Our volunteer trivia host, Andy, designed a night of quirky and challenging questions! Here's a sample question from each round: (answers at the bottom of the post!)
- Round 1 was a potpourri of challenging questions. Here's a mathy one: "What is the smallest possible value for |a - b|, if a + b = 2017, a only contains even digits, and b only contains odd digits?"
- Round 2 featured a matching game. Given a single sentence about a game in one of 20 languages, can you figure out which language you're reading and what sport is being described? Here's an example: "In what game does one of the rules translate to 'Carduri trainer reprezintă Articole, Suporterii și Stadioane de un Antrenor poate utiliza în luptă'?"
- Round 3 was all NYC, with questions about the boroughs, high schools, bridges, and more about our city. For example, "Which high school, which is one of the westernmost schools in Manhattan, is named after a former director-general of New Netherland?"
Teams, comprised of a mix of students, staff, and supporters worked together and got to know each other over the course of 36 challenging questions!
Between Rounds 2 and 3, we took a break to ask all the students present about their experiences with BEAM. The 8th-12th graders answered serious questions, and joked around, about math, high school, college, and more.