List bonuses are rarely used in modern quizbowl. Their usage faded away around the year 2000 because many players felt that they were less interesting than other bonuses.
Some examples of list bonuses are:
- You get 5 points for one, 10 for two, 20 for three and 30 for getting all four answers correct. Name the four states that meet at the Four Corners.
- There are six answers, with five points for each answer. Name the six novels written by Jane Austen.
As seen from these examples, a list bonus is a single question with more than one answer that is used for an entire bonus. Teams would get points for each correct answer to that question. That is in contrast to the bonus format more common today, in which there are three separate questions, each of which has a single answer.