General Knowledge - Question 1 of 20

1. What are the next three numbers in this sequence: 16, 12, 8, 4___?


General Knowledge

Can you learn how to be a quiz genius? The answer is yes! Think of your brain as a personal internet - where everything is connected through links. You access knowledge stored in your brain by following these links. The name John Lennon will probably have a link to the Beatles, which in turn have links to George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney.

You gain general knowledge by reflecting on new things you come across and linking them to things you already know. The more links one fact has - the more likely you are to retain it.

By working actively with new facts and relate them to facts you are already familiar with, your brain will quickly build up a private web of facts. The fact is, the broader your general knowledge base is, the easier it is to digest new pieces of information and to retain it.

The key is to be actively involved when your read, see or hear things. Is this familiar? Does it remind you of something? Relate new information to people, places, music, or feelings.

Another good idea is to look for quiz questions in everything you came across. Isolate small bits of facts and ask yourself: would this piece of information make a good quiz question?

Taking many online quizzes is, of course, also a good idea.