Questions by ***
Fifth Annual Chacko Cup
1). Given a description of a person's role in one or more of the Mighty Ducks
films, name them FTPAP.
(10) Before he was Pacey on Dawson's Creek, he was Charlie Conway, the whiny team captain in all three Ducks films.
Answer: Joshua Jackson
(10) He's the lawyer who ended up coaching the team as community service. Many critics wondered if this Brat Packer was doing the same by being in the trilogy.
Answer: Emilio Estevez
(10) The only "actual" Mighty Duck in any of the three movies is this Anaheim left wing who has a massively contrived corporate synergy moment inserted into the middle of the third film.
Answer: Paul Kayria
2). The Thrasher is more than a skateboard punk; its brown variety is also the state bird of Georgia. Given a bird, name the state of which it is the official bird, F5PAP, and a bonus five for all of them
(5) Baltimore Oriole
Answer: New Mexico
(5) American Seagull
(5) Common Loon
3). Perhaps no school in NCAA History has a more storied hoops tradition than the UCLA Bruins. Name these Bruins, 5-10-15:
(5) He is the only player ever to win six NBA MVP awards.
Answer: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (prompt on Lew Alcindor)
(10) His sister may have been more famous across town at USC, but this sharp-shooting "Son of Westwood" was inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.
Answer: Reggie Miller
(15) Despite being consensus player of the year in 1977, Indiana's Kurt Benson was selected in the Draft ahead of this Bruin, who went third overall to the Bucks.
Answer: Marques Johnson
4). During the 19th and early 20th Century, the Saber was the primary weapon of a cavalry soldier. Answer the following about sabers FTPAP:
(10) In 1913, while "Master of the Sword at the Mounted Service School" at Fort Riley, Kansas, this future WWII general designed a new M1913 saber that bears his name.
Answer: George S. Patton, Jr.
(10) This is the name for the sheath that is placed over a saber when not in use.
(10) From the Latin for "the ball," it is both the protuberance at the front and top of a saddle, and the knob on the hilt of a saber.
5). Atlanta & Chicago are well known for going up in flames. Name these other famous fires FTPAP:
(10) One of the most notorious industrial accidents in U.S. history; on March 25, 1911, this company's factory in New York caught fire and killed 146.
Answer: Triangle Shirtwaist factory
(10) On November 28, 1942, the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in this city went up in flames due to an electric short in the wiring, killing 491 people.
Answer: Boston, MA
(10) From August 11-16, 1965, some 30+ people perished in fires incidental to rioting in this section of Los Angeles, which gave rise to the phrase: "Burn, Baby, Burn."
6). Hurricanes are the bane of coastal regions in the Eastern and Southern United States every spring and summer. Answer the following questions about Hurricanes, 5-10-15.
(5) The National Hurricane Center is located on the campus of this Miami university.
Answer: Florida International University
(10) This `92 storm devastated most of South Florida, including Homestead Air Force Base.
Answer: Hurricane Andrew
(15) This is the name of the scale used to measure hurricane intensity, similar to the Fujita scale used for Tornadoes.
Answer: Saffir-Simpson Scale
7). Answer the following questions about the Black Hawk War FTPAP.
(5) This future president saw his only military service during the Black Hawk War.
Answer: Abraham Lincoln
(10) Black Hawk was a chief of this Native American tribe.
(15) Black Hawk took up arms against the U.S. government because he felt the treaty that the government had signed with this chief was invalid.
8). Answer the following about fatal avalanches around the world in early 1999, F15PAP
(15) On New Year's Day 1999, nine people were killed when an avalanche crushed a school gymnasium in Kangiqsualujjuaq (Can-gweak-su-al-oo-jock) village in the northern part of this Canadian province.
(15) The village of Galtuer, in the western province of Vorarlberg of this nation saw an avalanche in late February that buried 35 alive and killed 11.
9). Given a battle of the United States Civil War, name the Union general in primary command of the Blue, F5PAP, and a bonus five for all of them.
(5) Cold Harbor
Answer: Ulysses S. Grant or George S. Meade
Answer: George B. McClellan
(5) Second Bull Run/Manassas
Answer: John Pope
(5) ChattanoogaAnswer: Ulysses S. Grant
Answer: William T. Sherman
10). Sol, also known as the sun, is of course the closest star to the Earth. But, can you name the next four closest. You will get five points for one, ten points for two, 20 points for three, and 30 points for all four. Note: you can name them in any order, so don't worry.
Answer: Proxima Centauri (V645 Cen)
Alpha Centauri A
Barnard's Star (Alpha Centauri B)
Wolf 359 (CN Leo)
11). Name these planes which were designed for and flown in the old Soviet Air Force, F15PAP.
(15) Manufactured by the Tupelov Design Bureau, it was a four-engine turboprop that first went into service in 1955. Second only to the U.S. B-52 in durability and range, it has been in production longer than any other airplane in history.
Answer: TU-95/142 or Bear
(15) Similar to size and performance to the NATO F/A-18 Hornet, this was the most versatile fighter produced by the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau having made its debut in 1985. A twin-engine, single-seat fighter, it earned its NATO designation because it was thought it was the point upon which the balance of an air war could turn.
Answer: MiG 29 or Fulcrum
12). Answer the following questions related to everyone's favorite 18th Century mathematician, Leonhard Euler, for ten each.
(10) On what denomination of Swiss money does he appear?
Answer: The ten-franc note (prompt on franc)
(10) Euler deduced that there was no solution to this problem because the numbers of elements for crossing were odd.
Answer: The Konigsberg Bridge Problem
(10) Euler's solution to this problem gave rise to what branch of mathematics.
Answer: Graph Theory
13). Many of the leaders of the Black Panthers were also authors. Given a book, name the Panther leader who authored it, FTSNOP.
(10) Revolutionary Suicide
Answer: Huey P. Newton
(15) A Lonely Rage
Answer: Bobby Seale
(5) Soul on Ice
Answer: Eldridge Cleaver
14). The City of Los Angeles was founded in 1781, but for five points a piece and a bonus five for all of them, can you name the Kings of these European nations in 1781.
Answer: Louis XVI
Answer: Fredrick II or the Great
Answer: Stanislav II
Answer: Gustavus III
(5) Great Britain
Answer: George III
15). Place the following works of Oscar Wilde in chronological order. You will get 5PPA in the correct order, and an additional five for all of them correct. The five are: The Poem "the Ballad of Reading Gaol" (jail), the poetry collection The Portrait of Mr. W.H., The play The Duchess of Padua, the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, & the poetry collection The Happy Prince.
Answer: The Duchess of Padua (1883)
The Happy Prince (1888)
The Portrait of Mr. W.H. (1889)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
"The Ballad of Reading Gaol" (1898)
16). 30-20-10, name the Canadian.
(30) Among his early career highlights, the Ontarioite was a medical officer in the Royal Flying Corps, and a History lecturer at the University of Toronto, among his latter highlights, were as Chancellor of Carleton University in Ottawa.
(20) The leader of the Liberal opposition from 1958-1963, as Prime Minister he oversaw the adoption of a new national flag in 1965 and the 1967 Centennial Celebrations.
(10) He won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating a successful end to the Suez Crisis.
Answer: Lester B. Pearson
17). In their first year in Music City, the Predators made fans out of some of country music's biggest names. FTPAP, given some of a country stars' albums, name the Predators season ticket holder.
(10) High Lonesome Sound, Breath of Heaven
Answer: Vince Gill
(10) Fooled by a Feeling, Branson City Limits
Answer: Barbara Mandrell
(10) Rumor Has It, Read My Mind, What if it's you
Answer: Reba McEntire
18). The Jersey Devil is among the earliest American urban legends. Identify these other creatures world folklore, FTPAP.
(10) This is the name for the "goat-sucker" of Puerto Rican Folklore.
(10) From Jewish mysticism, early Kabbalists believed a righteous man could create one of these, a living being created from the earth itself.
(10) West African folklore tells of these, the evil spirits of the air, who emerge at night to suck the life and color out of their victims.
19). Given a brief description, name the following characters in literature's most famous group of Long Islanders, the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, 5-10-15.
(5) The book's narrator, he is Daisy Buchanan's cousin and he moved from Minnesota to West Egg, where he has settled next door to Jay Gatsby.
Answer: Nick Carraway
(10) A champion professional golfer, she is Daisy's friend from Louisville and Nick Carraway's love interest in the summer of 1922.
Answer: Jordan or Baker
(15) The wife of the garage owner, she and Tom Buchanan are embroiled in an affair that eventually takes a fatal turn.
Answer: Myrtle Wilson
20). The Texas Rangers have a number of duties that can also be performed by other branches of U.S. Federal Law Enforcement. FTPAP, answer the following about this group.
(10) Under Texas State Law, Rangers are charged with apprehending fugitives from justice. What section of the United States Department of Justice shares this charge on a Federal level?
Answer: United States Marshals Service or U.S. Marshals
(5) The Texas Rangers also are charged with the examination of major crimes within the State of Texas. What federal agency shares that charge at a national level?
Answer: Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI
(15) Within five, how many Texas Rangers are there currently?
Answer: 103 (accept 98-108)
Author's note: We don't know if this includes Walker or not.
21). In 1957, then-Senator John F. Kennedy led a Senate commission to choose the five most famous former members of the Senate. F5PAP and a bonus five for all of them, can you name these five men: a Kentucky Whig, a South Carolina Democrat, a Massachusetts Whig, a Wisconsin Republican, and an Ohio Republican.
Answer: Henry Clay
John C. Calhoun
Robert La Follette, Sr.
Robert A. Taft
22). A flyer is an advertising circular, name these related concepts FTPAP.
(10) This is a papal letter to the bishops of the church as a whole or to those in one country, generally about some form of doctrine.
(10) The word for this kind of an unbound printed publication with no cover or with a paper cover comes from the Latin love poem called On Love.
(10) This kind of poster-like notice posted in a public place comes from the old term from Middle English for a formal document.
23). Some might say Richard Feynman, other argue that Wile E. Coyote is the greatest physics teacher of the 20th Century. Given the following Looney Tunes Physics, answer it F15PAP.
(15) Wile runs off a 2,000 foot-high cliff in the Arizona desert. Assuming because he is anthropomorphic, he has a terminal velocity similar to that of a human, what is the highest speed, within 5mph, that the Wile E. Coyote will reach before he smacks into the canyon floor.
Answer: 125 mph (accept 120-130 mph)
(15) Wile E. straps a rocket to his back and lights the fuse. Assuming the rocket doesn't blow up, he theoretically accelerates to Mach 1. Assuming that the road is at sea level at it's 32 degrees Fahrenheit out, how many miles per hour (with in 5 mph) is Wile E. travelling when he reaches Mach 1?
Answer: 766 mph (accept 756-776 mph)
24). Veteran character actor Paul Williams provided the voice of the Penguin on Batman: The Animated Series, but some better known actors provided some other villainous voices. Given the actor, name the Bat adversary they voiced FTPAP.
(10) Mark Hamill
Answer: The Joker
(10) Richard Moll
Answer: Two-Face or Harvey Dent
(10) Roddy McDowell
Answer: The Mad Hatter
25). You're gonna think we need a bigger boat after you answer the following questions about sharks and movies, FTPAP.
(10) What is the name of the seaside town that Brody, Hooper, and Quint are trying to protect from the Great White Shark in 1975's Jaws.
Answer: Amity Island
(10) Coming summer 1999, Samuel L. Jackson and Saffron Burrows take on shark-dolphin hybrids in this Renny Harlin movie.
Answer: Deep Blue Sea
(10) Name any of the three Bond movies which features one of the villains' henchmen being fed to a shark.
The Spy Who Loved Me
License to Kill
26). Given songs, name the blues legend, 30-20-10:
(30) I Can't Be Satisfied, She Moves Me
(20) I Want You To Love Me, Long Distance Call
(10) I Just Want To Make Love To You, Rollin' Stone
Answer: Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield)
27). Answer the following questions about lightning and related phenomena, FTPAP.
(10) This phenomenon, first recorded as St. Elmo's Fire, results from the ionization of gases due to a high electric field.
(10) This is the name given to these short-lived mobile luminous spheres, about the size of an orange, that have been observed during thunderstorms.
Answer: Ball Lightning
(10) This 18th Century mathematician observed in 1777 the forky fractal pattern that emerges when electricity is discharged in nature.
Answer: Georg Lichtenberg
28). The Maple Leaf is the national emblem of Canada, as demonstrated by its flag. Given other flora that serve as national emblems, name the nation, 5-10-15.
(5) The harp and shamrock serve as this country's coat of arms.
(10) This nation's version of the pound features a rose and thistle.
Answer: Scotland (Prompt on UK/GB)
(15) This nation's one pound count features the leek.
Answer: Wales (Prompt on UK/GB)
29). The Vancouver Canucks took their name after an old Pacific Coast Hockey League franchise. FTPAP, given clues, answer these related questions.
(10) This baseball franchise got its "swinging friar" logo from the 1935 Pacific Coast League team that preceded it in Southern California.
Answer: San Diego Padres
(10) Though not a direct descendant, when the Royals were given to Kansas City in 1969, they modified the nickname of this longtime Kansas City Negro League franchise.
Answer: Kansas City Monarchs
(10) When the Cincinnati Royals of the NBA moved to Omaha/Kansas City in he 1970s, they couldn't use the Royals and adopted this nickname instead.
30). F5PAP and a bonus five for all of them, name the five most populous world capitals (in terms of the city proper), three Asian, one European, and one North American.
Answer: Seoul, South Korea 10,231,217
Jakarta, Indonesia 9,160,500
Moscow, Russia 8,368,449
Mexico City, Mexico 8,235,744
Istanbul, Turkey 8,203,329