A "Sit-down Contest" a panel of contestants stand in a row or circle, each receiving a question, remaining standing for correct, sitting down for incorrrect.
While in the 5th grade a claim to my personal fame became being the winner in Mrs. Burnsed's class "Biographical Sit-Down Contest." My winning question was the name of Alexander the Great's horse - Bucephalus. The questions then continued to me along when finally, I did not know the full name of the guy who invented the Morse code - Samuel Finley Breeze Morse.
Should you wish to conduct a "Texas Biographical Sit-Down Contest" and need a list of name go to http://www.biography.com search the term "Texas" and you'll have a list of 394.