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WithQuiz

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.

At the foot of this page is a table listing the WithQuiz question papers for the current season.

2001/02

2002/03

2003/04

2004/05

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

           

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.

This archive will be gradually populated over the coming months.

Initial Headlines

Linkit

I'm a Celeb

Cryptic Pics

Picture Round

Connecting Wall

   
               

Current WithQuiz season Question Papers

Average Aggregate scored to date for WithQuiz-style papers is: 77.2 points & for WIST-style papers: 83.9 points

 
Date Paper type

Set by

Comments Av. Agg.  

26/09/18

WIST

Mike Bath &

Mike Wagstaffe

"...the standard of questions was just about right; and with the use of the screen to display relevant and (occasionally) entertaining pictures most seemed happy with the evening's fare."

111.0

Paper

03/10/18

WithQuiz

Electric Pigs

"We thoroughly enjoyed the variety and challenge of this paper.  Announced themes, hidden themes, pairs and 'Pick Your Own' all on display to demonstrate the length and breadth of the WithQuiz game."

"A very good Piggies paper to start the season; only three unanswered questions and nothing too obscure."

79.3

Paper

10/10/18

WithQuiz

Albert

"Popularity all round for Albert's paper with no quizzer going home empty-handed"

"Many thanks to the Albert for being almost as old and nerdish as we are"

86.5

Paper

17/10/18

WithQuiz

History Men

"We really enjoyed this one.  For the themed rounds the combination of a broad hint at the start of the round offered just the right level of assistance in unscrambling things."

"There were 12 unanswereds (rather high)"

69.8

Paper

24/10/18

WithQuiz

Mantis Shrimp

"A very respectable average aggregate for a paper that truly upset the form book."

"Although it was not to my taste, having a bit too much music and science in it, the others seemed to find it OK "

"...nicely constructed effort full of craft and thoughtfulness with plenty of points on offer."

77.3

Paper

31/10/18

WithQuiz

Opsimaths

"It was a pointsfest with just the right amount of hinting in the question text for us to have a reasonable stab at every question."

"One of the best quizzes ever to come out of the Opsimaths' stable! "

84.3

Paper

07/11/18

WithQuiz

Dunkin' D

"We normally do well on papers set by Dunkin' Dönitz and tonight proved no exception."

"...but two grumbles out of 64 questions says a good quiz to me."

"The paper itself did not find universal acclaim..."

77.3

Paper

14/11/18

WIST

Stockport

A fairly low aggregate for this format of paper but perhaps the most intriguing feature was the wide range of aggregate scores from the various matches - from 98 points to 56!

The questions provided plenty of material to get stuck into. 

76.5

Paper

21/11/18

WithQuiz

Ethel Rodin

"The paper was challenging, varied and generally interesting, though there were a few quibbles due to the phrasing of some of the questions."

"I thought it was a tough paper but there were some nice nuggets."

"This was a most enjoyable paper."

74.3

Paper

28/11/18

WithQuiz

Prodigals

"A great showcase of the high standards of question-setting in the league these days..."

"Good ideas, well crafted and the right level of difficulty."

"Rather too much modern pop and film culture for our jaded tastes."

75.5

Paper

05/12/18

WithQuiz

Charabancs

"An odd, but good, paper which produced twos, bonuses, unanswereds and conferreds evenly spread across all eight rounds....so it cannot be considered anything but a success."

"An excellent quiz that had something for everyone."

75.0

Paper

12/12/18

WithQuiz

Bards

"Bumper points on offer in this 'Christmas present' of a quiz from the Bards."

"It was a good, solid paper with lots of interesting and challenging questions and plenty of variety."

83.0

Paper

19/12/18

WithQuiz

Guest

"I think it's safe to say we found it a very challenging paper.  The first half seemed to go on forever and we felt that some of the question pairs were very unbalanced"

"This was a tough quiz which had some enjoyable highlights"

70.2

Paper

09/01/19

WithQuiz

Electric Pigs

"Well ahead of the season's average aggregate and clearly well-balanced with 2 ties and a 'last question' result." 

"All in all an enjoyable quiz with a good variety of questions.  The very few crap questions were paired with equally crap ones."

79.8 Paper

16/01/19

WithQuiz

Albert

"A highly enjoyable paper created by the experts from the Moss." 

"...generally very good Albert paper apart from the first round which had everyone just guessing."

82.0

Paper

23/01/19

WithQuiz

History Men

"Somewhat of a toughie tonight...but full of interesting material and doing what our type of papers do best - that is display the interests and enthusiasms of the setters" 

"...a far more enjoyable paper than the authors had led us to expect"

69.5

Paper

30/01/19

WithQuiz

Mantis Shrimp

"A belting Shrimp paper which delivered in every way a Wednesday night quiz should." 

"Great paper which stretched the brain cells to all parts."

82.8

Paper

06/02/19

WithQuiz

Opsimaths

"...another tour de force from Opsimath Brian which we all enjoyed despite one or two of the questions being a bit convoluted" 

"It felt a bit scratchy and was nowhere near a pointsfest, but it produced a great contest"

79.8

Paper

13/02/19

WithQuiz

Dunkin' D

"So interesting, varied and user-friendly was the fare on offer that even the Charabancs couldn't manage to convert the night's proceedings into a pig's ear"

"Some tidy, stimulating rounds here, the kind that teams can move through briskly and score well without ever feeling that their intelligence has been insulted."

80.5

Paper

20/02/19

WithQuiz

Ethel Rodin

"... there were too many questions where there was no way in ... and too many about esoteric minutiae."

"The paper was tough but generally fair. There were nine unanswered questions in all, but also a fair few two-pointers which indicates that it had a good range of subject matter with something to suit most of us."

67.5

Paper

27/02/19

WIST

Stockport

"Perhaps a slightly lower average aggregate than might be expected"

"Personally I greatly enjoyed the large number of pop music questions and the Radio 4 comedy questions - what a treat!" 

87.3

Paper

06/03/19

WithQuiz

Prodigals

"Lots of variety, fun themes and enough of a challenge to keep us thinking while never slowing the pace down too much."

"Moderately hard quiz with some interesting themes...the rounds on film tag lines, on 'answering a question with a question' and Brexit were well received.  We struggled, however, with the 21st century bingo rounds."

75.8

Paper

13/03/19

WithQuiz

Charabancs

"...a paper that seemed patchy to me."  "...moderately hard paper."

"A good idea to have a pop music round with different decades thus making it fairer for those of us who are shaky on post-70s music."

72.5

Paper

20/03/19

WithQuiz

Bards

"...a generally enjoyable assortment of themes, pairs and various trivia."

"A very enjoyable contest on a paper possibly more accessible than the usual Bards' offerings."

...but (R5Q7) Mick McCarthy never managed City (surprising though it may seem)

75.3

Paper

27/03/19

WithQuiz

Guest

"We all enjoyed the paper; it was a generally solid affair with plenty of variety ... as usual the run-ons round was a lot of fun!"

"A great paper on which to end the league  programme"

87.0

Paper

03/04/19

WithQuiz

Mantis Shrimp

"Well you can't argue about the level of the scoring....there were 8 straight twos in Round 1...not a bad way to kick off the evening."

"A wide spread of subject matter and questioning techniques..."

85.0

Paper

10/04/19

WithQuiz

Charabancs

"...this was on the tough side but full of interesting flourishes - and a fair bit of wordiness"

"...a most enjoyable trip through the highways and byways of the collective Chara noddle!"

71.5

Paper

17/04/19

WithQuiz

Mantis Shrimp

"The score suggests that there were plenty of points on offer and, in fairness most of the obscure questions came with clues to aid deliberation."

"Overall it was an interesting quiz with a very exciting finish - and the Tiebreaker  questions were excellent!"

80.5

Paper

24/04/19

WIST

Stockport

"Greg gave us a super points-fest of a paper which was much enjoyed by all."

"The themes were relatively easy to cotton on to and offered real assistance in getting the answers to the later questions." 

107.0

Paper

01/05/19

WithQuiz

'K.O. United'

"A great wealth of question styles and subject matter covered in this paper which proved to be somewhat of a marathon."

"...there was much to interest and intrigue..."

66.0

Paper

08/05/19

End of Season

Mike Bath Three rounds: the first and third rounds each being 25 general knowledge questions with answers containing part of the name of an English or Scottish league football team, the second round involving naming the top four items in a category in the correct order (e.g. countries with the longest coastlines) n/a

Paper