How Much do You Know About xkcd?

Player Rating2.82/8

"#887 overall, #111 for 2013"
based on 113 ratings since 06/26/2013
played 534 times (finished 103)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length1/8

"Make sure not to blink"

Maturity Level1/8

"appropriate for all ages"
Stories with this maturity level will not, by design, have any potentially objectionable content. An example of a type story with this rating would be a quiz on mathematics.



xkcd is a very funny webcomic. How much do you know about it?

This quiz is actually pretty hard even if you have read xkcd. Don't feel bad just because you guessed.

Please don't rate badly on this quiz if you haven't read it.


Player Comments

I’d like to think I’ve written the best Quiz Game on this site. I mean, barring the fact that my game is broken, and I hardly remember my answers. However, it was written a long time ago and it’s 4/8, which is almost never happens unless you’re a successful asswank like Kiel Farren. But Kiel Farren is long gone, so I think I might be the only person left to teach you the ways of good Quizmanship… I mean, it was sketchy and barely qualified as a quiz, but screw you, I’m the expert here.

Here’s a query-by-query analysis of the xkcd quiz.

Quick Aside on the first page:

Yeah, I get that this is a fandom quiz, so people who don’t understand the subject matter won’t rate you very highly. This is kind of the big problem with fandom quizzes. However, you need to find some way to engage them outside of the fandom, then. Maybe talk about xkcd, include hints in this dissertation. Tell us about why you like it, and why you decided to make a quiz about it. Nevermind that this is something that I never did, it’s a good idea that I came up with right now.

Question One:

What does xkcd stand for?

Okay, I may have bit off more than I could chew with this whole “Review each individual question” thing. There isn’t a lot of material to work with, here. Although, I guess this is a pretty good question. For those of you who don’t know what xkcd is, I won’t spoil it, but this question, last I checked, was one I looked up years before playing this quiz, and last I checked, took a little bit of digging into the site (As in, a few clicked links) and some reading to find out what the whole xkcd thing was about. Although I wouldn’t quite say the “right” answer is /exactly/ correct, that is basically what it equates to.

Question Two:

What is the name of the author of xkcd?

Awkward wording aside, I can’t really praise or fault this question for anything in particular. It is what it is, though I’d kinda prefer if there were more of an engaging preface to it and these questions, so people who haven’t seen xkcd can actually be engaged, and you don’t need to give them this “DONT RATE MY FANDOM SHIT BADLY” trash that people seem to think absolves them of their literary sins. If you want to make your fandom welcoming to outsiders, you have to, y’know, build a door first.

Question Three:

Xkcd has another site called “What If?” where people send in ____ questions and he answers them. What is ____?

Y’know, Mizal strikes me as the kind of person who would have something funny to say to this question. I just have that feeling. But alas, I am not a Mizal, so there will be not funnies for you. If there was one qualm I have, it’s that the answer is already sort of there in the question, and this is decidedly not a riddle story.

Ques- Okay, fuck it. It’s a quiz, alright? you know how it goes, I don’t want to eliminate the purpose of playing the game for anyone. I appreciate that he’s pulled a Briar_Rose on this one and given everybody profile badges in the form of comic strips. That was pretty creative and pretty thematic, I liked that part. All good quizzes should have one… Except my quiz, I guess…

Tune in next time when I review each invididual question on the ASVAB Test.
-- ISentinelPenguinI on 1/17/2017 1:49:09 PM with a score of 7
When you get 5 out of 7 and don't know the comic.
-- MusicalNerd7 on 12/3/2018 9:57:04 AM with a score of 7
I had just read some xkcd and was going to choose your story and I saw this. I loved the quiz with a 9 out of ten. None of the images showed up though. Thats why I got one wrong.
-- Jreesebot on 2/21/2018 2:28:30 PM with a score of 9
I got 5 out of 7 and I have never heard of that site whohoo!
-- Robin3443 on 7/25/2016 2:43:53 AM with a score of 5
Yay! 8 or 9 out of 10!
-- ShowMeTheCode on 3/28/2016 6:39:44 AM with a score of 8
5 out of 7. And I looked up most :D
-- MasonJarGuzzi on 3/15/2016 11:36:01 PM with a score of 6
I guessed every time and got 5/7.
-- jamescoker1226 on 4/15/2015 10:45:12 AM with a score of 5
I'm a pretty good guesser. :)
-- FazzTheMan on 9/25/2014 2:57:09 PM with a score of 8
It was a very good quiz with a good amount of questions and variety. It introduced me to a comic that I might actually end up reading now. On top of that, it gave me an awesome profile badge!
-- Madbrad200 on 7/7/2014 8:30:50 AM with a score of 10
Well, I never read the comics, but the little picture thingy at the end did actually motivate me to keep going back until I got a perfect score... So well done :p
-- Briar_Rose on 2/7/2014 8:13:13 AM with a score of 10
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