4. TRAINING and TESTING

Exercise: QUIZ QUESTIONS


Quiz Questions

is probably one of the best (and easiest) (and funnest) ways to practice visualisation.

And also: to push this key-element to becoming second nature in the most playful way.


This is how it works:

=> Step 1a: Read the question

=> Step 1b: Pick out key-word(s)

=> Step 1c: Change key-word(s) into pictures


=> Step 2a: Read the answer

=> Step 2b: Pick key-word(s)

=> Step 2c: Change that into a picture


=> Step 3: CONNECT THOSE TWO PICTURES !!!


=> Step 4: Revise

=> Step 5: Test


Here is an example, taken from the one million pound questions of: Who wants to be a millionaire.

However any other quizbook (i.e. trivial pursuit) will do.

Let’s go through the process step by step.


Here are 10 (sample) questions:

  • Which of the following is a knot?
  • Which instrument is particularly associated with the Dolmetsch family?
  • In what kind of book would you find Mercator’s projection?
  • What was the horse of Lord Cardigan, who led the charge of the Light Brigade, called?
  • Which of the Marx Brothers was nicknamed Harpo?
  • What is the nationality of a person born and brought up in the European city of Tirana?
  • In which city was Charlie Chaplin born?
  • Which sport uses a club called a ‘caman’?
  • Britain fought the Peninsular War against which country?
  • What is the Dogger Bank?

Read each question (Step 1a) and pick out one (or more than one) key-word that kind of summarises the whole question (Step 1b).

Here is my own choice:

  •  Knot
  •  Dolmetsch
  •  Mercator
  •  Cardigan
  •  Marx & Harp
  •  Tirana
  •  Charlie Chaplin
  •  Caman
  •  Peninsular
  •  Dogger Bank

Now change these words into pictures (Step 1c)

Remember: your own pictures are better than mine.

However, if you would like some hints, then CLICK HERE.


Now, do the same with the answers (Step 2 a,b,c)

Here are the answers:

  • Alpine Butterfly
  • Recorder
  • Atlas
  • Ronald
  • Adolph
  • Albanian
  • London
  • Shinty
  • France
  • Fishing Ground

As before,  change these words into pictures.

Remember: your own pictures are better than mine.

However, if you would like some hints, then CLICK HERE.



And now, bring it all together:

See the keywords in pictures and connect them (Step 3):


Question

Keyword

CONNECT

Answer

Which of the following is a knot?

Knot

CONNECT

Alpine Butterfly

Which instrument is particularly associated with the Dolmetsch family?

Dolmetsch

CONNECT

Recorder

In what kind of book would you find Mercator’s projection?

Mercator

CONNECT

Atlas

What was the horse of Lord Cardigan, who led the charge of the Light Brigade, called?

Cardigan

CONNECT

Ronald

Which of the Marx Brothers was nicknamed Harpo?

Marx & Harp

CONNECT

Adolph

What is the nationality of a person born and brought up in the European city of Tirana?

Tirana

CONNECT

Albanian

In which city was Charlie Chaplin born?

Charlie Chaplin

CONNECT

London

Which sport uses a club called a ‘caman’?

Caman

CONNECT

Shinty

Britain fought the Peninsular War against which country?

Peninsular

CONNECT

France

What is the Dogger Bank?

Dogger Bank

CONNECT

Fishing Ground


Step 4: Revision:

Revise as you see fit. Simply go through the sequence again.

You know: should one of the connections be a little bit weak, you know what to do. Don’t you?


And now you may test yourself. (Step 5)

Test 1 has 4 suggestions = possible answers.

Read the question, SEE the key-word in a picture, and let the answer come to you.   CLICK HERE

Test 2 has no suggestions. CLICK HERE


And you will notice that by now you do feel quite proficient. And it is a good feeling. Isn’t it. You will be a real master if you practice this type of exercise on a regular basis.

Find a strategy that works for you.

I, myself, have a book with 8 thousand question on my desk, and every day, before I start my day’s work I practice with 10 questions.It is not that much. A few minutes.

However: It wakes me up. It gets my creativity going.

And it is a fun way to practice the third key-element: Visualisation.


Now over to you: Make an effort to incorporate this exercise into your daily routine!



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