Trivial Studies
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Welcome to TrivialStudies.com
I started this site as a study guide to help with my pub trivia knowledge. I didn't want the data to go out of date, so I linked to external sites, such as Wikipedia, Billboard, Boxofficemojo, et. al.

This simple collection of links worked well, but there were many things I was unable to remember no matter how often I tried, so I started to create mini trivia games. I took the generic lists, such as Presidents, Oscar Winners, and World Capitals, and created multiple-choice trivia games, similar to flashcards. The first iteration worked well so I started adding more features like notes along with the answers. After that, I started writing my own custom quizzes for the site. I've continued to build on the site over time, adding a scoring system which populates an arcade-style leaderboard, flashcard style trivia games, study mode games which show all of the questions on a single page to help you quickly brush up on a topic, and a blog so I can keep everyone in the loop as I add new quizzes and other features.

Feel free to use the site as much as you'd like to help your own trivia game. I'll do my best to keep it up-to-date and ad-free. (Note - I've started to add some links to Amazon merchandise in some areas, but these are only items I personally recommend.)

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If you find an issue with the site, see something that needs a correction, or have something I should add, please shoot me an email (see the "Contact Us" link on the home page).

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New Study Guide
July 15th, 2020

Quick update today - new study guide available.

🍬 Candy & Chocolate Bars 🍫

New Competition + Study Guide
July 14th, 2020

First, I'd like to say thank you to my patrons. A handful of new patrons have joined in the past month and I now have enough money coming in to cover my hosting costs. It's only $32 a month in total after Patreon takes their fees, and it will be a lot less after it gets added to my income and I pay taxes on it, but I really appreciate your memberships. Thank you!
If there is anything you want me to add to the site do not hesitate to ask.

This week's competition is live until Wednesday at midnight. Play and share with friends.

I also put together study guide on popular movie quotes from the 21st Century. It's a fun one and not too difficult, but I learned a few things.

 
📽️ 21st Century Movie Quotes 📽️

New Study Guide, Competition, & Interesting Questions
July 10th, 2020

There's a competition in progress. It ends tomorrow at midnight.

I put together a study guide on films based on books. I limited it to films whose titles aren't the same as their basis.

I've also listed some of the interesting pub trivia questions I played in a live stream Wednesday night.
Click the questions to reveal the answers.

Note: These questions are not my own and are shared for entertainment purposes only. Please do not reuse without permission from Sunset Trivia.


📽️ Film Basis 📚

#1. Theater: Long before appearing on the Broadway stage, what sinister title character was introduced in the Victorian penny dreadful "A String of Pearls" (1846–47)?
   
#2. Music: What Simon and Garfunkel song shares its name with the patron saint of musicians?
   
#3. MLB: In addition to the Yankees, what two other American League teams have won at least nine World Series titles?
   
#4. Culture: Due to its unique demographics, citizens of what European micronation consume more wine per capita than any other nation on earth?
   
#5. Geography: What is the telephone area code of Brevard County, Florida, which is home to Kennedy Space Center?
   
#6. NBA/TV: In 2018, in a reference to The Discovery Channel's Shark Week, the NBA Network aired a series of specials honoring what retired player?
   
#7. Film: Named for a fictitious train crash, the Eastrail 177 trilogy concluded with the release of what 2019 film?
   
#8. NFL: Super Bowl XLV between the Steelers and Packers is the only Super Bowl in history that did not include employees of what specific occupation?
   

New Competition + Study Guides
July 7th, 2020

This week's competition is live until tomorrow at midnight. I added a new feature allowing you to play in small, private groups, which I see some people are using. Create a group and then share it with family and friends.

I also put together two new study guides over the weekend related to early American history. They were inspired by both the 4th of July holiday and the release of "Hamilton" on Disney+.

 
🇺🇸 Decleration of Independence Signers 🇺🇸
🇺🇸 Constitution Signers 🇺🇸

New Competition + Interesting Questions
June 4th, 2020

Still slacking on keeping the blog updated, but there are multiple competitions every week. You can find these on the home page. The link to the current competition is below.

I've also listed some of the interesting pub trivia questions I played in a live stream last night.
Click the questions to reveal the answers.

Note: These questions are not my own and are shared for entertainment purposes only. Please do not reuse without permission from Sunset Trivia.


#1. Chemistry: Compounds formed by exactly two elements are given scientific names that end in what three letters?
   
#2. Food: What variety of New Mexico Chile Pepper was created by Emilio Ortega in 1894?
   
#3. Actresses: Who won an Emmy for portraying Queen Elizabeth I and an Oscar for portraying Queen Elizabeth II?
   
#4. Alcohol: What liquor brand, which features a Hawaiian woman on its label, is named in reference to tattoo artist Norman Collins?
   
#5. NBA: What player scored the most points in the 1990s?
   
#6. History: What two women, who were born in the 15th and 18th centuries, were the first two women depicted on a US postage stamp?
   
#7. Musicals: Over the last five years, what macabre production has been the most frequently performed stage musical in US high schools?
   



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Instructions
 
In addition to all of the links available under the "Study Guides" link, this site contains five different styles of study material available under the "Trivia Games" link:

Full Game: These are multiple-choice quizzes with four possible answer choices that include all questions in a given set.

20Q Game: These are similar to full games, but for quizzes larger than 20 questions it will randomly select 20 questions from within the set. This is a quick way to get in some studying of a topic.

Note: Most targetted quizzes will repeat answers in "Full Game" mode. The purpose of this site is to "Study", so this is meant to help reinforce trivia that you get wrong. Questions in 20Q mode will not repeat, nor will they in custom question quizzes.

Flash Card Game: This is an even quicker way to study a topic and without any hints from multiple-choice options. It presents the questions and gives you the option to click either the question itself or a button at the bottom of the screen to display the answer. Once the answer is showing, you can either click it to advance to the next question or click a button at the bottom of the screen. I like to keep my mouse mid-screen and keep clicking to quickly cycle through these questions. They will appear in a random order and all questions in a given set will be displayed before they recycle.

Study Mode Game: This is probably the fastest way to skim a topic. It will display all questions on one page, and you can click each question to reveal the answer (or click a button at the top of the page to show all answers). Once the answer is showing you can click it for detailed information about the answer (if available), then click it (or the popup) to hide this information.
The questions in "Study Mode" are presented in random order, so they will be in a different order every time you "Study".

Enjoy!

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Acknowledgements
 
I'd like to give thinks to many people who helped me with this site, either directly or indirectly.

Thanks to the Trivial Warfare team for putting out your various podcasts which helped me realize that there’s more to trivia than just "Jeopardy!". If it wasn’t for you none of this would exist. More information about Trivial Warfare, and other podcasts from the Oakes Media Group, can be found at TrivialWarfare.com.

Thanks to Sunset Trivia in San Diego for putting on a great Pub Trivia game which I look forward to every week. These games often give me inspiration to add new study information to the site, typically after I miss a question which reveals a hole in my knowledge.

Thanks to everyone who looked over my books and gave me feedback and/or a quotes for the back cover: Nikki Bates, Jeremy Cahnmann, Anneke Garcia, Ken Jennings, Jonathan Oakes, Dustin Resch, Jeffrey Seguritan, Wesley Wells, and Dianna Zethner.

Thanks to Dustin Resch for help with the cover of my books.


And last but not least, thanks to my amazing wife, Dianna Zethner, who deals with me spending large portions of my free time working on either this website or my books. Words cannot express how much you mean to me. THANK YOU!