QUIZ OLYMPIAD 2020 : KRAKOW, POLAND

Quizzes

The Quiz Olympiad will test you speed of recall and depth of knowledge in a range of events for teams, pairs and individuals.

Olympiad medals will be awarded to the top three teams. This competition will have similar standing to IOC demonstration sports and will not feature on the overall medals table.

Aspirational Team Quiz

Players not involved in the Nations Team Quiz (and this will be the majority of attendees) are invited to form teams of four to contest the ‘Aspirational Cup’ instead. This alternative competition uses the same format as, and runs in parallel to, the Nations Team Quiz. With the exception of the knockout finals matches, it employs exactly the same questions as the Nations Team Quiz – and is every bit as competitive!

These quizzes consists of 100 questions over seven rounds. The first five rounds contain 12 questions each and the final two papers each have 20 questions.

The two highest scoring teams will take part in a head-to-head final in the main room while all other teams are playing along too.

Olympiad medals will be awarded to the top three scoring players.

Competitors will face 100 general knowledge questions across all subjects over seven written rounds. You only have 12-15 minutes per paper to pull out those answers depending on the number of questions per round. The first five papers contain 12 questions each and the final two papers each have 20 questions.

The top 10 players from the main individual quiz will face each other in a 20-question final round on the stage in front of an audience. The pressure’s really on!

Olympiad medals will be awarded to the players taking the top three places

This is a fast-paced brutal quiz.

You face one other player, selected at random, each answering the same five questions plus a tie-break question.

Only the winner makes it through to the next round and faces another winner and so on until there are just four players left.

The final sees the remaining four players taking to the stage to face the same format in front of an audience.

Olympiad medals will be awarded to the top three teams.

If you haven’t been selected to play for your national team, the Aspirational Team Quiz runs in parallel to this competition, using the same questions.

IQA representatives for each participating nation are invited to form teams of four players to compete in this event. These teams will contest the Nations Team Quiz. The quiz consists of 100 questions over seven rounds. The first five rounds contain 12 questions each and the final two papers each have 20 questions.

The highest scoring teams will take part in a final event in front of an audience. Teams not making the play-offs will play for final placings also, but in the form of a ‘table quiz’ (all teams facing the same questions).

Olympiad medals will be awarded to the top three pairs.

Teams of two take on 100 questions over seven rounds that cover all areas of general knowledge.

You only have 12-15 minutes per paper to pull out those answers depending on the number of questions per round. The first five rounds contain 12 questions each and the final two each have 20 questions.

Olympiad medals will be awarded to the top three placed players in each quiz.

Are you really strong in a particular area of quiz? Perhaps you’re a sports specialist or you have a penchant for history? Then these are the events for you! There will be 12 quizzes each covering a different topic area.

Two Specialist Quizzes will be run simultaneously, one high brow (HB) and one populist (P), so you will be able to take part in a maximum of six.

The quizzes will each have 50 questions, in two halves of 25. With these shorter quizzes, there’s no room for mistakes! Each half will last for 15 minutes. We will announce the leaders at the end of the first half and then winners will be announced as soon as possible after each quiz finishes.

Specialist subjects breakdown

Business (P)
Business, commerce, economics, brands, marketing etc.
Digital and Technology (P)
Console, mobile and video games (inc. designers, voice artists, fan conventions, and music – themes, diegetic and non-diegetic), the Internet and world wide web (inc. web TV), digital music (inc. delivery and streaming services), new technology.
Film (P)
Movies and movie making, art house as well as populist. Awards, studios (majors and independents), producers, directors, cinematographers, performers, costume design, music (themes, diegetic and non-diegetic).
Geography (HB)
Physical geography, including mountains, rivers, lakes, seas, oceans, particular formations
Human geography, including cities, boundaries, canals, other man-made constructions, National Parks and their history
Historical geography.
History (HB)
Like the World Quizzing Championships, this covers pre-history to recent current affairs. Events, people, places.
Literature (HB)
Literature, novels, prose, poetry (N.B. includes graphic novels but NOT drama).
Performing Arts (HB)
Classical Music, opera, ballet, dance, jazz, drama, musical theatre. As well as composers and performers topics covered will include historic venues, conductors, choreographers, musical instruments, festivals and technical aspects of performance.
Pop Music (P)
Commercial (charts-based) popular music from 1950 onwards, performers, writers, producers, albums, record labels, notable recording studios, instruments, historic venues, concerts and festivals. This will include, for example, African and Asian pop but not jazz or stage musicals (for which see Performing Arts).
Sciences (HB)
Astronomy, Geoscience (inc. Geology), Chemistry, Physics, Life Science (inc. Cellular and Functional Biology) Logic, Mathematics (inc. Computer Science and Statistics).
Sport (P)
All sport – individual and team, occasions, competitions, trophies, sporting venues etc. Emphasis on the last 125 years but historical sport will also be included. (N.B. unlike the World Quizzing Championships, there’s no board or video games etc.).
Television (P)
TV programmes, performers, awards, music (themes, diegetic and non-diegetic), people making television – broadcasters, directors, writers etc. (not camera/studio technicians).
Visual Arts (HB)
Works of fine art: paintings, sculpture, ceramics, performance art, art galleries and museums, artists, art history, auction houses.

Olympiad medals will be awarded to the players taking the top three places.

We’re going to test your speed of recall in a two-minute quiz. There will be three heats and you can participate in all three if you would like to. These questions will be short, with key words in bold to level the playing field as far as possible for those whose first language is not English. The questions will be multiple choice too to prevent there being issues with illegible handwriting.

Each quiz will have more questions than we think you can answer in the time and there will be a countdown clock that will play for the final 30 seconds of the quiz. As the last note sounds you MUST drop your pen or face disqualification.

There will be three heats and the highest scoring player from each heat along with the highest scoring runner up over all will take part in a buzzer final to find the fastest quizzer at the Quiz Olympiad.

Olympiad medals will be awarded to the players taking the top three places.

Olympiad medals will be awarded to the top three teams. These will have similar standing to IOC demonstration sports and will not feature on the overall medals table.

Teams of four players compete over 100 general knowledge questions for the title of World Club Team Champions. These will be played over seven rounds. The first five rounds have 12 questions each and the last two have 20 questions each.

NO TEAM? NO PROBLEM
Scratch teams can either be formed online on our Facebook page (there's a dedicated thread for this), or at the event itself.

Contact

t: +44 (0) 7789 073757
e: quizolympiad@quizzing.com



Sponsorship

There are many and varied sponsorship opportunities at the Quiz Olympiad including sponsoring teams, players, events and the whole competition. All sponsorship must be done via the IQA so we can ensure sponsors are suitable and don’t compete with each other.

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