|The Impossible Quiz Demo|
Number of Questions
9 (Tab key allowed and no bombs, but one life and no Power-ups)
Frustration Level (1-10)
14 Decenber 2004
The Impossible Quiz (2007)
The Impossible Quiz Demo is the name of the original version of Splapp-Me-Do's hit game The Impossible Quiz, and the very first installment of the Impossible Quiz series. It was in 14 Decenber 2004 on Splapp's deviantArt page.
The Demo version of the renowned Quiz game featured only 30 questions. The predominant standard ones include 4 clickable options, one of which is the correct answer, though just like the main Quizzes of the series, there are a few tricky questions along the way that require some insane logic and mouse skills. There are no Power-ups nor bombs in here, and the Tab key can be freely used during most of the gameplay, but proceed with caution, since you have to beat all 30 questions of the game with just ONE life. Make the smallest mistake, and you will be sent to the beginning of the game!
If you have played the next two quizzes, some of the questions here may be very easy for you, as you may have already known what the answer is.
The music used during the Quiz is the audio from the bonus video found in the PlayStation game "Boombots", which was also used as the main menu music of the full Impossible Quiz.
The Demo has been referenced in all of the quizzes, most of the time actually including some of the questions.
Roughly three years before the release of the full Quiz, Splapp had originally been working on the game as a project for a website a few friends of his were making back when he was in college. This short Demo was meant to be a teaser of what was going to be the fully-fledged game to be featured on the site.
Some time after the release of this Demo, Splapp had begun working on an extended edition which would be called The Impossible Quiz Beta. It was meant to include 10 additional questions that would come right after finishing the 30 of the Demo, as well as a checkpoint (maybe even two or more).
Over time, however, Splapp ended up dropping the Beta, and with it the full Impossible Quiz project. It wouldn't be until two years later, towards the end of 2006, that he picked up the project again, started it from scratch and worked on it on his free time. In February of the following year, the world would finally see the release of the full version of The Impossible Quiz.
Below is a list containing the answers to each and every single question of the game. For further info regarding any particular question in the list, please refer to the template located on the bottom of the page, which contains links to every particular question of the game.
1. Four (holes in "a Polo", or Polo shirts)
2. No, but a tin can (word play: a "match (can't) box", but a "tin can")
3. Egg mayonnaise (according to Splapp, it tastes like cardboard!)
4. K.O (answer the backwards question by saying "O.K." backwards)
5. Shallots (smaller onions)
6. F'taang! (the sound a bell makes, written down)
7. No, about 20 cm off the ground ("Shanghai?", as in "she hang/hung high?")
8. Click the nipple to the right ("Click the right nipple")
9. Eleven (The only normal number)
10. No ("Press 'Yes' to exit", but pressing 'Yes' makes you lose!)
11. Click on Wally
12. Christ (probably a reference to the Communion Wafer)
13. B (It stands for the word "before")
14. Sucksess (apparently a correct spelling)
15. The dot over 'i' (it's the smallest dot on screen!)
16. Minstrels (probably a reference to "The Black and White Minstrel Show")
17. Follow the path of the maze or open the right click-menu (or hold the left mouse button) to safely cross through it
18. Knit one, pearl one, drop one, curl one (lyrics of "Vindaloo", an English football song for the 1998 World Cup)
19. Type PENCIL on the on-screen keyboard (you were given a picture of a pencil)
20. Mary rose (Mary Rose sat on a pin, so she immediately got up, therefore she "rose")
21. 8 (letters in "sentence")
22. Find the tick, located somewhere around the bottom-right corner.
23. Psychedelic boogie child (it's actually called "filtrum", but "Psychedelic Boogie Child" is the name of a song featured in the game "Boombots")
24. A torch (you can use it to turn a bucket into a lighter!)
25. Fat bloke (stereotypical portrait of America)
26. Convict (apparently refers to the large number of convicts in Britain that were deported to Australia around late 18th century)
27. Spangulated Codknacker (the name of the character drawn to the right of the options)
28. You run, you run so far away (reference to the song "I Ran (So Far Away)", by A Flock of Seagulls)
29. Bran (you have to name a file in order to save your changes!)
30. Teeth (you're told to "Choose food", but in reality you're looking for what "chews food")
- Most of the questions from the Demo have made it into the full version of The Impossible Quiz, and some of them into The Impossible Quiz 2.
- Moreover, Question 117 from the second Quiz features a random question from the Demo, out of those that haven't made it as a normal question into neither of the two Quizzes. It is presented in the exact same way as it is here, retaining its look, options and answers.
- A unique feature of the Demo is that the Game Over screen would display different messages depending on which question you guessed wrong. Sometimes, said message will have to do with the content of the question itself.
- It's worth noting that none of the following Quizzes had customised Game Over screen for each question; while doing this for a 30-question long Quiz is actually a great idea, it wouldn't be sensible to try the same for one with over 100 questions!
- The demo is also referenced in Question 107 from The Impossible Quiz Book (Chapter 3), which says "Oh God... what year is it?", presented with a similar art style to that of the questions in here. The correct answer is 2004, which is the Demo's release year.
- The Game Over screen uses the same font as the bombs' timers from The Impossible Quiz 2.
|The Impossible Quiz Demo|
Questions that have appeared in TIQ are written in italics; questions that made it into TIQ2 are underlined
|Characters||No characters appeared in this game|
|Power-ups||No power-ups appeared in this game|
|Pre-TIQ Era|| The Impossible Quiz Demo|
The Impossible Quiz Beta
|TIQ Era|| The Impossible Quiz|
The Impossible Quiz 2
The Impossible Quack
|TIQB Era|| Full Article|
|TID Era||The Impossible Dream|