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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Want to host an NAQT tournament?

Learn how to host an NAQT tournament and use our registration system to help plan and keep track of teams.

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Want to compete in a national championship?

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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

September 16, 2020

Rising Freshmen Contact List

In order to help college quiz bowl teams identify potential players, NAQT collects information about players' college plans. If you have information about graduating seniors’/rising freshmen’s college destinations, please let us know!

September 1, 2020

You Gotta Know These Supreme Court Cases from African-American History

Our latest You Gotta Know article focuses on ten Supreme Court cases important to African-American history.

August 28, 2020

Buzzword Season 2 Results

Results for Season 2 of our online game, Buzzword, are now final!

Congratulations to our division winners:

Level A: Nikky Nandipati (MS), Alexander Koutsoukos (HS), Jay Misuk (College), and Michael Laudermith (Open)

Level B: Nikky Nandipati (MS), Arthur Delot-Vilain (HS), Eric Li (College), and Michael Laudermith (Open)

Level C: Nikky Nandipati (MS), Avinash Iyer (HS), Itamar Naveh-Benjamin (College), and Matthew Jackson (Open)

Level D: Aditya Shivaswamy (MS), Kapil Nathan (HS), Itamar Naveh-Benjamin (College), and Matthew Jackson (Open)

Popular Culture: Henry Martin (MS), Guy Indorante (HS), Harley Andrew (College), and Matthew Marcotte (Open)

August 27, 2020

Buzzword Special Events

NAQT is pleased to announce our next group of single-subject special events for Buzzword. In the next few weeks, we'll have events focusing on soccer, the works of Shakespeare, science, television, geography, and pro football. Registration is now open.

August 12, 2020

Hosting Online Tournaments

NAQT is pleased to announce that for the 2020–2021 competition year, we will allow use of our questions for online tournaments, including leagues and conferences.

We will provide a web platform for tournament directors to specify staff and for moderators to access tournament questions at the appropriate time.

NAQT hosting online will be available starting Saturday, September 19. We welcome proposals from hosts interested in using our question sets for online quiz bowl tournaments.

August 12, 2020

NAQT Temporarily Suspends Providing Questions for In-Person Tournaments

NAQT has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend licensing of questions for in-person quiz bowl tournaments scheduled to take place before Saturday, November 14 in the United States.

We welcome proposals from hosts interested in using our question sets for online quiz bowl tournaments.