IS #167AS Subject Distribution

The following subject distribution is used for Invitational Series #167AS, the variant of Invitational Series #167A used for tournaments in Asia. This set has a significantly larger amount of Asian content than NAQT’s standard sets.

Category Name Weights Per Packet Set Per Packet
     Literature 78 42 / 41 3.5 / 3.4
         Religious Literature 7 3 / 4 0.2 / 0.3
             Christian Literature 1 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
             Asian Religious Literature 2 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Any Religious Literature 1 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
         English Literature 25 12 / 11 1.0 / 0.9
             American Literature 40 5 / 5 0.4 / 0.4
             British Literature 60 7 / 6 0.6 / 0.5
         Asian Literature 28 13 / 13 1.1 / 1.1
             Chinese Literature 10 2 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             Indian Literature 10 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Japanese Literature 5 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
             Middle Eastern Literature 10 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Southeast Asian Literature 10 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Korean Literature 5 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
             Central Asian Literature 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
             Any Asian Literature 10 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
         Non English Literature 17 8 / 7 0.7 / 0.6
             European Literature 12 6 / 5 0.5 / 0.4
             Non European Non Asian Literature 5 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
         Young Reader Literature 4 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Any Literature 10 5 / 5 0.4 / 0.4
     Science 135 73 / 70 6.1 / 5.8
         Computation 30 17 / 16 1.4 / 1.3
         Physics 22 12 / 12 1.0 / 1.0
         Astronomy 7 4 / 3 0.3 / 0.2
             Non Solar System 1 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
             Any Astronomy 2 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
         Biology 22 12 / 12 1.0 / 1.0
             Anatomy Medicine Biology 25 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             Cell Molecular Biology 25 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             Organismal Population Biology 25 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             Non Medicine Biology 15 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Any Biology 10 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Chemistry 22 12 / 12 1.0 / 1.0
             Non Element 2 8 / 8 0.7 / 0.7
             Any Chemistry 1 4 / 4 0.3 / 0.3
         Math 13 7 / 6 0.6 / 0.5
         Computer Science 3 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
         Earth Science 5 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
         Any Science 10 5 / 5 0.4 / 0.4
     Fine Arts 35 19 / 19 1.6 / 1.6
         Visual 38 9 / 10 0.8 / 0.8
             Western Visual Arts 45 4 / 5 0.3 / 0.4
                 Western Painting 12 3 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 Western Architecture 4 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
                 Western Sculpture 4 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
                 Any Western Visual Arts 2 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
             World Visual Arts 45 4 / 4 0.3 / 0.3
                 World Painting 4 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
                 World Architecture 4 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
                 World Sculpture 4 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
                 Any World Visual Arts 12 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Any Visual Arts 10 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Music 28 7 / 6 0.6 / 0.5
             Western Music 65 5 / 4 0.4 / 0.3
                 Western Composers Works 12 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
                 Western Instruments Theory Performers 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 Any Western Music 6 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
             World Music 25 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
                 World Composers Works 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 World Instruments Theory Performers 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 Any World Music 6 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
             Any Music 10 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
         Performance 8 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Western Performance 50 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
                 Western Opera 50 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
                 Western Dance 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 Western Theater 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 Any Western Performance 50 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
             World Performance 50 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
                 World Opera 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 World Dance 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 World Theater 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 Any World Performance 50 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Any Fine Arts 6 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
     History 110 60 / 57 5.0 / 4.8
         Western History 40 24 / 23 2.0 / 1.9
             American History 20 12 / 12 1.0 / 1.0
                 American Military History 5 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 American Govt History 5 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 American Social History 5 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 American History 15 6 / 6 0.5 / 0.5
             European History 20 12 / 11 1.0 / 0.9
                 British History 8 6 / 4 0.5 / 0.3
                 French History 3 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 Russian History 3 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 German History 3 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 Italian History 1 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
         World History 40 24 / 23 2.0 / 1.9
             Asian History 22 19 / 18 1.6 / 1.5
                 Chinese History 10 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
                 Indian History 10 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
                 Japanese History 5 1 / 2 0.1 / 0.2
                 Korean History 5 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
                 Middle Eastern History 10 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
                 Southeast Asian History 10 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
                 Central Asian History 5 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
                 Any Asian History 10 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             African History 2 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             South American History 2 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             North American History 2 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Ancient History 8 5 / 5 0.4 / 0.4
             Ancient Greece History 2 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Ancient Rome History 3 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             Non Classical 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
         Cross History 12 7 / 6 0.6 / 0.5
             Religious History 4 3 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Exploration History 4 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Europe History 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
             Non America Non Europe History 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
             Any History 4 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
     Geography 43 23 / 22 1.9 / 1.8
         Asian Geography 35 8 / 8 0.7 / 0.7
             Chinese Geography 15 1 / 2 0.1 / 0.2
             Indian Geography 15 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
             Japanese Geography 10 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
             Korean Geography 10 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
             Middle Eastern Geography 20 1 / 2 0.1 / 0.2
             Southeast Asian Geography 15 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
             Central Asian Geography 15 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
             Any Asian Geography 10 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
         World Geography 65 15 / 14 1.2 / 1.2
             European Geography 25 5 / 4 0.4 / 0.3
             North American Geography 15 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             African Geography 20 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             South American Geography 10 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
             Any World Geography 15 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
     Mythology 18 10 / 10 0.8 / 0.8
         Classical Myth 25 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
         Asian Myth 35 5 / 4 0.4 / 0.3
         Scandinavian Myth 5 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
         Non European Non Asian Myth 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
         Nonclassical Myth 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
         Any Myth 20 2 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
     Pop Culture Sports 37 20 / 20 1.7 / 1.7
         Sports 25 5 / 5 0.4 / 0.4
             Western Sports 6 2 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
                 Basketball 10 0 / 2 0.0 / 0.2
                 Baseball 10 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
                 Football 5 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
             World Sports 6 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 Soccer 10 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
                 Olympics 10 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
                 Cricket 5 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
             Any Sports 2 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
                 Modern 1 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
                 Any Time 1 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
         Pop Culture 75 15 / 15 1.2 / 1.2
             Asian Pop Culture 25 4 / 4 0.3 / 0.3
                 Pop Culture Asian Modern 1 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 Pop Culture Asian Any Time 1 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Worldwide Pop Culture 75 11 / 11 0.9 / 0.9
                 Pop Culture TV 18 2 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
                 Pop Culture Music 18 2 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
                 Pop Culture Film 18 3 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
                 Pop Culture Video Games 8 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
                 Pop Culture Broadway 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 Pop Culture Comics 0 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
                 Pop Culture Other 6 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
                     Modern 4 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
                     Any Time 4 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
                 Pop Culture Any 12 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
     Social Science 10 5 / 5 0.4 / 0.4
         Anthropology Sociology 16 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Archaeology 8 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
         Economics 16 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Government 12 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Jurisprudence 4 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
         Political Phil 4 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
         Psychology 16 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
         Any Social Science 6 0 / 1 0.0 / 0.1
     Theo Phil 8 4 / 4 0.3 / 0.3
         Theology 40 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
             Western Theology 20 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
             World Theology 20 1 / 0 0.1 / 0.0
             Any Theology 10 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
         Philosophy 60 2 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             Western Philosophy 20 1 / 2 0.1 / 0.2
             World Philosophy 10 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
             Any Philosophy 10 0 / 0 0.0 / 0.0
     Current Events 40 21 / 20 1.8 / 1.7
         Business 5 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Science 5 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         US Current Events 20 4 / 3 0.3 / 0.2
             Political 30 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
             Social 30 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
             Any 20 1 / 1 0.1 / 0.1
         Asian Current Events 50 9 / 9 0.8 / 0.8
             Political 30 4 / 3 0.3 / 0.2
             Social 30 3 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             Any 20 2 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
         Non American Non Asian Current Events 30 6 / 6 0.5 / 0.5
             Political 30 2 / 3 0.2 / 0.2
             Social 30 2 / 2 0.2 / 0.2
             Any 20 2 / 1 0.2 / 0.1
     Miscellaneous 22 / 40 11 / 20 0.9 / 1.7
         Mixed 18 / 35 9 / 17 0.8 / 1.4
             Pure Academic 10 / 21 5 / 11 0.4 / 0.9
             Impure Academic 8 / 14 4 / 6 0.3 / 0.5
         Mixed or General Knowledge 5 2 / 3 0.2 / 0.2

The weights column gives the numerical weights associated with each category; these are relative to the weights of sibling categories. If, for instance, a category had two children, one with weight 2 and the other with weight 3, then the first would receive 40% of questions (2/(2+3)) and the second would receive 60%. If two weights are specified, then tossups and bonuses are treated differently.

The per packet set column shows the total number of tossups and bonuses in that category for the entire set.

The per packet column shows the per packet set numbers divided by the number of packets in the set. The total number of tossups in this category in a single packet will be this number either rounded up or down; the bonuses follow a similar constraint. In addition, a single packet set will never have a packet in which both of those numbers are rounded up and another in which both of those numbers are rounded down.

The 2018 Asian Championship will use a different packet set, Invitational Series #174AS, which has a somewhat different distribution.