Love Texas History? Join the TSHA's fast-paced quizzes, covering a variety of Texas topics, to qualify to compete in our annual Texas Quiz Show for 4th - 8th graders, recorded in front of a live audience this spring. Practice here, beat the clock and competition to see who knows their Texas history best!

Instructions

Welcome to the Texas Quiz Show, the most exciting competition in the history of Texas history! Make sure to read the rules and instructions carefully before getting started.

How To Register:

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To register for the Texas Quiz Show, you will need to click on the Student Registration page. Enter your first name, last initial and a valid email address. You can enter a parent or guardian's email address if you do not have one. It is very important that you enter the email address correctly, because this is how we will let you know it's time to play. Once you've signed up, you can start taking the quizzes.

 

Levels Of Competition

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The Texas Quiz Show offers three practice rounds in the fall/winter (September, November, and January) and up to four competition rounds in the spring (March 2017).

Practice quizzes help students get used to the new format of the Texas Quiz Show. Points earned will NOT count towards your overall score. These rounds are just for fun and are open September - January!

The competition rounds will begin in March:

  • Round 1: March 6-10, 2017
  • Round 2: March 20-24, 2017
  • Round 3: March 27-31, 2017

The Texas Quiz Show reserves the right to hold an optional final round in early April 2017, depending on the number of participants.

If you pass all four quizzes in a round, you are eligible to play in the next round, and you will receive an email alerting you when the next round is open. Keep playing and go as far as you can! If you make it all the way to the end and your score is high enough, you will be invited to play in the championship round in Austin, details to be determined, with 19 other Texas Quiz Show contestants.

Scoring

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Points are earned in two ways: by answering questions correctly, and the speed at which you answer. Each question is worth 10 points and points are not subtracted for incorrect answers. You will have 15 seconds to answer each question. However many seconds are left when you click on the correct answer will be added to your total score. Here's an example to help you understand:

Question: Which United States president was born in Stonewall, Texas?

  • A. Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • B. Lyndon B. Johnson
  • C. George H.W. Bush
  • D. George W. Bush

Sam picks answer B. (Lyndon B. Johnson) with 12 seconds left on the clock. This is the correct answer, so Sam earns 10 points for the correct answer and 12 points for the number of seconds left. Sam earns 22 points total for this correct answer.

If Sam picked answer A. (Dwight D. Eisenhower) with 10 seconds left on the clock, Sam would receive 0 points. No points would be subtracted from Sam's overall score, but Sam does not earn points for this question or for the 10 seconds remaining.

If your score is high enough at the end of each quiz, you can move on to the next one. If you pass all four quizzes in a round, you will be invited to keep playing and participate in the next round.

Parent Guardian Permission

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If you pass Round 3 in March 2016, you will be directed to a permission form that can be filled out online or printed, filled out and sent back to TSHA.

This form must be filled out for you to continue playing the Texas Quiz Show.

FAQ

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Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Study Materials:

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Students can use the following PDFs to study:

"TEKS & Handbook Alignment" for fourth grade

"TEKS & Handbook Alignment" for seventh grade

Texas Quiz Show questions are drawn from the Handbook of Texas and the Texas Almanac. You can also use your Texas history textbook to help you study. Also, keep up with current events and popular culture and entertainment for your state.

Contact TQS Staff:

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If you have questions about the Texas Quiz Show, please contact Esther Rivera at esther.rivera@tshaonline.org

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