Planning a Quiz Night may require a few months of groundwork, however it is often very rewarding, particularly if you possess some big-ticket awards to draw in contestants.Quiz nights also provide a lot of opportunities to attract fundraising projects and other sources of income, like food and drink kiosks, raffle draws, and others. If you are looking to organize a quiz night on your own, we got you covered. In this article, we will discuss some tips on how to properly pull off a quiz night. Without further ado, let’s start:
- Place bags containing important quiz resources on every table
Place bags that contain sponsor resources, pencils and pens, as well as answer sheets on every table intended for participants. You can print the table names on these bags so that your contestants can easily identify their proper table. These bags can also serve as a garbage bag once your quiz night is over so that guests have an easy way to dispose of their garbage. This reduces the trash that you have to clean once the quiz night is over, so this tip is a very great idea to include in your quiz night checklist.
- Spice up the difficulty of your quiz
When we say spice up, we didn’t mean that you increase the difficulty rating. Rather, you should spice it up with questions of various difficulties. Include quiz questions of differing difficulty rating. The most effective guideline is to include 3 easy questions, 4 moderate questions, and 3 hard questions for every set of 10 quiz questions. A lot of easy questions and you will see a lot of bored players in your quiz night, while too many hard questions might discourage some players.
Always remember that variety is king when it comes to quizzes, so make sure that your questions with different difficulties are paced properly. Do not pace easy questions together, mix them up with the hard questions.
- Categorize your quiz questions by difficulty
As stated above, mixing up the difficult and easy questions on your quiz is important. Having said that, there is another way of setting up your questions. You can categorize your questions by difficulty so that your quiz has multiple sections with each section having an increase in difficulty.
This set up has the advantage of having the ability to quiz multiple target groups without changing your quiz so much. As an example, you can include elementary students as participants and include only the beginner and easy questions on their quiz set. High school questions will have the easy questions up to intermediate to hard questions. Meanwhile, college students can handle the easy questions up to the very difficult questions.
If you want to have a unique pacing with your quiz with predetermined difficulty that is adaptable to any age group or education level, you can forget about mixing up easy and hard questions together and categorize them instead by difficulty.