How to organize a pub quiz? This is the question many people face before they try to organize a quiz for friends, family or in the company themselves. Whether it’s an online quiz or a live quiz – we’ll show you how to make your quiz a hit.
How do I organize a pub quiz?
As so often in life, preparation is everything! Whether in a virtual pub quiz or in a bar, the principle of a pub quiz usually follows the same pattern.
A pub quiz has a very simple structure. Questions are asked and in the end the team that answers the most questions correctly wins. In a modern pub quiz, a music score is added to the knowledge score, in which general knowledge is tested. After each knowledge question a song is played, which has to be guessed.
The following points are important in the preparation:
- The selection of good quiz questions
- The choice of suitable music
- Good preparation of the moderation
What are good pub quiz questions?
The heart of a pub quiz is its questions. Here are some professional tips on how to prepare your quiz questions perfectly.
1. Adapt your questions to your target group
An important success factor is that your questions are adapted to the appropriate quiz participants. Do not make your quiz too easy, but also not too difficult. The problem with many quizzes is that they are geared only to the interests of the moderator, not to his or her target audience.
If your participants are overwhelmed by the questions, they will leave the quiz frustrated and most likely not participate again. Conversely, questions that are too easy have the effect of boredom. So make the questions challenging, but not too difficult.
This also applies to the music round. Choose songs that the general public has heard before.
2. Provide variety in the quiz questions
This point concerns on the one hand the categories you want to include in your quiz, and on the other hand the type of questions.
The categories should be as broad and varied as possible. It is best to fill each field of knowledge with only one question. Alternate between geography, biology, sports, culture, leisure, physics, economy and many other categories.
The type of question is also often one-sided with many providers. Make it better and design your quiz not only with multiple choice questions or questions where there is only one answer. For example, use picture questions such as company logos, animal tracks or landmarks. Or prepare listening questions. These could be in the form of operas, recognizing voices or other fun games.
3. Dedicate each quiz to a motto
Motto quizzes are very popular. They give the participants an idea of what to expect in advance. But a motto also has an advantage for the quizmaster when creating the questions. Because in this way he can prepare specifically for a motto. Often it is even easier to find questions and to design a concept for a quiz with a given motto.
Support from Luki’s Pub Quiz
Creating a good pub quiz often takes several hours. If this is too much effort for you, Luki’s Pub Quiz offers the right solution. Currently we offer the following quizzes as motto for a small license fee:
- 90 Years Quiz
- 2000 Years Quiz
- Around the World
- Europe Quiz
- Italo Special
- Sex, Drugs and Rock n`Roll
- Galaxy Calling
- Time Travel
- Disco Fever
- Back to School
- Heroes vs. Villains
- Love is in the air
- The Year 2022
- The 80s
- Friends vs. HIMYM
- Animal Planet
For more info, check out our article: The best pub quiz questions
How to create an online pub quiz
When playing pub quizzes online, you need to pay attention to a few things. One important point is to choose the right video streaming platform. There are several possibilities. We trust in Google Meet. However, it is just as possible to conduct a virtual pub quiz with any other video call platform such as Zoom, MS Team or Skype.
In our article we explain what you have to consider when creating an online pub quiz.
Use our platform Kwizkid
In addition to our questions, we also offer Kwizkid, an online quiz platform that can be used and operated by anyone. Here is a short explanatory video on how to use our platform for quiz participants.
If you need help creating your quiz, just contact us.
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