Imagine the most random and intense quiz you have ever taken. Throw in a coma-like state of sleep deprivation and some take-out food. Now extend the feeling over a 50-hour period, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what the Lawrence campus is in for when the 38th annual Midwest Trivia Contest takes over next weekend.
Simply put, trivia weekend at Lawrence involves the formation of groups of students and teachers who stake out strategic locations throughout campus and set up a base camp-esque station stocked with computers, phone lines, and refreshments generously donated by local businesses.
In addition to the Lawrence teams, there are off-campus teams as well, with participants from all over the country.
Smattered with a variety of action-questions and themed hours concocted by the Trivia Masters, Trivia is broadcast live over Lawrence University’s radio station 91.1 WLFM. It is the Midwest’s largest on-the-air trivia contest.
The insanity commences around 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, and concludes Sunday, Jan. 26, at the stroke of midnight.