Click Here for Quiz Night Games

Click Here for Quiz Night Games, Tips and Ideas

Click Here for Free Quiz Questions

Click Here for Software to help you organise your Quiz Night

Click Here for a Quiz Night Checklist

Contents

  1. How a Quiz Night Works View...
  2. Great Questions View...
  3. A List of What You Will Need View...

All feedbak to support@QuizNightChief.com

Quiz Nights can be great fun, they can raise a lot of money for good causes and they bring a community together for a night of enjoyable common experience.

Organizing (or Organising if you prefer) a Quiz Night however can take quite a bit of work and be confusing for the first time organizer.

The aim of this site is to provide information and resources to help your first Quiz Night go off without a hitch. Lets jump right into it and look at the overall structure of a Quiz Night.


    Flowchart (Click Image To Enlarge)

Download as PDF

The Overall Structure of a Quiz Night is pretty simple.

People are arranged in teams, usually each team consists of between 4 and 12 people. Each team is given an answer sheet for the current round. The answer sheet contains a space for the team to write their name and a space for them to enter answers for each question in the round.

If there are 15 questions in the round the answer sheet will contain the numbers 1 to 15.

Usually the answer sheet does not contain the questions, just a space for the answer. Why not put the questions on the answer sheet ?

Tip:

It's not a good idea to distribute the list of questions to all the teams because they will all go off at their own speed.

If every team is hudlled around their table waiting for the next question to be read out by the MC the Quiz is more of a group activity, people feel they are participating.
    Answer Sheet (Click Image To Enlarge)

Download as PDF

The MC (Mic Controller / the master of ceremonies / the person calling out the questions and telling everyone what is happening) calls out the questions for the current round, taking a short break after each question to allow the teams to confer and write down their answers.

Tip:

"Ok, Round 3 question 4, What is the name of the official residence of the head of state of New Zealand ?"

The MC may need to repeat complicated questions or even spell out an unusual word

The MC can ask the participants
"OK question 4, am I going to fast ?"

At the end of every round the MC asks each team to bring their answer sheet to the scoring table.

When the MC continues on with the next round the scorers start scoring the answer sheets and tallying how many points each team is on.

Halfway through the Quiz you may wish to have a short break (10 minutes) between rounds to allow people to get up and stretch their legs. Also, if you don't have a leader board that is visible to the participants you might wish to announce the current 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed teams (any maybe the last placed as well :) )

Tip:

If you've never run a quiz/trivia night, do a small trial run with friends and family

When all the rounds have been completed the MC will ask the participants to wait for five to ten minutes while the final scores are tallied. The MC will then announce the winning teams.

Choosing the right Questions is important.

Having some (say 20%) of your questions specifically relevant to the participants will make your quiz more engaging. For example you could ask a number of questions about the local region or town.

You can even ask a few novelty quiz questions about the quiz night itself!

"What was the color of the shirt worn by the man who collected your money at the door tonight ? What was in his shirt pocket ?"

Tip:

At least 40% of your questions should be multiple choice.

The beauty of multiple choice questions is that even people without any relevant knowledge can compare and contrast the options and feel they might be able to work out the answer.

There are many places to get questions. Web searching for "quiz questions" or "trivia questions" will present you with thousands of question websites. Here are some free quiz questions.

Once you have created or selected a few quiz questions run them by someone else and ask them whether they thought they were too hard or too easy.

Novelty Questions :

You can add in some special fun questions to your Quiz.

"twenty bonus points to the first team that can come to the front with 3 business cards, a safety pin, a red pen and a band-aid / plaster".

"Stuck to the bottom of three chairs in this room there is a piece of paper marked 'winner'. The first team to bring one of these papers to the front gets 10 bonus points"



Stand Up Sit Down Game

Ask every one to stand. Ask a question with two possible answers, ask people who believe option 1 is correct to put their hands on their heads. Ask people who believe option 2 is correct to put their hand on their hips.

When everyone has chosen an option announce the correct answer and tell everyone who got it wrong to sit down.

Continue asking questions untill there is only one person left standing. They are the winner and their team gets 10 bonus points.

"Sofia is the capital of Latvia. If you think that's true put your hands on your head, if you think it's false put your hands on your hips."
wait 10 seconds.
"It's false, everyone with their hands on their heads sit down"
etc
    What you will need

  • A venue
  • Participants (You will need a list of team names)
  • A list of Questions and Answers for the MC
  • Answer Sheets, 1 per team per round
  • Pens / Pencils
  • An MC (mic controller), someone to read out the questions
  • A scorer (possibly more than one)
  • A list of Questions and Answers for the scorers
  • Prizes
  • Slides / Information Sheets - Thanking sponsors, telling people to turn off their mobile phones etc

    A Welcome Slide
(Click Image To Enlarge)
Download as PDF
    Free Posters For Promoting Your Quiz Night

We make some Free Quiz Posters available to help you promote your Quiz Night at www.quiznightideas.com
    

Quiz Questions



Quiz Questions on Colours Quiz Questions on Fast Food Quiz Questions on Detectives Quiz Questions on UK Abbreviations and Codes
Quiz Questions on Australian Abbreviations and Codes Quiz Questions on UK in 1957 Quiz Questions on UK in 1967 Quiz Questions on Australian Plants and Trees
Quiz Questions on Australian Planes Trains and Autos Quiz Questions on Australian History 1950s Quiz Questions on Dog Trivia Quiz Questions on Triples
Quiz Questions on The Fairer Sex Quiz Questions on Islands Quiz Questions on Gardening Famous Tonys Quiz Questions
Famous Finns Quiz Questions Famous Belgians Quiz Questions Books Opening Lines Quiz Questions Ships and Captains Quiz Questions
UK History Trivia Quiz Questions USA History Quiz Questions World History Quiz Questions


Geography

Geography Geography 2 Geography 3 Geography 4
UK Geography UK Geography 2 USA Geography USA Geography 2
World Geography World Geography 2 World Geography 3 World Geography 4
World Geography 5 World Geography 6


UK

UK Marvel Comics Quiz Questions UK Oscar Winners Quiz Questions Scottish Rugby Union Quiz Questions British Comedy Quiz Questions
UK Towns Quiz Questions London Quiz Questions Cardiff Quiz Questions Milton Keynes Quiz Questions
UK 90s Bands Quiz Questions UK 80s Bands Quiz Questions UK Oscar Winners Quiz Questions United Kingdom Quiz Questions
UK TV Soaps Quiz Questions UK Birds Quiz Questions UK Literature Quiz Questions UK Who am I ? Quiz Questions
Wales Quiz Questions Jane Austen Quiz Questions Commonwealth Games Quiz Questions Commonwealth Games 2010 Quiz Questions
Shirley Bassey Quiz Questions Oasis Quiz Questions London Quiz Questions Cardiff Quiz Questions
Birmingham Quiz Questions Milton Keynes Quiz Questions Leeds Quiz Questions London (more) Quiz Questions
Liverpool Quiz Questions Sheffield Quiz Questions Edinburgh Quiz Questions Bristol Quiz Questions
Brentford Quiz Questions UK Geography Quiz Questions UK Geography Quiz Questions 2
Manchester Quiz Questions Leicester Quiz Questions Scottish Rugby Union Quiz Questions England Ashes Cricket Quiz Questions
Chelsea Football Club Quiz Questions Red Dwarf Quiz Questions TV Show Spooks Quiz Questions


Animals

Cats Quiz Questions Dinosaurs Quiz Questions Dogs Quiz Questions Dolphins Quiz Questions
Elephants Quiz Questions Horses Quiz Questions Unicorns Quiz Questions Parakeets and Budgies Quiz Questions
Whales Quiz Questions Pets and Livestock Quiz Questions


Geography

Geography Quiz Questions Geography Quiz Questions 2 Geography Quiz Questions 3 Geography Quiz Questions 4
UK Geography Quiz Questions UK Geography Quiz Questions 2 USA Geography Quiz Questions USA Geography Quiz Questions 2
World Geography Quiz Questions World Geography Quiz Questions 2 World Geography Quiz Questions 3 World Geography Quiz Questions 4
World Geography Questions 5 World Geography Questions 6


People

Barack Obama Quiz Questions Famous Detectives Quiz Questions Famous People Quiz Questions
Leonard Cohen Quiz Questions Stephen King Quiz Questions Steve Jobs Quiz Questions Tiger Woods Quiz Questions
Meat Loaf Quiz Questions Shirley Bassey Quiz Questions Julia Gillard Quiz Questions Justin Bieber Quiz Questions


New Zealand

New Zealand History Quiz Questions New Zealand Music 1980s Quiz Questions New Zealand Animals Quiz Questions New Zealand Trivia Quiz Questions
New Zealand Quiz Questions Auckland Quiz Questions Christchurch Quiz Questions Wellington Quiz Questions
Hamilton Quiz Questions Napier Quiz Questions Tauranga Quiz Questions Dunedin Quiz Questions
New Zealand Sport Quiz Questions New Zealand Films Quiz Questions New Zealand Who Am I ? Quiz Questions


Australia

Australia 2 Quiz Questions Australia Quiz Questions Australian Deadly Animals Quiz Questions Australian Prime Ministers Quiz Questions
Australian Science Quiz Questions Australia At War Quiz Questions Australian Painters Quiz Questions Australian Birds Quiz Questions
Australian Animals Quiz Questions Australian Films Quiz Questions Australian Army Quiz Questions Australian Sports Heroes Quiz Questions
Australian Trivia Quiz Questions Australian Films 2 Quiz Questions
New South Wales History Quiz Questions Victoria History Quiz Questions South Australia History Quiz Questions Tasmania History Quiz Questions
West Australia History Quiz Questions Melbourne Quiz Questions Sydney Quiz Questions Perth Quiz Questions
Canberra Quiz Questions Darwin Quiz Questions Hobart Quiz Questions Geelong Quiz Questions
Townsville Quiz Questions Brisbane Quiz Questions Adelaide Quiz Questions Gold Coast Quiz Questions
Newcastle Quiz Questions Wollongong Quiz Questions Sunshine Coast Quiz Questions
Australian Tourist Attractions Quiz Questions Australian Oscar Winners Quiz Questions Australian Who am I ? Quiz Questions


Ireland

Dublin Quiz Questions


USA

USA bridges Quiz Questions USA Tourist Attractions Quiz Questions
Alabama Quiz Questions Alaska Quiz Questions Chicago Quiz Questions New York Quiz Questions
USA Geography Quiz Questions USA Geography Quiz Questions 2


Science

Female Scientists Quiz Questions History of Math Quiz Questions Internal Organs Quiz Questions Measurement Quiz Questions
Economics Quiz Questions


For Kids

Kids Ages 5-6 Quiz Questions Kids Ages 6-7 Quiz Questions Kids Ages 7-8 Quiz Questions


Sport

2010 World Cup Quiz Questions Bridge Australia Quiz Questions Tiger Woods Quiz Questions Scottish Rugby Union Quiz Questions
Rugby Tri Nations Quiz Questions Chelsea Football Club Quiz Questions Commonwealth Games Quiz Questions Commonwealth Games 2010 Quiz Questions


Entertainment

Brown Cameron Video Quiz Questions Paddington Bear Quiz Questions Peter Pan Quiz Questions Jane Austen Quiz Questions
pubs Quiz Questions Red Dwarf Quiz Questions Stephen King Quiz Questions The Sopranos Quiz Questions
The Spice Girls Quiz Questions Tiger Woods Quiz Questions twilight Quiz Questions Meat Loaf Quiz Questions
Shirley Bassey Quiz Questions Oasis Quiz Questions TV Show - Spooks Quiz Questions TV Show - True Blood Quiz Questions
Guitar Quiz Questions Steven Spielberg Movies Quiz Questions Pirates Quiz Questions


Places

Rivers Quiz Questions Capital Cities Quiz Questions
Auckland Quiz Questions Australia 2 Quiz Questions Australia Quiz Questions Berlin Quiz Questions
Birmingham Quiz Questions Canada Quiz Questions Chicago Quiz Questions India Quiz Questions
Leeds Quiz Questions London Quiz Questions New Zealand Quiz Questions Sydney Quiz Questions
UK Towns Quiz Questions Wales Quiz Questions Cardiff Quiz Questions Dublin Quiz Questions
Perth Quiz Questions


Technology

IPad Quiz Questions Steve Jobs Quiz Questions Programming Quiz Questions Mercedes-Benz Quiz Questions
The Internet Quiz Questions Planes Trains and Automobiles Quiz Questions Airplanes Quiz Questions


Language

Collective Nouns Quiz Questions


Time Periods

2010 Quiz Questions 1920s Quiz Questions Christmas Quiz Questions


Who am I ?

2 Who Am I Questions Quiz Questions

All feedback to support@QuizNightChief.com.
QuizNightChief is the easy way to Organize a Quiz Night

QuizNightChief takes the hassle out of organising a Quiz Night

download trial
Buy Now