2011
GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY
NATIONAL ACADEMIC BOWL
PRELIMINARY MATCH
SAMPLE
ROUND 1
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ACADEMIC BOWL
ROUND ONE
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LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
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Is the –ing phrase in the
following sentence used as a
noun, adjective, adverb, or
verb: I heard him practicing
his singing.
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Is the –ing phrase in the
following sentence used as a
noun, adjective, adverb, or
verb: I heard him practicing
his singing.
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adjective
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HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
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This is the place where George
Washington and 11,000 of his
troops spent a harsh winter in
1777-1778.
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This is the place where George
Washington and 11,000 of his
troops spent a harsh winter in
1777-1778.
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Valley Forge
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DEAF STUDIES
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Who is the deaf person
associated with the invention
of the football huddle?
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Who is the deaf person
associated with the invention
of the football huddle?
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Paul Hubbard
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GEOGRAPHY
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Name the world’s largest
desert.
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Name the world’s largest
desert.
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Sahara
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MATHEMATICS
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Differentiation:
f(x) = 2x²+x
f’(x) = _____
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Differentiation:
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f’(x) = _____
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GEOGRAPHY
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This is the largest country in
Africa by land area.
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This is the largest country in
Africa by land area.
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Republic of the Sudan
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7
THE ARTS
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This artist is known as the
abstract painter who
splattered his canvasses
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This artist is known as the
abstract painter who
splattered his canvasses
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Jackson Pollock
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LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
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In The Arabian Nights, which
poor man finds the treasure of
the thieves in a cave?
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In The Arabian Nights, which
poor man finds the treasure of
the thieves in a cave?
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Ali Baba
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HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
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Who were the two
Vice Presidents to serve under
Richard Nixon?
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Who were the two
Vice Presidents to serve under
Richard Nixon?
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Spiro Agnew and Gerald Ford
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POPULAR CULTURE,
LEISURE, AND SPORTS
84
This former Head Coach for North
Carolina State University is
remembered for running up and
down the court after winning the
1983 NCAA Basketball
Championship. In 1993 he
delivered an ESPY Awards speech
8 weeks before succumbing to
cancer.
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This former Head Coach for North
Carolina State University is
remembered for running up and
down the court after winning the
1983 NCAA Basketball
Championship. In 1993 he
delivered an ESPY Awards speech
8 weeks before succumbing to
cancer.
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Jimmy Valvano
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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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Give the term defined as “the
amount of heat required to
melt one gram of a
substance.”
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95
Give the term defined as “the
amount of heat required to
melt one gram of a
substance.”
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heat of fusion
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MATHEMATICS
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How many times does the
graph of the parabola
y = x² – 6x +11
intersect the x-axis?
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How many times does the
graph of the parabola
y = x² – 6x +11
intersect the x-axis?
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0 or zero
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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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What is a genus of rod-shaped
bacteria known as?
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113
What is a genus of rod-shaped
bacteria known as?
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bacillus
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MATHEMATICS
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Integration:
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∫f(x) dx=
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Integration:
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4x²+4x
accept
4x²+4x+c
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CURRENT EVENTS
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This Senator from
Massachusetts recently passed
away after serving more than
40 years.
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This Senator from
Massachusetts recently passed
away after serving more than
40 years.
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Ted Kennedy
or
Senator Edward Kennedy
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2010-2011
MATCH #3
ROUND 2
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QUESTION
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Find the 4 consecutive odd
numbers that sum to 120.
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27, 29, 31, 33
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A wind speed scale created in
1805 to register 0 to 12, then
expanded in 1946 to register
0 to 17.
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Beaufort scale
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If she ___________ about his
financial situation, she would
have helped him out.
A. knew
B. had been knowing
C. had known
D. have known
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C. or had known
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QUESTION
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In 5 centimeters, there are
how many millimeters?
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In February of this year, a
devastating earthquake hit
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This was the second major
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A. Uruguay
B. French Guinea
C. Argentina
D. Chile
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Republic of Chile
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Who was the youngest man to
become a U.S. President at the
age of 42?
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Theodore Roosevelt
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QUESTION
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At the age of 18, this NBA
player was selected in 2003
as the number one pick in the
NBA draft by the Cavaliers
and signed a $90 million shoe
contract with Nike before his
professional debut.
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LeBron James
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QUESTION
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This country includes a region
above the Arctic Circle known
as the “Land of the Midnight
Sun.”
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Norway
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QUESTION
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Which work offers this
warning, “Let the ruling class
tremble at a communist
revolution. The proletarians
have nothing to lose but their
chains”?
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The Communist Manifesto
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Who was an American artist
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the sea?
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Winslow Homer
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QUESTION
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Solve:
‫׀‬3-4‫׀‬
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In which work by Mark Twain
do two men known as the
Duke and the King pretend to
be royalty?
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The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn
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Factor:
x ² - 4x + 3 = 0
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(x - 3) (x - 1)
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The European country whose
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Switzerland
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Find the kinetic energy in
joules for a 10 kilogram
object moving at a rate of 3
meters per second.
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45 joules
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QUESTION
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The author of the novel
The Last of the Mohicans.
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James Fenimore Cooper
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END OF
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2010-2011
MATCH #3
FINAL ROUND
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CATEGORY:
GEOGRAPHY
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Identify the most populous
city in each state.
Example:
California
Los Angeles
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1. Maryland
Baltimore
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2. Kentucky
Louisville
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3. Louisiana
New Orleans
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4. Nebraska
Omaha
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5. Nevada
Las Vegas
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6. Washington
Seattle
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7. Illinois
Chicago
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8. North Carolina
Charlotte
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9. Montana
Billings
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10. New Hampshire
Manchester
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