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QCNs for Music Trivia and Quizzes

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Quiz Creation Guidelines are generic and apply to all categories in Quizzyland. The creation notes in here (see the six topics below) outline some of the peculiarities which apply only to quizzes in the Music category. Before you create a quiz, please play as many games as you can to familiarise yourself with the contents of Quiz Creation Guidelines and these Notes. Please do NOT write a quiz unless you've played some games and are familiar with the contents of the Guidelines and these Notes.

The most common errors are:
(a) time reference questions the answer is not a constant, and may change as time goes by,
(b) linked questions inter-dependent questions are not allowed, each question must stand on its own two feet,
(c) date stamping of questions with 'as of 2003' which results in questions going stale,
(d) inadequate or an absence of blurbs explaining the answer don't leave players hanging, wondering why the answer is correct, and
(e) writing a quiz in the present tense should be avoided, write it in the past tense if at all possible.

Minor typos and spelling errors in quizzes are usually corrected by Editors before going online, but quizzes with a significant number of errors will be returned, as will quizzes which do not adhere to the Quiz Creation Guidelines and these Notes.

  • Song and album titles: Tiltes and lyrics must be in quotation marks unless they are standing alone as an entire answer. This is easier if you think of quotation marks as italics for titles.
  • Fill-in-the-blank answers: These must not have quotation marks or other punctuation - and remember that we no longer accept quizzes with several fill in the blank answers. As a general rule, use them very sparingly and only with clearcut answers.
  • Quizzes with ten or more questions: Althought these must now have interesting info for all of the questions, the Editors may request still more interesting info at their discretion.
  • Interesting info: Answer blurbs must be in complete sentences and should go beyond simply giving the title of a song or album - remember, explaining an answer (and why the other three alternatives are wrong) this is often the most important part of a quiz, so put some time into it.
    Mixed Quizzes - Mixed quizzes must be on a real mixture of bands, not just two or three. No more than two questions about any one band, in a mixed quiz.
  • Quizzes under construction: Please note that quizzes which have not been submitted after 2 months will be deleted. If you would like more time to create your quiz, add the words *Please do not delete or something similar to the title of your quiz.
  • Rejection of quizzes by Editors: If your quiz is rejected, don't get upset - make the suggested changes and resubmit. If you don't understand the rejection note, reply to the editor and politely ask for help and clarification. We will make sure that anyone who puts some effort forward will get his or her quiz online and will offer any help we can.
  • Correction Notes: When filing a correction with the author of a quiz, keep in mind that this is a fun site, not a competition and the points earned are just for fun. Also keep in mind that there are many children and young adults making some of these quizzes so try to 'cut them some slack' about their errors. Rude and offensive remarks (even if they are to your friends) will be reported to the webmaster and could result in your suspension, or ejection, from this site. When making a correction, make certain your information is correct and be sure to include the question number so we can find the error. All error reports will be evaluated. Above all, have fun and enjoy this site!

    Do not submit quizzes with the following: offensive language or material, long or hard-to-spell fill-in-the-blank answers, questions asking for track numbers or song lengths (they may vary from country to country) on an album, questions asking for shortest or longest songs on an album, or silly answers (like 'who cares,' 'I don't know,' etc.). Please put your quizzes in an appropriate sub-category! If you reference a chart position as part of the question or interesting info, you must tell the chart (for example, "Billboard") and the year. Quizzes on single songs are extremely difficult to write; please don't try this until you have some experience as a quiz writer. Test your knowledge by taking the quiz called "How to Make a Good Music Quiz" (see below).

    2 quizzes and 20 trivia questions.
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      How to Make a Good Music Quiz great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
    I thought I'd make a quiz to help people learn how to make quizzes about music, one of everyone's favorite topics.
    Average, 10 Qns, bullymom, Mar 13 14
    6969 plays
      Is My Music Quiz Ready to Submit? popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
    Here's a tune-up for music quiz creators in particular from the editors' room.
    Average, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Jul 22 17
    Bruyere editor
    Jul 22 17
    4332 plays
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