Here's a list of what I wrote, by packet. If you're planning to wait until the set is released and practice on packets you haven't heard, proceed with caution.
Round 1: Miles Davis/Mingus/Chameleon
Round 2: lions in religion, bonobos/Goodall/mirror neurons
Round 3: Bandura/social learning/locus of control
Round 4: Canova, schizophrenia, evidence/attorney-client privilege/relevance
Round 5: Mississippi/de Soto/corn&beans&squash
Round 6: dream ballets, five/Palestrina/oblique motion, Wealth of Nations/towns/wheat, Yemen/al-Shabab/Houthis
Round 7: Typhon, Biko/apartheid/Vorster, Neapolitan chord/Scarletti/Beethoven, Set/Field of Reeds/Nun
Round 8: Goffman, gamelan/gongs/Music for 18 Musicians, eminent domain/civil forfeiture/no-knock raids,
Round 9: Marche Slave/Tchaikovsky/4th symphony
Round 10: Full Metal Jacket, octatonic/Messiaen/Stravinsky,
Round 11: Penderecki/Poland/Lutoslawski
Round 12: Gullah
Round 13: dolphins/Zeus's thigh/Rhodes
Round 14: The New Jim Crow
Round 15: Mansfield Park, Washington DC, House of York, Ostrogoths, Jamaica, Argonautica, metaphysics, Kahneman, Luis Bunuel, To His Excellency George Washington/Wheatley/William Wells Brown, 7th Cavalry/Colt/Connecticut, irredentism/Alsace-Lorraine/Tuchman, (May '68)Paris/wildcat strike/Situationist International, Augustine/Pelagius/irresistible grace, directions/Horus/white tiger, A Puzzle About Belief/Frege/Venus
Questions I did a robust amount of editing on, and bear responsibility for the final look on, despite not initially being the writer, include:
Hamlet film tossup, queen of England (Gilbert and Sullivan), Rosh Hashanah, Ecclesiastes, reading the Torah, Maimonides/standing on one foot/Sanhedrin, C.S. Lewis/Tao/The Four Loves, Joseph Smith/move to America/Doctrine and Covenants, Maslow/inflation/Bloom's taxonomy, The Sun (media outlets), Elgin Marbles, melting pot/multiculturalism/Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, bread/paratha/hardtack, pork/China/Scots, Death of a Salesman, Frankenstein family, Dostoevsky, Beowulf, Virgil, Tom Wolfe, Cloud Atlas
A few preliminary comments:
- You may notice from the list above that, for the first time, I've written collegiate auditory arts questions (0/6 music, 1/2 other arts) In reference to the music bonuses being theory-laden, in the other thread: Most of this came from me. Because I've sung and played instruments but largely only from a popular music and theater background, I'm simply much more confident with music theory than I am at figuring out what from the Western concert music repertoire makes a good hard part, so this was the best way for me to write quickly and ensure that acceptable questions got done on time. I think that's sufficient explanation; different tournaments have latitude to take different approaches to categories, and other writers should feel welcome to continue this approach or do things more traditionally based on their whims and capabilities. And I'd rather not clutter a third thread with comments on music, so feel free to email or PM.
- Aside from the Goffman tossup, I tried to use most of my social science writing to break stuff into quizbowl which I hadn't seen asked about in questions before.
- Between experiences trying to make them work for this and ACF Regionals, I feel comfortable saying that tossups on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur don't really work in regular-on-up college quizbowl anymore, given the small number of unique clues that don't apply to both of those days.
- Between in-person and here, I've only heard negative reception of the "dream ballets" (in Golden Age Broadway shows) tossup, namely that it was too confusing. Given that, I'm going to write a replacement Other Arts tossup, one which actually plays well, rather than defend the necessity of this one. Since it may not exist in future editions of the set, here it is to commemorate my "attempting to assassinate a Roosevelt" moment for posterity's sake:
Penn Bowl, round 6, tossup 20, originals wrote:An instance of this dramatic trope precedes Ta’s reprise of “Love, Look Away” at the top of Act II in Flower Drum Song; another occurs after Vera buys her lover the Chez Joey nightclub in Pal Joey. During a scene of this type, a slow vocal solo begins with a rising minor seventh leap, then a falling half-step, a falling major-third, and a falling minor-third. The lack of time to create one of these for Gypsy forced Stephen Sondheim to write (*) “Rose’s Turn” in just three hours. An offstage voice promising “Peace and quiet and open air” accompanies another of these scenes. Agnes DeMille devised one of these for the Act One finale of Oklahoma!, in which Curly gets stabbed after Laurie takes smelling salts and collapses. For 10 points, name these sequences common in early musical theater, such as West Side Story’s “Somewhere,” in which a character’s unconscious wishes or fears are depicted through dance.
ANSWER: dream ballets [or dreamsequences; or imaginary scenes; or fantasy sequences; accept any answer indicating that there is on-stage dancing depicting a character’s dreams, wishes, imaginations, or unconscious fears or emotional states or anything unreal rather than part of the factual plotline of a show; prompt on “ballet” or “dance”]