I hope you get an answer so I can learn, too. Obvious they know the answers, but even when I know the answers I can't do anything THAT fast!|
Reply #1. Feb 04 12, 2:14 PM
I think it may have something to do with with the way you read the questions,instead of reading the whole question,reading the key words instead of taking the time to read it all,recognizing repeat questions and the answer,and reading quickly.|
However,if English is not your first language,this can be difficult to do consistently.
On a related note,there are probably many Jeopardy fans here who watch the show and see that they read the answers quicker than Alex Trebek when they come up on the screen and answer,in the form of a question,faster then the contestants,and amaze the people you're watching the show with,which is always a boost to the ego,mine anyways.:)
Reply #2. Feb 04 12, 4:48 PM
There are a handful of categories that I can whip through, my best ones are the decade music categories. I was immersed in the music field in by formidable years, so much so I was the sole employee for our local record store. We weren't an audiophile record store, but we would special order whatever people would want. But people's tastes in small towns were pretty mainstream, so I wanted to know mainstream to perform well in the store. That knowledge has stuck with me for years. So I can process a title of a song in split second time to know who the person is who sings it. And most of those questions will be titles of songs with the answer being who sang it. |
My most important thing I got better on is the scroll wheel. If you can get that finger motion to where you are moving two questions at a time, you can zip through your process pretty fast. Don't read full questions, guide your eyes to the most important part of information which will likely be in quotes. Base your guess on that, and 98 times out of 100 it will be right. NOW...it doesn't always work like that. Sometimes you'll miss a "NOT" in the question, and look for the right answer when you should be looking for a wrong. When you striving for speed, you don't notice that three answers are right, so you pick one and get it wrong. Those will gnaw at you for a while, but you move past it and get 'em next time. It would be an interesting psych test to film someone's eyes and hand and screen to see how their brain process gets 15 of 15 in 25 seconds. I have done it, but only on certain categories. Hope this helps.
Reply #3. Feb 07 12, 9:11 PM
With "Jeopardy!": read the end of the question and hear Alex reading the first, one can usually answer before he finishes.|
Same goes for here: the question is usually phrased at the end, or in the second sentence. A portion are instantly answerable because all the keywords are in the question part, some require a fraction of a second of searching back for the remaining keyword(s).
Depending on the category, sometimes just looking at the answers alone is enough, some wrong answers are obviously wrong. Also, you can usually spot an "all of these" in the answers before reading the question. Click on those as it's usually right, and saves a lot of time.
Along with finding the keywords ASAP, working the scroll wheel perfectly is key, as Spaudrey said.
Reply #4. Feb 21 12, 12:42 AM
With some categories that I am deeply familiar with, I sometimes don't even look at the questions - I sort of 'reverse engineer' the process in a way. Usually I can glean the answer from the question choices, but this has to be a category I really know well. Practice with the Easy - Literature.|
Reply #5. Feb 25 12, 5:53 PM
If you have been playing in funtrivia for a long time, there are times when, just by looking at the question, you know already know the answer without reading the whole question. In literature, for example, there are questions wherein I only saw a word in the question and the answer is automatically recalled. Well, my advice is; play funtrivia always and choose categories wisely. I have been playing for three months already and I learned a lot of things and met a lot of people. |
Reply #6. Apr 05 13, 2:30 AM
Another handy little tip. If you see "All of the above/these" as one of the answers, click it. It's the correct choice about 98% of the time.|
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