Difficulty 8 Quiz Bowl Questions #1

All these questions were taken from the first sentence of difficulty 8 questions used in past Quiz Bowl tournaments. Getting even one is a challenge!
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Last updated: October 9, 2021
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Five years after this man’s death, his diaries were collected by the manager of the Pomeranian Mortgage Bank, including correspondences produced while he lived with his former lieutenant Wilhelm Junker.
Mehmet Emin Pasha
A poem in this language says “You spoke of Jack London, money, love and passion / I saw just Gioconda which had to be stolen.”
The potential energy between two heavy ones is Coulombic at short distances, but becomes linear, representing a constant attractive force, for a range of distances around a femtometer.
One of this man's poems claims that "a dream has power to poison sleep" and concludes "man's yesterday may ne'er be like his morrow."
Percy Bysshe Shelley
This country is home to a church whose design combines Brick Expressionism with an overall Gothic layout, and whose famous stepped-gable west façade resembles a church organ with V-shaped bands.
This city was called Argentoratum by the Romans.
This character looks askances at the Irish suitor Begearss and attempts to protect both Florestineand Leon in his final appearance, The Guilty Mother.
In a 2012 book, Merlin Donald, Charles Taylor, and others discuss the consequences of a concept originally put forth by this thinker, which Taylor calls a “Revolution.”
Karl Jaspers
In this theory, volume integrals known as Woltjer invariants ensure the topological invariance of certain structures.
One of these pieces in G minor features a continuous tremolo of sixty-fourth and thirty-second notes and is entitled Preludio.
Etudes by Liszt
According to Snorri, a king of Uppsala named Swegde spent many years trying to enter the realm of this god.
A police officer supposedly said we'll have "none of the Constitution stuff here, see?" after this man was arrested reading the Bill of Rights in San Pedro in 1923.
Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr.
A late self-portrait by this man reproduces a tiny copy of one of his paintings in the bottom right, and depicts him against a beige background in anachronistic red Renaissance garb.
Kazimir Malevich
At a point marked Un poco ritardando al capriccio, a piece in this collection transitions to an E-flat major interlude after a C-minor opening played at triple-forte marked presto furioso.
Transcendental Etudes
The narrator of Ernest Hemingway's "Banal Story" asks whether this person had two sides or a fourth dimension.
One leading figure of opposition to this man shot himself in the abdomen on radio as a commercial for coffee that was "good to the last stomachful" was playing.
Fulgencio Batista Zaldivar
One member of this group, Moses Hess, wrote the book The European Triarchy, which advocated a "philosophy of action" and endorsed the views of another member,
Young Hegelians
Early studies involving this method used a kind of coarse-graining known as the united atom approximation.
Molecular dynamics
The second part of this novel opens near a monastery in the St. Bernard Pass as a family crosses the Swiss Alps into Italy.
Little Dorrit
A legendary character in this region has as many noses as days remaining in the year, and children are told to search for him on December 31st not realizing that he has only one nose left.
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