Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Bible Quizzing?
Bible Quizzing is a scripture memory and competition program for youth. Each year a portion of the New Testament is designated as the "material" which constitutes the competition material. This material follows an 8-year rotation. The competition takes place in the form of "meets" where all quizzers compete against each other in "quiz" format.
What are the benefits of Bible Quizzing?
You gain many great things from quizzing:
Who is eligible to quiz?
Any youth who will be 18 or younger at any point during the quiz season and has adequately to their local ministry organization's head coach demonstrated maturity sufficient to be a quizzer may participate.
What is the yearly format?
The PNW Quizzing season typically runs from September through May.
Isn't Bible Quizzing a large time commitment?
Not as much as you'd think. It's far less time required than a typical high school sport. Besides the regular season district meets, the time commitment can vary from quizzer to quizzer. The very best quizzers will likely be putting in a minimum of 3+ hours of studying each week, while the less-serious or "social" quizzers may put in that much in a month. PNW District has no studying requirement. Some churches choose to institute a memorization requirement or have quizzers set goals at the beginning of the year, but this is handled on a church-by-church basis.
You want me to memorize how many verses?
You'd be surprised what you're capable of with a little determination and discipline, alongside friends who encourage you and compete with you. Start by memorizing just a few, and if you get those down, forge forward for more.
What does it take to start a Bible Quizzing program?
The main thing a new quizzing program needs is a dedicated coach; someone who can run practices, attract teens to the program, and handle the logistics. This coach is rarely a youth pastor. More often than not, the church does not need to financially support the bible quiz program.
I know nothing about Bible Quizzing. How could I possibly start a program?
There are many experienced officials and coaches who are happy to help you get started! Very little quizzing-specific knowledge is required, just a passion to get teens in the Word and an ability to manage a program. The details will come with time and everyone you meet will be happy to answer questions.