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WithQuiz

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.

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

         

Albert Club

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.

Initial Headlines

Linkit

I'm a Celeb

Cryptic Pics

Picture Round

Connecting Wall

Impossible

Your Choice

               

Current WithQuiz season Question Papers

Average Aggregate scored to date for WithQuiz-style papers is: 76.9 points & for WIST-style papers: 94.7 points

 
Date Paper type

Set by

Comments Av. Agg.  
25/09/19

WIST

Mike Wagstaffe & Mike Bath

A high-scoring paper full of themes with the added bonus of a Round 3 based on the 'Tenable' format.  Loads of pictures shown on the TV screen to spice up the presentation.  Round 4 with the 'Merseyside' theme and Round 2 entitled '03/02/59' worked particularly well.

154.0 Paper
02/10/19

WithQuiz

Bards

This was an excellent paper with which to kick off the season.  Widely varying subjects, relatively high-scoring rounds and a  few fun questions thrown in for good measure.  If now and again the difficulty quotient seemed out of kilter (e.g. the Schubert quintet v the composer who dived at Dusseldorf) such infelicities evened up over the entirety of the evening.

"We found the quiz moderately hard (13 unanswered questions), however there was plenty of variety for everyone."

81.0 Paper
09/10/19

WithQuiz

Mantis Shrimp

"A very healthy set of scores reflect a satisfying evening full of smug quizzers."

"Finishing with the Rugby World Cup/UNESCO Heritage site theme was inspired."

"Very good paper was the general conclusion."

85.5 Paper
16/10/19

WithQuiz

Electric Pigs

"Quiz itself was quite long but perhaps that was due to the thinking time required for the 6 letter pairs (Round 6)."

"Plenty of smug quizzers with points to brag about when they got home."

"Some very good questions and some that were slightly painful."

78.8 Paper
23/10/19

WithQuiz

Prodigals

"We greatly enjoyed the fantastic Prodigals paper.  The 'Run-on' round was a favourite, as always."

"It was a brilliant Prodigals paper which produced yet another contest for the ages."

80.4 Paper
30/10/19

WithQuiz

Ethel Rodin

Scoring was a little down on the average so far this season but there was plenty of inventiveness with a few quirky facts to keep our attention.

"The paper was great - we all thoroughly enjoyed it.  An excellent range of subjects, well-executed themes and lots of challenging and intriguing facts. I was glad to see plenty of pop music questions again!"

71.8 Paper
06/11/19

WithQuiz

History Men

"The questions were fair and ranged widely."

"I thought it was a good paper. Lots of interesting themes. Some took us outside our comfort zone, but tough doesn't mean ungettable"

"A long hard evening with some low scoring"

68.4 Paper
13/11/19

WIST

WithQuiz

(Gerry Collins)

By no means an easy paper with quite a few unanswered questions along the way (at least in the Opsimaths' match) but absolutely loads of Fr Megson-style ornamentation to lighten the load and make the whole evening a delightful trip around the backwaters of the trivia that Gerry has stashed away over the years.

94.7 Paper
20/11/19

WithQuiz

Charabancs

"I thought it was a quiz packed with very interesting questions and ideas!"

"Usual good range of questions with perhaps occasional uneven pairing and a tad difficult in the first half...."

70.8 Paper
27/11/19

WithQuiz

Opsimaths

Highest scoring paper of the season to date with very few questions going unanswered.

"Our compliments to the Opsimaths who produced an accessible paper and a trademark pointsfest..."

A few grumbles about imbalance of the relative hardness of the questions that favoured the team going second

86.6 Paper
04/12/19

WithQuiz

Albert

Scores somewhat below the season's average - nevertheless plenty of interesting questions and an excellent 'Run-ons' round - views are markedly varied this week - it seems to have been a real 'Marmite' paper.

"Well done Albert for setting questions that kept the match interesting and close throughout."

66.2 Paper
11/12/19

WithQuiz

KFD

"Some very inventive themes. The Companies round provided some fun and the Run-ons were the best of the season."

"I think we all thoroughly enjoyed the quiz.  A great variety of subjects were covered (particularly nice to see some maths questions, which are often underserved)."

"The quiz itself, although overburdened at times was fair enough."

76.8 Paper
18/12/19

WithQuiz

Turing Testers

A paper crammed with inventiveness and knowledge.  Almost every WithQuiz style of round got an outing and there were plenty of 'tip of the tongues' and quite a few laughs.  This was as good a debut paper as we've had.

""Hmmm, new setters eh.  I brought along our well thumbed copy of A Thousand Insidious Insults to Hurl At Setters (Albert Press: Manchester, 1901).  But to the team's collective dismay it remained unthumbed."

68.2 Paper
08/01/20

WithQuiz

Bards

An excellent paper; plenty of points on offer, quite a few chuckles and tip-of-the-tongue moments, and no complaints about lack of balance.

"...excellent; the best ever produced by The Bards."

81.6 Paper
15/01/20

WithQuiz

Mantis Shrimp

"This week's paper was thoroughly enjoyable, with pleasing variety, a well-pitched level of difficulty and some charmingly inventive themes.

"The Shrimps served up what was ... their best paper yet with plenty of fun themes and varied questions that just tickled the dark recesses of our ageing brains and made us feel alive and quiz-sharp again."

83.2 Paper
22/01/20

WithQuiz

Electric Pigs     Paper
29/01/20

WithQuiz

Prodigals     Paper
05/02/20

WithQuiz

Ethel Rodin     Paper
12/02/20

WithQuiz

History Men     Paper
19/02/20

WithQuiz

Charabancs     Paper
26/02/20

WIST

WithQuiz     Paper
04/03/20

WithQuiz

Opsimaths     Paper
11/03/20

WithQuiz

Albert     Paper
18/03/20

WithQuiz

KFD     Paper
25/03/20

WithQuiz

Turing Testers     Paper
01/04/20

WithQuiz

      Paper
08/04/20

WithQuiz

      Paper
22/04/20

WIST

      Paper
29/04/20

WithQuiz

      Paper
06/05/20

WithQuiz

      Paper
13/05/20

End of Season

      Paper