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Scholastic Bowl Final Review 01-150 (No Mathematics)
Terms in this set (600)
What are the two possible meanings for the adjective in
every other month, twice a month
Who is the narrator in the novel, "Jane Eyre"?
What proverb about ventures means the opposite of this
It's better to be safe than sorry.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
What is the nationality of the poet who wrote these
Mizu no oto.
What Canadian province is the setting for "I Heard the
Owl Call My Name"?
What is the common occupation of these fictional
If you arrange personal pronouns alphabetically, which
The suffix "-ment" is used with words that are what part
What diacritical mark can be added to the word
"expose" to indicate a revelation?
accent (acute accent)
How is this cliche usually stated?
It's time to swallow the bullet.
... bite the bullet
Who wrote this?
Well, Mr. Buzzard he feel mighty lonesome, he
did, but he done prommust Br'er Fox dat he'd
stay, en' he 'termin' fer ter sorter han 'roun'
en' jine in de joke.
Joel Chandler Harris
This was a slogan of what league that supported
adoption of the 18th Amendment?
The Lips That Touch Liquor
Must Never Touch Mine
Correct this faulty sentence.
I wish she was able to join us.
I wish she were able to join us.
For his series of political thrillers, Vince Flynn created
what assassin in the employ of the Central Intelligence
The four general classifications of writing styles include
persuasive, expository, descriptive, and what other in
which readers learn of a story and the characters
What is the greatest work of the father of English
The Canterbury Tales
This stanza is from a poem by whom?
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, to late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.
What American author wrote these words?
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Lipograms are pieces of writing that avoid using a
particular letter. George Perec wrote "La Disparition."
Since his lipogram omits a vowel, from the title we can
surmise the omitted vowel is one of what two letters?
Fairy children who are left in the place of an abducted
human children are called what?
This is a parody of a verse by what poet?
I think that I shall never see
A Dog that does not like a tree.
A tree's their hydrant pacified,
A place to lift their leg beside.
Joyce Kilmer (Trees)
In reference to the man who wrote an admiring
biography of Samuel Johnson, what name is an allusion
to any author who writes in detail about a friend in
glowing, respectful terms?
What is the function of the last four words in this
Now that he has completely demonstrated his
overall incompetence as a leader, we all
consider him unworthy of his position.
What preposition completes this ditty by Ogden Nash?
One would be in less danger
From the wiles of the stranger
If one's own kin and kith
Were more fun to be ...
In Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers," mankind is in
a war with an alien race of creatures called what?
Complete this line by Christopher Marlowe.
Who ever loved, that loved not at ...
What is a three-letter word derived from Latin that
means "nothing" or "zero"?
The Nazi hunter Yakov Liebermann in "The Boys from
Brazil" is remarkably similar to what real life
What one word is incorrectly used in this line?
Of the two ridiculously expensive green
sports cars, this is clearly the best.
In what story does a New Englander say that Merlin was
a humbug, and that on a certain day, the sun would
darken and the kingdom would be destroyed?
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's
What strange literary combinations are illustrated in
A loose tongue spoils the broth.
It's as easy as falling off a piece of cake.
You can't change the spots on an old dog.
People are dying like hotcakes.
I'm sweating like a bullet.
"Who" serves as the subject of a clause while what
similar word is the object of a clause?
This couplet defines two words, the first the reverse of
the second in spelling. What are the words?
A river will do this, though shallow, though
Turn it around, and it likes eating sheep.
In the novel, "Holes," what great-great-great
grandmother put the curse on the Yelnats family?
Which of the two types of articles is used in this line?
I have a rock garden but, last week,
three of them died.
What nation derived its name from the ancient
Germanic tribe, the Angles?
England (Great Britain)
Who wrote "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"?
What word is the predicate adjective in this example?
Mr. Trump was reserved after his discussion
with the IRS.
The first-person pronoun refers to whom in this passage
by L.M. Montgomery?
Mrs. Thomas said I was the homeliest baby she
ever saw but that my mother thought I was
perfectly beautiful. I should think a mother
would be a better judge than a poor woman
who came in to scrub.
Anne (of Green Gables)
Restate this sentence using clipped words where
The graduate found an alligator in his
The grad found a gator in his fridge.
Give the first line of the poem of which the following is
And never the twain shall meet
East is east and west is west
On an alphabetical list of coordinating conjunctions,
which is last?
What is the meaning of the root word in these terms?
A closely-kept secret relating to something shameful or
disgraceful is a skeleton in what part of a house?
As what part of speech is the infinitive used in this
The CIA director asked to see Aldrich Ames.
Identify the appositive in this line from a Harry Potter
When Neville Longbottom, the boy who kept
losing his toad, was called, he fell over on his
way to the stool.
the boy who kept losing his toad
What character created by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
uttered this line?
If I reprehend anything in this world, it is
the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice
derangement of epitaphs.
The term "quarantine" comes from an Italian word
indicating a period of how many days?
What is the predicate adjective in this example?
How delighted they were to finally arrive home.
Restate this sentence excluding the pleonasm.
No one, rich or poor, will be excluded.
No one will be excluded.
What is French for "work"?
l'ouvrage (le travail, l'oeuvre)
Globalization, paradigm, synergy, proactive, mindshare, and empowerment are examples of what kind of fashionable words from a particular industry or field that are used to impress the layperson?
These are lines from what Stephen Crane story?
The cook squatted in the bottom and looked at the six inches of gunwale which separated him from the ocean.
The oiler sometimes raised himself to keep clear of water that swirled in over the stern
The correspondent watched the waves and wondered why he was there.
The Open Boat
Classify the following sentence by its structure.
It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing Milk Bone shorts.
Jay Gatsby, created by F. Scott Fitzgerald, lived in a mansion on what island?
In a sentence with a linking verb, the complement is either a predicate noun or what kind of adjective?
In Joel Chandler Harris' story, "The Wonderful Tar Baby," what character catches the rabbit?
What mood is used in this quote by Gore Vidal?
There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
What word is unnecessary and could be omitted in this sentence?
It seems that the faculty was not in a position to refute our claims.
What type of pronoun is used in this sentence?
These are not the type of grapes from which Amontillado can be fermented.
The first three words in this excerpt illustrate what kind of phrase?
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.
What French co-author of "The Silent World" and "The Living Sea" was a co-inventor of the Aqua-Lung?
Among the principle characters in the Robin Hood legends are Little Joh, the sheriff of Nottingham, Will Scarlet, and Friar who?
What expression from a Joseph Heller novel applies to this situation?
It is very hard to get an audition if you don't have a manager and almost impossible to get a manager unless you have won an audition.
Aphrodite caused what Greek youth to fall in love with his own reflection in the water?
What words complete this thought by Winston Churchill that illustrates parallel structure?
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity while an optimist sees the opportunity ...
in every difficulty
In what literary point of view does the narrator routinely use pronouns such as these?
me, mine, I, my, we, our
These are chapter headings from what work by H.G. Wells?
The Falling Star
The Cylinder Opens
The Exodus from London
The War of the Worlds
This is a verse from what poem?
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant Gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife.
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
How many syllables are in this quote from Ingrid Bergman?
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
In the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, what is the first common adjective used in the positive degree?
In what case is "spear" in this sentence?
The short Ubangi gentlemen threw a hand-hewn spear at the explorer.
What kind of iambic meter is used in this verse?
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit.
What is the function of the noun clause in this sentence?
That a survivor of the Holocaust would be my own next-door neighbor had never even occurred to me.
What author took his pen name from his former occupation as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi?
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The sound of the name of an important extinct bird
makes up part of the name of what ore mined as a
source of aluminum?
Name any of the units by which the angular size of an
object may be expressed.
degrees (arc minutes, arc seconds)
The nervous system is composed of three parts
including the central nervous system, the peripheral
nervous system, and a third system that regulates body
functions. Name it.
autonomic nervous system
What was the first planet to be discovered
What kind of body tissue is composed of elongated
contractile cells known as myocytes?
What is the term for the particular environment in
which a population lives?
What organ is affected by tachycardia and bradycardia?
What organic substances have a high energy yield due
to the fact that they contain a higher proportion of
carbon-hydrogen bonds than any other class of
molecules in living things?
What is the deepest zone of deep ocean water?
A rowboat floats higher on the water in the Great Salt
Lake than it does on Lake Tahoe. The difference in
what property of water at these sites accounts for the
In watts, how much power is required to do 300 joules
of work in 15 seconds?
Name any object in which none of its mass is located at
its center of mass.
hoop, ring, empty box, inflated balloon, etc.
A calorimeter is an apparatus used to measure the flow
Acid rain is primarily caused by the emission of
compounds of nitrogen and what other element also
used in gunpowder and vulcanized rubber?
What is another common name for a locust?
Regarding infections, what does the abbreviation, STD,
sexually transmitted disease
What is another name for the lens serving as the
eyepiece of a telescope or microscope?
A braking force of 1,000 newtons applied for 10
seconds equals what braking force applied for 8
For what does the "C" stand with respect to the
operation called a C-section?
Contamination that occurs when rainwater, snowmelt,
or irrigation washes off plowed fields, city streets, roofs,
or suburban backyards is known as NPS pollution. This
abbreviation stands for what?
What fins on humpback whales are unusually long?
Located this side of the Kuiper Belt but outside the
asteroid belt are objects called centaurs because they
have characteristics of both asteroids and what other
What type of image is formed from diverging rays of
light that seem to come from a point within or behind a
mirror or lens?
The Earth's magnetic field deflects the streams of solar
ions so that they reach the atmosphere in
doughnut-shaped zones centered about the north and
south magnetic poles. What are concentrations of these
The maximum tension a material can withstand without
tearing is what kind of strength?
Mites are to ectoparasites as hookworms are to what
kind of parasites?
What is the term for a strong localized downdraft
beneath a severe thunderstorm?
downburst (microburst, downdraft)
While a composite volcano is built by both lava flows
and pyroclastics, what type of volcano consists of a
complex of two or more vents?
Name the most common chemical compound in sewage
Often made of boron or cadmium, what rods in nuclear
reactors restrict the speed of chain reactions by
Name the arteries that carry oxygenated blood to the
What can be made by these five methods?
-preservation without change
-replacement by a mineral
-filling a hollow space with a mineral
-formation of a thin carbon film
-formation or filling of an imprint
What are the two major agents of infection?
In what clock direction do anticyclones spiral in the
Name either star in the constellation Orion that is at
least 14,000 times brighter than our Sun.
What is the number of significant digits in 250.10?
A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, gas, and what
electrically neutral gas composed of free-floating ions
What drug is also known as "Bolivian marching
powder" because of its origins in Bolivia and Peru?
Mumps, chickenpox, influenza, hepatitis, measles, and
pertussis are collectively known as what kind of
diseases that people can get from other people?
The cup-shaped capsules that were named after Sir
William Bowman are found in what organs of
While a catoptric system uses only mirrors and a
catadioptric system uses a combination of mirrors and
lenses, what kind of optical system uses only lenses?
The zone that combines the continental shelf and the
continental slope is called the continental what?
What is the term for the modification of a natural river
channel by deepening, widening, or straightening it?
A larger than normal amount of iridium in sedimentary
layers between rocks of the late Cretaceous and
Paleogene periods is believed to be associated with a
major meteorite impact near what Latin American
What kind of "liths" are Half Dome in California, Stone
Mountain in Georgia, Devils Tower in Wyoming,
Enchanted Rock in Texas, and Chimney Rock in
For an object with constant acceleration, the total
distance traveled after two seconds is how many times
the total distance traveled after one second?
What hard, corrosion-resistant, heat-resistant material is
sometimes used in knife blades that remain sharp longer
than steel but are brittle and may break when dropped
on a hard surface?
The longitudinal fissure divides the cerebrum into two
halves called what?
When particles of matter and antimatter collide,
annihilation results in the release of gamma rays,
otherwise known as what quanta of electromagnetic
When a cloud of interstellar dust is so dense that it
obscures light emanating from behind it, it is known as
what kind of nebula?
Fuel cells use two elements as their fuel. Name either of these.
A cutaneous condition is a medical disorder that affects what body system?
integumentary system (skin)
What is the term for any chromosomes other than sex chromosomes?
Who led the 1947 expedition in which six men set sail on a balsa wood raft from Callao in Peru and landed in the Tuamoto group of Pacific islands, some 4,300 miles from their starting point?
Name the cells most abundant in blood.
erythrocytes (red blood cells)
An infestation of what tiny, blood-sucking, parasitic, wingless insect may cause sever anemia in puppies?
What is the colloquial name for mononucleosis?
The typical composite eukaryotic cell has three regions including the plasma membrane, the cytoplasmic region, and what central part?
What kind of mania involves compulsive preoccupation with just one idea or activity?
"Quads" is the abbreviation for what muscles?
What kind of chemical bonding characterizes materials that conduct electric current in the solid state?
Rhyming with "ballistic," What adjective indicates a method that uses trial and error to solve a problem for which no algorithm exists?
What disease, common among carnivores, is marked in later stages by paralysis of the swallowing muscles and by throat spasms set off by liquids?
What part of the skeletal system supports the lower part of the abdomen?
What is the collective name for the kinds of organic compounds, the use of which adversely affected the careers of these athletes?
Floyd Landis, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Marion Jones, Ben Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds
steroids (anabolic steroids)
What term indicates the death rate in a population?
What is the name for a disease outbreak in which new cases appear in a given population during a given period at a rate substantially exceeding what is expected?
For what does the abbreviation stand in this line?
LSD is the process by which sediment is continuously moved along beaches by wave action.
What name is given to the member of the Alpha Centauri triple-star system that is about one-tenth of a light year closer to the Sun than its two partners?
Micas and feldspar are silicates. Bauxite and corundum are oxides. Dolomite and calcite belong to what other major mineral group?
The person who is sociable, impulsive, and carefree is an extrovert. What is the category for a person preoccupied with the self who is not very sociable?
What freshwater game fish related to salmon with a showy, sail-like dorsal fin inhabits Arctic rivers and lakes?
A shoulder separation occurs when the ligaments holding what bone to the shoulder blade are torn?
What adjective means that a substance strongly rejects association with water?
What kind of perception enables a person to perceive space and three-dimensional objects?
Given its dimensions of 500 centimeters by 770
centimeters, Raphael's painting entitled "The School of
Athens" illustrates what art form?
What ballet company was organized in 1770s, survived
the Revolution of 1917, two world wars, and the
dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991?
What is Molly crying in this song?
In Dublin's fair city
Where girls are so pretty
'Twas there I first met with
Sweet Molly Malone
She drove a wheelbarrow
Through streets broad and narrow
cockles and mussels
Bramante, Michelangelo, and Bernini were among those
who contributed to the design of what spectacular
basilica in the Vatican?
How many slopes are on each side of a gambrel roof?
What two classes of musical instruments are illustrated
in Archibald Willard's famous painting, "The Spirit of
With what type of performer is facial makeup called
What is a synonym for a bar of music?
He depicted Boss Tweed in prison garb and showed the
Tammany Tiger maiming the republic. Tweed offered
him a half-million dollars to stop his cartoon attacks.
Who was this 19th-century cartoonist?
The Lettermen strung togther the songs, "Goin' Out of
My Head" and "Can't Take My Eyes off You." In the
musical, "Hair," the songs "Aquarius" and "Let the
Sunshine In" are strung together. "Hooked on Classics"
strings several classical orchestral works together. What
is the term for such combination pieces comprised of
The vanishing point is on what line in a composition?
What ancient Greek, said to have been the first actor,
lends his name to those involved in dramatic
What art form involves the dermis of the skin and
What is the English name for the oratorio by Joseph
Haydn originally entitled, "Die Jahreszeiten"?
These people are paired with what kind of names?
Krishna Pandit Bhanji - Ben Kingsley
Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko - Natalie Wood
Joaquin Rafael Bottom - Joaquin Phoenix
Cornelius Crane Chase - Chevy Chase
Alphonso d'Abruzzo - Alan Alda
Maurice Micklewhite, Jr. - Michael Caine
stage names (pseudonyms)
These artists once worked in what Italian city on the
Arno River east of Pisa?
Leonardo da Vinci
What is the syllable name of the first note on the
What kind of music is classical instrumental music in
which there is only one player for each of the three or
four instrumental parts?
Who designed the Sheldonian Theater, the library of
Trinity College, the chapel at Pembroke College, and 52
What is the surname of the family in "Romeo and
Juliet" that corresponds to the gang called the Jets in
"West Side Story"?
What is the term for a composition that introduces
Among the oldest drawing materials are natural chalks
and what porous, carbonaceous material?
In relation to their shapes, these structures illustrate
what type of monument?
Bunker Hill Monument
Bennington Battle Monument
San Jacinto Monument
Who is the woman depicted in Michelangelo's
sculpture, "The Pieta"?
Mary (Virgin Mary)
The name for what art form was derived from the
French word, coller, which means "to glue"?
Blue and green and red are chromatic colors. What is
an achromatic color?
black (gray, white)
This Rimsky-Korsakov quote is about what opera?
It consisted of separate, unconnected episodes
and pictures from "The Arabian Nights."
While a concert grand piano is typically seven to ten
feet in length and a parlor grand is about six to seven
feet long, what smaller version is usually about five feet
The Tower of Pisa and the Campanile of St. Mark's
were designed to house what kind of musical
If the English horn is an alto oboe, what woodwind is a
What philosophical movement of the Renaissance
placed man in a central and key position in art?
What character in a musical by the same name is
associated with the song, "Tomorrow"?
These works by Henri Matisse illustrate what form of
Blue Pot and Lemon
Fruit and Coffee Pot
Crockery on a Table
Vase of Sunflowers
Yodeling is a form of vocal music associated with what
Joe Rosenthal's famous photograph, "Raising the Flag
on Iwo Jima," was taken in what year?
What painter's name completes this silly story?
A thief stole some paintings from the Louvre
but was captured just blocks away when his
Econoline ran out of gas. When asked how he
could plan such a crime and then make such an
obvious error, he said, "I had no Monet to buy
Degas to make the van ..."
Name the kind of floor inlaid with different colors of
wood in relatively small geometric patterns.
On the Acropolis of Athens, six sculpted female figures
serve as columns for the Erechthion. What is the name
for such columns?
What is the term for light stage dramatic entertainments
that tell a story with singing, dancing, and spoken
What name is shared by a Scotsman who founded a
successful American detective agency and a U.S. Navy
lieutenant in the opera, "Madame Butterfly"?
The small percentage of people who can do these things
are said to have what auditory ability?
Name the key of a given piece of tonal music.
Accurately sing a named pitch.
Name the tones in a given chord.
Name the individual pitches played on various
Reproduce a piece of tonal music in the correct key after hearing it.
perfect (absolute) pitch
What instrumental work by Antonio Vivaldi includes
short violin concertos representing spring, summer, fall,
The Four Seasons
A fast ballroom dance in 4/4 time that was popular
during the Roaring 20s was named after what South
What valley is indicated by this verse?
From this valley they say you are going
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile
For they say you are taking the sunshine
That has brightened our path for a while
Red River Valley
The world's largest sculpture is being carved from a
mountain of granite in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Still decades from completion, it will memorialize what
Oglala Sioux war chief?
A septet is a composition for seven voices or
instruments. What is a composition for eight?
What instrument consists of a bag, a chanter, a
blowpipe, and drone pipes?
Name the art form common in the early days of the
United States which involved an embroidered display of
several different stitches.
What kind of vessels figure prominently in these
Ice Station Zebra
The Bedford Incident
On the Beach
The Hunt for Red October
This is about what Dutch painter?
He suffered from bouts of severe mental
illness, even cutting off his right earlobe.
Vincent van Gogh
In 1916, the first painting by what American artist appeared on the cover of the 'Saturday Evening Post"?
In metals, it is represented by quicksilver. In precious stones, it is represented by amethyst. In planets, it stands for Mercury. Name this color associated with justice and royalty.
What wind-sounded musical instrument consists of a series of metal reeds set in slots in a frame?
harmonica (panpipe, mouth organ)
Name the technique in which a design is blocked out on a piece of stretched silk gauze by means of a stencil and then paint is forced through the untreated spaces onto paper or cloth.
What art form, often involving objects suspended from rods, is a type of kinetic sculpture using the principle of equilibrium?
What art form is associated with the windows of Gothic cathedrals?
What compound word refers to a line describing the outer boundary of an object or figure?
The most important guitar player in a rock band is called the what?
This is from a song in what musical?
When the moon is in the Seventh House and Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets and love will steer the stars.
What two other animals precede the following in a song written for the "The Wizard of Oz"?
... and bears
lions and tigers
In Wagner's opera, "Parsifal," What is the object of the quest?
Originally, this term indicated a formal, religious panel-painting or mosaic. Today, in the computer industry, it refers to any stylized or symbolic image. What is it?
What Austrian composer wrote his first symphony at the age of eight and had written twenty-five by the time he was seventeen?
This is from a song in what Broadway musical?
There's a place for us,
Somewhere a place for us.
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us somewhere.
West Side Story
Identify the small speakers in a music system most efficient at high frequencies.
In what folk or ballroom dance do couples move in a circular motion around a room?
Peter Tchaikovsky composed music for "The Nutcracker" and two other ballets. Name either.
Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty
Until the construction of the Eiffel Tower over 4000 years later, what structure in Egypt was the world's tallest architectural achievement?
This verse is from what American folksong?
Roses love sunshine, violets love dew
Angels in heaven know I love you
Know I love you, dear, know I love you
Angels in heaven, know I love you.
Down in the Valley
What category of pottery is distinguished in China by giving off a ringing tone when tapped and known in the West for its characteristic translucence when held up to the light?
A student of art or an artist in training during the Middle Ages lived with a master for several years learning the artist's craft. Such students were known as what?
What alley is actually a section of New York City frequented by musicians and composers of popular songs?
Tin Pan Alley
The Great Zorbin makes indelible on the skin of his customers by introducing minute amounts of pigment under the surface of the skin. Name this process.
What profession was common to these people?
What opera by Mozart is named for a high-pitched woodwind instrument?
The Magic Flute
San Juan is the capital of what island country?
What privilege enjoyed by foreign representatives in
America enables them to carry out their duties
effectively by according them a certain degree of
insulation from the standard law enforcement practices
of the host country?
What was the name for the network of forced labor
camps in the Soviet Union?
Earth was banded by dust for months and subjected to
one of the coldest winters in modern times when what
Southeast Asian island exploded in 1883?
Dionysus gave what legendary king of ancient Phrygia
the power to turn anything he touched into gold?
What major city in the Netherlands was formerly known
as "des Gravenhage" which literally means "the count's
Many urban police agencies have created SWAT teams.
For what does this abbreviation stand?
special weapons and tactics
Algiers was one of the four Barbary States at the
beginning of the 19th century. Name two of the other
Tunis, Tripoli, Morocco
Copies of a sculpture, "Goddess of Democracy,"
appeared in 1999 in places such as London, Hong
Kong, and California. They were modeled after the
original that had been destroyed ten years earlier in
what Beijing square?
These archaeological sites are in what country?
What kind of scientific facilities are located at these
Capilla Peak, New Mexico
Fan Mountain, Virginia
Peach Mountain, Michigan
Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Kitt Peak, Arizona
Palomar Mountain, California
According to the Rule of 72, $500 invested at 12%
interest will become $1000 in how many years?
In 2013, five hikers were killed while climbing Mount
Mayon when this active volcano spewed a giant cloud
of ash and rocks. This mountain is in what island
Name the great oval amphitheater in ancient Rome.
What two states border Florida?
In the corporate world, female employees may feel that
men are so entrenched in the upper echelons that it is
nearly impossible for women to break into higher levels
of management. This invisible barrier is called what?
The first airship, the LZ1, took five passengers on a
20-minute journey in 1900. It was piloted by its
German inventor, Count Ferdinand von who?
Manila Bay opens into what sea?
South China Sea
From 1944 until the end of the war, Nazi tanks ran
almost exclusively on a form of gasoline derived from
what natural substance?
In 1579, Sir Francis Drake claimed all of North America
north of Mexico for England. He called this region
The U.S. Capitol is near what river?
In 1911, 146 garment workers perished in a fire at the
Triangle Shirtwaist Company in what city?
Most inhabitants of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and
Kirghizia practice what religion?
What two Central American nations have the greatest
number of vowels in their names?
What Native American people lived at Chaco Canyon,
Canyon de Chelly, and Mesa Verde?
Anasazi (ancestral Puebloans, Ancient
Maria Isabella Boyd was a spy for what country?
Confederate States of America
Europe's busiest river runs from the Swiss Alps through
western Germany and the Netherlands into what sea?
The historical region of Savoy includes land belonging
to France, Switzerland, and what other country?
The 1922 documentary entitled "Nanook of the North"
demonstrated the construction of what kind of Inuit
According to the Warren Commission report, how many
bullets were fired in 1963 at John Kennedy?
What historical period is directly linked with Martin
The Muslims who invaded Spain were known as what?
The Darling River is a tributary of what other Australian
Name the influential American labor leader who
mysteriously disappeared in suburban Detroit, Michigan
Initially designed to resist U.S. influence in the region,
the ABC Powers of the early 20th century included
Argentina, Brazil, and what other nation?
One kind of con game involved loading shotgun shells
with gold dust and shooting them into the walls of a
mine to indicate the presence of rich ore. Name this
In 1923, Mustafa Kemal proclaimed what nation a
republic and himself its first president?
The eastern border of Pakistan is formed by what
These people all came from what part of the United
John McAdam, Alexander Mackenzie, Alistair
Maclean, Charles Macintosh, Rob Roy MacGregor
What adjective is used in hydrology to describe a
watercourse that carries water only part of the year?
What does the abbreviation, CPI, mean to economists?
consumer price index
The land fought for in the Mexican War lay between the
Red River and what other river?
In 1934, Richard Byrd spent five winter months alone in
Antarctica. He almost died of what, due to a poorly
carbon monoxide poisoning
These vessels are associated with what 17th-century
northern New World explorer?
the Half Moon
In 1910, Emiliano Zapata joined in the revolt against
Originally called Edwinton, what North Dakota city's
name was changed in 1873 to honor the then German
The Tibetans developed Lamaism, a distinctive form of
what other Asian religion?
What raftlike ship with a revolving turret amidships met
the ironclad Virginia, formerly the Merrimack, in a
five-hour battle in 1862?
What, in a court of law, can be material, presumptive,
direct, conclusive, prima facie, hearsay, or
In the 1730s, the South Carolina colonist Eliza
Pinckney began a business producing blue dye that soon
became the second-largest export crop from the colony?
The resource for this industry was what shrub?
What primatologist and anthropologist wrote these lines?
-To be accepted by a group of wild chimpanzees is the result of months of patience
-Most astonishing, I saw chimpanzees fashion and use crude implements.
These were rulers of what ancient empire?
What was Galileo's last name?
What two rivers meet at Cairo, Illinois?
Ohio and Mississippi
During what war was the Battle of Lundy's Lane fought?
War of 1812
Name the controversial organization that has repeatedly published anonymous submissions of classified documents on the Internet.
These cities are on the shores of what sea?
What legal term means "an assertion about a wrongdoing"?
In 1871, contrary to rumors prevalent at the time, what American reporter found, very much alive, the missionary who had been the first European to see Victoria Falls?
Who in ancient Greece was god of the sky, the father of some mortals, and king of the gods?
It may be that what South American river was named because the Spanish explorer Francisco de Ornellana thought he saw tall, strong, female warriors there?
This note by a Dutch historian concerns an enduring piece of literature written by whom?
This apparently inconsequential diary by a child, this "de profundis" stammered out in a child's voice, embodies all the hideousness of fascism, more so than all the evidence of Nuremberg put together.
Probation and pardon are two of three alternatives to imprisonment for a convicted criminal. What is the third?
Neville Chamberlain's promise of "peace in our time" was shattered when, in 1939, Hitler invaded what Eastern European country?
In what U.S. state have the most atomic weapons been tested?
The group of radicals accused of conspiring to incite the riots during the Democratic national convention in 1968 were called the Chicago what?
The highest mountain in the U.S. is Denali in Alaska. In what state are the second and third highest mountains?
Alaska (also the 4th-16th highest)
Nebuchadnezzar built magnificent stepped gardens overlooking what city?
What American colonial leader envisioned establishing a colony partly as a retreat for English Catholics oppressed by the Anglican establishment in Britain?
What is the title of nearly all law-enforcement officers who work for a sheriff?
deputies (deputy sheriffs)
A significant religious argument in the Byzantine Empire concerned representation s of sanctified Christian personages called icons. Those who felt the icons constituted idol worship and should be destroyed were called what?
What is the title of the official whose jurisdiction is that of an archdiocese?
What are the two official languages of Puerto Rico?
Of all the post-Civil War constitutional changes, which amendment fundamentally changed the relationship of the states to the federal government and introduced a particular concept of equality into the Constitution?
What surname was shared by a Scottish economist, the founder of Jamestown, an American fur trader, and the founder of the Mormon religion?
76. Animation In what form of animation must each of the animated characters be deformable?
Claymation (Clay Animation)
77. What composer wrote some of his greatest works after becoming deaf?
Ludwig Van Beethoven
79. During what war did Julia Ward Howe write the "Battle Hymn of the Republic"?
80. The technique of totally replacing the originally recorded audio without modifying the originally recorded video in part of a film is called what?
81. What musical set in 1931 Berlin is named for a form of entertainment featuring music dance, and song?
82. These songs won what award? White Christmas For All We Know Baby It's Cold Outside Theme From Shaft Evergreen The Morning After
Academy Award (for best song)
83. Name the technique by which pieces of a contrasting material are inserted such that they form a design flush with the finished surface.
84. This stanza from a Carl Sandburg poem is about what kind of music? Sling your knuckles on the bottoms of the happy tin pans Let your trombones ooze and go husha-husha-hush with the slippery sand-paper
85. What musical instrument consists of steel plates struck by small hammers?
86. Located on the West Side of midtown Manhattan name the main professional theater district of New York City.
87. Musicals The composer of the 1946 musical about the legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley, was Irving who?
88. What adjective describes photographs taken from airplanes?
89. Songs George M. Cohan received a Congressional Medal of Honor for composing what song in 1917 that includes these lines? That the Yanks are coming the Yanks are coming, The drums are rum-tumming everywhere.
90. Architecture What adjective reminiscent of a wooden vessel for holding liquids describes a continuous semicircular arched vault?
91. Also known for his many bronze sculptures who painted "The Charge of the Rough Riders at San Juan Hill"?
92. In what musical do these songs appear? Aldonza Dulcinea The Impossible Dream Knight of the Woeful Countenance
Man of La Mancha
93. Debussy Claude Debussy's work "Iberia," is a musical interpretation of what country?
94. The keyboard works of Jean Philippe Rameau Johann Sebastian Bach, and George Frideric Handel were mainly composed for what instrument?
95. What character depicted in the form of a skeleton carries a scythe and cuts off people's lives as though he were harvesting grain?
96. The term "anagrams" is an anagram for what Latin phrase that means "great art"?
97. If you arrange the additive primary colors alphabetically which is first?
98. These are examples of what kind of musical compositions that tell a sacred story? Bach's "St. John Passion" Handel's "Samson" Haydn's "The Creation" Beethoven's "Christ on the Mount of Olives" Mendelssohn's "Christus"
99. What kind of metal is indicated in this chorus from a song? She's only a bird in a gilded cage A beautiful sight to see
100. Musical Lyrics What location completes these lyrics? In short there's simply not A more congenial spot For happily ever-aftering Than here in ...
101. Michelangelo's "Genesis," one of the world's most famous frescoes, depicts the creation of whom?
102. These are movements from what suite by Jean Sibelius? The Song of Vainamoinen The Finns are Baptized by Bishop Henry Duke Johan's Court The Finns in the Thirty Years' War The Great Hostility Finland Awakes
103. The raised seating platforms located toward the back of auditoriums are called galleries or what else?
104. In ancient Greece, a lyric was a poem sung to the accompaniment of what stringed musical instrument of the harp family?
105. Derived from a Greek word meaning "flesh eating," what term now means a sculptured stone coffin?
106. In most theaters, name the room through which the public enters that usually includes coat checks, concessions, and restrooms.
107. While drums are membranophones, pipe organs, oboes, and trumpets that produce sound by vibrating columns of air are classified as what kind of "phones"?
108. Name any color that is not chromatic.
black, gray, white
109. An outdoor theatrical setting, usually with a large semi-circular seating area sloping down to the stage, is called what kind of theater?
110. According to the folksong, who was Sweet Betsy from Pike's lover?
111. These people were just a few of the subjects of what prolific American portraitist? John Adams Martha Washington Horatio Gates John Jacob Astor Thomas Jefferson John Jay James Madison
112. What is the naval rank of the American that Cio Cio San marries in "Madam Butterfly"?
113. Peter and the Wolf In "Peter and the Wolf," what is the bird is named?
114. Dance What is a combination of dance movements that are repeated in a pattern called?
115. In what country were the medieval minnesingers the equivalent of troubadours?
116. What kind of balance is illustrated in a work depicting a cross section of a nautilus shell or the wheel of a sailing ship?
117. The title of what march by John Philip Sousa ends with the word "Sea"?
Hands Across the Sea
118. Image browsers commonly display several or even dozens of small versions of photos at a time. What are such little images called?
119. These were stock characters in the early comedies of what ancient city-state? the adulescens - a hero the senex - a strick or soft father the parasitus - a guy who lives for himself the servi - the slaves the miles gloriosus - a braggart soldier
120. This is about what simple musical instrument? It is a set of simple flutes of different lengths fixed side by side to give a scale when blown.
121. As the distance between an object and a viewer increases, the contrast between the object and its background decreases and the colors of the object become less saturated. Artistically speaking, this is known as what kind of perspective?
122. What is the term for a nonfiction narrative film, presented in a journalistic vein, about an actual event or person?
123. What American author inspired Andre Caplet's symphonic study entitled "Le Masque de la Mort Rouge"?
Edgar Allan Poe
124. There is a work by Emanuel Leutze depicting many small overloaded boats crossing a turbulent river. Standing in the lead boat is a general destined to become president. Name the painting.
Washington Crossing the Delaware
125. These are world records for what kind of individual performer? 9 clubs for 9 catches 13 beanbags for 16 catches 13 rings for 13 catches 12 bounce balls for 12 catches
126. This is a verse from what folksong? Will you come with me my Phillis, dear, to yon blue mountain free, Where the blossoms smell the sweetest, come rove along with me. It's ev'ry Sunday morning when I am by your side, We'll jump into the Wagon, and all take a ride.
Wait for the Wagon
127. A bunch of loose threads or cords bound at one end and hanging free at the other make up what kind of an ornament?
128. The first line from what song in the musical, "South Pacific," has been misunderstood in these ways? -Sunny Tanganyika -Sam and Janet evening
Some Enchanted Evening
129. These are songs from what musical based on an American novel? Good Girl, Winnie Foster Time Everlasting Story of the Tucks
130. In Western culture, a wind instrument is either woodwind or what else?
131. The pitch of a note on a stringed instrument depends on three factors including the length of the string, its thickness, and what other factor?
132. This method is chiefly associated with abstract expressionism and in particular with Jackson Pollock. The application of paint straight from its container on to a canvas which is laid on the ground is called what kind of painting?
133. According to the song lyrics, in what state was the man whose darling Clementine was lost and gone forever?
134. Sung to the tune of "Stars and Stripes Forever," what is the last word of the line in the verse that begins with these words? Be kind to your web-footed friends, For a duck may be somebody's mother. Be kind to your friends in the swamp ...
135. What huge watercraft is depicted in one of Michelangelo's panels in the Sistine Chapel?
136. While dichromatic paintings are done in two colors and trichromatic paintings are done in three colors, what adjective indicates paintings done in just black, white, and gray?
137. In many older theaters, there is a low box at downstage center in which only a person's head can be seen by the actors onstage. Name that person's role.
138. These composers are from what country? Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Ernst Toch, Franz Joseph Haydn, F.P. Schubert
139. Traditional Construction Materials What building material has come to be identified with the style of homes built in Santa Fe, New Mexico?
140. Gauguin The adjective form of the name of what South Pacific island begins this title of a famous painting by Paul Gauguin? ---- Women on the Beach
141. What is the meaning of the slang term in this movie review? "Coal Miner's Daughter," about Loretta Lynn, is one of the best biopics ever produced.
filmed biography (biographical picture)
142. What Italian term, indicating a moderately slow tempo, comes from the Italian word for "walking"?
143. This is a verse from a song in what musical? We go together Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong Remembered forever As shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop That's the way it should be Wah-oooh, yeah!
144. The White House, the Jefferson Memorial, and the U.S. Capitol are examples of a style of architecture called "neo" what?
145. Today, when private individuals receive a great deal of media attention for something fairly trivial, they are said to be experiencing their "15 minutes of fame." This is an allusion is to a saying by what 20th-century American artist?
146. James Furman's oratorio entitled "I Have a Dream" is a tribute to what American leader?
Martin Luther King
147. What is illustrated by the recurring, powerful pipe organ chord progression for the Phantom himself in "The Phantom of the Opera" or Aida's theme in Verdi's "Aida"?
148. "Joy to the World" was written by what composer who also wrote "Messiah"?
149. In the Sistine Chapel is the fresco, "The Last Judgment" by what Renaissance artist?
150. What term in music means a thirty-second note?
150. What term in music means a thirty-second note?
What word indicating a collection of previously published material is a heteronym for a verb meaning "to absorb nutrients"?
Name the country described by Jonathan Swift in which all of the inhabitants and objects are of gigantic size.
The main job of what category of verbs is to join with other verbs to express an action or state of being?
Name the family's coonhound in Willian Armstrong's novel, "Sounder."
During what war was Anne Frank's diary written?
World War II
This excerpt from "The Grapes of Wrath" describes what characteristic of spoken language?
Everybody says words different. Arkansas folks says 'em different, and Oklahomy folks says 'em different. And we seen a lady from Massachusetts, an' she said 'em different of all. Couldn't hardly make out what she was sayin'.
What special kind of clause is illustrated in these examples?
She likes you more than me.
Mo has lettered in three sports and Gertie in five.
Bruce can play racquetball better than Rodney.
What part of a business letter comes between the salutation and the complimentary close?
In his "Nun's Priest's Tale," Chaucer popularizes one of Aesop's fables about a proud rooster and what kind of quadruped?
What novel by Herman Melville about an impressed seaman is largely set on the HMS Bellipotent, a ship that in earlier drafts was called the Indomitable.
What punctuation mark separates coordinate adjectives?
Find the object of the preposition in this line.
Try to divide the maidens evenly between the two ghouls.
IN "1984" Newspeak, the words "stealed" and "mans" replace what irregular words?
Who wrote these works?
-It's not the end of the World
-Are You There God? It's Me Margaret
What equine character in "Animal Farm" best represents the working masses of the Soviet people?
A German philologist named Jakob Karl Grimm produced what collection of stories in collaboration with his brother?
Grimm's Fairy Tales
What is French for "court"?
Set during World War II, in what story by Herman Wouk does a competent crew oppose the command of an incompetent and possibly insane captain?
The Caine Mutiny
What does the prefix mean in this words?
epigram, epidermis, epiglottis, epitaph
upon (over, on, at, around, beside, near)
What word was intended in this line that includes a typographical error?
He received his graduate degree in unclear physics.
What popular movie could have been but was not entitles "Apparition Exterminators"?
Almost every English infinitive verb ending in "-ate" can be converted into a Spanish infinitive by replacing the final "-ate" with what letters?
Improve this example by replacing the last three words with a single word to incorporate parallel construction.
Her essay was objective, timely, and a real challenge.
Her essay was objective, timely, and challenging.
English took these words from what language?
torso, arsenal, gondola, regatta, broccoli
Who says this in a novel?
The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out.
A Shakespearean sonnet consists of how many lines?
For the 19th night in a row, your mother is serving sauerkraut and weenies for dinner. To this your entire family says, "Oh joy! We're having another gourmet meal tonight." This illustrates what form of irony?
Geoffrey of Monmouth was the English clergyman and writer whose works contain the first account of what legendary British monarch?
In relation to articles, what construction is illustrated in these line?
We went by train.
It tolled at midnight.
In the hall stood Mr. Toad.
It grows at the edges of swamps.
Bring me breakfast.
What phrase taken from the title of a Robert Frost poem indicates an unconventional or uninvestigated option?
the road less traveled
What word is missing in this statement by Francis Bacon that illustrates anadiplosis?
Men in great place are thrice servants: servants of the sovereign or state; servants of fame; and ---- of business.
"June" is derived from a Latin word "juvenis," which means what?
How is this proverb usually stated?
You are incapable of estimating the value of a bound narrative from its exterior vesture.
You can't judge a book by its cover.
The deities of what ancient land were said to thrive on a diet of ambrosia and nectar?
What is the name for an illustration typically found opposite the title page in a book?
What word meaning a constant, worrisome burden or an obstacle to success is the name of a bird celebrated in a poem by Samuel Coleridge?
What is the function of the word "mother" in this line by Benjamin Franklin?
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
predicate noun (or subject complement)
This Greek mythical character was blind until he exposed his eyes to the rising Sun. He was a giant and mighty hunter famed for his beauty. A constellation is named after him. Name him.
If If "decorate" becomes "decornine," "wonderful" becomes "twoderful," and "intoxicated" becomes "intoxicnined," what is everything that happens to
One reviewer said of what work by J.D. Salinger that "this controversial American classic may no longer shock as it did in 1951, but it was lost none of its eerie power to expose a vulnerable side of the adolescent male psyche"?
The Catcher in the Rye
What is the simple subject in this line by Euripedes?
Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.
This is from what Greek adventure story?
"Polyphemus. Why do you cry so sore in the starry night? Surely no man's driving off your flock. No man has tricked you, ruined you?" Out of the cave Polyphemus answered, "Nobody. Nobody's tricked me. Nobody's ruined me."
In relation to their interpretation, how can all these actual newspaper headlines be described?
Shot Off Woman's Leg Helps Nicklaus to 66
Police Chase Driver in Hospital
Report Shows Need for Paper Cuts
Strikes to Paralyze Travelers
Glass Center Visitors Go through the Roof
Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
What idiom relating to laundry refers to personal of family problems that would generate gossip if made public?
dirty wash (laundry)
This is the title of a biography about what journalist?
Stop the Presses, Nellie's Got a Scoop!
What is the verb in the independent clause of this statement by Ralph Waldo Emerson?
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
What kind of words are illustrated in these lines?
I had to subject the subject to some tests.
The bandage was wound around the wound.
After a number of injections, my jaw got number.
In what poem did Longfellow describe the central character as having large and sinewy hands, muscles like iron bands, crisp long hair, a tanned face, and a brow wet with honest sweat?
The Village Blacksmith
In 1953, Charles Lindbergh wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography entitles "The Spirit of" what?
What type of pronoun is used in these lines?
-Suddenly the time for his first use of the hot line had arrived.
-The baseball that flew so gracefully through the window is mine.
What state is the setting for the work, "Up From Slavery"?
What does the Greek root "omni" mean?
What is Ben Hur's first name?
The second "a" in what homograph, when pronounced as a long sound, is a verb meaning to speak or plead in favor of something. But, when the second "a" in this homograph is pronounced with a short sound, it is a noun indicating a person who supports a cause of pleads for the cause of another. What is the homograph?
Name the two expressions that were confused when a talk show host described something that is easy to do as "not rocket surgery"?
rocket science, brain surgery
This is a spoonerism of what original phrase?
A lack of pies.
A pack of lies.
How does this saying by Lao-tzu end?
A journey of a thousand miles bust begin with a single ...
Coyotito, Kino, and a lustrous deposit of calcium carbonate are central to what novel by John Steinbeck?
How do dictionaries classify the unusual words in this passage?
Zounds! Methinks whosoever gazes hither may find a trove of words used beforetime and eftsoons cry "Lackaday!" or "Gramercy!"
What American author wrote a novel inspired by these words from "Macbeth"?
Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
Who was given this order?
Entice him and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.
New York Times reporter Michael Kaufman echoed the opening line of what novel when he began the account of his whale-watching cruise off Long Island with these words?
Call me a schlemiel.
Name the alphabet used to write Bulgarian, Serbian, and Russian.
What number signifies the end of a newspaper story?
Name the pamphlet mentioned in this passage.
Besides petitioning against "taxation without representation," many Americans started calling for more self-government. Tom Paine's pamphlet sold an extraordinary 100,000 copies in three months.
If the words in this line are alphabetized, which one comes first?
Any ambitions alliterative author allegedly aiming at acquiring artistic accolades almost always achieves actual acclamation.
What suffix indicates a language or dialect?
This is from an unusual version of which tale?
And out at the sturbcone stood a nagmificentcoalden goach, made of a pip rellow yumpkin. The gaudy fairmother told her to hop in and dive to the drance, but added that she must positively be mid by homelight.
What cardinal number is missing in the titles of these books?
The Famous ----
The Power of ----
Name any word that both begins and ends with "u-n-d"
To whom do the pronouns refer in this verse?
Many things Nokomis taught him
Of the starts that shine in heaven;
Showed him Ishkoodah, the comet,
Ishkoodah, with fiery tresses.
What is a blended word for a tunnel under the English Channel?
What are the three plural objective pronouns?
us, you, them
What plant is especially associated with leprechauns?
What term can indicate a plant that establishes itself in a previous barren region, someone who opens up new areal of research, or someone who ventures into unclaimed territory to settle?
The 1521 Edict of Worms declared what German reformer to be an outlaw and banned the reading and possession of his writings?
What is the name for mooring locations along a wharf or pier?
In what future state were these words uttered?
I know not which course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.
Louis Hennepin brought two waterfalls to the world's attention including Niagara Falls on the Niagara River and Saint Anthony Falls on what other U.S. river?
Who fatally wounded Alexander Hamilton?
In 1846, the U.S. claimed the southern border of Texas was the Rio Grande, while Mexico claimed it was farther north, defined by what other river?
What state includes these cities whose names came from Native American tribes inhabiting the region?
Yazoo, Natchez, Biloxi
Grand Coulee Dam, the largest concrete dam in the U.S., is in what state?
With what industry are all these names associated?
Edward Harriman, Henry Flagler, Henry Plant, Charles Yerkes, Theodore Judah, Jay Gould, Charles Crocker, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins
Formerly a British crown colony, what province is remarkably different from the rest of China?
Who wrote this account about an event in 1955?
The driver of the bus saw me still sitting there, and he asked if I was going to stand up. I said, "No." He said, "Well, I'm going to have you arrested." People asked me if it occurred to me that I could be the test case the NAACP had been looking for, but I didn't think of that at all.
The need for vessels to round Cape Horn was significantly reduced in 1914 with the completion of what massive construction project?
Martin Luther King
Who said this?
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed that we hold these truths to be self-evident.
Name the status given to senators entitling those with longer service to preferential treatment in matters such as committee chairmanship and assignments.
Congress adjourns between legislative sessions, but within a single session, a temporary cessation of activities is called a what?
AAA (or AA)
Moody's or Standard & Poor's rating service assigns what rating to a high-grade bond?
This is an account of the discovery of what lost city?
IN 1911, Professor Hiram Bingham mounted an expedition to Peru. After hearing of a city on a mountain top, he hired a guide and set off in a cold drizzle through a forest and up a long slope. He was finally led to a fantastic sight. Perched between two peaks was a city.
With its mouth in the Arctic Ocean, what is the largest river with its watershed entirely within Russia?
This Lewis and Clark journal entry refers to what animals?
These wolves sally out in a body against any animal they think they can overpower, but on the slightest alarm, retreat to burrows making a noise like that of a small dog.
What is the family name of the founder of Buddhism?
Home of some fabulous waterfalls, Iguacu National Park is located in Brazil and what other country?
What Great Lake lies wholly within the U.S.?
nolo contendere (no contest)
What plea has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose?
The coast of what country extends from Pakistan to Iraq?
Nathan Hale was caught and hanged during a dangerous spy mission behind British lines on what island?
101. Although diplomatic immunity protects representatives in foreign lands, if a diplomat does commit a serious crime, they may be declared an unwanted person. What is the Latin phrase for such an individual?
persona non grata
102. Articles of incorporation only state the basic outline of a company. The written rules for the conduct of a corporation are called what kind of laws?
103. What French phrase literally means "stroke of the state" or "blow to the government"?
104. These are part of the history of what state?
Sheriff William Brady
Deputy George HIndman
105. While money owed by a business for goods and services received are the accounts payable, what is made up of money owed to a business by purchasers of goods and/or services?
106. At the Yalta Conference in 1945, Stalin pledged Russian support to Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist government of what country?
107. The War on Poverty was part of what larger Lyndon Johnson program called the Great what?
108. Reminiscent of a wedding, the days or weeks right after a newly elected official first takes office during which he is not attacked by the press is known as what period?
109. What state lies just across the Ohio River from Indiana?
110. A recording device called a quipu was used by the native people of what mountain range?
111. The Royal Greenwich Observatory was founded by Charles II and was built by what English architect who designed more than fifty London churches?
112. A defendant has a right to demand a trial within a short time since to be incarcerated without trial is a violation of the due process provision of what amendment?
5th (or 14th)
113. Taking another's property through trickery is acting under false what?
114. He had only three months of formal schooling. His mother provided the rest of his education. Still he went on to patent over 1300 inventions including the microphone and phonograph. Name him.
115. What Massachusetts woman said this to the state legislature in the 1840s?
The sick and insane are confined in this Commonwealth in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, and pens, while chained, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience.
116. Fridtjof Nansen was the first explorer to cross the ice fields of what immense island?
117. This period in British history occurred after the fall of the Commonwealth when Charles II became king in 1660. This marked the return of the Stuart Dynasty to power in Britain. Name this period.
118. What Austrian-born Supreme Court justice appointed by Franklin Roosevelt had the same surname as a synonym for "hot dog"?
119. This is about what reformer?
With his sons, he organized a band of abolitionist irregulars at Osawatomie and became the terror of proslavers.
120. The U.S. and Great Britain offered financial backing for Nasser's proposed Aswan Dam, but these offers were cancelled in 1956 when they learned of a secret arms agreement between Egypt and what country?
USSR (Soviet Russia)
121. What is the term for any official filing of a complaint asking for redress by legal action?
122. He was fed poisoned cake, poisoned wine, and shot at point-blank range. He was then shot twice more, bludgeoned, kicked in the temples, wrapped in heavy chains, and thrown into an icy river. A later autopsy showed he was still alive when he entered the river. Name this confidant of the Empress Alexandra.
123. This excerpt from "Scribner's Monthly" in 1877 is about what murderer?
As I write the closing line of this brief sketch, word reaches me that the slayer of Wild Bill has be rearrested by the U.S. authorities, and, after trial, has been sentenced to death for willful murder.
124 What privilege did George Washington assert when he refused to provide documents related to the Jay Treaty to the House of Representatives?
125. In 1835, what American showman began his illustrious career by purchasing and exhibiting a slave woman supposedly more than 160 years old, alleged to have been George Washington's nurse?
P. T. Barnum
These sites are in what New England city?
Old South Meeting House
Bushido, the way of life for a samurai, is analogous to what medieval code of conduct in Europe?
What 20th century U.S. president was called Cautious Cal, Cool Cal, and Silent Cal?
Reminiscent of the Declaration of Independence, what word comes next in this line from Ronald Reagan's first inaugural address?
It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the _______.
The Philippine nationalist who led a guerrilla war against Spanish rule of the Philippines and who organized a Filipino insurrection against the U.S. waht Emilio who?
At age 70 in 1633, Galileo was convicted of what crime?
This is about whom?
During the last few months he rarely left the Berlin underground bunker. He fluctuated between fits of rage and brooding.
What U.S. city is also called the City of Lights, Glitter Gulch, America's Playground, Sin City, and Lost Wages?
This is an excerpt from a document written in what country in 1789?
The aim of every political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. The rights are liberty, property, security and resistance to oppression.
This passage by Anne Morrow is about whom?
He is taller than anyone else - you see his head in a moving crowd, you notice his glance as though it were keener, clearer, and brighter than anyone else's, lit with a more intense fire. What could I say to this boy? I felt the whole world before this to be frivolous, superficial, and ephemeral.
What unit of currency is used in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico?
In Christian theology, name either of the seven deadly sins that begin with the letter "a"?
What kind of attack is indicated?
The Jap climbed suddenly and dived. He plowed into the center of the flight deck, and abruptly all was lost in a confusion of billows of jet-black smoke shot through by flames.
Soldiers from what two religions were enemies during the Crusades?
Located high above the town of Locarno, the sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso is in what European country?
Name the major who joined Nikita Khrushchev and other Soviet leaders in Red Square in 1961 to celebrate his pioneering space flight.
IN 2018, Gina Haspel became the first female head of what U.S. federal agency?
A bull market is to optimism as a bear market is to what?
Identify the war in Africa in which these were some of the firsts.
-first motorcycle used in warfare
-first truck used in warfare
-first use of radio in naval war
-first movies of battle scenes
The Pilgrims were supposed to settle in Virginia but ended up founding the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. Because they were outside the jurisdiction of the London Company, they established their own government in what document?
This is about the death of what dictator?
He was found and arrested by partisans on the north shore of Lake Como, hiding in a German truck, dressed in the heavy coat of a German petty officer. Claretta Petacci was arrested with him. They were both shot against the ornate gate of a pompous villa.
Since the early days of the Christian church, the seven deadly sins have been balanced by the seven cardinal what?
A plane flying due north from Estonia would cross a gulf and fly into the air space of what country?
What is the third principal period of the three-age archaeological system?
During a 100-day period in 1994, the Hutu majority massacred up to one million Tutsi and moderate Hutu in what east African country?
The major surface currents of the world's oceans are controlled by three factors including global winds, continental deflections, and what effect?
What parts of two waves must coincide to produce interference?
Bacteria that cannot make their own food are heterotrophs. What is the term for those that can?
What general category of animal eats only vegetation?
Most often affecting the hands, what is the term for uncontrolled trembling, quivering, shaking movements?
What term for a sneaky, treacherous person also indicates a small, aggressive, furbearer related to the mink and ferret with a long slender body, long tail, short legs, and fur that turns white in winter?
A callus forms from the buildup of what tough, insoluble protein that is also the chief structural component of nails and hair?
Characterized by clearly demarcated areas of rash at sites of exposure, the most common occupational skin disease is what kind of dermatitis?
What term indicates innate behavior of animals related to self-preservation?
FPS stands for foot, pound, second. For what does CGS stand?
centimeter, gram, second
Microbursts and downbursts caused by thunderstorms are examples of what meteorological phenomenon relating to wind?
A major earthquake may be preceded by minor tremors called what?
What element is called quicksilver?
What Asian river fish catches insects by squirting water at them?
Archimedes said, "Give me a place to stand and I will move" what?
the world (earth)
Gallstones, concretions formed in the gallbladder, contain a large percentage of what abundant sterol?
What adjective describes petroleum before it has been refined?
What happens to plants when they lose turgor pressure?
What type of horrific storms related to the chimney effect are associated with Peshtigo, Coventry, San Francisco, and Dresden?
What substance forms the exoskeletons of insects?
Iron-deficiency anemia results when there is too little iron in the body to produce what pigment that carries oxygen in the blood?
What is another name for caisson disease or decompression sickness?
bends (nitrogen narcosis)
Name the part of a microscope below the objective that supports the specimen being viewed.
All the information directing every cell function must be stored in every cell and accurately transmitted to new cells. This data is mostly stored in giant molecules in the cell nucleus. What is the name for the information storage molecule of the cell?
What is a broad synonym for tranquilizers?
They are among the most commonly used nonprescription drugs and are taken by people feeling the distress of acid indigestion and heartburn. Name these substances that reduce the degree of acidity in digestive juices.
What adjective indicates a fracture that crosses a bone diagonally?
Each spring and fall, ducks migrate from one feeding ground to another along certain routes. What is the general name for these migration routes?
Prokaryotic, unicellular organisms such as bacteria and blue-green algae belong to what kingdom?
Most people have spherical red blood cells that ferry oxygen to tissues. But in 60,000 Americans, mostly those of African descent, a genetic mutation deforms the cells into what shape?
What kind of electronic signal is continuously variable and can have any value over a given range?
Name the major arteries in the neck that carry blood to the brain.
What phenomenon discussed in Newton's first law of motion causes a driver's head to snap backwards if the vehicle is struck from behind?
Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5730 years. What fraction of the original quantity of this substance will decay in 17,190 years?
What is the collective name for nymphs, grubs, tadpoles, maggots, wrigglers, and caterpillars?
Winds measuring some 1500 miles per hour, the strongest recorded winds in our solar system, were discovered by Voyager II in the region of the Great Dark Spot on what planet?
What kind of light bulb produces light by heating a filament until it glows?
incandescent light bulb
By the time the Panama Canal opened in 1914, the death rate among workers had dropped to 6 per 1000 compared to 14 per 1000 when construction began in 1904. This was mainly because William Gorgas had won the battle against malaria and what other disease?
These are categories of what kind of injuries? simple, compound, transverse, greenstick, comminuted
fractures (broken bones)
What does a fluid lack if it is inviscid?
What force causes an accretion disk to grow?
In 1970, the Venera 7 became the first satellite to transmit data to Earth from the surface of what planet?
In what part of the body are the radial and ulnar arteries located?
A person who receives medical care or treatment at a hospital but does not require an overnight stay is known as what kind of patient?
Cartilaginous tissues are laid down by chondroblasts and connective tissue fibers are deposited by fibroblasts. What kind of tissue is secreted by osteoblasts?
What kind of advisory do meteorologists issue when a funnel cloud has actually been sighted or indicated by radar?
What kind of symmetry is illustrated by a ball?
Oil of vitriol is what acid?
What kind of clouds form around the eye of a hurricane?
While Rigel is classified as a blue supergiant in the constellation Orion, what is the red supergiant in the same constellation?
Cleopatra's Needles and the Sphinx have weathered more in the past 40 years than they did in the preceding 2000 years because of the destructive power of what type of precipitation?
What is the collective name for compounds containing a definite proportion of water by weight?
What is another name for a herniated disk?
The porosity of a material is expressed as a fraction between zero and what value?
A few hours after a person passes, what phenomenon that lasts about 72 hours is caused by the skeletal muscles partially contracting?
The stem of the word "vaccination" is derived from a Latin word referring to what kind of animals?
What is the term for a reasonable, stable, evaluative disposition that inclines a person to think, feel, or behave positively or negatively about some person, group, or social issue?
attitude (predisposition, prejudice)
In cases of chickenpox, insect bites, and poison ivy, antipruritics can be applied to relieve what symptom?
A chemical synthesis usually involves the use of reagents or reactants. The desired compound produced is called the product. What is the term for the amount of product in such a synthesis?
Any emergency service personnel who are expected to initially react to medical emergencies or large-scale disasters are called first what?
This refers to what phenomenon in genetics? Hark, the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn thing Which because of radiation, Will be cared for by the nation.
If the fundamental frequency is 25 hertz, what is the frequency of the third harmonic?
Meteorologists say there are three major types of climates including tropical, polar, and what other?
What could be defined as the art of detecting the presence of objects by means of radio echoes, determining their direction and range, and recognizing their character?
A quantitative analysis determines the concentration of a substance in a sample. What kind of chemical analysis simply detects the presence of a substance in a sample?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is an occupational disorder that causes a prickling sensation or numbness in what part of the body?
hand (or wrist)
What adjective describes any liquid, water-soluble fertilizer sprayed on plant leaves?
A spinning football is kept from tumbling end-over-end by a phenomenon called conservation of what kind of momentum?
Name either category of nutrients that does not contain abundant nitrogen.
What is the name for exceptionally bright meteors seen during daylight hours?
To what genus does the antagonist belong in tales such as "Little Red Riding Hood" and "The Three Pigs"?
A hatchling could be a bird, amphibian, fish, or what other kind of vertebrate?
In a mixture of salad oil and vinegar, which substance is the solute?
neither (They are immiscible.)
What is another name for muriatic acid?
The La Garita eruption, in what is now Colorado, is widely regarded as the largest known explosive eruption in the history of our planet. But another event is believed to have been 400 times more powerful. Name the crater formed by an impact in the region of the Yucatan Peninsula.
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