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by csa2125
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 7413

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

Someone in the General Discussion thread brought up an example of “bait,” which was disappointingly more widespread than one question. Off the top of my head, the E minor question had a sentence along the lines of, if I recall correctly, “Victor Herbert’s second cello concerto in this key inspired ...
by csa2125
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 7413

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

This tossup was definitely my most frustrating neg of the day, as it was incredibly annoying to buzz on a description of The Ecstasy of St. Theresa in a tossup on "this profession," say "saint," and not get points. I probably should have been able to get to nun with the prompt, but I sorta panicked...
by csa2125
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5611

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Also not a gameplay issue, but I don't think it's really true that the ontological argument is more popular than the cosmological or teleological arguments. Given the rise of the Kalam cosmological argument, this seems a bit doubtful, but also: What does this even mean? Given Kalam is popular now, ...
by csa2125
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2689

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

The only problem I did notice though was a problem that I think many sets at this difficulty suffer from, which is the tendency for some of the non big 3 categories (most notably fine arts and social science) to become probably a bit hard for this level. With a limited array of askable topics in th...
by csa2125
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5611

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I seem to recall the sonata giveaway being exceptionally confusing, though perhaps I just didn't parse it correctly. For 10 points, identify this genre of instrumental music for a solo instrument without orchestral backing, contrasted with the sung cantata. ANSWER: sonatas Believe this was trying t...
by csa2125
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16848

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

There are a few individual questions I'd like to take another look at before referencing them, which also may change how I comment on the set generally. How soon should the packets be on the archive?
by csa2125
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuBIT IV (2/24/18) Lincroft, NJ [FACTS]
Replies: 10
Views: 6050

Re: QuBIT IV (2/24/18) Lincroft, NJ [FACTS]

The private discussion forum for FACTS is now open. Any and all feedback is appreciated!
by csa2125
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission
Replies: 13
Views: 11252

Re: FACTS, A CSW and TJ Housewrite/Packet Submission

The private discussion forum for FACTS is now open. Any and all feedback is appreciated!
by csa2125
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 40358

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

[10] The dualist Marcion of Sinope taught that the God described in this religious text was not the God taught by Jesus. The protocanonical books, but not the deuterocanonical ones, derived from this text. ANSWER: Tanakh [accept Hebrew Bible or Hebrew Scriptures or Mikra; prompt on the Old Testamen...
by csa2125
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 40358

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

I'll write up a larger commentary on the set later, but overall I enjoyed it very much. One question I was curious about, however, was the bonus asking for "The Hebrew Bible," which prompted but did not outright accept "the Old Testament," when asking about some philosopher who did not consider the ...