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Post by Tegan » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:19 am

While officiating a middle school regional today:

Blah, blah...name this Newberry award winning book.
Answer: Memoirs of a Geisha

I tried to keep a straight face, and though I didn't laugh at her like the rest of the audience, I was likely turning a nice shade of crimson trying to hold it in.

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Post by insaneindian » Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:35 pm

This is more of a hose than a bad neg. from 2003 NAQT Nationals I think...

As of (some date) 2003 their roster consisted of players from france, the virgin islands *BUZZ*

Wrong: Spurs (tony parker, tim duncan)
Answer: Dallas Mavericks (two words later I would have gotten it on tariq abdul wahad)
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Post by cronoyuha » Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:20 pm

I heard of this one...

Given Answer: Osama Bin Laden
Right Answer: Whiffle ball

Heard at a tournament...

After a clue had been "this element found in the earth's crust"...
given answer: chlorophyll

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Post by DrakeRQB » Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:45 pm

Yesterday at NCOAST:

Answer given: Forrest Gump
Correct answer: James Bond
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Post by Byko » Mon May 01, 2006 9:48 am

DrakeRQB wrote:Yesterday at NCOAST:

Answer given: Forrest Gump
Correct answer: James Bond
I had to look back at that one because I wondered, "How could that kind of mistake happen?" Then again, the opening clue was about him being created as "an interesting man to whom extraordinary things happen," which actually sounds like it fits BETTER with Forrest Gump than James Bond.

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Post by thepowerofche » Mon May 01, 2006 5:20 pm

Don't remember the context of these, but I found them when I was typing up some practice notes:

Incorrect: Taser
Correct: Euro

Incorrect: Oliver Twist
Correct: Remus

I know I made the first one, not sure who did the second one.

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Post by GreyGhost06 » Tue May 02, 2006 7:20 pm

Wrong answer: Most Valuable Player Award.

Right Answer: Plantar Facitis

Our coach read something about Albert Pujols and Tim Duncan before our freshman buzzed. It was really funny after we found out the answer... and the category, which was medicine

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Post by davinci » Thu May 04, 2006 2:41 pm

Wrong Answer: Champagne

Right Answer: Rayon

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Post by BuzzerZen » Fri May 05, 2006 5:00 pm

In practice

Correct answer: Lycanthropy
Provided answer: Bestiality
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Post by wereplayingbasketball » Sat May 13, 2006 5:59 pm

from RM's tournament today

Calvinball for Wedding Crashers

Puss in Boots for The Highwayman

Order of the Phoenix for Gunpowder Plot, owned

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Post by DumbJaques » Sat May 13, 2006 6:05 pm

Also from RM's tournament today:

Bonus: Given an element, identify its flame test color

Question: "Indium. Hint: Think about it "
(You know, because Indium is named for the color Indigo, so it's blue)

Neel Kotra: ". . . Brown?"
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Post by zwtipp » Mon May 15, 2006 5:21 am

DumbJaques wrote:Also from RM's tournament today:

Bonus: Given an element, identify its flame test color

Question: "Indium. Hint: Think about it "
(You know, because Indium is named for the color Indigo, so it's blue)

Neel Kotra: ". . . Brown?"
The questions about the flame test are just stupid.
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Post by Bugsy » Sat May 20, 2006 4:09 pm

The reader had said "Pongo pygmaeus," then Alex Price, on It's Academic today, buzzed in and said "Waiting for Godot." The answer turned out to be Orangutan; the clue was apparently the scientific name for an orangutan.

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Post by Tegan » Sat May 20, 2006 6:16 pm

On a team bonus involving Team Illinois during a practice:

The PDP-8 was the first successful <<BLANK>>, and was invented in 1963.

Correct answer: microcomputer
Given answer: birth control pill

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Post by bigtrain » Sat May 20, 2006 6:25 pm

The reader had said "Pongo pygmaeus," then Alex Price, on It's Academic today, buzzed in and said "Waiting for Godot." The answer turned out to be Orangutan; the clue was apparently the scientific name for an orangutan.
Was my name really necessary to convey the stupidity in that buzz :lol: ?
I thought the host said "Pozzo" and not "Pongo" :oops: .
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Post by minty064 » Sun May 21, 2006 5:22 pm

Given answer: Watergate
Correct answer: Saturday Night Massacre

One of my fellow players was too reckless and buzzed in too early, locking me out.

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Post by bigtrain » Sun May 21, 2006 6:50 pm

minty064 wrote: Given answer: Watergate
Correct answer: Saturday Night Massacre
That's not a bad neg at all. In fact, they probably should have been prompted.
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Post by minty064 » Sun May 21, 2006 7:43 pm

I agree. The two answers are closely related. A worse neg on my part was saying "Scientology" for "Christian Science."

*edit*
More of an accident though. I'm surprised I can't think of more...

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Post by rchschem » Mon May 22, 2006 1:23 pm

In a bonus about G G-M, after the mention of a century in Macondo...

"1000 Years of Solitude"

Also, this gem:

"...name this capital of the Inca empire."

"Couscous"

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Post by dschafer » Wed May 24, 2006 6:05 pm

From practice today (an old HSNCT packet):

"Shroud of Turin" for "Halley's Comet"

"Jury duty" for "Smallpox vaccine"
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Post by brownboy79 » Wed May 24, 2006 6:25 pm

Also from today in practice. Old NAQT sets:

Q:This novel from Plumfield Boys' School <Buzz>

Me: Goodbye Mr. Chips
A:Little Men

Another question that I do not totally remember

Me: Mt. Pelee (sp)
A:Canary Islands

What I was thinking, I have no idea.

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Post by Trevkeeper » Wed May 24, 2006 10:44 pm

Wrong Answer: Circle
Right Answer: Neighborhood
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Post by The Toad to Wigan Pier » Wed May 31, 2006 7:06 am

Wrong:Bull Moose Party
Right:A&W Root Beer

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Post by vcuEvan » Wed May 31, 2006 8:24 am

Me:

Arnolfini for the White Rabbit

Evan Silberman of TJ:

Quisling for blue

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Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Wed May 31, 2006 9:02 pm

today in practice-

Wrong Answer: Faberge Eggs
Right Answer: the Concorde
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Post by thepowerofche » Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:06 am

1. Gilligan's Travels

2. Pocahontas for Phyllis Wheatley

3. This was our coach, practicing against us:
Right Answer - Spain
Wrong Answer - William McKinley

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:00 pm

Today in practice:

Reader: something about a disease in the digestive system

Me: "Quetzalcoatl's Revenge"

Answer: Ecoli

I meant to say Montezuma's Revenge, but that didn't turn out so well.
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Post by Dostoevskyistheman » Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:57 pm

And you didn't even make it to state in ASCA :wink:

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Post by minty064 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:25 pm

Might this also be from the NCT? I hope not, yet I'm making the words different just in case.

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Post by Dostoevskyistheman » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:09 pm

This may have come from the HSNCT set so I will destroy it.

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Post by bigtrain » Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:55 am

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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Post by wwellington » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:19 am

Seen on the local quiz show:

Given answer: KKK
Correct answer: Democratic Party

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:17 pm

And you got 3rd at NAQT, Dostoevsky :razz:.

Given Answer: Tuesdays with Mory
Correct Answer: Bobbie Knight
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Post by nurgles_herald » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:49 pm

My team captain at NAQT Championships (for State College B) negged on this:

Given Answer: INCORRECT!
Correct Answer: CORRECT!

o_O

All of us were stunned for a moment, and then we had to fight the impulse to laugh uproariously.


~Edited due to a mirror or something

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Post by MLafer » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:00 pm

NAQT put up Podcasts of all the questions last year, I don't think talking about one question could do much more harm.
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Post by Dostoevskyistheman » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:11 pm

This sure can't be talked about yet!

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Post by jdd2007 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:35 pm

Dungeons and Dragons for something very, very different at NAQT.


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Post by The Time Keeper » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:42 pm

The NAQT National Championship set is being used at a mirror in the near future so please avoid discussing those questions in this or any other thread.

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:00 pm

My discussion about bigtrain's question probably came from Nats, but my own neg I put did not.
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Post by The Time Keeper » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:01 pm

AndyBrindlee Mountain wrote:My discussion about bigtrain's question probably came from Nats, but my own neg I put did not.
My bad. Feel free to edit and repost it.

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:39 pm

Given Answer: Sepoy Mutiny

Correct Answer: Wounded Knee Massacre
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Post by EagleFan » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:10 pm

wwellington wrote:Given answer: KKK
Correct answer: Democratic Party
I don't know...that doesn't seem too off to me (jk) :wink:

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Post by cvdwightw » Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:27 pm

from practice:

Wrong: kabuki
Correct: Titus Andronicus

Wrong: Self-Reliance
Right: Margaret Mead

(I may have posted this one a long time ago, but it's still pretty funny)
Wrong: Sonic Hedgehog (the gene)
Right: Great Vowel Shift

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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:22 pm

Wrong: tarring and feathering
Right: sauna
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Post by brownboy79 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:50 pm

At NAQT,
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for just about any question that may have been related to a car.

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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:09 pm

Given: Memphis

Correct: Bombing of Cambodia
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Post by DVader » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:51 pm

In the ASCA State Finals:

Wrong: Yuri Gagarin
Right: Buddy Holly
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Post by Trevkeeper » Thu Jun 08, 2006 4:50 pm

DVader wrote:In the ASCA State Finals:

Wrong: Yuri Gagarin
Right: Buddy Holly
At least they both have something to do with aircraft?
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Post by dyetman89 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:22 pm

Trevkeeper wrote:
DVader wrote:In the ASCA State Finals:

Wrong: Yuri Gagarin
Right: Buddy Holly
At least they both have something to do with aircraft?
Har!

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Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:43 pm

Me at NAQT nationals:

"It declared independence from Britain in 1981..."
Buzz: Zimbabwe
Correct answer: Belize

Dar! Off by a year (and a hemisphere)...
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