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,


Out with the old

Hello… and goodbye to The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves. This week is its final appearance as “Book of the Moment”.

As from next week it will be replaced on that illustrious list by The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter – so only a marginal reduction in violence, terror, suspense, conflict between environmentalists and landowners, and distressing family back stories.

Be warned, close multimodal textual analysis of class politics, gender roles and economic structures may be required. Plus detailed knowledge of flopsy bunnies.

See the Gutenberg project website for easy access to a copy:

All the best


If music be the food of quizzing

Hi. This week’s quiz has a musical theme to it. Plus, you may want to have a pen and paper handy for the Word Round.

Lastly, I can firmly deny all rumours that the Elm Tree Quiz has signed up to a European Super League of Quizzes. We will just be happy to be back in Crossgate shortly.

All the best


In which the new Book of the Moment is revealed

Welcome back to your weekly fix of Elm Tree quizzing. This week is another themed quiz: sleep and night-time. So find your slippers and a milky beverage or nightcap and settle down for an hour or so. But no dozing off at the back!

We are presently nearing the end of The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves. I am pleased to announce that the next Book of the Moment will be The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. It is not the longest book nor possibly the most intellectually stimulating.  However, it does have pictures (on which there may be questions). Moreover, they are pictures of rabbits, which is always a good thing. It is also out of copyright and therefore available on the Gutenberg project website if you don’t happen already to own a copy.

As you may be aware the pub’s garden area is now open. I will let you know more about the return of the quiz to its natural habitat in due course.

All the best