About the Quiz

  • The individual quiz, known as a “Grand Prix”, is a written paper consisting of six genres.
  • There are 30 questions plus 10 tie-break questions in each genre.
  • Questions 28 to 30 in each genre are linked to images that you will find on the last sheet.
  • The questions are worth one point each, while the tie-breakers are worth 0.1 point each.
  • You will have 90 minutes to answer as many questions as you can. At the end of this time, you swap papers for marking. The scores from your top five papers form your aggregate score, with your sixth score coming into play in the event of a tie.

Tip: When asked for a person’s name, unless told otherwise, a surname will suffice. Don’t risk writing down the wrong forename.

Genres

  • Art, Culture, History

    • Minor Religions
    • Arabic Religions
    • Early History (pre-500CE)
    • History (501 to 1900CE)
    • Historic Civilisations
    • Modern History
    • Famous Men
    • Famous Women
    • Fine Art
    • Other Major Religions
    • Modern Art
    • Museums
    • Monuments
    • Mythology
    • Art Galleries
    • Objects d’Art
    • Classical Philosophy
    • Modern Philosophy

  • Civilisation

    • Transport
    • Politics and Politicians
    • Business
    • Cities
    • Architecture
    • Current Affairs
    • Economics/Finance/Trade
    • Education
    • Exploration
    • Space Exploration
    • Government & Military
    • Globalisation
    • Political Geography
    • Inventions
    • Human Geography
    • Technology
    • Language
    • Law

  • Entertainment

    • Ballet Dance
    • Classical Music
    • Comics/Graphic Novels
    • Country Music
    • Dance (Folk & Modern)
    • Early Music (to 1600CE)
    • Hollywood Movies
    • Jazz
    • Literature (inc. Poetry)
    • Opera
    • Pop & Rock Music
    • Radio
    • Stage Musicals
    • Stand-up Comedy
    • Television
    • Theater
    • Web-based Media
    • World Cinema

  • Lifestyle

    • Celebrities
    • Costume & Fashion
    • Advertising
    • Products & Brands
    • Design
    • Food & Drink
    • Gender/Race Issues
    • Handicraft
    • Health & Fitness
    • Home & Decoration
    • Newspapers & Periodicals
    • New Age Belief
    • Mind & Body
    • Retail and Retailers
    • Social Media
    • Youth Issues
    • First Aid and Child Care
    • Lifestyles

  • Physical World

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Anthropology
    • Climate
    • Ecology
    • Famous Scientists
    • Geology
    • Mathematics
    • Meteorology
    • Physical Geography
    • Physics
    • Environment
    • Minerology
    • Fauna
    • Flora
    • Science, General
    • Scientific Technology
    • Solar System & Universe

  • Sports & Games

    • Swimming & Aquatics
    • Cue, Racket, Bat & Ball Sports
    • Major Pro League Sport
    • Board & Video Games
    • Hunting, Fishing & Target Sports
    • Boxing & Combat Sports
    • Canoeing/Sailing etc.
    • Adventure Sports
    • Soccer (not just MLS)
    • Cycle Racing
    • Horseracing & Equine
    • Golf
    • MotorRacing
    • Olympics, Summer & Winter
    • Paralympics/Parasports
    • Track & Field
    • Winter Sport
    • XSports & WinterX

Sample Questions

Note: The Americas Quizzing Circuit questions are written by American setters.

Art, Culture, History
An important figure in the abstract expressionist movement, which US artist was noted for the unique style of his "drip period", between 1947 and 1950?

Art, Culture, History
(Paul) Jackson POLLOCK

Civilisation
Guatemala and which other Central American country share land borders with Mexico?

Civilisation
BELIZE

Entertainment
They ranged much wider afield in the source books, what is the surname of the TV family who lived at Walnut Grove, on the banks of Plum Creek, Minnesota?

Entertainment
The INGALLS family (in 'Little House on the Prairie')

Lifestyle
From the French for couch or sofa, what do we call the hors d’œuvre dish comprising small shaped pieces of bread, crackers or croutons, topped with caviar, smoked salmon or anchovies?

Lifestyle
CANAPÈS

Physical World
In physics, which word describes the maximum displacement of an oscillation from equilibrium on a sound wave?

Physical World
AMPLITUDE

Sport & Games The Memphis Grizzlies have never reached an NBA final in the 22 seasons they have competed in the league. Prior to moving to Memphis after the 2000–01 season, in which city were the Grizzlies first established in 1995?

Sport & Games
VANCOUVER

Hot 100

All Americas Quizzing Circuit events also include the Hot 100 free of charge

  • 100 questions
  • 45 minutes
  • Internationally-flavoured questions
  • Played all over the world
  • International Rankings Points awarded