- Interrogative questions are also called General, Regular, or Straightforward questions. If the quizmaster does not specify a question type, by default it is an Interrogative question.
- There can be 8-12 Interrogatives per quiz.
- They can come from any verse in the material and can start anywhere within a verse.
- The only permitted Interrogative words are: who, what, why, where, when, how, or which.
- The Interrogative word is the only word added to the text.
- The Interrogative word can come either at the beginning or end, never in the middle.
- The question must have a completed unique-word or unique-phrase within the first five words.
- They do not need to be quoted word perfect to be counted correct. Answers must contain all relevant information (up to quizmaster's discretion) to be counted correct.
- The quizzer may not quote out of context, which is 5 verses above or below.
- Reading Syntax: “Question Number One is an Interrogative question; Question Number One, Question, The Son is the radiance of what?”
The tips are organized into tiers to help focus your reading.
For Rookies and Beginners
- Reading the material helps a lot with this question type since the answers don't have to be word perfect.
- Since interrogatives to do not require references, this is a good question type for quizzers who struggle with remembering references, although quizzers who know references can answer these just as well.
For veteran quizzers (1-3 years or so)
- Quizzers should take extra care to watch the quizmaster's mouth. The forming is a “w” shape indicates that the interrogative word is likely beginning the question and will not give the quizzer much help to figure out the answer.
- The shape of the quizmaster's mouth and the inflection of their voice can give big clues to the next word/syllable that is coming. At fast jumping speeds that little bit of extra information can be the difference.
For quizzers with a goal of making Great West
- Don't jump on w's! There will be those lucky people who jump on a W, get 1 syllable and guess the right answer, but the probability of doing that is very low, and more often than not, quizzers error on W jumps.
- Learn the unique words. Most interrogative questions will have a unique word in them.
- Pay attention to which interrogative (who, what, when, etc) is used in the question, because this will help you identify what information you need to give for the answer.
For quizzers with a goal of making Internationals
- The requirement that the question must contain a completed unique-word or unique-phrase within the first 5 words can be problematic as the requirement regards words and not syllables. Words vary in length. Some questions are unique early (2-3 syllables) while others may not be unique until much later.