Quiz Ideas for your Presentation

02.21.20  •  #PowerPoint #Quiz #Trivia #Ideas


It's no secret that people love participating in quizzes. That's why they are so perfect for engaging your audience when you're doing a presentation. In this article, you'll learn what kind of quizzes there are and why you should use them. Also, we prepared a list of 50 creative questions about all kinds of topics that you can use for your next presentation or quiz night!


Types of Quizzes and Quiz Ideas

There are many types of quizzes. However, the main distinction is between trivia and personality quizzes. The names are pretty much self-explanatory. In the Trivia Quiz, there are questions about knowledge and facts. In a presentation, they can be used for checking what your audience already knows about the topic you are about to present. But they are also perfect for testing your attendees knowledge after your presentation, making sure they remember what you just talked about. You can also just throw trivia question into the main part of your presentation, just as a little playful element.

With Personality Quizzes on the other hand, there is no right or wrong. You're asking about a personality trait, hobby, or whatever else you'd like to know about your audience. Those are perfect as ice breakers in the beginning, and for connecting with your audience instantly. They can be as serious or as fun as you want them to be.

The last category here is the Yes-/No-Quiz or True-/False-Quiz. You can either ask personality or trivia questions with this category. When formulating them, be sure that they can be answered with either Yes/True or No/False, and add a "Not certain" option if necessary.

Type of Quiz Perfect for Example Question
Trivia Quiz Checking the knowledge of your audience, contributing facts in a fun way What is the Capital of Norway?
Personality Quiz Connecting with your audience, breaking the ice, adding fun elements to your presentation Which one is your favourite colour?
Yes-/No-Quiz (True-/False-Quiz) Doing a quick poll, possible with both trivia and personality based questions Do you use presentation software other than PowerPoint?

How to integrate a Quiz in your Presentation

Quizzes at presentations are great, but how do you incorporate them best? You can of course just put the question on the slide and then let your audience raise their hands at the answer they like best. But that has many flaws, like no anonymity, people influencing each others votes, and no possibility to record the results. We recommend using a PowerPoint Plugin like SlideLizard, which makes poll creation and conduction as easy as it can be. You type in your questions (or choose one of the templates) and some possible answers, your attendees connect with a link on their smartphone and vote for their preferred answer.

You can show the results to your audience immediately afterwards. Simply download the tool for free, install it and open up PowerPoint. In this video, you'll learn how to create your quiz polls.

50 Creative Questions for your Quiz

This is a collection of 50 questions - both trivia and personality - you can ask your audience when doing a presentation. They're sorted into categories.

  1. Arts and Culture
  2. Funny
  3. Geography
  4. History
  5. Modern Technology
  6. Movies, Books & TV-Shows
  7. Music
  8. Random
  9. Science
  10. Work

Arts and Culture Quiz Questions

Where can you find the Mona Lisa?

Which of the following does not classify as a Standard ballroom dance?

"The Scream" was painted by...

In which city does Romeo and Juliet take place?

Funny Quiz Questions

Have you ever… (Multiple Choice)

Why did you decide to join this event today?

Would you rather...

Which of these embarrassing things have already happened to you?

You're going to a party. Who are you?

Geography Quiz Questions

What is the longest river in the world?

Which continents have you been to? (Multiple Choice)

What is the most spoken language in the world?

Which of these cities is not capital of a country?

Which U.S. state has the second longest coastline (following Alaska)?

History Quiz Questions

Who is the Greek goddess for wisdom and warfare?

Bill Clinton famously a stray cat who was "First Cat" during his presidency. What was his name?

Which colour was Saint Patrick's day originally associated with?

In what year did Neil Armstrong land on the moon?

Which famous leader is also called "the sun king"?

Modern Technologies Quiz Questions

What Social Media Platforms do you use? (Multiple Choice)

How much time does the average person spend on their phone in a day?

How much time do you spend on your phone in a day (approximately and on average)?

In what year was the company Microsoft founded?

What was the very first message sent over the Internet?

Movies & Books Quiz Questions

What is the best-selling book of all time?

How many books do you read in one year?

Which one of these actors/actresses has not won an Oscar (yet)?

What's your Harry Potter house?

What's your preferred Genre of movies?

Music Quiz Questions

What music do you listen to? (Multiple Choice)

Which one of these hits is NOT in the Top 10 of the best-selling singles of all time (worldwide)?

Choose a band to listen to on repeat:

Choose an artist to listen to on repeat:

The famous soundtrack for Pirates of the Caribbean was composed by...

Random Quiz Questions

The best pet is...

What is the most common fear amongst the below mentioned?

My favourite subject in school was... (Multiple Choice)

The best way to spend a holiday is...

What sports do you do? (Multiple Choice)

Science Quiz Questions

Why are flamingos pink?

How many steps should you walk in a day?

And how many steps does the average American walk in a day?

How much blood does a grown-up's body approximately contain?

The apes that are the closest relatives to human beings are...

Which one is the only planet that orbits the sun in a clockwise direction?

Work Quiz Questions

How many PowerPoint presentations are given in a day?

According to statistics, these are the top 5 time-wasting activities at work. Which one do you waste time on? (Multiple Choice)

How much of the available time at work is actually used for working (on average)?

What are your biggest motivations at work? (Multiple Choice)

When is your most productive time in the day? (Multiple Choice)


What kinds of quizzes are there?

There are trivia quizzes - they test your knowledge on a topic, and personality questions - which each person has to answer individually for themselves.

What are good questions for trivia nights?

You will find questions from various disciplines in our list of 50 questions, which you can read in our article.

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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