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PUB QUIZ UNCOVERED.

Woz and Co. returned to visit this venue which they had visited recently on a Sunday where a quiz with a bingo theme was played. But they were assured by the locals that Tuesday was "a proper quiz" and Woz said they would return to make comparisons.

PUB: Waggon Team, Team Valley, Gateshead

QUESTION MASTER: Harry

DAY AND TIME OF QUIZ: Tuesday 9pm

PRICE: 50p per person

PRIZE MONEY: First three prizes were tokens to spend at the bar

FOOD: None

PARTICIPATING AGE GROUPS: Wide spectrum of ages

STAR RATING: 5/10 NUMBER OF TEAMS: Five

MARKING SYSTEM: Marked by the host

MOST UNUSUAL NAME: Sadly numbers only

QUIZ FORMAT

ROUND 1: Twenty questions. A good mix of general knowledge

ROUND 2: As round 1

BETWEEN ROUNDS: Two random guesses for four pounds 2 tokens

JACKPOT: None and it needs one

COMMENT: I had said "I will return", and so we did as I was disappointed with the bingo type product last time. But people around us assured me that Tuesday's was a more fulfilling challenge and a "proper" event. As it turned out I think I preferred the previous Sunday.

This was probably due to a poor turn out with only five teams and the majority appeared to have only two members. Again I was told that this was untypical and a number of regular attenders were not there. Nevertheless what was produced was poor fare and bland in the extreme. These posers cried out for titivation with anagram or connections, anything to give it a lift. Forty questions without any spice or originality tome is not a Pub Quiz. Why not buy a book of questions and read them out, you would get the same result and for a lot less money. This venue is a pub with a motel attached with eating as its main function, and as such I am sure gets a lot of passing trade which bolsters the numbers for the quiz night. This was clearly a quiet night.

TEN QUESTIONS FROM THE QUIZ

1) In which country were fans invented?

2) Which TV. soap is set in Summer Bay?

3) Where did Paddington Bear come from?

4) Who created the character 'Tarzan"?

5) Pygmies come from which African country?

6) Which breed of dog is Scooby Doo?

7) Greek Mythology, what would you find in Pandora's Box?

8) Where were the 1992 Olympic Games held?

9) How many U.S. states begin with the word "New"?

10) In which year was football's World Cup first held?

ANSWERS:,1) Japan, 2) Home and Away, 3) Peru, 4) Edger Rice Burrows, 5) Zaire, 6) Great Dane, 7) Hope, 8) Barcelona, 9) 4, 10) 1930
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 30, 2007
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