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MUSIC: Maddalena Casulana is BEST known for what contribution?
Maddalena Casulana was the first female composer in the history of western music to have her music printed and published.
ECONOMICS: Which of the following measures the responsiveness of the quantity demanded to a change in price:
Elasticity measures how much one economic variable responds to changes in another economic variable.
SOCIAL SCIENCE: The significance of the Earthrise photo was that it showed:
Taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968, the Earthrise photograph is considered “the most influential environmental photograph ever taken.” It showed our planet as small, fragile and mortal and put the vulnerability of the planet into perspective.
LITERATURE: In place of rhyme in “Passage to India,” Walt Whitman primarily establishes continuity by means of:
Walt Whitman uses repetition of words, also called anaphora, for emphasis.
ART: In his photographic experiments, Louis Daguerre used mercury fumes to:
Louis Daguerre discovered a quicker way to develop an image using mercury vapor from a pool of heated mercury. Other methods required about eight hours of light exposure for an image to be developed. Daguerre’s method required light exposure for only about half an hour.
SCIENCE: Monocrystalline silicon ingots can be produced using which of the following:
Monocrystalline silicon ingots are produced by the floating zone crystal growth process.
MUSIC: The emphasis on balance and symmetry in music of the Classical Era can be attributed to the influence of Greek:
The balance and symmetry of classical Greek and Roman architecture was transferred into musical structures, hence the term “Classical.”
SOCIAL SCIENCE: A “spot market” for crude oil refers to a(n):
A spot market, also called cash market, is commodities or securities market in which goods are sold on the spot, for cash and delivered immediately.
LITERATURE: An approach to thinking about the natural world that can be traced to European intellectuals seeking to understand the mind of God by interpreting the Creation for signs and symbols of divine intent is known as:
Nature writing draws heavily on scientific information and facts about the natural environment.
ECONOMICS: Which of the following goods would predictably have the LEAST elastic demand?
Elastic demand increases or decreases depending on whether the price of an item goes down or up. Demand for gasoline tends to remain steady regardless of pricing, so its demand is least elastic.
ART: The ancient Mediterranean world was characterized by technological advancements, especially in the realm of:
The ancient Mediterranean world was characterized by technological advancements in metalworking during the Bronze and Iron Ages.
SCIENCE: What does it mean when a turbine is called “full admission”?
Full admission turbines allow the working fluid to enter at all points around the parameter of their rotors.
I Got 4 out 12
I got them all correct and i guessed on them
i got them all right and i guessed on them
I only got 2 of 12 and guessed on those. LOL 🙂
I guessed to but I got 3 out of 12