Magic Lessons #41 – Quiz Show Magic Trick
This quiz show magic trick differs from many other magic tricks as it is presented in the form of a quiz show game. By not uttering the word magic during the ‘trick’ you will throw the audience off and they will no be suspecting the sneaky maneuvers you are pulling. This misdirection allows you to use your magic utility prop right underneath your audience’s noses.
The quiz show magic trick requires you to use the Magic Force Bag that I have made in a previous lesson. Once you have made that you will need to download and print the question and answer sheets. These can be downloaded by clicking the buttons below.
How the Quiz Show Magic Trick Works:
The question sheet contains 20 questions. You will notice that the questions fall into two distinctly defined categories: extremely hard and extremely easy. The magic force bag that you have made enables you to determine which of your two teams will acquire the easy questions and ultimately become the winners and which of your teams will be asked the impossible to answer questions and most likely be the losers.
The losing team will quickly learn that they have been ‘duped’ at the end of the quiz, yet they will not know how, and that’s what makes the quiz show magic trick so good. Everything presented in this magic trick appears to be fair and above board, that’s what makes the magic force bag so successful.
Things to Be Careful of:
Remember to keep everything about the quiz show magic trick light hearted and you will be sure to have fun with it. Try to build up the premise that this will be the ultimate decider as to whether kids are better than adults, or boys are smarter than girls, or one family are smarter than another family. Always remember to keep this FUN.
From experience, I have noticed that usually children under the age of 10 don’t understand that this is a set up. Sometimes they tear up or run off because they feel humiliated that they were unable to correctly answer the questions. Please be sensitive about this and remember that magic is a good tool to build peoples self esteem rather than tear it down. If you choose to use the quiz show magic trick to tear someone down, they will get hurt and you will look stupid in the process.
There are two teams, yourself acting as the host who conducts the quiz, and two independent people. One of these people will read the question and the other will have the answer sheet to verify what’s going on. It’s best to use one person from each teams to do these jobs.
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