Sporcle’s 8-Question Quiz Contest

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It’s been waaaaaay too long since we’ve had a quiz contest. So we thought, let’s change that! This contest is different from those in the past, because it’s an OctoQuiz Contest.

What’s OctoQuiz? It’s a new site we’re developing, that features 8-question quizzes. (You can read more about it in this blog post.) The Sporcle Staff have been having an OctoQuizmaking contest for the whole month of March. And we’re inviting you to join us for the final week.

The Rules: 

medal1. Go to the Create section, and click the ‘Create an Octoquiz’ button. (Or go directly to OctoQuiz here.)

2. Login with your Sporcle credentials.

3. Click ‘Create a Quiz’ and choose whether you want to make a Multiple Choice or Personality style quiz.

4. Experiment with the quiz format and add some images. When it’s ready to go, click the green ‘Publish Quiz’ button.

5. Come back to this blogpost and post your quiz in the comments.

Multiple entries are accepted, and you have until the end of March to submit them.

We’ll review all the quizzes, and the winning one will be promoted on the Sporcle homepage and the OctoQuiz Facebook page. Even if your quiz doesn’t win, there’s a good chance it will be published on OctoQuiz in the coming days and months.

And the most fun part is sharing these quizzes with family and friends. Share your quiz on Facebook or tweet it at someone you think will really enjoy it.

 

March Madness Minefield: 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 March Madness Minefield by Sporcle User 14bball21

About the Quizmaker

March Madness Minefield is 14bball21′s second published quiz, but he’s contributed 61 more, mostly about sports. He’s been on Sporcle since April 2011, and has played 3,622 quizzes since then. He’s also earned 18 badges. Thanks for making such great games, 14bball21!

What’s the Quiz About?

March Madness is called ‘Madness’ for a reason; people go crazy about the teams they follow. This quiz asks you to click the champions of the NCAA basketball tournament without clicking a school that hasn’t won. It’s a minefield, so it’d be good to be careful about which teams you click. It might be a good idea to go through all the schools once, only clicking the ones you’re sure about. Then you can take a second run-through of the schools you’re more iffy about. You should have more than enough time to take this quiz, with 8 minutes and only 35 teams to click. As March Madness continues this year, maybe we’ll have a new team to add to this quiz.

March Madness Minefield was played 38,178 times while it was featured on the front page, and it got a rating of 4.1.


New Badges: Space Invader, Beatlemania, and April Adventure

Sporcle… the final frontier…

SpaceInvader_1 (1)Space Invader:  This one is for anyone who ever wanted to be an astronaut. Test your knowledge of space exploration by taking the Smallest-to-Largest Planets, Phases of the Moon, Countries in Space, and Space Mammals quizzes. If you get 50% or better, you’ll earn this badge.

Beatlemania_2Beatlemania: Screaming rock and roll fans, rejoice! Get 100% on Beatles Albums to earn this badge. It’s going to be bigger than the Beatles’ fateful appearance on the Ed Sullivan show.

AprilAdventure_2April Adventure: Time for another monthly badge – for this one, play 25 quizzes from each of the following time limits: 1 minute, 2 minute, 3 minute, 4 minute, 5 minute, 6 minute, and 7 minute.

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

New Feature: Copy Your Quizzes

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Have you ever made an amazing quiz, and wanted to make a sequel with all the same settings and style? Now is your time. You can copy any of your own quizzes whether they are a draft, contributed or published. All you have to do is navigate to your game management dashboard, look for copy icon (right next to the edit game link), and you can start happily cloning quizzes all day long.

Just remember: Game play data, ratings and favorites are not copied along for the ride, but all other info, including answer data, and map marker locations, will be preserved in the new quiz.

Top 5 Comments of the Week (03/20)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Parts of a Circle

oli_by: Who was the roundest knight of the ‘Knights of the round table’? Sir Cumference of course. How did he get so round? He at too much pi…Happy pi day everyone!


2. From: 5-Letter Country Match-Up

PomonaI can’t believe I guessed Nauru before Italy, India, or China. Wow, I have spent a lot of time on Sporcle.


3. From: SNL Celebrity Impressions

ashbeekI guessed Justin Bieber for Ellen and I’m not ashamed to admit it.


4. From: Common ‘Other’ Language per State

mimsy137In a moment of weakness, I nearly typed in Canadian.


5. From: ‘S’ TV Shows by Picture II

WyattsTorchThat awkward moment when “Flipper” doesn’t apply, so you try “Slipper” out of desperation.

10 Things We Learned From Sporcle This Week

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Sporcle teaches us tons of stuff every day. If you share our thirst for knowledge, check out these 10 cool facts.

1) George Washington, Gandhi, and William Wallace share a common tie. Check out this quiz to find out what it is.

2) There’s more to the intestines than just “large” and “small”. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the Digestion Progression Challenge. Just don’t have any food around while you’re at it – the human body is completely disgusting.

3) Chicago has the 11th longest running St. Patrick’s Day parade in the US. Dying its river green is what helps keep Chicago’s parade particularly memorable.

111027276_da4da191024) UCLA has won March Madness more than any other team. Their controversial win this week means they might add another win to that number. The March Madness Minefield lists all winners of the NCAA tournament; can you pick them all?

5) The octopus is a master of disguise. Try your hand at Is That An Octopus? on Octoquiz, Sporcle’s newest feature!

hi-res-5d10fe5c665782cdbef8ca50a7f9d663_crop_north6) Languages spoken in the US aren’t just limited to English and Spanish. There are some surprising runners-up in the list of commonly spoken languages in each state – can you name them all?

7) It’s possible to represent entire movies using two pictures. Check out the 2-Word Movie Pictogram quiz for proof, then start asking why they spend millions of dollars on these stories instead.

c2fb4633dffbd8f43d9b1f9c306a3eb38) Telling the difference between Muhammad Ali and Captain Kirk is surprisingly tricky. They’re both the greatest: one at boxing, and the other at hammy acting.

9) Hockey and soccer share a name for a similar penalty. Can you prove your sports smarts – and your college level knowledge – and name it?

10) Maine is closer to Africa than Florida is. Surprised? We were too when we learned this while researching for one of this week’s #theresaquizforthat tweets. If you haven’t yet, head on over to the Sporcle Twitter feed for more daily facts!

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The Digestion Progression 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 The Digestion Progression Challenge by Sporcle User sbme

About the Quizmaker

Sbme made The Digestion Progression Challenge, and it’s his 27th quiz to be published. He’s also contributed almost 200 more games. He’s been on Sporcle since July 2009, and has played over 10,000 games since then. Thanks for making so many great quizzes, sbme!

What’s the Quiz About?

Ever wonder where food goes after you eat it? This quiz asks you to pick the order by which food travels through your system. It’s trickier than it sounds, with your colon split into four sections. However, you’re able to skip to different parts of the quiz, so if you think you know the fifth part, but not the fourth, you can skip to it without getting a wrong answer. This quiz also happens to be a minefield, so be sure to think before you click, it’s not called a challenge for nothing. 

The Digestion Progression Challenge was played 50,628 times while it was featured on the front page, and it got a rating of 3.8.


New Badges: Joke’s On You, Map Schmap, and Go Green

It’s St. Patrick’s Day – don’t forget to earn your Luck of the Irish badge, then come right on back and get these badges too.

AprilFoolsDay_1.2Joke’s On You: Things are about to get ridiculous in here. Prove your dedication to silliness on April Fool’s Day by getting 100% on Countries of Antarctica, The Impossible Quiz, and Click the Correctly Spelled ‘K’ountry. Just don’t take things too seriously!

MapSchmap_3Map Schmap: A continuation in the series, all you need to do to earn this badge is play 1,000 Map quizzes. They don’t have to be geography, either – cast photo quizzes and lyrics maps are fair game, too!

GoGreen_1Go Green: It’s not always easy being green, but this badge might sweeten the deal a little. Get 50% or better on Green Characters, Foods That Are Green, Green Movies, and Going Green to earn it. Bonus points if you hum “The Rainbow Connection” while you’re at it.

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

Top 5 Comments of the Week (03/13)

Check out our favorite witty commenters below:


1. From: Musicians by Lego

rockgolf: Only in Legoland can Iron Maiden look like New Kids on the Block with Aaron Carter sitting in.


2. From: Asia (Redux)

armadillokingI didn’t realize why United Arab Empire was wrong for about five minutes. That decoy was too good.


3. From: Asia (Redux)

Pander88uk“Don’t click any non-Asian real countries… they’re bound to use that trick”.. *clicks Australia*.


4. From: Images that End in ‘B’

WyattsTorchI spent at least two minutes trying to come up with the name for Marley’s hat.


5. From: Click the Batman Villain

Scout_Number_4They might not be real Batman villains, but you don’t want to be around if The Tinkler takes on The Space Heater.

10 Things We Learned From Sporcle This Week

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Sporcle teaches us tons of stuff every day. If you share our thirst for knowledge, check out these 10 cool facts.

1) Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. It doesn’t have to be unlucky, though – just take a look at this quiz! Don’t forget to earn your Friday the 13th badge while you’re at it. If you don’t, you’re out of luck until the next Friday the 13th rolls around.

jeopardy212) A lot happened in the 1960s. People went to space, Jeopardy first aired, and a very famous country flag made its debut. Find out more about these and other history facts by checking out the 20th Century History Hodgepodge quiz.

3) Russia has a lot of borders. Understandable, given its size, but can you pick them all?

4) You can spell borscht many different ways. It’s tasty no matter how you cook it, though!

5267e0cebd4df5) Cartoon characters are recognizable even by their silhouettesIt’s like a logo quiz, but with funny people instead!

6) The word “volcano” comes from the name of the Roman god of fire. Check out more Roman gods and their Greek counterparts by playing the Roman to Greek Gods quiz.

7) March 12 has been an eventful date throughout the years. Find out what’s so important about it here.

-fffb12c5-5a93-4464-ba26-8126a789762c8) Batman villains have the funniest names. We really liked the decoy answers in this quiz, too – Shifty Nickels, Villain of All Spare Change, anyone?

9) Celebrities like NCAA sports just as much as regular people do. You might be surprised by some of these famous sports fans and who they root for!

10) J.R.R. Tolkien was not only a prolific author, but an accomplished artist as well. We learned this while researching for one of this week’s #theresaquizforthat tweets. If you haven’t yet, head on over to the Sporcle Twitter feed for more daily facts!

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