2019 Round 2 Vocabulary

Go to 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Back to the Preliminaries Test On to Round 2


Stage Word Count Value
Preliminaries 1 3 points
Spellers Participating Spellers Eliminated Spellers Advancing Percent Advancing
565 0 565 100.0%
Description Target 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 2019, you’d have needed to earn at least 24 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 30 out of 36 total points possible in the Preliminaries.



Test Question

25. What is a verso?
A. a twisted or spiral shaft or column
B. a highly skilled musical performer (as on the violin or the piano)
C. a final honors examination in a subject
D. a left-hand page usually carrying an even page number

Correct Answer

D. a left-hand page usually carrying an even page number

Spellers work hard on the Preliminaries Test in the ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)

Round Results

Preliminaries Finals (First Stage) Finals (Second Stage)
Preliminaries Test Round 4 Round 9
Round 2 Vocabulary Round 5 Round 10
Round 2 Round 6 Round 11
Round 3 Vocabulary Round 7 Round 12
Round 3 Round 8 Round 13
Round 14
Round 15
Round 16
Round 17
Round 18
Round 19
Round 20

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