What's in a Game?
The short answer is...anything and everything. Things you learned as a kid, stuff you learned in school and oh yes, a smattering of pop culture and sports.
In the new format of the game, there are new categories played each round.
- In Rounds 1, 2 and 3, there are four categories each round. Each category has three pairs of Face-Off and Bonus questions. if the Face-Off is not answered correctly, the Bonus is not played. There are 24 questions available in each round.
- In Round 4, there are four categories from which the teams choose. In each category there are 10 Ultimate Challenge questions. As each team separately plays a category in Round 4, 20 questions will be played.
Here is a list of content areas used in HCASC games and the rough distribution of how often each content area will appear in a game. The distribution of content areas in each game does vary slightly, so as to keep each game unique and challenging to the players.
distribution does not change materially between the campus, Pre-NCT and
National Championship games, but the questions are progressively more difficult.
|Business||Every other game||Every 5th game|
|Current Events||Every other game||Every 10th game|
|Fine Arts||Every 4th or 5th game||Every 10th game|
|General Knowledge||Every game||Every other game|
|Geography||Every game||Every 2nd or 3rd game|
|History||Every game||Every 2nd or 3rd game|
|Literature||Every game||Every 2nd or 3rd game|
|Multi-Disciplinary||Every game||Every other game|
|Pop Culture||Every other game||Every 3rd or 4th game|
|Religion||Every 4th or 5th game||Every 10th game|
|Science||Every game||Every 2nd or 3rd game|
|Social Science||Every 4th or 5th game||Every 10th game|
|Sports||Every other game||Every 5th game|
|African American content||Every game||Every game|
Take a look at the 2 campus sample games and you will see how the content is distributed. It is distributed at the category level.
Each round will contain a category that is either General Knowledge or Multi-Disciplinary.