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Wowbagger

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Random online quizzes
« on: 30 May, 2022, 05:22:43 pm »
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Steph

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #1 on: 20 July, 2022, 03:24:29 am »
Got 15/18; the ones I got wrong were the decimetre, the pecks, the grains.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #2 on: 11 December, 2022, 07:23:59 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/games/2022/dec/11/quiz-of-the-year-how-well-do-you-remember-2022?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

2022 Quiz of the Year. 9/30 for me.

I don’t think I knew any of the answers so scoring over 25% is a bonus, given that there were 4 possible answers provided for each question.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #3 on: 20 December, 2022, 12:19:00 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/dec/20/fingers-on-your-buzzers-its-joe-lycetts-quiz-of-the-year

Joe Lycett's Quiz of the Year.

11/20. I think all the answers I got right, I knew. None of the guesses.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #4 on: 20 December, 2022, 12:27:32 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/games/2022/dec/11/quiz-of-the-year-how-well-do-you-remember-2022?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

2022 Quiz of the Year. 9/30 for me.

I don’t think I knew any of the answers so scoring over 25% is a bonus, given that there were 4 possible answers provided for each question.
11/30.

I only knew three.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #5 on: 20 December, 2022, 12:33:20 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/dec/20/fingers-on-your-buzzers-its-joe-lycetts-quiz-of-the-year

Joe Lycett's Quiz of the Year.

11/20. I think all the answers I got right, I knew. None of the guesses.
10/20.  I knew 6.
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Jaded

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #6 on: 20 December, 2022, 04:57:42 pm »
12/30

Yay!
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Wowbagger

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #7 on: 25 December, 2022, 12:14:29 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/24/nature-news-quiz-of-the-year-aoe

13/25. Some educated guesswork, but quite a few I already knew.
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Snakehips

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #8 on: 25 December, 2022, 04:58:36 pm »
13 here too. My shame knows no bounds.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #9 on: 25 December, 2022, 05:43:49 pm »
To my shame, I scored something like 10  :-[

Wowbagger

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #10 on: 04 February, 2023, 07:59:58 am »
3/10 for me.

“Oh dear!” admonished the Graun’s Virtual Schoolma’am.

I thought that was pretty good tbh.  I was confident of two of my right answers and the other was a lucky guess.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #11 on: 23 February, 2023, 08:37:59 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/feb/23/a-proud-shark-an-uncertain-scientist-and-a-broken-dog-statue-take-the-thursday-quiz

6/15!

One lucky guess. The rest I could either work out or remembered reading somewhere, eg the smashed balloon dog artist. Wouldn't have got their name without it being multiple choice.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #12 on: 03 March, 2023, 10:53:39 am »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-64825206

4/7

I knew three of the answers so that's about right.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #13 on: 09 March, 2023, 10:18:43 pm »
I just hit 17 on today's Wordiply. Highest up to that point was 13. Quite chuffed with that.

However, in arithmetic that makes you cringe, I'm told that "Your best guess was more than 100% as long as the longest common word!?"
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Wowbagger

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #14 on: 22 March, 2023, 10:07:15 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/mar/22/football-quiz-can-you-identify-these-stadiums-and-pitches-close-to-water

10/18 for me. Not bad, considering I had never heard of some of the football clubs mentioned.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #15 on: 13 April, 2023, 09:46:54 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/apr/13/the-guardian-thursday-quiz-general-knowledge-topical-news-trivia-103

3/15.

one I knew, one was a lucky guess, the other a maths question in which my answer made sense to me but I had no knowledge which allowed me to confirm it. It was the deceleration one. I should have got the probability one, but failed to consider all the possibilities and just guessed.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #16 on: 20 April, 2023, 01:39:20 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/apr/20/the-guardian-thursday-quiz-general-knowledge-topical-news-trivia-104

11/15. Probably my best score ever, and none of them was a wild guess.

Edit: yes it was: the flag question. I know pretty much nothing about flags.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #17 on: 12 May, 2023, 12:10:29 pm »
If you do the Guardian Quiz on a Thursday, you can expect similar, if not identical, questions in the BBC's Friday Quiz.

Wowbagger

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #18 on: 12 May, 2023, 02:06:26 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2023/may/11/the-guardian-thursday-quiz-general-knowledge-topical-news-trivia-107

7/14 for me today. I think I knew 3 or 4 and was luckier than usual with the rest.

For a bonus point, guess which question made me laugh out loud. ;)
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #20 on: 25 May, 2023, 09:46:18 pm »
12/15

i guess i guessed better than you.

Wowbagger

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #21 on: 25 May, 2023, 10:20:57 pm »
Be my guessed.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #23 on: 15 September, 2023, 02:55:27 pm »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-66808672

1/7 for me there. I didn't know any of the answers and was even below par with my wild guesses.
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Re: Random online quizzes
« Reply #24 on: 15 September, 2023, 03:09:33 pm »
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