Trainyard Quiz

By: Patrick J. Kiger

Trainyard Quiz
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About This Quiz

So you fancy yourself an ace smartphone gamer. But how much do you know about Trainyard and other touchscreen puzzle games? Test your knowledge with our quiz.
When was Trainyard invented?
2010
Trainyard was first released in 2010.
2006
2011

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Who created Trainyard?
Nolan Bushnell
Matt Rix
Canadian game developer Matt Rix developed trainyard in 2009-2010.
Steve Jobs

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What experience inspired the inventor of Trainyard?
playing with a toy train set
going to a railroad museum
riding a train
The inventor of Trainyard got the idea for the game while riding a commuter train to work.

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How many players can work a Trainyard puzzle simultaneously?
two
four
one
Only one player can play a Trainyard puzzle at a time.

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Which of these colors is not used in Trainyard?
red
aquamarine
Aquamarine is not one of the colors used in Trainyard.
green

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What do you use to create tracks in Trainyard?
finger
A player uses his or her finger to draw tracks.
stylus
controller

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How many solutions can a Trainyard puzzle have?
many
Trainyard puzzles often have many possible solutions.
one
two

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Which of these is one of Trainyard's appeals to gamers?
difficult to learn
requires advanced knowledge of statistics and calculus
has a gradual learning curve
Trainyard has been touted by reviewers for its gradual learning curve.

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As Trainyard puzzles become more complex, what do they require more of?
guesswork
IQ points
trial and error
As trainyard puzzles become more complex, they require more trial-and-error experimentation.

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What is the typical time limit for a Trainyard puzzle?
60 seconds
There is none.
Trainyard puzzles do not have a time limit.
7 minutes

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What is a puzzle solution uploaded to the Web by another user called?
a gimme
a mulligan
a cheat
Puzzle solutions uploaded to the Web by other users are called cheats.

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Where is the developer of Trainyard based?
Russia
Canada
The developer of Trainyard, Matt Rix, is from Canada.
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How much does Trainyard cost to download?
$10
$19
$0.99
Trainyard costs $0.99 to download.

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Where were maze puzzles invented?
China
Crete
Maze puzzles were invented in ancient Crete.
Rome

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How many points does it take to win at Trainyard?
50
21
There is no point system.
There is no point system in Trainyard.

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How thick is the instruction manual for Trainyard?
500 pages
There is no instruction manual.
There is no instruction manual for Trainyard.
235 pages

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Which of these is an actual iPhone puzzle game?
Gore vs. Bush
Flying Saucers vs. Time Machines
Plants vs. Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies is a game on sale in the iPhone App store for $1.99

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Which of these is not an actual iPhone puzzle game?
Sheep Mania
Llamas on a Rampage
Llamas on a Rampage is not an actual iPhone puzzle game.
Adorable Puppy Jigsaw Puzzle

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Trainyard involves which of these types of learning?
experiential
collaborative
both
Trainyard involves both experiential and collaborative learning.

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How many times has the Trainyard Express version of Trainyard been downloaded from the iPhone Apps store?
30,000
4 million
Trainyard Express has been downloaded more than four million times, according to its promo.
200 million

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You Got:
/20
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