Frequently Asked Qustions

What is the Texas Quiz Show?

The Texas Quiz Show is a TV quiz show for middle school students about all things Texas. Each spring, teams of three students representing their respective schools battle it out to determine which teams will advance to the semi-finals. The semi-finals and finals will then be held at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and rebroadcast on community television stations.

Who can participate?

Texas middle school students in 6th, 7th or 8th grade.

I’m not in middle school, but would still like to be a part of the Texas Quiz Show.

That’s not a question, but we have internship possibilities available for those who are interested. More information is available in the Get Involved section!

What does the Champion of the Texas Quiz Show win?

The Grand Champion team wins something totally cool. Prizes vary but include trophies, medals, and merchandise from our sponsors.

When is the deadline to sign up for the Texas Quiz Show?

The deadline to sign up for the 2011 competition is January 15, 2011. The 2011 registration form will be available in September on the "Get Involved" page for teachers.

When was the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed?

February 2, 1848

What schools can compete in the Texas Quiz Show?

Beginning spring of 2011, any team of 3 Texas middle school students who complete and submit a registration form with their Texas History teacher’s signature can compete in the competition. Regional competitions will be held in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio areas with the top two teams advancing to the State Finals in Austin.

Who runs the Texas Quiz Show?

The Texas Quiz Show is a project of the Texas State Historical Association and many other supporting public and private organizations. Our Partners page provides a complete list of who’s involved.

How can I see the Texas Quiz Show?

Contest schedules and airtimes for the Texas Quiz Show are posted in our Tune In section. Video clips from the Quiz Show will also be posted online in our Tune In section.