Movie Quotes: Jeopardy Style: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is Movie Quotes: Jeopardy Style by Sporcle User cowtown.

What’s the Quiz About?

It’s our two favorite things, movie quotes and Alex Trebek. This quiz takes movie quotes to a whole new level. As any Jeopardy watcher knows, the show is formatted kind of differently than other game shows. You get a statement or description, and you have to answer in the form of a question. For example, if the description was ‘The best trivia site ever,’ the answer would be ‘What is Sporcle.com?’ All the questions in this quiz are based off the most famous movie quotes around, so even people who aren’t movie buffs will have a good time playing it.


New Badges: Foodamental, Elite Trendsetter, and Señor Badge

A quiz a day keeps the doctor away. Stay healthy by getting these badges.

foodamentalFoodamental: You’ll have to eat all your food groups (yes, even vegetables) to be truly foodamental. Play 100 quizzes that are tagged ‘food‘ and you’ll receive this badge. Just try not to get too hungry on the way.

EliteTrendsetterElite Trendsetter: Everything spread by word of mouth, even badges. You can get this badge by referring 15 people to Sporcle (Go to your profile to credit the Sporcle user who referred you).

senor_badgeSeñor Badge: Mexico has given us lots of things, from mariachi music to piñatas. Join the fiesta by getting more than 50% on States of Mexico, Country Quiz: Mexico and Populous Mexican Cities.

As always, check the badge page for the latest updates.

Anything but Harry Potter: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is Anything but Harry Potter by Sporcle User Serena00.

What’s the Quiz About?

Attention Potterheads of the world, here’s a quiz that will both entertain and exasperate you. All this quiz asks you to do is click all the buttons that aren’t Harry Potter characters. You’ll have to click your way through characters from other book series, real people, and even holidays. It’s a blitz, with only two minutes to click 130 non-Harry Potter characters. That means you’ll have to get more than one answer per second if you want to get 100%. You have to work fast, but try not to panic and click Hermione by mistake.


New Badges: Shark Bait, Bastille Day, and Concentration Frustration

Time to sink or swim with these new badges.

SharkBaitShark Bait: Whether it’s Jaws, Bruce, or Katy Perry’s left shark, sharks can be kind of scary. Conquer your fears and earn this badge; you’ll need to get 50% or more on Shark Attack!, Shark Week, and Shark Anatomy.

LeQuatorzeJuilletBastille Day: The storming of the Bastille happened almost 226 years ago, in 1789. To commemorate this event, get this badge by playing French History Match-Up, Bastille Day, and Countries of the French Empire on July 14.

ConcentrationFrustrationConcentration Frustration: Try not to pull out your hair or bang your head on the wall, this badge may be a little bit infuriating. Get 100% on Clickable Concentration, and you’ll receive this badge.

As always, check the badge page for the latest updates.

Decreasing Pacific Coastline Challenge: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is Decreasing Pacific Coastline Challenge by Sporcle User sproutcm.

What’s the Quiz About?

Summer is in full-swing now, it’s time to go to the beach, swim in the waves, and build a sandcastle or two. Not every state has a beach, but 5 US states border the Pacific Ocean, and this quiz asks you to put them in order from the longest Pacific coastline to the shortest. It’s a minefield, so be careful before you click. You’ll get the length of the coastline as a hint, which may help you out if you’re in a pickle. Don’t forget about Hawaii; there are more islands than you think! Just sit back, relax, and take a stroll on the sand.


New Badges: World Builder, Top of the Charts, and Give it a Try, July

Build up your badge count with these new badges.

WorldBuilder3World Builder: The world is kind of like a puzzle, with each country as its own puzzle piece. We need your help to put the world back together again. Get your World Builder badge by having 5 Geography quizzes published.

TopOfTheChartsTop of the Charts: You don’t have to be as talented as Beyoncé to make it to the top of the charts. Just play 50 Billboard quizzes and you’ll have your own claim to fame. Feel free to sing along while you play, though.

GiveItATryJuly2Give it a Try, July: During the summer, we like to take it slower. It’s summer, everyone deserves a bit of rest and relaxation. To get the July badge, all you have to do is play 250 quizzes and get more than 50% on them during July.

As always, check the badge page for the latest updates.

Word Ladder Contest: June Boon

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Hello All!

It’s SproutCM, and it has been over 4 years since I blogged about word ladders at Sporcle. Since then, Sporcle has published over 1,500 word ladders on the site as part of the Daily Dose.

Why word ladders?

Word ladders must be published every day, so these quizzes are the ideal ‘gateway’ to start making quizzes at Sporcle and trying to get them published. I love word ladders because every one of them is different, they challenge your brain, and anyone can make them.

June Boon Contest

Last week I opened up a new Word Ladder contest on Sporcle University. The title of the Ladder Contest is called June Boon because all the ladders have to have two-word rhyming titles. (Note: The image at the top of the quiz is a ‘visual word ladder’ to connect JUNE to BOON for you.)

Already 32 different ladders have been submitted by 19 different users, five of whom have never made a word ladder before.

If you’re interested, visit the links below. You can contact me directly from there for help or if you have questions. There are still two weeks left until the contest ends at the end of June, so I expect many new ladders are still to come.

Contest Voting & Results

At the beginning of July, we’ll have a week of voting for people to pick their three favorite ladders. While being selected as a favorite is a ‘badge‘ honor, the real honor is we are going to work hard to get as many of these ladders published for new and old users alike. This is proud moment you can share with friends and family, or you can just be happy you’re working on your Published, Homepage Hero, Fun Supply or Crazy Ivan badges!

Extra Info

Also all of the information about the contest and entries can be found at Sporcle University (a Google group for people very interested in Sporcle things). So, if you’re interested in entering the contest, looking at the entries, or offering feedback to the ones that are there, all of that will be greatly appreciated.

Below are two links, one to the Sporcle University posting about the contest and another that is a list of all the entries so far in one easy place.

Sporcle U Contest Announcement and Thread
List of Word Ladder Entries

Is It in the USA?: The Sporcle Featured Quiz of the Week

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We think all our featured quizzes are great, but once a week we find a quiz published within the last 7 days that went the extra mile.

This week’s quiz is Is It in the USA? by Sporcle User EddieQ22.

What’s the Quiz About?

The USA is a big place, spanning over 3 million square miles, so there’s got to be a lot of sites to see in it. When given a list of famous locations, including both man-made and natural, can you click the ones that are located in the USA. You’re likely to have heard of many of these places, but knowing where they are is a whole other story. Rest easy though, in this quiz are some of the most famous sites in the world, and whether you’ve been to them or not, there are surely a few easy ones to get you started. And when you’re done, you’ll be left with a list of stops for your next road trip.


New Badges: Sunday Funday, Techie, and The Pontiff-icator

What a lovely day for more badges.

s9FpWrmtBtVad8PBWFvPhCfLnyPwARakZ-9iyhthXxwSunday Funday: If you like clowning around, or if you just like clowns, then we have a badge for you! Spend some time goofing off on Sunday – if you play 15 Just For Fun quizzes, this badge is your reward.

HJw7RWB5VVUN2TzjWOlysRAq3iKcx8X3CDgEItum9L4Techie: The first step to getting this badge is to get on your computer… which you already are, so you’ve got a head start! Earn this new badge by playing 25 Computer quizzes. Step aside, Bill Gates, the real techies are coming through!

qfW-gVj7sTHeVn661VKq5uZhhN6U6YcIhujD4fmBPxIThe Pontiff-icator: No, we don’t need you to talk a lot or even preach to earn this one. But you will need to earn 100% on Names of Popes. If you manage the feat, you’ll get a sweet hat… in badge form.

As always, check the badge page for the latest updates.

New Feature Alert: Connect With Google

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We added a brand new feature today that should make those of you with a Google account happy. We’ve added a 1-click sign in with Google to our login page. Just click the big red button, approve the connection and it’ll be smooth sailing from then on. If you have yet to make a Sporcle account, clicking this button will get you signed up as well.

If you have any questions, comments, or issues using the new Google sign-in button. Let us know at our feedback page.