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Re: National test discussion

Postby SOnerd » May 26th, 2015, 12:00 pm

I forgot to ask earlier, for those of you who took the Entomology B test at Nats, what did you get for the question asking what part of the wood the termite eats?
My partner and I put cellulose, which I'm not sure was correct.
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Re: National test discussion

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 26th, 2015, 2:41 pm

For those of you who did Fossils, how hard was the test?

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Postby varunscs11 » May 26th, 2015, 6:39 pm

Not too sure for Div B because I'm pretty sure the tests are different
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Re: National test discussion

Postby JoJoKeKe » May 26th, 2015, 7:28 pm

For those of you who did Fossils, how hard was the test?


I'm in Division B and did fossils. However, I don't know how accurate my recollection of the event is since I got 37th place... (I did all studying by myself using online resources; no present coach!)

The test seemed to be a good amount of difficulty. However, it was the time that definitely got me...

Some of the difficult questions pertained to:

Identifying 10 dinosaurs... in 2 minutes.

Mosasauridae - had to know some of the ecology and information of this group.

Fenestrae, branching, and massive - I have no clue why I didn't even study this.

A station asking which sample was a worm burrow. (None of them looked like a worm burrow!)

Questions similar to: Are all these organisms in phylum Bryozoa? -- difficult because there would on occasion be only one organism closely related but not in Bryozoa.

Questions asking you to describe trilobite eye structure of samples (schizochroal, etc.)
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That seemed to be the gist of the test. Other standard classification questions, ecology, etc. A great level of difficulty! I think it's really going to help me prepare for next year.
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Re: National test discussion

Postby RontgensWallaby » May 28th, 2015, 5:43 am

SOnerd wrote:I forgot to ask earlier, for those of you who took the Entomology B test at Nats, what did you get for the question asking what part of the wood the termite eats?
My partner and I put cellulose, which I'm not sure was correct.


We put cellulose as well. It was the only specific thing we could get from our book, and I suppose it seemed to be a correct answer because there is that special part of the digestion of cellulose by termites. ;)
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Re: National test discussion

Postby Unome » May 28th, 2015, 7:08 am

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:For those of you who did Fossils, how hard was the test?

It was a difficult test, but not the most difficult I've taken in the event (if any of you Fossils people competed at Dodgen Invitational...)
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Re: National test discussion

Postby Indess » August 22nd, 2015, 12:03 am

awesome90220 wrote:
watermydoing14 wrote:For events that have "nationals only" topics, how much of the test was focused on those topics?

Hmm. Actually, for Crave th Wave, there was actually absolutely nothing on the test about tsunamis or boundary effects on waves


Can you tell me the place where tsunamis hit maximum times?

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Re: National test discussion

Postby Adi1008 » August 22nd, 2015, 10:45 am

Indess wrote:
awesome90220 wrote:
watermydoing14 wrote:For events that have "nationals only" topics, how much of the test was focused on those topics?

Hmm. Actually, for Crave th Wave, there was actually absolutely nothing on the test about tsunamis or boundary effects on waves


Can you tell me the place where tsunamis hit maximum times?


Was there a question about that? The only tsunami thing I remember is the station where it asked you to graph speed vs. wavelength for ocean waves.
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