Sunday, January 18, 2009

Looking for Trivia Questions? Look Here

I, like a lot of high school teachers, put "bonus" questions on all the tests or quizzes that I give to students. Usually, my bonus questions are a combination of current news questions and completely random trivia pulled from a Trivial Pursuit card. Today, I discovered a new place to find trivia questions, the Jeopardy Archive. The Jeopardy Archive is a fan generated collection of more than 157,000 questions used on the Jeopardy television game show. The archive can be searched by season and episode. The archive even lists the names of the contestants and who answered which questions correctly.

Applications for Education
If you need to quickly find a set of trivia questions, the Jeopardy Archive is the place to look. If you need an activity for students to do while waiting for others to finish an online test, have them explore the Jeopardy Archive.

On a related note, if you like to use the Jeopardy format to help students review for a test, check out Build Your Own Jeopardy.