The BP Special is a 10-question quiz that is designed to be played at a leisurely pace at any time over 2 days, while the quiz is open. BP Specials can be General Knowledge, Themed, or Topic-Specific, and are intended to be a bit more challenging than a BP Blitz quiz. If you like playing Topic-Specific quizzes but you don’t like the pressure that comes from the timing of a BP Blitz, then this is the quiz format for you.
Unlike BP100 quizzes or BP Blitz quizzes, scoring on the BP Special will be based on correct answers and assigning a BONUS to 5 of the 10 questions for extra points. If you get a question correct, you will be awarded 100 points. If you assign one of your 5 BONUSes to a question that you get correct, you will be awarded points based on how difficult the question was (outlined on the chart below) in addition to the base 100 points for getting the question correct.
Scoring
The BP Special will use a combination of correct answers & assigning your BONUSes to score your quiz:
- There are 10 questions on the BP Special.
- +100 points for each correct answer.
- Extra points will be awarded for assigning a BONUS to a question that is answered correctly, based on how hard the question played. The easiest question is worth an extra 50 points, with each next easiest question being worth an extra 50 points.
- Each question’s value is determined by its difficulty. Difficulty is calculated retroactively. For example, the question that received the least correct answers (Difficulty Ranking: 10) will be worth 500 extra points if a player assigns a BONUS to it. The question that receives the most correct answers (Difficulty Ranking: 1) will be worth 50 extra points if a player assigns a BONUS to it.
- If there are any ties in difficulty, a question will be selected at random to be considered "more difficult."
- Here’s the breakdown on how points are awarded:
Difficulty Ranking |
Base Points Awarded |
Extra Points Awarded |
1 (Easiest Question) |
100 |
50 |
2 |
100 |
100 |
3 |
100 |
150 |
4 |
100 |
200 |
5 |
100 |
250 |
6 |
100 |
300 |
7 |
100 |
350 |
8 |
100 |
400 |
9 |
100 |
450 |
10 (Hardest Question) |
100 |
500 |
- Scoring examples:
- 10/10 while assigning your BONUS to the 5 hardest questions, and getting those 5 questions correct:
- 3,000 points (1,000 (100 x 10 correct answers) + 2,000 points (500 + 450 + 400 + 350 + 300 for choosing to BONUS the 5 hardest questions) = 3,000 points) This is a perfect score on a BP Special.
- 5/10 while assigning your BONUS to the 5 easiest questions, and getting those 5 questions correct:
- 1,250 points (500 (100 x 5 correct answers) + 750 points (50 + 100 + 150 + 200 + 250 for choosing to BONUS the 5 easiest questions) = 1,250 points)
- 1/10 while assigning your BONUS to the 5 hardest questions, and getting none of those 5 questions correct:
- 100 points (100 (100 x 1 correct answer) + 0 points (for choosing to BONUS the 5 hardest questions, and missing all 5 questions) = 100 points)
- 6/10 (getting questions ranked 1,2,5,6,8,9 in difficulty) while assigning your BONUS to the 5 hardest questions (getting only the 6, the 8, and the 9 correct):
- 1,750 points (600 (100 x 6 correct answers) + 1,150 points (300 + 400 + 450 for choosing to BONUS the 5 hardest questions and only getting the 6, 8, and 9 correct) = 1,750 points)
- 9/10 while assigning your BONUS to the 5 easiest questions, and getting 4 of those 5 questions correct (missing the easiest question on the quiz):
- 1,600 points (900 (100 x 9 correct answers) + 700 points (100 + 150 + 200 + 250 for choosing to BONUS the 5 easiest questions, but missing the easiest question) = 1,600 points)
- 10/10 while assigning your BONUS to the 5 hardest questions, and getting those 5 questions correct:
If this looks complicated, you don’t need to worry about it. Just play the quiz, do your best, and see what you score!
Available BP Specials are always listed on the quizzes page. Good luck!
Want to submit your own BP Special? Use the template here and email your finished quiz to bill@bptrivia.com.