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Trivia Book, Volume 3, On Sale!
November 24th, 2020

My latest book is for sale on Amazon. Feel free to pick one up as a Christmas gift for all of your family and friendy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 
 

New Feature & New Quizzes
November 19th, 2020

Back to a long gap between posts. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

I've continued posting weekly trivia games, which hopefully everyone knows about. The new quizzes are listed below.

I also added a fun little feature this morning. The other night on "This is Us" I watched Randall and Kevin study using color coded flash cards. This sounded like a good idea, so I added it to the site. Basically every question/answer in "Flash Card Mode" will always appear in the same color. Play these games enough and some color-connection should form in your brain.
If you find the colors annoying let me know and I'll remove them.

๐Ÿ› US Landmarks ๐Ÿ—ฝ
๐ŸŒ Map - Oceania
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Presidential Births ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
๐ŸฅŠ๏ธ Boxing ๐ŸฅŠ๏ธ
๐ŸŒŽ Map - World Cities ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ
๐Ÿ“š Novel's First Lines ๐Ÿ“š
๐Ÿ“š Fantasy Novels ๐Ÿ“š

New Study Quizzes
October 1st, 2020

This time I've only waited two weeks between posts, but I've created a bunch of new quizzes in the past few weeks so it's time for an update. Enjoy!

๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒญ Food Trademarks ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿจ
๐Ÿง€ Cheese ๐Ÿง€
๐Ÿฅฃ Cereal ๐Ÿฅฃ
๐ŸŽถ Rolling Stone's Top Albums of All-Time ๐ŸŽถ
๐Ÿ“บ TV Show Settings ๐Ÿ“บ
๐ŸŒŽ Caribbean Map ๐ŸŒŽ

General Updates
September 15th, 2020

It's been two months since my last post. Obviously I'm slacking keeping this blog up-to-date. Lately, I've been sending out updates in emails. If you play my live competitive games and submit with an email address you'll get regular updates in your inbox.
I've also been posting updates on the Facbook page, Twitter feeds, and on Patreon. Please keep an eye on them.

Here are the new study guides I've added since my last post.

๐Ÿ“š Pulitzer Prize Winners ๐Ÿ“š
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ College Locations ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“
๐Ÿˆ NCAA Rivalries ๐Ÿˆ
๐Ÿข Corporate Scandals ๐Ÿ’ฐ
๐Ÿ“š Jane Austen ๐Ÿ“š

New Study Guide
July 15th, 2020

Quick update today - new study guide available.

๐Ÿฌ Candy & Chocolate Bars ๐Ÿซ



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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 thereโ€™s more to trivia than just Jeopardy!. If it wasnโ€™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. Iโ€™ve been watching online and am looking forward to getting back out to live games in 2021.

Thanks to everyone who looked over this book and gave me feedback and/or a quote for the back cover: Nikki Bates, Jeremy Cahnmann, Dan Felsenheld, Anneke Garcia, Scott Gibson, Howard Groopman, JJ Harris, Jonathan Oakes, Dustin Resch, Josh Saak, 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 the TrivialStudies.com website or my books. In 2020, you even proofread every question I wrote. Words cannot express how much you mean to me, and if they did, Iโ€™d ask you to proofread them. THANK YOU!