I agree, it is an interesting and tough quiz. For me my knowledge (and assumptions) of my own country made it harder. |
Also I found conflicting or very close answers with online search, which became tiring. So you are way ahead of me with your research!
I got 6 of 10...because half way through I thought "I just don't want to work this hard." I guessed at the remaining questions. For me it is not THAT interesting to so closely determine these answers. (This may reflect poorly upon me as a trivia nerd).
The average score so far is 4...it would be interesting to talk about possible reasons.
My favorite part is the brief info comments. The author conveys fascination at the correct answers. You can bet if this person says something is accurate, it IS. :)
KUDOS to you for a grand and unusual score!
(and remember the day is young! Many people have yet to play, so we can't say specifics)
Reply #1. Feb 26 11, 1:28 PM
P.S. I can share too that it was WEIRD to read a wiki summary of my own country. It's imperfect, for instance in Native American history, I think. It may be accused rightly of some pomposity, but much less than I expected. The author did a gorgeous job of organizing and covering lots of areas. All that aside, it felt strange to read. |
I would like to see what would happen if a non-US resident wrote a US quiz. Maybe....you!?
Reply #2. Feb 26 11, 1:33 PM
That average score of 4 out of 10 (as I recall) is based on ALL the players who have taken the quiz. Since this is the third visit from the Bus Ride, and there were undoubtedly many players before that, it is not going to change by much during the course of a day. (It should be remembered that players taking the quiz more than once only get their first score counted, so I got 10/10 today, but had no impact on that figure.) The fact that this pretty low correctness value is matched with a fairly high ranking means that a lot of players have appreciated the interest value of the quiz, even if they didn't already know the answers when they started.|
There is an art to googling for answers to match those in a given quiz - exactly what you enter in the search box can have a major impact on what you find!
Reply #3. Feb 26 11, 2:22 PM
I had not realised that the Aleutian Islands were part of the USA and that the string went from about 165 deg West across the 180 deg to 167 East, so Alaska has both the Westmost and the Eastmost parts of the USA, as well as the Northmost point |
Reply #4. Feb 27 11, 12:15 AM
Right! Me too. I got my World Atlas out to check and was surprised it's no contest. I can't remember ever hearing or reading about the life and the people there. |
Reply #5. Feb 27 11, 12:05 PM
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