This week’s quiz is the second quiz prepared for my in-laws’ belated Golden Wedding celebrations. It has already been road-tested on family and friends who managed to score 30 out of 40. Hope you enjoy it.
A sad tinge to tonight’s quiz. Don Wilson sadly passed away on 14 August 2021 after a long illness.
Don was an impressively literate man with many interests including quizzes. He was moreover the quizmaster at the Elm Tree for many years. He established the quiz’s format, including the Word Round and Book of the Moment, and its challenging standard of questions.
A tribute quiz to Don will follow in due course.
Hi. Just to reassure you that the rounds on Mental Health and Poor Sporting Performance in last week’s quiz were written several weeks ago and any relevance to the Olympics was wholly coincidental.
As it is, I hope the Games have brought a smile to the face. If in need of cheering up, I can heartily recommend the footage of the two Swedish discus-throwers after winning gold and silver. Long careers in Viking re-enactments await them.
All the best
Because of an administrative oversight, last week’s comments didn’t appear. So here they are, confirming to those who did the quiz that there was a historical theme…
As the Government appears content to let Universities drop teaching History, it is up to the doughty pub quiz to fill the gap. This week is therefore a History special (sort of) including the sum total of English History in one round of 5 questions. I recommend 1066 And All That as your key text for revision.
Back to the present day. No theme this week, but a couple of Olympics references to give a veneer of contemporariness…
Don’t worry. After Sunday night’s disappointment, there are only a little over three weeks until the next football season starts.
Meanwhile, the Quiz never ends (hurrah!). Here’s a sort-of-themed quiz, guaranteed football-free.