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7) We would be remiss if we didn't test your knowledge of Confederate generals from the War Between the States. 30-20-10, given clues, identify the general.

       30 pts.: In his first taste of battle, his cavalry scattered a much larger Union force at Bowling Green, Kentucky. He had paid to outfit the unit himself and therefore broke out of besieged Fort Donelson with them just before his commanding officer surrendered the fort.

       20 pts.: In 1864, he led the force which captured Fort Pillow in western Tennessee. While it is true that his troops gave no quarter to the captured garrison and committed some atrocities, he was not directly responsible for them. Nonetheless, his actions, particularly the fact that his troops killed many black defenders in cold blood after the surrender, did not help his reputation as a broker of race relations.

       10.: Nor did his actions after the War. FTP, name the man who founded the Ku Klux Klan and reminded Mrs. Gump that "sometimes we all do things that just aren't that smart."

       (ANS: Nathan Bedford Forrest)

8) Given a brief description, name the following characters from Mozart's Don Giovanni for ten points each.

       A) A peasant girl, betrothed to Masetto, she is seduced (albeit without much effort) by Don Giovanni.    (ANS: Zerlina)

       B) He is Donna Anna's father and has two key appearances in the opera. In Act I, scene I, he is killed by Don Giovanni. His second appearance comes in Act II, scene XVI; in the form of a statue, he asks Don Giovanni to repent his sins, and at his refusal drags him off to Hell.               

(ANS: Il Commendatore)

       C) He is Don Giovanni's manservant, and his voice part is a bass one. He serves as a not very confident sidekick to the don, and avoids damnation.  

(ANS: Leporello)

9)Identify the element from the clues provided on a 10-5 basis.

       1a) A friend of one of my friends once reasoned that if helium makes your voice high, a heavy noble gas might make it lower. So on a dare he inhaled a great deal of this gas, more commonly used to fill lamps which produce high-intensity bursts of bluish-white light. And his voice did get lower. Unfortunately, he neglected to realize that because the gas was heavier than air, he couldn't expel all of it from his lungs. He lost consciousness and was revived by being held upside down by his friends, thus allowing the gas to escape.

1b) The heaviest non-radioactive noble gas, its atomic number is 54

(ANS: Xenon)

       2a) Discovered by Arfedwedson in 1817 in the mineral petalite, when this element reacts with butyl bromide, it produces a compound used in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.

2b) The lighest metallic Group I element, its  name comes from the Greek for "stone."   

(ANS: Lithium)

       3a) It resembles platinum, and may be found to the right of molybdenum, below manganese, and above rhenium in the periodic table. Its most stable isotope has mass number 99.  

3b) This transition metal with atomic number 43 was the first synthetic element to be prepared, having been made by Perrier and Segrè in 1937 by deuteron bombardment of molybdenum.

(ANS: Technetium)

10) Answer the following questions about Zoroastrianism FTPE:

       A) Name the "Wise Lord," Zoroastrianism's principle of ultimate good

(ANS: Ahura Mazda OR Ormuzd)

       B) Name of his opposite number, the principle of evil and darkness?

(ANS: Ahriman)

       C) What is the name of the primary (i.e., first to be composed) scripture of Zoroastrianism?      

(ANS: The Zend Avesta)

11.Given a brief quote from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, say which section it comes from. FTPE:

       A) Whan that April with his shoures soote

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