## ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

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### ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

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

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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### Re: ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

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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quizbowllee wrote:On what river does the city of Philadelphia lie?
I hope they accept "Schuylkill" as an alternate answer.
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### Re: ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

I just overheard a coach complain that the questions are too long...
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I can't take any more... These questions make me want to die.
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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....

robin
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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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### Re: ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

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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### Re: ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

The sad part is that I'm editing a tournament whose questions are from Questions Galore.
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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.
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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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### Re: ITT I liveblog a tournament written by Questions Galore

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...
Might I be so bold and ask who this was?
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quizbowllee wrote:I just overheard a coach complain that the questions are too long...

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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quizbowllee wrote:What word ending in "sphere" means the mass of air surrounding the Earth?
Troposphere.
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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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