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Think you have what it takes to match wits with the LCHS Academic Team?
Now’s your chance to prove it!
Here’s a sampling of questions from a recent Varsity level lightning round. 

A Hair Affair
Q: What hairstyle is named after one of the tribes in the Indian confederacy known as the League of Five Nations?
Tides
Q: Spring Tides occur when what three bodies in the solar system are aligned?
Tau Day
Q: Since Tau is twice as large as pi, on what month and day of the year to proponents celebrate Tau Day?
Feathers
Q: What category of feathers are beneath a birds’ contour feathers?
Famous Fractures
Q: In 1865, who fractured his fibula after and extraordinarily heinous act in Washington theater?
Algebraic Word Problems
Q: The larger of two numbers is seven times the smaller. What is the larger if their sum is 32?
Assassinations
Q: What Israeli leader was killed by Yigal Amir in 1995?
Silent Letters
Q: What are two words that begin with a silent “g”?
Glands
Q: What endocrine glands are in the elbows?
Folklore
Q: Female spirits called banshees are associated with what island?

Ok, pencils down. Scroll past the photo gallery to see how you match up mentally with the quick-witted quiz-bowlers of the LCHS Academic Team. And check out their front page story in The Dahlonega Nugget right here!

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Answers:

A Hair Affair
Q: What hairstyle is named after one of the tribes in the Indian confederacy known as the League of Five Nations?
A: Mohawk
 
Tides
Q: Spring Tides occur when what three bodies in the solar system are aligned?
A: Earth, Moon, Sun
 
Tau Day
Q: Since Tau is twice as large as pi, on what month and day of the year to proponents celebrate Tau Day?
A: June 28
 
Feathers
Q: What category of feathers are beneath a birds’ contour feathers?
A: Down
 
Famous Fractures
Q: In 1865, who fractured his fibula after and extraordinarily heinous act in Washington theater?
A. John Wilkes Booth
 
Algebraic Word Problems
Q: The larger of two numbers is seven times the smaller. What is the larger if their sum is 32?
A: 28
 
Assassinations
Q: What Israeli leader was killed by Yigal Amir in 1995?
A: Yitzhak Rabin
 
Silent Letters
Q: What are two words that begin with a silent “g”?
A: gnarl, gnash, gnat, gnome etc
 
Glands
Q: What endocrine glands are in the elbows?
A: none
 
Folklore
Q: Female spirits called banshees are associated with what island?
A: Ireland
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