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ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

Post by quizbowllee » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:04 pm

Setting: ASCA Small Schools VARSITY tournament. Snead State CC. Boaz, AL.

The best of round one:

MATH: There are 5 cats. 3 of them are black. 2 off them are Calico. If one cat is on the couch, what is the probability that it is not black?

For what does the computer term USB stand?

On what river does the city of Philadelphia lie?

What word ending in "sphere" means the mass of air surrounding the Earth?

Round Two:

How many X-chromosomes does a female have?

MATH: If the radius of a sphere is tripled, by what number is it's volume multiplied?
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Re: ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:18 pm

quizbowllee wrote:MATH: If the radius of a sphere is tripled, by what number is it's volume multiplied?
English teacher joke
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Post by quizbowllee » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:19 pm

FredMorlan wrote:
quizbowllee wrote:MATH: If the radius of a sphere is tripled, by what number is it's volume multiplied?
English teacher joke
LOL. Except that I should've inserted a "sic" as I was looking at them and copying verbatim.
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Post by Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:29 pm

quizbowllee wrote:On what river does the city of Philadelphia lie?
I hope they accept "Schuylkill" as an alternate answer.
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Post by quizbowllee » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:33 pm

I just overheard a coach complain that the questions are too long... :cry:
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Post by quizbowllee » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:34 pm

I can't take any more... These questions make me want to die.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:36 pm

quizbowllee wrote:I can't take any more... These questions make me want to die.
think of all the people of gotham. think of the promise you made to your parents. think of alfred. think of....




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Post by Susan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:15 pm

QG wrote:How many X-chromosomes does a female have?
I hope they accept "trillions," "zero if it's a female chicken," etc.
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Post by the return of AHAN » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:16 pm

These are VARISTY??? Stop yourself.
And WTH does the coach who thinks QGalore questions are too long want, exactly?
"Who was the 4th President?"
"Name the capital of New Jersey."
"Who wrote 'The Mending Wall'?"
"Spell preponderance"
"Where was Napoleon defeated?"

HEY! I've got 1/4 of a set of his ideal TU written! I should send him my resume.
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Post by rjaguar3 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:35 pm

The sad part is that I'm editing a tournament whose questions are from Questions Galore.
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Post by quizbowllee » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:39 pm

I quit listening to the rounds. I can't stand it. I'm just checking e-mails, e-baying, etc. Been updating my stock portfolio...

We're currently 5-0. On crappy questions. :party:
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Post by at your pleasure » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:12 pm

I just overheard a coach complain that the questions are too long...
My mind froze up trying to comprehend that statement.
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Post by AndyShootsAndyScores » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:41 pm

Woody Paige wrote:These are VARISTY??? Stop yourself.
And WTH does the coach who thinks QGalore questions are too long want, exactly?
"Who was the 4th President?"
"Name the capital of New Jersey."
"Who wrote 'The Mending Wall'?"
"Spell preponderance"
"Where was Napoleon defeated?"

HEY! I've got 1/4 of a set of his ideal TU written! I should send him my resume.
Actually, you only have 1/10, counting the worksheet you'd have to write.
I just overheard a coach complain that the questions are too long... :cry:
Might I be so bold and ask who this was?
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Post by STPickrell » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:38 pm

quizbowllee wrote:I just overheard a coach complain that the questions are too long... :cry:
:w-hat:

I mean these are just garden-variety bad, not epic bad (most of them are straight-forward one-clue questions). But too long? WTF is this coach wanting?
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Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:12 pm

quizbowllee wrote:What word ending in "sphere" means the mass of air surrounding the Earth?
Troposphere.
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Post by cvdwightw » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:22 pm

Questions Galore wrote:What word ending in "sphere" means the mass of air surrounding the Earth?.
Blogosphere. The question writer failed to mention that it was a mass of hot air.
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