Are you good at trivia? Do you know random facts about obscure things? Are your friends impressed by your breadth of knowledge? Do you know…stuff?
Unfortunately, none of that is of any consequence here.
Welcome to, Captain’s Quiz!
There may not be a right answer, there may not be a wrong answer, but there will always be an answer.
One day next week, the inaugural Captain’s Quiz will go live on this blog.
There will be 10 questions, each worth 1 point, and all you have to do is provide an answer to each one. I will determine if you have earned the 1 point, or not.
You may answer the quiz in a blog post of your own, or you may answer them in the comments section.
Some of those questions will have hidden bonus marks. Certain answers may or may not unlock them.
There will also be bonus questions, worth more than 1 point. Some bonus questions may have an “at-home” element to them, so if you choose to answer in the comments, you may not qualify for extra points.
You will have one week to complete the quiz and will receive a score for your efforts. You may or may not be added to a leaderboard, which will be shared at a later date.
Will you sink to the bottom?
Will you hover in mediocrity?
Will you float away into the unknown?
Or will you become the first-ever Captain’s Quiz Champion?
We’ll find out in due time, won’t we?
Okay, hi, Paul here. I was channelling my inner Professor Dumbledore with that announcement, so if you want the full effect, go back and read it in his voice. I really got into it when I started with the “Beware!”
Might’ve fallen into some Snape at some point.
Anyway, yes, I’m starting a quiz. It’s not a blogger tag. It’s not a chain message. It’s a quiz. I’ll ask questions and you’ll answer them, hopefully. It’s going to be fun, hopefully.
Yes, I need to put “hopefully” at the end of every statement. Hopefully.
If all goes well, this might be a monthly thing. Or, it could be every other month. Or, four times a year. I really don’t know. We’ll see how it goes.
I mentioned in my post yesterday that I’m taking a “Just Go For It” approach with this blog this year, so here is the first step.
The questions are going to be offbeat. Few, if any, will have a correct answer. As I said before: there may not be a right answer, there may not be a wrong answer, but there will always be an answer. I will decide if your answer deserves a point, or not.
That being said, don’t suck up to me by giving answers you think I want to see. That’s not how this game is to be played. I will not award pandering.
Confused? Double hopefully.
I’ve had the idea to do something like this for a few months. One of the things that I’ve really enjoyed over the last year is a YouTube series called, QuizzleMania. There is a host and at least four contestants, who go through creatively crafted rounds, answering questions about professional wrestling.
The spin-off to that series is called, CineMania, which is trivia pertaining to movies. I’m sure most of you would be more interested in that, than the wrestling one.
Either way, they’re both really fun and I’ve been trying to figure out how to host a quiz on this blog ever since.
That is why my questions won’t have a correct answer. That would be too easy. So, I’ll be asking questions that could yield a variety of responses.
I think I’ve said enough.
Hopefully, this whet your appetite a little bit. Let’s have some fun!
See you sometime next week for the inaugural Captain’s Quiz!
Don’t bother studying.