Round 1 Life Events
(12-yr olds)

Steps in each round:

Step 1. Find the appropriate page. You have presumably already done this step to get to this page. If that's not how you got here, click here.

Step 2. Get 3 random numbers between 1 and 20. If any number or "life event" is repeated, get additional numbers. Click on the "Spin!" button below or use your own method (click here for alternate suggestions).

Step 3. Read the 3 numbered life events in the table below that correspond to the 3 random numbers. If table below is hard to read (text runs together), click here.

Step 4. See below (after the chart).

page 12-4:
1 . experiement with marijuana 4
2 . parents divorce / drinking beer frequently 4 / 6
3 . make older friend who uses cocaine (M) // diagnosed with bulimia (F) 6
4 . make friends with peer with poor grades 8
5 . move to a new school // grandparent dies 8
6 . go on a church trip during the summer 12
7 . semi or finalist in class/school competition 12
8 . host a foreign exchange student 13
9 . voted student council representative 13
10 . member of "Odyssey of the Mind" 13
11 . taking music lessons (piano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet 13
12 . semi or finalist in class/school math/speech/art competition 13
13 . trip to Europe with family 14
14 . volunteer at a nursing home 14
15 . win a district wide academic competition 15
16 . voted class president 15
17 . accepted into an academic enrichment program 16
18 . participate in Sunday school and church youth group 16
19 . elected to church youth board 17
20 . parent remarries (D) // teacher develops caring relationship with you 18

Step 4. Add the 3 "risk numbers" together (from the column on the right in the table), and consult the following chart:

Points to Cards Conversion:

• 3-9 points......3 orange risk cards
• 10-19 points....2 orange risk cards
• 20-27 points....1 orange risk card
• 28-33 points....0 cards
• 34-41 points....1 green protective card
• 42-52 points....2 green protective cards
• 52-58 points....3 green protective cards

Step 5. The contestant receives the number of cards indicated above. Remember that an orange risk card and a green protective card cancel each other. (Cancelled cards are returned to Vanna.) The cards the contestant now has will be used at the beginning of the next round to determine what page he or she will land on.

After all contestants have finished round 1, move on to
round 2.

Go back to INSTRUCTIONS (Round 1).