24 December 2011

Willoughby Pub Quiz (December 2011)

I had been avoiding the Willoughby Pub Quiz because they finish late on Sunday night and I'm often up at 6am the next day to catch a train to Cardiff, but a Monday working at home meant that I could afford to be a little late for once.

Even so I was not that keen on the quiz and decided not to go out until after ten in the hope that it would be well under-way by the time that I got there. It wasn't.

I got roped in to play with Rick, the landlord. The questions were kind to us and we won quite comfortably, despite getting 2/10 in the last round and 4/10 in another one.

It is always nice to win something, even if the prize is some freebie from a brewery (which is much better than the usual something-from-the-pound-shop), but after the win comes the pressure to run a quiz yourself. I weakened and agreed to do one the following week.

The proposed round on opera failed to work but eventually I managed to craft something challenging from cities relative position north and south of London, shipwrecks, museums and galleries in London, film sequels, elections in 2011 and sitcom couples.

I even did two picture rounds instead of the customary one. The first was on recent UK stamps (very easy) and then this one on cats in cartoons and comics.

This proved to be a fairly high-scoring round, as expected, but there are a few hard ones in there and none of the teams got full marks.

I had a lot of fun compiling and running the quiz and may be tempted to do another one. If asked.


  1. Could you provide the answers to this picture round?
    Many thanks.

    1. I didn't put the answers into the post because they were so easy that I did not have to write them down! These loveable cats are Billy the Cat (from the Beano), Meowth (Pokemon), Zsazsa (from Hector's House), Mooch (from Mutts), Korky the Cat (Dandy), Catwoman, Fritz, Snagglepuss, Catbert (Dilbert), Scratchy (Simpsons), Choo-Choo (Top Cat), The Cat in the Hat, Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland), Puss in Boots (Shrek), Mr. Jinks (Pixie and Dixie), Bagpuss, Felix, Krazy Kat, Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes), Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr, Battle Cat (He-Man), Garfield


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