Grants:IdeaLab/Wikipedia Quiz

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Wikipedia Quiz
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A quiz based that requires one to search through and read Wikipedia articles to figure out the answers.
created on: 21:48, 2 December 2013

Project idea edit

This idea was first proposed by Reinana kyuu in the English Wikipedia Village Pump. The basic idea is similar to the game "MindMaze" from the Microsoft Encarta encyclopedia or the A google a day (AGAD) from Google.

The person playing the game/quiz (user) will be given a set of lateral thinking questions, which would require the user to read Wikipedia articles to solve it. Every question will require the user to go through a number of Wikipedia articles to solve the various parts of the question, ultimately leading to the final answer.

The questions will be based in a similar format to the way Minmaze or AGAD, where the question is mainly based on sourced text already present in Wikipedia articles.

A sample question - "First, he commissioned for the geological feature to be measured, but 2 feet was added to the final measurement. Then he named the feature after his predecessor. Name the feature that this British Army General and Fellow of Royal Society named in 1856."

Project goals edit

  • Engaging the average internet user to become dedicated Wikipedia readers and encouraging them to become editors
  • Increasing the knowledge base of the average user

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