Archive for July, 2014

Puffin Football?

First World War Quiz: who said this? (Telegraph)

How well do you know the history of the First World War? (Telegraph)

Oooh matron, who hung up on Morrissey? (Daily Mail)

What DID Les Dawson get up to in gay Paris? (Daily Mail)

Can you beat a child genius? (Telegraph)

Yorkshire Day 2014: how well do you know God’s Own Country? (Guardian). We missed National Orgasm Day.

Test your ‘core maths’ skills (Telegraph)

The moon in literature – quiz (Guardian)

The big World Cup 2014 quiz: were you paying attention? (Guardian)

World Cup quiz: name the goal from the chalkboard diagram (Guardian)

Science quiz –  the size of Britain’s food mountain to Seahenge (Observer)

From Charlotte’s Web to Stig of the Dump – A Puffin Book quiz (Guardian)


Are you a Fab Four fanatic? (Guardian)

Quiz: Would you pass a Beatles MA?

Beatles lyrics

How well do you know the Beatles?



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We Need a Team!

To local visitors to this site who do not yet play in the DPQL, …

We Need a Team!

The DPQL is not only one of the country’s longest established leagues, but with 29 teams, it’s also one of its largest. To minimise the number of weeks that any team must be without a match, we need to restore that 29 to the 30 enjoyed in the season just gone. The DPQL would welcome enquiries from any group of keen quizzers in Derbyshire, East Staffordshire or the immediate surrounds who would relish spending their Wednesday evenings locked in friendly competition in a pub or club. Prospective teams from the northern half of the League area, that is, points north of Derby, say, would mesh in particularly well.

Regular visitors to this site will know that DPQL quizzes are an unusual blend of team and individual questions. Matches provide a full evening’s entertainment, with a duration which approaches that of a football match. The League is organised as four divisions, an upper and lower in the north half of the region and the same in the south, with a view to ensuring matches are competitive while limiting travel demands. Examples of the League’s question sets can be accessed on this website via the “Sample the World of Quizzing” link.

Our 2014-15 season will start in early October and continue until late April, the first and last league matches being scheduled for the 8th October 2014 and the 15th April 2015 respectively.

League Chairman David Edwards would very much like to hear from any prospective new teams, or anyone seeking further information or comforting words on the subject. Email dpql@derbypubquiz.org.uk. And, three new teams would be an even more welcome prospect than one!

Teams interested but not wishing to dip their toes to quite that extent might be drawn towards the DPQL’s “cup” competition, the “Open Trophy”, which as the name suggests, is also open to teams who do not play in the League. There could be room for anything up to four or five “guest” teams in next season’s tournament.


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Pregnant Panda Rap?


How do you make a panda pregnant? (Telegraph)

What do you know about tropical diseases? (Guardian)


Who’s the poet: Pamela Anderson or Sylvia Plath? (Guardian)

Can you tell the difference between TS Eliot and rap lyrics? (Telegraph)

Literary recluses – quiz (Guardian)


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Sally is making sure that you know in good time:-

The AGM has been fixed for 3 September, venue to be confirmed but provisionally at the Brunswick.

The season will open on 1 October – Charity Quiz. Venues –

  • Plough, Two Dales
  • JCB Lakeside Club, Rocester.

Darley Abbey Club are preparing the questions for both venues. Please don’t be put off by the venue in the South – the road connections are so good, it’s an economical and quick run.

The committee has already received one nomination for the recipient of the Charity Quiz proceeds but if you would like to nominate any other(s) they will be considered at our 20th August meeting.

The first match of the 204-2015 season will be played a week later, on October 8th.

The committee will be recommending the subscription for 2014-15 to be set at £75 per team (£80 for those subs paid after 31 October). I (Sally) shall be pleased to receive subs at the AGM.

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Can you tell a ship from a boat? Test your nautical knowledge (Telegraph)

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The Final Questions?

Held back on the principle of Make ’em laugh, Make ’em cry, Make ’em wait, the 2013-2014 Finals Night questions are now on our Sample Quiz page. Thanks to Mike McKenna.

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