The first phase of the National History Bee competition is the optional Intramural Bee and the Online Regional Qualifying Exam (ORQE). Sponsors of School Registrations can use the Intramural Bee to determine its five ORQE participants.
— Intramural Bee —
The two components of the Intramural Bee are the Written Test and the Oral Competition. The Written Test is a multiple choice test intended for larger groups, while the Oral Competition involves a smaller group of students being asked questions aloud. It is up to the school sponsor to decide whether to use the Written Test or the Oral Competition to determine the ORQE participants.
— ORQE —
Five students from each registered school along with all Individual Registrants will take the the Online Regional Qualifying Exam (ORQE) in January 2015. The ORQE is a multiple choice exam administered through this website under the supervision of a Sponsor. All instructions for the ORQE can be found under the Sponsor Menu during January. Top scorers on the ORQE advance to the Regional Finals.