Questions from Boston T-Party (12/5/98), hosted by Harvard University ROUND 1: Questions by Williams GRU and MIT Dialectical Materialism TOSSUP 1Born in Gia Dinh, Vietnam, this author was educated in Indo-China. Her reputation was made by the novels she wrote in the 1950s, such as Un Barrage contre le Pacifique, Le Marin de Gibraltar , and Le Square. She achieved a wider celebrity with her screenplay for Alain Resnais' film Hiroshima Mon Amour in 1959. Her autobiographical novel, L'Amant, was published in 1984 and made into a successful film in 1992. For ten points, name this author. Challenger disaster. FTP, what are they? This small country consists of three islands. Around 800 BC, it was colonized by the Phoenicians, and in 200 BC, it became part of the Roman empire. One of its most famousvisitors was Odysseus, who stayed on one of its islands, now called Gozo, but known to him as Calypso's Isle. It recently reactivated its previously withdrawn application for EU membership. For 10 points, name this Mediterranean nation once home to the Knights Hospitalers [HOSS-pit'l-ur]. The Tin Lizzies, the Wabash Cannonball, the Hangman, the Grizzly River Rampage, the Dulcimer Splash, the Rock 'N Roller Coaster, as well as the Roy Acuff and Bluegrass Theaters were all attractions at, for 10 points, what recently defunct theme park in Nashville, Tennessee that is soon to be replaced by a grand ole shopping mall?
TOSSUP 5The official name of this sect is "The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing", though it is also known as "The Millenial Church." It was founded in England in the 18th century and brought to America by Ann Lee. For 10 points, name this celibate faith whose members are known for their simple lives, music, and furniture. After his adopted home state seceded from the Union, he was appointed a commander in the Confederate Navy. As the commander of the C.S.S. Sumter, he captured 17 Union merchant ships. However, he is most noted for his ventures from 1862 to 1864, which ended with his being rescued out of the English Channel by a yacht. FTP, name this Confederate who successfully captured, sunk, and burned over 80 Union ships as the commander of the C.S.S. Alabama. Answer: Raphael or Ralph SEMMES
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