Next Quiz: Thursday 3rd September 2020, 20.15 (UK time)

Hello there, here’s everything you need to know if you would like to play the Bodega Quiz, Newcastle’s legendary pub quiz, which is currently being played online.

We’re running the quiz completely free of charge but, if you’re in a position to, it would be great if you could support the Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest food bank charity, with your quiz entry of £1.

Please Note: this week, we’re going to move away from Google Forms and try something else. Go to this link to register for this week’s quiz. You’ll be taken to this screen:

When you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email with a link to the quiz answer form. The form will become live at around 19.30 on Thursday. If you don’t get a link, get in contact with me in the comments or on Twitter @enterthezarbi

I’ve used the Wikiquiz platform a fair bit now, and it is both stable and allows us to live mark, so it should make for a smoother experience.

If you’ve played before, I’ll post the picture rounds in a separate post on this blog at around 19.00 (UK) in Thursday 3rd September.

If you’re a first timer, read on for some info on how to join in. If you have any questions you can ask them here in the comments, or catch me on twitter @enterthezarbi

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, Skype 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 3rd September. You don’t have to register a twitch account to watch the stream, 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 keep 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 WikiQuiz

Nominate one member of your team to submit your answers to us via WikiQuiz. You’ll need to register to play the quiz at this link:

Simply write your answer in the box for each question.

WikiQuiz does ask you to provide an email address or link to Facebook, but Will, who runs the site, doesn’t do anything with your data.

Marking is much quicker using WikiQuiz, so I’m happy for you to play as individuals or teams – it doesn’t much matter.

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 social media – my twitter and the pub’s facebook – 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.

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