Why are pub quizzes so popular? Or for that matter any type of quiz.
You can host a quiz
at home for your family and or guests and keep everyone entertained for
hours. Parties for adults or kids can be enhanced by hosting a quiz to
keep your guests entertained.
Have you ever been to
a party without a theme? There is only so much conversation before the
party becomes a bore and guests start leaving early. A party needs a theme
that involves everyone to keep it alive.
It's the same at your
local pub. Yes it's nice to have a quiet relaxing evening once in a while
but once or twice a week you can liven up the atmosphere with a well
planned quiz night.
In addition to the
entertainment value of a quiz night it's also brilliant brain fodder. By
taking part in a quiz you are keeping your brain active and possibly
keeping the aging process at bay. So it's good for your health too. What a
How to organize
First decide on a
suitable date and venue. This may be at your home or your local pub or
plenty of notice, this gives you time to get your questions and answers
prepared and gives the contestants time to re-arrange their diaries if
Decide on the
format of your quiz. There are many formats including simple question
and answer quizzes, bingo quizzes and multiple choice quizzes - Is the
answer A, B or C for example.
Prepare your answer
sheets depending on which format you have decided to use. Two sheets
simply numbered one to twenty would suffice for a quiz of two twenty
question rounds. A bingo quiz would require a table of twenty five
squares ? five by five. Small prizes could be offered for a line across
a line down and for all four corners and the centre square. Plus a prize
for answering all the questions.
Decide what to
offer as prizes. For a children's quiz you could offer sweets or small
gifts. For the adults you could offer cash or drinks from the bar. To
cover the cost you can sell raffle tickets or charge an entrance
Finding your questions.
There are many ways
to find your questions and answers for your quiz. Most book shops have
quiz books for sale. You will also find many websites offering questions
and answers. Some will be free and some you will have to pay for.
Do include local
interest questions. You will find these very popular and can be researched
from your local newspaper.
questions are also popular and of course you can make your own questions
simply by reading national newspapers and magazines.
One source I use a
lot is local charity shops. Many charity shops have quiz books for sale at
bargain prices. So help your self to some great books and support your
favourite charity at the same time.
About the author. Jim Ackroyd has been supplying quiz
questions to quizmasters since 2007. For lots of free quiz questions and
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