Weekly Trivia Contest #1 - 40 SBD + 100% STEEM Payout for Correct Answers!

in #trivia4 years ago (edited)


** Update: The Payout Pool is now seeded with 40 SBD! **

Who doesn't love a good trivia contest?

Alright, so here's the deal. This is a bit of an experiment, but I think it should be pretty fun. I want to start a weekly four question trivia contest which pays out the STEEM generated by the post. What this means is that the more upvotes that these posts get, the more payout there is for correct answers. I haven't done this before, so I don't know exactly how the payouts work or exactly when the payout period ends, but I'll figure that out when we get to that point.

Here are the rules (PLEASE READ THEM ALL):

  1. Please DO NOT post answers as replies to this post. If you do so, you will be disqualified from the contest.
  2. All answers must be sent as a direct message to @misko on Steemit Chat (https://steemit.chat). Please include your Steemit account name in the message for potential payouts. Once you have submitted your answers on Steemit Chat, please comment on this post letting me know that you've submitted your answers.
  3. Only one answer message per user is allowed. The message should include your Steemit account name and your answers for any of the questions. This means you only get one shot to answer any of the questions! Subsequent answer messages will be ignored.
  4. You may use any resources at your disposal to answer the questions.

Here’s how the payouts will work:

  • Each question will be worth 25% of the STEEM generated by the post.
  • The amount of STEEM that each question is worth will be split evenly among the users who answer the question correctly.
  • You will be paid out for all correct answers that you submit. You do not need to answer all four questions correctly to receive a payout.

Example Payout:

  • The post generates 400 STEEM.
  • Each question is worth 100 STEEM.
  • 20 users answer Question #1 correctly, and each receive 5 STEEM for their correct answer.
  • 100 users answer Question #2 correctly, and each receive 1 STEEM for their correct answer.
  • 5 users answer Question #3 correctly, and each receive 20 STEEM for their correct answer.
  • 1 user answers Question #4 correctly, and they receive all 100 STEEM for their correct answer.

These questions are intended to be difficult. I want to make these questions challenging enough that those users who do get them correct are adequately compensated. This compensation also depends on the amount of STEEM that the post generates, so upvote and spread the word! Also, if any questions go unanswered, the payout for those questions will rollover into the payout pool for the next week.

Please keep in mind that this is the first iteration of this contest, so even though I hope everything goes smoothly, there are likely to be some issues that I’ve overlooked. If you have any suggestions about how the contest could be improved, please comment on the post.

This Contest Ends on Friday July 14th at 11:59 PM Central Time (UTC-06:00)

Okay, without further ado, here are the questions for Trivia Contest #1:

Question 1

  • In a 2017 issue of a popular satirical magazine, the controversial Olympic athlete pictured below was featured in an advertisement for a fictional movie. What is the name of that fictional movie?

Question 2

  • The cover of this rock album shows a rock duo standing against a painted brick wall surrounded by people dressed in black body suits. What is the name of this album?

Question 3

  • In a recent science fiction film, you see a television news broadcast with the caption “Alien Crisis, Day 25”. What are the call letters of the TV station broadcasting this news story?

Question 4

  • At the “fictional” Tiger Eye Boxing Gym, you see a promotional poster for a Heavyweight Championship bout between Mike “Copycat” Flieghmann and John “Quickdraw” Lavin. According to this poster, what is the name of the venue in which this fictional fight took place?

Correct Answers Submitted

  • Question #1: 0
  • Question #2: 1
  • Question #3: 3
  • Question #4: 1

Quick Bio and Trivia Background

My name is Mitch, and I’m a computer engineer living in Wisconsin. I play in the World’s Largest Trivia Contest, which is held every April in Stevens Point, WI. The contest is a fundraiser for the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point radio station, WWSP. It is a 54 hour long contest that spans an entire weekend. I am a co-captain of the team “Festivus For The Rest Of Us”, who have won the contest 3 times, and are currently defending champs. The questions that I write for the Steemit Weekly Trivia Contest are similar to those asked during WWSP contest, albeit intentionally more difficult on average. If you’ve enjoyed searching for the answers to the questions that I’ve written, or really just like trivia in general, please check out the WWSP trivia contest.
WWSP Trivia Website:
Article and Short Documentary about WWSP Trivia:



@misko! I just wanted to drop you a line to give you a few pointers if it would be helpful. I noticed that you created this post yesterday but only 12 people have seen it, 2 upvotes have been received for $0.27 payout currently, and mine is the first comment.

I would love to help you get your post noticed by more people because a weekly trivia contest with payouts this substantial is pretty exciting. I would like to be involved myself!

  1. I noticed that "trivia" is your first hashtag. It should be "contest" as the first tag because it is used so much more and people have learned to search it for posts of this nature.

  2. I would suggest amending the instructions to direct participants to make a reply on this post stating that they have sent their answers to steemit.chat. This way others can tell that there is activity on the post.

  3. It may even be good for the replies to include how many and specifically which questions were answered. This way other readers can get an idea of which questions have a higher payout.

  4. It may be a good idea to let the participants know that if they post the answers on this post, they will be disqualified from the prize pool.

  5. You should create a branded thumbnail/first image for this ongoing contest so that people begin to recognize and trust you and the contest. I can help you with that if you need any help.

  6. You should create a section at the bottom of every post that gives a short bio, maybe a profile pic, and mention your involvement with the world's largest trivia game! This will always remind people that you are genuine and qualified.

That's about it. Everything else is really good. I'm going to submit your post to several bots and groups so that you will trend higher in the search results.

The last thing I want to suggest is that you reply to every comment that you receive on any of your posts if possible. I am sure you are pretty busy but if you can find a way to do that, you will develop a more loyal following that trusts your responsiveness.

Thanks brother! I'm following!

Thank you for the feedback, @pippininja! I really appreciate it. It all seems like excellent advice! I will make all of these updates to the contest post as soon as possible, and will try to reply every comment . Thanks for the resteem and thanks for following!

Missed your first Trivia, but will surely participate in next round...

Nice questions btw..


Hi @bsameep! I'm happy to hear that you plan on participating in next week's contest. I'll be posting the questions for week 2 later tonight, and will be posting the answers to this week's questions along with the payouts some time tomorrow.

I have submitted my answers to you via DM on steemit.chat. Thanks for posting the contest!

Thanks for playing, @doughtaker! Great job hunting down the answers to 3 out of the 4 questions!

Haha these questions feel impossible to me.. please give me some clues ;)

Hi @ldauch, thanks for the comment! I suggest starting out by just using Google to narrow down or figure out portions of each question, and then go from there. As this is a week long contest with a potentially large payout, the questions are intended to be difficult and require some creativity and resourcefulness to answer correctly. If you do spend some time searching for answers, I hope you enjoy it! Good luck!

Omg. This is gonna be hard.

Hi @dogeking! Thanks for checking out the contest! I hope you enjoy searching for the answers. The questions are definitely challenging, but I hope that's what makes the contest fun. I'm really trying to grow the contest so that the payouts can be very rewarding.

It very interesting reading this question and its not that easy I can say, really need one to think very well

Thanks for participating, @saintopic! I'm glad to hear that you found the questions interesting. Be sure to follow me so you don't miss the answers to this weeks contest and the new questions for next week coming this Friday/Saturday.

Done, longing to know what the answer to the other question would be.

Thanks for playing, @cryptokas. Congrats on answering Question #3 correctly!

Over 40 SBD still up for grabs!

Alright! We've had our first correct answer submitted! Question #3 has been correctly answered by one user so far. I'll update the main post with number of correct answers submitted for each question as I receive them.

This post has received a sweet gift of Dank Amps in the flavor of 13.10 % upvote from @lovejuice thanks to: @pippininja. Vote for Aggroed!

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