Have you taken part in a Zoom quiz recently with your friends or family? Zoom quizzes are trending at the moment, especially as many of us are in another lockdown. Last year, during the first lockdown, I took part in several Zoom quizzes with my friends, including hosting one myself.
In the process of creating my quiz, I came up with lots of quiz round ideas! I shared many of these in a previous post: 14 Unique and Hilarious Zoom Quiz Round Ideas and I am going to share 11 more quiz round ideas with you here. This post will hopefully provide you with plenty of inspiration if you are organising your own Zoom quiz!
Make a PowerPoint for your Zoom Quiz
Before we get started on the quiz round ideas, I want to recommend that you make a PowerPoint presentation to accompany your Zoom quiz. This should include written versions of the questions, and of course the picture rounds. You can share your screen on Zoom so that your participants can read the questions and follow along easily with the quiz. This will save you from having to constantly repeat questions if someone doesn’t hear, or if they have any problems with their audio or internet connection.
11 Fun and Creative Zoom Quiz Round Ideas
1. What is this sound?
For this round, find or make some recordings of everyday sounds, and play them to your quiz participants for them to identify. Examples could be a kettle boiling, a supermarket checkout machine or an aeroplane flying overhead. Another option is to gather some noisy objects and make real noises with them (off-camera) for your participants to identify. Good objects for this would be squeaky dog toys, crisp packets, or a stapler.
2. Solve the riddles
Search the internet to find some riddles – simple ones are probably best. Show them to your participants and give them a set amount of time, for example, 3 minutes, to solve as many riddles as they can. Alternatively, you can read out or show the riddles one by one like a normal quiz round.
3. Quotes from movies
Find some well-known quotes from movies and get your quiz participants to identify what movie they are from. You can narrow this down to a certain genre of movies, for example, Disney or Marvel if you feel that would be more suited to the people taking part. You could also offer an additional point for naming the character that said the quote.
4. Numbers round
For this round, the answer to every question is a number. For example: How many faces does a cube have? Or, How many players are there on a Rugby team? You could make it so that no two questions have the same answer – perhaps have 10 questions where the answers are 1 to 10 (but not in that order!)
5. Local landmarks on Google Maps
In my previous quiz round post, I suggested taking screenshots of famous landmarks on Google Maps and getting your participants to identify them. If everybody doing the quiz is from the same area, you could get them to identify local ‘landmarks’ instead, such as your local supermarket, school or park. These can look very different from a birds-eye-view! Obviously, this quiz round will only be fair if all of your participants are familiar with the same area. If not, it’s better to stick to famous landmarks!
Find or create silhouette images of various objects, buildings, animals or even people! Get the quiz participants to identify what, or who they are.
7. Songs from Musicals
Gather some short clips of songs from musicals, and play them to your participants. Get them to identify what musical the song is from. You could offer additional points for naming the actual song!
8. TV Theme Tunes
Find some clips of TV theme tunes and get the participants to identify which show they are from. A variation on this would be to use theme tunes from children’s shows – current ones if you have children taking part in the quiz, or old children’s shows from your childhood if all the participants are of a similar age and would remember them.
9. Name the vegetable
Test how well your participants know their vegetables! Find or take photos of vegetables, ideally including some less common ones such as turnips, swedes and pak choi. To make it harder, you could cut vegetables in half and photograph cross-sections of them, or even take close-up photos of part of the vegetable. Get your participants to guess what vegetable they are. You could also include fruits if you like.
10. All the answers begin with the same letter
This is a general knowledge round, but all the answers begin with the same letter. To make this harder, don’t tell them what letter it is! Once they get one answer, they will know what the letter is… if their answer is right! This round could include slightly harder-than-average questions because the participants have an advantage once they know the first letter.
11. Guess the year
Name some historical events and get the participants to guess what year they happened in. You could offer 2 points if they guess the exact year, and 1 point if they are within, say, 10 years of the correct year. If you choose more recent events, maybe only allow the exact year!
This is a reminder to have a tiebreaker question prepared just in case you end up with a tie! That way, you won’t have to quickly look one up on the spot.
I hope this has given you some ideas for your Zoom quiz!
If you are hosting a Zoom quiz soon, I hope I have given you some inspiration for quiz round ideas, and that your quiz goes well!
For even more quiz round ideas, check out my previous post: 14 Unique and Hilarious Zoom Quiz Round Ideas
Have you taken part in any Zoom quizzes so far this year? Did they include any of these rounds, or similar? Let me know below in the comments!