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Total Quiz Introduction and Rules
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Topic: Total Quiz Introduction and Rules
Posted: 01-Nov-2005 at 23:55
What is Total Quiz
Total Quiz is a contest for knowledge on general history trivia. This name and idea was introduced by KOLOVRAT, a member of HG history forum. First edition of Total Quiz
When will the next Total Quiz be held?
The next Total Quiz will be held in late January in this section of the forum.
How to Play
When the Quiz begins, there will be a web form that will contain the questions for the Quiz. All one needs to do is type in a nickname and start answering the questions. All answers must be submitted to the form - it is strictly forbidden to post your answers in the forum. You may use any source, search engine or reference to help you answer the questions. During the contest, there will be a scoreboard that contains the current scores of the players. Registration on this forum is not required for you to participate. You may submit as many answers as you want per question until you get the question correct, but during each score check, only your most recent answer will be considered.
Total Quiz has two rounds. The first round begins as soon as the contest begins and lasts 24 hours. Each question answered correctly during this time, regardless of how other players score, is worth one (1) point. After 24 hours are over, the second round would precede if necessary should there be any questions unanswered in the first round. Question answered correctly during the second round are worth two (2) points. When the second round is over, the player with the highest amount of points total (including bonus points) wins the contest.
Bonus Scoring for the Question Writers
The questions in Total Quiz are all submitted by various people, many of whom also participate in the Total Quiz. Because players do not get points for answering questions that they submit, they would have fewer questions available to them to answer. Therefore, it is necessary to add a compensating factor to make up for this loss. This compensation bonus is calculated differently for round one and round two, but if you analyze the math, you will see that both equations strive to predict the probable performance the of question writer if all the questions were available to him.
To submit a question > http://www.allempires.com/TQ/submit_question.php
See Also: Total Quiz Archives for old questions.
Participants and Questions
4. Answering: Answers must be submitted directly to the answer form and must not be posted in the forum. Posting answers in the forum may result in disqualification at the moderator's discretion. Users may bring up any issue they have to the moderator through private messaging.
5. Submitting Questions to the Quiz. Participants may submit questions to the quiz through the page (submit_question.php). Moderators must use their judgement as to whether or not to use particular guest submitted questions for the quiz. Participants who have submitted questions will be subject to the bonus points procedure listed below. In current quiz style, moderators are encouraged to limit the number of guest questions to one for each expected participant.
5. Procedures: Standard quiz procedures for setting up and running the Quiz is outlined above in the "documetation" section.
Bonus points: Quiz prticipants who have submitted a question appearing on the quiz are not eligible to receive points by answer their own question, but may receive bonus points. The bonus point system is given by the formulas below. To assign bonus points, open up the quiz page, enter the username of the participant, submit an entry for that question and assign the bonus point as you would for a normal question response.
Bonus points for round one questions are given as follows:
Bonus points for round two questions are given as follows:
Example: The question contributor earned 16 points in round one. The highest amount of round one points of any participant is 19. The question contributor has one question in round two, which is answered by at least one contestant. The bonus given to that one question is: (16/19)(2/1) = 1.68
Edited by Northman - 25-Oct-2007 at 01:07
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