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  1. Knowledge Bowl 2009

  2. Which American novel has a character who takes a raft ride down the Mississippi River with his friend? • A. Huckleberry Finn • B. Tom Sawyer • C. Life on the Mississippi • D. Huck and Tom

  3. Compared to the human pelvis, the chimpanzee pelvis is • A. narrower and longer • B. broader and shorter • C. composed of 4 bones, not 3 • D. more weight-bearing

  4. Status can be conveyed nonverbally through • A. chronemics • B. touch • C. posture • D. all of the above

  5. Which electromagnetic waves travel at the fastest speed? • A. Gamma • B. Radio • C. UV • D. They travel at the same speed.

  6. Which Harvard University professor developed the theory of multiple intelligences? • A. John Dewey • B. Benjamin Bloom • C. Howard Gardner • D. Abraham Maslov

  7. This famous composer was buried in an unmarked grave in 1791 in Vienna? • A. Strauss • B. Mozart • C. Chopin • D. Bach

  8. In which geologic epoch were there more monkey species than in any other? • A. Pliocene • B. Miocene • C. Oligocene • D. Eocene

  9. What are the units for a Newton? • A. kg m / s2 • B. kg / ms2 • C. kg m2 / s2 • D. kg m2 / s

  10. Paper was invented in this country: • A. Thailand • B. Japan • C. China • D. England

  11. (7 – 2i)2 equals • A. 49 – 4i2 • B. 45 – 28i • C. 49 + 4i2 • D. 49 – 14i +4i2

  12. This artist is renowned for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel from 1508-1512. • A. Leonardo da Vinci • B. Michelangelo • C. Raphael • D. Donatello

  13. This engineering field deals with the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and management of physical infrastructure networks. • A. electrical • B. civil • C. mechanical • D. textile

  14. Which space shuttle was lost in 1986? • A. Columbia • B. Challenger • C. Discovery • D. Atlantis

  15. Name the American novel, which has a main character whom after a great struggle hauls in the remains of a large fish off the coast of Cuba? • A. Moby Dick • B. Ishmael • C. Rumble Fish • D. The Old Man and the Sea

  16. The “ownership” of a problem almost always belongs to • A. the person who brings it up • B. the person to whom the complaint is directed • C. the person with the lowest amount of self disclosure • D. the person with the greatest amount of passive-aggressive behavior

  17. Which is NOT one of Saturn’s moons? • A. Titan • B. Dione • C. Rhea • D. Charon

  18. Who was the captain of the USS Enterprise in the first pilot episode of Star Trek? • A. Kirk • B. Pike • C. Riker • D. Picard

  19. Which of the following artists is not considered an impressionist? • A. Monet • B. Renoir • C. Manet • D. Van Gogh

  20. This green carbonate mineral (copper(II)carbonate hydroxide) is often used in jewelry. • A. muscovite • B. malachite • C. chalcocite • D. galena

  21. The first human spaceflight was aboard this vessel in 1961: • A. Sputnik 1 • B. Vostok 1 • C. German V-2 • D. Apollo 1

  22. This organelle absorbs sunlight and conducts photosynthesis: • A. mitochondria • B. statoliths • C. centrioles • D. chloroplasts

  23. What landmark Supreme Court decision in 1954 ruled that state-sanctioned segregation in public schools violated the equal protection of the Fourteenth Amendment? • A. Brown v Board of Education • B. Plessy v Ferguson • C. Lemon v Kurtzman • D. Lau v Nichols

  24. What two radioactive elements were used in WWII to create the fission bombs dropped in Japan? • A. Uranium and Plutonium • B. Uranium and Radium • C. Uranium and Polonium • D. Uranium and Iridium

  25. What is the area of a circle? • A. πr2 • B. 4/3 πr3 • C. a.2/3 πr2 • D. d2 πr2h

  26. Which of the following countries was never part of Yugoslavia? • A. Sliovenia • B. Romania • C. Mascedonia • D. Croatia

  27. This beloved American female figure skater never won an Olympic gold metal. • A. Dorothy Hamill • B. Kristi Yamaguchi • C. Tara Lipinski • D. Michele Kwan

  28. If you see a rainbow near the time of sunset, toward which horizon will th rainbow be? • A. western • B. eastern • C. northern • D. southern

  29. This psychologist is famous for first describing the phenomenon now know as classical conditioning in his experiments with salivating dogs. • A. Ivan Pavlov • B. Jean Piaget • C. BF Skinner • D. Sigmund Freud

  30. Which South American country has the largest population? • A. Peru • B. Brazil • C. Argentina • D. Bolivia

  31. Which of the following is NOT correctly cited according to MLA documentation? • A. (Hampton and Johnson 356) • B. (Smith, Green, and Jones 458) • C. (“Problems with Children” B4) • D. (Williams et al. pp 456)

  32. Which of the following books does NOT appear on 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2007 list? • A. Captain Underpants • B. Harry Potter • C. The Year I Didn’t Go to School • D. The Chocolate War