Please see the link to our Guide for New Schools, Students, and Teams which has 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 Study Guide can help you prepare for the National History Bee and Bowl, especially when used in conjunction with the Practice Questions available at
Please see Tournaments 20, 24, 26, 27, 30, 37-40 for our past question sets which are your best guide to seeing what topics we ask about, and how our questions are structured.

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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.