Artificial Intelligence Quizmaster

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has had a meteoric rise over the past decade and experts predict that the AI market will be worth over $1.5 trillion by the early 2030’s.

In a recent article PwC estimate that 30% of all jobs are at risk from automation by 2030. We’re just a lowly website that produces pub quizzes, what do we have to be worried about?

Artificial Intelligence Quizmaster

Well we decided to find out. We put the very latest and most groundbreaking AI Chat Bot to the test to find out if The Artificial Intelligence Quizmaster is a thing of the future.

GPT Chat is a chatbot which was launched by OpenAI in November 2022. It’s built on top of OpenAI’s GPT-3 family of large language models and is fine-tuned with both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques. GPT actually stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer and in the most basic of terms all we need to know is that this system uses deep learning to produce human-like text. But how does it do when we we want it to be creative? Here are the results…

We asked the chatbot to create us a 10 question General Knowledge quiz and here is what we got:

Ok, so the questions that it produced aren’t exactly the most difficult general knowledge questions in the world. But what we do notice is the diversity of the subject matter is actually pretty good.

4 Geography Questions
3 History Questions
2 Art & Literature Questions
1 Science & Nature Question

We don’t sit down and write out a quiz in one sitting and if we did it certainly wouldn’t take us a matter of milliseconds to generate it like GPT Chat’s first attempt. So in the interest of giving it a fair chance, we asked it a further 4 times to come up with 10 general knowledge questions and here are all the results (note: there are some repetitions but we’ve left those in).

Quiz 1:

1. What is the capital of Australia?

2. In what year did the first manned Moon landing take place?

3. Who painted the Mona Lisa?

4. What is the currency of Brazil?

5. Who wrote the play “Romeo and Juliet”?

6. How many planets are in the Solar System?

7. What is the highest mountain in the world?

8. Who invented the telephone?

9. What is the largest ocean in the world?

10. In what year did the Berlin Wall fall?

Quiz 2:

1. In what year did the United States declare independence from Great Britain?

2. Who was the first person to circumnavigate the globe?

3. What is the capital of France?

4. Who painted the famous artwork “The Starry Night”?

5. Who wrote the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird?”

6. Which planet in our solar system is known as the “Red Planet”?

7. Who is the current president of Russia?

8. What is the largest ocean on Earth?

9. What is the name of the currency used in Japan?

10. Who was the lead singer of the band Queen?

Quiz 3:

1. Who wrote the book “The Great Gatsby”?

2. Who composed the 1812 Overture?

3. What is the highest mountain in North America?

4. Which planet in our solar system has the most number of moons?

5. What is the capital of China?

6. Who was the first human to walk on the moon?

7. What is the chemical symbol for gold?

8. Who directed “The Shawshank Redemption”?

9. What is the longest river in Africa?

10. Who is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

Quiz 4:

1. In which year was the UN founded?

2. Who composed the opera “La Traviata”?

3. What is the largest mammal on Earth?

4. Which country was known as Siam until 1939?

5. Who painted the famous artwork “The Mona Lisa”?

6. Which planet in our solar system has the longest day?

7. Who was the last Queen of Egypt?

6. What is the capital of Australia?

9. Who wrote the novel “Pride and Prejudice”?

10. What is the smallest continent on Earth?

Quiz 5:

1. Which famous scientist discovered gravity?

2. Who wrote the play “Hamlet”?

3. What is the largest planet in our solar system?

4. Who was the first president of the United States?

5. What is the capital of Brazil?

6. Which country is home to the Great Wall of China?

7. Who painted the famous artwork “The Scream”?

8. Who was the leader of the Soviet Union during World War II?

9. What is the largest lake in Africa?

10. Who composed the famous opera “The Barber of Seville”?

It didn’t do too bad, but we’re not that worried… yet. And lets be honest, there is only one bit of Artificial Intelligence that we all want to see…

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Pube Quiz Fortunes

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve launched a new style of ready made pub quiz… Pub Quiz Fortunes!

Pub Quiz Fortunes

What is Pub Quiz Fortunes?

Just like the great TV show ‘Family Fortunes’, we asked 100 people a number of questions, and the idea is that you have to guess the top 3 answers. The Top 3 answers will score points with the ‘Top’ answer scoring 3 points if your quizzers guess it correctly. The other 2 answers will score 1 point each.

Pub Quiz Fortunes Answer Sheets

All of our quizzes are ready to print and the Pub Quiz Fortunes are no different. They come with a pre made answer sheet:

What’s so good about Pub Quiz Fortunes?

Because these are opinion based, your quizzers will spend a lot of time debating what is the top answer to each question. We’ve actually found that a 20 question Pub Quiz Fortunes quiz can last as long as one of our 50 question subscription quizzes!

Happy Quizzing

What's Changing

A lot is happening here at The Pub Quiz Bros, so we thought we’d update you on what things are changing.

Introducing Our Weekly Subscription Quiz

We are proud to announce that as of 17th January 2022 we will be producing a 50 question standardised weekly quiz which will be available via a subscription service. These quizzes will be delivered right to your inbox every Wednesday for the low low price of just £2.50!

Our Quiz Packs’ Price Is Changing

We know that a lot of you rely on our quiz packs for your regular quiz events and we appreciate each and every one of you that has purchased one of our 80 question mammoth quizzes. Your support has allowed us to take this website to the next level, so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

In order to make the transition to a subscription based service we are increasing the price our 80 question quiz packs to £4.00. Although we will still be uploading quizzes of this size (and quality), these will be less frequent as we focus on our weekly subscription quiz.

Our Site Is Growing

We are about to add some great new functionality to our site. Soon you’ll be able to drop by and play online quizzes, download a weekly sudoku or even a weekly Quizword (crossword & quiz hybrid). We’re super excited!

Happy Quizzing

Tie Breaker

What Is A Tie Breaker

You’ve delivered a great Pub Quiz and you’ve ended up with two teams scoring exactly the same. It happens more often than you might think. Although this involves extra work for you, this is a very good situation to be in, because it means you’ve managed to create a pub quiz that has catered to multiple peoples knowledge level – which is no mean feat.

What are your options?

At this stage you have a few options. We’ve experienced good tie breaker situations and very, very bad tie breaker situations so be sure to pick the right one as this will be the lasting opinion that your quizzers have on your quiz.

One option could be to simply split the prize down the middle. Congratulate each team and say good night. But your typical quizzer doesn’t want to be ‘joint first’. A pub quiz is a competition and for sake of a free round of drinks the majority of quizzers would much rather take a gamble.

The next option and by far the best option overall, is to ask a tie breaker question to each of the winning teams.

Competitive Tie Breaker

This will maintain the competitive nature of the quiz and give the two (or more) teams an added bit of trivia to end the night.

A Bad Tie Breaker

You need to make sure that your question isn’t such that it could lead to another dead heat. By that, we mean the question should involve a team taking an educated guess rather than knowing the answer.

For example: In what year was the great fire of London? This sort of question belongs in either a History round or a General Knowledge round.

Also (and believe it or not we’ve seen this happen), don’t ask a question such as what number am I thinking of? This just shows that you haven’t prepared.

A Good Tie Breaker

There is no such thing as a perfect tie breaker, that is mainly due to our human ability to retain useless information. For example for some reason I’m able to recite Pie to 11 decimal places. Completely and utterly useless in every day life, but you never know what odd information your quizzers may be able to retain so changing the type of question each week is important.

Your tie breaker should be a question that someone could have an educated guess at, here are a few examples:

  • How many inmates were on death row in the US on 1 October 2018?
  • How many votes did Howling Laud Hope receive for the Monster Raving Loony party in the 2019 UK general election?

If you can, try to make your tie breakers fun and interesting. But if all else fails, you can always head on over to our tie breaker vault and use one from there.

Best of luck.

The Pub Quiz Bros

Running Your Pub Quiz

Hosting a quiz in your pub is a great way to generate repeat custom on nights that are usually quieter than others. If it is well organised then you’ll be able to generate regular income for your business and probably have some fun along the way. Here are a few tips on how to make your quiz nights enjoyable for both you and your customers.

Be Consistent

Nobody likes change, so if you plan to create a successful quiz night then make sure you keep the important things the same:

Pub Quiz Day

  • Same day of the week
  • Same entrance fees
  • Similar question format
  • Same prizes

An irregular pub quiz will not impress your potential customers.


By far the most successful quiz format is team based, as opposed to an every man for himself format. This is a much more social approach and will lead to a much more enjoyable evening for everyone.

The size of the teams that you allow is down to personal preference but from our experience a maximum number in each team should be around 7-8 players. Any larger than this and teams with 3 or less players will be discouraged from joining in as they will feel that they are at a dissadvantage.

Entry Fee and Prizes

We recommend that you keep your entry fees and prizes modest. Big prizes will attract the ‘professional quizzers’ and all you really want to do is entertain your patrons. A large prize may also increase the probability of cheating… which is something we’ll come on to later.

We recommend an entry fee of about £1 per person (or per sheet) and an overall prize of a round of drinks or the whole kitty. The added advantage of handing our drinks vouchers as prizes for your pub quiz is that they can only be spent in your pub, which means you’re already generating repeat customers and sense of loyalty.


We’ve found that around 50 questions is ideal for a regular pub quiz night. To cater for all, include a good range of subjects, check out the different categories we have for ideas.

We always start off with a picture round, it is a great way to ease people into a quiz and lets them catch up with their team mates and get drinks before you start the more in depth questions.

Pub Quiz Question Difficulty

It’s important that your quiz has a little something for everyone, so don’t make your questions too difficult. There is nothing worse than doing a Pub Quiz and only getting a few questions right, especially if you read out the scores at the end… it could be a little embarrassing.

Always have a tie-breaker question or two ready. The ideal format for this is a number answer, nearest wins.

Download an example quiz based on the above format.


The majority of pubs start their quizzes between 8:00 and 9:00pm. This allows around two hours for the quiz, which is perfect for regular events. One-off events such as a charity quiz night are usually a little longer.

We recommend that you use a quizmaster as this will retain people’s attention. They should read each question twice and make sure that whatever PA system is being used can be heard everywhere in your venue.

Have a break half way through. This will allow people to get to the bar, have a comfort break and discuss some answers that they may not have got yet.

Consider having an open the box or a roll over jackpot to end your evening. It will ensure your players stay until the end and adds a little something different to the evening.


There is one golden rule for your quiz night:

The answer on the quizmaster’s answer sheet is the right answer – even if it is wrong!

Stick to this rule and you will avoid potential arguments and confusion.

One rule that is increasingly hard to police is the use of mobile phones. We’ll be doing a whole other post about managing the use of mobile phones during a pub quiz night but the most effective method (although sometimes controversial) is the naming and shaming. Be clear from the start about the use of mobile phones and hopefully other quiz players may step in to politely mention this rule if somebody forgets.


There are many ways to arrange marking. One method is for one team to mark another teams paper, although this is not the preferred method. If you don’t have access to specially printed carbon paper answer sheets then you can give a team two answer sheets. One is marked by them so they know which questions they got right and wrong, the other is handed in to the quizmaster before the answers are read out.

If you have someone that can assist then you could ask for the sheets to be handed in for independent marking, ideally at the end of each round. This is rather slow and your evening may lose momentum. However, this system does have the advantage of enabling you to provide an interesting running total for each team as the quiz progresses.

Everything you need to run a great quiz night is available throughout the Pub Quiz Bros website, so get searching and enjoy the hundreds of completely free quiz rounds that we’ve created for you. Or you could visit our shop and download a ready made pub quiz – to make your life even easier.

Best of luck.

The Pub Quiz Bros

Here at The Pub Quiz Bros we know how hard it can be to compile an interesting, engaging and challenging pub quiz.

Fortunately for you, we enjoy creating ready-made pub quizzes just to make your life easier. With each of our quizzes you’ll get 50+ questions split into rounds of differing subjects.

Each quiz comes in printable PDF format which are instantly downloadable.

Answer sheets are also included which means you’re ready to host your quiz night in minutes and not hours.

Above: Screenshots from Pub Quiz #1