Extreme Difficulty: Are some questions designed to be so difficult that almost nobody is expected to get the correct answer? No. Clearly if you know nothing about basketball any questions about that sport may be impossible for you but easy for people who are fans of that sport. However, some questions are designed to provide interesting information that you may not have previously known or thought about. For example "In what two states of the contiguous 48 states are the points that are furthest apart?" and "The name of this company is taken from the nickname of founder Adolf Adi Dassler."
Redundancy Are some questions repeated? Although some questions may be similar, we have tried to avoid duplicate questions. Nevertheless there is some built-in redundancy. E.g. What is the capital city of Canada? Ans. Ottawa. There may be a similar "bonus question". What is the capital of Canada? (6) OT Although this may appear to be a duplicate the bonus question provides you with the number of letters in the answer and the first 2 letters of the answer making it an easier question.
Why is the third daily question often so difficult? The first question of the day is at the Freshman level of difficulty and is worth 1 Regular point. The second question is at the Graduate Level and is worth 2 points. The third question is at the Ph.D. Level and is worth 3 points. The Ph.D. questions are the most difficult questions in Super Quiz and receive 3 times the number of points as the easiest . i.e. 3 versus 1. Also by correctly answering the Ph.D. question you open up the "Golden Gate" questions which provide an opportunity to gain an additional 10 points.
Cultural Literacy “Super Quiz” tests your level of “Cultural Literacy”. The questions reveal your
command of the culture of America. Recent immigrants and people from other
cultures will find the questions very challenging but individuals who have
grown up in America will be able to answer a large percentage of the questions.
It is expected that the response to many of the questions will be, “I knew
Like “Jeopardy” and “Trivial Pursuit” there are no “Multiple Choice” questions.
This means that not only must you know the answer but you must be able to
recall it within the time limit. Challenging but fun and educational.
Why are there no “Multiple Choice” questions? 1. There is already a plethora of “multiple
choice” sites and apps available.
2. Ask yourself if “Jeopardy” and/or “Trivial Pursuit” would have been so
successful if the questions had been “Multiple Choice”. The answer is,
“No” because they are neither as challenging nor as much fun.
3. Having written a multitude of Q&A for books, CD’s, and newspaper
syndication the challenge was to bring the same excitement to a website. The
site at https://superquiz.ca is the only website or app providing open-ended
questions, at three levels of difficulty and covering a myriad of categories.
Why can’t players select the category of
The site is competitive. If players were allowed to select categories in which
they have the most expertise it would skew the test of “Cultural Literacy” and
would not challenge players to expand their horizons to other fields of
knowledge. If you are not interested in “Sports” those questions may be very
difficult for you but easy for many others. Conversely the sports enthusiasts
may find questions in the “Music” category beyond them. The variety of
categories is so wide that it covers all fields of the cultural landscape.
What about POP CULTURE Questions? The term refers to the dominant culture at a particular point in time. The “pop culture” of the 1960’s is far different from that of the 21st century and much of it is either forgotten or only remembered by those who experienced it. The pop culture of any particular period of time is only relevant if it has the staying power to become part of the overall culture of the society. Consequently questions related to the current pop culture are generally not found in “Super Quiz”.
What are the major categories into which the
questions fall? A large percentage of the questions fall into
the list below but there are many sub-groupings within each category and some
questions that do not fit into any of the categories.
Art & Culture...Business...Dates...Film...Geography...History...Language
Why are the “Sessions” three months in duration?
The main reason for the 3 month session is to provide new players an
opportunity to win versus longtime competitors. When a new session begins
players all begin with zero points and winners are declared at the conclusion
of the 3 month session.
How does the “Leaderboard” work?
The “Leaderboard” provides the player’s Regular points, Ranking , Level and
Super Points accumulated. Regular Points: Points received for answering the daily questions
correctly. If you attain 100 regular points during a 3-month session they are
converted into 1 Super Point. Super Points: These points are permanent points and
accumulate over time. They are won by placing in the top 5 of a 3-month session
and/or by converting regular points as mentioned above. Ranking: Placement is based on the number of Super Points attained. Levels: The 3 levels are (1) Freshman (2) Graduate (3) Ph.D.
What is “News & Sessions” all about?
The 2 sections are “News” and “Sessions”.
In the “News” section any new developments or relevant information about “Super
Quiz” is provided.
The “Sessions” section provides the names of the top 5 players for each 3-month
session and the Super Points allotted for that session.
What about TRIVIA? "Trivia" is defined as "Insignificant or inessential matters; trifles." Super Quiz does not ask trivial questions. We might ask who was first to set foot on the moon. We would not ask which foot, left or right was first to touch the moon because that is trivial.
Bonus Questions (Golden Gate) If you successfully answer the first 3 questions you gain access to the Golden Gate questions. They are not rated for difficulty and are randomly selected from questions not in the previous 3 levels. Each answer is a single word and you are provided with the first 2 letters of the answer and the exact number of letters in the answer. Each correct answer scores a regular point with a maximum of 10 of these extra questions per day. An incorrect answer does not end your turn so you have an opportunity to answer all 10 questions.The series of 10 questions is a "lightning round" so you only have 15 seconds to answer each question. (See RULES for more details)
Remember that once you attain 100 regular points you are awarded a permanent SUPER POINT.
SUPER QUIZ The “Super Quiz” website continues the popular 3-level format found in the 3
original“Super Quiz” board games and the syndicated “Super Quiz” column. There
are over 15,000 questions in a variety of categories. “Play is divided into 3 month
sessions. “Super Points” are
awarded for excellent play at the conclusion of each 3-month session.
Contact Us: email@example.com
(SP = Super Points Awarded to session winners) April-May-June:2018 July-Aug-Sept. 2018 Oct-Nov-Dec. 2018