Unforgettable games, or Meet, this is a quiz

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Unforgettable games, or Meet, this is a quiz
Unforgettable games, or Meet, this is a quiz

Quiz is a game whose purpose is to answer oral or written questions on topics from different areas. You can answer both individually and as a team. The game is suitable for all ages.

"The game is important in the life of a child … Therefore, the upbringing of the future figure takes place primarily in the game" A.S. Makarenko

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Where did the word "quiz" come from?

There is rarely a term we can know as much about as we know about the origin of the word "quiz".

In 1922, this term first appeared in the Soviet magazine Ogonyok. Its author is a well-known journalist and writer of that time, Mikhail Koltsov. And contrary to popular belief, he came up with this term not from the Latin "victory", but on behalf of the magazine's employee Viktor Mikulin. Victor has prepared an entertaining strip consisting of riddles, charades, rebuses. Koltsov, on the other hand, titled this entire strip "Quiz", taking the name of the author and the ending of his last name. With the light hand of the writer, the word went to the people.

Quiz Rules

In order for the game to be fun and interesting, you must comply with several Conditions.

Rules should be simple

If participants don't think more about answering questions, but about how to keep all the rules of the game in their heads, what good will come of it? The rules should be so simple that they can be remembered from one, maximum two times. It is advisable to give time to those who wish to outline them. Quiz is fun with simple rules.

The quiz should be interesting for all participants

If some of the players are frankly uninterested in the topic of the game, then it is unlikely to be successful. If a team of five boys and two girls creates a game with the theme "Peculiarities of aircraft construction in the second half of the 20th century" - what are the chances of young ladies getting involved? Unless all these children are from a special school with in-depth study of aviation, otherwise disappointment at the end of the game is inevitable.

The quiz should take into account the characteristics of the participants in its accessibility

It makes no sense to use quizzes dedicated to Bulgakov's work in kindergarten. Students of the Faculty of Philology are unlikely to be carried away by playing with the theme of integrals. Before you come up with a topic or develop questions in detail, you need to decide what will be of interest specifically to these prospective participants.

If two or more teams are expected to compete, referees or jury need to be prepared

The number of people in the judging panel is determined individually. The main requirement isthe jury must be impartial and their decision is not contested.

Types of quizzes

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This game can be played with different goals and in different groups. Before preparing a quiz, you need to decide on its type. Most often, three are distinguished:

  • intelligent (most popular);
  • sports;
  • creative.

Guinness World Records Quiz

How many participants can participate in such a game? There are no limits. The Guinness Book of Records holds the largest number of competing quizzes. This is a game that took place in Belgium in 2010. Nearly 2,280 people took part in it.

Tips for creating quizzes

  • Prepare your office supplies. Participants should have at least a minimum set of pens and sheets of paper. Before starting the game, you need to make sure that there is enough paper with a margin, all pens write, and pencils are sharpened. It's a shame when a pen that suddenly stops writing requires an unplanned break.
  • If possible, link the topic of the quiz to a specific event. So, a history quiz can be held in honor of the Battle of Borodino, the date of the founding of Moscow or the birthday of Kutuzov; a culinary-themed game will fit perfectly into the concept of the March 8 holiday.
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