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.
Some coloradoans may be more 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.