Houghton Mifflin HarcourtHistory Channel

Please see the link to the International Academic Competitions Guide for the Varsity and JV Divisions which has an overview of our competition offerings, valuable study tips, and other information that can help you in your preparations. This has helpful information for everyone, including veteran players and schools too.

The above linked IAC Guide can help you prepare for the National History Bee and Bowl, especially when used in conjunction with the Practice Questions available at http://www.hsapq.com/samples Please see Tournaments 20, 24, 26, 27, 30, 37-40, 46-49 for our past question sets which are your best guide to seeing what topics we ask about, and how our questions are structured.

Click on Tournaments 50 and 51 for samples of the US History Bee (a separate NHBB-run all-US History competition). US History Bee National Qualifying Exams and the US History Bee National Championships questions from 2015 onwards are found here.

NHBB question sets used since the fall of 2014 are found in the links below.

More Resources

Notes from ACE Quizbowl Camp History Courses Taught by NHBB Executive Director, David Madden

  1. Ancient History
  2. 16-19th Century European Military History
  3. 20th Century Global Military History

Please note, these notes do not distinguish between basic, intermediate, and advanced material, an important distinction when preparing.