Stage 1: Online Qualifying Exam

students during an examinationThe first phase of the National History Bee competition is the optional Intramural Bee and the Online Qualifying Exam.  Sponsors can use the Intramural Bee to determine its ten ORQE participants.

Optional Intramural Bee

Sponsors have the option of using the Intramural Bee to determine which ten students will participate in the Online Qualifying Exam.  The two components of the Intramural Bee are the Written Test (a multiple choice test) and the Oral Competition (a series of questions that students are asked aloud).  All Intramural Bee materials are provided on the Sponsor Menu.

Online Qualifying Exam

Up to ten students from each registered school participate in the Online Qualifying Exam in January 2016.  The Online Qualifying Exam is a multiple choice test administered through this website under the supervision of a Sponsor. All instructions for the Online Qualifying Exam can be found under the Sponsor Menu beginning in January. Top scorers on the exam advance to the Regional Finals.