Middle School Quiz Bowl Questions

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Middle School Quiz Bowl Questions

Post by blazer1 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:30 pm

Hi,
I am hosting a middle school tournament and am lacking a few rounds of questions. Does anyone know of a good source for middle school tournament questions?

Thanks :smile:

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Re: Middle School Quiz Bowl Questions

Post by at your pleasure » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:53 pm

Unfortunately, most middle school question vendors produce terrible questions. I would suggest you look into a high school novice set, like one of NAQT's A-Sets. Alternatively, you could mirror Maggie Walker's novice tournament, HAVOC or some other novice tournament with good questions.
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Re: Middle School Quiz Bowl Questions

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:58 pm

It would help us help you if we knew when/where you want to run this event. If you want to run something in April, you are certainly welcome to mirror HAVOC as Doug suggested. Middle schools would definitely qualify under the "if you need lower mirror fees, talk to us" clause I put in our announcement. The main announcement can be found in the Announcements forum at the top of the high school section, and an interest check for mirrors can be found in the Discussion/Comparisons forum.
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Re: Middle School Quiz Bowl Questions

Post by jonah » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:58 pm

Though the tournament has already been played, if the questions are blind to your tournament's players you might contact someone from the Rockford Auburn team (Siva and Zahed both post here sometimes) and ask about the questions from their recent frosh/soph tournament. I've only seen some of them and those were probably above the middle school level, but it might be worth looking into.
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Re: Middle School Quiz Bowl Questions

Post by Siverus Snape » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:00 pm

I'm worried that our (Auburn's) questions may be a little bit too difficult, but I'd be happy to send you a few rounds to look at.
Siva Sundaram, Rockford Auburn High School '09

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