Think Different 12: Potpourri

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Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by lumosityfan » September 11th, 2020, 11:21 pm

Hello! Welcome to Think Different 12, Potpourri, where you aim to come up with the answers to questions that no one else think of answering correctly. Here are the general rules of the game (shamelessly copied from previous games).

1. You have 10 questions that you try to guess a correct answer for.
2. The catch is that the goal is to get the fewest number of points. The way you earn points is for each correct answer you give, you will earn the number of points equal to the number of people who guessed that answer. So, for instance, if your answer to Question 1 is Thomas Jefferson and 3 other people guessed that answer, you would earn 4 points for that question (1 for yours and 3 for the others). If you get the answer wrong, you earn the number of points equal to the number of participants plus 5 points (i.e. if there are 13 participants, you get 18 points). The best attainable score is 10 points.
3. There are two bonuses you could use to replace an answer: DROP and SHEEP. DROP means you earn 1 point for that question. SHEEP means you earn the number of points equal to the answer that the most people answered. So for instance, if the correct answers were A, B, C, and D, and 7 people guessed A, 6 people guessed B, 3 people guessed C, and 2 people guessed D, then the people who said SHEEP would earn 7 points for the answer (your SHEEP doesn't count as an answer and doesn't affect the others' scores). You get only 1 of each bonus if you so choose to use them. It is advised that you use DROP before SHEEP. Again, you don't have to use either of these bonuses.
4. Please send your responses via https://forms.gle/gfKqTnNk3mrvDH5U7 by Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 8 PM EDT/7 PM CDT/6 PM MDT/5 PM PDT. Any answers sent after that point will not be considered.
5. Make sure not to cheat, please. Cheating is defined as letting other users know what your answers are before the deadline is reached. For this game, you may use any sources to find your answers (i.e. the wiki, Google, etc.).
6. Users can change their answers before the due date arrives, but after the due date, answers may not be changed.
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Re: Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by lumosityfan » September 11th, 2020, 11:23 pm

For reference, here are the questions:

1. Name a state capital of the United States.
2. Name an event that has been a trial event at Science Olympiad Nationals from 2010-2019.
3. Name one of the 8 Robot Masters you fight in Mega Man 11.
4. Name a team that has won 3 NBA Finals, World Series, Super Bowls, or Stanley Cups in a row.
5. Name an exalted member of Scioly.org.
6. Name a prime minister of France for the Fifth Republic.
7. Name a space mission to go to Jupiter and its surrounding moons.
8. Name a school that has gotten top 5 at either NJ or TX Division B or C States.
9. Name a gold men’s singles or women’s singles Olympic tennis medal winner.
10. Name a baseball player with 3,000 or more hits in Major League Baseball.
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Re: Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by lumosityfan » September 11th, 2020, 11:23 pm

Clarification for Question 2: For the events, it can include events that has also been official events at some point.
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Re: Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by lumosityfan » September 11th, 2020, 11:30 pm

Clarification for Question 10: For the baseball player, it's current or former.
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Re: Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by lumosityfan » September 19th, 2020, 7:10 am

Just a reminder that you have less than a week to get your responses in!
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Re: Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by lumosityfan » September 24th, 2020, 6:49 am

Reminder that you have a little more than a day to get your responses in!
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Re: Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by Efesa » September 26th, 2020, 9:02 am

Who won this game? The deadline already passed.
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Re: Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by Umaroth » September 26th, 2020, 9:55 am

Efesa wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 9:02 am
Who won this game? The deadline already passed.
My gosh, be patient. This isn't the most important thing in the world.
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Re: Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by lumosityfan » September 26th, 2020, 11:19 pm

Hi yes sorry for the delay; I completely forgot that this game ended last night, so in all fairness, any entries that were submitted from the deadline to the time this post was made will be accepted. With that, all entries are officially closed; I will start posting shortly.
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Re: Think Different 12: Potpourri

Post by lumosityfan » September 27th, 2020, 6:52 am

Question 1: Name a state capital of the United States.

Correct answers:

Topeka, Kansas (1):
HugoTroop

Atlanta, Georgia (1):
AstroClarinet

Boise, Idaho (1):
Tailsfan101

Salem, Oregon (1):
RiverWalker88

Bismarck, North Dakota (1):
pb5754

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1):
sciolyperson1

Helena, Montana (1):
hippo9

DROP:
Efesa

Unused correct answers:
Too many to list.
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