MAGNI Packet 11 [REVISED-II-done]

MAGNI Packet 11 [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 Eleven Tossups 1. The last chapter of this work argues that the sentiment of vengeance “has nothing moral in it; what is moral is the exclusive subordination of it to the social symapthies.” Its fourth chapter notes “that questions of ultimate ends do not admit of proof,” but argues that what matters in evaluating whether people desire something is whether they actually do desire it. This work’s “General Remarks” repudiate the idea of an innate moral sense. Its second chapter defends Epicureans against those who equate human pleasure with the pleasure of swine, and refutes those who, with Carlyle, ask “what right hast thou to be happy?” Advocating the adoption of the Greatest Happiness Principle, for 10 points, identify this short exposition of the title approach to moral philosophy, by John Stuart Mill. ANSWER: Utilitarianism 2. One musical by this composer, Oh, Kay! , contains the songs “Clap Yo’ Hands” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” He wrote the music the first musical to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, about Wintergreen’s campaign for president on the platform of love, Of Thee I Sing . A musical he wrote for Fred and Adele Astaire, Lady Be Good, contains the song “Fascinating Rhythm”, and he also wrote a song that repeatedly asks “who could ask for anything more”, “I Got Rhythm”. One song by this composer says that “the things that yo li’ble / to read in the Bible” may not be true, while another describes a time when “fish are jumpin’ / and the cotton is high”. For 10 points, name this American composer of an opera featuring “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and “Summertime,” Porgy and Bess . ANSWER: George Gershwin 3. One character in this novel catches his wife kissing the fingers of the corpse of her dead father. Another character in this novel wears an earring that contains a folded up piece of paper with her name on it and is thought to be a witch because she has no navel. A third character from this book whispers “Your day has come” into the ears of people he kills as part of the Seven Days. The novel with opens with Robert Smith trying to fly by jumping off the roof of Mercy hospital. Hagar repeatedly tries to kill the protagonist when he ceases to love her; she is the daughter of his aunt, Pilate. Guitar tries to kill the protagonist for purportedly stealing a bag of gold that Macon claims belongs to him. For 10 points, Milkman Dead is the protagonist of what novel by Toni Morrison with a Biblically inspired title? ANSWER:
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