Christmas is a time where family and friends often come together. And while the usual parties and gatherings may not be possible at the moment due to the restrictions brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing can’t stop us from having fun and share the Yuletide spirit with your loved ones online.
One of the exciting activities that you can do together while “not being together” is by organizing a trivia quiz game like those being played in pubs and bars. But how can you come up with a wholesome trivia quiz for your virtual Christmas party? If you want to know more about this, then this article is for you.
Learn more as we are going to provide some facts that you can use for building ultimate fun trivia quizzes for the Christmas season.
Tip 1: Choose A Perfect Christmas Trivia Quiz Theme
First off, you have to decide on the type of trivia theme that is best suited for your audience. Basically, try to come up with something that the participants can easily relate with so they can enjoy the quiz with everybody from the beginning to the end.
After choosing a theme, the next thing that you should do as the moderator is to explain the mechanics of the quiz. Also, make sure that your videoconferencing platform will be able to host the X number of participants without any issues or delays.
Tip 2: The Quiz Title Should Be Timely And Amusing
Ultimate fun trivia quizzes always have a catchy title. So think of a title that can instantly inject fun and stimulate interest from your audience. And make sure that it is also timely according to the things that are happening around us from pop culture, music, movies, and so on. In short, if your Christmas party includes kids, then the trivia must also have topics that belong to their age group. And the same concept applies if you are hosting an all-adult festivity.
Tip 3: Arrange The Questions In Such A Way That Will Take Everybody On A ‘Thrill Ride’
Ask funny and easy questions in the first part of the quiz to build the confidence of the audience and boost their interest. Then ask harder questions towards the middle part onto the end to arouse their competitive spirits and drive them even further to win. And don’t forget the mention the rewards to be won at any point so that the audience will always keep their eyes on the prize.
Think of the game as a roller coaster – make the audience feel like they’re all going on a thrill ride as you go up, down, sideways, and all around at different height to maintain the excitement of the game.
Tip 4: Place The Correct Answers At Random
Don’t be predictive in giving answers. Instead, try to come up with a set of choices and arrange them in letters (the most common is the A, B, C, D fashion) and decide on where you which letter you will put the correct answer first and then fill in the rest of the letter with the wrong answers.
For example, if the correct answer to the previous question is in letter C, then place the next correct answer to other letters. Just make sure to be random as much as possible so the audience won’t be able to detect a pattern and keep their thinking caps on throughout the game.
Tip 5: Be Playful With Your Wrong Answers
And lastly, the art of creating ultimate fun trivia quizzes lies with how witty are the wrong answers you have included. To be specific, try to compose wrong answers that are nearly identical to the correct answer. Make it thought-provoking as long as it is humorous at the same time. Or if creating identical answers won’t be possible, then try to include terms that have something to do with the question but not necessarily the right answer.
For example: Who is “the most famous reindeer of all” with a shiny red nose and leads Santa’s sleigh during Christmas Eve?
As you can see from the question, the choices being given are obviously the names of Santa Claus’ reindeers. And if the participants are familiar with the song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, then they’ll immediately notice that the first part of the question is a clue because it’s part of the song’s lyrics, which also leads them to the right answer (c).
The trick is to keep the participants engaged while entertaining them at the same time.
Once you follow these tips, then you’ll be able to host an awesome online trivia quiz that will surely blow the minds of your family and friends and be merry at Christmas even if social distancing is now a part of our ‘new normal’. You can also visit this link if you’re looking for some good trivia night questions.