BIC Bible Quizzing

History

2006 marked 50 years of Bible Quizzing within the Brethren in Christ Church. Over the decades, Quizzing has inspired young people to study, memorize, and absorb the Bible’s truths. Combining Scripture memory, fast reflexes, and teamwork, the program continues to unite youth all across the U.S.

Quiz meets typically consist of five to eight 20-question quizzes, with two teams of four students competing against each other to be the first to “jump” from their seats to recite the verses they’ve memorized. Each quiz consists of a set number of reference, memory, phrase and interrogative questions on the book or books of the New Testament that have been selected for the current season.

In the early days of quizzing, teams relied on judges who had the nearly impossible task of determining who jumped first. Although quizzers now use electronic equipment for this purpose, the goal of quizzing remains the same: to facilitate Bible learning, healthy competition, and strong friendships between BIC young people across the U.S. and Canada.

Photo gallery & hall of fame
From cape dresses to matching tie-dye shirts, you won’t want to miss this collection of quizzing photos from the last 50 years. Also, see the BIC Bible Quizzing full listing of all winning teams and denominational directors.

Veteran quizzers reflect on time well spent
A glimpse into the minds of Bible quizzers—what motivated them and what’s stuck with them—10, 25, and 40 years later.

BIC Bible Quizzing trivia
Did you know that . . .?

  • Donegal BIC quiz team took home the first denominational championship title during the 1956–57 season.
  • The Grantham BIC quiz team holds the denomination’s winningest record, with seven titles under its belt: 1964, 1974, 1975, 1987, 1993, 1994, and 1995.
  • The longest denominational winning streak took place during the years of 1981 and 1984 by Pilgrim Chapel in Brooklyn, N.Y.