SPONTANEOUS PROBLEM: GIFTS
JUDGE READS TO STUDENTS: (Do not read numbers or phrases in parenthesis.)
1. You will have one minute to think and two minutes to respond. Questions count against your thinking time.
2. You will receive one point for each common response. Highly creative or humorous responses will receive three points. This will be a subjective opinion of the judge and the judge's decision is final.
3. Your team is to take turns in sequence. You may not skip your turn, not repeat nor pass. If one member of the team is stuck, the team is stuck.
4. Once the time begins, it will not be stopped. If the judge asks you to repeat or to clarify your answer, it counts against your time. Speak loudly and clearly.
THE PROBLEM IS:
5. Name something which could be given as a gift and to whom it might be given.
(Repeat number 5)
FOR JUDGES ONLY:
Be sure to give exactly one minute to think and two minutes to respond. Timing is critical. Students responding at the buzzer can finish and be scored.
You should repeat the problem for each team. You may answer questions during the one minute thinking period.
Score: One point for each common response and three points for each creative.
Common Responses: Anything that might actually be given as a present, such as: a doll to my sister, biscuits to my dog, a tie to my dad, etc.
Creative Responses: Any more humorous, unusual, or abstract gifts, such as: a parachute to Wiley Coyote; a box of chocolates to Forrest Gump, the desire for peace to the militants in Iraq, Cleopatra to Mark Anthony, the desire to give me an “A” to my math teacher, etc.
NOTE: Once an answer is given and then another very similar answer is given, count it as common only and then declare any other answers which are basically the same as repeats.