Terrier Tussle 8: February 6, 1999.

Round 12: Questions by University of Wisconsin.


1. Name these groups from history for 10 points each:

A. The Italian guerrilla troops of the Risorgimento (ree-SORE-gee-MEN-toe), led by Giuseppe (GEE-oo-SEP-ee) Garibaldi. (GAH-rih-BALL-dee)

answer: The Redshirts

B. Either of the two parties involved in the 532 Nika [NIE-kuh] Revolt in Constantinople.

answer: The Blues and the Greens

C. The common name of the British auxiliary police force employed against the Republicans in Ireland in 1920-21.

answer: The Black and Tans


2. For 15 points each-name these national anthem writers, neither of whom is Francis Scott Key:

A. This 1913 Nobel Laureate wrote "Our Golden Bengal," which became the anthem of Bangladesh

answer: Rabindranath Thakur or Tagore (TAH-gore)

B. This successor to Ibsen as director of the Bergen Theater in Christiania, and author of the plays "The Bankrupt" and "The Editor" wrote "Yes, We Love This Land," a poem which became the Norwegian national anthem

answer: Bjornsterne Martinius Bjornson (BEEORN-son)


3. The National Football League now has its own version of Black Monday: December 28, 1998, the day that five NFL head coaches were fired within hours of each other. For 5 points each-30 for all correct-name these former coaches of the Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears.

answer: Dom Capers (Carolina),

Dennis Erickson (Seattle),

Ted Marchibroda (Baltimore),

Ray Rhodes (Philadelphia),

Dave Wannstedt (Chicago)


4. Identify the following concerning classical music and its composers:

A. For 15 points-give the name of Ralph (RAFE) Vaughn Williams's third symphony, composed in 1920.

answer: Pastoral Symphony

B. For 10 points-give the name of Tchaikovsky's (chai-KOV-skee) sixth symphony, in B minor, opus 74, composed in 1893

answer: Pathetique (PAH-the-TEEK)

C. For 5 points-what German composer also named his symphony number 6 and sonata opus 13 "Pastoral" and "Pathetique," respectively?

answer: Ludwig van Beethoven


5. The Roman Catholic church recognizes seven sacraments. For 5 points each-name any six of them:

answer: Baptism


Eucharist (accept "Mass but do NOT accept "Communion")

Penance (prompt on "confession")

Anointing of the Sick (accept "extreme unction")

Ordnation (accept "Holy Orders")

Matrimony (accept equivalents)


6. Earlier this week the American Library Association announced its 1999 awards for children's books. For 10 points each;

A. The Newberry Medal has gone to Holes, by Louis Sachar, a book about coming of age in what type of place?

answer: a juvenile detention hall (accept equivalents)

B. The Caldecott Medal for illustration went to a book by Mary Azarian about a boy named Bentley who wants to take a picture of what meteorological phenomenon?

answer: a snowflake

C. The Margaret Edwards Award for lifetime achievement went to this science fiction author of The Chronicles of Pern and Dragonflight.

answer: Anne McCaffrey


7. For 10 points each-given a region of political unrest, identify the country of which the U.S. recognizes it as part.

A. Kosovo-Metohija (MEH-toe-KTHEE-ah)

answer: Serbia

B. Nagorno-Karabakh (nuh-GORE-nuh kuh-ruh-BAH-sh)

answer: Azerbaijan (ah-zer-bye-SHON) (do not accept Armenia)

C. The Islas Malvinas (EE-slas mal-VEE-nas)

answer: Great Britain (accept equivalents)

(they are the Falkland Islands)


8. Identify the counties in which the following works are principally set:

A. For 5 points-The Sound and the Fury.

answer: Yoknapatawpha County (YOK-nuh-puh-TAW-fah)

B. For 10 points-The Return of the Native.

answer: Wessex County

C. For 15 points-The Color Purple.

answer: Hartwell County


9. Identify the following associated with cellular digestion:

A. For 5 points each, name the two methods of endocytosis (en-doe-sie-TOE-sis), by which the cell takes in dissolved substances and microscopically visible substances.

answer: pinocytosis (PEE-no-sie-TOE-sis) and phagocytosis (FAY-go-sie-TOE-sis)

B. For 10 points-name the pocket in which substances taken in are transported to their digestion site

answer: vessicle

(do not accept vacuole, which is a longer-term storage pocket)

C. For 10 points-name the organelle to which the vessicle attaches, which contains digestive enzymes that break the food down

answer: lysosome (LIE-so-zome)


10. 30-20-10. Name the royal dynasty:

A. (30 points) It was founded in the 11th century by Humbert the White-Handed. It was made a ducal family of the Holy Roman Empire in 1416.

B. (20 points) Initially, it controlled the French-Swiss-Italian Alpine region and eventually spread into Piedmont and later, Sardinia.

C. (10 points) Its support of Italian unification led to the creation of the Italian kingdom.

answer: House of Savoy


11. Why did the turtle cross the road? To get to the Shell station, of course. But, assuming the turtle thinks like a human, name the school of psychology or model that would explain the turtle's behavior-for 15 points each.

A. "What the turtle thinks is irrelevant; there was food at the Shell station and the turtle was hungry."

answer: behaviorism

B. "We cannot look at just this event to discern the turtle's thought process. The turtle's psychological 'lifespace' must be examined."

answer: Gestalt


12. You can make Willard Scott proud, without living to be 100, with this pop meteorology bonus.

A. For 5 points-what is the most common nickname given to the area of the Central Plains of the United States where twisters form most frequently?

answer: Tornado Alley

B. For 5 points each-what three states get the most tornadoes annually?

answer: Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

C. For 10 points-what is the name of the rating system which classifies tornadoes one through five according to both their rotational wind speed and damage they do?

answer: The Fujita Scale


13. Think your family's screwed up? You could be Oedipus.

A. For 5 points each-name the natural (not adoptive) parents of Oedipus.

answer: Jocasta and Laius (LAY-us)

B. Now, for 5 points each-20 for all correct-name Antigone's (an-TIG-oh-NEEs) siblings, all children of Oedipus, with a five point bonus for getting all three.

answer: Ismene (is-MUH-nee),

Eteocles (ee-tee-OH-clees),

Polynices (POL-ee-NEE-sees)


14. 30-20-10. Name the composer.

A. Considered a minor composer today, he was much bigger in his own time. In 1817 he became Kapellmeister of the Dresden opera.

B. His best-known work is an opera in which a marksman bargains with the devil to acquire magic bullets.

C. That work is Der Freischutz.

answer: Carl Maria [mar-EYE-ah] von Weber (VAY-ber)


15. Name the class of elementary particles given a definition, for 10 points each:

A. Particles which are composed of more fundamental particles, such as the neutron and pi meson, and interact via the strong nuclear force.

answer: Hadron s

B. Particles that have half-integral spins.

answer: Fermion s

C. Fundamental particles such as tau and the electron which interact via the electroweak force.

answer: Lepton s


16. Every good quiz player knows that Magellan did not circumnavigate the world, since he died in the Philippines. For 15 points each-name the only ship of Magellan's initial three to circumnavigate the world, and name the pilot of that ship.

answer: Victoria , Juan Sebastian del Cano

17. Gee. I'm a tree.

A. For 5 points-this general form of geometry omits Euclid's fifth postulate about parallel lines. Different flavors were advanced by Lobachevsky (low-buh-CHOV-skee), Bolyai (bowl-YIE) and Riemann (REE-man):

answer: Non-Euclidean geometry

(do not accept "hyperbolic", as this does not apply to all the mathematicians stated)

B. For 10 points-this form includes the parallel postulate but drops two other postulates involving circles and angle measurements. It is valid in the four-dimensional space used in the study of relativity.

answer: Affine geometry

C. For 15 points-this very general form of geometry does not reference line or angle measurements and was formulated by Poncelet in 1822.

answer: Projective geometry


18. [MODERATOR: Fake a Donald Duck voice if you can on the spur of the moment; otherwise forget about it.]

Answer these questions about helium, for 10 points each.

[back to normal voice!]

A. The nucleus of the helium isotope helium-4 corresponds to what common type of particle seen in radioactive decay?

answer: alpha

B. Helium has one of the lowest boiling points of any substance. On the Kelvin scale, and within a 3 Kelvin range (1.5 Kelvin on either side), what is the boiling point of helium?

answer: 4.22 Kelvin, accept 2.72 K to 5.72 K.

C. Who first liquified helium in 1911?

answer: Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (kam-er-ling ONS)


19. Identify the following about the literary character Josef Knecht (ku-NESHT) for 10 points per answer:

A. The title and author of the 20th century novel in which he appears, about a particular game.

answer: Magister Ludi (or The Glass Bead Game), Herman Hesse

B. Though Knecht eventually masters the Glass Bead Game, what does his name literally translate as?

answer: servant (accept equivalents within reason)


20. "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?" Name these minor characters for 10 points each:

A This sunny character lives at 456 Sesame Street, as opposed to 123 Sesame Street like everybody else.

answer: Prairie Dawn

B. The detective whose favorite expression was "Egad!"

answer: Sherlock Hemlock

C. The friendly two-headed monster.

answer: Frank and Stein


21. Welcome to Wisconsin, home of Jeffrey Dahmer. Name these other cannibals for 15 poitns each:

A. Dubbed "America's Favorite Cannibal," this man killed and consumed 5 fellow prospectors near what is now Lake City, Colorado in 1874. After his release from the Colorado Territorial Prison, he became a vegetarian. In his honor, the University of Colorado named a cafeteria after him.

answer: Alferd Packer (note that Alfred is wrong!)

B. Called "the Hannibal Lecter of the Soviet Union," this teacher and Communist party member is thought to have developed his hankerin' for a hunka human as a child during a famine. He found release in killing his victims and eating their reproductive organs. Finally, he was caught in 1992 and executed 2 years later.

answer: Andrei Chikatilo (chick-ah-TILL-o)


22. From Sesame Street we move to the Teletubbies. For 10 points each-given the color, name the Teletubby:

A. Purple.

answer: Tinky-Winky

B. Green.

answer: Dipsy

C. Red.

answer: Po

23. We had seven sacraments earlier but what about the five pillars of Islam? For 5 points each-30 for all-name them.

answer: submission to Allah (accept "belief in Allah as the one true god")

salat (accept "prayer 5 times a day")

charity (accept "alms to the poor")

fasting during Ramadan

hajj (accept "pilgramage to Mecca")

24. For 10 points each, name the person or persons about whom each of these biographies or autobiographies are written.

A. Son of the Morning Star.

answer: George Armstrong Custer

B. The Love You Make.

answer: The Beatles

C. King of the World.

answer: M ohammed Ali


25. The authors of the pack claim, "This one is so trashy, it got kicked out of two landfills, three garbage barges, and an incinerator." Whatever. Answer the following questions about 1960s paraphernalia.

A. For 5 points: This piece of jewelry claimed to be empathic, but it was really a liquid crystal behind all the magic.

answer: mood ring

B. For 10 points: The peace symbol derives from the semaphore symbols for S, N, and D. All or nothing, what do these letters stand for?

answer: Stop Nuclear Destruction

C. 15 points: What company manufactures the one and only Lava Lite?

answer: Haggerty Enterprises