What is a pub quiz and how do you participate in one?
Trivia games have been around for a very long time. The pub quiz as we know it today, originated in the 1970s
in the United Kingdom and its popularity grew enormously since then. Pub quiz questions are often drawn from
general knowledge trivia. They range from topics taken from TV, movies, pop-culture, food, sport, history,
geography, politics, math, science and more! However, pub quiz questions can also take the form of “Who am
I?”, “True or False” and sometimes even require the contestants to identify a sound or a picture!
Some pubs may decide to have bonus rounds, offer their players a cash jackpot or simply get creative with
their prizes. Other pubs like gifting the winners free drinks, vouchers and promotional items like t-shirts
or mugs. We’ve prepared some general knowledge trivia quizzes for you below. How well can you score? Test
your knowledge then challenge your friends!
General Knowledge Trivia
Did you know that a company called Burns
and Porter organized and distributed pub quizzes to pubs as a marketing tactic to get more people to
come to bars? Soon enough, pub trivia became very popular and the pub quiz was the new “darts” for which
people formed teams to participate.
There is nothing more daunting than participating in general knowledge trivia in front of a room full of
dedicated pub quizzers. If you want to get your general knowledge up to scratch, test yourself in our pub
quiz below! (Answers are at the end!)