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The Ultimate Isolation Pub Quiz

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have seen your Instagram stories flooded with people on video chats participating in virtual pub quizzes. So, to help you create your own, I’ve decided to compile a list of the best pub quiz questions for you, your friends and family to enjoy one evening. So sit back, grab a gin and tonic, load up a Zoom call and let the fun begin!

Round 1 – Food and Drink

  • A Mocha is a coffee flavoured with which sweet treat? A. Chocolate
  • Oyster, chestnut and button are varieties of what vegetable? A. Mushroom
  • Which type of bread is made by the fermentation of dough and is made with a ‘starter’? A. Sourdough
  • What are monkey nuts more commonly known as in the UK? A. Peanuts
  • How many cups of tea does the UK drink in a day? A.165 million
  • Which liquor is made from the blue agave plant? A. Tequila
  • What food is Tahini made from? A. Sesame seeds

Round 2 – Music

  • Which Queen song opens with ‘I’ve paid my dues, time after time’? A. We Are the Champions
  • Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent is the debut album of what singer? A. Lewis Capaldi
  • What are the names of the 5 members of the British band, One Direction? A. Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik
  • Beyonce was a member of what band before going solo? A. Destiny’s Child
  • Which X-Factor runner up recently announced a reunion after their split in 2013? A. JLS
  • Which pop princess has the most top 10 singles (38)? A. Madonna
  • Which classical musician outsold Beyonce, Adele and Drake in CD purchases in 2016? A. Mozart

Round 3 – Movies and TV

  • How many balloons were attached to the house in the Pixar animation, Up? A. 10,297
  • ‘Birds of Prey’ is based on which character from the DC Comics universe? A. Harley Quin
  • What happened in last year’s Oscars that happened for the first time in 30 years? A. There was no host
  • Who plays the Genie in the real-life adaption of Aladdin from 2019? A. Will Smith
  • Which actor plays John Wick in the Trilogy of the same name? A. Keanu Reeves
  • What is the name of the parallel universe featured in Stanger Things season 1? A. The Upside Down
  • In the Simpsons, what is Homer’s (the father) middle name? A. Jay

Round 4 – Sport

  • Which Scottish golf course is known as the ‘Home of Golf? A. St Andrews
  • Which sport does ‘Knocked up for six’ originate from? A. Cricket
  • How many hours was the longest tennis match that took place in Wimbledon in 2010? A. 11
  • In what year were the first Olympic games held and (bonus point) in what year were women allowed to participate? A. 1896, women weren’t invited to participate until 1900
  • Which UK football club is the worlds oldest, dating back to 1885? A. Sheffield FC
  • How many times has London hosted the Summer Olympics? A. 3 times – London is the only city to host 3 times!
  • Why did Wimbledon change their optimum grass length from 2 inches to 8mm? A. Because a snake hid in the long grass unnoticed and bit a player.

Round 5 – Geography

  • True or false, the continent shift is about the same rate as your hair growing? A. False, it is actually about the same rate as your fingernails
  • What percentage of the world population lives in the northern hemisphere? A. 90%
  • How many different time zones are there in Russia? A. 11
  • Which is the largest of the Canary Islands? A. Tenerife
  • What is the tallest mountain on earth? A. Mauna Kea, Mount Everest is the tallest above sea level
  • How many countries border China? A. 14, the same as Russia
  • Which continent lies in all 4 hemispheres? A. Africa


What’s a quiz without a prize? It may seem impossible to win anything at the moment however there are still a few options that you could choose from:

  • An IOU one drink at the local once lockdown is over
  • Something under £5 from your Amazon Wishlist
  • A gift voucher (preferably at a small business – they need our help most at these uncertain times!)
  • A paid for takeaway delivered to your home
  • A donation to any charity in the winner’s name
  • The right to post any embarrassing photo/video of the losers on the winner’s story for 24hours

With the money related prizes, you would bank transfer the quiz master an ‘entrance fee’ which would then be used to pay for whatever prize is chosen.

If this isn’t enough for you, try out Pauls Quiz for hundreds of Pub Quizzes for you to enjoy!

I know that things aren’t easy at the moment for many people, and as time goes on it is getting harder to stay away from our loved ones. However, we are all in this together so enjoy this quiz at home virtually for now. Look after your friends and family, stay safe and keep hopeful for the future.

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