Sure, learning about pop culture and history is fun, and if you focus on them through a very specific lens, you can even get something useful, like a university degree. But what if you were searching for a higher calling, like a game show contestant? If you want to win millions of dollars pitting your general knowledge against the best and brightest minds on radio and TV, you’ve got to start somewhere, and this 100% fun facts quiz is your best bet. Strap on your thinking cap, smarty pants. Let’s get quizzing!
Joselyn wasn’t too keen on multiple choice in high school. She vividly remembers the first biology exam she passed by only the skin of her teeth, which dragged her overall average down into the embarrassingly low 90s (she doesn’t want to talk about it). After swearing off any high school or university courses that required multiple choice tests, Joselyn managed to get an English degree by sweet-talking her professors into offering only essay-style exams. Needless to say, this did not exactly endear her to her peers. This rocky start smoothed out in time, though, and after tumbling down a black quiz hole one day while putting off job hunting, Joselyn realized her hatred of all things a-b-or-c had faded and she actually enjoyed dreaming up new ideas for questions and dangerously correct-sounding answers. You won’t find her quizzes an easy ride, but Joselyn just wants to make sure you’re really testing your knowledge.
Games of trivia became popular in the 1960s when college students began to ask each other questions and answers about various topics. It took a while for people to warm up to the idea, but in 1969 the first trivia game was held at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. Each year since then, a trivia quiz has been run to raise money for various charities. The competitions usually only contain college students, but they had also invited about 400 people. The longest continuous trivia competitions are the Great Midwest Trivia Contest and the Williams Trivia Contest. Such events inspired the creation of television quiz shows like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Jeopardy!
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