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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

September 5, 2018

Thumbs Up! for Fine Arts

The latest entries in NAQT’s line of subject-specific practice question compilations, Thumbs Up! for Fine Arts, is now available. There are two sets available at each of three difficulty levels; each set costs $15 and contains 90 tossups and 90 bonuses. NAQT has also released eight new all-tossup sets of Thumbs Up! for History at various difficulty levels.

September 1, 2018

You Gotta Know These Chemistry Lab Techniques

Our latest You Gotta Know article teaches you about ten techniques often used by both chemists and quiz bowl question writers.

August 15, 2018

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!

July 25, 2018

Reporting Misconduct at NAQT Events

NAQT has partnered with the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence and the Academic Competition Federation on a project spearheaded by PACE member (and NAQT writer) Alex Damisch to make reporting experiences with misconduct at tournaments less daunting. While we all sincerely hope that no one experiences behavior that makes them feel harassed or unwelcome at any tournament, we know that it can, and does, happen. These organizations are committed to making sure everyone feels safe, included, and respected during competitions.

May 27, 2018

Congratulations to Plano West, 2018 HSNCT Champions!

Congratulations to the A team from Plano West Senior High School of Plano, Texas, for winning the 2018 High School National Championship Tournament! Hunter College High School (New York, New York) finished second; Liberal Arts and Science Academy (Austin, Texas) was third; and the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, Virginia) was fourth. 352 teams attended.