2014 HSNCT conversion stats

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2014 HSNCT conversion stats

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These are ready for discussion.

Overall: 84.4% of tossups answered correctly, 20.2% powered

(2013: 85.1% correct, 23.8% powered

2012: 84.1% correct, 25.7% powered

2011: 82.3% correct, 20.6% powered

2010: 78.5% correct, 15.7% powered

2009: 73.3% correct, 14.9% powered)

(We were trying to make powers a bit stingier this year, and apparently succeeded.)

Least-converted tossups (min. 70 rooms played):

Tripitaka
Coriolanus
chromatic number
Chapultepec
mantle plumes
--30% conversion--
Robert Peary
Satyricon
--35% conversion--
Nikos Kazantzakis
Richard Lovelace
Arthur Compton
Myron
Linear B
powers of 2
--40% conversion--
(the last three listed were at exactly 40% conversion, 34 rooms out of 85 Saturday prelims)

Nothing here was as difficult as Tammuz was last year.
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The Charlotte Amalie tossup was in the playoffs, so presumably fewer than 70 rooms heard it, but since it was discussed somewhat extensively, do you have the conversion rate for it?
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0/6/6 in 25 rooms.
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Could I get the conversion stats on the tossup on accretion disks?
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I wasn't going to ask, but seeing as the Tripitaka is the least-converted tossup on that list, what were the exact conversion figures for that tossup?
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accretion disks: 1/35/22 in 85 rooms

Tripitaka: 0/21/24 in 85 rooms
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Could I see the conversion stats for the Gupta Empire, Carbonari, Measure for Measure, XYZ Affair, Italy, and Khyber Pass? Also, what were the specific stats for Chapultepec, mantle plumes, and Satyricon?
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Guptas: 7/20/16 in 42 rooms
Carbonari: 4/31/32 in 85 rooms
Measure for Measure: 4/12/11 in 34 rooms
XYZ Affair: 48/37/0 in 85 rooms
Italy: 14/12/1 in 26 rooms
Khyber: 0/16/3 in 16 rooms
Chapultepec: 3/20/22 in 85 rooms
mantle plumes: 0/24/49 in 85 rooms
Satyricon: 1/28/6 in 85 rooms
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Can you post stats and question text for U of Texas, memorizing the Q'uran, Thomas Hardy, and Egypt? Thanks.
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Texas: 21/46/17 in 68 rooms
memorizing the Qur'an: 13/62/21 in 85 rooms
Hardy: 39/40/13 in 85 rooms
Egypt: 28/52/3 in 85 rooms

(text is in the general discussion thread)
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could I see the conversion stats for George R.R. Martin, Myron, Gravity (the film), gay marriage and ocarina?
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Could I see the conversion stats on continental drift, emulsions, Central African Republic, and "Bones" (the tv show character) please? Thanks.
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Could I see conversion for Pantagruel and Bavaria? Thanks
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Is there any easy way to just post the entire conversion data in a spreadsheet or PDF form?
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G. R. R. Martin: 10/15/4 in 26 rooms
Myron: 1/33/16 in 85 rooms
Gravity: 5/5/1 in 10 rooms
same-sex marriage: 1/82/31 in 85 rooms
ocarina: 0/3/0 in 3 rooms
continental drift: 0/9/7 in 10 rooms
emulsions: 7/15/12 in 25 rooms
CAR: 4/12/7 in 16 rooms
Bones: 13/66/3 in 85 rooms
Pantagruel: 0/26/18 in 26 rooms
Bavaria: 8/68/34 in 85 rooms
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May I see the conversion stats for Thurmond and Clovis please?
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Thurmond: 17/52/13 in 83 rooms
Clovis: 3/30/30 in 64 rooms
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Stats for "Dark Horse" please?
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40/42/8 in 85 rooms.
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Could we see conversion stats by category? Thank you for running this thread...this is always very interesting and useful information.
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Conversions on "Rene Magritte," and "John Coltrane," and "Absinthe" please?
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Shangdevin wrote:Conversions on "Rene Magritte," and "John Coltrane," and "Absinthe" please?
Magritte: 42/27/6 in 85 rooms
Coltrane: 5/47/15 in 84 rooms
absinthe: 5/72/9 in 84 rooms
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smithp5 wrote:Could we see conversion stats by category? Thank you for running this thread...this is always very interesting and useful information.
Subject: % correct/% powered

current events: 94.7/19.3
fine arts: 77.8/24.4
geography: 92.9/17.3
general knowledge: 92.4/17.9
history: 84.1/19.9
literature: 75.9/23.6
miscellaneous: 94.4/21.8
popular culture: 91.7/26.2
philosophy: 83.5/17.1
science: 83.3/17.4
sports: 90.8/15.1
social science: 84.5/17.8
theology: 97.3/5.2
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Could I see the conversion on The Red and the Black?
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16/28/8 in 46 rooms.
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