This is the second round of my quick quiz. I was stuck for ideas so I just went for a General Knowledge round, that’s just a quizmaster way of saying “I didn’t know what to do, so I just threw together a bunch of random questions”. Which incidently is how this round materialised. This should be relatively straightforward round with any luck.
Question 1: On the London Tube Map which line is represented by a black line?
The Northern Line
Question 2: The famous video sharing website Youtube launched in which year? Bonus points for the name of the first video.
2005, and “Me at the zoo” uploaded on April 23, 2005
Question 3: What was the name of the first dog in space?
Question 4: What is the name of Postman Pat’s sidekick?
Jess The Cat
Question 5: What was East Germany’s official name?
German Democratic Republic
Again for this quick quiz I’ve lost the sources on this one, sorry!
This is the second round I put together as a backup quiz for a friend of mine. This round is another of the pub quiz staples, Geography. Sooner or later you will get a Geography round and it is bound to get a moan from some people around the room, but personally I enjoy them. As always, you can never please everybody. This is a relatively straightforward quiz with a local question thrown in for the fun of it. I would expect 4 out of 5 is a very do-able score for this round.
Question 1: Which is the longest river in Europe?
The River Volga at 3,690 km (2,290 mi), The River Danube is in 2nd place at 2,860 km (1,780 mi)
Question 2: Situated in Italy, what is Stromboli?
Question 3: Is the tropic of Cancer in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere?
Question 4: In Sussex, which is further North, Upper Dicker or Lower Dicker?
Question 5: Which mountain range straddles Morocco and Algeria?
I didn’t list any sources for this round again, but it should be easy to discover. For Upper and Lower Dicker I just looked at a map, if you don’t happen to have a map of Sussex to hand, then Open Street Map should be able to help.
This is the second quiz round I wrote for the Alehouse quiz I came up with. For this round I decided to go for a quote round which can go well, but also bomb depending on your audience. For this one I tried to get some pop culture and a range of things people would know about, it is a slightly more difficult quiz for the average audience I take it to. I would say if you can manage a 3 out of 5 for this round then that would be a good score.
Question 1: In 1994 in this long running TV show’s 6th series, who came out with the immortal phrase “Me fail English? That’s unpossible.”?
Ralph Wiggum (The Simpsons)
Question 2: Who interrupted Taylor Swift at the 2009 Video Music Awards with the following “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’ma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!”
Question 3: In a 2016 TV interview, this person was faced with an interviewer who questioned their ability to be humble, so they replied with “I think I am actually humble. I think I’m much more humble than you would understand.”
Donald Trump (60 Minutes TV Interview)
Question 4: On the panel show Mock the Week who said “Nobody thought Mel Gibson could play a Scot but look at him now! An Alcoholic racist!”
Question 5: In 2006 which country failed to win the Eurovision Song Contest with a song which almost entirely comprised of the lyrics “We are the winners of Eurovision”
Lithuania – (LT United, We are the Winners)
As an early quiz, I haven’t got any sources for this round. But your search engine of choice should find one for you. I have to say that for question 3 I would be tempted to change the quote, but at the time I wrote this round that quote was considered a bit mad. How things move on…
This is the second round of my British Comedy quiz focusing on Panel Shows. British comedy has a multitude of panel shows to choose from, but for simplicity I kept it relatively simple and stuck to the most popular ones. (Or at least the most popular ones from the clientele of the pub) See how well you do. Just like last time, hover over the blanked out bits for the answers.
Question 1: QI was originally hosted by Stephen Fry, before being replaced by Sandi Toksvig in 2016, but what does QI stand for
Question 2: Which Panel Show first broadcast in 2005 has a name taken from a well known advertising tagline?
8 Out of 10 Cats (Whiskas cat food claim that 8 of out 10 cats prefer Whiskas)
Question 3: Which Panel Show is hosted by Jimmy Carr and is usualy broadcast in the last week of the year or the first week of the new year?
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year
Question 4: Who was the original host of the radio comedy show where contestants must speak on a given subject for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition, or deviation?
Nicholas Parsons (Just a Minute)
Question 5: Frank Skinner hosts a show where guests can banish their top peeve, annoyance, irritation or worst nightmare, but who wrote the novel the show took its name from?
George Orwell (Nineteen Eighty-Four is the book referenced by the show) (Room 101 is the name of the show)
Sorry, again no sources for this round. But I’m sure Google can help you out!