There are a lot of game shows out there involving questions with factual answers. I have a few questions about this.
Do all game show production companies keep people on staff to write questions? Many shows seem to have an original style of questions, but I also very rarely see duplicates across shows. That and the fact that economies of scale might apply to a degree makes me wonder if there are questions “clearinghouses” or consulting firms that create questions for all or many of the shows.
Is there a testing process to determine the level of difficulty of the questions? Is it intuitive? The producers seem to be pretty good at ranking the questions in order of easy to hard.
If a question duplicates, say, another program’s question or a Trivial Pursuit question or an NTN trivia question or somesuch, is this an intellectual property issue? I’d think it would be hard to get protection for such a thing.
I’d appreciate links to earlier discussions if they exist- a search came up empty.