Epub ♿ The Joy of Quiz ♪ Tyrakel.de

Like its name, the book was a joy to read Highly recommended, especially if you re a quizzer. Entertaining and informative book about the history of quizzes It deals mainly with British and american quiz programmes, on radio and tv, and tries to fathom why people enjoy them so much Some programmes get attention than others, a lot of space is devoted to Mastermind for instance, and not very much to the demanding I think Fifteen to One Some rate barely a mention, for instance Criss Cross Quiz, which I remember enjoying very much as a child, is mentioned in passing without any explanation of the format of the show it combined answering questions with a game of noughts and crosses a right answer and you could place your cross or your nought on the board Nor is there any mention of Double or Drop the quiz that formed part of the long running children s programme Crackerjack a correct answer and you got a prize, a wrong answer and you got a cabbage, if you dropped any of them you were out of the game There is a chapter on the famous scandal concerning the rigging of quiz shows in America in the 1950s There is quite a lot about Who Wants to be a Millionaire , the set of which looked like the invasion planning deck of an imperial spaceship Answers to questions asked on various quizzes are given as notes upside down, so you have a chance to work out the answers for yourself There is one factual mistake I spotted the author is not aware that yes, Columbo does have a first name, it is Frank, the name can be seen on his ID card in a couple of episodes This is an enjoyable book for anyone with an interest in quizzes. Epub ☹ The Joy of Quiz ♿ An Absolute Must Read For Anyone Who Loves Quizzes I Loved It Richard OsmanA Jaunty Journey Into The World Of The Quiz, From The Question Editor Of BBC S Only Connect, Sometimes In The Form Of Excellent Quiz QuestionsIn 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 I really enjoyed this insight into the world of quiz The book takes you through the development of the quiz medium we all know today, with stories of important events, shows, board games, all with quiz questions woven into the prose. I gave this book to my 1 pub quiz mate Rob for his 50th birthday really late and then promptly borrowed it off him so I could read it before I left Vietnam It s almost a British companion piece to Ken Jennings Brainiac which I actually its wittier and charming The Joy of Quiz is VERY, VERY British, both in content and tone, referencing many quiz shows from the past century that I ve never heard of But it moves at a fast clip, is generally quite fun, and as well as delving deeper on lots of famous quiz stuff Trivial Pursuit, Van Doren, Ingram the book talks about the difficulties of setting quiz questions and formats Something I ve had a little experience with.8 10 Probably just as good as his book on crosswords , but I m less interested in the topic and found the question answer gimmick slightly annoying The text is interspersed with quiz style questions often real world examples from the shows under discussion, sometimes just facts that could easily have been included normally in the text with the answers printed upside down at the foot of the page In most cases I found this broke my reading flow without adding much interest Still good fun though Connor is a very engaging writer, he bothers to do his research, and he knows how to give the reader an easy time without being boringly shallow or patronising. I expected this book to be a little repetitive and heavily referential What it turned out to be was the fascinating history of quiz interweaved smoothly with actual quiz questions and answers In other words, while it tells the history and general existence of quiz as a pastime, radio and TV phenomenon and pub entertainment, the book is simultaneously a quiz in itself, and a very well done one, too.Alan Connor is a setter of quizzes and an excellent writer who has created an absolute gem for anyone with any interest at all in quiz. Growing up in a family who enjoyed quizzes, much of Alan Connor s book is a nostalgic saunter through my formative years However, there is much to this book The origins of quizzing are far recent than I had thought, and the process of its evolution is an intriguing one, as is the development of professional quizzers Questions spread throughout the text are an added bonus. Very readable with quiz questions incorporated into the text If you love to quiz, this book won t make you any better at it, but it will make you better informed on this most oddest, yet brilliant, pursuit Alan Connor has compiled what has to be the definitive history of quiz, and told its story in an easy going manner that makes this book so enjoyable to read Recommended for the quiz fan and the curious about quiz.