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?

Learn how to qualify for NAQT’s national championships.

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What’s the Buzz? · News from NAQT

June 1, 2020

Rising Freshmen Contact List

Interested in playing quiz bowl in college? Sign up for NAQT's Rising Freshmen Contact list! (NAQT uses this information to help college teams identify potential members, and to assist players who wish to form new teams.) We look forward to seeing you at future college tournaments!

June 1, 2020

You Gotta Know These Programming Terms

Our latest You Gotta Know article explains ten important concepts in programming.

May 28, 2020

NAQT Gift Certificates

NAQT is pleased to offer discounted gift certificates that can be used to buy our practice material! Interested in bulking out your team's collection of practice questions? Looking for a graduation gift or birthday present for an avid quiz bowl player, or an end-of-year present for your child's coach and team? Have budget money that needs to be spent before the end of the school year?

Gift certificates are sold at a discount, with larger discounts for larger amounts. (For instance, a $100 gift certificate can be purchased for $90.)

Gift certificates can only be used to purchase practice material (this includes our subject-specific Thumbs Up! sets, but not registration fees for tournaments or interactive games such as Buzzword).

Gift certificates may be redeemed starting September 1, 2020. They do not expire.

May 1, 2020

You Gotta Know These Pre-1960s Movies

Our latest You Gotta Know article describes ten key films from the earlier eras of Hollywood.

April 20, 2020

NAQT's New Buzzword Competition

Buzzword is NAQT's exciting new online game of knowledge and recall. Challenge the depth and breadth of your knowledge in Buzzword's engaging, audio-based format and compare your results with players at your level from around the world.

Sample games (using questions from NAQT's archives) are available at all three levels of Buzzword.

Actual Buzzword competitions using newly written, previously unheard questions will begin Thursday, April 23. Registration is now open!