Fall Novice Tournament 2011
Round 5: Tossups
1. This nation gained its independence with the signing of the Treaty of Wuchale. Earlier, this nation
had been the center of the kingdom of Axum. While ruled by the Derg, this country fought a civil war
with Eritrean separatists. This nation’s troops repelled Italian forces at the Battle of Adowa, but it was
nonetheless invaded by Benito Mussolini during the reign ofHaile Selassie. For 10 points, name this
East African country with capital at Addis Ababa.
2. This man’s father, Aeson, lost the title of King of Iolcus to Pelias, who was told to beware of a man
with one sandal. A daughter of Aeetes (EE-ee-tees) helped this man sow dragon’s teeth with two fire
breathing bulls. This man then made the warriors that grew from the teeth kill each other. After getting
engaged to Creusa, this man abandoned Medea. For 10 points, name this man who led the Argonauts
on the quest for the Golden Fleece.
ANSWER: Jason [or Iason]
3. In one novel by this author, the protagonist is killed “like a dog.” This author created Josef K., who
is arrested for a crime he is never accused of, in his novel The Trial. This man wrote a novella in which
the protagonist wants his sister Grete to go to a conservatory to play violin. This author created the
character Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one day as a cockroach. For 10 points, name this Czech author
of The Metamorphosis.
ANSWER: Franz Kafka
4. This process is catalyzed by the enzyme complex zymase. It proceeds through acetaldehyde, which
is then reduced to give this process’s final product. One form of this process regenerates NAD by
reducing pyruvate. That form of this process occurs in muscle cells lacking oxygen and yields lactic
acid. Another form of this process, which is similar to anaerobic respiration, is carried out by yeast to
yield ethanol. For 10 points, name this metabolic process used in the production of bread and beer.
ANSWER: fermentation [prompt on “anaerobic respiration” until mentioned]
5. This art museum houses Antonio Canova’s sculpture Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss. This
musuem’s Daru staircase is topped by the Nike of Samothrace. Another ancient Greek sculpture in this
museum is the armless, bare-chested Venus de Milo. Da Vinci’s Madonna of the Rocks is housed in this
museum, which is home to I.M. Pei’s glass pyramid. For 10 points, name this Parisian art museum that
houses the Mona Lisa.
ANSWER: Louvre Museum [or Musée du Louvre]
6. This poet asked “And you, Garcia Lorca, what were you doing down by the watermelons?” in his
poem “A Supermarket in California.” One of this man’s poems describes “angelheaded hipsters” and
describes hippies “starving hysterical naked.” That work also claims “Carl Solomon! I am with you in
Rockland” and begins with the line “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness.” For
10 points, name this Beat poet who wrote Howl.
ANSWER: Allen Ginsberg 7. This nation’s exclaves include Melilla and Ceuta. The Meseta Central is a plateau in this country.
Formentera and Ibiza are members of its Balearic Islands, which include Minorca and Majorca. Most
of the Tagus River is in this country, while its city of Zaragoza lies on the Ebro River. This country is
south of the Bay of Biscay and north of the Strait of Gibraltar, and its cities include Seville and
Barcelona. This nation is separated from France by the Pyrenees. For 10 points, name this nation with
capital at Madrid.
ANSWER: Kingdom of Spain [accept Reino de España]
8. An ad for one candidate of this party featured a little girl plucking daisy petals before showing a
nuclear explosion. This party’s pro-business faction was once known as the Bourbons. This party
nominated William Jennings Bryan for president three times and was supported by the “Solid South.”
This party’s losing candidates have included Michael Dukakis, Adlai Stevenson, and Walter Mondale.
For 10 points, name this party of presidents Woodrow Wilson, Andrew Jackson, and Bill Clinton.
ANSWER: Democratic Party [or Democrats]
9. In one opera by this composer, Violetta Valery leaves her lover Alfredo. Another opera by this man
includes an aria describing the fickleness of women sung by the Duke of Mantua. That aria by this
man, “La donna e mobile,” is sung is by a hunchbacked court jester. This composer depicted the love
of the Egyptian captain Radames for the Ethiopian slave girl with whom he is buried alive. For 10
points, name this Italian composer of La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Aida.
ANSWER: Giuseppe Verdi
10. This process can cause the mass wasting of a continental plate, resulting in isostatic uplift. This
process can be accelerated by logging, grazing, and land cultivation. This process is caused by glaciers,
wind, and water. This process occurs in tandem with weathering, and it is responsible for geologic
features like the Grand Canyon. For 10 points, name this process by which soil and sediment are
removed from their original environment and transported elsewhere.
ANSWER: soil erosion
11. Characters in this novel include the housekeeper, Calpurnia, as well as the reclusive Boo Radley. In
this novel, Mayella Ewell lies about the identity of the man who sexually assaulted her. Another
character in this novel, Dill, was based on Truman Capote, the author’s childhood friend. Scout Finch’s
father Atticus defends a black man falsely accused of rape in, for 10 points, what novel by Harper Lee?
ANSWER: To Kill A Mockingbird
12. One group in this war held the Putney Debates and initiated Prides’ Purge. During this war,
Thomas Fairfax served on the side that won the Battle of Preston and the Siege of Drogheda. Those
who supported the Parliament during this conflict were Roundheads, while royalists were known as
Cavaliers. The New Model Army won the Battles of Naseby and Marston Moor during this war. For 10
points, name this war in which Oliver Cromwell defeated Charles I.
ANSWER: English Civil War [accept English Civil Wars; accept First, Second, or Third English
Civil War; accept Wars of the Three Kingdoms; prompt on “Irish Confederate War” or “War of the
Irish Confederation” or “Eleven Years’ War”] 13. This author created characters such as Tertius Lydgate, who is unhappily married to Rosamond
Vincy, and Will Ladislaw, who cannot marry his love because of Edmund Casaubon’s will. Dunstant
Cass steals the gold of one of this author’s protagonists; that character, a weaver from Raveloe, raises
the child Eppie as his daughter. For 10 points, identify this female English author of Silas Marner who
created Dorothea Brooke in Middlemarch.
ANSWER: George Eliot [or Mary Anne Evans]
14. This work calls government a “badge of lost innocence” while discussing its nature as a necessary
evil. This essay asserts that America “will always have a market while eating is the custom of Europe,”
and argues against the English hereditary system and its monarchy. This work famously states that
“there is something very absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island” and
calls for American independence from Britain. For 10 points, name this 1776 pamphlet by Thomas
ANSWER: Common Sense
15. This letter is paired with W to denote the sex-determining chromosomes of birds. This letter
denotes the atomic number of an element. In statistics, this letter names a standard score with respect to
a population mean. In mathematics, this letter stands for the set of all integers. It is often used for the
third dimension in a Cartesian coordinate system after X and Y. For 10 points, name this last letter of
16. The blind king John of Bohemia died during one battle in this war. This war began after the death
of the last Capetian king and featured the defeat of Charles d’Albret at a battle whose course was
swayed by the attacking power of English longbowmen. This war was fought between the Houses of
Valois and Plantagenet and featured battles at Crécy and Agincourt. For 10 points, name this war
between England and France that lasted over a century.
ANSWER: Hundred Years’ War
17. This politician introduced H.R. 5616, the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act, and claimed that
carbon dioxide is a “natural by-product of nature.” This politician and Paul Ryan gave responses to the
2011 State of the Union address, and, more recently, she founded the Tea Party Caucus. For 10 points,
name this Republican Representative from Minnesota who is running for President in 2012 and
recently won the Iowa Straw Poll.
ANSWER: Michele Bachmann
18. One city in this nation provides the name of a quartet of novels by Lawrence Durell. One author
from this nation retold the stories of the three Abrahamic religions in his novel The Children of
Gebelawi. Sugar Street, Palace Walk, and Palace of Desire comprise a trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz,
whose novel The Day the Leader was Killed mourned the death of Anwar Sadat, this country’s
president. For 10 points, name this nation, the setting of The Alexandria Quartet and the Cairo Trilogy.
ANSWER: The Arab Republic of Egypt [or al-Masr] 19. This man lends him name to fluids with constant viscosity. This man used a lens to show that white
light is made up of a spectrum of colors. This discovered an inverse-square law stating that “force
equals big G m one m two over r squared.” This deriver of the law of gravitation claimed that Leibniz
stole his foundation ideas for a field of mathematics that involves integrals and derivatives. For 10
points, name author of the Principia Mathematica who invented calculus and developed three laws of
ANSWER: Sir Isaac Newton
20. This religion’s priesthoods include the Melchizedek and the Aaronic, and one of its important texts
is the Pearl of Great Price. This religion holds that the Nephites were Israelite settlers in the Americas,
and the last of them, Moroni, became an angel. This religion’s members believe that its foundational
text was written in “reformed Egyptian” on golden plates and buried in a hill in New York. For 10
points, name this religion founded by Joseph Smith which was led to Utah by Brigham Young.
ANSWER: Mormonism [or LDS Church; or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints]
21. After this war, the Platt Amendment outlined American relations with a country occupied during it.
John Hay called this conflict “a splendid little war.” During this war, Emilio Aguinaldo came out of
exile, and Commodore George Dewey won the Battle of Manila Bay. This war’s Battle of San Juan
Hill featured a charge by the Rough Riders. This war was fueled by Yellow Journalism after the
explosion of the Maine. America gained the Philippines in, for 10 points, what 1898 war with the
colonizer of Cuba?
ANSWER: Spanish-American War Fall Novice Tournament 2011
Round 5: Bonuses
1. This novel begins with a plane crash-landing after attempting to escape a war zone. For 10 points
 Name this novel about Piggy and a group of boys stranded on an island. In this novel, Ralph uses
the conch shell to try to maintain order.
ANSWER: Lord of the Flies
 Lord of the Flies is a novel by this British author of the To the Ends of the Earth trilogy. This man
wrote about the extinction of the Neanderthals in The Inheritors.
ANSWER: William Golding
 This character from Lord of the Flies is Ralph’s rival. He forms his own tribe at Castle Rock and
sends that group to go steal Piggy’s glasses from Ralph’s camp.
ANSWER: Jack Merridew [accept either]
2. One famous work in this medium shows the lower-class section of a steamer, for 10 points each:
 Name this visual art form used by Alfred Stieglitz for The Steerage. Annie Leibovitz used this
medium to create famous images of John Lennon for Rolling Stone.
ANSWER: photography [accept clear-knowledge equivalents]
 This photographer and developer of the zone system was a founder of Group f/64 and is most
famous for his photos of Yosemite National Park and other parts of the American West.
ANSWER: Ansel Adams
 This American photographer snapped Migrant Mother while working for the Farm Security
Administration during the Great Depression.
ANSWER: Dorothea Lange
3. This period preceded the Great Depression and came after the Age of Progressivism. For 10 points
 Name this period in American history marked by a soaring stock market, the rise of the flappers,
and the emergence of jazz.
ANSWER: Roaring Twenties
 This president at the start of the Roaring Twenties promised a “return to normalcy” after World
War One. The corrupt member