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On prototype theory and quiz shows

I’ve figured out quiz shows – all based on prototype theory.

Easy questions (where competitors can guess right) are those where the answers are prototypical for a category. Hard questions (where competitors guess and get it wrong) are those where there is a prototypical item, but the answer is not the prototype.

Go watch – most of the answers are guesses, and most of the correct answers are prototypical.

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