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1 COLLEGE BOWL 2010

2 RULES

3 Questions Nine different categories Each round has 18 questions. First Round Questions are worth one point. Second Round Questions are worth three points. Third Round Questions are worth five points.

4 Answers 20 seconds to answer, teams are warned by a timer. Required portions of answers are underlined. Additional information can be added, but must match the answer provided. Correct spelling is required for all parts of the answer.

5 Challenges When the category is revealed, teams may challenge the question. If the team’s answer is correct, the team wins double the points normally awarded. If the answer is incorrect, then the team loses double the points normally awarded.

6 Audience Ground Rules No flash photography during the competition. Do not communicate with anyone on the stage during the competition. Reasonable amount of cheering will be tolerated between questions and rounds.

7 ROUND 1 Correct Answer = One Point Incorrect Answer = 0 Challenge = +2 or -2

8 ART AND LITERATURE QUESTION 1

9 This 1932 dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley depicted a world where children are decanted, not born, and Bokanovsky’s Process is used to create a caste-based society.

10 Brave New World The title is from a line in Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.

11 SPORTS AND LEISURE QUESTION 2

12 Name the National Hockey League player who continues to hold the record for the most career regular season goals despite retiring in 1999.

13 Wayne Gretzky Gretzky scored 894 goals in 1,487 games.

14 DEAF HERITAGE AND CULTURE QUESTION 3

15 This man from Finland was elected president of the World Federation of the Deaf in 2003 and still holds this position.

16 Markku Jokinen From , he was Vice President of the European Union of the Deaf.

17 HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT QUESTION 4

18 The 1914 assassination of this heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire has often been referred to as “the shot heard ‘round the world” because it led to World War I.

19 Archduke Franz Ferdinand World War I was supposed to be “The War to End All Wars!”

20 CURRENT EVENTS QUESTION 5

21 At the 2009 Video Music Awards, Kanye West upstaged this winner of the Best Female Video award by grabbing the microphone from her and protesting that Beyoncé Knowles should have won the award.

22 Taylor Swift Beyoncé Knowles did win “Video of the Year” later at the same awards show.

23 MATHEMATICS QUESTION 6

24 What is the derivative of 24x 2 + 3x?

25 48x + 3 or x (2)24x (1)3x x + 3

26 SCIENCE, NATURE, AND TECHNOLOGY QUESTION 7

27 The common name for this 19 th century invention often credited to Alexander Graham Bell came from the Greek words for “afar” and “voice.”

28 Telephone The invention of the telephone has been claimed by several people, but it is commonly attributed to Bell.

29 SPORTS AND LEISURE QUESTION 8

30 What was the stage name adopted by Dwayne Johnson when he was a participant in World Wrestling Federation, now known as World Wrestling Entertainment?

31 The Rock or Rocky Maivia Dwayne Johnson is a third generation professional wrestler.

32 GEOGRAPHY QUESTION 9

33 The Pennsylvania-Maryland border is also known by this name, which was both a literal and figurative boundary between free and slave states.

34 The Mason-Dixon Line Mason and Dixon were the British surveyors who established the border.

35 ENTERTAINMENT QUESTION 10

36 Which popular comic franchise started a “New Look” series in 2007 featuring its Riverdale High School characters drawn in an updated, less cartoony style?

37 Archie Comics The current “New Look” series is “No Baseball for Betty” being published in Betty and Veronica’s Double Digest.

38 GEOGRAPHY QUESTION 11

39 Each point on this line of latitude located at 66˚34’N is 1,624 miles from the North Pole and marks the limit where locations can experience 24 hours of sunlight or darkness for at least a day.

40 Arctic Circle The Arctic Circle is currently drifting northwards at a speed of about 49 ft per year.

41 HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT QUESTION 12

42 Aside from a failed restoration attempt in 1917, the Qing (or Manchu) dynasty was the last ruling dynasty of this country before it was removed from power in 1912.

43 China The Qing dynasty had been in power since 1644.

44 DEAF HERITAGE AND CULTURE QUESTION 13

45 Marlee Matlin recently posted on YouTube a pilot of her new proposed television program, My Deaf Family, featuring the family of which one of the four leaders of the 1988 Deaf President Now movement?

46 Bridgetta Bourne (also accept Bourne-Firl or Firl) The show now has 17,000+ fans on Facebook.

47 ART AND LITERATURE QUESTION 14

48 Name the medal that was awarded this year to Rebecca Stead for her children’s book, When You Reach Me. Other authors have won this award for works including Holes, The Giver, and A Wrinkle in Time.

49 The John Newbery Medal John Newbery was an 18 th century English publisher of children’s books.

50 MATHEMATICS QUESTION 15

51 Rewrite “ten more than seven times the number x” as an algebraic expression.

52 10 + 7x or 7x + 10

53 ENTERTAINMENT QUESTION 16

54 Thanks to a Facebook campaign, this octogenarian actress hosted Saturday Night Live on May 8, 2010, becoming, at 88 years, the oldest-ever host of that show.

55 Betty White Drew Barrymore is the youngest-ever host, she was 7 in 1982.

56 CURRENT EVENTS QUESTION 17

57 Recently surpassing General Motors as the largest automaker company and under investigation by Congress, this company began recalling vehicles in November 2009 for issues related to the acceleration pedal and floor mat.

58 Toyota Motor Corporation

59 SCIENCE, NATURE, AND TECHNOLOGY QUESTION 18

60 This name for a group of veins located in the human neck was derived from the prefix for the Latin words for “throat or collarbone” and “yoke.”

61 Jugular It derives from the Latin word "jugulum" meaning throat or collarbone and the Latin word "jugum" meaning yoke.

62 END OF ROUND 1

63 ROUND 2 Correct Answer = Three Points Incorrect Answer = 0 Challenge = +6 or -6

64 CURRENT EVENTS QUESTION 1

65 On August 8, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Whom did she replace on the court?

66 David Souter Elena Kagan has been nominated to replace Justice John Paul Stevens.

67 SCIENCE, NATURE, AND TECHNOLOGY QUESTION 2

68 In the 1840s, this daughter of Lord Byron developed an algorithm to be used for Charles Babbage’s proposed, but never built, Analytical Engine. As a result of her work, she is widely considered the first computer programmer.

69 Ada Lovelace There is a programming language called Ada.

70 GEOGRAPHY QUESTION 3

71 This eastern border region of France, located on the Rhine River, is often paired with its neighbor, Lorraine. Control of this region switched between France and Germany four times between 1870 and 1945.

72 Alsace The ownership of Alsace has changed often since 800 AD.

73 SPORTS AND LEISURE QUESTION 4

74 The men’s snowboard cross became an Olympic sport for the first time at Torino in Name the American snowboarder who won the gold medal in both 2006 and 2010.

75 Seth Wescott He has never won the gold medal at the Winter X Games in the snowboard cross.

76 MATHEMATICS QUESTION 5

77 How many 2-element subsets does a 4-element set such as {a, b, c, d} have?

78 6 or six {a, b}, {a, c}, {a, d}, {b, c}, {b, d}, {c, d}

79 DEAF HERITAGE AND CULTURE QUESTION 6

80 Functionally equivalent to phonemes in spoken language, William Stokoe coined this now-defunct term in 1960 to represent the basic units of signed communication such as ASL.

81 Cheremes Linguists now use "phonemes" for both spoken and signed languages.

82 HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT QUESTION 7

83 In response to the 1986 bombing of La Belle, a West Berlin nightclub frequented by U.S. soldiers, President Reagan launched Operation El Dorado Canyon, authorizing airstrikes against Tripoli and Benghazi in which country?

84 Libya El Dorado Canyon was part of a series of clashes between the United States and Libya during the 1980s.

85 ART AND LITERATURE QUESTION 8

86 This comical Shakespearean character made an appearance in three of the Bard’s plays: Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; and The Merry Wives of Windsor. He was also mentioned in Henry V when his death was announced.

87 Sir John Falstaff The original name for Sir John Falstaff was Sir John Oldcastle.

88 MATHEMATICS QUESTION 9

89 Suppose there are six light bulbs in a box, and two are good and four are bad. You take out two bulbs, one at a time without replacement. What is the probability, expressed in a fraction, that both bulbs you choose are good?

90 1/15 or 2/30 First draw: 2 out of 6 chances of picking a good bulb. Second draw: 1 out of 5 chances of picking a good bulb. 2/6 × 1/5 = 2/30 = 1/15

91 ENTERTAINMENT QUESTION 10

92 Despite being nominated for an Academy Award a record-breaking 16 times, this living actress has not won an award since 1983 when she won for her leading role in “Sophie’s Choice.”

93 Meryl Streep Her only other win is Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979.

94 SCIENCE, NATURE, AND TECHNOLOGY QUESTION 11

95 This endangered group of mammals, composing of three of the four living species in the order Sirenia, is sometimes referred to as sea cows. These animals are often struck by ship propellers.

96 Manatees All Sirenian species in the world are considered endangered.

97 CURRENT EVENTS QUESTION 12

98 This NASA program was created by President George W. Bush with the mission of sending astronauts to the Moon, and later, Mars. President Barack Obama, however, recommended scrapping this program in his proposed 2011 budget.

99 Constellation Program or Cx or CxP Ares is the series of rockets designed to send crew and equipment into space.

100 GEOGRAPHY QUESTION 13

101 In 1993, Australia adopted a dual naming policy, which allowed for official names of places to include both the aboriginal name and the English name. What is the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock?

102 Uluru Containing cave paintings and water holes, Uluru is a world heritage site.

103 SPORTS AND LEISURE QUESTION 14

104 In the North American version of the popular board game, Clue, the object of the game is to solve the murder of this person by identifying the killer, the weapon, and the location of the murder.

105 Mr. Boddy Dr. Black is the victim in the United Kingdom version of the game.

106 HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT QUESTION 15

107 Write the acronym for Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus legislation. Its expanded version can be seen on highway signs all across the country.

108 ARRA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

109 ART AND LITERATURE QUESTION 16

110 This Nobel Prize winning Colombian author is best known for his sweeping novel about Macondo, a fictional town set in South America. Memorable characters include Aureliano Buendía, Melquíades, and Remedios the Beauty.

111 Gabriel Garcia Márquez The characters appear in the book, One Hundred Years of Solitude.

112 DEAF HERITAGE AND CULTURE QUESTION 17

113 Which country earned the most gold, silver, bronze, and total overall medals at the 2009 Deaflympics in Taipei?

114 Russia or The Russian Federation United States finished 7 th in the total overall medal count.

115 ENTERTAINMENT QUESTION 18

116 This Italian term for “first lady” is used to represent the principal female singer of an opera company.

117 Prima Donna The corresponding term for the male lead is "primo uomo."

118 END OF ROUND 2

119 ROUND 3 Correct Answer = Five Points Incorrect Answer = 0 Challenge = +10 or -10

120 GEOGRAPHY QUESTION 1

121 On the final leg of their journey toward the Pacific Ocean, Lewis and Clark travelled the last 300-odd miles of this river to its mouth near present-day Astoria, Oregon.

122 Columbia River By volume, the Columbia is the fourth- largest river in the U.S.

123 ART AND LITERATURE QUESTION 2

124 In 2005, 90-year- old Edith Shain reenacted a famous kiss, claiming she's the nurse in that 1945 V-J Day picture by this photographer.

125 Alfred Eisenstaedt Edith Shain passed away on June 20, In 2005, 90-year-old Edith Shain reenacted a famous kiss, claiming she's the nurse in that 1945 V-J Day picture by this photographer.

126 DEAF HERITAGE AND CULTURE QUESTION 3

127 In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court heard for the first time a case concerning the legislation now known as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Name the deaf student from New York State for whom the court decided a sign language interpreter was not necessary to ensure a “free and appropriate public education.”

128 Amy Rowley The case was known as Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Amy Rowley.

129 SCIENCE, NATURE, AND TECHNOLOGY QUESTION 4

130 This geological process is defined as the movement of a tectonic plate under another tectonic plate; it can be responsible for earthquakes, the formation of mountain ranges, and volcanoes.

131 Subduction The opposite of subduction is divergent boundaries where plates are moving away from each other.

132 MATHEMATICS QUESTION 5

133 This term for a solid figure having flat faces and straight edges comes from the Greek for "many faces."

134 Polyhedron The root stems from Poly = many and Edron = face or base.

135 HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT QUESTION 6

136 Name the December 2007 European Union governance reform agreement that required unanimous ratification by all member states. Ratification almost failed because Irish voters initially rejected it only to later approve it in October 2009.

137 Treaty of Lisbon or Lisbon Treaty The treaty was originally known as the Reform Treaty.

138 CURRENT EVENTS QUESTION 7

139 Shuttered in late 2009, Gourmet magazine was the first U.S. magazine to be devoted to food and wine. The magazine was owned by this major magazine publishing company which also publishes Vanity Fair and Vogue.

140 Condé Nast Publications Gourmet magazine was first published in 1941.

141 SPORTS AND LEISURE QUESTION 8

142 In 1973, Billie Jean King defeated this tennis player in what was known as “The Battle of the Sexes.”

143 Bobby Riggs At the age 55, Riggs first beat Margaret Court in May 1973 before losing this match later the same year.

144 ENTERTAINMENT QUESTION 9

145 In 1977, John Travolta starred in the hit disco film, Saturday Night Fever. One of the songs from the film became the title of this 1983 sequel.

146 Staying Alive Saturday Night Fever helped to popularize disco around the world.

147 ART AND LITERATURE QUESTION 10

148 In Jewish mythology, this woman is known as Adam’s first wife. She left the Garden of Eden after refusing to be subservient to Adam.

149 Lilith or Lilit The earliest mention of Lilith appears in the Gilgamesh Epic.

150 CURRENT EVENTS QUESTION 11

151 A perfect game in baseball is where a pitcher lasts for nine innings and no player on the opposing team gets on base. This has only happened 20 times in Major League Baseball history. Name one of the two pitchers who achieved this remarkable feat in the current 2010 season.

152 Dallas Braden or Roy Halladay More people have orbited the moon (24) than pitched a perfect game.

153 DEAF HERITAGE AND CULTURE QUESTION 12

154 Identify the artist who created this De’VIA work entitled Deaf Identity Crayons: Then & Now

155 Ann Silver A self-taught artist, her work has been exhibited across the country and abroad, including Stockholm and Tokyo. Identify the artist who created this De’VIA work entitled Deaf Identity Crayons: Then & Now

156 SCIENCE, NATURE, AND TECHNOLOGY QUESTION 13

157 This person is one of only four people to have received more than one Nobel Prize, and the only person to receive both Nobel Prizes without any co-awardees. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954 then the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962 for his anti-nuclear activism.

158 Linus Pauling Marie Curie, John Bardeen, and Frederick Sanger have won the award two times with co-awardees.

159 ENTERTAINMENT QUESTION 14

160 This German filmmaker’s most well-known film was Triumph des Willens (in English, Triumph of the Will), a Nazi propaganda film. Her role in creating that movie, along with her personal friendships with Hitler and Goebbels, derailed her filmmaking career after World War II.

161 Leni Riefenstahl She only made eight films.

162 HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT QUESTION 15

163 This person is the only person in U.S. history to have been governor of two different states, Tennessee and Texas, as well as the only governor who had been a foreign head of state.

164 Sam Houston He was also President of the Republic of Texas.

165 SPORTS AND LEISURE QUESTION 16

166 Which team won the first NFL Championship game in 1933, edging the New York Giants 27-21? (Team name required)

167 Chicago Bears Houston Oilers won the first American Football League championship in 1960.

168 MATHEMATICS QUESTION 17

169 This ancient Greek mathematician, who was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I, is most well known for his insights into geometry and for his work, Elements.

170 Euclid Elements was used as a school textbook until the 20 th century.

171 GEOGRAPHY QUESTION 18

172 This city of almost 400,000 residents located on the Cook Strait is the southernmost national capital in the world.

173 Wellington Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.

174 CONGRATULATIONS!


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