Play the 2016 Championship Game
Want to play the game our statewide challengers and champions played in 2016? Have a look at Round 1, then download all four rounds (excluding the bonus questions, tiebreaker questions, and asides) in PDF format. These questions will never again be used by TCAD in a championship game. They are used once, then retired.
Scroll down for the answers to these first five Round 1 questions.
Round 1, Question 1
To make a photograph, a camera must allow light to pass through a lens for a determined period, exposing the film (or sensor). Speed is a factor. Some early cameras controlled exposure with a cloth lifted and dropped. Now the mechanism that controls exposure time is called what?
Round 1, Question 2
Triskaidekaphobia is the term for the fear of which number?
Round 1, Question 3
What is the most widely accepted birthstone—both modern and traditional—for the month of February?
Round 1, Question 4
What do the initials stand for in T.S. Eliot’s name? *Answer requires the full spelling. No nicknames.
Round 1, Question 5
What does an anemometer measure?
Round 1, Answer 1
Round 1, Answer 2
Round 1, Answer 3
Round 1, Answer 4
Round 1, Answer 5
Wind speed. (From the Greek for wind, anemos.)
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