April 8, 2015 in Quizzes
It’s been over a week since I posted the few questions from the quiz I wrote in aid of a local primary school, so you’ve had plenty of time to give them a go.
Hit the ‘Read more…’ to see how you got on.
April 9, 2014 in Quizzes
Life is still not what it once was, or should be. Issues away from quizzing continue to take up my time and, as readers of the blog will have noticed, keep me away from the site.
Sorry about that.
Here, about two weeks after I posted them, are the answers to questions in the Are you smarter than a 10-year-old? post.
March 26, 2014 in Quizzes
Seeing as he was also the principal back in my own youth at the same school, I did what I was told.
Seriously though, I don’t think I needed that advice. It’s part of the quiz master’s job to judge the potential crowd and what sort of questions will both challenge them and be attainable. Too hard is bad, true. But so is too easy. (Here I mention the Ballyhaunis town quiz where the winners got 99 out of 100!)
At the end of this night, the winning team scored 79/100, which I regarded as a pretty good par score.
Would you like to have a go at some of the questions? Read on so.
February 20, 2014 in Quizzes
This was the first of four quizzes I will be hosting over the coming months and a pretty good crowd of 18 tables took part. Of the 18, there was one team way out in front. The winners (named, in up-to-the-minute fashion, ‘GSOC hackers’) scored 82/100, a massive 14 points ahead of two teams in second place.
There was a second prize on offer so a playoff for this then ensued. Thankfully we were all spared the nightmare of playoffs, that the playoff itself ends up as a tie, when one of the teams, the Spartans, had a clear 3-0 win. I think the team who ended up in third had won a couple of raffle prizes earlier, so hopefully everyone left happy.
The quiz was in aid of a defibrilator and defibrilation training for the Latin Quarter area of the city – a very worthy cause. It was advertised as being on “General and Galway Knowledge” so I did my best to include at least one Galway-related question per round. Then, for safety’s sake, I included an entire round of Galway trivia!
I’ve included a sample of the night’s questions after the break.
December 23, 2013 in Quizzes
Before I toddle off into quiz obscurity for the next two weeks, I have a few notices to announce.
December 16, 2013 in Quizzes
Last Thursday evening I hosted a Christmas-themed quiz in Claremorris, as part of Claremorris Community Radio‘s fundraising drive.
We all had a good night, albeit “we” was quite a small number as not much of a crowd turned up.
Anyway, for those of you who couldn’t make it, please find attached a sample of the night’s questions and the two picture rounds. We also had a couple of music rounds, obviously, what with Christmas number ones and carols and all that, but I’ll spare you those today.
Anyway, here you go, something to get you in the festive mood.
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December 4, 2013 in Quizzes
Did anyone notice my footnote on Monday that said that the question “On which racecourse did AP Mc Coy recently achieve 4,000 career wins?” had appeared in both of these quizzes? Clearly, it’s in the quizzing ether at the moment. It, and its unusual pronunciation (think “Leicester” and “Worcester”), could probably be called zeitgeist.
Click the ‘Read the rest…’ link to see the answers.