MOQBA Novice Set (2020-2021)

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MOQBA Novice Set (2020-2021)

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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 Max Shatan of Wesleyan University, William Bordowitz of Truman State, Vasa Clarke of William & Mary, Ganon Evans of Iowa, Bo Chi of East Chapel Hill HS, Stefan Calin and Vishal Kanigicherla of Thomas Jefferson S&T HS, Arjun Nageswaran of Stevenson High School and Lalit Maharjan of Purdue University.

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 October 3rd, 2020 until a few days before the 2021 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 [email protected] with the subject line “MOQBA Novice Mirroring” to help me make sure I don’t lose it in my email.
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 (2020-2021)

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Current Mirrors:
-Pennsylvania Quizbowl Season Opener-Novice Tournament (10/03/2020)-Contact Ben Herman (bherman1993 at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Columbian Exposition 7 (10/03/2020)-Contact Greg Bossick (greg.bossick at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Fulton (10/17/2020)-Contact Greg Bossick (greg.bossick at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-NC Outreach and Novice Tournament (11/14/2020)-Contact Benjamin McAvoy-Bickford (ncnoviceandoutreach at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Lightning Run HS Open (11/20/2020)-Contact Nick Pruitt (nickypruitt at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Northeast Ohio Educational Service Area Tournament (11/21/2020)-Contact Greg Bossick for more information.
-Arab Invitational Tournament (12/12/2020)-Contact Corey Harris (charris at arabcityschools.org) for more information.
-California Cup #2-Novice Division (12/19/2020)-Contact Nicholas Karas (californiacupquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information.
-Stony Brook (01/09/2021)-Contact Jade Anderson (jadeg24601 at gmail.com) for more information.
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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