Writing trivia questions can be very exciting, and creating the right mix of questions can also be challenging because the quiz must not be too easy or too hard to share with family and friends. But with a bit of strategic thinking, you can certainly do a good job at it. To help you out, below we have five great tips for you to consider when writing trivia questions:
First and foremost, the quiz title should be timely and fun. If the quiz title can make people smile, you’re on the right track. If the quiz title relates to a specific time in the year, that is even better. If you’re able to infuse your creative juices along those lines, that will work very well.
Be strategic about the topics your questions will cover
For example, ten-question trivia surveys are great because it’s easy for you to compute their per percentage. If you get 7 out of 10, it’s easy to calculate and get an outcome of 70%.
Before you write one question, a good idea is to develop a strategy first.
So if you’re doing a holiday movie quotes quiz, begin by researching the top holiday movies of all time. Start by finding one quote from all the ten popular movies in your selection. Choose quotes that aren’t too obvious or long. Go for something funny.
Order the question in an adventurous way
Begin by making the first question easy and funny. This will give confidence to the people who participate in continuing the quiz. Place the more difficult questions in the middle or towards the end. See it as a roller coaster ride. With this kind of ride, you start slowly, go up, go down, and then round.
Position your correct answers in a random way
Once you have brainstormed enough questions, the first thing you need to do is decide how you will position the correct answers.
A good idea in this regard is to go with four answers. Enter placeholders letters like A, B, C, and D for all the answers. Then go back and place the right answer in a varied fashion. Complete the quiz yourself using this format, so you can see if you have done a good job positioning and mixing the answers. When you are content, you can begin to fill in the wrong answers.
The authentic art of writing trivia is in the wrong answers
Before you begin, have a goal in mind. If your goal for the average person is to get 6 out of 10 right. Attempt to have at least one difficult question. Make it challenging by having all the answers almost identical. Just be careful not to make the quiz too easy because it won’t be that fun.
Quizzes can be a lot of fun to make. If you keep these five tips in mind, you will certainly create a viral winner. At the end of it all, though, the real aim should be for each player to invite others to play because this is a team “sport” that will help get your mind and emotional well-being in shape.
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