Movie Quiz hell

Went to a pub movie quiz last night. The guy seemed to have very weak knowledge of movies. Many of the questions had multiple correct answers: (classic mistake)

Music round: name the movie - he played the James Bond Theme!!, also played the Imperial March from the SW series.

For an anal movie fan like me, it was torture. Part of me feels like running a movie quiz to show how it should be done.

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  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    That is frustrating. I've attended similarly sloppy quizzes - what did they accept? 'James Bond' as a movie?
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    Yes - James Bond was the correct answer!!
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    Well, technically, DN is the correct answer. After all, the theme appears during the main titles.
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    Yes, my fellow Bond fan in our team said Dr No but thats the frustrating thing. Just a silly question really
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache
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    Gerard wrote: »
    Well, technically, DN is the correct answer. After all, the theme appears during the main titles.

    Touche.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    Would have been great if you had a standup row stating 'There's no such film as James Bond' before going home to get a book to prove it like Brent and Finchy did in the office.
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    It's not rocket science to do some basic research. I get all hot under the collar ("stop getting Bond wrong!") but my wife just thinks I'm weird.
  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
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    I run the largest weekly pub quiz in Northern Ireland with a very high standard of regular punters, and the questions and answers need to be 100% accurate and unambiguous. They also need to be interesting and not just copied from a book or the Internet without any thought or independent research.

    Unfortunately when I attend other people's quiz nights, particularly ones for charity where they've just got a random volunteer to put a quiz together, I invariably end up being frustrated by poorly-written and badly pitched questions that nobody actually enjoys. Quizmastering is one of those things that a lot of people think they can do, but very few can actually do it well.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Hey @Dragonpol. You should go!
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    Would have been great if you had a standup row stating 'There's no such film as James Bond' before going home to get a book to prove it like Brent and Finchy did in the office.

    No point. Just throw a kettle over the pub and be done with it.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    octofinger wrote: »
    Would have been great if you had a standup row stating 'There's no such film as James Bond' before going home to get a book to prove it like Brent and Finchy did in the office.

    No point. Just throw a kettle over the pub and be done with it.
    That's the real quiz.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
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    Mungo Jerry!
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    The other thing about a good quiz is to have the questions that have require the right level of knowledge. Not just lots of easy questions where all teams are getting max points.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Music round: name the movie - he played the James Bond Theme!!, also played the Imperial March from the SW series.

    Who is he ?. SW = starwars ?. John Barry and Moonraker is only thing i can think about.

    Nice quistions too:

    The actor who played Bond first in the first movie, how much time he playing him ?
    A: 2
    B: 7
    C: 6
    Anser: B / A
    General expect anser: C

    Hold your breath and count to ten, what Adele sings:
    A: About a man in Casino Royale
    B: Breath in, Breath out
    C: James his temperature
    Ansers: All of them
    General expect anser: B

    How late James Bond wake up:
    A. After midnight
    B. Very early
    C. In earlier evening
    Ansers: A / B
    General expect anser: A

    patb wrote: »
    The other thing about a good quiz is to have the questions that have require the right level of knowledge. Not just lots of easy questions where all teams are getting max points.

    Bond is a ball rolling around. Or a doll (Pinocchio). But a Kite sound more instresting.

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  • I think M_Balje's post is the most in the spirit of the title of this thread.

    Even if general expect answer is b...patb.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Balje makes me feel undereducated.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache
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    Hey @Dragonpol. You should go!

    I actually was asked to join a new pub quiz team called 'Simple Minds' last year and so far we have taken part in two charity pub quizzes here in NI. There are four of us in total in the team. We've done well so far, but sadly not won outright yet!
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Don't Them Forget About You.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache
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    Don't Them Forget About You.

    They were going to go for something rude but decided on 'Simple Minds' instead. I was relieved about that. It does make sense though - 'Belfast Child' for example:

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Oh, what's the something rude? I wanna know!
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache
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    Oh, what's the something rude? I wanna know!

    It was to sound like the c-word when it was said by the Quiz Master. It had something like 'hunt' in it. I wasn't on for it, naturally! Big Fact Hunt, that was it, I think. If you say it aloud a few times you'll get the effect they were going for!
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    That's ingenious.
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