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A History of Trivia

A History of Trivia
What is the meaning trivia? The original Latin (tri = “three”, and via = “way”, “road”), plural of trivium ‘place where three roads meet’, especially as a place of public resort.

In the 1960s years ago, the word “trivia” was popularized by Columbia University student ED Goodgold and Dab Carlinsky, who created the earliest inter-collegiate quiz bowls that tested culturally significant yet ultimately unimportant fact, which they dubbed “trivia contest”.

Quiz bowl (also known as Quiz bowl, Scholastic Bowl, Brain Bowl, Academic Team, Academic Varsity Bowl, Academic Challenge, Whiz Quiz, etc) is a question game family and answers on all topics of human knowledge, commonly played in high school and college. The game is played with a lockout buzzer system between some numbers of teams, most commonly two teams of four players each. A moderator reads questions to the teams, whose players endeavor to buzz in first with the correct answer, scoring points for their team.

The quiz bowls is game as “Trivia” was in a Columbia Daily Spectator column published on February 5, 1965 was held in Columbia’s Ferris Booth Hall on March 1 of that year.

In the 1960s Goodgold and Carlinsky produced books which explain about trivia (the book was an extension of the pair’s Columbia and was followed by other Goodgold and Carlinsky trivia titles) and More Trivial Trivia in Columbia (the authors criticized practitioners who were “indiscriminate enough to confuse the flower of Trivia with the weed of minutiae), which achieved a ranking on the New York Time best seller list.

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