Knowledge Bowl is an academic quiz competition between schools across eight regions and in two enrollment classes in Minnesota. Students on teams of four or five answer questions in categories ranging from current events and pop culture to binary code and literary interpretation. Competitions begin with a written test the team completes to earn their initial placement. After that, teams are power ranked according to the written test results. (Power ranking puts 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in a room, 4th, 5th, and 6th in a room, and so on) Teams then compete in four oral rounds of forty-five questions each against three other teams, with power ranking occurring after each round. Junior varsity has a regional tournament for the top 24 teams in our region, regardless of enrollment class. Varsity has a regional tournament for the top 24 teams in our region in each enrollment class, with the top 3 teams at the regional tournament advancing to a state tournament.
Meets are held at the Northeast Service Cooperative in Mt. Iron during the school day.
Students participating should either bring a lunch or enough money to stop on the way back home.
The Junior Varsity division is open to students in grades 7-10 in good academic standing. The Varsity division is open to students in grades 9-12 in good academic standing. The Junior Varsity season takes place in October and November with the Varsity season taking place following winter break. If you have any questions regarding Knowledge Bowl, please don't hesitate to contact me.