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How are you at pub quiz es, i have just joined a team and an doing quite well but to be [good] i would have to improve significantly as the amount of knowledge needed is huge.
My team (basically me and my buddy Art) and I have been doing trivia for seven years now.How are you at pub quiz es, i have just joined a team and an doing quite well but to be [good] i would have to improve significantly as the amount of knowledge needed is huge.
https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=4513240&postcount=3Argh, I hate trivia. Why fill your brain with (relatively) useless knowledge? Your brain does have a finite upper limit to how much you can store in it you know...
Yes, leroyjenkens brings up a very good bit of advice here. This sort of goes along with (2) and (4) of my last post (Post #4), sort of. But it's really deserving of its own number. To summarize leroyjenkens' idea:I'm pretty good at trivia because I know a little bit about a lot of things, and I'm a pretty good guesser. For instance, if the question is about someone who was a cubist, my answer would be Picasso. Doesn't matter what the question is, I just know he was the most famous cubist, and I'd probably be right. Trivia rarely asks really specific questions about certain topics, it's usually just questions that you should know if you're relatively familiar with the topic.
For example, any science category on Jeopardy would be easy for pretty much anyone who posts here.
Every once in awhile I do come away with learning something mildly interesting. Most question/answers are not necessarily worth remembering. But sometimes, just sometimes, maybe.Argh, I hate trivia. Why fill your brain with (relatively) useless knowledge? Your brain does have a finite upper limit to how much you can store in it you know...
Exactly. So if you don't know anything about Opera, get a little knowledge of opera. Don't know anything about theater? Read up on some top playwrights. Make sure you get a bit of Shakespeare in your brain.So for the most part, all you really need to do in preparation is know the very basics of any particular subject, and then go with the least obscure, possible answer that fits the question. Most* of the time your guess will be correct.