The HARD PART By
Any Shadow Of A Doubt
This is the hard part,
writing charity quiz questions. With a quiz night for charity
it can be difficult because you may not know what type of people
will be attending and what their level of quiz skill is.
other types of quizzes you roughly know who is likely to attend.
At a pub quiz it will normally be the regulars and quiz teams
who do the "local circuit". With work quizzes you will
know who the people are and their level of general knowledge.
The uncertainty of who will be at a charity quiz night makes it
difficult to judge the level of quiz questions required.
Balancing Hard Against
Make the questions
too hard and the teams have to start guessing answers, then the
winning team are likely to think they were lucky and not knowledgeable.
If the quiz is too easy then most teams will leave thinking they
haven't had to use their brain.
So what you need is
a well balanced quiz with mixed categories. Most quizzes tend
to have 10 rounds, each round consisting of 10 questions. For
a well balanced quiz you need a couple of rounds that are generally
easy, but with the the odd hard question thrown in. Then a reasonably
difficult round with the odd easy question.
The remaining rounds should be middle of the road, with each round
containing 2 or 3 easy and 2 or 3 hard questions with the rest
being of average difficulty. If the event is for a particular
charity like a sports team, why not have a round about that particular
sport and another one about the history of the team.
By having a well
balanced quiz you will get most teams scoring around 50%-70%,
then the really good teams will score 70%+. The majority of non
regular quiz players would be happy to get 50% of the questions
Write Your Own Questions?
You may decide to write
your own quiz questions. This is great fun, however it does have
some drawbacks. The main one is takes a lot of time in researching
the topics and compiling the questions, then you have to compile
and type them all up.
Another option is to
have a quiz made specifically for your quiz, based on topics which
you choose or buy a ready made quiz