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7/27/12 11:04 A

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ok I love the trivia but sometimes it does not love me...

Do you love life?? Then do not waste time for that is what life is made of...


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7/16/12 3:20 P

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doing great i love the trivia

Do you love life?? Then do not waste time for that is what life is made of...


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7/15/12 4:09 A

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I've reached 42 (of 43) for July... now comes the hard part...

Letting go of my compulsive impulses, and only doing the Trivia
once in a while, rather than every day. emoticon emoticon



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7/12/12 1:39 P

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I love the trivia every day... emoticon

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7/9/12 3:58 A

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I'm glad you like the Trivia ~ Do you "play" every day, and do you guess or work for the answers? I aim for about 30-36 questions a month, rather than the full 90 or 93 if played every day. I play only when I have time; because, if I don't know what an answer should be, I usually research the topic before choosing. I like the learning part!

I'm up to 92% overall, and average about 96% per month now. emoticon



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7/4/12 5:44 P

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Do you love life?? Then do not waste time for that is what life is made of...


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11/7/11 2:16 A

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How funny... here it is months later, and I could just copy and paste my last post! I used to be so "frantic" about doing the Trivia every day, and doing it as perfectly as possible, that it lost all its fun. I started doing just enough to qualify for "Trivia Leader" each month, and only played on the days when I had time and felt like it.

So how am I doing now? Well, to start this month, on November 1st, I had to answer 5 questions before I got 3 correct... that's 60%! Each day I was a lot more careful in my answers, and luckily have watched my percentage steadily climb. Today, when I completed a total of 20 questions with 18 right, I reached 90%.

I had to laugh, though, when I looked at my totals together:
November's average = 18 of 20 = 90%
Average overall = 1872 of 2071 = 90%

At this point, a lot of the questions seem like repeats, but I still learn (or are reminded of facts) from answering the Trivia Questions.
How 'bout you? emoticon emoticon

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6/8/11 1:53 A

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Still holding at 90% overall... AND, still not worrying about doing the Trivia Questions every day, just when I feel like it, averaging about 50 questions and 93 - 96% per month.

How 'bout YOU?! emoticon emoticon emoticon



Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 6/8/2011 (01:54)
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4/24/11 4:24 A

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I can't believe it... my overall score just tipped over to 90%! emoticon

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4/9/11 2:38 A

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I got so busy with the quizzes, I was forgetting to do the Spark Trivia...
Catching up now, and at 90% (9 of 10 correct), with 89% overall. emoticon
It really is a fun way to learn more about fitness and nutrition!

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3/25/11 5:17 A

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I am LOVING the Quizzes! I like that they aren't scored - not really, not on your "permanent" record, so to speak. On one quiz I did SO badly - 2 of 8 - instead of clicking on "get your Sparkpoints," I retook the quiz later to see what I could remember.

I'm sticking with playing the Trivia about 15 days or so in the month; it's enough to earn my Trivia Trophy - which doesn't mean anything to anyone but me, but I like it! - but playing part-time is a lot less stressful.

How 'bout YOU, Ladies? emoticon QUIZZES?!? emoticon



Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 3/25/2011 (05:18)
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1/13/11 10:48 A

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Thank you,I don't research it first.I just answer to the best of my knowledge and I really surprise myself when I get the answer correct.I am not a competitive person.I just like getting points to use to give goodies,I luv giving goodies away.I know what you mean about pressure,the other day I forgot to do the trivia and I was really disappointed. emoticon emoticon Diana

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1/13/11 2:05 A

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That's so good to hear! I think that's the point of the Trivia - to learn - although it can become very competitive for some people. At first, I thoroughly researched my answers before I made each of the three choices, but I began to get a little crazy with anxiety about making a wrong choice.

Two things made the Trivia fun for me again: first, I don't do it every day; that takes the pressure WAY down. Second, I've always tried to read at least three Spark articles per day; now it seems the answers come more easily to me; it also helps that the questions are often repeated!

Have fun! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/13/11 12:23 A

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I am not even close to you,I have sure learned so much from these trivia questions.I even read when I get the answer correct.I got 3/3 yesterday.Keep on trivian',see you there Elizabeth. emoticon Diana

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12/22/10 5:02 A

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Even though it's been two-months-plus since I last posted, where I'm at on the Trivia Questions is exactly the same - except I'm up to 89% overall.
I figured out how many questions I'd have to answer correctly to finally break that 90% level, and it's hundreds more... without a mistake... not gonna happen! That's okay ~ I'm still doing them just for fun, and to continue my streak as a "Trivia Leader."
Added bonus: I'm still learning!!! emoticon emoticon

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I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

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CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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10/9/10 2:39 A

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Still answering the Daily Trivia questions, and hitting over 90% each month (with minimal research); however, I'm not anxious about doing it every day. That's taken a lot of pressure off, and restored the fun of it! My overall is up to 88%. I wasn't sure what it was before, so I came to this thread to look it up, and decided to add an update...
I hope if you haven't given it a go yet, you'll give it a try! emoticon emoticon



Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 10/9/2010 (02:40)
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CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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5/2/10 4:06 A

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Can't believe it... emoticon

3 of 3 for the last 2 days of the month and it edged my average - FINALLY! - to 90%... it was HARD this month. Don't know if I'm going to work so hard on the Trivia in May... I'm kinda afraid of trying! Some of the questions have been... unusually obscure. Of course, it's also given me a chance to research and learn a lot of out-of-the-ordinary stuff too. emoticon emoticon

Do YOU like the Trivia Questions? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 5/2/2010 (04:10)
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"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard.
CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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4/28/10 8:46 A

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Oh my, what a bad month I've had on the Trivia! I will research and research on some of the odd questions, and NOT find any information or any conclusive references...
VERY FRUSTRATING! emoticon

I've been below 90% most of the month, and every time I get close to 90% (the level for the monthly Trivia Trophy), I miss more questions... emoticon

Running out of time - two more days in April - and I'm at 89% AGAIN (86% overall)... BUMMER!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard.
CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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3/28/10 5:03 A

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I just upped my overall percentage, after what seems like endless trivia-ing! 98% for the month of March, and 86% overall. The questions this month seem to be relatively easy.

Oh, and I found the answer to that question that's been bugging me. I keep a Word Doc of posts, sayings, links, and so forth, that I like. I copied the answer, and pasted it to my March 2010 Spark doc. Here it is:

TRICKY BLOOD PRESSURE QUESTION:
"Your risk of developing high blood pressure increases as you age. Men over 45 and women over 55 are more likely to have high blood pressure than their younger counterparts. Up to age 55, men are more prone to high blood pressure than women, but after menopause, a woman's risk increases. By age 75, high blood pressure is more prevalent among women than men."
SO the answer is: "a 75-year-old woman." emoticon emoticon emoticon

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"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard.
CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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2/20/10 2:20 A

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That's a question I always refresh!

"What person is more likely to develop high blood pressure?"

I answered that one months ago; just a guess and got it wrong, and now I can't remember what I chose! I've searched and searched for a reference to the answer in the Spark articles, and can't seem to find it, so I just refresh the page now when that question comes up.

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"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

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2/19/10 10:28 A

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I can't recall any specific questions right now, but I'm with you - I'm certain some of them have multiple "correct" answers or have a choice that I feel is better than their best choice. I find the questions about the groups of people who are at highest risk for a disease to be really tricky - they list many groups of people who are at high risk, and ask to select the one who is at the most risk!

Edited by: JENVOSE at: 2/19/2010 (10:31)
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2/18/10 6:02 P

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That's GREAT, Jen!

After January's disappointment, I'm starting to get back into it. Interestingly, the last few days' questions have been SUPER basic and easy (how many calories in a gram of carbohydrate?). Once in awhile, however, there's a question to which I don't have a CLUE to the answer!

Tell me, have you chosen an answer that Spark says is "wrong," but you are quite sure your choice is the correct - or at least the better - answer?
I have! (Best way to prevent the flu? I said "wash hands," but the answer was "get a flu shot"???)

HINT: if there's a question that you don't have any idea for the answer, you can "refresh" or "reload" the page, and the Trivia will bring up a new question. When I'm REALLY frustrated with trying to figure out an answer, that's what I do.

Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 2/18/2010 (18:06)
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2/18/10 5:12 P

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Today you have answered 3 of 3 questions correctly, 100% correct.
This month you have answered 42 of 48 questions correctly, 88% correct.
All time you have answered 348 of 500 questions correctly, 70% correct.

Still moving up, and learning more about my health all the time.

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2/11/10 10:33 A

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I'm moving up in the world of Spark Trivia. Actually saw my all-time average up by 1 percent today!

Today you have answered 3 of 3 questions correctly, 100% correct.
This month you have answered 27 of 32 questions correctly, 84% correct.
All time you have answered 333 of 484 questions correctly, 69% correct.

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2/8/10 10:37 P

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I wasn't going to do the Trivia this month. Last month, after working SO hard to get the best "grade" possible, I ended up with 94% (and that was HARD). I thought the limit for the monthly Spark Trophy monthly was 95%, so I was SORELY disappointed; especially since I was doing okay until I missed that one last question on Jan 30th.

After I DID get the trophy from Spark, however, I started wondering if I should continue with the Daily Trivia ... Well, I am. I got started late, so I'll never be at the top of the Leader Boards this month; but I'm still aiming for getting another trophy!

Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 2/8/2010 (22:38)
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Struggling back up from a deficit at the beginning of the January... at 94% right now, and hoping there's enough time to get it up to 95% again...
I thought two of their answers were questionable, so maybe I'll make an inquiry about what I think the answers should have been? We'll see...

Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 1/26/2010 (02:03)
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1/7/10 4:34 A

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I finished December with 95%, with an overall rate of 82%.

What in the world did I do in January??? MISSED I don't know how many questions the third day. I don't know WHAT... I was SO sure of the answers I chose, and by the third wrong answer I was so frustrated with myself.

At first, I thought "might as well not even do the Trivia anymore"... but, oh well, I decided to keep going. The point is to learn through it, not just be on the leader board and get the monthly trophy.
(LITTLE SELFISH POUTY FACE HERE) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/29/09 5:18 A

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It's almost the end of December, and I FINALLY made 95% for the month... For two days in a row, I couldn't seem to answer correctly, and brought my initial 100% right down... emoticon emoticon

I almost gave up, but decided to push through and keep trying... I have been learning SO much! I was double-checking my answers, but lately decided to be brave and trust my memory. emoticon

JUST three more days in December & in 2009... emoticon emoticon

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I can't believe it ~ I FINALLY made some headway on my Trivia scores!
Last month (November) I averaged 95%, and brought my overall score up to 80% (my highest yet).

I had/have an issue with the answers to two of the questions, and wonder if I should have disputed Spark's "correct" answers. Decided if (probably when) those same questions come up again, I'll answer as I believe best; then, when (or if) the answer comes up as wrong, I'll immediately contact a Coach and dispute it.

For example:
The best way to ward off the flu?
WASH YOUR HANDS, of course!

...but the answer came back as "Get a Flu Shot." Every time I read another article in the newspaper, a magazine or online - touting washing your hands as the #1 way to prevent colds and flu - I get a little more irritated!
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Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 12/4/2009 (04:06)
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I enjoy answering the trivia also, and find it helpful. I've learned a lot of interesting things about health topics through the questions, and it helps to reinforce those things I already know. I'm trying to get more consistent about answering the questions every day.

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11/10/09 5:41 A

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I hadn't noticed that specific trend, but I wasn't really paying attention to the dates. I think you're right! Some days the questions are SO easy, and other times I think, "whaaaaat???"

I noticed that questions I miss are repeated a few weeks later. They must be recycled, ie. "put back into the pot"; they probably pop up in the random mix of questions until answered correctly.

Is it helpful for you to answer the trivia questions? I like it ~ I try to get to it every day, 'cause I think it helps me to remember these health-and-nutrition facts.

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11/9/09 3:56 P

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Today, 3 of 4 questions correctly, 75% correct.
This month, 9 of 13 questions correctly, 69% correct.
All time, 219 of 329 questions correctly, 67% correct.

I've been improving, slowly but surely, on the trivia. I have noticed that the questions appear harder at some times of the month than at others. Usually easier at the first of the month and the end of the month, at least, to me. Anyone else noticed a trend regarding when questions are "easier" or "harder"?

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11/3/09 6:42 A

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Final for October:
88% for the month emoticon
77% Overall emoticon
I'm learning! emoticon

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CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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10/27/09 1:37 A

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I'm doing better on the questions most days:
87% for October emoticon
76% overall emoticon emoticon emoticon

HOW 'BOUT YOU?! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard.
CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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9/17/09 9:24 P

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Yikes... what a bad day on the Trivia today... emoticon emoticon emoticon

I was going to post yesterday that I was doing a lot better, and got my percentages up to 85% for the month, and 75% over (that's 3 of every 4 right).

After today, I'm all the way down to 80% for the month (74% over all)... BUMMER! Then I looked at my last post and realized I'm doing A LITTLE better than before... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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8/29/09 1:03 A

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Still increasing... 78% for the month & 73% overall! emoticon emoticon

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"I'm not telling you it's going to be easy.
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard.
CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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8/25/09 6:27 A

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I can't believe it! I have 76% for the month & 72% overall. emoticon

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CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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8/12/09 4:37 A

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I had taken my name off the "leader boards" for the trivia questions, since my record seemed so pathetic... but now I see I'm doing pretty good in comparison, so I put it back on. Three of four today, so 75%; overall, I'm at 71%,

I'm not second-guessing myself anymore, and that's the difference. Unfortunately, it's really hard to navigate the leader board pages to check people's percentages (like to find MY name!). I'm going to ask Spark if tech can change that.

Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 8/12/2009 (04:38)
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I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard.
CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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7/24/09 6:22 P

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AAAAHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......... another three out of six today! At least I'm learning some health-nutrition trivia!

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"Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard.
CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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7/22/09 1:30 P

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I can't believe it - I got 100% today, AND yesterday! Unfortunately, I've also gotten 50% and three-out-of-five this week, so my score is still 70-72%... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."

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CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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I like the feature though I'd argue some of the answers. On occasion I pick one (usually number questions) and it is wrong, but in the side bar explanation they say my answer was correct as the "recommend" amount or what Drs would tell you.

Right now I am at a 77% overall. I thought I'd do better but that's okay. Sometimes I just have a run of questions.

Loren

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7/10/09 1:49 A

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On our SparkPoints list is a new activity, "Answer Trivia Questions" (three points a day). You answer questions - which are health, fitness, or nutrition-related - until you get three correct; you can also look up your "grade."

I thought I was going to ace it! Apparently, NO WAY... I've got 73% for July so far, and 70% correct overall. My biggest problem is I second-guess myself (don't trust my first-instinctive response), and every single time I've changed an answer, my first one was correct.

Like today - I answered six questions to get three right; of the three I got wrong, I second-guessed myself and changed my answers on two of them... to the wrong answers! Gotta learn to trust my gut.~

So, is anyone giving the Trivia a try? How are you doing? I challenge you to get a better percentage than me! (Any opinions about the feature? There are some glitches in the scoring, but it's getting worked out.) I wonder, on our team, WHO HAS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE CORRECT?

Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 7/10/2009 (01:58)
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CHOOSE. YOUR. HARD!"


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