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17.3.1 QUIZZES

A Quiz is a formal event that involves a Grand Inquisitor asking questions of
all those present, and awarding points to those who answer correctly. When a
quiz is initiated, all in the land will receive a message, and typing JOIN QUIZ
will take you to the Inquisition Chamber, where quizzes take place.

Once there, the Grand Inquisitor will add you to the quiz. Typing QUIZSTATUS
will show you the other quiz participants and how many points each participant
has.

Before asking a question, the Inquisitor will set a point value for that
question. If you get the answer correct, this is how many points you will
receive. Once the Inquisitor asks the question, he will generally set a timer
going. When the timer runs out, no more answers may be given. In order to
answer, type AN <your answer>. If you forget what the question was, typing
WHATQ will show you.

A few quick notes on answering questions. Firstly, never say the answer aloud.
If you do so, you will be removed from the quiz! Secondly, spelling and
punctuation matter, capitalisation does not. So if the answer to a question was
"tsol'aa", TSOL'AA and tsol'aa would be fine, tsolaa and tsola'a would not.
Thirdly, the number of words in the answer will usually be given in the
question. Fourthly, if there is a question that requires a list in the answer,
do not use commas and stick to the order requested. These can occasionally
change from quiz to quiz, but the Inquisitor will generally go over them
beforehand.

When the timer has run out, the Inquisitor will look at the answers and
determine who is right and who is wrong, awarding the appropriate amount of
points to those who are correct. Once the timer is up, you may type ANSWERS to
see what others have answered.

Summary:

JOIN QUIZ           : Sends you to the Inquisition Chamber.
AN/ANSWER <answer>  : Gives an answer to a question.
WHATQ/WHATQUESTION  : See what the current question is.
ANSWERS             : See a list of the answers that people have given.
QUIZSTATUS          : See a list of competitors and their scores.