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History IQ was the short-lived game show where three contestants were tested of their knowledge of history.
The first round went through two formats in its two season run. But either way, it was an elimination round in which only the top two scores advanced to the next round. In both seasons, if a tie occurred between two players for last place, one final toss-up question was asked. The first player to buzz in with the correct answer advances to the next round. A player who buzzes in with a wrong answer on this question is immediately eliminated.
Season 1 (Eye Q)Edit
The contestants were shown a short video of a historical person, place, or thing. Then a toss-up question about the clip was read and the first player to buzz-in and answer the question correctly won $100 and control of the follow-up questions. Each correct answer from those won $50 and kept control, but an incorrect answer gave the other players a chance to steal control and the money. When time was called, the follow-up questions about the video clip was done; then another one was played. After four video clips, the player with the least amount of money was eliminated from the game.
In the second season round one, the contestants were shown a toss-up question consisting of a newspaper headline from a certain time period and three statements about the headline, one of which is false. The first player to buzz-in and choose the false statement won $100 and a chance to answer a $50 follow-up question. Incorrect answers in this round lost money and gave the other players a chance to answer the question and steal the money. Several headlines that fit under the same category were played. When a signal sounded, a new category went into play. At the end of the round after the fourth category, the player with the lowest score was out of the game.
Round 2 (Tri Q)Edit
In this round, the two remaining contestants were shown a series of three answers. Each group of three are answers that relate to each other in some way. The contestants' job was to choose the one the answers the question. Doing so won $200 and right to answer a $100 follow-up question. Before the follow-up question, the player who answered the Tri Q question can decide to either answer the question himself/herself or pass the question to his/her opponent. Each incorrect answer in this round (also) deducted money from a player's score.
By the end of this round, the game shifted to a speed round (or in this case, the Speed Challenge). To start, one final Tri Q list was shown, then host Summers read a series of rapid-fire questions with each correct answer worth $100. The Speed Challenge lasted for 45 seconds and when time ran out, the player with the most money won the game.
If both contestants were tied at the end of the round, one final clue was given. The first contestant to buzz in with the correct answer won the game; an incorrect answer automatically resulted in a win for the opponent.
History IQ Timeline (Bonus Round)Edit
The bonus round also went through two versions, but it always began the same way: the winning contestant was shown the year when the Timeline began. Plus, it had the same goal, which was to place ten headlines from ten years (one for each year) in chronological order in 60 seconds or less.
The ten headlines were shown to the contestant, who then had 60 seconds to place them in the right order. The contestant did that by using a special touch screen. He/she took a headline and placed it beside a year. During the time, the winning contestant can press one of five "Hot Buttons", to check his/her progress. When the time was up, each correctly placed headline was worth $500, and placing all ten won the winning contestant $25,000.
The second season Timeline was played a little differently. This time, each headline appeared at the top one at a time. On each headline, the winning contestant tried to place it beside a year then press the checkmark to submit the answer. If the headline was beside the correct year, it stayed there, but if not, back to the top it went. The contestant had three tries on each headline, and s/he can pass on a headline and returned to it by pressing the word pass. There was no money offered for individual headlines, but if s/he can place the headlines in the right order in 60 seconds, he/she augmented his/her winnings to $5,000.
The $250,000 TournamentEdit
During the second season, contestants played a tournament in which the championship player won $250,000.
Michael Klinghoffer & Dana Calderwood
- ↑ Official website for the interactive game of "History IQ" courtesy of Spiderdance
- ↑ Official website from the president of Spiderdance who responsible for the interactive version of History IQ
Official Website (via Internet Archive)
History IQ @ tv-gameshows.com
Rules for History IQ @ Loogslair.net
History IQ @ blue-telescope.com
Official website for the interactive game of "History IQ" courtesy of Spiderdance
Official website from the president of Spiderdance who responsible for the interactive version of History IQ