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Quiz Bowl HS

Round 1 BCHS

QuestionAnswer
What period of the Paleozoic era was named after Devonshire, England? Devonian Period
An account of a 500-point marlin caught off Bimini was said to have inspired Ernest Hemingway to begin what novel? The Old Man and the Sea
A 2014 study reported that the waters of the Arctic ocean are saturated with what flammable greenhouse gas that traps about 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide? methane
These were early mining towns in what future U.S. state? Hangtown, Weaverville, Shasta, Yreka
These are territories of what country? Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, Johnston Atoll, Wake Island. United States
Aucko made a profit equal to 25% of its sales. If Aucko generated $4 million in sales and the profit is distributed equally among the four owners of the company, how much did each owner get? $250,000
Name the acoustic phenomenon that results from the repetition of sound waves by their reflection from a surface. echo
Factor 6q - 2pq 2q(3-p)
Name the sequence of items to be addressed in a meeting based on the organization's order of business. agenda
Some of the world's most noted historical roads include the Persian Royal Road from Turkey to Iran, the Via Augusta in Spain, the Nakasendo in Japan, and what famous "Way" in ancient Rome? Appian Way
What are the two intensifiers in this line from Poe's "The Black Cat"? "Nervous, very dreadfully nervous, I had been and am, but why will you say that I am mad?" very, dreadfully
These seas are generally understood to be part of what ocean? Barents Sea, Beaufort Sea, Chukchi Sea, East Siberian Sea, Greenland Sea, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, White Sea. Arctic Ocean
With a name like that of the only mortal Gorgon, what is the term for the sexual stage of hydrozoans? medusa
The United States annexed the Republic of California at the end of what war? The Mexican-American War
During the Middle ages, these jobs all related to what imposing structures? carters, castellans, minstrels, porters, watchmen, ladies-in-waiting, chambermaids castles
What point of view is illustrated in these lines? In my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. first person
What famous tomb is said to be the "jewel of Muslim art" in India? Taj Mahal
What state east of the Mississippi has the lowest population density? Maine
These works all fit into what general category of novels? The Other Boleyn Girl, The Book Thief, The Name of the Rose, The Three Musketeers, The grapes of Wrath, The Scarlet Letter historical novel (historical fiction)
This is a description of what U.S. President? He was a cowboy, a swimmer, an asthmatic. He had a dazzling smile, with teeth like pieces of Chiclets gum. A 50-page wad of speech notes in his pocket once saved him from an assassin's bullet. Theodore Roosevelt
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