Tom Gleeson
Hard Quiz
ABC: 19 October 2016 – Present
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
Thinkative TV

Hard Quiz is a game show spin-off of the "Hard Chat" segment on the satirical television news program The Weekly with Charlie Pickering. This show is also considered a semi-revival of The Einstein Factor.


The show features four contestants, each of which have selected a specialist subject area. The contestants receive questions regarding the four specialist areas, a subject Gleeson chooses and general knowledge questions. The contestant with the lowest score at the end of each of the middle two segments is eliminated from the show. In the event of a tie for lowest scorer, the tie is broken with a "Hard-Off", consisting of a question about the relative hardness of two materials according to a particular hardness scale. The final two contestants answer questions regarding their chosen subject area in a penalty shootout-style format, with the winner receiving a trophy.


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