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1

What kind of colloids are dispersions of gases in liquids or solids?

foams

2

This is a partial synopsis of what play? The exiled duke Prospero releases the recalcitrant Ariel from a pine tree prison, and engages his services in cultivating romance for his daughter, Miranda, and in regaining his dukedom.

The Tempest

3

Isopropanol, ethanol, and methanol are members of what group of chemical compounds?

alcohols

4

Who, according to Longfellow, uttered these words? John Alden! You have betrayed me! You who have fed at my board and drunk at my cup, to whose keeping I have intrusted my honor. Let there be nothing between us save war and implacable hatred!

Miles Standitch

5

What term indicates the bleaching of plant leaves due to light deprivation?

etiolation

6

What can bacteria do without according to this passage? When in the resting spore stage, bacteria can tolerate extreme desiccation for long periods of time.

water

7

These plains are adjacent to what continent? Bellingshausen Abyssal Plain Enderby Abyssal Plain Weddell Abyssal Plain Wilkes Abyssal Plain

Antartica

8

As British forces were torching Washington and everyone was fleeing, she stayed behind to save state papers and presidential portraits. When she finally left, the British were so close that they ate the hot meal she had made for herself. Who was she?

Dolley Madison

9

Because it moved the presidential and vice presidential inauguration dates from March 4 to January 20, what amendment to the U.S. Constitution is also known as the Lame Duck Amendment?

20th Amendment

10

What play by Neil Simon could have been, but was not, given this title? Perambulating without shoes or socks in a green tract of public, urban land.

Barefoot in the Park

11

The Babylonian planet Ishtar was named after the goddess of love. What was the Roman name for this planet?

Venus

12

Particularly as practiced at the beginning of the 19th century, the policy and act of seizing people for public service was called ...

impressment

13

What distant moon in the solar system is about half as large as the planet it orbits?

Charon

14

What Dutch sailor is credited with discovering what was known then as Van Diemen's Land?

Abel Tasman

15

In some instances, what life form is even smaller than large protein molecules?

viruses

16

Most freighters operate on a fixed schedule but some travel to wherever cargo is available and to wherever it is to be shipped. These are called ...

tramps

17

In the play, "Mr. Roberts," who replaced Mr. Roberts when the transfer finally came through?

Ensign Pulver

18

This siege lasted from September 1941 to January 1944. Name the Russian city that withstood this onslaught.

Leningrad

19

What scientist wrote these works? Die Traumdeutung Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie Totem und Tabu

Sigmund Freud

20

The country of Denmark and the Jutland Peninsula separate what two major seas?

North Sea or Baltic Sea

21

The Battle of Cold Harbor in 1864 was part of General Grant's campaign to capture what city serving as the Confederate capital?

Richmond

22

The developmental process by which a relatively unspecialized tissue undergoes a progressive and usually irreversible change to a more specialized tissue is called ...

USA and Canada

23

What is the title of the second most important religious leader after the Dalai Lama in Tibetan Buddhism?

Panchen Lama

24

Amygdalin is a substance in apricot pits and almond seeds used in laetrile, a substance with no verified nutritive or therapeutic value. Amygdalin contains what poisonous

cyanide

25

In modulo 12, what is the sum of 15 and 3?

6

26

What Soviet leader formed an alliance with Cuba after Fidel Castro's successful revolution in 1959?

Nikita Khrushchev

27

What is a two-word name for the Moluccas?

Spice Islands

28

Who incorrectly made this prediction? The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

Abraham Lincoln

29

The product of the angular velocity of a body and its moment of inertia about an axis of rotation is called angular ...

momentum

30

Death Valley national monument is situated in what two states?

California and Nevada

31

When a river flows directly into a shallow sea, sediments may form a large triangular deposit called a ...

delta
example is Mississippi and Gulf of Mexico

32

Astigmatism, strabismus, conjunctivitis, ophthalmia, and presbyopia are disorders affecting what organ?

eye

33

It could hold more than 50,000 people and was one of the largest buildings in the Roman Empire. Name this gigantic sports stadium in ancient Rome.

Colosseum

34

What are the last two abstract nouns in the Pledge of Allegiance?

liberty and justice

35

What, according to Lewis Carroll in "Jabberwocky," were "all mimsey?"

the borogroves

36

It lies east of Cuba and west of Puerto Rico and is the second largest island in the West Indies. Name it.

Hispaniola Island

37

This is about what group of New World colonists? They moved the sick to the Common House for the winter. By spring, half of their party had died, including Governor Carver. William Bradford was elected the new governor.

Pilgrims

38

One lap around the Broken Bow High School track is 440 yards. How many times would you have to run around this track to cover 2 miles?

8

39

What is the five-syllable name for the type of power produced when falling water turns turbines connected to electric generators?

hydroelectric

40

This passage is about a former leader of what country? On November 9th, the Kaiser abdicated and escaped to Holland.

Germany

41

This passage is about what president? After completing the three and a half years that remained of McKinley's term, he was elected president in his own right in 1904

Theodore Roosevelt

42

Meteorologist Mamie Melrose just announced that she expects to see a stratus cloud close to the ground on Tuesday. What is she predicting?

fog

43

What is the three-letter abbreviation for the one agency of the U.S. government that acts as a watchdog for environmental matters?

EPA

44

According to Thomas Edison, what is it that is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration?

genius

45

Cirrhosis, a disease provoked by alcoholism, affects what organ?

liver

46

What country most vehemently disputes Beijing's contention that the only China is the People's Republic of China?

Taiwan

47

At 4 miles per hour, it takes exactly one hour for Abe to walk to school in a blinding blizzard. How many minutes would it take for him if he were to walk at 5 miles per hour?

48 minutes

48

Chemical compounds with two oxygen atoms per molecule are known as ...

dioxides

49

The Green River, the Dolores River, and the San Juan River flow into the Colorado River. Therefore, what four-syllable term describes these rivers?

tributaries

50

Tribunes, praetors, and consuls were officials in the government of what ancient republic?

Rome

51

If it is 11 AM at the prime meridian, what time is it at 30 degrees west longitude?

9 AM
going west from prime meridian (GMT) it is one hour later for each 15 degrees of longitude

52

The flag of what Asian nation includes a red circle on a white background?

Japan

53

This passage is about what country? In 1789, the National Assembly abolished feudalism and drew up a "Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen," proclaiming that "Men are born and remain free and equal in rights."

France

54

Coal, oil, and natural gas all contain what flammable gaseous element that is more than 14 times lighter than air, colorless, and tasteless?

hydrogen

55

What is the color of anthracite?

black

56

This large seabird spends most of its time in the air over the oceans. It may have a wingspan of over 11 feet, the largest of any bird. Most live south of the equator. Sailors believe that killing one brings bad luck. Name it.

albatross
notable poem about bad luck from killing an albatross is the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge 'water water everywhere but not a drop to drink'

57

What was the nickname of the man who led a successful guerrilla war in the Carolinas against British troops under General Cornwallis during the American Revolution?

Swamp Fox
real name Francis Marion

58

What piece of American literature was described as a seven-hankie book based on actual events about two dogs and a cat who share a marvelous journey?

The Incredible Journey
by Sheila Burnford
movie in 1963 then Homeward Bound, the Incredible Journey by Disney in 1993