Quizzes are meant to test a person’s knowledge in a quick way and they can be formal or informal. The internet is full of entertainment quizzes that question people’s knowledge of pop culture or political awareness. Quizzes, however, can also be used in formal settings, e.g. pop quizzes in US schools. Quiz results are often graded and shared with the respondent a while after they’ve taken the quiz.
But what if your respondents could see the results when they reach the end of your quiz? This will transform your quiz into an interactive experience and can serve as an incentive for people to answer and reshare your quiz.
To say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, we launched a New Year’s quiz where we tested people’s knowledge of some of the things that occurred in 2016.
As soon as respondents finished the quiz, they were redirected to a report showing the correct answers and how people had answered. This allowed respondents to test their own knowledge and measure it against others.
A quiz like this can be made more interactive by, for example, adding some demographic questions such as age. This will allow you to compare results based on respondents’ age and inciting a bit of competition.
The word ‘quiz’ is only 250 years old, give or take, and it has had several meanings. In 1782 Fanny Burney used the word to refer to ‘an odd or eccentric person’. Also, around 1790, ‘quiz’ was the name for a toy. Today’s use of them term refers to ‘a test of knowledge’, this meaning emerged in the mid-19th century and the origin is hard to account for.