Pub Quiz Ideas And Quiz Round Ideas

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 Quiz ideas can be hard to come by but this article aims to give you inspiration in thinking up your own quiz ideas and to explain why a pub quiz can be a fun night out.

 If you are reading this then maybe you are running your own quiz already or you are thinking of starting a quiz but you've run out of quiz round ideas. Don't worry, I was in the same position as you not so long ago myself.

 I've been hosting pub quizzes for many years now and I like to keep my quizzes fun and exciting by coming up with different quiz ideas to keep the pub quiz exciting and varied. I do spend a huge amount of time creating my pub quizzes, you could say I'm passionate about them.

 Some days I will spend up to 8 hours just researching one particular subject or making 1 picture round for my pub quiz. Good pub quiz ideas are hard to come by believe me, I forget how many hours I've just stared at my computer screen looking for inspiration.

 I have some good news for you, I'm going to share my years of creating and searching for quiz ideas with you, for free. Why would you do this you might be thinking, simple, I've built a website where I sell my quiz ideas in the form of pub quizzes and pub quiz rounds ready made and instantly downloadable.

 I don't mind giving away my quiz ideas because I know a lot of people just don't have the time to put them together themselves and I know a certain amount of people will download my ready made pub quiz rounds because of this.

 Here's one of my pub quiz formats.

 Round 1 - General Knowledge - 20 easy to medium level pub quiz questions

Round 2 - Picture Round - 10 pictures of famous faces, cartoons, cars, logos etc.

Round 3 - Weekly Special Round - Science, Food, Drink, Animal Kingdom etc.

Round 4 - Family Fortunes / Family Feuds - This round scores a possible 50 points

 On the quiz sheets that I hand out for the teams to write their answers on I also have a weekly brain teaser and half way through the quiz I do a speed round, a dingbats quiz or a quick game of bingo to liven things up.

 As you can see, this quiz is varied and what this does is even the playing field. It's very rare that I have the same team win week after week and if this starts to happen I make sure that next week I will come up with a different quiz idea to give the other teams a chance of winning.

 The first round is the easy one. Finding quiz questions doesn't take long but I do create a lot of quiz questions myself by first thinking of a subject then consulting encyclopedias. A good idea to increase the number of questions you can use in your own quiz is to play around with the questions you do find.

 If you're a quiz master then I bet you scan through lots of questions and discard the ones that you think are unsuitable for your own quiz. If you do this then you are going to run out of quiz sources very quickly so let me help you here.

If you find a really tough question like "Who wrote 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'?" , answer: Frank Baum. You can rewrite it to make it easier, like this "The wonderful Wizard of Oz, by Frank Baum, was first shown in which decade?, answer: 30's (1939)

 What I did was to type the wizard of oz into Google search and instantly I got the year displayed by the top result returned, I didn't even have to go onto the website to look it up. Of course, it would make sense to read up on the wizard of oz while you are there to get more quiz questions to use in future quizzes. Another question I got from doing this is for my pub quiz was "What was the name of Dorothys' dog in the Wizard of Oz?" answer: Toto or "What was the name of the girl in the Wizard of Oz?" or "In 'The Wizard of Oz', which witch was killed when Dorothys' house fell on her?". I got over 30 really good quiz questions from this film alone that I will use sparingly in my next years worth of pub quizzes.

 My second round, the picture round is the one that takes me the most time, roughly 3 hours. It's my biggest headache because I'm always trying to think of new subjects. I have been to many pub quizzes and found that nearly all of them do the same theme every week, Celebrities. Not very inspirational is it? Worse still, you can see that they have simply, and badly, scanned a photograph from a magazine. Think about it. How many men read gossip magazines? Worse still, there is a good possibility that a lot of women in the room have probably read that very magazine. Need I go on? I am reluctant to give you a list of picture rounds I have done in the past because of the amount of time it took me to think of them, but here's a few to help you out...

Cartoons, classic cars, flags, movie posters, trademarks and landmarks. I have 54 picture rounds on my website ready made that you can download at a very very low price, they don't even pay for my time let alone the website costs.

 The third round is another one that takes a while to think up new subjects for. Try not to do the obvious ones too often, food and drink, science and nature, sports, history, TV and film etc.. Make them up, here's an example of a quiz round I thought up, Famous Robots, how weird, but it turned out to be really popular and quite easy too. The pub quiz I did that evening using that round got me a standing ovation!

 Finally we come to the most important round of the pub quiz, Family Fortunes. This round is worth a possible 50 points for a very good reason. Because anybody can score well in this round it evens the playing field and thus it is quite rare that the same team will win more than once in any given month. A big downfall of many pub quizzes is that the same teams keep winning, this puts off many people from returning and eventually the pub quiz could fail because of this. If you fancy adding this fun round to your own pub quiz then you can download a whole years worth of them from my website.

 Take a look at my pub quiz website, it is full of great quiz ideas and I hope I've given you inspiration for your own pub quiz.

 Keep it fun.

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