Challenge Set #8

By Tim Butler | Posted at 1:29 PM

Kevin: 190 (up from 180 on February)
Flip: 70 (up from 60 on February 4)
Christopher: 65
Jason: 35
Josiah: 30
Eduardo: 20
Ed: 10
Chris (answering vicariously for his wife): 10

Flip rises up the ranks to pass Christopher; can she pass Kevin and claim the crown?

Questions Still Open
Answer these on this post and not the old post.

7.4.) Who was the one clergyman to sign the U.S. Constitution? What was his affiliation? (5 pts.)

7.5.) What are the two parts of AT&T, other than Baby Bells, that will be reunited if the SBC-AT&T merger is approved by regulatory agencies? What makes this merger such an interesting contrast to AT&T's 1998 acquisition of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI)? (10 5 pts.)

New Question Set #8

1.) Who wrote/spoke the following and, if applicable, what is it? What other thing — I'm being intentionally vague here — derives its name from a phrase within here? (10 pts.)
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

2.) Who recently wrote in the blogosphere about a 100 MPG car (that person cannot answer this question)? Who developed the 100 MPG hybrid? (5 pts.)

3.) Name the ties of the apostate UCC denomination to the Puritans and eighteenth century Methodists. (10 pts.) BONUS: Link it to the German Pietists as well for 5 pts.

4.) What important U.S. figure (of the present time) is a distant cousin of Queen Elizabeth II? (5 pts.)

5.) What are the key technological differences between CDMA and GSM cellular systems? Which one uses a TDMA system? (15 pts.)

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