The official website for the Monroe Bible Quiz Team from Beacon Hill Evangelical Free Church.

Monday, September 7, 2015

No Bible Quiz Team for 2015-2016

There will be no Bible Quiz Team at Beacon Hill Church in Monroe, CT for the 2015-2016 season.  This blog is going on hiatus unless/until the team starts back up.  Thanks for your support!

Quiz Team Year End Party (June 12, 2015)

Sunday, September 6, 2015

HUMOR: Thinful!

Not mine.  From here.
  The church was badly in need of a coat of paint. So the pastor decided he'd do the job himself. But all he had was one bucket of paint. So he got a bunch of buckets and some water, and he thinned the paint enough to cover the entire church. Then he spent all day painting. That night it rained—very hard—and washed all the paint off. The pastor was quite discouraged and asked God, 'Why...why God, did you let it rain and wash off all my hard work?'
      To which God thundered his reply, 'Repaint! Repaint! And thin no more!'

Saturday, September 5, 2015

HUMOR: Message from God

Not mine.  From here.
  Inspirational speaker Dr. Wayne Dyer still remembers the card his kids gave him for his 64th birthday. The front said, "Inside is a message from God."
      Pleased they finally appreciated his work, he opened it to read, "See you soon!"

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Please make every effort to attend, and if you won't be able to come but want to quiz you must touch base with the coaches by e-mail, phone, or in person ASAP.  We're looking forward to seeing everyone!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

REPRINT: How does a Quiz Work?

This post is re-printed here so that you can share it with any friends or family members who are curious about what Bible Quizzing is, in advance of the kickoff.

How does a Quiz Work?

The Basics

A Bible Quiz always works the same way:

  • There are 20 questions in a quiz
  • Quizzers "jump" to answer a question
  • You have 30 seconds to answer a question (with certain exceptions)
  • A correct answer is worth 20 points
  • A wrong answer is deducts 10 points, plus the other team gets a bonus question to answer worth 10 points
  • There are ways to earn extra points by
    • Getting 5 questions right and none wrong (+10)
    • Having 4 quizzers on your team get at least one question right (+10)
    • Having 5 quizzers on your team get at least one question right (+10)
  • At the end, the team with the higher score wins.  (If there is a tie, we go into a 5 question overtime session.)

Every quizzer sits on a chair during the quiz with a pad on the seat.  The pad contains two switches which are depressed when the quizzer puts pressure on it.  When a quizzer relieves the pressure - by standing up, moving their leg, etc. - they have "jumped" and an electrical current goes thru the pad to a box seen by the quizmaster.  The first quizzer to jump - and only the first - shows up as a light on the quizmaster's board.  Once that light is seen, the quizmaster will call on the appropriate quizzer

Quiz 3! #biblequizzing #midwinter

Kinds of Questions

  • Regular Question:

Q:  In my first book, WHO?
A:  O Theophilus   [Acts 1:1]

  • Multi-Part Question: 

Q:  2 Part:  I dealt with all that Jesus WHAT?
A:  Began to do and teach    [Acts 1:1]

  • Reference Question:

Q:  According to Acts 1:20, For it is written, WHAT?
A:  in the Book of Psalms, “‘May his camp become desolate,
    and let there be no one to dwell in it’; and “‘Let another take his office.’

  • Situation Question:

Q:  WHO SAID IT? "Look at us,"
A:  Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John   [Acts 3:4]

  • Finish-the-Verse Question:

Q:  He said to them… 
A:  … “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority..  [Acts 1:7]

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

KICKOFF: T minus 2 days!

If you have any friends or family members who want to join Quiz Team this year, please have them attend the kickoff on Thursday at 6:30 PM.  Remember, we need two more quizzers for this year!