2016 MUT: Errata

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2016 MUT: Errata

Post by theMoMA » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:49 am

If you noticed any errata or typos or grammatical errors, first of all, the editors place the blame squarely on Carsten, and second of all, you should post about it here so we can fix it for future sites. Thanks!
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Re: Errata

Post by cruzeiro » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:14 pm

In Pack 5, bonus 8 (Carthage/Rome), the bonus seems to suggest (or did when I played this set) that the Battle of Cannae came after the Battle of the Metaurus River, which is incorrect.
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Re: Errata

Post by Cheynem » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:18 pm

Oh yeah, that's a dumb error on my part--I'll fix that.
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Re: Errata

Post by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:02 pm

The tossup on Raphael mentions a parody by Joseph Reynolds, instead of Joshua Reynolds.
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Re: Errata

Post by not quite » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:57 pm

Packet 9, bonus 13:
Packet 9, bonus 13 wrote:[10] Jarry was a precursor of this movement, for which André Breton wrote two manifestos. This use of dream-like imagery by writers from this movement helped inspire painters from this movement, including Salvador Dalí.
There's an extra "this" in here.

Also, the tossup on works of art does not provide a noun to describe one of the works described.
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Re: Errata

Post by setophaga » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:50 pm

The Rd. 11 tossup on money had "monetarist" earlier in the question.
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Re: Errata

Post by Sam » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:00 am

setophaga wrote:The Rd. 11 tossup on money had "monetarist" earlier in the question.
That's not really an error.
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Re: Errata

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:47 pm

Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote:The tossup on Raphael mentions a parody by Joseph Reynolds, instead of Joshua Reynolds.
Late response here, but this is correct; it's a Raphael painting being parodied by Joseph Reynolds. The reverse would be quite a temporal coup.
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Re: Errata

Post by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:14 pm

Auks Ran Ova wrote:
Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote:The tossup on Raphael mentions a parody by Joseph Reynolds, instead of Joshua Reynolds.
Late response here, but this is correct; it's a Raphael painting being parodied by Joseph Reynolds. The reverse would be quite a temporal coup.
Sorry - my point was that the tossup claims that "Joseph Reynolds" made the parody, but the artist's name was Joshua Reynolds.
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Re: Errata

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:52 pm

Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote:
Auks Ran Ova wrote:
Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote:The tossup on Raphael mentions a parody by Joseph Reynolds, instead of Joshua Reynolds.
Late response here, but this is correct; it's a Raphael painting being parodied by Joseph Reynolds. The reverse would be quite a temporal coup.
Sorry - my point was that the tossup claims that "Joseph Reynolds" made the parody, but the artist's name was Joshua Reynolds.
Oh, I'm a dummy. Worst part is that I remember misparsing that at first, then later parsing it correctly, then looking back to make sure I'd hit all the changes and misparsing it again. Must've been channeling Carsten or something.
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Re: Errata

Post by The Abydos Helicopter » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:10 pm

cruzeiro wrote:In Pack 5, bonus 8 (Carthage/Rome), the bonus seems to suggest (or did when I played this set) that the Battle of Cannae came after the Battle of the Metaurus River, which is incorrect.
Though it went to the other team, this question also suggested Carthage was a kingdom, which is...bold.
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Re: Errata

Post by Cheynem » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:21 pm

The "Carthage is a kingdom" thing should have been corrected before future playings. Sorry about that!
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Re: Errata

Post by Schroeder » Sun May 01, 2016 6:52 pm

I'm not sure if this would count as an erratum, but in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms bonus in packet 8, it's not entirely correct to describe Lu Xun the general and Lu Xun the author as having the same name, since their names are written with different characters and the tones on Lu are different. (the thing about the tones would be just slightly more problematic if someone wants to give an answer without Americanizing the name)
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Re: Errata

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun May 01, 2016 8:28 pm

Schroeder wrote:I'm not sure if this would count as an erratum, but in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms bonus in packet 8, it's not entirely correct to describe Lu Xun the general and Lu Xun the author as having the same name, since their names are written with different characters and the tones on Lu are different. (the thing about the tones would be just slightly more problematic if someone wants to give an answer without Americanizing the name)
I realized this was probably the case while writing it, but I figured that since quizbowl is played entirely in English*, the distinction wouldn't be worth writing the bonus part in a more verbose way like "...could be lazily romanized in the same way as the pen name of an author...". No one is answering in hanzi and any tonally-distinct verbal answer is sufficiently equivalent in English.

(also, I was hurriedly hunting for a replacement bonus part to alleviate a repeat, so really this is all Andrew Hart's fault)
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Re: Errata

Post by yeah viv talk nah » Sun May 01, 2016 8:30 pm

Schroeder wrote:I'm not sure if this would count as an erratum, but in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms bonus in packet 8, it's not entirely correct to describe Lu Xun the general and Lu Xun the author as having the same name, since their names are written with different characters and the tones on Lu are different. (the thing about the tones would be just slightly more problematic if someone wants to give an answer without Americanizing the name)
I had a similar issue with the "Kali" tossup. The Kali Yuga (pronounced kinda like "cuh-lee") is not named after the goddess Kāli (pronounced "kaa-lee"); the two are completely different. The only thing that "links" the two is their English transliteration, so it's not really correct to write a common link tossup on the two.
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Re: Errata

Post by Quinctilius Varus » Mon May 16, 2016 4:30 pm

The bonus about cigarettes in art in packet 2 refers to van Gogh as a 20th-century painter. It also gave a slightly-off title for Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette, the painting mentioned in the same bonus part (I don't remember the exact phrasing).
EDIT: packet 2, not round 2
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Re: Errata

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon May 16, 2016 9:43 pm

Quinctilius Varus wrote:The bonus about cigarettes in art in packet 2 refers to van Gogh as a 20th-century painter. It also gave a slightly-off title for Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette, the painting mentioned in the same bonus part (I don't remember the exact phrasing).
EDIT: packet 2, not round 2
The van Gogh error is my fault at this point, since I think it was pointed out before and I must have missed it in corrections. The painting of which you speak has a variety of acceptable titles, though the error here appears to just be a typo ("Skull of as Skeleton..."). My apologies!
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