Study Books

Texas Quiz Bowl, a partner of Louisiana Quiz Bowl, has a total of 9 quiz bowl study guides available: one book of Pookie packets, four Tilapia books of tossups, and four Bonito books of bonus. These books are the best available learning resources for high school quiz bowl. You may order books via this online form. Books typically take 2-4 weeks for delivery.

The Pookie Collection is the set of novice quiz bowl packet sets written for the Texas Quiz Bowl Camp from 2013 through 2016. The collection includes 7o packets (each with at least 20 tossups and 20 bonuses) and more than 2800 questions. The topics covered are specifically chosen to appeal to younger and beginning players. All the major quiz bowl categories (Arts, Astronomy, Bible, Biology, Chemistry, Culture, Geology, History, Music, Mathematics, Mythology, Novels, Physics, Poems, Plays, Religion) are covered. Additional questions on popular culture (celebrities, movies, pop music, sports, and more) and general knowledge make the sets more accessible to new players.  They are an excellent set of practice material for elementary and middle school teams. Please email tqbacamp@gmail.com to order the books or request more information. Books can be mailed to your address.

The Tilapia Collection (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Masters) of quiz bowl study guides are are new for 2017 and are now available for purchase. Each of the four books features tossup study sets utilized at previous Texas Quiz Bowl Camps. Each of the books features 24 chapters of questions distributed like a standard high school packet. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific category of questions (e.g., organelles, poems, wars) allowing students to focus on clue patterns to learn new material as quickly as possible. Please email tqbacamp@gmail.com to order the books or request more information. Books can be mailed to your address.

Bonito Arts is new for 2017. It is a collection of high school level bonus questions covering topics from art of all forms. The bonito collections are specifically intended to allow students to study for quiz bowl in the most efficient manner possible. Chapters within this book include: Painting, Sculpture, Classical Music, Opera, Jazz, Classic Film, Photography, Classic Rock, Popular Film, and Popular Music.

Bonito Social Studies is a 331 page guide of high school level bonus questions covering topics from history and social studies. The bonito collections are specifically intended to allow students to study for quiz bowl in the most efficient manner possible. Chapters within this book include: Ancient History, American History, European History, Explorers, Eastern World History, Western World History, Geography, and Religion.

Bonito Science is a 334 page guide of high school level bonus questions covering topics from the sciences. The bonito collections are specifically intended to allow students to study for quiz bowl in the most efficient manner possible. Chapters within this book include: Astronomy, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and Social Science.

Bonito Literature is a 360 page guide of high school level bonus questions covering topics from the humanities.  The bonito collections are specifically intended to allow students to study for quiz bowl in the most efficient manner possible. Chapters within this book include: American Literature, British Literature, European Literature, World Literature, Ancient Literature, Shakespeare, Drama, Poetry, Short Stories, Bible, Classical Mythology, World Mythology, and Philosophy.