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This Has To Be The HARD PART Of Any Quiz

This is the hard part, and time consuming, to write pub quiz questions. With a pub quiz night it as not as difficult as some quiz nights, as you will have an idea of the type of people who will be attending and what their level of quiz skill is.


With pub quizes it will normally be the regulars and quiz teams who do the "local circuit" that will make up the teams.

 

Balancing Hard Against Easy

Make the questions too hard and the teams have to start guessing answers, then the winning team are likely to think they were lucky and not knowledgeable. If the quiz is too easy then most teams will leave thinking they haven't had to use their brain.


So what you need is a well balanced quiz with mixed categories. Most quizzes tend to have a certain number of rounds, each round consisting of say 10 questions. For a well balanced quiz you need a couple of rounds that are generally easy, but with the the odd hard question thrown in. Then a reasonably difficult round with the odd easy question.

 

I think it also helps if you throw in something a bit different as well, like a picture round or "smell round".



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having a well balanced quiz you will get most teams scoring around 50%-70%, then the really good teams will score 70%+. The majority of non regular quiz players would be happy to get 50% of the questions right.

 

The remaining rounds should be middle of the road, with each round containing 2 or 3 easy and 2 or 3 hard questions with the rest being of average difficulty. If the event is for a particular charity like a sports team, why not have a round about that particular sport and another one about the history of the team.



Write Your Own Questions?

You may decide to write your own quiz questions. This is great fun, but just think how much of your time it will take up, can you really afford to have your head buried in a book or your fingers tapping away at a keyboard till the early hours of the morning.

Another option is to have a quiz made specifically for your quiz night, based on topics which you choose or buy a ready made quiz pack.

 

 

 

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