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Suggestion: Limit Tintin Trivia Quiz questions to "mainstream" knowledge?

#1 · Posted: 26 Oct 2006 14:17
Enough "corpus of the (sic) Zodiac sign is a childish imagining of Hergé's"!
No one understands what Yamilah means or is on about! Some people try - we all try - but, frankly, there's nothing to grasp, and we're fed up!

Thank you.
#2 · Posted: 26 Oct 2006 15:29
I think Zodiac Signs (thanks for mentioning my mistake) do actually belong to mainstream knowledge, e.g. many newspapers or weekly magazines do produce horoscopes!

Maybe there are 'zodiacal' albums (and non-zodiacal ones?) that could help to understand Tintin and learn about Herge?
#3 · Posted: 26 Oct 2006 23:56
Hi Tintinrulz,
You're not the only one!
please see this topic:
About Menippeahs, or the literature of secret
Harrock n roll
#4 · Posted: 27 Oct 2006 02:02
I'm sure it's been said before - it would be better if the person setting a question in the trivia challenge tried to keep it as unambiguous as possible. The answer should be a given fact - that Jack Brabham is an Australian three-times winner of the F1 Grand Prix, for example - and not somebody else's esoteric interpretation of the books. I believe the Zodiac question, whilst being an interesting theory (IMO), falls into the latter category. I also thought the Dante question was dubious too.

It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that it pays to research your question a bit beforehand so that there aren't multiple correct answers.

Let's all endevour to keep the trivia challenge as straightforward and inclusive as possible!

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