Raven Brain Bowl
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The Raven Brain Bowl is a part of Academic Showcase that pits teams of Franklin Pierce students in a winner-take-all contest for academic supremacy! The winners get their names engraved on the beautiful Brain Bowl trophy itself, housed in the library.

This competition, which is based on the old “College Bowl” TV show and its successor the “Quiz Bowl,” tests academic knowledge. The format is similar to that of the trivia contests that are now popular in restaurants and night spots around the country. Teams will be given time to answer different sets of questions. In addition, a “lightning round” or two will be held, putting a premium on rapid response. To ensure fairness, the use of electronic devices or any other external information source will not be allowed.

It is possible to register as teams or as individuals. Teams should have 4-6 members. The questions will be drawn from the range of disciplines represented in the Franklin Pierce curriculum, so it may be advisable to make sure your team includes members from different divisions and/or majors. Individual students wishing to participate are also encouraged to apply, and teams will be formed (numbers permitting)
from those individual applications
, with an effort made to create a diversity of expertise.


The deadline for applications has been EXTENDED to April 9th. Start recruiting your teams now, come up with a team name that will either intimidate opponents or lull them into thinking you are all doofuses, get your application in, and, whether you’re a team or an individual, start working out those brains in preparation for this epic contest!


The 2018 Raven Brain Bowl will be held on April 17th from 4:15-5:30pm in Spagnuolo Hall.

Raven Brain Bowl Registration

Individual or Team Registration:

Please fill out the PDF form and submit via email to showcase@franklinpierce.edu or submit a handwritten copy to Professor Robert Goodby, located on the Third Floor of Petrocelli Hall.

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