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Quizzes for family

After months of lock down am starting to struggle to come up with interesting quiz rounds on our weekly zoom quiz.

Anyone got any good ideas or docs I could plagiarise ?

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  • edited July 14

    Here's a few that I've done with my family recently. The tv ones are all very naff, because I was trying to ask questions that my elderly mother-in-law might get. The Essex ones might be a bit too localised for anyone living outside the county.

    Geographical Foodstuffs

    Name the country from which these foodstuffs get their name:

    • Stilton Cheese (England)
    • Hamburgers (Germany)
    • Shiraz wine (Iran) 
    • Bombay Aloo (India)
    • Sardines (Italy)
    • Long Island Iced Tea (USA)
    • Jaffa Oranges (Israel)
    • Lappi Cheese (Finland)
    • Chicken Kiev (Ukraine)
    • Peshwari Naan (Pakistan) 
    • Pad thai (Thailand)


    TV

    • Which Brummie comedian presents The Great British Sewing Bee? (Joe Lycett) 
    • The Waltons was set in which Mountains in Virginia?  (Blue Ridge) 
    • Who did Bodie, Doyle and Cowley work for (CI5, accept The Professionals)
    • Which two-centred sit com was the most viewed programme in 2019? (Gavin and Stacey)
    • Johnny Ball, Paul Daniels and Lesley Joseph are the oldest people to participate in which show? (strictly)
    • Albert Finney, Peter Ustinov and David Suchet have all played which character? (Poirot)
    • Who is the main host of Match of the Day? (Gary Linaker)
    • Who is the narrator of Breaking Dad? (Alexander Armstrong)
    • What shape are Spongebob’s Pants? (Square)
    • Which game show has been hosted by Bob Monkhouse, Max Bygraves, Les Dennis, Andy Collins and Vernon Kay? (Family Fortunes)


    Games

    • In darts, what is the highest score you can get with a single dart? (60)
    • Name any of the green properties on a standard London Monopoly board? (Regent Street, Oxford Street, Bond Street)
    • In the Essex version of Monopoly, which landmark replaces Mayfair as the most expensive on the board? (Southend Pier)
    • On a standard pool table, potting which colour ball wins or loses the game? (Black)
    • If someone claimed to score 19 points when playing crib, how many would they really have got? (None)
    • Which game is also called tic-tac-toe? (Noughts and crosses)
    • In which board game might you huff your opponent? (Draughts)
    • Which game played with specially shaped dice features Snouters, Trotters, Razorbacks and Making Bacon (Pass The Pigs)
    • How many people can play in a game of Chinese Chequers? (up to 6)
    • What is a perfect score in Ten Pin Bowling? (300)  


    Essex

    • King Henry VIII first met Anne Boleyn in which Essex town?  (Rochford)
    • Which famous chef has a restaurant on Southend Pier? (Jamie Oliver)
    • Which airline announced this week that it planned to close its hub at Southend airport? (EasyJet)
    • Which Essex village features a bridge which was originally maintained by the Bataille family? (Battlesbridge)
    • Which Essex town was the Roman capital of Britain between AD43 and AD61 (Colchester)
    • What is the county town of Essex? (Chelmsford)
    • In what decade was Lakeside Shopping Centre opened? (1990s  -  25/10/90)
    • Which Essex village boasts a tube station but has no street lights? (Theydon Bois)
    • With an area of 11.3 square miles which island is the third biggest English Island? (Foulness)
    • What sort of animal is an Essex skipper? (Butterfly)


    France

    • What is tallest the Eiffel Tower or the Millau Viaduct?  (Milau Viaduct)
    • What was Marcel Marceau famous for? (Clown/Mime)
    • Name any one of the 5 D-Day beaches.  (Sword, Juno, Gold, Utah, Omaha)
    • From where in England can you get a ferry to Cherbourg (Poole or Portsmouth)
    • By population, what is the second biggest city in France? (Marseille)
    • In which French city did Mr Bean visit La Plage? (Cannes)
    • The theatre the Moulin Rouge gets its name from what? (Red Windmill)
    • What river flows through Paris? (Seine)
    • Who is the President of France (Emmanuel Macron)
    • What is the currency of France? (Euro) 
  • go on youtube and search Jay's virtual pub quiz - he's been doing it since lockdown and we've done lots of them on Zoom etc with the family (all watching it on the TV at the same time)

    not really too difficult, but hard enough to keep it interesting.
  • I got bored of all the normal General Knowledge etc rounds on ours so did:

    - Bad waxworks picture round
    - Items close up picture round
    - Beer, cheese or porn? (names, Brighton Blue, Porkslap, that sort of thing)
    - IKEA item or foreign swear word?

    Sure there are a couple more I'm forgetting. 

    People in ours have done personal rounds (like questions about them which have been quite funny as it's included daft stuff they've done etc), sound rounds with computer game noises or theme tunes.

    Another good picture round was those face things with two people, some were two celebrities, some were a celeb and people we knew or people on the quiz, some were two people on the quiz etc. 
  • Depending on how much fiddling around you fancy doing, a TV themes round, or your own version of the logo quiz?
  • thanks - some good ones there.

    It is a simple quiz on zoom, that I will be doing on Google Slides and sharing the screen
  • I got bored of all the normal General Knowledge etc rounds on ours so did:

    - Bad waxworks picture round
    - Items close up picture round
    - Beer, cheese or porn? (names, Brighton Blue, Porkslap, that sort of thing)
    - IKEA item or foreign swear word?

    Sure there are a couple more I'm forgetting. 

    People in ours have done personal rounds (like questions about them which have been quite funny as it's included daft stuff they've done etc), sound rounds with computer game noises or theme tunes.

    Another good picture round was those face things with two people, some were two celebrities, some were a celeb and people we knew or people on the quiz, some were two people on the quiz etc. 
    exactly sort of content looking for 
  • edited July 14

    This one's a bit morbid.  How did the following people die: Murder, Mishap, Malady or Maturity?  It went down alright with my family though, and is worth playing simply to find out how Dick Wertheim died.


    1. Freddie Mercury, Queen. Malady; Aids.

    2. Julius Caesar, Roman statesman. Murder; Stabbed in the back.

    3. Chuck Berry Rock and Roll pioneer . Maturity; Natural Causes aged 90.

    4. Joseph Stalin, Dictator. Malady; Stroke.

    5. Dale Winton, TV Presenter. Maturity; Natural Causes aged 62.

    6. John Lennon, Beatle. Murder; Shot by Mark Chapman.

    7. Rod Hull, Ventriloquist. Mishap; Fell of his roof fixing his tv aerial.

    8. Agatha Christie, Crime writer.  Maturity; Natural Causes aged 86.

    9. Dave Greenfield, Strangler.  Malady; Covid.

    10. Kirsty McColl,  Old slut on junk. Mishap; Run over by speedboat. But she did save her son's life.

    11. Ronnie Kray, Gangster.  Malady; Heart Attack.

    12. Jimi Hendrix, Guitarist. Mishap; Choked on his own vomit.

    13. Grigori Rasputin, Mad monk. Murder; Poisoned and Shot.

    14. Steve Irwin, TV Presenter. Mishap; Stingray.

    15. Dick Wertheim, Tennis Linesman. Mishap; Hit in the balls by a stray Sephan Edberg serve, causing him to fall out of his chair.

    16. Rosa Parks, Civil rights activist. Maturity; Natural causes aged 92.

    17.  Sam Cooke, Soul singer. Murder; Shot by motel receptionist after a prostitute had stolen his wallet and clothes.

    18. Bena Tshadi, Football Team, DRC. Mishap; All 11 died during in a match after being struck by lightning. The opposing 11 all survived, leading to accusations of witchcraft.

    19. Jerry Stiller, Actor. Maturity; Natural Causes aged 92.

    20. Edmund Ironside,  King of England. Murder; Stabbed on the toilet by an assassin hiding underneath.

    21. John Candy, Actor. Malady; Heart Attack.

    22. Lee Morgan, Jazz musician. Murder; Shot by his wife in an argument at a live gig.

    23. Honor Blackman, Actress. Maturity; Natural Causes aged 94.

    24. Eddie Large, Comedian. Malady; Covid. 


  • My daughter has come up with a few original rounds.
    1.  She WhatsApps a common item (Eg toilet roll)and you have to find it, take a selfie with it and WhatsApp it back to her.  Points awarded for order of return.
    2.  You have 60secs to find an item beginning with a specified letter then take a selfie.  Once the 60secs is up you WhatsApp the photo to her.  You get a point if nobody picks the same item as you.  She then shows you a selfie she took and if you match you get an extra point.
  • MrOneLung said:
    I got bored of all the normal General Knowledge etc rounds on ours so did:

    - Bad waxworks picture round
    - Items close up picture round
    - Beer, cheese or porn? (names, Brighton Blue, Porkslap, that sort of thing)
    - IKEA item or foreign swear word?

    Sure there are a couple more I'm forgetting. 

    People in ours have done personal rounds (like questions about them which have been quite funny as it's included daft stuff they've done etc), sound rounds with computer game noises or theme tunes.

    Another good picture round was those face things with two people, some were two celebrities, some were a celeb and people we knew or people on the quiz, some were two people on the quiz etc. 
    exactly sort of content looking for 
    Google bad waxworks and you'll find loads mate.  Some are truly awful! 
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