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The joy of quiz

Author: Alan Connor
Publisher: [United Kingdom] : Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1938 Britain started to quiz. Since then, quizzes have become ubiquitous entertainment from pubs to primetime, suffered major criminal investigations, created unlikely folk heroes and been subjected to the rigours of question checkers. 'The Joy of Quiz' tells the history of quiz and its makers, wonders how we came to make a game out of remembering scraps of information, looks at the tactics of professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Connor
OCLC Number: 1302088873
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 307 pages)
Responsibility: Alan Connor.

Abstract:

In 1938 Britain started to quiz. Since then, quizzes have become ubiquitous entertainment from pubs to primetime, suffered major criminal investigations, created unlikely folk heroes and been subjected to the rigours of question checkers. 'The Joy of Quiz' tells the history of quiz and its makers, wonders how we came to make a game out of remembering scraps of information, looks at the tactics of professional quizzers and reveals the shadowy worlds of setters and checkers. Along the way, it asks questions such as 'What is a fact, anyway?' and 'Whatever happened to prizes like sandwich toasters?'

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An absolute must-read for anyone who loves quizzes. Alan knows everything, knows everyone, and writes beautifully too. I loved it! -- Richard Osman Knowledgeable and playful ... An absolute delight Read more...

 
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