|Every day that it is possible, @linnetwoods
starts the Twitterhood quiz at 22:00 GMT as nearly as possible. N.B. The change
to this new time!
There are 5 questions in total and you have 4 minutes in which to tweet your answer to each question.
Before tweeting each question, @linnetwoods tweets "Ready for the next question? Here it comes!" to let players know that the next tweet will be a question. Do not answer that you are ready because, by doing so you will lose the opportunity to be first in with the answer to the next question!
You may look up the answers in books, search the Internet, call your local brainiac or obtain the answer in any other way you wish (except asking @linnetwoods! :-)
This quiz is for fun and learning - taking it too seriously would be a mistake!
After two minutes have elapsed, @linnetwoods tweets to say that you have 2 minutes left to answer the question and repeats the question at the same time.
When the fourth minute has elapsed, @linnetwoods tweets "Time's up!"
The @name of the person
whose correct answer was the first to be tweeted to @linnetwoods
on the public timeline (i.e. no Direct Messages accepted)
is then tweeted, along with the answer, and that person gains
The next ready notice and question are then tweeted.
All those who also answer correctly within the four minutes get 2 points each. All those who answer within four minutes, even though their answer is incorrect, get 1 point for participating.
Anyone may be late once on any day.
NB The other scores are no longer tweeted during the quiz.
Once it is over, @linnetwoods gathers up all the responses and the link to
the daily scoring page at
http://www.linnetwoods.com/tq_scoring.html is tweeted as soon as that
has been done. The permanent short URL for that page is
http://tw1.us/bn The results will remain on the
page until a couple of hours before the next quiz.
After the daily results page has been updated and the
day's winner declared, @linnetwoods adds up all the scores and
the results are then added to the 'board' below (on this page).
The 1st person to accumulate 100 points in each round becomes Twitterhood Quiz Prince or Princess and receives a certificate to say so!
The person with the nearest number of points to 100 at that time, becomes Twitterhood Quiz Knight or Noble Lady and receives a certificate to say so!
The person with the next nearest number of points to 100 at that time becomes Twitterhood Quiz Page or Lady-in-Waiting and receives a certificate to say so!
The next round of the Twitterhood Quiz then begins, with everyone starting again from 0 points for that round.
The first person to accumulate 1000 points over the series becomes the first Twitterhood Quiz King or Queen and receives a certificate to say so.
The @name of everyone who accumulates a
score of 100+ is linked to their Twitter profile page.
are put up by anyone who feels like getting themselves some virtually free
advertising on this page, they will also be handed out as per their donor's wishes. As you can see, there are already some great prizes to be won!
N.B.@linnetwoods is the final arbiter in all matters concerning the Twitterhood Quiz.
'Proving' that a wrong answer is correct by sending links
to spurious sources won't wash! Websites may call themselves authorities on
things but that doesn't guarantee anything! Make sure you search on genuine
If I make a mistake I will be happy to correct it and am at liberty to hand out a point here and there for hilarity or whatever seems worthy of a free point to me...
When the answer to a question is a name, both first name and family name are required i.e. 'John Smith' or 'John A. Smith' or 'John Andrew Smith' would all be accepted whilst 'Smith' alone would not.