Terrier Tussle 8: February 6, 1999.

Round 3: Questions by Dartmouth College.


1. New Yorkers may remember her TV ads for the College of Mount Saint Vincent, where she received a B.A. The last position she had been voted into was valedictorian of her sixth-grade class. She listed (*) "housewife" as occupation in her application for the presidency, filed two years after the assassination of her husband Benigno. For 10 points-name the woman who became President of the Philippines in 1986.

answer: Corazon Cojuangco Aquino

2. Robert Forster was nominated for an Academy Award as Best (*) Supporting Actor for this 1997 movie based on the Elmore Leonard book Rum Punch. The plot revolves around six players trying to get their hands on half a million dollars. Robert DeNiro, Michael Keaton, Bridget Fonda, Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson all star in-for 10 points-what Quentin Tarantino film?

answer: Jackie Brown

3. Slated for completion in 2009, it will be 2 kilometers long, rise 185 meters high and create a 600 kilometer (*) lake while generating 18,000 megawatts of electricity and controlling flooding. The idea was proposed in the 1920s by Sun Yat-Sen, and American engineers assisted in the 1940's. For 10 points-what project on the Yangtze river is expected to be the world's most powerful hydropower dam?

answer: Three Gorges Dam

4. The inspiration for the CCR song "Bad Moon Rising," it was made into a film entitled "All that Money Can Buy." In it, Farmer Stone is so fed up with rocky soil and poor livestock that he makes a (*) deal with Scratch, then reneges. Stone gets help from a Massachusetts Senator who has "never left a case or jug unfinished in his life." For 10 points-name this classic short story by Stephen Vincent Benet.

answer: The Devil and Daniel Webster

5. His childhood dream was to be a lawyer. Yet, upon entering (*)

Vienna University, he decided instead to go to medical school. It took him an extra three years to finish because he shunned all subjects but neurology. From the physical study of the physical brain, he moved easily to psychology. For 10 points-name this hypnotherapist and cigar aficionado.

answer: Sigmund Freud

6. This European monarch, victorious at the Battle of Lepanto, was the first to rule over an empire on which the sun (*) never set. He was one of the first to do his business mostly in written memoranda. Before him, the Spanish court had moved from city to city. For 10 points-what son of Ferdinand established his capital at Madrid?

answer: Philip II or Felipe Segundo (prompt on "Philip")

7. The son of a sharecropper, he was born in Alabama in 1913 but attended the Ohio State University. At Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1935, he broke three world (*) records at a college track meet. A year later he won the broad jump and the 100 and 200 meter races. For 10 points-name this member of the winning 400 meter relay team at the 1936 Olympics.

answer: Jesse Owens

8. Huge oak pillars, painted to look like marble, support the Heavens, the coffered and painted canopy over the (*) stage. The half-timbered 20-sides are made with lime plaster and the roof of Norfolk reed thatch. It opened in 1599 but burned down in 1613. For 10 points-name this building, whose first production in its latest incarnation was Julius Caesar.

answer: The Globe Theatre

9. Invented by John McCarthy at MIT in the late 1950s, this language introduced the concept of garbage collection. It is based on the S-expression, a uniform data expression, and also on (*) list structures and function application. For 10 points-name this programming language, a favorite among mathematicians.

answer: LISP or List Processor

10. In this play, the asylum director Monsieur Coulmier allows a famous inmate to write and produce therapeutic entertainment. That inmate discusses philosophy with a leader of the (*) French revolution. The unruly cast turns on its audience and acts out its threats of physical violence. For 10 points-name either this Tony award-winning Peter Weiss play or its two title characters, one who was stabbed in his bath and the other who likes kinky stuff.

answer: The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

11. According to searchterms.com, this is the second most popular search term on the Internet, after, of course, sex. The companies (*) GoodNoise and Adaptec are working on technology that would allow it to be played on home stereos and in cars, and the popular "Rio" can record and play them back. For 10 points-what data compression standard is vigorously opposed by the Recording Industry Association of America?

answer: MP3 or "Motion Picture Experts Group, Audio Layer 3"

12. Paul points out his belief in predestination and explains that salvation cannot be earned by obeying Jewish laws or through actions, but only by (*) faith in Jesus Christ. He addresses churches in central Asia Minor, with members of both Jewish and Gentile backgrounds. For 10 points-name the epistle that includes the line "for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

answer: Galatians

13. His father was a Civil War bandmaster. As a child he started on the drums but became an organist. He got a music degree from Yale but, realizing the worthlessness of a Yale degree, he opened an (*) insurance company and composed for fun. For 10 points-name this American composer of the Concord Sonata.

answer: Charles Ives

14. On their first studio album in four years, the 1977 double-LP "Works, Volume One," they played together on just two songs, one of them a dismemberment of Aaron (*) Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man. Their other influences include Chuck Berry and Tchaikovsky. For 10 points-what trio included Keith on keyboards, Greg on guitar and Carl on drums?

answer: Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

15. For many years, there was a mistaken belief that this should be irradiated if it became too (*) large in children. Not until the mid-1970s did scientists come to understand what caused the large size, not seen in their studies of dissected corpses. For 10 points-name this lymphocyte-producing organ.

answer: Thymus

16. He worked as a schools inspector for 35 years, resigning two years before his death. During this time, he spent ten years as a professor of (*) poetry at Oxford. His criticism included "Culture and Anarchy" as well as "Literature and Dogma." For 10 points-name this poet and author of "Dover Beach."

answer: Matthew Arnold

17. It starts in the Mediterranean and continues into Asia, passing through Iran and Nepal. It then passes down through Thailand into (*) Malaysia and Indonesia. It forks here, with one branch turning down into Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. The second branch continues up to Japan and Russia, and curves around to Alaska where it comes down the Pacific coast. For 10 points-name this collection of volcanoes.

answer: Ring of Fire

18. George Cabot, a moderate Federalist, presided. The proposal to (*) secede from the Union was discussed and rejected. Eventually, the demands were brought to Washington, but the Treaty of Ghent had already been concluded. For 10 points-name this political conference held from December 1814 to January 1815 in opposition to "Mr. Madison's War."

answer: Hartford Convention

19. A popular joke explains that if he became President, he would build concentric roads around the country. He completed construction of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior for his city's 850th anniversary. After working for (*) Yeltsin, he was elected deputy major in 1991, and became mayor a year later when Gavriil Popov stepped down. For 10 points-name this mayor of Moscow.

answer: Yuri Luzhkov

20. This physical property is zero for a solenoid, which is a long ring with wires wrapped around it. Therefore, when current is passed through the solenoid, even though a (*) magnetic field is created parallel to the plane of the ring, the magnetic field inside the ring stays inside the ring. For 10 points-what is this property?

answer: divergence

21. In his best-known work, he describes the class that owns business enterprises as the (*) "predator class" and characterizes them as parasites on society. In the same work he introduces the phrase "conspicuous consumption". FTP, name this author of The Theory of the Leisure Class.

answer: Thorstein Bunde Veblen

22. His first job was as a defensive assistant at Hastings College. Early coaching stints were at Army, Florida State and Vanderbilt. In 1979 he moved to the (*) NFL, working for Ray Perkins. His 1995 work, Finding a Way to Win, lays out principles of leadership and teamwork. For 10 points-name this former coach of the New York Giants and New England Patriots, currently head coach of the Jets.

answer: Bill Parcells

23. First translated to English in 1964, this 17th century novel described life within the mercantile society of (*) Japan in all its sensuality. For 10 points-name this Ihara Saikaku [e-HAR-a sigh-KA-coo] work.

answer: Life of an Amorous Man (accept equivalents within reason)

24. This book is currently in the library of Trinity College in (*) Dublin. Created in the 8th century by monks, it is an elaborately decorated copy of the Gospels. It is one of the finest examples of medieval illuminated manuscript. For 10 points-what book is named for the site of its creation?

answer: Book of Kells

25. He told a young FDR never to run for president. During his own campaign, he was accused of (*) fathering an illegitimate child. He owed his first presidential victory to the defection of the Mugwumps. For 10 points-name this occupant of the White House from 1885 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897.

answer: (Stephen) Grover Cleveland

26. Ogden Nash wrote a screenplay for this movie, but not the one that was used. The horses in it were constantly licking themselves because Jello was used to dye them (*) green. One actor plays five different roles, yet multiple dogs play Toto. For 10 points-what 1939 movie was among the first to use Technicolor?

answer: The Wizard of Oz

27. When far enough from the center of the Sun, this is called the (*) Solar Wind. The inner part lies on top of the chromosphere, and is about 40,000 kilometers deep. The outer part stretches for millions of kilometers, keeping temperatures of one million Kelvin even 2 million kilometers out. For 10 points-what part of the sun shares its name with a cheap Mexican beer?

answer: Corona

28. He became interested in mounds along the Rivanna River and dug them out to discover the remains of Native Americans. His detailed notes of the dig outlined the "principle of stratigraphy in archaeological excavation" which helped prevent confusion in later digs. (*) For 10 points-name this man who wrote of his archaeology work in "Notes on the State of Virginia," but who is better known as the Sage of Monticello.

answer: Thomas Jefferson