Davidson High School placed second in a National HiQ competition on Thursday.
The Warriors competed virtually against top teams from across the country: Haverford, Pennsylvania; Monroe, Washington; and Peshtigo, Wisconsin.
Haverford won, followed by Davidson, Peshtigo and then Monroe. The final score was 58-40-36-28.
In HiQ academic competitions, a host reads a tough question to a team that has 15 seconds to come up with an answer that is worth up to four points. If the team whose turn it is does not answer the question correctly, the other teams have a chance to answer it for one point.
Topics in Thursday’s match ranged from future films to be produced by Disney to Shakespeare’s King Lear; from the age of the youngest U.S. president to breeds of goats. There were a few math questions thrown in and one sports question.
Here’s a sample question that Davidson answered correctly:
For the function defined by h(x) = x/1+x for x not equal to -1, determine all values in the domain of h so that (h of h)(x) = h(h(x)) = x.
Check the Mobile County Public Schools’ Facebook page soon for the correct answer.
Fox 10’s Bob Grip, a long-time supporter of HiQ matches and spelling bees, read the questions for Davidson at MCPSS’s Central Office.
Finishing a great season, Davidson had just recently won the Mobile County championship by defeating Bryant and Mary G. Montgomery High Schools. You can watch HiQ matches from the 2017 season on mcpssTV here.