The same as anything created of quality, when compiling a general knowledge quiz you need to have pride in your work and take to take it seriously. Gone are the days of going onto a free website and taking their questions as more and more people use smart phones. A quick type into a search engine of some of these questions and the quiz goers can find the site you got the question from and more importantly the answer. Here’s 5 tips to make sure that you don’t get caught in this trap.
- Allocate time to compile your General knowledge quiz. To produce good quizzes, time is a key part and don’t think that quickly producing a couple of quizzes an hour before will be acceptable. Your audience will want quality and if you want them coming back you needs to give them that.
- Look at free quiz sites. But they are best to be used to get ideas for questions and answers so maybe you can write a similar question to one on the site. Just changing a couple of words isn’t good enough, you need to change the whole question for the answer. A better way is to turn the question around and just using the piece of trivia you gained from the question.
- If you are running out of time then get some of your question and answers from a general knowledge quiz site as a last resort. Don’t get complete quizzes but get a couple of questions from here there and everywhere. That way if you have any cheat in the audience they have to do more work and if you have banned the use of mobile phones they’ll become easier to spot.
- Use other resources. Some better options is to use hard copies such as quiz books to get your questions and answers. Now be sure that you’re allowed to do this and you’re not breaking any copyright law. Some quiz books allow you to use their general knowledge questions and some don’t so be careful.
- Dry run your quiz. If you have time get a couple of people to try the general knowledge questions out to see how it goes. Allow them to use mobile phones on some of the questions they can’t get and ask them to mark which ones so you can see how easy it was for them to get the answer.
- Mix the subjects. To make life easier mix up your questions general knowledge is all about different subjects. The mix of question the harder to cheat and the better the quiz.
In the end you need to develop a good set of resources that you can rely upon because they are trusted for their reliability. The systems you develop need to works for you so that you can enjoy the process of creating your own trivia pub quiz. If you trust your Quizzes then you will relax more when hosting your quiz night.
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