The MA pub quiz

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Community: pub quizzes are a great way to bring people together
Community: pub quizzes are a great way to bring people together

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Quiz evenings are cost-effective, relatively simple to organise and can encourage a healthy number of customers to come in on quiet nights, but some preparation is essential to make it a success.

The popularity of the pub quiz is understandable – bringing together groups of different customers who might not otherwise meet.

Burns & Porter launched the first properly organised quiz leagues as a way of luring people into the pub on a quiet night many years ago.

Popular staple

More than four decades later, the pub quiz is a popular staple in the arsenal of pub events.

The Royal British Legion has launched a pub quiz campaign to raise money for veterans, serving personnel and their families.

PubAid urged operators to take part in the World's Biggest Pub Quiz​, which took place on 5 March to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

To honour the long-standing tradition of the pub quiz, some of The Morning Advertiser​'s team has offered a bunch of head-scratching questions that are sure to make your punters think.

Questions:

  1. Claire Churchard:​ What is another word for lexicon?
  2. Nikkie Sutton:​ Which day of the week is the best-before date on a packet of Walkers crisps?
  3. Nicholas Robinson:​ Starting below sea level, what is the tallest mountain in the world?
  4. Karen Palmer:​ What is Paul McCartney’s middle name?
  5. Liam Coleman:​ When did Tottenham last finish above Arsenal in the Premier League?
  6. Garth Williams:​ Where is Britain’s only desert?
  7. Gary Lloyd:​ In which year did England win the football World Cup because it’s hard to remember?
  8. Jaqui Palmer:​ Which US state is named on the Jack Daniel’s label?

Answers:

  1. Dictionary
  2. Saturday
  3. Mauna Kea
  4. Paul
  5. 1995
  6. Dungeness, Kent
  7. 1966
  8. Tennessee

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