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  • Writer's pictureKristina Lang

The Alma Pub Quiz/Kviz u pubu Alma

After more than twenty years of living in England, I discovered a typical English entertainment - a pub quiz. For months, I listened to my friend Nigel, with whom I work every day, about his trips on Thursday nights to the Alma pub for a quiz. Nigel has his own team there, and I wasn't sure that I would fit into a company that has been playing together for years. And that's when I came up with the idea to lead my company of friends. I sent a message to my Croatian friends from Cambridge, Mara (from Sinj) and Matea (from Split). Both agreed straight away and that's how it started. We registered our team under the name "Outlanders." One of the evenings, Matea was replaced by Mara's English friend Simon, so we changed the name of our team to "Simon says." The questions in the quiz are divided into 6 categories. For example, one evening those categories were:


1) Art and literature

2) Science and nature

3) Live music

4) "Back to the future"

5) General knowledge

6) Pictures


The owner of the pub reads the questions through the microphone, and usually at that moment the full pub falls silent. There are 10 questions in each category. At the end of each category, the paper with the answers is exchanged with the neighbouring team, so no one marks the answers themselves. When the answers are scored the neighbouring team returns the paper which is then taken to the pub owner who announces the order and points for each team. There are also prizes for the first few places, and the winners receive a cash prize.

From the Alma pub quiz, I can conclude that quizzes are an extremely popular form of entertainment among all generations. In the pub I see teams of students, in their early twenties all the way up to people my age and older. The quiz starts at 9 p.m. and ends around 11:30 p.m. so we enjoy a nice dinner out before the quiz starts. We Croatian girls, whose ages cover the mid-twenties, mid-thirties, and mid-fifties, are happy to make this a new tradition.


Kristina

Saturday, March 4th, 2023



1 1/2 before Quiz starts vs quiz start


Kviz u pubu Alma


Ja sam nakon više od dvadest godina života u Engleskoj otkrila jednu tipično englesku zabavu – kviz u pubu. Mjesecima sam slušala svog prijatelja Nigela, sa kojim sam svakodnevno na poslu, o njegovim odlascima četvrtkom navečer u Alma pub na kviz. Nigel tamo ima svoju ekipu i nisam bila sigurna da bi se uklopila u jedno društvo koje već godinama funkcionira zajedno. I tu sam došla na ideju da ja povedem svoje društvo. Poslala sam poruku svojim hrvatskom prijateljicama iz Cambridgea, Mari Sinjanki i Mateii Splićanki i obije su pristale i tako je krenulo. Prijavile smo svoj tim pod nazivom “Outlanders” što u prijevodu znači “Stranaci”. Jedno od večeri je Mateu zamijenio Marin prijatelj Englez Simon pa smo promijenile naziv našeg tima u “Simon kaže.” Pitanja u kvizu su podijeljena u 6 kategorija. Na primjer neku večer su te kategorije bile:


1) Umjetnost i književnost

2) Znanost i priroda

3) Živopisna muzika

4) “Povratak u budućnost”

5) Opće znanje

6) Slike


Vlasnik puba preko mikrofona čita pitanja i obično u tom trenutku dubkom puni pub utihne. U svakoj kategoriji ima 10 pitanja, a na kraju svake kategorije zamijeni se papir sa odgovorima sa susjednim timom i tako nitko ne ispravlja odgovore sam sebi. Kad odgovori budu ocijenjeni susjedni tim vrati papir koji se zatim odnese vlasniku puba koji proglasi redosljed sa konačnim brojem bodova za pojedini tim. Postoje i nagrade za nekoliko prvoplasiranih timova, a pobjednici dobivaju i novčanu nagradu.

Po kvizu u pubu Alma mogu zaključiti da su kvizovi izuzetno popularan način zabave i to između svih generacija. U pubu vidim timove studenata, godište ranih dvadesteih pa sve do ljudi mojih godina i starijih. Kviz počinje u 21 sat i završava negdje oko 23.30 sati. Mi hrvatske cure koje po dobi pokrivamo srednje dvadeste, srednje tridesete i srednje pedeste smo našle zabavu u kojoj uživamo i kojoj se čini se rado vraćamo.


Kristina

Subota, 4. ožujka 2023.

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