Are you the person everyone wants on their trivia team? Is your general knowledge the envy of the room? If so, congratulations! If not, then this post will give you a few ideas to increase your skills at the trivia table, and hopefully increase your chances of scoring the most points!
Firstly, general knowledge trivia is just that. It’s virtually impossible to be an expert across all Trivia Zoo topics, but there are as few things you can do to improve your score.
Apps Are Awesome Downloadable games and Apps are an awesome way to improve your general knowledge. We don’t recommend any particular game, but this post on Mashable lists some of the most popular trivia apps – play on the train, at lunch or whenever you feel the need to challenge your brain!
TV Shows If you like playing trivia in the wild, you probably enjoy watching TV game shows too. Australian-made quiz programs are an excellent source of general knowledge and will include plenty of questions to keep you thinking!
Part Of a Dedicated Team? Specialise! If you’re playing with the same faces each week, you’ll recognize that members of your team have areas of expertise. Not everyone will know who won the men's 100 metres event in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow*. Or the first name of English Romantic poet, Wordsworth**. But remember, Trivia Zoo games feature a mix of subjects in each round which means your knowledge in topics like Music, Geography, or Popular Culture will definitely come in handy!
Stay Curious and Soak It All Up Not all trivia questions are about the past; some can even be about the future! Remember to stay across current events as questions will pop up that made the news last night, or last week. Why not visit one of the online “Daily Fact” websites to keep your knowledge-base growing? Websites like The Fact Site or Mental Floss throw around amazing facts like confetti. Hone your skillset and learn something new and wonderful every day!
As Henry Ford said: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
Until next time. TZ
*It was Alan Wells **His first name is William and he was born April 7, 1770, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England and died April 23, 1850, Rydal Mount, Westmorland.