Buzzword is an exciting online game of knowledge and recall. It will challenge the depth and breadth of your knowledge in an engaging, audio-based format and let you compare your results with those of players at your level from around the world.

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What is quiz bowl?

Quiz bowl is a fast-paced buzzer competition in which teams of four players compete to answer questions that cover academic subjects like literature and science as well as the broader world of popular culture and current events.

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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

July 1, 2020

You Gotta Know These African-American Authors

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten eminent African-American authors.

June 29, 2020

Buzzword Leagues

Leagues let you experience Buzzword with other players. See how you stack up against friends, teammates, colleagues, family, and more. You can create your own leagues or join an existing league, public or private.

June 26, 2020

Buzzword Popular Culture Season

NAQT is pleased to announce that Buzzword is adding a season of games about popular culture. Join us starting July 3 for eight weeks of questions about television, film, music, video games, musicals, and comics! Registration is now open.

June 24, 2020

Buzzword Level D

Season 2 of Buzzword, starting July 4, will feature a fourth difficulty level. Level D will have challenging questions similar to those read at our High School National Championship Tournament. Registration is now open.

June 18, 2020

Buzzword Season 1 Results

Results for the first season of our online game, Buzzword, are now final!

Congratulations to our division winners:

Level A: Conner Feng (MS), Lukas Koutsoukos (HS), Pranav Veluri (College), and Michael Laudermith (Open)

Level B: Nikky Nandipati (MS), Alexander Koutsoukos (HS), Jonathan Suh (College), and Michael Laudermith (Open)

Level C: Aditya Shivaswami (MS), Basil Sousounis (HS), Alexander Pyle (College), and Matthew Jackson (Open)

June 14, 2020

Buzzword Special Events

NAQT is pleased to announce a new group of special single-subject events for Buzzword. Our first special event, a film tournament read by Ken Jennings, ran through Tuesday, June 16. In subsequent weeks, we'll have special events focusing on American literature, sports, world history, and food and drink. Registration for upcoming events is now open.