SAMPLE BAAL GAME
Game Taken from Game 1 of Match 1 Read on 10/22/02
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Round 1 (Lightning Round)
Theme: People whose initials are J.C.
1. British Explorer of Hawaii James Cook
2. The author of the Leather Stocking Tales James Fennimore Cooper
3. The Discoverer of the Neutron James Chadwick
4. Ancient Conqueror of Gaul Julius Caesar
5. John Quincy Adams's Vice President John C. Calhoun
6. He deciphered hieroglyphics Jean Champollion
7. Polish-American author of Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
8. US President 1977-1981 James Earl Carter
9. Heavyweight Boxing champ 1892-1897 "Gentelman" Jim Corbett
10. Country Western Singer of Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
11. Boston centered cook on PBS Julia Childe
12. Religious leader of Geneva John Calvin
Round 2 (Team Round)
1. In ancient Greek theater, what is the term for the multiple speakers who act as a group-counterpoint to the lead role?
2. Neither Pittsburgh, nor Philadelphia is the capital of Pennsylvania. What smaller city is?
3. James Oglethorpe recieved a charter from George II to found what colony for debtors in America?
4. What Roman Emperor wrote The Meditations, a work of philosophy, in Greek.
Answer: Marcus Aurelius
5. It is a sticky, black mixture that seems like licorice. Name this botanical poison used by several tribes of South America.
6. What college football team in Coral Gables, FL is currently the #1 in the Associated Press poll?
Answer: The University of Miami Hurricanes
1. What is the term for plucking a violin's strings instead of playing them with the bow?
2. What east coast state is named for a queen, as is its capital which lies on the chesapeake bay?
3. Manchukuo was established by the Japanese as a puppet state to aid in the invasion of China at the time of World War II. What modern region in Northern China was it?
4. What author wrote of the darker side of San Francisco in McTeague ?
Answer: Frank Norris
5. What law in physics states "No two electrons can share the state described by the same quantum numbers?
Answer: The Paulii Exclusion Principle
6. Rustu for Turkey, Kahn for Germany, Barthez for France and Friedel for the United States. What position did these players have in common during th 2002 World Cup?
Answer: Goalkeeper (Accept Goalie)
1.What dance movement in 4/4 time has a name meaning "German" in French?
2. Name is the same : a port city in South Carolina and the Capital of West Virginia. What's the common name?
3. What greatest American Enlightenment thinker in the 18th century published an almanac for farmers and merchants, and experimented with electricity.
Answer: Benjamin Franklin
4. What Scottish author wrote Rob Roy ?
Answer: Sir Walter Scott
5. They can be so numerous they can make a part of the ocean seem red. What is the common name for the 85 species of planktonic creates that serve as food for whales?
6. What team did the Anaheim Angeles defeat in order to advance to the 2002 World Series?
Answer: The Minnesota Twins (either acceptable)
Round 3 (Tossup/Bonus Round)
1. Those with celiac disease can not digest this. New hope lies in the discovery of a bacterial enzyme which can dissolve it. For 10 Points, name this common protein in barley, oats, rye and wheats.
2. What small but important river flows south in New York State past the state capital into the Atlantic Ocean?
Answer: The Hudson River
3.More than any other, this event in 1989 in a divided Eastern European city signalled the end of the Cold War. FTP, what was this collapse which came to symbolize the fall of communism?
Answer: The Fall of the Berlin Wall
4. What Mississippi born aurthor and two-time Nobel laureate wrote the novels The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying?
Answer: William Faulkner
5. The name derives from the erroneous idea that the molten fuel core of a nuclear reactor would bore through the Earth during a meltdown. FTP, name this term used in the titel of a movie about an accident in a nuclear reactor.
Answer: The China Syndrome
6. The son is the more famouse artist of this father and son pair. His best known paintings are of the English Tudor Court. FTP, name this portrait artist of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII.
Answer: Hans Holbein the Younger
7. For 10 points what is the product of 2^2 times 2^3 times 2^4?
Answer: 2^9 or 512
8. What was the main place of business and ceter of commercial activity in an ancient Greek city?
Answer: The Agora
1. In the best known example of racism in science, black service men suffering from a correctable disease were allowed to worsten so that scientists could examine the effects of the disease. For 15 points each.
A. First name the disease the man hand. Syphilis
B. Name the infamous medical study conducted in Alabama. The Tuskeegee Institute
2. Identify the following individuals on United States Currency for five points each with a 5 point bonus for all correct..
A. The $2 Bill. Thomas Jefferson
B. The new $1 gold coin. Sachagawea
C. The $100 Bill Benjamin Franklin
D. The pre-1958 penny Abraham Lincoln
E. The failed $1 coin of 1979. Susan B. Anthony
3. Name these figures and events from the Hundred Years' War.
A. First for 5 points, the war was actually longer than 100 years. Within 4, how long was the war if you count from the 1st English invasion to their expulsion?
Answer: 116 Years (accept 112-120, it lasted from 1337-1445)
B. For 10 points. The war began when the French refursed to recognize the claim of which English king in the 1320s and 1330s?
Answer: Edward III
C. Fo 15 points, on what grounds did the French deny Edward's rightful claim, and instead chose Philip Valois?
Answer: Salic Law (cannot claim throne through female descent)
4. 30/20/10 guess this mythological figure.
30: His daughter, Gorgo was the first widow to remarry.
20: he fulfilled a prophecy and accidentally killed his grandfather.
10: He and his mother Danae were set adrift when he was a newborn but he survived and grew to adulthood.
5. Identify these "colorful" Asian rivers for the stated number of points:
A. For 5 - this Chinese river flowing through Jinan is also called the Huang Ho.
Answer: The Yellow River
B. For 10 - this river flows through Hanoi in Communist Vietnam.
Answer: The Red River
C. This other Vietnamese river flows just south of Hanoi into the Gulf of Tonkin, but probably did not inspire the Viet Minh uniform.
Answer: The Black River
Round 4 (Final Tossup Round)
1. The Tourmai skull found in Chad in 2001 is being challenged as the earliest known hominid or pre-human anscestor. Critics say it is a gorilla skull because scars on the back of the skull indicate it lacked what cirtical defining ability of humans?
Answer: Walking Erect
2. A secret was whispered into this god's ear by Odin, and no one save Odin knew what it was. His death came at the hands of his blind brother Hodur who was tricked by Loki. Who is this norse god of beauty slain by mistletoe?
3. Eniac, the first modern computer used vaccuum tubes to store information. What repaced vaccuum tubes by the 1970s in computers.
4. As Poet Laureate of England, he hardly wrote anything, but he had already earned fame for a poem about Odysseus. FTP, name this most famous Victorian era poet who wrote "The Charge of the Light Brigade."
Answer: Alfred Lord Tennyson
5. This former Soviet Republic is now independent, but one portion of it is not contiguous with the rest. It has a Turkish speaking minority, and its capital is Baku. FTP, name this Caucasus mountains region.
6. Completed in 1972 on Bennolong Point, its structure is supposed to resemble the sails of clipper ships coming out of port. Name this Australian landmark for cultural arts in Australia's largest city.
Answer: The Sydney Opera House
7. Livy depits him as the epitome of a Herodotean tyrant. When his son Sextus raped the honorable Lucretia, the Roman rose up and threw out this evil king. He could not tolerate his overthrow and repeatedly tried to regain his throne. FTP, who was Rome's 7th and last king?
Answer: Lucius Tarquinius Superbus The Proud or Tarquin II
8. Before the arrival of computers, millions of students and secretaries used this product to correct typographical errors. It was invented by Michael Naismith's mother and made her a forturne. FTP what is the other name for liquid paper.
Answer: Wite Out (prompt on Liquid Paper before it is mentioned)
9. Aside from yeast and water, this is the essential ingredient in beer. FTP, name this grain whose name helps explain the rise one can get out of a good Guinness.
10. Bertrand Delanoe was nearly assassinated in 2002. This has major political importance in France because Delanoe is the mayor of what major city?
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