Quiz Team results
The title of this entry will undoubtedly be familiar to longtime readers of my blog. From Winter 2002 to Spring of this year, I reported on the scores and standings of Uncle John’s Men (the St. X Quiz Team).
Tonight – remember, I now use PDT, so it’s still nighttime – I attended the Stanford Quiz Bowl team’s first practice. Although I found nearly all of the questions incredibly obscure, I was glad that Stanford doesn’t focus on literature as much as Mr. Hussong did – because literature really wasn’t my thing. Still isn’t.
So… correct answers I gave include John Venn, creator of the beloved Venn diagram; NeverRest (I can’t believe they asked that one); the Wright brothers; and L. Paul Bremer. Questions that others answered incorrectly included Cincinnati as the most populated city in Ohio (correct answer: Columbus) and Andorra has being situated in the “[Spanish] Alps” (Pyrenees).
In high school, I would report on every match with scores, questions, and correct answers. Unfortunately, I probably won’t be able to report so comprehensively this year, since I might or might not be able to attend matches, and because it’s not yet clear whether the questions are licensed for non-commercial distribution (via this blog, for example).