Names and Occupations
A. JUDGE READS TO TEAMS:
(Do not read numbers or phrases in parenthesis.)
B. FOR JUDGES ONLY:
- You will have 1 minute to think and 3 minutes to respond. Questions count against your thinking time.
- You will receive one point for each response. Highly creative responses will receive five points.
This will be a subjective opinion of the judge, and the judge's decision is final.
- A number has been placed before each of you. That is your assigned number.
- A stack of cards appears before you. When time begins, the judge will turn over the first card. The team member whose number corresponds to the card number will give the response. For example, if the first card is 3 then team member number 3 will give the response.
- After the team member gives the response, he or she will turn over the next card. That team member will respond, and so on.
- You may not skip your turn, or repeat, or pass. If one member of the team is stuck, the team is stuck.
- Once the time begins, it will not be stopped. If the judge asks you to repeat an answer, or to clarify it, or to give a more appropriate response, it counts against your time. Speak loudly and clearly.
- Your problem is: Use a word or words to make a first and last name. You must relate this name to an occupation. For example: Budweiser could be split into Bud as a first name and Weiser as a last name. Bud Weiser could be a beer distributor. Or, saliva could become: first name "Sal" and last name "Iva" and Sal Iva could be a dentist. The first word must be a recognized name or nickname. (Repeat No. 8, "Your problem is:")
NOTE: Once an answer is given, if a very similar answer is given, count it as common only and then declare any other answers that are basically the same as repeats.
- Be sure to give exactly one minute to think and three minutes to respond. Timing is critical. A student responding at the buzzer can finish and be scored.
- Score: One point for each common response and five points for each creative response.
- In order to ensure that in every five cards turned over each team member will give one answer, stack the cards in the following order for each team: 2,4,3,1,5; 3,1,4,5,2; 3,2,5,4,1; 4,3,5,2,1; 2,1,4,3,5; 2,4,5,1,3; 1,5,3,2,4; 5,4,2,1,3; 4,1,3,5,2; 1,3,5,4,2.
- If all the cards have been used, turn them over and start again. At the end of the session, the timekeeper should check the order of the cards and rearrange them if any are out of order.
- Be sure that all cards assigning seat position have been placed into position prior to calling in the team. Place the blank response sheet on the table for the team to see.
- Examples of Common Responses:
Examples given: Bud Weiser is a beer distributor
Sal Iva is a dentist
Responses similar to one already given, e.g., Bud Weiser is a bartender
Poor quality, but acceptable answers
- Examples of Creative Responses:
One word broken up to make a first and last name:
Minnie Ster is a clergyman
Lou Pole is a tax advisor
Dan Druff is a hairdresser
Paul Bearer is an undertaker
Bill Fold is a pickpocket
Bee Keeper is a honey farmer
Clara Net is a musician
Jack Hammer is a construction worker
Ali Gator is a marine biologist
Bill Board is an advertiser
Two words put together to make a name:
Chuck Roast is a butcher
Rose Bush is a landscaper
Jim Floor is a basketball coach
Cliff Hanger is a mountain climber
Sandy Rhoades works for the highway department
Mark Spotter is a surveyor
Carrie-West is a pioneer
Armond Hammer is a carpenter
Don Garments is a model
Johnny Mop is a janitor
Ted E. Bear is a zookeeper
Al Kaseltzer is a pharmacist
Matt Weaver is a tailor
Will Writer is a lawyer
Pete Spreader is a gardener