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A local bank clerk has been arrested for embezzling 250,000 dollars. The prosecutoer shows the jury reciepts for a new sports car, a new boat, and a new stereo system as proof that the clerk took the bank's money. What is the name for this type of evidence?
What is the name for a line segment that connects the vertex of an angle in a triangle to the midpoint fo the side opposite it?
Which NBA basketball team signed Lebron James to a three-year contract extension in July of 2006?
The study of tropisms led to the discovery of plant hormones that control growth. What is the name, beginning with the letter "a," for these hormones?
Spell "glockenspiel", which is a portable musical instrument
"Lake George" is a stunning painting by one of America's greatest female artists. Name this woman whose other works include "The Broken Shell" and "Cow's Skull with Calico Roses."
Bear Flag
What was the name of the revolt led by Ezekiel Merritt in 1846? During this revolt, a band of American settlers took over the town of Sonora, which was Mexico's headquarters in northern California.
The Muses were the daughters of Zeus and which Titan whose name means "memory"?
Leyden jar
What electrical deice consists of a glass container with a rubber stopper that can store electrical charge? It was the basis for the modern day capacitator. The correct answe begins with the letter "L."
The term "flower power" was coined by which Beat Generation poet who wrote Kiddish and Other Poems? His initials are A.G.
Pop art
Identify the art movement associated with the artist: Andy Warhol
Identify the art movement associated with the artist: Winslow Homer
Identify the art movement associated with the artist Salvador Dali
Identify the art movement associated with the artist: Claude Monet
What word, beginning with the letter "b", is a cowhand's term for a bad-tempered or untamed horse?
The Dome of the Rock is the third most sacred shrine of Islam. In which city is it located?
Identify the Axis military and political leader: German field marshal known as the "Desert Fox"
Identify the Axis military and politcal leader: Norwegian leader whose name became synonymous with the word "traitor"
Identify the Axis military and political leader: Japan's greatest admiral; he died in a plane crash in 1943
Identify the Axis military and political leader: German admiral who invented the Wolf Pack submarine attack method
Identify the author of this ficitional character: Nero Wolfe
Idenify the author of this fictional character: Sam Spade
Identify the author of this fictional characer: Sherlock Holmes
Identify the author of this fictional character: Miss Jane Marple
Who succeeded Trajan as emperor of Rome in 117 A.D.? After visiting England in 122, he decided to build a wall built across it. The Pantheon was also completed during his reign. His name begins with the letter "H."
Identify the mineral with the following Mohs scale: 2
Identify the mineral with the following Mohs scale value: 7
Identify the mineral with the following Mohs scale value: 4
Identify the mineral with the following Mohs scale value: 9
Vina del Mar is the leading seaside resort in which South American country? This resort city is located about four miles north of the city Valparaiso.
Identify the composer of : "Porgy and Bess"
Identify the composerof "Don Giovanni"
Identify the composer of "Carmen"
Identify the composer of "Rigoletto"
What international word is used as a distress call? It is derived from the French word meaning "Help me!" and is used when an airplane is about to crash. It begins with the letter "m."
Spell the eleven-letter word, beginning with "b," that is French term for the "middle class"
living will
What is the name for a written document that states a person's wishes regarding life-support or other medical treatment in circumstances when death is imminent?
What fraction of a mile is one foot?
Mauna Loa
What is the name of the largest volcano on the island of Hawaii? Its two-word name begins with the letters "M" and "L."
Which noble gas, discovered in 1898 from the residue of liquid air, has an atomic number of 54? Its atomic symbol is Xe.
Corpus delecti
What two-word Latin term, used in law, refers to the discovery of the body of a murder victim?
The Doors
Which rock and roll band took its name from the followng line of poetry written by William Blake? "If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as if it is infinite." Jim Morrison was the lead singer of this very popular band.
Escape velocity
For the Sun, this number equals 617.34 kilometers per second, while from earth it equals 11.2 kilometers per second. What is the name for the speed required to overcome the gravitational attraction of a heavenly body?
Identify the poetry term: lyric poem, containing fourteen lines in iambic pentameter, that expressed one idea
free verse
Identify the poetry term: poetry without standard meter or rhyme
Identify the poetry term: poem about country life
Identify the poetry term: repetition of internal vowel sounds for aural effect
Louisville Slugger
The Hillerich and Bradsby Company is located in the city of Louisville, Kentucky. What is the name of the well-known baseball bat it has manufactured since 1894?
Spell the geographic location: Uzbekistan
Phnom Penh
Spell the geographic location: Phnom Penh
Spell the capital of Chad, N'Djamena
Spell the geographic location: Seychelles
Which American poet wrote the following two lines? "I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I know not where;" This author also wrote the poem "Eveangeline." His initials were H.W.L.
The title of the following poems: "Ash Blank" by T.S. Eliot
The title of the following poems: "Sonnets from the Blank" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The title of the following poems: "The New Blank" by Emma Lazarus
The title of the following poems "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Blank" by Walt Whitman
Identify the only assault beach during the Normandy Invasio of 1944 that had the same name as a U.S. state.
Geology term: small earthquakes that follow the main earthquake; letter "a"
Geology term: black-colored variety of mica; letter "b"
Geology term: the ability of a mineral to break along preferred planes; letter "c"
Geology term: a long, streamlined hill composed of glacial sediment; letter "d"
Crime and Punishment
Which novel, written by Fyodor Dostoevesky, has been called the greatest crime story ever written? The main character, named Rodion Raskolnikov, killed an old pawnbroker in this novel.
Name the state where the national park is located: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Name the state where the national park is located: Dry Tortugas
New Mexico
Name the state where the national park is located: Carlsbad Caverns
Name the state where the national park is located: Capitol Reef
What three-letter word refers to the offensive launched by North Vietnam against the United States during a cease-fire period in 1968?
Identify the Afro-American, femal author whoe 1997 book The Heart of a Woman details the story of her life as an author and activist in New York. Her best known work is most likely I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing
What is the name for the type of cellular transport that involves the expulsion of materials from within a cell via vacuoles? The correct answer begins with the letter "e."
Which book of the Bible is known as the "Apocalypse"?
spell the word beginning with the letter "a," refers to a brief story about an amusing or interesting incident
Saudi Arabia
In which Middle Eastern country could you visit "Chop-Chop Square," the location of public beheadings in its capital city of Riyadh?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning
Identify the husband and wife whose poems are characteristic of the Victorian Age. They were British authors.
Identify the antecedent for the first pronoun in the following sentence: Any woman who is friendly with her neighbor will be welcome in my neighborhood.
pituitary gland
What endocrine gland in invertebrates functions to control the activities of all the other endocrine glands?
Complex carbohydrates are stored in the human body in what form?
What generous and gracious King of Scotland murdered his way to the crown in Shakespeare's Macbeth?
Jacques-Louis David
Which court painter for Napoleon is also remembered for the work The Death of Socrates?
Type A
What personality type is characterized by a sense of being driven by time, impatience, and aggressiveness?
Identify the odorless, tasteless, colorless, inert gas which is used in light bulbs and neon signs.
The Berlin Conference of 1884 was called by the European powers to partition what continent?
Our moon does have a tail which consists of what atoms?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Identify the author of the following poems or volume of poems: "How Do I Love Thee"
John Greenleaf Whittier
Identify the author of the following poems or volume of poems: "The Barefoot Boy"
110 volts
What is the standard voltage in offices, shops, and homes?
Identify the planet: Planet with greatest average density
Identify the planet: hottest planet
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The seven generations of the Buendias family is chronicled in the fictional town of Macondo in what work by Gabriel Garcia Marquez?
What gold rush city sprang up at the junction of the Yukon and Klondike River in 1896?
James Hilton
Identify the author of these Pocket Books first published in 1939: Lost Horizon
Agatha Christie
Identify the author of these Pocket Books first published in 1939: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Bengal Tigers
The mangrove forest of the Sundarbans in the lower Ganges Delta near the Bay of Bengal is the last remaining habitat of what threatened animal species?
Spell the food related word: mostaccioli
Spell the food related word: zucchini
"A" and "an" are what kind of articles?
Scott Joplin
Who is the best-known American composer of ragtime music?
A large painting placed on a wall, or painted on a wall and ceiling is called what?
In 2008, scientists discovered a great cyclone on the North Pole of what planet in our solar system?
Loire River
What is the longest river of France, which empties into the Bay of Biscay?
The Joshua tree is found in what biome?
Name the 5th novel of Toni Morrison, that deals with the subjects of slavery and infanticide, and won a 1988 Pulitzer Prize.
Leading U.S. state that produces this crop: corn
Leading U.S. state that produces this crop: potatoes
Francisco Franco
Who became the right wing dictator of Spain from 1939-1975?
Computer-Aided Design
Identify the following acronym of the computer world: CAD
Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
Identify the following acronym of the computer world: CADD
John Dalton
Identify the following scientist: He formulated atomic theory and made the first table of atomic weights
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Identify the following scientist: He was director of the Manhattan Project
Which art period of the 18th century followed the Baroque period?
In Our Time
Identify the Ernest Hemingway work: Stories of life in the Midwest alternate with vignettes from the battlefields of World War I
The Sun Also Rises
Identify the Ernest Hemingway work: A group of lost souls, all of them physically or emotionally wounded, travel to Pamplona for the running of the bulls
What subatomic particle forms composite particles called glueballs?
General Douglas MacArthur
Which American was the commander of the most United Nations troops in Korea at the beginning of the Korean War?
Robert Penn Warren
The winner of three Pulitzers, who was the first United States Poet Laureate?
What layer of the Earth's outer atmosphere is believed to be produced by absorption of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation?
Physic term: a particle of energy with no mass or charge
Physics term: the bending of light passing through water
French and Indian War
James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Last of the Mohicans was set in present-day upper New York state during what war?
corpus callosum
What band of fibers in the human brain connects the two hemispheres of the brain?
U.S. Surgeon General
What position of leadership is the chief of the U.S. Public Health Service?
Middle Earth
J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit in 1937 and described what mythical place?
Find the number that added to its reciprocal gives the minimum sum
What legal document makes it illegal to copy a person's invention without permission?
Ashcan School
Called The Eight, a group of New York artists formed an art movement in 1908 to portray common and sordid aspects of urban life. What other more notable name is applied to this art movement?
Carl Rogers
What American psychologist developed client-centered therapy and founded humanistic psychology?
Spell minuscule
spell hippopotamian
William Wordsworth
What poet wrote these lines: "I wandered lonely as a cloud/That floats on high o'er vales and hills/When all at once I saw a crowd,/A host, of golden daffodils
Charles River
Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, lies on what river?
What was the site of the first permanent settlement in Massachusetts?
The Scarlet Letter
ID the following work of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Hester prefers to wear the sign of an adulteress.
The House of Seven Gables
ID the following work of Nathaniel Hawthorne: An ancestral curse, a lost fortune, and a man framed by his own cousin appear in this work
Dr. Christiaan Barnard
What doctor performed the first human heart transplant operation on December 3, 1967?
What is the present participle of rise
What is the past form of rise
Arnold Schoenberg created the new method of composition called atonality which is a series of how many tones?
Identify the following which relate to Soil: A soil consisting of a fertile mix of clay, sand, and silt
ID the following which relate to Soil: Soil or sediment deposited by a river or flood
Avogadro's Law
What law states that equal volumes of all gases under the same conditions of temperature and pressure contain equal numbers of molecules?
The Articles of Condederation, ratified in 1781, called for what type of legislature?
George Gershwin
Name the American composer who combined jazz with classical music in his Rhapsody in Blue
"Each", "all",and "most" are what kind of pronouns which are used as personal pronouns?
Hernan Cortes
Which Spanish conquistador claimed present-day Mexico for Spain and defeated the Aztec Empire in 1521?
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
What French artist was known for his paintings and posters of the night life in the district of Paris known as Montmarte?
Name the Shawnee chief who tried to unite Indian tribes from Florida to Canada into one large confederation.
Julius Caesar
Name the character from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar who says, "Cowards die many times before deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once."
Bulawayo is the second largest city, but what is the largest city and capital of Zimbabwe?
ID the Greek god for the Roman God: Vulcan
ID the Greek god for the Roman God: Mercury
What race in Gulliver's Travels represents the highest attributes of mankind?
Lyndon Baines Johnson: After a controversial victory by 87 votes in the primary, he was elected U.S. senator from what state?
Majority Leader
In 1955 he was elected to what position in the U.S. Senate?
What word describes a type of sweater named after a British Officer whose soldiers wore knitted sweaters during the Crimean War?
Henry Bessemer
He invented the steelmaking process used by Andrew Carnegie
James Chadwick
He discovered the neutron and led the British Manhattan Project in the United States during World War II
The Persian word for "warehouse" is the name of the capital of Afghanistan and the river which follows through it. Name it
Igor Stravinsky
ID the composer: "The Rake's Progress"
Gioacchino Rossini
ID the composer: "The Barber of Seville"
The Lyrical Ballads
Which literary work began with "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and ended with "Titern Abbey"?
World Health Organization
Which agency of the United Nations tries to control epidemic diseases, and carries out vaccination programs?
George Foreman
Which 1968 Olympic heavyweight champ won the World Heavyweight Championship in 1973 from Joe Frazier?
irrational number
What kind of number cannot be expressed as either a terminating or repeating decimal?
What city served as the capital of the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman Empires?
a Mexican fried tortilla with cheese-based filling
a spicy meat with cornbread crust found in Mexico
T.H. White
ID the author: The Once and Future King
Ian Fleming
ID the author: Goldfinger
These long, deep, steep-walled valleys are frequently found offshore of continents. One of these features parallels the Aleutian Island chain. Identify this oceanic feature associated closely with the name "Mariana."
This eight-letter adjective means "disgusting" or "bloody." Two synonyms for this word are grisly and gory. ID this word beginning with the letters "g-r"
exit polls
During the U.S. Presidential election of 2000, polling results first claimed Al Gore as the winner in Florida. About an hour later, they declared George W. Bush the winner in Florida. What is the name, beginning with teh letter "e," for this type of poll that is taken as voters leave the polling place?
After studying ballet in Leningrad from 1955 to 1958, he joined the Kirov Ballet as a soloist. He defected during the company's tour of Paris in 1961. ID the Russian dancer who choreographed new versions of "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Nutcracker." His initials were R.N.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey was written by Thornton Wilder. In this novel, a friar delves into the lives of several interrelated people who die when a rope-fiber suspension bridge collapses. In which South American country was this bridge located? Its capital city is Lima.
His first fame came as the lead guitarist for the Amboy Dukes. Today, he is known as a conservative who defends hunting and the right to bear arms. ID this guitarist nicknamed the "Motor City Madman" whose hit songs include "Cat Scratch Fever" and "Stranglehold." His initials are T.N.
This chemist was tried and found guilty during the French Revolution. His friends tried to save him from the guillotine by telling the judge about his scientific achievements. The judge replied,"The Republic has no need of scientists." ID this scientist who showed that oxygen reacts with metals, producing oxides, in a process known as "oxidation." His initials were A.L.
Consider the following equation. 4x^2= 3y +5
Which type of conic section is created by this equation?
Two of the three national parks in Arizona are the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest. The third one is located east of the city of Tucson. ID this park which was named after the dominant plant in that region. Its name begins with the letter "S."
The units for this physical property are kilogram-meters per second. The letter "p" is used to represent it in an equation. ID this physical property that can be caluculated by multiplying an object's mass times its velocity. The correct answer begins with the letter "m."
Atlantic Charter
Eight principles were outlined in this document signed in August of 1941 by Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt. ID this document that expressed the post-World War II aims of the United Kingdom and the United States
This sculptor's first Salon success was titled "Age of Bronze." Because he had been accused of using life-sized casts, he deliberately sculpted "St. John the Baptist" larger than life. ID the sculptor who completed "The Kiss" in 1886. His initials were A.R.
The Phantom of the Opera
In this novel, Erick is a deformed man who loves Christine, a young Swedish soprano. Another character in this book is the Persian, a mysterious man from Erik's past. ID the novel written by Gaston Leroux.
This company was once used to transport the Hope Diamond from an auction to the buyer's house. Founded in 1859, it now has more than 50,000 employees in more than fifty countries. ID this company best known for its amored, bullet-proof trucks that transported money to and from banks. The correct answer begins with the letter "B."
Contour lines
Term associated with mapping: lines on topographic map that indicate elevation
International Date Line
Term associated with mapping: The name for the 180 degree line of longitude
Antarctic Circle
Term associated with mapping: The line located at 66 1/2 degrees south of the equator
Term associated with mapping: the number of degrees in one time zone
Head of the Gambino crime family who was nicknamed "The Teflon Don"; initials J.G.
mass murderer known as the "Son of Sam" initials D.B.
man who shot and killed Wild Bill Hickok; initials J.M.
Mobster who built the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas; his nickname was "Bugsy"; initials C.S.
Semicircular canals
These sense organs are located in the inner ear. They detect angular acceleration and are the sense organs for equilibrium. They lie in three different planes and can sense direction only when the head moves. ID these structures that contain a fluid and a cupula. The correct two-word answer begins with the letter "s" and "c."
Name the author of American Lit:The Spirit of St. Louis
Name the author of American Lit: The Iceman Cometh
Name the author of American Lit: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Stuart Little
Spell:: lugubrious
valles marineris
Earth science term ending with the letter s: Huge canyon system on Mars
Earth science term ending with the letter s: The apparent change in direction of the wind due to the rotation of the Earth
Earth science term ending with the letter s: Term for bottom-dwelling organisms in the oceans
Earth science term ending with the letter s: term for "glassy luster"
As a youth, this German joined the Social Democratic Party and opposed the Nazis. In 1933, he fled to Norway and was active in anti-Nazi resistance. ID this man who was elected chancellor of West Germany in 1969. His initials were "W.B."
Name the 5th largest city in: Alabama; letter "T"
Name the 5th largest city in Illinois starting with the letter "P"
Fort Collins
Name the 5th largest city in Colorado; starting with the letter "F"
Broken Arrow
Name the 5th largest city in Oklahoma; starting with the letter "B"
ID the word ending with "a-t-e": eight-letter verb that means "to give up power or a throne"
ID the word ending with "a-t-e": verb meaning "to convert words from one language into another language"
ID the word ending with "a-t-e": verb meaning "to cough up and spit out phlegm"
ID the word ending with "a-t-e": six letter adjective that describes flowery language
Sprint is counting heavily on the sales of a new smart phone manufactured by Palm. The "always connected" software is one of its main selling points. ID this phone that has a three-letter name that is also a common prefix meaning "before."
Spell phlegmatic
water table
A spring forms whenever this geologic feature intersects the ground surface. When drilling a water well, you should be sure to drill a good distance below this feature. What is the name for the upper surface of the zone of saturation? The correct two-word answer begins with the letters "w" and "t."
citizen's arrest
Bubba is six foot,six inches tall, and weighs 320 pounds. He saw a man robbing an elderly woman and then, he stopped the crime. He even held the criminal until the police arrived. What type of arrest did he make?
Which American city is the subject of the following three historical events that occurred in 1955?
-It celebrated its 125th anniversary
-The 41-story Prudential building had its first tenants move in
-Richard Daley became mayor of the city
This musical term was first used in 1812 by the Scottish composer John Field for works that employed a lyrical melody over an accompaniment of broken chords. Frederick Chopin was the most celebrated composer of the 19th century to write this type of music. ID this term that begins with the letters "n-o."
This physicist's equation seemed to imply that energy was released in tiny, indivisible chunks, which he called "quanta." As a result of his work, a new kind of physics, called quantum theory, was established. ID this German professor who had a constant, named "h," named after him. His initials were M.P.
This German word means "leading motive." Its most common use is in music and it refers to a short musical phrase or melody that is repeated over and over again. ID this term that begins with the letter "L."
Which medical term refers to any individual who has the fear of a life-threatening disease even though he or she has none of its symptoms? He or she may become convicted that he or she is ill and may exaggerate the importance of minor ailments. The correct answer begins with the letters "h-y"
Which U.S. state is home to the Shoshone National Forest, the first U.S. national forest? It is also home to Devils Tower, the first U.S. national monument. Two of its largest cities are Laramie and Casper.
ID the mythological son of Thetis and Peleus. In the Illiad, he was the only mortal to experience consuming rage. ID this Greek hero whose best friend was Patroclus. His name begins with the letter "A."
Which NFL quarterback was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008? He was chosen for the 2008 Pro Bowl while playing for the Denver Broncos. In 2009, he was traded to the Chicago Bears. His initials are J.C.
Murders in the Rue Morgue
The plot to this short story surrounds the baffling double murder of Madame L'Espanaye and her daughter on a fictional street in Paris. The murder is solved by a man in Paris named C. Auguste Dupin. ID this short story, written by Edgar Allen Poe, that is considered the first detective story. The fourth word in its title is "Rue."
Name the famous person with "Louis" as their first name, middle name, or last name: 15 year old French boy who created a system of raised dots for reading in 1824
Name the famous person with "Louis" as their first name, middle name, or last name: American author who wrote Hondo in 1953.
Name the famous person with "Louis" as their first name, middle name, or last name: Jazz musician known for his trumpet playing and the song "Hello, Dolly"
Louis XIV
Name the famous person with "Louis" as their first name, middle name, or last name: French king known as "The Sun King"
Konrad Lorentz is closely associated with this biological process. He discovered that baby birds would follow him instead of their mother if they saw him instead of their mother during what he called the "critical period." ID this process beginning with the letters "i-m"
ID the earth science term beginning with letter s: Metamorphic rock with varieties known as "garnet-mica" and "talc"
ID the earth science term beginning with letter s: Geological law which states that the bottom layer of an undisturbed sequence of sedimentary rocks is the oldest
ID the earth science term beginning with letter s: geologist who developed the Law of Superposition
ID the earth science term beginning with letter s: metamorphic rock used in pool tables
Which French Romanticist artist of the 1800's painted "Women of Algiers"? In 1824, he painted "Moscow of Chios." Then, in 1830, he completed "Liberty Leading the People." His initials were E.D.
In terms of cardinal order, Zachary Taylor was the _______ President of the United States
The year Zachary Taylor was inaugurated as President
The year Zachary Taylor died
The President that preceded Zachary Taylor
When Germany fell in World War II, this Nazis leader and his wife poisoned their six children and then had a Nazi attendant shoot him and his wife. Hitler appointed him propaganda leader of the Nazi Party in 1929. ID this man who controlled the publications, radio programs, motion pictures, and the arts during Nazi rule. His initials were J.G.
type of sentence that conveys strong emotion
type of voice in which the subject is the receiver of the action
type of mood that expresses a wish or condition that is contrary to fact
type of verbal that functions only as an adjective
magistrate judge
ID the legal term: judicial officer who assists U.S. district judges by getting cases ready for trial and by deciding some criminal and civil trials when both sides agree; letter "m"
ID the legal term: the study of law and the structures of a legal system; letter "j"
ID the legal term: an invalid trial, caused by some kind of fundamental error; letter "m"
habeas corpus
ID the legal term: a writ that is usually to bring a person before the court to determine whether he or she is being held lawfully; letters "h" and "c"
ID the element above: Y, Lu, or Lr
ID the element above Cd or Hg
ID the element above: Si, Ge, Sn, or Pb
ID the element above: K, Rb, Cs, or Fr