I'd like to promote obscurity in quizzes for this very reason.
Megapossum, I'm also Australian and have never heard of those places. I guess you've heard of them from a film or something, but I have no idea what.
I agree with the general sentiment that including niche American knowledge with no importance to the wider world in a world general knowledge quiz is silly. It comes across as Americans either not caring about catering to a wider audience or simply not realising that America is not the centre of the world.
Frankly, I wouldn't care if that weren't the case even if I didn't know the answer. I like learning new things.
It really depends on the person, I am from Europe, I happen to know Flagstaff. I didn't know Fairbanks, now I do.
Bias in sources translates to bias on Wikipedia, and if cp's statement is taken on, that Wikipedia bias translates to JetPunk bias. Which we don't want. Don't use Wikipedia article lengths to judge importance.
Me: "Fictional state"
People, it's an American site, so live with it. I'm in the UK, I know this, and I'm fine with it. I see a quiz about NFL or NASCAR, and just scroll on to the next one. If you're outside the U.S and think this site is too American, write a quiz from your country and put it up..
Second, I write "pub quizzes" & try to set them so people USUALLY get 7 or 8 out of a round of 10. Sometimes they'll have a ball and get 9 or occasionally 10, and the odd time it all goes to rats and get 3 or 4. In setting them, I have to stick in a few real easy ones, and the odd bad-boy. I dont want to make it TOO easy, but i dont want people thinking they're an idiot. Point I'm trying to put is, I can't see why people complain about not getting 100% every time. The quiz is there, its a little challenge to waste a few minutes, and the quiz-setter doesnt WANT you to get 100%. be happy with 85-90-95% and learn summat from the 2 or 3 you didn't know.
North America just doesnt fit in my head. Hard to earn levels this way
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