5 Easy Ways to Find Answers to Tough Trivia Contest Questions

Don't Know a Trivia Answer? Don't Give Up!

Trivia contests are giveaways where the winners are drawn from the pool of people who correctly answer a question or questions. Sometimes the answers are obvious, but there are some real brainteasers out there as well. The harder the questions are, the higher your chances of winning if you can solve them, because a lot of people are going to make mistakes and be disqualified from winning.

Want to make sure that your trivia contest entries are accepted? Here's how to find answers to even the toughest of trivia questions.

Find Trivia Answers on the Contest Sponsor's Website

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Contest sponsors' websites often hold trivia question answers. Image (c) VisitBritain/Rod Edwards / Getty Images

Many trivia questions are designed to encourage sweepers to take a look at the contest sponsor's website. Some contests provide links to specific pages to help participants find the answers they need, whereas other contests are more subtle.

In these cases, going straight to the sponsor's website could save you time versus looking for the answer with an internet search.

Spending a few minutes to read the information on the contest website could net you the answer, and will at the very least be much appreciated by the sponsor.

Ask Your Sweepstakes Club to Pitch In

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Sweepstakes Clubs Make Answering Trivia Questions Easier and More Fun. Image (c) Olivia Barr / Getty Images

Two heads are better than one when it comes to cracking trivia contests, and your sweepstakes club can provide you with a group of eager helpers.

Bring up your tough trivia questions at your next meeting, and see if any of the other members knows, or can find, the answers. It's a win-win for everyone when your fellow club members learn about a new giveaway, and you are not disqualified from the contest because of a wrong answer.

Working together to solve tough questions can help improve all of your chances to win.

Use an Internet Search Engine to Hunt Down Trivia Answers

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An internet search is a quick way to find trivia contest answers. Image (c) Robert George Young / Getty Images

When I don't know a trivia contest answer, the first tool I turn to is Google or another internet search engine. The internet is a vast storehouse of knowledge, and you can find everything from information about what happened on popular television shows to historical facts.

So if your contest is asking you generic trivia questions, the answer can usually be found quickly with a simple search. 

If you're having trouble finding your answers online, check out theinternet search expert Wendy Boswell's basic web search tips.

Still Can't Find the Answer? Ask an Expert

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Need an expert answer? Look online. Image (c) Justin Lewis / Getty Images

Some questions can only be answered by people who are really in the know. If you can't find the answer to a trivia question, you might need to ask an expert.

Luckily, these days it's easy, and even free, to get in touch with an expert on nearly any subject. There are many different reference sites online, some that focus on specific topics like medicine or childcare, and others that are more general.

By posting your question to a service like Yahoo Answers, AllExperts, Quora, or other expert reference sites, you can get the trivia answers you need quickly and easily.