How To Make an interactive Quiz in PowerPoint - Tutorial

09.24.20  •  #PowerPoint #Quiz #Game

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So you would like to learn how to create a quiz in PowerPoint? Amazing, because there's nothing that engages an audience like a little interactive game of trivia. (Even though there are not only trivia quizzes - you could use the techniques shown here to create a personality quiz as well!) And the best thing is that designing a quiz is not difficult at all with a little help from an integrated PowerPoint add-in like SlideLizard.

speaker conducting a quiz during a presentation

SlideLizard - The easiest way to conduct a Quiz

First of all, let's clarify that there are several different methods of how to create and conduct a quiz in PowerPoint. If you've looked around on the Internet already, you might have found some complicated guides on how to program objects and slides depending on what answer you click on. Or you've landed on a tutorial that just tells you to make one slide with the question + possible answers, and a following slide with the correct answer. While the first option is overly complicated (our method saves you a lot of time!), the second option has no interactive features at all (where's the fun in that?). This is where SlideLizard comes in with its many benefits:



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the benefits of quiz creation with SlideLizard

Tutorial: Link your Quiz to SlideLizard

Here's two ways of how to link your quiz with SlideLizard. In the first option, you'll learn how to do so with the pre-set SlideLizard design. In the second version, you'll learn how to make a quiz using one of our 10 quiz design templates.


a) Use the pre-set / no template

  1. If you haven't done so already, get SlideLizard here

  2. Open your presentation in PowerPoint. Click on the SlideLizard-Tab and then Link to SlideLizard.

    link your presentation to SlideLizard

  3. If you need any help with linking your presentation to SlideLizard, please follow the steps in this tutorial.

  4. Go to Polls & Quizzes. You'll find that option when you're linking your presentation to SlideLizard for the first time, but you can always reopen the window to adapt, add and remove questions. To do so, click Polls & Quizzes in the SlideLizard tab.

    go to polls and quizzes

    window for editing quizzes

  5. When creating questions, it's always important to choose either Single Choice Quiz (if your attendees should only be able to vote for one correct answer) or Multiple Choice Quiz (if your attendees should be able to vote for more than one correct answer).

    choose single or multiple choice quiz

  6. Type in your question and your answers. By checking the box beside an answer, you can mark it as correct. You can mark one or more answers as correct. You can also add pictures or emojis to the answers, and by clicking the "+"-symbol, you can add answers. If you want to, you can set a timer.

    make a poll question

  7. Click Save & Close. Go to the slide after which you want your quiz to be. In the SlideLizard tab, click Insert Poll Slide. A poll and an answer slide will automatically be added in.

    create a question and answer slide for your poll

  8. Under Poll in the SL tab, select the question you want to ask. It is now directly inserted on the slide, and the following answer slide should also show a placeholder for the results of this exact question.

    choose which action and poll to conduct

  9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for all the questions you created. Save your presentation and you're done.

     

b) Use one of our templates

In our PowerPoint Quiz Templates blog article, you'll find 10 different question layout templates. You can download and use them for free! Linking your question to the slides works very similar to the above mentioned way. You'll find a detailed guide in the video tutorial or in the text down below. But first, here's the selection of quiz designs we offer:

selection of our quiz templates

  1. Follow steps 1-5 from Tutorial a)

  2. Download your desired template from this blogpost: Free Quiz Templates

  3. Copy the question and answer slides from your desired template and paste them where you want your quiz to be. Hold CTRL and click on all the slides you want to copy in the slide overview on the left. Then right click > Copy. In the Slide overview of your presentation (= where you want the quiz slides to be), click right again and then, under Paste Options, choose Keep Source Formatting.

    copy the desired slides

    paste chosen slides to existing presentation

     

  4. Go to the question slide. In the SL-tab, select Conduct Poll under Action and select your desired quiz question under Poll.

    set an action and a poll on question slide

  5. Go to the following answer slide. In the SL-tab, select Show poll results under Action and the quiz you chose on the previous slide under Poll.

    set an action and a poll on answer slide

  6. Repeat steps 7 to 10 for each question you created. Save your presentation and you're done.

     

Video Tutorial: How to link a quiz template to SlideLizard

Get some Inspiration for your Questions

Stuck on what questions to ask you audience? In our "Quiz Ideas" blog article, you'll find 50 creative questions that you can use when doing a trivia quiz or when you want to know more about your audience's personality. The quiz categories include science, history, culture, movies, random, funny and many, many more - you can be sure to find questions you like! Click here to read the blog post.

creative ideas for PowerPoint quizzes

FAQ

Can I make a quiz with PowerPoint?

Yes, creating a quiz in ppt is actually easy. It is recommended to use a PowerPoint Add-On like SlideLizard Quiz Creator to make the best quiz possible.


How can I make an interactive quiz in PowerPoint?

The most convenient way is to get a PowerPoint-Plugin (e.g. SlideLizard), as those are easy to use, save time and allow your audience to vote with their smartphones.



About the author

Pia Lehner-Mittermaier

Pia works in Marketing as a graphic designer and writer at SlideLizard. She uses her vivid imagination and creativity to produce good content.



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