Welcome to the first edition of Quizbeard, a weekly trivia podcast quiz consisting of twenty-five questions and answers across five subject rounds. It’s very simple to play – I’ll read out the questions and you can answer in your head, on paper or out loud with others, or however else you like. If you’d like to play in competition against friends or family, you can download a quiz kit from our website, Quizbeard.com, which contains a printable PDF answer sheet with room for twenty-five answers.
You can score double points for any one of the five rounds by playing what’s known as your ‘Black Spot’ card, and this again is simple to do: after you hear the title of any one round, you have until the first question is asked to declare that you’d like to play the black spot, so you’ve got to be quick! For that round, and for that round only, you can award yourself two points instead of one for any correct answers you give. This can be very useful if the round is a subject you in which you think you might score very well, and means that there are thirty points available across the whole quiz. You can only play the black spot on one round, so choose carefully. For more details, see Quizbeard.com. If you’re playing against others, you can also download, as part of the quiz kit, some printable PDF Black Spot cards to cut out and keep.