I'm making a quiz for our work xmas thing

Jazz legend or salad dressing?

Aye, I find them easy (if I know the two answers!) but many people on the TV show seem to be incapable of joining them up. Always thought it a bit weird that they end with that round each day as there’s usually only one player of the four who is ace at it.

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i find it fairly easy because knowing one part of the question makes it easy enough to guess the other part, or confirms that your half guess is correct

always weird when it’s Friday and contestants are still fucking it

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My old work did a couple of quizzes, here’s what I can remember

Song intros
Song intros but you’ve got to name the food item mentioned in the title
Picture round - computer programmer or serial killer?
Watch a video clip eg a xmas ad and then answer questions about it

Because of the type of business there were a few food identification rounds (one almost causing a riot over whether the answer needed to specify white sesame or just sesame)

It’s not music related, but the best quiz round I took part in over the pandemic was 10 questions about Alison Hammond.

Famous Firsts is a good one

“who was the first person to…” - people, out of bias, usually guess men but there’s tons of stuff that women were the first to do, both within and without music

I like this!

Maybe an entire round of it where all the answers are women

Any example questions would be great (from you or others)

Depending on how local everyone is, getting photos of Christmas displays in shops / shop windows and getting people to identify them.

My mate hosted a quiz for us over lockdown where he had a sports round which was all about Huey Lewis’ album Sports and a 90s round which was all about 1890s



sounds genuinely difficult


It was pretty tough, no offence to any programmers reading this. My team decided it was probably half and half so let’s just put serial killer for all of them and get 50%

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Do you get double points if they’re both?


I did a family quiz last year and did an anagram round where they were names of family members (mainly so i could include these)

  1. Crimsoned Gonad

  2. Oily Romans

  3. Animal Grape

  4. Angel Groper

  5. My Randy loons

  • Which mathematician wrote the very first computer programme?
  • Which act was the first to score a UK number 1 single with a song that didn’t have a vinyl release? Bonus points for the song and year.
  • Only two tennis players in the open era have won more than 20 Grand Slam singles titles each. Name them.
  • Which 3 professional footballers are the top 3 all-time international goalscorers?
  • 'The Bell Method" describes the cure for leprosy but what was the first name of the Hawaian scientist who invented it and for who it’s named?
  • What was the name of the astrophysicist who discovered pulsars?
  • Who was the first singer to win two Grammy awards?
  • Which chemist invented kevlar?
  • In 1903 the patent for the first (mechanically operated) car windscreen wiper was granted. In 1917 a new patent for an electrically powered windscreen wiper was granted. Who were the inventors?
  • Who was the first artist in history to have 5 different songs go straight to #1 on the US Billboard charts in their first week of their respective releases?

there’s loads of others if you do a bit of searching

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I always recommend “Arguess”!

  • plus in a similar vein to Aggpass’ earlier suggestion, name all the female names in Mambo no. 5, Walk on the Wild Side, Song for Whoever, etc.
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gonna have a set of questions where teams guess the date that these things happened, closest wins a point

first black woman in space? 1992
first black woman gets to north pole? 2007
first black woman climbs everest? 2006

in particular check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Hillary_(adventurer)

what a hero!

Yeah, these are good questions

but the point of the questions I set was to challenge the assumption that men are always the first people to achieve stuff and that ’the first woman to …’ is a separate and lesser category

One of my last year Christmas Quiz rounds was tree type or black metal band.

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