Sample Questions from Past National Championships
2020 National Political Science Bee National Championships Questions
National Political Science Bee – Official Question Distribution.
The distribution of questions by theme (e.g. political theory, international relations, current political issues, etc.) at the National Championships is available in this file. Please use this to study with maximum efficiency.
The 2022 Varsity & Junior Varsity National Political Science Bee National Championships will be held during the IAC Varsity/JV National Championships on April 21-24, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia. Please visit hs.iacnationals.com/ for more information as well.
The National Championships of the National Political Science Bee consist of two components. The first is the actual competition, which consists of three preliminary and two final rounds of buzzer-based quiz competition. Each round will have 35 questions.
Please see the following files for details on the scoring systems and rules.
National Political Science Bee Preliminary Rounds Scoring System and Rules Summary
National Political Science Bee Playoffs Scoring System and Rules Summary
The number of students who make the playoffs and who advance from the semifinals into the finals will be a function of the total number of registrants.
The second component of the National Championships of the National Political Science Bee is a dinner discussion group led by prominent figures in politics, the media, public service, and academia. These will take place at our National Championships on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA between the preliminary and playoff rounds. Participation is limited to National Political Science Bee players at Nationals, for whom it is also mandatory. A list of discussion group topics and leaders is available here.