Trivia Night

By: Alyssa Murphree, February 8, 2017

Trivia night is coming up this Sunday here at DelVal and for those who are not quite sure what to expect when you attend, I am here to enlighten you.

Trivia night is put on by the Student Programming Board and takes place multiple times throughout the semester in its new location within the Levin Dining Hall. Trivia night will also break every single bond you ever had with the people you designate as your teammates.

Don’t get me wrong, I love trivia night and attend when my schedule allows it and people are willing to join me. But if you’re like me, (somebody who is competitive and loves any form of competition that requires using your brain) trivia will get you fired up.

So here’s how it works. Teams of two to five people assemble for the chance to win cash prizes if you are among the top three placing teams. You are then given your answer sheet for the four rounds of questions. The game consists of three regular rounds with questions generating from a wide variety of subjects as well as a speed round. Never go in thinking you can expect what might be asked, and be grateful for all the useless information floating around in your brain because you never know when it might come in handy. Take last trivia night, when I had to bear the moral weight of my team when asked to name the youngest Kardashian sister. Thank you, Facebook.

In the speed round, you and your team are given a limited amount of time to quickly think of and name things pertaining to a certain topic. Past examples include the most common last names in the country and the longest running television shows. The speed round will psychologically wreck you by causing you and your teammates to forget or doubt everything you have ever learned pertaining to the subject. But hey, it’s all in good fun right? You may temporarily despise the teammate that insisted on putting down that answer that ended up being wrong but you are all now stronger people because of it. Pain is temporary, but the pride associated with winning a $100 cash prize lasts forever.

Trivia night is this Sunday at 7 PM in the Levin Dining Hall. If you like a good challenge, this may be the event for you.

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