What Category for City Quiz?

Posted by: malama

What Category for City Quiz? - Thu Jan 24 2013 07:07 AM

I am almost done writing a quiz about my home town, questions are not about geographical features, but rather about anecdotal and quirky facts, specialties, little bit of history, festivals... the stuff that would interest me to know about a city I intend to visit, maybe live in.
You might debate, that questions like that are to obscure for most of the players, but I intend to give good hints and provide information with the answers.
I saw some quizzes like that in the category geography, but when I wanted to start editing, I was advised to rather use the category world. Alas, I can't find a fitting subcategory (cultures is more about local or global customs, world sites is about castles, bridges, but never cities).

What category should I use? Or maybe there needs to be new one?

Thanks if you take the time to help me with this one.
M.
Posted by: gtho4

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Thu Jan 24 2013 08:17 AM

Try the Mixed category over in General
sub-category: Mixed Other Countries
Posted by: malama

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Thu Jan 24 2013 08:25 AM

Mixed category is closed to me, as this would be my first quiz.
Posted by: LadyCaitriona

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Thu Jan 24 2013 09:42 AM

The quiz I wrote about my hometown (which also does not focus on its geography) is currently in the Geography category > Canada > Ontario. Should it be moved?
Posted by: kyleisalive

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Thu Jan 24 2013 11:29 AM

Originally Posted By: LadyCaitriona
The quiz I wrote about my hometown (which also does not focus on its geography) is currently in the Geography category > Canada > Ontario. Should it be moved?


Ditto.

Though mine IS technically more about geography and places in the city.
Posted by: looney_tunes

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Thu Jan 24 2013 12:12 PM

I made the questions about the history of the area, so my 'hometown' quiz is in History.
Posted by: guitargoddess

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Thu Jan 24 2013 01:14 PM

Originally Posted By: kyleisalive
Originally Posted By: LadyCaitriona
The quiz I wrote about my hometown (which also does not focus on its geography) is currently in the Geography category > Canada > Ontario. Should it be moved?


Ditto.


Ditto times 2
Posted by: Tizzabelle

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Sun Jan 27 2013 03:02 PM

The current Geography guidelines are that 7 of 10 questions are to be geography based i.e. about cities, rivers, lakes, mountains, climate etc. If we had 10 questions about sport stars, movies, food, religion etc, it does become a general quiz with very little relationship to geography. However, there is often a way of turning a question around to make it relate to geography. For instance, using Sydney as an example, the question
"Which sport is most frequently played at Telstra Stadium in winter?" is a sport question. You can turn it around though to ask
"Rugby league is played frequently at Telstra Stadium. In which suburb of Sydney, close to the Parramatta River, would you find the stadium?" Bingo, you've got yourself a geography question. smile
Posted by: nautilator

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Sun Jan 27 2013 09:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Tizzabelle
If we had 10 questions about sport stars, movies, food, religion etc, it does become a general quiz with very little relationship to geography.

Are you sure? I know that when I play geography sets during the global challenges they end up asking things like festivals, famous food, and all sorts of cultural geography questions about a place, rather than natural or constructed geography.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Sun Jan 27 2013 10:07 PM

The Geography sets in the GC are drawn from all the possible quizzes, and all of the questions in those quizzes, including the allowed "non-geographic" questions, so yes, you will see them. The restriction has not always been in place, either, so the questions you see could come from older quizzes.
Posted by: JanIQ

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Mon Jan 28 2013 01:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Tizzabelle
The current Geography guidelines are that 7 of 10 questions are to be geography based i.e. about cities, rivers, lakes, mountains, climate etc. If we had 10 questions about sport stars, movies, food, religion etc, it does become a general quiz with very little relationship to geography. However, there is often a way of turning a question around to make it relate to geography. For instance, using Sydney as an example, the question
"Which sport is most frequently played at Telstra Stadium in winter?" is a sport question. You can turn it around though to ask
"Rugby league is played frequently at Telstra Stadium. In which suburb of Sydney, close to the Parramatta River, would you find the stadium?" Bingo, you've got yourself a geography question. smile


And the reworded question is a lot more interesting, too.
Posted by: gracious1

Re: What Category for City Quiz? - Mon Jan 28 2013 05:01 PM

This is an interesting discussion. There are a number of Geography quizzes that don't limit themselves to geography, however, probably from a time when rules/criteria were less strictly enforced? Also, the subcategory Cities of World in the Geography category seems to have quizzes that are hybrid of Geography and World subcategories, IMHO -- which I see as a good thing as there some good quizzes in there, and I hope to write one for that category eventually. :-)