This year's Knowledge Test books are:

  1. How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin Foer
  2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  3. Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong
  4. Centering Black Narrative: Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims by Dawud Wahlid and Ahmad Mubarak

Keep in mind there can be no writings or annotations in the books on the day of the competition. Failure to do so will forfeit your right to use it during the day of the competition.

This year's MIST Bowl topics are:

  1. Topic I: Cities of Light 
  2. Topic II: The State of Surveillance
  3. Topic III: Social Influence
  4. Topic IV: The Ottoman Empire Part I (1299-1700) 
  5. Topic V: Contemporary Conflicts Part II
  6. Topic VI: Current Events (Starting January 1st, 2018)

Other competitions requiring topics:

Original Oratory/Prepared Essay



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