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 four ORQE participants.
— Intramural Bee —
The two components of the Intramural Bee are the Written Test and the Oral Competition. The Written Test is a 50-question multiple choice test intended for larger groups, while the Oral Competition is a 90-minute event where a smaller group of students are asked questions aloud. We also have sample questions for the Written Test and Oral Competition. All of the official materials and instructions for an Intramural Bee will be accessible under the Sponsor Menu tab from October 15th to January 24th.
— ORQE —
Four students from each registered school along with all Individual Registrants will take the the Online Regional Qualifying Exam (ORQE) in January, 2014. The ORQE is a multiple choice exam administered through the National History Bee website under the supervision of the Sponsor. Instructions for the ORQE can be found under the Sponsor Menu during January. The top 120 scorers on the ORQE from each region advance to the Regional Finals.