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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by AKKOLADE » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:01 pm

Good stuff, dudes. Glad to hear this got through.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by Deviant Insider » Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:48 pm

Anybody interested in becoming a Liaison should apply very soon, since the deadline is two days away.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by MLaudermith » Thu May 21, 2009 6:08 pm

Since no know has mentioned it yet (and since I have to catch an early plane tomorrow), I just thought I'd wish all the Illinois teams competing at PACE this weekend the best of luck! Despite whatever setbacks and problems we might have in IL quizbowl, I think we can still take comfort and pride in the fact that we have some outstanding players worthy of competition at the national level.

If you see me at George Mason, say hello.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by Deviant Insider » Fri May 22, 2009 10:48 am

The Kathy and Judy Show is being dropped. My source of fame is gone.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by cornfused » Fri May 22, 2009 12:18 pm

Shcool wrote:The Kathy and Judy Show is being dropped. My source of fame is gone.
Whoa, really?
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by the return of AHAN » Fri May 22, 2009 12:45 pm

cornfused wrote:
Shcool wrote:The Kathy and Judy Show is being dropped. My source of fame is gone.
Whoa, really?
David Reinstein Taken Off the Air; Kathy and Judy Walk Out
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sat May 23, 2009 4:00 pm

So, through 6 of 7 prelim rounds at PACE, Auburn, Carbondale, and New Trier are all 5-1, each playing a match against another 5-1 team (James Monroe, TJ A, and Chaska, respectively), winner makes the playoffs. We could have 3 IL teams in the top bracket, folks.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by BGSO » Sat May 23, 2009 4:20 pm

There are no Illinois teams in the top bracket... :cry:
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sat May 23, 2009 4:32 pm

BGSO wrote:There are no Illinois teams in the top bracket... :cry:
Nope. But all three aforementioned, plus Loyola A, made the first consolation bracket.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by at your pleasure » Sat May 23, 2009 8:40 pm

Yeah, first consolation is quite good, especially given how many good teams there are this year.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by MLaudermith » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:42 pm

I just spent the day cleaning out the Scholastic Bowl cabinet in my room at Fenton and it has put me in a reflective mood. Why, you ask? Because I came across a binder full of old questions sets and it reminded me just how far Illinois quizbowl has come in the past 20 years, what with IL teams having their best year at nationals to date (not counting Panasonic). I can't attest to the authorship of these questions (no vendor is listed), but apparently they were used in a tournament at Niles North. I can't be certain of their age either, but other packets in the binder were from 1988-91, so I'm guessing these are of the same vintage. Enjoy what formerly passed for quizbowl in the Land of Lincoln!

TU - Physics

How can the principle of charge conservation be reconciled with the fact that a rubber rod can be charged by stroking it with a piece of fur?

Ans: An equal amount of charge of the opposite sign appears on the fur.

BONUS
Name the three basic machines. (???)

1. lever
2. inclined plane
3. hydraulic plane (?!?)

TU - Science

Many science terms end with the suffix "logy." What does "logy" mean?

Ans: study of

TU - Math

If a bug population doubles every minute and it takes 30 minutes to fill a container, how long will it take to fill half the container?

Ans: 29 minutes

TU - Chemistry

Given a homogeneous liquid, how could you determine whether it is a solution or a colloidal dispersion?

Ans: Look for Tyndall effect by passing a beam of light through the liquid.

TU - The English Civil War (seriously, that is given as the category)

Who was the leader of the Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War? He later became prime minister.

TU - Chemistry

Differentiate between extensive and intensive properties. (I can only guess that the person who wrote the science questions had no idea how Scholastic Bowl worked)

BONUS
Describe the possible effects that may result from the following changes in atmospheric conditions:
1. an increase in nitric oxide concentration
2. an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration
3. a decrease in the concentration of ozone (O2) [sic] in the upper atmosphere.
4. an increase in sulfur trioxide

TU - Math

What is the derivative of the cosine?

Ans: the sine

BONUS
Identify the following artists who were representatives of the Cubist style:

Ans: 1. Pablo Picasso
2. Georges Braque
3. Georges Seurat

TU - Physics

Why is it less dangerous to jump from a high wall onto loose earth than onto concrete?

Ans: Because in jumping onto loose earth, the deceleration is more gradual and therefore the force acting on impact is less.

BONUS
Define the following:
1. force
2. net force
3. balanced forces

TU - Geography

Where does the phone ring if you dial 202-456-1414?

Ans: The White House (I'll have to keep that one handy.)

BONUS
Name the following companions:
1. Timmy and ______
2. The Cisco Kid and ______
3. Red Ryder and ______
4. Jack Benny and ______

Ans: 1. Lassie
2. Pancho
3. Little Beaver
4. Rochester (was there a Jack Benny craze amongst high schoolers in the early 90s that I'm unaware of?)

BONUS
There are 6 phyla of algae. Name five of these phyla using scientific names.

TU - Literature

Identify the American writer known for his code of grace under pressure and commitment to courage.

Ans: Ernest Hemingway


Finally, my favorites...

TU - Geography

Where can you belt back a fifth of scotch on the Firth of Forth?

Ans: Scotland

BONUS - from a 3-parter on karate

3. What American, according to many, has taken over the mantle of Bruce Lee?

Ans: Chuck Norris
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by at your pleasure » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:52 pm

How can the principle of charge conservation be reconciled with the fact that a rubber rod can be charged by stroking it with a piece of fur?

Ans: An equal amount of charge of the opposite sign appears on the fur.
Fun bonus activity: Have protest denied with the "What's on the paper is right" rule after you buzz in with "Because the charge is moved around, not created".
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by JackGlerum » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:01 pm

The Hemingway bio and White House # are especially great.

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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:01 pm

MLaudermith wrote:TU - Geography

Where does the phone ring if you dial 202-456-1414?

Ans: The White House (I'll have to keep that one handy.)
:aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa:
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by jonah » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:07 pm

MLaudermith wrote:TU - Math

What is the derivative of the cosine?

Ans: the sine
Speaking of [sic].
MLaudermith wrote: 3. What American, according to many, has taken over the mantle of Bruce Lee?

Ans: Chuck Norris
Even today's Chuck Norris tossups are better!
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by Geringer » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:32 pm

MLaudermith wrote:TU - Geography

Where does the phone ring if you dial 202-456-1414?

Ans: The White House (I'll have to keep that one handy.)
HOW THE HELL DID YOU GET A QUESTION FROM TRASHTASTROPHE?! (interrobang, ftw)
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by MLaudermith » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:44 pm

By popular demand (or more likely because I was bored), here are some more questions from the "Golden Age" of Illinois Scholastic Bowl. Again, I have no idea who wrote them, but they are dated 1992 and say Tri-County Scholastic Bowl at the top, whatever that may be. Enjoy!

TU - Literature

What nursery rhyme character might well have extracted a greengage with his pollex?

Ans: Little Jack Horner

TU - Math

A four-sided figure is called a quadrilateral. An eight-sided figure is an octagon. What's a six-sided figure called?

Ans: hexagon

TU - Textbooks

The following are extracts from what part of a textbook on the subject of geometry?
Arc measures
addition of, 375
angle measures related to, 381
Area postulate, 513
ASA congruence, 248

Ans: index ( :sad: )

TU - Proverbs

How is this proverb usually stated?
Freedom from incrustations of grime is contiguous to rectitude.

Ans: Cleanliness is next to godliness

TU - Nouns

Count the number of nouns in this line by Samuel Johnson:
A cucumber should be well-sliced, dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out.

Ans: 3

TU - Agriculture

What's your beef? A Brangus was developed by combining Angus with what other breed?

Ans: Brahman (or should that be Brahma? :wink: )

TU - History

During World War II, some British and American prisoners of war planned a daring escape from Stalag Luft III. Give the names of the three tunnels built for The Great Escape.

Ans: Tom, Dick, & Harry

TU - Fine Arts

What artist wrote in a letter to his brother, "Well, the truth is, we can only make our pictures speak"?

Ans: Vincent van Gogh

TU - no category was given, so I'll just go ahead and label it: Race Relations

Give the words represented by the following acronyms: KKK and NAACP.

TU - Miscellaneous

Today millions of transactions are made with the use of self-service machines. What product was the first to be sold by a self-service machine?

Ans: gumballs

TU - Math

If the average of 2 and X is 7, what is the value of X?

Ans: X = 14

TU - Miscellaneous

What is the nickname of the graduate with the lowest scores in the Annapolis graduating class?

Ans: Anchorman (might this be who wrote these quesions???)

TU - Literature

Dr. A is a pseudonym of which prolific writer?

Ans: Isaac Asimov

TU - Literature

Who is "faster than a rolling O, stronger than a silent E, and able to leap capital T in a single bound"?

Ans: It's Letterman (I have a shiny new nickel for anyone who can explain to me just what the hell this is. :cry: )

TU - History

Name the location of the Alaskan gold discovery in 1886.

Ans: Fortymile Creek

TU - Miscellaneous

What is the middle day of the year with 182 days prior to it and 182 after it on a non-leap year?

Ans: July 2nd

TU - Science

The rarest colors for diamonds are blue and what other color?

Ans: pink

TU - Literature

What was the major crop that Thoreau planted in his experimental living by Walden Pond?

Ans: beans

BONUS - Language Arts

Spell these 3 letter words.

1. loose; slack; not rigid or tight.
2. any principle expected to be observed
3. not bright; somewhat dark; dull
4. a loud continuous noise
5. one of a series of teeth on the rim of a wheel for transmitting or receiving motion

Ans: 1. LAX 2. LAW 3. DIM 4. DIN 5. COG
(What's really sad here is that according to marks on the page, only part 2 was answered correctly. :shock: )

TU - Earth Science

The study of how we can better utilize our earthly goods and its environment is known as...

Ans: conservation

BONUS

What are the four major crises that are facing the world today (exclusive of war)?

Ans: 1. population 2. pollution 3. energy 4. food

And lastly, my favorite....

TU - OH SUBURBIA THE GEM OF AMERICA (yes, it really says that)

There are 2 houses with identical floor plans and identical overall heights. If I wish to paint the outside walls of the houses, which house will need more paint, the one with the hip roof or the one with the gable roof?

Ans: The one with the gable roof

BONUS

Name the 3 types of grasses most commonly used for lawns in the northern Illinois area.

Ans: 1. bluegrass (or Kentucky bluegrass) 2. ryegrass 3. fescue
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by jonah » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:06 pm

MLaudermith wrote:TU - Math
If the average of 2 and X is 7, what is the value of X?
Ans: X = 14
How does someone get this wrong?!
MLaudermith wrote:TU - Miscellaneous
What is the middle day of the year with 182 days prior to it and 182 after it on a non-leap year?
Ans: July 2nd
That's…datewang?
MLaudermith wrote:TU - Textbooks
The following are extracts from what part of a textbook on the subject of geometry?
Arc measures
addition of, 375
angle measures related to, 381
Area postulate, 513
ASA congruence, 248
Ans: index
This is the best question of the bunch.
MLaudermith wrote:What are the four major crises that are facing the world today (exclusive of war)?
Ans: 1. population 2. pollution 3. energy 4. food
Wait, no; this is.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by Deviant Insider » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:08 pm

You are younger than I thought you were, or I am older.
TU - Math

If the average of 2 and X is 7, what is the value of X?

Ans: X = 14
D'Oh!

I'm glad they didn't ask what the KKK claims that NAACP stands for.
What are the four major crises that are facing the world today (exclusive of war)?
The fact that Illinois Scholastic Bowl was able to survive the existence of this question makes me proud.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by jonah » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:15 pm

Shcool wrote:
What are the four major crises that are facing the world today (exclusive of war)?
The fact that Illinois Scholastic Bowl was able to survive the existence of this question makes me proud.
Do we have any other records of questions that, by being asked, changed their answers?
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by BuzzerZen » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:42 pm

THREAD OVER.
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Re: Illinois '08-'09

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:49 pm

BuzzerZen wrote:THREAD OVER.
that's what you think
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