MOQBA Novice Set (POSTPONED until 2020-2021)

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MOQBA Novice Set (POSTPONED until 2020-2021)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:14 pm

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that the MOQBA Novice set will be available for mirrors nationwide (and internationally too, if there’s interest)!

As the name indicates, this is going to be a novice set. We plan on aiming for the difficulty of the past several SCOP Novice sets.

The set is being written by current MOQBA members Jason Loy, Max Ryle, Matt Chadbourne and Alex Dzurick. Joining them on the writing team are Michael Powers of WUSTL, Max Shatan of Wesleyan University, William Bordowitz and Sophia Johnson of Truman State, and Ganon Evans of Iowa.

The set will be head-edited by myself (Jacob O’Rourke); the rest of the editing team is Sadie Britton of William and Mary (Half of Literature, Current Events, Trash); Luc Wetherbee of Cornell (Religion, Mythology); William Grossman of Florida (Audio FA, Geography, Philosophy, Social Science); Max Shatan of Wesleyan University (Half of Lit, Visual FA, Other FA); Aadi Karthik of Lambert HS (Non-Math Science); Matt Chadbourne of MOQBA (Math); and Douglas Simons of NYU (History).

We’ll be providing 12 packets for the cost of $10 per team that attends your tournament. If you mirror our tournament, I expect you to have statistics posted within a week of your tournament happening (and the statistics should be posted in a post on the thread for your tournament-for an example of how I want this handled, look here).

The set will be available from December 7th, 2019 until a few days before the 2020 HSNCT at the latest.

Set Details:

The tossups in the set will be powermarked and will run from 5 to 6 lines. The bonus parts will be no longer than two lines long. The questions will be measured in Times New Roman, 11 point font.

Each packet will consist of 21 tossups and 20 three-part bonuses, distributed as follows:

4 Literature (1.5 American Lit [1 tossup and 1 bonus, plus an additional tossup or bonus in each packet], 1.5 British Lit, 1 European/World Literature)
4 History (1 U.S. History, 1 European History, 1 World History, 1 Miscellaneous History [This is ancient history and questions that don’t fit neatly into one of the other history categories, or just more of U.S., European or World History])
4 Science (1 Biology, 1 Chemistry, 1 Physics, 1 Other Science)
2.5 Fine Arts (1 Classical Music, 1 Visual Fine Arts, 0.5 Miscellaneous Arts-1 tossup or bonus per packet)
1 Geography
1 Trash
2 RM (1 Religion, 1 Mythology)
0.5 Philosophy
0.5 Social Science
0.5 Current Events
1 Extra Question (This will come from any category other than Trash)

Mirroring:

I’d love for as many circuits as possible to have a mirror of this set. If you’d like to mirror this set, please email me at jacob.orourke@moqba.org with the subject line “MOQBA Novice Mirroring” to help me make sure I don’t lose it in my email.
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Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach.

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Re: MOQBA Novice Set (2019-2020)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:54 pm

After looking through the progress of the set and talking to MOQBA President Jeff Hill, we've made the call to postpone this set's availability until the 2020-2021 season.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach.

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