You all know what “HQ” stands for, right? Of course, it stands for “Haggadah Questions” – like “Why is this night different from all other nights?” Just kidding, of course. Actually we don’t know for sure what HQ stands for, because the developers of the fastest growing iOS phone app outside of Waze isn’t telling. The best way to familiarize yourself with the quiz show phone app is to watch an entire episode. It’s basically a multiple choice Jeopardy on steroids.
HQ appears twice daily, at 3PM and 9PM, with registrants primed to play the game on their phones. The gent in the video above is slick-talking proud Jewish comedian Scott Rogowsky, who usually hosts the evening festivities, while the afternoon game is hosted most often these days by self-described Phillies fan Sarah Pribis.
This afternoon we played HQ as a family, drawing Pribis as the hostess.
These are no mere four Haggadah questions; more like 12-15 questions that get progressively harder very quickly. You only have a few seconds to answer the questions, making it virtually impossible to game the system (I said, virtually impossible). To gain a sense of the level of difficulty, answer this question without looking it up:
Well of course, the question was selected to pay tribute to one of the guests who’ll be featured at tonight’s Passover Seder, Rabban Gamliel.
One could guess the correct answer by deduction, knowing just the middle initial of the Presidents without the full name – Warren G. Harding, as opposed to James K. Polk or Rutherford B. Hayes. But yes, H-Qties, the correct answer is:
And they just keep getting tougher, with the really hard ones being known as savage questions. Well, I’d like to tell you more about this addictive game, buy my job is to pique your curiosity. But for now, on to the original HQ …