Quizmaster /  Judge Test

Test revised 11 /23/ 2002 to align with JBQ Guidelines Revised 2002.

Official's name City
Church Team
Test score  _________ correct out of 49 questions

A well-qualified quizmaster should answer at least 43 of 49 correctly without referring to the guidelines and then be able to understand fully the ones missed by referring to the guidelines.

Section 1: General Questions

1.  When a team member confers with the coach without asking for a time-out, the quizmaster should:

A.  Assess a quizzer foul. B.  Assess a team foul.
C.  Ignore the situation. D.  Call for a judges' vote.

2.  When a quizzer buzzes in after the first word of the question but before the last, this is a(n):

A.  Incorrect response.. B.  Interruption.
C.  Team foul.. D.  Quizzer foul.

3. When a quizzer activates the equipment before the reading of the first word of the question, this is a(n):

A.  Incorrect response.. B.  Interruption.
C.  Team foul.. D.  Quizzer foul.

4.  A coach attempts to correct a procedural error by calling

A.  Coach's appeal.. B.  Point of Order.
C.  Judges vote. D.  "I appeal".

5.  The side of the coin used to indicate "correct" when a judges vote takes place is

A.  Heads B.  Tails

6.  Any judge who disagrees with a quizmaster's independent decision may request a vote of the judges by coin without conferring by:

A.  Raising his/her hand. B.  Holding up a coin.
C.  Clearly stating "Independent Decision". D.  Clearly stating "Judges' Vote".

7. When a decision on the correctness of an answer is reversed on appeal, the opposing team may then appeal.

A. True B.  False

8. If the quizmaster calls an incorrect color or number when recognizing a quizzer, a judge should:

A.  Immediately identify the proper quizzer. B.  Remain silent.
C.  Tell the quizmaster after the quizzer has answered. D.  Call for a judges vote.

9. An interrupted question, if ruled incorrect, is reread in its entirety for the other team.

A. True B.  False

10. A quizzer must finish an interrupted question regardless of whether or not the quizmaster or judge actually calls interruption.

A. True B.  False

11. The following person or persons may call a time out:

A.  Coach B.  Captain
C. Any quizzer D.  Coach or captain

12. The judges must vote as many times as necessary on a coach's appeal to achieve a unanimous decision.

A. True B.  False

13. A judge requesting a judges' vote must do so before:

A. The next question is called. B.  The match is closed.
C. A time-out is requested. D.  All of A, B, C

Section 2: Voiding and Rereading of Questions

Scenario: Quizmaster misstates the point value of a question that is being reread for RED team only.

14. Question should be voided.

A. True B.  False

15. Question reread to:

A. RED team B.  GREEN team
C. Both teams D.  Neither team

Scenario: Quizzer Joe on the GREEN team answers a 6th question correctly but stays in the match.  The quizmaster reads the next question, Joe interrupts it and answers it incorrectly.  It is reread for the opposing team and Fred answers it correctly.  The scorekeeper then announces the error that Joe was illegally in the match.

16. Question should be voided.

A. True B.  False

17. Question reread to:

A. RED team B.  GREEN team
C. Both teams D.  Neither team

Scenario: The judges reverse a decision of "correct" on an interrupted question, now ruling that the RED team answered incorrectly after an appeal by the GREEN team.  The RED indicates a desire to appeal, but they have already made 2 appeals.  The quizmaster assesses a team foul on RED.

18. Question should be voided.

A. True B.  False

19. Question reread to:

A. RED team B.  GREEN team
C. Both teams D.  Neither team

20. The team foul should be removed.

A. True B.  False

Scenario:  RED 1 buzzes in and answers incorrectly.  Because the response began before the quizzer was identified a quizzer foul is assessed.  However, the RED team coach makes an appeal of hindrance stating that because someone loudly walked into the room, the quizzer was distracted from answering properly.  The judges accept the appeal.

21. Question should be voided.

A. True B.  False

22. Question reread to:

A. RED team B.  GREEN team
C. Both teams D.  Neither team

23. The quizzer foul should be removed.

A. True B.  False

Scenario:  GREEN 1 buzzes in early, "Interruption" is called, and the quizmaster recognizes GREEN 1.  However, GREEN 3 answers the question incorrectly.  The quizmaster assesses a quizzer foul on GREEN 3.

24. Question should be voided.

A. True B.  False

25. Question reread to:

A. RED team B.  GREEN team
C. Both teams D.  Neither team

Section 3:  Scoring

26.   An incorrect 20 point question results in:

A. Nothing B.  -10 points
C. -20 points D.  -40 points

27.   A team foul results in a loss of:

A. Nothing B.  A Timeout
C. 10 points D.  5 points

28.  A quizzer receives 2 quizzer fouls and then answers question #6 incorrectly.  The quizmaster should

A. Leave the quizzer in the match. B.  Announce the quizzer is removed from the match.

Section 4:  Point of Order

Scenario:  Before the quizmaster calls the next question, Quizzer 1 on the RED team says "Point of Order".  The quizmaster recognizes the quizzer.  The quizzer correctly points out that the equipment has not been reset.

29.  The question should be voided.

A. True B.  False

30.  Quizzer 1 on the RED team should be assessed a foul.

A. True B.  False

Scenario:  There have already been three 30-point questions.  The quizmaster calls the next question, "Question, question #18 for 30 points".  Immediately, the coach of the GREEN team calls "Point of Order".  The coach is recognized and points out that this is a fourth 30-point question.  The quizmaster verifies with the scorekeeper that this is true.

31.  The question should be voided.

A. True B.  False

32.  The GREEN team should be assessed a team foul.

A. True B.  False

Section 5: Coach's Appeal

33.  The judges must always consult with one another prior to voting on an appeal.

A.  True B.  False

Scenario:  RED 1 is recognized by the quizmaster.  Before he can start answering, the coach of the RED team drops his clipboard on the floor.  RED 1 never responds to the question and the quizmaster rules it incorrect.  The question is not interrupted.  The coach of the RED team appeals, citing Section VIII.B.3, that dropping the clipboard distracted the quizzer so that he could not answer.

34.  The judges should vote to:

A.  Accept the appeal B.  Reject the appeal

Scenario:  GREEN 3 is recognized by the quizmaster; answers the question, and it is ruled incorrect.  The RED team calls timeout, which is granted.  The GREEN team asks for a coach's appeal.

35.  The coach of the GREEN team should be recognized for an appeal.

A.  True B.  False

Section 6: Judging Answers Correct / Incorrect

Please circle the correct choice and give your reasons for that choice.

Example:

Question:  How was man created in the image of God?

Fact-Pak answer:  Man was created with a spiritual nature which permits him to reason, make choices, and to know and love God.

Quizzer response:  "Man was created with a spiritual nature which permits him to think logically, to make choices, and to love and know God."

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.  JUDGMENT

Reasons:   The answer could be ruled correct if it is assumed that "think logically" is the same in essence as "to reason" and that "to know and love God" is interchangeable with to "love and know God".

36.  Question: What are the eight general epistles?

Fact-Pak answer: Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1,2,3 John, Jude

Quizzer response: "Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1,2,3 John, Jude, Revelation"

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

37:  Question: What are the four gospels?

Fact-Pak answer: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Quizzer response: "Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts, John"

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

38:  Question: What are the two divisions... (interruption)

Fact-Pak completed question and answer: ...of the Bible called?  Old Testament, New Testament

Quizzer response: "Old Testament, New Testament; ummm, what are the two divisions of the Bible called?"

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

39:  Question: Quotation Question:  Has Jesus always been God?

Fact-Pak answer: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Quizzer response: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God, John 1:1, was God."

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

40:  Question: Quotation Question: Have all men sinned?

Fact-Pak answer:  Romans 3:23  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Quizzer response:  "Romans 3:23  For all have sinned and fall short of the the glory of God."

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

41:  Question: What does testament mean?

Fact-Pak answer: Covenant, contract or agreement

Quizzer response: "Contract or promise."

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

42:  Question: What did God use to lead the Israelites... (interruption)

Fact-Pak completed question and answer: ...in the wilderness?  A pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

Quizzer response: "...in the desert, uhh, wilderness?  A pillar by night and, uhh, a pillar of fire by night and a pillar of cloud by day."

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

43:  Question: Which of the judges was very strong?

Fact-Pak answer: Samson

Quizzer response:  "Samuel, no, uhh, Samson."

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

44:  Question: Who was Isaac's... (interruption)

Fact-Pak completed question and answer   ...wife?  Rebekah

Quizzer response:  "...wife?  Rebekah, no , uhhh, Rachel or Ruth."

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

45:  Question: Quotation Question:  Is it necessary that a Christian love others?

Fact-Pak answer:  1 John 4:8  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Quizzer response:   "NIV  1 John 4:8   Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

46:  Question:  Who was chosen...   (the question is interrupted, but interrupt is not called by the quizmaster).

Fact-Pak answer: Matthias

Quizzer response: "Matthias"

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

47:  Question:  Which of the Old Testament books is a collection of hymns and songs?

Fact-Pak answer: Psalms

Quizzer response:  "P-salms"  (the quizzer actually pronounces the "p".)

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

48:  Question. Quotation Question:  Where did the...  (interruption; interruption is called by the quizmaster)

Fact-Pak completed question and answer:    ...universe come from?   Genesis 1:1  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Quizzer response:   "...world come from?  In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1.  Oh, I meant, where did the universe come from?  Can I still say that?  The universe."

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons:                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                        

49:  Question: What is the longest book in the Bible?

Fact-Pak answer: Psalms

Quizzer response: "Psalms 119"

Ruling:

A.  Correct B.   Incorrect C.   Judgment

Reasons: