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Beware!  Whenever looking at a question paper, note the date that it was set.  A considerable number of questions have answers that rely on information that was correct at the time of setting but was later superseded (e.g. the names of holders of political offices, or the football club for which a certain player plays).


Since 2001 the weekly question papers set for WithQuiz matches have been saved on this site.  Approximately 30 papers are set each season and you can access them (questions and answers) by choosing one of the seasons from the table below.

WithQuiz papers typically include 8 rounds each of 8 questions with a few spare questions sprinkled around in case there is a problem with one of the main questions.  Very occasionally pictures are used but by and large the questions consist purely of text.

Since 2007 matches are played four times a season against Stockport League teams and for these matches the format of the papers is a mash up of the WithQuiz format and that used by the Stockport League.

WithQuiz papers are set by one of the WIthQuiz teams (or now and then by a Guest setter).  Sets of questions from books or online sources are NEVER used.  This leads to an unpredictability which is occasionally mourned, but usually relished, by the players.

Season 2020/21 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.























Albert Club

Since 2006 the Albert Club on Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, has hosted monthly quiz nights.

Each quiz consists of 6 rounds of questions, each round being of a different format. 

The table below provides access to quiz rounds for each particular format of round.  By accessing the format name you will be taken to a page showing how the format works and given a list of quiz rounds of questions and answers compiled to the format concerned.

Bits and Wholes

Call My Bluff

Connecting Wall



Gen Know with theme

Hidden links

I'm a







Musical Connections

Odd One Out

One in 4




Picture Qs






Current WithQuiz season Question Papers

Average Aggregate scored to date for WithQuiz-style papers is: 76.2 points & for WIST-style papers:  97.7 points

Date Paper type

Set by

Comments Av. Agg.  



Barrie Atkinson & Mike Bath "A little more challenging maybe than the paper for last season's equivalent match but full of the variety that marks the different question-setting styles of the two leagues." 109.0

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27/09/23 WithQuiz Albert

"A good paper with a good aggregate score to start the 45th WithQuiz league season."

"The quiz itself was just what we expect from the Albert - with formats as comforting as a pair of woolly socks."


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04/10/23 WithQuiz Charabancs

"Seemed like quite a tough set of questions, but I think generally they were well-balanced, both in get-ability and levels of obscurity."

"Mostly a good quiz"

"...a welcome inclusion for the famous Charabanc Blockbuster round format - but there were some inaccuracies/ambiguities to navigate."


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11/10/23 WithQuiz History Men

"Excellent paper covering many varied subjects delivered through rounds of questions in many varied formats."

"A fine paper from the History People with no blast of the trumpet against monstrous wokery."


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18/10/23 WithQuiz Opsimaths

"The Opsis paper was generally well received, or at least 7/8ths of it were ... Round 2 was an idea that should probably have stayed on the drawing board."

"Another excellent quiz from Brian - only 4 unanswereds."

"... the delicious 'hidden hidden' theme round at the end of the evening was much liked."


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01/11/23 WithQuiz Ethel Rodin

"Another good average aggregate with plenty of variety.  There was a welcome reappearance of the 'Funny Punny' format in Round 3 and a delightful Hidden Theme in Round 5."

"On the whole this was a very entertaining quiz with relatively few unanswered questions."


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08/11/23 WithQuiz Bards

"A belter of a quiz from the Bards"

"That was a very well constructed quiz which made for a high scoring game that was tight throughout. There were very few unanswered questions."

"There were some well-judged themes and the relative difficulty of the questions was well-balanced."


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15/11/23 WithQuiz Prodigals

"Another high scoring game, and another well-constructed quiz."

"A decent enough quiz but a couple of pretty basic errors ... [including] messing up the order of the sign language and Morse code questions."

"In  the midst of the carnage there were some genuinely interesting questions."

"We found this paper rather tricky."


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22/11/23 WIST

WithQuiz League

(Gerry Collins)

"A very good paper from Withquiz's prodigal son, Gerry from the Northern Reeks."

"The quiz itself was nicely crafted, well balanced and had something for everyone to get their teeth into."

"There was praise for the quiz from both teams.  I do not think Gerry/Father Megson has ever produced a dull or disappointing offering."


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29/11/23 WithQuiz KFD

"A decent quiz that had something in it for everyone and seemed to rattle along at a good pace."

"A good set of questions tonight."

"I can only remember 2 unanswered questions all night."


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06/12/23 WithQuiz Electric Pigs

"An accessible quiz and no issues with balance."

"The quiz was well received and the various formats and content met with approval."

"Perhaps some questions were a little long..."


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13/12/23 WithQuiz Charabancs The paper set for October 4th was used for the delayed match played this week n/a Question Paper
10/01/24 WithQuiz Albert

"A bit of a toughie.  Few points scored in Round 1 although the subsequent rounds were fair game."

"... the paper actually seemed harder than the aggregate score suggests."

"Plenty of poetry and quotes and with not a lot of sport."


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17/01/24 WithQuiz Charabancs

"The quiz we found challenging in parts - especially when the difficult questions related to recent events."

"No complaints from our side of the room over this week's questions which seemed a perfect mix of gettables and work-outables over a broad range of topics."


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24/01/24 WithQuiz History Men

"Strange!  An aggregate of 70 or more in three of the matches but a meagre 58 in the other."

"To be fair, the quiz was equally difficult for both teams."

"We found tonight's paper a bit of an ordeal and a real toughie."


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07/02/24 WIST

WithQuiz League

(Brian McClintock)

"Excellent quiz entirely set by Brian - and he has not failed to entertain."

"We felt it was a bit chewy and maybe there was a bit too much obiter dicta going on."

"The quiz itself was well balanced and covered a wide range of subjects, some of the questions were a little on the lengthy side for a timed quiz."


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14/02/24 WithQuiz Opsimaths

"Hard to find too many positives here.  It was a difficult paper all round."

"We all thought that was a temporary lapse from the usual Opsi's level"

"I think we all liked the round (Round 1) with answers beginning with 'CL' and could kick ourselves for not guessing the theme"


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21/02/24 WithQuiz Ethel Rodin

"The quiz itself was a winner and although somewhat tricky was beautifully crafted."

"The quiz itself seemed fair to me with lots of interesting questions."

"Greg’s Punny Round (R2) has replaced the Run-on Round has our favourite question style"


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28/02/24 WithQuiz Bards

"Shortish questions with plenty of points on offer and a good range of inventive round styles."

"...there weren't any real teasers or 'I never knew that' moments."

"We enjoyed the themes (announced and unannounced) and the relative brevity of the questions."


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13/03/24 WithQuiz Prodigals

"We loved this quiz.  It certainly required a team with varied interests but mercifully not too much contemporary stuff to addle our ageing brains."

"Quite a tough paper but having said this there was a plethora of inventive question styles deployed."


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20/03/24 WithQuiz KFD

"An excellent paper from the always reliable setters from the Griffin."

"There was plenty to enjoy about tonight’s offering: Dot Cotton, Doris Day and the delights of Shropshire."

"We found KFD's paper a bit of a toughie."


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27/03/24 WithQuiz Electric Pigs

"Excellent average aggregate so no complaints there with plenty of opportunities for twos."

"The quiz paper was, despite grumblings, a good test both of old and new knowledge."

"... covered a wide range of subjects with something for everybody - it was easy to suss the hidden themes."


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10/04/24 WithQuiz Bards

"A pretty good paper ... the favourite rounds were Round 5 and the excellent final round."

"The quiz itself was fair enough and produced a good aggregate."

"A decent paper from the Bards."


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17/04/24 WithQuiz Albert

"Good set of questions from the Albert with the kind of variety that we have come to value."

"The quiz stats suggest a well balanced quiz."

"We guessed all the hidden themes without too much difficulty."


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24/04/24 WithQuiz Bards

"... a peach of a paper.  Great themes and plenty of points to be garnered."

"... a cracker of a paper ... full of variety and very accessible."

"Many congratulations to the Bards for producing a superb paper at such short notice."


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01/05/24 WIST

WithQuiz League

(Greg Spiller)

"Well done, Greg!  An excellent paper to round off our WIST season's matches."

"A good spread of subject matter with themes across all the WithQuiz rounds."

"Well balanced with one or two tweaks of originality such as the 'Rebus' round."


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08/05/24 WithQuiz 'Knocked Out United'

"We enjoyed the quiz - the variety of questions was a big part of this ..."

"All the rounds were contenders for the 'Round of the Game' with Round 8 winning."

" ... themes galore without the usual theme-laden quiz's penalty of imbalance."


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22/05/24 End of Season Mike Bath & Friends   n/a

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