The meaning of the word “Trivia” has different nuances. In the 15th and 16th Centuries, Trivia as is originally known stood for the three lower bases of education; grammar, logic and rhetoric. It was considered that trivia is an important foundation on which education rests and is necessary for beginners. Trivia was also used in the Roman Lexicon as a place where three roads meet. |
Later however, the word trivia had a different connotation altogether and meant “something of no value, trite or superficial”. Now, trivia is that knowledge that has its root in the current scenario which relates to basic sciences, math, social sciences etc. and the social and political milieu etc. which can encompass the term “popular culture” but is not essential. This avatar of Trivia has caught the imagination of the younger crowd because of trivia games played in schools and colleges, pubs and restaurants and also on TV. The first Quizzing games or Trivia games as they are called now were created in the early 1950s and since then have enjoyed the adulation of the masses.
The popularity of Trivia Games Nights when Pub Quiz games are played is rising and restaurants and pubs are finding that their best days in terms of patronage that they get are on those Pub Quiz nights when Trivia Games were played. With the rising popularity of Pub Quiz games, there is also a spate of related businesses. There are Trivia companies that are involved with creation of such games so that Pubs and restaurants can use them on designated Trivia Nights and get a huge influx of guests as a result. To see that the interest of the participants of Pub Trivia games does not wane and guests keep coming back, the games have to be interesting and quiz questions have to be framed with the standard of the participants in mind.
Trivia Companies have to select questions and design games after deep research and analysis of guests and potential participants. The questions cannot be so difficult that no one knows the answer, nor so easy that everyone knows the answer. In fact the questions should be such that you feel you must know the answer and it is on the tip of your tongue but cannot recall it.Pub quiz games also need to have elements of interest such as music clips, videos and pictures so that Pub Quiz games do not become boring test-like. Prizes to Trivia games also encourage participants to take part in the game.
Basically meant for entertainment Pub Quiz help to increase Pub sales and also let the participants have a good time. Trivia companies are also doing great business because of this changing interest.
Adom Kumar Smith is the author of this Article: To know more about Australian Trivia and Australian Pub Quiz Questions please visit trivia.net.au
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