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Welcome to the Bismarck-Henning Jr. High Scholastic Bowl Web Page. Mr. Click, the fifth and sixth grade coach, and Mrs. Leigh, the seventh and eighth grade coach, are looking forward to a good season.  Find out about our club, schedule, team members, and even play a mini-match yourself to see if you could qualify for our team by following the links below.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. Leigh by email at the following address:

 

janetleigh@bismarck.k12.il.us

 

 

 

 

 * What is Scholastic Bowl?

 

 

* Team Roster

 

 

* Schedule

 

 

* Play A Match!

 

 

* Related Links

 

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 What is Scholastic Bowl?

*    MEETS:

Bismarck-Henning Jr. High School  participates in triangular meets with area schools. Three teams meet for competition. While two teams play each other, the third team observes the match while its coach moderates the match.  In these meets, two teams compete by answering toss-up questions.  A lock-out buzzer system determines which team and player answers first.  Each team plays twice.

 

*    TOSS-UP QUESTIONS:

Each match consists of twenty-four toss-up questions.  Players have fifteen seconds to answer. If no one answers, the moderator moves on to the next question. If a player buzzes in first and answers correctly, the team is awarded ten points and the chance to answer a bonus question. If the player answers incorrectly, the other team may answer, as long as time has not expired, and if it answers correctly, it receives the ten points and a chance at the bonus question. No talking among team members is allowed at this time.

 

*    BONUS QUESTIONS: 

Bonus questions have four parts. After all parts of the question have been read, teams have thirty seconds to answer.  Team members may talk to each other to provide the team captain with as many answers as possible before time is called.  The opposing team also has this opportunity. Once time is called, the team captain answers each part of the bonus question. The moderator tells the team whether each part is correct or not. If the team incorrectly answers any part of the bonus question, the other team has the chance to answer those parts. Bonus questions are worth a total of 20 points divided between the question parts.

 

*    WINNING THE GAME:

Play continues until all twenty-four toss-up questions or all twenty bonus questions have been read or one team accumulates 302 points, whichever comes first.

 

*    TOURNAMENT PARTICIPATION:

Besides area meets, Bismarck-Henning Jr. High competes in a county tournament and in the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) state tournament.

 

*    IESA TRIVIA:

In 2012, 335 junior high schools participated in scholastic bowl throughout Illinois, from Antioch (Wisconsin border) to Grayville (near Evansville, IN border). This is the twenty-fourth  year that the IESA has sponsored a State Tournament in Scholastic Bowl.

 

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 Team Roster

 

          

Go Eagles!

 

Fifth Graders

Sixth Graders

Seventh Graders

Eighth Graders

 

 

Sean Tucker

Joy Hensold

 

 

Luke Brinegar

Mason Kawata

 

 

Daniel Bass

Laney Stephens

 

 

Zech Smith

Jacob Pierson

 

Jarrett Stevens

Riley Wagner

Kody Lawyer

Jay Boulware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                           Schedule

 

DATE

 

TEAMS

 

PLACE

 

 Feb. 28

Westville and Chrisman

BHJH

Westville

March 6

Catlin/Rossville/

BHJH

 

Rossville

 

 March 8

Hoopeston and Georgetown

BHJH

 

Hoopeston

 

 March 18

St. Paul/Jamaica/

BHJH

 

Jamaica

 

 March 15

Rossville and Armstrong

BHJH

 

Bismarck

 

April 3

Oakwood/Jamaica

BHJH

 

Bismarck

 

April 9

Westville/Georgetown/

BHJH

Bismarck

 

 April 10

Oakwood/Catlin

BHJH

 

Catlin

 

 April 18

Vermilion County Preliminaries

 

 

TBA

 

 April 19

Vermilion County Finals

 

 

 

TBA

7th/8th team only

 April 25

Regionals

 

 

TBA

 

 April 30

 

Sectional Tournament

 

TBA

 

May 4

 

State

Peoria Civic Center

 

 

 

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 Play a Mini-Match

 

 

Read the following questions.  Find the correct answer by double clicking on the answer choices.  

 

  1. SOCIAL STUDIES (Geography)

What U.S. state lies directly north of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula?

 

a) Arizona    b) California   c) New Mexico    d)  Texas

 

      2.    LANGUAGE ARTS (Grammar)

Besides a period, what other punctuation mark is needed in the following sentence?  Mark was a fantastic student he made the honor roll the last three semesters.

 

a) dash    b) colon   c) semi-colon   d)  comma

 

 

 3        FINE ARTS (Art)

      What ancient Greek musical instrument was shaped like a miniature harp      

            and used by the early Greeks to accompany singers or poets?

           

a) lyre   b) zither   c) sitar   d) mandolin

 

 

      4.     MATHEMATICS (General Mathematics)

Express the current year in Roman numerals.

 

a) MMLVII    b) MMVII   c) MCLVII   d) MMXVII

 

 

      5.    SCIENCE (Life Science)

            Into what type of material are starches converted during the digestion  

            process?

          

 a) lipids   b) proteins  c) simple sugars   d)  acids

 

 

      6.    GENERAL INFORMATION (Popular Music)

             This female recording artist made her film debut playing Jean Harlow

             in The Aviator. She is the lead singer for the group No Doubt. This artist

             was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in

             2006 for “Hollaback Girl.”  Who is she?

           

 a)  Sheryl Crow   b) Norah Jones   c) Beyoncé   d) Gwen Stefani

 

 

       7.    SOCIAL STUDIES (History)

             What European explorer waded into the Pacific Ocean on September 29,

             1513 and claimed the ocean and its shores for Spain?

           

a) Ponce de Leon   b)  Cortez   c) Coronado    d) Balboa

 

 

      8.    FINE ARTS (Art)

            What Italian Renaissance painter gave us “Birth of Venus” and “La

            Primavera?”

         

 a)   Botticelli    b)  Michelangelo    c) Da Vinci     d)  Picasso

 

 

      9.   SOCIAL STUDIES (Civics)

           On what date does the fiscal year begin for the Federal Government?

 

           a) September 1    b) October 1   c) January 1    d)  April 1

 

 

     10. SCIENCE (Earth Science)

           The Comstock Lode was a major silver-mining center in our country during

           the 1800’s. In what state were these vast silver deposits found?

         

 a) Nevada    b) Utah    c)  Colorado    d) California

 

 

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 Related Links

 

To find out more information about the Scholastic Bowl state tournament or the Illinois Elementary School Association you may click on the following link:

 

www.iesa.org

 

 

If you would like a good site to purchase scholastic bowl practice questions, trivia books, study guides, or games, click on the following link:

 

www.questionsgalore.net

 

Click here to visit a website to practice your scholastic bowl skills in a fun quiz maze.

 

 

 

 

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Answers to Mini-Match Questions

 

 

 1.  b) California

 

 

If you answered incorrectly,

 

                

Go to question 2.

 

 

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself 10 points, and

 

 

 

Go to bonus one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2.  c) semi-colon

 

 

 

 

If you answered incorrectly, 

 

 

Go to question 3.

 

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself 10 points, and 

 

 

Go to the next bonus question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3.  a) lyre

 

 

 

 

If you answered incorrectly,

 

 

 

Go to question 4.

 

 

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself 10 points, and

 

 

 

Go to the next bonus question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4.  b) MMVII

 

 

If you answered incorrectly,

 

 

 

Go to question 5.

 

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself 10 points, and

 

 

 

 

 

Go to the next bonus question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 5.  c) simple sugars

 

 

 

If you answered incorrectly,

 

 

 

Go to question 6.

 

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself 10 points, and 

 

 

 

Go to the next bonus question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 6.  d) Gwen Stefani

 

 

 

 

If you answered incorrectly,

 

 

 

Go to question 7.

 

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself 10 points, and

 

 

 

Go to the next bonus question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 7.  d) Balboa

 

 

If you answered incorrectly, 

 

 

Go to question 8.

 

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself 10 points, and

 

 

 

Go to the next bonus question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 8.  a) Botticelli

 

 

 

If you answered incorrectly,

 

 

Go to question 9.

 

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself 10 points, and

 

 

Go on to the next bonus question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 9.  b) October 1

 

 

 

If you answered incorrectly,

 

 

 

Go to question 10.

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself 10 points, and

 

 

 

Go to the next bonus question

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 10.                   a) Nevada

 

 

If you answered incorrectly, you have finished the match. Add up all your bonus points from your toss up and bonus questions and click here to see if you could play for our team!

 

 

If you answered correctly, give yourself ten points, and

 

 

Go on to the next bonus question.

 

 

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Bonus Questions

 

 

 

 

 

  

Bonus Questions are a reward for correctly answering a toss-up question and come in three to five parts. Three part questions are worth seven points for each correct part or twenty points total; four part questions are worth five points for each correct part, and five part questions are worth four points for each correct part. After answering a bonus question, you should return to the next toss up question. You may only answer the next bonus question after you get another toss-up question correct.

 

 

 

 Bonus question # 1:

 

1.      SOCIAL STUDIES (5 Parts in Civics)

Identify these political terms.

1.      An official voting process used to select the winner of a political office.

2.      The national legislature of the United States.

3.      A document used in voting that lists political choices.

4.      An assembly controlled by a judge that meets to decide cases.

5.      The document that serves as the fundamental laws of the United States.

 

Click here for the answers to bonus #1.

 

 2.      SCIENCE (5  Parts in General Science)

Identify these exceptional women who contributed to the world of science.

1.      She became the first woman doctor in the United States.

2.      She was a leader in environmental issues and warned about pesticides and DDT.

3.      This famous Jane studied chimpanzee behavior.

4.      She was the first woman professor at Harvard Medical School.

5.      This marine biologist is known as the “shark lady.”

          

           Click here for the answers to bonus #2.

 

 3.      LANGUAGE ARTS (5 Parts in Vocabulary)

Identify these words that begin with “per.”

1.      A coffeepot.

2.      A magazine.

3.      Any plant that lives for more than two years.

4.      The act of lying on the witness stand after one has taken an oath to tell the truth.

5.      A verb meaning to die or to be destroyed.

 

                         Click here for the answers to bonus #3.

 

 4.      SOCIAL STUDIES (4 Parts in Geography)

During the 1990’s, the United States was involved in military operations in former Yugoslavia. Name in any order the four countries that have been formed from Yugoslavia.

 

                         Click here for the answers to bonus #4.

 

 5.      MATHEMATICS ( 4 Parts in General Mathematics)

James likes to do card tricks with a regular deck of 52 playing cards.

1.      If he shuffles the cards and draws one at random, what is the probability that he will draw an ace? Express your answer as a reduced fraction.

2.      What is the probability that he will draw the ace of spades?

3.      What is the probability that he will draw a face card (Jack, Queen, or King)?

4.      What is the probability that he will draw a spade face card?

 

 Click here for the answers to bonus #5.

 

 6.      VOCATIONAL EDUCATION (5 Parts in Home Economics)

Answer these questions about different ways to prepare eggs.

1.      What is a fried egg called if the yolk is intact and the egg is not turned over while cooking?

2.      What egg dish is a custard cooked in a tart shell?

3.      What egg dish is prepared with a poached egg and ham on an English muffin covered in Hollandaise sauce?

4.      What is the name for a flat, open-faced omelet that is traditionally served in Mediterranean countries?

5.      What Mexican egg dish is a tortilla filled with fried egg, salsa verde and cheese?

 

 Click here for the answers to bonus #6.

 

7.      GENERAL INFORMATION (5 Parts in Health and Fitness)

Identify these terms that have to do with cancer.

1.      A tumor that does not threaten the life of an individual.

2.      A term for things capable of causing cancer.

3.      The treatment of disease with chemicals.

4.      The type of cancer most common in males.

5.      The specialty of doctors that treat cancer.

 

 Click here for the answers to bonus #7.

 

 8.      MATHEMATICS (5 Parts in Algebra)

What is the value of the following expressions if x  = -2 ?

1.      2x - 4

2.      3 – 12x

3.      4x squared

4.      -5x cubed

5.      x squared – x cubed

 

 Clickhere for the answers to bonus #8.

 

 9.      FINE ARTS (5 Parts in Music)

The clarinet is one of the most popular band instruments. Answer these questions about this instrument.

1.      From what type of material are most clarinets made?

2.      What is the uppermost section of the clarinet called?

3.      What small metal levers cover some of the tone holes on the clarinet?

4.      In how many different pitches is the clarinet manufactured?

5.      What metal piece supports and attaches the reed?

 

 Click here for the answers to bonus #9.

 

10.  LANGUAGE ARTS (5 Parts in Vocabulary)

You will be given a definition of a word that begins and ends with the letter “e.”  Identify each “e” word.

1.      Related to a horse.

2.      A pattern or sample that can be imitated.

3.      To hug.

4.      A demand by the audience for a continuation of a performance.

 

Click here of the answers to bonus #10.

 

 

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Answers to Bonus Questions

After you answer your bonus question, go to the toss-up question you are ready to answer next. 

Go to toss-up # 2

Go to toss-up # 3

Go to toss-up # 4

Go to toss-up # 5

Go to toss-up #6

Go to toss-up #7

Go to toss-up #8

Go to toss-up #9

Go to toss-up #10

When you have answered all ten toss-up questions and as many bonus as you are entitled to answer, add up all your points from your toss-up and bonus questions and click here to see if you could play for our team!

 

 

 

 

 

       Bonus Number One:

 

            1. election       2. Congress    3. ballot    4. court      5. Constitution

    

       Bonus Number Two:

 

1.Elizabeth Blackwell  2.  Rachel Carson  3.  Jane Goodall  4.  Alice Hamilton

5.      Eugenie Clark

 

        Bonus Number Three:

 

1.percolator  2.  periodical  3.  perennial  4.  perjury  5.  perish

 

       Bonus Number Four:

           

1.Croatia  2.  Bosnia and Herzegovina  3. Slovenia  4. Serbia and Montenegro

 

 

       Bonus Number Five:

 

            1.  1/13     2.  1/52     3.  3/13    4.  3/52

 

        Bonus Number Six:

 

1.sunny-side up  2.  quiche  3.  eggs Benedict  4.  frittata  5.  huevos rancheros

 

        Bonus Number Seven:

 

           1.benign  2.  carcinogen  3.  chemotherapy  4.  prostate  5.  oncologist

 

        Bonus Number Eight:

 

            1.   -8    2.   27    3.   16    4.    40   5.   12

 

       Bonus Number Nine:

 

            1.  wood  2.  mouthpiece  3.  keys  4.  5       5.  ligature

 

       Bonus Number Ten:

 

            1.  equine   2.   example   3.   embrace   4.   encore   5.   etude

 

           

 

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