With the advent of technology and various board games, trivia games have gained massive popularity and always stay in trend. You might be thinking that a trivia quiz is just another old thing that will automatically become obsolete with the advancement of time. However, this is far from true as trivia quizzes can provide you with a lot of fun if you play them the right way.
Start with easy questions
The reason we want to start with easy questions is that we will cover the more difficult topics in the future. Starting out with a very detailed and complex question can be frustrating; it can lead to stress and make you feel like giving up.
If you begin with easy questions, such as “What is your name?” or “What day is it today?” you will gradually build your confidence, which will help you tackle harder problems later. This also helps us understand how much information is available about the person, which will help us ask better questions.
It is important to remember that the more information you have, the better able you are to formulate effective questions.
When you’re first getting to know someone, it can be difficult to know what to say and how to start a conversation.
Here’s a list of questions that can help:
- What do you like? People love to talk about themselves, and they love it even more when someone is interested in what they have to say. Starting a conversation by asking someone what they like is an easy way to get started.
- What’s your passion? This is another good question for getting to know someone. Everyone has something they are passionate about, whether it’s their job or a hobby or their family or something else. When you ask this question, be sure to listen carefully and make eye contact as the person responds. It’s also important not to interrupt them if they go off on a tangent — just let them finish and then ask them to come back to the original question.
- Tell me about your family/job/hobbies/life/etc… This question is great because it gives the other person an opportunity to tell you anything they want. Asking this question gives the other person the chance to decide what they want to tell you instead of having some sort of agenda with the questions you ask them.
Add some factoids to the mix for older adults
What do I mean by “factoids”? Facts, or alleged facts, that are interesting but not true. The classic example is the name “Ginger Rogers.” It was said that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels.
A duller but equally fictitious factoid is that Eskimos have a hundred words for snow. You can find factoids about any subject you like, including your own field of study. For example, I recently read that if I really understood economics, I would agree with supply-side economics and disagree with Keynesian economics.
Get tricky for trivia pros!
Most people focus on finding little-known but fascinating trivia facts. But if you’re more of a trivia pro, there are other, sneakier ways to win your game of trivial pursuit.Read more: Tips in Choosing The Right Early Learning Centre
No matter what game you’re playing, the goal is to get the most points. And there’s one easy way to get more of them: Be tricky.
Here are some warning signs that you might be up to something fishy:
- You’re quizzed on the most obscure information in the category.
- The answer choices are all too obvious (or not obvious at all).
- You can’t find any information for some of the questions anywhere on the Internet; they seem made-up or impossible to confirm.
- The questions are out of order or appear in a random order every time you play (in online games) or on every new card (in real life).
- You get an answer wrong and lose points, only to be told by your opponent that he got it wrong too — and doesn’t lose points for it.
- You get an answer wrong and lose points, only to be told by your opponent that he was just testing you and didn’t really know the answer himself either.