One way to ease a little anxiety before competing in a school competition like the Geography Bee is to understand the format. Here are some basic details:
Everyone will participate in the first 7 rounds. Last year, the content for the first 4 rounds was:
- U.S. Geography (multiple choice)
- U.S. Cities (multiple choice)
- U.S. Historic Places (multiple choice)
- Continents (must say one of the 7 continents as the answer)
The top 5 or so scorers from the first 4 rounds will move to the final round. In the finals, it’s double elimination so a contestant isn’t eliminated until they miss 2 questions.
The championship round will start when there are only 2 contestants left.
There isn’t a district Geography Bee. The winner from each elementary building will take a written test sometime in late January/early February. The top 100 contestants from Nebraska will be invited to take a test at UNO.
Hope this information helps!