About Our Trivia Questions

It's acutally harder than you might think to write good trivia questions. Though anyone can make up some questions or copy them from a book, getting 'good' questions is much harder. For example, we can have ten different 'Who is the Prime Minister of xyz country?' questions but this would get boring very quickly.

We make sure our trivia questions are not too easy nor too hard, and not irrelevant or obscure. They are interesting, entertaining, thought-provoking and memorable. Our goal is to have people talking about the questions for weeks to follow. Unlike the Prime Minister example above, we try to make our questions multi-dimensional so that even if you don't know the answer you might be able to guess it and, at the least, will be interested to hear the answer.

A successful trivia night will have interesting questions that are relevant to its audience. For example, teams attending a cricket club quiz night in Victoria will probably groan audibly if faced with a State of Origin Rugby League question.

Sample Trivia Questions

General Knowledge Quiz Questions:

How many "C's" denote the value of a diamond? Four (Cut, Clarity, Colour, Carat)

What animal-linked word describes someone who always gets blamed? Scapegoat

Which is the lowest whole number, when spelt out, is in correct alphabetical order? Forty (take your time with this one, many people get this wrong!)

Movie Quiz Questions:

Which actor died shortly after starring as The Joker in The Dark Knight? Heath Ledger

In winning his first Golden Globe Award, who thanked every American who had not sued him?  Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat)

Aussie Quiz Questions:

Which of these real estate agencies did not originate in Australia – Ray White, LJ Hooker or Century 21? Century 21

What car model was being made by Mitsubishi's Adelaide plant when its closure was announced in 2008? Mitsubishi 38

Sports Trivia Questions:

Who did Matthew Hayden pass as having scored the most one-day international runs in a calendar year? Mark Waugh

True or False, the tied AFL Grand Final was the highest rating program in 2010? False (Masterchef Winner Announced; 3.9 million vs 2.8 million)

True or false, Shane Warne is older than Elizabeth Hurley? False (Warne was born in 1969 and Hurley in 1965)

Other Novelty & Bonus Questions:

All TNQ packages include a Who Am I bonus question and a Tonight's Task novelty Question.

Tonight's Task: 
This is a task for players to complete during the night. For example, match faces with names, match the actor with his/her movie or solve a word puzzle. Usually the Tonight's Task is only used in the event of a tie; its main role is to keep players occupied between rounds.

Who Am I: 
As the name suggests, this question requires the players to solve the clues and name the person. A new clue is offered each round with the number of bonus points players can win falling with each additional clue. For example, the first clue might start "I was born in ..." and be worth 6 points. Teams only get one answer for the competition.