And now here you are. Relieved that you made it through the longest book of the 8-year Youth Bible Quiz cycle. You are looking forward to the relative ease of studying 1 & 2 Corinthians next season.
So to help you prepare after you return from your summer break, here is a brief statistical analysis of the upcoming quiz material:
Do More With Less
Breaking it down ever further, 1 & 2 Corinthians contains 11,306 total words while Luke has 19,482 words. That’s 42% fewer words! Theoretically, that’s 42% less time necessary to read through the material the same number of times. So what will you do with that extra 42% of time? Oh, I don’t know, maybe spend it memorizing a verse or two? Just a thought.
BONUS STAT: At the average reading speed of 200 words per minute, it should only take 57 minutes to read the entirety of 1 & 2 Corinthians!
Memory Verses - Now with extra frequency!
BONUS STAT: Averaging 28 words per verse, the 1 & 2 Corinthian memory verses are about 8% shorter than the Luke memory verses.
The Word on Pre-Jumps
- 28 (or 33%) of Memory Verses are unique with the first word
- 49 (or 57%) of Memory Verses are unique at the second word
- 7 (or 8%) of Memory Verses are unique at the third word
- 2 (or 2%) of Memory Verses are unique at the fourth word
So if you jump as the Quizmaster is opening their mouth to form the first word of the verse, you’d likely get to hear most of the first word and have a 33% chance of it being unique to a single memory verse. If you wait until the first half of the first word is spoken, you’d likely hear enough of a second word and have a 90% chance of identifying the memory verse!
What are the odds of all 3 memory verses in a game being those that are not unique until the third or fourth word? Only 0.1%! That’s once every 1,000 games.
Conversely, there is a 71% chance that all 3 memory verses in a game will be unique by at least the second word! So go ahead and jump early!