MOUNT VERNON — Who authored a work that begins with “It was a dark and stormy night?” What quadrant would the ordered pair 5 and minus 7 be in? Which amendment prohibits discrimination in voting rights? Which generation currently has the largest number of people in the workplace? What disease is carried by ticks with bull’s-eye shaped markings? What magazine founded in 1896 covers the sports of hunting and fishing?
How teams answered these and many more questions determined the winners of the 2013 State Knowledge Bowl tournament held April 19 at the First Church of the Nazarene. Most of the content in Knowledge Bowl correlates with the Ohio Common Core curriculum and the Ohio Graduation Tests and two dozen teams from career-based intervention programs from around the state faced off in four rounds of academic competition, fielding questions in the areas of literature, math, safety, capitals, science, history, sports, globalization and technology, geography, income tax and finance, government, working world, leadership and health.
The competition was pretty tight and the tension was building going into Round 4, with the championship still very much up for grabs. Then came a spelling question that sent a ripple of amusement through the contestants and spectators. “Spell knowledge,” the questioner read from a computer-generated list of queries. The students did a double take and many giggled, because, placed around the room, there were banners announcing “Knowledge Bowl 2013.” One assumes 100 percent of the teams were correct in their response.
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