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(2006) AT: Lightning Round
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What is the name given to the lower house of the German legislature?
Because the reductions called for in it are so immense, which they believed would lead to a severe economic slump, the United States government refused to sign what document created by the UN Conference on Climate Change in 1997?
In May 2005, what American band became the first band to ever play an outdoor show in Communist Cuba?
What color is a solution of Potassium Permanganate?
In statistics, what quantity is the measure of how much the data is scattered about the mean?
Standard Deviation or variance
Often with a strong accent on the third beat, what dance in triple-time is the national dance of Poland?
What musical features the songs "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" and "There's No Business Like Show Business?"
Annie Get Your Gun
In what year was Dwight Eisenhower elected president for the first time?
Asperger's Syndrome is considered a form of what disorder, characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication?
Event winners receive a gold bracelet. The evolution of the internet has spread its popularity and in competition whose last winners have included Chris Moneymaker in 2003, Greg Raymer in 2004 and Joseph Hachem in 2005?
World Series of Poker
What is the largest city, by population, in Florida?
Gram-negative bacteria appear what color in their namesake stain?
Red or pink
What southern city was once known as Terminus?
What biblical woman was the mother of Isaac and the wife of Abraham?
What organization founded by Roger Baldwin in 1920 defended Sacco and Venzetti and advocates a strict line of separation within and surrounding the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution?
American Civil Liberties Union or ACLU
What Austrian foreign minister hosted the 1814-1815 Congress of Vienna?
(Prince Klemens Furst von) Metternich
What year saw the passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act and the first Army-Navy college football game?
What neurotransmitter is responsible for muscle contraction?
Acetylcholine (do not accept Acetyl COA)
What three numbers represent a "Not Found" error when surfing the internet?
What is the largest organ contained completely inside the human body?
What former world leader died in his prison cell on March 11, 2006, over four years after his trial began on war crimes charges?
With a passion for the surreal, whose paintings included Crowning with Thorns and The Garden of Earthly Delights?
Because it was originally built on a misty swamp, the United States Department of State is given what nickname?
What is the term used to describe two places on the globe that are directly opposite of one another such as the North and South poles?
What is the name given to property, material goods or money given to the groom or the groom's family by the bride's family at the time of a wedding?
What adjective describes a market in which the prices are falling? It is the opposite of a bull market.
What scientist won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and then won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962?
At what stage of development are embryonic stem cells harvested for medical research?
Blastula (do not accept gastrula)
What is the name given to the finale of a classic ballet in which all the principals appear?
What state was the last of the 11 states to secede from the Union at the time of the Civil War?
James Fenimore Cooper's character Natty Bumppo has the same nickname as what first Republican Presidential candidate?
(John C.) Fremont - (They both share the nickname Pathfinder)
The majority of a tooth is made up of what hard material beneath the enamel?
(Two answers required) What song by what artist became the first digital download to sell over a million copies on October 4, 2005 and was also voted the number one most annoying song in the September 2005 issue of Maxim magazine?
Hollaback Girl by (Gwen) Stefani
What 1853 opera features the "Anvil Chorus?"
Il Travatore or The Troubadour
Who was the first leader of Israel's Likud Party?
What Norse God of Light was killed by a dart of mistletoe tossed by his brother Hoder?
What US state capital was the site of the Murrah Federal Building which was bombed on April 19, 1995?
Oklahoma City (OK)
What present United States capital city was once known as "Pig's Eye?"
The movie Simon Birch was loosely inspired by what author's A Prayer for Owen Meany?
What state's motto is "Montani Semper Liberi" or "Mountaineers are Always Free?"
What advocate of those affected by spinal cord injuries died in March of 2006 of lung cancer at the age of 44? Her husband was known as portraying Superman in four movies,
This name is given to the division of a region or country into several small political units, often hostile towards one another. What is this word named for an area divided into several small nations in the early 20th century?
Balkanization or balkanize
A nation might make up for the inaccuracy of its missiles by increasing what quantity, the size of the nuclear warhead or warheads that a missile can carry?
What American landscape architect designed Central Park in New York?
(Frederick Law) Olmsted
Popular in the early 20th century, but no longer taken seriously because of the Nazis, what is the idea that the human race can be improved by careful selection of those who mate and produce offspring?
The process of conspicuous consumption was first described in The Theory of the Leisure Class by what economist?
What American composer created The Voyage and Einstein on the Beach?
What ancient Greek physician is considered a founder of the science of anatomy?
What is the longest river in Ireland?
What simplest ketone has the chemical formula CH3COCH3?
Whose death prompted World Wrestling Entertainment to adopt a random drug testing policy in late 2005?
In 1842, what treaty ended the Aroostook War?
How many melting clocks appear in Salvador Dali's "The Persistence of Memory?"
Valcour Island, Isle La Motte and Grande Isle all lie within what body of water in northeastern New York state?
Caribou National Forest is located in what northwestern state?
Linus Torvalds created what operating system, a free version of the Unix operating system distributed by Red Hat Software out of Norway?
The twin brother of Hypnos, what personification of death claimed a person's spirit as his own once the fates cut the thread of life?
Published by American Media Incorporated, what Supermarket favorite lures readers in with its stories about Batboy and the Loch Ness Monster?
Weekly World News
What name is given to the Turkish version of the American Red Cross?
Famous for writing spy novels, what author's real name is David Cornwell?
(John) LeCarre (LAH-CAR-RAY)
French for "Blow to the government," what is the name given to a quick seizure of governmental power by a strong military or political group?
Coup d'etat (Kooh day-TAH)
(Two answers required) Besides the United States, name any two of the four other permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Russia, China, Britain, France (Any two)
What is the highest military decoration in the United States armed services?
Congressional Medal of Honor
With its capital at Bujumbura, what nation has been torn by fighting between the Tutsis and Hutus?
Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent are the twelve characteristics described in the law of what organization founded by Robert Baden-Powell?
What element, with atomic number 17, is present in CFCs and is believed to be responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer?
What is the Roman numeral for 2006?
In which of the Star Wars films does George Lucas make his only cameo appearance?
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (accept Revenge of the Sith)
In 1989, a New Jersey 6th grader taught Vice President Dan Quayle how to correctly spell what word?
Because of this this treaty, Maria Theresa was recognized as succeeding Charles VI and Silesia was ceded to Prussia. Identify this 1748 treaty that ended the War of the Austrian Succession.
Treaty of Aix-le-Chapelle
What Lithuanian immigrant finds work in the Chicago stockyards in Sinclair Lewis's The Jungle?
Clovis I, Clotaire I and II and Dagobert I all belonged to what class of French monarchs?
Who claimed that the mind is a blank slate until experience begins to write on it. He called this idea the "Tabula Rasa?"
What part of the brain is responsible for the nerve impulses that coordinate the senses of taste, touch, sight and hearing?
What name is given to the situation in which voltage in a power grid is highly reduced to well below the normal level, but not entirely shut down?
In the Book of Revelation, the horseman riding what color horse represents war?
From an Aesop fable, what term refers to things people decide are not worth having, only after they find out they cannot have them?
What word describes a condition or disease that is present at the time of birth?
Pioneer 11, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 took some of the best pictures of what planet, which is the only planet known to have a warm polar vortex?
What is the first book in John Dos Passos' USA trilogy?
The 42nd Parallel
What acronym, in Russian, refers to the system of prison camps inside the former Soviet Union used for political prisoners?
In what book did Gertrude Stein write "A Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose?"
With atomic number 43, what was the first element synthetically created?
Decompression sickness and Caisson disease are alternate names for what ailment which often afflicts air pilots more than divers?
What Basilica's name translates to "Holy Wisdom" in Greek?
What actor, who died in 2003, was forced to give up the role of the Tin Man in the original filming of the Wizard of Oz because of an allergy to the silver makeup? He later starred in The Beverly Hillbillies.
(Christian Ludolf "Buddy") Ebsen
(Two answers required) Identify the two planets not featured in Gustav Holst's Planets suite.
Earth and Pluto
Identify the only walled city in North America.
Quebec (City ,Quebec, Canada)
In the study of cosmology, what theory, introduced in 1948, stood in opposition to the Big Bang Theory?
The person who is elected to what office is the chairman of the National Space Council?
Vice President of the United States
Whose law of physics is represented as H=I^2Rt (H equals I Squared Rt)?
The world's oldest republic is what small European country?
Originally intended to imitate Ghiberti's bronze doors, what unfinished Rodin work was built as an entranceway for a museum that was never built?
The Gates of Hell
What mountaintop contains the Keck telescopes, Keck I and Keck II, which are powerful enough when working together to see a single candle flame on the moon?
Under what pseudonym did Jay, Madison and Hamilton publish the Federalist Papers?
Name any one of the three other organisms besides humans that can contract leprosy.
Armadillos or Rabbits or Mice
Who is generally regarded as the leader of the Physiocrats in 18th century France?
(Francois) Quesnay ("key-snay'')
Rounded to the nearest thousand, approximately how many islands make up the country of Indonesia?
What fraction of a majority is needed for a vote of cloture in the United States Senate?
What event during the Korean War began on September 15, 1950 and was a great military victory for General Douglas MacArthur?
What Texas governor was struck by the so-called "Magic Bullet" that killed President Kennedy?
What painting is alternately titled "The Company of Frans Banning Cocq Preparing To March?"
(The) Night Watch
Lorraine Hansberry took the title for A Raisin in the Sun from a poem by what poet famous for his depictions of Harlem during the early 1900s?
What is the capital of the Mexican state of Chihuahua?
What band shares its name with the spoiled brat from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
Veruca Salt (prompt on partial)
What type of computer network employs the bandwidth of users rather than large central servers?
Peer-to-Peer or P2P
(Two answers required) Steel is an alloy of what two essential elements?
Iron and Carbon
By what process do bats, whales and dolphins navigate in darkness?
Echolocation or sonar
What African lake, bordered by Cameroon and Nigeria has shrunk by 95% over the last three decades and shares its name with one of its other neighboring countries?
Union General Barton Mitchell discovered "Special Order #191" in which battle plans were outlined for what battle which saw 22,700 casualties in September, 1862?
Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg
What Richard Wagner opera features the famous Bridal Chorus?
Who coined the term "Robot" in his work Rossum's Universal Robots?
Who developed the artificial language Esperanto?
Who was the first man elected to the House of Representatives from Tennessee?
In 1942, Enrico Fermi controlled a nuclear chain reaction beneath the stadium at what university?
University of Chicago
Strength of schedule, number of losses, quality wins, seven computer polls and two human polls determine what statistical ranking system which decides the teams that will face off in college football's top four bowl games?
Bowl Championship Series or BCS
What is the French word for "untying?"
An extra X-chromosome causes what genetic disease found in .1% of males that results in sterility and often female features?
John, Richard I and Henry II all belonged to what royal house of England?
What name is given to the surgical removal of the uterus?
When two parties are in dispute or in negotiations, what is the term given to describe an agreement to a delay for an undetermined amount of time? An example is how the death penalty was discontinued in the United States for a period of years.
In 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground and caused the largest oil spill in U.S. history in what Alaskan body of water?
Prince William Sound
At roughly 1300 feet below sea level, the shores of what body of water are considered the lowest point of dry land on Earth?
(Two-part answer required) In what U.S. city and state is The University of Notre Dame located?
South Bend, Indiana
Andrew Marvell was hired as a scribe by what blind poet and author of Areopagitica (AIR-ee-OP-uh-JIT-ih -kuh) and Lycidas (LIH-sih-duss)?
In a flame test, what color indicates the presence of lithium?
Red or Crimson
What legislature of Iceland is the oldest Parliament in the world?
What physical quantity is defined as the change in acceleration with respect to time?
Whose set of 282 laws is characterized by its harsh "Eye-for-an-Eye" regulations?
Shannon Babb won the $100,000 first prize in the 2006 version of the Science Talent Search now sponsored by what computer chip maker?
The Great Gate of Kiev appears in what piano suite by Modest Mussorgsky?
Pictures at an Exhibition
Though defeated at Marathon, the fight of what Persian emperor was carried on by his son Xerxes?
Darius I or Darius the Great (Prompt on "Darius")
What method of taxonomic classification groups organisms according to their evolutionary lines of descent?
Who used balloons to spy on the Confederacy during the Civil War and later founded a detective agency which became famous for breaking strikes?
Upon the death of a cell, what organelle releases lytic (PRONOUNCED: LIH tick) enzymes to help the cell digest itself?
Sophie Fridericke August von Anhalt-Zerbst was the real name of what woman who became Empress of Russia after she led a rebellion against her husband Peter III?
Catherine II or Catherine the Great (prompt on "Catherine")
The British Crime Writer's Association annually presents what award to the author of best mystery novel in a given year?
Besides clay, name either of the other two minerals that make up porcelain.
Feldspar or Quartz (only one is needed)
What British possession, located within the Irish Sea, is not subject in any way to the Acts of Parliament?
Isle of Man
The 1999 novel 'Tis is the sequel to what Frank McCourt work?
"I, Nephi (NEE-FYE), having been born of goodly parents..." begins what religious text used by the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter-Day Saints?
Book of Mormon
Into what phylum are human beings classified?
Chordata or Chordates_(NOTE: do NOT accept "vertebrate"—it's a subphylum)
What Gilbert and Sullivan opera is also known as "The Lass that Loved a Sailor?"
While Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first two men to set foot on the moon, who was the unlucky soul stuck in the command module?
What unrecognized science studies and interprets the contour of the skull?
What city, named for the consort of King William IV, is the capital of South Australia?
What is the real name of John Updike's "Rabbit?"
In the early days of his papacy, Benedict XVI used an open-topped one, while most prior popes have been surrounded on all sides by bulletproof glass. Identify this vehicle, historically produced by many different companies, but most recently produced by Mercedes-Benz.
The eggs of what fish, which comes in such varieties as Beluga and Sevruga are served as caviar?
Colonel Thomas Worthington served as the first U.S. Senator from what state?
Albert Einstein based much of the data for the Photoelectric Effect on data collected, but unable to be explained, by what German Physicist?
At what NFL stadium was the first Monday Night Football game held in 1970?
Cleveland Municipal Stadium (accept "Old" Cleveland Stadium)
On what Paris street can you find the Arc de Triomphe?
(Two answers required) Name two of the three elements that were supposedly produced in the "Big Bang?"
Hydrogen, Helium and Lithium (only two of the three required)
Max Wertheimer and Kurt Koffka is credited with founding what school of psychology?
What Kent State University graduate is credited with designing the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington D.C.?
How many years came between the publication of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and the publication of Songs of Experience?
Denise Darvall was the donor of the heart used by what doctor to perform the first successful human heart transplant?
(Doctor Christiaan) Barnard
Who was President of the United States when the Dred Scott v. Sanford decision was handed down?
What is the birthstone of September?
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