The Official Study Guide for the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions of the United States History Bee can be found here. Please note that this guide is not meant to be all-encompassing and that questions may reference material not contained within the guide. Please see the resource page of the Varsity and Junior Varsity Divisions of the National History Bee and Bowl here for additional resources.

2019 USHB Nationals Question Sets:

2018-2019 USHB National Qualifying Exam Scores (listed here by exam site)
A Set Exam Scores Official National Median Scores: Varsity – 79, Junior Varsity – 58
B Set Exam Scores Official National Median Scores: Varsity – 63, Junior Varsity – 48.5
C Set Exam Scores Official National Median Scores: Varsity – 73, Junior Varsity – 34

2018-2019 USHB National Qualifying Exams:


2018 USHB Nationals Question Sets:

2017-2018 USHB National Qualifying Exam Scores (listed here by exam site)
A Set Exam Scores Official National Median Scores: Varsity – 72, Junior Varsity – 53
B Set Exam Scores Official National Median Scores: Varsity – 74, Junior Varsity – 48
C Set Exam Scores Official National Median Scores: Varsity – 82, Junior Varsity – 55.5

2017-2018 USHB National Qualifying Exams:

2017 USHB Nationals Question Sets:

Official National Median Scores for 2016-2017 US History Bee National Qualifying Exams
Varsity:               Junior Varsity:
A Set – 78              A Set – 35
B Set – 70              B Set – 46
C Set – 70              C Set – 51

2016-2017 USHB National Qualifying Exams:

2016 USHB Nationals Question Sets:

2015-2016 USHB National Qualifying Exams:

2015 USHB Nationals Question Sets:

2014-2015 USHB National Qualifying Exams:

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Cancellation of Events

IAC regrets to announce that effective immediately, all of its upcoming events through July 2020 are cancelled. This includes all regional tournaments at the high school, middle school, and elementary school levels, both the Varsity/JV and Middle School / Elementary School National Championships and the International History Olympiad and International Geography Bee World Championships. Learn More...