Using connections I find at least gives me a chance to ask one harder question out of a three question connected set, at least, and I have put some connections into this quiz for Thursday. If I’m honest, I’m talking about how difficult it can be sometimes to get the balance of questions right for the club, but it’s really not the worst thing about putting a quiz together. No, that dubious distinction belongs to the picture handout. Cards on the table – I hate picture handouts. I’m a straightforward question and answer guy, when you get right down to it. But – and it’s a big but – the majority of teams in the quiz love them, and there are people who go every week who are far more interested in the picture quiz than in the proper stuff. It’s a free country. So you have to put a bit of effort into it. It comes down to basic principles – the one person who you’re not putting the quiz together for, is yourself. You’re doing it go give people an evening’s entertainment, not to show off what you yourself know, and what you yourself are interested in.
It’s not quite finished yet, but I’ve already used 8 separate questions sources, and that’s not a bad sign. Mind you, I do have it in the back of my mind that sometimes, you can spend all the time and trouble in the row on putting the quiz together, and it still goes down like a lead balloon. On the other hand sometimes you’re short of time, so you just throw it together as quickly as you can, and it goes down a storm.
Funny old world, isn’t it ?