Prison Bowl XI Mirror Requests

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Prison Bowl XI Mirror Requests

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Hunter College High School is proud to announce the eleventh iteration of our annual housewrite, Prison Bowl. Prison Bowl XI will be available for mirrors beginning on March 24th, 2017. It will then be available for play until Sunday, June 10, 2017 (after which it will be viewable to all on the archive). If you are interested in mirroring our set (or have any questions), please contact me at [email protected].

Set details

Like always, the set will be written and edited by the Hunter College High School quiz bowl team with the help of a few freelancers. A full staff list can be found below. The set will consist of thirteen 21/21 packets (20 pyramidal tossups, 20 three-part bonuses, and an extra tossup and bonus for tiebreakers). All packets will be written at uniform, slightly greater than regular high school difficulty, with power marks. Each tossup will be 5-6 lines long and each bonus part no more than 2 lines long in 10 point Times New Roman font.

Aside from your standard quiz bowl answer lines, the set will also feature some original common-link questions, descriptive answer-lines, and cross-categorical/interdisciplinary questions. We hope that these non-conventional questions will keep grizzled players who have played many other sets interested. However, the standard difficulty-nature of the set should also allow less experienced players to get and learn stuff.


The set will not feature computational math.

4/4 Literature
> 1/1 American
> 1/1 British
> 1/1 European and Russian
> 1/1 World and Ancient/Classical
4/4 History
> 1.1/1.1 American
> 1.5/1.5 European
> 1.4/1.4 World
4/4 Science
> 1/1 Biology
> 1/1 Chemistry
> 1/1 Physics
> 0.5/0.5 Mathematics (entirely non-computational)
> 0.5/0.5 Astronomy/Cosmology and Earth Sciences
3/3 Fine Arts
> 1/1 Painting and Sculpture
> 0.5/0.5 Other Visual (including Architecture, Photography, Film, Dance, Performance, Decorative, Design)
> 1/1 Classical Music
> 0.5/0.5 Other Auditory (including Opera, Jazz, Musicals, World Music)
2.4/2.4 RMP
> 0.8/0.8 Religion
> 1/1 Mythology
> 0.6/0.6 Philosophy
0.8/0.8 Social Science
0.6/0.6 Geography
0.6/0.6 Current Events
0.6/0.6 Trash and Pop Culture (.0714/.0714 Sports)
1/1 Tiebreaker (Literature, History, Science, or Fine Arts)

Editorial Staff (all Hunter players contribute to writing)

Head Editor: Chloe Levine
Vice Head Editor: Daniel Ma
Literature Editor: Chloe Levine
History Editors: Matthew Lehmann (Chicago), Daniel Ma
Science Editors: Abishrant Panday, Ms. Caitlin Samuel
Arts Editors: Gilad Avrahami, Daniel Ma
RMP Editors: Joshua Kwan (Cornell), Chloe Levine, with help from Rachel Yang and Tadhg Larabee (Richard Montgomery)
Social Science Editors: Chloe Levine, Brian Lu
Geography Editor: Daniel Ma
Current Events Editor: Chloe Levine
Trash Editor: Sam Brochin

The mirror fee is $10 per attending team. All we ask is that hosts not alter question content in any way, nor release any information about questions to the public before 6/10.

Sites Using this Set:
NYC: Prison Bowl XI Main Site, Hunter (3/24)
New England: Belmont High School (4/28)

Again, if you have any questions about anything I mentioned above, email me at [email protected]!
Chloe Levine (she/her/hers)
Harvard College Quiz Bowl, Class of 2022
Former Captain, Hunter College High School (New York, NY) Quiz Bowl, Class of 2018
Head Editor of Prison Bowl XI; Vice Head Editor of Prison Bowl X
Gender Equity Advocate, PACE Member