Quiz bowl (sometimes spelled “quizbowl”) is a quiz game played between two teams, in which players are challenged to answer questions about a variety of academic subjects. It is played at middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. The game bears a passing resemblance to televised quiz shows like Jeopardy, but has several important differences.
Colorado students may be familiar with Knowledge Bowl. While both quiz bowl and Knowledge Bowl are buzzer-based academic competitions, they are very different.
The questions cover a wide variety of academic subjects, encouraging teams with diverse backgrounds and knowledge sets. Quiz bowl packets contain questions on:
- Social science
- Current events
- Pop culture
Why play quiz bowl?
- It’s fun!
- It rewards intellectual curiosity and exposes students to new topics.
- It encourages students to be well-informed citizens.
- It promotes teamwork.
- Starting a team is easy (and free). The only things you need are a few interested players and some packets.