New College Package

NAQT offers a discounted package to colleges and universities with new quiz bowl teams to help them get started. Similar packages are available for new middle school teams, new high school teams, and new community college teams.

The package includes…

  • A set of Speed Check questions (SC #50; 12 packets). These are short, easy questions intended to be played by inexperienced players at the beginning of the year when they need to “warm up” to the lockout system.

  • Two complete 2016–2017 Collegiate Novice Series (CNS #158C and CNS #161AC; 12 packets each). These are the questions used by college novice tournaments through the year. These are the questions used by college novice tournaments through the year (especially during the fall semester), and are intended for serious players in the school’s quiz bowl club who plan on traveling to tournaments during the year.

  • The full 2017 Division II Sectional Championship Tournament (SCT) set (16 packets). These are the questions that last year’s new teams faced at Sectionals where they attempted to qualify for the Division II Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (ICT). They are intended for use by the school’s top team (or teams) in December and January to prepare for Sectionals.

  • An abbreviated set of Frequency List study guides that list the works of literature, art, and music that have been frequently mentioned in NAQT’s questions since our founding in 1996. These will help team members focus their preparation for invitational tournaments, Sectionals, and (if they are successful!) Nationals. These lists are shortened versions of the full frequency lists sold by NAQT.

New teams may also be interested in downloading NAQT’s official Rules, our Eligibility Rules, an article on starting a new team, and the official NAQT scoresheet.

The new school package thus contains questions for every facet of a school’s first year “on the circuit,” from intramural teams that have never competed before to the school’s top four players who are preparing for the 2018 Sectionals. It contains a total of 52 game packets with 2,400 questions of varying degrees of difficulty.

The total cost of the package, including shipping, is $119.

The new college package may be ordered either through NAQT’s online ordering system or by calling us at 888‑411‑6278 (“NAQT”).

If you have any questions about this offer or the process of starting a team, please don’t hesitate to contact NAQT at