Quiz bowl is a game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including math, history, literature, science, geography, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more. Teams typically consist of 4 students. However, they can be as small as one but no more than four.
The defining feature of quiz bowl is the use of a “buzzer system” that lets players interrupt the reading of a question when they know the answer. That element adds a dimension of confidence, anticipation, and rapid recall to a game about knowing facts. Those “tossup” questions are answered individually but doing so earns one’s team a chance at a three-part “bonus” question. Bonus questions are worth more points and allow collaboration.
Practices take place during Friday clubs and after school. Contact Beth Perdue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.