Thursday, 2 April 2020

The Year in Music - 1998 - Quiz

Click HERE for my latest daily quiz on the year in music (1998). I have been running these daily over at the Wikiquiz group as well as a similar quiz on years in sport.

Feel free to play and let me know how you did!

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Ten Books to Suggest #8

As part of my series of posts of pointing you in the direction of Podcasts, sites and online quizzes to take part in at a time when your normal quizzing more than likely is shutting down, I am also going to suggest a series of books that you can get stuck into if you find yourself stuck inside for a considerable period.

A recent book this time, telling the tale of Faber and Faber with content from some of the most prominent writers of the time. A gripping book that is packed with information on the literary giants who have been associated with Faber and Faber. I certainly learned a great deal from this and not only that, it is a darn good read!

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Ten Books to Suggest #7

As part of my series of posts of pointing you in the direction of Podcasts, sites and online quizzes to take part in at a time when your normal quizzing more than likely is shutting down, I am also going to suggest a series of books that you can get stuck into if you find yourself stuck inside for a considerable period.


Todays entry is a real tome to get your teeth into. Norman Davies History of Europe.....1400 plus pages covering the birth of Europe through to the present day. Written in an engaging manner this book will have you transfixed, and even the most duller aspects of the continent are brought to life!

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Ten Books to Suggest #6

As part of my series of posts of pointing you in the direction of Podcasts, sites and online quizzes to take part in at a time when your normal quizzing more than likely is shutting down, I am also going to suggest a series of books that you can get stuck into if you find yourself stuck inside for a considerable period.

This is more of a series than a one off book, but the UK Chart Company have recently been releasing chart rundowns of each year in every decade that the chart has been in place. The books are what they say they are.....simple lists of the Top 50 or 75 (Top 50 in 1970s editions, top 75 thereafter) singles on the UK charts. Ideal for list learners, great for question setting and I find it much better using these than traipsing through website


Friday, 27 March 2020

Ten Books to Suggest #5

As part of my series of posts of pointing you in the direction of Podcasts, sites and online quizzes to take part in at a time when your normal quizzing more than likely is shutting down, I am also going to suggest a series of books that you can get stuck into if you find yourself stuck inside for a considerable period.

Although quite strong on music of my lifetime, I had to put a lot of effort into learning about pop music from before it for quizzing purposes. One of the books that really helped me along the way was this impressive journey through 1980s Number 1's. The book takes a few pages at a time to inform, educate and entertain readers about the hits of the period and its a quizzers dream. Fact after fact, and I would be highly disappointed to drop points on 80's Number 1 questions after this!



Thursday, 26 March 2020

Guardian Article

A quizzing article from the Guardian earlier in the year that I am sure some readers can relate to HERE

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Quiz - UK Sitcoms 1990 - 1995

Next up from me, is a quiz in UK Sitcoms from 1990 - 1995. The general rule of thumb here is that I have only included sitcoms that aired either their first or final episode in that period. Starts off nice and tame with some chestnuts, but hopefully as it goes on it will provide a bit of a challenge. Deadline - Noon tomorrow (26th March) Good luck and hope you enjoy it!
Click HERE for the quiz

Ten Books to Suggest #4

As part of my series of posts of pointing you in the direction of Podcasts, sites and online quizzes to take part in at a time when your normal quizzing more than likely is shutting down, I am also going to suggest a series of books that you can get stuck into if you find yourself stuck inside for a considerable period.

To be perfectly honest, although I had heard of Den of Geek before I saw this book, I did not really have a good idea of what it was all about. This book is a perfect introduction to a site that has been succeeding for years, and covers a vast range of articles, lists etc on movies. Its easy to read, covers a wide scope of movies and has more than enough facts to give quizzers plenty to learn, and setters plenty to think about!

Music Quiz - The Year in Music 1991

Similar to Yesterday....see how you get on, this time the year is 1991!

Click HERE

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Music Quiz - The Year in Music 1990

Follow this Link for a Music Quiz I have created on WikiQuiz for the year 1990! Mainly chart music, see how you get on!

Suggested Blog

I came across this superb blog, or rather question archive, on the superb Quizmasters group on Facebook. Although the quiz that 'Jim' runs is not too far from me, I have never had chance to get there yet, but he posts his rather excellent questions online and they can be found HERE

Monday, 23 March 2020

Ten Books to Suggest #3

As part of my series of posts of pointing you in the direction of Podcasts, sites and online quizzes to take part in at a time when your normal quizzing more than likely is shutting down, I am also going to suggest a series of books that you can get stuck into if you find yourself stuck inside for a considerable period.

The next in the series is a 500-page tome to get stuck into about Britain in the 1970s! One of the best books I have read on the period, that gives good coverage to all areas of the decade without getting bogged down in one area too much. Written in a pacey style, detailed and fact packed with quizzing facts, this is certainly a book to improve your knowledge of the decade if the 1970s!


Sunday, 22 March 2020

How Quizzing Got Cool



More in my series of posts to keep yourself entertained during these times when you may find yourself isolated or stuck indoors. In case you missed the excellent BBC "How Quizzing Got Cool" documentary, its available above on Youtube and well worth a watch

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Trivia NYC Live Trivia

Another good Youtube series to follow that have started broadcasting quizzes during the Pandemic....

Clicking the link will take you to the Youtube Channel which has much more video content and live streams!


Ten Books to Suggest #2

As part of my series of posts of pointing you in the direction of Podcasts, sites and online quizzes to take part in at a time when your normal quizzing more than likely is shutting down, I am also going to suggest a series of books that you can get stuck into if you find yourself stuck inside for a considerable period.

Todays entry is Quiz book itself and its one that I would start off by saying, don't let the title put you off! Anything with "The Mammoth" or similar before it should always be treated with a little bit hesitation but in this case, just jump right in. For a book with around 10,000 questions, this doesn't let up with the quality and variety of themes in the rounds. The quizzes are split into 3 difficulty levels but even the easy ones are well put together and no matter what your level of quizzing, this is worth looking at! Especially for £3!