Fourth Annual National Bible Quiz

Jun 10, 2003 12:10 PM EDT

The fourth annual National Bible Quiz “Bible Challenge Tournament” is slated to be at the Washington Convention Center, July 31-August 1. 125-150 students aged 12-18 will compete for the $1,000 post-high school scholarship and Fine Arts Awards trophy.

"It's a great time to get kids in the Word of God. If we don't do it now, they're never going to get into the Word," said Bernie Elliot, National Bible Quiz Coordinator.

The two-day process is a one-on-one round robin competition. Each match consists of 10 questions: one 30-point question, one 20-point question and eight 10-point questions. Questions are taken from the entire Bible and vary in difficulty.

Students compete against all grade levels, but in the first round, they will compete with someone close to their age. Elliot says the oldest students are not always automatically the winners.

"Like in Pennsylvania--at our youth convention here at Easter. A seventh grader won it this year. He had never seen an electronic quiz set in his life; he just knew the Word of God inside and out."

The cost to participate is $10; registration will be at the General Council from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on July 29 and 30. Elliot encouraged all eligible students to enter the tournament.

"All the Lord ever asks of us is to do our best for Him. Be bold in recalling the Word that you may know. You never know, you could turn out to be the number one quizzer in America."

By Pauline J.