Round for UnaBuzzer Open by David Levinson (c) February 16, 1997

1. TOSSUP This movie series began innocently enough, the character was not even in the title, First Blood. But the violence of the later films was marked. Seventy-five Vietnamese and Russians were killed on screen, against only one American in the first movie in the series named for the title character. FTP What is this Sly Stallone film, based on an American who served in the southeast Asia conflicts

Answer: Rambo

2. TOSSUP Jim Plunkett threw three touchdown passes, including an 80-yarder to Kenny King to take the lead of 14-0 at halftime. Rod Martin intercepted three passes, while Ron Jaworski’s offense was stifled. Played at New Orleans, FTP what number superbowl game is this, which saw the Raiders beat the Eagles in a game dedicated to the newly freed American Hostages?

Answer: Superbowl XV (fifteen)

3. TOSSUP "At this moment, you mean everything" - a line of true everlasting devotion spoken by the lead singer of this band in their one hit. They tried to make the fashion statement of overalls without t-shirts, but somehow it just did not take off. So come on and buzz in FTP and give me the band known for the much lampooned title "Come on Eileen"

Answer: Dexy’s Midnight Runners

4. TOSSUP: The main character, David Levinson, saves the world and gets his ex-wife back. The cost to civilization is not so high, okay so we lose Los Angeles, in what movie don’t we lose L.A.? Will Smith bops an alien on the nose, while Brent Spiner plays the demonic, though socially isolated scientist in FTP What 1996 release?

Answer: ID4 or Independence Day

5. TOSSUP Christened by John Lunan, it is a relatively new fruit. Sometimes called the shaddock, sometimes the pomelo, it is generally thought that this fruit’s parent or parents were native to Malaysia, one was called the lemon-melon. The second parent may be thought to be a good fence jumper - as its origins are unknown. FTP What is this fruit brought to Barbados by Captain Shaddock, and to Jamaica by some birds, which has absolutely no near relation to its namesake fruit - often used for wines.

Answer: Grapefruit

6. TOSSUP From the Greek for "Lack of Feeling" its name was coined in 1846 in Boston. Sir Humprey Davy, a great believer in sniffing and tasting unknown gases, discovered a compound of nitrogen and oxygen which first made him euphoric before knocking him out. Crawford Long experimented with its use on patients, including giving it to his wife while she was giving birth. FTP What is this use of ether and other substances to sedate patients for surgery?

Answer: Anasthesia (anasthetics, etc.)

7. TOSSUP Founded forty years ago, it appears on television irregularly, while irregularities appear regularly. Not implicated in the payola scandals, this quiz game has had other problems, including the repeating of questions between years, false claims of copyright ownership, and intimidation of playing organizations. FTP name the game and you will name the "Company".

Answer: College Bowl Inc.

8. TOSSUP The four basic symptoms are: (1) violence, (2) lust, (3) greed, and (4) an unnatural power of persuasion. A born-again (and Spirit-filled) Christian can discern the presence of it in a human by using a technique which has been used by physicians for centuries: a study of the presence of symptoms. Although it may never manifest itself openly by causing the victim to speak in a coarse, guttural voice or to act out in an antisocial manner, a study of the past behavior of such a person will reveal the presence of its symptoms. FTP What is this occult occurance?

Answer: Demon Possession (accept equivalants)

9. TOSSUP Antonio Torquemada of Valencia Spain wrote the first book on this game in 1547, though it had been played in one form or another for approximately 3500 years. It migrated from Egypt to both Rome and to China, the migration creating two very different games. FTP What is this activity, known in England is draughts?

Answer: Checkers

10. TOSSUP Much True Crime was wrapped up during this year, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker died in a hail of bullets outside of Shreveport on May 23, John Dillinger left the Biograph Theatre not knowing the Lady in Red had betrayed him, while Bruno Hauptman was arrested for the Lindbergh Baby kidnapping. FTP What is this year which also saw Engelbert Dollfuss disolve all Austrian political parties but his own, saw Karl Haushoker publish "Power and Earth" giving Germans yet another reason to claim dominance, and saw Hitler attain Germany’s Presidency after the death of Hindenberg?

Answer: 1934.

11. TOSSUP He has starred in numerous films, such as: "Cry Yuma" , "Here Comes the Coast Guard" "Preacher With a Shovel", "The Revenge of Abe Lincoln" , "The Wackiest Covered Wagon in the West","Calling All Quakers" , "Gladys The Groovy Mule" , "Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die", "Dial M for Murderousness", "The Erotic Adventures of Hercules" , "'P' is for Psycho" , "The President's Neck is Missing!" , "The Boatjacking of Supership 79" , "Hydro, the Man With the Hydraulic Arms" , "Good-Time Slim, Uncle Doobie, and the Great 'Frisco Freak-Out" , "Muppets Go Medieval", and "The Greatest Story Ever Hulaed", FTP Name this Springfield based actor and TV pitchman, who also played in "The Itchy & Scratchy Movie" and "Sleepless in Shelbyville"?

Answer: Troy McClure




12. TOSSUP Cylinder seals and a copper statuette depicting this sport have been recovered and traced to 3000 BC. Illustrations have been found in Egyption tombs from 2500 BC. The protagonists of the Gilgamesh Epic engage in this contest, but would be appalled by its status today. FTP What is this sport, whose belts are divided between competing championship authorities, including NCW and WWF.

Answer: Wrestling

13. TOSSUP The first prominent example of coordination between colonized cells, they eat by drawing water through pores covering the surface of their bodies. Individual cells crawl across the surface like amoebae. If two grow near one another they may merge. FTP What is this creature, without a nervous system or muscle fibers, which is very handy for cleaning dishes

Answer: The Sponge

14. TOSSUP The first unequivocal use of these objects for gambing came from the Egyptian game astragali, while their practice was accounted in the Sanskrit epic Mahabarata. They have been made in many sizes and shapes, including: plum and peach bits, buffalo and caribou bones, deer horns, walnut shells, and animal teeth. FTP What are these objects, at home in both Vegas and on the dungeons and dragons game set.

Answer: Dice

15. TOSSUP Mozilla, Atlas, Galileo, and Constellation have all been code names for a famous product. It saw the namesake company losing money on every transaction since it gave away the product for free, presumably hoping to make it up in volume. FTP what is this item, developed by Mark Andreeson among others

Answer: Netscape (Browser, Navigator)

16. TOSSUP The banquet of King Belshazzar described in Daniel 5 was disrupted by a divine appartion. A hand etched these words on the plaster of the wall, but its meaning has been disputed for over 2000 years. FTP Name this saying whose words relate somehow to weights or measures, but not directly, perhaps foreseeing that Belshazzar’s kingdom was numbered, he was weighed, and the kingdom was divided.

Answer: Mene, Mene, Tekel and Parsin (or Upharsin)

17. TOSSUP While teaching at Oslo University in the 1930’s he undertook a systematic study of anchoring of neurotic attitudes in the body, such as hunched shoulders and tight lips. His legitimate work was clouded by his belief in orgone, an energy that is supposed to permeate the cosmos and possess healing powers. FTP Name this Austrian psychiatrist and social theorist who wrote both "The Mass Psychology of Fascism" and "The Sexual Revolution"

Answer: Wilhelm Reich




18. TOSSUP The 1969 Sears catalog featured a "perma-prest" one for children from its "Winnie the Pooh" collection, and so this fashion statement was clearly over. Joe Namath, Denny McLain and Sammy Davis were among its more famous fashion victims, Davis held a closet full and popularized it after seeing the Beatles in them. FTP What is this jacket which Pierre Cardin made truly fashionable, named for the subcontinental Prime Minister who wore them incessantly?

Answer: Nehru Jacket (accept Guru coat on early buzz)

19. TOSSUP "Enterprising, socializing, everything but compromising - right on BLANK!" When angry with her fourth husband, she told him "God’ll get you for that". The archetypical Norman Lear seventies righteous woman, FTP Name this cousin of Edith Bunker

Answer: Maude Findlay

20. TOSSUP The number one best selling nonfiction book of 1970, it was a how-to, a how-to for the sexual revolution. Written by Dr. David Reuben, it was made into surprisingly made into a movie. FTP What is the title of this book and Woody Allen film?

Answer: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but Were Afraid to Ask.

21. TOSSUP "There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. We will control the horizontal, we will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quitly and we will control all you see and hear. You are about to experience the awe and mystery that leads you from the inner mind to ..." FTP what influential television show?

Answer: The Outer Limits




1. BONUS The 1996-97 season is the 50th anniversary of the National Basketball Association. How much do you know about the early years? The winning and losing teams in the first 3 NBA championships have since moved onto harder courts, no longer playing in their smae hometown, if not being dissolved outright. Name the first five teams (both city and nickname) in the first three NBA championship series (hint one team appeared twice). You don’t need to know the results or match the years with the five teams.

Answer: Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags (1947)

Baltimore Bullets beat Philadelphia Warriors (1948)

Minneapolis Lakers beat Washington Capitols (1949)

2. BONUS It came from eighties. Name the eighties toon and its singer from a random sample of its distinctive lyrics, five points for the toon, five for the band

(a) And I Feel Like William Tell

Answer: Pulling Mussels (From a Shell) by Squeeze (accept Difford and Tilbrook)

(b) Aurura Borealis Comes Into You, Aurora Comes Into You

Answer: I Ran by A Flock of Seagulls

(c) Everytime I Think Of You I Feel Shot Right Through With A Bolt Of Blue

Answer: Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order (note the Frente! version was from the nineties)

3. BONUS The Supreme Court has heard many cases about Sex and Porn. Identify these from a brief description.

(a) According to Potter Stewart, it involved an "uncommonly silly law" that was difficult to challenge on consitutional grounds. An 1879 law had made it a crime in the state concerned to use any drug, article, or instrument to prevent conception. The Court found that the law infringed on the new-found right to privacy

Answer: Griswald v. Connecticut

(b) This 1878 case grew out of the Grant administrations campaign to stomp out Mormon polygamy. The Mormon church hierarchy prepared a secretary to Brigham Young for a test case, arguing protection under the First Amendment. The Court unanimously decided that bigamy was not protected.

Answer: Reynolds v. United States

(c) This 1988 case was decided 8-0, found that parody was not libelous because a reasonable reader would not believed it factual. The plaintiff argued that his being depicted drunk in an outhouse in a sexual liaison with his mother was libelous and inflicted emotional distress.

Answer: Hustler Magazine v. Jerry Falwell (do not accept Larry Flynt v. Falwell)

4. BONUS Identify these conspiratorial characters from the X-Files from a brief description garnered from the official X-Files Web Site:

(a) He may be responsible for Bill Mulder's murder, and he is certainly responsible for several attempts on the life of the X-Files agents. His menace may be fading, however, as both the Well-Manicured Man he answers to and Alex Krycek, his tool who has turned against him, threaten to bring upon him a justice Mulder and Scully cannot.

Answer: The Cigarette Smoking Man

(b) Whether it was with the intent of helping Fox Mulder uncover the truth (as he often said) or to hinder him through misdirection, he was always an important source of information. Manipulative, avuncular and enigmatic, he created a presence in The X-Files before sacrificing himself for his protege in the final episode of the first season, "The Erlenmeyer Flask."

Answer: Deep Throat

(c) An ex-Marine with a stern sense of duty, the Bureau's Assistant Director has little patience with Fox Mulder's unorthodox methods of investigation. More than once he has warned Mulder and Scully that their inquiries were crossing into dangerous territory, and once he shut down the X-Files entirely.

Answer: Walter Skinner

5. BONUS How’s that sweet tooth. Given a description of a candy bar, give the candy (5 pts each)

(a) Concocted by a confectioner in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1894, it is made of sugar, cocoa, chocalate and milk

Answer: Hershey Bar

(b) Leonard Hirschfield in 1896 introduced this tasty good, named for his daughter, which was the first paper wrapped candy

Answer: Tootsie Roll

(c) In 1921, Peter Paul Halijian of New Haven manufactured a nickel bar of bittersweet chocolate and coconut, he later created Almond Joy

Answer: Mounds

(d) Otto Schnering was busy in 1921 as well, introducing this candy named for Grover Cleveland’s daughter, before creating the Butterfinger

Answer: Baby Ruth

(e) Blending together sweet milk chocolate, corn syrup, milk, sugar, cocoa, malt, butter, and frothy egg whites, Franklin Mars introduced this two years before its sequel, the Snickers bar in 1930, and to round out the trilogy Three Muskateers in 1932.

Answer: Milky Way

(f) Designed specifically for war-bound GI’s, it was the "power bar" of its day, claiming a quick energy burst. What is this colorful candy that melts in your mouth, not in your hands?

Answer: M & M’s

6. BONUS Identify the Steve Jackson Board Games from a Description

(a) where the right of way belongs to the biggest guns ...

Answer: Car Wars

(b) The GURPS system is designed to be playable in any background, covering the basics: Character Creation, Movement, Combat, Skills, Injuries, Experience and Advancement, and simplified versions of the Magic and Psionics systems. FTP For What does GURPS stand?

Answer: Generic Universal Role Playing System

(c) It's only a game. Really. Fnord. They're all around us. Secret conspiracies are everywhere, and where can you find the only truth? Certainly not in this out of print game. Fnord. It has been replaced by a trading card version subtitled New World Order.

Answer: Illuminati

7. BONUS Upset stomach, acid indigestion, constipation. Take a trip to your medicine cabinet and tell me the active ingredients of the following over the counter drugs

(a) Mylanta (name any one of three)

Answer: Aluminum Hydroxide, Magnesium Hydroxide, Simethicone

(b) Ex-Lax

Answer: Yellow Phenolphtalein

(c) Pepto-Bismol

Answer: Bismuth subsalicylate

8. BONUS Identify the man 30-20-10

(30) Indicted along with his wife on charges of mail fraud, forgery, conspiracy, and grand larceny, this writer pled guilty March 13, 1972

(20) He had been paid $750,000 by McGraw Hill for the "autobiography" he claimed to have assisted writing about America’s most famous billionaire recluse

(10) Howard Hughes held a press conference on January 9 from the Bahamas to disclaim this man’s book as a fraud

Answer: Clifford Irving

9. BONUS: You may know Sheridan, Ivanova and Garibaldi as among the humans inhabiting Babylon 5. Name these alien ambassadors from a description:

(a) Represents the Centauri Republic, in a fragile alliance with the Shadows.


(b) Represents the Minbari. She is a former member of the Minbari Grey Council but it still representing the Minbari on board Babylon 5.


(c) G'Kar formerly represented the Narn Regime. However, since the Regime was overtaken by the Centauri Republic, he has been stripped of his official status but remains on Babylon 5.


(d) Having revealed himself while saving Sheridan's life, he is still a mystery in that everybody who saw him saw something different.


10. BONUS Microsoft’s Office 97 has an autosummarize feature, taking a long work and distilling to a given number or percent of sentences. Given the autosummarized work, name the piece:

(a) [10 percent summary] Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.

Answer: The Gettysburg Address

(b) [100 Word Summary ] The president. President Clinton didn't need Haitian refugees swarming over our beaches. I called Clinton day after day. Bill Clinton was my ticket up. Clinton agreed. Intellectually, polls offer Clinton an insight into how people think. President Clinton was in deep, deep trouble. Never. Clinton wasn't interested. It was Clinton.

Answer: Behind the Oval Office by Dick Morris

(c) [100 Word Summary (section numbers deleted) ] The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Answer: The Constitution of the United States

11. BONUS The Movie Scarface was one of the more violent of our time. Given the means of death in the movie, identify the number of times it happened plus or minus 10%.

(a) Death by Gunshot Answer 41 (accept 37 - 45)

(b) Death by Strangulation or Hanging Answer 3 (accept 2.7 - 3.3)

(c) Death by Chainsaw Answer: 1 (accept 0.9 - 1.1)

12. BONUS You may not realize Happy Days came from "Love American Style" episode. Maybe you’ll recognize these, FTP each

(a) This Cheers spinoff did not last long, fortunately Carla did not go with her ex-husband

Answer: The Tortellis

(b) This Welcome Back Kotter spin off did not last long either, but it cost Happy Days the Arnold character, who played an inventor of devices such as underwear radio

Answer: Mr T. and Tina

(c) This show was tied into Diffrent Strokes, and was about many overweight girls in a boarding school

Answer: The Facts of Life

13. BONUS Advertising jingles just stick in the head sometimes, but what company were they for. Name the company given the slogan, for the stated number of points:

(a) (10) Good to the last drop

Answer: Maxwell House

(b) (10) Everything’s better with BLANK On It

Answer: Blue Bonnet

(c) (10) Better Things for Better Living ... through Chemistry

Answer DuPont

14. BONUS Identify the activity 30-20-10

(30) Professionals include Speedy Babs, Lee "Iron Man" Irons, Super Joe Einhorn, Captain Joe Monfort, Bobbie Gill, and Debbie Lawler

(20) On TV’s Happy Days, both Arthur Fonzerelli and Pinkie Tuscadero perform this spectacle.

(10) The most famous practioner received his nickname "Evil" while in jail in Butte Montana for petty theft and juvenile delinquency, he later became an insurance salesman before engaging in this spectacle

Answer: Motor Cycle Jumping (accept equivalents (more specific on daredevils))

15. BONUS Identify the following Simpson’s characters from a brief description (five each, five for all five)

(a) According to him "The eating of an orange is a lot like a good marriage." Looking more like a shrivelled prune, he is distinguishable by his thick spectacles and walking cane. Hans' current job occupation is that of a truck driver, though it seems he's not very successful at it.

Answer: Hans Moleman

(b) According to this man characterized by his spectacles, lab coat and bucktooth "...the secret ingredient is...Love!?". He hoped his death ray would win Grampa Simpson’s inherited money, was technical advisor during Springfield’s nuclear scare, and tried to analyse the Flaming Moe for its secret ingredient

Answer: Prof. John Frink

(c) Three young thugs have stole and bullied their way through Springfield ever since they first appeared in ``The Tell-Tale Head'' Distinguish these three characters from a description: First: The tall one. Wears a purple knit cap, black T-shirt with a skull.

Answer: Jimbo Jones:

(d) Second: Wears a green T-shirt. One of his eyes is usually covered by his long hair.

Answer: Dolph

(e) Third: The stocky one. Head shaven. Wears a white T-shirt, blue shorts, and spiked wristbands.

Answer: Kerny (accept: Kerney, Kearney.)

16. BONUS Name the legitimate drug given a description, 10 pts each

(a) A trade name for procaine hydrochloride, it was introduced by Alfred Einhorn in 1905 as a local anesthetic and as a substitute for cocaine.

Answer: Novocain

(b) Its original purpose as a drug was to treat anemia victims. It is an androgenic hormone identified by Moore, Gallagher, and Koch in 1929, and is related to anabolic steroids

Answer: Testosterone

(c) Discoverd by Waksman and introduced in 1944, this sulfate is important in treating tuberculosis

Answer: Streptomycin

17. BONUS It is only by tradition that the Chief Justice administers the oath of office to the President. On Seven occassions, the President of the United States has taken an oath of office not administered by the Chief Justice of the United States. For five points each, name the six Presidents involved


George Washington (for obvious reasons) by Robert Livingston in 1789, and by Associate Justice William Cushing in 1793; John Tyler by William Cranch (1841); Millard Fillmore by William Cranch (1850); Theodore Roosevelt by John Hazel (1901); Calvin Coolidge by John Coolidge (1923); Lyndon Johnson by Judge Sara Hughes (1963)

18. BONUS Identify the following fallacies from a description

(a) Red has come up a lot recently, so probably won’t come up next time

Answer: Gamblers Fallacy or Monte Carlo Fallacy

(b) The tactic in argument of misrepresenting the opponent’s position, and arguing against that misrepresented position

Answer Straw Man Fallacy

(c) For instance: "What you are able to do or not do, you are free not to do; you are able to pay or not pay taxes; so you are free not to pay them". Clearly the word free is ambigous. What name is this called

Answer: Equivocation Fallacy

19. BONUS Answer these questions about the net, the USENET that is

(a) (10) USENET was launched at what east coast university, quite independently of the internet itself

Answer: Duke

(b) (5) Among other newsgroups, has been spammed by off topic posts. The most common posts are marked by this animal sound.

Answer: Meow

(c) (15) The original USENET hierarchy included these seven groups. For 15 points all or nothing, name six of these original groups (a wrong group invalidates the answer)

Answer: comp, news, rec, sci, soc, talk, misc

20. Sixties fashion: Kennedy failing to doff a hat, Sammy Davis foisting on the public a Nehru jacket, those were the days. What object of clothing is described below

(a) Nancy Sinatra wrote a song about them, made popular in the clubs of the same name

Answer: GoGo Boots

(b) As a rebellion against the miniskirt, it was anti-fashion fashion, a return to the nineties, the Gay nineties. What are those dresses found in the attic

Answer: Granny Dresses

(c) Though anyone could make one, the rich purchased theirs from Halston. They were launched into fame in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district, and could be made with rubberbands and bizarre chemicals

Answer: Tie Dye