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Q: Is Bible quizzing an activity that consists of only memorization?
A: No, of course not! Firstly, Bible quizzing is not an activity. It is a varsity sport and a lifestyle :)
    Secondly, quizzing is so much more than memorizing! It is a combination of memorization, skillful jumping, and quick recall.

10% luck,
20% skill,
15% concentrated power of will,
5% pleasure,
50% insane,
And 100% reason to praise His name!

Q: Is competition biblical?
A: Yes, competition can and should be biblical. Here is the contrast between the world's view and the Christian view of competition.  
WORLD'S VIEW    
 CHRISTIAN VIEW
 1. An individual’s worth is determined by his awards and achievements. 1. God unconditionally loves each person.
 2. All of us must compete to prove our value. 2. We are all worth much to Christ and need to prove nothing. (Matt 10:29-31)
 3. The one who wins is most respected. 3. We are all equally important and necessary in the Body of Christ.
 4. We must rely on our own strength in competition. 4. We can do all things through Christ’s strength.
 5. You may need to “step on people” to reach your goal. 5. We must compete fairly and morally.
 6. Losing is a personal failure and is to be avoided. 6. It is God’s will that we learn to grow through our losses.
 7. A person competes for personal gain. 7. A Christian competes for personal improvement and to advance God’s kingdom.
 8. The winner gains personal glory for his achievements. 8. A Christian attributes his success to God and gives Him and glory.
 9. To complete successfully, one can have animosity (hostility) toward the opponent. 9. Cooperation and love are keys; we should rejoice in others’ victories.
 10. Winning is defeating the opponent. 10. Winning is doing my best and leaving the rest to God

Q: (for seniors only) How do I guess the question on CRs (chapter references) and CVRs (chapter verse references)?
A: For CVRs, the quizmaster gives both the reference and the question; however, smart jumpers will jump on the reference. To guess the right question in that verse, quote it backwards, in pieces. The quizmaster will stop you when you have stated both the question and answer in your response. Based on where the quizmaster stops you, you will be able to guess the question. Most questions are vague. If you have time, think back to that chapter and ask yourself whether or not that question can be asked of another verse in that chapter. If the answer is yes, your response will probably be correct.
    For CRs, the quizmaster gives only the chapter number; therefore, unlike with CVRs, you should not jump on the reference. If the quizmaster gives you the first couple of words of a question, you can probably get it right if you calm down, think through the chapter, remember to make your questions vague, and think whether or not that question can be asked in another chapter.

Q: How does score-keeping work?
A: Missed the score-keeping training? Have no fear; click on this!


Q: What are the captain's responsibilities?
A:
Captains are expected to be leaders and example for their teams by keeping on schedule, creating seat arrangements during quiz meets, showing enthusiasm and team spirit, and encouraging team members.

    For seniors only: captains can also challenge a question's legitimacy.

Should you have any further questions/inquiries, please contact the webmaster at metrobq@gmail.com. Thanks :)
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