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by relaxationutopia
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?
Replies: 36
Views: 9078

Re: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?

Fake knowledge triumphs in pyramidal way to often.
by relaxationutopia
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 6845

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

The bonus part was testing whether you knew it is "the book from 1984" so knowing that it (1) was the book from 1984 and (2) had "Oligarchical Collectivism" in its title should be acceptable. A Theory of Justice is a realistic work and for that question, the answer "book that Rawls wrote" cannot be ...
by relaxationutopia
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 6283

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the specific heat tossup in Round 4?
Thanks!
by relaxationutopia
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 6845

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Yes, I think the 1984 bonus was hard, but I justified it with the fact that pretty much everybody's read it, so it can probably survive having two pretty hard parts. One of my pet peeves with much literature in HS quizbowl nowadays is how unbalanced bonuses can be. A bonus that goes Winston/1984/Or...
by relaxationutopia
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 6845

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Me, and you're welcome. 1. Evaluate each of the following functions for an input of one, for 10 points each: [10] What is the natural logarithm of one? Any natural number raised to this power equals one. ANSWER: zero [0] [10] What is the arctangent of one? Express your answer in radians and over th...
by relaxationutopia
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 6845

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Thanks!

Also may I see the Plants question from round 1?
Having glyoxysomes on the first line is a bit early, maybe? I recall that my textbook had glyoxysomes as a "vocab word" for the chapter on cell parts.
by relaxationutopia
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2077

Re: BISB General Discussion

I enjoyed the science a lot, especially the biology and chemistry questions. I liked the way proper nouns are avoided - people couldn't just memorize something while not knowing its significance. There was one round that asked for a color and had a chemistry cross over (dichromate); I liked the inco...
by relaxationutopia
Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 6845

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

May I see the tossup on Y-Chromosome?

I remember not hearing the question correctly and receiving funny looks when I buzzed with testes.