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Collins Quiz Night (Quiz Book)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 31 March 2013
This book like most quiz books of this type runs true to form. A great book for someone putting together a quiz for a pub quiz night, provided one can field some of the inaccurate answers!

I am a writer with over 20-years+ writing experience for TV quiz shows and other media and verifier for one particular quiz show and therefore comment with degree of confidence.

Whilst many authors go to great lengths to publish such books, it never ceases to amaze me how much inaccurate information one finds out there in the quiz book world. I understand books becoming dated and info being overtaken by time, particularly where superlatives are concerned. However, when one starts to analyze a book like Collins Quiz Night (Difficult)I was amazed that in the first four quizzes four wrong answers were found!

1) Dada art movement founded in 1916 in Zurich Switzerland by an Austrian from Vienna not founded in Vienna.
2) The District Line on the London Underground, serves 60 stations as to the Piccadilly Lines 53.
3) The SI unit for measuring radiation is the becquerel. The Curie or Ci although measures radiation is not a SI unit.
4) South China Sea is NOT the largest sea in the world. At 2,000,000 square miles (or 5,177,762sq kilometers) the Philippine Sea is.
I haven't verified the rest of the questions/answers yet, but I will.

On the positive side though the book has some very good material from which I can gain many thought prompts for my own writing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 9 December 2012
This book has been the basis of my weekly quiz at my local sports club. The number of questions will see me through the next few years
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2013
As quiz books go this one is OK but not the best I have ever used. I picked it because it was the mosy up to date being published in 2012 there is lesss chance of the questions now been out of date. With most quiz books though you still have to search for the intresting or entertaining questions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 April 2014
Very good book . My husband needed to find a quiz book to take to his Day Care Centre . The elderly people love to quiz and it helps to keep their minds active .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 June 2013
It's easy to use and has 3 difficulty categories (easy, medium and hard) varied choice of questions too.
I'm happy with my purchase
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2013
Great that you can have section with or without answers so you don't have to flick pages to find answers. Good range of questions too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 April 2013
used at our last quiz night lots of good questions and fun . arrived on time in good order pleased with purchase
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on 27 February 2013
For my purposes there are far too many 'Pot Luck' rounds. On Quiz Nights people rarely play their 'Joker' on a miscellaneous round,
I also suspect that if I use anything from it I shall be double checking the answers. Knowing how pedantic 'quizzers' can be I do not have confidence in a book which, e.g. thinks that Roman Catholicism is a religion, when, in fact, it is a denomination of a religion.
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on 15 March 2013
I have been setting quizzes for over thirty years and find this book has helped me devise some questions that have really interested my regulars. I would recommend it as a useful source. The only thing is that like other "graded!" quiz books whether the questions are or are not "easy/medium/difficult" is a subjective one. Nevertheless it's a book that's well worth having.
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on 16 January 2015
This is a good book to browse through, use as basis for a little friendly competition at a party, or even preparation for the odd annoying quiz night. Useful on short public transport journeys;pick up or put down at leisure. So useful to have questions and answers together when you look for them.
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