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gpaulbailey
Gpaulbailey  (Level: 76.1 - Posts: 65)
Sat, 10th Apr '10 7:49 PM

7TH WORLD QUIZZING CHAMPIONSHIPS - SAT JUN 5 2010

2010 WORLD QUIZZING CHAMPIONSHIPS

On Saturday, June 5th 2010, game show contestants, trivia players, and other know-it-alls will gather at locations across
the USA to test their wits against others across the globe during the World Quizzing Championships. The two-hour written
test taken by individuals will cover popular and academic trivia in the areas of culture, entertainment, history, lifestyle,
media, sport, science, and world topics. Questions included in the quiz are written by representatives in Belgium, Estonia,
India, USA and the UK, with help from Australia, Finland, the Netherlands, and Norway. Additional countries that will be
participating in the quiz include Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania,
Malaysia, Morocco, the Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland with more being added over the coming
months.

What sort of questions will the competitors face, or more to the point, what won’t be asked? This is the antithesis of a bar
trivia night, it is instead a global quiz for a global audience. Don’t expect questions about TV soap operas, local politics or
other regional events. Do expect questions about mythology, the Olympic Games, Disney films, the Solar System,
wildlife, and Nobel Laureates; in short, expect questions for which participants from Boston, Berlin, Beijing, or Buenos
Aries might possibly know the answers. Sample questions, and more information can be found at www.wqc2010.com and
if you are interested in participating in the event or hosting a venue please contact northamerica@worldquizzing.com or
call 303-731-2775.

BACKGROUND

Each competitor faces the same questions (translated into their mother tongue in many cases) at approximately the same
time worldwide. There are 240 questions in eight categories, and two hours in which to answer them (divided into one
hour halves with a break in between). At the end of the allotted time, the papers are marked and each quizzers' top seven
category scores will be added together to find the winner. The categories [and general content areas] are a combination of
academic and popular culture topics including:

Culture [Architecture, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Museums, Religion, Mythology]
Entertainment [Music (Classical, Blues, Film Score, Jazz, Rock, World), Ballet, Musicals and Operas, Radio,
Television]
History [(


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