How much general knowledge can you actually claim to know? For most of us, it's much less than we would like to think. Maybe you never paid enough attention in class, or you plum forgot all about those history lessons with fusty old Mr. Smith. Either way, all that empty head space has always been the thorn in your side.
That said, these days we are blessed with a ton of ways in which we can be validated for the things we DO know. Sure, you might not score high on questions regarding the works of Plato and Socrates. But given your specialist subject - jelly bean flavors of the 1990's - you're on fire. And there's a multitude of mobile apps out there for you to earn your trivia stripes with the best of them.
We've picked out the following 6 iPhone quiz apps for you to bask in the glory of your own niche trivia knowledge and compete with other bean freaks like yourself, all over the world.
Hands up everyone who's NEVER played TRIVIAL PURSUIT with friends and family. Get outta here! The official app version of the game was released last October, and, truthfully, it's an utter delight. Interactive, with a lively and colorful design - you'll love it whether you call the lil' wedges cheese or pie.
TRIVIAL PURSUIT has a variety of game modes (Duel, Blitz, and Events) for all tastes. Gain experience and complete achievements as you ascend through each of the available categories.
Download if you... are a lover of classic Trivial, and you can't wait to get back together with your pals for a game.
QuizUp is, without doubt, one of the most complete, innovative, and addictive quiz apps on the market right now. Its greatest asset has to be its near-infinite collection of quizzes covering ever subject under the sun. So if nobody knows Beyoncé like you do, you can challenge other bootylicious Queen B fans to prove you're the greatest.
The app has attractive and striking design, including thousands of extra features. Connect with players around the world, share in the love of your hobbies and interests, and be sure to ask for a rematch when you think you've got the upper hand.
Download if you... want to test out your knowledge with like-minded trivia nerds.
Freeeezing, cold, warmer, getting warmer, waaaaaarmer, you're literally on fireeeee... We all remember playing games like this, and 94 Degrees uses those same mechanics from the 'temperature game' we know and love in this cute quiz for visual learning. Take your best shot on each of the questions and let the lizard help you along as he gets hotter or colder depending on how you're doing.
It's a really fun way for kids to learn about all manner of different subjects, since it's suitable for all ages. The perfect game for getting the whole family together.
Download if you... are looking for a kid-friendly game for all the family.
Guess The Song Music Quiz is the go-to game for any music lover looking to hit the high notes with their musical knowledge. Hugely popular, this brilliant app has categories for all decades and genres. You can compete with your Facebook friends and play with your buddies on the same device.
Download if you... spend the day listening to music and nobody can trump your music trivia knowledge.
There are zillions of film trivia apps in existence right now, but when it comes to originality, none of them even come close to MovieCat. This highly entertaining movie game offers all manner of questions - some of which are pretty darn difficult - and the aim is to try to top your score with each round you play.
Our favorite bit though (and the reason why you have to download it ASAP) is the hilarious use of cats to represent iconic movie scenes and posters. Absolute genius.
Download if you... are a true cinephile... with a secret penchant for cats.
For the economist: Forex Hero – trading game for beginners
If you aspire to be the next Wolf of Wall Street (the smooth version), Hero Forex Trading is your ideal quiz game, a purely educational app on all things economy and currency. This fascinating game teaches you everything you need to know before you start investing in the stock market, and proposes a series of quiz questions to test out exactly what you've learned. It uses real case studies, too!
Download if you... wanna play hardball with your cash, but don't know where to start.