Quiz bowl is a game similar to Trivial Pursuit. Teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge including history, literature, math, science, fine arts, current events, sports, and popular culture. Round one involves twenty toss-up questions; round two more toss-ups, plus bonus questions which require team collaboration. Round three is the lightning round which focuses on one of three topics that the team with the lowest score gets to choose first. They then have one minute to provide as many correct answers as possible.
Quiz bowl is open to everyone that wishes to quickly answer questions. You don’t have to know everything. Your strengths — whether it be math and amendments, art and mythology, or science and literature — could be beneficial to our team.
“Quiz Bowl tests your knowledge, and each teammate has his/her own specialty,” Cristian said. “For example, mine is numbers and math.”
“It takes a lot of knowledge — everything from the President with a size 14 shoe to factorials of 7,” Nathan Fuhrman, 8th, said.
“You have to be quick to push the buzzer,” Kalea Williams, 7th, said. “What helps the most is establishing a good relationship with your team. If someone gets a question right, we cheer them on.”
“I like my teammates because they’re really friendly and funny,” Anyely said.