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Critique Fred's Questions

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I'll preface this with the general reminder that what gets submitted is sometimes not what gets through, so even stuff listed as by a certain author doesn't do justice to the whole process. I feel that a lot of my work was improved by that of others here; I think it's important to note their contributions.

D1 questions that I wrote (packet # listed parenthetically):

Get Ur Freak On/Missy Elliott/One Minute Man (1)
Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash/Balla/futurism (4)
Smash Mouth (5 TU)
rhodopsin/retinal/GTP (7)
The Raconteurs/Jack White/Jolene (7)
Malawi/South Africa/Uganda (8)
Rebellion of 1837 (TU 9)
placenta (TU 11)

Questions in D1 that I edited but did not write:

Arcade Fire (TU 2)
Martin Scorcese/Collective Soul/Philadelphia Freedom (3)
South Side/Moby/Let Me Blow Ya Mind (6)
Bright Eyes/Total Eclipse of the Heart/Bonnie Tyler (10)
Lou Reed (11)
Randy Rhoads/Aaliyah/Lynyrd Skynyrd (15)

Questions in D2 I wrote:

John Cage/piano/radios (3)
Ludwig Mies/glass/Seagram (4)
Smash Mouth (TU 5)
Picasso (TU 5)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (TU 6)
Hopper/Nighthawks/Chop Suey (7)
Raconteurs/White/Jolene (7)
Deng Xiaoping (TU 9)
Stieglitz (TU 9)
enamel/keratin/chitin (9)
Donovan/Dempsey/Ghana (9)
Bernini (TU 10)
Lucky Jim/Amis/Fleming (10)
Le Corbusier (TU 11)
Salmon Chase (TU 12)
Brancusi (TU 13)
Cyrano de Bergerac/nose/Rostand (13)
Grant Wood/American Gothic/Iowa (13)

D2 questions I edited but did not write:

50 Cent (TU 1)
Arcade Fire (TU 2)
McCartney (TU 3)
Bowie/Space Oddity/Ashes to Ashes (3)
Somebody to Love (TU 6)
South Side/Moby/Let Me Blow Ya Mind (6)
Bright Eyes/Total Eclipse.../Bonnie Tyler (10)
Lou Reed (TU 11)
Elvis/Boyz II Men/Houston (12)
Foo Fighters (TU 13)
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Would it be possible to see the text of the 1837 Rebellion question? It's not for critique, I just want to see it.
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During this conflict, Nils von Schoultz was captured after the Hunters' Lodges lost to the forces of Henry Dundas in the Battle of the Windmill. The Constitutional Act of 1791 inspired this uprising directed against John Strachan and other members of the (*) Family Compact. The struggle at Montgomery's Tavern helped start this conflict, which led to the call for self-government in the Durham Report. For 10 points--William Lyon Mackenzie led what uprising in Upper Canada?

answer: _Rebellion of 1837_ (or _Rebellions of 1837_; accept _Upper Canada Rebellion_ or _Mackenzie's Rebellion_ before "Upper Canada" and "Mackenzie" are mentioned respectively; do not accept "Lower Canada Rebellion" or "Papineau's Rebellion")
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Bartleby wrote:Would it be possible to see the text of the 1837 Rebellion question? It's not for critique, I just want to see it.
I realize there's a bit of an asymmetry between Canadian and American teams, but this seems like a pretty hard question for SCT.
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Canadians here (there were a lot of them) report that they were frustrated by not realizing that the rebellion was just called "the Rebellion of 1837." At least one Canadian knew it was "that rebellion led by Mackenzie," which would have been right had he not decided to wait until the end of the question in case there were more clues.
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grapesmoker wrote:
Bartleby wrote:Would it be possible to see the text of the 1837 Rebellion question? It's not for critique, I just want to see it.
I realize there's a bit of an asymmetry between Canadian and American teams, but this seems like a pretty hard question for SCT.
This is one of the very few tossups I had go dead while reading for a field with Minnesota A in it very strong field.
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grapesmoker wrote:
Bartleby wrote:Would it be possible to see the text of the 1837 Rebellion question? It's not for critique, I just want to see it.
I realize there's a bit of an asymmetry between Canadian and American teams, but this seems like a pretty hard question for SCT.
I would agree that the 1837 Rebellion is perhaps too difficult for the SCT, though of course I'm sure it was converted in all of our rooms. My reason for wanting to see it was more personal; mired in thoughts of American history and not paying terribly close attention, I negged with "The Whiskey Rebellion", which was suitably embarrassing.
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I recognized the first clue right away as something that happened in an upper Canadian revolt. I then spent the rest of the tossup pondering what it would be called or if I was just badly misremembering Red River Rebellion clues. It was converted by Carleton.
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Yeah this is pretty hard for sct. I figured out pretty quickly it was a rebellion in canada and subsequently negged with red river rebellion thinking that sct would not ask for this--silly me.
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