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
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".
By 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
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