Labyrinth

Submitted by Markus.Sigrist on Sat, 18.03.2023 - 15:03

The labyrinth is a kind of post run with 75 posts. The correct solution of a post always results in the next post to be approached. If you choose the wrong solution, you will end up on a wrong path, from which you will sooner or later return to the correct path.

The rules of the game
The labyrinth is a kind of post run with 75 posts. The correct solution of a post always results in the next post to be approached. If you choose the wrong solution, you will end up on a wrong path, from which you will sooner or later return to the correct path.

The game is played in groups of 2 or 3. Each group rolls the dice for its starting post (1 to 6). The answer to a question leads the group to the next post.

Possible evaluation: First and foremost, the number of posts run to the finish line counts. In case of a tie, the running time decides. However, the post race can also be played without evaluation.

Outdoor game (forest): The post sheets are hung up according to the scheme (see below).
Correct answer = forward
wrong answer = backwards
Game in or around the house: The post sheets are hung up in wild confusion and must be searched for each time. The last post (no. 75) should be hung up only when the first group is close to the finish line. Do not tell how many posts there are in total!

This is a real "all-purpose" game! Can be played in any weather in any place with some space with any number of participants. Can be easily adapted to different age levels with other questions (or even tasks).

Questions for the item sheets
(Correct answers are underlined)
IMPORTANT: If other questions are used, make sure that the correct number of the next item is given with the correct answer! Otherwise the chaos is perfect.

1. Which coastline is longer, Africa's or Europe's?

a) Africa 37
b) Europe 55
c) Both equal 27

2. In which lake is St. Peter's Island located?

a) Lake Neuchâtel 36
b) Lake Murten 37
c) Lake Biel 27

3. What is the name of the person depicted on the Swiss 20 note?

a) Sophie Tauber-Arp 14
b) Leonhard Euler 27
c) Arthur Honegger 36

4. How many percent of the earth's surface is covered with water?

a) 70.7 % 10
b) 10.2 % 62
c) 95.6 % 55

5. Who founded the Boy Scout movement?

a) A.J. Mc Pfadingham 62
b) Lord W. Scout 36
c) R. St. Baden - Powell 10

6. How many psalms are in the Bible?

a) 150 14
b) 151 10
c) 125 27

7. How many black keys does a piano have?

a) 40 28
b) 37 46
c) 35 49

8. What is the name of the capital of Nepal?

a) Naples 68
b) Kathmandu 65
c) Constantinople 74

9. How much is one millimeter on the 1:25,000 map in reality?

a) 2,50 m 8
b) 25 m 57
c) 250 m 68

10. What was the name of the capital city of Israel in 800 BC?

a) Samaria 26
b) Jerusalem 62
c) Jericho 33

11. The largest glacier in Switzerland is called:

a) Morteratsch glacier 10
b) Rhone glacier 17
c) Aletsch glacier 25

12. How many chromosomes does a human being have?

a) 56'000'000'000 53
b) approx. 850'000'000 49
c) uncountable 75

13. The radius of the earth measures

a) 40'123 km 20
b) 12'740 km 17
c) 6'370 km 60

14. What is the Wailing Wall?

a) Jewish sanctuary in Jerusalem 73
b) Sprayed concrete wall in Berlin 24
c) Tourist attraction in Egypt 33

15. Does the "man in the moon" ever turn his back on us?

a) always 52
b) never 34
c) now and then 19

16. What was the name of the wife of the Soviet president in 1989?

a) Raissa Gorbacheva 9
b) Raissa Gorbachev 30
c) Raissa Gorbachevia 67

17. When is the earth closest to the sun?

a) in summer 26
b) in winter 39
c) always the same 24

18. From which plant is saffron extracted?

a) Lily 9
b) Saffron rice 68
c) Crocus 64

19. What does the word "hypothesis" mean?

a) the third teeth 48
b) Assertion 31
c) longest side in right triangle 66

20. How many petals does a tulip have?

a) 4 43
b) 5 36
c) 6 61

21. What is a terebinth?

a) a vessel 22
b) an animal 29
c) a tree 30

22. In which two countries is Lake Titicaca located?

a) Brazil / Paraguay 63
b) Mali / Guinea 67
c) Peru / Bolivia 70

23. How long did it take to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem under the leadership of Nehemiah?

a) 52 days 70
b) 152 days 59
c) 304 days 66

24. How many variations are there of placing five cards next to each other in a row?

a) 25 36
b) 120 51
c) over 120 43

25. Why is this post run organized?

a) Why not 59
b) Because we could not think of anything better 71
c) Just because 38
d) For general public amusement 29
e) As mental / physical training 52
f) Because it's fun! 41

26. How do you spell the word correctly (according to old spelling)?

a) Rytmus 51
b) Rhythm 25
c) Rhythm 20

27. How many letters contained in the Bible did Paul write?

a) 3 37
b) 7 14
c) 13 43

28. What were the names of the three sons of Adam?

a) Cain, Abel, Zebulun 48
b) Cain, Abel, Seth 53
c) Cain, Abel, Shem 67

29. What is the oldest Christian holiday?

a) Easter 63
b) Christmas 73
c) Ascension 17

30. How many people survived the Flood?

a) 12 44
b) 8 50
c) 4 66

31. How many verses does the longest psalm have?

a) 205 35
b) 176 50
c) 194 74

32. How old was Jesus in 10 AD?

a) 17 years 47
b) 10 years 44
c) 12 years 39

33. One may stop giving artificial respiration to an unconscious person if.

a) the unconscious person does not breathe on his own after half an hour 73
b) you can no longer feel a pulse 43
c) the patient is breathing on his own again 26

34. How long can a person live without oxygen?

a) 3 min. 50
b) 8 min. 13
c) 15 min. 60

35. The Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed a sick man on the Sabbath, is located in

a) Jericho 47
b) Jerusalem 48
c) Capernaum 61

36. Who anointed Jesus' feet with genuine, precious ointment of nard?

a) Martha 37
b) Mary 10
c) Elisabeth 14

37. Where was Paul born?

a) Issus 14
b) Tarsus 24
c) Salamis 62

38. What is the name of the height difference between the altitude curves?

a) Aqueduct 20
b) Equidistance 42
c) Equator 51

39. Where did the last (4th) journey of the apostle Paul lead to?

a) Athens 11
b) Corinth 33
c) Rome 59

40. Which pass leads from Graubünden to Ticino?

a) San Bernardino 72
b) St. Gotthard 8
c) Lukmanier 75

41. How many books does the bible have?

a) 57 39
b) 66 13
c) 62 61

42. What was the name of Moses' brother?

a) Aaron 22
b) Hur 29
c) Joshua 71

43. What was the name of the brother of Mary + Martha from Bethany?

a) Nicodemus 36
b) Zacchaeus 33
c) Lazarus 51

44. In which language was the NT originally written?

a) Greek 67
b) Latin 71
c) Hebrew 39

45. Who wrote the 23rd Psalm?

a) Solomon 41
b) Jeremiah 39
c) David 47

46. Where was John F. Kennedy shot?

a) Dallas 49
b) New York 48
c) San Francisco 74

47. How many animals did Noah take into the ark?

a) As many as went in 29
b) one pair of each 60
c) all useful 44

48. Which is the highest mountain of the Bernese Alps?

a) Finsteraarhorn 15
b) Monk 38
c) Schreckhorn 66

49. How many liters of milk are needed to produce a 90 kg Emmenthaler cheese?

a) 750 L 48
b) 1'000 L 40
c) 1'250 L 68

50. What do you think, did you answer the previous question correctly?

a) could be 16
b) no idea 8
c) for sure yes 68
d) no 28
e) hopefully 46
f) hardly think 54

51. Who was Nebuchadnezzar?

a) a magician 10
b) an Egyptian pharaoh 37
c) a Babylonian king 11

52. From whom does the following quote originate: "Music is often perceived as disturbing, especially since it is associated with noise"?

a) Willi Ritschard 61
b) Christian Morgenstern 39
c) Wilhelm Busch 63

53. Jesus asked the woman from Samaria for

a) Water 49
b) Bread 57
c) Fruits 68

54. Who should be contacted in case of poisoning?

a) Ciba - Geigy 35
b) Toxicological Institute 7
c) Nearest hospital 19

55. What is the name of the pass that leads from Tiefenkastel to Silvaplana?

a) Julier 43
b) Albula 14
c) Flüela 24

56. How long does a year last?

a) 365 days 57
b) 365 days 6 hrs 69
c) 365 days 5 hrs 56 min. 24 sec. 75

57. What is a polonaise?

a) A sauce 18
b) senseless accumulation of letters 64
c) a dance game 12

58. What are muses?

a) Goddesses 40
b) Exhibition 46
c) Puree machines 7

59. What are nymphs?

a) Vascular systems in humans 17
b) Goddesses of nature 32
c) Figures on the bow of a sailing ship 33

60. Which spelling is correct?

a) Mildew 21
b) Meltau 19

61. What was the name of the first Christian martyr?

a) Philipus 62
b) Stephen 25
c) Paul 33

62. Who was Homer?

a) a Greek navigator 14
b) Author of the Odyssey 33
c) an Egyptian pharaoh 26

63. What is Popocatépetl?

a) a mountain 23
b) a river 38
c) an African dish 71

64. What is brass made of?

a) Copper + iron 53
b) Copper + Zinc 12
c) Brass is a pure metal 28

65. What is the name of the capital of Australia?

a) Sydney 28
b) Melbourne 16
c) Canberra 57

66. In which country is the city of Dar es Salaam located?

a) Tanzania 35
b) Liberia 29
c) Saudi Arabia 52

67. What is the name of the capital of Mauritius?

a) Maurs 38
b) Port Louis 74
c) Male 41

68. Which is the longest river in the world?

a) Amazon 65
b) Nile 35
c) Mississippi 50

69. How many suras does the Koran have?

a) 63 54
b) 99 28
c) 114 58

70. Which is true?

a) We are sure we have come to 70 on the right road and are now going to 35
b) We suspect that we came to 70 the wrong way and are now going to 19

71. What does "the die is cast" mean in Latin?

a) Errare humanum est 17
b) Alea jacta est 45
c) Quod erat demonstrandum 26

72. How many disciples did Jesus take to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane?

a) 3 56
b) none 58
c) 7 65

73. Which is the shortest psalm?

a) 52 36
b) 117 20
c) 127 55

74. What is acetyl salicylic acid?

a) Component of wine 13
b) chemical name for acetic acid 52
c) chemical name for aspirin 21

75. On which journey did the apostle Paul visit the island of Cyprus?

a) 1. Journey 76
b) 2. Journey 57
c) 3. Trip 72

76. GOAL - Report to the game master

Material

  • Item sheets
  • Cube
  • Adhesive tape
  • Tear nails
  • Scheme plan of the posts (in the forest)
  • Question + answer sheets

Item plan

Source reference

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