Quiz Team beats Bacon
Sorry about the really late report on this Quiz Team match, but I’ve been extremely busy of late. In any event, St. X students can now hear Quiz Team results the Wednesday morning after each match. (Of course, you’ll still only get the stories behind the scores right here.)
The Varsity team started off slow (down three points during the Math section), but soon rebounded, starting with the Fine Arts category (13–6). For four team categories, Roger Bacon scored no points, allowing St. X to jump ahead. During American Government, St. X led 24–12. The following rounds only confirmed St. X’s lead, St. X winning 63–33 after the Lightening Round.
The Junior Varsity team also started off slow, but Bacon, with its three-category-long scoring draught, allowed St. X to pull ahead. Bacon had trouble scoring much of anything during the entire match. St. X won the game 50–19.
I started JV today. I helped out mainly with the Math section, which asked questions involving sines, which I had just had a test on. Of the three Math questions I answered, I answered two correctly. If only it weren’t for negatives…
Mr. Hussong substituted me after a few more rounds, making me miss some of the easiest questions for me to answer:
In the following questions, I will give you the nickname of a city, and you will give me its real name:
I was born in New Orleans. So, naturally, I knew the answer. The team captain at the time, Sean Barber, said Minnesota – Minnesota! Oh well.
What alloy, usually made of tin and lead, is used by welders?(Answer)
I didn’t know this one, but my father definitely would, since it’s often used at his workplace.
They also asked a question that James Ficker, our player emeritus, would have jumped at:
What nineteenth-century Japanese bureaucrat worked to nationalize Japan? He was assassinated by a samurai.(Answer)
We play Oldenburg High School (of Oldenburg, Indiana)
next Tuesday .