Top Indian Quizmaster Giri 'Pickbrain' Balasubramanyam was asked in an interview about what efforts go into creating great quiz questions.
His answer included a memorable metaphor that only an Indian quizmaster could produce.
The Doctor's Orders pub in Clerkenwell, London is taking the specialist concept even further with a
Hip Hop Quiz on July 25th.
I wonder if such a specialist quiz is be a good idea. I tried a music-only quiz back in Glasgow which attracted a small-but-loyal following.
Let's hope this London pub quiz event is a big winner and it will be interesting to find out how the niche-niche approach works for DJ LoK and Spin Master, who are organising the event.
If you're looking for a little extra exposure for your quiz night, why not make a
Quick update on picture quiz pages, some new material for the ever-entertaining pictures of celebrities before they became famous.
Do you know who this lippy wee superstar is? It's a rock n roll thing.
If you want to know the answer, its with all the other new questions, see the bottom half of the Famous People - When They Were Young picture quiz page.
Joke picked up from the internet:
“My local’s rough as anything. I went to the pub quiz the other night…First question was, “What the f**k are you looking at?”
The Sun newspaper reports that a quizmaster on a small Scottish island has abandoned his weekly quiz gig after a
Michael Jackson, King of Pop died from a fatal situation the other day and immediately quizmasters everywhere wondered - "how will this affect this week's quiz".
To help out, I threw together some Wacko questions. Check them out here and Shambone to you, bad mofo!
I have been tidying up the Entertainment section of the free quiz text questions which has resulted in a few new pages:
The biggest addition is the Entertainment - Music - Songs - Firstlines page with 90-odd new questions. These questions are all first lines of popular songs (and some obscure ones too). Quizgoers love that tip-of-the-tongue feeling they get from lyric questions. Why not try some in your quiz.
Meanwhile, thanks to Alan Hazlie for pointing out that Scarey Spice had a baby before Posh Spice and was the first Spice to sprog. The question on this page has been accordingly corrected.
This morning I have been updating the Art & Literature Category
So, do comics count as Art & Literature? Of course they do. The bloke who drew Desperate Dan had more art in his little finger than some of these so-called 'greats' that you get in galleries. Word up!
If you would like to contribute any free questions to the ever-growing DP Quiz database, do get in touch. I'm all ears.
Updated: All the text-question articles under "Science and Nature", also known as the Green category in Trivial Pursuit.
Also, I have split the Science and Nature (uncategorised) questions, creating a new page for free quiz questions about measurement. This contains questions about clocks and calendars, centimetres and miles, dessert spoons and table spoons.
Have a look!