After experimenting with a few variations of our Quizzes we found one format that works a treat… but if you have your own setup we have that covered too.
Our Quizzes Come in a Standard Format
The standard format of our Quizzes is a Picture Round followed by four rounds of ten questions. The broad theme for the four rounds of questions are General Knowledge, Music, Sport and Film & TV. Each round starts with a couple of easy questions, then as the round progresses they get a little more challenging. This means each team involved has a chance of getting a couple of points on the board!
The ten questions for each round are also graded by date so that everyone in the teams both young and old can get involved. The music round for instance may have questions from sixties hits through to the present day as well as musicals and even opera. Read more about our thinking behind ‘grading’ here.
The answers to the questions are all verified from two sources (not just Wikipedia). After many years researching and writing quizzes we have found it best to double check answers. Especially to some of the more obscure questions!
What’s in the Downloads?
The Quiz downloads comprise of a .zip file containing A4 PDFs with ten questions and answers per sheet. This .zip file also includes a plain text version so that if you already have a quiz format you can just choose which questions to copy.
The Picture Quiz download usually comes as a two page PDF. The first page is for the Teams whilst the second page contains the answers for the Quiz Master. Sometimes we have four page versions if there are an easy and difficult option for instance. The Picture Rounds are high quality PDFs to ensure the best reproduction when printed.
Following the Quiz we then have a Wild Card Question. The Wild Card is a single question on a very obscure fact where the answer is a figure or date. The idea is that following the Quiz everyone pays a small sum (such as £1) and gets a Post-It. This is to write their name and the answer to the Wild Card Question. Once everyone has paid, the Quiz Master announces the total prize money for and asks the question. Those playing then have 30 seconds to write their answer and put their Post-It on the Quiz Masters table. The closest Post-It to the answer wins all the money collected.
Ending with a Wild Card Question is a great way to finish the Quiz… and keep your audience in for extra drinks!
To view the Quizzes use the Quiz Downloads link in the sidebar or click here.