Video games taught you what?

By: Natalie Kilgore

Video games taught you what?
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Do you know which games emphasize the importance of good sportsmanship or even the value of maintaining a healthy romantic relationship? Take this quiz and see how you score.
Which video game helps kids (and adults) with their hand-eye coordination?
“Angry Birds”
"Super Mario Brothers 3"
both of the above
Virtually all video games, regardless of genre or rating, help develop hand-eye coordination. So both "Angry Birds" and "Super Mario 3" are correct.

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Which video game series can help improve kids’ social skills?
“The Sims”
“Mario Kart”
Split screen multiplayer games (where two or more people play on a single TV) are often played in pairs or small groups, requiring kids to share space and controllers. The "Mario Kart" series is renowned for groups of players huddled around the couch taking turns, which is a great way to improve kids' social skills. Sure, you can play most games online against others these days, but there's just something special about waiting for your turn to shoot turtle shells and rockets at the person sitting next to you.
"The Legend of Zelda”

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What is NOT an example of a life skill that can be taught by playing video games?
learning that actions have consequences
learning how to overcome obstacles and solve problems
helping develop a sense of humor
There are plenty of funny games, but we can't think of one that can help you develop a sense of humor.

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Which video game series emphasizes problem-solving and is appropriate for everyone 10 and older?
“Halo”
“World of Warcraft”
“The Legend of Zelda”
Games in “The Legend of Zelda” series include multiple puzzles and complex levels that challenge players of all ages.

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Which game encourages players to meet online and work together?
“Angry Birds”
“World of Warcraft”
“World of Warcraft” encourages virtual teams to meet and work together to achieve a common goal.
“Wii Sports”

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Which video game series allows players to pursue and maintain romantic relationships?
“Need for Speed”
“Mass Effect”
Just like in the real world, gamers in the “Mass Effect” series must be willing to listen, be supportive and help a lover accomplish his or her goals if they chose to be in a relationship with another character. We won't say that playing "Mass Effect" will cause you to be a better partner to your significant other, but in both the game and real life, you'll likely be flying solo if you won't spend the time to develop and nurture a romantic relationship.
“Banjo Kazooie”

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Which puzzle-heavy video game forces players to focus on physics and spatial distances?
“Portal 2”
“Portal 2” emphasizes the importance of physics and spatial distances. Portals allow players to move about and interact with the environment in a way that's unlike any other video game.
“Lego Batman”
“Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters”

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The games in the "Sonic the Hedgehog" series are most likely to help you develop ______.
hand-eye coordination
Yes, Sonic was full of 'tude in the '90s, but the blue blur has toned down the sass in the new millennium. He's still uber-fast, however, so it would be easy to argue that his games can better help develop or improve your hand-eye coordination than most.
money management
a understanding of the unique attitude found in many '90s video game characters, affectionally know as "'tude."

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Which video game requires physical activity to be played?
Wii's "Raving Rabbids"
"Kinect Sports" for the Xbox 360
both of the above
Both "Kinect Sports" and "Raving Rabbids" encourages players to be physically active by requiring them to move their bodies while playing.

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True or false: Most video games can teach kids the importance of perseverance.
true
Most video games require players to accomplish various tasks and overcome obstacles in order to move forward. If you don't stick with it, you won't get to the end.
false
It really depends on the game.

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You Got:
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