MANU GINOBILI OPEN
1. Its 16th and final point called for a separation of the Executive and Judiciary branches. The fourth point
advocated the establishment of a system of weightage and the fifth set 150 as the number of seats in the
Central Legislative Council. The penultimate point established the ethnic criterion for at least one of the two
Under Secretaries. Its provisions held in place for eight years, only collapsing after the Khilafat Movement.
Many of its stipulations were negotiated by B.G. Tilak, the major Congress leader, though he argued against
formal recognition of the opposition party. Chiefly orchestrated by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, FTP, identify this 1916
pact for Hindu-Muslim relations reached in the namesake north central Indian city.
Answer: Lucknow Pact
2. The character of Vern Dobson is mentioned but never appears onstage. Another character is a former
academic who suggests the performance of Romeo and Juliet that commences in Act Two of this play. That
character, Dr. Lyman, schemes to meet up with innocent Elma in a nearby city while both of them are
stranded at the title location due to a snow storm. Other stranded figures include young Cherie and the rough
cowboy who pursues her, Bo Decker. The final pages reveal the extent of the relationship between Carl and Grace,
the latter a waitress at the title location, a diner between Kansas City and Topeka. FTP, name this play by William
Answer: Bus Stop
3. In the solar wind they can have wavelengths on the scale of an Earth radius giving a long-scale coherence
of them that play a significant role in magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling. First postulated to explain the
sunspot cycle, (*) they have been used in the heating of Tokamak plasmas by perturbing the magnetic field in the
plasma. The compressional variety is often called a magnetosonic wave and these waves are often derived using the
equations of ideal magnetohydrodynamics. FTP what are these ion-carried waves commonly described as the result
of “plucking” the magnetic field lines in a plasma, named for their Swedish formulator?
Answer: Alfven waves (prompt on magnetosonic before it is mentioned)
4. A cut-off, golden mirror slopes down on the top left side, while a somewhat, slanted, but partially opened
window can be seen in the center of the background. Shoes and pillows lie strewn about a floor whose color
matches the wall and the outfits of the persons depicted. Rich splashes of red break up the composition as a
black serving woman, who is turning back to face the languorous trio [*] sitting in front of a hookah, is walking
towards the right of the painting. Presenting a scene that could be interpreted as a more peaceful version of the same
court depicted in its creator’s previous orientalist masterpiece The Death of Sardanapalus, FTP, identify this 1834
work whose title figures inhabit a harem interior in North Africa, a work by Eugene Delacroix.
Answer: Women of Algiers
5. One of his stories tells of a student who desires an Archivist’s serpent daughter but falls for another woman
after the interference of a fortune teller. Another involves the goldsmith Cardillac who is caught up in a
series of jewel thefts. Yet another is about Nicholas, who is tormented by the title character, a chemist who
killed his father. All of these stories appeared before he published his novels, which include Meister Floh and
Kater Murr, the Educated Cat. FTP, name this man whose stories like “The Golden Pot,” “Mademoiselle de
Scudery,” and the “Sandman” appeared in his collection The Serapion Brothers, a German romantic writer perhaps
best known as the source for a Jacques Offenbach opera.
Answer: E(rnst) T(heodor) A(madeus) Hoffmann
6. Their alpha-alkoxy variety undergoes the Thorpe reaction in the presence of tris-methyllithium at -78
degrees Celsius. Their adipo- hydrodimer is key to the production of nylon, and they can be made aromatic
via the dehydration of oximes with phosphorus pentoxide. The Ritter reaction (*) is an acid-induced
nucleophilic addition of them to a carbenium ion, which eventually results in an amide. Catalytic hydrogenation of
them in the presence of nickel or cobalt also results in an amide, but when they are reacted with Grignard reagents,
ketones result. Formed by Letts synthesis, FTP, name these organic chemical compounds which contain a nitrogen
triple bonded to a carbon.
7. Despite the recommendations of leniency by the jury, this man was sentenced to death by Judge Hugh
Richardson. After the ignorance of his six-point List of Rights, he orchestrated the murder of Thomas Scott,
an experience that led him to adopt a later more nonviolent approach by curbing the aggression of his
military head, Gabriel Dumont. He would finally be cornered following the fall of Batoche [buh-TOSZH],
which occurred about a year after he returned from exile as a teacher of a Jesuit school in Montana. FTP, name
this man who was executed in 1885 for his role as a leader of the Metis and the Red River Rebellion.
Answer: Louis Riel
8. The preface to this work explains that it is lifted from a translation of the Count Bearhaven. That
translation was of a tale by the author of “The Voyage of Celeste,” one Monsieur de l’Aubepine. The work
itself begins with the hero taking up residence in a mansion kept by Dame Lisabetta. The hero is newly
arrived in Padua and is unaware of a feud between his neighbor and the man whose triumphant exclamation ends
this work, Signor Baglioni. Thus, Giovanni Guasconti unknowingly effects the death of his love, the title character.
FTP, name this work in which that title character is pure poison, a story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Answer: Rappacini’s Daughter
9. An eclipse of the sun that halted fighting occurred about an hour before the end of this battle. The
eventual losers were lulled into overconfidence by the presence of their new Martini-Henry rifles and as a
result no wagon perimeter was set up by Lord Chelmsford. That same night an equally fierce battle was
waged at the nearby site of Rorke’s Drift. Despite victory at the latter locale, the British plan to strike toward the
enemy kraal at Ulundi was undone by this loss. FTP, name this 1879 defeat of British forces by roughly 20,000
Answer: Battle of Isandlwana
10. Saddled with the task of improving a machine to remove shavings, he found that no matter how low a
fluid’s viscosity was, the fluid would always remain stationary at the walls of the pipe. With M.B. Glauert,
his name graces a phenomenon in which “clouds” condense around a supersonic (*) airplane’s jet intakes,
wings and shockwaves caused by the plane’s breaking of the sound barrier. With his most famous student,
Theodore von Karman, he discovered that vortices could induce drag, leading to a revolution in aircraft design.
FTP, name this “father of aerodynamic theory,” whose namesake dimensionless number is the ratio of a fluid’s
viscosity to its thermal conductivity.
Answer: Ludwig Prandtl
11. He claimed to be a descendant of Charlemagne and after serving in the American Revolution he made a
small fortune speculating on confiscated lands. Early works like his Letter from a citizen in Geneva were
written recoup his fortune, but soon he and followers like Bazard, Enfantin, and Thierry [*] were singing
another tune. Arguing for the division of man into “families” in works like Dissertation on the Knowledge of Man,
this man appealed to Louis XIII to shift his administration to a meritocracy and to believe in the power of science
and technology. These ideas, presented in works like The Industry and Industrial Catechism, won over a young
Auguste Comte and inaugurated French socialism. FTP identify this thinker best known for his reformist manifesto
The New Christianity.
Answer: Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint Simon
12. Its major section begins with eight unnamed chapters, the only unnamed parts of this work. Three of its
fragments are only known by English names: Gray, Westergaard, and Darmesteter. The Westergaard
section is followed by the Hadhokt, which gives an explanation of the soul’s final destination, which itself can be
determined based on the ritual specifications outlined in the Nirangistan. Its Khorda part is basically a book of
common prayer, while extensions to the liturgy are the subject of the Visperad. FTP, name this work that is also
composed of the Vendidad and the Yasnas and Gathas, the sacred collection of Zoroastrian scriptures.
13. He criticizes both Penthouse Forum and Thomas Harris’ Hannibal in his recent essay collection The War
Against Cliché. One of his novels tells of the intertwined planning of murders of Nicola Six and the Earth
itself, while his most successful novel follows a director of fast food videos, John “Slick” Self. In Visiting Mrs.
Nabokov and Other Excursions he included an obituary of Philip Larkin, a good friend of his father’s, but it is for
his tale of the separate consciousnesses in ex-Nazi doctor Tod T. Friendly that he won a Booker Prize. FTP, name
this writer of the novels London Fields, Money, and Time’s Arrow, the son of novelist Kingsley.
Answer: Martin Amis (prompt on just last name)
14. Quinolone and coumarin are two antibacterial substances that work by inhibiting one class of these
enzymes. Adriamycin, ellipticine, and the alkaloid camptothecin (*) also inhibit the activity of these enzymes,
and are thus used as possible anticancer drugs. Their type II class operates by having the substrate molecule bind to
tyrosine residues on the active site, forming a “G segment” and a “T segment,” and, ultimately, changing the linking
number of the substrate. Often used for decatenation and cleavage for assays, all of them are able to relax negative
supercoils, effectively opposing the action of DNA gyrase. FTP, name these enzymes which are responsible for
sorting out the topological tangles of the DNA double helix.
15. The third of this name only ruled until the age of thirteen and was controlled by a regent from Austrasia.
The second married an Anglian aristocrat whom he bought as a slave. The first consolidated his power with
the help of the chieftain Ragnachar. He gained more help via the strategic marrying off of his sister
Audofleda and by the time of his victory at Tolbiac, it had been six years since his defeat of the Roman official
Syagrius and even longer since he had subdued the Ripuarian branch of his people. FTP, name this man who
married Clotilde, the son of Childeric I, and first king of a united Frankish people.
Answer: Clovis (or Chlodowech)
16. “The Circle of Human Feelings” discusses the particulars of bathing, eating, and sexual activity, all the
while noting that there is an implicit tension between pleasure and the desire “to harden oneself.” Other
sections of this work focus on “the dilemma of virtue” and the prevailing theme of obligations to one’s land
[*] or one’s ancestors. Its author took John Embree’s earlier work, Suye Mura, as a model and its most perceptive
moments occur during the analysis of “taking one’s station,” an idealization of the hierarchical that the author
connects to the willingness of pilots to sacrifice themselves. Named for a pair of contrasting symbols, that represent
the way of the artist versus the way of the warrior, FTP, identify this work subtitled “Patterns of Japanese Culture”
by Ruth Benedict.
Answer: The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
17. Due to some death threats, he was occasionally forced to hold political meetings at his wife Lucille Green’s
beauty salon. Nearly 40 years later, he planned his most famous event with the help of A.J. Muste. While at
City College and with the help of Chandler Owen he founded the radical magazine that he used as his bully
pulpit. He proposed such measures as his $185 billion Freedom Budged through that magazine, The Messenger.
FTP, name this man who, in 1941, threatened FDR with a March on Washington, 16 years after he organized the
strike of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Answer: Asa Philip Randolph
18. According to one legend, it, along with its counterparts, was formed when a herd of flying elephants
displeased Indra and he cut off their wings to stop them from moving. Symbolized and worshipped via the
sacred Yantras, at the end of each Yuga Vasuki emerges from underneath the seven worlds that lie below it
[*] to unveil his fiery breath and destroy the universe. In addition, to Chi Gyatso, a body of water that contains the
four mortal worlds, copious tress and fruits can be found on its precious stone encrusted slopes. Surrounded by
seven lakes and seven other summits, Brahma’s Golden City lies at its peak and the Ganges flows from the very top,
FTP, identify this mythical mountain that exists at the center of the Hindu cosmos.
Answer: Mount Meru
19. The simpleton Silvano is fooled by a gipsy and never seen again, while the opening of its second section
features a veiled woman hunting for herbs and singing the solo “Ecco l’orrido campo” in order to forget her
illicit love. The mocking chorus “Seguitemi” finds the conspirators, Sam and Tom, [*] enjoying the
conformation of Ulrica’s prophecy and planning to make their move at the title event. Eugene Scribe originally
wrote the story for a work by Auber, but due to a general uneasiness with depicting regicide, by the time Somma got
a hold of the libretto he had to shift the setting from Sweden to America. Thus Amelia’s husband, the vengeful
Renato, is described as a Creole and his one-time best friend, the Earl of Warwick, Riccardo, is the Governor of
Boston. FTP identify this work by Verdi that climaxes at a dance where everyone attends in disguise.
Answer: Un Ballo in Maschera or A Masked Ball
20. The fourth of them claims that God chose Judea for “above all else / it pleased him to exalt humility,” and
the twelfth ends “At least I may be granted for my tears / The comfort of a few belated sighs.” The second of
them begins by mentioning Love’s determination to “take up graceful revenge / and punish in one day a
thousand wrongs,” and the first opens “O you who hear within these scattered verses.” It was Sir Thomas
Wyatt’s reading of many of the pieces in this collection, also known as Rerum vulgarium fragmenta, that introduced
him to the innovation he brought back to England. FTP, name this collection of 365 love poems to Laura, the major
work of Francesco Petrarch.
Answer: Canzoniere (or Book of Songs; accept early buzz of Rerum vulgarium fragmenta)
1. Answer the following about a mythological being FTPE:
A. Sometimes associated with Haddad, after defeating the sea god Yam in battle he built himself a sumptuous
dwelling on Mt. Saphon.
Answer: Baal or Bel
B. This ferocious consort of Baal’s later rescued him after he died at the hands of Mot.
C. To win his battles and for all-around advice Baal often sought out this god of arts and crafts whose name means
“deft” and “skillful.”
Answer: Kothar or Koshar wa Hasis
2. Answer these questions about novels featuring Sikhs, FTP each:
A. Kip is a Sikh sapper during World War II in this Michael Ondaatje novel.
Answer: The English Patient
B. This man’s trilogy – The Village, Across the Black Waters, and Sword and the Sickle – center on Lalu, a Sikh
peasant who enlists for the British in World War II.
Answer: Mulk Raj Anand
C. Her prize-winning 2000 novel What the Body Remembers follows a Hindu and Sikh woman during the partition
of India. She shares her surname with the author of the novels Just Above my Head and If Beale Street Could Talk.
Answer: Shauna Singh Baldwin [the other novelist is James Baldwin]
3. Name these treaties that, unlike Hercules Brabazon-Brabazon, screwed Turkish people, FTP each:
A. This treaty signed at the end of the First Russo-Turkish war ceded Kerch and several other Black Sea ports in the
Crimea to Russia and declared the rest of the khanate of Crimea independent.
Answer: Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji or Kuchuk-Kainardi
B. Signed in the namesake Swiss city in 1923, this treaty imposed on the Ottoman empire virtually destroyed Turkey
as a national state, though it was not recognized by Ataturk’s government.
Answer: Treaty of Lausanne
C. All Hungary, Croatia, and Slavonia were ceded to Austria by the Ottomans in this 1699 treaty signed following a
fourteen war that that the Ottomans lost to a coalition of Austria, Poland, and Venice.
Answer: Treaty of Karlowitz
4. 20th century philosophical works from description FTSNOP:
A. This 1930 work on Ethics by William David Ross analyzes the title concepts and argues that they are not
scientifically discoverable nor can they be explained in terms of feelings, rather we must use intuition to gauge
Answer: The Right and the Good
B. Subtitled “An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology” this work distinguishes between existence in-itself and for-
itself. Sarte argues that the former must be anihilated for the latter to triumph and for man to be free.
Answer: Being and Nothingness
C. In this 1929 work John Dewey argues that we must let go of our distinction between theory and practice during
our study of philosophy and that we must embrace experimental science if we are to succeed in the titular endeavor.
Answer: The Quest for Certainty
5. Answer some questions about lasers, FTPE.
A. (10) Most lasers operate by achieving this condition in the laser medium, in which a higher energy state is more
heavily populated with electrons than a lower energy state.
Answer: population inversion
B. (10) The optical variety of this effect, also known as the quadratic electro-optic effect, can be induced by a laser.
It occurs when a material’s refractive index is changed due to an external electric field.
Answer: Kerr effect
C. (10) Creation of laser activity without population inversion was first discovered in a vapor of this alkali element;
it was later discovered in rubidium.
Answer: Sodium (accept Na)
6. He became president of his country in 1944, but is best known for the fortified line of defense across the Karelian
Peninsula that he planned. FTP each—
A. Name this Finnish leader.
Answer: Carl (Gustav Emil) Mannerheim
B. In August of 1944 Mannerheim succeeded this man as president of Finland when the parliament deposed this
man and appointed Mannerheim in his place.
Answer: Risto Ryti
C. Mannerheim saw his military action during this war, whose battles included Chemulpo and Ulsan.
Answer: Russo-Japanese War
7.. Identify the following works by Edward Munch FTPE:
A. This uncompleted sequence of 22 paintings was Munch’s projected masterpiece. It was meant to form a great
allegory of man’s development from birth to death.
Answer: The Frieze of Life
B. In this work the title figure’s red hair flows into the rain of blood that covers her victim’s neck and head.
C. One of his final paintings, in this work Munch depicts himself surrounded by his work in between the title
Answer: Self Portrait between clock and bed
8. Name these men involved in the history of the telegraph, FTP each:
A. This painter patented the first electrical telegraph in 1837.
Answer: Samuel Morse
B. In 1845 this man became Morse’s business manager and helped promote rapid expansion of the telegraph service.
He had earlier served as Postmaster General under Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.
Answer: Amos Kendall
C. This financier led the company that successfully laid the first Transatlantic telegraph cable in 1858. Eight years
later he laid a more durable quicker cable.
Answer: Cyrus Field
9. Another item on list of places Ryan has lived is coming up, so name these things from Idaho geography FTPE.
A.Located in Caribou County, this area was located on the Oregon trail and got its name from the the carbonated
springs surrounding it. It is also the location of the only man made geyser in the world.
Answer: Soda Springs
B.Home of the University of Idaho Vandals it is the seat of Latah County. Situated just across the state line from
Pullman, WA it is the home to the Kibbie dome, a 16,000 seat football stadium.
C.Rising in the Sawtooth mountains it is joined by the Lemhi River before joining the Snake River south of the
Idaho-Oregon-Washington border. The section before its confluence with the Snake is called the “River of No
Return” because travel upstream was once impossible.
Answer: Snake River
10. Name these people who wrote on the life of Peter Abelard, FTP each:
A. His 1717 poem “Eloisa to Abelard” appeared three years after his The Rape of the Lock
Answer: Alexander Pope
B. In 1921 this Irish novelist wrote the novel Heloise and Abelard, but it was in Paris that he wrote his best known
work, Esther Waters.
Answer: George Moore
C. Peter Abelard was the only novel by this medieval scholar, perhaps best-known for her study of medieval
goliards entitled The Wandering Scholars.
Answer: Helen Waddell
11. Mass marriages anyone. FTPE
A.According to the traditions of this faith, Jesus appeared to a 15-year old boy in 1935. The church was involved in
CIA operations in the 1960’s and it has sent members to many countries as “lightning rods” to receive persecution.
The Japanese Supreme court has convicted it for fraud and they believe that willingly enduring mistreatment one can
receive God’s blessing.
Answer: Unification Church or The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity or
The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
B.He fled from North Korea during the Korean war and with his wife Hak Ja Han he is the co-leader of the
Unification Church. He was jailed in the US for tax evasion. Members of his church consider him to be the new
Answer: Sun Myung Moon
C.This document published in 2002 by the Unification Church records a ceremony taking place in the spirit world
where representatives from the world’s five major religions and several Communist leaders testified that Sun Myung
Moon is the Messiah. It ends with a letter from God which expresses God’s love for the Reverend Moon.
Answer: Clouds of Witnesses: The Saints’ Testimonies
12. Answer the following about an economic theory and its creator FTPE:
A. Summarized by the “policy ineffectiveness proposition” this idea argues that workers cannot be fooled again and
again, and that, for all the “noise” and false examples that are proffered, higher inflation will never lead to lower
Answer: rational expectations
B. This man developed the idea of rational expectations and won the 1995 nobel prize in economics the biggest
pimple on his ass.
Answer: Robert E. Lucas
C. Lucas’s namesake critiques caused him to clash with his former mentor, Milton Friedman, who had argued for
policy intervention via a negative income tax in this 1962 work that he co-wrote with his sexy wife Rose.
Answer: Capitalism and Freedom
13. Name some things related to meiosis, FTPE.
A. (10) In female fetuses, meiosis is initiated but arrested at the end of this division of prophase I.
B. (10) The post-pachytene arrest is triggered by reduction of the concentration this ubiquitous secondary
messenger which is synthesized by adenylyl cyclase.
Answer: cyclic Adenosine MonoPhosphate (or cAMP)
C. (10) These are the cross-shaped structures formed during “crossing over” that hold together homologous
14. Just as she realizes her love for Jem Wilson he is accused of the murder of Harry Carson, a crime actually
committed by her father. FTP each—
A. Name this title character of an 1848 novel.
Answer: Mary Barton
B. Mary Barton is perhaps the masterwork of this novelist of North and South and an 1857 Life of Charlotte Bronte.
Answer: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
C. A little after 1842 Elizabeth Gaskell started writing for Household Words, where she published stories alongside
this novelist of The Moonstone and The Woman in White.
Answer: Wilkie Collins
15. Identify these non-Operatic works by Benjamin Britten FTPE:
A. Written to commemorate the patron saint of his chosen profession, this five-part chorus, with text by Auden,
seeks to emphasize the emotional and erotic power of music.
Answer: Hymn to St. Cecilia
B. This song cycle which features some impressive string effects, which is framed by the line “I alone hold the key
to this savage parade,” is based on and takes its name from the verses of Arthur Rimbaud.
Answer: Les Iluminations
C. Written as the soundtrack for an educational film, this series of variations on a Purcell theme culmiates in an
Answer: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
16. Answer some things about a type of star, FTPE.
A. (10) The short period white giants that pulsate with a period of less than 1 day. They are found in globular
clusters, and they are older and less massive than Cepheids.
Answer: RR Lyrae variables/stars
B. (10) This type of RR Lyrae star pulsates simultaneously in the fundamental and the first-overtone radial modes.
They can apparently be found in the Draco dwarf galaxy.
Answer: double-mode RR Lyrae variables/stars
C. (10) The RR Lyrae variable XZ Cygni displays this effect, named for a Russian astronomer, in which there is a
secondary variation in the star’s period and/or amplitude.
Answer: Blazhko effect
17. Name these works of early Japanese literature, FTP each:
A. This epic work chronicles the titular clan and its eventual collapse in 12th-cenury Japan after utter defeat by the
Answer: Tales of the Heike (or Heike Monogatarai)
B. Along with Back Roads to Far Towns this major haiku collection of Basho Matsuo is drawn from a 1000 mile
journey he took in the 46th year of his life.
Answer: The Narrow Road to the Deep North
C. Its first section is titled “Age of the Gods” and its first biography is that of Jimmu Tenno. This “Chronicle from
Earliest Times to AD 697” was written around 720.
Answer: Nihongi (prompt on “Chronicle” or “Ancient Chronicle”)
18. Name some industrial processes from descriptions, FTPE.
A. (10) In this process, nickel tetracarbonyl is heated until it decomposes to form pure nickel and carbon monoxide.
Answer: Mond process
B. (10) Ammonia and carbon dioxide are put in a saturated solution of sodium chloride. This eventually forms
sodium bicarbonate if the temperature is below 15 degrees Celsius.
Answer: Solvay process [prompt on ammonia-soda process]
C. (10) A carbon-lined bath of molten cryolite awaits a bunch of bauxite in this process. The whole thing is
electrolyzed, producing a useful metal at the cathode.
Answer: Hall-Heroult process
19. Name these Wampanoag leaders, FTP each:
A. This was name adopted by Ousamequin, the Great Sachem and Wampanoag chieftain who negotiated a treaty
with the Plymouth colonists to gang up on the Narragansetts.
B. This eldest son of Massasoit only assumed control of the Pokanokets upon his father’s death. Rule over the
Wampanoags passed to his younger brother.
Answer: Wamsutta (or King Alexander)
C. The younger brother of Wamsutta, he was known as King Philip to the colonists and waged an unsuccessful two
year war against the English colonists between 1675 and 1676.
20. Name these films based on some fine novels, FTP each:
A. Dan Aykroyd and Jim Broadbent are two of the few adults in this 2003 film that follows some young rich
Londoners in the 1930s and which was based on Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies.
Answer: Bright Young Things
B. Wes Bentley and Milla Jovovich star in this film that transplants the plot of Hardy’s Mayor of Casterbridge to the
Answer: The Claim
C. Mr Knightley, aka Paul Rudd, does end up with Emma, aka Alicia Silverstone, in this Amy Heckerling take on