It’s been a sort of hellish week. There was another AP Physics test on Tuesday, which I studied for. As much as one can study formulas and stuff, I suppose. I only blanked on one question, though. I got an 80, which is *so* awesome considering that Dr. J actually made this one like a real test. For the past few tests, he’s either worked out very similar problems for us ahead of time, or literally helped us with the test. (See earlier entries for my inital reaction to the weirdness of Dr. J.)
I had an awesome run in It’s Academic yesterday. Mr. T got a new trivia book, so the questions aren’t as mind-numbingly hard now. I answered a whole bunch, which may have been partly because Mark was having an off day, and partly because I jumped in one or two of Greg’s questions. (It’s all in the name of team victory…) It’s weird; you never realize how much you actually know until you use it in random trivia contests. Such as:
Q1: What, exactly, is Big Ben?
Q2: What Caribbean Island did artist Paul Gaugin move to at the end of his career?
Q3: In C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, what is Aslan?
Q4: What are the colors of the Italian flag?
Q5: What device is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
Q6: Who composed “The Four Seasons”?
Q7: What is the geographic location where an earthquake begins called?
Q8: How many of King Henry VIII of England’s wives were beheaded? (Answers below.)
It’s a lot of fun, consdering it’s practically Nerds Anonymous. =) Finished my history paper late last night, but it desperately needed revising, and my mom can’t do it as well as I can. (Sorry, Mom.) Managed to finish The House of the Seven Gables for English, but I missed a few of the quiz questions. It’s only a quiz, and there’ll be a test later so I can show that I *did* read the whole thing. Must go now. Need to study for a World History test tomorrow. Ciao. =)
A1: The bell inside the clock tower in London.
A3: A lion.
A4: Red, white, and green.
A5: A barometer.
A6: Vivaldi. (Can’t remember his first name; didn’t matter anyway.)
A7: The epicenter.
A8: Two. (Don’t remember which ones; still didn’t matter.)