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Section from the Book of the Dead of Nany from the 2004–05 curriculum. Students were to memorize facts including that the whole scroll is 17 feet long, Nany was a ritual singer for Amen-Ra and that her coffin was a hollow wooden sculpture of Osiris.[1]

The United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) is an academic competition for high school students in the United States. The Academic Decathlon consists of 10 events: Art, Economics, Essay, Interview, Language and Literature, Math, Music, Science, Social Science, Speech and Super Quiz. Each year, one of the ten subjects is chosen as the Super Quiz, which uses a different format than the other events. The topics and theme of the competition are released in March of every year, giving students time to prepare for the competition season which runs from November to April.[2] The events are split up into two groups: the seven objective tests (Art, Economics, Language and Literature, Math, Music, Science and Social Science) and the three subjective events (Essay, Interview and Speech). They are designated as such because the former seven are multiple choice tests, whereas the latter three are graded by judges. Students are given half an hour to answer each multiple choice exam. These exams consist of 50 questions, with the exception of Math and Super Quiz which have 35 and 52 questions respectively.[3]

Topics used[edit]

1982–1997[edit]

Season Subject Topic
1982-83 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz Profits and the free Enterprise System; Emphasis on Today's Housing Crisis[4][5]
1983–84 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz Olympic Games[5][6][7]
1984–85 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz Futurism—Megatrends[5][6][8]
1985–86 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz Immigration to the United States[5][6][9][10]
1986–87 Economics
Fine Arts Renaissance
Language and Literature Hamlet, Heart of Darkness
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz We The People: The Constitution of the United States[5][6][11]
1987–88 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz History of Flight: From Daedalus to Kitty Hawk to Voyager[5][6][12][13]
1988–89 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz The U.S. Presidency[5][6][14][15]
1989–90 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz American Indians: Our American Heritage[5][6][16][17]
1990–91 Economics
Fine Arts Art and music after World War II[18]
Language and Literature Science fiction[18]
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz Space Exploration[5][6][6][19][20]
1991–92 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature Woman in the Mists, biography of Dian Fossey, by Farley Mowat
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz "Habitat Earth"[5][6][6][21][22]
1992–93 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz "A Diversity of Achievers"[6][6][23][24]
1993–94 Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich[25]
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz Documents of Freedom[5][6][26][27]
1994–1995 Theme Health, Wellness, and Biotechnology[6][28]
Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature Arrowsmith[29]
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz Biotechnology: The Next Frontier[5][6][6][30][31]
1995–1996 Theme Competition and Cooperation[6]
Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature The Odyssey and Selected Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson[32][33]
Math
Science
Social Science
Super Quiz The United Nations[5][6][6][34][35]
1996–1997 Theme Communication and Culture[6]
Economics
Fine Arts
Language and Literature William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion[36]
Math
Science
Social Science World Geography[37]
Super Quiz The Information Revolution[5][6][38][39]

Since 1997[edit]

1997–1998[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
Looking Outward:
Forces Shaping Society[40][41]
Art Fundamentals of art and selected art objects from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Language and Literature Jane Eyre[40][42] by Charlotte Brontë
Math Algebra, geometry, trigonometry and differential calculus
Music Music of the twentieth century
Science The structure and behavior of matter
Social Science World events and new developments of the 1980s
Super Quiz Globalization: The New Economy[6][42][43]

1998–1999[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
Looking Inward:
Developing a Sense of Meaning[44]
Art 20th century American and European Art (entirely from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art collection)
Economics Fundamentals of economics, macroeconomics, and investment methods and strategies
Language and Literature Siddhartha by Herman Hesse and The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro[45]

Shabanu by Suzanne Fisher Staples replaced Siddhartha for the junior varsity competition.

Math Geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus
Music Opera
Social Science Ancient Civilizations
Super Quiz The Brain[6][45][46]

1999–2000[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
Looking Forward:
Creating the Future[47]
Art[47] Art focused on innovations in the Fine Arts. Featured pieces:
Economics[47] Fundamentals of economics, microeconomics, and environmental economics
Language and Literature[47] Novel

Play

Selected poems

Math[47] Fractals, fractal geometry, and algorithms in the complex plane
Music[47] Music focused on breakthroughs in American Jazz. Featured pieces:
Social Science[47] Infrastructures Around the Globe: Suez Canal, Transmerican Railroad, Panama Canal, Alaska Pipeline, Channel Tunnel, Glen Canyon Dam, Three Gorges Dam, and the International Space Station
Super Quiz Sustainable Earth[6][49]

2000–2001[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
Understanding the Self Art[50] Art focused on images of the self. Featured selections:

Paintings

Sculptures

Masks

Economics[50] Fundamentals of economics, business organizations, and profiles in individual enterprise
Language and Literature[50] Novel

Poems

Math[50] Logic and set theory, numbers, combinatorics and probability, and application
Music[50] Music focused on sacred music from around the world. Featured songs:
  • "El Melej" by Alia Musica
  • "Al-'Ada" by La Sulamiyya
  • "Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder" by Netherlands Bach Society
  • "Bluebird Song" by Lena Clark
  • "Quen a Virgen Ben Servira" by Ensemble Alcatraz
  • "Nyamaropa yeVana Vava Mushonga" by Muchatera
  • "Arrullo San Antonio" by BMOSA
  • "Ngoma ra Mrongo" from Kenya & Tanzania
  • "Kriti: Ninnadanela" by Ramnad Krishnan
  • "Kecak" by Music for the Gods
  • "Move on up a Little Higher" by Mahalia Jackson
  • "O Magnum Mysterium" by Choir of Westminster Cathedral
Science[50] The Biological Self: biology of the cell, molecular genetics, and the immune system
Super Quiz[6][50][52] Concepts of the Self: Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

2001–2002[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
Understanding Others[53] Art[54]

Drawings

Paintings

Printmaking

Sculptures

Textiles

Fixed Media

Economics[55] Economics basics, relationships, taxation, labor markets, and behaviors. Also included a feature on several prominent historical economists.
Language and Literature[56]

Novel

Poems

Math[58] Algebra, geometry and statistics.
Music[59] Music focused on the country music genre (1920's to the present). Featured songs:
Science[60] Light, sound and waves.
Super Quiz E-communication: The Internet & Society[6][61]

2002–2003[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
Understanding the Natural World[6] Art Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, and Asian Art, including
Economics Fundamentals of economics; micro- and macro-economics; a special section on "The Economics of the Natural World"
Language and Literature Novel

Poems

Math General math, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry
Music Music of the Romantic Era, featuring the following works:
Social Science The Natural World as it Shapes Human History: early cultures in the Americas, technology and the natural world, the impact of natural disasters in U.S. history, and the preservation of nature.
Super Quiz The Blue Planet: Beneath the Surface[63]

2003–2004[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
America: The Growth of a Nation[64] Art[65]

Early American Art

Native American Art

  • Bowl (Sikyatki Style) - Sikyatki Cultural Group
  • Taos Pueblo - Pueblo Nation
  • Scenes of Plains Indian Life - Cadzi Cody
  • Cape - Anishinabe Cultural Group

Photography

Economics[66] Fundamentals of economics; micro- and macro-economics; The U.S. Economy in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century
Language and Literature[67]

Novel

Shorter Selections

Math[68] General math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus
Music[69]
Science[70]

Botany

  • Botany as a Science
  • General Characteristics of Plants
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Reproductiona and Life Cycles
  • Plant Phyla
  • Plants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • Plant Ecology
  • Plant Genetics
Super Quiz[71] The Lewis and Clark Expedition

2004–2005[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
Exploring the Ancient World[72] Art[73]

Ancient Near Eastern Art

Ancient Egyptian Art

Art of Ancient Aegean Civilizations (Cyclades, Minoa, and Mycenaea)

  • Statuette of a Woman - Cylcades
  • Palace at Knossos - Minoa
  • Stirrup jar with octopus - Mycenaea

Ancient Greek Art

Ancient Etruscan and Roman Art

Economics[74]
  • Fundamentals of economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International trade and Global Economic Development
  • The Economies of Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (Egyptian, Greek, and Roman)
Language and Literature[75]

Plays by Sophocles

Shorter Selections

Math[76]
  • General Math
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Differential Calculus
Music[77] Music focused on the Classical Era with the following selected pieces:
  • "Voi che sapete" from Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • String Quartet in D Major, op. 64, no. 5, "The Lark" finale: vivace - Joseph Haydn
  • String Quartet in G, K. 387, molto allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516, adagio non troppo - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Symphony no. 44 in E Minor, "Trauersinfonie" allegro con brio - Joseph Haydn
  • "Son imbrogliato io già" from La Serva Padrona (The Maid as Mistress) - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
  • Symphony no. 104 in D, finale, spiritoso - Joseph Haydn
  • Die Schöpfung (The Creation), Recitative and Chorus: "In the beginning" - Joseph Haydn
  • Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488, allegro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • "Ah taci ingiusto core" from Don Giovanni - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, "Eroica" allegro con brio - Ludwig van Beethoven
  • String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, op. 131 Presto (scherzo) - Ludwig van Beethoven
  • String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, op. 131 Allegro (finale) - Ludwig van Beethoven
Social Science[78] Emerging Empires in the Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome
Super Quiz[79] From Empty Space to Incredible Universe: The Sky Is Not the Limit

2005–2006[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
The European Renaissance: Renewal and Reform [80] Art[81]

Early to Mid Fifteenth-Century Italian

Mid to Late Fifteenth-Century Italian

Sixteenth-Century Italian

Renaissance Outside of Italy

Economics[82]
  • Fundamentals of economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International trade and Global Economic Development
  • The European Economy During the Renaissance
Language and Literature[83]

Plays

Shorter Selections

Math[84]
  • General Math
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Differential Calculus
Music[85] The music in this year's curriculum was broken up into two sections:

Music in the Early Renaissance ( c. 1450–1520 CE)

  • Quam pulcra es (Motet) by John Dunstaple
  • "Gloria" from Missa Se la face ay pale (Mass) by Guillaume Dufay
  • Absalon, fili mi (Motet) by Josquin des Prez
  • "Adieu ces bons vins de Lannoys" (Chanson) by Guillaume Dufay
  • "Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen" (Lied) by Heinrich Isaac
  • "El grillo" (Frottola) by Josquin des Prez

Music in the High Renaissance ( c. 1520–1600 CE)

Science[86]
  • Anatomy Overview
  • Principles of Support and Movement
  • Human Control Systems
  • Maintenance of the Human Body
  • Endocrine System and Medical Imaging Techniques
Super Quiz [80] The European Renaissance: Renewal and Reform

2006–2007[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
China and Its Influence on the World Art[87]
  • Tripod Ritual Vessel
  • Pendent in the Form of a Dragon
  • Female "Long-Sleeve" Dancer
  • Spirit Jar (Hung Ping)
  • Exalted Gathering in the Green Woods
  • Boy Leading an Ox Along the Farm Path
  • Boddhisttva Kuan-Yin
  • Verse in Cursive Script
  • Bamboo and Rocks
  • Book of Sudhana from the Garland Sutra
  • Taihe Dian
  • Imperial Throne
  • Empress's Twelve Symbol Robe
  • Blue-and-White Dish
  • Pillow
  • Official Seal
  • Cricket Container
  • Cosmetic Case and Mirror Stand
Economics[88] Fundamentals of economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, areas, international trade and development, and the development of the Chinese market economy.
Language and Literature The featured novel was The Good Earth.[6][88] Shorter selections includedI Watered My Horse, Sent to My Two Little Children, The Terrace in the Snow, Half of Me is Aching, Kubla Khan, and The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter[89][90]
Math[88] General math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and differential calculus.
Music[88] There were 18 selected pieces on the Music of China.
Social Science[88] Introduction to the People's Republic of China
Super Quiz An Introduction to Climatology[6][88]

2007–2008[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
History of the Civil War Art[91] There were 18 selected works chosen from museums in Washington, D.C.

Traditions and Innovations in Painting

Memorializing the Civil War

Photography

  • Frederick Douglas by an unidentified photographer
  • The Sick Soldier by Mathew Brady
  • Cañon de Chelle, Walls of the Grand Cañon about 1200 Feet high (Wheeler Survey) by Timothy H. O'Sullivan

African-American Art

Architecture

  • Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana, 1837–39
  • Lyndhurst for George Merritt, Tarrytown, New York by Alexander Jackson Davis (architect)
  • Shotgun House, New Orleans, nineteenth century
Economics[92] Fundamentals of economics, including general topics in macro- and microeconomics and international trade and global economic development, slavery, and the economics of the U.S. Civil War.
Language and Literature[93] Featured Novel

Shorter Selections

Math[92] General math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and differential calculus.
Music[92] There were 14 selected works that focused on music from the Civil War era:

Public Performances and Private Amusements

Music in African-American Life

  • "Ain't I Right" by unknown
  • "Live Humble" by unknown
  • "Follow the Drinking Gourd" by unknown

Music of the Conflict

Science[94] Infectious disease
  • An Introduction to Epidemiology
  • The Natural History of Disease and the Transmission of Disease
  • The Infectious Disease Process and Agents of Disease
  • Disease Prevention and the Treatment of Disease
  • Case Study: Disease and the Civil War
Super Quiz[92] The Civil War

2008–2009[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
Latin America with a focus on Mexico[95] Art[96] There were 18 or 19[1] selected works: "Olmec Figure Sitting with Spread Legs, Standing Female (Jalisco) and Standing Female (Ancient Michocán), View of the Street of the Dead Showing the Plaza of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, Tikal: Temple of the Giant Jaguar, Mosaic Skull and Jaw, Codex Huejotzingo (Painting 5), Untitled (Our Lady of Guadalupe), Don Juan Joachín Gutiérrez Altamirano y Velasco, From Spaniard, Black, and Mulatto, Shawl, Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral, Valley of Oaxaca, La Calavera Catrina, The Flower Carrier, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, and Figure in Illuminated Doorway
Economics[97] Fundamentals of economics, including general topics in macro- and microeconomics, international trade, global economic development, and Mexican economic history
Language and Literature The featured novel was Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya. Also featured were six short works: Sonnets 27 and 28 by Sor Juana de la Cruz, The Ruby, La Extranjera, United Fruit Co., The Switchman, and Painting To Survive.[98]
Math[99] General math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and differential calculus.
Music[100] There were fourteen featured selections: Copal Offering to the Four Directions, Kyrie, Sol-fa de Pedro, Campo, Sinfonia India, Sensemayá, Las Mañanitas, Jocotan - Small Marimba, Aria, Scherzo, Verano Porteno, Samba Urbano, Los Jilacatas, Brand New Cha Cha Cha
Social Science[101] History of Mexico, from the Olmecs to modern day.
Super Quiz Evolutionary Biology[6][102]

2009–2010[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
The French Revolution[103] Art The 17 featured selections included:
Rococo
Neoclassicalism
Romanticism
Portraiture
Economics[103] Fundamentals of economics, including general topics in macro- and microeconomics, international trade, global economic development, and the economic history of France during the French Revolution
Language and Literature[103] The novel was A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. Also featured were six shorter works:
Math[103] General math, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and differential calculus.
Music[103] 18th and 19th century French music. The fourteen selected works were:
Science[103] Introduction to Chemistry, history of chemistry with a focus on Antoine Lavoisier.
Super Quiz[103] History of the French Revolution

2010–2011[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
The Great Depression[104] Art[105] Art fundamentals as well as 17 selected works from the art of the Great Depression. The selected works were:
New Deal
  • South Wall of a Mural Depicting Detroit Industry, by Diego Rivera
  • Aspects of Negro Life: Song of the Towers, by Aaron Douglas
  • Tenement (Mural Study, Department of Justice Building, Washington, D.C.), by George Biddle
  • The Riveter (Mural Study for the Bronx, New York Central Postal Station), by Ben Shahn
  • Muse of Music, Dance, Drama, by George Stanley
Documentary Photography of the 1930s
Architecture of the 1930s
American Regionalism/American Experiences
Economics[106] Fundamentals of economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and the economic history of the Great Depression
Language and Literature[107]
Featured novel
Shorter selections
Math[108] Algebra and trigonometry.
Music[109] Basic elements of music theory and American music of the 1930s, including blues, jazz, popular songs, and classical music. The 14 listening sections were:
Blues and Jazz
Popular songs
Classical music
Social Science[110] Origins of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the legacy of the New Deal.
Super Quiz[111] Geology

2011–2012[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
The Age of Empire[112] Art

Africa and Europe

Commodities and Trade

Architecture and Power

Europe Envisions the Empire

Economics[112] The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. The economics curriculum will also include a thematic section focused on the economics of imperialism.
Language and Literature[112]

Featured Novella

Shorter Selections

Math[112] The mathematics curriculum will cover topics in general mathematics and geometry and will include a brief introduction to differential calculus.
Music[112] The music curriculum covers basic elements of music theory and focuses on music of the Romantic era. The 14 selections are:

Program Music

Nationalism in Music

Science[112] The science curriculum will present an introduction to physical science and will include discussions of significant scientific advances made during the nineteenth century.
Super Quiz[112] The Super Quiz™ topic will be The Age of Imperialism: The Making of a European Global Order. The Super Quiz Resource Guide will include readings on such topics as mercantile empires, the Atlantic economy, motives for imperialism, the role of technology in the age of imperialism, New Imperialism, tactics of colonial rule, and decolonization and postcolonial immigration.

2012-2013[edit]

Theme Subject Topic
Russia[113] Art[113]

Christian Art and Architecture in Russia

Art and Architecture of the Russian Empire

Intersections: Literature, Dance, and the Visual Arts

Modern Art and Architecture

Economics[113] The economics curriculum will cover fundamental economic concepts, microeconomics, and macroeconomics. The economics curriculum will also include a thematic section focused on the economy of communist and post-communist Russia.
Language and Literature[113]

Featured Novel

Shorter Selections - two poems and two short stories

Math[113] The mathematics curriculum will cover permutations and combinations, algebra, and statistics.
Music[113]

Introduction to Russian Folk Music

  • “The Day was Breaking", traditional folksong
  • "Akh Ty Step", traditional folksong

Russian Music of the Nineteenth Century

Russian Music of the Twentieth Century

Science[113] The science topic will be space exploration, and the Science Resource Guide will include a section on the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Social Science[113] The social science curriculum will present an introduction to the history of Russia.

Footnotes[edit]

1^ The two Standing Females are two different sculptures, but are in the same picture.

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