Quizzy Wednesdays

With a total lockdown earlier in the year and various degrees of restrictions ever since (seeming to change on a daily basis), my social life has changed radically. Most of it is now online.

It began with a group of female friends having a virtual coffee morning on Zoom which became a weekly event. …..then went international as one of our group now lives in Australia and joins us most weeks. Several of us were in the same ukelele group and that went online too.

Our partners were beginning to feel left out so we started doing a fun quiz on Zoom. I know that during lockdown quizzes have been really popular for online get togethers of family and friends. This is how we run ours. Currently four couples take part. It can be quite onerous for one person to set a whole quiz worth of questions so each couple sets a round of ten questions and takes their turn to ask them. They give the answers after their round and we all mark our own scores. Of course you can’t score on your own round. It works well and we get a great variety of questions – it’s probably more interesting than with a single question setter. Some of us devise our own on a theme, but its as easy to look up quiz questions online if you run out of time or ideas. We’ve had questions based on the Monopoly board game, famous brothers and sisters and song lyrics to name but three. Anything goes! We do keep the scores and announce the overall winner, but it’s all just for fun really.

This week I found out that Wednesday was World Desserts Day, so we set our questions on that theme. I have a very sweet tooth and was feeling quite hungry by the end of it! I thought I’d share them.

  1. Which dessert was created for a famous opera singer? Ingredients include raspberry sauce and ice cream.
  2. What is the main flavouring in a traditional tiramisu?
  3. Which Italian dessert literally means”cooked cream”?
  4. What is the name of the upside-down French dessert made of apples and pastry?
  5. In Doctor Who, the 11th Doctor famously ate fish fingers and which dessert to revive himself after regenerating?
  6. Which very sweet Greek dessert comprises layers of filo pastry, syrup or honey and chopped nuts?
  7. Which dessert is traditionally served on US Thanksgiving and Christmas?
  8. Which dessert was named after a famous Russian Ballerina?
  9. Which chocolate and cherry confection is known as Schwartzwalder Kirschtorte in its native Germany?
  10. Which British cartoon cat and dog were named after a popular UK dessert combination?

I’ll post answers in the comments section. Have fun!

Have you been taking part in any online quizzes? I’d love to hear about them.