Trivia Scoring Guide

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Here is the standard template of scoring values for a Williams Trivia contest.
On-air songs-- 1 point apiece. This means title and artist.
Bonuses are now sometimes scored on a two-tier scale. One scale offers the possibility of more points for teams that do not use the internet to research answers; other resources (books, phone calls to experts, etc.) are still encouraged. Teams indicate which scoring option they have elected to submit the bonus under. If the running team elects to use this sliding scale, this decision should be clearly communicated on bonus submission sheets.
Hour Bonuses-- 10 points for teams using the internet; 15 points without.
Super Bonuses-- 25 points for teams using the internet; 40 points without. A 20/25 scale may have been used in May 2005.
Action Trivia-- 6 5 points apiece. Points are divided into two sets of 3. The first 0-3 points are awarded for both specific trivial knowledge, reference points, and general command of the topic. The second 0-3 points are allotted , as well as for performing skills, : energy, humor, physical mayhem, and general "style."For extremely good action trivia performances, a score of six may be awarded (there are usualy a maximum of one or two sixes awarded per contest).
Ultra Bonus-- Scored on a downward sliding scale; worth less and less as the night continues and more clues are revealed. Point values have varied, though the highest possible score is typically 8 or 10 points. In May 2005, the Ultra Bonus was scored on a 16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2 scale.
4:00 AM challenge-- Point values vary depending on circumstance. The top score has typically been in the 3-point range.
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