Reminder -- These challenges have just one quiz remaining:|
The Lounge Goes Back to School
Dungeons or Dragons
Sultans of Swing
If anyone will finish these, that will take care of the "major challenge" requirement.
Reply #422. Feb 24 13, 12:32 AM
The Quiz-O-Meter and Commission XXIV also only need one more quiz.|
Sultans needs two, if I recall.
Reply #423. Feb 24 13, 1:08 AM
I have just submitted one of my favorite quizzes ever written. It doesn't accomplish anything for this or any other challenge, but may help for pangalactic if others enjoy it as much as I do. :)|
Reply #424. Feb 24 13, 1:20 AM
Superfan123 has submitted his Back to School quiz, and I have one submitted for the quiz meter (maybe, who knows whether it will actually work).|
Reply #425. Feb 24 13, 1:47 AM
Oh, does Commission count as challenge? I thought they were different things?|
Reply #426. Feb 24 13, 3:18 AM
I wrote a second February quiz. If that goes online in time, |
I'll count that in here. If not, then my first one.
Reply #427. Feb 24 13, 4:33 AM
We already have February quizzes. What about Black History?|
Reply #428. Feb 24 13, 4:56 AM
I was going to do Black History and then I read Morgan Freeman saying he hates "black" history. He wants Black life and people to be "American History". So..that was interesting. A lot of women feel the same way. So I was looking for a creative way to do Black History but not the obvious way.|
All by way of saying, I didn't do the quiz. I was thinking you could do Black History about black days in history, like the stock market crash, and famous black outs and Black ice storms and such. That obviously wouldn't be February Black History Day.
Is no one working on that quiz?
Reply #429. Feb 24 13, 3:17 PM
Cellardoor and Gracious1 are both working on Black History quizzes, and I have one online a few hours ago that might be used (I think) if neither of those makes it in time. |
Reply #430. Feb 24 13, 3:32 PM
I'm not sure I will be able to finish the Black History quiz in four days but I will try.|
Reply #432. Feb 24 13, 4:11 PM
I've just submitted the Black History quiz I was working on. It's in the People category but is on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s.|
Godwit, I've heard that criticism too, and to some extent I agree. The people I wrote about in my quiz are black heroes, sure, but they're also American heroes who did great service for my country, and human heroes whose example can (and should) inspire anyone. Sometimes a label like "black heroes" can be exclusive -- as if their heroism has to be qualified or put in a different category from the "regular" heroes.
But I think that Black History Month is important, because the history of black people in the U.S. is too often ignored. It would be better to teach "American History" so that it spoke to and about all Americans, without leaving whole great swaths of it out, but that isn't happening. At least Black History Month means that people in general, and kids in particular, get to recognize and appreciate some exceptional people and some important stories. I fear that removing Black History Month, at this point, would just result in a lot of important history being forgotten. The same goes for women's history, Latin-American history, etc. I don't think it's a ghetto-ization; I think it's an imperfect corrective.
Of course I can only speak about the U.S., here, since that's the country whose various issues I'm most familiar with.
Reply #436. Feb 24 13, 8:05 PM
Kyle, a question: What happens if we hit 120 quizzes before the end of the challenge? Will any extra quizzes still count?|
Reply #437. Feb 24 13, 8:07 PM
Finally submitted my potluck-themed quiz - hopefully it'll go online by Thursday!|
Reply #439. Feb 24 13, 11:16 PM
I believe we have until March 4--or is that just for the sunnies and not for everything?|
Reply #440. Feb 25 13, 12:26 AM
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