Round 15: related tossup/bonus

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The Inaugural National Scholastics Championship

Case Western Reserve University
In this round, there are 10 tossups. A correct answer = 10 points + first chance at a 20 point bonus related to the tossup. Opponents can earn bonus points missed by the first team. Boni are not read if a tossup is not answered correctly.

1. He says, “Men who are not free always idealize their bondage”. This character dies in a Moscow Street and his child is born by the wife of Strel-ni-kov. For 10 points, name this lover of Lara and title character of a Boris Pasternak novel.

ANSWER: Dr. Yuri Andreievich Zhivago

<BONUS. Identify these things that begin with the letter Z, for 10 points each.

    1. Also known as the Si-ca-rii, these fanatical nationalists played a leading role in a revolt against Rome from 66 to 70 AD.

ANSWER: zealots

    1. In 588 BC, he converted a king named Vish-tas-pa and remained at his court. Name this founder of what is known as Parsi-ism in India.

ANSWER: Zoroaster or Zarathustra

2. This organization’s ship, the St. Roch, was the first vessel to traverse the Northwest Passage from west to east. Founded in 1873, it originally had 300 men and was based at Fort McLeod. For 10 points, name this group whose headquarters moved from Regina to Ottawa in 1920, the federal police force of Canada.

ANSWER: Mounties or Royal Canadian Mounted Police [until 1920, North West Mounted Police]

<BONUS. Identify these other government agencies concerned with security, 10 points each.

    1. Directed by Usser Harel from its founding in 1951 until 1963, this agency has been known to commit kidnappings and assassinations, as well as the raid on Entebbe.

ANSWER: Mossad Merkazi Le-Modiin U-Letafkadim Meyuhadim

    1. Originally the Security Service, this UK intelligence agency takes care of internal security and domestic counterintelligence, but has no powers of arrest.

ANSWER: MI-5 [Not MI-6]

3. The Macedonian v. the United States, the Shannon v. the Chesapeake, and, in separate skirmishes, the Java and the Gue-rri-ère v. the Constitution. For 10 points, these were notable ship-to-ship duels in what war that featured the Battle of Lake Erie and the Battle of New Orleans?

ANSWER: War of 1812

<BONUS. Identify these famous ships, for 10 points each.

    1. Commanded by Robert Fitzroy, this ship left Devonport, England on December 27, 1831, and circumnavigated the globe, with stops including the Cape Verde and Galapagos Islands.


  1. 3.2. Leaving Holland on April 6, 1609, this ship sailed into the Hudson River while seeking the Northwest Passage.

ANSWER: Half Moon

4. He broke Billy McGill’s 35-year-old team scoring record in a game versus Tulsa. When he turned pro, he had to wait for a Celtics grievance regarding Dino Radja’s physical before he could leave Philadelphia. For 10 points, name this player traded to the New Jersey Nets, a former 76er and Ute.

ANSWER: Keith Van Horn

<BONUS. From Van Horn to other horns, 10 points each.

    1. Cape Horn is located on Hornos Island in this archipelago.

ANSWER: Tierra del Fuego [prompt on “Land of Fire”]

    1. First isolated from animal horn in 1895, this nonessential amino acid in mammals plays a part in the synthesis of urea.

ANSWER: arginine [prompt on “arg”]

5. A silver replica of the George Cross, which is representative of bravery for being the most bombed place during World War II, stands out against a red and white field on this nation’s flag. For 10 points, name this European republic south of Sicily, origin of a famous statue.


<BONUS. 10 points each, identify these small European countries given a description of the flag.

    1. Blue, yellow, and red vertical stripes.

ANSWER: Andorra

    1. Red horizontal stripe on top, white horizontal stripe on bottom.

  1. ANSWER: Monaco [do not accept Poland, which is white on top]

6. Made of se-tim wood overlaid on both sides with the purest gold, this exception to a law forbidding the making of graven images measured 22 by 12 by 12 cubits. For 10 points, identify this chest containing the Divine Glory covered with a cloud.

ANSWER: the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord or aron

<BONUS. Answer these questions about arcs, for 10 points each.

    1. What is the domain of the inverse trigonometric function Arcsin x [ark-sine of x]?

ANSWER: -1 to 1 or -1 # x # 1 [accept equivalents]

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