Quiz Bowl Overview

The Quiz Bowl event challenges students to think fast pace and strategically in a time constrained situation. Teams of four students represent their college in this exciting test of marketing concepts and current events.

Quiz Bowl Procedure

The moderator reads the questions aloud. Once the reading is complete the question will be displayed on the screen. Should a competitor press the buzzer while the moderator is reading, the moderator will stop, and the student will answer the question within 20 seconds. The buzzing team will be given a warning when 5-seconds remain on the clock.

If the buzzing team answers the question incorrectly, the opposing team will have a chance to answer. Prior to answering, the moderator will read the entire question. The team will have 10 seconds to answer. This 10-second rule will be strictly enforced. The opposing team will be given a warning when 5-seconds remain on the clock.

If a question has been fully read, the teams have 10 seconds to buzz in. If a team buzzes in before the 10 seconds expire, the above two points apply. However, if after 10 seconds, no team has buzzed, the question will be considered dead and the moderator will move on to the next question.


The following resources will be made available soon:

  • Quiz Bowl Description 2022

Quiz Bowl Material

Source textbook(s) and current event source magazines will be made available soon.