MAGNI Packet 07 [REVISED-II-done]

MAGNI Packet 07 [REVISED-II-done] - MAGNI A Collegiate...

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MAGNI, A Collegiate Quizbowl Tournament for Fall 2011 Questions by UCSD (Chris Chiego, Auroni Gupta, Andrew Honda, Vicky Hwang, Rohan Mehta, Peicong Dong), Yale (Matt Jackson, Kevin Koai, John Lawrence), and Jerry Vinokurov Organized and Brought to You by Auroni Gupta, Matt Jackson, and John Lawrence Packet Seven Tossups 1. One man in this text has a vision of crowds clinging to a rod of iron, which leads them through a mist of darkness to a tree bearing bright white fruit. In another section of it, Coriantumr is found by the inhabitants of Zarahemla, whose chief judge is Alma. This work’s narrative is preceded by testimony from the Three Witnesses and the distinct Eight Witnesses. In a battle near Cumorah hill in this text, the Lamanites wipe out a rival group of Lehi’s descendants called the Nephites. It includes the abridged writings of the prophet Ether, whose ancestors, the Jaredites, fled from Babel using boats and settled in ancient America. For 10 points, name this book translated from golden plates by Joseph Smith at the angel Moroni [muh-ROE-nye] ’s behest, a sacred writing of the Latter-Day Saints movement. ANSWER: The Book of Mormon : Another Testament of Jesus Christ [accept 1 Nephi or First Book of Nephi until “Coriantumr” is read] 2. In one painting, this artist depicted his curly-haired sister sitting on a chair gazing at a window to the viewer’s left; in another of his paintings, a dog lies sleeping next to a tan and blue striped sack inside a room. In yet another painting of his, a boy walks down a hill upon which this artist’s father had recently died. This artist of Up in the Studio , Night Sleeper , and Winter, 1946 painted a figure with Braids who was to later star in this artist’s painting Overflow , in which she lounges in front of an open window nude. He scandalized the American art scene with his several hundred images of Prussian immigrant Helga Testorf and painted a woman who “was limited physically but by no means spiritually,” laying on the grass and looking towards her home. For 10 points, name this artist who painted Christina’s World . ANSWER: Andrew Newell Wyeth 3. The cross-section for Rayleigh scattering is proportional to the inverse-fourth power of this quantity, and Compton scattering results in a change of this quantity given by Planck’s constant over the product of electron mass and the speed of light, times one minus the cosine of scattering angle. This quantity increases for photons climbing out of gravitational potential wells according to the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect, and the ratio between the observed and emitted values for this quantity, minus one, defines the redshift. This quantity increases for sound when the source of the sound is moving away from a stationary observer in the Doppler effect. For 10 points, identify this quantity obtained by dividing velocity by frequency, which has units of distance. ANSWER:
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