What makes a good quiz? Is it the questions? Is it the quizmaster? Is it the quizzers?
The monthly quiz here at Clayton’s Marlow is anything but your average quiz with the emphasis on enjoyment rather than providing geeks the opportunity to be smug as they recite the periodic table or laugh as others cannot recall the latin name for a goat.
The rounds reflect this, taking inspiration from some of the finest game shows TV has had the decency to give us. The ‘Can I have a P please Bob’ round draws inspiration from the hexagonally challenging Blockbusters whilst the Going for Gold round tries to recreate the magic of Henry Kelly. All rounds, including the music, film and very current affairs rounds, work towards the deciding Family Fortunes round, the hurdle where many weaker teams have fallen.
Quizmaster Tosh, adorning a bow tie and chequered blazer, harking back to the golden quiz show era of the 80s, pre X-Factor and The Voice, looks to entertain and involve. At last night’s quiz he even got a member of each team to sing a children’s song to earn a bonus point.
This time the winners were ‘Let’s get quizzical’ (pictured) in a very close finish but was the quiz a winner?
In all honesty, I don’t know whether it was a winner and I’m yet to decide what makes a great quiz however, what I do think is that if it’s not fun, why bother?
Hopefully if we stick to that philosophy, we’ll at least get those that appreciate a laugh coming back for more.
The next quiz is on Wednesday 16th May at 7.30pm.
Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Clayton’s Marlow Charity Quiz champion?
Here are a couple of questions to give you a taster…
1. What ‘P’ is a tasty nibble for those wanting fun with snacking adventures guaranteed! Light and crispy with a mild taste. It is Germany’s most popular children’s snack.
2. A sausage and mash (cash) machine in East London has started offering cockney as a language option when you withdraw your money.
What would be the correct Cockney terms for the following amounts?
Answers on a postcard please…