In my last post, I gave some lists and links that were helpful when I studied. Since then, I’ve thought of some other things that helped a lot.
- Jeopardy. Lots and lots of jeopardy. You’d be surprised how useful it can be. Crackle had some reruns for free, but I don’t think they offer them anymore. Ask your grandma to VCR them for you.
- Bezzerwizzer. The greatest trivia board game known to man. It has a broad range of questions, which is perfect for the FSOT.
- Make your own trivia games. My family plays “Ficklin Family Trivia.” It is basically my ripoff of Jeopardy. I’m the host, and I make up 10 categories consisting of 5 questions each, with three bonus questions. Contestants are in teams, and everybody answers every question on a piece of paper. There are some more rules than that, but I learned a lot about world history/geography/flags by coming up with questions. I also like to add in odd categories like “dirty sounding words” or “inappropriate celebrity tweets.”
- Sporcle. There is a quiz for everything. Harry Potter characters in order of number of mentions. Capital cities. On the front page right now is a quiz which shows you a photo of a can of soup or a shovel and you have to decide if it is art or not.
I had fun studying for the two weeks before the test (though I also enjoyed studying for the bar exam, so…), and I think many of us remember things better when we enjoy learning them.