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Sblv  (Level: 195.8 - Posts: 337)
Wed, 19th Jul '06 1:55 AM


I had taken lots of quizzes where most people score 100%, on the other side, some quizzes would only have 40-50 % as a top score. A quiz author can control this by making questions more difficult or easier. Should I make my questions as easy as possible? Or do you prefer more informative questions where something new can be learned?

Thank you very much. I hope to hear interesting responses.

Cymru  (Level: 73.5 - Posts: 108)
Wed, 19th Jul '06 3:11 AM

Personally i do like the odd easy/fun quiz, we all like to get a 100 points but i think the best quizzes are the ones that are a bit of a challenge,make you think a bit.We all have topics we think we know everything about so it's good to learn something new too. After all a question is only easy if you know the answer.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Wed, 19th Jul '06 4:11 AM

I joined Sploofus to learn things as well as make friends. I prefer a challenging quiz on a subject of which I have some knowledge. If the quiz is well-written and informative, I always give the highest rating, and a congratulatory note to the author.
I dislike easy/FITB quizzes, and never do them. I feel I am cheating myself out of a chance to learn someting if the quiz is too easy.
Cheers, Bev

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Wed, 19th Jul '06 9:26 AM

I agree. I tend to take the ones I think will be interesting but lean away from the ones that absolutely hold no interest for me or that I know absolutely nothing about. For example, I don't think I have ever taken a quiz under the religion section.

I do enjoy taking the quizzes on 80's songs & lyrics. Some people might think those are easy but I get pretty thrilled when I remember lyrics from songs I haven't heard for years. Sometimes those quizzes make me remember songs I used to love and so I'll go download them from

To sum up, I guess I take quizzes on what I think I will enjoy, whether they are difficult or easy. My life is hectic enough - I want to be amused in my free time.

I do know that if I saw a quiz on Welsh castles I would run away very fast.

Koota  (Level: 189.4 - Posts: 2125)
Wed, 19th Jul '06 10:53 AM

I like to take a quiz that is informative and makes me laugh. If the topic area is really obscure, like Welsh Castles, then I really want to see clues in the questions to help me figure out the answer. I'll attempt a really off-the-wall quiz topic if I've taken quizzes by that author before and enjoyed his/her style. I only take easy quizzes on topics I enjoy or my favorite authors when I'm tired and my mind is already blown!

Terrbear424  (Level: 98.3 - Posts: 35)
Wed, 19th Jul '06 12:44 PM

I like a mixture of quizes. But I am more likely to rate a difficult, but well written quiz higher than an easier, same old stuff quiz. I probably score the quizes I get less than 80% higher if I feel I learned something.

Bigbird  (Level: 250.7 - Posts: 3355)
Wed, 19th Jul '06 5:54 PM

I like to take quizzes that I think will be interesting. That's the main thing. I will not take fill in the blanks; I personally find them boring. I don't know much about music, movies, and other pop culture things - and I find that these quizzes generally aren't interesting. Not because I don't know anything, but because they are frequently "Who starred in this movie?", and I don't really care.

I don't know a whole lot about the history stuff either, but I find those quizzes to generally be better written and more interesting. I enjoy taking the Trivia Expert, & some of the Word Play because they tend to be better written.

I take the science and food quizzes, cause I figure I will know the topics, but have learned which constructors I like (because the quizzes are interesting) and which I do not.

I don't think it is a matter of being easy or difficult. 7 stars sitting in a description does not scare me away; I don't care if I don't get any of the questions right - I just want to have a good time doing it!


Surreyman  (Level: 275.0 - Posts: 2776)
Thu, 20th Jul '06 3:43 AM

Frankly my dears, I don't give a damn ...

.. about scores.

In a subject I know, I like 'em tough.
In a new subject, I like 'em informative.

Simple as that.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.7 - Posts: 3847)
Thu, 20th Jul '06 6:21 AM

I have to agree with Surreyman on that account.

Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1983)
Thu, 20th Jul '06 1:26 PM

And how are quiz writers supposed to guess which ones to make hard and which ones to make informative? As we are all experts on different topics...

I think you need to write about things that interest YOU and get your enjoyment from the choosing of questions, how much detail to add, how many clues to pepper in them, and how distracting your distractors should be!

You simply cannot second guess what will be hard or easy for anyone else!

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