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2016 Live Bible Bee Quizzes

I dislike the term "technical difficulties."  It seems like that's what they all say when one of their "COMING SOON!" promises doesn't happen soon.  So I'll start by saying that I probably should have prepared for these quizzes earlier than I did, so I would have had time to fix the technical difficulties we had--such as the quiz maker first not working, and then the blog.  But even though this is happening later this year than usual, the point is that it IS happening again!  You have permission to be excited now!

Question submissions are appreciated.  Remember to inlucde to the words "Bible Bee" in the question, so I'll see it!  I won't lie; they're not absolutely necessary to make this work, because Cory and his writing squad have sent me questions as they come in for the upcoming practice tests.  But ideally, we should have questions being submitting from all of you, so we don't have to use all the practice test questions before the release of those tests!  So please, do your part!  If everyone submits even just one or two questions per week, we'll easily have enough.  I've noticed in past years that we have three or four select people who submit most of the questions, and I can't fairly make a quiz in which the questions are divided up like that.  Shoutout to Zachary Baas, Bethany Meckle, and Hannah Wright for being so diligent in this.  They are clearly the most spiritual--just kidding!  But anyway, I would like to ask that no one submit more than three questions per week, and if we don't have enough submitted questions, we can fill in using the practice test questions.  This should give us a reasonable balance.

And remember, you don't have to be in the Bee to participate!  (You just might not know as much, but the fellowship on the chat will be worth it!)

The new quizzes will be at 4:00 pm EST on Thursday, and reruns will be at 8:00 pm on Friday and 12:00 pm on Tuesday.  Effective immediately!  See ya then!


I recommend checking the comments at least once a week in case I have any updates to give.

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2014 Nationals Quizzes

Yes; that's right. The Bible Bee quizzes are not over this year! God-willing, we will be continuing them just as we did the Locals quizzes: 4:00 pm EST every Thursday, then a rerun on Tuesday at noon EST. You may partake in these quizzes even if you did not make it to Nationals, are not in the Bible Bee, are not eligible for the Bible Bee, etc. We will not fence the quizzes in any way.

Since the Nationals memory passages are "unique to each age division and do not overlap" (in the words of the Bible Bee's website), there will be no recitation questions except for verses 2 and 3 of chapter 1--very occasionally--which we memorized for Locals. However, when we get further into the study, there might be some reference questions about the book of Nahum.

Important: the quizzes will rely heavily on question submissions.  We will want to have many questions about Greek words and cross-references; this way, contestants can introduce other contestants to what they've learned.  And please add {Nationals} in the text before the question.

For review, PDFs of the quizzes are also up for download (after they've been run on MemVerse, of course)!

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Final Locals Quiz

Agust 23rd is the day on which Summer Bible Bee conestants will approach a desk with sweaty forehead, shaking hands, and pounding heart to take their final examination of Jonah--which will determine whether or not they will be faced with an even larger challenge this autumn!  In preparation for this, I am excited to announce a wrap-up bonus quiz the day before local contest day!  This will be Friday, August 22.  LORD willing, the quiz will run for the first time at noon EST; then there will be a rerun at 4:00 PM EST (to ensure that as many people as possible can come).  If you can't come to either of those, check for updates on that day; it's possible we might rerun it again later in the evening--but no guarantees.  For easy access, I pasted the portal to the room in the box below this paragraph.  Bookmark it in your browser and tell all your Bible Bee friends--and as always, you don't have to be in the Bible Bee to partake in this quiz!

{Edit} ANNOUNCEMENT: There will be a third rerun, at 9:00 PM EST today!!!

We don't know what day our Lord will return, but we do know what day we will take our locals test--so watch and pray in preparation both!


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I decided to announce that now so I could make a request of you all at the same time: we really need more cross-reference questions.  Some of you just groaned at that, and I can relate, as they are difficult.  But cross-references are a significant part of the written test, and when I put the latest and next quiz together, there were barely any questions related to cross-references.  I will provide some more questions for Hebrew/Greek words; if you all could submit some cross-reference questions, that would be much appreciated.  Of course, I will balance it well with other material in the quizzes.


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2014 Bible Bee Quizzes

Time Posted on June 17, 2014 User Alex Watt Comment 62 comments

We're excited to have live Bible Bee quizzes on Memverse again this year! Quizzes will be each Thursday, starting June 26, at 4:00 p.m. EDT, with a re-run quiz on the following Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. EDT. We'll keep you posted — we may even have an extra quiz in the days leading up to August 23.

To enter the August 21 quiz room, click here [OUTDATED]. You do not have to be doing the Bible Bee this year to join us!

I suggest arriving a few minutes early to make sure you're ready to go when it starts. You'll also want to make sure your Memverse Bible translation (see Account -> Profile) is one of the Bible Bee's accepted translations.

Have a blessed summer in the Word! And please spread the word about the quizzes!

Update July 1: I would really appreciate if you would help write questions for the next quiz. Please submit them via the Submit a Quiz Question page, and preface your question with "Bible Bee: " -- that way I can find the ones you submitted. I will edit the text to remove "Bible Bee: " after adding it to a quiz.

Please try to write quiz questions that can be used for general knowledge quizzes as well. Thanks for your help!

Update July 6: Thank you very much for all your submissions!  We have 25 excellent questions for the upcoming quiz!

Exodus 36:5  And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.


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Live Bible Quizzes

Time Posted on November 05, 2013 User Andy Comment 41 comments

The short version: Memverse will be hosting fun, live Bible quizzes twice a week:

  • Wednesday at 9am (Pacific) / 12pm (Eastern)
  • Saturday at 3pm (Pacific) / 6pm (Eastern)

Go to the Live Quiz page a few minutes before to participate.

Over the past few years we have hosted live quizzes on the material being covered for the annual Bible Bee. I know the contestants have enjoyed the quizzes and so we thought we would extend the fun to the entire Memverse community.

Each Wednesday we will host a short quiz of 25 questions covering general Bible knowledge. While there are many quizzes available on the web, we think there is room for a live, joyfully competitive quiz. All the questions will be multiple choice and will range from exceptionally easy to wickedly difficult. The quizzes will last about 15 minutes.

Everyone is welcome to join. Feel free to invite friends to participate. This is a great activity for the whole family.

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2013 Bible Bee Quizzes

Time Posted on June 28, 2013 User Alex Watt Comment 173 comments

Would you like to join fellow Bible Bee students around the country for some practice competition and online encouragement? Bible Bee quizzes are back this summer (see below for full schedule and links to each quiz).

What to expect: You will have verses to recite in your own version (whatever you have chosen in your Account -> Profile), multiple choice questions based on 1 John (like the Written Test), and a few reference questions (where we give the text and you give the reference).

You don't even have to be registered for the Bible Bee to come to the quiz. Just practice material through the current week and you'll be ready!

Before each quiz, you'll probably want to get setup about 15 minutes early to make sure everything is working for you.

Hope to see you!

Update: Everyone, please make sure that your profile (click here) has your version set as KJV, NKJV, NASB, or ESV 2011 (NOT ESV 2007), or some questions will not work. Thanks.

Update 2: If you would like to see more quizzes on Memverse, consider submitting a quiz question or three (or more!) via this form. Thanks to everyone who already has. I will tell you if there are too many, but right now you should feel free to keep going :)

Remaining 2013 Quizzes:

- Friday, August 23, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. Finale Quiz! Click here to join!

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Last Quiz Before Local Bible Bees

Time Posted on August 24, 2012 User Andy Comment 59 comments

At 4pm (EDT) today (Friday, August 24th, 2012) we will be holding the final online quiz before the local Bible Bees. We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to join. There is no need to be entered in the Bible Bee. There is no need to be young. If you're young at heart and love the Bible, join us.

The entire quiz will be multiple choice and, as far as I know, will predominantly cover 2 Timothy. To be clear, you don't need to have memorized any part of 2 Timothy to join the quiz.

So why you should you join? Five reasons:

  1. You will have an opportunity to wish the younger Memversers well as they head in to the local competitions as they attempt to qualify for the national finals.
  2. You will be motivated to get to know your Bible better. I've joined the occasional quiz and can assure you that you will be astounded at the depth of knowledge on display.
  3. Participating will restore your faith in 'the youth of today'.
  4. You will probably want to read 2 Timothy before the quiz and that alone is worth it.
  5. It's a whole lot of fun!

We hope in the future to make the weekly quizzes a fun activity for everyone. Consider this a trial run and join us.

Note: this is a live, online event. Click here a few minutes before the event starts to enter the quiz 'room'.

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