Competition FAQ

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How do teams qualify for Nationals? (2013)[edit]

USAD[edit]

From "USAD Coaches' Fall 2012 Newsletter"

"At the September USAD board meeting, the USAD Board approved a recommendation to allow states to bring a second team to the 2013 Nationals in Minnesota, with the caveat that the total number of teams attending the competition is not to exceed fifty.

States may set their own criteria for the selection of the second team. However, teams will be submitted to the USAD office using team scores from the seven objective tests only. Teams will be slotted by scores to attend the competition until all fifty slots are filled. Teams will be placed in the appropriate divisions by school enrollment. Check with your state director for clarification regarding your states [sic] criteria."

How do different competitions do Super Quiz Relay? (2013)[edit]

Nationals[edit]

From "USAD Coaches' Fall 2012 Newsletter"

  • 54 questions total
    • 9 students each answer 6 questions, one from each of the objectives besides math
  • This Super Quiz Relay will be worth 6,000 points, or 111.11 points per question, which is added to the team score only
  • "No individual student scores will be given for the relay"
  • "Please note that students will still be taking seven (7) multiple choice tests to achieve individual scores"
  • "States may choose to host Super Quiz™ in this manner for their state competitions or proceed as in previous years"

Arizona, Pennsylvania[edit]

  • Super Quiz Relay is only a showcase and does not count for team or individual scores.

California[edit]

  • 72 questions total
    • 9 students (3 at a time) each answer 12 questions, two from each of the objectives except math
  • Worth 5,400 points, or 75 points per question which counts towards the team score only
  • The top two scorers in the relay from each GPA category count towards the Super Quiz score

Texas[edit]

2018-present[edit]

  • Exhibition only (medals awarded, but does not count for team or individual total)
  • Students answer 13 questions (2 of each subject, only one math) in teams of three (Varsity, Scholastic, then Honors) for a total of 39 questions

2014-2017[edit]

  • Exhibition only (medals awarded, but does not count for team or individual total)
  • Students answer 12 questions (2 of each non-Math subject) in teams of three (Varsity, Scholastic, then Honors) for a total of 36 questions

2013[edit]

  • 54 questions total (but only 36 count)
    • 9 students each answer 6 questions, one from each of the objectives besides math
  • Worth 3,600 points, or 100 points per question from the top two counters in each GPA category, which is added to the team score only

How do different competitions do Super Quiz Relay? (2012 and earlier years)[edit]

USAD Standard (Nationals, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Alaska)[edit]

  • 45 questions total
  • 80 points per question
  • One varsity from each team takes a seat on the stage and answers 5 questions.
    • The second varsity, third varsity, first scholastic, etc. follow
  • All scores from all 9 students make up the Super Quiz relay score

California[edit]

  • 60 questions total
  • 40 points per question
  • All three Varsities from each team take seats on the stage and answer the same set of 10 questions
    • Only the best two varsity scores are added to the team Super Quiz relay score
      • So if V7, V8, and V9 score 5/10, 7/10, and 7/10, respectively, the team relay score after the Varsity round is 14/20.
  • The Scholastics and then the Honors follow

Iowa[edit]

  • 30 questions total (10 per division)
    • The relay does not affect overall scores
  • The entire division attempts to answer the question together
    • If they are successful, one point is added to their relay score, until ten questions are completed

Nebraska[edit]

  • Super Quiz is primarily a team event - no written test, only oral relay
    • Before competition, each team selects six students to participate in Super Quiz in addition to the other 9 events
    • Super Quiz has no effect on individual scores, which are out of the other 9 events
  • 60 questions total
  • 100 points per question
  • Two Varsities from each team take seats on the stage and answer the same set of 10 questions
    • Two Scholastics and then two Honors do the same
  • At the end, the Super Quiz relay score (out of 60) is multiplied by 100 and added to the team score
    • So if Team A scores 45/60 in Super Quiz, 4,500 points are added to their team score