Fine Arts
Is anyone else having a hard time accessing the websites references in the 13 Techniques book? The first website on p. 4 gives me a "site not found" and the entire website is in Dutch and I cannot read it. The next one on page 11 says access is denied to the site. The last one on p. 13 says site cannot be found.

Are the kids going to be responsible for the information on these sites?

No, the decathletes will not be responsible for the information from websites listed in the 13 Art Techniques Children Should Know book.


Religion
For religion, do the decathletes need to study the materials included in the appendix of The Name of God Is Mercy?

Yes, the decathletes need to study the appendix in The Name of God Is Mercy.


Social Studies
On page 26 of the Penguin Guide to the US Constitution, in the third paragraph of the commentary, it states the following:

"The provision of Article 1, Section 2, designating the vice president as the presiding officer of the Senate, is the only item in the Constitution that speaks to the limited official duties of the vice president." However, we noticed that Article 1, Section 2 does not mention the vice president as president of the Senate. However, in Article I, Section 3, it is stated very clearly. Will this discrepancy affect the tests?

Article I, Section 3 is the part of the Constitution that covers the makeup and leadership of the Senate. The discrepancy in the book does not affect any questions on the tests.

On page 55 of the Penguin Guide to the US Constitution in the last paragraph, that author states that there have been 5 amendments adopted in the 19th century.
They mention the 3 Civil War Amendments in the grouping which makes sense. The 12th was in 1804 which is also 19th century.What is the last one they are referring to?
Only four amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified during the 19th century, the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. The discrepancy in the book does not affect any questions on the tests.
On the Super Quiz practice test #5, question #44, the correct answer is A.
An Amendment to the Constitution may be proposed whenever .

A. two-thirds of both houses of Congress propose it
B. Conventions in 3/4 of states approve itC. the Supreme Court rules it is necessary to uphold the lawD All of the aboveE. A and B only
There is a discrepancy in the year cited in the book for the passing of the 13th Amendment by Congress. The book cites both 1861 and 1865. Because of this discrepancy, we have not included any questions regarding the date the 13th Amendment passed Congress on the competition tests.
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified by the states in 1865.