High School Questions

NAQT provides pristine high school quiz bowl questions for tournaments, conferences, leagues, and state championships each year. Tournaments can be run by high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, civic organizations, or essentially any other group. Most high school events using NAQT questions are qualifiers for the High School National Championship Tournament and the Small School National Championship Tournament each spring.

Hosting a tournament is a great way to raise money for your program, offer your own players a chance to compete cheaply and in a convenient location, and promote quiz bowl.

How to Host

If you are interested in hosting a high school tournament using NAQT questions, here are the steps to follow:

  1. Read and understand the responsibilities of hosts and recommendations to hosts.
  2. Decide on a date, name, and contact person for the tournament. Among other things, you will want to schedule around other tournaments in the same area, possibly SAT/ACT testing dates, and possibly other special events like dances, major sports games, and theatre productions.
  3. Decide whether you would prefer a regular Invitational Series or an Introductory Invitational Series. The Introductory Invitational Series sets have easier and shorter questions and are targeted at earlier tournaments, tournaments for less experienced players, or tournaments with many teams that are new to the NAQT format. Invitational Series are available as 12 packets of 24 tossups and 24 bonuses each, or 13 packets of 22 tossups and 22 bonuses each; Introductory Invitational Series are only available in the former configuration. There are sample packets of each type of packet set available. (Other types of packet sets may be available; contact hosting@naqt.com for details.)
  4. Let NAQT know of your plans. You can submit a tournament proposal online or write to hosting@naqt.com.
  5. NAQT will confirm whether questions are available on the requested date in the requested area; until you receive confirmation, do not assume that we have approved your tournament and plan on shipping questions.
  6. Announce your tournament and contact potential attendees. Be sure to read the full description of the various parties’ responsibilities in maintaining question security and incorporate it into your announcement. Our registration system, offered free to hosts, makes this easier.
  7. Proceed with other tournament plans. Your questions will arrive about one week before your tournament begins. We may or may not be able to accommodate requests for earlier delivery. For in-person tournaments, you will be responsible for printing the questions; online tournaments must use our web system for giving staff access to questions.
  8. You will be invoiced for the cost of the questions after the tournament has completed. You can pay by credit card, check, or purchase order.


The cost of the packets has two components. For 2024–2025, there is a base fee of $50 and a per-team cost of $21 for Invitational Series sets and $18 for Introductory Invitational Series sets. (These prices assume you submit results from your tournament; there is a significant penalty if you don’t.)

To encourage the growth of quiz bowl, questions are free in areas that did not have a qualifying event in the previous year.

NAQT also provides questions to televised quiz shows. If your event will be broadcast in any form (including on the Internet), special considerations come into play to ensure question security; contact us at hosting@naqt.com for more information.

Free Question Offer

In certain areas, NAQT offers free questions.

Copies of the Questions

Hosts may give one printed copy of the complete question set to each school in attendance. Electronic copies may never be distributed. For most tournaments, NAQT will provide electronic access to attending schools’s official coaches via their Study Library.

Benefits for Hosts

Host a Tournament

If you’re interested in hosting a tournament, you can fill out our form or write to hosting@naqt.com.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to write to us at naqt@naqt.com or call us at 888‑411‑6278 (“NAQT”).

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Tournament Schedule

NAQT maintains a schedule of high school tournaments, TV shows, conferences, and leagues.

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