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Ummagumma  (Level: 67.4 - Posts: 186)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 12:00 PM


I've run out of quiz ideas.

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 12:24 PM

if that ever happened to me i dont know what i would do. lol

Perhaps you could do a quiz on outer mongolian leaders from the 12th century?

Or perhaps not

Surreyman  (Level: 274.7 - Posts: 2776)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 1:51 PM

No - I just did that ..............

Ummagumma  (Level: 67.4 - Posts: 186)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 2:25 PM

I was thinking more 14th Century, but a good suggestion nonetheless.

Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 2:31 PM

Whenever I watch an old movie on TV I think - I should write a quiz on this film! Sometimes I do it right then while I'm watching! But usually I don't because movie quizzes are so overdone

Ummagumma  (Level: 67.4 - Posts: 186)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 3:18 PM

Just having brain farts and thinking about life stuff - work, family, etc.

Baggiob  (Level: 143.2 - Posts: 888)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 3:20 PM

Why don't you do a quiz about the stuff around you.
example a question about a pen
about a book
about a computer screen.
or whatever you have around you.

Type the thing into wikipedia for reference. you never know it might just work out as a good quiz

Sun, 27th Aug '06 4:00 PM

I find it inspiring to watch documentaries on television. For example, last night I was watching an interesting show on "The Military Channel" about tanks, their history, and their design in various countries. The documentary was packed with enough information for many quizzes. Although that was the first time I had ever watch that particular channel, there are many other television networks that offer inspiration for trivia quizzes that do not have anything to do with movies or TV.

In the U.S., you can get tons of ideas by spending some time each evening with:

- The Discovery Channel
- The Science Channel
- TLC (sometimes)
- The History Channel
- A&E
- Cartoon Network
- etc.

Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 4:01 PM

Quite a while back several of us (in a prelude to the Community Quiz concept?) wrote quizzes about "What's on my desk"! Of course you have to give decent descriptions, so it's not just a guessing game!

Go to the trivia search and type in "desk" for a sample!

Smeans  (Level: 109.2 - Posts: 301)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 4:03 PM

My gosh Spoolfus.....have you been lurking around my house?? How did you know that my TV is on one of those channels 99% of the time?? And ya know still doesn't help me write quizzes but I think that is more likely due to the fact that I HATE making up the wrong answers. It always frustrates me.


Rev66  (Level: 86.4 - Posts: 85)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 4:39 PM

I agree with Shawna - the hard part of devising quizzes is writing the wrong answers.
As to developing quizzes I keep a file folder of ideas which can be developed. S
I use these "seeds" to grow quizzes.
Writers are told what you know. I think that applies to quizzes as well. I enjoy opera so I have a few quizzes there. Struck it lucky 'cuz there was a word puzzle on Dickens and I happen to be a fan and it inspired me to do a quiz on Dickens villains.
Quantity of quizzes is not necessarily the goal but quality.
Have fun.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2402)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 4:50 PM

Writing the "wrong" answers seems to bring out some creative demon within me who sits on my shoulder chuckling evilly whilst I type.
I can almost hear that li'l raspy voice saying "That'll have 'em gnashing their teeth and groaning!"
I seem to have more'n one quiz with diabolically-difficult aspects to the answers, and am very envious when I see similar in someone else's quiz!


Ummagumma  (Level: 67.4 - Posts: 186)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 5:32 PM

Great thoughts all of them. I know music and musicians - all that knowledge has been put to use. Historical television shows have fueled a few. Comic books have shown up in a few of my quizes, but I am not satisfied with 07 people taking my quizzes when I have had over 500 taking (at least one) of my quizzes. Greed and hunger for the popularity seems to drive me.

So enough of that rant.

Our family did away with cable a few years ago as it seemed to consume outr lives (we do have a tv and DVD) - no cable for us.

I have tried a few that are from my work world and professional knowledge, however, again I guess I am greedy for all of you sploofers to enjoy the fruits of the labor.

I just did a random quiz, silly, but interesting. I will probably need to get some more sleep, then the juices will flow. I am looking forward to more community quizzes or quiz challenges.

Thanks for all the responses.

Sun, 27th Aug '06 9:47 PM

Another thing I might recommend is taking a quick trip to your local library. Wandering through the decaying non-fiction aisles will provide a wealth of ideas, and you are guaranteed to walk away with an armful of books and hundreds of prospective quizzes. Although Amazon and the Internet in general have caused libraries much grief, there is still a lot to be said about visiting there and coming home with tons of books that are guaranteed to breed ideas - for FREE.

It's also a great destination if you happen to have kids.

Another thing to consider is aimless browsing at Start at and watch the quiz ideas blossom!

(Be sure to bookmark that page)

Personally, my favorite starting point is:

Kaufman  (Level: 270.0 - Posts: 3941)
Sun, 27th Aug '06 10:48 PM

Yes, writing wrong answers is an art form, and I love to leave a few "easter eggs" for careful readers. One of my favorite quizzes I wrote was on mnemonics, and it was such fun assembling 52 (13 questions x 4) plausible bluffs for what those mnemonics might help you to remember.

(If anyone wants to try it, it's called "You Must Remember This" in Trivia Experts Only.)

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