Why you shouldn't use free quiz websites

One of our colleagues went to a quiz recently (we do like quizzes) and the very first question of the very first round was "Which football team plays at Roker Park?"

Now if you know anything about football, you'll know that Sunderland stopped playing at Roker Park some years ago. Actually it was in 1997, so this question was 20 years out of date at the time.

As you can imagine, the question was followed by a disgruntled muttering around the room. Eventually someone told the quizmaster that this question was Out of date and/or Rubbish. This opinion was then reiterated and added to by several other teams. And things were starting to look quite ugly. Someone came out from the kitchen and, after a short conversation, the question was changed to "Which football team plays at the Stadium of Light?"

There is a saying that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, and this was far from a good first impression.

Later in the evening there was a question about the number of loaves and fishes at the feeding of the five thousand. Nearly every team answered five loaves and two fishes, but apparently this isn't correct (we haven't checked the gospels - sorry). However, the teams decided that they were right and the quiz master wrong, and awarded themselves the point.

This only happened because of the earlier, incorrect question.

This clearly indicates the problem of downloading free quiz questions - you have no idea of the quality of the questions or how up to date they are. And if you have to check every question, you might as well write the quiz yourself.

Most sites selling quizzes will check the questions thoroughly, and in the event that a question is incorrect (sometimes a fact changes without any notice), there is a money-back guarantee. We certainly do both of these.

So with the prices on our web site being so cheap, is there really any point risking a free quiz?


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