2018 Round 2 Vocabulary

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StageWord CountValue
Preliminaries13 points
Spellers ParticipatingSpellers EliminatedSpellers AdvancingPercent Advancing
DescriptionTarget Score

The Preliminaries consisted of 12 scored spelling words and 12 scored vocabulary questions which counted as Round One, one scored vocabulary question for Round Two and one scored vocabulary question for Round Three. Spellers could earn a maximum of 30 points for correct spellings and responses on the Preliminaries Test.

To advance to the Finals in 2018, you’d have needed to earn at least 22 out of 30 possible points on the Preliminaries Test (including Round 2 Vocabulary and Round 3 Vocabulary) and spell correctly in Round 2 and Round 3. That would bring you to 28 out of 36 total points possible in the Preliminaries.



Test Question

25. comptroller is in charge of supervising:
A.computer security
B.accounts and expenditures
C.network usage
D.legal fishing methods

Correct Answer

B.accounts and expenditures

Spellers concentrate on the Preliminaries Test before the oral rounds start in the ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)

Round Results

PreliminariesFinals (First Stage)Finals (Second Stage)
Preliminaries TestRound 4Tiebreaker Test
Round 2 VocabularyRound 5Round 9
Round 2Round 6Round 10
Round 3 VocabularyRound 7Round 11
Round 3Round 8Round 12
  Round 13
  Round 14
  Round 15
  Round 16
  Round 17
  Round 18

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