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Horus
Egyptian deity who bit off his rival's genitals explaining why the desert is infertile. His eyes represent sun and moon. His left eye was torn out by his evil uncle Set. Name this falcon-headed Egyptian sky god, son of Isis and Osiris.
complex numbers
A quadratic equation with a negative discriminant has these numbers as its solutions. These numbers consist of a real plus an imaginary number ini the form of a+bi.
Iroquois Confederacy
The Peace of Montreal ended one conflict with this polity, the Beaver War, which also saw its defeat of the Huron. In the Treat of Fort Stanwix, this polity changed the limit of white settlement and sold the British land between the Ohio and TN Rivers. The Tuscarora nation would later join a polity of this name to become the "sixth nation". Name this confederacy called "people of the longhouse" in modern upstate NY.
Carl Jung
This author of Psychological Types introduced the sage, trickster, shadow, animus and anima, which are collectively termed archetypes. Name this psychologist who introduced the terms introvert and extrovert, and proposed that all humanity shares a collective unconscious.
Karl Heinrich Marx
Name this German philosopher who, along with Freidrich Engels, wrote the Communist Manifesto.
Republic of Mexico
This nation's first ruler was Agustin de Iturbide, who came to power after an independence movement led by Miguel Hidalgo. Its Revolution feautred populist armies led by Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa. Name this nation led by Antonio de Santa Anna to war against the US.
Taylor Swift
This singer of "Should've Said No" compares herself to Juliet in another song. Name this pop-country singer of "Teardrops on My Guitar", "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me".
The Oath of Horatii
Name this painting depicting two brothers swearing to defend Rome, by Jacques-Louis David.
The Trial
This novel's main character meets Huld, whose nurse becomes his lover. The main character, a bank employee, ends up being stabbed by two men "like a dog". Name this posthumous novel about the title mysterious event in the life of Josef K., by Franz Kafka.
Sparta
Name this Greek city-state that gave everyone mandatory military training and defeated Athens in the Peloponnesian War.
halogens
The only group to have solid, liquid, and gaseous elements at STP, they have seven valence electrons and cromprise of Group 17 on the periodic table. Name this group of elements which includes astatine, bromine, iodine, chlorine, and flourine.
Ansel Adams
This photographer took photos of El Capitan Theater and the Half Dome. Name this American photographer of Yosemite National Park.
English Channel
Ushant and the Isles of Scilly mark the western entrance of this body of water. Folkestone and Coquelles are linked by an underground tunnel under it. Connecting the Atlantic Sea and the North Sea, Calais lies near its narrowest point, the Strait of Dover. Name this body of water separating France and Britain.
The Catcher in the Rye
James Castle commits suicide by jumping out of a window. This novel's protagonist uses the name of the janitor Rudolf Schmidt, when speaking with Ernest Morrow's mother on the train to NY. Name this 1951 novel about Holden Caulfield, by J.D. Salinger.
diffusion
Name this movement of particles down a concentration gradient, from areas of high to low concentrations.
Peter I or Peter the Great
His second wife the Catherine I, took over upon his death, and won the Battle of Poltava against Charles XII's Sweden in the Great Northern War. Name this westernizing Russian Tsar who built a new capital city in honor of a saint who shares his name.
Things Fall Apart
In this novel a character explains how the tortoise lost its smooth shell after a feast with birds.. In its sequel a young man takes bribes to pay the UPU. The protagonist kills Ikemefuna and is banished from Umofia. Name this novel about Okonkwo, written by Chinua Achebe.
Achille-Claude Debussy
This composer's sole string quartet, in G minor, was labeld opus 10. Name this French impressionist composer of Clair de Lune, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and La Mer.
Liver
The only human internal organ capable of regeneration, its scars cause cirrhosis. High levels of bilirubin cause jaundice, a sympton of injuries to this organ, such as hepatitis. Name this organ that detoxifies blood and secretes bile.
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
This poem mentions a "yellow smoke that slides along the street." This poem's speaker wonders "Do I dare/ Disturb the universe?" and "Do I dare to eat a peach?" in "the room where women come and go/Talking of Michaelangelo." Name this poem written by T.S. Eliot.
The Stranger
Name this novel about Mersault written by Albert Camus.
J.S. Bach
He composed a Mass in B minor and The Magnificat. Name this composer of Toccata and Fugue in D minor and six Brandenburg concertos.
The Well-Tempered Clavier
This book of 24 preludes and fugues starts with a C major prelude and rises to cover each key. Published in two books, it demonstrated the tuning capabilities of the title instrument.
Goldberg
This set of an aria and 30 variations for harpischord features a sarabande, and was composed to alleviate its patron's insomnia.
Madame Bovary
This novel's title character avoids her boring marriage with a doctor, Charles, by having extramarital affairs with Rodolphe Boulanger, Leon Dupois, and others.
Gustave Flaubert
This Frenchman wrote Madame Bovary, Memoirs of a Madman, and Salammbo, about a Carthaginian princess.
Monsieur Lheureux
This merchant from Madame Bovary lends Emma Bovary money and deals her goods on credit, preying on her desire for extravagance, which leads to her acquiring outstanding debts and eventually killing herself.
Judaism
The Torah and Talmud, consisting of the Mishnah and Germara, are central to this Abrahamic religion.
Sikhism
The Adi Granth was named the perpetual Guru of this religion by Guru Gobind Singh.
Avesta
The Gathas and the Vendidad are parts of this collection of Zoroastrian holy texts, sometimes accompanied by commentaries called the Zend.
Florida Keys
This group of 1700 or so islands extends down from Miami, and down to the Dry Tortugas.
Lake Okeechobee
This lake in Fla. is the second largest freshwater lake in the US, and has an average depth less than 10ft.
Everglades
These wetlands in Southern Fla. contain Lake Okeechobee as well as a lot of crocodiles. It borders Big Cypress Swamp.
Y chromosome
This is the smallest human chromosome, with a sex-determining region which triggers testis development.
Klinefelter's Syndrome
This is the most common sex chromosome disorder marked by infertility and gynecomastia its found in males with an extra X chromosome.
fragile X syndrome/Martin-Bell syndrome/Escalante's syndrome
This disorder, caused by too many CGG repeats in the FMR1 gene on the namesake chromosome, results in mental retardation.
Ponce de Leon
This Spanish explorer discovered Fla in search of the Fountain of Youth.
Samuel de Champlain
This French explorer discovered his namesake lake, oversaw expansion in the St. Lawrence River region and founded Quebec City.
Martin Frobisher
This Englishman failed 3 times in his search for the NW passage, discovering his namesake bay off of Baffin Island. He served as Vice Admiral to Sir Francis Drake's 1585 espedition to the West Indies.
fresco
The buon and a secco types differ in whether the plaster is wet or dry. Name this painting medium exemplified by the Sistine Chapel ceiling, where paint is applied directly to plaster.
Giotto di Bondone
A student of Cimabue, this Italian artist painted a fresco cycle chronicling the Life of Christ in the Arena Chapel in Padua.
The Tribute Money
Jesus' head lies at the vanishing point of this Masaccio fresco in the Branacci chapel, which shows Peter paying the tax collector with money taken from a fish's mouth.
Animal Farm
Boxer is carried away after he cannot work, and Napoleon forces Snowball off Manor Farm. Name this novel in which the Commandments decree that "Some animals are more equal than others."
Geore Orwell
This author of Animal Farm wrote about living in slums in Down and Out in Paris and London, and described Winston Smith and Big Brother in 1984.
Burmese Days
In this Orwell novel set in Myanmar, Elizabeth Lackersteen marries Deputy Commissioner Macgregor. U Po Kyin also attempts to slander Flory and Dr. Veraswami.
Martin Luther King Jr.
This founder of the SCLU made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during his March on Washington, and was later assassinated in Memphis.
Freedom Riders
These civil rights activists rode on buses to the South to test the Supreme Court case Boynton v. VA, which ruled that segregation on public transportation was illegal.
sit-in
King and others used these protests involving occupying a space nonviolently, one of which occurred at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, NC.
Ragnarok
It's preceeded by 3 years of winter and takes place on the plane of Vigridr. The jotnar arrive in Naglfar, a ship made of fingernails, during this series of events at the end of the world that includes the deaths of Odin, Thor, Tyr, Garm and Jormungandr.
Fenrir
Along with Jormungandr and Hel, this wolf was born of Loki and Angrboda, and will be killed by Vidarr at Ragnarok.
Gleipnir
Leyding and Dromi both broke when the Aesir tried to restrain Fenrir, requiring the creation of this object made of things like the beard of a woman and the roots of a mountain.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Set in Macondo, this novel written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez tells of Ursula, the Buendia family matriarch who dies the size of a fetus at the age of 120.
Love in the Time of Cholera
In thsi novel, the elderly couple Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza consummate their marriage in their 70s. Earlier Fermina had married Juvenal Urbino at the age of 21, a limit she set for herself.
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
The Vicario brothers kill Santiago Nasar in this novel, to avenge the loss of Angela's virginity.
distillation
Name this method of separation which separates components of a mixture based on differences in volatility or boiling points.
filtration
This method of mechanical separation differs slightly from sieving and uses a namesake device through which only fine particles can pass.
chromatography
These methods separate mixtures based on retardation factor by passing them through a stationary phase. Types include paper, size-exclusion, and thin-layer.
First Intifada
It began when an Israeli tank killed some refugees from the Jabayla refugee camp. Name this Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation, lasting from 1987-1993.
Six-Day War or June War
Israel's 1967 victory in this conflict resulted in the transfer of the Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula, West Bank, and the Golan Heights.
Lebanon
This nation's 2006 conflict with Israel began when Hezbollah fired rockets at Zar'it, and saw the IDF fire on civilian targets like Beirut's Rafic Hariri Airport.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Name this philosophical "Book for All and None" chronicling the travels of the title Persian prophet.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra was written by this nihilist author of Beyond Good and Evile and Ecce Homo, who claimed "God is Dead" in The Gay Science.
The Birth of Tragedy
This Nietzsche work claims that music represents the "world will", and that art arises from a combo of the Apollonian and Dionysian world views.
Willaim Thomson or Lord/Baron Kelvin
Name this prolific 19thC British scientist, known for his work on thermodynamics.
temperature
Lord Kelvin developed an absolute scale for this quantity related to a system's average kinetic energy, whose minimus value equals zero kelvin.
James Clerk Maxwell
This man names a kinetic energy distribution along with Boltzmann, a set of four equations in electromagnetism, and a hypothetical second-law-violating demon.
Appalachian State
In one of the greates upsets in sports, the Michigan Wolverines lost their season opener to this small NC school's team, coached by Jerry Moore.
University of Oregon
One week after being stunned by App State, the Michigan Wolverines lost to the Ducks, from this school in Eugene.
University of Florida Gators
Somehow, the Wolverines managed to get to the Capital One Bowl in the 2007 season, where they faced this team, led by Tim Tebow.
Edwin Powell Hubble
He names that redshift increases with distance. Name this American astronomer whose namesake Space telescope was launched in 1990.
galaxy
Hubble also names a tuning-fork-shaped classification scheme for these astronomical objects, which have elliptical, spiral, and lenticular types.
Magellanic Clouds
These two "large" and "small" irregular galaxies are named for a 16thC navigator. Visible in the southern hemisphere, they form part of the Milky Way subgroup.
taxes
Supply-side economists advocate lowering them to stimulate growth. Name these fees collected by governments, which can be levied on property and income.
Laffer Curve
This curve of questionable validity purports to show that increasing income taxes beyond a certain point actually lowers tax revenue.
negative externalities
Pigouvian taxes compensate for the social cost of these, defined as an unintended impact on a third party. Examples include climate change and pollution.
Attila the Hun
This man led the Huns over from Central Asia, and was known as the scourge of God.
Battle of Chalons-sur-Marne
Attila was defeated by a Roman and Visigoth coalition in this battle in France on the Catalunian Plains.
Pope Leo I
Attila went on to invade Italy, but was stopped from sacking Rome by Valentinian III's envoys, which included Avienus, Trigetius, and this pope.
Stephen Crane
Name this American author of "The Red Badge of Courage", "The Monster" and "An Episode of War."
Maggie
This crane novella describes the title "girl of the streets", who is abandoned by Pete and hangs out with Nellie.
The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky
This Crane short story tells of an altercation between the town drunk, Scratchy Wilson, and the sheriff, Jack Potter in the title town.
enthalpy
At constant pressure, the cange in this quantity equals a system's heat. Name this quantity defined as energy plus pressure times volume, symbolised H.
calorimeter
This device, which can be as simple as two stacked styrofoam cups, measures the enthalpy changes of the reaction occurring inside it.
Hess's Law
This law states that energy change is independent pathway, allowing enthalpy changes to be added up to find the net enthalpy change.
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