Canadian Midwest Quizzing and many of the churches involved own quiz benches. These benches are used for competition. Some churches also own quiz pads that need to be set on flat chairs or benches.

Equipment is available for purchase from different vendors. See appendix for a list of vendors.

While it is preferred to practice using pads or benches, it is not essential. You can practice by having the quizzers sit on chairs and a volunteer act as a jump judge to determine which quizzer jumped first. A variation of the game “spoons” is also fun. Have the quizzers sit in a large circle around a plastic cup. The first quizzer to lunge and grab the cup answers the question. A set of benches is available for rent for churches on an annual basis. These benches are often used for quiz meets and transporting them to the meets is the responsibility of the church borrowing them. Rentals can be arranged by contacting the CMQ director.

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