What makes a good quiz question? What is the enduring fascination with the quiz format? Why do some people cheat at them? What impact does alcohol have on a pub quiz team's performance? Is there such a thing as useless information? And is winning a quiz a matter of memory or intelligence? "Inquizition" is a quizaholic's attempt to answer such questions as the author details the worst pub quiz ever, reveals his bid to break a world record, unveils the quizmaster's guide to survival and ventures into the history of TV quizzes. "Inquizition" is also a quiz book, with 1,000 general knowledge questions gathered over a lifetime of quizophilia, from astronomy to movies to zoology. Finally, "Inquizition" holds a miscellany of information, crucial for any attempt at winning a quiz or constructing your own - but you don't have to be a quiz buff to take pleasure from it.
Mark Evans has worked for the Irish Examiner as a sub-editor and feature writer since 2002 and his 'Trivia Time' column appears each week in the paper's Weekend supplement. Recently married Evans lives in East Cork with two goldfish and several battered quiz books.
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