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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?
   

New Competition + Interesting Questions
June 4th, 2020

I know I've been slacking with blog updates lately. I'm working from home, but I'm working more than ever and have had limited time to add new quizzes.

Below I've provided a link to a new competition that is ending tonight. Submit your answer by midnight.

I threw together a quiz on state quarters. I think it contains a lot of good little trivia tidbits.

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.

 
💵 US State Quarters 💵

#1. Olympics: Who is the most recent American to win an Olympic medal in ladies singles figure skating?
   
#2. Music: Inspired by 1980s pop culture, the music video for which Katy Perry song featured cameos from Corey Feldman and Debbie Gibson?
   
#3. Culture: A phrase praising ingenuity was coined after Otto Frederick Rohwedder introduced what food related innovation in 1928?
   
#4. Games: Created by an Israeli telecommunications expert, what two-player code-breaking game features a secret code chosen among 1,296 possible patterns?
   
#5. Numbers: What two-digit number contains the most letters when expressed as Roman numerals?
   
#6. Literature: What 20th century book is narrated by a pilot who befriends the title character after crashing his plane in the Sahara Desert?
   
#7. Art/Sports: Because of its proximity to a sports venue, the mural "The Word of Life" has been given what nickname?
   
#8. Music: For the week ending March 18th, 2017, what rapper, born Nayvadius Wilburn, occupied the top two spots on the Billboard 200 album chart?
   

New Competition Starting
May 18th, 2020

Below are the links to this week's game. Competition mode will be active until Wednesday (May 20th) at midnight.


New Competition Starting + Interesting Questions
May 7th, 2020

Below I've provided a link to a new competition that just launched. Submit your answer by midnight on Sunday the 10th.

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. Food: Name any two of the three best-selling Little Debbie snack foods.
   
#2. Health: Named for the teacher who develop the concept in the 1970s, which form of yoga consists of 26 postures ideally practiced in a room heated to 105° F?
   
#3. Geography: What country has the longest shoreline on the Red Sea?
   
#4. NFL: What two current franchises have been members of both the AFC and NFC?
   



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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!