We will be holding two more Bible Bee practice quizzes here on Memverse in the near future: this Friday, June 24, and next Friday, July 1, both at 4:00 PM EDT or 8:00 PM GMT. We will use this blog post for the first one. Each quiz should last about half of an hour and there will be fifteen questions. For ten of the questions (the first five and the last five), I will post a comment with the text of a Bible Bee verse passage in all five Bible Bee approved versions (NIV, ESV, KJV, NKJV, and NASB) and you will have a minute to post the reference. For five of the questions (they will be in the middle of the quiz), I will post a reference and you will have several minutes to respond with the reference at the beginning, the verse text in the middle, and the reference again at the end. Please also include your version to make it easier for scoring. For example, if I comment with Genesis 1:1, the correct response would be something like this:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 NIV
If you do not include your version in each comment, it makes it more difficult for the volunteers helping to score. Omitting a reference or your version will cost you a point for each occurrence.
You can receive a maximum of 12 points for each type of question. I hope to score very much like the Bible Bee for errors in the verse "recitations" (the middle five questions). For the questions where you post a reference for the verse text given, you will receive four points for the correct book, four points for the correct chapter, and four points for the correct verse number. For example, if you posted 2 John 1:9 instead of 1 John 1:9, you would receive 8 points.
Over half of the questions will be Primary verses and several may be drawn from the Junior verses.
If you would like to help score, please let me know after we finish the quiz by posting a comment with the text "helpscore" in it. (I plan to help orchestrate scoring for both quizzes.) Otherwise, it is difficult to keep track of who is helping. Having the "experience" of doing this once before, I think I have a better idea of how to do it. If you indicate that you would like to help score, I will have information about how to score and will assign you to a few people. You can then look for their answers on the page (CTRL + F in many browsers allows you to search and find their name and comments) and tabulate them on your computer. When you have a final score for a person, you will please post it in a comment with their name. When all scores are returned, this post will be updated with that information.
If you plan to be participating in the quiz or have any questions, please indicate that in a comment below (unless you have already done so on the other blog post). I also welcome any suggestions. We are working on a new quizzes section of the site to make this even better in the future. Hope to see you there! Thanks.
Please note: Sarah will be running the Friday, June 24th quiz. Thank you!
Comment guidelines: Please stay on topic as this helps everyone who scores your answers. Thank you for your cooperation!
Update (June 24): We had a great quiz today! Thank you to Sarah for running the quiz, scoring over half the questions, and tabulating the results. Thank you also to Bethany, Ranch4Christ, Hannah Cupcake, and Ben Watt for their help with scoring. Now for the scores:
Charity Harrell - 20 points
Stephen - 22 points
David Stelzl Jr. - 44 points
Lauren Watt - 53 points
Super401 - 63 points
Hannah Cupcake - 76 points
Joshua Harrell - 88 points
Rachel Crosswhite - 96 points
BibleBeeJunior11 - 107 points
Alex Watt - 112 points
Ranch4Christ - 124 points
Ben Watt - 143 points
SavedByGrace - 147 points
Christian Alexander - 152 points
Bethany - 167 points
Carissa - 177 points
Jamie - 180 points
Congratulations to all of you! Good job! Like we said last time, the most important thing is not your score in a quiz, but hiding God's Word in your heart. I pray all of you are doing that and hope to see many of you next week!
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