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This website has been getting spruced up and updated for 2017.

After putting the site together in 2009, I kind of left it dormant. Consqeuently some of the older questions have drifted out of date or become less-relevant.

Having said that, a lot of them are still perfectly good questions. See disclaimer for guidance.

Anyway, I'm making the site a priority again so look out for lots of new questions.

In the last copuple of weeks I have added these pages:

Money

Horses

Books (Multiple Choice)

Flags (Multiple Choice)

Questions in the new articles now come with extra info about the question and a link to a source, so you can check the question yourself.

facebook quizmasters groupFor a while now, I've been running a group for quizmasters over on Facebook.

If you're working as a quizmaster, please join the group. You'll fin a fantastic source of question-and-answer sets as well as lots of useful chat between quizmasters covering all sorts of topics from how to deal with cheats to setting questions and dealing with venues.

Come and join us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/355731954460781/

I found this page on Wikipedia yesterday which is a handy reference for checking older questions.

Countries have a habit of changing their names and their capitals and quizmasters need to be on top of the ever-changing situation.

The page on Wiki is titled Timeline of Country and Capital Changes and deals with changes from recent times and further into the past.

Remember, there's no such thing as the Upper Volta nowadays!

12 Yard have a new quiz show coming soon. Auditions in Glasgow on July 9th so get your application form in now.

The idea of the show is that you play with a family member of a different generation. The older player answers first to build up the cash and the younger one then has to answer questions to win or lose the money. It has a working title  "DON’T BLOW THE INHERITANCE". Nice!

Apply by

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Small print:

All applicants must be aged 18 years or over and be legally resident and currently living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.

The closing date for returning application forms is 8th July 2012

Applications received after this date may not be considered.

We reserve the right to extend the closing date and time at our sole discretion.

Applications are subject to the terms and conditions in the application form.

* Legal adoptees are eligible to apply.

wiki_logo.pngI've been getting into the habit of going past Wikipedia and going to the source and now I've got a concrete example of a difference in outcomes.

The example is countries with Muslim populations. Wikipedia is (currently) telling me that India has more Muslims than Pakistan (179 vs 178 million) but if I follow the source quoted by Wiki I get to the Pew Forum which gives the figures as 178m v 177m in favour of Pakistan.

It's the Pew Forum's research and not anyone can edit it. So I trust this over Wikipedia. Perhaps an Indian Muslim perhaps changed the figure on Wiki so that his country has more muslims than Pakistan.

As it happens, the answer to the question I'm writing is Indonesia, but I thought I'd make a note here as it would be an otherwise-hard-to-spot mistake on Wikipedia and Wikipedia must be stuffed full of these types of tiny innacuracies that can derail a quiz question from its holy target of THE TRUTH!

blockbusters_gameIn the wake of Bob Holness's recent departure, its good news for quiz fans that Blockbusters will be back on telly soon, courtesy of Talkback Thames who are producing the show in the next few months.

Obviously, Uncle Bob won't be the host but I've been told the format will remain as-was in the glory days of the program in the 1980s and 1990s and the prizes will be cash.

Also, this time there is no need to be a teenager, adults may apply. Auditions are happening now and you can get more info by emailing Lauren Tee on either of these emails:

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65 dollars a gig plus tips? For some, that might not be so bad and if you live in Portland, Oregon, America and you're interested then check out this recruitment ad for quizmasters.

Established company Pub Quiz USA is looking for new blood on the mic but of course, they're taking their cut.

Of course, for an outlay of less than twenty quid, you could get a copy of my amazing ebook for pub quizmasters and that'll teach you everything you need to know to get out and earn money off your own back as a cool pub quizmaster.

Boom!

Perfection is back on the BBC later this year and is now auditioning for new contestants during June and July. All the answers are true/false so if you're bipolar, then this could be the show for you.

Jane from the production team says "The winning money is much like 'Eggheads' -  £1000 per game, and the money is rolled over if nobody wins.  Each episode contains 2 games so the jackpot can increase quite quickly.  As far as I know (and the production team know) the most that has been won is £8000 or £9000 - I don't have a specific figure though.  The show usually airs at 4.15pm on BBC 2 - weekdays."

What to do now? Email them This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give them a shaaaaaaat on the blower: 0800 032 0151

Unfamiliar with the format: You can read more about the show on UK Gameshows

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