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If you hosted a tournament that doesn't appear in this archive, share the wealth! Email the
questions, in any reasonable format (.html, .doc, .rtf, etc.) to our webmasters. If you
can send the packets as a .zip file that's great, but if not, no problem. Please
send only questions which you have the right to distribute.
find an error in any question on the archive, email us and we'll try to fix it.
Use of These Questions
The questions in this archive remain the property of their writers or
tournament hosts. Allowed uses of these
questions include team practices and personal edification. It is illegal to make money from the
use or sale of these questions without the explicit permission of the
owners (not necessarily the Stanford Quiz Bowl Club). The Stanford Quiz
Bowl Club assumes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. We
just post what people send us. We don't proof-read the submissions for
legality, accuracy, or anything else. (We do appreciate reports of errors in the questions.)
Due to packet swaps, there is some overlap among the packets on the
Please let us know if you find duplicate packets or questions. (We're
concerned about two copies of the same question, not just questions with
the same answer). Ideally, we'd document or remove all overlap.
Also, when posting a tournament, we've generally posted whatever we've been sent, including, for example, any packets obtained from packet swaps with other tournaments. If we've posted anything we shouldn't have, please let us know ASAP.
Before studying a tournament on this archive, make
sure your school does not plan to use it for practice! It is not fair to
play (even in practice!) on questions which you've read before. It just makes
others feel inferior. Stanford students, it's
probably safe to study any tournament from the "Everything" section which
is *not* listed in the "Additions
from 2002 or later" section.
We highly recommend the quiz bowl stats program SQBS, written
by our own Chris Sewell. SQBS is a user-friendly, flexible Windows
program that produces round-by-round stats and web pages for easy posting. We
use SQBS at all of our tournaments.
Brought to you by... This page is hosted by the Stanford University Quiz Bowl Club,
and maintained by its webmasters. Many thanks to Shawn Pickrell, who provided
the initial batch of questions, Eric Albert, who set up the archive at
Stanford, and Peter McCorquodale, Doug O'Neal, Mike Sweeney, Chris Sloan,
David Levinson, Rob Hentzel, Joshua Solomin, Edmund Schluessel, Chris Borglum,
David Reinstein, Roger Craig, Peter McCorquodale, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Ray Luo,
Matt Weiner, Andrew Yaphe, Seth Teitler, Eric Douglass, Mike Wehrman, Travis
Vitello, Donald Taylor, Craig Barker, Mik Larsen, Mike Bentley, Ryan
Westbrook, Adam Kemezis, Will Turner, Chris Frankel, Mike Sorice, TJG, Bruce Arthur, Jonathan
Magin, Dave Letzler, Dennis Jang, Ahmad Ragab, Phil Durkos, Paul Drube,
Eric Mukherjee, Yogesh
Raut, Hannah Kirsch, and Charlie Dees for their contributions.