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QBFOD 2010

ACE Camp Fact of the Day

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With Aphrodite, fathered Aeneas Anchises
First Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
Opera that tells the story of the 3 Magi Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors"
First Stuart monarch of England. He wrote "The True Law of Free Monarchs" James I of England/James VI of Scotland
Author who served as ambassador to Spain, inspiring his "The Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada" and "The Alhambra" Washington Irving
British philosopher who coined the term "Naturalistic Fallacy" in his book "Principia Ethica" G.E. Moore
Landscape architect who designed New York's Central Park Frederick Law Olmstead
Virgini Gautreau is the subject of this painting John Singer Sargent's "Portrait of Madame X"
This work's first section, "The Present Dilemma in Philosophy", discusses the "tender- and tough-minded" William James' "Pragmatism"
Wrote "Diary of a Superfluous Man" and "A Sportsman's Sketches" Turgenev
Novel about Arkandy Kirsanov and the nihilist Bazarov Turgenev's "Fathers and Sons"
Became president of Georgia in 2004 after helping to topple Eduard Shevardnadze in the Rose Revolution Mikhail Saakashvili
Theo van Doesburg and Piet Mondrian were members of this 20th century Dutch art movement De Stijl/neoplasticism
Italian composer best known for "Pines of Rome", "Fountains of Rome", and "Roman Festival" Ottorino Respighi
Title character of Moliere's "The Misanthrope" Alceste
This conflict began with the Siege of Zara 4th Crusade
The Siege of Zara was led by what two people Baldwin and Boniface
This Venetian Doge supplied ships for the Siege of Zara Enrico Dandolo
For causing Baldur's death, this Norse god is boud while venom drips on him Loki
In 1944, this communist overthrew King Zog I to take control of Albania's government Enver Hoxha
This German geologist coined the term Pangea and was the first to advance the theory of continental drift Alfred Wegener
This Ghana lake is the world's largest man-made lake Lake Volta
This dam created Lake Volta by damming the Volta River Akosombo Dam
When this figure stol mjollnir, he demanded Freya's hand in marriage as ransom. Thor dressed up as Freya and killed him to retrieve it. Thrym
This was Lyndon B. Johnson's domestic policy program The Great Society
The Great Society, LBJ's domestic policy program was introduced in this speech Ann Arbor Speech
The final battle of this war was fought at the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin Black Hawk War
The Black Hawk War was fought by US forces against these two Indian tribes Sauk and Fox
This rule states: "In an alkene reaction, hydrogen adds to carbons with more hydrogens" Markovnikov's Rule
In 1843, he wrote "On the Jewish Question" Karl Marx
The campus of MIT features two buildings by what architect Eero Saarinen
Name the two buildings at MIT's campus that were designed by Eero Saarinen Kresge Auditorium and MIT Chapel
Justinian's general Belisarius
Greek professor Adolphus Cusins is engaged to the title character and Andrew Undershaft is married to Lady Britomart in this play George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara
"The Cross of the World", "The Voyage of Life", "The Course of Empire", and "The Oxbow" are by this Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole
This first sophist is best known for saying that "man is the measure of all things" Protagoras
This work introduced the concept of the categorical imperative Immanuel Kant's "Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals"
In 1397, this leader united Norway, Sweden, and Denmark into the Kalmar Union Margaret I
In 1397, Margaret I united Norway, Sweden, and Denmark into this union Kalmar Union
This Cuban poet was the founder of the Latin American literary movement "Modernismo" Jose Marti
Carlo Perrier and Emilio Segre discovered this element Technetium
Wrote "Thanatopsis" and "To a Waterfowl" William Cullen Bryant
He attacked Thomas Jefferson with the satirical "The Embargo" William Cullen Bryant
This author of "Spiritual Exercises" founded the Jesuit Order St. Ignatius of Loyola
Julian rides an integrated city bus with his mother to her weight-loss meeting at the YMCA in this short story Flannery O'Connor's "Everything that Rises Must Converge"
Defeated Ibrahim Lodi at the Battle of Panipat in 1526, founding the Mughal Empire Babur
National epic of Argentina; In Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow", the characters create a film version Jose Hernandez's "Martin Fierro"
Defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field Henry VII
One half spring constant times displacement squared starting energy
Was convicted for his role in the 1968 My Lai Massacre Lt. William Calley
Cells in phylum Porifera that create water flow through the sponge for feeding and respiration choanocytes
Son of Amram and Jochebed, married Zipporah, the daughter of Jethro. He died on Mt. Nebo Moses
South African doctor who performed the first successful transplant of a human heart Christian Barnard
Defeated Admiral Rozhdestvenski to win the decisive 1905 sea battle of the Russo-Japanese War, Tsushima Straits Togo
The lower left of this painting portrays its painter's future wife, Aline Charigot, playing with a dog Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party"
James Buchanan and John Mason wrote this 1854 work which demanded that the US take Cuba by force Ostend Manifesto
In this work, Mario works at a radio station that plays soap operas written by Pedro Camacho Vargas-Llosa's "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter"
Joseph K. "without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning" in this novel Franz Kafka's "The Trial"
In this novel, Christian woman Ligia and the Roman Marcus Vinicius fall in love during the reign of Nero Henryk Sienkiewicz's "Quo Vadis"
Period of the Mesozoic Era between the Triassic and Cretaceous Periods; its name comes from a mountain range on the French-Swiss border Jurassic Period
Popeye is a character in this William Faulkner work "Sanctuary"
Written by Carl von Clausewitz, a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars "On War"
Details the murder of the Clutter family of Kansas Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood"
Squirrel who runs up and down the World Tree Yggdrasil in Norse mythology Ratatosk
Alliance of Baltic trading states that was centered in Lubeck, Germany Hanseatic League
John Shade writes a poem that shares its name with this novel he appears in Vladimir Nabokov's "Pale Fire"
His vote acquitted Andrew Johnson after his impeachment for firing Edwin Stanton and violating the Tenure of Office Act Edmond Ross
Studied the Tobriand Islands and wrote "Argonauts of the Western Pacific" and "Magic, Science, and Religion" Bronislaw Malinowski
Law that states that the voltage of a circuit is equal to the product of its current and impedance Ohm's Law
He wrote "To Cole, the Painter, Departing for Europe" about the Hudson River School artist William Cullen Bryant
With Thetis, fathered Achilles; was the King of Aegina and accidentally killed his mother in law, Eurytion Peleus
The monastery of Spanish King Phillip II; was designed by Juan de Herrera El Escorial
This work is set in Red Oak; the title character gets his nickname from John Oakhurst after surviving the birth that kills his mom, Cherokee Sal Bret Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp"
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