competition quiz


August 8, 2022

Competitive quizzes (Kyogi quizzes) are a kind of mind sports that take quizzes as competitions and are held in Japan. The competition uses Waseda-style, Araya-style, Takahata-style, and other types of quick-push machines, and uniquely developed quiz questions such as pre-free quizzes, student quizzes, and short sentence quizzes are set. Competitions are held in various places, and it is also used as a theme for creative works.


Although there are organizations related to competitive quizzes, as of 2020, there is no organization that is responsible for overseeing them, and the meaning of the word "competitive quiz" is not clearly defined. Therefore, it is not clear what type of quiz is included in the category of competitive quizzes, and the question of inspiration and puzzle solving is viewed as a competitive quiz, and the format of ``quiz quick push'' is viewed as a competitive quiz. There are ways of looking at it. "Netorabo" introduces it as "one of the intellectual sports that practice every day for the purpose of winning the quiz". According to the quiz magazine "QUIZ JAPAN", "It is a common usage to refer to 'a form of quiz in which people compete by pressing quickly to see if they know'." It is sometimes called grass quiz or amateur quiz, but amateur quiz is a general term for quizzes that ``do not receive prize money'' and ``not done on TV'', and there is a view that competition quizzes are one form of them. Also, the exact origin of the word "competition quiz" is not known, and one theory is that it was defined and named by Yohei Furukawa in 2009 when he produced the video series "The Quiz [email protected]" with quiz as the theme. However, Takuji Izawa says that the word itself has been used before that.


Rapid Pusher

A quick push machine is used in the quick push quiz. The early push machine is a device that lights up the lamp of the person who pushes the switch first, and determines the order of answers according to that. As for the amateur type, the ``Takahata style early pusher'' and the ``Waseda style early pusher'' that appear in the competition quiz manga "Nanamaru Sanbatsu" are popular. It is not uncommon for quiz circles and others to use hand-made quick-push machines. It is said that the 8-person quick push machine that was produced is the first in Japan. Also, between 1984 and 1985, university quiz research groups began to own their own quick pushers. There are online services that provide the same services as the fast push machine, and in the past, the "PCOQ series" was used as the online fast push machine, but in recent years, "Nagaya Quiz Arena 3" and "Qox" have been used. and other sites are used.


The questions asked in the competition quizzes are "backed up" to confirm the facts by hitting multiple materials, and "selection work" to determine the hiring questions and question order without bias of the genre. However, there are cases where questions are asked casually without doing these tasks excessively. The unique structure of question sentences is sometimes called the grammar of the quiz world.


Competition quizzes are closely related to quiz shows and quiz neighborhoods, and here we describe the history of related quiz shows and the history of the neighborhood.

Dawn (1946-1960)

The origin of quiz shows in Japan is related to the occupation policy of the Allies after World War II. Until World War II, Japanese radio broadcasts were top-down.