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Welcome to the Williams College Academia Hour Bonus. This Bonus is designed to test your team's trivial academic knowledge and your ability to work as a team. There is no possible way for one person to know this information. So take out the staples, hand out the sheets and let the experts handle their own field. The idea is to answer as many of these questions as you can. If you don't know, then guess. Most categories are divided up into Intro level and Majors-only level questions. If you don't get many of the Majors-only, don't worry, you'll have lots of company!
INTRO: A woman goes into her closet to pick out a dress. She reaches in and chooses a dress, then her other hand, apparently against her will, reaches in and picks out another dress. What is wrong with this woman?
Why might a doctor deliberately cause such a condition?
MAJORS ONLY: Name the 4 parenting styles developed by Diana Baumrind.
INTRO: What element that is a gas at room temperature will deviate most from the ideal gas law?
MAJORS ONLY: Draw the intermediate and final product.
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Where EWG is an electron-withdrawing group and EDG is an electron-donating group.
INTRO: A boy is skating on roller-skates. The child is going at fifteen miles per hour. The coefficient of friction for his roller-skates is 1.2. His mass is 50 kg. The boy jumps into the air, still moving at the same speed. Define the system of objects so that all forces have a Newtonian Third Law Pair.
MAJORS ONLY: Write down Maxwell's equations in differential form for empty space (no charges or currents present). Take the curl of the two non-zero equations, and thus decouple them. Show all work. What is physically significant about your results?
Extra credit: What are the names of each of Maxwell's equations?
INTRO: For each description or list of organisms, give the phylum.
- Corals, jellyfish, sea anemones:
- The paleontological name for #1:
- Protists with shells of CaCO2, often preserved as fossils:
- Humans, fish, snakes, birds:
- Tapeworms, flukes, and other flatworms:
- Marine organisms with bivalved shells, each valve of which is bilaterallysymmetrical:
MAJORS ONLY: How is sex determined in the echiuroid worm?
MAJORS ONLY: Describe or draw a "Cheesborough."
- Romance Languages
Translate into French AND Spanish the following sentences:
I should have visited my broker in hell.
The Grand Old Duke of York
He had 10,000 men
He marched them up to the top of the hill.
And brought us under the dominion of Satan, our master.
- Computer Science
INTRO: What do the following UNIX commands do:
MAJORS ONLY: Explain the major differences between functional and imperative programming languages.
- Art History
in ancient Greek vase painting, what was the main way figures of women and men were differentiated?
What book by what author argues against "Ancient Model" and "Aryan Model," and offers the replacement of the revised Ancient Model? He claims earlier models are pure fabrications of 17th-19th century racism. He also states that Socrates and Cleopatra were black.
Given the triumvirate, name the members:
- 1st Roman triumvirate--
- 2nd Roman Triumvirate--
- The triumvirate in the U.S. Senate--
SHORT ANSWER (and we mean SHORT)
- Studio Art
Make us a small found object sculpture that embodies post-postmodernism. Turn
it in with your bonus.
Discuss the lack of sexual contact between Leopold and Molly Bloom.
Compare the rise and reaction to the metaphysical poets out of the English
tradition in poetry.
How does Derrida use Levi-Strauss's 'Writing Lesson?"
How does Kant anticipate Wittgenstein's problems regarding rule following?