Quiz and Raffle

You might be organising a social event for many different reasons: an office party, a family get-together, a charity fundraiser, etc. Whatever the occasion, I can devise and present an entertaining quiz for you, providing the answer and score sheets. The quiz will be tailored to suit your requirements and guests, but above all, the quiz will be entertaining and fun.

My quizzes do not follow the format of a standard pub-type quiz with rounds such as popular music or sport, which can quickly lose the interest of guests who have little or no knowledge of those topics. Instead each round consists of up to ten questions on a variety of topics. A round may have just four questions with one, two, three and four answers. Some questions may be trickier than others, and some questions may be cryptic crossword clues.  Try the following four questions with ten answers:

1.What is the name of  the annual Islamic pilgrimage by Muslims to Mecca in Saudi Arabia?
2.The world’s first underground railway opened in 1863 and ran between which two stations on the Metropolitan line?
3.Name the three astronauts who flew to the moon aboard Apollo 11 in 1969.
4.Name four USA states that have the word ‘New’ in their name.

B’nai Brith Yad b’Yad Lodge Quiz reviewed by Geoff Wolfson
This was a highly successful Zoom quiz with an eclectic range of questions. There were 21 connections and we would have had more participants had there not been rival Zoom events. In addition to a picture round of 12 personalities to identify, there were also five rounds of questions with 10 points apiece. The subjects ranged from literature to politics, and it helped to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the London Underground, travelling on which [during the  Covid19 lockdown] is fast becoming a fond memory. Refreshments were available in our own dwellings and not one person walked out to go home(!).

Many social and charity events will run a raffle, and there are several questions to be asked if the raffle is to be successful and profitable. I can advise and assist you on the most effective way of promoting the charity and selling tickets. I can also advise and assist you on conducting the draw to entertaining effect.

Be assured that I will always work with your best interests in mind, so please contact me to discuss your event.

John Ashmele FGPT
Fellow of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters
Graduate of the Professional Toastmasters’ Academy
m: 07710 400412       e: john@ashmele.co.uk

Answers:
1.The Hajj
2.Paddington and Farringdon
3.Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins
4.New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico & New York; not New England, which is a group of states.