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Wordle by Wardle Trivia Quiz

Have you played the daily Wordle game today? Developed by Welsh software engineer Josh Wardle, Wordle has taken the internet by storm in late 2021. This quiz tests your knowledge on this viral word game's engaging gameplay and humble origin. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by Matthew_07. Estimated time: 3 mins.

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Time
3 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
408,269
Updated
Mar 01 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. The ultimate goal of Wordle is to guess a pre-determined word of how many letters? Hint

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Question 2 of 10
2. In a game of Wordle, players are given a maximum of how many attempts to reveal the mystery word? Hint

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Question 3 of 10
3. After every attempt, each letter will be marked using which three different colors (in default mode)? Hint

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4. The gameplay of Wordle is similar to which of the following TV game shows? Hint

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Question 5 of 10
5. Can players key in random combination of letters (for example, AGHKL) in each guess?

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6. By excluding obscure words, the initial list of the 12,000 potential answers to be used in the Wordle game was reduced to approximately how many words in the original version of the game? Hint

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7. The game developer Josh Wardle created the Wordle game for Palak Shah, who played an instrumental role in the creation of the Wordle game. Who was she? Hint

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Question 8 of 10
8. In January 2022, which mass media company acquired Wordle from Josh Wardle? Hint

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Question 9 of 10
9. An elegant algorithm that can be used to solve a game of Wordle is popularized by British content creator and mathematics educator Grant Sanderson, who relates the algorithm with which mathematical concept that deals with digital data and entropy?

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Question 10 of 10
10. American media website CNET has listed the following two words - AUDIO and STARE, as of great significance in the gameplay of Wordle. Why is it so?

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The ultimate goal of Wordle is to guess a pre-determined word of how many letters?

In a game of Wordle, players need to guess a pre-determined 5-letter word. Though the creator of the game, Josh Wardle, is Welsh, the word game uses American spelling. Wardle created the first prototype of Wordle in 2013 while working as an artist at Reddit.
2. In a game of Wordle, players are given a maximum of how many attempts to reveal the mystery word?

Ideally speaking, players would attempt to guess the mystery words in as few attempts as possible. If all six attempts are unsuccessful, the screen will reveal the mystery word.
3. After every attempt, each letter will be marked using which three different colors (in default mode)?

A green tile indicates that the letter appears in the mystery word and it is located in the correct position. A yellow tile implies that the letter appears in the mystery word, but it is located in a different position. A gray tile means that the letter does not appear anywhere in the mystery word.

There is also a high contrast mode for color-blind players that uses orange instead of green and a light blue instead of yellow.
4. The gameplay of Wordle is similar to which of the following TV game shows?

The TV game show "Lingo" premiered in September 1987. The show was hosted by Michael Reagan, who was the adopted son of the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan.
5. Can players key in random combination of letters (for example, AGHKL) in each guess?

Each guess must be a valid, proper 5-letter word. For example, the words "APPLE" and "HOUSE" are allowed, whereas random combination of letters, such as "AGHKL" and "VWXYZ", are not allowed.
6. By excluding obscure words, the initial list of the 12,000 potential answers to be used in the Wordle game was reduced to approximately how many words in the original version of the game?

The game creator Josh Wardle enlisted the help of Palak Shah to identify the list of obscure words. All the 12,000 5-letter words are valid guesses, but upon removing obscure words, only 2,315 words have been included as potential answers in the original version of the game. In addition, certain sensitive and offensive words have also been removed from the game's dictionary.
7. The game developer Josh Wardle created the Wordle game for Palak Shah, who played an instrumental role in the creation of the Wordle game. Who was she?

Both Josh Wardle and Palak Shah are avid fans of "The New York Times Spelling Bee" and "The New York Times crossword puzzle" word games. In October 2021, Wardle revisited the Wordle prototype that he had developed back in 2013. In the same month, he made the word game available publicly.
8. In January 2022, which mass media company acquired Wordle from Josh Wardle?

Answer: The New York Times Company

The Wordle word game was acquired by The New York Times Company on January 31, 2022, for "an undisclosed price in the low-seven figures." Wordle was officially featured on the website of "The New York Times" on February 10, 2022.
9. An elegant algorithm that can be used to solve a game of Wordle is popularized by British content creator and mathematics educator Grant Sanderson, who relates the algorithm with which mathematical concept that deals with digital data and entropy?