So Dan Peake did this during our Schlag stream last night and it’s a pretty fun exercise. He’s taken a stack of Millionaire questions and shuffled the order. We’re going to go through them. However at the end we’re then going to attempt to put them in the as seen on TV order. There’s a group of about ten of us, one of whom is professional quiz setter David B, how will we do and can we learn anything about how Millionaire difficulty is constructed along the way?
If you want to play along at home, feel free to watch the first playthrough of the questions. You’ll then see a list with all the questions. Pause it and write down which question you think would have which question value. Then you can watch us argue over it. You score:
- Three points if you’re bang on.
- Two points if you’re one level out.
- One point if you’re two levels out.
The answers and our score are revealed at the end. How did you do? Be honest!
Many thanks to Dan Peake for putting this together, and apparently coming up with a perfectly timed 60 minute commercial format if my very quick and dirty editing timings are right.