COLLEGE BOWL 2010
RULES
Questions
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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.
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.
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.
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.
ROUND 1
Correct Answer = One Point
Incorrect Answer = 0
Challenge = +2 or -2
QUESTION 1
ART AND LITERATURE
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.
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.
Brave New World
The title is from a line in Shakespeare’s
play The Tempest.
QUESTION 2
SPORTS AND LEISURE
Name the National Hockey League
player who continues to hold the record
for the most career regular season
goals despite retiring in 1999.
Name the National Hockey League
player who continues to hold the record
for the most career regular season
goals despite retiring in 1999.
Wayne Gretzky
Gretzky scored 894 goals in
1,487 games.
QUESTION 3
DEAF HERITAGE AND
CULTURE
This man from Finland was elected
president of the World Federation of the
Deaf in 2003 and still holds
this position.
This man from Finland was elected
president of the World Federation of the
Deaf in 2003 and still holds
this position.
Markku Jokinen
From 1997-2003, he was Vice President
of the European Union of the Deaf.
QUESTION 4
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
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.
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.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand
World War I was supposed to be “The
War to End All Wars!”
QUESTION 5
CURRENT EVENTS
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.
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.
Taylor Swift
Beyoncé Knowles did win “Video of the
Year” later at the same awards show.
QUESTION 6
MATHEMATICS
What is the derivative of 24x2 + 3x?
What is the derivative of 24x2 + 3x?
48x + 3 or 3 + 48x
(2)24x2-1 + (1)3x1-1
48x + 3
QUESTION 7
SCIENCE, NATURE, AND
TECHNOLOGY
The common name for this 19th century
invention often credited to Alexander
Graham Bell came from the Greek
words for “afar” and “voice.”
The common name for this 19th century
invention often credited to Alexander
Graham Bell came from the Greek
words for “afar” and “voice.”
Telephone
The invention of the telephone has been claimed by
several people, but it is commonly attributed to Bell.
QUESTION 8
SPORTS AND LEISURE
What was the stage name adopted by
Dwayne Johnson when he was a
participant in World Wrestling
Federation, now known as World
Wrestling Entertainment?
What was the stage name adopted by
Dwayne Johnson when he was a
participant in World Wrestling
Federation, now known as World
Wrestling Entertainment?
The Rock or Rocky Maivia
Dwayne Johnson is a third generation
professional wrestler.
QUESTION 9
GEOGRAPHY
The Pennsylvania-Maryland border is
also known by this name, which was
both a literal and figurative boundary
between free and slave states.
The Pennsylvania-Maryland border is
also known by this name, which was
both a literal and figurative boundary
between free and slave states.
The Mason-Dixon Line
Mason and Dixon were the British
surveyors who established the border.
QUESTION 10
ENTERTAINMENT
Which popular comic franchise started
a “New Look” series in 2007 featuring
its Riverdale High School characters
drawn in an updated, less
cartoony style?
Which popular comic franchise started
a “New Look” series in 2007 featuring
its Riverdale High School characters
drawn in an updated, less
cartoony style?
Archie Comics
The current “New Look” series is “No Baseball for Betty”
being published in Betty and Veronica’s Double Digest.
QUESTION 11
GEOGRAPHY
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.
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.
Arctic Circle
The Arctic Circle is currently drifting northwards
at a speed of about 49 ft per year.
QUESTION 12
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
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.
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.
China
The Qing dynasty had been in power
since 1644.
QUESTION 13
DEAF HERITAGE AND
CULTURE
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?
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?
Bridgetta Bourne
(also accept Bourne-Firl or Firl)
The show now has 17,000+ fans on Facebook.
QUESTION 14
ART AND LITERATURE
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.
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.
The John Newbery Medal
John Newbery was an 18th century
English publisher of children’s books.
QUESTION 15
MATHEMATICS
Rewrite “ten more than seven times the
number x” as an algebraic expression.
Rewrite “ten more than seven times the
number x” as an algebraic expression.
10 + 7x or 7x + 10
QUESTION 16
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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.
Betty White
Drew Barrymore is the youngest-ever
host, she was 7 in 1982.
QUESTION 17
CURRENT EVENTS
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.
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.
Toyota Motor Corporation
QUESTION 18
SCIENCE, NATURE, AND
TECHNOLOGY
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.”
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.”
Jugular
It derives from the Latin word "jugulum"
meaning throat or collarbone and the
Latin word "jugum" meaning yoke.
END OF ROUND 1
ROUND 2
Correct Answer = Three Points
Incorrect Answer = 0
Challenge = +6 or -6
QUESTION 1
CURRENT EVENTS
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?
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?
David Souter
Elena Kagan has been nominated to
replace Justice John Paul Stevens.
QUESTION 2
SCIENCE, NATURE, AND
TECHNOLOGY
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.
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.
Ada Lovelace
There is a programming language
called Ada.
QUESTION 3
GEOGRAPHY
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.
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.
Alsace
The ownership of Alsace has changed
often since 800 AD.
QUESTION 4
SPORTS AND LEISURE
The men’s snowboard cross became
an Olympic sport for the first time at
Torino in 2006. Name the American
snowboarder who won the gold medal
in both 2006 and 2010.
The men’s snowboard cross became
an Olympic sport for the first time at
Torino in 2006. Name the American
snowboarder who won the gold medal
in both 2006 and 2010.
Seth Wescott
He has never won the gold medal at the
Winter X Games in the snowboard cross.
QUESTION 5
MATHEMATICS
How many 2-element subsets does a
4-element set such as {a, b, c, d} have?
How many 2-element subsets does a
4-element set such as {a, b, c, d} have?
6 or six
{a, b}, {a, c}, {a, d},
{b, c}, {b, d}, {c, d}
QUESTION 6
DEAF HERITAGE AND
CULTURE
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.
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.
Cheremes
Linguists now use "phonemes" for both
spoken and signed languages.
QUESTION 7
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
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?
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?
Libya
El Dorado Canyon was part of a series of clashes
between the United States and Libya during the 1980s.
QUESTION 8
ART AND LITERATURE
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.
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.
Sir John Falstaff
The original name for Sir John Falstaff
was Sir John Oldcastle.
QUESTION 9
MATHEMATICS
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?
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?
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
QUESTION 10
ENTERTAINMENT
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.”
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.”
Meryl Streep
Her only other win is Best Supporting
Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979.
QUESTION 11
SCIENCE, NATURE, AND
TECHNOLOGY
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.
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.
Manatees
All Sirenian species in the world are
considered endangered.
QUESTION 12
CURRENT EVENTS
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.
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.
Constellation Program or Cx or CxP
Ares is the series of rockets designed to
send crew and equipment into space.
QUESTION 13
GEOGRAPHY
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?
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?
Uluru
Containing cave paintings and water
holes, Uluru is a world heritage site.
QUESTION 14
SPORTS AND LEISURE
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.
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.
Mr. Boddy
Dr. Black is the victim in the United
Kingdom version of the game.
QUESTION 15
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
Write the acronym for Obama’s 2009
economic stimulus legislation. Its
expanded version can be seen on
highway signs all across the country.
Write the acronym for Obama’s 2009
economic stimulus legislation. Its
expanded version can be seen on
highway signs all across the country.
ARRA
American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009
QUESTION 16
ART AND LITERATURE
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.
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.
Gabriel Garcia Márquez
The characters appear in the book, One
Hundred Years of Solitude.
QUESTION 17
DEAF HERITAGE AND
CULTURE
Which country earned the most gold,
silver, bronze, and total overall medals
at the 2009 Deaflympics in Taipei?
Which country earned the most gold,
silver, bronze, and total overall medals
at the 2009 Deaflympics in Taipei?
Russia or The Russian Federation
United States finished 7th in the total
overall medal count.
QUESTION 18
ENTERTAINMENT
This Italian term for “first lady” is used
to represent the principal female singer
of an opera company.
This Italian term for “first lady” is used
to represent the principal female singer
of an opera company.
Prima Donna
The corresponding term for the male
lead is "primo uomo."
END OF ROUND 2
ROUND 3
Correct Answer = Five Points
Incorrect Answer = 0
Challenge = +10 or -10
QUESTION 1
GEOGRAPHY
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.
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.
Columbia River
By volume, the Columbia is the fourthlargest river in the U.S.
QUESTION 2
ART AND LITERATURE
In 2005, 90-yearold Edith Shain
reenacted a
famous kiss,
claiming she's the
nurse in that 1945
V-J Day picture by
this photographer.
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.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Edith Shain passed away on June 20, 2010.
QUESTION 3
DEAF HERITAGE AND
CULTURE
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.”
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.”
Amy Rowley
The case was known as Board of Education of the
Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Amy Rowley.
QUESTION 4
SCIENCE, NATURE, AND
TECHNOLOGY
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.
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.
Subduction
The opposite of subduction is divergent boundaries
where plates are moving away from each other.
QUESTION 5
MATHEMATICS
This term for a solid figure having flat
faces and straight edges comes from
the Greek for "many faces."
This term for a solid figure having flat
faces and straight edges comes from
the Greek for "many faces."
Polyhedron
The root stems from Poly = many and
Edron = face or base.
QUESTION 6
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
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.
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.
Treaty of Lisbon or Lisbon Treaty
The treaty was originally known as the
Reform Treaty.
QUESTION 7
CURRENT EVENTS
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.
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.
Condé Nast Publications
Gourmet magazine was first published
in 1941.
QUESTION 8
SPORTS AND LEISURE
In 1973, Billie Jean King defeated this
tennis player in what was known as
“The Battle of the Sexes.”
In 1973, Billie Jean King defeated this
tennis player in what was known as
“The Battle of the Sexes.”
Bobby Riggs
At the age 55, Riggs first beat Margaret
Court in May 1973 before losing this
match later the same year.
QUESTION 9
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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.
Staying Alive
Saturday Night Fever helped to
popularize disco around the world.
QUESTION 10
ART AND LITERATURE
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.
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.
Lilith or Lilit
The earliest mention of Lilith appears
in the Gilgamesh Epic.
QUESTION 11
CURRENT EVENTS
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.
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.
Dallas Braden or Roy Halladay
More people have orbited the moon
(24) than pitched a perfect game.
QUESTION 12
DEAF HERITAGE AND
CULTURE
Identify the artist
who created this
De’VIA work
entitled Deaf
Identity Crayons:
Then & Now
Identify the artist who
created this De’VIA work
entitled Deaf Identity
Crayons: Then & Now
Ann Silver
A self-taught artist, her work has been exhibited across
the country and abroad, including Stockholm and
Tokyo.
QUESTION 13
SCIENCE, NATURE, AND
TECHNOLOGY
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.
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.
Linus Pauling
Marie Curie, John Bardeen, and Frederick Sanger
have won the award two times with co-awardees.
QUESTION 14
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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.
Leni Riefenstahl
She only made eight films.
QUESTION 15
HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
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.
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.
Sam Houston
He was also President of the Republic
of Texas.
QUESTION 16
SPORTS AND LEISURE
Which team won the first NFL
Championship game in 1933, edging
the New York Giants 27-21?
(Team name required)
Which team won the first NFL
Championship game in 1933, edging
the New York Giants 27-21?
(Team name required)
Chicago Bears
Houston Oilers won the first American
Football League championship in 1960.
QUESTION 17
MATHEMATICS
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.
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.
Euclid
Elements was used as a school
textbook until the 20th century.
QUESTION 18
GEOGRAPHY
This city of almost 400,000 residents
located on the Cook Strait is the
southernmost national capital in the
world.
This city of almost 400,000 residents
located on the Cook Strait is the
southernmost national capital in the
world.
Wellington
Wellington is the capital of
New Zealand.
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