It's my site, I'm Dr Paul and I have been a professional quizmaster for over 20 years. This site is a resource for Pub Quizmasters and other question writers.
Current features include news, a large supply of free quiz questions, (both text and picture questions - see links at top), downloadable quizzes and my best-selling quizmaster's manual: How To Make £100 a Night (or More) as a Pub Quizmaster.
DP stands for my name: Dr Paul,
I became Dr Paul when I began quizmastering in the 1996 in Glasgow, Scotland. I loved what I was doing and realised that being a quizmaster was the thing for me.
Following strong demand for own brand of quiz action I became, in the words of the Sunday Herald, a "local legend" and before long there was a chain of live weekly pub quizzes and I needed to hire extra quizmasters to cope with all the gigs.
Through various twists of fate, I ended up quizzing all over Scotland and on the telly and the radio. It's a hard-knock life, not.
Now I've moved to the internet and created DP Quiz. My mission is to help quizmasters get well-paid gigs and keep them and stay on top of their quiz material.
On the ground, my quizzes continue in Edinburgh.
Yes you can.
Being a quizmaster is cool and, luckily for you, I have now written down all of my real-life experience of the pub quiz game into a book: How To Make £100 a Night (or More) as a Pub Quizmaster.As far as I know, there is no other book like it.
If you're looking for a job which is fun and rewarding, you should check it out.
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All of the free quiz questions on this site are either written or edited by Dr Paul Quiz and every effort is made to make sure they are correct and keep them up-to-date.
However, please note that you are responsible for checking your own facts before using the questions in in your own event.
This is very important, particularly if its a life or death quiz situation or one which involves either a sum of money or your own reputation.
Facts sometimes change and when dealing with quiz questions from this site and from others you are strongly advised to check the latest information.
This is particularly true of questions that can easily go out of date such as "How old is Europe's oldest man?" or "What is the world record high jump?"
Countries, capitals and flags can sometimes change and, especially in showbiz and celebrity questions, subjects you could comfortably ask about a few years ago are simply no longer relevant to a general audience. The website has been somewhat dormant for a few years and there are a lot of older questions. This will remain the case for a short time while I get some new quiz articles ready for publication.
Use your common sense as a guide to help decide when it's worth looking up a question. If in any doubt, the advice is to look it up yourself.
More information and advice on this subject of checking your facts is available in my e-book How To Make £100 a Night (Or More) As A Pub Quizmaster.
Meanwhile, if you think you've spotted a mistake in any of the questions, or if you want to ask for any clarification about any of the questions, please get in touch, and I will always be happy to hear from you and correct the mistakes.
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Getting your own quiz night up and running is, technically, a pretty easy thing to do.
All you have to do is
DID YOU KNOW: there are 25,000 pub quizzes a week in the UK but Quizmaster jobs are never advertised: Where are these jobs? How do you get this work? Read on to find out how.
Would you like a fun part time job that pays decent money?
How do you currently make the money you need to pay your bills and extra expenses? Do you enjoy going to work? Does it pay enough?
How would you like to become part of the the lucky minority who can truly say "I love going out to work!"?
Being a Pub Quizmaster is a huge amount of fun and, if you know where to look , can be well paid.
My new book, How to Make £100 a Night as a Pub Quiz Quizmaster will show you the easy way to get started. You can become a real local celebrity and quickly start earning £100 for a two-hour shift. You’ll learn how professional quizmasters work smarter, not harder.
Did you know you about the amazing opportunity that exists right now? The Credit Crunch means that pubs are fighting for their lives. The pubs that thrive and survive will be the ones who do something pro-active to draw in the crowds. And that’s where you come in…
This book is an Electronic Product. Delivery comes in the form of a download available immediately after completing payment at Paypal
What Can Becoming a Pub Quizmaster Do For Me?
This is what you get from running your own small business as a local pub quizmaster:
Follow the 8 easy modules of this book and you will be on your way to a great income for a fraction of the work and hassle.
But don’t just take my word for it. There are 25,000 pub quizzes a week in the UK. Many others have already discovered what it’s like to make money and have fun as a pub quiz quizmaster.
“I enjoy performing my quiz as I get to do a bit of everything; I put a bit of stand up in, I sing a lot, and I ask questions. It's a touch anarchic too, and I love it when people get involved in the mayhem with me.”
Jim Davis, Quizmaster, London
“I kind of fell into the quizmastering. I took over from the previous quiz chap as a lark. But found it fun and it helped boost my confidence in public speaking and dealing with people in general.”
Jim Smith, Quizmaster, Glasgow
The Author – a Real-Life Pub Quiz Expert
"From my 12-year experience in the pub quiz game and personally presenting more than 2000 live quiz nights, I'll reveal what works and what doesn’t. Learn from my mistakes, profit from my discoveries.
Some quizmasters just work for beer but with 15 million people socialising in the nation's pubs every week and an estimated 25,000 weekly pub quizzes taking place in the UK alone, there is no doubt that there is a viable marketplace for a professional quizmaster.
After helping other quizmasters get started in Glasgow, I realised that I should put my unique expertise in a book. There is no other book available that gives you step-by-step instructions on making a viable business from being a pub quizmaster.
Email: paul [at] dpquiz [dot] co [dot] uk
The author of How To Make £100 a Night (or More) as a Pub Quizmaster is Dr. Paul of DP Quiz
After ruling the pub quiz scene in Glasgow, Scotland for 12 years, the doc has moved to quizzing on the internet and is now ready to share his pub quiz secrets.
“Dr. Paul himself has become a Glasgow folk figure in the 10 years he's been in business and the breadth of his domain now extends to pubs all over the city.”
Who Would Suit Becoming a Quizmaster?
Becoming a Pub Quizmaster is a greatjob for anyone looking to make a great extra income from part-time hours, but there are certain groups who will get extra benefit.
If you're looking for experience of presenting or performing, Quizmastering can give you plenty of that, as well as paying a nice extra income.
“When I'm doing a quiz, the people in the pub look at me like I'm a God.”
Edwin Todd, Quizmaster, London
Value: £17.99 (including VAT)
To be at the centre of the reason everyone is there, and for them to choose to come along and want to be there - to do this every night is my enjoyable and enviable goal.”
James Oakley, Quizmaster, Glasgow
Your fans await
What's In The Book?
How to Make £100 a night (or more) as a Pub Quizmaster contains 29 chapters, arranged as 8 easy modules
You'll learn how the scene works and how you can quickly get started to become a local celebrity with your own set of fans and a tidy extra income.
Here’s a rundown of contents of the 485-page book:
An introduction to quizmastering for money: including my own story and a look at the gap in the market for quizmasters and whether it’s the right job for you.
Chapter 1- MY STORY
Chapter 2 - YOUR STORY
Chapter 3 - THE MARKET FOR QUIZZES
Module 2 - Selling Your First Gig
How to find a pub that needs a quiz and how to sell them the night.
Chapter 5 - THE PITCH
Chapter 4 - RIGHT PUB & RIGHT PERSON
Chapter 6 - FIXING DETAILS
Module 3 - Finding an Audience
How to round up a crowd for your quiz night, including tips on printing posters, using the internet to its maximum potential, and how to get free publicity.
Chapter 7 - WORD OF MOUTH
Chapter 8 - IN THE PUB
Chapter 9 - POSTERS & FLYERS
Chapter 10 - INTERNET & EMAIL
Chapter 11 - PAID-FOR ADVERTISING
Chapter 12 - FREE ADVERTISING
Module 4 - The DP Quiz Format
A detailed quizmaster’s-eye view description of my own quiz night format which kept Glasgow quizgoers entertained for 12 years.
Chapter 13 - OVERALL SIZE AND SHAPE
Chapter 14 - EACH ROUND IN DETAIL
Chapter 15 - JACKPOT & ROLLOVER
Chapter 16 - TIEBREAKERS
Chapter 17 - RULES
Module 5 - Other Formats
Almost every quiz night in Britain is different in some way. This part shows various ways that you can format and customise your pub quiz.
Chapter 18 - OVERALL
Chapter 19 - BONUS ROUNDS
Chapter 20 - SPECIAL ROUNDS
Chapter 21 - TIEBREAKERS
Chapter 22 - CHALLENGES
Chapter 23 - JACKPOT FORMATS
Module 6 - Getting Ready
Half of the secret to being a successful quizmaster is getting on top of problems before they arise. This module describes the organisation you need to make your quiz-life easy.
Chapter 24 - QUIZ HQ
Chapter 25 - QUESTIONS
Chapter 26 - AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT
Chapter 27 - PREPARING THE VENUE
Module 7 – On the Night
Quiz like a pro. Learn the secrets that will leave your audience hanging on your every word and coming back every week.
Why be just another quizmaster when you could be a quiz legend? This part is a step-by-step guide to actually presenting your quiz night and is packed with tips, tricks, shortcuts and know-how to help you be the best and keep your quizgoers coming back for more.
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Chapter 28 - BEING A GREAT HOST
Chapter 29 - THE NIGHT ITSELF
Module 8 – Taking Care of Business
The aim is to make money, so you’ll need to know how to manage your affairs.
Chapter 30 - RECORD KEEPING
Chapter 31 - PAYING TAX
Chapter 32 - GETTING HELP
When you get How to Make £100 a Night (Or More) as a Pub Quiz Quizmaster, you also get the DP Quizmasters’ starter kit to make it easier than ever to get your quizmaster career started straight away.
So why should I buy your book?
You could go it alone and start from scratch like I did, but you’ll find it far easier after you've read about what works and what doesn't.
Being a quizmaster is a brilliant way to make money but you need to know what you're doing.
It took me years to work out the best ways to do things: how to sell a quiz in the first place, and how to negotiate a good price.
I had to learn how to build an audience, how to develop a format for the quiz that keeps the audience coming back every week and how to write questions that work.
Bottom line: I wish I’d had this book when I started out: it would have saved me a lot of time!
"This is the book I wish I'd had when I was starting out as a Quizmaster."
There’s never been a book on this subject before. Now you can learn from my mistakes and benefit from my easy instructions.
This book gives you the shortcuts to 12 years or real-life knowledge and experience.
You could start without it. But don't be one of the quizmasters out there who doesn’t know their own value. Some quizmasters are working too hard for too little pay because they don’t know the important shortcuts to a busy and successful night.
£17.99 is a small one-off fee to when you think of how you’ll soon be pulling in £100 a night.
Until now, there simply hasn’t been a textbook for quizmasters, now there is!
There is simply no other book like this available today.
Quizmasters across the country are having fun and making easy money every week, but I’m the first to put it all down in a book and show you how to do it, step-by-step.
I can’t wait to see you become a successful pub quiz quizmaster.
FAQs: Still wondering if this is for you?
If you're still not sure whether or nor or not you would enjoy being paid good money for speding your night in the pub, here are the answers to some questions you may have.
Q. Don’t I need to spend money on lots of fancy equipment to get started?
A. No. I’ll show you how it’s easy to get started with the absolute minimum of outlay on equipment.
Q. Is there really a market for quizmasters?
A. Yes. Every week in the UK, 15 million people visit the pub. There are 25,000 pub quizzes a week. The Independent newspaper describes Britain as “a nation of quiz addicts.” I made a full-time living from quizmastering. In fact, not only is there a market – but the lack of professional quizmasters means there is a big gap in the market. There is little competition; it’s an open goal.
Q. Do I need to be a trivia whiz to be a quizmaster?
A. No. Having a little bit of general knowledge will help but I’ll show you how to insure yourself against any quiz problems by asking watertight questions. And, at the end of the day - you're the one with the answer sheet!
Q. Don’t I need to be funny?
A. No. Some quizmasters are hilarious but as you’ll learn when you read the book, it’s far more important to be a warm person.
Q. I’VE NEVER DONE THIS KIND OF THING BEFORE!
A. Don’t Worry! My book is a step-by-step guide.
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I am so confident that my book will quickly and easily get you on the road to pub quizmaster success, that I’m offering a full 30-day money back guarantee if you are not entirely satisfied with the book. That’s the Dr.Paul Guarantee and it means you can buy in complete confidence.
Reasons why you can order your copy now of Make £100 a night (or more) as a Pub Quizmaster in complete confidence:
Thank you for reading this page. I hope you’re already excited at the prospect that you could soon be soaking up the applause and counting out the cash.
I wish you the very best and don’t forget, if you have any more questions you can get in touch with me:
Email: paul [at] dpquiz [dot] co [dot] uk
Director, Quizmedia Ltd.
PS – There’s never been a better moment for Quizmasters: Now is The Time – The Recession Opportunity
As the credit crunch bites hard in 2009, pubs up and down the country are fighting for their lives. At some pubs, the windows have already been boarded up and more will close.
The ones that survive and thrive will be the ones who take real action to attract customers. This action includes putting on a pub quiz. Believe it or not, the recession is a boom time for quizmasters.
Order the book now and learn how to approach them… before they close.
You could even save your local pub before it goes to the wall!
"The pub quiz is more popular than ever. Traders are telling us that this activity is increasingly important to their business. They know they need to get people in every night, and they're aware that pub quizzes are an almost guaranteed means of doing that mid-week, when things are usually quiet.”
Phil Mellows, The Publican(Trade Journal), London
PPS - Don’t just take my word for it – look what the Senior Marketing Manager of Mitchells & Butlers (which runs more than 2000 pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK) has to say:
“The way consumers use pubs is constantly changing and in a very competitive market place we have to look at giving consumers compelling reasons to visit our pubs (over a competitor and or staying at home). Quiz nights are inclusive events that people of different ages, backgrounds and interests can all join in with and are one of a number of tools we employ.”
Matthew Deane, Mitchells & Butlers.
PPPS: This is the first ever book specifically written with all the detail on exactly how you can become a pub quizmaster. Get in now before someone else in your area snaps up all the pubs!
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It's tough trying to think of a pub quiz team name. Here's some of the better ones we've heard and it's a list that will grow, especially if you send me some good 'uns that you've heard or used.
Warning - some of the stuff on this list is pretty foul so click away to look at something far more pleasant now if you don't like that sort of thing.
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