State of berkelium (Bk) at 0° C and 1 atmosphere of pressure
October 24, 2009 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Knowledge Score is a general knowledge quiz game. Categories include Art, Astronomy, Food and Drink, Geography, History, Literature, Movies, Politics, Music, Economics, Languages, Sports, Math and more. If you want to try out Knowledge Score without registering, use the "Play as guest" feature.
posted by netbros (25 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Is it just me or did the site just die a fiery death?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 7:56 AM on October 24, 2009

It was just me! Now to quiz my morning away.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:02 AM on October 24, 2009

For me it works fine.
posted by PaulZ at 8:02 AM on October 24, 2009

The site's working OK for me. However when I finish a round I'm met with just a blank space and a little animated spinner. Is there supposed to be some kind of score/wrapup at the end? This is very anticlimactic.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:03 AM on October 24, 2009

Same as Rhomboid. Is it supposed to tell us which ones we got wrong and what the correct answers are?
posted by afx237vi at 8:13 AM on October 24, 2009

It works, but takes a *long* time to process the end of each round.
posted by spasm at 8:23 AM on October 24, 2009

I waited 26 minutes before giving up. The results never came.
I'll try again later, the sites probably just a bit wonky right now.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:25 AM on October 24, 2009

but is it knowledge or just trivia?
posted by sexyrobot at 9:53 AM on October 24, 2009

This was interesting, but I realized I had to click back to the home page to find out my final score for each quiz. That little spinner never did go away after I completed each quiz; I guess I just didn't have the patience to wait. All of it except the quiz questions was rather slow to load, unfortunately.
posted by limeonaire at 10:18 AM on October 24, 2009

Ugh - so slow. wtf!
posted by scrowdid at 10:32 AM on October 24, 2009

This is fun, but I gotta say... the fact that some of the questions are misspelled or grammatically awkward doesn't do much for my faith in the site.
posted by speedlime at 10:54 AM on October 24, 2009

This makes me think of the fun little quizzes at Sporcle.

It's about time to go back and do a few of those with my boyfriend again. I think we can do better on the periodic table one this time...
posted by marble at 11:58 AM on October 24, 2009

They call Picasso a "surrealist painter". Hrm.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 2:03 PM on October 24, 2009

Well, you can tell which ones you get right as you go because your score to the right increases and flashes briefly when it does so. But that doesn't tell you the right answers if you get them wrong. I couldn't get a results summary no matter what I tried.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 2:59 PM on October 24, 2009

I took the Chemistry 1 quiz and the questions were pretty bad. It was basically just two types of questions repeated over and over. One of those questions asked the state (solid, liquid, or gas) of several obscure elements at 0 deg. C and 1 atm. Weird. It also died at the end like it did for others.
posted by pitseleh at 3:35 PM on October 24, 2009

Oh, sorry, didn't see the title of the post! Ha.
posted by pitseleh at 3:38 PM on October 24, 2009

I did the first geography quiz. After I gave an answer, the score changed and a new question appeared. Below the new question, in small (grey?) type, was the verdit (correct, incorrect) and the correct answer to the previous question.
posted by bentley at 6:33 PM on October 24, 2009

Fun, but they have some serious bugs to work out.
posted by spitefulcrow at 8:29 PM on October 24, 2009

just let it run a little at the end, then go home.

your answers right/wrong are toward the bottom in little type.

i agree, chemistry is pretty bad.
posted by asusu at 11:31 PM on October 24, 2009

According to this site, Australia is a continent.
posted by idiomatika at 10:15 AM on October 25, 2009

Are the the other categorties as ridiculous as math? Even level 3 is just a bunch of simple arithmetic (8+4, 4/12, etc) with the occasional:

What is 17^5
1: 1 048 576
2: 759 375
3: 1 419 857
4: 537 824

(Quick, in your head)
posted by jpdoane at 4:52 PM on October 25, 2009

1.7 ≈ √3, so 172 ≈ 300.
3002 = 90,000.
9 * 17 ≈ 170 - 20 ≈ 150.
150 * 10,000 = 1,500,000, so: 3.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 5:17 PM on October 25, 2009 [1 favorite]

(Or you could go: 1.7 = 2.5 dB, so 17 = 12.5 dB; 12.5 dB * 5 = 62.5 dB, so around 1.7 million)
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 5:20 PM on October 25, 2009 [1 favorite]

or just wory about the last digit/ do the math mod10.

7x7 = 9
9x7 = 3
3x7 = 1
1x7 = 7 so, choice 3.

Obviously this isn't guaranteed to work if there are two answer choices with the same trailing digit, but for all of the math questions it gave me, this technique narrowed the choices down to one.
posted by krakedhalo at 6:44 PM on October 25, 2009

The "Play as guest" feature is temporarily offline.

Drat. Evaluate me, I'm ever so smart!
posted by intermod at 8:32 PM on November 5, 2009

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