I was on a winning pub quiz team the other day. That doesn't happen very often.
I was on holiday in Yorkshire and we stumbled upon the quiz night at the local pub. Before the quiz started my companions and I all picked our specialist categories. My wife (who got 47 of our 52 correct answers) chose science as she has a Masters from Imperial. One of our friends chose history as she has a degree in the subject and has worked at some of London's most famous museums. The third team member chose music which was handy as he owns more albums than anyone I know and is one of those bizarre people who still buy CD's.
For my specialist subject I chose British and American Graphic Design from 1975 onwards.
You won't be surprised to know that very few graphic design questions came up. Actually there were none. There was one colour question, which I claimed as mine; which colour did Smarties introduce in 1988?
But it got me thinking, what sort of graphic design questions would you ask at a pub quiz? Sure, you could easily have a 'who designed this logo' picture round but what about the other 70 questions?
You couldn't ask 'what is kerning' as pub quiz questions have short, often one word answers.
I guess you could ask things like 'which year was the D&AD founded' and 'which type of printing is commonly used to print stamps'.
What other questions would you ask?