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2016 A-Team Practice

60+ Quizbowl practice questions

QuestionAnswer
This character threatens to shoot Tootles with an arrow and teaches John, Michael and Wendy how to fly. Name him. Peter Pan
The wing of a butterfly and the wing of a bird, share the same purpose, but have different evolutionary orgins. What type of structures are these? analogous
A perfume sold in a rectangular glass bottle is known as this designer's Number 5. Name this French desginer nicknamed CoCo. Chanel
In 1969 a vice squad entered a Christopher Street bar and arrested those not wearing "gender appropriate" clothing. Name these riots considered the start of the gay rights movement. Stonewall riots/uprising
What term refers to a fluids resistance to flow? viscosity
An atom or molecule that has lost or gained electrons is called what? an ion
The alternative forms of a gene at the same locus on homologous chromosomes are called what? alleles
The term "bardolatry" indicates excessive admiration and veneration for what playwright and poet William Shakespeare
What are rings of muscle which close body openings such as the lips called? spihncters
Name the author who wrote about Robert Lebrun's affair with Edna Pontellier in The Awakening. Kate Chopin (or Katherine O'Flahery)
This president reprimanded his secretary of war, William Belknap, for opposing construction of the Eads Bridge. Name this president who succeeded Andrew Johnson. Ulysees S. Grant
In this novel, a joker writes the word "blood" in wine on a wall. Name this novel where Sidney Carton sacrifices his life at the guillotine, by Charles Dickens. A Tale of two cities
What type of curve is created by a line that encircles a cylinder at a constant rate? helix
Leon Festinger proposed what state of psychic distress arising from simultaneously holding two contradictory beliefs? cognitive dissonance
What Russian physiologist conducted experiments on dogs that showed how a predictable response can comes automatically from a stimulus? Pavlov
Baton Rouge and what other US state capitol rest on the Mississippi River? St. Paul
The octet rule in chemistry says that this is the stable number of valence electrons to reach a noble gas electron configuration. 8
What process in all living things releases carbon dioxide as a waste product? respiration
In biology, what is the term used to describe the appearance of an individual without regard to its heriditary makeup? phenotype
The Einherjar were heroes chosen by what god to fight the Tittans at the end of the world? Odin
What genetic term describes the situation when part of a chromosome is broken off and lost? chromosomal deletion
This cell organelle has 2 types: rough and smooth Name it. Endoplasmic Reticulum (E.R.)
The control of the human body's water content is called what? osmoregulation
About 2 quarts of what juice with a pH of 1.5 to 2.5 is secreted by the glands in the lining of the stomach each day? gastric
What molecule is the energy source for virtually all of the work done by the cell? ATP
The islets of Langerhans secrete what hormone? insulin
The 2 types of extradition include interstate and inter-what? international
Name the John Steinbeck novel bases on the biblical story of Cain and Abel. East of Eden
The immune system normally discriminates between antigens labeled self and -------- non-self
Ions of magnesium have a 2+ charge which means what? it loses 2 (valence) electrons
What characteristic of a wave radically increases as a tsunami approaches the shore? amplitude or height
Name the gas law in chemistry that states the volume of a gas tends to increase as the temeperature increases if the pressure remains constant. Charles or Gay-Lussac
Name the carrier of DNA's genetic message outside of the cell's nucleus. mRNA (messenger RNA)
Who is credited with creating the first periodic table (Gregor) Mendeleev
Cholesterol, testosterone and estrogen are all examples of what steroids
The eyeballs in vertebrates is bounded anteriorly by what convex, transparent object? cornea
DNA present in a structural gene that does not seem to have a specific coding function and is eventually removed during RNA splicing is known as what? introns
Name the form of chemical bonding in molecules in which electrons are shared? covalent
The Homestead Steel Strike of 1892 took place in what US state? Pennsylvania
Halide anions are formed from what group on the periodic table? Halogens or Group 7A or Group 17
The biological process of going from RNA to protein is called what? translation
The 2nd Constitutional amendment grants US citizens the right to what? bear arms
What biological term describes the loss of water vapor by plants? transpiration
The 4th Constitutional amendment protects US citizens from what? unreasonable search and seizure (of your home and property)
A clogging of the bile duct interferes with the digestion of what category of food? Fats or Lipids
Before a vaccine was created in 1796, what disease was so prevalent in China that newborns were not named until after they had survived it? smallpox
Give the chemical name for the compound formed when pure iron and pure sulfur are mixed together and heated Iron Sulfide or Iron II Sulfide or Ferrous Sulfide
The 10th Constitutional amendment states that powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved for whom? states
Name this set of rights: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Miranda rights
Topographic maps depict all water features in blue and relief in contours of brown. What color is used to represent works of man? black
Toxins that attack the nervous system are known as what? neuortoxins
Name the main European social and economic system during the eleventh century. feudalism
A relationship between 2 variables, described as when the value of 1 increases , the value of the other decreases and vice versa inverse(ly) proportional
Newton's 2nd law of motion states that forces equals what? mass times acceleration
An outdoor playing area for sports like soccer are known by what "baseball" term in Great Britain and Australia? a pitch
Freedom of religion is guaranteed by which US Constitutional amendment? 1st
Which US Constitutional amendment abolished slavery? 13th
The cell theory says that all cells come from where? other cells (or preexisting cells)
The 26th US Constitutional amendment lowered the voting age from what age down to 18? 21
The 27th US Constitutional amendment banned members of Congress from doing what right before the next electron? raising their salaries
An NGO is a non-profit group organized outside of institutionalized political structures to pursue certain social objectives. What does NGO stand for? Non-Government Organization
The 25th US Constitutional amendment created what? line of succession (for the presidency)
The process of advancing one's career by earning promotions is climbing the corporate what? ladder
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