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If you are looking for Unusual Quiz Rounds you are in the right place! We’ve got 38 Unique Quiz Round Ideas (which include quiz questions and answers for each!) to help you put together your next pub quiz / virtual quiz / zoom quiz etc. Trivia nights will never be the same!

Whether you are a pub quiz champion, a virtual quiz game veteran or a budding quiz master in training (and who isn’t after almost 2 years of zoom quizzes with loved ones and work colleagues!) – you’re probably in need of some unusual and unique quiz round ideas to keep the brain ticking over or to keep family quiz night fresh.

I’m sure you’ve got all the basic quiz ideas covered:

  • You’ve done music rounds with wellknown songs, picture rounds with album covers or an audio round where players have to guess the song title from the intro.
  • You’ve got general knowledge rounds featuring everything from geography to history; or famous landmarks to travel-related trivia.
  • You’ve done more movie rounds than you care to count – whether it’s a picture round to guess the movies from a screenshot, a round where players guess the movies from a quote or a round  where you get players to guess the movie star from their baby pictures (although this one takes some digging through google!)
  • You’ve done seasonal quizzes and holiday trivia throughout the year, with Christmas quiz rounds probably the most popular (a picture round quiz with holiday chocolate bars, or rounds where the players guess the Christmas songs, Christmas movies, Christmas traditions etc)

If you haven’t done these rounds yet – be sure to click on the links above and get those trivia questions and multiple choice quizzes ready-made for you!

But what we imagine you are here for are some new, interesting and unique ideas for quiz rounds – and this post will not disappoint! The majority are fun and creative quiz rounds with a combination of general knowledge quiz questions and answers across multiple topics, so they will fit into any quiz night (be it virtual or in the pub!)

And the beauty of this post, compared to other quiz round ideas lists, is that all our quiz round suggestions come with 10 (or 20!) ready-made questions and answers. That means they’re perfect for impromptu zoom calls and can be loaded up in seconds at a dinner party – absolutely no other prep required!

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Unusual Quiz Round Ideas – With Questions and Answers

It’s a ‘Man’s’ world – all the answers begin with ‘MAN’

Lets start with a unique round which is a play on words.

Man standing in a blue windbreaker jacket in a field in front of mountains

1. What is the correct name for your lower jaw bone?

2. What MAN is a type of pea, the pod of which is also eaten?

3. What is the name of a literary or musical composition written with the hand, as opposed to a printed copy?

4. What is the name of the first track released by Nelly Furtado from her best-selling album Loose, in 2006?

5. What is the name of an official of the Chinese Empire and also a type of fruit?

6. In 1974, the legendary footballer Denis Law scored an amazing back-heeled goal in the last game of the season for which English football club?
Manchester City

7. What is the surname of the singer who was originally born Barry Alan Pincus?

8. A large, herbivorous, aquatic mammal

9. What is the name of the song written in 1969 by Jimmy Cliff and later covered by the band UB40 in 1983 and Annie Lennox in 2008?
Many Rivers to Cross

10. A man’s thong swimsuit that has straps over the shoulder and a thin strip of fabric at the back is called?


It’s all about SEX, baby

This is one of the quiz rounds with a twist that is probably better for a mature audience (even if everyone giggles through it!)

Close up of the bottom half of a woman's face who is pursing her lips wearing red lipstick

1. Which `Sex and the City` star is actor Matthew Broderick married to?
Sarah Jessica Parker

2. In which comic would you see Sid the Sexist?

3. What was the theme song for the Oscar-nominated film “The Full Monty”?
You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate

4. What does the suffix ‘-sex’ mean in the UK counties of Sussex, Wessex & Middlesex?

5. What was the name of the machine in Woody Allen’s 1973 comedy ‘Sleeper’ that replaces sex?
The Orgasmatron

6. What was the name of the band that started their career with the song “Anarchy in the UK”?
The Sex Pistols

7. Which American President was famous for saying “I did not have sexual relations with that woman!”?
Bill Clinton

8. What UK High Street store famous for selling Lingerie and sex toys also runs women only parties, usually hosted in someone’s home?
Ann Summers

9. In the 1960’s which novel was the subject of an obscenity trial due to it’s explicit descriptions of sex?
Lady Chatterley’s Lover

10. The Walton sextuplets were famous for being the worlds first all-female surviving sextuplets – how many are there of them?


Proverbs: give the missing word

Three stone monkeys in hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil poses

1. You can’t teach an old dog new…….

2. Fire is a good servant but a bad …………

3. Even a worm will…….

4. A stitch in time saves …….

5. April showers bring forth May ………

6. Books and friends should be few but…….

7. If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with………

8. A good beginning makes a good ……..

9. Better to be an old man’s darling than a young man’s…….

10. March comes in like a lion and goes out like a……


‘Who Said What’ – A James Bond Villains Quiz

Daniel Craig as James Bond In this round, you have to guess which Bond villain the quote relates to, and for 2 points, you could ask for the film they featured in too. Oh and head to our Ulitmate James Bond Quiz if you want more 007-related trivia questions.

1. Which Bond villain delivered the iconic line: “No Mr Bond, I expect you to die”?
Auric Goldfinger (in Goldfinger)

2. Who was James Bond talking to when he delivered the line, “The world is not enough”?
Elektra King (in The World is Not Enough)

3. Which baddie claimed, “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.”?
Elliot Carver (in Tomorrow Never Dies)

4. Which megalomaniac acknowledged the often ludicrous ways Bond villains attempted to kill the man himself when he said: “Mr Bond, you continue to defy my attempts to plan an amusing death for you”?
Hugo Drax (in Moonraker)

5. Which duplicitous agent asks, “For England, James”?
Alec Trevelyan (in GoldenEye)

6. Who was upset with their chosen method of murder when they said “12 seconds. One day we must invent a faster working venom?”
Ernst Stavro Blofeld (in From Russia With Love)

7. Another villain obsessed with killing Bond, who said: “Like any great artist, I want to create an undisputed masterpiece: The death of 007, mano-a-mano, face to face.”
Francisco Scaramanga (in The Man With The Golden Gun)

8. IMO, the best of the modern-day Bond Villians, who said: “She sent you up to me knowing you’re not ready, knowing you would likely die… Mummy was very bad”
Raoul Silva (in Skyfall)

9. Which Bond villain said: “Mr Bond is a very rare breed indeed… soon to be made extinct!”?
Kamal Khan (in Octopussy)

10. Which femme fatal said: “This time, Mr Bond, the pleasure will be all mine!”
Xenia Onnatop (in GoldenEye)


Birds – if a bird is not in the question, it’s in the answer

Side profile of a Kingfisher bird with blue and orange feathers on a singular branch

1. Which word can mean to accept an insult, to repress an emotion or to take?

2. Which instrument was played by the jazz musician Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker?

3. Which bird was the title of a 1968 UK number 1 hit for Fleetwood Mac?

4. Who wrote the story on which the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film ‘The Birds’ was based?
Daphne Du Maurier

5. Which bird, famous as a “collector”, has the Latin name Pica Pica?

6. What is the alternative name of the Shakespearean character, Robin Goodfellow?
Puck (in A Midsummer Nights Dream)

7. What was the name of the craft that landed in the sea of tranquillity, in July 1969?
Eagle – moon landing module

8. In golf, how many strokes under par is a birdie?

9. The bummalo fish, salted and dried, is eaten as a relish called what?
Bombay Duck

10. Members of which native Indian tribe now reside at specific reservations in Montana?


Man-Made Wonders

The Red Iron Bridge known as the Golden Gate Bridge above blue water

1. Which famous bridge stands at the entrance to San Francisco bay?
The Golden Gate Bridge

2. Which is the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world to still exist?
Pyramids of Giza

3. In which US city is one of the world’s highest buildings the Sears Tower?

4. Which of the Seven Wonders of the World stood in Ephesus?
Temple of Artemis

5. What is the name of the lost city of the Incas discovered in Peru in 1911?
Machu Pichu

6. What was discovered in 1974 in Xian, China?
Terracotta Army of Xian

7. What white marble Mausoleum was built between 1632 – 1653?
Taj Mahal

8. Jordan’s “red rose city” – which is claimed to be half as old as time itself is called what?

9. What is the name of the UK man-made landmark used to run from the banks of the River Tyne to the Solway Firth and used to have a Fort every 5 roman miles?
Hadrian’s Wall

10. This UK man made wonder consists of 2 Biomes, housing plant species both in a rainforest environment and the other in a Mediterranean environment?  What is it called?
The Eden Project


Quotes & Catchphrases

Harry Potter Hogwarts Letter

1. “There’s no place like home.” is a famous movie quote from which film?
The Wizard of Oz

2. Which comedian had “Look at the muck on here” as one of his many catchphrases?
Larry Grayson

3. “They call me Mister Tibbs!” is a quote from which film?
In the Heat of the Night

4. “Ooh I could crush a grape” was a phrase used by this Crackerjack presenter
Stu Francis

5. Irish playwright, poet and author – “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Wilde

6. Often said by parish councillor Jim Trott “No no no no no ..yes” comes from which comedy series?
The Vicar of Dibley

7. Indian politician and statesman – “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

8. “How very dare you” was one of many catchphrases of this comedienne. Name her.
Catherine Tate

9. From the mind of a great British Children’s book author. ‘It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
J.K. Rowling

10. “Book em Danno” was often used in Hawaii Five-0 by which character?
Detective Captain Steve McGarrett


Guess The Car Brand from the Slogan

Silver mustang convertible, top down, driving through the red roads and rocky outcrops in Monument Valley National Park

Can you identify the car brand from the slogan?

1. Zoom Zoom (Zoom)

2. The Ultimate Driving Machine.

3. Das Auto.

4. Oh, What a Feeling.

5. The heartbeat of America.

6. The best 4×4, by far.
Land Rover

7. Excellence through Passion.

8. Isn’t it time for a real car?

9. Like nothing else on earth.

10. The drive of your life.


Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat

Close up of a woman's blue iris, eyelashes and eyebrow

1. Which character in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has the famous ‘lend me your ears’ speech?
Mark Anthony

2. Which comedian and co-founder of the magazine Private Eye died in 1997?
Willie Rushton

3. Who, according to a popular children’s song, had a very shiny nose?
Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer

4. Who painted the picture called ‘Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear’?
Vincent Van Gough

5. Who achieved notoriety through her performance in the film Deep Throat?
Linda Lovelace

6. What is the most common disease affecting the health of the optic nerve?

7. What is another name for the Tympanic Membrane?
The Eardrum

8. Which pine nut had a famous nose?
Pinocchio (Pinocchio means Pine Nut)

9. The Eustachian tube connects the eye to the nose – True or False?
False It is the connection between the middle ear and back of the throat

10. Which of the four lobes of the brain is primarily responsible for vision?

a) Frontal lobe
b)Temporal lobe
c) Parietal lobe
d) Occipital lobe

Answer: d) Occipital Lobe


Put Them in Order

Antique Measuring Scales

1. List the following four weights in order starting with the smallest: 2oz, 570 grams, 1lb and 30 grams
30 grams, 2oz (56.7g), 1lb (453g) and 570 grams

2. List the following 5 sports stars in order, starting with the oldest:  Laura Davis (golf), Steve Davis (snooker), Virginia Wade (tennis), Gary Lineker (football) and Michael Vaughan (cricket)

Virginia Wade (1945)

Steve Davis (1957)
Gary Lineker (1960) 
Laura Davis (1963) 
Michael Vaughan (1974)

3. The following four have all won the Nobel Peace Prize. List them in order of the date they won the peace prize starting with the earliest: Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev & Mother Teresa

Mother Theresa (1979) 

Desmond Tutu (1984) 
Mikhail Gorbachev (1990) 
Jimmy Carter (2002)

4. List the capitals of the following four countries in order starting with the capital with the least number of letters: New Zealand, Iceland, Russia & Brazil
Answer: Moscow, Brasilia, Reykjavic and Wellington

5. Anniversaries – put these in date order of earliest first – Crystal, Pearl, China
Answer: Crystal (15), China (20) and Pearl (30)

6. Actors: put these in age order of oldest first:  Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Gene Hackman
Answer: Gene Hackman (b1931), Al Pachino (b1940) and Tom Hanks (b1957)

7. Distance from London closest first –  Cardiff, Manchester, Plymouth
Answer: Cardiff (155 miles), Manchester (199 miles) and Plymouth (215 miles)

8. List the following birds in order starting with the smallest: Cuckoo, House Martin, Blackbird & Starling
Answer: House Martin (12.5cm), Starling (21cm), Blackbird (25cm) and Cuckoo (33cm) 

9. List the following 4 lengths in order starting with the smallest 1 yard, 10 inches, 25cm & 1,000mm
Answer: 5cm (0.250m), 10” (0.254m), 1 yard (0.9144m) 1000mm (1m) 

10. List the following four inventions in order staring with the earliest – Diesel Engine, Hovercraft, Battery & Jeans
Answer: Alessandro Volta Battery 1799,  Levi Strauss Jeans 1850,  Rudolf Diesel Diesel Engine 1892 and Christopher Cockerell Hovercraft 1955 


Places Around the World

Argentina - Torres Del Pine

1. Which Australian state was formerly known as Van Diemens land?

2. Name of the fault that runs through California for about six hundred miles?
San Andreas Fault Line

3. What is the name of the bay that lies between Norfolk and Lincolnshire in the UK?
The Wash

4. Which country consists of the 4 main islands, Honshu Hokkaido Shikoku & Kyushu?

5. Which is the largest of the Canary Islands?

6. What is the largest lake in the world with an animal in its name?
Great Bear Lake (in Canada)

7. What is the name of the Mediterranean coast extending from Menton to St Tropez in France, renowned for its beaches?
Cote D’Azur

8. Which ancient kingdom of southern Portugal is now a popular holiday resort in the modern district of Faro?

9. In which English county is the Forest of Dean?

10. In terms of area, which is the world’s largest landlocked country? Zaire, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Egypt or Paraguay?


One Word, Three Times

Window with rain drops looking out to hazy street lights

1. Which group spent 15 weeks at the top of the UK singles chart with a cover version of a 1967 hit?
Wet Wet Wet – with Love Is All Around, originally by The Troggs

2. Which 1970 American-Japanese movie dramatises the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor?
Tora Tora Tora

3. Which Channel 4 property programme, first aired in May 2001, is presented by Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer?
Location, Location, Location

4. What follows ‘Paddy Clarke’ to provide the full title of a 1993 novel by the Irish writer Roddy Doyle?
Ha Ha Ha 

5. Premiered in 1998, what is the name of the stage musical that recounts the rags to riches story of the 1961 football pools winner Viv Nicholson?
Spend Spend Spend

6. At the 1996 Labour Party Conference in the UK, what did Tony Blair state his top three priorities on coming to office would be?
Education Education Education

7. Often heard at sporting events and political rallies, what is the opening of the chant which was popularised by Welsh comedian Max Boyce in the 1970’s?
Oggy Oggy Oggy

8. In which popular sitcom did the characters Tom and Linda La Hughes share a flat at 69 Paradise Passage, London?
Gimme Gimme Gimme

9. Originally called ‘Gypsy Girl’, by what name was this single known on its release in November 1976.  It peaked at number three in the UK chart but was a number one in seven countries?
Money Money Money by Abba

10. What were said to be the last words of Joan of Arc?
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus



'I love you' in different languages in a list on wood

1. The name of which Italian entertainment venue translates into English as “the staircase”?
La Scala

2. Which popular snack/appetiser takes its name from the Spanish word for “lids”?

3. What is the main difference between Libel and Slander?
Libel is written, Slander is spoken

4. Which Russian word beginning with the letter B means great or large?

5. In Welsh it is a ‘microdon’, what is the English equivalent?
Microwave Oven

6. Which well-known word stems from the Latin for ‘knowledge’?

7. What is the Greek word for fire?

8. Mariposa, Motyl, Farfalla, Borboleta, Papillon and Sommerfugl are all European words for what?

9. Which well known Sanskrit word can mean ‘to unite’ or ‘to control’?

10. The word ‘Ghetto’ stems from which language?



Woman standing at the top of Padar Mountain in Indonesia

1. What is the alternative name for the plant “woodbine”

2. What is the alternative name for Yom Kippur, the most solemn and holy day of the Jewish calendar?
The day of Atonement

3. Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 hit in August 1960 – what was its title?
Only the Lonely

4. Freetown is the capital of which country
Sierra Leone 

5. Which type of dwelling gets its name from the literal translation of the French for “little house”?

6. The world’s 4th most populous country contains more than 3,000 islands extending from the Malaysian mainland towards Australia. What is its name?

7. What was the nickname of the famous US Civil War Confederate General Thomas Jackson?

8. Which male singing voice falls between tenor and bass?

9. I am a device invented in the 19th century that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly – what am I?
A Telephone

10. What connects all 9 answers
They all contain the number ‘one’


Just give the surname

White Flask with red stripes and handle with the words -Hello My Name is- on the side

1. Patti, Will, Hurricane
Answer: Smith

2. Elkie, Meredith, Garth
Answer: Brooks

3. Robert, Elton, Jilted
Answer: John

4. Amy, Gogi, Eddy
Answer: Grant 

5. Tommy, Etta, Rick
Answer: James

6. Quincy, Howard, Rickie Lee
Answer: Jones

7. Eva, David, Shaun
Answer: Cassidy

8. Johnny, Brenda, Peggy
Answer: Lee

9. Alan, Joe, Janet
Answer: Jackson

10. Huey, Jerry Lee, Leona
Answer: Lewis

11. Karyn, Barry, Tony Joe
Answer: White


Sweet Things

3 Blocks of chocolate stacked on top of each other on a white table with flakes of chocolate around the edges

1. In which cartoon series was there an adventurous baby boy called Swee’pea?

2. Which chemical compound, several hundred times sweeter than sugar, is used as a substitute for it?

3. Initially specialising in personal computers and word processors, which electronics company was founded by Alan Sugar?

4. Who was the lead singer of the group called The Sweet, who sadly died in 1998?
Brian Connolly

5. In which Tchaikovsky ballet is there the dance of the sugar plum fairy?
The Nutcracker

6. Which chocolate manufacturer started off as a family run business in Birmingham in 1856?

7. Which well-known Italian phrase means ‘The Sweet Life’?
La Dolce Vita

8. In which South American city will you find Sugarloaf mountain?
Rio De Janeiro

9. Who had a number 1 record in 1963 with Sweets For My Sweet?
The Searchers

10. In 1951 Sugar Ray Robinson lost his world title at which weight to Randolph Turpin?


It’s Not Just for Kids

Kermit the Frog on a beige couch next to a bookshelf

1. What is the name of Snoopy’s little bird friend?

2. Which famous TV star was made from a green coat that belonged to Jim Henson’s mother?
Kermit The Frog

3. The character `Sir Toppham Hat” in children’s books is better known by what name?
The Fat Controller

4. In South Park, what, exactly, is Mr Hanky?
The Christmas Poo (a turd)

5. Who wrote the ‘Just So’ stories?
Rudyard Kipling

6. Who were Peter, Phyllis and Roberta?
The Railway Children

7. In Walt Disney’s Jungle Book what type of animal was Bagheera?

8. Who taught Dr Doolittle to talk to the animals?
Polynesia the Parrot

9. Which children’s novel begins: All children except one grow up….??
Peter Pan

10. Which celebrity originally provided the voice for Thomas the Tank Engine?
Ringo Star


The World We Live In

Hand in shadow on an illuminated globe

1. Which warm, dry wind of the Rockies in North America shares its name with a helicopter?

2. What are the only two countries to have a land border with the United States?
Canada and Mexico 

3. On which UK motorway is the Watford gap services?

4. What are a collection of water droplets or ice crystals in the air called?

5. What is the Latin term that means solid land?
Terra Firma

6. What does the cockney rhyming slang ‘weeping willow’ mean?

7. How is Rubella better known?
German Measles

8. What kind of apes occupy the rock of Gibraltar?
Barbary Apes or Macaques

9. What is the Spanish word for fox and the name of a masked swordsman?

10. Where in the body would you find the stirrup?

Baby Seal on a Rock

11. In the natural world what is a Camberwell Beauty?
A butterfly

12. Which vegetable is also known as an eggplant?

13. What is the white of an egg called?

14. Who was the founder of the Body Shop company?
Anita Roddick

15. What is a baby seal called?

16. Alicante, Golden Boy and Piranto are types of what?

17. What is the name of the RAF’s aerobatics team?
The Red Arrows

18. What is ‘nacre’ commonly known as?
Mother of Pearl

19. In which ocean are the Canary Islands?

20. What type of creature is a Garibaldi?


Words Beginning with ‘En’

Leather bound volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica on a wooden bookshelf

1. They come in sizes C4, C5, C6 and C7

2. A fan of a particular subject or activity

3. The lowest commissioned officer in the US Navy is:

4. A leaf resembling chicory is

5. A messenger on a diplomatic mission is
An Envoy

6. Inspector Morse’s First Name is


8. The act of giving someone support is

9. A country entirely or mostly surrounded by another is

10. The book where these definitions come from is


Countries & Their Connections

Switzerland - rolling green hills with mountains in the background

1. Hamlet was a Prince in this country

2. This country’s longest river is the Vistula

3. This country’s capital city is Prague
Czech Republic

4. The unofficial flower of this country is the Edelweiss

5. Celine Dion won the Eurovision song contest representing this country in 1988

6. The headquarters of Interpol are based in this country

7. This country shared its name with a pirate radio station

8. The battle of Waterloo was fought in this country

9. Before the Euro their currency was the Gilder

10. The Connection between these 9 answers is?
They all share a border with Germany


What Comes Next?

Example: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta: 
Answer: Epsilon (Greek alphabet)

Black and White Darlek

Answer: U (Keyboard)

2. Wilding, Todd, Fisher
Answer: Burton (Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands)

3. Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan
Answer: Bush (US Presidents)

4. Edward I, Edward II. Edward III, Richard II
Answer: Henry IV (English Kings)

5. Hartnell, Troughton, Pertwee
Answer: Baker (Dr Who)

6. Silence of the Lambs (’91), Unforgiven (’92), Schindler’s List (’93), Forrest Gump (’94)
Answer: Braveheart (’95) (Oscar-winning Best Films)

7. Dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, chicken, dog, pig
Rat (Chinese calendar)

8. And Now For Something Completely Different, The Holy Grail, The Life Of Brian
Answer: The Meaning of Life (Monty Python films)

9. Brazil (’58), Brazil (’62), England (’66), Brazil (’70), West Germany (’74)
Answer: Argentina (’78) (World Cup Winners)

10. Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble
Answer: Grubb (Trumpton Firemen) 


Books, Myths and Legends

Baker Street Tube Station in London

1. What is the name of the elderly criminal who leads a gang of pickpockets in the story of Oliver Twist?

2. What were the names of the two mythological children who were raised by a wolf in Italy?
Romulus and Remus 

3. In British mythology, who or what were Gog and Magog?

4. Which fictional character lived at 221b Baker Street?
Sherlock Holmes

5. In Roman mythology Mercury was the messenger of the Gods, who was the messenger of the Greek Gods?

6. What was Dick Francis’s profession before he took up writing?
He was a jockey

7. Who was the supreme god in Norse mythology?

8. Which author had the middle names Ronald Reuel?
J.R.R. Tolkein

9. Which Roman goddess has appeared in the title of UK Top Twenty hits by Frankie Avalon, Mark Wynter and Bananarama?

10. “Reader, I married him,” appears in the conclusion of what novel?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte



Steam Train travelling across an archway bridge with mountains in the background

1. What is a ship’s or boat’s diary called?
A log

2. In which country would you find the high-speed tilting train called the Pendolino?

3. Which blue credit-card-sized contactless smartcard is popularly used on public transport in Greater London?
Oyster Card

4. Which taxi service in Bangkok gets its name from the sputtering sound of its engine?
Tuk Tuk

5. The name of which British budget airline, based at Leeds Bradford Airport, is also its website address?

6. What vessel did Shirley Temple sing about in the 1934 film ‘Bright Eyes’?
The Good Ship Lollipop

7. Dennis Anthony Tito was the first tourist to visit where?

8. Which car maker received the first royal warrant as a supplier of motor cars to the Crown?

9. What is the surname of the man who invented the safety brake in elevators?

10. In which country would you find the oldest electric elevated railway (suspension railway) with hanging cars in the world?
Germany (in Wuppertal)


Food & Drink Anagrams

This is definitely an unusual round – and one that requires a bit of brainpower! As with all anagrams, players are given a combination of letters that they need to unscramble to create the correct answer.

These ones are for food and drink but you can have anagrams for practically any topic, with countriessports, films, famous people and animal anagrams being some of the main ones. We’ve also got a quiz of funny anagrams that are inappropriate, rude and sweary that can spice up any quiz night – although because of the clues (and potential wrong answers!) we’d recommend all players be of legal age!

Colourful glazed Doughnuts on a pink coloured tablecloth

1. Scrub Host Son (Hing: An Easter Treat)
Answer: Hot Cross Buns

2. Sugared ambulances (Hint: a cylindrical meat product)
Answer: Cumberland Sausage

3. No handy car (Hint: alcohol)
Answer: Chardonnay 

4. Pinch his fads (Hint: a British staple)
Answer: Fish and Chips

5. Fleeces so bare (Hint: a meat stew)
Answer: Beef Casserole

6. A legal title (Hint: Italian)
Answer: Tagliatelle

7. Seems not (Hint: dessert)
Answer: Eton Mess

8. Mean trowel (Hint: it’s refreshing)
Answer: Watermelon

9. Let a four backstage (Hint: a dessert)
Answer: Black Forest Gateau

10. Cocoa Cup Nip (Hint: Coffee)
Answer: Cappuccino

RELATED: Take the Ultimate Anagrams Quiz with 7 different topics or test your drinks knowledge with our Cocktail Quiz, Beer Quiz, Coffee Quiz and Tea Trivia


Pop Artists Past & Present (Brain Teasers)

Elton John

1. University student’s triple success
The Three Degrees

2. Travel straight ahead, do not turn left or right
One Direction

3. ‘The’ Spanish’; plus weight and American toilet
Elton John

4. Sounds like a small valley

5. Sounds like someone was killed in a violent way

6. A “Wrecking Ball” from Hannah Montana?
Miley Cyrus

7. Will her heart go on due to the power of love?
Celine Dion

8. Not just me

9. The existing situation
Status Quo

10. Not quite red


Which Sport?

Baseball stadium

1. In which sport would you compete in the “2000 Guineas, Derby, St leger”?
Horse Racing

2. At what sport do the Bradford Bulls compete?
Rugby League

3. What is the name of the sport which combines cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship?

4. With which sport was American Babe Ruth most commonly associated?

5. In which sport do people compete for the America’s Cup?

6. With which sport was Suzanne Dando & Nellie Kim associated?

7. Which sport would you be playing if competing for the Ryder Cup?

8. What sport involves stones and a house?

9. Which sport takes place in a velodrome?

10. Which sport uses the term’s slap shot, face-off and wrap-around?
Ice Hockey


Pot Luck – 10 Random Questions & Answers

Street art portrait of Mohammed Ali

1. Who played Muhammad Ali in the movie “Ali”?
Will Smith

2. Oxford Bags was a type of what?

3. A black Mamba is a type of what creature?

4. Who’s biography is called “Dear Fatty”?
Dawn French

5. What is the name of the capital of Turkey?

6. Who wrote “The tale of Peter Rabbit”?
Beatrix Potter

7. In Roman numerals, the number 50 is presented as what letter?

8. Where would you find the “ocean of storms”?
On the moon

9. Where in the body is the labyrinth?
The ear

10. Which 2 elements make up water?
Hydrogen and Oxygen


All Things Green or Blue

Northern lights with green lights against a deep blue sky

1. What colour would you associate with the traditional gemstone for September?
Blue (Sapphire)

2. Who are the three male suspects in a game of Cluedo? (3 Points)
Colonel Mustard, Reverend Green & Professor Plum

3. What are the first names of `The Blues Brothers`?
Jake and Elwood

4. Which TV family live at 742 Evergreen Terrace?
The Simpsons

5. What colour is cobalt?

6. In which film did Tom Hanks play a prison guard called Paul Edgecomb?
The Green Mile

7. What colour was coca-cola originally?

8. Which American football team won the first-ever Superbowl?
Green Bay Packers

9. In the game of Monopoly, what colour is Euston Road?

10. Who had a hit in the nineties with the song ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’?
Deep Blue Something


Music Brainteasers: Every Answer is a Colour

Silver Lightning above a city skyline under a deep purple sky

1. Procol Harum were what “shade of Pale”?
Whiter Shade of Pale

2. Neil Diamond liked what colour of wine?
Red Red Wine

3. Boney M’s girl?
Brown Girl in the Ring

4. In 1961 The Marcels sang about a moon?
Blue Moon

5. Kermit, Mud and Timmy Mallet all like this Bikini colour?
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

6. Alannah Miles loved this colour of velvet!
Black Velvet

7. Jeff Becks lining was everywhere and no where!
Hi Ho Silver Lining

8. In 1968 The Scaffold said she invented a medicinal compound!
(Lily The) Pink

9. Prince saw you laughing in the rain?
Purple (Rain)

10. REM Have got my Crush?
Orange (Crush)


Football Club Nicknames

In this quiz round, players are given the names of 10 Football Clubs from the UK, and the correct answer is the club’s nickname. This unusual round can also be done with different sporting codes such as American Football, The NBA, Rugby etc.

Football Stadium

1. What is the nickname of Newcastle United?
The Magpies

2. What is the nickname of Cardiff City?
The Bluebirds

3. What is the nickname of Crystal Palace?
The Eagles

4. What is the nickname of Norwich City?
The Canaries

5. What is the nickname of Sheffield Wednesday?
The Owls

6. What is the nickname of Leyton Orient?
The Chicken Orientals

7. What is the nickname of Brighton & Hove Albion?
The Seagulls

8. What is the nickname of Bristol City?
The Robins

9. What is the nickname of Swansea City?
The Swans

10. What is the nickname of Torquay United?
The Gulls


Water, Water Everywhere?!

Clear blue water with light reflecting off it at different points

1. Who sang “By the rivers of Babylon”?
Boney M

2. Which ocean is the Caribean Sea a section of?

3. In which country are the Angel Falls, the highest waterfalls in the world?

4. Which Canal links the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea?
Suez Canal

5. What are the three water signs of the Zodiac?
Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio

6. In which Ocean is the group of islands called The Seychelles?
Indian Ocean

7. In which year did Simon and Garfunkel release their album Bridge Over Troubled Water? 1970, 1973 or 1975?

8. True or False: Ice sinks in water?
False – it floats

9. Which actor links Legends Of The Fall, Interview With The Vampire and Ocean’s Eleven?
Brad Pitt

10. True or False: Water is the only substance on earth that is naturally found in 3 forms.



Border Collie Dog

1. What is the dog’s name in “The adventures of Tin Tin”?

2. What is the name of Hagrid’s “cowardly” boarhound in the Harry Potter films?

3. What’s the name of Dorothy’s dog in the Wizzard of Oz?

4. What is the name of the pig that thinks it’s a dog?

5. What is the name of the jack russell dog in the US series “Frasier”?

6. What was the bulldog called in Tomm and Jerry?

7. What was the dog in Doctor Who called?

8. What were the names of the two dogs the Australian Government tried to deport in 2015?
Pistol and Boo

9. What was Bill Sikes’s dog called in Oliver Twist?

10. Which breed of dog is the favourite of the Queen?

RELATED: Head over to our Ultimate Dog Quiz for more doggy quiz questions.


Models, Brands and Companies

hundreds of sew on patches for different brands attached to the wall

1. Which car company introduced its ‘Yaris’ model in 1999?

2. Which company introduced the chocolate bar ‘FUSE’.

3. Which Japanese company is the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles?

4. Which company manufactured the ‘Barbie’ Doll?

5. Which company makes the following flavours of ice cream “Karamel Sutra, Phish food & Cookie Dough”?
Ben & Jerry’s

6. Which car company makes the Tigra?

7. Who makes the “Playstation”?

8. Who makes ‘Poison’ and ‘Dune’ perfumes?

9. Who manufactures Polo’s, Nescafe & Shredded Wheat?

10. Who makes Jazz, Kouros and Opium Pour Homme aftershave?
Yves St Laurent


Capital Cities

Israel Flag blowing in the wind in front of beige buildings

1. What is the capital of New Zealand?

2. What is the capital city of Argentina?
Buenos Aries

3. What is the capital of Bulgaria?

4. What is the capital of China?

5. What is the capital of the Czech Republic?

6. What is the capital of Cambodia?
Phnom Penh

7. What is the capital of Malta?

8. What is the capital of Hungary?

9. What is the capital city of Azerbaijan?

10. What is the capital of Israel?


Scavenger Hunt with Household Items

OK, so this one is not a typical quiz idea – but is absolutely perfect to play on zoom when all participants are in their own homes. This also works best with multiple groups on the call.

Basically, the quizmaster gives riddles that relate to different items that you would find around the house, and asks players to guess what the answer is by bringing the correct item back to the screen. It’s the quiz version of an indoor scavenger hunt – with sometimes hilarious consequences if people get the wrong answers.

You could also spice it up and turn it into a drinking game by setting a time limit for the household items collection (which we recommend you do anyway so people don’t go wandering off on the zoom call!) – and making the wrong answers AND the last person back take a shot or a mouthful of their own drink. Double the risk, double the fun – as long as everyone is of legal drinking age!

Dining table and kitchen in large open plan apartment.

Here are some sample riddles – they are quite easy, but that is part of the fun, as it makes actually getting the household item and back to the screen a big part of the game! Also, for those who don’t have the items in the house, you could ask them to draw what they think – depending on what the answer is, it could make your zoom quiz with loved ones very funny!

Just remember – there are no multiple choice answers – it’s the listed items, or players have the wrong answers! (Which if you have turned this quiz round into one of the most active zoom based drinking games, could have multiple penalty shots and hilarious consequences!)

1. I have no life, but yet I die.

2. Squeeze me on a brush, and use me twice a day.

3. I am tall when young and short when I am old, what am I?

4. The more I dry, the wetter I get.
Bath Towel

5. When I get wet, I keep you clean, I’m a part of your daily routine.

6. I’m right there with you wherever you are, you need me for your house and car.

7. Your phone needs some juice too, so plug me in for an hour or two.
Phone charger

8. I can’t be used until I’m broken.

9. I keep you dry when I get wet, hold me up and you’re all set.

10. I cut paper, and I cut stock, the only thing that beats me is rock!


And that’s a wrap on 38 Unusual Quiz Round Ideas – we hope you have found some epic new quiz round categories, or we have saved your bacon if you found yourself unprepared for your next quiz night. Remember, that if some of the questions seem a bit too obscure or not relevant to your era – swap them out and create the perfect quiz for your family and friends.
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