Now, about those questions...
Is this new?Junior NAC Summary wrote:The questions are geared to grades 6-9. The four-quarter format of Junior Nationals mirrors that of high school Nationals except; namely a "Warm-Up" round of relatively easy tossup questions, a "Bonus" round featuring pyramid-style tossups leading to four-part bonus opportunities, a category-oriented lightning round known as "60 Seconds," and a "Stump the Experts" round of challenging high school-level tossups. Pyramid-style tossups generally feature three or more sentences, starting with less well-known information, moving on to moderate difficulty and ending with well-known facts.
Cabinets? Attending this with my Barrington team would be bad for my health, wouldn't it?Junior NAC wrote:But Hawken beat them 10-5 on the CABINET bonus.
Ummm... prompt? Anyone?Junior NAC wrote:An early buzz by Hawken on the next tossup, with incorrect answer "rodents," gave Longfellow a chance to listen to a whole paragraph leading to the answer of "rats" after the final clue "species include the Black and the Norway."
BWAAHAHAHA! Who dares to mock Illinois scholastic bowl for its industrial arts distro now?!??!?!?Junior NAC wrote:answering an auto mechanics question about wheel alignment;
(see above; replace 'industrial arts' with 'drivers ed')Junior NAC wrote:Longfellow got this Driver's Ed question: "Researchers have concluded that even with air bags and wearing a seat belt, a car's driver is three times more likely to die in a crash when what other passenger is not wearing a seat belt?" (Ans. Backseat passenger directly behind the driver)
Airport abbreviations are canon now?Junior NAC wrote:Longfellow brought their score to within 5 points of the lead after this quirky question: "Many citizens of which Iowa city naturally want to change their airport's designation from SUX?" (Ans. Sioux City)
After all, what's the deciding question of a national championship match without some sort of easily fraudable Princess Bride reference?Junior NAC wrote:Finally, they finished this line from the William Goldman novel Princess Bride: "My name is Inigo Montoya. ..." (Ans. You killed my father. Prepare to die.)
Anyway, I don't know how likely their attendance will be but I intend to invite every team mentioned to the Barrington Tournament's 2010 edition.