I was going to write about the best quiz questions ever – but I am a little tired, and I think that post requires rather more thought than I am capable of right now. So…instead, what is the worst quiz question ever?
I don’t mean a question that is just plain wrong/out of date (e.g. What is the largest country in Africa? Sudan). Looking for something more than that – collector items…
My personal favourite, that I heard at a quiz in the bustling town of Romford about 9 years ago:
Which celebrity famously came to speak at the Oxford Union? (we actually got it right, because it was a little bit topical at the time, but the correct answer was just one of several equally famous speakers there from the last 6 months, all of whom had received newspaper coverage).
I’ve also had the following question reported to me:
Who, or what, was Eleanor Gray?
Answers to both questions on a postcard…
Any other seriously dodgy questions?