MAGNI Packet 12 [REVISED-II-doned]

MAGNI Packet 12 [REVISED-II-doned] - 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 Twelve Tossups 1. James Barbour presided over this city’s anti-tariff Free Trade Convention in 1831. Israel Durham once led this city’s Republican political machine, and its Gas Trust once made political payouts. Rumors of Bible-removing Catholics led to 1844 nativist riots in its district of Southwark. Volunteers started this city’s so-called “bucket brigade.” Richard Allen’s African Methodist Episcopal church and the first American abolition society were founded in this city which bombed the MOVE compound and imprisons Mumia abu-Jamal. It was targeted after an attack on the Conestoga tribe by the Paxton boys, and the battle of Brandywine failed to stop its British occupiers. Nicholas Biddle’s Bank of the United States was situated in, for 10 points, what home city of Benjamin Franklin and the Constitutional Convention? ANSWER: Philadelphia 2. Eugen Tarnow’s research on this phenomenon used data collected by BB Murdock. Its relation to autonoesis was researched by Endel Tulving, whose students include current Harvard researcher Dan Schacter. One aspect of this faculty connects the central executive to a phonological loop according to the Baddeley-Hitch model. A study that showed how the word choice of “hit” or “smashed” affected this with respect to cars was done by Elizabeth Loftus. Cowan chose 4 as its ‘magic number,’ down from George Miller’s proposal of 7 plus or minus 2. This faculty is improved by the spacing and serial position effects found by Ebbinghaus, and by synaptic strengthening in the hippocampus. For 10 points, name this mental faculty often divided into encoding, storage, and retrieval, which is impaired by amnesia. ANSWER: memory [accept short-term memory until “autonoesis” is read] 3. This figure distributes the incomes of six hundred other beings that he split between the heaven and the netherworld; those beings are called the Igigi. This mythical figure is honored with the creation of the Esagila edifice by the Anunnaki. One of this figure’s eponyms is Tutu, representing his purifying role. In one fight, this god uses the four winds to control a net before inflating and firing an arrow, splitting his rival in half. He creates the palace of Esharra above the ocean of fresh water in which his father Enki dwells. This grandson of Anu and hero of the Enuma Elish makes the first human after taking Kingu’s Tablets of Destiny. For 10 points, name this chief god who defeats the she- dragon Tiamat and creates the world out of her dead body in Babylonian mythology. ANSWER: Bel
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