Not only did Wayzata triumph for the third time, their “B” team finished fourth in the nation, and two other schools from the same district -- Wayzata Central Middle School and Wayzata West Middle School -- finished 4th and 12th, respectively, in the Middle School division.

In the Middle School division, Clinton Middle School from South Carolina won the title, edging out No. 2 Northwest Junior High from Iowa, by an 86.5 to 86.2% margin.


The Least Expensive National Tournament in Quiz Bowl History


We call it
3-2-1.

This program provides the opportunity to compete nationally from your school, in one sitting ang on a day/time of your choice.

3-2-1 features

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short-answer questions with an audio/visual element
to be accessed online ...

December & April, $30 apiece
High School & Middle School/Junior High Levels


Here's an example of how it works ...

Three-Point Clue

This country is home to the largest statue of a horse.

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Ans. Mongolia

Two-Point Clue

It's the least densely populated country in Asia.
Buddhism is the predominant religion there.

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Ans. Mongolia

One-Point Clue

Name this nation that borders both China and Russia.

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Ans. Mongolia

Get it right on the 1st clue (the most difficult), and you'll earn 3 points. But enter that same answer after the 2nd (moderate difficulty) and 3rd (easy) clues, and you'll end up with a total of 6 points for that three-part question. If you are incorrect on the 1st clue, but right on the second, you'll pick up 2 points, plus an extra 1 point if you enter it again after the 3rd clue. Miss it on the 1st and 2nd clues, but get it right on the 3rd, and you end up with 1 point.


A Plural Noun

Three-Point Clue

Monet painted a field of them.

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Two-Point Clue

In a U.N. report, it's the biggest and most lucrative cash crop in Afghanistan.

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One-Point Clue

A field of them puts Dorothy to sleep in The Wizard of Oz. What is this flower, the source of heroin and opium?

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Ans. Poppies


A Surname

Three-Point Clue

In an erroneous work, who explained why there were exactly six planets?

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Two-Point Clue

He concluded that, as a planet moves in its orbit, a line from the sun to the planet sweeps out equal areas in equal times.

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One-Point Clue

This planet-detecting space telescope is named for what German astronomer?

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Ans. Kepler


A Three-Digit Number
Note: just give the number; the unit – degrees – is understood.

Three-Point Clue

Calculate the area of an isosceles trapezoid with bases 10 and 20, and legs of 13.

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Two-Point Clue

Give the equivalent degree measure of an angle that is pi radians.

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One-Point Clue

What is the sum of angles O and I?

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Ans. 180 o


A CITY

Three-Point Clue

George Seurat's masterpiece, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, is found not in Paris, but in the famous art museum in what city?

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Two-Point Clue

This sculpture is found at Millennium Park in which city?

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One-Point Clue

One World Trade Center is to New York City as the Willis Tower is to . . . ?

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Ans. Chicago.


A Four-Word Titlea City

Three-Point Clue

Belle Reve in Mississippi is the lost family home that's pined for in this classic play. Here's Thomas Hart Benton's depiction of a scene in the play.

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Two-Point Clue

The setting: 632 Elysian Fields, New Orleans.

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One-Point Clue

Here's Marlon Brando playing Stanley Kowalski, shouting STELLAAAAA!!!. What's the play?

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Ans. A Streetcar Named Desire

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