Strangest Misconceptions about Quizbowl

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Strangest Misconceptions about Quizbowl

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Quizbowlers around the country have probably encountered people who aren't very familiar with quizbowl. These people may have some interesting ideas about what quizbowl is. I'll start with two:

After a long email exchange about the merits of pyramidal questions, a very frustrated administrator told me that pyramidal questions were riddled with errors. When I asked to see said pyramidal questions, they were :chip: NAC ones. The admin thought that any questions longer than one line were "pyramidal."

A local Academic Decathlon coach, after voicing a lot of complaints about AcaDec, complained that quizbowl is "less work" than Academic Decathlon because quizbowl is only "trivia" that requires no practice.
Chris C.
UGA '09, UCSD '12, UPenn '19
Greater Pennsylvania QuizBowl

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