Tossups She played for the New York Sportimes [“spor-teems”] of World Team Tennis during the 2005 season, leading her team to an 18-1 record and the championship. She is one of three women ever to simultaneously hold the (*)


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2006 Ottawa Hybrid Tournament: University of South Florida

Questions by: Aaron Layton, Shauna McNally, Ben Smith

1. She played for the New York Sportimes [“spor-teems”] of World Team Tennis during the 2005 season, leading her team to an 18-1 record and the championship. She is one of three women ever to simultaneously hold the (*) number one ranking in both singles and doubles in 1998, the same year she won all four Grand Slam women’s doubles titles. Her mother was once the tenth-ranked women’s tennis player in Czechoslovakia. She retired in 2002, but has since made a comeback. For ten points, name this woman nicknamed the “Swiss Miss.”
Answer: Martina Hingis
2. He taught himself to write pulp fiction as a way to make money, and his first story was published in Black Mask in 1933. He worked as a Hollywood screenwriter, teaming with Billy Wilder on Double Indemnity and wrote his only original screenplay, (*) The Blue Dahlia, in 1946. His short stories include The King in Yellow and Pearls are a Nuisance. He was also a perceptive critic, and his essay “The Simple Art of Murder” is a standard academic reference. For ten points, name this author who is most famous for creating the character of Philip Marlowe.
Answer: Raymond Chandler

3. The theme song for this show was performed by Donny Hathaway, over a title sequence that simulated the drive to the title character’s house in Tuckahoe, Westchester County; she would then open the door (*) and “greet” the viewers. She is on husband number three, whom she met at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. As one would expect from such a meeting, the protagonist is politically liberal and represents the antithesis of her cousin-in-law, Archie Bunker. For ten points, name this show, the 1972 spinoff of All in the Family starring Bea Arthur.

Answer: Maude
4. Its name comes from the Latin word meaning “patched or repaired”. Its act is to cross the legs, by flexion of the knee and lateral rotation of the hip. It is situated in the anterior fascial compartment of the (*) thigh and is innervated via branches of the femoral nerve. It attaches superiorly to the anterior superior iliac spine of the hip bone, and crosses over the front of the thigh, to insert at the medial side of the upper tibia. For ten points, name this longest muscle in the human body.
Answer: Sartorius
5. Before he took the throne in 1462, he was co-regent with his father. During his reign, he adopted a new code of laws, called Sudebnik, and made an architectural overhaul of his capital city to make it rival Constantinople- one of those new buildings being the (*) Kremlin. Beginning with the Republic of Novgorod, he eventually “gathered” several surrounding principalities under his banner. For ten points, name this “Great” ruler of Russia.
Answer: Ivan III Vasilevich (accept Ivan the Great before “for ten points”)
6. His 1990 album, Bang, produced only one top 40 single in the U.S.: “A Little Love”. His debut single charted higher in the U.S. than in Canada, but none of his other ones followed that trend. This (*) 80’s singer’s two most successful albums were First Offense and Boy in the Box. For ten points, name this Canadian rocker who released “Never Surrender” and “Sunglasses at Night”.
Answer: Corey Hart

7. At age seven, she became a foot model. Hillary Clinton invited her to the White House as recognition of her work on (*) Popular Mechanics for Kids. She was one of several who auditioned for the role of Mary Jane in Spiderman, but has found herself in less successful flicks like House of Wax and The Girl Next Door. Upcoming projects include roles in Conflict, Captivity, and Cat Tale. For ten points, name this actress, most famous for playing Kim Bauer on 24.

Answer: Elisha Ann Cuthbert
8. A single figure is seated on a brown stool and takes up most of the centre of the painting. He has a crown of red flowers on top of his head. The wall behind him has wreaths of multicoloured flowers on it just over each of the figure’s shoulders. The figure is dressed all in (*) blue and his right hand is resting on the stool in front of him. His left arm is bent in a V-shape upwards, and he is holding an object in his left hand. For ten points, name this work by Picasso.
Answer: Boy with a Pipe (or Garçon à la Pipe)
9. It was originally meant to be used as a wallpaper cleaner. It was introduced in 1956 Noah and Joseph McVicker, and they became young millionaires. It is primarily a mixture of wheat flour, water, salt, (*) and kerosene, which provides its texture. Originally only available in white, it later had yellow, blue, and red varieties. For ten points, name this commercial plastic modelling compound used as a children’s toy.
Answer: Play-Doh
10. This treaty ended in 1903. In the preamble, the names and titles of the first delegate took up 11 words; the other hogged ninety-six. In it, all claims of land north of 42 degrees were withdrawn, but the European nation involved kept land west of the (*) Sabine River. A future President signed this 1819 document. For ten points, name this treaty between the United States and Spain that defined borders in the West and laid out the purchase of Florida.
Answer: Adams-Onis Treaty (accept Florida Treaty before “for ten points”)

11.She is a member of the Orange County FSC club and is coached by John Nicks. During season two of Project Runway, contestants were challenged to design an outfit for her. In 2005, her autobiography, (*) Fire on Ice, was released. She began as a gymnast, but switched to skating at age seven. For ten points, name the reigning United States National Champion in women’s figure skating and silver medallist at Turin.

Answer: Alexandra Pauline “Sasha” Cohen
12.In the middle ages, they were known as “virgin eagles” and are found on the coat of arms of Liechtenstein. They were the sisters of (*) Iris and the daughters of Electra and Thaumas. The Boreads drove them away from Phineas, and Aeneas encountered them on Strophades. For ten points, name these winged females from Greek mythology.
Answer: the Harpies
13. The cover art for this 2005 album was designed by Tappin Gofton, who also did the artwork for The Chemical Brothers’ album Push the Button. The album comprises 12 visible tracks and one “hidden” (*) track that the band wrote for Johnny Cash. Influences on the music include Kraftwerk, David Bowie, and Brian Eno, lending it a strong electronic feel. With the singles “Fix You”, “Talk”, “Speed of Sound” and the upcoming “The Hardest Part” on April 3rd, this is, for ten points, what album by Coldplay?
Answer: X&Y
14. The term was first used in print by French anarchist Joseph Dejacque in 1857. Its followers oppose government interference in business activities and wish to reduce the size and scope of modern governments. They believe that governments should be held to the same moral standards as individuals and oppose (*) governmental initiation of force, even if it is supported by a democratic majority. Their philosophy holds that individuals should be allowed complete freedom of action as long as they do not infringe on that same freedom of others. For ten points, name this political philosophy.
Answer: Libertarianism (accept variants)

15. The house appearing in its opening credits is the Filoli estate in Woodside, California. Its working title was (*) Oil, and the starring role originally went to George Peppard. The family names were originally Parkhurst and Colby. It ran from 1981 to 1989 on ABC. For ten points, name this primetime soap opera starring John Forsythe and Linda Evans.

Answer: Dynasty
16. One of the characters discovers that many of his antiques are fakes and becomes paranoid that his entire stock is counterfeit. Some characters include Frank Frink, Ed McCarthy, and Mr. Tagomi. The I Ching is featured in the book within a book, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy. The Eastern United States is (*) under German control, and the Western states are under Japanese control. President Bricker succeeds President Franklin Roosevelt after his assassination. For ten points, name this alternative history novel by Philip K. Dick.
Answer: The Man in the High Castle
17. He was the son of a dentist and an amateur musician and began taking piano lessons at the age of 14 from Frank Bridge. His first composition to attract notice was A Boy was Born. The next year, he collaborated with W.H. Auden on (*) Our Hunting Fathers. His more famous works include Death in Venice and the Phaedra. For ten points, name this British composer who also wrote Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.
Answer: Benjamin Britten
18. This hotel has 802 rooms, a 95,000 square foot casino, a recording studio, and a 2,200-seat showroom. Restaurants include Alize, Blue Agave, and (*) N9NE (“nine”) Steakhouse. Clubs and bars include The Mint Hi-Limit Lounge, Rain, and Ghostbar. For ten points, name this resort owned by the Maloof family that was the setting for MTV’s Real World: Las Vegas in 2003.

Answer: The Palms Casino Hotel

19. Nitrogen and fluorine, but not neon. The standard elemental form of gaseous sulfur. This property is not found in solid metals, except for some rare situations with mercury and beryllium. Iodine and bromine are solid and liquid examples, respectively, but most are (*) gases. Obviously for this property, most of them are electronegative and can form covalent bonds in molecules. A mnemonic for remembering the ones at room temperature is “I Have No Bright Or Clever Friends”. Also including chlorine, oxygen, and hydrogen, for ten points, the listed elements share what interesting numerical property?

Answer: diatomic elements (accept equivalents; prompt on “electronegative” or “covalent”)
20. Even though 1800 species of microbes and over a million new genes have recently been discovered in this area, it is considered a desert dominated by a single species. There is very little rain or wind, and with the high evaporation and no (*) currents feeding fresher water in, this body of water is very salty. The lack of wind is probably a better explanation for its loss of ships in the past, rather than entanglement in a jungle of seaweed. Covering a vast area across the Atlantic Ocean along the Tropic of Cancer, including the Bermuda Triangle, for ten points, name this body of water with no continental coastline.
Answer: Sargasso Sea (prompt on “Bermuda Triangle”)
21. The title comes from Matthew 6:28. Adapted from a novel by William E. Barrett, actors in this film include Lilia Skala, Lisa Mann, and Isa Crino. It tells the story of an (*) African-American drifter who encounters a group of nuns who feel he has been sent to them, by God, to help them build a new church. For ten points, name this 1963 film for which Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Answer: Lilies of the Field
22. Meaning “the Lord beholds” or “the Lord’s gift”, it was one of the top three baby names during the 1980s and 1990s. It is derived from the Hebrew for (*) “foresight”. It was the name of a daughter of Haran and Shylock’s daughter in The Merchant of Venice. For ten points, what is this name shared by actresses Alba, Tandy, and Biel?
Answer: Jessica

23. It is forged in darkness from wheat harvested in Hell’s half acre. It is baked by Beelzebub. It is slathered with mayonnaise beaten from the evil eggs of dark chicken force-fed to dogs by the hands of a one-eyed madman. It has cheese boiled from the rancid teat of a fanged cow. It is layered with (*) 666 separate meats from an animal which has maggots for blood. It also has Dijon mustard and sun-dried tomatoes on it. Bacon is extra. If eaten, one is transported to a purple netherworld and is subject to murder by axe at the hands of Jerry. For ten points, what is this item, once eaten by Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force?

Answer: Broodwich
24. He was named “Funniest Teenager in Chicago” in 1987. He is the lead singer and guitarist for the metal band, ZERO 1. He was a host of (*) Talk Soup and G4’s Video Game Vixens. In Dude, Where’s My Car?, he played the leader of a group of space nerds, and in Spider-Man 2, he played a passenger in an elevator. For ten points, name this actor best known for his role as Michael Novotny on Queer as Folk.
Answer: Hal Sparks
1. Name the Shakespearean play from characters for ten points each.
A: [10] Angelo, Escalus, Claudio, and Isabella

Answer: Measure for Measure

B: [10] Oberon, Lysander, and Helena

Answer: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

C: [10] Iachimo, Posthumous, Belarius, and Euriphile

Answer: Cymbeline

2. For ten points each, identify the James Bond film given villains.
A: [10] Sir Hugo Drax

Answer: Moonraker

B: [10] Gustav Graves and Colonel Moon

Answer: Die Another Day

C: [10] Elliot Carver

Answer: Tomorrow Never Dies

3. Given a description of a situation involving forces, name which of the four fundamental forces best explains it, for ten points each.
A: [10] The earth orbits the sun.

Answer: Gravity (accept word forms)

B: [10] Positively-charged protons are attracted to each other in an atomic nucleus.

Answer: Strong forces (prompt on “nuclear”)

C: [10] Horizontal tension in a rope.

Answer: Electromagnetic (molecular attractions are based on electrons)

4. For ten points each, given a description, identify the character from your question writer’s favorite

television show, HBO’s Entourage.

A: [10] Played by Jeremy Piven, this is the name of Vincent Chase’s manager.

Answer: Ari Gold (accept either)

B: [10] Played by Jerry Ferrara, this is one of Vincent’s childhood friends who becomes Saigon’s manager at the end of Season Two.

Answer: Turtle

C: [10] Played by Kevin Connolly, this is Vincent’s best friend who becomes his manager at the end of Season One.

Answer: Eric Murphy or E (accept any of the three)

5. For ten points each name the John Keats poem from opening lines.
A: [10] “Much have I travell’d in the realms of gold/And many goodly states and kingdoms seen”

Answer: On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer

B: [10] “My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains/My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk”

Answer: Ode to a Nightingale

C: [10] “Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness,/Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun”

Answer: To Autumn

6. Identify the NCAA Division I [“one”] school given members of its men’s basketball team for ten points each. If you need a more well-known player, you receive only five points.

A: [10] J.P. Batista and Jeremy Pargo

[5] Adam Morrison

Answer: Gonzaga University

B: [10] Sean Dockery and Greg Paulus

[5] J.J. Redick

Answer: Duke University
C: [10] James Augustine and Rich McBride

[5] Dee Brown

Answer: University of Illinois
7. For ten points each, answer the following concerning Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
A: [10] Who takes Pamina to the temple to release her from the influence of her mother?

Answer: Sarastro

B: [10] Who is Pamina’s mother?

Answer: The Queen of the Night

C: [10] Who does the queen send to search for her daughter and to free her from the Power of Sarastro?

Answer: Prince Tamino

8. For ten points each, given a brief “plot” description, identify the film from the A Nightmare on

Elm Street series. (Number or Subtitle is acceptable)
A: [10] Originally presented in 3-D, Freddy recruits the aid of his previously unmentioned daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origins of her father’s powers and meets him head-on in a final showdown.

Answer: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare or Part 6 (accept either)

B: [10] Nancy, the sole survivor of the first film, accepts a position as a research scientist at a psychiatric institution working with a group of children who all share nightmares of Freddy. She discovers that one of the children, Kristen, has a special gift which may help them destroy Freddy forever.

Answer: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (accept either)

C: [10] Freddy strikes through the sleeping mind of Alice’s unborn child. His intention is to be born again into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son?

Answer: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (accept either)

9. For ten points each, identify the philosopher from works. If you need a more well-known work,

you get only five points.

A: [10] The Ethics of Ambiguity and She Came to Stay

[5] The Second Sex

Answer: Simone de Beauvoir
B: [10] A Vindication of the Reasonableness of of Christianity and A Letter Concerning Toleration

[5] Two Treatises of Government

Answer: John Locke
C: [10] The Wall and The Roads to Freedom

[5] Existentialism is a Humanism

Answer: Jean-Paul Sartre
10.Given their real name, identify the member of the X-Men for ten points each.
A: [10] Piotr Rasputin

Answer: Colossus

B: [10] Dr. Hank McCoy

Answer: Beast

C: [10] Bobby Drake

Answer: Iceman

11.For ten points each, given the war it ended, name the treaty.
A: [10] The Russo-Japanese war.

Answer: Treaty of Portsmouth

B: [10] The war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.

Answer: Treaty of San Stefano

C: [10] The First Opium War.

Answer: Treaty of Nanjing

12. Your question writer’s favourite composer of movie scores is Trevor Rabin. Given a description of a movie Rabin has scored, identify the movie for ten points each.
A: [10] Denzel Washington becomes the head football coach at T.C. Williams High School.

Answer: Remember the Titans

B: [10] Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a family man who is secretly cloned and must fight for his own survival while stopping the organization behind the cloning.

Answer: The 6th Day

C: [10] Directed by John Gray and starring Steven Seagal and Keenan Ivory Wayans, two cops are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious murders by a killer nicknamed “The Family Man.”

Answer: The Glimmer Man

13. Name the constellation given its brightest star for ten points each.
A: [10] Pollux

Answer: Gemini

B: [10] Rigel

Answer: Orion

C: [10] Aldebaran

Answer: Taurus

14. Identify the following songs from opening lyrics for ten points each.
A: [10] “I walk a lonely road/The only one that I have ever known/Don’t know where it goes/But it’s only me and I walk alone”

Answer: “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day

B: [10] “My life is brilliant/My life is brilliant/My love is pure/I saw an angel/Of that I’m sure/She smiled at me on the subway”

Answer: “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt

C: [10] “I am thinking it’s a sign that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they’re perfectly aligned”

Answer: “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service

15. [5 X 5 + 5] For 5 points each, with a bonus 5 for all correct, name the members of The Mighty Handful, better known as The Five, of Russian music.
Answers: César Cui, Alexander Borodin, Modest Mussorgsky, Mily Balakirev, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
16.For ten points each, given a current NFL quarterback, identify where he went to college.

A: [10] Mark Brunell

Answer: University of Washington (do not accept “Washington University”)

B: [10] Trent Green

Answer: Indiana University

C: [10] Jake Delhomme

Answer: University of Southwestern Louisiana or University of Louisiana-Lafayette (accept either)

17. Name the artist from works for ten points each.
A: [10] Amor Victorious and The Cardsharps

Answer: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

B: [10] Galaxy and Lavender Mist: Number 1, 1950

Answer: Jackson Pollock

C: [10] The Jewish Bride and An Artist in His Studio

Answer: Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

18.For ten points each, given album titles, name the “hair band.”
A: [10] Shout at the Devil and Theatre of Pain

Answer: Mötley Crüe

B: [10] Open Up and Say…Ahh! and Flesh & Blood

Answer: Poison

C: [10] Night Songs and Long Cold Winter

Answer: Cinderella

19.For ten points each, answer the following about Napoleon Bonaparte becoming Emperor of France.
A: [10] In what year was Napoleon crowned Emperor of France?

Answer: 1804

B: [10] Where was Napoleon crowned?

Answer: Notre-Dame Cathedral

C: [10] Who crowned Napoleon emperor?

Answer: Himself (accept variations)

20.Given a Food Network host, name their show for ten points each.

A: [10] Ina Garten

Answer: Barefoot Contessa

B: [10] Giada de Laurentiis

Answer: Everyday Italian

C: [10] George Duran

Answer: Ham on the Street

21.For ten points each, given a molecule, identify its VSEPR shape.
A: [10] CH4

Answer: Tetrahedral

B: [10] XeF2

Answer: Linear

C: [10] SF6

Answer: Octahedral

22.Answer the following about Hootie & the Blowfish for the stated number of points.
A: [5,5,5] Hootie & and the Blowfish had three songs on the 1995 Billboard Top 100 Year-End Singles Chart. Name them for five points each.

Answers: “Hold My Hand”, “Only Wanna Be With You”, and “Let Her Cry

B: [5] These three songs appeared on what Hootie & the Blowfish album?

Answer: Cracked Rear View

C: [10] Hootie & the Blowfish was formed at what university?

Answer: University of South Carolina

23.[5 X 5 + 5] For five points each with a bonus five for all correct, name the Five Good Emperors from Roman history.

Answers: Marcus Aurelius, Antoninus Pius, Hadrian, Trajan, and Nerva

24.For ten points each, name these fictional buildings.
A: [10] This is the name of the mental hospital in Gotham City.

Answer: Arkham Asylum

B: [10] This is the name of the research facility under Raccoon City in the world of Resident Evil.

Answer: The Hive

C: [10] This is the name of the office building used as the setting for Die Hard.

Answer: Nakatomi Plaza


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