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This is your question-specific discussion thread for the 2024 NAQT HSNCT.

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If you are planning to play a mirror of the 2024 HSNCT set, please do not read further posts in this thread. (We have received one mirror request so far, at Toronto in June; it's possible we may add other mirrors to the calendar.)

Please do not expect immediate responses to queries in this thread (in particular: tomorrow, Tuesday, I am flying back from Atlanta to the west coast).
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Could I see the Mariners, Turkmenistan, Water, Midnights, and My Way questions please?
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Thanks to NAQT for putting on another great national! I had a few notes about the questions, but first I wanted to share my appreciation for the liveblogging/photography/social media team. I also loved seeing the little things that were improved since last year, like the pencils, better app, and live updating scoresheets.

I greatly enjoyed a lot of the set, especially the "We Real Cool" TU (and more generally all of the poetry content), Boeing TU, Zapruder film TU, airlines bonus, and OEIS bonus part.

Could I see the tossups on Tybalt (R6), Chicago (R8), 1988 election (R9), Slovakia (some afternoon round), Bali (R16), rats (R16), James Earl Ray (R17), love (R24), Borges (R25), and cubic (R25) please? Also, could I see the MBTA bonus (R21)?

Some random notes: I felt there were a few harder lit answerlines, like "The Blue Hotel" and "The Gold Bug." Also, while I enjoyed the cat theme of the Murakami tossup, it felt a little fraudable/guessable. Maybe this could've worked better as a tossup on cats? The bonus about dancing/moving on stage felt very hard. There seemed to be some overlap with the Gulf of Oman being mentioned twice. There were two comp math bonuses with the same function (x^3-4x); there was no content overlap but it did seem a little strange. I want to stress that these were fairly minor issues and that for there being so many packets and questions, everything was smooth and playable.

Also, on a format note- I found it interesting that my team (Belmont) had five "play-up" games in a row. That is, the rest of our prelim rounds after 12 were all against teams with one more win than us. I know the field size didn't work for a perfect, exclusively same-record matching, but this seemed a little egregious.
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a_noob_bot wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 5:11 pm Could I see the Mariners, Turkmenistan, Water, Midnights, and My Way questions please?
2024 HSNCT round 17 wrote:In 2023 this team controversially traded reliever Paul Sewald en route to a September collapse. In 2024 this team acquired Anthony DeSclafani and Mitch Haniger by trading former ace Robbie Ray. This team clinched a 2022 playoff spot on a walk-off home run by a catcher nicknamed "The Big Dumper," Cal (*) Raleigh, to break a 21-year postseason drought. Julio Rodriguez plays on—for 10 points—what MLB team in Washington state?
2024 HSNCT round 17 wrote:In 2010 this country relocated its Neutrality Monument, which was topped by a 39-foot gold statue of a former dictator. This country houses the ruins of Merv, a hub on the Silk Road. This country's Karakum Desert includes the Darvaza crater, whose endless (*) flames earned it the nickname "Door to Hell." Uzbekistan lies to the north and Iran to the south of—for 10 points—what Central Asian nation led from Ashgabat?
2024 HSNCT round 22 wrote:This molecule is a side-product of the reaction between diamines and dicarboxylic acids in the polymerization of nylon 6-6. Treating alcohols with sulfuric acid eliminates this molecule, producing an alkene. This molecule cleaves the (*) glycosidic bond in a disaccharide to produce a pair of monosaccharides. For 10 points—name this small molecule that breaks chemical bonds in a hydrolysis reaction.
2024 HSNCT round 10 wrote:This album's lyrics "I searched aurora borealis green" and "flying in a dream, stars by the pocketful" are doubled by its only guest artist, Lana Del Rey. This album was the first to produce ten simultaneous Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits, including (*) "Snow on the Beach" and "Lavender Haze." The singer says "It's me, hi, I'm the problem, it's me" on this album's lead single "Anti-Hero." For 10 points—name this 2022 album by Taylor Swift.
2024 HSNCT round 15 wrote:In the 2000s at least six performances of this song led to murders in Filipino karaoke bars. A "doctrine" inspired by this song allowed greater self-determination for Warsaw Pact members under Mikhail Gorbachev. Paul Anka wrote this song's lyrics, which claim "I'll state my case, of which I'm (*) certain" after noting "And so I face the final curtain." Frank Sinatra popularized—for 10 points—what song titled for how "I did it"?
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The lowest moment of my tournament was knowing the entirety of Marching through Georgia and forgetting the title of the song in Round 22. I will never let myself live down that moment. I was working my way through the "So we made a thoroughfare for freedom and her train, sixty miles in latitude three-hundred to the Maine" until I realized I was running out of time and panic settled on Maine instead of the answer, Georgia. Which was obviously wrong since there were no civil war battles in Maine. That was an awful mental sequence from me. We wouldn't have won that round either way, but I am disappointed.

Also, could we get the Wendys tossup? Thanks!
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komododragon655 wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 5:54 pm Could I see the tossups on Tybalt (R6), Chicago (R8), 1988 election (R9), Slovakia (some afternoon round), Bali (R16), rats (R16), James Earl Ray (R17), love (R24), Borges (R25), and cubic (R25) please? Also, could I see the MBTA bonus (R21)?
2024 HSNCT round 6 wrote:This character says that an "intrusion shall / now seeming sweet convert to bitter gall" after being called a "princox" and a "saucy boy." His "passado" is ironically praised by a character who calls him "the courageous captain of compliments." He first appears to help (*) Sampson and Gregory in a fight, claiming to "hate the word" peace "as I hate hell." For 10 points—what "prince of cats" stabs Mercutio and is then killed by Romeo?
2024 HSNCT round 8 wrote:An airport in this city hosts Skys the Limit, a wavy, color-changing neon light installation above a long moving walkway. The multi-level road Wacker Drive runs through the center of this city. Its largest airport was called Orchard Field before being renamed for a World War II (*) aviator and Medal of Honor recipient. This city's "L" train connects to its downtown "Loop." For 10 points—what city is served by O'Hare Airport?
2024 HSNCT round 9 wrote:The winning side in this election spread rumors that its loser's wife Kitty had burned an American flag. The documentary Boogie Man profiles Lee Atwater's work in this election, including a racist ad attacking "prison passes." A Democrat in this election was criticized for riding an (*) Abrams tank, and was blamed for crimes committed by Willie Horton. For 10 points—what election did Michael Dukakis lose to George H. W. Bush?
2024 HSNCT round 10 wrote:In April 2024 journalists in this country were accused of being "spiritually homeless enemies" by its prime minister during the shutdown of its public broadcaster RTVS. After returning to power in 2023, this country's Smer party lowered penalties for corruption. In May 2024 in this country's city of (*) Handlova, an elderly man repeatedly shot Robert Fico, its prime minister. For 10 points—name this Central European country.
2024 HSNCT round 20 wrote:This island's 1200-year-old subak irrigation system uses "water temples" to maintain 50,000 acres of rice paddies. Tourists frequent this island's Uluwatu Temple and Ubud Monkey Forest to see its free-ranging macaques. In 2002 terrorists Jemaah Islamiyah bombed several nightclubs in the (*) Kuta district of this island's city of Denpasar. Java lies directly west of—for 10 points—what Hindu-majority island in Indonesia?
2024 HSNCT round 16 wrote:One of these animals is linked to the ship Matilda Briggs in a story "for which the world is not yet prepared." Shortly before dying, Renfield describes seeing thousands of these animals with red eyes in Dracula. Sherlock Holmes mentions a Sumatran (*) "giant" example of these animals. In another novel, they are used to threaten torture in Room 101. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston's worst fear is—for 10 points—what rodents?
2024 HSNCT round 17 wrote:As a fugitive, this man was arrested using a Canadian passport in the name of Ramon George Sneyd. A 1999 lawsuit held that Loyd Jowers was part of a conspiracy to frame this man, who said he was set up by a man named "Raoul." This man went to a bathroom in Bessie (*) Brewer's boarding house to fire a shot at a balcony of the Lorraine Motel. For 10 points—what man was convicted of the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King?
2024 HSNCT round 24 wrote:This word names a 1962 Marisol sculpture of a Coke bottle in the mouth of a plaster face. A 1965 MoMA Christmas card popularized a design of this word. Milton Glaser replaced this word with an icon in a 1977 tourism logo. The Indianapolis Museum of Art houses the first (*) Cor-ten steel sculpture of this word in a 2-by-2 format with a tilted "O." A Robert Indiana sculpture is based on—for 10 points—what amorous emotion?
2024 HSNCT round 25 wrote:This author claimed the collection Statements by deceased Irish writer Herbert Quain inspired his own story about a wizard who creates a "phantom" son. This author of "The Circular Ruins" used the phrase "unlimited but periodic" to describe a structure where (*) Purifiers seek a "Crimson Hexagon" amid an infinite array of rooms containing every possible book. "The Library of Babel" is by—for 10 points—what blind Argentine author?
2024 HSNCT round 25 wrote:Under certain conditions, the roots of this type of polynomial can be found by the substitution "x equals t minus b over 3 a." This type of polynomial is the minimal polynomial of the cosine of 20 degrees. Nicolo Tartaglia gave a method for solving these polynomials to Gerolamo (*) Cardano. This type of polynomial has three roots in the complex plane, counting multiplicity. For 10 points—name these degree-3 polynomials.

answer: cubic polynomials (or cubic equations; before "degree-3," accept degree-3 or third-degree or order-3 or third-order)
2024 HSNCT round 21 wrote:For 10 points each—answer the following about options along the Red Line subway in Boston:

A. The Red Line overlooks MIT's campus as it crosses this river via Longfellow Bridge. This river separates Boston from Cambridge.

B. The Red Line also travels to this Ivy League university in Cambridge.

C. The newest branch of the Red Line runs to this historic Massachusetts town. Sacco and Vanzetti were convicted of two 1920 murders in this town.
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3errs wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 7:55 pm Also, could we get the Wendys tossup? Thanks!
2024 HSNCT round 14 wrote:This phrase was used after noting "private conversations" have to "exist somewhere" during 2023 Supreme Court arguments in NetChoice v. Paxton. This phrase replaced "Dude" in a meme template based on a SrGrafo cartoon. An episode of The Office in which (*) Michael is pranked into calling a fictional redhead is one possible origin of—for 10 points—what five-word response to strange questions asked in a fast food restaurant?

answer: Sir, this is a Wendy's (accept Sir, this is a Wendy's drive-through or Sir, this is a Wendy's restaurant; accept Ma'am in place of "sir")
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Can I see the Marti tu, The Gold bug tu, the Boston Afa Tu, The Glass Menagerie tu, and Marcus smart bonus :D
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Can I see the Philip Sheridan tu and Shanghai tu, thanks.

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arjunvivekraj21 wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 11:08 pm Can I see the Marti tu, The Gold bug tu, the Boston Afa Tu, The Glass Menagerie tu, and Marcus smart bonus :D
2024 HSNCT round 12 wrote:This poet described his verse as a "gentle green" and a "flaming red" in a poem that opens "If you've seen a mount of sea foam." This poet praised "the true friend who offers his frank hand to me" in a poem about doing the title action "in July as in January." This proponent of (*) modernismo included those poems in his collection Simple Verses. "I Cultivate a White Rose" is by—for 10 points—what Cuban poet and independence hero?
2024 HSNCT round 8 wrote:A character in this story recounts being directed to a high rock called "Bessop's Castle," where he discovers a cliff niche called the "devil's seat." Sullivan's Island is the setting of this story, in which the left and right eyes of a skull are confused by the African-American servant (*) Jupiter. William Legrand decodes a cryptogram and unearths Captain Kidd's treasure in—for 10 points—what story by Edgar Allan Poe?
2024 HSNCT round 8 wrote:In 1896 an orchestra in this city premiered an E-minor Gaelic Symphony. A group of turn-of-the-20th-century composers known as this American city's "six" included Horatio Parker and Amy Beach. This city—which is home to the Berklee College of Music—holds annual (*) Fourth of July concerts that conclude with the 1812 Overture, a tradition begun by Arthur Fiedler. For 10 points—name this city home to a "Pops" Orchestra.
2024 HSNCT round 20 wrote:An essay accompanying this play describes how the "disenchantment" of luxuries contributes to the "Catastrophe of Success." This play's narrator claims that, unlike a stage magician, he gives "truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion." An object in this play becomes "just like (*) all the other horses" after its unicorn horn is broken. Jim is a "gentleman caller" for Laura Wingfield in—for 10 points—what Tennessee Williams play?
2024 HSNCT round 19 wrote:As a sophomore at Oklahoma State, this player was ejected after shoving a fan in the stands. For 10 points each—

A. In 2022 what former Celtics player became the first guard in over 25 years to be named NBA defensive player of the year?

B. In 2023 Smart was traded to this Tennessee-based team, which had chosen not to re-sign the fight-prone forward Dillon Brooks.

C. Perhaps the most famous NBA brawl was this 2004 fight between the Pistons and Pacers in which Ron Artest grabbed a fan. It is named for a former Pistons venue in Auburn Hills.
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Degrees_Kelvin wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 11:14 pm Can I see the Philip Sheridan tu and Shanghai tu, thanks.
2024 HSNCT round 28 wrote:This general dispatched Wesley Merritt to eliminate Mosby's Rangers in the "Burning Raid." This man controversially sacked Gouverneur Warren during the Battle of Five Forks, during which he forced the evacuation of Petersburg. This man's forces cut off Robert (*) E. Lee's retreat at Appomattox. In 1864 this man routed Jubal Early's army in the Shenandoah Valley campaign. For 10 points—who led the Army of the Potomac's cavalry?
2024 HSNCT round 9 wrote:In the 1920s this city's Avenue Joffre was nicknamed "Little Moscow" for the many White Russian emigres who lived in its French Concession. In 1929 Victor Sassoon built what is now part of this city's Peace Hotel in a neighborhood known for its European-influenced architecture. This city's (*) Oriental Pearl Tower is in its Pudong district, across a river from The Bund. For 10 points—name this most-populous city in China.
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Could I see the tossup on text editors?
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wozniak wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 8:43 am Could I see the tossup on text editors?
2024 HSNCT Finals 2 wrote:Bram Moolenaar created one of these programs that added features such as folding and swap files to its predecessor. To exit one of these programs, the user must press "Escape," and then type "colon Q." Examples of these programs include (*) Vim and Sublime. These programs are contrasted with word processors and IDEs. Notepad is another example of—for 10 points—what programs used to modify documents without rich formatting?

answer: text editors (accept plain text editors; prompt on "writers" or "writing software"; prompt on "(code) editors" or "editing software")
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Could I see the tossups on ethylene, Hungary, the Charlotte Hornets, shipwrecks, and Grey?
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2024 HSNCT round 17 wrote:In 2023 this team controversially traded reliever Paul Sewald en route to a September collapse. In 2024 this team acquired Anthony DeSclafani and Mitch Haniger by trading former ace Robbie Ray. This team clinched a 2022 playoff spot on a walk-off home run by a catcher nicknamed "The Big Dumper," Cal (*) Raleigh, to break a 21-year postseason drought. Julio Rodriguez plays on—for 10 points—what MLB team in Washington state?
Learning this tossup happened during one of our bye rounds is maybe the saddest I’ve ever been in relation to quizbowl. I love you Paul Sewald 💔. Also, could I see the Michelangelo tu please?
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Can I see the red giants, Guru Nanak, altitude, index of refraction, and absorbance tossups?
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Can I see the question on Drake and 21 Savage?
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kinetickakapo wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 11:05 am Could I see the tossups on ethylene, Hungary, the Charlotte Hornets, shipwrecks, and Grey?
2024 HSNCT round 22 wrote:An acid known as ACC is rapidly converted to this compound when it is needed. This compound mediates the "triple response" that allows plants to grow around obstacles. High concentrations of this compound in the abscission zone induce leaves to fall. This compound accelerates (*) respiration in the cells of fruits, causing them to ripen faster. For 10 points—name this gaseous plant hormone that is also the simplest alkene.
2024 HSNCT round 21 wrote:To solicit aid for this country, Elvis sang "Peace in the Valley" on The Ed Sullivan Show. For 15 years, this country's U.S. embassy was home to Catholic cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty. This country's MEFESZ student union attempted to storm a radio station to call for the trial of (*) Matyas Rakosi. Janos Kadar took power after Soviet intervention in—for 10 points—what country, where Imre Nagy led a failed 1956 revolution?
2024 HSNCT round 20 wrote:This team's announcer Eric Collins is known for using eccentric phrases such as "hum-diddly-dee." This team picked Michael Kidd-Gilchrist second overall in the 2012 draft after setting a record for worst win percentage. This team drafted (*) Kemba Walker and changed its name from the Bobcats under the ownership of Michael Jordan. LaMelo Ball leads--for 10 points--what team based in North Carolina?
2024 HSNCT round 23 wrote:One of these archaeological sites near Uluburun contained a gold scarab with the name "Nefertiti." In 1902 the Antikythera Mechanism, an analog computer, was found at one of these sites. Artifacts from the rule of Caligula were recovered from two of these sites in (*) Lake Nemi. In 1985 Robert Ballard discovered one of these sites off the coast of Newfoundland. For 10 points—name these underwater archaeological sites.
2024 HSNCT round 23 wrote:This poet called the title figure a "tamer of the human breast" in a poem about a "Daughter of Jove" with "relentless power" titled "Hymn to Adversity." This poet described how "all the air a solemn stillness holds" in a poem that suggests (*) "some mute inglorious Milton" can be found in its title place. For 10 points—what English poet wrote "the curfew tolls the knell of parting day" to open his "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"?
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chris_astewte wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 11:49 am could I see the Michelangelo tu please?
2024 HSNCT round 3 wrote:This sculptor showed a roughly-carved monkey behind the legs of a nude man who touches his chest with his right hand and holds the back of his head with his left. A seated, bearded man sculpted by this artist has a feature based on a mistranslation of the word (*) "qeren." This sculptor's Dying Slave was intended for his tomb of Pope Julius II, as was his horned Moses. For 10 points—name this sculptor of a marble David.
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Amazingguysofguys wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 1:02 pm Can I see the red giants, Guru Nanak, altitude, index of refraction, and absorbance tossups?
2024 HSNCT round 23 wrote:Many of these bodies ascend a namesake "branch" and then move onto the horizontal branch when they begin the triple-alpha process. These bodies in spectral types K and M shed their outer layers to form planetary nebulas, leaving cores that become (*) white dwarfs. These low-temperature stars form after exhausting their core hydrogen. In 5 billion years, the Sun will evolve into—for 10 points—what type of large star?

answer: red giants (accept red giant branch; prompt on "giant(s)" or "giant (stars)"; before "nebulas," prompt on "red (stars)"; reject "(red) supergiant(s)")
2024 HSNCT round 27 wrote:After an Arab cleric accused this man of sleeping in a blasphemous pose, he said "turn my feet in the direction where God is not." This man, whose body turned into a pile of flowers upon his death, is the subject of biographies called Janam-sakhi. In 1539 (*) Angad succeeded this man, who reputedly began a religion by stating "there is no Hindu, there is no Muslim." For 10 points—name this founder and first guru of Sikhism.
2024 HSNCT round 27 wrote:The "orthometric" value of this quantity is measured along a plumb line with respect to the geoid. The lapse rate is usually defined as the negative derivative of temperature with respect to this quantity. In the atmosphere, pressure (*) decreases monotonically as this quantity increases. Oxygen concentration also decreases with—for 10 points—what quantity which, for mountains, is usually measured above sea level?
2024 HSNCT round 27 wrote:Electrical signals induce sound waves that change this quantity for a material in a Bragg cell. This quantity is the square root of the product of relative permittivity and permeability, and is negative in left-handed (*) metamaterials. The ratio of two of these quantities equals a ratio of sines in Snell's law. For 10 points—name this quantity equal to the vacuum speed of light over light's speed in a medium.
2024 HSNCT round 27 wrote:This quantity is the same for all components at an isosbestic point. The purity of a DNA sample can be assessed by measuring this quantity to compute the 260/280 ratio. The readout of a spectrophotometer is this quantity, which equals the product of (*) extinction coefficient, path length, and concentration by Beer's law. For 10 points—what quantity measures the amount of light that is not transmitted through a solution?
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arjunvivekraj21 wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 2:35 pm Can I see the question on Drake and 21 Savage?
2024 HSNCT round 21 wrote:Arthur Kar delivers the outro of a song by these two artists that notes "I come from the ghetto, so my trunk is in my hood." These two artists were sued for parodying Vogue in ads for an album that included "On BS." One of these rappers asks the other "can you do somethin' for me?" on (*) "Rich Flex." The album Her Loss and the song "Jimmy Cooks" are by—for 10 points—which two rappers, one born in England and the other in Canada?
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Can I see the tossups on the Zapruder Film, waves in fine art, French-Canadians, and harpooners from Moby Dick?
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Krik? Krik?! KRIIIIK!!! wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 2:05 pm Can I see the tossups on the Zapruder Film, waves in fine art, French-Canadians, and harpooners from Moby Dick?
2024 HSNCT round 24 wrote:CBS producer Don Hewitt allegedly told Dan Rather to punch this work's creator and steal it. A now-missing creation by Orville Nix shows a different angle than this work. This work's "Frame 313" was often excluded from publication as being "too (*) graphic." This 26.6 second work begins as a motorcade turns onto Elm Street in Dealey Plaza. A Dallas-based immigrant named Abraham took—for 10 points—what recording of JFK's death?

answer: Zapruder film (prompt on "JFK assassination film" and other descriptive answers)
2024 HSNCT round 25 wrote:An 1830s ink print shows the monk Nichiren writing the Lotus Sutra on these things to calm them. A man stands on a promontory holding ropes that disappear beneath these things in the work Kajikazawa in Kai Province. Prussian blue was used to color one of these things that dwarfs Mount (*) Fuji in the first of "36 views," threatening three boats. A Hokusai print shows—for 10 points—what "great" water formation "off Kanagawa"?
2024 HSNCT round 12 wrote:Controversial terms used to self-identify by this ethnic group translate as "of the root" and "pure wool." Early settlers that formed this ethnic group were sent the "Daughters of the King" to marry in the 1660s. Traders from this ethnic group who traversed the North American interior were known as (*) coureur des bois [koo-rur day bwah]. Bill 101 aims to privilege the language of—for 10 points—what ethnolinguistic group prominent in Quebec?

answer: French Canadians (before "Quebec," accept Quebecois or Quebeckers; prompt on "French" or "Canadian")
2024 HSNCT round 14 wrote:Shortly before dying, a man with this specific job hammers a hawk while attempting to nail down a flag. A man who is offered the 90th lay to do this job alongside a tall Black man from Africa and a Native American from Gay Head worships an idol called Yojo. This was the job of (*) Fedallah, as well as of Daggoo and Tashtego, who work with the mates Stubb and Flask. For 10 points—what job does Queequeg have in Moby-Dick?

answer: harpooners (or harpooneers; accept answers indicating whalers or sailors who throw harpoons; prompt on "sailor(s)" or "whaler(s)" or "whalemen" of "hunt(ers) (of) Moby-Dick")
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Important Bird Area wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 3:45 pm
2024 HSNCT round 24 wrote:CBS producer Don Hewitt allegedly told Dan Rather to punch this work's creator and steal it. A now-missing creation by Orville Nix shows a different angle than this work. This work's "Frame 313" was often excluded from publication as being "too (*) graphic." This 26.6 second work begins as a motorcade turns onto Elm Street in Dealey Plaza. A Dallas-based immigrant named Abraham took—for 10 points—what recording of JFK's death?

answer: Zapruder film (prompt on "JFK assassination film" and other descriptive answers)
2024 HSNCT round 25 wrote:An 1830s ink print shows the monk Nichiren writing the Lotus Sutra on these things to calm them. A man stands on a promontory holding ropes that disappear beneath these things in the work Kajikazawa in Kai Province. Prussian blue was used to color one of these things that dwarfs Mount (*) Fuji in the first of "36 views," threatening three boats. A Hokusai print shows—for 10 points—what "great" water formation "off Kanagawa"?
2024 HSNCT round 12 wrote:Controversial terms used to self-identify by this ethnic group translate as "of the root" and "pure wool." Early settlers that formed this ethnic group were sent the "Daughters of the King" to marry in the 1660s. Traders from this ethnic group who traversed the North American interior were known as (*) coureur des bois [koo-rur day bwah]. Bill 101 aims to privilege the language of—for 10 points—what ethnolinguistic group prominent in Quebec?

answer: French Canadians (before "Quebec," accept Quebecois or Quebeckers; prompt on "French" or "Canadian")
2024 HSNCT round 14 wrote:Shortly before dying, a man with this specific job hammers a hawk while attempting to nail down a flag. A man who is offered the 90th lay to do this job alongside a tall Black man from Africa and a Native American from Gay Head worships an idol called Yojo. This was the job of (*) Fedallah, as well as of Daggoo and Tashtego, who work with the mates Stubb and Flask. For 10 points—what job does Queequeg have in Moby-Dick?

answer: harpooners (or harpooneers; accept answers indicating whalers or sailors who throw harpoons; prompt on "sailor(s)" or "whaler(s)" or "whalemen" of "hunt(ers) (of) Moby-Dick")
Thanks Jeff! I really liked this year's HSNCT and I thought it hit its difficulty really well. I moderated on and off throughout the tournament, but generally I didn't see "the set" pummel teams too hard.

I wanted to select these questions to discuss as two I liked and two that I thought had issues in their construction that would be worth nothing for writers who read this thread.

The Zapruder FIlm TU was a quintessential HSNCT tossup to me. It is a more challenging answerline, yet one that frequently comes up in something the field will likely have a deep knowledge of - the Kennedy assassination. The length of the HSNCT tossups really helps this one too: its just the right length for all the clues to be evocative and neat while also not needing "filler" clues or bulky language. Great first-line, and the end of the question does a good job of throwing enough clues out there for teams to make connections quickly.

I loved the theming and execution of the waves tossup. It did a great job at being upfront and forward with world art in a way that let it use geographically-isolating terms early but not be transparent. Again, Hokusai is a pretty well-mined artist for high schoolers, so I thought this question did an excellent job of choosing neat, deep clues but also being convertable by most, if not all, rooms by the end.

The French-Canadian question had a really well-chosen theme and I thought the clues were all really good: however, this question played poorly because of how it end: narrowing down the answerspace with its giveaway of Quebec, which eliminates answers like Quebecois or Quebeckers. I would have said the former if I was playing this question. What happened in my room is that I had a player buzz (after the other team negged) with "French speakers" so I prompted into "Quebecois" then I erroneously prompted again for an answer of French-Canadians, but afterwards, decided to not accept the answer and encourage a protest (which was moot, but would have been denied). I think saying something like "what ethnolinguistic group prominent in Montreal" or something else that doesn't narrow down answers with the giveaway would have helped the play of this question greatly.

The harpooners tossup was again a great conceit with well-chosen clues that I enjoyed reading, but fell short because of its execution. Namely, the fact that there wasn't directed prompts. The phrasing "specific job" isn't clear: to a player, "being a hunter of Moby Dick on the Pequod" is very specific! But this answer would have just prompted again since it didn't say "harpoon." My general advice is that if a question has to say its "specific," the clues alone are not specific and need to be re-examined. Perhaps this question could have been done on "harpoons" cluing Ahab's as well, or accepting "the crew of Moby Dick."

Anyways, those are some thoughts I had - I appreciate the writers and editors for making a great tournament.
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Would love to see the Mesozoic fossil discoveries in Mongolia toss-up. One of my son's favorite documentaries as a small boy was "Dinosaurs Alive!" and getting to hear several clues from the documentary in quiz-bowl-toss-up form was a treat for both me and my daughter.
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BulldogBuzzers wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 7:45 pm Would love to see the Mesozoic fossil discoveries in Mongolia toss-up. One of my son's favorite documentaries as a small boy was "Dinosaurs Alive!" and getting to hear several clues from the documentary in quiz-bowl-toss-up form was a treat for both me and my daughter.
2024 HSNCT round 3 wrote:The dinosaur Pinacosaurus was discovered in this country's Flaming Cliffs, near where Tarbosaurus was first found in the Nemegt Formation. A 1923 expedition to this country found an Oviraptor specimen atop the first confirmed (*) dinosaur eggs. In 1971 a team discovered a fossil of a Protoceratops and a Velociraptor locked in combat in the dinosaur fossil-filled northern Gobi Desert in—for 10 points—what Asian country?
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BulldogBuzzers wrote: Wed May 29, 2024 7:45 pm Would love to see the Mesozoic fossil discoveries in Mongolia toss-up. One of my son's favorite documentaries as a small boy was "Dinosaurs Alive!" and getting to hear several clues from the documentary in quiz-bowl-toss-up form was a treat for both me and my daughter.
that's pretty closely related to the childhood experiences that inspired me to write it :) glad it found its audience!
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very interesting tossup, nice to see paleo content


can i see the paleontology bonus from Round 18? i believe it involved Baryonyx, I did not play r18 so I don't know what it was
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Could I see the tossups on Aaron Rodgers and Vector? Thanks!

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Can I please see the NYC Draft Riots, War and Peace, and Electron Microscopy TUs? All from r25.
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Metacarpal wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 12:24 am can i see the paleontology bonus from Round 18? i believe it involved Baryonyx
2024 HSNCT round 18 wrote:For 10 points each—answer these questions about dinosaurs named for their huge claws:

A. John Ostrom's 1960s study of what larger relative of Velociraptor, whose name means "terrible claw," helped popularize the idea that birds evolved from dinosaurs?

answer: Deinonychus (or Deionychus antirrhopus; accept D. antirrhopus)

B. Therizinosaurus, whose name comes from its two-foot-long scythe-like claws, lived during the later epoch of what period of the Mesozoic that followed the Jurassic?

answer: Cretaceous Period (accept Late Cretaceous) [Therizinosaurus means "scythe lizard."]

C. What other Cretaceous dinosaur, named for the heavy claw on its first finger, was the first theropod shown to have primarily eaten fish?

answer: Baryonyx (or Baryonyx walkeri; accept B. walkeri)
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potatosoup wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 8:48 am Could I see the tossups on Aaron Rodgers and Vector? Thanks!
2024 HSNCT round 12 wrote:In 2024 this man falsely claimed Jimmy Kimmel was a client of Jeffrey Epstein during an episode of The Pat McAfee Show. In a 2020 game against the Bears, this man completed a TD to Robert Tonyan to reach 50,000 career passing yards. This man was sacked by Leonard Floyd of the Bills (*) four snaps into the 2023 season, tearing his Achilles tendon. In 2023 the Jets acquired—for 10 points—what long-time Packers quarterback?
2024 HSNCT round 9 wrote:A 2022 prequel reveals that this character is the son of the Bank of Evil's president. At the end of a film, this character remarks "Oh poop" upon being stranded on the Moon. This character uses an inflatable replica as a decoy after stealing the (*) Great Pyramid. He kidnaps Margo, Edith, and Agnes from their adoptive father, Gru. An orange tracksuit is worn by—for 10 points—what aspiring supervillain in Despicable Me?
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Texas Über Alles wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 11:10 am Can I please see the NYC Draft Riots, War and Peace, and Electron Microscopy TUs? All from r25.
2024 HSNCT round 25 wrote:In this event, Henry Jarvis Raymond defended his newspaper office with Gatling guns. The Plug Uglies and other Baltimore gangs traveled to join this event. Participants in it burned down the Colored Orphan Asylum in anger over a (*) substitute system that required paying a 300 dollar fee. 4,000 troops were diverted from the Gettysburg campaign to suppress—for 10 points—what 1863 uprising against Union Army conscription?
2024 HSNCT round 25 wrote:This novel observes that "All kings except the Chinese wear military uniforms." Joseph Bazdeev introduces freemasonry to a protagonist in this novel who, while drunk, helps tie a police officer to a bear. In this novel, (*) Andrei Bolkonsky dies after being wounded at the Battle of Borodino. Natasha Rostova marries Pierre Bezukhov in—for 10 points—what epic novel depicting Napoleon's invasion of Russia by Leo Tolstoy?
2024 HSNCT round 25 wrote:This technique can use an Everhart-Thornley detector to measure signals from backscattering and secondary emission. A thin-layer of gold can be added to prepare samples for this technique in sputter coating. This technique with a (*) "scanning" subtype achieves higher resolution than a conventional light-based counterpart. For 10 points—what technique produces a magnified image using a beam of negatively-charged particles?

answer: (scanning) electron microscopy (accept (scanning) electron microscopes; prompt on "microscopy" or "microscopes")
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Could more devoted Despicable Me fans confirm the notion that I thought I had that--I thought we knew Vector was the Bank of Evil head's son from the very first film.
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Cheynem wrote: Thu May 30, 2024 3:23 pm Could more devoted Despicable Me fans confirm the notion that I thought I had that--I thought we knew Vector was the Bank of Evil head's son from the very first film.
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Could I also see the questions for Peter Grimes, Czech, Olmec, Balzac, and Venezuelan presidents?
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kinetickakapo wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 3:06 pm Could I also see the questions for Peter Grimes, Czech, Olmec, Balzac, and Venezuelan presidents?
2024 HSNCT round 16 wrote:In this opera, the gossipy "Nabob" arranges to buy laudanum at the Boar tavern. The word "silk" is highly-ornamented in this opera's "Embroidery Aria," in which an anchor design helps Ellen recognize a sweater as one she knitted for John. The deaths of two (*) apprentices cause the people of the Borough to hound this opera's title character to suicide. For 10 points—name this opera about an outcast fisherman by Benjamin Britten.
2024 HSNCT round 21 wrote:In a comic opera in this language, townsfolk praise beer as "a gift from heaven," prompting Kecal to say the same for money. In another opera, a chorus of chickens sing in this language to mock Sharp-Ears, a tied-up fox. The Cunning Little Vixen and The Bartered Bride are in this language, as is the "Song to the (*) Moon," an aria sung by a water nymph. Rusalka is in—for 10 points—what native language of Antonin Dvorak?
2024 HSNCT round 21 wrote:A work of art from this civilization that depicts a priest holding a child while leaving a cave is known as "Altar 5." This civilization created the carvings on the Cascajal Block and many depictions of the part-human, part-jaguar "werejaguar." San (*) Lorenzo and La Venta were centers of—for 10 points—what Mesoamerican civilization, which used basalt to sculpt the deep facial features of its colossal stone heads?
2024 HSNCT round 1 wrote:The title character of a novella by this man is mistakenly recorded dead after the Battle of Eylau and returns home only to be rejected by his former wife. This author of Colonel Chabert also wrote a novel about Madame Vauquer's boarding house, whose inhabitants include the criminal (*) Vautrin and Eugene de Rastignac. For 10 points—name this French author of Pere Goriot, part of his massive Human Comedy.
2024 HSNCT round 2 wrote:In 1959 a man in this office announced a namesake doctrine of denying recognition to undemocratic regimes, which led Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo to try and assassinate him. This office was twice held by Romulo Betancourt. The "Pink (*) Tide" began with the election of a socialist to this office in 1998, from which he launched the Bolivarian Revolution. For 10 points—name this executive office held by Hugo Chavez.
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Could I see the JMW Turner tossup and the Goya tossup (both of which from round 7), Robert Browning, Meleager, and Tsar (from Round 15), and Eliza Doolittle (Round 1)? Thanks so much.
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drmorris27 wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:09 pm Could I see the JMW Turner tossup and the Goya tossup (both of which from round 7), Robert Browning, Meleager, and Tsar (from Round 15), and Eliza Doolittle (Round 1)? Thanks so much.
2024 HSNCT round 7 wrote:In 2023 a 25,000-pound award named for this person went to Jesse Darling, partly for No Medals, No Ribbons. Since 2020 this non-monarch has replaced Adam Smith on the reverse of the English 20 pound note. This artist names a prize awarded annually by the (*) Tate Gallery for contemporary art. The new 20 pound note also features The Fighting Temeraire, a painting by—for 10 points—what artist of Rain, Steam and Speed?
2024 HSNCT round 7 wrote:This artist may have depicted his nurse wearing a shawl in his Milkmaid of Bordeaux. A levitating couple points at a town atop a table mountain as soldiers take aim in a painting by this man later titled Asmodea. A man in a blue shirt and red pants is pulled off a white horse and (*) stabbed in a work by this painter showing the "Charge of the Mamelukes." For 10 points—name this Spanish painter of The Second of May, 1808.
2024 HSNCT round 15 wrote:A poem by this author interpolates a song mentioning the "flower o' the clove" and includes the advice "paint the soul, never mind the legs and arms!" In another of this man's poems, a figure forgets a storm's "sullen rain" upon seeing his beautiful mistress, whom he (*) strangles with her own hair. "Fra Lippo Lippi" and "Porphyria's Lover" are by—for 10 points—what Victorian poet whose many dramatic monologues include "My Last Duchess"?
2024 HSNCT round 15 wrote:This hero's sisters were turned into guineafowl while mourning his death. This prince killed Hylaeus and Rhaecus, a pair of centaurs who were attempting to rape one of his companions. This son of Althaea gave the hide of a beast sent by Artemis to (*) Atalanta, who had been the first to draw its blood. A piece of firewood was tied to the life force of—for 10 points—what leader of the hunt for the Calydonian Boar?
2024 HSNCT round 15 wrote:In a "clock scene," an opera character who possesses this title begs for mercy after hallucinating a ghost. A chorus beginning "Glory, glory to you" celebrates the safety of a person with this title after soldiers are led away into a freezing forest by Susanin. (*) Gvidon is the child of a man with this title in an opera featuring the "Flight of the Bumblebee." Saltan holds—for 10 points—what royal title of imperial Russia?
2024 HSNCT round 1 wrote:This character offers a missing straw hat as evidence that her aunt was murdered rather than dying of influenza. This character was first played by Mrs. Patrick Campbell, who caused a stir by delivering her line "not bloody likely!" At the end of a play, (*) Freddy Eynsford Hill marries this Covent Garden flower girl. For 10 points—what Cockney girl is taught elocution by Henry Higgins in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion?
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Could i see the TUs on Satie (R24), John Williams (R6), and Chagall (R20)?

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Could I see the Ken and Barbie (It was round 17-18 I think) Swarzschild (Same Round) Conservation of Energy (24) Cosmic Ray (20) Torricelli (7) Dirac (21) Justice (16) Conjugate (16) Collisions (8-10 I think) Adiabatic (Same Round) Convection (9) Magnetic Monopoles (4) and Zimbardo (24)

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dropp wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 10:22 am Could i see the TUs on Satie (R24), John Williams (R6), and Chagall (R20)?
2024 HSNCT round 24 wrote:This composer included three "decorative themes" in his incidental music for Josephin Peladan's play The Son of the Stars. This composer gave one piano work the tempo marking "Lent et douloureux," or "Slowly and painfully." This one-time Rosicrucian coined the term (*) "furniture music." He wrote a set of three piano pieces evoking Greek festivals where youths danced naked. For 10 points—name this composer of three Gymnopedies.
2024 HSNCT round 16 wrote:A work by this composer includes lyrics from the Welsh poem Cad Goddeu, but sung in Sanskrit. Another of his works begins with triplet F's going up to a B-flat half note, then up a fifth to an F half note. This composer of "Duel of the (*) Fates" may have been influenced by Gustav Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War" in writing his "Imperial March." For 10 points—what recipient of 52 Oscar nominations composed the Star Wars theme?
2024 HSNCT round 20 wrote:This artist showed himself in a green shirt bending his neck 180 degrees to kiss his wife in The Birthday. One red house, amidst many gray ones, appears under this artist and his flying wife Bella in Over the Town. A head appears in the open doors of an (*) Orthodox Church in a work inspired by this man's childhood in Vitebsk, which shows a green-faced man looking at a goat. For 10 points—name this painter of I and the Village.
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lrojas2773 wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 1:11 am Could I see the Ken and Barbie (It was round 17-18 I think) Swarzschild (Same Round) Conservation of Energy (24) Cosmic Ray (20) Torricelli (7) Dirac (21) Justice (16) Conjugate (16) Collisions (8-10 I think) Adiabatic (Same Round) Convection (9) Magnetic Monopoles (4) and Zimbardo (24)
2024 HSNCT round 17 wrote:A Drosophila gene named for these two figures causes improper external genital formation when mutated. These two natives of Willows, Wisconsin are named after the children of Ruth (*) Handler. One of these two figures admits "I'm actually not sure," after the other asks him why he wants to "stay over tonight" in a 2023 Greta Gerwig film. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling played—for 10 points—what two Mattel dolls?
2024 HSNCT round 17 wrote:The temperature gradient inside a star being steeper than the adiabatic gradient is this physicist's criterion for convective instability. For certain objects, the innermost stable circular orbit lies at three times a distance named for this man. 2 big G M over (*) c squared is the namesake "radius" of—for 10 points—what German whose solution to the Einstein field equations describes an uncharged, non-rotating black hole?
2024 HSNCT round 24 wrote:This statement governs systems that are invariant under time translation symmetry, per Noether's theorem. One form of this statement was demonstrated by an experiment in which a falling weight rotated a paddlewheel to heat a tub of water. Kirchhoff's (*) loop rule and the first law of thermodynamics are expressions of—for 10 points—what law, which states that a quantity measured in joules cannot be created or destroyed?
2024 HSNCT round 20 wrote:The Pierre Auger Observatory studies these entities by detecting the air showers they produce. These entities are predicted to produce pions if they exceed the GZK limit—a value that was in fact surpassed by one of these entities called the (*) Oh-My-God particle. Protons make up about 90 percent of—for 10 points—what very-high-energy particles, many of which are accelerated in supernovas and zip across the universe?
2024 HSNCT round 7 wrote:This scientist discovered the "parabola of safety" in an extension of the theory of projectiles developed by his teacher Galileo. The mathematical surface known as Gabriel's horn is sometimes called this scientist's "trumpet." A unit equal to about 133 (*) pascals is named after this scientist, who in 1644 first used tubes of mercury to measure pressure. For 10 points—name this Italian inventor of the barometer.
2024 HSNCT round 21 wrote:Periodic functions can be produced by convolving functions with a "comb" named for this person. This scientist notated vectors and functionals using vertical lines and angle brackets in what he called (*) "bra-ket notation." A generalized function named for this person is zero everywhere except zero, where it is infinitely large. For 10 points—identify this British quantum physicist whose name is used for that "delta function."
2024 HSNCT round 16 wrote:The idea of this concept as "overlapping consensus" was updated in an Amartya Sen book titled for "The Idea of" it. A Michael Sandel book about "Liberalism and the Limits of" this concept critiqued reliance on the "difference principle." This concept is likened to (*) "fairness" in a book that imagines ordering society from behind a "veil of ignorance." John Rawls wrote "A Theory of"—for 10 points—what virtue, often imagined as blind?
2024 HSNCT round 16 wrote:This adjective names a class of additions of a nucleophile at a carbonyl's 4 position, seen in the Michael reaction. In thermodynamics, this word refers to pairs of variables whose products have units of energy, such as pressure and volume. This adjective also denotes a (*) relationship possessed by acetic acid and acetate. For 10 points—give this adjective, which denotes an acid obtained by accepting a proton from a base.
2024 HSNCT round 9 wrote:The frequency of these events equals average velocity divided by mean free path. The frequency of these events is multiplied by the steric factor to give the pre-exponential factor in a namesake "theory" that analyzes these events to predict (*) reaction rates. These events are classified based on if they conserve both energy and momentum, or just momentum. For 10 points—what physical events can be "elastic" or "inelastic"?
2024 HSNCT round 9 wrote:A theorem named for this word states that a system acted on by a slow perturbation will remain in its initial eigenstate. The ratio of the constant-pressure and constant-volume heat capacities is an "index" named for this word. If this type of process is reversible, then it is also (*) isentropic. A Carnot cycle consists of isothermal processes and—for 10 points—what type of process, which has no transfer of heat?
2024 HSNCT round 8 wrote:This process dominates a competing process for high Nusselt numbers. At large Richardson numbers, the "forced" form of this process is negligible compared with its "natural" type, which can form Benard cells of (*) rising and falling material. A fan allows faster cooking of food in this process's namesake ovens. For 10 points—name this form of heat transfer contrasted with conduction and radiation.
2024 HSNCT round 4 wrote:The MoEDAL experiment seeks to detect these entities, which may be connected by a Dirac string. The lack of these entities is the subject of a "problem" addressed by cosmic inflation. If these particles exist, then the divergence of the (*) magnetic field is not zero everywhere. Gauss's law of magnetism would be violated by—for 10 points—what hypothetical particles which have a north pole or a south pole, but not both?
2024 HSNCT round 24 wrote:With John Boyd, this psychologist posited Time Perspective Therapy as treatment for PTSD in a book titled The Time Paradox. In an experiment by this founder of The Shyness Clinic, David Eshelman took the nickname (*) "John Wayne." Christina Maslach ended this man's 1971 experiment that assigned subjects roles such as "guards." For 10 points—name this psychologist who conducted the Stanford Prison Experiment.
Jeff Hoppes
President, Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance
former HSQB Chief Admin (2012-13)
VP for Communication and history subject editor, NAQT
Editor emeritus, ACF

"I wish to make some kind of joke about Jeff's love of birds, but I always fear he'll turn them on me Hitchcock-style." -Fred
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