Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby rocketman1555 » April 28th, 2010, 7:17 pm

Thanks guys. Another question: Do the tests tend to focus very much on Mohorovic discontinuity? Because I was taking a practice test and it went really in-depth on the subject, but I couldn't find much information on it anywhere.
The only thing I've seen on tests about the Moho is where it is and how seismic waves change after passing it. Other than that there hasn't been much more on any of the tests I've taken, but it will depend on who is writing the test.
I would use the excuse that I only did one competition w/ DyPlan but since it was at state and I got third I can't really say that. Okay, yeah, rifts and ridges do form, but as robotman said it depends on how technical you get. Wikipedia? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divergent_plate_boundary And that's also why I added a 2% disclaimer
I checked it with more than wikipedia: http://www.ceoe.udel.edu/extreme2001/mi ... ridge.html.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby soobsession » May 1st, 2010, 8:34 am

Thanks guys. Another question: Do the tests tend to focus very much on Mohorovic discontinuity? Because I was taking a practice test and it went really in-depth on the subject, but I couldn't find much information on it anywhere.
The only thing I've seen on tests about the Moho is where it is and how seismic waves change after passing it. Other than that there hasn't been much more on any of the tests I've taken, but it will depend on who is writing the test.
Our Regionals test had the Moho, but all it asked for you to do was define it. It's all on your state and the event supervisor, though.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby soobsession » May 23rd, 2010, 7:48 am

What was the Nationals test like???

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby robotman » May 23rd, 2010, 2:36 pm

What was the Nationals test like???
There where two sections one all multiple guess and fill in the blank the other section was a epicenter locating activity and graphing pacific plate movements
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » May 23rd, 2010, 4:45 pm

I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby kmax12 » May 29th, 2010, 10:21 pm

I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.
I concur. The test was enjoyable. Mr. Crittendon is my state supervisor as well so I have had the pleasure of taking 4 tests from him[(nats and states)*2]
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » May 30th, 2010, 8:53 am

I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.
I concur. The test was enjoyable. Mr. Crittendon is my state supervisor as well so I have had the pleasure of taking 4 tests from him[(nats and states)*2]
Were all his events like that?

I liked how it was a long test, and I really enjoyed the amount of practical stuff that was in it.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby gneissisnice » May 30th, 2010, 10:46 am

I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.
What? Conor actually let you split the test? That's new, he refused to so much as let me answer anything, all he let me do was graph something =/
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby pjgscioisamazing » May 30th, 2010, 11:00 am

I thought the C div event was very... interesting. Kinda difficult, especially with it being so long, and it mostly being practical questions. I did think it was good though, wince it was split into two sections (Earthquakes and Volcanoes), so it was easy to split up, and that it truly did separate the good from the great, just like the supervisor said.
What? Conor actually let you split the test? That's new, he refused to so much as let me answer anything, all he let me do was graph something =/
:lol: Yeah, he was like that at regionals/states, kinda, but we had to split it. I f we didn't we wouldn't have even come close to finishing.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 3rd, 2010, 8:39 am

now that DP's topic is freshwater, what do you think they will ask on the tests?
its such a narrow topic..
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