Tips from Question Writers

BREAKDOWN & WRITERS TIPS

“A”                                                                                      

Meet # 1 – R 1-7       (186 vs)
Meet # 2 – R 8-11    (129 vs)
Meet # 3 – R 12-16  (117 vs)
Meet # 4 – J 1-5        (108 vs)
COMBINED TOTAL: 540 verses

“Middle School”

Meet # 1- R 1-5       (117 vs)
Meet # 2- R 6-8      (87 vs)
Meet # 3- R 12-14 (58 vs)
Meet # 4- J 1-5      (108 vs)
COMBINED TOTAL: 370 verses

“R&J Experience”

Meet # 1- R 8            (39 vs)
Meet # 2- R 12, J 1 (48 vs)
Meet # 3- J 2 & 3     (44 vs)
Meet # 4- J 4 & 5     (37 vs)
COMBINED TOTAL: 168 verses

WRITERS TIPS:

“A League” written by Seth Sundell:

I believe memorization and quoting are essential, along with knowing your references & chapter analysis. Earlier in the quiz year, I will use a lot of Section Headings to direct you; however, as we move into district finals and beyond I will increase the difficulty level by reducing the usage of Section Headings and increasing the number of multiple-part questions. You’ll find all ten-pointers answers straight-forward and easy, normally 7 words or less, at all levels of competition, however, the questions may increase in complexity as you approach Nationals. League level questions will be very easy, most coming from one verse, and no change between League meets. There will also be two Application questions per set from League Meet # 1 to League Meet # 4. There will be no Application Questions in Meet # 5, District Finals, Regional Finals or National Finals.

District Final questions we will step up quotes and some questions requiring two or three verses, and we’ll introduce some basic in-chapter cross-reference material.

Regional Final questions we will start utilizing the more difficult question types. 20s will run the gamut, with some easy, medium and tough questions, while the 30s will see a big step-up in difficulty, including some cross-reference material.

National Final questions will find most 20s and all 30s challenging – testing your mastery of the material. Basically any section, long give a complete answer, chapter analysis list or cross-reference list that can be given in under 30 seconds is fair game.

“Middle School” written by Katie Kohler:

Middle School Practice Questions (found on CD available from My Healthy Church) are a direct reflection of the questions that will be seen at League Matches. For new quizzers, learning the Middle School Study Questions (found on the Basic 5 CD) is a great place to start. These questions do not always have the shortest answers, but learning these questions will hopefully widen their ability to answer other questions as well.

10 pointers were made to be super simple. 30 pointers are meant to reward quizzers who are learning complete verses. The 20 pointers fall somewhere between.

League Meet # 1 there are 10 Middle School Study Questions and 2 Application Questions (Found on Study Guide CD) in each match.

League Meet # 2-4 there are 5 Middle School Study Questions, 2 Application Questions and 5 review questions in each match.

At the District and Regional level there will be an increased number of quotation or essence questions.

“Romans & James Experience” written by Katie Kohler & Pastor Bernie Elliot

Within the first 12 “Toss Up” Questions, 10 will be Middle School Study Questions (found on the Basic 5 CD) by Katie. Those 10 pointers were made to be super simple. 30 pointers are meant to reward quizzers who are learning complete verses. The 20 pointers fall somewhere between. Question number 13-20 will contain 2 Application Questions (Found on Study Guide CD). The rest of the questions will almost always be asked by Section Titles and will include chapter analysis answers. There will be very few quotes, but those that are asked are from Primary Verses.