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by Nate714
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 8718

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)

I'll be heading to the cold quiz bowl wasteland of the North Country as I attend St. Lawrence University (Here we go Saints!) in the fall. I hope to try to do something related to quiz bowl there.
by Nate714
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl in the North Country Wasteland
Replies: 1
Views: 3317

Quiz Bowl in the North Country Wasteland

Hi all, This is my first post on the college forum, and it deals with a problem a lot of potential new teams might be facing. Next year I will be attending St. Lawrence University (go Saints!) in the cold and rural North Country region of New York. I am planning on trying to form a team up there. Ho...
by Nate714
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Fundraising
Replies: 7
Views: 3080

Re: Fundraising

With our team, we’ve done successful fundraising through our annual “History Movie Night” that we host each year. It’s usually around February/March and helps the team with costs to NHBB Nationals. Last year I believe we made over 600 dollars in profit by selling $5 per student ticket. Also a good i...
by Nate714
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl
Replies: 16
Views: 9194

Your Worst Moment In Quizbowl

Late night skype conversations with friends have led me to make this post. We were talking about our worst moments in the past year when I proceeded to tell my worst (and most rage filled) moment in quizbowl as such: Around March of this year, our team was headed to a Jeopardy!-style tournament (ver...
by Nate714
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3711

Re: Specific Question Discussion

The 2016-2017 US History Bee questions (and qualifying exams from regionals) are available here ! The US Geography Olympiad exams are available here as well; answer keys for the written and cartographic exams will be available soon. All other packets will be posted once they're cleared in September...
by Nate714
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3711

Re: Specific Question Discussion

When will USHB nationals set be up?
by Nate714
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3711

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the Gamergate tossup? I don't see the problem with the answer line. It's an aspect of current events/history and should be discussed. However, if there were some sort of bias in the question (either side of the Gamergate argument) I think you can make the argument it shouldn't be included.
by Nate714
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3711

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I had a problem with I believe to be a tossup on saturday morning (I believe round one) where It talked about "Assassination of Kim Jong Un's Half Brother". I thought that it was really harsh on answers not giving the name of his half brother (Kim Jong Nam), I thought the simple "Assasination of Kim...
by Nate714
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Recap
Replies: 10
Views: 5329

Re: NHBB Nationals Recap

I quite liked the set this year, barring specific questions that I had problems with (Once a private thread for question discussion is created I will elaborate). In addition, this year there was less waiting time and lateness (Last year I spent atleast an hour at one room waiting to start a USHB pla...
by Nate714
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: There should be a US Politics Bee
Replies: 1
Views: 926

Re: US Politics Bee

I am interested in a "US Politics only/ World Politics" Tournament. However, I would think that this would fall under the NHBB thread realm and should not be under "Regular Season Tournaments".
by Nate714
Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Winners Posted
Replies: 14
Views: 10435

Re: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Winners Posted

I don't know if this is the right thread to put this, but Mr. Madden: Have the High School NHBB questions sets for the 15-16 year (Both Regionals and Nationals) been posted somewhere like NHBB did for 14-15? I would like to be able to use them for practice. :smile:
by Nate714
Mon May 02, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NHBB Nats: Factual Errors
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Factual Errors

Aethelred's underlining was definitely wrong; it, Queen Anne's War, and Paul Jennings' complicated freedom story slipped past me. (Aethelred's been underlined correctly in whichever of C, B, and A sets asked for him; I don't know how it got past me this time. Thanks to the moderators who weren't st...
by Nate714
Mon May 02, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NHBB Nats: Factual Errors
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Factual Errors

Also, on the question about the Labour Party (I believe round 6 of bee), I remember specifically it saying that "This party was in an alliance with David Steel's Liberals" I Immediately buzzed in (due to my sorta-prolific knowledge of British Politics) and said "Social Democratic Party", in which I ...
by Nate714
Mon May 02, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NHBB Nats: Factual Errors
Replies: 9
Views: 1140

Re: Factual Errors

I didn't encounter this error personally since it was in a lightning round that I didn't read, but other readers have told me that there was a part that referred to Genghis and Kublai sharing the " family name " "Khan", which is (to quote one of my friends) like saying Alfred the Great and Henry VI...
by Nate714
Mon May 02, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 National History Bee Discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: 2016 National History Bee Discussion

Overall, the question set for the bee was great (besides the repeats). One of my favorite questions was the Dick Cheney Hunting Incident question, In which I was prompted when I said "that time when Dick Cheney shot a guy". However the answer was accepted because apparently in the answer line in sai...
by Nate714
Sun May 01, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 35632

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

• Make the question worth 4 points for super-power, 3 points for power, and 2 points for the end of the question and after the question has finished. My idea with this is that, for most questions being played at the playoff level, getting the question right before "for the point" requires about the...