National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day

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National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day

Post by National History Bowl Rep » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:42 pm

Question of the day...... ????????

During this republic's creation, Mariano Vallejo was captured and imprisoned. Its first and only president was William B. Ide, who governed from its capital at Sonoma. It lasted for twenty-three days, when John C. Fremont, who had encouraged its creation, arrived and claimed this republic in the name of the United States. For 10 points, name this temporary state that revolted against Mexico in 1846 in what was to become California, and was named after its animal-emblazoned insignia??

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Post by Cheynem » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:59 pm

Is this the My Little Pony Republic?
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Post by Auroni » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:00 pm

yellow?
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Post by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:00 pm

In the words of a teammate: Shakira?
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Post by Cubfan125 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:23 pm

The Bear state? It's something like that...
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Post by tintinnabulation » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:37 pm

Bear Flag Republic.
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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:38 pm

it's a trick: the actual question is "Question of the day...... ????????". the answer is "no".
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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day

Post by Scaled Flowerpiercer » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:53 pm

Well, there are actually three sequences of words terminated by ?'s, none of which are proper English questions.

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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day

Post by i never see pigeons in wheeling » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:01 am

Oh oh wait I got this I got this...
Is this going to be LADUE?!?!?!?!?!
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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day

Post by Broad-tailed Grassbird » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:19 am

Conferring on tossups. :capybara: :mad:
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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day

Post by Urech hydantoin synthesis » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:31 am

National History Bowl Rep wrote:For 10 points, name this temporary state that revolted against Mexico in 1846 in what was to become California, and was named after its animal-emblazoned insignia??
interrogative sentence??

also you asked us TWO QUESTIONS
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National History Bee and Bowl Question of the day

Post by National History Bowl Rep » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:54 pm

Question of the day..........???????

This scholar was the first person to translate historian Theophylactus Simocattes into Latin. His influences included his onetime roomate, Domenico Novara, who introduced him to a tract by Regiomontanus. After reading that book, he worked out a system that eschewed deferants, equants, and epicycles. As he died, he authorized the publication of Six Books Concerning the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs, which outlined a heliocentric theory of the universe. For 10 points, name this Polish predecessor of Galileo??

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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the day

Post by nadph » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:59 pm

I have two serious questions. First, given that new threads are being started for each one of these and the responses are generally 90% humor (which I wager is not the intent here), would it not make more sense to put this on the History Bowl/Bee website itself? (I haven't been able to find it there.) Second, what exactly are we expected to do with the questions - do you want us to converse in this thread about what the possible answer might be, or are we supposed to look at the question and answer it for ourselves only, or something else? If the first option, it might be worthwhile making these harder (since most people know "Bear Flag Republic" or "Copernicus" of giveaway clues); if the second, it again might make more sense to put them on the website instead.
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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the day

Post by Cheynem » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:00 pm

We're supposed to put them all together and decode the code to find Dave Madden's secret stack of cash buried under the big "W"
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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the day

Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:49 pm

As a rule, if you're going to do this, keep your posts on this whole thing in one thread, with the normal font size/style.

As a question: what's the goal of copying & pasting questions from the sample packet available on the NHBB site here?
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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the day

Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:51 pm

nadph wrote:If the first option, it might be worthwhile making these harder (since most people know "Bear Flag Republic" or "Copernicus" of giveaway clues)
I think the last thing qb should devote its resources towards is "write full-length questions on overly hard things to post in a thread on hsqb, and for that use only."
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Re: National History Bee and Bowl Question of the Day

Post by nadph » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:09 am

Fred wrote:
nadph wrote:If the first option, it might be worthwhile making these harder (since most people know "Bear Flag Republic" or "Copernicus" of giveaway clues)
I think the last thing qb should devote its resources towards is "write full-length questions on overly hard things to post in a thread on hsqb, and for that use only."
I agree, and given that apparently these are all on the sample packet posted online, it makes little sense to keep posting these.
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