Terrier Tussle 8: February 6, 1999.

Round 2: Questions by Harvard's End and Harvard Stern.


1. Your computer can display millions of colors, but only a few colors are actually "browser-safe"; that is, sure to display the same on every platform. For 10 points each-

A. How many browser-safe colors are there?

answer: 216 or 63 [six cubed]

B. Browser-safe color values are multiples of what hex value?

answer: 33 ["three-three"] (accept "thirty-three")

C. What term describes the process by which a browser will reduce a color not in the standard palette to one of these 216 colors?

answer: dithering


2. Danielle Steele had nothing on the Russians. Name these romance novels for 10 points each:

A. The title character of this Pushkin work first rejects Tatyana, then falls in love with her after she is married, at which point she rejects him right back.

answer: Eugene Onegin [o-NAY-gin] (or Yevgeny Onegin)

B. A major subplot in this Turgenev work is the love of Evgeny Bazarov for the cold Anna Odintsova.

answer: Fathers and Sons (or Ottsey I Deti)

C. In this Tolstoy work, Prince Nekhlyudov [neck-LYOO-dov] seduces

Katya Maslova and leaves her. She becomes a prostitute and is convicted of poisoning a lover. He repents and follows her to Siberia.

answer: Resurrection (or Voskreseniye)


3. King Hussein of Jordan recently cleaned house. For 10 points per answer:

A. Name his brother, who was ousted as heir after occupying that position for 34 years.

answer: Crown Prince Hassan (listen carefully)

B. Hussein's 37-year-old eldest son, currently a major general in the

army, was chosen as the new heir. His chief competitor was the 18-year-old eldest son of Queen Noor, Hussein's current wife. For 10 points each-name them both.

answer: Prince Abdullah and Prince Hamzeh


4. "Paris is well worth a Mass." For 10 points each--

A. Who spoke these words in 1598?

answer: King Henri IV ["the Fourth"] or Henri of Navarre

B. The quote is a reference to what act, which Henri issued in that year?

answer: Edict of Nantes

C. Within 10 years, when did Louis XIV ["the Fourteenth"] revoke the Edict of Nantes, stripping French Protestants of what limited social freedoms they had?

answer: 1685 (accept 1675-1695)


5. Identify the following questions about Maslow's hierarchy of needs:

A. For 5 points-what need is at the peak of the hierarchy?

answer: self-actualization

B. For 5 points each-name, in any order, the three categories of needs below self-actualization.

answer: safety needs, belonging needs, esteem needs

(accept clear-knowledge equivalents)

C. For 10 points-this two-word phrase describes moments of profound change which self-actualized people undergo.

answer: peak experiences


6. Name these Super Bowl MVPs, none of whom are John Elway:

A. For 5 points-in Super Bowl XXIII (23), he set a Super Bowl record with 11 catches for 215 yards, though John Taylor made the game-winning catch.

answer: Jerry Rice

B. For 10 points-in Super Bowl XXV (25), this running back helped the Giants control the ball for over 40 minutes.

answer: Ottis Anderson

C. For 15 points-in Super Bowl VII (7), this Dolphin safety intercepted Billy Kilmer twice.

answer: Jake Scott


7. Given the symphony orchestra, name its current music director for 10 points each:

A. San Francisco Symphony.

answer: Michael Tilson Thomas (or MTT)

B. Boston Symphony.

answer: Seiji Ozawa

C. Los Angeles Philharmonic.

answer: Esa-Pekka Salonen


8. Name these female scientists for 10 points each:

A. This colleague of Hahn and Straussman coined the term "fission." Element number 109 is named in her honor.

answer: Lise Meitner

B. This German-American mathematician formalized the study of certain

classes of rings, but is most famous for her theorem connecting physical

symmetries with certain integrals of motion.

answer: Emmy Noether

C. This Cambridge grad student co-discovered pulsars, but the Nobel

committee overlooked her and awarded only her advisor Anthony Hewitt in


answer: Jocelyn Bell-Burnett


9. Given the name of an object in Norse mythology, name both its owner and what kind of object it is for 5 points per answer. For example, if I said "Gungnir," you would say "Odin" for 5 points and "spear" for 5 more.

A. Mjolnir [mee-OHL-neer].

answer: Thor's hammer

B. Draupnir.

answer: Odin's ring

C. Skidbladnir

answer: Freyr; collapsible boat or ship (accept equivalents)


10. First, for 10 points each-name these poems from their final lines:

A. Thanks to the human heart by which we live,

Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears,

To me the meanest flower that blows can give

Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

answer: Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood

B. With Blue-uncertain stumbling Buzz-

Between the light and me-

And then the Windows failed-and then

I could not see to see.

answer: I Heard a Fly-Buzz When I Died

C. Now for 5 points each-name the poets who wrote "Intimations of Immortality" and "I Heard a Fly-Buzz When I Died."

answer: William Wordsworth, Emily Dickinson


11. For 10 points each-given a chemical law and some quantities in it, name the remaining quantity which you could solve for if you knew the others. For example, if I said, "Ideal gas law, given pressure, temperature, and number of molecules," you would say "volume".

A. First law of thermodynamics, given heat added and change in internal energy.

answer: work done on the system

B. Boyle's law, given initial conditions and final volume

answer: final pressure of the gas

C. Arrhenius equation, given reaction rate and temperature

answer: activation energy of the reaction


12. Given the lyrics, name these related songs for 10 points each:

A. I can't believe the news today.

I can't close my eyes and make it go away.

answer: Sunday, Bloody Sunday (by U2)


B. It's such a gorgeous sight

To see you eat in the middle of the night.

answer: Friday I'm in Love (by the Cure)

C. Six o'clock already I was just in the middle of a dream

I was kissin' Valentino by a crystal blue Italian stream.

answer: Manic Monday (by the Bangles)


13. Identify the following about the winner of the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature for 10 points each:

A. First, name this Frenchman, a philosopher whose works explore the

notion of time, free will, change and literary style.

answer: Henri(-Louis) Bergson

B. This novelist was profoundly influenced by Bergson's theory of time; Bergson also married his cousin, Louise Neuburger.

answer: Marcel Proust

C. Name either Bergson's term for his philosophy, which rejected static values in favor of motion and change; or the 1907 work in which he expounded upon it.

answer: process philosophy; or Creative Evolution (L'_Evolution



14. Jesse Jackson has embarked on a drive to register 2 million new voters in the South. For 10 points each-identify:

A. The site where Jackson began his campaign, also where Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated.

answer: The Lorraine Motel (prompt on "Memphis" or "Tennessee")

B. The date has Jackson set as his target for the completion of the

registration campaign.

answer: April 4, 1999

(prompt on "the anniversary of MLK's assassination")

C. The Republican politician whom Jackson singled out in his Lorraine Motel speech as a person who needed to be replaced.

answer: Trent Lott


15. For 10 points each-conjoin these pairs of literary works to create new, longer titles:

A. E.M. Forster's 1908 novel about Lucy Honeychurch's tour of Italy and an Arthur Miller play about a longshoreman named Eddie.

answer: A Room With A View From The Bridge

B. Ian Fleming's children's book subtitled "The Magical Car" and Mark

Harris's book about New York Mammoths pitcher Henry Wiggen and Bruce Pearson, a catcher with Hodgkin's disease.

answer: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Drum Slowly

C. The Thomas Hardy novel featuring Eustacia Vye and the Richard Wright novel featuring Bigger Thomas.

answer: The Return Of The Native Son


16. Given the unorthodox way in which it was discovered, give the archeological find for the stated number of points.

A. For 5 points-these cave paintings were originally discovered by four French schoolboys investigating an uprooted tree.

answer: Lascaux cave paintings

B. For 10 points-the first cache containing these was originally discovered by a Bedouin looking for a stray animal in 1947.

answer: Dead Sea scrolls

C. For 15, the original Greek settlement of this city was discovered

during rebuilding of damage done in World War II.

answer: Marseilles [mar-SAY] (accept also Massalia)


17. For 10 points each-given the two U.S. cities, name the interstate highway connecting them.

A. Chicago and St. Louis.

answer: I-55

B. Jacksonville and New Orleans.

answer: I-10

C. Denver and Santa Fe.

answer: I-25


18. Identify the following about works of the recently knighted Sir Thomas Stoppard for 10 points each:

A. You know Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; but where do they die in that play's final scene?

answer: on a boat bound for England

(accept clear-knowledge equivalents)

B. An even quirkier exploration of the play-within-a-play, this work features the two critics Moon and Birdboot drawn into the action at a new murder mystery play.

answer: The Real Inspector Hound

C. Stoppard won his seventh Best Play award from the London Evening

Standard in November 1997 for this work, about the poet A.E. Housman.

answer: The Invention of Love


19. For the stated number of points-identify the following about the genetic code:

A. For 10 points-give either of the two amino acids that have only a single codon.

answer: Methionine or Tryptophan

B. For 5 points each-5 more for all correct-provide the sequence (using RNA bases) of the three stop codons that can terminate peptide


answer: Uracil-Adenine-Adenine (UAA)

Uracil-Guanine-Adenine (UGA)

Uracil-Adenine-Guanine (UAG)


20. Name these Islamic shrines for 15 points each:

A. Built by the seventh caliph and founder of the Umayyad dynasty, its crown jewel was supposedly used by Abraham in the sacrifice of Isaac.

answer: Dome of the Rock or Aqsa Mosque or Haram Ash-Sharif or Noble Sanctuary

B. Called the ancestor of all western mosques, this Tunisian mosque built in 724 was the first to model the structure of its minarets on Roman lighthouses.

answer: The Great Mosque at Kairouan [KYE-roon or kye-roo-AHN]


21. For 10 points each-given the year and biographical facts, name the

recipient of the Spingarn Medal.

A. 1945; resigning as a lawyer when a white secretary refused to take

dictation from him, he went on to star in such Eugene O'Neill plays as

All God's Chillun Got Wings and The Emperor Jones.

answer: Paul Robeson

B. 1962; adviser on black affairs for FDR from 1933-1937, he won the

medal four years before he became the first black American to head a

federal department.

answer: Robert Weaver

C. 1983; discovered by an MGM talent scout in the early 1940s, she

apeared in Cabin in the Sky, Broadway Rhythm, Swing Fever and

Ziegfeld Follies.

answer: Lena Horne


22. Identify the following about the book Godel, Escher, Bach:

A. First-for 10 points-who wrote it?.

answer: Douglas Hofstadter

B. For 5 points each-name the two characters who have a conversation in which they say the same lines, but in the opposite order.

answer: Achilles and the tortoise

C. For a final 10-what is the name of this peculiar conversation?

answer: Crab Canon


23. Name these pieces of lab equipment for 10 points each:

A. This item is named for its ability to measure voltage, current or

resistance; but don't hook it up as an ammeter in parallel!

answer: Multimeter

B. This item converts very small flashes of light to electrical signals, utilizing the photoelectric effect to produce electrons which are then accelerated by an applied voltage into a cascade.

answer: PMT or photomultiplier tube

C. This type of amplifier compares the received signal with a reference signal at the same frequency and uses the reference signal to eliminate background noise at other frequencies.

answer: lock-in amplifier


24. Answer the following questions about the Russo-Japanese War for 10 points apiece:

A. The war broke out with a surprise Japanese attack on the Russian naval forces based here.

answer: Port Arthur (also accept "Liaotung peninsula")

(prompt on general answers within reason; do not prompt on "earth")

B. This decisive Japanese naval victory forced Russia into negotiations for peace.

answer: Battle of Tsushima

C. Theodore Roosevelt brokered this treaty, which gave Japan control of Port Arthur, the Liaotung peninsula and half of Sakhalin Island.

answer: Treaty of Portsmouth


25. England's 20th poet laureate died in October 1998.

A. For 10 points-name him.

answer: Ted Hughes

B. For 5 points-name his wife, who committed suicide in 1963.

answer: Sylvia Plath

C. For 15 points-name the Ted Hughes work, published in 1998, that reveals details of his life with Sylvia Plath.

answer: Birthday Letters