their promises. Unlike them, he did keep his promise to serve only (*) one term-but not the way he had in mind. For 10 points-name this President who got sick his first day on the job and died a month later.

answer: William Henry Harrison (prompt on "Harrison")

2. She is not Lara Croft; but according to a December 1998 poll, she stars in four of the nation's ten hottest computer games: one as a (*) detective, another in a riding club, a third as a photo designer, and a fourth as a nail designer. For 10 points-identify this blond bombshell made by Mattel.

answer: Barbie

3. Caused by Borrelia borgdorferi, a bacterium often found in (*) deer ticks, it can give you flu-like symptoms even months after its "bulls-eye" rash goes away. For 10 points-identify this illness named after the Connecticut town where it was identified in 1975.

answer: Lyme disease

4. Basilio broke his nose after tripping on a trapdoor but kept singing with a handkerchief in his hand. A cat jumped on (*) Bartolo, and Count Almaviva broke his guitar while tuning it on stage. Such was the opening night of-for 10 points-what Rossini opera?

answer: The Barber of Seville

5. In Moby Dick, Queequeg celebrates it in his room while Ishmael gets himself hired aboard the Pequod. Its 27th day celebrates (*) Mohammed's receipt of the Koran from the angel Gabriel. For 10 points-name this ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, marked by fasting during daylight hours.

answer: Ramadan

6. Its public library contains the world's largest archive of chess materials. Its Web site contains links to its orchestra, directed by Christoph von Dohnanyi, and to (*) Cuyahoga [KY-a-HO-ga] Community College. For 10 points-in what city, served by Hopkins International Airport, would one find the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

answer: Cleveland, Ohio

7. He fired one butler for stealing his socks and hired another only after sampling the butler's secret (*) hangover reliever. His stories may include his Aunt Agatha or Aunt Dahlia or a fiancee like Honoria Glossop or Lady Florence Craye. For 10 points-name this P.G. Wodehouse hero and employer of Jeeves.

answer: Bertram Wooster (accept "Bertram" or "Bertie")

8. Chemical analysis of his hair now suggests that he died of mercury cyanide poisoning, after large doses of arsenic, at the hands of the Count of Montholon, who then received more than 2 million (*) francs from his will. For 10 points-name this world leader who died in May 1821 on the island of St. Helena.

answer: Napoleon Bonaparte

9. It can happen as the result of a fumble, an interception, a punt, or a kickoff. It is defined as "any occasion where a ball is (*) dead on or behind a team's own goal line." For 10 points-identify this football result that gives a team the ball 20 yards from its own end zone.

answer: touchback

10. "The Supreme Court today reaffirmed a basic Constitutional principle," House Speaker Dennis Hastert declared in January. "The (*) census must not be a poll and everyone must be counted. The administration should abandon its illegal and risky polling scheme and start preparing for a true head count." For 10 points-what eight-letter word describes the method that the Census Bureau had wished to use?

answer: sampling

11. Made up of the genu, the splenium, and the trunk, it has been called "the brain's (*) telephone exchange" because it links the two hemispheres of the cerebrum and allows them to communicate with each other. Occasionally it is cut to help treat epilepsy. For 10 points-what part of the brain takes its name from the Latin for "body that serves as a path"?

answer: corpus callosum

12. To an anti-trust lawyer, this seven-letter word can refer to selling goods abroad at less than the domestic (*) market price; or more generally to selling large quantities at less than fair value. To an environmental lawyer, it can refer to the disposal of waste matter, especially garbage or dirt. For 10 points-what is this term?

answer: dumping

13. Its title was used by a Union colonel to describe the narrow (*) escape of his men at Gettysburg. Before it won the 1942 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, its author was accused of plagiarizing from Finnegan's Wake. For 10 points-name this Thornton Wilder play about the Antrobus family, whose title comes from Chapter 19 of Job.

answer: The Skin of Our Teeth

14. Their 1981 concert in New York's Central (*) Park featured Chuck Berry's "Maybelline" and the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up, Little Susie," both written in the days when they first began singing as Tom and Jerry. Their own songs include "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "Mrs. Robinson." For 10 points-name this musical duo whose real first names are Paul and Art.

answer: Simon and Garfunkel

15. This U.S. state helped bring an end to Prohibition in 1933 by becoming the last necessary state to pass the 21st amendment. That is especially (*) surprising since so many of its residents abstain from alcohol for religious reasons. For 10 points-what state contains the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints?

answer: Utah

16. With a melting point of about 120 degrees Fahrenheit, this by-product of distilled (*) petroleum burns readily in air and used to make coating paper. For 10 points-name this substance which, with chemical formula C20H42, is one of the major ingredients in candles.

answer: paraffin

17. Made by Betty Crocker, it comes in Pizza Pasta, Rice Oriental, Southwestern Beef Taco, and (*) Cheeseburger Macaroni. For 10 points-what food product makes a casserole by adding one pound of ground beef?

answer: Hamburger Helper

18. She wrote to her brother Alexander in October 1883, "Hold on to your (*) Monets... I am only sorry I did not urge you to buy more." This at a time when she herself started to gain recognition for her paintings of mothers and children. For 10 points-name this American Impressionist who spent much of her life in Paris.

answer: Mary Cassatt

19. This heroine of Chaucer's Second Nun's Tale converted her husband to Christianity, but only after wearing a (*) hair shirt under her wedding dress. For 10 points-what saint died after bleeding from the neck for three days?

answer: Saint Cecilia

["You're breaking my heart. You're shaking my confidence baby."]

20. It had been charging $1 for each component of domestic flight, or $2 for a round trip, on all purchases made anywhere other than its (*) web site. In response to public outrage, however, it dropped the surcharge in January 1998. For 10 points-name this airline based in Atlanta, Georgia.

answer: Delta Airlines

21. "It was found in the banks of the Amoy River in southern China...and has a sinister history. There have been two murders, a vitriol-throwing, a suicide, and several robberies brought about for the sake of this (*) forty-grain weight of crystallized charcoal." For 10 points-name this precious stone found inside a goose, the subject of a Sherlock Holmes adventure.

answer: The Blue Carbuncle

22. Her husband Donald may attend the February 1999 Philadelphia Weekend Film Festival, when she will be honored. Five of her (*) films will be show, possibly including The French Lieutenant's Woman or Kramer vs. Kramer. For 10 points-name this star of One True Thing and The Bridges of Madison County.

answer: Meryl Streep

23. Maya Angelou cannot appear on an American stamp yet because she is still alive. But she did appear on a 1997 stamp for this nation whose currency, the (*) cedi, is now trading at about 2500 to the U.S. dollar. For 10 points-what West African nation was often called the Gold Coast?

answer: Ghana

24. Its next-to-last chapter portrays a large celebration on the 14th and 15th days of the month (*) Adar. Often read during the Jewish celebration known as Purim, it tells the story of the wicked Haman, the virtuous Mordecai, and its title queen. For 10 points-name this book of the Old Testament.

answer: Esther

25. Cartesian coordinates describe points on a graph in terms of x and y. But you can (*) also describe points by using R, the distance from the origin, and theta, the angle from the horizontal. For 10 points-what type of coordinates are these?

answer: polar

26. Baseball's all-time leader in career grand slams with 23, he became the first player in the 20th century to hit four home runs in one game when, in 1932, the New York (*) Yankees drubbed the Philadelphia Athletics. He is more famous, though, for his longevity and his disease. For 10 points-what first baseman was nicknamed "The Iron Horse"?

answer: Lou Gehrig

27. The name's the same. One arrived in England in 596 to convert the Saxons and later became the first archbishop of (*) Canterbury. Another said, "Lord, give me chastity-but not yet" and wrote City of God. For 10 points-give the common name of these two saints.

answer: Saint Augustine

["Augustine of Canterbury" and "Augustine of Hippo"]

28. 1998 marked the 40th anniversary of this resident of 32 Windsor Street. The (*) Brown family found him with a note on his sleeve that said, "Please look after this bear. Thank you." For 10 points-what Michael Bond character shares his name with a London underground stop?

answer: Paddington Bear