Next Quiz: Thursday 16th April 2020, 20.15 (UK time)

We go again. If you’ve played before, you can skip on to the links to this week’s answer forms, which are at the bottom of the ‘answers’ section below (please note that I’ve gone back to one box per question, and the privacy note at the bottom of this post). If you’re a first timer, here’s how to join in.

Step 1: Assemble your team

A pub quiz is about the team. People get together with their teams to play the quiz via Zoom, House Party, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and other messaging services. You’ll need one window (or screen) for your team chat and another for the livestream at You can chat with me, or ask any questions you might have, using twitch’s chat function.

Step 2: twitch

I’ll be broadcasting via from around 20.15 UK time on Thursday 16th April. You don’t have to sign up to watch, but you do if you want to take part in the chat (which might be useful if you want any clarifications on questions).

Step 3: Answers

1. Order of play

I strongly recommend you keep a paper copy of your answers so you can mark your own score if things go awry. You can download an answer sheet here: excel, word, pdf (the excel is the only one you can type into for reasons).

If you don’t have access to a printer, but do have access to some paper you can write on, the running order is this:

  • 1st half (all rounds 10 questions): Round 1: Picture Round; Round 2: Pot Luck; Round 3: Sports, Games and Pastimes; Round 4: Are You Smarter than an 11-year-old?
  • 2nd half (all rounds 10 questions): Round 5: TV, Books and Films; Round 6: Link Round; Round 7: Music Round

2. Submit your answers via Google forms

Nominate one member of your team to submit your answers to us for marking (link to this week’s forms at the end of this section). We will mark them and give you the answers and scores at the end of each half.

This week, each question has its own box. I’ve also populated the forms with multiple choice options for the multiple choice questions. Unfortunately, because of the way I’ve set the quiz up this week (to help me speed up the marking), the forms are going to ask you to provide an email address. Please see my note about this at the bottom of this post (in brief: I’ll permanently delete your data from my storage as soon as I’ve posted the quiz results, but I’m not 100% sure what google will do).

Please, please, please use the same email address and team name for both halves of the quiz.

Here are the links to this week’s forms for the first half and for the second half. N.B. These are new forms with new links – we won’t see any answers submitted via last week’s forms.

Step 4: Picture Rounds

I’ll post this week’s picture round in a new post on this blog at around 19.00 (UK time) on Thursday. I’ll let you know via twitch and social media when it’s up.

Step 5: Enjoy!

If you enjoyed it last week, do tell your friends, and consider making a donation to the Trussell Trust if you’re in a position to.

Privacy stuff

I’ve tweaked the answer submissions this week so that hopefully we’ll be able to cope with marking the growing number of teams. On the google forms I’m going to ask you to answer each question in its own space as I did in weeks 1 and 2. This is because I’ve added an element of automation to help me speed up the marking – don’t worry though, I’ll be checking all incorrect answers manually and awarding you points if you’ve used variant spellings and so on.

The form will ask you to provide an email address because that’s the only way I can find to allow me to manually check your answers. I will permanently delete all email addresses from my records as soon as the quiz is done and the results posted. However, I’m not 100% sure what google will do with your data. Here are google’s terms and conditions if you want to check. If in doubt, I suggest setting up a new dummy email for yourself.

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