The end of an era?

Welcome to the Elm Tree Quiz for Wednesday 9 June. This will hopefully be the last online-only quiz.

As from next week, i.e. from 9pm on Wednesday 16 June, the quiz will be back in the pub and we hope to see you there.

For the time being, the quiz will take place indoors and not in the garden area, so teams may want to get there early to guarantee a table.  You will of course need to ensure that you abide by COVID regulations and guidance applying at the time. So presently that means a maximum of six people or two households per team. There will invariably be a few small differences, such as collecting answer sheets rather than queuing at the bar. Plus, please remember to bring some £1 coins for the entry fee, although that may be subject to review.

For those of you unable to get to the pub, fear not, the quiz will still be available online. But from next week it will be posted on Thursday evenings. If you really want to impress your friends, come along on Wednesday then take part online on Thursday – that’s on your conscience!

In the meantime, enjoy tonight’s quiz!

All the best


Good news!

It took General McArthur over two years to make good his promise to return to the Philippines. The Elm Tree Quiz intends to beat that by a good six months.

The quiz is returning to the pub starting 9pm on Wednesday 16 June.

For the time being the quiz will only place indoors and not in the garden area, so you may want to get there early to guarantee a table.

Teams will of course need to ensure that they abide by COVID regulations and guidance applying at the time.

So presently that means a maximum of six people or two households per team.

As ever, this is subject to any planned, hidden or off-the-cuff Government announcements.

Any queries please contact new manager Dan, or Stacy, Justin or Chloe, at the Elm Tree on 0191 3864621.

Also, the plan is for the quiz to continue online in any event. Details to follow.

For this week, it is a themed quiz – everything’s gone green.


All the best


Bob’s birthday

This week’s Elm Tree Quiz is a birthday special, celebrating Bob Dylan turning 80 next Monday.

Don’t worry if you’re not a “Bobcat”, the questions are only very loosely inspired by Dylan songs and very little knowledge of the great man or his canon is required.

But for any Dylan obsessives feeling short-changed, I’ve asked Bob for some questions and he has come up with the below. Name the songs.


  1. How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a man?
  2. How does it feel? To be on your own. With no direction home.
  3. Let me ask you one question. Is your money that good? Will it buy you forgiveness?
  4. Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?
  5. You walk into the room with your pencil in your hand. You see somebody naked and you say, who is that man?
  6. Well, Abe says, “Where you want this killin’ done?”
  7. And your flesh like silk, and your face like glass – who could they get to carry you?
  8. Can’t you hear that rooster crowing?
  9. She was standing there in back of my chair. Said to me, “Don’t I know your name?”
  10. Then he walked up to a stranger and he asked him with a grin, “Could you kindly tell me, friend, what time the show begins?”
  11. The crime was murder “one”. Guess who testified?
  12. Do you love me, or are you just extending goodwill?
  13. What can I say about Claudette?
  14. Frankly, Miss Scarlett, I don’t give a damn. What is the truth, and where did it go?




  1. Blowin’ In the Wind
  2. Like A Rolling Stone
  3. Masters of War
  4. A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
  5. Ballad of a Thin Man
  6. Highway 61 Revisited
  7. Sad-eyed Lady of the Lowlands
  8. New Morning
  9. Tangled Up In Blue
  10. Lily Rosemary and the Queen of Hearts
  11. Hurricane
  12. Is Your Love In Vain?
  13. The Groom’s still waiting at the Altar
  14. Murder Most Foul

Guess the theme…

Welcome to this week’s Elm Tree Quiz. This evening there’s an obvious theme which hopefully should be readily discernible from the outset.

Here’s a clue: to have or end with an identical or corresponding sound to another.

And another: in the immortal words of Sooty and Sweep… izzy whizzy, let’s get quizzy.



In with the new

Welcome again to the Elm Tree Quiz online. And to a new book of the moment: The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

That’s all for my blurb this week! Enjoy the quiz.

All the best,