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NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:02 pm
by mwdsouza40
I was looking at a previous post about the category distribution for NAQT hsquizbowl. This is what the post had:

Literature / Mythology 18.5%
Science 18.5%
History 18.5%
Current Events 7.5%
Popular Culture 7.5%
Geography 7.0%
Fine Arts 7.0%
General Knowledge / Mixed 5.5%
Sports 4.0%
Social Science 3.5%
Philosophy 2.0%
Foreign Language 0.5%

I am confused on why religion is not included in this. Also, is this information still accurate as the post was a little old? Finally, why are literature and mythology grouped together? Thanks!

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Re: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:55 pm
by Important Bird Area
NAQT's current high school distribution can be seen on this page (which has much additional detail, including numbers for the split among mythology/religious literature/non-religious literature). Note that questions classified as "religion" in some non-NAQT distributions may appear as "religious literature," "religious history," or "theology" under NAQT's distributions.

Re: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:56 pm
by Scone
This information is out of date. You can find the current subject distribution for Invitational Series sets here: https://www.naqt.com/hs/distribution.jsp.

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Re: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:56 pm
by jonah

Re: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 4:10 pm
by mwdsouza40
Thank you for your help. However, I’m very confused by what the subject distribution is telling me. This is the link if anyone can please explain: https://www.naqt.com/hs/distribution.jsp

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Re: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 5:02 pm
by Important Bird Area
The "per packet set" is probably the easiest column to start with. A typical recent NAQT Invitational Series set has a total of 288 tossups and 288 bonuses. That column tells you that of those 288/288 questions, you can expect 15 tossups and 15 bonuses to fall under the general category of "British Literature."

Re: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 5:55 pm
by mwdsouza40
Oh, okay, I get it. Thank you so much!