I would probably have a good mix of open-ended and multiple choice questions, like some other replies suggested. Just be sure to keep in mind that this is a) a trial event and b) an invitational, and therefore the test shouldn't be crazy difficult. If you know other people doing this event, you could have someone else look over the test and give feedback on it.
2018-19 Events (C): Designer Genes, Experimental Design, Fossils, Mousetrap Vehicle
2017-18 Events (B): Rocks and Minerals, Wright Stuff, Write It Do It
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