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by T.Whyman
Tue May 03, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 20222

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

I wrote a bonus on the Peale family that went CW Peale/Raphaelle/Rembrandt and another on Pennsylvanian artists that went Cassat/Eakins/Wyeth, which are probably what you are talking about. I wouldn't describe any of these as "hopelessly insignificant," but I guess I don't know what people care abo...
by T.Whyman
Tue May 03, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 20222

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

I was curious about whether or not the painters from Ohio was an actual example of a bonus because outside of the Henri dude from the Ashcan School, there doesn't seem to be any real significant painter that would be within MUT difficulty. That wasn't something from the MUTs. That was a caricature ...
by T.Whyman
Tue May 03, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 20222

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

I have to imagine that just like most US students take at least one class on "US History" before entering college, most British students take at least one class on "British History". Presumably, this is where they learn about Canute the Great. Interestingly, British schools are notoriously terrible...
by T.Whyman
Mon May 02, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 20222

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

Is it wrong of me to find it kind of amusing that American quizzers couldn't get Canute? This must be like how I feel playing American packets when I hear things like "name this former governor of Pennsylvania" or "Name these painters from Ohio, for 10 points each."
by T.Whyman
Sun May 01, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Manchester MUT Mirror Results
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Manchester MUT Mirror Results

I'd just like to thank everyone for coming, and thank Kyle for all his advice on running the tournament. An auspicious start to the UK quizbowl scene outside of Oxford. My one regret re: Briticising the packets (except perhaps the Nick Griffin bonus that in hindsight didn't really give any definite ...