The Withington Pub Quiz League
|WQ Archive||Comments||Question papers|
Beware! Whenever looking at a question paper, note the date that it was set. A considerable number of questions have answers that rely on information that was correct at the time of setting but was later superseded (e.g. the names of holders of political offices, or the football club for which a certain player plays).
Since 2001 the weekly question papers set for WithQuiz matches have been saved on this site. Approximately 30 papers are set each season and you can access them (questions and answers) by choosing one of the seasons from the table below.
WithQuiz papers typically include 8 rounds each of 8 questions with a few spare questions sprinkled around in case there is a problem with one of the main questions. Very occasionally pictures are used but by and large the questions consist purely of text.
Since 2007 matches are played four times a season against Stockport League teams and for these matches the format of the papers is a mash up of the WithQuiz format and that used by the Stockport League.
WithQuiz papers are set by one of the WIthQuiz teams (or now and then by a Guest setter). Sets of questions from books or online sources are NEVER used. This leads to an unpredictability which is occasionally mourned, but usually relished, by the players.
Season 2020/21 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 2006 the Albert Club on Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, has hosted monthly quiz nights.
Each quiz consists of 6 rounds of questions, each round being of a different format.
The table below provides access to quiz rounds for each particular format of round. By accessing the format name you will be taken to a page showing how the format works and given a list of quiz rounds of questions and answers compiled to the format concerned.
This archive will be gradually populated over the coming months.
|One in 4||
Average Aggregate scored to date for WithQuiz-style papers is: 78.1 points
"...a crowd-pleasing way to get the season started"
"We enjoyed the quiz very much. The 'put these in order' Round 4 was an interesting innovation that worked very well."
"We all thoroughly enjoyed tonight's paper (set again by Opsimaths Brian)"
"Plenty of variety in both the subject matter and the format of the rounds."
"A pleasing paper from the Pigs and plenty to entertain with the variety we crave."
"Themes were gettable usually by halfway through a round and most questions were well crafted to give us a fighting chance of a correct answer. Only four questions stumped everyone."
"It was a varied and mostly enjoyable quiz."
"The paper was a good one but (appropriately enough, given the setters) was quite 'history heavy'."
"A very respectable average score of 75.8 for the paper but somehow it didn't really grab us."
"The quiz was up to the usual Charas high standards."
"Lots of interesting questions last night, and we enjoyed the set, but the balance did seem rather all over the shop."
"There wasn't too much wrong with tonight's quiz - other than the haunting horror at the end of Round 1 which accounted for two of the five unanswereds."
"A lower average score than of late, but pretty respectable nonetheless, and plenty of interest in the subject matter. A whole round on Rutland and unashamed classical music right up front!"
"The quiz itself was well-balanced and reasonably tough."
"Some questions provoked more conferring than others but in general it was a very accessible quiz."
"A tidy quiz from the Bards which finished at the Club by 10.00 leaving plenty of time for chat."
"We rather enjoyed the Bards test."
"Lots of variety on offer with plenty of well-received questions mingling with quite a few headscratchers - and even an enjoyable picture round to boot."
"This was hard going."
"Overall a very accessible quiz with a decent aggregate score."
|13/04/22||End of Season||Paper|