It contains ketone and two methyl branches.
It is thermogenic and can reduce muscle spasms, but it usually regulates the effects of estrogen and inhibits lactation.
It can be produced in the brain but is usually found in the corpus luteum and the placenta.
For ten points, name this steroid hormone important in the menstrual cycle and embryogenesis. Answer: PROGESTERONE 6.
This country has its origins in the medieval Duchy of Duklja, and the later Principality of Zeta, which was semi-autonomous under the Ottoman Empire.
Its native name is Crna Gora, which, like its English name, translates as “black mountain”.
With its capital at Podgorica, for ten points, name this recently independent country, the newest member of the United Nations. Answer: Republic of MONTENEGRO 7.
Its name derives from the Mi’kmaq word meaning “land’s end”.
It is the northern extension of the Appalachian mountains, and is separated from New Brunswick by the Chaleur Bay and the Restigouche river.
Together with the Magdalen Islands it makes up one of the administrative regions of Quebec.
For ten points, name this peninsula extending into the Gulf of St.
Lawrence. Answer: the GASPÉ or LA GASPÉSIE 8.
He entered the British House of Commons as an Irish peer in 1807.
Initially a Tory, he served as secretary of war from 1809 to 1828 before breaking with the party over parliamentary reform.
As foreign secretary in 1850 he blockaded Greece to compensate a British citizen whose home had been destroyed in a riot.
For ten points, name this man who served as British prime minister from 1855 to 1858 and again from 1859 until his death in 1865. Answer: Lord PALMERSTON (Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount PALMERSTON) 9.
They formerly traded in slaves, and built elaborate canoes which may have taken them as far as California and the Bering Sea.
Their society is divided into matrilineal clans within two moieties, the Raven and the Eagle.
The Tlingit called them Deikeena, “the people who live far out at sea.” For ten points, name this native culture which inhabits the Queen Charlotte Islands. Answer: HAIDA 10.
Lesser known cycles of these concern the First Crusade and Doon de Mayence.
Jean Bodel divided them into the Matter of Rome, concerning the Trojan War, Alexander, and other ancient subjects; the Matter of Britain, concerning Arthurian legends; and the Matter of France, concerning Charlemagne and his knights. For ten points, name this type of medieval literature, the earliest and most famous of which is the Chanson de Roland. Answer: CHANSONS DE GESTE 11.
Their first album Watoosh! was released in 1998 under the name Pezz.
They then changed their name to that of the guitarist in Hard Core Logo.
Their first self-titled album was released in 2003, and their second, also self-titled, album was released in June.
For ten points, name this band led by Ben Kowalewicz, with songs such as Try Honesty, The River Below, and Devil in a Midnight Mass. Answer: BILLY TALENT 12.
The Arabic equivalent is the musdar, which can also be used in an infinitive verbal sense.
In Latin it has no nominative form, and only appears only in the singular of the other cases.
In German it is formed by making a neuter noun out of the infinitive verb.
For ten points, name this type of verbal noun which in English is formed by adding the –ing suffix to a verb. Answer: GERUND 13.
It was performed by Hans Geiger and Ernst Marsden in 1909.
They proved that there was a small, concentrated positive charge within the nucleus of an atom, by bombarding metal foil with alpha particles from radium bromide gas.
For ten points, name this experiment directed by Ernest Rutherford, which disproved the “plum pudding” model of the atom. Answer: GOLD-FOIL experiment
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