Questions Galore (QG) is a Wheaton, Illinois question provider. It provides questions for a number of competitions, including several state championships and bills itself as "THE source for Scholastic Bowl competition questions and study materials."
Despite this self description, Questions Galore has incurred widespread criticism for the low quality of its questions. Such criticism has come not only from proponents of good Quiz Bowl, but also from coaches and players generally disinterested in the issue of good vs. bad Quiz Bowl.
Questions Galore Hallmarks
Hallmarks of Questions Galore include the widespread use of "left turns," spelling, buzzer races, and both excessively difficult and excessively easy computational math. Even worse, Questions Galore apparently felt that the 2009 MSHSAA District final could be adequately determined on such questions as "Given the names of these presidents, give their wives' maiden names," an outrageous example of pure trivia in an ostensibly academic tournament.
The hallmark tactic used by Questions Galore to maintain its market share is to inundate middle and high school circuits by seriously undercutting the bids of competitors.
For several years has written the IESA questions.
Questions Galore also supplies the Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Small Schools questions for the Alabama Scholastic Competition Association.
Questions Galore wrote the questions for Quizbusters (WNAB) during its first (2008-09) and third (2010-11) seasons.
Questions Galore was the official supplier of the OSSAA state tournament from 2010 to 2012.
Questions Galore Official Website
Discussion of Questions Galore's 08-09 MSHSAA Contract on the Missouri Academic Competition Message Board--Provides Missouri response to Questions Galore's being chosen as the 08-09 MSHSAA question provider.
Quiz Bowl Resource Center discussion of 08-09 Missouri Season--Provides general response to Questions Galore's being chosen as the 08-09 MSHSAA question provider.