Vehicle: Airplane: Entertainment
The Upgrade Quiz   (+7)  [vote for, against]
Community spirit in the skies

4 seats in first class are tantilisingly made available only to winners of the Upgrade Quiz, a highflying game in the skies.

The teams are formed via the rows of seats - no other hybrid team formations are allowed. (If it's a 3-3-3 format, each team as three members. If a 2-4-2, you'd be better off choosing an aisle seat). You need to get to know the strengths and weaknesses of your fellow passenger quickly as "eyes down, quiz time" is announced over the tannoy.

Quiz papers are distributed through the cabin, each row picks their team name and the questions are read out. The rows huddle together, answering the questions, jotting them down on the paper.

Quiz over, papers swapped with other teams for the marking. Groans and cheers hail as the correct answers are read out. If adjudication is needed, the Captain's word is final.

The winning team wins an upgrade for their next flight. As passengers disembark, they walk through the business class cabin, wondering which passengers paid and which were just damned hot on 80s pop.
-- jonthegeologist, Jan 30 2007

Why teams? Why not just the top four scorers?
-- angel, Jan 30 2007

It'd be too easy fir the person next to you to copy you if you play as individuals (though you could run a multi-choice quiz where passengers use their entertainment system thingies to select their answers by pressing the appropriate button).

And you'd miss out on all the fun/frustrations of the group dynamics (delete according to team members' personality traits).

This might not work so well on international flights between countries that speak different languages, but for internal flights, this is a great idea. +
-- imaginality, Jan 30 2007

Excelent idea. I'm crap at quizzes so this wouldn't benefit me but I can summon up enough altruism to give this a [+]. I suppose you don't want to go so far as to have an animatronic Jeremy Paxman at the front asking the (University Challenge level-of-difficulty) questions?
-- hippo, Jan 30 2007

why not just host the quiz on the personal IFE (provided there is one. People these days seem to be more interested in a test if it's on a tv rather than a piece of paper.
-- Teh Muffin Man, Jul 20 2007

Except for the team thing, its a great idea. I hate group activities like that.
-- Galbinus_Caeli, Jul 20 2007

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