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post Apr 18 2008, 11:30 AM
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http://thenewsdispatch.com/main.asp?Sectio...amp;TM=48742.95

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Quiz Bowl Team Set For Finals

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MICHIGAN CITY - Three members of the Michigan City High School Quiz Bowl team will compete at the state finals Saturday in Lafayette for the second time in three years.

According to Quiz Bowl coach Rich Lenard, a social studies teacher at Michigan City High School, the team's record this year is five wins and four losses in the Duneland Academic Conference.

The MCAS team bested teams from Marquette, La Porte, Portage and Hobart high schools as well as traditional powerhouse, Andrean High School.

Team members are Ben Crozier, Kellie Deutscher, Carly Evans, Bailey Hallin, Nicole Hinshaw, Zachary Holzer, Michelle LaFollette, Mark Lantz, Reggie Lorico, Michael Paniccia, Zac Roberts (team captain), Don Ross, Michelle Ross, Nicole Ross, Jimmy Wroblewski and Nektarios Vasilottos.

Roberts, Deutscher, Wroblewski and Vasilottos will compete at the state meet

Are you smarter than a Quiz Bowl player?
See if you can answer these questions (from an actual JV quiz bowl "toss up" round).

1. Which Native American term is out of place on this list: Hogan, wigwam, teepee, wickiup or wampum?

2. What term in government refers to a group of nations or states in which the component states retain considerable independence?

3. Had it not ceded the island of Corsica to France on the year before Napoleon's birth, he would have been a subject of this city-state, not France. Name this city that is now the busiest port in Italy.

4. Of two consecutive numbers, 3 times the larger number equals 3 more than 3 times the smaller one. The sum of 3 times the larger one and 3 times the larger one is 51. What are both numbers?

5. History is full of famed encounters between individual opponents. We'll name four figures, and you supply the opponents in order: Saladin in the Third Crusade; Scipio Africanus in the Punic Wars; Hernando Cortez in Mexico; Montgomery at El Alamein.
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post Apr 18 2008, 11:44 AM
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HUH? I am definitely not smarter than a quiz bowler


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post Apr 18 2008, 12:34 PM
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Ok, I'll do my answers in white, so you have to highlight them to see them...

1. Wampum -- the others are structures/dwellings

2. Confederation

3. pure guess -- Naples

4. poorly worded. Answer would be 8 and 9

5. Saladin -- Richard the Lion Hearted

Scipio Africanus-- Hannibal

Cortez -- Montezuma

Montgomery -- Rommel
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post Apr 18 2008, 01:33 PM
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QUOTE(Ang @ Apr 18 2008, 12:44 PM) *

HUH? I am definitely not smarter than a quiz bowler

Me either, Ang. laugh.gif
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post May 8 2008, 11:59 AM
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got 'em--how do we answer?


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post May 8 2008, 01:11 PM
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QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ May 8 2008, 12:59 PM) *

got 'em--how do we answer?

Answer in normal text...so we can read it. laugh.gif
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QUOTE(JHeath @ May 8 2008, 02:11 PM) *

Answer in normal text...so we can read it. laugh.gif


On his computer, it might come back in MS-DOS
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post May 9 2008, 12:24 PM
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1. Which Native American term is out of place on this list: Hogan, wigwam, teepee, wickiup or wampum?

Wampum, used for money. The other three are types of dwellings.




2. What term in government refers to a group of nations or states in which the component states retain considerable independence?

Confederation. Remember US history before the Constitution was adopted?






3. Had it not ceded the island of Corsica to France on the year before Napoleon's birth, he would have been a subject of this city-state, not France. Name this city that is now the busiest port in Italy.

Genoa.




4. Of two consecutive numbers, 3 times the larger number equals 3 more than 3 times the smaller one. The sum of 3 times the larger one and 3 times the larger one is 51. What are both numbers?


The first condition is obviously true for any two consecutive numbers. Strictly a red herring.
(51 - 3) / 6 = 8, so the numbers are 8 and 9.




5. History is full of famed encounters between individual opponents. We'll name four figures, and you supply the opponents in order: Saladin in the Third Crusade; Scipio Africanus in the Punic Wars; Hernando Cortez in Mexico; Montgomery at El Alamein.


Richard the Lion Hearted of England vs Salah-ud-Din

Hannibal of Cathage (Remember the elephants in the Alps?)

Córtez vs Moctezuma (aka, Montezuma, of Revenge fame)

Montgomery vs General Erwin Rommel, the Dessert Fox, who later was implicated in the plot to kill the Führer and committed suicide.



The above answers are guaranteed Wiki-free.


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post May 9 2008, 07:49 PM
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Ok, so I missed #3. 4 out of five isn't bad!
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post May 12 2008, 08:08 AM
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Commonwealth might be ok instead of confederation.

Also, Naples was a kingdom around the time of Napoléon and it might be the busiest port. I will check with the Consulate.


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post May 12 2008, 01:53 PM
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QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ May 12 2008, 09:08 AM) *

Commonwealth might be ok instead of confederation.

Also, Naples was a kingdom around the time of Napoléon and it might be the busiest port. I will check with the Consulate.

Per Wikipedia, you were right about Genoa, and I was wrong about Naples. Heck, my Italian geography is virtually nonexistant -- I could find Rome on a map, but that's about it. Naples could be on the wrong side of the Boot for all I know.
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post May 13 2008, 08:26 AM
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I wonder if Italians use their legs as maps like Michiganders do with their hands.

(Pointing at kneecap) "My cousin Vito is from Roma, but my cousin Julius is from (pointing at calf) Ancona."

(Yes, I had to look at a map to do this!)
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post May 13 2008, 02:36 PM
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And what about San Marino and The Vatican City? Are they nevi?


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QUOTE(Roger Kaputnik @ May 13 2008, 03:36 PM) *

And what about San Marino and The Vatican City? Are they nevi?


and for those gentle readers such as myself who didn't know the term...

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nevi

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Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
ne·vus /ˈnivəs/
–noun, plural -vi
any congenital anomaly of the skin, including moles and various types of birthmarks.
[Origin: 1685–95; sp. var. of L naevus mole]



I'm not sure about that, but I do know some Yoopers who, when someone uses their hand as a map of Michigan, say, "So what are we, chopped liver?"
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QUOTE(Dave @ May 13 2008, 01:40 PM) *

I wonder if Italians use their legs as maps like Michiganders do with their hands.

(Pointing at kneecap) "My cousin Vito is from Roma, but my cousin Julius is from (pointing at calf) Ancona."

(Yes, I had to look at a map to do this!)


I knew a guy from Bari...he was a real heel. (Look it up)....LOL!
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If Italy gets an ingrown toenail, what happens to Reggio?


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