Bible Quizzing

2018 Quizzing Dates.

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018

2017 Quizzing Schedule
Date Place Time Passage
January 22, 2017 Calvary Baptist – Quarryville 2:00-4:00 Philippians 1 & 2
February 26, 2017 North Hills Bible – York 2:00-4:00 Philippians 3 & 4
March 26, 2017 First Baptist – Lebanon 2:00-4:00 Philippians 1- 4 & III John
April 22, 2017 Bible Baptist – New Bloomfield 1:00-8:30 Philippians 1- 4 & III John

Winners of the 2016 Quizzing Competition

Bible Baptist New Bloomfield

bible quizzing champs


1. Quizzing shall be on the King James Version.
2. Each quiz shall consist of 10 questions.
3. After a quizzer has correctly answer three questions (excluding bonus questions), he/she has “quizzed out” and is eliminated from jumping. The quizzer may be substituted or remain in the quiz to answer bonus questions.
4. After a quizzer makes three errors “Errored out,” he/she is eliminated from answering any future questions (including bonus or sudden victory questions) for that quiz. The quizzer may be substituted.
5. The study material rotation shall be as follows
A. 2015 – Galatians
B. 2016 – Ephesians
C. 2017 – Philippians & III John
D. 2018 – I & II John
E. 2019 – James
F. 2020 – I Peter

1. Each team shall have a minimum of three members.
2. One or more substitutes may also be part of the team.
3. All quizzers shall be in the 7th through the 12th grade during the quizzing year.
4. A quizzer may quiz one additional year after he/she has graduated from high school if he/she meets all of the following three criteria:
A. They are not older than 18 years old at the time of the final quizzing and rally.
B. They have not already quizzed six years in the SHCM quiz program.
C. They have not already quizzed on the scheduled book for that year.

1. During the “practice” quizzing, coaches are responsible to turn in a seating to the scorekeeper immediately before each quiz.
2. For the final rally, coaches are responsible to submit a seating assignment to the quizmaster five days before the rally.
3. If on rally day, a coach wishes to change his starting quizzers for a particular quiz, he/she must submit that information in writing to the scorekeeper prior to the start of the quiz.

1. A quizzer does not need to wait for the completion of the question to jump.
2. A quizzer must jump off the chair and proceed toward full stature.
3. A quizzer’s hands may not touch the chair when jumping.
4. A quizzer’s feet may not touch the chair when jumping.
5. If a quizzer’s feet are outside the legs of the chair, they may not be behind the front legs of the chair.

1. A quizzer must satisfactorily complete the question before giving the answer.
2. The quizmaster may allow a quizzer to “go ahead” even if the finishing of the question is not precise.
3. A quizzer may give the answer only after getting the “go ahead” from the quizmaster.
4. A quizzer has only 30 seconds from the time he/she is identified to both complete the question and to give the answer. If a quizzer is actively answering a question the quizmaster may give additional time to finish answering a question or quoting a verse.
5. Answers should be precise and close to the KJ text.
6. Names of God must be exact.

1. After each jump a quizmaster should say “please complete the question” or “go ahead” to allow them to proceed with the answer.
2. The quizmaster will not rule any answer correct until the quizzer is seated, or the 30 seconds have elapsed.
3. If no quizzers jump within ten seconds of the quizmaster’s reading of the question, the quizmaster may proceed to the next question.

1. Twenty points will be awarded for each correct answer.
2. Ten points will be awarded for each bonus question answered.
3. Five points will be deducted for each foul incurred.
4. After the second team error, ten points will be deducted for each error made on the initial jump (excluding sudden victory).
5. Ten points will be deducted for an error on the 10th questions even if the team does not have two errors.
6. No points will be deducted for an error during the sudden victory questions.

Tie Scores
1. In the event of a tie score after the 10th question, one or more sudden victory questions will be given to determine the winner.
2. A quizzer that has quizzed out may return for the sudden victory questions.
3. A quizzer that has errored out may not return for the sudden victory questions.

1. A quizzer can respectfully and politely “challenge” a ruling made by the quizmaster.
2. The challenge must be made only by the quizzer answering the question without any assistance from any other quizzer or coach.
3. The “challenge” must be made after the completion of the ruling of that question. The quizmaster’s ruling is final and cannot be changed after the beginning of the next question.

1. Each team may have one 30 second time-out per quiz.
2. No time-outs may be called after the 9th question.
3. Time-outs are not needed to substitute a quizzer that has quizzed out or errored out.

1. The quizmaster, judges, or scorekeeper may call a foul anytime during the regular quiz and the sudden victory question(s).
2. A foul will be called for any violation of the jumping rules
3. A foul shall be called if there is any behavior by the quizzers, substitutes, coaches or the audience that shows poor Christian testimony.
4. A foul shall be called if there is any talking among the quizzers, substitutes, coaches or the audience from the time the quizmaster calls “question” until he makes a ruling on the bonus question.
5. The audience shall be given one warning before deducting points for a foul.
6. A foul shall be called if a light accidentally comes on after the quizmaster calls “question” but before the first word of the question is given.
7. If a foul occurs after the question has been started, the foul will be called after a ruling on the question is completed.

1. A quizzer may be substituted without a time out.
2. A quizzer must not quiz in different seats during a quiz unless they are replacing a quizzer that has quizzed our or errored out.

1. Quizzers dress should be modest and appropriate.
2. Fellows should wear neat shirts with a collar. Shirts should be tucked in and worn with dress slacks. Hair should be neat and short.
3. Ladies’ skirts should cover the knees when sitting. Slits should not expose the knee when sitting.

For a printable PDF of the rules click here.


One Sunday afternoon in January, February and March the quiz teams come together for a time of practice quizzing. Other than some opening remarks and snacks there are no other activities on these Sunday afternoons. One Saturday in April We have a full afternoon and evening of quizzing that also includes games, supper, singing and a challenge from God’s Word

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Sample Quiz


  1. Where were Paul’s bonds in Christ manifest?

Answer:  (1:13) In all the palace and in all other places


  1. (Reference question) According to Philippians 2:19 what did Paul trust to do shortly?

Anser:  (2:19) Send Timotheus to the Philippians


  1. (Quote word perfect question) Quote word perfect Philippians 1:6.

Answer:  “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.


  1. What did John wish above all things?

Answer:  (III John v.2) That thou (Gaius) mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prosperth


  1. Other than believing, what should we do on the behalf of Christ?

Answer:  (1:29) Suffer


  1. Of what tribe was Paul?

Answer:  (3:5) Benjamin


  1. What has Paul learned?

Answer:  (4:11) In whatever state to be content


  1. What would have caused Paul sorrow upon sorrow?

Answer:   (2:27) Death of Epaphroditus


  1. What is the last word in the book of Philippians?

Answer:  (4:23) Amen


  1. With what fruits did Paul want the Philippians to be filled?

Answer:  (1:11) Fruits of righteousness


Youth Rally

Our annual youth rally is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Bible Baptist Church in New Bloomfield, PA. For those that are involved in the quizzing, the activities start at 1:00.  The actual rally begins at 5:00 and includes games, supper, quizzing finale, singing and a challenge from God’s Word.   There is not cost to you, but you must let us know if you are coming.  Khakis and skirts are appropriate for this activity. If you have any questions, please contact us.