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Symbols Blitz Quiz
Created May 27, 2012 in
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Featured Jun 11, 2012
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May 31st, 2012 at 13:16 GMT
Ankh and Yin Yang have always been two of my favorite symbols. And as simple as it is, I like the asterisk as well. I learned some new symbols today. Thanks!
May 31st, 2012 at 15:58 GMT
interrobang! my second favorite punctuation mark! :D
May 31st, 2012 at 16:04 GMT
The male and female symbols were originally the alchemist symbols for Mars and Venus respectively, but I guess their original meaning is now all but gone.
May 31st, 2012 at 21:29 GMT
Could we get another 1-2 minutes please? Other than that, great quiz!
Jun 1st, 2012 at 08:14 GMT
Great game. I should know more of my symbols. Can we please have another minute or two
Jun 1st, 2012 at 10:49 GMT
Baz: Great game. The first time I took it, I lollygagged not realizing we had just one minute. The second time, I rushed and still didn't come close to finishing. One more minute might be nice - or a few fewer symbols. I don't want to make it too easy, but boy, it seems darn near impossible to get all at its current time setting.
Jun 1st, 2012 at 11:24 GMT
Well that was a whoopsie. It used to be 2 minutes until people asked for more time. I tried to add a minute but clearly turned into an idiot on the edit page and
a minute instead. Sorry about that recent players.
Jun 1st, 2012 at 18:10 GMT
Wow, didn't realize the music notes (quarter note and eighth note) had other meanings. You learn something new everyday!
Jun 1st, 2012 at 23:42 GMT
Fun quiz! A good mix of different 'types' of symbols.
Jun 2nd, 2012 at 02:44 GMT
Well, guess I need to learn chess. .-. Also, that interrobang looks and sounds awesome. Wonder what kind of punctuation it's used for.
Jun 4th, 2012 at 02:27 GMT
@Chris968: the music notes don't have other meanings, just other names. "crotchet" and "quaver" are the names of the quarter and eighth notes respectively.
@sapphire_blu2: the interrobang is kind of what it looks like: it's used wherever you'd use "?!" or "!?", to indicate that a sentence is both a question and an exclamation.
Jun 4th, 2012 at 02:45 GMT
The interrobang has to be the best punctuation mark ever made
Jun 4th, 2012 at 20:37 GMT
I managed to get every 50/50 option the wrong way round, got my king and queen, male and female and crotchet and quaver all mixed up...
Jun 5th, 2012 at 18:20 GMT
Half of them only appear as squares on my computer - is this supposed to happen?
Jun 5th, 2012 at 18:30 GMT
@NightLizard: No, it's not. What OS and web browser are you using? They are all fairly common unicode characters that should be available on the vast majority of machines. Is anyone else getting the same problem and can you figure out which symbols aren't appearing for you?
Jun 7th, 2012 at 02:18 GMT
Could you possibly add in parentheses for crotchet and quaver, quarter-note and eighth-note respectively, as they are known in the U.S.?
Jun 7th, 2012 at 20:35 GMT
So annoying, coluldnt see some of the symbols.. but from what i managed of it, great quiz!!
Jun 9th, 2012 at 20:29 GMT
@bazmerelda - Windows XP, and Google Chrome. Oh, wait, tried it on Mozilla and it works fine. I'll play it on that :)
Jun 9th, 2012 at 20:32 GMT
-Oh wait, no, sorry. Still not working. The 1st, 6th, 8th-11th, 16th-20th, and the last 2 all appear as boxes.
Jun 9th, 2012 at 23:29 GMT
Darn. I have no idea what it could be then. Sorry. I am on XP with just the basic fonts installed. I've tested the quiz on PCs running XP, Windows 7, a Macbook and on an iPod touch. Also tried a few different browsers. All worked fine for me - the problem seems to be affecting a small minority at the moment. I would offer to swap the offending characters out but there is no guarantee that whatever new symbols I found would display for everyone either. Also I think I have the quiz set to random order so the numbers you've given me will change every time. I can only apologise for now.
Jun 10th, 2012 at 13:21 GMT
No worries - thank you anyway. :)
Game published: Jun 11th, 2012 at 17:03 GMT
Jun 11th, 2012 at 17:19 GMT
I had a feeling this one would get published. Awesome quiz!
Jun 11th, 2012 at 17:21 GMT
most of the symbols appeared as two parallel lines. :(
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Jun 11th, 2012 at 17:40 GMT
A very good quiz. Somewhat unfriendly to Americans, though. Crotchet...
Jun 11th, 2012 at 17:58 GMT
@OtakuMom: It seems to be a problem on a small minority of PCs that not all of the characters are installed. I would recommend playing on a smartphone or iPod touch if you have access to one. The clickable format works really well on them and the iPod I tested it on had all of the characters available.
@Ciamoley: Well Eighth Note and Quarter Note just don't sound as fun do they‽ A lot of the symbols have a few different names and I just had to make a choice. I chose the name which wasn't a total giveaway for the musical notes. There are plenty of other quizzes packed with American culture and language.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 18:07 GMT
Jun 11th, 2012 at 18:14 GMT
I thought a sigma was like a capital M, turned sideways.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 18:16 GMT
In all my years as a musician in Canada and the U.S. I'd never heard the term "crotchet" in reference to a quarter note. You learn something new every day.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 18:16 GMT
@cmkeller: I think the symbol in the quiz is like a lower-case sigma. But I could be wrong.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 18:17 GMT
@cmkeller The capital sigma looks like that, the one in this quiz is lower case.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 18:29 GMT
Jun 11th, 2012 at 18:34 GMT
@WyattsTorch And I have never heard of a "quarter note". Also, you could've used the sigma which you use at the end of a word, to really confuse people. :P
Jun 11th, 2012 at 18:35 GMT
Jun 11th, 2012 at 18:50 GMT
I love Sporcle! I learn new things! :) I knew what a "pilcrow" was but had never heard that term. I never heard of or saw an "interrobang" and now I love it completely--the usage, the symbol, the word!
Jun 11th, 2012 at 19:38 GMT
Interrobang ... is that like something in a porno movie when the hot cop arrests someone and questions them?!
Jun 11th, 2012 at 20:26 GMT
Interrobang is quite clearly the greatest word ever.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 20:28 GMT
@Bonniett-I know. I just found out what and interrobang was too, and we totally need to make it more mainstream. It would come in handy, since writing both a question mark and an excalamation point at the end of a sentence does look kind of awkward.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 20:39 GMT
All these years I had the King and Queen symbols backwards. Good thing I don't play chess.
Jun 11th, 2012 at 20:44 GMT
Great quiz. I surprised myself and was able to guess a lot of the ones I didn't know. I got king and queen mixed up initially, but the only other two I missed were the music notes. . . and I'm a musician! Haha!
Jun 11th, 2012 at 20:53 GMT
Fun quiz. But are all of these considered "symbols"? (I wanted to put an interrobang there, but didn't know how).‽ It seems to me, some of these are more properly referred to as diacritical marks, logograms or other typographical characters (including ampersand, tilde, caret, pilcrow, interrobang), but not really "symbolic" of anything. One can make an argument for the Greek letters since they are common symbols in Math, physics, etc (but you could have even made those more apropos to the topic of "symbols" by offering clues like: "geometric angle", "standard deviation", "extent of reaction", etc, for which the included Greek letters are, in fact, symbols.
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