Pub quizzes started in the UK in the 1970s to get people into pubs on quieter nights. Popularity rapidly grew over the next few years and eventually pub quizzes became a regular part of British culture. The game has found success in countries around the world as well with thousands of fans.
The largest pub quiz, according to the Guinness Book of Records, was at Allauddin Khan Stadium in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh, India, on 18 June 2017 with 4,900 participants. The largest simultaneous quiz at 39 venues across the UK involved 2,679 participants on 24 February 2012.
In Russia the game has found multiple fans too. For instance, Moscow alone hosts more than 10 different quizzes every day. However, the overwhelming majority of them are held in Russian.
Our iKnow quiz is all in English, hosted by a native speaker. So if you know English and want to practice in an intellectual and entertaining manner or perhaps you are an expatriate in Moscow looking to meet new friends, try something new and join us! Register for our next game now! We’ll be happy to hear you say iKnow to every question!
1. The quiz has 7 rounds with two breaks – after rounds 3 and 6.
2. Write down your team’s name and the round number on every answer sheet provided by the quiz staff.
3. Your phone is not invited to the party – please put it in the plastic box provided and keep it there during all rounds. Don’t worry – you can and are encouraged to use it during the breaks for posting photos on Instagram, Facebook and VK with #iKnowpubquiz and #iKnowquiz.
4. Please try to only speak English.
5. Enjoy the game! We’ll be happy to hear you say iKnow to every question!
Round 1. Let’s Warm Up!
Quirky, quick questions to get started!
Round 2. Time for Logic
Rational questions on logic and reason.
Round 3. Fact or Fiction
True-or-False questions. Warning! You’ll have only 20 seconds to discuss each question.
Take a break!
Relax and grab a drink...
Round 4. It’s Written in the Stars
Exploring music and cinema.
Round 5. Languages
A look at languages and cultures.
Round 6. Theme of the Week!
A new mystery theme every week.
Take another break!
Sit back and discuss the game...
Round 7. The Fast and the Furious
Rapid-fire questions on all sorts of random topics. Be ready to act fast – you’ll have only 20 seconds for discussion!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Although pub quizzes have recently become very popular in Russia there are still many people here who don't know much about this intellectual entertainment.
That's why we have asked our MC from New Zealand, Max Jackson, to answer the most frequently asked questions about pub quizzes in general, and about our iKnow quiz in particular.
Sergei: Had a lot of fun at iKnow quiz! Questions covered just about every topic making teamwork essential, which is a rare find for a quiz. Max's delivery and presentation make this quiz unique. I'll definitely come again.
Anastasia: Thanks a lot, guys! That was totally fun and I’ve learnt some new things and facts I never knew I didn’t know. The bad news is that now it seems I’m becoming a quiz addict. :)
Erika: It was my first pub quiz and I came on my own a bit unsure of what to expect. It ended up being a blast! I was matched up with a great group of people. The iKnow pub quiz is a perfect way to spend an evening whether looking for a way to practice your English, or just kick back and relax. I’d highly recommend it, I know I’ll be joining again soon!
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