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Right: The number "16" (math computation)
Wrong: Tic-Tac-Toe
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From a conference game a few years back:

Bonus:
Identify the key from the number of flats. (moderator reads...)

Other team captain:
Part One: 6
Part 2: 3
Part 3: 7
Part 4: 9
Part 5: 1

I don't know how many of you are at all familiar with music, but I've certainly never played anything in the key of "6".
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From a tournament in NC a few years ago.

"What term in philosophy is used to signify an indifference to pleasure or pain?"
<buzz> Masochism (Stoicism, of course)

"This sequel to Little Women, published in -----"
<buzz> Big Women
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He should have listenened to his father's advice and stayed away from sailing. On his second voyage, he was captured by turkish pirates
*buzz*
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(correct: robinson crusoe)
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From New Trier's tournament:
"(blah blah talks about a movie, 8,000 extras, filmed sometime before 1960)...name this movie, with Charlton Heston starting as the title character."
Opponent buzzes in with "Spartacus"
wait for it...wait for it...buzz in with random guess before they call time-
Me: "The Ten Commandments - OH my god title character." *slams head on desk* (it was Ben-Hur)
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Post by Frater Taciturnus »

One of our co-captains ON TV!!!!

Mod: Known for the Temple he opened, this wise biblical king....
BUZZ
Thomas: ....David?

I have not forgiven him yet.
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The following neg occurred during a team question, so technically it's not a neg, but it definately deserves to be on here. The following is not a joke:
[Moderator]...identify this somewhat insane Dutch painter most famous for Sunflowers and Starry Night.
[other team] (after conferring) Mozart
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From Wheaton North:

My answer: World War I
Correct answer: Brett Ashley
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From Big 12 and Friends:

Molly Hatchet for Carrie Nation
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Trevkeeper wrote:From Wheaton North:

My answer: World War I
Correct answer: Brett Ashley
As I remember the question, this was not a bad neg at the moment you buzzed in, but the moment you said "World War I", I thought to myself:

"What darn fool would write a question like this with the answer being World War I in the middle of the championship match." I guess we were both wrong.
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DaGeneral wrote:From Big 12 and Friends:

Molly Hatchet for Carrie Nation

I have no idea what you're talking about.... :shock:
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airmale007 wrote:
DaGeneral wrote:From Big 12 and Friends:

Molly Hatchet for Carrie Nation

I have no idea what you're talking about.... :shock:
Carrie Nation's nickname was Carrie Hatchet since she was apt to smash up saloons with a hatchet.
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^ I know , I actually was kidding since I was the one who committed that neg.
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Yesterday, at Dorman, even worse, in the finals.
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Eric-- our assistant coach

Q. Blah Blah, sits above the 7 Key...
A. F8?

Doing a crossword puzzle before practice...

Me: What's a country that borders Jordan with 6 letters...
Eric: Syria...

I give him a dirty look

Eric: WHAT? S-Y-R-I-A... oh...

One more...

Q: Letter Round J- New Orleans - "The Cradle of _______"
A: JUMBALAYA!

If he would have let me finish the question, it said, "A type of music" right afterwards...
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I buzzed in and said squanto after like three words the other day in practice. it was probably my worst buzz of all time.
has set 52 been heard by everyone yet?
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circumcision for confirmation....

after "it takes place after baptism in some Eastern Orthodox religions, but some time around junior high for many Catholics"

the moderator was laughing so hard he flubbed the question and gave the answer before my team had a chance to ring in (waiting as they were like a good team).
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From Dorman's (SC) tournament this past weekend:

Correct answer: Faust
Wrong answer: Jesus

Yeah, right subject, wrong end of the Christ-Antichrist spectrum.
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Tegan wrote:circumcision for confirmation....

after "it takes place after baptism in some Eastern Orthodox religions, but some time around junior high for many Catholics"

the moderator was laughing so hard he flubbed the question and gave the answer before my team had a chance to ring in (waiting as they were like a good team).
I had a teammate do the exact same thing, except the correct answer was baptism, with roughly the same clue. What made it so hilarious was that he answered in such a loud and confident voice.

Also, my mistake:
Correct answer: House of Lords
My answer: Jedi
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from TJ:

Right: Stravinsky
Wrong: Sophocles
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insaneindian wrote:has set 52 been heard by everyone yet?
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Me at an N.C. tournament, 2000....

Mod: These large plantations were established in Russia-----
<buzz> Hacienda--- OH S--T, RUSSIA! (bang head on table)

I can't even remember what the correct answer was.
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From Sterling HS (IL) tournament (questions distributed and in the open):

"From which vein does purified blood leave the kidney?"
<Buzz>: The carotid arterey (like swinging and missing twice!)

I'm paraphrasing this one
"Name the American general who was to replace George Washington as a part of a colonial plot. His initials were H. G."
<buzz> Ulysses S. Grant (another double swing and a miss)

As a coach, I am grateful that neither of these answers were proffered by my own team.
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insaneindian wrote:has set 52 been heard by everyone yet?
No NAQT set is clear until the end of the school year. I believe NAQT has an official date.
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Howard wrote:
insaneindian wrote:has set 52 been heard by everyone yet?
No NAQT set is clear until the end of the school year. I believe NAQT has an official date.
http://naqt.com/assigned-packet-sets.jsp says it will be used through March. And Howard is right anyway. I think July 1 is the date.
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after hearing Sinai peninsula...

right: Egypt
Wrong: China
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after hearing "Vishnu Temple"...

Me: India
Correct: Grand Canyon

what makes it even worse is i was at the Grand Canyon winter break...
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From Fremd yesterday:

"Australia's Kangaroo, Canada's Maple, the United States' Eagle *BUZZ*

Me: National Animals!
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dsfcaptains2005 wrote:From VHSL Districts yesterday:
NB: VHSL Districts are not yet cleared for human consumption. They will be by mid-February. Mods, please edit accordingly.

BTW, I heard Maggie Walker won and Mills Godwin was second.

The Colonial is the "District of Death" within the Central Region, with Maggie Walker, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman capable of making it to Regionals from any other district. IIRC, JR Tucker and Patrick Henry aren't half-bad either and seem to have gone .500 at the occasional tournament they surface for.
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clear and present danger for parody
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From a JV match the other day

Moderator: Category, Misc-Sports: Bob Huggins...

Guy on other team: *buzz* Operation Overlord

Moderator: wrong, Bob Huggins

Our captain: *buzz* University of Cincinnati.

Moderator: thats correct

possibly the funniest neg followed by the sweetest anticipation ever.
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I prefer bad neg followed by blatant vulture with a head-saving correct answer.
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blatant vulture? Bob Huggins was the UC coach who was removed for violations over the summer. If you follow college B-Ball as much as this kid does, you would know that too. He didn't vulture
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While you could know that, you can't know the answer from that clue. It could be, for example, "The Big East" or even "basket-ball." It is an unwise vulture.

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Alright, alright I see your point. I just that it was quite a contrast between the wrong answer given and the correct one that was "vultured." I guess you had to be there to truly enjoy the moment
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moderator:"She sells seashells"
Me: "Sally?"

correct answer: alliteration
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LizzieA8913 wrote:moderator:"She sells seashells"
Me: "Sally?"

correct answer: alliteration
Typical :chip: like hose.

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On a free-for-all bonus at practice tonight:
Right: Connecticut
Wrong: Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Still trying to figure that one out...
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At practice: Planned Parenthood for Christian scientists.
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Please don't submit things with SCT answers yet; those questions aren't cleared for discussion. You would want to be banned from NAQT... possibly forever, would you?

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Are they only cleared after ICT?
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I have no idea, dude. It says on the questions.

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solonqb wrote:Are they only cleared after ICT?
NAQT Packet wrote:Security Question security is critical for the integrity of events which might use these questions in the future, as well as to protect the marketability of
NAQT’s product. As such, the content of the questions may not be discussed with any person not affiliated with NAQT or your tournament until July 1,
2006.
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...name this play by Anton Chekov

Anwer given: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Correct Answer: The Cherry Orchard
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I'm not sure what SCT packet that question was from, and I know this is the wrong board to put this on... but this is what Hentzel said on the quizbowl group.
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This is from practice a while back.

I'm sitting there, not paying attention, thinking about my girlfriend...you know the deal. I wasn't paying attention to the category, but i thought it was language arts. Question comes "To whom does the pronoun "he" refer to in the following sentence. He..."

Me: *BUZZ* aww crap...Richard Nixon?
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Post by Red-necked Phalarope »

This may be from a non-DI SCT packet, but the disconnect between my brain and my mouth was so great on this one I don't think I'm giving much away.

Wrong: Henry James
Right: Henry Adams
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I don't know if the one I saw while scorekeeping was just in D2 or if it was also in D1, but this one was certainly D1:
Hess for Hogan (as in Hogan's Heroes)
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