Stage 1: ORQE

students during an examinationThe 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.

We are pleased to announce that registration is already open for the 2014-2015 National History Bee!

You are just a few clicks away from having your child or student join the intensity and fun of America's greatest history competition REGISTER HERE

Want to see sample questions? Want some suggestions on what to study? Want to see how your students would do in the National History Bee? Check our Resources Page!

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