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History of The Pub Quiz

Pub trivia is a popular form of entertainment which is also known as a quiz night. It is a form of pub game in which players are given the opportunity to answer trivia questions. The pub trivia history dates back to 1916, when it was invented by an English schoolteacher named Christopher Morley.

The roots of what we know today as pub trivia can be traced back to the late 1800s when people started organizing general knowledge contests in pubs in England. This tradition continued through World War I and World War II, when British pubs were used as safe spaces for recreation for people who would otherwise have been engaged in combat.

When Christopher Morley moved from England to America in the early 20th century he took the concept with him and began hosting regular “quiz groups.