Test Your Knowledge of Culture
An online "pub quiz" is an excellent exercise for developing or strengthening team bonds. It's a good time that can be had everywhere and at any time thanks to how simple it is to execute. All that is required is an engaging topic, some thought-provoking questions, and an audience that is eager to have a good time. And, of course, a few of fantastic tricks up your sleeve that would assist you in providing a memorable experience in the form of a quiz. In this article, we will walk you through thirteen helpful hints that will assist you in accomplishing the aforementioned goals and more. It's go time! Let's hop right in.
Find out the several ways in which you can administer a test by making use of your preferred video conferencing platform if you already have one. You can conduct a Slido Quiz right from within the platform that you use for your Webex meetings if you use Webex, just like we do. Launching a quiz in a Webex meeting is really simple and quick now that Slido has been incorporated into Webex. To do so, start your Webex meeting, select the Slido icon in the right-hand side panel where it says 'Apps,' and then choose 'Quiz.'
You may now start adding your questions. When you are ready, click the "Launch" button. Your attendees will be able to make an educated guess at the correct response by using the panel on the right-hand side of their Webex window, bypassing the need for any switching devices. Are you utilizing Zoom Meetings? You are able to host your quiz by sharing your screen with the people who are taking it, after you have created it in Slido, opened it in fullscreen mode.
Let's come up with some interesting inquiries to ask you once you've decided on your apparatus for taking the test. Find a topic that will keep people interested in your test. Which will it be this time: questions on music popular in the 1990s, capital cities around the world, or Harry Potter facts? You may also take this test on the realities of remote work or this one on the ins and outs of social media. You now have access to two additional choices within Slido that will assist you in conceiving of fantastic quiz questions.
The two coworkers, Kristina and Zuzana, who are in charge of organizing our frequent webinars and pub quizzes have provided the following helpful advice. They suggest that you come up with a variety of questions to choose from in order to break up the pattern of your pub quiz and to make it more engaging.
For instance, some of the questions may be posed in the traditional format of multiple choice, while others may consist of brief true or untrue assertions. You can also include a photo in the quiz question, and then inquire of the participants as to what they think the picture depicts.
It is a waste of an opportunity to simply provide the correct answer without also offering a more comprehensive background into the topic. To ensure that your quiz is as informative as it can be, you should come prepared with some interesting anecdotes or additional information pertaining to the topic being tested. Your attendees will pick up a wealth of new information through this method.
This particular one is of the utmost significance. Make sure you have at least one practice run through of the test before the session so that you are not taken off guard. You should try it out with some of your close friends or members of your family. They will point out some minor issues that you can then improve upon. When you take a practice round of the quiz, it will also help you determine whether the questions are too challenging for you, or whether they are, on the other hand, too simple.
You should give some thought to having two hosts in charge of the pub quiz because it will make the event more vibrant and natural. The two people in charge of the quiz can communicate with one another and take turns reading the questions.
When you first go on air, you should introduce the quiz and explain what the questions will be about. Give a shout-out to the fact that you have a prize for the winner of the competition as well. By doing so, you will get the participants suitably warmed up. It is also very vital to make sure that the people that participate in your quiz are aware of how to join in and continue playing along with it.
Clarify the directions for joining, and make sure everyone understands them before repeating them at least once, until you are certain that everyone is on the same page and prepared to play. You can also instruct the people taking the quiz to contact you through the chat function of the platform they are using to participate in the video conference if they are having problems joining in.
As your participants are signing up for the quiz, make the waiting time as easy as possible for them. Play some upbeat music, and maintain eye contact with the people in the crowd. You might also give some thought to playing music during the entirety of the test; however, you must ensure that the music is not distracting and is not played at an inappropriate volume.
Even if your participants are able to view the questions and alternatives displayed on their own devices, it is imperative that you always read the questions and options aloud to them. This may appear to be something that should go without saying. A more engaged and lively atmosphere will be created as a result of this as well. After you have revealed the correct answer to your participants, you should comment on how they voted and then elaborate on the correct solution.
After the test is over, the leaderboard should be shown. Congratulate the winner and give them a loud shout-out for earning the reward. Give them a lot of praise. Be sure to include detailed details on how the winner should get in touch with you in order for you to be able to send them the award. Put your contact email address, for instance, somewhere prominent on the screen.
While the scoreboard is being presented, it is appropriate to also recognize the individuals who came in second and third place. The victor isn't always determined in the first few seconds, but the runners-up performed an outstanding job, too.
You have to be curious about how well you did on the test as well as how much fun it was for the other people who took it. You can improve the quality of your subsequent test by using the feedback you receive. Make a quick survey for customer comments, like the one shown below: